Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 13, 1923, Image 1

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The Sunday Emerald
/1 and
Graba Bite Api gave a dance the other
$20 garlands of new-mown hag
Were placed about the rooms
In a most effective way.
The hosts were dressed as milicing maids
The guests as rustic boys
Madame Shrielcs as soloist
Produced an awful noise.
The party was a great success
The truly elite were there
By Caesar’s royal pajamas
The bust was truly rare.
The awfulest job I can conceive
Through all eternal years
Is to tell the world of social folk
And all their hopes and tears.
Two girls (both at the same time)
“He -”
Two men (both at the same time)
“She -”
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Student life is a sort of mythical
affair in colleges. The average high
school graduate (and this applies to
you and me) has a strange sort of con
glomerate idea of what college life will
be like. Sometimes if a boy has been
away to boarding school for prepara
tory work, he is “disillusioned” by the
time he comes on this campus. How
ever, we are talking about the average.
1. The average youth never distri
butes the one-half dozen letters of intro
duction to his father’s friends among
the faculty, including always the Pres
ident of the University.
2. Many more youths have planned
(and sometimes carried out) to paint
certain parts of our campus green than
have ever been caught. Any freshmen
who have such plans in mind are ad
vised not to pay for their paint with
checks, and not to leave tennis shoes
spattered with evidence of their
“stunt” lying around.
3. We are not sorry to say that there
are no such beings as the Henry Bar
bour type of college man in college.
Such a man is 99 44-100 per cent pure
myth. The other 64-100 of one per cent
of romance will be found in any man,
anyway, whether he is in college or in
business life.
4. Being a member of the best im
promptu fraternity orchestra never
hold as much glamour as dreaming that
you are a member of such a revered and
hard-worked organization.
5. On a college campus a man usually
learns for the first time in life that
nothing is ever gained suddenly or with
out a long hard fight. The title of a
“college man” does not change any
one’s short story plot in the maga
zines or the movies.
Pyramus on the ground all covered with
Thisbe cries because he ain’t no more
What a tumble fate o’ertoolc that boy!
It wiped out all of poor Thisbe’s joy. ..
By the might of his own good sword he
Then came bach Thisbe, well, ah, well!
By the beast, 'thought he, perished e’en
her lashes
When all that was touched was her pret
ty pink sashes
And the cape which over her body she
She hissed his Ups and bade life adieu
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That these philosophy majors are a
queer sort of people, anyway.
That C. V. D. is one of these strong
silent men that never relaxes.
That Prexy Campbell recites each
morning before breakfast, “for the ul
timate good of the University” as the
motto for the day.
That each sorority has its special
That the majority of the good-looking
girls spend their spare time practicing
fraternity whistles.
That taking one or two of certain
picked courses in the art department is
better than reading even a risque mag
That when over half a class fail, the
instructor is to blame.
—C. N. H.
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Bryan, the Rear-Guard
Of a Dying Order
i By Van Voorhees
WILLIAM Jennings Bryan was a
college student. No university
could have produced a man just like
I wonder if a university would wish
For colleges instill within a man a
different way of seeing things. While
courses cover studies that are similar,
the basic attitudes of life and thought
are liable to form in different ways.
Dean Sheldon, of the school of edu
cation, pointed out, the other day, what
are perhaps the causes of the contrast.
In colleges, he said, the eyes of nearly
every man are fixed, figuratively at
least, upon the presidential ehair. f
He meant by this that in sectarian
schools—for nearly all the colleges are
such—the emphasis is placed upon de
bating and upon the sort of thing that
makes for leadership in politics. The
forebears of our present-day fraterni
ties may still be found as literary and
debating clubs upon the college campus.
In attitude at least these colleges in
living in the atmosphere developed in
the universities of Yale and Harvard
90 years ago.
Silver tongues and eloquent gestures
played a larger part in politics a cen
tury ago. The man who could command
the floor and dominate the party got
away with nearly everything.
It’s not warm words of eloquence
that run the world today, it’s pretty
much the colder words of science.
Mr. Bryan has written some warm
words bearing on the subjects of reli
gious beliefs and science and universi
ties. The addresses was designed for
church consumption and is illustrated
by hand-tinted slides depicting biblical
events and pastoral scenes and Mr. Bry
an’s photographs. In it he jams the
steel into university training and calls
aloud for a return of the old time re
Certain things exist because he
wishes them to, and other things don’t
because he doesn’t. His speech would
have been aptly paraphrased had he
remarked that the earth- can’t be re
volving because the Bible doesn’t say
it is.
Mr. Bryan, the great Commoner, sil
ver-tongued orator, is famous for his
leadership and for his superlative
speaking ability.
He is also not a little famous for
having a mind impervious to the facts
of modern science.
Two years ago I met Mr. Bryan, and
his wife, for many years an invalid.
Perhaps you did»’t know that is why
he hibernates in the tail end of Flor
ida. He has a delightful personality
and one cannot but hold him in highest
But he is the eloquent rear guard of
a dying order.
High Andes Ideal Camp
(?■' By Marian Lowry
‘HEBE really is such a thing as an
-I- ideal place for a vacation, and it
has been found in South America. Tirza
Anne Dinsdale, former secretary of the
University Y. W. C. A., says she gets
up each morning and gazes out over
an expanse of some two thousand acres
of land, while in the distance the high
Andes and a real smoking volcano are
seen. Furthermore, she says in a let
ter recently receive!! by Dorothy Col
lier, present secretary of the Y. W. C.
A., that she may have all the horses
she wants to ride, an abundance of good
food, a delightful English family to
live with, and an excellent large lib
rary to read.
She describes farm life there in fur
ther detail, saying it reminds one of
the feudal system because of the way
the land is rented and farmed. At the
time of writing this letter, in February,
it was harvest time in Chile, and Miss
Dinsdale says she thinks she saw a prac
tical part of internationalism, as the
threshing machine was of American
make, the engine from an English con
cern, the manager was a Frenchman,
and the laborers were Chileans. Lab
orers there receive 75 cents an acre for
cutting the grain.
“No doubt after the reports you have
been reading about the earthquakes,
you ’ll never have any desire to come to
Chile,” the letter read, “but from what
I learn the reports were very much ex
aggerated, especially as regard to San
tiago. There was no damage done, ex
cept in the North, where, of course,
conditions are terrible.”
Miss Dinsdale had just gone to bed
when the quakes came, and she at first
thought that the rumble and shaking
of the passing street cars, and not until
the bed began to rock, did she realize
that there was an earthquake. “One
really becomes quite accustomed to
them,” she adds. The assistance of the
United States was greatly appreciated
by the Chileans ,and very little aid had
reached them until the American ships
Miss Dinsdale says that the students
down there at the school, which is near
her office, do not really start work
until along in October and November
and from then on until examination
time in December. Then the students
fairly learn the text books by heart,
and it is no uncommon sight to see the
students walking up and down the
buildings studying aloud and paying
no attention to what is going on about
them. Native girls there have great
difficulty in finding positions after
they receive their degrees as there are
so few professions open to women, and
that is one reason, says Miss Dinsdale,
why teaching is so popular with the
Miss Dinsdale left the University,»f)f
Oregon in June 1921 to take up her
present work. She said in her letter
from all present indications she would
remain in South America for some time
New Courses Next Fall
OLD COURSES will be revamped and
elaborated and a considerable
number of new courses will be offered
by the University of Oregon next fall,
according to a statement of the new
curricula now before the board of high
er curricula of the state for approval.
A number of changes and regroup
ing of studies have been made in the
geology department because of the in
creased interest evident in this line
of work. A course in Crystallography
designed for those whose work involves
an investigation or knowledge of those
compounds recognized most readily by
their crystal form or crystalline prop
erties is among the new courses offered
in this department. Other courses are
Mineral Deposits, covering the essen
tial points of most important mineral
deposits; Geologic History of Pacific
Countries; Regional Geology; Geog
raphy of the Pacific and Advanced
Geography. Practically all of these
courses deal specifically with the ge
ology and geograptyr of the state and
Pacific region with one or two univer
sal in scope. They are being offered
by Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of the
department and Professor W. T. Hodge.
To answer an increased demand for
courses in science, the chemistry depart
ment has outlined a new course entit
led, “Chemistry and its Relationship.”
It will indicate the contest of the field
of chemistry together with a portrayal
of its problems and the broad rela
tionship of these to human interests.
A number of other courses for advanced
students are being offered in the chem
Special courses have been arranged
in different schools for medical students.
Among these is a course in general psy
chology for nodical students given by
the psychology department, a course in
quantitative anaylsis and advanced
laboratory courses in the chemistry de
To the end of laying special stress on
courses which lay emphasis upon the
manager’s problems the school of busi
ness yulministration, one of the largest
of the University, proposes to ineorpora
a series of management courses in its cur
ricula. These courses will not. include
new fields of work but represent one
formerly given with some condensation
and some expansion of courses with the
central idea of emphasizing the. manager
ial aspects of business.
The school of architecture proposes to
open a new five year course of study in
the design option in the department, lead
ing to the degree of Bachelor of Arch
itecture. It is expected by this new
curriculum to lighten the annual load
carried by students in the school of arch
itecture, now held unduly heavy. A more
flexible schedule, the gaining of a bet
ter relationship of cultural to profession
al subjects and the giving of a more thor
ough training in the purely professional
work of the school is the aim in view.
Two new courses in industrial arts, color
and harmony in dress and house furnish
ing are among the new courses proposed
in the school of architecture.
A course entitled “Report Writing” is
a proposed innovation in the English de
partment. This would be a service course
to be given in segregated sections, as far
as possible, for English majors, history
majors and science majors in which
they may be given instruction and correc
tion in writing papers, book reviews,
etc., in their respective fields of study.
(Continued on page two.)
I found an oak tree,
With trunk of monstrous girth—
Its limbs, distorted, flung on high,
Like groping talons sought the sky;
Its roots clutched tight the earth.
I found a trout stream
Within the oak tree’s shade—
Its purling waters, bubbling o ’er
With circling swish and muffled roar,
Sweet murmuring music made.
I found my heart’s ease
Beside that “fishing hole”—
For Nature, angling sly my heart,
Deep in its inmost inner part,
Had lured and caught my soul.
—M. J. B.
• • •
Alas, another crescent mooned spring
Like this.
I saw a pool, enticing.
(You know that spring moons give a
yellow light
That seems to warm the coldest waters)
I stripped me to the very soul,
And plunged in joyously.
At first the icy waters of the pool
But seemed to mildly cool
My fevered youth.
But soon they froze instead.
(Spring moon’s yellow light deceives.)
Thrice I tried to escape
The pool’s dark steep walls
And twice slipped back
Into its cold gold depths.
And here I am once more
(To tell those who would but hear)
“All that gleams mellow
Does not warm (ah! no!)”
—Patricia Novlan
Sweet rose that drooping stands,
I lift you gently in my hands
And hear the woeful saddened song
That you have chanted the night long.
Sweet rose, I pray you cease that plaint
Hearken to the words I paint—
Lo! When you are faded—dead,
Then my song will live instead.
. (After Heine)
Lord, send what e’er thou will’t
Be it of joy or grieving.
I am content that both am I
From thee alone receiving.
But Lord surfeit me not I pray
With thy love or resentment,
For ’twixt the two I know there lies
The realm of man’s contentment.
(After Morike)
—A. J.
Teresa’s hair is primly coiled
And smoothly piled upon her head,
Yet in the curl beside her ear
Another story may be read.
Teresa’s eyes of turquoise blue
Are downward in demureness cast—
Could there have been a light in them
When they met mine a moment past!
Teresa dresses modestly
In simple gown of Quaker gray,
But just below her slender throat
A crimson ribbon flutters gay.
Teresa never gives me hope—
She laughs with gentle cruelty.
Yet—when I leave and cross the stile
I see her blow a kiss to me!
—Margaret Skavlan
Now here is a theme,
As the lily loves sweet dew?
Two men, or the other end,
The mood.
Ah, well, heroine
There is the rest.
You may peal them at your leisure.
—A. J.
She is fair:
For each credit,
Bought and paid for?
Ah, well a debit,
But what is the difference?
Questions, questions ....
Foolish mummery.
And sold?
■Well, that is open.
Even so I may doubt.
But a credit ....
i But also intromit debit.
Your eyes like lapis lazuli ceilings
Cover me. With astonishment
My blood becomes heavy and nervous
—A. J
“When you think—I remember”—
A lonely peak on a silvered night.
Shadows that stretch to the hnddlec
Gray mists streaming down the narrow
Ontares smouldering in the eastern sky
—F. S
Virgil Earl, ’06, Chosen
Athletic Director
IRGIL D. EARL, former University
▼ of Oregon football ami baseball
star and since his graduation in 1906
a leader in amateur athletics in the
state, today accepted appointment as
director of the department of athlet
ics of his alma mater. He will begin
his work on the Oregon campus in the
Earl is principal of tho Astoria high
school. Eor eleven years he was foot
ball coach at Washigton high school,
Portland, developing three champion
ship elevens and as many other teams
that tied for Portland interscholastic
The executive council of the Asso
ciated Students approved ' Earl’s
appointment by unanimous vote. The
post is newly created by the board of
regents. An athletic director has been
desired for two years to round out the
work of the school of physical educa
tion, but finances did not permit of the
completion of the department until
this spring. The post is an administra
tive one and is in addition to the coach
ing staff.
Dean John F. *Bovard, of the school
of physical education, recommended the
appointment of Earl because of the lat
ter’s keen interest in and grasp of in
: tereollegiate athletics, as well as intra
, mural sports, and his executive talent.
Earl’s coming to Oregon is expected to
give added impetus to all forms of
sports, with successful intercollegiate
teams the crowning feature of the ath
letic system.
“I have always been intensely inter
ested in athletics,” said Earl, in accept
ing the appointment, “not so much be
cause of the pure sport of athletics, but
because of the tremendous influence
athletics have in the development of
character in men. I am strongly in favor
of the policy of the University in co
ordinating the work of the school of
physical education and that of the var
ious athletic teams. I favor an uni
fied effort on the part of both the stu
dents and the school in furthering the
athletic program. The school of physi
cal education has made an invaluable
contribution to the athletic spirit of
the University in my opinion.”
“The appointment of an athletic
director is another step in the Univer
sity’s plan to do all possible to build up
a splendid typo of athletics,” said Bean
Bovard. “To further athletic develop
ment we have undertaken not only to
build up a good personnel within the
school, but wo have undertaken to in
[ crease the material facilities for this
work. Recently, a thirty-two acre
tract southeast of the campus was set
aside for fields for the big athletio
and recreational program. This will
include new varsity baseball fields and
stands, four intra-mural baseball fields,
two football practice fields, one for
ohckey, one for soccer, four outdoor
basketball courts, sixteen handball
courts, eighteen tennis courts, as well
as the completion of thd' 220 yard
straightaway for track.
“The school of physical education
thoroughly believes in intercollegiate
athletics. It sees athletics as the flow
er of a program, participation by the
whole student body in games and
spurts. Already 770 individual men are
engaged at Oregon in varsity and intra
mural sports and gymnasium activi
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(Continued on page three.)
Howitzers and the Dove
By Monte Byers
j rii s uji/i ready tor the big splurge,
billed for the year 1926. Send in
your reservations for box seats and sup
plies of noise making paraphernalia. A
clipping from an Astrology journal,
published on the other side of the At
lantic frog pond, states that the excite
ment billed for that year will make the
hectic days of the world war appear
as a mere nightmare.
The dope sheet reads that there will
be copious gobs of riot, revolution,
plague, famine, floods and shipwrecks.
We also have a mean hunch that murder
will come in for its usual quota of front
page advertising, and it may even boost
the batting average. Earthquakes and
tidal waves ought to get a share of the
spoils in that turbulent year.
But that ain’t all. Up in the solar
system, they are planning on having
a grand jubilee—a pig party as a re
union celebration. It is also on the
boards that Mars and Mercury will
square off in a ten round, no-decision
mitt-slinging fray. This ought to be
good, as Mars packs a wallop in either
mitt, and Morcury sports a mean con
signment of foot work and overhand
jabs. Reserve a telescope for the ring
engagement of the century. It is doubt
ful if the ticket scalpers will attempt
to gobble up the ringside seats.
Ain’t we goin’ to have fun in that
annum. Anything may happen down
here on this mortal terrain at that time.
Mars may start a left from the shoul
der for Mercury’s molar rest, the blow
resolving into a wild swing, and Mars
may loose the five ounce studded glove.
This falling to earth might pierce 8a
tan’s boiler room, and then it would be
curtains for the whole gang of earth
If the tumult gets too strong, the
earth may be shaken so that oil will
start spouting in the Willamette val
ley and the natives will plant dterricks
instead of asparagus..
But think of it, riot and revolution.
If that is the case we can sink a safety
razor blade into our neighbor’s gullet
and get away with it easier than they
do today by pleading insanity. Every
one will be too busy killing someone
else, that they will forget about chow
raising and the famine will ensue, and
the universe will be populated by skel
And after all that will come the
grand finale. Six annums after the
opening act in 1926, the great Arma
geddon will occupy the space back of
the footlights. In this act the good,
the bad, and the indiffeftnt get togeth
er in a battle royal and the odds are
in favor of the good element. Moham
medans, and all other cults, together
with thoir other cousins, the Bolshe
viks, are booked in a finish fight with
the Anglo-Saxon gang. The slaughter
will be great. Blood will cover the fer
tile valleys and a good many will breeze
into the hereafter with a bomb or a
scimiter as postage.
Then when the comedy has gone so
far that those left are too tired to fight,
the curtain will be rung down. At the
first encore it will rise again on a scene
of universal peace. The valleys will
be cleansed of their red mantle. Tho
corner grocery will be the scene of the
(Continued on page three.)
Silken Garbs of East
By Nancy Wilson
THE MODEEN American bride
groom does not array himself for
his wedding. The word array suggests
garments that fold and wrap and flow,
and surely there is nothing flowing
about tho straight lines and prosaic
black and white of the conventional
dress suit. Perhaps he has a new dress
suit for the occasion. Probably not.
lie wears the one he wore when he sang
tenor in the men’s glee club. The one
he ushered in at his sister’s wedding.
There is nothing symbolic or character
istic about his wedding clothes. To
the casual observer he might bo, judg
ing from his apparel, a head waiter or
a toastmaster at a banquet or a pall
bearer at a state funeral.
Unlike the bride he does not put his
wedding garments away in an old trunk
or a cedar chest and let the hard white
front grow limp and yellow and the
coat and trousers grow frayed and rus
ty. Ho hangs his dress suit up in the
closet and gets it out and dusts it for
the next formal dance he attends.
There is a country, however, where
[ the bridegroom’s wedding garment is
' a thing of symbolic beauty. By merely
| studying a Chinese wedding eoat one
1 may know the social position, the in
| tellectual attainments, the character
' of the bridegroom.
' In the Murray-Warner art collection
there hangs a Chinese wedding coat.
A brilliant garment, encrusted and em
broidered with gay colors, with hidden
symbols which tell the interested ob
server that this unknown Chinese bride
groom was a military man, a member of
the royal family, gentle in character,
and of unusual intellectual attainments.
The embroidered square, known as
the mandarin square, with its inevi
table sacred white bird, set in in the
front of the coat shows that the bride
groom was a military man, probably a
dashing young officer. The sinuous
lengths of the embroidered dragon with
its seven toes, symbolic of royalty, tells
that the young man was of royal blood.
The delicate petals of the full-blown
lotus speak of the gentleness of the
bridegroom. The rainbow bordet with
its series of colors is symbolic of know
ledge. The owner of the gay coat must
havo been ,in American vernacular, “a
good catch.”
The Chinese bridegroom wears his
wedding coat but once and then puts
it away as carefully as the American
bride puts away her lace and satin. For
practicality we commend the American
wedding suit, but for sentiment we
rather like the Chinese.