Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 19, 1922, Image 1

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    Oregon Sunday Emerald
This Week
Murder and the Beast!
English Elections Scrambled
The Tiger Comes to America
S. P. versus U. P.
Terrible Turks
One of the two big murder cases
that have been occupying the atten
tion of the newspaper reading public
during the past week is ended in the
verdict of guilty of second degree mur
der given against Clara Phillips, al
, leged hammer slayer of Mrs. Alberta
Meadows in one of the country's most
sensational killings. The Hall-Mills
tragedy, or double murder as it is
called, one of the most disgustingly
immoral affairs on record, still hangs
fire, with the prosecution unable to
decide upon whom to affix the guilt.
It was to be expected that Bonar
Law and the conservatives “would be
voted into power in the English elec
tions of this week. Law was given a
big enough majority to enable him to
completely control parliament. Two
surprises occured: the complete defeat
of Lloyd George and the liberals, the
defeat of many women candidates, and
at the same time success of liquor and
moral reform measures and candidates.
Of interest to literary folk is the de-1
fefot of H. G. Wells by a 2400 majority.
Germany is again in chaos. Dr.
Wirt has resigned and Wilhelm Cuno,;
general manager of the Hamberg
American Steamship company, is form
ing a new cabinet. Internal affairs
are extremely unstable, and President
Ebert is daily holding conferences
trying to strengthen his hold upon the
• • •
A strange, unofficial mission is un
dertaken by Clemenceau, The Tiger
of France, who arrived in New York
yesterday. He has come to this coun
try in an endeavor to change the ra
ther cold attitude of America toward
France. Lacking official sanction,
but, it is thought, backed by French
leaders, he has undertaken the most
difficult task of his long, successful,
yet eventful, political career.
The interstate commerce commis
sion hearing in Washington Monday
upon the merger of the Southern Paci
fic and Central Pacific railroads is
tremendously interesting to this vicin
ity. One side claims that if the roads
are unmerged, the Union Pacific will
build the Natron which would
bring two transcontinental roads to
Eugene, making it a great center of
industry and commerce; while the sup
porters of the Southern Pacific hold
that it would ruin the one road that
now runs through here if the unmerger
were granted. Two delegations, with
each side represented, have gone from
hre to Washington to be present.
* « »
Traffic judges all over the United
States are in favor of a startling plan
to curb carelessness among motorists.
The plan is to follow the example of a
Chicago judge and take the speeders
to the hospital and show them the
pitiful sights of children whose bodies
have been maimed, crippled, and ruined
by too fast driving.
The Turkish-Allied situation is dead
locked, and that’s about all that can
be said for it. The Allies have agreed
upon a definite policy but it remains
to be seen whether France will continue j
f-a back up Britain at the Lausanne
meeting being held. The Kemalists
contend that if they are confronting
a solid Allied front they will with-;
draw. The first part of next week will
tell the story.
Living Language Must Have
Virile Words to Carry Its
Duty of Clear Expression
Danger, However, Lies in Not
Making Effort to Secure
Right Phrase for Meaning
Is it pernicious, and objectionable, and
ought educated persons to try to keep
it out of their vocabularies?
Dean Henry D. Sheldon of the school i
of education doesn’t think so. “I may
have difficulties with the English de
partment,” he said laughing, when
he was asked to tell his views on the 1
subject. Then he proceeded to stand
up for slang, taken at its best.
‘‘As society evolves,” he said,
‘‘there are new situations, and while
the old words can be made to express .
them, new words arise that have a, >
sort of pungency, and can describe new j
things better than the old words. These j
new expressions usually originate as! j
slang—words such as ‘punch’ and! |
‘jazz’.” But such words as these,
Dean Sheldon thinks, may come into j
recognized use even in rhetoric de-,
partments, in twenty years or so.
Not that the dean of the school of .
education means to stick up all the
time for all the great body of slang
as is.
‘‘The difficulty with slang is that
some students and other persons, are
habitually unable to talk anything .
else,” he said. “They make a few k
slang terms cover a multitude of things. ;
Clearness and accuracy is lost, in this g
way.” Slang, Dean Sheldon thinks, f
is an attempt to give some new thought f
an accurate pungent, and expressive
term. But if the speaker uses nothing
but slang, it is a failure, as far as ac
curacy of expression goes. ^
Slang Adds to Language ,
‘ ‘ Some slang -words are really an ad- ,
dition to the language, but if one ;
habitually uses nothing but slang, one (
reduces one’s powers of expression,” (
was the way he put .it. Once in a ,
while a person moves in circles where (
slang won’t pass muster, and then he ,
is seriously hampered if he can’t ex- | .
press ideas in conventional English.
The objection most people have to (
slang is that many times it is used, ^
with a mistaken idea of humor, where | ]
slang does not belong. ' s
To develop a good vocabulary, men | (
and women ought to read a lot and 1 (
think about the expressions they see '
in books, Dean Sheldon believes, and j
those who use slang carelessly and, ^
as it were, wastefully, don’t do that, j
and consequently haven’t enough good ^
words at their command. ; }
“Do students have to use a good of ; (
slang iu order to express their thoughts 1
when they’re talking to fellow stu- j
dents?” Dean Sheldon was asked, j ,
He answered that to work with a (
group, people have to fit in with its (
habits, and that like the rest of hu- I ,
manity, students are a good deal sheep. ,
But this sort of conforming, he thinks, j s
has its justification, in a way, as a (
civilizing agent. j ]
Colloquialisms Adopted (
Such expressions as “right up a
gainst it, ’ ’ to put it over, ’ ’ are col- ,
loquialisms, the dean thinks ,and may j
come to be adopted into good usage.
“It would be an interesting study,”,
said Dean Sheldon, “to list the slang |
expressions of former ages of society,
(Continued on page three.)
Oregon’s Track Begins Early
* * * * * * * * *
Kuykendall, Scott, Davis Star j
_ 1
By Ep Hoyt
The story of track and field ath
letics at Oregon is a long and glorious
one. Operations on the cinder path
commenced in 1S95, and in that year,
with barely six weeks training, the
Webfooters captured the laurels in the
first intercollegiate meet held under
the auspices of Willamette University
at Salem. The Lemon-Yellow stars
with a score of 33 points, Willamette
University garnered 28 points, Port
land University28, Pacific College 19,
and Monmouth Normal 9.
The best records made by the Uni
versity of Oregon athletes at the first
intercollegiate meet follow:
100 yard dash, Merritt Davis, 10.4
220 yard dash, C. W. Keene, 24.3.
440 yard dash, C. W. Keene, 53.3.
Mile, R. H. Hawley, 5.56.3.
120 hurdles, D. Y. Kuykendall, 19.3.
High jump, Merrit Davis, 5 ft. 1 in. ]
High jump, Merritt Davis, 5 ft.
5%. '
Pole vault, E. P. Shattuck, 9 ft. '
1 in.
Broad jump, Merritt Davis, 18 ft. 1
% in. . I ‘
Hammer throw, H. S. Templeton, 91
ft. 3 in.
Shot put, H. S. Templeton, 34 ft. 1
3 in.
Also the tennis tournament, won by '
J. Newsome, counted in that meet |
toward Oregon's score.
Most of the above records were 1
good for second or third places. First '
places were won by C. W. Keene in the 1
440, time 53 and 3-5 seconds, by Mer- 1
ritt Davis in the high jump at an alti
tude of 5 feet 5Yj inches and by Hank
(Continued on page four.)
Peonpantz Don’t
Get Approval in
Arizona’s State
University of Arizona, Nov. 16.—
; (Exchange Service)—Three practically
new pair of Valentino corduroys were
seen flapping in the breeze at half
mast on the newly erected flagpole
Thursday of last week. In explana
j lion of the situation there appeared
j the following sign:
“These are specimens of Rubboff
| Vaselino Pants. Found on the Campus.
It’s not being done in these parts.’’
It seems they belong t-o a few of
those on the campus who are devout
admirers of the screen’s “perfect
lover’’ and are trying to win similar
laurels by imitating this famous Ital
ian. The wearers of cords of the old
vintage with crude cuffs stood this
as long as possible, but early Thurs
day morning three individuals went
home n B. V. D. ’s and not in Peon
Oregana pictures, at Tollman’s
this week:
Delta Gamma
Alpha Phi
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Delta Theta
Only 250 Are Registered This
Year; 250 in 1919-20
“The number of Speeial students of
all kinds has been steadily decreasing
in proportion to the total enrollment’’
stated professor E. E. DeCou, faculty
member, when asked concerning the
Specials of the University. He gave
several reasons for this decline in num
bers of ■jvliich he especially emphasized
“Eor the first two or three years
after the war ex-service men came to
the University and concentrated in the
different branches of study. These
men have either finished their train
ing, or they are now carrying a full
course,’’ the professor said. The de
crease is shown by the following fig
ures. For the school year 1919-20 j
there were 150 ex-service men regis-j
tered. For year 1920-21, 375; 1921-22,1
284; 1922-23, 250.
The second reason given is the in-:
creasing number of students coming
from the different high schools. Pro- j
feasor DeCou pointed out'that these
students usually carry full courses and
complete the university graduation re
Professor DeCou divides the Specials 1
in two main groups; Those from the
Eugene Bible University and those who
have taken former work in other uni
versities and colleges. Forty-five or
more students from the E. B. U. are
carrying one or more studies in the
University. These students are spec
ially interested in oratory and debating
and have been on the U. of O. teams
for many years. The other group is
composed of men and women of mature
age who have had practical experience
and outside training along lines of
study in the university. “The scholas
tic standing of these students is
higher than that of other students in
the same school or department,” the
professor added. These Specials of
whom there are seventy, are usually
high school graduates or have taken
previous work in other universities.
Concoction to be Produced Not
Likely, However, to Interest
Thirsty Persons
What is that mysterious-looking
contraption down under the steps of
McClure hall where one enters the
basement? A curious spectacle presents
itself. From all outward appearances
the invention has all the earmarks of
a hill-billy’s still in the backwoods of
The coil, the hot-water boiler, the
valves, the rubber tubing, and several
other accessories, all seem to point to
the conclusion that someone is prepar
ing to manufacture some of the deadly
Inquiry brought out the fact;
that the outfit is really a still. How
ever, much to the disappointment of;
the curious one, the apparatus is to
be used for distilling wood. About
twenty-five pounds of perfectly dry j
Douglas fir will be heated to a high
temperature. The vapor arising will
be run through the coil and the differ
ent oils found in the wood will be ex
Washington 12, Stanford 3.
Princeton 3, Yale 0.
Phrase "Individual Purpose”
Covers New Consciousness
of Men and Women at Work
Petty Depredations Decrease;
Students Less Downtown in
Afternoons, Say Merchants
By Art Rudd
Oregon is changing. Faculty mem
bers feel it, townspeople sense it and
students, especially upperclassmen,
recognize that Oregon is a different
place from what it was even so short
a time as a year ago.
Years ago Oregon was “a place to
have a good time.” Oregon admitted
it, perhaps a little proudly, and par
ents decried it. Then came the war
with its breaking down of customs and j
habits, its dissolution of activities and j
its general lowering of standards. The
post-war flood of students to the cam- !
pus, the problem arising and the mil
lage campaign followed in quick suc
cession. The millage victory did not
solve the problem of overcrowding, :
and a radical rise in scholastic stand- i
ards resulted. It is this movement'
that is behind the present campus
flux, a condition that has set many
Oregonians speculating.
‘‘Individual purpose” seems to bo
the characterizing phrase of the thing
that is happening. The disappearance
of ‘‘floaters,” those who come to the
University only for a good time, is
one of the main symptoms. ‘‘Pipe
courses are no more, ’ ’ said one pro- i
feasor, when interviewed.
Studiousness is Apparent
The apparent lack of interest in
social events and the difficulty which !
many organizations are experiencing
in obtaining quorums at meetings are
also indicative of scholastic interest.
The crowded condition of the library
and the scarcity of ‘‘cuts” in class'
are rated as ‘‘hopeful signs” by fac
ulty members. I
From the point of view of Eugene
people the ‘‘changing University” is
hailed with a spirit nearly resembling
gusto. Student depredations on or
cliards and ice chests have been very
few this year, compared with past
years. The very noticeable indication
that Oregon is working hard is the
scarcity of students on the downtown
streets either in the afternoon or even
ing. Merchants have commented upon
this condition, saying that students are
buying more at a time and making
fewer trips to town. Street car con
ductors say that they notice ,t.he scar
city of students on the cars.
Although the girls of the campus are
involved in the change as much as the
men it is thought that the masculine
attitude is changing faster due to the
fact that women students have main-1
tained a somewhat higher scholastic [
standard heretofore and that at pres- l
ent the men are bringing their work
up to the average set by the socalled :
‘‘weaker sex.”
Dates Grow Scarce
“Dates are scarcer this year and,
there is certainly less ‘playing around’j
on week-ends and week nights than!
ever before,’’ said the head of one
house when questioned as to the girls’
attitude on the question of harder
work. “We don’t know whether wo
like it or not yet,’’ she added, “but
of course we_have more time to study
too. ’ ’
Dean Elizabeth Fox declared that
the usual rush of houses to get dates
for social functions did not occur this
year with the same competitive spirit
shown in the past. The Dean credits
the Woman’s league with much of the
recent progress among the women.
Growth is Cause
Dean Colin V. Dymerit, who is often
called “father of the higher stand
ards’’ is watching the working out of
his plan with a keen sense of satis
faction and interest. That Oregon is
passing from a small school stage to
that of a great institution is the main
factors in the present changing condi
tion, he believes.
“We have passed the place where
everyone can be interested in every
thing that happens on the campus,’’
he said to the writer, in reviewing the
situation. “We have come to the place
where student activities must be di
vided among more workers and those
activities should be carefully chosen.’’
Dean Dyment also advocates more
individualism among students, and or
ganiations muszt be permitted, saying
that there must be less of the spirit
of forcing people and houses into an
activity just because the others are
doing it.
It seems a consensus of opinion that
the student body will be deflated to
(Continued on page three.)
» r 11 f t/of O Library
Molly Cfuuuim^
Habit of Small
School. Zasso?
Berkeley, Nov. 16.—“Small educa
tional institutions tend to nurse their
students,’’ said l)r. L. A. Williams of
the education department of California
in speaking of the most noticeable
difference betweeu the large univer
sities, and those of an enrollment of
two or three thousand.
■‘California fosters the spirit of in
dependence because of its immensity.
It is a physical impossibility to con
sult and advise personally every in
dividual who enters—lie is given a
knowledge of till* regulations and is
then left to his own devices.
“More molly coddling is done in the
smaller colleges, on the other hand.
Hath student is aided and led along
those lines which the instructor, after
personal interviews, considers the best
and thus there is less danger of bark
ing up the wrong tree or going down
blind alleys than there is in the for
mer system.”
In conclusion Dr. Williams stated
that the matter is one of a question,
of values. Whether a development of
personal responsibility coupled with
the risk of a waste of time due to per
plexity, is better than mere intellectual
education is entirely up to the indi
Tide of Romanticism Sweeping
High Here in America
Palo Alto, Nov. 19.—“Realism is
not an art and never has boon,” said
Pro. T. K. Whipple of Stanford Uni
versity. “It is just as much a typo of
literature as romanticism. Its recent
prominence has been gained through
the fact that realism vividly reflects
the new and awakening consciousness
of the American people.”
One is apt to forget that this mucli
talked-about realism occupies a vory
insignificant place in the literature
of today as compared with romanticism,
according to Professor Whipple. The
world talks about it so much at pres
ent because the jvar brought out cer
tain hidden potentialities, and because
realism inevitably follows romanticism.
“In looking over last year’s list of j
‘best-sellers,’ one finds comparatively
few realistic novels. The sordid nov- (
els which were so widely read proved,
exceptions to the rule. They are
nothing more than a passing fancy.
“The true test of the success of u
modern book is not whether it has
style, originality, or scope, but wheth-j
er it is true to lifo as we now live it.
This is the salient fact in the rapid;
rise of the so-called American realistic i
novel. As the people more fully uri- ‘
derstand the subject matter dealt with, j
they are more capable of judging its
merits. ’ ’
Girls Who Have Made Fatal Leap
Meet to Discuss Calamity
University of Washington, Nov. 16.1
—Among the new ideas which the dele
gates of the Women’s League brought
back from the Utah convention was
that of a “Trousseau Club.’’ Women
of a certain western university have
organized such a club and it is said to j
be a success. Her formal engagement f
makes a woman eligible for member-1
ship. The young bride-to-be is then
able to talk over her momentous prob
lems with others who are in the same |
er - fix, and the benefits are mutual.
Philadelphia, Nov. 15.—Hugo Bez
dek, state college football coach, has
been offered a salary larger than any
manager in the National League ex
cept John J. McOraw to manage the
Phillies for the next three years, it was
learned today. Jt is expected he will
sign to lead the Quaker team.
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 15.—Debate
teams at Harvard will argue the ques
tion, “Resolved: That Harvard should
limit intercollegiate football games to
one annual contest with Yale, sup
plementing this with the Oxford sys
tem of intramural contest.’’ Harvard
students are serious about the proposi
tion, it is said.
The opening hours of the Warner
Art Collection has been definitely an
nounced by the curator of the museum.
These are, from two to four p. m.,
on week days, and from three to five
p. m., on Sundays.
Callison Again Puts Jinx on
Corvallis Boys: Spear Gets,
Ball Behind Line for Down
Clean Cut Victory Pleasing
After the Deadlock Which
Has Existed for Two Years
By Ed Frazer
Oregon won a smashing, clean-cut
victory from their traditional enemy,
the Oregon Aggies yesterday after
noon by scoring 10 points in the first
quarter and then playing the rest of
the game in the Aggie’s territory.
Frink Oallison certainly has the In
dian sign on the Aggies, for it was
Frink that blocked an Aggie punt
which Hill Spear recovered behind the
goal line for the only touchdown of the
game. Chapman's place kick from
the 25 yard line just throe minutes
after the opening of the game took the
snap out of the Beaver's play, and it
was plainly Oregon’s game from that
time on.
Kud Brown was put out of action
early in the game with a wrenched
knee, and was substituted for by Ter
ry Johnson. At first examination it
was thought that the injury was a
sprain but a closer examination re
vealed that Itiul’s whole knee had been
thrown out, tearing several ligaments.
It will put him out for threo weeks
at least, and perhaps for the rest of
the season. Brown’s was the only
serious injury suffered by the team.
The Lemon-Yellow eleven outplayed
and outgeneraled the Aggie team in
every department of the game, and
practically the whole game was played
in the Orange and Black territory.
The Aggies never threatened the
Oregon goal line, and they were clearly
out-manoouvered throughout. Neither
of the teams could penetrate the line
for consistent yardage, but Oregon suc
ceeded in this much better than O.
A. C.
Aggies Try Passes
Toward tin- end of the game the
Aggies tried pass after pass, only one
of which wns completed. Ilunk La
tham got, in front of one with a clear
field ahead, but in his haste fumbled
and lost his chance to boost the Ore
gon score by soven points.
The entire Oregon team played a
stellar game, especially the linemen,
who broke through the Aggie line on
nearly every play, and time after
time the Beaver backs were thrown
for losses. Chapman, in the backficld
for Oregon, played his usual heady
game, and averaged high on his punts
as the Aggies were afraid of fumbling
and refused to receive them.
Several trick plays wero pulled by
the Beavers, but most of them wero
disastrous, the Sing Sing lockstep
shift play especially being poor us they
were penalized five yards i’or being
off side the second time they attempted
to spring it. An interesting fact in
connection with this play is that Nigs
Borleski used it while coaching Lincoln
high school in 1915.
Chapman attempted two other place
kicks during the fracas one from the
41 yard lino which fell short, and one
front*tho, 25 yard line which failed be
cause of a fumble when the ball was
passed buck.
Aggies Not Confident
The Aggies really seem to deserve
the name of “Frightened Aggies’’ at
(Continued on page two.)
Walkley Wins Last Kace of College
Career by Showing Magnificent
Form and Endurance
The Oregon cross country team l»st
the annual dual meet to the Aggies
yesterday by the close score of -it to
-ti, although Glenn Walkley, Oregon’s
veteran runner took first place while
Guy Koepp placed third with Graves
of the Aggies between them.
The other three Oregon men were
unable to stand the fast pace set by
the leaders and finished in sixth, ninth
and tenth places respectively. The
Aggies won the meet by their ability
to take the intermediate places and
Graves, who placed socoud, was a good
00 yards behind Walkley at the finish.
The entire route, picked by the Ag
gies was very muddy, and the track
on which the last two laps were run
had puddles of water standing in it
at many places.
The results were much closer than
expected, as the Aggies took the Coast
j eouference meet here last week by
! quite a majority, and were doped to
win by a much larger score -han they
; did.