Oregon Daily Emerald VOLUME XXV UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1923 NUMBER 39 NED LEWIS WINS SPEAKING CONTEST U. S. C. Represenative Takes Y First Honors; Robert Littler, Stanford, Gets Second Prize OREGON AND U. OF C. TIE Criminal Syndicalism Laws Is General Subject; Men Given One Hour to Prepare Talks Ned Lewis, representing the Univer sity of Southern California, won first prize of $50 in the extempore speaking contest held last night in Villard hall under the auspices of the Pacific Coast Forensic League. Second prize of $25 ■was taken by Robert Littler, Stanford, and honorable mention was given to Fred Weller of Washington State Col lege. Robert Goudy, Oregon Agricul tural College, made fourth, while Ore gon’s man, Martin Moore, and R. M. Petty, from University of California, A tied for fifth place. The subjects for the speeches were different phases of the criminal syndi calism laws. Though the speakers were notified of the general subject six weeks ago, they were not informed of their particular "aspect of it until one hour before the contest began. At that time they drew for their topic, which carried with it the order of ap pearance on the platform. Winner Gives Argument Lewis, winner of the first prize, spoke on ‘‘Social Progress and the Criminal Syndicalism Laws.” He main tained that the laws, as they now exist, are not compatible with social prog ress, declaring that any government not strong enough to stand criticism was no strong enough to stand at all. “Suppression is the mother of revo lution. We must have the right of ex pression, or social progress will not be forward. And we cannot legislate this thing out of existence, for such will not be legislated out of existence.” Robert Littler, who carried off the \ second prize, speaking on “The Fu ture of Criminal Syndicalism Laws,” based his argument also on a disap proval of the laws of syndicalism, pointing out that, though the laws had been in effect for several years, the results obained had been more negative than otherwise. He cited as examples of a rational operation of such laws the cases of France and England. Subjects Are Listed Fred Weller discussed “Criminal Syndicalism Laws in Time of Peace,” and declared that the laws were not necessary, for anything which it was essential for such laws to cover was already taken care of by our previously % existing laws governing sabotage, de struction of property, crime and con spiracy. Other speakers and their subjects were: Walter S. Greathouse, University of Idaho, “The Origin and Development of Criminal Syndicalism Laws”; Mar tin S. Moore, University of Oregon, “Criminal Syndicalism and the Right of Free Speech and Free Expression”; R. M. Petty, University of California, “Criminal Syndicalism Laws as a War Time Expedient”; Robert Goudy, O. A. C. “The I. W. W. Movement and Crim inal Syndicalism Laws”; R. F. Ayres, Whitman college, “The Labor Miove J ment and Criminal Syndicalism Laws.” * Judges for the contest were forensic coaches of the different schools, each of whom rated all the contestants ex cept the one from his own institution. Dean William G. Hale of the law school, presided as chairman. He paid high tribute to the idea of such a gathering and declared such an event was some thing which would “develop a power! which everyone on some occasion j needs, the power to convince others of what we believe.” Perstein Presides The first official meeting of the conference was called to order yester day morning in the lounge room of the Woman’s building. The president elected last spring, Robert Hilcher of the University of Washington, resign ed, so the vice president, Arnold Per stein of the University of California, presided. Dean Colin V. Dyment of the college of literature, science and the arts, addressed the conference. Routine business, consisting of appoint ment of committees, reading of peti tions from colleges wishing to become members of the conference, and a gen eral outline of the work to be accom plished at this session. This morning there wil^ be another session, also in the Woman’s building, at which it is planned to adopt the new i constitution, discuss further the peti (Continued on page three) Frosh Gets Lucky Number and Wins Shoe Shining Kii Number 6-0-2 is the number. No, it doesn’t belong to a wicked con vict whose picture hangs in the rogues’ gallery, nor is it an auto mobilj; license, nor telephone number, nor football signal, nor anything like that. It is the lucky number which won for Philip Shulte, a freshman in the school of business administration, the big, handsome, prize-winning, shoe shining kit. Philip, like other dutiful fresh men, as well as members of every class in the University, had his ox fords shined Thursday, the cele brated junior shine day. Uncon scious of everything but his shin ing pedimental coverings, he left the parlors located in front of the library, clasping a small white slip on which “602” was printed. This was about noon. Late Thursday evening numbers were drawn. Out of the large wooden box appeared “602.” The possessor of the number was given until 6 o ’clock last night to present the matching number. FIJIS AND PHI PSIS LEAD IN BASKETBALL LEAGUE Defeat of Beta Quintet Gives Phi Gams Chance at Cup 0 -0 STANDING OF LEAGUE “A” | W. It. Pet. | 2 0 1.000 | 2 0 1.000 | 1 1 .500 j 1 1 .500 | 1 1 .500 | 0 1 .000 | 0 1 .000 | 0 1 .000 j I 0-0 The first week of play in the second round of' the doughnut basketball tournament was ended yesterday after noon by the clean-cut defeat that the Fiji quintet handed the strong Beta Theta Pi squad by the score of 25-18. This game proves that the Fiji team will be one of the strong contenders for the cup. Their teamwork is fast and well trained and their shooting is un usually accurate, which makes them formidable! opponents for the lother teams in league A. In the game yesterday, Flynn, the lanky Fiji center, seemed to find his shooting eye and looped the basket for many long and hard shots, scoring 12 points in all. Brown, the mainstay of the winners’team, scored six points. For the losers, Westergren, the fighting for ward, played a wonderful doughnut game and scored eight points for the Beta team. Gunther followed second with six field goals. Getting the tip-off almost every time, the Fiji team worked the ball down the floor wih short snappy passes and suc ceeded in ringing up a total of 16 against 7 for the losers in the first half of the game. Coming back in the last half, the Beta team played a finer game and made the game seem doubtful <or the winners when they had the score 16 to 15. Howeyer, their burst of fight was overcome and the Fijis came out on the long end of the score. Delta Tau Delta forfeited their game to Phi Delta Theta. | Phi Kappa Psi . ] Phi Gamma Delta .. | Sigma Chi . | Phi Delta Theta .... | Friendly Hall . | Beta Theta Pi . | Oregon Club . I Delta Tau Delta .... SECRECY IS MAINTAINED UP TO DAY OF INFORMAL Sophomore Class Holds Out Details of Flans for Big Dance Tonight and Creates Curiosity Because of the strictest secrecy main tained by the sophomore class up to the very day of the big informal, people are more than anxious to attend the dance at the Armory tonight and “see foi themselves.” Color motifs of burnt orange, oriental green and gray give promise of a brilliant and exotic scene, The gaudy and splendid plumage o! the East will be carried out in the cos tumes of Gladys Noren and Katherine Jane Seel in the feature dance which they are to present. The orchestra too is to be arrayed in oriental garb. Be freshments are promised by the commit tee in charge, but whether the Eastern concoction planned will be too oriental to eat remains as yet a secret. This dance is sponsored by the sopho more class and is one of the large col lege dances of the year. No admittance fee will be charged, so a crowd wil] probably fill the hall. The women wil appear in formal dresses, while the mei dress informally. EMERALD STUFF Several Changes Are Made in Reorganization for New Seven Column Newspaper P. I. N. S. WORK CHANGED Margaret Morrison Placed on Sunday as Day Editor; Position on Morgue Is Open With the new Emerald of seven col ums soon to appear, a slight reorganiza tion of the staff has been made by the editior, according to the recommenda tions of the editorial board. This is in line with the policy of havihg a complete re-appointment of the staff once each term. Margaret Morrison has been named day editor of the Sunday staff, talcing the place of Leonard Lerwill, who will assist A1 Trachman on assignment work. Sports Writer Added One addition has been made to the sports staff, Ward Cook being placed on the list of writers. Pauline Bondurant has been placed in charge of the new P. I. N. S. work for the Emerald, as outlined at the recent conference of the Pacific Intercollegiate Press association at Los Angeles. Norborne Berkeley will assume charge of the exchange depart ment. Edwin Fraser, formerly P. I. N. S. editor, has been forced to give up his position due to other activities. Four additions have been made to the news staff: Mary Clerin, Lilian Wilson, Margaret Kressmann and Ned French. Ben Maxwell, who writes “One Year Ago Today,” will be on this staff also and will write other special articles and fea tures for the new paper. Day Editors Named Taylor Huston, Velma Famham, Bosa lia Keber, Marian Lowry and Junior Seton have been re-appointed day edi tors. Bupert Bullivant, Douglas Wilson, Jack Burleson, Walter Coover and Law rence Cook will continue in their posi tions as night editors. Kenneth Cooper will direct the sports writers and handle sport news from other schools. Monte Byers, Bill Akers and Ward Cook will write local sports stories. On the Sunday Emerald, Clinton Howard and A1 Trachman will hold their places as Sunday editor and assignment editor, respectively, while George Bel knap, as night editor, will supervise the proof and makeup. News Staff Reappointed The following have been re-appointed to the news staff: Geraldine Boot, Mar garet Skavlin, Norma Wilson, Henryetta Lawrence, Helen Beynolds, Catherine Spall, Lester Turnbaugh, Georgiana Ger linger, Webster Jones, Margaret Vincent, Phyllis Coplan, Kathrine Kressmann, Frances Sanford, Eugenia Strickland, Frances Simpson, Katherine Watson, Velma Meredith, Mary West, Emily Hous ton, Beth Fariss, Marion Playter and Lyle Janz. There are still some positions open on the daily. Any person desiring to take charge of the information department, or “morgue,” is requested to see Don Woodward, managing editor, in the Journalism building. This position would not necessarily require journalistic training. Staff Meeting Held At the staff meeting held Thursday, the following were present: Frances Simpson, Velma Meredith, Helen Bey nolds, Catherine Spall, Marian Lowry, Mary Clerin, Ted Janes, Leonard Ler will, John Piper, Jalmar Johnson, Wal ter Coover, Jack Burleson, Phyllis Cop lan, Norma Wilson, Bupert Bullivant, Frances Sanford, Eugenia Strickland, Margaret Skavlan, Bosalia Keber, Kathe rine Kressmann, A1 Trachman, Jeanne Gay, Taylor Huston, Georgiana Gerlinger, Beth Fariss, Lawrence Cook and Mar j garet Morrison. LUTHERANS TO FORM CLUB I Purpose Is to Promote Interest in Local Church, Affirms Henrik son “We are not organizing for the | sake of organization, but to promote a ' real interest in the local church,” said Ernest Henrikson in speaking of the j plans for the Lutheran club, which he | is in charge of organizing on the cam pus. Members of his committee are sounding individual opinion of student members before any actual attempt at organization will take place. “We realize that the campus is al ready over ‘organized’,” he said. “If student response warrants it, we will go ahead more definitely.” Pledging Announced Delta Omega announces the pledging of Mary Crombie, of Portland. TRUCK MEET TO BE HELD TODA1 Purpose of Interclass Contesl Is to Get Line on Possible Varsity and Frosh Squads i - CLASSES URGED TO ENTER Cross Country Race Scheduled I for Afternoon; Runners to Go Course of 2.4 Miles Looming as one of the most interest ing events on the program for the day is the inter-class track meet to be held on Hayward field, commencing at 10 o’clock. The purpose of the meet is to get a line on possible varsity and freshman material, from which will be chosen the Oregon teams of this year. The seniors and juniors will combine and enter a strong aggregation to contest the right for the champion ship in inter-class track. The sophomores will have some dangerous contenders coming up from the freshman team of last year. The freshman “Babes” will turn out in full force, and promise to give their rivals a run for their money, with a number of high school Btars entered. According to Bill Hayward, these meets are of vital importance in getting a line on the possible material for the development of a good track squad. It is essential that every candidate who has been out for practice and who .hopes to make the squad should be out there tomorrow; for it is out of competition that track stars are made. Men Asked to Sign Up. Some of the classes have not as yet entered men in all of the events. Those intending to compete should get in touch with Hayward as soon as possible, and if this is impossible, Bill says to turn out*on the field in a suit and run any way. There will be some hotly contest ed events and the different classes should have enough “pep” to turn out and help their class win. In the afternoon the doughnut cross country race will be run off, before the Frosh game with the TT. of W. Frosh. The first five or six men finishing in this event, who are eligible for varsity competition, will represent Oregon in the annual race with O. A. C. a week from today. A total of 55 entrants have signed up for this event to re present their various houses, so some likely competition is assured all. Many Events Scheduled The events and entrants for .the interclass track meet in the morning are, as they have signed up-to-date: 100-yard dash—Freshmen: Hoblitt, Moore, Vernon and Cook. Sophomores: Ross, Snyder, Haydon and Kelsey. No upper class entrants as yet have been made. There will be no 220-yard race, which place will be taken by the relay. The 440 will be 320 yards—Sophom ores: Ager and Rutherford. Upper class: Rosenberg. 50-yard high hurdles—Sophomores: Kelsey. 120-yard low hurdles—Sophomores: Kelsey. Freshmen: Rodda. Broad jump—Sophomores: Snyder and Kelsvy. Freshmen: Hoblitt, Ver non, Gray and Price. Upperclass: Spearrow and Rosenberg. Belay Race Shortened The candidates for the 220 will run a relay, with each man running 165 yards. The 880-yard race will be reduced to 660 yards—Sophomores: Monte, Ruther ford, Dahl and Gehrke. Freshmen: Swank and Barnett. High jump—Sophomores: Eby and Tuck. Freshmen: Hoblitt and Price. Juniors and seniors: Spearrow. Shotput—Sophomores: Beatty and Stockwell; Frosh: Moore. Javelin—Sophomores: Beatty and Stockwell. Freshmen: Gray. Cross Country Has Long Course The entrants in the cross-country , race in the afternoon will follow this I course. The runners will encircle the track once and then will hit out into ! the open country over the golf course, ! through the cemetery road, over to 19th street, down 19th to Villa'd, Villard to 15th and back into the field and once around the track, comprising a course of some 2.4 miles. This length was deemed sufficient for the contest ants at such an early time in their training. Each house should have a distinguishing mark for their entrants as colored basketball jerseys or num ! bers. The runners entered from their respective houses are as follows: Alpha Tau Omega: McCune, Gillen water, Rosenberg, Anderson, Shroeder Tomlinson. I Bachelordon: M'cOall, Crary, Skin 1 ner, Hall, Miller. i (Continued on page fonr.) Member of Company Who Acts as Manager "■■■——— — Ted Baker Ife' SALE OE ‘DOVER ROAD’ TICKETS STARTS TODAY All Star Cast in Clever Comedy; Frosh Dates in Order Tickets for “Dover Road,’ the Mask and Buskin piny, will be on sale be ginning this noon at the Heilig theater, it has been announced by Ted Baker who is managing the production. Tho tickets will be 50 and 75 cents for the entire house. The group has been working hard on the play under the direction of Fergus Reddie for some time, and it has been predicted that the comedy will be an immense success by those who have seen the rehearsals. Betty Robinson, Ted Baker, Dave Swanson, Kate Pinneo, Darrell Lar son and Virgil Mulkoy comprise the cast, and have all starred in company plays before. “Dover Road” is a t^uly amusing story with a purely comedy plot deal ing with the familiar situations of couples falling in love, and with the unusual element introduced of the elder man whose hobby it is to show these erring couples their follies, by showing them to each other at inauspicious moments. Tho play is a succession of clever lines. Dean Esterly has agreed that in the case of the Mask and Buskin play freshmen women may have dates and be permitted to attend, although it is in the middle of tho week and ordin arily not the thing to do. SECOND ORCHESTRA HAS NUMBER OF OPENINGS Wind Instruments Specially Needed, According to Director Walstrom; No Experience Required There are still a great many vacan cies to be filled in the second orchestra, and mainly for the following instru ments: cello, saxophone, trombone, clarinet and cornet. A large number of students have turned out for this orchestra, but to make it a success, there will have to be more competition, says Theodore Wal strom, director, who urges anyone that can play any kind of an instrument, whether they are experienced or inex perienced, to be present at the regular meeting next Tuesday at 4:45 in Vil lard hall. This rehearsal will be very important, for at that time new work is to be taken up. Mr. Walstrom considers work in the second orchestra the finest preparation one can possibly get for the first or chestra, or for any kind of orchestral work. It is not too late to become a mem ber, and .anyone that isl interested should get in touch with Theodore Wal strom as soon as possible, either at the school of music or by calling 922Y. DEAN STRAUB IMPROVING Grand Old Man Able to Walk; Hopes to be in Eugene for Homecoming Dean Straub is well on the road to recovery. President and Mrs. Camp bell visited him while in Portland for the Oregon-Stanford game and were surprised to sec Oregon’^ “Grand old man” walking the corridors for short intervals. He is grateful for the many letters and messages received during the first part of his illness, but ex pressed the wish that they continue. He is also ready to receive visitors and students spending this week-end in Portland are invited to see him at the Portland Surgical hospital. It is the ardent wish of the Dean, as well as the hope of all his friends, that he will be here for Homecoming. FRESHMEN BUTTLE HUSKY YEARLINGS Today Marks Close of Season for Local Eleven; Hard Fought Contest Expected FANS TO SEE KICKING DUEL Washington Babes on First Trip Here; Likely Material Seen for 1924 Varsity The freshman eleven winds up the season today with the first year team from the University of Washington. In the past two years the local young sers have succumbed to the Northern ers, but this year the issue is at a standoff. This is also the first appear ance of the Washington babes on the Oregon gridiron and a chance will be given the fans to see what kind of material Bagshaw will have for his varsity in 1924. Everything points to a close game with neither squad having much edge. The Seattle squad is not as strong as in the last two years, and on their home field the local freshmen have a chance to break the winning of the W ashingtonians. With the exception of Jones, fullback, the yearling squad is ready to go the limit when the whistle sets the teams in motion. If Jones does not go in, Williams has three men from which to select his plunger. Socolofsky may be drawn in from halfback, or Williams can use either Leavitt or Vitus. The latter looked good in scrimmage Thurs day and may get the assignment. Few Berths Certain Agee is sure to start at right half. Stonebreaker, Post and Kiminki are ready to relieve the regulars if neces sary. In Harrison and Mimnaugh the freshmen have two able field gen erals. It is likely that Harrison will open the tilt against the invaders. Cash is also a /ikely candidate for the barker’s job and may have a chance to show at some stage of the contest. The only change that Williams may make in the line is at right guard. Dills, end, has been pulled in and Adolph is taking care of the flank. Brooks is officiating at the other ex tremity and may go the entire route. Collins, Officer and Flannigan will be held in reserve. Flannigan injured his nose Thursday and this may keep him on the sidelines. Kerns and Kjelland will take care of the tackles, with Dills and Carter next to center. Carl Johnson has had things his own way at the snapperback position, and will no doubt wind up the season today. From L. Johnston, Stearns, Bellshaw, Farley, Dashney, McClung and Bar'our, Williams can select a strong substitute for line service. Visitors Outweigh Frosh. The men from the north may out weigh the freshmen slightly and the locals will have to make it up in speed and fight. The invaders have played four tough games, winning and losing two. The locals have won two and lost one of their games, winning from Co lumbia and Linfield and losing a close battle to the Aggie rooks 3-0. The fans may be treated to a little percentage football when Harrison and Shidler get their kicking toes into ac tion. The Washington back is the king pin of the invader’s offensive also and will keep the frosh busy watch ing him. Harrison’s kicking has saved the freshmen several times this year and some of his boots have traveled for a good average. The game will start about 2:15 and with the probable line-ups as follows: Oregon— —Washington Brooks .LE. Cutting Kerns .LT. Mitchell Carter .LG. Hopgood C. Johnson .C. Botamy Dills .BG. MoCrimmon Kjelland .BT. Thompson Adolph .BE. Douglas Jones .F. Prevost Socolofsky .LH. Patten Agee . BH. Shidler Harrison .Q.Delaney HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL LEAVES FOR INSTITUTE Harold Benjamin, principal of the University high school, left Thursday night for Condon, Oregon, where he will speak next Saturday at the Gilliam county teachers’ institute. The sub ject of his talk will be “Educational Tests and Measurements.” Correction Is Made The booth to be placed on the campus for the Bed Cross drive will be open on Wednesday of next week instead of Monday, as was announced in an eailier Emerald.