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Oregon Daily Emerald
Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Association
-Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued daily
«cept Monday, during the college year. _
KENNETH Y0UEL ..
Associate Editors •.
.. Phil Brogan
_Ep Hoyt, Inez King
Associate Managing Editor
Daily News Editors
John Piper Don Woodward
Ben Maxwell Florine Packard
Sports Editor .
Byrne, Webster Jones.
Alfred Erickson, Leon
News Service Editors: Harold Shirley,
Exchange Editor ..Rachael Chezem |
Feature Writers: Katherine Watson, Monte Byers. „ _ _
News staff: Clinton Howard, Hosalia Keber, Mabel Gilham. Genevieve Jewell. Freda
Goodrich Margaret Sheridan, Anna Jeriyk, Geraldine Boot, Margaret Skavlan, Norma Wilson,
Henryetta Lawrence, AJ Trachman, Hugh Starkweather, George Stewart, Jane Campbell,
Jearme Gay, Lester Turnbaugh, George H. Godfrey, Marian Lowry, Thomas Crosthwait,
Marion Lay, Mary Jane Dustin. __
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Night Editor This Issue
The Fight for Existence
“Student support of debate is lacking,” says the forensic man
ager. “The campus doesn’t appreciate doughnut activities,” is the
contention of the physical education department. “It is your duty
to come out to orchestra concerts,” declare the musicians. “No one
knows how much good the Y. M. C. A. does for the campus,” is heard
from another side. “Minor sports are dying from a lack of interest.”
“Intramural debate is not properly supported.” “University stu
dents are missing their lives’ opportunities when they miss one
number of the concert series.”
These are but representatives of the many activities in campus
life which students are asked to take an interest in and actively
support. Beyond a doubt it is physically impossible for the indi
vidual student to be interested in every activity which asks support.
It then becomes a matter of selection. And increasing scholastic
requirements and the demands of major athletics make the competi
tion between different activities a fight for existence. It is a race
for the survival of the fittest.
This is as it should be. The fact that, as a whole, the student body
does not interest itself in everything that is offered is the only way
to discourage the inauguration of too many new activities. It is
simply a cold, competitive proposition, and the activity which has a
real place will have the least trouble in finding people to take an
interest in it. In a college with an increasing enrollment there must
necessarily be activities added from time to time, but this number
is always just a little in advance of the needs, and the only check
is lack of interest.
The Emerald is frequently asked to help promote interest in this
or that activity by publicity and editorial comment, and is always
glad to assist those which seem to deserve encouragement. It is the
belief of the Emerald, however, that there are too many things to
support. If, after repeated trials, it seems impossible to get anybody
to support some activity the only thing to do is to let it die a natural
death. Infant activities may need nursing, but if they can’t stand
on their own feet after they mature they have no reason for con
tinuing to exist.
The activities named above are among the most commendable and
doubtless suffer from the great number of other activities. If some of
the weaker activities were allowed to die a peaceful death there would
be more interest in those which remain. Because certain activities
are not supported there is no use making dire predictions for the
University’s future and lamenting over the type of students on the
campus. Each student must take into consideration the amount of
time he or she has after class preparation is completed, and decide
on one or two outside activities.
Student life is too strenuous. There are too many outside acti
vities. Meetings of various organizations take up too much of the
students’ time. The report of the faculty committee which has been
appointed to submit a possible solution will be watched with interest.
It must not be construed that the Emerald does not wish to en
courage outside activities. Such is not the case. But it does believe
that there arc too many things asking student support and the
quickest way to remedy the condition is to let those die which can’t
meet the competition.
If petty thieves are caught operating in the library or in the
gymnasium it is only fair to the rest of the students to give the
matter publicity through the Emerald. Shielding the transgressors
by withholding their names will only encourage the evil.
An opportunity has been provided for students to register before
they go home for Christmas vacation. It will avoid delay and long
lines on registration days if as many students take advantage of the
arrangement as possible.
EX-STUDENT TAKES LIFE
Motives Yet Unknown for Suicide of
Word was received here late Tues
day night of the death by suieide fo
Wyndham Buren, ex '18, at Salem that
evening. Motives for his suicide are i
as yet unknown.
Surviving him are his father and j
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Max O. Buren of
Salem; Maxine Buren, a senior on the
campus; Wolcott Buren, '22, and a
younger brother and sister, living in
Salem. Mr. Buren was a member of l
Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Notices will be printed in this column
for two issues only. Copy must be in this
jffice by 4:30 on the day before it is to be
published and must be limited to U words.
Dial—Meeting at 7:30 Thursday eve
Crossroads—Meeting this evening at
7:30 in 'Woman’s building.
Mu Phi Alpha—Sinfonians will meet at
luncheon at the Anchorage today.
Freshman Commission—Meeting at 4:30
Guild hall for Christmas program.
Phi Mu Alpha—Luncheon at noon to
day at the Anchorage. Very import
Greater Oregon Committee — Meeting
at 5 p. m. Thursday in Dean Straub’s
Chemists Club—Business meeting, Mc
Clure hall Thursday at 7:15 p. m.
Track Men—Meet in outdoor gym Mon
day, Dee. 18 at 1:15. All men urged
to turn out.
Demolay Meeting—Tonight at 6 at Ye
Campa Shoppe. Important business
to be transacted.
Pro and Con—Special meeting in room
4, Commerce building today at 5.
Reports of committees. Important.
Commerce Societies—There will be a
joint meeting of all commerce honor
ary societies today noon at the An
Christian Endeavor—All students cor
dially invited to a Christian Endeav
or social at the Christian church, 11th
and Oak streets tomorrow at 8.
Friendship Fund—Wll the girls who
were appointed on the Friendship
Fund committee take charge in their
organizations in the collection of
Friendship Fund pledge cards.
Lecture Today—Chester Hartlett of
New York City, graduate of Yale
University, io speak at Hut at 4:15
on “Challenge to the Students of
Today.” This is the last meeting of
Flms Tonight—“Taken With a Grain
of Salt” and “A Woolen Yarn” are
the titles of two films to be shown
this evening in room 105 commerce
building at 7:30 under the auspices
of the University chamber of com
merce. All interested invited to at
Letters to the Emerald from students
and faculty members are welcomed, but
must be signed and bmited to 250 words.
If it is desired, the writer's name will be
kept out of print. It must be understood
that the editor reserves the right to reject
LEMMY EDITOR ANSWERS
To the Editor:
The writer of yesterday’s communi
cation regarding the “Blue Sunday” ed
itorial in Lenimv has evidently found
some sort of amusement other than
the rest of us on the Sabbath. That
the students desire to He around the
fireplace all day Sunday and absorb
“the real values of life” may be true
in some cases and I appreciate the
writer’s comment. The editorial was
written at the request of numerous stu
dents who have voiced their opinions
in Lemmy’s office and to members of
the staff at various times. I fully real
ize that there is a point in the writer’s
favor that we all undoubtedly would
rather lie around on Sunday during this
cold weather and absorb the real val
ues of a fireplace.
Perhaps he is right in saying that
we are devoid of individuality in not
being able to amuse ourselves, but the
regular run of comment around the fire
place is indeed tiresome as time goes
on. Perhaps some one has a better
suggestion for Sabbath amusement oth
er than “absorbing the real values of,
life,” if so let him break forth in song,
for we encourage comment to gain the
opinion of the multitude.
The “Presumptuous Editor.”
News of Betrothal of Clara Scharpf
and William Haseltine Received
The engagement of Clara Scharpf to
Wiliam Haseltine was made known last
night at dinner at the Kappa Alpha
Theta house, of which Miss Scharpf is
a pledge. Clever little cards bore news
of the betrothal to members of the fra
ternity. Miss Scharpf is a junior in
the University, majoring in art. She
attended Monmouth for two years be
fore entering Oregon.
Mr. Haseltine was graduated from
the University in 191S ami later enter
ed the law school at Harvard. He is
a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Priars,
and Tau Kappa Alpha. While on the
campus. Mr. Haseltine was a member of
the. Emerald and Oregana staffs, the
forensic counci and manager of base
“KENTUCKY DERBY” AT HP.TT.ia
The almost limitless certaintv of
Southern hospitality, illustrated many
times in classics of American litera
ture, receives a vivid pieturization in
“The Kentucky Derby,” the Universal
J wel special production which will be
seen at the Heilig theater starting to
DISTRIU I AI I UnIMt T o
MEET HERE THIS WEEK
Law School Together With Lane County
Legal Official Invites State
Lawyers to Eugene
The District Attorneys’ association
of the state of Oregon will hold its
annual meeting in Eugene Friday and
Saturday of this week, on the joint
invitation of the University law school
and the district attorney of Lane coun
ty. All meetings will be open to the
public and are to be held in the cir
cuit court room of the Eugene court
One of the special item-, of interest
is the luncheon to be given the visit
ing attorneys by the faculty and stu
dents of the law school. The affair
will be held in the Woman’s building
on a review of criminal cases which
have been passed upon by the supreme
court in the past year, and Justin Mil
ler, whose subject is “Woman Jurors.”
and papers will be read by Dean Halt,
“The District Attorneys’ association
has been one of the most active of all
organizations of members of the bar,”
said Dean Hale yesterday, “and the
law school is particularly pleased to
have them meet in Eugene as it is of
great advantage to law students to meet
older members of the bar.”
FORMER* STUDENT AUTHOR
Jesse Randolph Kellems Writes Book on
“New Testament Evangelism”
Jesse Randolph Kellems, U. of O.
1915, is the author of a book entitled
“New Testament Evangelism,” recent
ly printed by the Standard Publishing
Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the third
book written by Mr. Kellems. The
other two were “Glorying in the Cross”
and “The Deity of Jesus.”
Mr. Kellems has traveled in Europe
and preached in numerous British
churches. He has also preached in all
parts of the United States. After grad
uating -from the University of Oregon,
Mr. Kellems attended the Eugene Bible
University and received his B. D. and
D.D. in 1919. On June 19, 1913, he mar
ried Vera Edwards. Mr. Kellems’ mo
ther and his sister Vivian both receiv
ed heir A.B. degrees from the U. of
0. ,n 1917.
KOLB AND DILL COMING
Seats go on sale at the box office of
the Heilig theater Saturday at 10 a.
m. for the engagement of Kolb and
Dill in “Now and Then,” which plays
the Heilig theater Monday only. More
than the usual amount of interest is
nianfested in the engagement here this
year of Kolb and Dill, because critics
of other cities have pronounced “Now
and Then” to be the most unusual and
brilliant bit of writing Hoffman has
Friday and Saturday
‘The Kentucky Derby’
The Famous Hero of
“The Leather Pushers”
Other Heilig Quality Features
Exclusive—but not expensive
A display with two speeds
forward and no reverse
Ties for every need of every man from the Sunday School
class to cravats for the most expensively dressed man
Yes, some are loud—they are for the young sports who
are having the time of their lives—and we have hundreds
of up-to-date patterns for the men of 45 who have just
started to live.
Low as 50c—high as $3.50 for our finest.
Open for inspection to the army of ladies
who are shouldering a ■ shopping list
Green Merrell Co.
“One of Eugene’s best stores”
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
“On the Corner’’ Tenth and Willamette Streets
Have you seen our framed pictures?
Just the thing for Christmas gifts
Friday at Dreamland
and His New Orchestra
“ZENDA’’ “THE THIEF”
“WHEN THE LEAVES COME TUMBLING DOWN”
“Dancing Fool” “Rudolph Valentino Blues”
EVERY NUMBER A KNOCKOUT
Campus Favorite Entertainer
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES HIT
Oh, Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean”
Before You Go Home Wish
Her a Merry Christmas at Dreamland
But What’s Christmas
Most especially Ye Campa Shoppe’s kind—
with fresh, crisp Brazil and Pecan nuts dip
ped in a delicious coating of Chocolate by
our own expert. Our line is also replete
with creamy centers of a variety of flavors
nature * own rrmts candied and covered with a thick, rich
chocoiate— dainty sweets that simply melt in your mouth. You
will be delighted with our Christmas assortment.
Ye Catnpa Shoppe