Oregon Sunday Emerald VOLUME XXIV. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1922 NUMBER 41 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 Rheiehtag. • • • 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. SLUNG ALL RIGHT STATES SHELDON Living Language Must Have Virile Words to Carry Its Duty of Clear Expression DEAD WORDS SLOUGH OUT Danger, However, Lies in Not Making Effort to Secure Right Phrase for Meaning Slung! Wellt 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 Pants, Oregana pictures, at Tollman’s this week: Delta Gamma Alpha Phi Phi Gamma Delta Phi Delta Theta PROPORTION OF SPECIAL STUDENTS IS DECLINING 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 two. “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 quirements. 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. BOILER IN McCLURE HAS ILLEGAL TAINT, B’GOSH 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 Kentucky. 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 drink. 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 tracted. FOOTBALL EESTTLT8 Washington 12, Stanford 3. Princeton 3, Yale 0. CHANGE IN OREGON SPIRIT IS NOTICED Phrase "Individual Purpose” Covers New Consciousness of Men and Women at Work DATING NOT SO FREQUENT 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 vidual. REALISM IS NOT IN ART; REVERSE FACET OF LIFE 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. ’ ’ “FIANCEES” FORM CLUB 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. BEZDEK GETS BIG JOB 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. MAY LIMIT FOOTBALL 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. WARNER COLLECTION OPEN 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. ibbitSDMH TO VARSITY, 10-0 Callison Again Puts Jinx on Corvallis Boys: Spear Gets, Ball Behind Line for Down RUD BROWN BADLY HURT 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.) DISTANCE MEN DROP RACE TO AGS BY THREE POINTS 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.