I l VOLUME XXIV. . • UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1923 NUMBER 91 •“The Blessed Damozel” Main Feature of Program for Concert Friday POEM BY FRANK DAMROSCH Interpretation of Sibelius’ “Valse Triste” to Be Given by Florence Garrett “The Blessed Damozel,” a lyric poem which the famous New York composer Frank Damroscli adapted to the original poem of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s, with music by Claude Debussy, is to be the principal part of the program which the Women’s Glee club will present at their annual home concert, Friday eve ning. The cantata is beautiful because of its broad tone qualities and voice blend ing, and is by far the most difficult thing the club has ever attempted. Jo anna James, soprano, will sing the solo parts of the “Blessed Damozel,” and will be ably assisted by the ensemble. The composition as a whole is magnifi cent, having a general appeal, and it is because of this that it was chosen by the club for part of their program. Claude Debussy is an exponent of the modern French school of music, and “The Blessed Damozel,” particularly the prelude, is considered some of his best known and nicest music. • Evans to Direct John Stark Evans, director of the club, has been rehearsing the girls ev ery day, and believes them capable of putting on a program that is interest ing and varied, and which will “run the gamut of the serious and lighter veins of music.” Bernice Altstock, contralto,will be one of the soloists of the concert, sing ing Beach’s “Ah Love But a Day.” In Sibelius’ delightful “Valse Trisie” Florence Garrett will sing a running solo part, while Ruth Akers will si’ug. incidental solos of Dett’s“ Somebody’s Knocking At Your Door.” A duet, “Oh Lovely Night,” Offenbach, will to be given by Gwaldys Keeney and Vera Priee. Virginia Owens Accompanies The club is to be accompanied by Virginia Owens, a pupil of Mr. Evans’ who studied in New York last year, and who is a pianist of exceptional abil ity. Miss Owens is to give two piano solos, Sous Bois, Staub and Juba Dance, Dett. Tickets for the concert are on sale at the Co-op, and have been placed within the reach of everyone, with a charge of 75 cents for reserved seats and 50 cents, general admission. Since the glee club is one of the more prom inent student body organizations, the concert is under the auspices of the associated students, and the receipts of the concert are turned over to the stu dent body for the general expenses of the club. lilt tUUCCi U 13 IU Ut ^ivcil 1 1 1UO.J J February 16, in the Woman’s building at eight-thirty o’clock, and the follow ing program will be presented: Indian Mountain Song.Cadman Valse Triste.Sibelius Glee club Solo—Ah Love But a Day.Beach Bernice Altstoek, contralto a. Tricolor.Deems Taylor b. If My Song Had Airy Pinions.-Hahn Glee club Piano solos—a. Sous Bois.Staub b. Juba Dance.Dett Virginia Owens, pianist Heart of Mine.Clough-Leiter Songs My Mother Taught Me....Dvorak Glee club Duet—-Oh Lovely Night.Offenbach Gwaldys Keeney, Vera Price Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door . Dett Plantation Song.Deems Taylor Glee club The Blessed Damozel.Debussy Joanna James, Glee club Director of Student Play Is Experienced rr Claire Keeney STATE RETAILERS TB ATTEND CAMPUS GLASSES Commerce Faculty Will Take Part *n Convention The school of business administration will play an important part in the nine teenth convention of the Oregon State Retail Merchants association which is scheduled to meet in Eugene the first of next week, February 19, 20, and 21. Members of the association who attend the convention will have an opportunity to attend classes at Oregon for three days and take work in the commerce department. This convention will bring together the leaders in i-etail selling throughout the state. The fact that this is the nine teenth convention and the first to be almost entirely of an educational na ture is a matter of interest to those who are planning to attend, and, ac cording to Eugene business men, they are looking forward eagerly to “going to school.” That part of the convention program in which the school of business admin istration is to feature is in charge of Dean E. C. Robbins. The principal speakers or “teachers” who will address the meetings which will be held in the Commerce building, are Professor F. A. Nagley, Professor C. L. Kelly, and F. E. Folts. The 1923 year book of the associa tion, which contains the program for the convention, has pictures of Dean Robbins, Mr. Nagley and Mr. Kelly. A tribute is paid Dean Robbins in the book for the initiative he has taken to make this educational program pos sible for the convention. It states that the program is such as has never before been enjoyed by association members at their annual conventions. The Oregon State Retail Merchants association has grown up out of a need felt by retail merchants throughout the state for cooperation and mutual help rulness in retail business. It was pre ceded by local organizations in the dif ferent communities of the state, which united to form the present state asso ciation. The first purpose of the or ganization seemed to be only to hold conventions, but more recently it has broadened its field of activity and to day it stands as the agency which unit es the various divisions of retail trade, going more specifically into dry goods, hardware, department store, shoe deal ers, feed and fuel, and men’s wear deal ers retailing. EDUCATOR COMING Dr. H. S. Wilson of Berkeley will be on the campus Monday, February 19, and will lecture before all students in the school of education. The time is to be announced later. Dr. Wilson is superintendent of public schools of Berkeley. He is a graduate of the Uni versity of Indiana, and of Columbia As a lecturer, he is in wide demand, and he has been engaged for summer school sessions by various colleges, for the coming three years. Philosophy Instructor Believes ‘Up Stream9Was Misrepresented By Norman Byrne (As explained in the preface to the following letter, the Emerald recently carried an editorial calling the atten tion of the students to Ludwig Lewis ohms hook, “Up Stream.” Later it was learned that several graduate mem bers of the faculty were not pleased with the criticism, and Mr. Byrne, instructor in the philosophy courses, was invited to write an article in the form of a com munication, setting forth his reaction to the editorial and to the book.—Editor. About a week ago the Emerald pub lished an editorial in which attention was called to the book, “Up Stream,” by Ludwig Lewisohn, and readers were ad vised to be careful about accepting its conclusions without due consideration. “Up Stream” is an unusually interest ing book, both on account of its view point and its rather startling conclusions regarding some of our present institu tions. If we are told to “look out” and “be careful” before accepting any of these, reason must be given. There are three given in the editorial. We ar told to remember, first, Lewisohn’s lack of sympathy with American institutions: second, his attitude during the war; and (Continued on page three.) EXPERIENCED CAST STAGING PLAY FOR MASK AND BUSKIN Claire Keeney, Director of Production, Has Players Doing Their Best KATE PINNEO COMEDIENNE “Come Out of the Kitchen” Slated for Heilig Tomor row Night The children of an old aristocratic southern family motivated by love for the old colonel, their father, taking the positions of maid, butler, and cook, and renting the family home to provide funds for the ailing colonel’s expenses, is the theme of A. E. Thomas’ “Come Out of the Kitchen,” a delightful com edy to be presented by Mask and Busk in tomorrow night at the Heilig. The cast is comprised of the cream of the campus dramatic talent, all the members having appeared in good roles in Guild hall productions. Claire Keen ey, director of the play is well known on the campus for his clever character work. Loma Coolidge Stars Lorna Coolidge, playing in the title role, does some of the very best work she has done this year, portraying the fascinating Olivia Dangerfield with all the charm she possesses. And when Olivia is forced to act as the Irish cook, Jane Ellen, Miss Coolidge wins the hearts of all with her delicious brogue and versatility. Vern Fudge as the gentleman from the North who rents the old home of the Dangerfields, falls in love with the pretty Jane Ellen and is baffled by the tangled stories his servants tell him, shows his ability to play a straight part as well as his usual character parts. Vern Fudge has played in Guild hall to enthusiastic audiences for the past three years. Katherine Pinneo scores a great tri umph in the role of the portly ponder ous Mandy, black mammy in the fam ily, surpassing even her interpretation of Addeliney Bowersox in “The Rag gedy Man.” Miss Pinneo has an indiv idual manner of acting and does com edy roles especially well. Virgil Mulkey taks the part of the real estate agent and friend of the family who is quite Unwillingly mixed m the mirth-provoking situations. Dar rel Larsen, also well known in the de partment, furnishes amusement as the genial Mr. Tuck, a lawyer and friend of the Yankee from the North. Others Do Well Elizabeth Robinson and Star Norton play well together as the mother, am bitious for the marriage of her daugh ter, and the daughter, unwillingly the object of the mother’s managing. Alfred Meyers and Ted Baker are the two sons of the family who find difficulty in their domestic positions and add to the fun. Tickets are on sale in all the living organizations on the campus and the play will be ran one night. Mask and Buskin has established its reputation in the past and will uphold it in the present production, is the opinion of | Claire Keeney, who is enthusiastic j about the cast. CAMPUS SEQUOIA IS ONE OF FEW IN NORTHWEST Oregon Boasts One of the Scattered Survivals of Big Tree Species Covering Ancient World Most of the evergreen trees which line the pathways of the campus have nothing remarkable about them, and are thought of by the student, if they are thought of at all, as pleasant shade providers or bits of scenery. There is one tree, however, which has a true claim to distinction. Near the entrance to Villard on the east side of the building, stands one of the few remaining sequoia trees that are left in this part of the country, from a once vast range extending over Asia, Europe and North America. To day this species is confined to a few isolated groves along the western slopes of the Sierra mountains, in California. The tree on the Oregon campus is be lieved to be nearly the only one in Ore gon, sinte they do 'not grow naturally north of the southern boundary of the state, and was set out by the Univer sity about 1883 or ’86. This species of tree is called the “Sequoia Washingtoniana” or “Big tree ’’and is the largest known species of plant life. Mature sequoias often attain the height of 350 feet, a dia meter of 30 feet, and live to the ripe age of 5000 years, or more. PLEDGINGS ANNOUNCED Delta Theta Phi announces the pledg ing of Charles Viaene, of Tualatin, and Carl Nelson, of Pendleton. Graduates Ask for Increase of Representation in Executive Group ATHLETIC INTEREST SHOWN Need of Greater Influence on University Affairs Felt by Old Students All of the University alumni consult ed yesterday afternoon as to their opin ion on the question of adding aliynni members to the Executive council spoke heartily in favor of the proposition. The original question of adding more alumni to the council, arose from a feel ing among the graduates of the Uni versity throughout the state that the alumni of the institution are not ade quately represented in that body, and that they ought to have more weight in determining the policy of the Uni versity, especially in regard to ath letics. At present the council is composed of six students, four faculty members and one alumni member. Karl Onthank, sec retary to the president, is present on the council in a dual capacity, that of alumni member and also faculty mem-! ber. Provision Made in 1920 This is in accordance with the pass ing of the new student constitution in 1920, which provides that thore shall be one faculty member on the council, who shall also be a graduate of the University. The general opinion of the alumni throughout the state is, how ever, that Onthank by very virtue of his position, which holds him constant ly on the campus, represents the fac ulty view of the situation, and that therefore they are represented on the council, in reality, only by Del Stan nard, the present alumnus member. This is in a proportion of six students to four faculty members to one alumnus. The alumni feel that their advice in regard to the policy which the Univer sity shall pursue, especially in athletics, is of value, since they represent the off-campus point of view, while, natur ally, the student and faculty elements see things from a campus point of view. Graham Favors Change David Graham, ’05, expressed himself yesterday as being in favor of adding two more members to the council, thus making a total of three alumni mem bers on the council and bringing the whole membership of the council up to thirteen. “I believe that the alumni should be more generally represented on the council,” he said, “and I think that two more members should be added to the council rather than one only, for if only one is added the membership of the: council is brought up to twelve. Such a number permits a deadlock of six and six on any important question, while; if two alumni members are added, the membership of the council is brought up to 13, a number which automatically prevents a deadlock and gives the alum ni a better representation.” Athletic Needs Involved Dean Walker, ’13, said, “I agree with the other members of the alumni asso ciation who have been consulted by the Emerald, that two members of the alumni should be added to the one that is already on the council. I agree with that stand, however, only as far as it goes. I think, certainly, that there are many other phases of the situation, | to be discussed, involving our entire athletic situation, which I cannot dis- j cuss here.” Harold White, ’20, and A. R. Tiffany,; '05, were consulted in the matter, and j both agreed with these statements, as; to the placing of two more members of the alumni on the council. Tiffany, especially, stressed the fact that the alumni were able to present advice j which might in many cases prove val- j uable, because of its off-campus point J of view. COLONIAL TEA IS PLANNED Hendricks Hall and D. A. R. Will Be Joint Hostesses February 22 The women of Hendricks hall and j members of the Eugene branch of the D. A. R. organization will be joint hos tosses for a Colonial tea to be given at Hendricks hall on the afternoon of Washington’s birthday, February 22. The tea is an annual event given to 1 faculty women and the wives of fae j ultv members. A musical program to I be announced later will be given, ami ! girls of the hall dressed in Colonial costumes will assist in serving tea. Wilhelmina Becksted is in charge of I the affair. ANCIENTS USED COBBLER'S LAST ABORIGINES HAD CURIOUS ROCK TO MAKE FOOTWEAR Dr. Packard Says Curio Lent the Geol ogy Department by State Fire Mar shal Is Freak of Erosion Indians—proud warriors who roamed the plains of Oregon long before the first caravans of the white man trekked westward—are about to have thrust upon them another of the degrading oc cupations of civilization. The- depart ment of geology is now in possession of evidence supporting the belief that ages ago members of the Indian tribes were cobblers. The curio recently loaned to the geol ogy department by Horace Sykes, state fire marshal, who is interested in pale- i ontology and geology, resembles a pet rified human foot. Dr. Earl R. Packard of tlle geology department, an author ity on paleontology, has made a careful study of the stone foot and has arrived at the conclusion that it is a natural curiosity, a freak of erosion, which was utilized by the aborigines in making moccasins. The stone is apaprently an igneous rock and a close examination of the foot-shaped curio shows that the toes part ha been chipped a bit. Dr. Packard be reves the Indians were at tracted to the rock by its odd shape and after rounding out the toe a bit, used it as a last for making foot-wear. SENIOR PLA!ERS TO GIVE “THE PASSION FLOWER” Dorothy Hall Cast in Lead of Spanish Tragedy “La Malquerida,” the Passion Flow er, being rehearsed by the Senior Com- j puny at the same time that work is in progress for “The Three Sins” by the Junior Company, will strike an entire ly new note in campus dramatic produc tions. Full of tense moments and per vaded by an atmosphere of impending doom, the story offers unusual opportun ities for acting. The low soft musical voices of the senoritas and senoras in discussion at the opening of the play are in sharp contrast to the shots speaking in the swift staccato of the Spaniard mad with love of the daughter of Eaimunda, Aca cia, the Passion Flower. Acacia her self, the unfortunately loved one, re sponsible for all the disaster and sor row that comes to the house, and yet entirely innocent of it, remains in the memory, strangely silent in most situa tions, fiery in her denunciations of the man who has brought unhappiness to them all, and wistful throughout. Dor othy Hall has been cast in the title role. Esteban, the stepfather of Acacia, the object of her hate, is a role that requires especially good acting, and will be portrayed by Darrel Larsen. Char lotte Banfield, famous for her versatil ity and claiming a range from Cleo patra in “Caesar and Cleopatra” to Grandmother Squeers in “The Raggedy Man,” will play the mother in this pro duction. Holmes Bugbee, fast winning laurels in minor parts, will interpret Rubio, servant of Esteban. Elizabeth Robin son, who will appear as Juliana, Rai munda’s servant, incessant talker and maker of irrelevant remarks, performs well the difficult feat required in the introduction of the comedy element into a tragedy of this type. Other members of the cast are Gas para, Helen Park; Bornabea, Portia Kidwell; Dona Isabel, Kate Piuneo; Engracia, Asteria Norton; Fidela, Pat ricia Novlan; Milagros, Katherine Wat son; Tio Euseluo, Virgil Mulkey; Fau.s tino, Lee Emery; Bcrnabe, Wade Kerr; j Norbert, Joe Clark. DOUGHNUT SALE IS TODAY Sculpture Club to Find Way to Men’s Hearts With Sugary Ringers Valentines! J On the day when cupids are running loose with bows and dangerous-looking arrows, magic circles are the fashion. But how about a nice, luscious, sugar coated, substantial circle? For the Sculpture club will be seling doughnuts on the campus all day, and every man will have a chance to “say it with doughnuts.” The way to a man’s heart—so Shake speare or somebody has said—and who w ill not admit it ?—the way to a wo man’s too? At least not many ladies will have the heart to treat a man with scorn if he approaches with an appro priate peace offering. Try it and see! Flowers may come and canuy may go —but think of a bashful soul finding solace in a doughnut. And all these are to be had, ne for a nickel—two for a'dinie—five for a quarter—et cet era, ad infinitum—yes, even to the limit of the hungriest capacity! mm of men FOR FIELD EVENTS WORRIES COUCHES Oregon’s Prospective Track Team Will Have Strength in Veteran Sprinters LARGE SQUAD OUT DAILY Better Performances Than Ever Expected of Koepp and Oberteuffer By Wad Shirley Persons who are acquainted with the track situation for the coming season are chiefly concerned about the pro babilities of developing men to com pote in field events. With the excep tion of Balph Spearrow, there appears to be none capable of carrying off con ference honors. If general interest means anything, then it is probable that Coach Bill Hay ward may be able to put out some win ners. There are more than 100 candi dates out threo times weekly, which is perhaps the greatest number ever as sembled at Oregon for track this early in the year. But then Bill is going to have his hands full. Upon him falls the burden of coaching both varsity and freshman teams. Last year Hank Poster took care of the yearlings, leav ing Hayward free to coach the var sity men. It takes a lot of individual instruction and a lot of practice be fore a man gets his form down as it should be, and especially is this true where the men have had little or no previous experience. Sprint Veterans Back Oregon’s greatest strength lies in the track events proper. Most of the vet erans who are back made thoir numer als on the cinder path. Their chief concern is getting into condition before the big meets roll around, and they will not need as much coaching from Hay ward as the new men. Captain “Ole” Larson is back to de fend the “O” in the dashes. Larson is a 10-second man in the hundred, and Irtt year defeated Vic Hurley of the University of Washington on Hayward field. “Ole” also does the 220 yard dash in a creditable manner, second among Oregon men only to Del Obor teuffer. “Obie” Going Strong “Obio” won nearly all of his races last year in the 220, and runs Larson a close race in the 100 yard dash. He is a conscientious worker and should show some improvement over his last year’s record. Much is expected of Guy Koepp in the two mile. Last season at Seattle in the Northwest-Pacific Coast confer ence meet, Koepp took second place in the two mile, and incidentally broke the conference record. Koepp says that he did not start his sprint soon en ough at the finish, or ho could have done better. As it was he lost by only a few feet. “LEMMY” WILL APPEAR TOMORROW MORNING Third Anniversary Number of Campus Comic Magazine Is Resplendent in Stu Biles’ Cover “The best ever” is what “Doc” Brad dock, editor, promises of the third an niversary number of the Lemon Punch which will appear on tlio campus tomor row morning. From the bright cover done by Stu Biles to the advertisements on the last page, the staff have put in clever and original features. Among the attractions of this issue, which is the fourth one of the year, is the work of the art contributors. Ac cording to Braddock, the greater part of the cartoon work has been done by Paul Carey, Bill Nettleship, Rolf Klep, Claude Snow and Harry Skinner. Francos Linklater’s article, “Flea, Fly, Flu,” is, Braddock says, one of the best things in the book. As may bo surmised from the title, the humorist has chosen the recent campus epidemic as the topic for his “essay.” A letter in R. W. Lardner style, done by Braddock, and some witticisms of Stu Sawtelle are other literary articles of fered in this issue. The exchanges are said to be as “laugh-provoking” as those that have gone before. An entirely new process in color work, which has been adopted by a number of prominent college publications, has been used for this issue. The staff will not divulge the secret about the new work, but wish it to be a surprise until “Lem my,” in all her splendor, appears tomor row morning. A number of names that formerly ap peared on the staff head of the Ham mer and Coffjn publication are not in cluded in this issue because they failed to contribute to the magazine, according to the editor. Only the names of those who helped to make up this issue are | given.