Oregon Sunday Emerald Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Association_ Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued daily except Monday, during the college year. -—-- ’ i Kenneth Youel, Editor_Lyle Janz, Manager ERNEST HAYCOX. Snnday Editor_,_ The Board Donald Woodward, Managing Editor; Clinton Howard, Assignments; '"aylor Huston, Night Editor; Catherine Spall, Society; Katherine Watson, Poetry Writers: Jessie Thompson, Monte Byers, Arthur Rudd, John Anderson, Rachael Chezem, Margaret Skavlan, Dorothy Kent, Van Voorhees, Marian Lowry, Nancy Wilson. Goo’ Bye Due to different views of campus policies existing between tbe Daily and Sunday Editors, the latter finds it advisable to resign from his position. Very Refreshing The last word has not yet been said about the Junior Vaudeville. Here something distinctive and genuine has been accomplished, something refreshing and, above all, something of local growth. It was an undoubted success, all the way through; yet certain parts of it stand out as undeniably the best. It is good to know that the campus holds people capable of writing and putting on “Mummy Mine.” It is good to know that there are two persons who can manipulate comedy in the whole hearted manner that Katherine Pinneo and Wenona Dyer managed to do it. In some respects their act was the very finest of the evening. And, lastly, it is good to know that a college organization can achieve the technical proficiency of the Midnite Sons. But perhaps the best thing demonstrated Thursday night was that collegiate humor could be both clean and funny. This has not always been the case; but there was only one suggestion at the vaude ville which was in any way risque, and that particular item was far from being funny. Pollerticks! There should be but one test of a prospective candidate for office. Has he got sense enough, and has he got spunk enough? With the Dean of Music By John Anderson DEAN John J. Landsbury, of the University school of music, in his music science class one day struck at random a succession of notes making quite a disagreeable effect. “Even this” he said, “could bo used as the motive of a composition.” He was emphasizing the point upon which ho was lecturing, that musical compositions are often built on apparently impossible combina tions of tonos. The class, caused to be somewhat skeptical by the harshness of the sounds, challenged him to make good on his statement. The result was “Etude on an Impossible Motive,” which will be one of the numbers on the program of the recital which Dean Landsbury expects soon to givo of his own compositions. Jane Thacher in cluded it in her recent recital in the Woman ’» building. Dean Landsbury told this little story after being found at a baseball game and carried away from it, to his studio somewhat against his will; for he likes nothing better than to light a cigar and watch through his horu-rimmed spectacles a good baseball game. In his studio in the school of music, “Doctor John,” as he is known to the large majority of the students, sat down and submitted to questioning about his creative work. Ho did not remain seat ed long. In a few minutes he was over at the piano illustrating what he was tryiug to tell. "Problem composition is the thing I am most interested in,” the dean said. “1 do not care so much for composition as such. To me it is a more intimate, personal thing, not to be used as an advertising stunt.” By problem compo sition the dean explained, he meant the solving of some technical difficulty, often apparently impossible according to musical rules. The compositions of ten develop out of class work, us the “Etude on an Impossible Motive” did. A large part of his work consists of etudes written to give practice for some exceptionally difficulty on the piano. The dean is very much interested in voice composition because it involves more than merely writing music. The composer must first analyze the poem and then build the music so that it will fuse with the words. The music must bring out the words. “The art song is iu large part declamation,” he said. In the song one of the problems has been to make the widest possible use of very limited material. As an example of what could be done in this line, Dean Landsbury played a simple little song called “Slumber Sea,” the tune of which contained only five tones. None of the dean's songs have ever been published. He says he doesn’t care whether they are ever printed or not. Several have been written for concert arts and dedicatd to them, how ever. When Dean Landsbury acted as accompanist for Arthur Middleton, Metropolitan baritone, on his north western tour two years ago, the singer ^ used several of the dean's songs. Among these are “The Sea Hath Its 1 1‘earls,” "Your Kiss, Beloved,” and “I j Dreamed of a Fragrant Garden.” Three I from a set of six etudes were written : for Emil Liebling, pianist. “A lot of people wonder how com positions are put togetner anu 1 inougiu. the recital might be interesting to them,” said Dr. Landsbury. The pro gram will be partly voice, solos and quartets, and partly instrumental. The dean will give short explanations of the numbers and play some of his piano compositions. His program will consist of some of the songs already mentioned, “Lulla by,” a song with cello obligato, “A Cannonical Setting of Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater,” and Irish quartet ar rangements, “The Minstrel Boy” and “Kate Kerny,” and others. At one time in his life, Dr. Lands bury thought he was going to lose the use of one hand and would be unable to go on with his piano study. As an alternative he took up the study of engineering and he told with a show of pride of the fact that the water system in his old home town of Indianola, Iowa, was partly a result of his engin eering work. He graduated from Simpson College in 1900 and took his graduate work in the University of Berlin. In Berlin he studied under Dr. Max Bruch, emi nent composer. He was elected to the Meisterschule, the graduate school' of the Hochschule. There were only six members of the school. Dr. Bruch was his adviser during all his study there. He had access to all the rare manu scripts preserved there. He came to the University to put in a department of composition and to reorganize the piano department. Shortly after he was made head of the school. Since coming here he has been so much interested in the devel opment of the school of musig and in getting music established on the cam pus that he has had no time for either j recital work or composition. -, Oxfordizing the U. of O. (Continued from page one.) pleasure which will be a solace to them in the days to come of fatigue, of an xiety, and of trouble.” Colin V. Dyment, dean of the college of literature, science and the arts, iu commenting on the plan of self educa tion, said: * "It was, to be sure, a bad develop ment iu education when a University degree was made to represent the pas sing of an aggregation of courses. “A natural outcome was the breaking down of the relationship between the courses, and one of the academic poli cies of the University in the last few years, has been to build up again the relationship among the aggregation of courses that go to make up the mathe matical sort of degree granted by this and similar Ameftean institutions. The 1 Princeton idea is just an imitation of! the higher educational theory iu for- | eign countries.” When students leave institutions of higher learning, the world demands that ; they assume their places in its affairs and share the lead of responsibility in a complex civil; at ion. If these stu-1 dents have beei • spoon-fed” for the four years or more of their college life, never being called to assume ahy real responsibility, they cannot be expected to step in and make good from the very Engineers to the Front! By A1 Trachman WHAT might this world be now, if the Carthaginians, and not the Homans, had won the great naval bat tle of Ecnomus in the year 256 B. C. ? Why was it that the Carthaginians lost to the Homans, for were they not an immensely superior naval people, occupying then even a greater compar ative position than Great Britain holds today? What was that weight, which in the- balance of things, threw the victory to the Romans? It was an in vention of Roman engineers; the “cor vus,” a device by which the Romans might board the enemy’s ships in mid ocean. But we need go no further, we can stop with the first part of the last statement—“It was an invention of the Roman engineers.” “The engineer,” says Dr. A. E. Cas well, head of the department of phy sics, “has made himself felt in every walk of human life. He has revolu tionized war, agriculture, and com merce. “He has made war entirely a thing of science; he has made possible, through great irrigation projects, the agricultural development of lands which otherwise would remain barren; and with the harnessing of steam and el ectricity and the gasoline engine, he has erradieated all barriers of dis tance.” Dr. Caswell places engineers in two classes: technicians, those who are able to carry on the work as it has been taught them; and research work ers, men who have had a thorough train ing in the fundamental principles of physics and chemistry so as to have a broad vision of things. “Most men simply go into schools and take just enough of the fundamen tal sciences to get by,” Dr. Caswell pointed out. “The man who has vi sion, is the man who has had a great deal of training in the fundamental sciences. I would stress the fundamen tals, and put less time on the techni calities. The fundamentals which Jcan be readily learned in college are learn ed out of college with difficulty, where as the reverse is true of the technical side. “By this I mean,” continued Dr. Cas well, “that the true engineer should be a combination of physicist and the pop ular notion of an engineer. A physi cist presents the theory, the idea; the engineer takes this idea and fashions it into a realism. The “true” engin eer is the man who brings forth the revolutionary inventions; for it would be difficult to construct without ideas, and most ideas that are advanced with out an idea of designing are imprac ticable. “Some philosopher has said that there are three kinds of liars: plain, condemned, and statisticians. But there is something to be said for sta tistics, even though they are classed as the worst. It is a matter of statistics that the chances for an engineer to appear in ‘ Who’s Who ’ are ten times as great if he has taken a thorough ocurse in the fundamental sciences first! When questioned as to what the greatest engineering development of the future would most likely be, Dr. Caswell replied: “I believe it will be the development of the water-power resources of the United States. We have easily avail- i able, 25,000,000 horsepower, which possibly by the use of storage could be increased to double the amount. The United States Geological Survey places the estimate at 66,000,000 horsepower. The greater bulk of this power lies in the west. We have in the Pacific Northwest about one-third of the water power of the country. At least two thirds of the total resources lie west of the Mississippi. In conclusion, Dr. Caswell remarked on the future of the engineer in rela tion to the water power of Oregon. At Bonneville, there is waterpower which could be developed to the extent of 200,000 horsepower. Over 480,000 horsepower lies inert at The Dalles. If The Dalles project were developed, the phosphate rocks of eastern Idaho could be transformed into fertilizer, thus enabling the United States to compete with the nitrates of Chile. But all of this development will be very slow, Dr. Caswell said. “The trouble is that we haven’t the people who would be able to use the power. It is greatly a matter of pop ulation. V “The wisest thing that the state of Oregon could do, would be to finance some of these development projects. It • would cost about $150 per horsepower to accomplish at present prices.” start, is the opinion of Dean Dyment. If the college and university is a train ing school, why not let it train the stu dent to do things for himself, to ac cept responsibility and, with instruc tors to guide and not to push, to suc ceed or fail according to his own wil lingness to “deliver the goods.” H. D. Sheldon, dean of the school of education, when interviewed on the subject of self education brought out some interesting points. The senior the sis tried out at the University of Ore gon years ago was a more or less re mote approach to the system under dis cussion, he said. This was discontinued however, for a number of reasons, not the least of which, according to Dean Sheldon, was the fact that a great many students require considerable assis tance from their instructors while pre paring these theses. If the self education system were to be put into effect at the University of Oregon, it would require at least a third more instructors, was the dean’s opinion. This increase in personnel would be the natural outgrowth of indi vidual attention on the part of the teaching force toward the student. “It is a fine idea*and ought to be pushed,” said Dean Sheldon, “but to be pushed successfully, it would require more equipment and a larger personnel. I believe it would work all right in the junior and senior classes, provided the student has had at least one year in a subject before he is left to pur sue his course alone, but would not ad vise permitting a student to attempt a line of study entirely new to him without the direct and continuous help of an instructor. However, I think the plan a good one and would like to see it tried.” Theatres “GOOD MEN AND TRUE” Harry Carey takes greater personal risk in his latest production “Good Men and True” than he has ever been com pelled to undergo in the past. Not only is he flung over a precipice when an auto hits the horse he is riding but he has a hand-to-hand conflict with a band of cowboy-waiters that looks for the world like a small edition of the Marne. “Good Men and True” which was written by Eugene Manlove Rhodes, will be shown at the Castle Theatre on Monday and Tuesday. THE FAMOUS MRS. FAIR A tribute to Fred Niblo’s ability is contained in a letter which he received from James Forbes, author of “The Famous Mrs. Fair,” in which the lat ter waived the right of examination of the script of his play, and assured Mr. Nihlo that he could go ahead with the production, as his name and reputa tion stood as a guarantee that the pie turization would do justice to the ori ginal play. The photoplay comes Mon day and Tuesday at the Rex Theatre. THE HINDU AT HEIIftG TUB6DAY Walker Whiteside has won added fame by virtue of his portrayal of the char acter of Prince Tamar in “The Hindu,” in which he will be seen at the Heilig Theatre on Tuesday evening, May Sth. Students of the University are aware' [hat Mr, Whiteside's diction, and enuu- ,i ciation are well worth emulating and as an exponent of Shakespeare’s dramas, he has no superior. There- are scenes “A FRIENDLY HUSBAND” When is a home not a home? “When everybody scraps,” says Lupino Lane, whose new five-reel comedy special, “A Friendly Husband,” will show Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Heilig Theatre. Plenty of things to scrap about. In “A Friendly Husband,” Mr. Lane suggests one way out of scrapping. Husbands and wives and husbands and wives-to-be—take notice. NIGHT The evening breeze Sweeps stardust from the., palace of Night And polishes the Moon With bits Of cloud fluff. While new, Unbroken Starchildren With points still unblunted Play In the wind-swept palace Until the floor Is piled With broken Star points. —H. L. S. Monday and Tuesday J! Great Star's a Greatest Vehicle! 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