Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 25, 1922, Sigma Delta Chi Edition, Image 1

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    Sigma Delta Chi
The features of this
issue are the editor
ials written by news
paper men of the
Sigma Delta Chi
west, probably fair
and cool east.
Varsity’s Squad of 12 Can
Annex Northwest Honors
if They Are in Best Form
Six-School Competition May
Split Up Score so that 35
Points Are Enough to Win
Oregon, with 12 men entered in the
Pacific Coast - Northwest Conference
meet at Seattle this week, has a good
chance to take the meet, in the opinion
of track followers on the campus, for
although the Varsity has lost dual
meets to both O. A. C. and Washington,
six colleges will be competing at Se
attle, and with the points split six
ways, the athletes of Oregon have a
chance to garner about 35 points,
which would easily cop the honors.
The 12 men who leave today to rep
resent Oregon are: Larson and Ober
teuffer in the 100 and 220-yard dashes;
Walkley in the mile and two-mile;
Koepp in the two-mile; Peltier in the
880; Kuhnhausen in both the 120-yard
high hurdles and the 220 low hurdles;
Spearow in the pole vault, broad jump,
and high jump; Strachan in the shot,
javelin, and discus. The mile relay
team, which should give a good ac
count of itself, is composed of Sunde
leaf, Wyatt, Risley, and Rosebraugh.
All but three of the 12 men are let
ter winners, but of those having letters,
only six have won another one this
year, the Seattle meet being their last
chance to make good this season. Sun
deleaf, Walkley, Wyatt, Kuhnhausen,
and Strachan will represent Oregon for
their last time Saturday, and the track
team next year will greatly miss the
services of these veterans.
Glen Walkley, especially, will be
greatly missed as this is his third year
and makes his third letter. Walkley
last year set a new coast conference
record in the mile at the meet held in
Eugene by circling the track four
times in 4:28. This record still stands
Lut may be broken again in the meet
at Seattle by either Walkley or one
of the O. A. C. runners, Scea and Swan.
Ralph Spearow, spending his first
year on an Oregon Varsity, is by far
the most versatile performer on the
squad and is counted on for two firsts,
and may also take the high jump,
though he has some stiff competition
in the latter event. He also will have
•to step out in the pole vault, as an
©. A. C. man made 13 feet last week in
their dual meet with Washington State.
Larson, who has beaten both Hurley
and Snook in the 100 this year, will
have the race of his life on his hands
Saturday as both were beaten only by
inches. The claim was made that
(Continued on page three.)
Co-eds Neglect
To Say ‘Hello’
“0”Men Assert
Tabulation by Two Athletes
Exposes Underclassmen
and Women
(Editor’s Note—The following story
was brought in by two prominent ath
letes on the campus, both prominent in
other activities. The figures are
vouched for by both of the men, who
were merely trying out the tradition
which makes Oregon famous, while
they had nothing else to do. The fig
ures indicate that some serious thought
should be devoted to the subject or
this tradition, the one which has made
Oregon known throughout the country
as a democratic institution, is liable to
be lost forever.)
Monday night two students of the
male species were parked on the library
steps. To their minds came the idea:
Why not try out the old “hello” tra
dition and see if it was really true
that the “hello” was being forgotten.
So one took the initiative and tried to
inveigle “hellos” from the passing
students. The other with a trusty
pencil and score pad tabulated the re
sponses and the non-answers.
The night was soft and balmy and
the stars overhead lent a very suitable
atmosphere to induce joyous “hellos”
to spring spontaneously from laughing
But alas! the “hellos” had to be
jarred out in most cases, and not many
spoke unless spoken to. Of those who
spoke first, three were women and
eight were men. In each case those
that spoke first were all well known
by the two inviting the “hellos.” The
11 were all members of the upper
classes. Four upperclassmen passed by
but they could not be counted, as they
were in love, and love hears not and
sees not.
Counting the ones that spoke, there
were 51 that answered and 59 that did
not speak. Those that did not answer
were divided as follows: 47 women and
12 men. The men that took the cen
sus, if it may be called that, were very,
very sober and in no way was the
count wrong. The time being in the
evening when everyone should speak,
especially on nights such as these, was
chosen because the two searchers for
“hellos” wanted to give everyone the
benefit of the doubt. Both men are
well known on the campus and no ex
cuse would hold that they were un
known to the students. The two have
been in athletics, one is a letter man,
and the students know them well.
Moreover, not knowing a person is not
sufficient reason for not speaking. As
far as is known, this is the only tabu
lation that has been authentically
taken and if anyone should doubt this,
let him take the initiative and watch
the result.
The co-eds being the worst offend
ers, it should be up to them to speak
first and not sail by with upturned
chin, gazing at the glories of heaven,
for if they try to see mortal man they
will get many “hellos.” The under
continued on page three.)
Vida Sherwood Kidnapped
Assailants Quickly Caught
The peace and tranquility of the
campus was disturbed by the loud
screaming of women and the cracking
of pistol shots early yesterday after
noon when Vida Povey 8herwood and
Alice Thomas, both of the Delta Gam
ma house, were roughly seized and
muffled by three bad men who alighted
from a big, black car at the curb and
assailed them while they were sitting
on the library steps.
The three men were dressed in long
overcoats pulled high around their
faces, and caps pulled over their ears,
when they stepped from the car, un
noticed. One of the bandits held the
crowd off with two pistols while the
other two threw blankets over the
girls’ heads and carried them to the
ear. Several shots were fired to ward
off the crowd which stood spellbound,
too startled to interfere. The women
were placed in the car which was left
guarded by a fourth man, the engine
running and ready for instant flight.
They sped down Thirteenth street to
ward Springfield.
At that moment LeBov Anderson,
law school sheriff, happened along. He
commandeered a passing machine which
was driven by John Shumaker and gave
chase to the escaping machine.
During the early part of the kidnap
ping, two professors of the law school,
Justin Miller and Sam Bass Warner,
were in the foregorund. When they
saw the bandits seize the two women
they sought shelter behind the senior
bench and called to a host of football
heroes in which were Hank Latham,
Scotty Strachan and Spike Leslie, as
well as Eddie Durno, physical educa
tion director, to go to the aid of the
screaming women and give what succor
they were able. Not a hand was turned
to rescue the unfortunate women from
the clutches of the bandits, however.
Mr. Warner and Mr. Miller remained
secure in their place of hiding through
out the ordeal.
Fortunately Sheriff Anderson had
the faster machine, and the bandits
were apprehended near Springfield.
They gave their names as James Pear
(Continued on page two.)
Churchman Tells Only Title
of Address; Is on Eighth
Visit to Oregon Campus
Week-end Events Praised by
Visitor; Junior Prom and
Canoe Fete Much Improved
- i
Eight Reverend Walter Taylor Sum
ner, Episcopal Bishop of Oregon, will
deliver an address entitled “Great
heart” before students and faculty
members at the 11 o’clock assembly
this morning in Villard hall. This af-;
ternoon, at the end of a very busy
week on the campus, the Bishop will j
return to Portland. Walter Jenkins,!
baritone, of Portland, will sing. He'
was formerly a Y. M. C. A. song leader
in camps during the war and has done'
community song directing.
The bishop would vouchsafe no more
information than the admissoin that
“Greatheart” was indeed a very well
known character. He did not want/
he said, to give away the details of'
his speech beforehand.
“I am intensely interested in young
people,” Bishop Sumner said. “The
hope of Oregon and of other states is
the present generation. The past gen
eration has made a sort of a mess of
things and I look to the young people
as the ones to set things right.”
He quoted figures which he said he
got from President Campbell to the
effect that only 31 per cent of high
school graduates in other states went
on to a higher institution of learning,
whereas 68 per cent in Oregon con
tinued their education. This, he said,
means that Oregon is to have a wonder
fully well educated citizenry. And if
the character building keeps pace with
the intellectual growth, Oregon will be
the finest of states.
Today closes the bishop’s eighth
visit of a week’s duration to the Ore
gon campus. He accepted an invita
tion eight years ago, he said, and has
continued doing so every year sinee.
His time since his arrival last Friday
has been one continual round of en
gagements. Dinners, teas, luncheons,
talks, conferences, have kept him con
tinually busy.
The amendment passed at the last
election te provide for the bringing of
musicians to the campus fcr concerts
was highly commended. The bishop
(Continue a on page lour.;
In preparation for the David Camp
i well Home-coming which is being
! planned on the occasion of the return
! of the renowned pianist to the Uni
j versity on June 2, when he will appear
in concert, a meeting will be held to
inight in Dean Straub’s office at 7:30.
At this meeting plans for welcoming
Oregon’s famous alumnus and former
faculty member will be laid, and the
committee is anxoius that everyone be
According to the success of the bril
liant musician both in this country and
abroad, the concert which he will pre
sent here upon his return to the Ore
gon campus, will be one of the most
important events of the year in mus
ical circles. His return is eagerly
awaited by many friends nere and by
all who have heard him piay and know
of his marvelous ability. It is planned
to make his home-coming an important
event in the school year.
The following have been appointed
on the David Campbell committee
which will meet tonight. Anyone who
is unable to attend is asked to notify
Marian Linn, 840; Luella Hausler, 947,
or Adah Harkness, 1317.
Susan Campbell—Julia Raymonds.
Hendricks hall—Augusta DeWitt.
Gamma Phi Beta—Georgia Benson.
Pi Beta Phi—Virginia Pearson.
Delta Gamma—Margaret Powers.
Delta Delta Delta—Margaret Fitz
Alpha Delta Pi—Helen Harper.
Kappa Kappa Gamma—Helen Caples.
Alpha Chi Omega—Gwladys Keeney.
(Continned on page three.)
Tom Austin, of Washington
Knights of the Hoo>k, Will
Be Installing Officer
Underclass Organization Is
Growing; Local Outgrowth
of Freshman Committee
Formal installation of the Oregon
Knight chapter of the Intercollegiate
Knights will take place here Friday even
ing at 8 in the regular meeting place in
the Woman’s building. Tom Austin of the
Knights of the Hook chapter at the Uni
versity of Washington will arrive in Eu
gene today and will be the officer who
will install the local chapter.
Following the formal installation a
banquet will be held at the Anchorage for
the 72 members of the Oregon branch.
Present will be Phillip Janney, newly
elected faculty member, as well as Presi
dent Campbell of the University, John
MacGregor, newly elected president of the
A. 8. U. O., and Lyle Bartholomew, the
retiring executive of the student body.
Chapters were established in Idaho and
Washington State college last week, which
are known as Knights of the Ball and
Chain, and Cougar Guard chapters re
spectively. It is expected to expand to
include the University of Montana, Mon
tana State college, Standford, and other
institutions in the near future.
The Knights of the Hook at the Uni
versity of Washington from which the
present national organization has sprung,
was formed in the fall of 1919 by a small
number of men at that university for the
purpose of assisting the yell king in di
recting pep rallies and as originally plan
ned was to exist only during the football
Gradually the work of the Knights be
gan to assume an importance which final
ly resulted in their attaining a permanent
place in the university. Handling of vis
iting teams, ushering at various func
tions, selling tickets, maintaining tradi
tions, and many other duties have come to
be part of the work of the Knights.
Teams visiting the University were
greatly impressed with the activities of
the organization and carried the idea
back to their schools with the result that
similar clubs were started. The culmin
ation of the rise of these organizations is
the present scheme of forming a national
body of Knights at the different insti
tutions for the purpose of effecting a
more smoothly working machine of the
The Oregon Knights as on the campus
are the outgrowth of the freshman tradi
tion committee commonly known as Pro
tra-co. Last fall the members of the pre
ceding year and the members of the com
mittee at that time were re-organized to
form the present body.
James Meek was elected stunt duke,
with George Neale holding the office of
chancellor of the exchequer and Marc
Youngs that of royal scribe.
At the last meeting Tuesday Ed Tap
fer was elected chancellor of the exche
quer and Gordon Wilson royal scribe for
the next year. James Meek will hold the
office of stunt duke until next February.
The pin of the new organization is a
shield with a red stripe running diagon
ally across it. A silver helmet is mounted
in the center, with the letters “I K” on
Freshmen Can’t
Keep Track of
Their Hats Now
Freshmen who purchased new head
gear after the destruction of their
green lids during the Junior Week-end
exercises are pretty negligent with
their new hats and caps, according to
the janitor at the library.
Freshmen who enter the library hang
their hats in the cloak room and forget
to redeem them when they leave. The
janitor believes this is due to the fact
that the green lids were usually wadded
up and stuck in the pocket whereas the
new headgear cannot be so treated.
The result is that the underclassmen
hang their hats and caps in the cloak
room and leave the library thinking
the little green lid is safely stuffed in
a rear pocket.
Campbell Boosts
Sigma Delta Chi
President P. L. Campbell,
honorary member Sigma
Delta Chi, elected 1918.
“The inflaonce of Sigma Delta Chi
is being very powerfully felt in college
journalism. Its ideals are making them
selves manifest in the University publi
cations and the whole movement is in the
direction of a journalism looking toward
the best standards in collego life,” is
the statement made fy President P. L.
Campfell, honorary member of that or
ganization since 1918, when interviewed
on the subject.
President Campbell went on to say
that he was in full accord with the policy
of Sigma Delta Chi regarding the taking
in of members of the staffs of city and
country newspapers, as he belives it is
sure to be of great importance.
“Sigma Delta Chi has my hearty ad
miration and I wish for the chapter at
the University of Oregon, among others
which have been making a fino record,
many years of steady growth and increas
ing influence.”
The style of journalism used in The
Emerald, says President Campbell, is
fine. There is a crispness and a style
that is full of vigor, which indicates a
supply of good talent. There is a certain
freedom of life on the Oregon campus
which lends itBelf to spontaneous expres
sion. This fact is noticeable in all depart
ments of the paper, the editorials as well
as the news and is worthy of a great
many of the national journals, is the be
lief of President Campbell.
Sigma Delta Chi was founded April
17, 1909, at DePauw University, for the
purpose of fostering higher ideals in the
field of journalism. It was established
on the campus April 10, 1919.
The last jury day of the term in the
school of architecture and allied arts
will be held on Monday, May 29, and
at this time all the awards for the
work of the students during the year
will be announced, At the close of the
day a banquet will be held at which
the prizes will be presented by a num
ber of judges who have been asked to
be here for the occasion.
For the school of architecture the
judges will be W. G. Holford, Joseph
Jacobberger, John Bennes, A. E. Doyle,
William Purcell and Carl Linde of
Portland, George Gove of Tacoma;
Carl Gould, head of the department of
architecture at the University of
Washington, and It. Weaver, head of
the same department at Washington
State college. Three former students
who will return to serve on the jury
also, are John McGuire of Tacoma, and
Glen Stanton and Irving Smith of
Those who have been invited to
serve on the jury for the normal and
fine arts departments are: Mrs. H. C.
Wortman; Miss Dunlap, school docent
of Portland; Miss Esther Wuest, school
supervisor of art in Portland; Everett
Babcock, Mrs. Lee Hoffman, Harry
Wentz and N. B. Zane, both of whom
are instructors in art in the schools of
Portland, and Judge Charles Carey.
All of these are well known throughout
the state as able art critics and many
of them are artists themselves.
The banquet for all the faculty and
students in the school will be held at
6:30 at the Hotel Osburn on Monday
evening and tickets will sell for 75
cents. All members of the University
faculty or student body who are in
terested may attend the banquet by
buying their tickets from members of
the students’ Allied Arts league. At
this time the medal which is presented
annually to the student who graduates
from the school of architecture with
the highest record throughout his
course by the American Institute of
Architects will be presented, as well
as numerous cash prizes in all the de
Six Honorary Members Taken
from Active Editors and
Publishers of This State
Frank Jenkins, 0. C. Leiter
and R. C. Hall Join Order at
Meeting Held in Osburn
The Oregon chapter of Sigma Delta
Chi, national honorary journalistic fra
ternity, last night initiated three of the
honorary neophytes who were elected
to membership last woek. The three
are O. C. Leiter, managing editor of
the Portland Telegram; Frank Jenkins,
present editor of the Eugene Morning
Register, and R. C. Hall, superinten
dent of the University Preas. The
other prominent newspaper men of the
state who were elected by the Oregon
chapter will be initiated whenever it
is convenient for them to come to
Eugene for the ceremonies.
Mr. Jenkins has been with the Reg
ister for about ten years, having come
from the middle west. He has been
constantly with the Register and has
worked his way up to the editor's
Mr. Hall is at present superintendent
of the University Press and a member
of the faculty. He is a former news
paper man, having worked with sev
eral of the newspapers on the Pacific
The other men who were taken in
by Sigma Delta Chi are Horace E.
Thomas, city editor of the Portland
Oregonian; Fred Lockley, assistant to
the publisher of the Oregon Journal,
and Albert Hawkins, editorial writer
on the Oregonian.
Mr. Thomas is a newspaper man well
known throughout the state and the
northwest. He has been with the Ore
gonian for about 10 or 15 years and
has held the post as city editor on that
paper for about eight years.
Mr. Leiter, now managing editor of
the Telegram, is also a man of wide
acquaintance in the newspaper field.
He was with the Oregonian as city
editor prior to Mr. Thomas. He left
that work to publish the La Grande
Observer. Later he went to New York
where he took a position as special
writer on the Tribune. About a year
ago, after returning to Portland, he
joined the staff of the Telegram and
has been manuging editor for four
Mr. Lockley is a familiar figure
about the state, both in the newspaper
»nd other fields. He has done much
editorial and feature writing for the
Journal. He went to the wur as a
Y. M. C. A. secretary and acted as
correspondent for his paper. He does
outside writing for the Bookman and
the Bunset Magazine.
Mr. Hawkins has a reputation among
those who know him us one of the
mainstays of the skilled editorial staff
of the Oregonian. He has done some
interesting research work and has be
come somewhat of an authority on the
history of Oregon and the northwest.
Before joining the staff of the Ore
gonian he worked on several other
papers in the northwest and on the
Pacific coast. He edits and publishes
the Pacific Drug Review.
Filling of Sunken
Parts of Hayward
Field Under Way
Work of filling in the sunken and
uneven portions of Hayward fiold is
now proceeding under the direction of
John L. Hanna, the superintendent of
According to Mr. Hanna, a great
amount of dirt will be required to
make the fill. He believes that the
work will not be completed before neit
fall. All the debris left on Kincaid
field after the Junior Week end clean
up will be hauled to Hayward field to
help complete the fill.
Bachelordon announces the pledging
of Lawrence Cook of Portland.