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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 21, 1923)
Correlation Between Mental
and Bodily Ability Not
“Not all of the psychological and phy
sical tests which have been given the
students of the University during the
past few months have as yet been corre
lated, but enough has been accom
plished,” says Dr. John F. Bovard, dean
of the school of physical education, who
has been organizing and directing the
work, “to show that the results were not
what we expected to find.
“I am disappointed,” said Dr. Bo
vard, “because I hoped the tests would
show that there was a positive correla
tion between physical and mental abil
ity, and despite the records, I still think
it is true. The only thing which we have
found out is that the general run of stu
dents here ranks as high as at any other
“We must back up and start over
again and find out where the fault lies.
It seems that the trouble is not with
the mental tests but with the physical
tests. So many of these experiments
are in the form of a trick which some
men can perform because they know the
trick and therefore get a high standing,
while others do not rank so highly be
cause they have not mastered the diffi
culties of the trick. To correct these
faults, we must either have tests which
none are proficient in or else give every
one the same amount of time to practice
“Another disturbing factor is that so
many of the fellows don’t try. They do
just about enough to get by and let it
go at that. Here a psychological factor
enters in which is disturbing in so many
physical and nJbntal tests.”
The mental test, which was given the
students, is known as the Otis Mental
Ability Test. It consists of a serios
of questions and problems, presented in
such a manner that they must be analy
tically considered in order to be solved.
It is a higher type of mental examina
tion than the Binet test, which guages
only the average adult and the superior
adult. The Otis test is essentially a col
The first attempt at a correlation of
this kind was accomplished recently at
the University of Indiana by Dr. Samuel
Edwin Smith, a psychiatrist who has done
much in that field. Dr. Smith found by
comparing the football men and the gen
eral run of students that the football
men ranked a little higher than the oth
ers. However, no data was ever pub
lished and the experiment was lost to
Dr. Bovard does not intend to stop his
experiments with what he has found by
those tests. He will have to spend some
time in reorganizing his material, dis
carding some of it and investigating new
methods. He hopes in the end to prove
that there is some correlation between
mental and physical ability.
RETAIL PROBLEMS ARE
OUTLINED BY FACULTY
(Continued from page one)
several talks were made. James R. David
son spoke on the subject, “Handling Ad
In the afternoon all trade divisions,
under the direction of their chairman,
met in various rooms about the campus
and carried on discussions on the
questions and problems that concerned
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Lost—Pair horn-rimmed glasses with
out case. Call Wesley Prater, 738 E.
12th. ' 199-F20-22.
Lost Overcoat at Dreamland Satur
day night. Please return. Reward.
Phone 1317. 200-F21-24.
Typing wanted by experienced typ
ist. Accurate and neat. Phone 071-11
or call at «30 13th Ave. E. 198F17-22.
Lemon “O” Barber Shop next to
United States National Bank gives you
entire satisfaction with his haircuts,
shaves, face massages. Why not give
hi ma trial? 196-F17-22.
Lost—Lower part of a gold Wahl
fountain pen on East 13th St. yesterday
afternoon. Finder please return to
room 101 Sociology building or call V.
Avakian. 347 E. 11th St. Phone 1360R.
tlieir own field . The conference of
these different groups was under the
auspices of the Lane County Credit asso
ciation. The Associate ladies entertain
ed the women visitors and delegates
at the Elks hall during the afternoon.
A banquet in charge of the Lane Coun
ty Credit association for the merchants
and visitors was held at the Hotel Os
burn last night.
Today Last Day
Today will be the last day of the con
vention. All committees are asked to
report and the place for the next con
vention will then be selected.
Tluv program for today’s activities
is as follows:
In the School of Business Administra
tion, University of Oregon, under
the direction of Dean E. C. Bob
9:30 A. M.—“Some Selling Secrets
that Build Business”—Prof. F. A.
10:20 A. M.'—“About a Bureau for Com
piling Average Retail Costs for the
State of Oregon”—Prof. C. L.
11:10 A. M.—“Financial Problems in j
Business—Your Partner in the
Bank”—Prof. F. E. Folts.
In the Chamber of Commerce, down town.
2:00 P. M.—Touring trips and special
parties for visiting ladies.
2:00 P. M.—Convention called to order
by President Thomas.
Report of credentials committe.
Report of nominating committee.
First report of resolutions committee.
Unfinished business; new busines.
Final report of resolutions commit
Annual election of officers.
Choice of next convention city.
KAPPA SIGS MAINTAIN
LEAD IN COMPETITION
(Continued from page one.)
are not registered in the P. E. de
partment "and who have not taken a
physical examination must tako a thor
ough examination before they can par
ticipate in intorfraternity bouts.
Standings Are Posted
The physical education department
maintains a scoreboard in the office of
the men’s gym where the results of all
do-nut competition are chronicled and
the team standings given. Word has
been received that Stanford has adopt
ed the intorfraternity award system us
ed by the University of Oregon. Ore
gon’s system was evolved by Jerry
Barnes who has charge of the do-nut
Although Barnes is in charge of the
do-nut activities in general, he is as
sisted in the various sports by the
coaches of t(iese sports. George Bolder,
basketball coach, ran off the basketball
Series, and Earl Widmer will take
charge of wrestling.
“And did you see that dress
she had on? Well—if a daugh
ter of mine should appear in
public in such a thing, I would
—but you know she is just im
possible, the impossible Mrs.
8:00 to 11:15
Seen Our Show Room?
Since We Changed the Lighting System?
We Are Open Every Evening T ill 9 o’Clock
Don’t forget to meet the New Overland and
the New Willys-Knight at the Auto Show
West & Sons Motor Co.
Ninth and Pearl Phone 592
FILM PRIZE INCLUDES
Winner Will Also Receive
Besides the $1000 scholarship being
offered to college students by the Uni
versal Pictures corporation for short
stories adaptable to scenarios, an addi
tional $1000 will be given to the insti
tution at which the winner is a stu
In this novel way Universal offers an
other reason why all students who can
write and are interested should try. The j
money can be used in any way whatso
ever in the interest of the college
The winner of the contest receives pay
for his story also, the rules providing
that he shall receive not less than $500.;
The exact compensation however will be |
determined by the company. Thus the i
scholarship and purchase price of the
manuscript will amount to not less than
$1500. _Jf any other stories entered can
be used, they will be bought for not less j
Concerning the form of the story, W.
F. G. Thacker of the school of journalism
says: “It is my opinion that this con
test will not be won By expression, but
by a clean-cut novel idea.” He believes
that a short story of the usual form is
not wanted, but that the writer should
tell his story in as few words as possible,
and in chronological order, in most cases.
The rules provide that all stories from
one college shall be sent in one packaga
A1 manuscripts from Oregon are to be
“ARE YOU AT HOME
WHEN THE IMPOSSIBLE
MRS. BELLEW CALLS?”
handed to Mr. Thacher before May 15, '
when they must be forwarded to the
Universal Film corporation.
The scholarship money will be sent
to the registrar of the university at
which the winner is enrolled, and will
be divided into as many equal parts as
the student has years in college. The
money will then be paid in yearly in
LAST SHOWING OF LOENA DOONE
The “poet producer” is the title j
which has been given Maurice Tour
neur whose film production of Black
more ’s novel, “Lorna Uoonc,” is show
ing at the Castle theater today for the
last time. Tourneur was a student of
sculpture with Rodin and of painting
with Puvis de Chavannes before he
began his work on the stage, later
entering the field of motion picture
Gay Paree—with John
Gilbert and Lon Chaney
The glamour and romance of
that city of life and en
chantment. And the mys
tery of its vivid underworld.
With other selected features.
Priscilla Dean in
“The Flame of Life” I
NO. 6 I
——felt that in order to keep a bunch of
students satisfied with their eats and
—be satisfied that their board bill isn’t
too high, she’d need some help, well—
—she thought and thought and then
found the place to buy real food values
and ever since—they’ve all been satisfied.
The House Manager.
Table Supply Co.
Phone 246 104 East 9th
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