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

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Editor of Oregonian Has Been
Active in State Newspaper
Work Since Youth
Advanced Student in School of
Music on Program; Award
to be Made Known
Edgar B. Piper, editor of the Port
land Oregonian, will be the speaker at
assembly which will be held at eleven
o’clock in Yillard hall this morning.
Phi Theta Kappa, honorary business
administration fraternity will announce
the winner of the $50 scholarship prize
to be given to the best all around girl
in the school of business administra
tion. Music for the program will be
furnished by Miss Joanna James, vocal
soloist, one of the advanced students in
the school of music.
The subject of Mr. Piper’s address
is “Success.” Mr. Piper came to Ore
gon from Indiana when he was 11 years
old. At the age of 13 he began work
as a printer in the office of the States
Bights Democrat at Albany. He re
ceived his A. B. from Willamette Uni
versity when he was 21 and later re
ceived his LL. D. from the same institu
Has Had Wide Field
In 1888 he went to Seattle where he
and his brother, George U. Piper, who
recently died in Portland, were owners
of the Post-Intelligencer. Mr. Piper
has also been connected with San Fran
cisco newspapers. In 1904 he was
associate of Harvey W. Scott, editor of
the Portland Oregonian,, serving as
managing editor until Mr. Scott’s death
in 1909 when he succeeded to the editor
In speaking of Mr. Piper’s experience
Dean Eric Allen, of the school of jour
nalism, said, “Mr. Piper was in the dif
ficult position of suceeding a newspap
er editor famous the country over, but
in the opinion of many good jsdges tht
Oregonian has not deteriorated since
Mr. Scott’s times but is in some res
pects a better newspaper than it was
then. It ranks very high among the
newspapers of the country for the scope
and general intelligence of its editorial
page and for its consistently careful
handling of the news in a day when
many metropolitan newspapers seem
lost to all sense of proportion.
Is Forceful Speaker
“Mr. Piper is not only the wielder
of a trenchant pen, but as a public
speaker is very forceful and pictures
que, and is in demand on public occa
sions throughout this section of the
“He visits the University frequently
and is a good friend of the institution.
He has stood by it both when it was
desperately on the defensive and now
when it enjoys more popular favor,”
stated Dean Allen.
Mr. Piper has recently been elected
to the vice-presidency of the American
Society of Newspaper Editors. He is
an honorary member of Sigma Delta
Chi, men’s national professional jour
nalism fraternity.
That the upper mill race is infested
by marauders of the canoe thieving
type was further proven early last night
when the craft in which Victor Creech
and a companion had journeyed up the
race and left at the portage was ran
sacked and articles stolen valued at
around $25, according to Creech. The
thieves took two blankets and a sweat
er, belonging to the boys.
R. O. T. C. Troopers May
Be Called to Act
Shades of Davy Jones! The pigger’s
navy has been attacked and heavy cas
ualties inflicted by a gang of rough
necks at the head of the mill race. And
what is worse this same gang has
threatened the obliteration of the whole
flotilla of pigging craft!
Is anyone’s imagination strong
enough to conceive of a mill race de
void of the pigger’s armada? That
would indeed be a strain of the intel
lect and therefore the obvious thing to
do is to provide protection for these
frail cruisers that sail the watery main.
If the marauders continue their vi
cious attacks it might be necessary to
call out the R. O. T. C. troopers to man
the craft when they venture near the
headquarters of the mill race.
The obvious difficulty with this plan
though is the fact that the troops have
not been trained in naval warfare and
might lose their morale in case of a
stiff engagement with the pirates. This
suggests the advisability of making
gobs out of a portion of the R. O. T. C.
army. Several advantages are imme
diately recognizable in such a plan.
The troops would escape the drill in
the scorching sun over by the barracks
and at the same time glean valuable
naval science on the cool waters of the
mill race.
The multiplicity of advantages in
this plan should be obvious to even the
hardest ivory-domed army officers. If
it is inaugurated the piggers navy will
flourish and otherwise the bloodthirsty
pirates will probably sail the mill race
Beta Gamma Sigma Selects
Highest Scholarship Man
Harry DeFranq, a freshman majoring
in business administration, has been
selected by Beta Gamma Sigma, men’s
national honorary commerce fraternity,
to have his name inscribed on the
bronze plaque which hangs in the com
merce building. This honor is awarded
each year by the organization to the
freshman in the school of business ad
ministration who has attained the high
est scholarship. DeFranq has an aver
age of 2.26 for all his college work to
Initiation was held Tuesday night for
Irwin Awams, Shirley Edwards, Rus
sell Gowans and Paul DeKonig, who
were elected from the present junior
class, all of whom are outstanding in
scholastic achievement in business ad
At tne Danquet wnicli roliowed tne
initiation, Owen Callaway, delegate to
the national convention held recently
in Chicago, made his report.
Beta Gamma Sigma was founded at
the University of Wisconsin in 1907,
and at the present time has 19 chap
ters. The national convention is held
every two years, and the one in 1925
will be held at St. Louis. There are
chapters from Columbia University to
the University of Califorina, and from
Georgia to Wisconsin. Dean Stephen I.
Miller of the University of Washington
was elected national vice-president at
the recent convention.
Dean Henry Band Hatfield of the
University of California, who visited
the campus last month, is one of the
oldest and most active members of the
The Oregon chapter of Beta Gamma
Sigma was installed on the campus in
January, 1921. The present member
ship, in addition to the four just ini
tiated is Dean E. C. Bobbins, Franklin
E. Folts, Phillip W. Janey, C. L. Kelly,
Harold Bonebrakc, Half Couch, Paul
Patterson, Harold Simpson and Bay
mond Boyer. Fred L. Fiske was recently
initiated as an honorary member.
Flanders Poppies Day Will Be
Commemorated by Flower Sale
By J. W. A.
In 1923, few remember that five
years ago men and women were facing
death in Europe and on the sea for
the United States and the world. In
1923 the war sounds much like Kip
ling’s “high and far-off times.” It is
something remote, too unreal to be good
for anything but story material. We
go merrily along pausing now and then
on suc-h occasions as Armistice Day to
think but hardly realizing even then
what Armistice Day really meant.
Memorial Day is a day for picnics be
cause it is a holiday—that is its signi
ficance. We do not) remember the
great war because it did not affect
most of us. We merely heard of it.
But there are those who do remember
the war and to whom it is more than
a weird tale. It is real, real as a night
mare of fire and blood. These are
they who can paint terrible pictures of
sights they saw in St. Mihiel, on the
banks of the Marne, and in Belleau
Woods. Many of these have much more
forceful reasons- for remembering than
mental scars. Men still lie in hospitals;
men still hobble on crutches, or feel
the way ahead of themselves with
canes. These will not forget, nor will
their friends and relatives.
Each day some one of these is dis
charged from a hospital somewhere,
bursting with joy at being again on
his feet and back in the world. Some
to go to their homes where they are
cared for until their strength returns.
But others have no homes to which
they may return. They go out weak,
(Continued on page two.)
Marie Myers, Frank Wright
and Margaret Powers
Also Win Offices
Senior and Sophomore Heads
to be Elected at Polls
in Villard Today
Don Woodward will pilot the junior
class up to the grand climax of Junior
Week-end next year, winning the office
in the class election yesterday by an
easy lead over his two opponents. Marie
Myers was elected vice-president by
the large majority of 151 to 91 from
Mary Harris.
The 240 votes cast for secretary were
scattered among the five contestants,
Margaret Powers winning with a final
count of 71 over her closest rival, Flor
ence Blake, who received a total of
57 votes. Catherine Spall, Rachael
Cliezem and Helen Atkinson received
49, 43 and 20 votes respectively.
Frank Wright received the largest
number of votes of any person in yes
terday’s election, winning the office of
class treasurer with 176 votes to 61 for
Wendell Lawrence.
More votes were cast for president
than for any other officer, according
to the final figures, the 243 ballots be
ing divided between the three contes
tants as follows: Woodward, 104; Ted
Gillenwaters, 73; and Milton Steiner,
Officers Are Prominent
During the last two years Woodward
has been prominent in student activi
ties. He is a member of Inter-Colle
giate Knights, has served as sophomore
man on the student council during the
present year, has acted as associate edi
tor of the Oregana, managing editor of
the Sunday Emerald and a day editor
of the Daily Emerald. He is also a
member of Phi Sigma Pi fraternity and
is a major in the school of journalism.
Marie Myrfrs, major in education, is
a member of Chi Omega, is president
of the Home Economics club, president
of the girl’s Methodist Bible class, and
is active in Y. W. C. A. work. Mar
garet Powers is majoring in education,
is a member of Delta Gamma and
Kwama, and has sung two years in the
Girls’ Glee club. Frank Wright be
longs to Phi Mu Alpha and Delta Tau
Delta. He took a leading part in the
“Varsity Vanities” this year, especial
ly in “Mummy Mine.”
Seniors Elect Today
Election of officers for the senior
and sophomore classes for the ensuing
year will take place in Villard hall to
day between 10 a. m. and 3 p. m. though
the polls for the freshman election will
not close till 4 p. m.
Junior nominations for next year’s
senior officers made in Villard hall
yesterday are:
President, Randall Jones, Doug
Wright, Doug Farrell, Paul Sayre;
vice-president, Henryetta Lawrence
and Muriel Myers; secretary, Helen
Ball; treasurer, Pat Irelan and Benja
min Reed; sergeant at arms, Ray Mc
Keown; class barber, Lois Pixley.
The nomination by petition of Mil
dred LeCompte for class secretary was
announced last night.
Claude Robinson is chairman of the
election directorate, which is composed
of Eddie Edlund, Miriam Swartz, Lu
ella Hauser and Velma Farnham. The
remainder of the electipn committee is
composed of the following persons: Bill
Johnson, Lyle Janz, Russ Gowans, Ed
Haney, Jane Campbell, Elizabeth Griggs
and Virginia Pearson.
Sophomore Candidates
The candidates for sophomore offi
ces are:
President: James Leake, Floyd Mc
Kalson, Fred Martin, Kenneth Stephen
son; vice-president, Anna DeWitt,
Catharine Lyons, Anna McCabe; secre
tary, Marion Bowman, Mary Brandt,
Adrienne Hazard, Freda Runes; treasur
er, Rolf Klep, Lea MaePike; sergeant
at arms, Gordon Bennett, Paul Krausse,
Steele Winterer.
The Eugene Chamber of Commerce is
preparing a set of steroptican lantern
slides for the extension division of the
University to be used in Lane county
and throughout the state. The set is
composed of approximately 35 views.
These slides will include scenes on the
Oregon coast, along the beach, up the
McKenzie, mountain scenes, the Three
Sisters, Waldo and Triangle Lakes, var
ious highways, products of the county,
and views of Eugene, including several
of the University.
Arizona Dean of Women
Tells About Desert Flora
Verdure of Oregon Campus Pleases Visitor Who
Has Seen Cactuses and Century Plants
Near University Buildings
By Margaret Morrison
Tales of a university campus in which
are cactus trees 50 feet in height, a
century plant in full bloom, and an
aviary filled with tropical birds, were
contained in an interview with Dean
Kate W. Jameson of the University of
Arizona, who has been visiting the
Oregon campus this week.
Though Arizona university is com
paratively new, its growth has been re
markable, says Dean Jameson. A few
years ago the campus was covered with
greasewood, otherwise known as creo
sote bushes, which grow wild in that
part of the country. Even now when
one looks out from the border of the
campus one sees nothing for miles but
this greasewood, with occasionally a
giant cactus rearing its head several
feet into the air.
At the entrance to the campus is a
huge birdcage filled with tropical birds
—parrots, paroquets and other birds
of brilliant plumage. “The vocabulary
of these birds is remarkable,” laughed
Dean Jameson. “Every time you enter
the grounds you will bo greeted by
some bright remark which has been
taught them by the students.”
’’Your Woman’s building is some
thing as yet undreamed of at Arizona”
she continued. “We have a woman’s
hall of residence, but nothing to com
pare with the comfort and beauty of
the splendid building you possess.”
Mrs. Jameson’s residence on the Ari
zona campus is known as “The Dean
ery.” “This is my home,” she says,
“and a place where the girls are wel
come at any time. Here we have teas,
waffle breakfasts and all sorts of en
tertainments where the girls can come
together.” There are 500 girls at Ari
zona out of an enrollment of approxi
mately 1500 students.
“I think you Oregonians have a per
fectly beautiful campus,” said Dean
Jameson. “Of course I think our own
campus is ideal, but you have so much
green. Ours is all artificial, with only
patches of green here and there. You
have so many huge shade tree and vines
which we will not have for many years
“However,” she said, “we have the
same sort of college spirit down there
that you have here. That is something
that is the same no matter where one
Program Is Said to Rival April
Frolic Stunts
At Women’s League mass meeting
today in Villard hall, at five o’clock,
the entire meeting will be turned over
to a “Perfect Posture Program,” in
conjunction with the “Posture Drive”
now being conducted on the campus by
the seniors of the physical education
Mildred LeCompte, in charge, has ar
ranged a number of clever skits in keep
ing with the program, assisted by Dor
othy McKee. A Posture Stunt Show
will introduce the familiar “slouch” and
correct carriages, represented by mem
bers of Women’s League. This will be
accompanied by an interpretation in
song by Gwladys Keeney, Muriel Mey
ers and Laverne Spitzenburger will ap
pear in an “Ode to Posture” as two
extremely grewsome skeletons and Ruth
Tuck and Dorcas Conklin have planned
a “Rag Doll Posture Dance,” which
promises to be as funny as April Frolic
ever was.
The campus “posture drive” for girls
headed by Charlotte Clark, chairman,
will culminate ift the mass meeting to
day, when correct and incorrect modes
of standing, walking and dressing will
be brought home to all the girls of
the University. A demonstration of
correct shoes for campus wear will also
be on exhibit, the shoes loaned by Eu
gene and Portland merchants. Slides
and movies further demonstating the
importance of correct posture will be
Preceeding the afternoon’s program
the regular business of Women’s
League will be attended to, and reports
of all committees for the past year
given. There will only be one other
meeting of the League this year, and
that will be for the purpose of instal
ling newly elected officers. At this
time the reports of Georgia Benson and
Edwina Riehen, who are attending the
state convention of the Federated Wo
men 's clubs of Oregon, will be heard.
Ray Bethers of San Francisco Will Wed
Lady Mae Sibley of England
Ray Bethers, former student in the
University, has announced his engage
ment to Lady Mae Sibley of England,
Lady May recently left her home in
London to visit this country. She
has a large country estate in Surrey
county, England. She has been touring
America to gather material for a book
on “The Civilization in America.”
Mr. Bethers was art editor for last
year’s Oregana and member of the
Lemon Punch staff. He is also a mem
ber of Phi Kappa Psi. He is now em
ployed as a commercial artist in San
Francisco. Mr. Bethers and Lady Sib
ley, after their marriage expect to make
their home in San Francisco.
Due to the serious illness of his fath
er, Dean William G. Hale of the school
of law, will be unable to deliver the
commencement address of the Klamath
Falls high school Friday, as he had
planned. Dean H. D. Sheldon, of the
school of education will take his place.
First Two Game Series Lost to
Huskies at Seattle
Washington State College Pullman,
May 23.— (Special to the Emerald.) —
The University of Oregon baseball team
lost to Washington State College here
today by a score of 17-2. Three Oregon
pitchers, Stoddard, Brooks and Single,
were knocked out of the box, and Jimmie
Boss, second baseman, finished the game.
W. S. C. netted 17 hits. Thirteen errors
were made by the Oregon nine.
Both baseball games of the series play
ed with the University of Washington
at Seattle the first of this week were
lost by the Oregon nine. On Monday
Washington took the game ^ith a score
of 13-2; Tuesday’s contest was won 5-4
in the ninth inning.
Tuesday afternoon the score stood 4-3
in favor of Oregon in the last half of the
ninth, but with bases full and two $ut,
Dick Welts, Washington second baseman,
made a two-base hit over center field,
bringing in two runs, and winning the
game for Washington. Both teams scored
heavily in the first inning, Oregon bring
ing in three runs, and the Seattle team,
two. Both brought in one in the fifth
and tightened up for four scoreless in
After the second inning Monday, the
Oregon team went to pieces. The Wash
ington players hit Stoddard and Brooks
at will .Stoddard replaced Brooks in
the fifth. Every man on ,the winning
nine made at least one safe hit, and most
of them made two or more. Oregon’s
two scores were made in the fourth.
Before coming home, the team will
play one more game with W. 8. C. and
a two-game series with the University of
Idaho, and with Whitman.
YEAR OF 1929-24
Jack Benefiel Renamed to Hold
Graduate Position; Munly
to Supervise Daily
Oregana Financial Man Is Not
Named; Chapman Chosen
to Fill Vacancy
Jack Benefiel was reelected Grad
uate Manager of the Associated Stu
dents at a salary of $3,000, a raise of
$300 over his present pay, at the meet
ing of the Executive Council last
night. Other business included the
election of Leo P. J. Munly as manager
of the Emeralc' for next year and Mil
ton Brown as manager of the Lemon
Punch, following the recommendation
of the Publications Committee; the sel
lection .of Harold Chapman to fill the
place as senior man on the Executive
Council made vacant by the resignation
of Claude Bobinson two weeks ago, and
the appointment of the activities com
mittee for next year.
Benefiel’s election was expected and
there were no other applications for
the position. The members of the coun
cil unanimously expressed the opinion
that his work had been of a high
order during his incumbency and that
he should be reelected for the coming
year with an increase in salary.
Munly Sole Applicant
The appointment of Harold Chap
man to fill the vacancy caused by Rob
inson ’s resignation wap considerable
of a surprise. Chapman was recently
elected senior man on the Student Coun
cil by a large majority, which fact was
taken into consideration by the coun
cil in making the selection. It will be
necessary for the/new student president
to appoint a successor for Chapman on
the student council.
Munly was the only applicant for
the managership of the Emerald for
next year, as was Milton Brown, the
successful candidate for the managerial
reins of the comic magazine. Because
of lack of information it was impossi
ble to select a manager for the Ore
gana. Four applications were turned
in to the committee, but no recommen
dation was made.
It was decided that in the future
the A. S. U. O. would take charge of
the seating for the Canoe Fete. Due
to the ehange in the course of the mill
race this summer it will be necessary
for the bleachers to be moved, which
will be taken in hand by the student
body. ^
Activities Committee Named
Appointment of the Activities Com
mittees, which had been made by John
MacGregor, retiring president, Claude
Robinson, president-elect, and President
Campbell, was sanctioned by the coun
cil. Following is the list of committee
Athletic: Claude Robinson, chairman,
Harold Chapman, V. Earl, Delbert
Stannard, alumnus; Professor Howe,
Forensics: Paul Patterson, chairman;
Ed. Tapfer, M. Berry, J. H. Gilbert,
alumnus; C. D. Thorpe, faculty.
Publications: John Piper, chairman;
Phil Brogan, Frank Carter, Karl On
thank, alumnus; Dean Allen, faculty.
Music: John Stark Evans, chairman;
Frank Carter, Ed. Tapfer, Elizabeth
Nelson, Dean Laudsbury, faculty.
Women: M. Berry, chairman; Geor
gia Benson, Kate Pinneo, Grace Ed
gingtou, alumnus, Anna L. Beck.
The Great Broxopp to Be Given
Tonight by University Company
Tonight the first performance of “The
Great Broxopp,” a riotous three-act com
edy by Milne, will be presented by the
University Company under the direction
of Fergus Reddie. Although this will
not be the last play given in Guild hall
this year, it will be the last one given
strictly by the Company.
Advertising will be the key note of this
altogether amusing and delightful Eng
lish farce in which the Great Broxopp, a
kindly, rather ordinary, old man with a
genius for thinking of euphonious phrases
and a tender affection for his wife,
comes to grief because his only son, re
cently out of Eton and Oxford, objects
-to having his portrait decorate the glar
ing posters which demand, “Are You a
Broxopp Baby 1”
The Great Broxopp has made his for
tune by Broxopp Beans for Babies, a
curious concotion hit upon during a time
of great poverty and doihestic stress, the
salvation of the family. The result is
a great and unlimited amount of pub
licity for the Broxopps, which delights the
heart of Broxopp but causes a little an
noyance to the girl whom Son intends to
marry. After all it is a little difficult
to be quite serious about a young man
whose baby picture grins toothless in
quiry at a gullible public.
When at last a plan is found by the
ardent lovers to do away with the un
welcome notice, all works very well until
old Broxopp himself begins to weary of
the new life he has to lead.
“It's starting out” in Broxopp's opin
ion, “not getting there that is thrilling.”
And with nothing to do, with no great
scheme to work out, life becomes stale,
and the zest is gone. Poor Broxopp can
not live without 'excitement, and when
Beans for Babies has fallen into disuse,
there is no power to prevent his creating
a new slogan and starting all over again.
Kate Pinneo, Vern Pudge, Dave Swan
son and Elizabeth Robinson will play the
leads, supported by an able cast. The
play will run three nights, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday.