Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 28, 1923, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Revision of Constitution Is
Business to Come Up at
Assembly Tomorrow
** Extension of Executive Council
Membership Being Urged
by Alumni
^ Five amendments which will vitally
affect the constitution of the A. S. IT.
O. if they are carried will be announced
at the regular student body meeting to
morrow morning in Villard hall at 1.1
o’clock. The committee of the executive
council on amendments is made up of
Owen Callaway, chairman, Ellen Mc
Veigh and Kenneth Youel and these mem
bers have drawn up amendments which
concern the change in the membership
of the executive council, change in the
activities committees, change in the sta
tus of ihc yell leader and several pro
visions fer the regulation of athletic
The first amendment to be proposed
provides that two more members be add
ed to the executive council and that they
be alumni of the University. The com
mittee recommends that when possible
one of these shall be a member of the
board of regents and although the word
ing of the measure permits the other
place to be filled by the alumni secre
tary the committee does not recommend
Committees Reduced
A drastic change would be effected ac
cording to the second proposal of the
committee in that all the nine activities
committees which exist at present would
be eliminated and in their place five
committees, some of whose members
should be members of the executive coun
| oil, should be created. The measure also
would put the graduate manager of the
University on the committees as secre
tary, without a vote. This would mean
the centralization of the authority on
problems relating to student activities
and is believed to be a desirable change
from the ambiguity of the present system,
according to the committee on amend
A third change is proposed relating
to women’s athletics. The amendment
calls for the awarding of sweaters to
women on class teams according to a
, point system, allowing every girl who
makes 1000 points a sweater rather than
restricting this award to the few girls
who win varisty sweaters.
“O” to Be Regulated
The regulation of the varsity O which
is given to track men and the addition
of an award of an O to the cross country
runners is proposed and several minor
changes are mentioned in the fourth
amendment. This also provides for the
standardization of the O received by the
yell leader, and for the awards to stu
dent managers of letters containing a
small M on them according to the con
stitution. It has been the custom to
award these to managers for some time,
but there is no regular provision for
it in the constitution.
It has already been proposed that
the yell king be granted a position on the
student council and this amendement will
voted on at the same time as the new
Another change in awards which is
^ being contemplated by the amendment
committee, according to Callaway is that
varsity blankets not be given to men until
they receive their diplomas. The present
ruling allows athletes to receive their
blankets after four years of service on
(Continued on page three.)
March Issue of Sunset Magazine Has
Story of Fund Raising and Erec
tion of Structure for Co-Eds
A section of an article "Interesting
Westerners,” which appeared in the
Sunset Magazine for March, is devoted
to Mrs. I. H. Gerlinger, regent of the
University of Oregon, and to her work
in connection with the Woman’s build
The article attributed the raising of
the funds for the building to Mrs. Ger
linger's persistent efforts. It says,
“Mrs. Gerlinger’s enthusiasm aroused
the state until even children brought
their pennies to ‘buy bricks for the
woman’s building’.”
The article also speaks in praise of
the Woman’s building, saying, “Ex
perts pronounce it the finest university
building for women in the United
States and the best equipped with ap
paratus for their physical training.”
Spectators Will See Entire
Length of Procession
The biggest job that confronts the
University employees for the spring, ac
cording to H. M. FisFer, superintendent
of buildings and grounds, is the tearing
down and then replacing of the bleachers
that line the mill race at the point where
the annual canoe fete is held during
Junior Week-end. This is necessitated by
the fact that the city is planning to
straighten the mill race at this point in
order to make street improvements and
put in sidewalks.
This change, according to Mr. Fisher,
will be an advantage in that the on
lookers will be able to see the entire
length of the procession, where before
it was lost to sight around the bend.
The change will also benefit the Uni
versity in that land which is owned by
the University will be shifted from the
north side of the race to the south side
where it can be put into practical use.
Besides this undertaking, the men un
der Mr. Fisher have the regular spring
work of pruning trees, planting shrub
bery, caring for the lawns and seeding
more ground. New shrubbery this year
is being planted around the Woman’s
building and the Y. M. C. A. hut.
Mr. Fisher plans to seed lawns about
the Education building and the Univer
sity high school, and would like to beau
tify the grounds around the music build
ing, but says that this cannot be done
as long as the structure is under the
control of the holding company'. The
University has nothing to say about the
grounds. Grading and seeding of Kin
caid field will have to be postponed until
it is vacated by the physical education
The grass, plots on the campus have all
been gone over with a commercial fer
tilizer recently, Mr. Fisher says. The
sod, loosened up by the removal of the
moss with lime, responds remarkably to
the applications.
Dr. C. A. Gregory of the school of
education recently received a letter
from a Methodist mission at Foochow,
China, in which Mr. Walter Lacy, mis
sionary, asks permission to translate
Dr. Gregory’s test for measuring and
comparing achievement in geography.
The letter reads, “Your test is superoir
to the Branom-Reavis test, and I should
like to commence the preparation of a
Chinese test based on yours.”
Delta Gamma anounces the pledging
of Isabel Stuart of Medford, Ore.
Leiber’s Macbeth Praised, But
Some Weak Places Scored
If the arousing of much comment is
success Fritz Leiber surely hit the mark
in his presentation of Shakespeare’s
Macbeth, Monday night.
Tuesday morning found the campus
buzzing with opinions, with sentiment
somewhat divided as to the merits of
Mr. Leiber's work. Library officials re
port a heavy run on Shakespeare's
plays, and considerable discussion of
the bard’s work was evident in English
and Shakespeare classes.
Professor H. C. Howe and Miss Julia
Burgess, both of the English depart
ment, agreed with most campus critics
that Walter Hampden, who played here
last year, was considerably stronger
than Mr. Leiber. Mr. Leiber’s facial
expression and some of his and Olive
Oliver’s vocal work were criticized
quite severely.
“I should like to have seen Mr. Lei
ber ’s company play Macbeth on two
successive nights—first as he did it
Monday, then wtihout the profuse me
chanical effects, as it was played 40
years afo,” Professor Howe said in dis
cussing the question of whether or not
the lighting and other effects were over
Students for the most part who at
tended the play liked it thoroughly. For
those who had not seen a Shakespear
ean play enacted the colorful effects ob
tained by clever lighting added espe
cially to the value.
The sleep-walking scene, featuring
Miss Oliver was praised generally, as
was most of her work. One critic ex
pressed the belief that her interpreta
tion was faulty in that she was entirely
lacking in anything like human sym
Norman Byrne of the philosophy de
partment wrote the following criticism:
“The predom'nant effect of Mr. Lei
ber’s production seems to be pictorial—
(Continued on page three.)
Comedy of Bert Davies Has
Hildegarde Repinen as
Leading Character
Darrell Larsen, Experienced
Actor, Leading Man; Kate
Pinneo Has New Part
“Three Sins,” Bert Davies’ comedy
which will be produced by the Univer
sity players with Hildegarde Bepinen
in the lead and an all-star cast in sup
port, will run for the first time at Guild
hall tonight. As the play is very pop
ular, it is suggested that as many come
as possible on the first two nights, since
many are always turned away on Fri
day, according to Art Johnson, business
manager for the company who will be
in the box office to dispose of seats at
eight o 'clock this morning.
Bert Davies is not only well-known
for his comedy, but is especially re
nowned for his clever satire. In “Three
Sins” he makes us see some of the out
standing characteristics not only of En
glish country life and English law
courts, but of human nature in gener
Larsen Co-Stars
Mr. Paul Hughes, a rising dramatist
who has sold exactly one play, but who
has all the earmarks of an already fa
mous man, is played by Darrel Larsen,
who has taken a great many parts dur
ing his several years in the company.
Hildegarde Bepinen plays the Countess
of Epping who entertains the dramatist
and wdio also writes plays. She decides
that they shall collaborate on a play,
much to the disgust of his wife, which
role is interpreted by Star Norton.
Kate Pinneo, who will be remembered
as the black mammy in “Come Out of
the Kitchen” and Addeliney Bowersox
in“ The Raggedy Man,” will play an
actress in this play who goes by the
musical name of Berengeria Mortimer.
Morris Bocock will play Judge Wray
who is always followed about by Clin
ton Perry, the latter role taken by Art
Johnson. Lord Oswald Bruce-Banner
man, played by David Swanson, has
his hands full trying to keep Miss Van
derhide, Mabel Gilliam, in England,
thus keeping the American Vanderliide
millions in the family. Miss Ferris, an
aggressive and efficient news reporter,
who interviews the dramatist is play
ed by Katherine Watson.
Elizabeth Robinson in Cast
Elizabeth Bobinson plays the part of
Lady Lucy Lister whose every com
ment is “How swe-e-e-et.” Miss Robin
son has done remarkably well the roles
entrusted to her during the short time
which she has been in the company. Ed
Keech plays Lord Epping, who is bored
with the playwriting bug his wife has.;
Dr. Gull, a Scotch missionary, Gordon
Wilson, causes excitement by his fiery
denunciations of all things worldly.
Barney McPhillips plays Henry, the
butler; George Bronaugh, Mr. Craven,
K. C.; Wade Kerr, Mr. Hickory; Lee
Emery, associate; Cloyd Blackburn, the
court usher; the boy, Katherine Wat
Majors in Architecture on Campus to
Try Skill at Planning School
Buildings and Grounds
Prizes for excellence in school-house
design amounting to a hundred and
twenty-five dollars in cash are being
offered by John J. Donovan, an archi
tect of Oakland, California, member of
the American Institute of Architects,
to the majors in architecture on this
campus. Mr. Donovan, who is a friend
of Dean Ellis P. Lawrence of the school
of architecture and allied arts, will pay
a visit tc the campus sometime in
March to judge the completed work.
The senior problem is to design a
“general cosmopolitan or inclusive high
school to accommodate at least 2000
students.” This will mean the designing
of a number of buildings and the laying
out of sixty acres of ground. The first
prize is $50, the second $25.
The juniors are working on plans for
a “low elementary school with first
to sixth grades, inclusive” to be laid
out on fifteen acres of school grounds
with athletic fields, place for commun
ity play, and the like. The building
may be either one or two stories. The
first prize will be $30 and the second
The sophomore men are designing
small rural schools for a special prize,
a copy of Mr. Donovan’s book on school
architecture. In addition, he will give
each of the four winners of the upper
1 classes a copy. The book is exception
1 ally fine of its kind, and retails for $25.
Five-Months Trip Undertaken
by Young Men in Interests
of “Youth Movement”
Jasper King, National Student
Forum Member, Is to Come
With Travelers
Coming with an enthusiastic desire to
enlighten University students on the
subject of the “youth movement” so
prevalent in Europe at the present
time, Hans Teisler from Germany, Piet
Boest from Holland and Jorgen 'Hoick
from Denmark, will arrive in Eugene
Friday, March 2, at 8:55 p. m. and will
be on the campus until March 5.
These young men are spending nearly
five months in traveling about the coun
try to 30 or 40 universities telling their
many experiences and enumerating the
various problems they have had to con
tend with in their countries.
A definite and interesting program
has been arranged for the entertain
ment of the visitors while they are on
the campus. Some of the general phas
es of the program will be handled by
the Women’s League, the Cosmopolitan
club, and the Young People’s societies
in the Presbyterian, Baptist and Meth
odist churches. The men will speak at
several meetings; a general meeting for
the entire university probably taking
place at the Y. M. C. A. hut on Sunday
Visitors Offer Friendship
These three students have much that
they can give to the university students
at Oregon, according to L. P. Putnam
of the Y. M. C. A., but perhaps the most
valuable feature of their visit will be
the opportunity they offer for friend
ship with men from other countries.
One of the students, Hans Teisler, a
young German workman, has attended
the People’s International college at
Elsinore, Denmark. Although his edu
cation has been slight, the knowledge
that he has attained from practical ex
perience is profound. A recent article
in “Survey Graphic” expresses him as
being a representative of “the hope of
A lover of the sea is Piet Boest, who
was raised in an environment of ship
ping and fishing on the Zeider Zee in
Holland. At present he is a medical
student at the University of Leiden and
a member of th Practical Idealist asso
ciation, an organization composed of a
fellowship of young people who are
loosely banded together—attempting to
live their individual ideals.
Student Is from Denmark
From Denmark comes Jorgen Hoick.
He is well acquainted with the student
movements in all the Scandinavian
countries—himself a student of the Uni
versity of Copenhagen. His greatest
interest is centered in the development
of the University Settlement at Copen
hagen which houses students and even
groups of business men who desire to
discuss their mutual problems togeth
er. Hoick took part in the all-Scandin
avian congress at Stockholm in 1921,
a meeting conducted in the interests of
a social and industrial advance in his
Thus it can be seen how well ac
quainted those young men are, none of
whom are over 24 years of age, with
the student conditions in their own
The visitors have written to the cam
pus respecting their visit that they
wish it to be entirely informal, since
they believe that they will be able to
establish a much closer contact with the
students of this University in this way.
than any other manner.
The American who is in charge of
conducting the tour and who will come
with the men to the campus is Jasper
King, a representative of the National
Student Forum of New York City. King
will speak to the students at the cam
pus in behalf of the forum.
The Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa
Psi and Kappa Delta Phi fraternities
have offered their dwellings for the en
tertainment of the foreign guests.
Student Body "Good Will Developed at
Portland Among Extension Groups
A growth of student body feeling is
| reported among the students in the ex
tension division from the Portland cen
'ter. Professional and social minglbig
| among departments is obeing encouraged
There have’ been several parties given
jfor students of the school of social work;
| a dinner was given to the writers ’ league
I by the short story class; meetings of
I the graduate club have been held; a
| Spanish dinner at the chamber of com
imerce given; and a contest of the public
speaking department was conducted.
All Information Relative to Entrance
and Graduation Is Listed; Pamph
let Last Published in 1920
, »ew copy of the University regula
tions will be published in the fall. All
existing rules passed by the faculty
and now in force are collected prepar
atory to being grouped in book form.
The last book of regulations came out
in October, 1920.
This booklet contains all rules for
entrance requirements, graduation re
quirements, advanced standings of stu
dents, work for special students and ma
jors. It explains methods of registra
tion, of withdrawal from classes or
from the University; it explains the
post system, the point system, the grade
reports, the summer school, the grad
uate school, and the requirements for
the master’s and doctor’s degrees.
This book covers all matters neces
sary for entering students to know.
Sigma Pi Tau, Started Three
Weeks Ago, Given Sanction
A now fraternity under the name of
Sigma Pi Tau has just been organized
on the campus by 20 University stu
dents and the group has been granted
permission to move into i house at
once. The organization was started
three weeks ago under the leadership
of Lewis Martin of The Dalles and a
constitution and by laws were drawn
up tentatively. At a meeting of the
student living committee on Monday
afternoon these were presented by a
delegation from the charter members
and approved by the committee. The
men will move into their house og the
corner of Thirteenth and High streets
at once. They have obtained a three
year lease on this house which is the
one formerly occupied by Delta Zeta
The 20 charter members of the new
group are from several sections of the
state and one is from California. They
are John Dye, Walter Kidd, L. E. An
gell, R. E. Davis, F. Lea MacPike, John
Madlung, Truman Phillips, George
Springer, of Portland, Gerald Prescott,
Vircliand Rayner, William Rutherford,
Haven Potter and Charles Smith of
Eugene, Jesse Green and Leslie Blak
ney of Milwaukie, Lewis Martin of The
Dalles, Charles Wells of Hillsboro,
George Owen of Voneta, Frank Norton,
Lebanon, and Russel Crawford of Palo
With the founding of this new frater
nity there are eighteen men's frater
nities on the campus, six of which are
local and twelve national. The last
group to organize was Alpha Beta Chi
which is now established on Alder
Important Proposals Will Be Brought
up ThiB Afternoon In Committee
Directorate Meeting
Plans for Junior week-end are rap
idly shaping and a meeting of the com
mittee directorate has been called by
the chairman, Doug Farrell,' for this af
ternoon at 4:30 in the accounting and
auditing room, third floor, commerce
Several important proposals will be
brought up for discussion by the com
mittee heads, who plan to follow up
today’s session with separate meetings
of their various committees.
Every junior who is head of any
committee, major or minor, is expected
to be present and to be ready to dis
cuss the general problems under con
sideration. Several important an
nouncements are promised by the chair
Members ofc the directorate are Jack
Meyers, Eddie Edlund, Ted Baker, Pat
Irelan, Lawrence Cook, Velma Farn
hnm, Bay McKeown and Art Budd, who
are the general chairmen, and Francis
Haworth, Bus Gowans, Bay Harlan,
Randall Jones, Lyle Palmer, Knut Dig
erness, Mary Alexander, Margaret Grif
fith, Frank Carter, John Piper and Ja
son McCune, sub-chairmen.
Dr. Andrew Fish was unable to meet
his world history class yesterday morning.
He is at present in a Portland hospital
where he has had to undergo an oper
ation for a small fistula in the throat.
His condition is not serious, but the doc
tors recommended his remaining in the
hospital a few days longer. Dr. H. D.
Sheldon gave the lecture instead.
Delta Delta Delta announces the
pledging of Mary Cool of Portland.
Alpha Beta Chi announces the pledg
I ing of Harold Gray of Prineville.
Willamette Is Smothered by
Oregon Playing Best
Game of Season
Victory Does Not Materially
Boost Lemon-Yellow in
Percentage Column
Salem, Ore., Feb. 27.—(Special to
the Emerald.)—The Oregon quintet
played the fastest game of basketball
seen on the local floor this year, here
last night and smothered the Willam
ette Bearcats under with the final score
standing 61 to 20 for the Lemon-Yellow.
The visitors gained an early lead and
were at no time pressed by the local
players, as the exceptional shooting of
Latham, Zimmerman and Gowans was
too much for the Bearcat guards.
The game w-as the final one for the
Oregon quintet and, according to Coach
Bohler, was the best exhibition of bas
ketball they have shown this year.
Oregon, by winning this game did not
materially boost herself in the percent
age column, as before the contest she
stood fifth in the Northwest conference
with just an even number of wins and
losses and although the win gives her
a percentage of 532, it does not add en
ough to put her ahead of Washington
State who stands fourth in the Confer
ence with sbven wins and only five
Team Stands up Well
With the season over a final summing
up proves the team did not do so badly
after all as they won eight of the fif
teen games played, one of these being
from Idaho which seemingly has the
best chance at present to cop off the
Coast honors again for the second suc
cessive year. The first four contests
were captured by the Lemon-Yellow by
fairly comfortable margins, but their
last minute defeat by Washington by
only two points evidently broke the
spirit of the aggregation, for from that
time on they wore a changed team, and
although they occasionally played a fast
game they never showed their early sea
son form, except in the two games
which they won from the Aggies on the
Armory floor.
The work of Coach Bohler in mould
ing a winning team from the material
ho had on hand at the opening of the
season was of a very high grade, for he
took five men who had never played
together before and developed them in
to one of the best passing and fastest
floor teams in the Conference.
Bohler Given Credit
The members of the team give the
coach a great deal of the credit for
winning the games they did, for ac
cording to the players he had the sys
tem of every team doped out before the
teams went on the floor and told them
how to play the other team’s weakness
es. This is illustrated by the victory
over Idaho in the game played here,
for Coach Bohler placed the Oregon
guards in such a position that the Ida
ho players could not get their favorite
shots. This strategy threw them off
in the first half so badly that they were
unablo to overcome the Webfoot lead
and lost the game.
Players Do Not Obey
After the Washington mix here,
which we lost by two points in the
last thirty seconds of play, the members
of the team admitted they had not
played as Coach Bohler told them to
or they would have won the game.
Thus it would seem that the advance
ment from the bottom of the league to
the center in one year is mainly the
result of the superior coaching which
the team has had, and with four of this
year’s team back again next season
she may expect a top-notch place in
the standings.
Led and Accommodate Are Spelled
Wrong More Than Others
The words “led” and “accommodate”
are more often misspelled than any oth
ers in the English language, is the state
ment made by Prof, fieorge Turnbull of
the school of journalism before his news
writing classes Monday.
“It may seem strange that I pick out
these two from the great mass of words,
but I can think of no others that, in my
experience, are spelled wrong by more
students,” he said.
“Led,” past tense of “lead,” he ex
plained, cannot be spelled “1-e-a-d.” The
problem with “accommodate” for most
students seems to be which “m” to leave
I out.
The co-ed code contest closes at noon
| today when all codes must be in the of
fice of Dean Straub.