Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 15, 1924, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Discussion of Control by
Students and Financial
Standing Main Business
Four New Directors to be
Elected to Fill Places
of the Retiring Members
Today at 4 o’clock in Villard hall
the annual meeting of the stock
holders and directors of the [Tni
•versity Cooperative store will be
held. “It is the one time set aside
during the year,” says Dean Bo
-vard, “for all members to hear a
report of the financial conlitions
and an explanation of policies. Any
one has a right to express his opin
ions, whether he be a member or
not, and although in the past these
meetings have been very poorly at
tended it is hoped that in view of
the fact that there has been so
much discussion recently, there will
be a large representation of the
etudent body present.”
Resolution Passed
At a meeting of the board of di
rectors held Saturday, the matter
of student control as suggested by
the student council, was brought up
.and considered very favorably, says
Dr. Bovard. At that time a resolu
tion was passed ■ which reads as
“Whereas, the Associated Stu
dents of the University have,
through their organization, mani
fested an interest in- the question
■of secwring a wider extension of
membership in the Cooperative
store and at the same time more
general participation in the selec
tion of the board of directors by
which the policy of the student
store is controlled, and
“Where, a program calculated to
secure the ends desired has recently
been formulated by the finance
committee and submitted to the
student council;
“Therefore, be it resolved by the
board of directors that we heartily
approve the essential features of
the plan as outlined and pledge our
unqualified support and co-opera
tion with the student council in
any steps that are necessary to put
this program into effect.”
Four Places Vacated
At the meeting tomorrow four
new directors will be elected to the
board, two of whom will be sopho
mores who serve for a period of
two years. These members will'
take the places left vacant by Jack |
Meyers, retiring president; Paul
Sayre, Orlando Hollis and Professor
James Gilbert.
The remaining members are Dean
Bovard, Jack Day and Ivan Hous-:
Criticism Unjust
“The Cooperative store has re
ceived much criticism in the past,”
says Dean Bovard, “but it can
hardly take the blame for every
thing when the student body fails
to turn out at the meetings. It is
likely that many things of vital!
interest to the student body will be
diseussed. Membership fees may
be either disposed of entirely, or
advanced or reduced; in fact any
changes will be made that seem
America’s Epic
Poet May Come
To Campus Soon
‘ The possibility that John G.
Neihardt, America’s epic poet,
may come to the campus this week
end is causing considerable inter
est among the faculty and student
body at large. He speaks in Port
land January 18 under the auspi
ces of the library association, and
if the student body commtitee in
charge of bringing such men to
the campus can arrange it, he
will appear here 'on Saturday,
January 19.
The author of “Man-Song” has
a rugged sweep and intensity of
one close to nature and the soil.
To a Walt Whitman quality of
thought pictures and dreams that
seam realities, is added a charm of
rhetoric, rhyme and rhythm.
Neihardt was born in a sod
house in Sharpsburg, Hlinois. He
knew the pinch of poverty, but in
spite of everything worked his way
through college. He had complet
ed four epics at the age of 19.
Now he is to the Middle West
what Edwin Markham is to the
West. He has been made poet
laureate of Nebraska, as well. In
the course of his adventures stdy
ing the pioneers and Indians he
became a blood brother of the
Omaha Indians under the name
of Tae-Nuga-Zhinga (Little Bull
Mrs. Warren E. Thomas to
Advertise Hour Hand
“The Hour Hand has as its per
sonal representative for the special
production in Portland, says MrA
Anne Landsbury Beck, composer of
the opera, one of Portland’s most
prominent women, Mrs. Warren E.
Thomas. Mrs. Thomas has had a
great deal of experience with musi
cal enterprises in Portland and in
other cities on the coast, but (is
probably better known on the cam
pus for her work in connection with
the Woman’s building.
As the president of the first mus
ical club in Portland, several years
ago she chose as her task and as
the club’s task to interest Portland
in things pertaining to music, and
also in bringing musical attractions
to Portland. After accomplishing
this aim the club disbanded and
passed their work over to others
with similar interests.
In the treasury there was the sum
of several hundred dollars. It was
decided that this be given to some
organization that would promote
music. Nothing had presented it
self that seemed deserving until a
grand piano was needed in the Wom
an’s building, and with very little
deliberation the memberes came to
the decision that to present a piano
to the University of Oregon, to be
placed in the Woman’s building, was ’
fullfilling their most cherished aim
and desire.
Mrs. Thomas has taken a strong j
personal interest in “The Hour j
Hand’.’, and is putting forth her ,
best efforts in getting information !
to people in Portland who are inter
ested in the production.
Prior to the bringing of the Chi
cago Grand Opera company to Port
land last year she had charge of all
personal work for the company, not
(Continued on page three)
Return of “Spirit of Play” _
Is Ideal of Stuart Walker
A man versatile in all that is
artistic and expressive, is Stuart
Walker, whose famous Portmanteau
theatre repertory will be presented
early in February at the Heilig
theatre. In staging his plays,
among which are “The Book of
Job” and Lord Dunsany’s “The
Gods of the Mountain,” Mr. Walker
has realized a life ambition. He
has tried to retreive for the Am
erican stage that which he believes
lost in the present-day “realism.”
“What I have tried to do with
my theatre and plays is to bring
back the “spirit of play,” explained
the famous playwright. “The
trouble in the theatre today is that
most people have come to depend
upon the stagemanager to do foi
the mwhat they should do for them
selves. They haven’t a chance to
, exercise their powers of imagina
“Our plays are not fairy plays,
but real life,” continues Mr. Walker
in further explaining his aims.
“They are bright, funny, and of the
kind in which even tragedy is robbed
■of its terror as it is in children’s
•plays. Exeept for the lighting, I
have brought nothing new to the
theatre, I have rather attempted to
revive what to me are the essentials
(Continued on page four.)
Representatives Named in
Each Organization; Two
Booths to be in Library
1 Students to Give Pep Talks
Tonight; 1,200 Orders is
Hope of Those in Charge
Detailed plans for the subscription
drive of the 1924 Oregana are prac
tically completed, Myron Shannon,
business manager of the year book,
announced last night, and the drive
will start in earnest on the campus
tomorrow morning. Representatives
have been appointed in each living
organization to handle subscriptions
and booths will be placed in the li
brary to solicit from students not
reached in this manner.
During the dinner hour this even
ing a number of prominent students
wall make the rounds of the various
halls and houses and give short
“pep” talks to urge upon the student
body the necessity of supporting the
year book and of ordering books dur
ing the campus campaign. It is
hoped to put the drive over in one
day ami books not ordered at this
time will not be printed. Each year
a large number of students neglect
to place their orders for copies of
the annual at the time of the drive
and are disappointed in not obtain
ing books later.
Men Appointed
The men who will make talks at
the houses this evening include; My
ron Shannon, Paul Savre, Ray Har
lan, Arthur Rosebraugh, Jason Me
Cune, Douglas Farrell, Lot Beattie
Arthur Rudd, Francis Alstock, John
Piper, Lester Wade, Frank Carter,
Bob Mautz, and Claude Robinson.
The price of the book is set ten
tatively at $4.50, $2.50 of which is
to be paid at the time the book is
ordered and the remainder upon
delivery in the spring.
“We hope that the students will
realize that the total price placed
on the books will depend entirely
upon the number of books sold,”
said Shannon. “Last year the price j
of the books was reduced from $4.75 J
to $4.50 because of a very success- ]
full circulation campaign. The in- j
creased expenditure for a better
quality of paper, engraving and
printing this year will make it ’nec
essary that at least 1200 books be
sold on the campus to hold the price
at $4.50. j
Money Due Thursday
Checks for the book may be dated
ahead to February 1 and will be held
until that time. The money may be I
deposited with the house represen
tatives or paid in at the Oregana
booth in the library during the day j
on Wednesday.
Free books will be given to every
living organization which goes 100
per cent in circulation as well as to
the individual student who sells the
greatest number of books on the
campus. Students wishing to enter
the contest for selling the largest
number of books may obtain details
necessary from Myron Shannon at
the Oregana office in the journalism
building. All money, both from
houses and from individual solicitors,
must be in the Oregana office by
Thursday afternoon at the very lat
Students who have been appointed
to handle subscriptions in the var
ious living organizations are;
Representatives Given
Alpha Chi Omega, Mary Jane
Hathawav: Alpha Delta Pi, Ger
trude McIntyre; Alphi Phi , Trva
Dale; Aloha Omieron Pi. Elinor Kil
ham; Aloha Xi Delta, Vivian Harp
er; Chi Omega, Marie Myers, Delta
Delta Delta. Albert McMonies: Delta
Gamma, Better Kerr; Delta Omega,
Stella Van Fleet; Delta Zeta, Doro
thy Abbott: Gamma Phi Beta, Helen
Webber: Hendricks Hall, Esther
Strieker: Kappa Alpha Theta, Jean
ne Gay: Kaopa Kappa Gamma, Win
ifred Graham; Kappa Omieron,
Kathrine Kressmann: ' Pi Beta Phi,
Virginia Pearson: Sigma Beta Phi.
Emily Houston; Susan Campbell
hall. Maude Schroeder; Tan Nu,
Helen Tgoe: Thacher cottage .Mar
garet Sagaberg; Alpha Beta Chi,
fContinued on page three)
Come Early and
Avoid the Rush
in Paying Fees
Time to Give Up Cash'
Is Approaching
It behooves all students to col
lect their shekels in preparation
for paying their laboratory and
registration fees, because the
time draws near for that happen
ing. January 21 to 26 is the
week allotted as the time when
students may part themselves
from all worldly possessions in
exchange for the right to pursue
their education.
Already the business office has
posted a sign stating that fees
will be accepted during that
week. The sign also states that
January 26 is the last day for
paying fees and-that an extra
$3.00 will be charged after that
day. Many pointed sayings can
bo applied to the situation, such
as, “come early and avoid the
rush” and “better be safe than
sorry,” because one is dropped
from the University for failure
to pay the fees.
“Utilizing Your Abilities”
Will be Subject
The assembly address next Thurs
day morning, January 17, will be
given by Irving E. Vining, pre
sident of the Oregon State Chamber
of Commerce. He will speak on
the topic: “Utilizing Your Abili
The University is very fortunate
in obtaining Mr. Vining as its as
sembly speaker, according to Karl
Onthank, as he is a very worth
while speaker and much wanted as
Mr. Vining lives in Ashland. He
has been prominent in the state
for a number of years in matters
of oommunity and state develop
ment, and especially in matters con
nected with the chamber of com
merce organization. He was recent
ly re-elected president of the Ore
gon State Chamber of Commerce
and is now serving his second term
as head of that group.
The assembly will be held in
Villard hall insteal of the Woman’s
building. The musical program will
be under the direction of the school
of music.
Proposals for Memorial and Class
Party to be Discussed
An important meeting of the [
senior class will be held tonight in
Villard hall at 7:30. Class action
on several subjects is to be dis- :
cussed and the question of a class
memorial will come up.
A committee composed of Douglas
Farrell, James Meek and William
Hopkins has been at work on pro
posals for the memorial and their
plans will be set before the class
tonight. It is also prebable that ;
some discussion of the senior dance '
set for next Friday will take place '
in the meeting, as some members of
the class seem opposed to the formal
Albany Team Wins First Game of
Season 16 to 14
The confidence of the University
high school basketball team reeeiv
ed something of a jolt Friday when
the Albany team carried off the ;
honors of the first game of the sea
son with a score of 16 to 14. The
game was exciting and very close,
with the University high making
the first score, and the lead alter
nating continually between the two
The Women’s league tea will be
given on Wednesday afternoon
from 4 to 6, instead of this after
noon. Due to the fact that a
dancing class is held on Tuesday
afternoon in the Women’s building,
this change has been made neces
sary for this week.
Work of Practical Guidance
in Field of Administration
Only Started, is Opinion
Student Council Thanks
the Committee Workers
for Their Assistance
By Kathrine Kressmann
“The same fine spirit of hos
pitality that has made hunlreds of
Oregon visitors feel 1 at home ’ was
again in evidence last week-end
.during the high school conference,” j
jsays Claude Robinson, president of
the A. S. U. O., in a message to
the student body. “Three hundred
and fifty high school leaders left
the campus appreciative of the wel
come that was given them. The j
student administration wishes to ,
thank them and especially to com- j
mend the work of the conference
The general sentiment among
those who were intimately ac-1
quaiuted with the working of the :
conferences has been that the bene
fit to the University as well as to
the high schools is large and far
Committees are Successful ‘
John Piper ( Tried through the E
whole program in his position of1
chairman. “It was plannod and co- j
ordinated with great effectiveness,” j
says Robinson, “and Piper was ably
assisted by Margaret Carter and i
Martha Shull. Louise Inabnit and
Ray Harlan had the difficult tasks i
of publicity and housing, but they j
both handled their tasks in a most j
creditable fashion. Floyd McGal- !
son did good work in planning and j
executing coljege night. Georgia i
Benson and the Women’s league ■
contributed materially to the sue- j
cess of the week-end.”
Several of the faculty contribut* j
ed generously both time and effort j
to the success of the affair. Robin- j
son extended praise for the untir- ,
ing work of Mr. Ralph Casey of.
the school of journalism and Alfred
Powers of the extension division.
Benefits to the University from
this conference were emphasized
by the faculty members who were !
in contact with the meetings. Dean j
Allen of the school of journalism, '
who met with the editors and man- j
agers said of the work done:
Delegates Profit
“Conferences of this sort in- ^
volve a large amount of extra work |
for many persons, students and
faculty alike. They should not be |
organized unless a substantial gain
justifies the effort. In this in
stance more than a hundred high .
schools, with many thousands of ;
students will benefit directly from
the new and better spirit the dele- j
gates are taking back to their j
schools. The delegates on their !
part were plainly profiting by ■
their experience, and the Univer- ;
sity gained by forming close as- ;
sociations with so many high |
school seniors of the very best ^
type. !
“The University is as big now
as its plant justifies; it should aim j
for quality rather than quantity, .
and such conferences insure rising
standards for incoming freshman
classes. Gratitude is due to the
students who devoted such con
scientious and intelligent effort to ,
managing the conference.
Practical Guidance Given (
The visiting delegates were quick ;
to realize and grapple with their
problems in the meetings held j
their enthusiasm won the approva
of the conference leaders. Profes- :
sor Casey of the school of journal- (
ism said, “I only wish that the Uni
versity generally could be aware
of the interest the delegates show
in the programs.” !
“The University has made only j
a start in the work of giving high :
school leaders practical guidance in
the fields of student body admin
istration and journalism,” he went j
those handling the conferences that !
on. “Much has been learned by.
will serve to provide better pro- j
grams—programs in which the hgih
school student will himself be j
(Continued on page three)
; Efficiency Varies
In Direct Ratio To
Professor’s Voice
Now it seems that the effici
ency of a college professor varies
in direct ratio with the force of
his voice. Such, at least, is the
opinion of a number of students
who listened to an oratorical bat
tle which took place in the vic
inity of the school of journalism
yesterlay morning.
On one side of a thin board
wall was an eloquent professor
of journalism, on the other side
an enthusiastic, instructor in the
field of chemistry.
The thin board wall shut out
the rays of light, but it did not
effect the more penetrating waves
of sound.
“Now wo will start the dyn
amo.” came loud and clear the
voice of the chemist.
and send it on to the pub
lisher, thundered the voice of
the journalist.
And as a result the chemistry
students have found that their
notes are half journalism, and
the notes of journalism students
are a combination between for
mulas for the production of gases
and formulas for the production
of news.
Workouts are Encouraging
to Coach Widmer
With the large crop of candid
ates that have been turning out
for the varsity, Coach Earl Widmer
will without a doubt, have a strong
aggregation of wrestlers picked for
the opening meet of the season with
O. A. C on February 9. Widmer
has some good mntorial in the
l'ght heavyweight division which
should add considerable strength to
the team.
Robertson, 145 pounder of last
year, has been training hard to get
back to his old form. With the
stuff that lie has been showing this
year his opponents will bo given
good competition. Sumption and
Chatburne, Oregon’s standbys in
the 125 and 135 pound divisions are
under the watchful eye of the
coach. These are men finding
stiff competition in Ford and Whit
comb, who know the rudiments of
wrestling. It will probably be a
case of the “best man wins.” The
two varsity men of last year are
doing their best to cop off a berth
on the team.
In the heavyweight division Estei
Akers is also finding it rather tough
going. Such men as Mills, Shield:1,
Wells and Cartwright have been
coming along in firstclass fashion
and are high bidders for the place
held by Akers last year. Cartwright
wrestled for W. S. C. last year and
will be ineligible to represent the
University this season. He has been
coming out regularly to pick up
any pointers possible and will bo
ready next year to give the regu
lars a lesson in the art.
The following men have been
turning out regularly for the var
sity: 125 pound division—Ford,
Sumption, Rew; Kilgore, of last
year’s frosh team is expected to
put on a suit; 135 pound division—
Chatburne, Whitcomb, Baird, High,
Simola; 145 pound division—Robert
(Contiuued on page three)
Under Reinhart’s Coaching
Fast Pass and Five Man
Defence are Effective
i Week-end Double-Header
Scheduled With North
Pacific ©n Local Floor
^Ve are not going to predict a
championship for the Webfoot quin
tet right now, but we begin to think
that tiie Oregon outfit is going to
be thero when the roll is called and
the fight for the top perch in the
championship race gets definitely
under way.
Some probably felt dubious when
they received the returns of the Var
sity-Multnomah club game. But they
will no doubt recall that the lemon
yellow team had been together for
a very short time and had very little
chance to develop any semblance of
team play. Anyway they lost to the
veteran clubmen and that is that.
Good Showing Made
The showing of the Wohfooters in
the Pacific game caused quite a few
of the local fans to sit up straight
in their seats and wonder if they
were dreaming. The Willamette
game caused them to come to the
conclusion that it was the real thing.
Oregon was playing basketball.
A good share of the blame for all
this showing has to fall on the
shoulders of coach Reinhart. He has
taken a team used to another coach,
taught it fundamentals, given it a
fnst pass combination play, a five
man defense and has watched his
machine ride rough shod over two
Defense Brings Results
The five-man defense has caused
considearable comments. It has been
a revelation to watch the Oregon
quintet keep their opponents in mid
floor, .iuggling the ball and waiting
for an open chance at the basket
which never came. The pass combin
ation, short and fast, has netted Ore
gon a number of baskets.
Everything looks good right now,
but there is no use to get hopped up
over the situation. The teams played
were not up to the standard of the
other squads which will form opposi
tion to the varsity in the future.
Six Lsttermen Out
Right now, Oregon, with six mono
gram men and a flock of good sub
stitutes, looks good to finish well up
in the race. Much of the success de
pends on Hunk Latham. Tall and
rangy, he gets the tipoff on most of
his opponents and this is a deciding
factor in the Oregon style of play
this year. The team is built around
Latham and should the big fellow
fall down in his play, or get in
jured, things would begin to look
black for the Webfooters.
Latham has one understudy, Tuck,
and lie has had little or no exper
ience in varsity competition and is
hardly ripe to be sent in against the
veterans on other teams.
Bad Ankle Holds Rockhey
Chapman, Shafer, Gowans and
Hobson along with Latham have been
going nicely. King has played
1 flashy basketball during the time he
has been in the lineup. Altstock,
(Continued on page three)
Student Volunteers Give
Strong Argument for Peace
By Bruce J. Giffen
“Never was the world so cast
down as today,” said Robert E.
Speer at the Indianapolis conven
tion. “Where in my travels I used
to meet smug seif satisfaction,
there is an entirely new mood. That
easy optimism is shattered.” Other
speakers declared in effect that
everywhere hearts are sore and
minds bewildered.
One of the evils most feared is
the possibility of another great
war. Either civilization must con
quer war, or war will conquer
civilization. Of the 49 groups into
which the convention was divided
for discussion, 35 debated how best
to stoj> war. I)r. Sherwood Eddy
declared, “Nothing can be accom
plished in the way of lasting peace
through war, and no war can be
propagated if the truth be told,
the whole truth, and nothing but
the truth.”
There was a small but deter
mined group of pacifists in the con
vention. Defying officials, they
held a meeting attended by about
400, and a majority of those voting,
pledged themselves not to aid di
rectly or indirectly in the prosecu
tion of war, after November 11,
1924. At this meeting, the B. O.
(Continued on page three)