Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 13, 1923, Page 2, Image 2

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    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.___
Kenneth Youel, Editor _Lyle Janz, Manager
DON WOODWARD, Managing Editor._
The Board
Clinton noward, Associate Managing Editor; Taylor Huston, Day Editor;
George Belknap, Night Editor; Catherine Spall, Society; Katherine Wat
son, Poetry. _
Writers: Jessie Thompson, Monte Byers, Arthur Budd, John Anderson,.
Kachael Chezem, Margaret Skavlan, Dorothy Kent, Van Voorhees, Marian
Lowry, Nancy Wilson.
Ernest J. Haycox
The Emerald owes a great deal to Ernest J. Haycox. At the be
ginning of the year he was asked to take charge of the Sunday
Emerald. The idea was in its infancy—the edition existed only in
the minds of one or two. Haycox agreed to take charge, and in the
subsequent months spent a great deal of time planning and working
on the paper.
The Sunday Emerald as it exists today, is largely the result of
the genius and ability of Haycox. Throughout the paper will be seen
the results of his individuality and his personality. He has succeeded
in instilling his idea in the paper to such an extent that his influence
wui ’ue feit for some time. The ideals and requirements of the Sunday
edition have been shaped by Haycox, and his co-workers have been
educated to carry out his work.
Haycox was one of the first to appreciate the need of some medium
for the expression of ideas, other than that provided in the existing
channels. He realized that there were many embryo writers who
would fail to live up to their possibilities unless some means of ex
pression could be originated.
The work of the Sunday Emerald this year has behn largely ex
perimental. What has been accomplished is the construction of a
foundation on which future editors may build. And as the first
editor of the Sunday Emerald, Haycox has been particularly con
structive. Y.
In the Dangerous ’80s
By Margaret Scott
ONCE upon a time, to use the ver
nacular of the old-fashioned fairy
tale, there was a group of students who
thought that the mill race was too cold
for swimming, and who spent their lei
sure moments playing charades, and
“ walk-around” and indulged in other
innocent and wholesome games.
And now you see why “once upon a
timo” can be used in this connection—
this is just like a fairy tale, except that
this story is true, positively, absolutely,
and most emphatically true. Dean
Btraub says so. And what Dean Straub
says on the Orogon campus is accepted
with even moro faith than tho ancient
Greeks placed in their oracles. Dean
Btraub just loans back in his swivel
chair, his head resting comfortably in
his hand, and talks, and talks, and with
in 15 minutes ho can tell you so much
about tho years beforo you were born
that when you leave you wonder if
there isn’t somo mistake in the calen
dar after all, and if there really are so
many buildings, and trees, and walks
on the campus.
For the days when 15 cents handed
over tho counter placed in your arms
a big Plymouth Bock hen, soem mighty
real. You can imagine you see tho
nightwatchman on his rounds of the
four or five coal oil lamps on Willam
ette street, blowing out each ono with
the aid of a long pipe, bent at the ends,
at exactly 10 o’clock. For burning
them later than that was needless, and
quite expensive. And speaking of ex
pense, one pound of white sugar, rep
resenting an outlay of 40 cents was kept
in a covered glass jar in the home, and
brought out for use only ^when “com
pany” had come. Everyday, for ordin
ary use, brown sugar served tho pur
pose, for brown sugar could bo bought
at six pounds for a dollar, although
sometimes at Tom Hendricks’ grocery
store, another pound was included. Tom
Hendricks’ place was the only brick
building in town, and it stood where
the First National bank is now located,
its second story being devoted to the
activities of the Odd Follows.
To remark that times have changed
is trite, buth the truth of the statement
is borne out by the fact that there is
now not a single business in existence
in Eugene, which was here when Dean
Straub arrived in 1878. No buildng on
Willamette street from Sixth to
Eleveth street is the same. None of
the streets were paved, and Dean
Btraub declares that it was impossible
to walk across Eleventh street to the
University in winter. One had to cross
to Twelfth on Patterson, where there
were always two planks as a protec
tion from the mud. Twelfth, to Heady '
hull, had a passable good sidewalk.
The students who gathered at Deady ;
from eight until twelve for classes j
spent the rest of their time scattered j
over town. But not out of town. For j
a venture beyond the city limits called i
for permission from President Johnson j
or from Dean Straub, then secretary of
the faculty. The good name of the stu
dents was always a consideration.
Week ends spent in dancing, and “go
ing to shows,” and other forms of pig
ging were as unknown as canoeing on
the millrace, in tho SO's. There was
nothing for the students to do, no place !
for them to go except to church on Bun- j
days and prayer meeting Thursday j
nights. He invited about a dozen coup
les to his home, a four room white house
on the lot where his present home is lo
cated. This was so successful that
another followed two weeks later, and
this time it was necessary to move the
furniture to the back porch so the 60
odd guests might play all the games in
vogue at the time. Dancing was frowned
upon, and not tolerated.
But organ music accompanied the stu
dents’ singing at these informal af
fairs, and there followed story telling,
and charades. Dean Straub recalls one
occasion when quite an argument arose
as to whether Baltimore (ball tea more)
was correct, or whether the charade
was misleading and should have been
“ball tie more.” The dictionary finally
sottled the question. This game was
only rivaled by “walk-around,” which
came into play somewhat later, after
Villard was added to the campus. The
students literally walked around in the
assembly hall in couples, some person
playing the piano the while, and when
the music stopped everybody changed
Occasionally—but only occasionally—
the students had “wild parties.” Dean
Straub tolls of one time when a group
of boys stole a horse, a wagon and a keg
of beer, and went to Coburg on a bust.
The St. Charles hotel, in town, was the
scene of a similar party when another
group was known to be drinking in a
back room. Dean Straub always sought
to control these matters without having
them become known to the stricter
members of the faculty. “Some thought
I was strict,” he said, laughing, “but
of course 1 wasn't.”
And in springtime, when the leaves
appeared on the trees by the millraee,
rowboats wero taken from their win
ter shelter, and oars were dipped in the
rather quiet waters. For at that time
the race was not so swift. Dean Straub’s
son, Vincent, was the first boy to have
a canoe on the race. But times have
changed—the race was too cold for
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(Continued from page one)
Three courses in public speaking and a
course in pre-legal English for law stu
dents are also outlined.
The school of journalism has drafted
a course in advanced copyreading, two
new advertising courses and a course in
Trade and Class Journalism and Special
Feature Writing as new courses in this
A re-arTangement of courses in the
college of literature, science and the arts
tending toward a sounder preparation
for professional work has resulted in the
preparation of two new curricula prelim
inary to work in nursing and in library
training. The pre-nursing course of study
will be given under the department of
medicine and will offer a two year and
a three year curriculum, depending on
the requirements of the school which the
student proposes to enter for the techni
cal training. The pre-library training
curriculum will be given under the de
partment of English and will provide a
three year course selected from subjects
which prove most useful for librarians.
A specially attractive course called
“World Civilization” is being contem
plated. This course would be given by
Prof. George Eebec, former director of
the graduate school who is now in Eur
ope on a year’s leave of absence. Pro
fessor Eebec will return to the campus
next fall to become head of the de
partment of philosohpy and this pro
posed course would be a service one
in line with the course in World His
tory and World Literature started last
Four new courses, for the most part
dealing with more general historical
and economic trends of European his
tory, are being proposed by the history
The department of physical education
for women has reorganized its course
somewhat to organize the work for ma
jor students. Four changes have been
In connection with the department of
geology the department of psychology
desires to offer an anthropology ser
ies. The first course, which will be
given by the department of geology,
is the Geologic History of Man; the
second term will be the Psychology
course, Bacial Psychology, the name of
which will be changed to iAhnology.;
The third term proposes a new course in i
Social Anthropology, which would be ;
a discussion of influences of different
racial traits upon current psycholoj-!
gieal problems.
Four new courses are proposed in the
school of education, dealing with the
learning of children, individual differ
ences, the philosophy of education and
educational tests and measurements.
The drama and speech arts depart
ment had prepared for a higher course
in drama entitled “The Company Ad
vanced.” It will be an advanced study
of the acted drama and students in this
class are given the study of the acted
drama and students in this class are
given the opportunity of assuming res
ponsible roles in public performances
and of directing plays. The member
ship will be limited.
Two advanced courses in mathema
tics and two in music are offered in
their respective departments and the
departments of sociology, zoology, Ro
mance languages, household arts, and
botany departments have re-arranged
courses for the benefit of students.
Two really big names head the fine
cast which was assembled to play the
many colorful roles in “The Sheik,”
George Melford’s latest production and
Paramount’s contribution to the theat
re-going public, which will be shown at
the Bex Theatre for two days begin
ning Monday, next. Mr. Valentino
gained widespread popularity in “The
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,”
“The Conquering Power” and “Cam
ille.” He is perhaps the most ideal
type on the screen for the picturesque
role of the Sheik, the Arabian desert
tribal leader.
No announcement in the course of the
theatrical season could be more welcome
than that heralding the coming visit
of Ina Claire, among fhe most popular
and charming of our younger American
actresses. Additional interest, however,
attaches to her engagement at the Heil
ig Theatre, for one performance, Tues
day, May 15th, evening, since she is
to be seen in the brilliant comedy in
which for five months she appeared at
Henry Miller’s Theatre in New York,
achieving one of the most emphatic
successes of the year in the metropo
Tuesday, May 15th
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May 14.
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Mother’s Dinner
CJ When you go home on vacations
mother prepares dinners that she knows
you will enjoy. If your mother has come
to the campus to visit you she will ap
preciate this same thoughtfulness.
|J We are preparing special Mother’s
Bay chicken dinners to be served at both
our shoppes, tonight; delicious food and
pleasant atmosphere. Your mother will
enjoy it and you will be proud of the
event. Dinner served at 5:30.
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