Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 09, 1923, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Robinson and Rosebraugh Are
Selected by Committee'as
University Representatives
Final Examination to Be Given
Candidates in Portland on
December 8 by State Group
Claude Robinson and Arthur Rose
braugh were the two men selected last
night as the University of Oregon’s
candidates for the Rhodes’ scholarship
for the year 1924. Both are, outstand
ing figures on the campus. Claude
Robinson is president of the A. S. U. O.
and a prominent debater. Arthur Rose
braugh was varsity yell leader last year
and an Oregon “O” track man.
At the informal preliminary examina
tion held Monday night by the selecting
committee with Dr. George Rebec as
chairman and Dean Colin V. Dyment,
and Prof. Donald Barnes, a thorough
research was made into man’s educa
tional history, his cultural life and ath
letics and student activities in college.
December 8 Is Fixed Date
These two men, Claude Robinson, who
is a senior in economics and Arthur
Rosebraugh, a senior in the school of
law, will appear before the state exam
ining committee of which President
Scholtz of Reed college is chairman,
December 8, in Portland. Oth er repre
sentatives from the schools of higher
learning throughout the state will be
Selection of Rhodes, scholars is based
on the qualities of manhood, force of
character and leadership. A candidate
must have literary, scholastic ability, and
physical vigor as in outdoor sports.
The University of Oregon has not had
a Rhodes’ scholar since Kirby Miller in
1920. Reed college had the successful
student in 1921.
Other universities that have sent rep
resentatives to the central committee in
the past are O. A. C., Reed college and
Pacific and Willamette universities.
Successful candidates for the year
of 1924 will enter Oxford next
Sum Is Received
The stipend of a Rhodes scholarship
is 350 pounds or about $1700 a year and
is good to Oxford only. It may be for
three years, subject to the continued
approval of the College at Oxford.
Since selections are held two consecu
tive years after the intervention of one
year, and last year was the intervening
year, no scholarship was offered at that
time. However, a scholarship is offered
to the state of Oregon for the year 1925
and possible aspirants should begin to
prepare now if interested in attaining
this scholarship. Dr. George Rebec will
continue at the head of the Rhodes ’
scholarship committe of selection for the
University and will advise and assist all
possible future candidates.
Students Should Be Able to Teach
More Than One Subject, States
C. A. Gregory, Director
Referring to the positions obtained
for students last year through the ap
pointment bureau, Dr. C. A. Gregory,
director of the bureau, said that more
positions opened for Latin and physical
instruction, both for men and women,
than they were able to fill.
The students would find better po
sitions, Dr. Gregory believes, if they
trained themselves to teach, not one
subject, but several. Many teachers
were not able to get the positions
they wanted because they were called
to teach two or three subjects, and
were qualified in but one.
There is very little call in Oregon for
teachers in physical training unless
they can do some academic teaching
also. On the other hand, the abijity
to coach athletic teams and to give
gymnasium instruction usually means
an increase in salary of from one to
three hundred dollars.
One hundred and forty-four students
obtained positions through the appoint
ment bureau last year. One hundred
and fourteen of these are in Oregon
schools, twelve in Washington^ four in
Idaho, three in California, three in
Michigan, two in Montana, and one
each in Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada,
Pennsylvania, Wyoming and Alaska.
Fifty of the 144 are teaching in more
than one department, indicating the
feasibility of being trained in more
than one line of work.
Wonderful Chance
For Girls to Watch
Varsity Men Play
Oh, girls! Lemons bleach the skin,
but to have a good football team we
must have fair personages in the grand
stand, Just think, girls, Shy is going
to inaugurate a little stunt, which will
make the baseball magnates of the
country sit up and give king football
the once over.
Out at Hayward field, Shy and Bill
have a great big empty grandstand and
they have found that the players don’t
like to show off their skill and courage
to the empty seats. So Bill and Shy got
together the other day and said,
“Eenie meenie. We’ll have a ladies’
So, girls, Wednesday is the day set
aside for you to scamper out to Hay
ward field and park your selves in the
great big grandstand and shriek and
squeal when those grid warriors tear
at each other. Girls, it’s a spectacle
that you must not miss. Just think,
your sisters at the other institutions
don’t even know the thrill of a ladies’
day at a football practice.
If it rains and tnere be mud, you may
get a chance to see Hunk Latham and
Moc Sax in their favorite game of
“Muddy Mud.” You’ll have the op
portunity to see all the boys, big and
small, strut up and down the field for
your applause.
Imagine them, ancient gladiators,
girls! and yourselves the fairest of the
Roman court. When one of the grid
gladiators gets an opponent down in
the mud, do your stuff. If he faces
you with a triumphant grin, do as the
Romans did, “thumbs down,” 'and
then watch the fallen warrior eat a
ton of earth. So, girls, with your glor
ious presence in the stand tomorrow,
there is no reason in the world why
that team shouldn’t go a million.
Lack of Sufficient Hours Place
Several on Probation *
Sixty-five students were formally
dropped from the University in the last
academic year because of failure to
meet the scholastic requirements. This
number, said Dean Dyment, would be
considerably larger if the numbers who
escaped flunking out by withdrawing
were added to this.
Last year about 150 studbots inclu
sive of the 65 who were later aippped,
were put on probation. Several of
these were advanced studqfntjs from
other universities. In order to remain
in the University a student must make
three hours in any one term and 17
in any two consecutive terms.
Thirty-seven students are at the
present time on probation as a result
of having made fewer than nine hours.
A number of these are transfers from
other schools. The portion petitioning
to re-enter is very small, said Dean
Dyment, and all petitions must receive
the assent of the scholarship commit
tee before a student thus dropped may
be reinstated. However, the Univer
sity places no objection to such stu
dents entering other universities.
“The University is full of tragedies,”
said Dean Dyment in speaking of the
causes which necessitate students leav
ing school. Scholarship claims the
greatest percentage of these, although
such causes as sickness at home, per
sonal sickness, lack of money, change in
life plans, filling positions outside, and
having completed the required num
ber of hours for degrees are respon
sible for the withdrawal of many stu
dents. Last year out of the 2401 stu
dents registered only 1850 took exam
inations in the spring term.
Granting of Petitions by Dean of
Women to Eliminate Conflicts
With the announcement of the cam
pus social schedule, student organiza
tions are already making plans for their
formals and house dances this term.
A timely reminder from the office of
the dean of women, warns all groups
that dances must b«r scheduled at that
office at least one week before the
date upon which they are to be held
and chaperons must be approved by the
dean before the date may be granted.
Unless all house and club dances are
scheduled at the office according to
the University regulation, dates may
be forfeited in case of conflicting
events and no date is official until it
has been made in this manner. The
regulation has been in effect on the
campus for several years as a means of
avoiding conflicts with the University
social schedule and, due to unfamiliar
ity with the rule, it has not been en
tirely complied with this term. The of
fice of the dean of women is open each
morning and afternoon and special pe
tition blanks may be obtained there.
Electorate Asks Every Student
to Cooperate in Providing
Hearty Reception for Alumni
Naturalization Ceremony to Be
Impressive Feature Between
Halves of 0. A. C. Contest
With the appointment last night of
Hadden Rockhey as Homecoming chair
man, plans for Oregon’s annual Home
coming celebration begin to take shape.
Rochkey is a two-stripe basketball
man and served last year as a member
of the student council. He had charge
of entertaining the Oregon legislaure
during its visit to the campus last year.
Rockhey sends this message to the
student body, whose aid he considers
the'vital factor in the success of his
“The policy of the Homecoming elec
torate will be to unite the entire Ore
gon student body in a warm, heartfelt
reception to those who have gone be
fore and laid thqf foundations for
our “Mighty Oregon.” We can realize
this only through the cooperation of
every student. Let’s all pull together
and make it a real Homecoming for the
old grads.”
He makes no promises as to the
superiority of this Homecoming( ex
cept to pledge every possible effort to
its success. The committees will be
announced by the first of next week.
Letters Will Be Sent
It is hoped that a large number of
graduates will be back in November.
Letters are to be sent to them from the
committee. In the line of advertising,
it is planned to have the glee club go
to Portland and broadcast a concert by
radio from the Oregonian tower.
Every consideration will be shown old
students upon their arrival, according
to plans. Autos of the reception com
mittee will meet every train.
Very soon the contest for the Home
coming slogan begins. Jack Benefiel,
graduate manager, has promised two of
the best seats in the grandstand at
the Homecoming game to the composer
of the winning slogan. The contest is
open to all. Slogans of some previous
years have been, “Home to meet ’em—
back to beat ’em,” and “Home again,
win again, Oregon.”
An impressive feature of Homecom
ing this year will be the ceremony of
naturalization to be held between
halves of the game. Graduates of
other colleges, who are here as guests,
will be adopted by Oregon. In this way
they will be given the feeling of an
old alumnus revisiting his alma mater.
Event Dated November 23-24
Homecoming dates are November
23 and 24. On Friday night will be
the big noise-making parade, rally and
bonfire. Old graduates who were
once prominent campus men will give
pep talks. Saturday morningg will be
devoted to alumni receptions and meet
ings. At noon there will be a campus
luncheon. Saturay afternoon will be
devoted to the game with O. A. C., and
in the evening there will be the Home
coming dance.
Work for this year’s celebration will
be divided under the following heads:
naturalization, welcome, campus lunch,
rally parade, features, publicity, dance,
rooms s.nd accommodations.
Lot Beatie Is Emerald Associate Mana
ager; Maurice Warnock and James
Leake Are Advertising Heads
The first announcement of the busi
ness staff of the Emerald was made
yesterday by Leo P. J. Munly, business
manager. In making the appointments,
Munly stated that there is still an op
portunity for others to be placed on the
staff as there is always an opening for
those who wish to work, and learn the
advertising business.
Lot Beatie has been appointed as
sociate manager, while Maurice War
nock and James Leake are to be ad
vertising managers.
Beatie has been on the staff of the
Emerald for the past three years, and
last year held the position of advertis
ing manager on the Oregana, and the
year before acted in the same capacity
on the Emerald. He is a senior in the
economics department.
Both Warnock and Leake have work
ed on the Emerald before. Other mem
bers of the staff who were^appointed
yesterday are Herman Blaesing and
Frank Loggan, advertising assistants,
and Eugene Short, who is to have
charge of the Emerald advertising copy
> service.
Campaign Starts for Larger
Enrollment; Representatives
Appointed in Organizations
Statements Secured, Evidence
Importance of Association
to All University Women
The membership campaign of the
Women’s Athletic association started
yesterday with the appointment of rep
resentatives in each of the women’s
organizations to take charge of the
membership enrollment. Prominent
women on the campus have expressed
their approval of such an organization.
The purpose of W. A. A. is to arouse
interest in athletics among the women
of the University, and to further the
spirit of good sportsmanship. It
sponsors do-nut and interclass sports,
and offers awards to winning organi
zations. Sweaters and letters are also
awarded to individuals under the point
The “W. A. A. Handbook” is now
being distributed among the women on
the campus. It contains write-ups and
pictures of the various sports, and pre
sents the constitution and by-laws, the
point system, and a code of good sport
man ship.
W. A. A. Arouses interest
In an interview, Freda Goodrich,
editor of the 1924 Oregana, said, “W.
A. A. is a splendid means of arousing
interest in athletics among University
women. Its organization tends to make
participation in athltetics ntore sjjs
tematie and affords a fine opportunity
for freshmen in choosing! their ac
tivities. ’ ’
“W. A. A. brings together the par
ticipants of all the sports and spon
sors a fine feeling of good sportman
ship,” said Georgia Benson, president
of Women’s league. “Also, it is im
portant in the interest of good health.”
Marcella Berry, secretary of the stu
dent body, declared that this organiza
tion has done much on the campus to
ward furnishing activities for women.
“It is one of the organizations that has
justified its existence because it has
accomplisshed its purpose. It has al
ways worked in cooperation with the
student body.”
Value Is Great
“W. A. A. leads to clean sportsman
ship among women,” declared Miriam
Swartz, winner of the Gerlinger cup
last year. “It fills a place for women
which must necessarily be filled but
which cannot be duplicated elsewhere.”
“I consider W. A. A. a worth-while
organization,” declared Mary Clerin,
president of Y. W. C. A. “It offers
to the girls a means of keeping in con
“Sports without organization would
not amount to much," Velma Farnham
said. “ Iconsider W. A. A. one of the
campus necessities.”
The membership campaign will last
all of this week and a meeting will be
held soon to start the year’s work.
Plans for Senior Leap Week to Be
Subject for Discussion at Meet
ing in VlUard Hall Tonight
An important personage in campus
politics will be chosen tonight by the
class of ’24. At the senior meeting in
Villard hall at 7:15, the senior barber
will be elected.
Banking high among the various du
ties of the official this year will be that
of acting as referee in a mustache con
test among wearers of sombreros. This
contest will, also, be a topic for dis
cussion at the meeting.
Among other things that will be
brought up will be the underclass mix
and senior leap week.
Concerning leap week they do say
that already thoughts of that trying or
deal are bringing blushing cheeks to
the bashful men of ’24. It is rumored
that an agitation is under way to
change senior leap week to senior leap
Paul Sayre, senior president, stresses
the importance of the meeting, and
asks all class members to be present.
An opportunity is now offerel for
students having deficiencies in high
school geometry credits for making up
a year’s work in two terms. People
that are deficient in this subject are
urged to make up as soon as possible.
The class in geometry is being con
ducted in the Administration building,
room 1, on Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday a 4:15 o’clock. The fee for
each term is $5.
Dean Will Undergo
Operation Today;
Physicians Hopeful
Doan Straub, who is now at the Port
land Surgical hospital, will be operated
on today, according to word received
yesterday from. Dr. R. C. Coffey, at
tending surgeon. The operation today
: is the first stage and will be followed
by the second a week later. The dean
was taken to Portland last Thursday,
! following an illness of two weeks.
While the operation is admittedly
serious, the attending physicians state
that there is no doubt but that he will
recover. He is in excellent physical con
dition and this is expected to aid him
in recovering.
The dean has always advocated ab
stinence of tobacco in all forms, and
it is to correct living habits that he
and his many friends attribute his good
health during the later years of his life.
Letters from students will be wel
come during his stay at the hospital,
and it is probable that many former
students who are now living in Port
land will call on the dean during his
Although past 73 years of age, Dean
John Straub remained active in cam
pus affairs until two weeks before he
was taken to Portland. He arose from
his sick bed to attend the freshman
class meeting, and this was thought to
have aggravated his illness somewhat.
In a letter .addressed to the student
body, he stated his regrets at missing
the assembly Thursday, the first ini
tial meeting he had been absent from in
years, and declared his intention of
soon returning to the canlpus and
again taking up his duties.
Early Training Starts Among
Experienced Matmen
Although it is nearly a month before
wrestling practice will officially start,
13 men are turning out three times a
week for preliminary training. Ac
cording to Coach Widmer, prospects are
very bright for a winning toam this
year. There were no letter men last
year, as most of the men were now at
the game. After wrestling all of the
strong teams in the conference they
gained valuable experience, which will
aid them this year.
Bradway, 165-pound bone crusher of
last year, is the only member of the
varsity who will not be back this year.
Robertson, Sumption, Chatburne, Tcr
jeson, Kirtley and Akers, will be back
this year to uphold the honors of the
Lemon Yellow. Terjeson and Kirt
ley are out for football and will not
start training until after the close of
the season. Besides the varsity wrest
lers, members of last year’s frosh
team and other good men will make
strong bids for berths on the team.
Coach Widmer is working out every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday after
noons with men who are interested in
the sport. “I want all men,” said Wid
mer, “who are interested, and who are
not out for any other sport, to come out
for wrestling early to get into condi
tion and learn he fundamentals of the
There is plenty of promising material
on the campus, the coach says. The
strength of the frosh team is unknown.
Widmer would like to see a large turn
out from the frosh as a basis for a win
ning team. A strong schedule is ar
ranged for both the varsity
yearlings. The first varsity matcWTl
scheduled with O. A. C. for February
9, giving the men about four months
of training.
[Green Line Rounds Quickly
into Shape; Competition for
First String Places Strong
Injuries Are Healing Fast;
Shields and Al Sinclair Vie
for Positions at Center
With only four more practices before
the Pacific game and two centers tem
porarily “on the shelf” with injuries,
the coaches are working overtime to
develop at least two more men who can
handle the pivot position. At last
night’s session both Gene Shields and
Al Sinclair were in the spot light of
the coaches’ criticism as the chief can
Shields weighs about 200 pounds and
has the same drive in his charges that
won fame for his brothers, Tiny and
Floyd; on the other hand, however,
Sinclair doesn’t weigh as much bat
he is fast and has lots of fight to take
the place of his lack of avoirdupois
Both lack experience in passing the
ball but have played considerable foot
ball as linesmen before. Fat Wilson’s
ankle may heal in time for the game
Saturday, but it will serve to slow him
jjay u urns oquaa
Bart ’s afternoon class for ambitious
linemen is progressing in a prosperous
manner, with a growing attendance
that would indicate a pipe course (but
don’t make a remark of that type
where one of the heavies can hear you).
Oregon’s offense is superior to that of
previous years at this season, but with
so many green linemen the coaches are
having a real struggle in developing
that old instinctive exprertness in de
fensive work that comes with hard
work and practice.
“Two on one”is the game Line Coach
Spellman has his proteges playing in
these early afternoon riots, which, if
nothing else, is useful in spreading
and mixing the new coating of sand
and sawdust the field has received, ac
cording to one panting linesman
(aside) after listening to Bart’s
rather scathing criticism, while he
wiped the mixture from his face and
dug it out of his jersey collar.
Another new man, Harold Day, was
added to scrap Iron Toole’s squad of
fighting men. Day is a sophomore and
though he has had little football ex
perience, he has weight and scrap and
according to the coaches, he has come
to the right place to learn football.
Mosier Working at End
Carl Vonder Ahe is beginning to get
back iijto his old time form at tackle.
Vonder Ahe and Reed are two depend
able men of experience who will do
much to stiffen the green line when it
meets real competition in the big
games. Bert Gooding, 195 pound un
derstudy of these two lettermen is
playing the game hard and will be
ready to step into either side of the
line should it be necessary. Warren
and Wiswall of last year’s frosh team,
have been showing better at the tackle
The end situation is about the same,
with Mautz, Williamson, Risley and
Du Paul still doing their stuff in a way
that is developing them into competent
wing men. Another man of last year’s
frosh squad who broke into the scrim
mages last week is Mosier, though
lighter than the other candidates, he
(Continued on page four.)
“Boots and Saddles” May Take
Place of Call for 8 O’clocks
What University girl wouldn’t like
to spend her early morning hours gal
loping .over the hills of Eugene on a
first-class riding horse with perhaps a
cup of hot coffee and a sandwich pro
vided before she returns to her 8
o’clock class! It is whispered
about by the members of Mr. Bangs’
riding alasses that he takes along a
thermos bottle and a package of sand
wiches as part of his equipment.
Such is the inducement offered in the
girls ’ physical education department as
a substitute for regular gymnasium.
So far about 50 girls have signed up for
the course according to Mr. Bangs and
it is thought that more will enroll be
fore long.
Seven classes have been formed, and
the first met yesterday afternoon at
4 o’clock. Most of the classes do meet
in the afternoon but a few of the more
enthusiastic prefer the early morning
canter. Mr. Bangs hopes to make 10
the maximum number of students in
each division. Each class will meet
twice a week. Saturday afternoon is
to be reserved for extra instruction.
Every Saturday afternoon the instruc
tor hopes to take at least one class out
for an endurance ride.
Maneuvering and riding in formation
will be taught advanced students as
soon as they have had a few practice
rides, and Mr. Bangs has also stated
his intention of procuring some horses
for hurdling. The greater number sign
ing up for the course, so far, however,
are beginners and will be taught the
rudiments, by lecture and observation
for the first two or three lessons. Sad
dling and unsaddling instructions will
also be given during the first lessons.
As a special inducement the six
girls who have had the best record
and who are judged as the best riders
of all the classes will have their ex
penses paid to Portland for the foot
ball game and horse show on Armis
tice day. Three girl winners are to
be taken from the beginner's classes
and three from the advanced.