Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 24, 1923, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Dumber 99
Dean Dyment, Returned from
Visit to Salem, Satisfied
With Bills Enacted
Executive Spends 15 of Last
45 Days at Capital Sit
ting at Hearings
“The University received a very
square deal, indeed, from the legisla
ture of 1923,” said Dean Colin Dyment
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Dyment re
appeared at his desk yesterday morn
ing. Committee hearings and other leg
islative business have taken him three
times to Salem during the session with
the result that he was compelled to
spend about 15 of the last 45 days at
the statehouse.
“The University had four bills be
fore the legislature,” said Mr. Dyment,
“and all passed with large majorities.
A bill exempting the school of music
from taxation, because it is now virtu
ally state property and in two or three
years will become so in fact, passed
both houses almost unanimously A bill
to empower the board of regents to ad
minister gifts of land, buildings, mon
ey, and material, that may come in as
a result of the gift campaign, also pass
ed with little or no competition.
Medical School Gets Money
“The bill providing $100,000 a year
for the next two years for the medical
school was passed by 40 to 6 in the
house 'and 23 to 6 in the senate. The
joint ways and means committe had ap
proved the bill by a vote that is said
to have been 12 to 2, in executive ses
sion, and in consequence there was no
debate in either house. The legislature
understood clearly that the mainten
ance of the medical school has always
been separate and that the work in
medicine was not included under either
the 1913 or the 1920 millage.
“The legislature evidently apprecia
ted the University’s effort to absorb as
much of the fire loss as it could, for
it passed the fire loss reimbursement
bill by 45 to 4 in the house and 28 to
1 in the senate The loss was $84,000,
and the bill recited that the University,
by making various economies and by
postponing certain construction items,
had contrived to take up one-third of
this loss. Tlie appropriation, accord
ingly, was for $56,000 only. The $28,
000 raised by the University and the
$56,000 appropriated by the legislature
■will be devoted to the fine arts build
ing and the journalism-chemistry build
ing back of McClure hall.”
Adverse Legislation Pails
A number of bills affecting the Uni
versity failed to pass. One was the bill
imposing $100 a year in addition to pre
sent fees upon Oregon students, and
full-cost-to-the-state upon non-Oregon
students The legislature refused at
any time to consider the resident fee
seriously, but there was some sentiment
for a higher non-resident fee, which in
all likelihood will be raised by the
board of regents at its next meeting
from $105 to $150, in response to a re
quest of the house committee on assess
ment and taxation. The defeat of fee
legislation, in fact, was virtually con
ditioned upon this raise. Students now
in school will probably not be affected.
The Carsner bill, H. B. 159, under
(Continued on page three.)
Nine-Man Teams Will Participate in
Annual Struggle Between Houses;
Betas Out for Revenge
liie millraee spring freshets will wet
the tender skins of somebody’s fresh
men today when the tug-of-war teams
manned by crews from the class of 1926
of Beta Theta Pi and Delta Tau Delta
fraternities vie with each other by
means of a one-inch rope stretched
across the waters by the railroad trestle
below the Anchorage. Today at 1:30
o ’clock 18 wearers of the green will
struggle to decide who shall take the
annual aquatic plunge and who shall
escape unscathed except for a few mo
*ments’ wear on the ligaments, nerves,
and perhaps the tendons.
Each year the frosh of these two or
ganizations do battle with each other
by means of the heaving pastime. Last
year the Delts by virtue of their super
iority induced their friendly foe to do
the splashing of the day, that is, cross
the swift flowing race by other means
than a bridge. Last year the pull was
bitter and long. The day was cold,
and both crews had to strain for more
than 15 minutes before any noticeable
results were obtained. But when the
teamwork of the Betas broke, the issue
was decided.
The Betas are out for justice this sea
son. There is revenge in the hearts of
them who saw defeat last year. Though
they look smaller than their opponents,
the Delt camp is resolved to anchor
their pedal extremities solidly in the
muck today and offer such stubborness
as only a Delt can show in a case like
The argument is open to the public.
Bring your grappling hooks for the im
Daily Has One of Most Modern
Plants in Oregon
The contract for printing and bind
ing the Oregana, the University of Or
egon year book, was awarded to the
Oregon City Enterprise, at Oregon
City, according to an announcement
made yesterday by the joint committee,
composed of the finance and publicity
committees of the University, which
has had charge of the handling of the
The Oregon City Enterprise is one
of the most modern plants in the state,
according to Jack Benefiel, having two
presses and a bindery. It is owned by
E. E. Brodie, a University of Oregon
alumnus, who is now the United States
minister to Siam.
“The committee regrets the sending
of the contract out of Eugene,” Benefiel
told the reporter, “but feels that it is
an undertaking in which the entire
state is a member, as well as Eugene.”
The material for the book is not in
cluded in the contract, being furnished
by the school. It is rumored that the
price asked by the Enterprise for the
work was considerably lower than any
local bid.
Portland Medical School, Feb. 23.—
(Special to Emerald.)—Beta chapter of
Plii Chi medical fraternity has initia
ted the following men: Harrison D.
Huggins, Thomas W. Christmas, Mau
rice A. Kenny, J. Q. A. Daniels, all of
Portland; Roy H. Hewitt, Junction
City; Arthur F. Martin, LaGrande; Eu
gene V. Robertson, Montana; Justin S.
McCarthy, Kelso, Wash.
Sandburg Says Movies Have
Field in Art; Chaplin Liked
Carl Sandburg is no snob; he doesn’t
object to custard-pie comedies. The fa
mous American free-verse writer who
brought his poems to the University
last night in Villard hall, is also a mo
vie-critic, one of the few real critics
of motion pictures in this country. He
doesn ’t begin with a wholesale condem
nation of the movies, and he likes
Charlie Chaplin.
Motion pictures occupy a field of art
all their own, Mr. Sandbrug told an
Emerald reporter yesterday afternoon,
leaning back in a Shack chair, and
speaking in a slow drawl. His voice
is very low, but distinct. It holds a
suggestion of sadness, but every now
and then there is a sudden gleam of
humor, as steel-grev eyes peer at you
suddenly and whimsically through sil
ver-rimmed spectacles. Carl Sandburg's
hair and eyes and thick brows are the
spme silver-grey, and he wore a grey
suit. He didn’t give the much-talked
about effect of the tramp, and his hair
was not hanging shaggily about his
eyes, as in the picture.
“A few motion-picture producers
realize that things can be said in the
movies that cannot be said in any
other way,” Mr. Sandburg declared.
There are gestures, actions, sudden ex
pressions, that cannot be caught in
words, in painting, or in any other art
but that of the motion picture, he be
lieves. Sandburg is movie critic on the
Chicago Daily News, and goes to some
thing like 300 movies a year.
He doesn’t get desperately bored
with a surfeit of movies, however, even
if he does see five or so a week. If it
happens to be a bad movie, he sleeps
through it. “I get a lot of sleep that
way,” Mr. Sandburg asserted, with his
quick gleam of amusement. For one
can tell in a very short time whether
a picture is the same old stuff reeled
over again, he says.
The main trouble with movies now is
commercialization and haste in produc
tion. Movie producers judge the suc
cess of a film by the amount of money
it makes, and time is seldom taken to
make a really fine film.
Sandburg was asked what he thought
| of comedies.
‘•Nine tenths of the comedies are
j fheap blah-blah, coarse and repulsive.
(Continued on page two.)
Thirty-Four Members of Four
Class Teams to Defend
Colors at Corvallis
Jennie Hunter, Portland, Will
. Referee Games; Busses to
Transport Rooters
lhirty-two players on the women’s
class 'basketball teams will leave this
morning to play the class teams of O.
A. C. at Corvallis today. The Oregon
junior and sophomore teams are sched
uled to play the O. A. C. juniors and
sophomores in the morning while the
senior ana xresnman games are cailed
for the afternoon.
“The teams are in good condition,”
reports Miss Waterman, coach, although
the prospective outcomes of tomorrow’s
tilts remain to be seen. The only team
confident of victory is the senior team,
which practically comprised last year’s
varsity, and which has won the inter
class cup this .year with no defeats
chalked against it. The sophomore tos
sers hold second place in the interclass
series while the junior and freshman
teams during the season have proved
the weakest, although a marked im
provement has been displayed in recent
practices. The players have had a long
season. Do-nut basketball began the
first week in November and a majority
of the class players were in do-nut
teams and have practiced since class
work began the middle of January.
Trip Made in Busses
Two special busses and one to carry
rooters will leave at eight o ’clock this
morning. The players will be enter
tained at luncheon by the Corvallis
Woman’s Athletic association.
The girls to make the trip are: Sen
iors, Charlotte Howells, captain; Helen
McCormick, Marjorie Flegel, Wilma
Chattin, Pearl Lewis, Dorothy -McKee,
Wenona Dyer and Florence Jagger;
juniors, Florence Baker, captain, Mar
jorie Read, Teressa Robinette, Harriet
Veazie, Lynette Quinlan, Yernetta
Quinlan, Harriet Howells and Elizabeth
Garrett; sophomores, Cris Heckman,
captain, Grace Sullivan, Mildred Crain,
Golda Boone, Maude Schroeder, Alberta
McMonies, Melba Byron and Isabel
Stewart; freshmen, Ruth MacGregor,
captain, Mildred Coleman, Hilda Chase,
Marion Hill, Mildred Onslow, Betty Al
exander; Avis Langmack and Eleanor
Houck. Miss Waterman will accompany
the teams.
Portland Woman Referee
Miss Jennie Hunter, of the Portland
high schools, is coming down to referee
the games and Grace Snook, ex- ’22 of
the Salem high school, will also ref
eree. Cora Hjertaas, of the Corvallis
high schools, and Maude Lombard, ex
’19, of the Eugene high schools will
The lineups starting the games to
day are:
Seniors Juniors
C. Howells....F.L. Quinlan
H. McCormick.F.V. Quinlan
M. Flegel.C.F. Baker
W. Chattin.SC.M. Read
P. Lewis.G.T. Robinette
D. McKee.G.H. Veazie
Sophomores Freshmen
C. Heckman.F.M. Onslow
G. Sullivan.F.B. Alexander
M. Crain.C.H. Chase
G. Boone.SC.M. Hill
M. Schroeder.G.R. MacGregor
A. McMonies.G.M. Coleman
Fifteen Men Will Be Selected to Rep
resent University March 10
at Corvallis Range
Immediately after the completion of
the Ninth Corps area rifle match,
whieh will end tonight, firing practice
will begin for the meet with Oregon
Agricultural College at Corvallis, March
10. Fifteen men will be selected by
Lieutenant Knowles to represent the
University from the 45 now firing in
the Ninth Corps match.
While no results are available on the
present telegraphic meet, Lieutenant
Knowles is very optimistic over the out
come. He reports that the average of
the Oregon team so far in the match
is several points abovq, the average at
this time last year, when Oregon took
third place.
The girls’ meet, also scheduled for
March 10, has been postponed by re
quest of the O. A. C. military officials,
who desire a telegraphic match some
time in April. The O. A. C. girls’ team
was badly beaten by Oregon last year
in the rifle competition.
Washington Has Opportunity
to Win Championship of
Northern Division
Oregon Should Make Better
Showing Than Was Made
Against Idaho
Tlie Varsity meets the University of
Washington Huskies tonight in a "con
test in which the Huskies have every
thing to lose, as a defeat will give
Idaho the championship of the northern
division of the Pacific Coast league, and
the right to play either Stanford or
California, for the championship of the
coast. A win will put Washington a
tie with Idaho for this honor.
Oregon will have a better chance
against Washington than against the
other teams she has played on this trip
for the reason that the Seattle floor
is large and roomy and gives the Ore
gon men plenty of space in which to
arch their shots.
Washington evidently plans to hand
Oregon the short end of the score, for
the authorities of the University of
Washington have already opened nego
tiations with Idaho for a post-season
game between the two teams, as Wash
ington will be tied with Idaho for the
leadership of the league if they suc
ceed in winning from Oregon. This
makes the playing of a special post
season game necessary.
Washington Is Confident
The Washington authorities are show
ing too much confidence in the matter
if they take into consideration the fact
that they were able to beat Oregon
here by only two points, and that up
to the last minute of play, Oregon was
in the lead.
The Varsity has certainly run into
some unexpected strong competition on
this trip, for it barely succeeded in
beating Whitman, and lost to both Ida
ho and Washington State. The latter
game was especially surprising for the
Cougars did not show anything out of
the ordinary in the game they played
against Oregon on the armory floor.
The fact that Oregon walloped Idaho
here and held them to a few-points win
at Moscow proves without a doubt that
the Lemon-Yellow is one of the strong
est quintets in the conference when it
is working smoothly.
Varsity Vacillates Frequently
The main trouble with the team this
year is that it is rather a streaky ag
gregation, and at times appears to be a
conference championship squad, while
in the next game it will give a poor
exhibition of both teamwork and shoot
This can be partially accounted for
by the fact that the members of the
team have never played together be
fore and have not had the work togeth
er which is necessary for a finished ag
gregation. The Idaho outfit is the best
example of a polished team that has
appeared here this year, for they have
played together for years, and every
man knew by instinct where the other
players could be found on the floor.
Stanford has dropped two out of
three games to California so far, but
the Bears have to win the final game
in order to tie the Indians for the cham
pionship of the southern division of the
league. If they are successful in this,
a special post-season game will be
scheduled to determine the winner, and
the manner in which the Bears have
been working in the last games makes
it appear as if they have the best
chance to cop the honors.
Governor Pierce Names State Senator
of Eugene as Member of Board
State Senator Fred Fisk of Eugene
was appointed Thursday by Governor
Pierce as a member of the board of re
gents for the University of Oregon to
succeed A. C. Dixon, who lias resigned.
His appointment covers a term of
twelve years. Fisk, who was formerly
sheriff of Lane county, is now retired.
He graduated from the University with
the class of 1897.
Fisk’s appontment was confirmed by
the senate Thursday afternoon. Sever
al senators indorsed ^he appointment
of their colleague.
Mrs. E. Schwarschilds who died at
her home at 361 E. Eleventh street Tu
esdav was well known by many Uni
versity students and Oregon alumni
During the serious epidemic of influ
enza several years ago Mrs. Sell wars
child provided patients in the infirm
ary and elsewhere with food and did
everything possible to aid the strick
en students.
Misfortune Dims Not Interest Taken
by Journalism Senior WTho Gets
Three Ideas for Stories
-vu .luioinoDiie accident resulting in
reservations in the hopsital and three
stitches in one eyelid and three stitches
on another portion of the head is not
enough to stop the activities of one of
the Emerald news gatherers who has
suffered all these misfortunes and is
still working for the paper.
Genevieve Jewell, a senior in the
school of journalism and one of the
faithful reporters of the Emerald
“gang,” was rated second in the latest
count in the tip contest being held
by the campus paper. The car in which
she was riding recently collided with
one driven by a lady instructor in the
University with the result that the Em
erald reporter got some time in the Eu
gene hospital.
Nevertheless her tips continue to roll
into the Emerald office. A casual in
spection of the tip hook yesterday re
vealed three “news hints” with her
name in the upper left hand corner and
marked “by proxy.” As long as mes
sengers will carry her work to the sanc
tum of the campus paper she will con
tinue with her reportorial duties. Ilor
competitors in the tip contest will not
be able to reap any advantage from
her misfortune it seems.
Speed and Teamwork Features
Playing of Both Sides
Salem high school proved a formid
able opponent for the frosh hoopers
and only after a gruelling and hard
fought game did Shy Huntington’s
yearlings manage to defeat them 32 to
28 in the first tilt of the series yester
day afternoon.
The Capital City proppers showed
speed and teamwork that would do
credit to any college five and during
the greater part of the game they led
the score. Before five minutes of play
ing they had run up a score of 12 to
4 on the babes.
The frosh were minus the services of
Scriptures who has functioned at one
of the forward position all season. This
loss seemed to mar their teamwork and
smoothness to a great extent and dur
ing the first half the playing was decid
edly ragged. But after Hollis Hunting
ton’s proteges had run up their lead
the frosh showed a burst of speed that
brought them up to within one point of'
a tie at the end of the first period. The
score at half time was 19 to 18.
The second half was fast and bitter
ly fought. Both sides checked close.
The lead see sawed back and forth un
til the final few minutes when the bas
kets by Gosser and Bryant cinched it
for the babes. These two men togeth
er with Stoddard played brilliant ball
for the frosh. Reinhart and Patterson
showed up well for the visitors. The
teams will play again this afternoon.
The line-up:
Frosh—32 Salem—28
Bryant 22.F.Brown 4
Farley.F.Reinhart 8
Gosser 10.C.Okerberg 8
Hobson.G.Patterson 2
Mautz.G.Lilligren 4
Stoddard.S.Fallen 2
Referee, George Bliss.
Student Tickets Exchanged for Special
Admissions Indicate Large
Audience Monday Night
When Fritz Leiber, famous Shakes
pearian actor, plays “Macbeth” at the
Heilig theater, Monday night, he will
be seen by hundreds of University stu
dents, according to Manager McKee,
who reports that unusual interest was
shown yesterday in the appearance of
the student tickets, which entitles a
student to the special admission.
Considerable discussion as to Mr. Lei
ber’s qualities has been going on in the
English dramatic department as to
whether the prospective visitor or last
year’s star, Walter Hampden, is the
By virtue of his human treatment of
! Shakespeare’s plays in his presenta
tions Fritz Leiber, according to all ac
counts, has reincarnated the Bard in
the hearts of American playgoers.
Prof. Ilarl Douglass of the school
i of education, and Peter L. Spencer, in
structor in the University high school
■ have written an article which appears
in the current issue of the Journal of
| Educational Psychology.
Sigma Nu announces the pledging of
• Clyde Zollars of Portland.
Popular Speaker Charms With
Quaint Humor and Tales
Sung to Music
“Rootabaga Stories” Feature
in Recitation; Folk Songs
Most Popular
By Katherine Watson
Witli steel grey eyes twinkling whim
sically from beneath steel grey hair, re
citing, in a voice that was music, se
lections from his poems, singing with
his banjo slung carelessly, old folk mel
odies gleaned through friendships with
mountian folk, railroad men, old Caro
lina mammies, Carl Sandburg hold his
audience last night in Villard hall as
no other visitor has done. Absolute
quiet reigned the moment the poet
spoke, and whether he was explainnig
his theories of verse, telling the Roota
baga stories, or singing—not a sound
was heard.
IIis sense of humor was delightful.
He proved that poets are human—in
fact Carl Sandburg seems the quintes
sance of the Self in each one of us that
looks back at the evenings spent on
front steps in the fading light of day,
that remembers the Ever-So-Little
Tliings, sometimes good and somotimes
a little sad to remember. The audience
was his with that curious mixture of
feeling that he kept constantly between
a hilarious laugh and a wistful smile.
Program Is Divided
He divided his program into four
parts, the first of which he called a
“leeturette” on “Is there a new poet
ry?”; the second comprised readings
from several of his books; the third
consisted of two selections from his
llootabaga stories which the audience
received with laughs and chuckles, and
the fourth and most popular part was
made up of American folk songs which
ho accompanied on his banjo.
Speaking of the new poetry, he said
regarding a frequent criticism that we
don’t always know what is meant, that
America is cursed with a mania for ex
planation. Witness such evidence as
“The Ladies Home Journal” which will
explain anything.
There is and always has boon in real
poetry a certain elusiveness, a some
thing beyond the sixth sense and the
fourth dimension, the poet said; there
is an inarticulateness. Whether or not
a poet is good or bad, can only be mea
sured, ho went on, by whether he was
good or bad for us. It all goes back
to experience, and when, having read
a poem we do not know exactly what is
meant, we come back later in the light
of soul-searching experience to find it
has a meaning for us, then we have
discovered the poetry.
Humor Brings Smiles
In the poetry recited by Mr. Sand
burg, there were things beautiful and
things funny. A real man with a taste
for a good joke, in fact, ending even
the most serious things with a remark
that brought forth smiles. Ho endear
ed himself to all. And then he spoke
of a new moon as a silver canoe—-a sil
ver papoose canoe, of red and gold
corn ripening in the fields with the
treasure of corn silk creeping up and
out; of a ship limping up the slant of
the sea, the bone of hor nose grey with
with fog, or he mentioned a green win
dow blind, loose, flapping in the wind.
He prefaced his “Rootabaga Stories”
with a little five-lined poem which
warned that one must look out for
proud words, one must be careful in
using them for they were hard bootr
und stalked off with a loud, hard sou
and could not hear one calling them
back. Then he went on to tell tlis
dear little whimsical tales that he main
tains are good for grownups because
they are good for children. Most pop
ular were the folk songs.
Bob Gardner and Otto Mauthe Take Icy
Plunge into MiUrace
Plunging head-long into the icy wat
ers of the millrace, two University
boys, Bob Gardner and Otto Mauthe
took their first cold bath of the year
Thursday when the canoe in which they
were riding capsized in the vicinity
of the Phi Kappa Psi house.
The Peterborough canoe in which
they were riding was extremely tippy,
and the canoers became a little too
| reckless.
“It was a horrifying moment of sus
! |,ense,” said Gardner with a shiver as
he recalled the unpleasant experience,
“but a few moments after the splash
the worst was over.”
The canoe was landed after the un
fortunates had jumped in after it four