Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, December 05, 1923, Page 2, Image 2

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Rosalia Keber Doug Wilson
After Six Years
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So Shy Huntington has resigned! Well, it was not unex
pected and to the readers of the announcement in today’s
Emerald it will not come as a great surprise. After all it seems
to have been the clean and sportsmanlike thing to do. The
signs were that if Shy did not resign, an influential section of
the alumni would rise in arms and once more precipitate Ore
gon’s intercollegiate athletics into general confusion. Thus,
Shy’s last act: that of resigning: is consistent with his clean
and sportsmanlike pursuit of athletics throughout his six years
as coach.
The Emerald, now that all is over, does not contemplate go
ing into an editorial discussion of the rights and wrongs of the
Huntington case. Truth, as in all things, is here mixed too.
But the Emerald does want to ask one question, to the end
that those who will may give it some thought. It wants to ask
alumni critics whether it is entirely moral that a man s lame as
a coach and his security in his job, should depend solely on
victory ?
Here is Huntington who, as has been stated, is a clean and
Sportsmanlike coach. As he himself states in his letter to 1 resi
dent Campbell, lie has not hired or subsidized players. Nor
has he been a maker of alibis. Nor has he been loud and profane
and brawling. Nor has he been an undue loser of games since
1918, his first year at Oregon. Nor has he demanded or re
ceived an excessive salary.
Yet at the end of six years of service he sees the handwriting
on the wall and resigns. So once more the question is in a new
form, this time not addressed to alumni especially, but to all
who run and read: Is intercollegiate football on the soundest
ethical basis when a man, here or elsewhere, has to resign be
cause he fails to win certain games, even though he has played
the game squarely and has not been without a certain compe
tence as a coach ?
Upon what basis is intercollegiate football to be appraised?
Sink the Signboads
For months our campus lias been free from the signboard
evil, which is spoiling a great many ol our national beauty spots
and which, unrestricted, would soon turn our pine-covered and
well-kept campus into an unsightly mass of obnoxious adver
tisements. Recently there has been some tendency to place
small boards around the principal student centers. As yet they
have not become numerous, but the tradition ot a sign-liee
campus is being broken.
From the minutes of the student council, December 13, 1922,
we read: “A communication was read from Mr. Onthank re
garding sign boards on the campus. It was moved and seconded
that the student council recommend to the administration that
the signboards on the campus be abolished and it was further
recommended that each building be provided with boards for
announcements, (tarried.
Most buildings have bulletin boards; the Emerald provides
an announcement service and an advertising medium. Stu
dents who are interested should make use of them.
We hope those in charge of the University grounds will take
steps to remove any sign boards which may appear on the
Helen E. Hall and Walter Belt Teach
at College in Canton
Two University of Oregon stu
dents are now teaching in the
Canton Christian college at Canton,
China. These are Helen K. Hall
and Walter K. Belt.
Miss Hall graduated from the
University with the class of 19111.
Bhe is an instructor in English at
the Chinese college. Wlieu in the
University, Miss Hall majored in
rhetoric. She was a member of
Delta Oanima ami l'i Lambda
licit attended the University as
a graduate student in 1!*'-’- and ma
jored in education. lie came from
O. \. C. llis work at the Canton
is that of an instructor in general
sciences in the middle school of the
Bead the Classified Ad column.
Campus Bulletin
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for two issues only. Copy must be
in this office by 6:30 on the day
before it is to be published, and must
i be limited to 20 words.
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Oregon Knights—Meeting tonight
at 7:30.
O. N. S. Club — Meet today at
Bungalow at 7:15. Special speaker.
Thespians — Meeting today, 5:00
o’clock, in Dean Straub’s room. Im
California Club—Meeting in room
105 Commerce building, Wednesday
at 7:30 p.m.
R. O. T. C. Officers — Uniforms
will be alter^cl today at the bar
racks by tailor. Be there at 8
o ’clock.
P. E. Majors—Dr. Warner, head of
child hygiene in Portland, will speak
to all P. E. majors Thursday, 7:30,
P. E. library.
Campus Clubs—Checks for space
1924 Oregana due NOW. Bring or
mail immediately to Oregana office,
journalism building.
All University Women—Invited to
tea with Mrs. Virginia Judy Esterly
this afternoon between four and six
o ’clock at 667 East 12th street.
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Oregon’s great annual athletic
event is past. The Orange and
Black and tho Lemon-Yellow have
| once more tried conclusions. While
reminiscently reviewing Saturday’s
struggle, partisans of the two teams
are already laying plans for next
The epic battle of the year in
Oregon is over. The supporters of
the agricultural college are jubilant.
Those of the University are glum.
Corvallis is gala. Eugene is sul
len. Tho better team won.
Interest in tho game was keen in
Astoria.. It was a tense crowd in
Thiel’s restaurant Saturday after
noon which heard the plays come
clicking over the wire. There were
yelps for Oregon, yelps for O. A. C.
In the lulls between the announcing
of the returns tho talk of the fans
and alumni of the two institutions
turned more to one subject than any
other, and it was a subject only
indirectly related to the game be
ing played.
This one subject has been a com
mon one among followers of foot
ball in Oregon this year.
“There is little glory in it for
whichever team wins the game to
day. Neither team has much to be
proud of in this season’s record.
New hands should Vie at the foot
ball helm in each school.” This was
the burden of the talk among many.
A few days ago an Astorian, an
alumnus of Stanford ujnivefjsity,
said: “Both Oregon and O. A. C.
j need new coaches. The state of Orc
! gon deserves a better position in the
athletics of the west than it has
had for years. Not since the days
of Iltigo Bezdek has the state of Ore
gon had a really great team. The
Oregon, eloven which held Harvard
7 to 6 was in reality tho remnant of
the Great Team which beat Pen
nsylvania. The University and
O. A. C. should each spend the money
necessary to get good coaches who
can turn out champions. It will be
no added expense for the box office
i power of a great team will more
j than make up the 'amount ?pent for
a coach.”
That opinion was iruiu a man
was looking at Oregon football as a
j citizen of Oregon aiul in no way
as mi alumnus of either school. Had
his college loyalty been stronger
than his wish for the good of his
| state he undoubtedly would have
preferred both Oregon and O. A. C.
I to carry on under their present
It is undeniable that good coaches
are a primary requisite for winning
football teams. It is likewise incap
able of denial that winning football
teams in state institutions of higher
learning are valuable assets to a
state from the point of view of
publicity and advertising.
Athletically, the University of
Washington meant the west during
the victorious regime of Gil Dobie.
Though his methods may .at times
have been reprehensible, Dobie was,
and is, a great coach. When Wash
ington lost tier Scotchman hei
athletic glory faded. After hu
miliating years she has apparently
once again found a good man, who
this year builded well, after eonsum
ing two seasons in retrieving his
college from the disorder which fol
lowed Dobie s passing.
When Hez.dek came back to Ore
gon he diil not create a champion
over night. For two years he had
fair teams; the next year he had a
good team; the fourth year he had
the Oreat Team, certainly the great
est which ever played on the Paci
fic coast. The war canto and broke
the spell, for Hez.dek would have
had his great combination intact for
another season.
Though comparisons of teams
which never meet are odious, it is
strongly indicated that Oregon s
Great Team of 1910 was in reality
more wonderful than California Y.
Wonder Team of more recent years.
California has been the great
western football seintillant since
Bezdek's day. But it must be re
• euibered that Andy Smith, groat
coach that he is, was shamfully
whipped and beaten by nearly every |
team oil the coast "for seven! years
after he sought to bring the (Jolc-.i
B" r bark to American footpad.
To the fans over the United States
today football on the Pacific eoast
means football at the University of
California. Once it meant football
at , Washington. Once it meant
football at Oregon.
The University of Oregon once
before tried out the graduate coach
system. Pinkham’s hopeless defeats
paved the way for the hiring of
Hugo, the championmaker.
Rutherford has had a fair trial
at O. A. C. and, though he won from
Oregon this year, it seems certain
that his 1923 team is weaker than
O. A. C. has had in many autumns.
So the time seems ripe in the
minds of the alumni and the fans
at large for new coaching regimes
at the state institutions. Bezdek
may not be available; Sam Dolan
is too bitter to go back to Corvallis,
but somewhere there are moulders
of elevens who can give back to
the state of Oregon the gridiron
glory to which it is accustomed.—
Astoria Budget.
| Some High Points in Oregon
j Emeralid of December 5, 1922
Madame d’ Alvarez, well known
j Peruvian vocalist, will sing for the
students next Thursday evening.
Physical ability tests will be
dield December 6. 7 and 8.
French architecture was the sub
ject of an illustrated lecture given
by Frank Louis Schoell in Guild
hall last night.
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The school of music will give its
second student Recital this evening
The “Knockout Number” of
Lemon punch will appear on the
.campus December 11.
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The Bed Cross drive has netted
$-100 to date.
All profits over expenses from
i the first performance of “The
iRaggedy Man” will be given to
j the Y. ‘w. C. A.
The annual sophomore dance will
! be held Friday evening. |
Next Saturday First Day Scheduled
for Men’s Final Ability
Trials this Term
The physical education depart
ment announces that the last phy
sical ability teste of the term will
be given commencing Saturday,
December 8th at 10 to 12. Any
student who wishes may take the
j test on that day.
The men who have passed the
high jump, bar vault, rope climb,
and run but have failed in the swim
will have an opportunity to take
the test Tuesday, December 11 from
12 to 1 o ’clock. Many of the men
have passed the physical ability
test and received low grades. To
| enable these men to raise their
i grades, Harry A. Scott, director of
I the department, announces that a
test will be given Thursday, Decern
, her 13th from 12 to 1 for this pur
1 pose. The method of grading for
Tea House
The Millrace
Phone 30
the physical ability has been
All students who expect to take
the tests must sign the sheets on
the bulletin board in the men’s
gymnasium before 11 o ’clock on the
day of the test. Scott declared that
any student wishing personal in
struction may ask any member of
the physical education staff to give
it to him.
J. C. Oliver Brings News of Harold
Rounds, Former Oregon Man Now
Engaged at ‘Y’ Work in China
J. C. Oliver, general Y. M. C. A.
secretary at Hangkow, China, was a
recent visitor on the campus. In
speaking of his own work in the
Orient, Mr. Oliver spoke very highly
of the work of Harold Rounds, class
of ’10, who is now engaged in
Y. M. C. A. work at Nanking, China.
Mr. Oliver is back on a furlough
after spending seven years in the
Orient. When he took hold of the
Y. M. C. A. at Hangkow, it had
j just a few members and an old
! frame dwelling for its quarters.
When he left, the organization was
I housed in a fine new concrete build
j ing and had a membership of 3,100.
He is particularly interested in the
j new student movement of China
which is forming the basis of a na
tional progressive party and says
that the students are bringing about
great reforms, going so far as to
compel high state officials to resign
from office. Mr. Oliver is devoting
his furlough to a speaking tour
around the country on certain phases
of the student movement.
Rachael Chezem, ex-’25 Engaged to
Ivan Norris, U. of W. Student
Announcement was made in Port
land on Thanksgiving day of the
| engagement of Rachael Chezem, ex
; ’25, to Ivan Norris, a student at the
University of Washington.
! TMiss Chezem, who was on the
j campus last year, majoring in the
school of journalism, is a member
of Alpha Xi Delta, while Mr. Norris
is identified with Sigma Rho Ep
silon fraternity.
Pleating and Buttons.
Pleated skirts a specialty.
Phone 1158-L 89 E. 7th Ave.;
Something New
for serving at dances
or to take home.
Fancy Sundaes
in sanitary cups
20 cents
Biggest Stock in Box Candies
As Well As
Home Made Candies
Open from 6:30 a. m. to 1 a. in.
Ye Towne Shoppe!
•ERNEST SEUTE, Proprietor
Double Main Event 10 Rounds
(in each event)
(130 lbs. Salem) (130 lbs. Portland)
(147 lbs., Eugene, (130 lbs., Portland)
Two Fast 4-Round Preliminary Bouts
New Armory, Friday, Dec. 7 th
Seats on Sale at Obak and Club Cigar stores
Ringside Seats $1.65 General Admission $1.10
(Includes War Tax)
Doors Open at 7 :30 p. m. Preliminary Bout at 8:30_Sharp
Formal Opening
of the
College Side Inn
Friday, Dec. 7th
Dinner Dance
6 to 8 p. m.
$1.00 Table D’ Hote Dinner
Informal Dance
8:30 to 12
Music by
Jack Myers
Mid-Nite Sons
Seven Piece Orchestra
“Everyone Will Be There”