Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 23, 1924, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Dr. Herbert Miller Gives
North Pacific, Portland,
to Public; 668 Enrolled
VALUE ABOUT $300,000
Donor Provides Trustees
May Transfer Institution
to University if Desired
Announcement of the gift to the
state of Oregon of the North Pacific
College of Dentistry and Pharmacy
by its founder and president, Dr.
Herbert C. Miller, of Portland, is
of interest to the University com
munity, particularly because of the
provision made by the donor that
at any time it should be deemed
y advantageous to turn over the in
stitution to the University of Ore
gon, the trustees may make this
disposal of the college, if the uni
versity is in a position to assume
charge of it.
No Comment Made
No comment was made by the
administration of the University
upon the possibility of such an ad
dition to its responsibilities yester
day, and at present no such plan of
action has been announced by the
trustees. At present the dental
college is in the hands of seven
trustees, including Dr. Miller, who
will remain as president of the in
stitution. The men whom he has
appointed are: Dr. Edward A.
Pierce, Dr. Joseph A. Pettit, Dr.
Pred E. Gulick, Dr. Louis J. Fitz
patrick, Reverend William G. Eliot
and Ralph W. Wilbur. The col
lege is to be conducted entirely
upon a non-profit basis and pro
vision is made for its perpetuation.
The college has a faculty of 40
members, and during the past year
its enrollment has reached 668. It
was founded in 1900, and is one of
the three largest institutions of its
kind in the United States.
Name to be Changed
In making this change in the
status of the dental college, Dr.
Miller is making a substantial gift
to the state and to posterity. The
present valuation of the property
of the college is estimated at more
than $300,000, including the site,
building and equipment at Ejast
Sixth and Oregon streets in Port
land. Under the recent incorpora
tion it will bear the name of the
North Pacific College of Oregon.
Drawings From College Publication
Appear in Issue of Judge
University of California—(By P.
P. I. S.)—Two drawings from re
cent issues of the Pelican, Cali
fornia’s humorous publication, have
appeared at the same time in a cur
rent issue of Judge, national humor
ous magazine. This represents a
step ahead in Pelican art work, and
is the first time any college
periodical has received such double
recognition. The issue was not a
college number.
F. M. Cone, ’24, editor of the
Pelican, who has recently return
ed from the east, declares that east
ern colleges regard the University
of California Pelican as one of the
leading humorous publications of
Stanford Woman Will Publish Story
of Boarding School Life
Stanford University — “Barbara
Winship at Boarding School,” a
story for younger girls written by
Helen K. 'Broughall, has been ac
cepted for immediate publication by
the Page Publishing company. Miss
Broughall plans to make this the
first of a series of boarding school
volumes of about 350 pages.
The book was written before the
authoress matriculated at Stanford
and work on the companion volumes
of the set is under way. The con
tract offered by the pubishers stipu
lates a refusal on Miss Broughall s
^ work for a period of five years.
Payment will be made on a royalty
Women Scribes
to Edit Annual
Theta Sig Paper
“The Handshake” of Theta
Sigma Phi will soon be among
those present in the way of cam
pus publications. For the benefit
of the uninformed, “The Hand
shake” is the annual publication
of the local chapter of the women’s
journalism society and appears for
the purpose of keeping alumni
members in touch with campus ac
tivities as well as learning about
each other.
Several new features have been
added to the publication this year,
says Catherine Spall, editor-in-chief.
For instance there is to be a clever
article on the naming of “The
Handshake.” It was during the
“flu”” epidemic three or four
years ago. Don’t you see yet?
Well, flu — grippe, grip •—- hand
shake! ! And so it was named.
Each alumnae member is contri
buting to the issue as well as most
of the active members, says Miss
Spall. “We will have a complete
staff of workers who will also be
featured in an unusual manner.”
orbersTor oreganr '
Eight Houses Subscribe
Hundred Per Cent
Seven women's houses and one
of the men’s organizations sub
scribed 100 per cent in the Oregana
drive last week. In the final re
turns given out last night by the
business manager, Myron Shannon,
a total of 1,075 books have been
sold to students of the campus. Two
hundred books were sold at the
booth within the library, the rest
being convassed at each organiza
The number of books signed for
is greater than the previous year
at this stage of the campaign.
Those houses who have subscribed
100 per cent are: Alpha Beta Chi,
Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Xi Delta,
Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta,
Tau Nu, Thacher Cottage and Alpha
Phi. The men’s houses have sub
scribed for fewer books than the
women’s organizations. However,
there are several houses among the
women’s and men’s organizations
which have come within only a few
copies of having sold a number
equal to the membership of their
Subscriptions are still coming in
from outside the campus. Within
the near future a subscription cam
paign will begin on the campus of
the University of Oregon medical
school at Portland. It is hoped
that the subscriptions will be of
such volume that the tentative price
of $4.50 may be lowered.
The editorial sections of the book
are steadily progressing. The work
of mounting pictures is continuing.
Material is daily being sent to the
printer and engraver. By February
1, the material will be organized
and arranged for each section and
the work of mounting will be com
Dean Esterly in Charge of Seats
for Stuart Walker Plays
The campus ticket sale for the
Stuart Walker plays to be presented
February 5 and 6, in Eugene, is in
charge of Dean Virginia Esterly.
The coming of Stuart Walker’s
portmanteau theater, sponsored by
the American Association of Uni
versity Women here, is being much
anticipated and commented on by
students on the campus.
Dean Esterly has advised that
students avail themselves of an
early purchase of tickets in order
that they might be mailed into the
Heilig theater to be exchanged for
reserved seat checks as early as
Miss Grace Edgington, alumni
secretary, left Eugene Monday
night for Astoria. She will spend
two or three weeks visiting friends
at the coast. Miss Edgington who
has been ill for the past week was
directed by her physician to take
a short rest from her work as
assistant professor of English and
editor of “Old Oregon.”
Fairbanks to Demonstrate
P/ocedure of Sculptor
Before Public Gathering
Chamber of Commerce Aid
Promised; Other Groups
May Give Their Support
How a piece of sculpture is pro
duced will be demonstrated by a
sculpture himself on next Wednes
day evening, January 30 at 8 o’clock
in Villard hall, when Avard Fair
banks will give an actual performance
of sculpture open to the public.
The demonstration is to be held un
der the auspices of the Sculpture
club of the University of Oregon,
and will be in the nature of a bene
fit, in the hope of enabling W.
Frank Purdy, director of the Amer
ican School of Sculpture in New
York City, to come west.
Process Promised.
Making a work of art out of lead
pipe, butterflies and clay is a pro
cess little known to the average lay
man, who has heard of feet of clay,
but seldom seen not only feet of clay
but hands and body and gun of clay
grow before his eyes. From the mak
ing of the first armature to the last
'touch of the modeling tool the com
plete process will be shown.
Professor Fairbanks has consented
to give the demonstration because he
feels that it is only among the peo
ple themselves that a true sense of
an American art can grow. Although
he has studied abroad he would wish
to combat the old attitude of com
plete dependence on Europe.
“A European can never sense the
spirit of America, because he is not
an American,” said Professor Fair
banks. “ His fathers did not fight
and die to preserve the American na
Chamber Gives Aid
The Eugene Chamber of Commerce
has already signified its interest in
the demonstration and is giving the
sculpture club its support in the mat
ter in asking its members to attend.
Other civic organizations are being
appealed to. Paul Walters, member
of the Sculpture club, addressed the
Rotarians at luncheon yesterday, out
lining the project. The idea is to
make the evening a community af
Mr. Purdy, who is now on a tour
of the middle west, has expressed a
desire to come to the Pacific coast,
and with the plan to make this pos
sible the benefit is being given. It
is hoped that he may be instrumental
in cooperating with the University of
Oregon in laying the foundation of
a great summer school of American
sculpture in Oregon.
Further Changes Being Considered
According to Mrs. Donnelly
Mr. H. M. Fisher, superintendent
of grounds, has a crew of painters
at work at the Y. M. C. A. hut put
ting two coats of grey paint on the
inside walls. Further changes on
the inside of the hut are contemplat
ed, according to Mrs. Donnelly,
head of the employment bureau.
The counter to the left of the
main entrance will be torn out and
the candy counter moved back
against the wall, affording a great
deal more space than at present.
New curtains will be placed at the
windows and a few rugs will be
added to help relieve the barren
ness of the floors.
Former Dramatic Student on Staff
of Hill Military Academy
Joe Clark, a junior on the campus,
has left school and is teaching the
eighth grade students of the Hill
Military Academy in Portland. His
work includes English, penmanship
and a small amount of dramatics.
Clark was a Springfield man and
had been a member of the senior
company for two years in the dram
atic depart in which he was major
ing. He left the University after
the fall term.
Fonr Days Left
for Tardy Ones
to Throw Cash
Fees for Winter Term
Due This Week
Today and three days more are
all that remain of the week allotted
for the paying of registration and
laboratory fees. The careful stu
dent pays his foes early, but the
laggard waits until the last min
ute, almost. As the time grows
shorter, the lines before the three
windows, where the fees are paid,
grow longer. To those that do not
wish to stand long in line, the
word is “comq early.”
The hours that the cashier’s win
dows remain open are from eight
o’clock in the morning to noon, and
from one-thirty to four o’clock.
The office is remaining open an
hour later during the afternoon to
accomodate the students; the us
ual closing hour is at three.
Students who are planning on
paying their fees on Saturday have
only a half day then, as the office
will close at noon.
New Music Scores and Rich
Costumes are Added
An Alpine village with a typical
clock shop and inn, nestling against
a background of mountains, is the
setting for “The Hour Hand,” a
folk-opera by Anna Landsbury Beck,
which is to be presented in Eugene
January 31, at the Heilig theatre,
and in Portland February 6.
Several features that have been
added since the production of the
opera last year are creating much
Improvement over last year’s pro
duction is noted in the scenery, cos
tumes, choruses, and the orchestra
tion. Henry Sheldon, son of H. D.
Sheldon, dean of the school of edu
cation, is working out the scenery. It
is being constructed under his su
pervision and he himself is doing
much of the decorating and coloring.
Upon the back drop, lent by the Hei
lig theatre of Eugene, Mr. Sheldon
has susceeded in representing the
Alps in a realistic way and on a
large scale.
Another added attraction is the
band of village musicians who will
play for the festival dances. Prom
inent among these is Yohann, the ac
cordian player taken by Theodore
Walstrum, of the school of music
faculty. The accordian, regarded as
an exceptionally fine one, has been
lent by “The Music Shop” of Eu
gene. The other village musicians
will delight the audience with mouth
harp and fiddle melodies.
Charles M. Runyan, who orchestrat
ed the music, likewise has contribut
ed some choral and instrumental num
bers new to the opera this year.
“Mr. Runyan has hown excellent
taste in his orchestrations,” said Mrs.
beck, “and the contributions are
charming and original.” Mr. Run
yan, who is a former University of
Oregon, student, has had much exper
ience with theatrical orchestras, and
will conduct this performance as well
as the one in Portland on February
I ne costumes are sirnuu^ij mu
color and combinations of the pea
sants during the seventeenth century.
Every scene which greets the eye
abounds with delightful color and
friendliness, gay with songs and dan
ces, and will be produced by a group
of young people whose youth, ability,
and enthusiasm spells charm.
Mr. E. F. Carleton, field represen
tative of the University extension
division, is in Polk county this
week, where he will visit the
Dallas, Independence and ^Oregon
State normal schools in company
with Polk county superintendent,
Josiah Wills.
Yesterday the'Emerald erroneous
ly printed the score of the recent
Eugene high-University high game
as being 25 to 10. The real score
was 24 to 19, the University high
boys holding their opponents to
this small score despite the crip
pled condition of their team.
English Instructor Chooses
as Assembly Topic New
Theory on Civilization
; Lecturer to Speak Before
Student Body for First
Time in Several Years
A new idea on civilization will
be presented to the student body
on Thursday, January 24, when
Professor Herbert C. Howe ad
dresses the assembly on the sub
ject of “Biological Limit of Civili
zation.” This topic deals with the
plan of applying biological l'aws
to the advance in civilizations, and
Professor Howe says that as far as
he khows it is a new field of
thought not yet explored.
The main points to be brought
out in his address, Professor Howe
does not wish to disclose in order
that he may present his idea with
out having interest deadened by
preliminary discussion. He says,
however, that he will deal with the
bearing certain biological laws
have on the state of civilization
that man can attain.
Howe Veteran Speaker
This is the first time in several
years that Professor Howe has
spoken to the weekly assembly. He
said that it would be like old
times again to speak to the assembly
Thursday. During the first five or
ten years that Professor Howe was
on the campus he used to be put
on the assembly program once a
year and often twice.
Professor' Howe has been with
the University since 1901 and is
now in his twenty-third year of
service to this institution. He is
head of the English department
and professor of English literature.
His courses are among the most
popular on the campus.
Interesting Topic Chosen
Mrs. George Fitch, in speaking
of Professor Howe, said that he is
recognized as one of the leading
professors on the Oregon campus
by persons all over the stato and
that he is a very good speaker. His
topic, promises a very interesting
assembly, she said. An interesting
thing about Professor Howe, ac
cording to Mrs. Fitch, is that al
though he is now connected with
the subject of English, he took his
graduate work in philosophy.
Professor Howe has had publish
ed a book of his poems, “Bags and
Tatters” being the name of it. Ho
has also been a contributor to vari
ous magazines such as The North
American Beview, his contributions
being in the form of poetry or lit
erary criticisms. One of his poems
was included in the Bellman Book
of Verse.
Professor IIowo is among that
group of professors who have been
with the University for many
years, ranking with Dean Straub
and others.
Smail Gives Article on Divergent
Series Before Math Club
Dr. Lloyd L. Smail, assistant
professor in the department of
mathematics, read a paper in
Divergent Series before the mem
bers of the Mathematics club last
evening at their monthly meeting
in Johnson hall. Dr. Smail is the
author of the first complete work
on the theory of infinite processes
which has been published in this
country and is regarded as an
authority in this field of research
in mathematics.
His book, which is entitled “Elc- j
ments of the Theory of Infinite
Processes,” was published by Me
Graw, Hill and. company, in Aug
ust, 1923, and was the text for a
course in this subject given by him
here during the fall term.
Dr. Smail came to the University
this year from the University of
Washington, where he was on the
faculty for some time. He re
ceived his Ph. D. from Harvard.
Ye Oregon Knights
Gather to Receive
Oaths of Office
Hark back to ye goode olde days
when knighthood was in flower.
When gentle knights and brave did
gather about Arthur’s table round
to tell of noble feats performed
on milk-white steeds for some fair
damosel. But list! The golden
age of chivalry is come again.
Now warriors of our Oregon do
tread amongst us with swords six
feet long.
T’is the Oregon Knights of
whom we speak. Yesterday the
nineteen freshrrten of this honorary
organization appeared on the cam
pus with the most wicked looking
1 weapons. They tell us those lowly
pages took their oaths of knight
hood over at the Women’s build
ing last night. Now they’re real
knights of the round table.
Thoso initiated are: Robert Cof
fey, Parker Branin, Trving Brown,
Thomas Mahoney, Clifford Powers,
Milton Rice, Harry Hemings, Alan
Woolley, Alan Button, Morton
Coke, Richard Wright, Kenneth
Birkemeier, John Boswell, Samuel
Herrick, Peter Ermler, Gerald
Wade, Fred Lockwood, LaVerno
Miller, .Tames Johnson.
Hundred Dollars Offered for
Best Article
As an added incentive to stu
dents to submit essays on the sub
ject of the relations of the Pacific
northwest to the Orient, Mrs. Gert
rude Bass Warner, donor of the
Murray Warner museum, has offered
to increase the prize from fifty to
one hundred dollars.
Last year a prize of fifty dollars
was oflferod for the best essay on
this same subject, and this was
won by Tetsuchi Kurishigc, a
senior in the law school. His sub
ject was, “The Press and Oriental
American Relations.”
Mrs. Warner has doubled the
prize, but the conditions for the
contest are the same as last year.
The essay must be at least 5,000
words in length, original, and may
bo written on any phase of the
subject. It may also be accompan
ied by illustrations if the author so
desires. In last year’s contest, one
of those which was a very close
competitor for the prize was writ
ten and illustrated by Fook Tyo
Lau, now a senior in architecture,
on the subject of the unification of
the peoples of the world through
The time limit for the contest has
not yet boen set, but it will prob
ably be about the first weok in
May, according to George Turnbull,
who is a member of the University
committee on awards. Mr. Turnbull
also stated that the essay would
have to bo approved by this com
mittee, which is composed of him
self, John Landsbury, C. D. Thorpe,
W. F. G. Thatcher, and A. E. Cas
well. The judges for the contest
have not yet boen chosen, but the
awards committee may act as
judges if they so wish.
Mrs. Warner is keenly interested
in the establishment of friendly re
lations between this country and
the Orient, and it is for this rea
son that she has increased the
award, in tho hope that more in
terest will be taken in the subject
than last year'.
Lew J. Tyrrell, who is connected
with the visual instruction depart
ment of the University extension,
will give a motion picture program
for the farmer’s union at Walter
ville, Oregon, today. Mr. Tyrrell
will show five reels of educational
motion pictures, including Egypt in
the time of Moses, the history of
the telephone, Halifax, and the
Pied Piper of Hamlin.
University of Kansas—A loan
fund of $10,000 has been placed at
the disposal of the student loan
fund committee of the University
of Kansas by James L. Mead, A. B.,
’83, president of the Mead Cycle
Works in Chicago. No deserving
student is denied the opportunity
of benefitting from the loan fund.
First Big Game to be with
Washington February 4;
Early Showing Is Good
Varsity Plays Badgers and
Dentists This Week-end
Away From Home Floor
Oregon s practice season is over,
as far as home contests go. The
games on the homo floor from now
will bo big time struggles. The
varsity machine will take a return
whack at tho Badgers next Friday
night at Forest Grove, and on the
following evening the North Pacific
Dentists will be hosts to tho Lemon
Yellow quintet. After that, how
| over, Reinhart’s proteges will be
■ traveling in faster company. The
j first big leaguo affair will be Febru
ary 4, when the University of
Washington Huskies travel south
and meet the locals on the Armory
Hunk Flays Good Ball
It might bo well at this stage of
the season to sum up the activities
of the varsity and about the best
place to start is with the men
themselves. Latham is playing the
best basketball of his career. De
fensively, Hunk is playing vastly
better than in previous seasons,
while his offensive work is seasoned
by a judgment and knowledge of
the game gained from several yeaTS
of collegiate competition.
Shafer and Chapman have lived
up to expectations in the checking
department of the game, although
Hal has not completed the transition
from football condition to basket
ball trim. Just at present, there
is no one who is capable of filling
the shoes of either of these two
without breaking up the nicety of
the team play. Charlie Jost looks
like the most promising candidate
to break into the combination, but
as yet he not only lacks the ex
perience, but is also weakened by a
recent operation.
Combination is Good
The forward combination presents
the brightest outlook, with Gowans,
Hobson and King, taking turns at
the job. Hobby has plenty of speed
and a nice eye for tho basket, but
thus far, with the exception of the
first game, he has not seemed to
hit his stride.
Reinhart has expressed himself as
being fairly well satisfied with the
work at this stage of the season,
but he goes on to state that the t
team docs not yet have the drive
necessary to weather the faster
competition of the moro experienced
Hampton Building Decided Upon for
Annual Rummage Bazaar
The University Y. W. C. A. ad
visory board lias selected the
Hampton building us the place to
conduct its annual rummage sale,
Thursday and Friday of this week.
The sale will be held in the room
at the north entrance of the build
Means to transport the articles
donated will be supplied by the
group sponsoring the sale. All kinds
of clothing, canned fruit, and other
useful articles are being asked for.
The advisory board has appointed a
representative in each living or
ganization on the campus to collect
the articles donated.
Mr. R. W. Tavenner, of the Uni
versity extension division, will
speak at a zone meeting of Doug
las country teachers, at Glendale,
on Saturday, January 26. Mr.
Tavenner’s subject is to be “Ap
plied Psychology.” This meeting is
one of a series which are being
addressed by University of Oregon
speakers in connection with group
study worked out by O. C. Brown,
superintendent of Douglas county