Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 16, 1924, Image 1

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Poet to Give Program ol
Lyrical and Dramatic
Readings in Guild Hall
Efforts Are Made to Bring
Celebrities and Develop
Campus Cultural Center
An address by John G. Neihardt,
the “American Homer,” opens the
University of Oregon lecture season
sponsored by the associated students.
The program of lyric and dramatic
readings will bo given in Guild hall
Saturday night at 8:15. The poet,
who sings of the stirring days when
the white man first penetrated into
this Northwest of ours and met the
Indian, will be the guest of the Uni
versity; he follows the two poets of
last year, Vachel Lindsay and Carl
The committee for bringing such
celebrites to the campus has received
the heartiest cooperation of Claude
Robinson, president of the student
“We hope to make the University
a real cultural center in every sense
of the word,” Mr. Robinson said.
’’This can only be done by bringing
here men of the foremost rank in
their fields. It is for this purpose
that the committee was established
last year.”
Poetry Prize Won
Mr. Neihardt won the $500 prize of
the poetry society of America for
the most noteworthy volume of verse
published by an American in 1919.
In 1923 a chair of poetry was created
for him in the University of . .ebras
ka, which he accepted on the condi
tion that he be entirely free to pur
sue his work. He had, in 1921, been
made the poet laureate of Nebras
ka by action of the legislature.
Neihardt’s lyrical work falls into
three general classes—his early rest
less love poems, found in his volume,
“A Bundle of Myrrh;” the fuller ex
periences of life and living, of par
ent-hood and fulfillment, in “The
Stranger at the Gate” collection;
and lastly, his relations to his fel
low men, the world of nature, and his
possible “relation to the cosmos.”
Lyrics Win Fame
Most compelling are his epics,
which won him his great fame. “The
Song of Hugh Glass,” “The Song of
Three Friends,” in his ejpie cycle of
the West, were begun in 1913. He
began his third poem of this cycle
in 1920, and will complete it this
Tear. It is “The song of the In
dian Wars”.
In learning what the adventurous
frontiersmen had experienced, Neb
hart made a 2000-mile trip in an
open boat down the Missouri from
the head of navigation.
Several volumes of the poetry of
Neihart are on reserve at the down
stairs desk at the University library.
Students Pledging One Dollar Arc
Entitled to Membership
All Oregon students who have at
any time during the past yenx
pledged and paid an amount oi
money over a dollar to the campus
Y. M. C. A. are entitled to Uni
versity of Oregon student member
chip cards, according to local Y
At. officials. These cards may be
had at either the Y. M. hut or thf
A • vV. bungalow at any time.
' uring the past summer one Ore
£,on student made an extensive trip
throughout the eastern states, visit
Iug such cities as Chicago, New
Aork, Boston, and Montreal, Can
a<ta. In each of these he was able
through the use of his mem jership
‘ard to secure xoomB at as much as
—' per cent reduction over the pro
vailing prices.
®ther Unive'.'s. y students hav(
tound this card to be helpful whei
traveling in the summer and fine
m several instances that it hai
saved them the original cost xf thf
D. G.’s Set Style
In Greek Names;
Sapolio Is Latest
“Sapolio”—psychologically one’s
association of ideas will call to
mind the word “scrub”. That is
why the Delta Gammas named their
dog “Sapolio,”—because he is a
‘scrub’ dog. Moreover, since the
dog is associating with Greeks, he
must have a Greek name. Sapolio
Delta Gamma isn’t exactly a Greek
name but it sounds enough like one
to pass.
The pup is called “Sap” on most
occasions, although sometimes it is
“you poor sap,” especially after he
has tried his teeth on some one’s
Sapolio bears his lengthy name
well, and now and then displays
marked intelligence by answering
to it when called.
Emerald Adopts New Plan
For Foreign Ads
Emerald business staff appoint
ments for the winter term were an
nounced yesterday by Leo P. J.
Munly, manager. The main part
of the business staff will remain
the same, but a few additions have
been made and an entirely new
plan has been adopted in connec
tion with the foreign advertising
department, according to Mr. Mun
The new members of the staff are
Karl Hardenburgh, who has been
appointed assistant advertising
manager; Walter Pearson, assistant
foreign advertising manager, and
Frank De Spain, advertising as
sistant. Alva Vernon and Irving
Brown have been appointed as
sistants under Walter Pearson. The
remainder of the business staff con
sists of Lot Beatie, associate man
ager; James Leake, foreign adver
tising manager; Maurice Warnock,
advertising manager; Kenneth
Stephenson, circulation manager;
Alan Woolley, asssitant circulation
manager; Gladys Noren, specialty
advertising, and Frank Loggan,
Chester Coon, Edgar Wrightman,
and Lester Wade, as advertising
assistants. “The business staff is
enlarging, with the idea of making
less work for the few and getting
a better organization,” declared
Mr. Munly.
Something new in the way of
foreign advertising has been started
by the department of which James
Leake is in charge. A survey is
being made of all the national ad
vertising goods that are carried in
the stores and shops throughout
the town, and questionnaires are
being made up with which to carry
on retail investigation. The ma
terial from the questionnaires is to
be compiled and sent to the Em
erald’s representative in New York
who will endeavor to get the busi
ness for the paper.
The business manager pointed out
that this is part of the policy of
expansion. “This plan, which is
not entirely original, but is used
by some of the larger publications
in the east, is an entirely new
field for the Emerald,” he said.
Walter Pearson has charge of the
questionnaires under the direct
supervision of the foreign advertis
ing manager.
Portland School Arranges Welfare
Week-end at Oregon City
The Portland school of social work
of the University of Oregon, has ar
ranged, through the extension service
of the University, in cooperation with
various state agencies, for a welfare
week-end at Oregon City, the 18th
and 19th of January .
Welfare week-end is intended to be
an exposition of some of the funda
mental problems of health and wel
fare as they affect the citizens of
Clackamas county, as well as to show
what agencies are available for deal
ing with such problems.
“The Portland school conceives
popular, as well as professional edu
cat:on in social work, to be it s le
gitimate function,” says a pamphlet
issued, giving the details of the pro
gram. Virtually all agencies partici
pating in the program are intimately
connected with instructional work in
the Portland school.
Members of Class of 1924
Vote to Turn All Surplus
Funds to New Building
Play Will Be Given Spring
Quarter; Commencement
Plans to be Completed
As a memorial to the University,
the class fo 1924 will leave its
surplus funds and the proceeds of
the senior play to the student
union, was the decision reached by
that class at a meeting last night.
The committee on class memorial,
which was headed by Douglas
Farrell, reported its decision to
give the money to the student
union. In support of this decision,
Farrell said, “The student union is
i more of a reality right now than
most of the students realize, and
it is the best and most fitting mem
orial we could leave behind us.”
John MacGregor, chairman of the
student union committee, told the
.class about the action of last year’s
senior class, and urged the adop
tion of the recommendations of the
memorial committee.
Vote Is Favorable
He said that the finished student
union would cost at least $200,000,
but that the first wing could be
started when $75,000 was raised.
About $25,000 has been raised at
the present time. The recommenda
tions of the committee were pas
sed by a unanimous vote of the
The senior play for this year was
also discussed, and a motion passed
to the effect that one be given. A
committee was appointed by Paul
Sayre, president, to have charge of
the play. Ted Baker was appointed
manager of the production, and a
play committee, headed by Darrell
Larson, and composed of Wenona
Dyer, Russell Brown, and Gwladys
Keeney were appointed to make a
selection of a suitable play. A
properties committee composed of
Hally Berry, Eugene Shields, Lester
Wade, and Estel Akers was also
i appointed.
Class Dance Friday
Plans for the senior class dance
to be given Friday night were dis
cussed, and the report of the dance
committee, that the affair be semi
j formal, and that it be a leap year
I affair, was accepted. A meeting of
the senior women was called im
mediately following the class meet
A committee was also appointed
to confer with Prof. J. H. Gilbert
with regard to the activities of the
class at commencement time. Georgia
Benson is chairman of this com
mittee, and is assisted by Ray Har
lan and Andrew Karpenstein.
The attendance at the meeting
was the best that it has been this
year, as over a hundred members of
the class were present, and a great
deal of interest was taken in the
various discussions, especially re
garding the class dance.
enrollment is asked
students Wishing to Teach Advised
to Register in Bureau
All graduating students who
wish to teach should register at
once in the appointment bureau at
the education building. “If you
think you are going to teach you
will stand a much better chance of
getting a position by enrolling
now instead of waiting until later,”
says Dr. C. A. Gregory, head of
the bureau.
Enrollment in the bureau does
| not prevent the student from
1 taking a position which she finds
| herself. The registration fee is
I one dollar and when a person is
once registered she will always be
a member.
i Last year, Dr. Gregory says, four
good positions could not be fi e
! because the stulents had not filled
I out application cards and there was
no one to recommend when the
calls cagie in.
Art Collection
1Purchased for
Little Museum
Continental Etchings
In Exhibition
An addition to the art work on
the campus is a colection of prints,
lithographs, etchings, monotypes,
and the like which are to be pur
chased with money from the Ger
linger art fund, and kept as a per
manent exhibition in the little njus
eum in the arts building.
A collection of continental etch
ings and art forms are to be pur
chased for the University of Mrs.
Lucy Dodd Bamberg, Portland
portrait painter, who left for Eu
rope last week, and will return
sometime in the spring. She will
bring not only modern art work,
but some by old masters as well.
Wood engraving, drypoint, meez
zotint, all will furnish the students
with ideas of art with subjects
chiefly American and Western.
Records Show Increase in
At the annual meeting of the
University Co-operative store, held
yesterday in Villard hall, Dr. James
H. Gilbert was re-elected to serve
as faculty member on the board of
directors for the coming year.
\Lauren Conley was elected as fresh
man representative to serve on the
board and Oscar McKinney and
Orlando Hollis were chosen as
sophomore members of the board.
A report was read by Marion F.
McClain, manager, in which he
showed that student membership
fees paid into the Co-Op in the
school years of 1921, 1922 and 1923
| had amounted to $2,258 and a total
’ of $3,505 had been turned back as
j dividends.
There has been a constant in
crease in membership each year,
I the records show, since in 1920-21
; there were 625 members, 1921-22
i 782 members, 1922-23 851 and in the
! present school year of 1923-24
j there are 1,074 members. Net
I sales for the year 1923 totaled $61,
• 399.98, which Mr. McClain pointed
i out were 50 per cent text books,
j A resolution as adopted concern
' ing the new policy for operation of
| the Co-Op, as suggested by the
! student council, read as follows:
The members of the Co-Operative
1 store in their annual meeting in
; dorse the program formulated by
! the finance committee intended to
! secure extension in membership of
| the Co-Operative store and the more
| general participation of students in
j the election of the board of direc
tors. They signify their willingness
i to make any change in the by-laws
I of the organization that are ne
| cessary to conform with any action
taken by the student body, looking
! toward the adoption of the program
I as outlined.
i ___
I Prof. E. H. McAlister Forcasts
Location of Heavenly Planets
On the evening of January 23,
the bright star Regulus in the
constellation Leo, will be very near
the moon, according to Prof. E.
H. McAlister of the astronomy
department. “It is a spectacle
when these two appear so close
j together,” he said. “When Reg
ulus passes across the moon it will
be hidden from observers in the
^ southern hemisphere.”
j On the evening of February 7
| the planet Venus, which is the
brightest of all the planets, will be
I very close to the moon. Aldebar
( an, another bright star, will, on the
I evening of February 13, be hidden
j by the moon. The moon will pass
between the planet and the earth
which to the astronomer is knowTn
as the occulation. “There are so
many of these astronomical occur
rences, which are of interest to
! the students,” said McAlister,
I “that the astronomer, Frost of
Yerke’s Observatory of Chicago
i University, is preparing to take
I moving pictures of the move
Subscriptions to be Taken
in Organizations and in
Booth at the Library
S New Department Features
Pictures and Borders
in Early Norman Art
“Today’s the day! $2.50 is the
amount! The 1924 Oregana is the
cause!” This was the word given
out from the Oregana office this
morning when final preparations for
the big subscription drive for the
year book to be conducted on the
campus today, were completed.
Representatives have been appoint
ed by Gibson Wright, circulation
manager, to solicit subscriptions in
all of the living organizations and
a booth will be placed inside the
entrance of the library to take care
of students not reached through
other means. The subscription booth
will be in charge of the girls on
the Oregana staff and will be open
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The price of the year book is
set tentatively at $4.50; $2.50 of
which must be paid at the time the
order is placed and the remainder
upon delivery of the boolf in the
spring. This price will depend en
tirely upon tie amount of sub
scriptions obtained, Myron Shannon,
business manager, has announced
and students are urged to place
their orders today to avoid disap
pointment later.
New Art Work Used
Only the number of books ordered
in the drive today will be printed,
Shannon says, since the expense of
ordering additional books in the
prospect of late sales is too high.
The Oregana this year will con
tain 480 pages, which is larger by
16 pages than last year’s book. A
color scheme of browns and tans is
to be used throughout the book and
an entirely new and different pro
gram of art work will be used for
the first time this year. The art
page borders, section heads and
other illustrations will follow close
ly the early Norman period.
Phil Bergli is in charge of this
branch of the year book work.
New Section Added
One of the new departments
added to the book this year is the
Oregon women section, to be dedi
cated to the part played by the
University women in campus activi
ties. Full page pictures will be
run of the leaders in the principal
activities open to participation by
girls, as representative of the en
tire body of women students.
Pictures to be run include those
the secretary of the Associated
dents, president of Women’s
rue, president of Women’s Ath
c association, president of Y.
C. A., and president of mortar
rd, senior honor society,
he time-worn junior write-ups
to be abolished and the juniors
l be run in full-page cuts of
ividual pictures. The senior sec
i pictures have all been taken
lap and gown.
omething entirely .novel and
final is promised in the feature
tion, of which Lyle Janz and
ate Digerness are in charge.
Drive Ends Today
hecks for the year book may
dated ahead to February 1 and
1 be held until that time. Free
,ks will be given to all orgamza
is going 100 per cent in today s
ve as well as to the individual
ing the greatest number of
>ies on the campus. It is hoped
t the drive will be practical Y
ipleted by tonight so that the
lCt number of books desired may
ordered. All money must be
ned into the Oregana office m
: journalism building by Thurs
r afternoon.
Members of the year book staff
o will be in charge of the boot
the library today include: Mar
■et Morrison, Margaret Vincent,
salia Keber, Ruth Powell, Velma
redith, Henryetta La™C'*’
mces Simpson, Augusta DeWitt,
therine Spall, Marian Lowry,
uline Bondurant, Mary Jane
stin and Freda Goodrich.
Hayward Erects
Humble Lookout
Near Cinder Path
Several of the faculty members
have erected houses out ip the
Fairmount district. Not to be
outdone, Bill Hayward has had a
mean shanty constructed in the
proximity of the cinder path.
Here Bill is able to sit and watch
his athletes scamper around the
oval while he enjoys the fire.
What Bill wants is a name
for the new addStion to the
physical education department.
There is a possibility of a prize
being offered for the best sign
to hang over the door.
At present the cabin in the
wilderness sits on a pair of skids,
like a logging donkey, and any
time Bill wants to move all he has
to do is hitch the varsity steam
roller to “Skidee” and away
they go. But Bill intends to take
the skids off soon, so that
“Skidee” won't run away all by
If you have time, take a limp
out to the field and give the
shanty the once over and then
suggest a name.
Connoisseur Obtains Art
Pieces in California
Mrs. Murray Warner has return
ed to Eugene after several weeks
spent with relatives and friends in
Los Angeles, Pasadena and San
Francisco. Her constant interest in
the art museum on the campus
which she has founded, is indicated
by the fact that she has brought
with her several additions to it.
Among these is an old Chinese
crackleware vase, which is a gift
to the University from Walter D.
Bliss, well-known San Francisco
architect and friend of Mrs. Warn
er’s, who has become interested in
the Warner collection here and has
made this contribution to it.
During her trip, Mrs. Warner
visited her son in Los Angeles and,
among the friends whom she visited
in that vicinity, was Mrs. Edwin
Gellette, sister of Helen Hyde, the
famous American painter in water
colors and prints. Mrs. Gellette
has expressed her interest in the
Warner museum by the gift of 19
of these prints to the University
at the time of the opening of the
Mrs. Warner spent much of her
time in California in queist of ma
terial on the art objects in the
museum and has brought with her
a number of valuable books on
art. She expressed great satisfac
tion in her trip and has* returned
to resume her work at the museum
with ren'ewed interest and en
Stanford University—(By P. I.
N. S.)—Stanford and Oregon Agri
cultural college were the only two
colleges west of. Iowa to send dele
gates to the national inter-frater
nity meeting.
Freshmen Candidates Begin
Work in Special Events;
Fundamentals Stressed
Promising Material is Not
Turning Out, Bill Says;
Winter Training Required
It is about this season of the
year that Bill Hayward starts pick
ing out individual members from
his freshman squad of track can
didates and starts them specializing
in the events of their particular
choice—or whatever he himself be
lieves them to be best fitted for.
Even though it is months before the
first meet the common preliminary
conditioning tactics which have
been in vogue for all aspirants are
gradually giving away to effort#
at specialization.
“I am teaching technique thie
term,” said Bill. “I am going to
develop this freshmen squad as a
unit so that by spring I will have
the men trained in fundamentals.”
To do this Bill has established him
self in his new cabin out on Hay
ward field, where he spends about
five hours a day, “keeping an eye”
on the various men as they work
Sprint Men Chosen
“I intend to pick the team from
the fellows who are out this term,”
he explained. Bill believes that
winter sports and track have very
little in common; so be offers a
freshman his choice and makes it
imperative that he devotes the
winter term to training if he would
hope to become a track athlete. He
did make an exception, however,
and this is in favor of those men
who are not in school at the pre
gent time, buti intend (to return
for the spring term.
In giving the list of the men who
already have expressed their choice
of events, Coach Hayward explain
ed that there were many who had
not been placed in any particular
field of endeavor as yet. Those
who have been picked to work out
in the sprints, so far, are: Fred
Holt, California; A. Wooley, The
Dalles; J. Boswell, Yale; Dud Clark,
Portland (also a hurdler) ; M. Bod
da and Ward Cook, both of Astoria;
Dick Extra, Portland; Herb. Kim
ball, McMinnville, and Wm. Stone
braker, Pendleton.
Distance Men Work
In the distance events the fol
lowing have been working con
sistently: Lauren Conley, Califor
nia; Philip Swank, Portland; Bos
co Moore, Moro, and A. Gray, of
Eugene. Canterbury and Flannigan
are practicing pole vaulting.
Henery Hall, of Portland, has
been developing as a hurdler. Five
weight men are turning our regu
larly: L. Johnson, of Eugene; D.
Dasliney, Miarshfield; M. Anderson,
(Continued on page three)
Soph No-Date, Junior Lottery,
Senior Formal, Are Friday
“When Frances dances with me,
hully gee!
I’m as gay as can be.”
The campus will discard its cares
on Friday next, fling convention
ality to the winds, that is all except
the seniors, and dance to its hearts
Tastes differ, it seems, as to the
proper method of having the best
time imaginable. The sophomores
will disguise themselves—a regular
“guess who” affair, with Fate play
ing most of the cards and probablj
the devil keeping a few up his
sleeve for occasional reference. It
is to be strictly a no-date affair,
say the second year men and wo
men and though masks are to be
worn, the costumes need not be
elaborate as it is strictly an old
clothes affair. The Midnite Sons
will furnish the music with a seven
piece orchestra and several fea
tures are promised which are not
being given out by the committee.
The juniors, on the other hand,
have allowed Fate to get in all hia
handy work ahead of time. The
cards are already on the table and
the telephone is ringing betimes,
announcing the “chosen one,” in
this case having been “chosen” by
the lottery committee. And that is
not all. The most unique convey
ance, which a gentleman uses to
transport his lady to the affair will
be voted upon, the winner being
presented with a handsome—well,
that would be telling, but the com
mittee promises a worth while prize.
Notice will also be taken of the
most handsomely dressed (?) couple
in the room.
As for the seniors. Since their
days are numbered, they have de
cided to make the most of these
last few moments JO make use of
the old “soup ’n fish” and aTe
planning a formal at the Osburn.
The latest advices from the class
officers say “formal for the wo
men and optional for the men.”