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OREGON DAILY EMERALD
Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association
Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued
Sally except Monday, during the college year.
ABTHTJE a. EUDD .-... EDITOB
Managing Editor .
Associate Editor .
Associate Managing Editor ..
Don Woodward |
John W. Piper |
.Taylor Huston j
Daily News Editors
lfargaret Morrison Rosalia Keber
Junior Seton Velma Farnham
Rupert BuUivant Walter Coover
Jack Burleson George Belknap
T. I. N. 8. Editor_Pauline Bondurant
Assistant . Louis Dammasch
Sports Editor _ Kenneth Cooper
Monte Byers, Bill Akers, Ward Cook.
Upper News Staff
Catherine Spall Norma Wilson
Trances Simpson Mary Clerin
Marian Lowry Kathrine Kressmann
Katherine Watson Margaret Skavlan
Exchange Editor . Norborne Berkeley
News Staff: Henryetta Lawrence, Helen Reynolds, Lester Turnbaugh, Georgians
Gerlinger, Webster Jones, Margaret Vincent, Phyllis Coplan, Frances Sanford,
Xngenia Strickland, Velma Meredith, Lilian Wilson, Margaret Kressmann, Ned
Fxench, Ed Robbins, Josephine Rice, Clifford Zehrung, Pete Laura, Leonard Lerwill.
||trj West, Emily Houston, Beth Farias, Lyle Janz, Ben Maxwell,
LBO P. J. MUNLY ..~.. MANAGER
Associate Manager .Lot Beatie
Manager ... James Leake
Aaa't Manager . Walter Pearson
Alva Vernon Irving Brown
Manager . Kenneth Stephenson
Aaa't Manager . Alan Wooley
Upper Business Staff
Advertising Manager .... Maurice Warnock
Asa’t Adv. Mgr. Karl Hardenbergh
Sales Manager . Frank Loggan
Lester Wade Chester Coon
Edgar Wrightman Frank De Spain
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Daily News Editor This Issue H»gbt Editor This Issue
Rosalia Keber 'fed Baker
The Emerald Checks Up
Something new in campus journalism is being tried by the
Emerald as a part of its program to continually strengthen its
standing among leading University dailies.
Cooperation with the school of journalism has enabled the
student daily to institute a system whereby the facts in news
articles as presented by writers can be checked with what was
given out by the sources of news. This is being done for pur
poses of instruction and to facilitate the administration of the
Emerald. So far about 95 per cent of all returns on news stories
have been satisfactory. It is that additional percentage of
error that this newspaper wants to reduce.
Ever since the first Emerald was published there has been an
effort to ascertain campus opinion as to the contents and the
accuracy of its contents and to use the various criticisms for
the betterment of the paper. Obtaining suggestions from out
side the school of journalism lias always been hit-and-miss and
never in any sense systematic. Consequently errors have crept
into the columns that went by unnoticed and reporters made the
same mistakes time after time without ever being checked.
No newspaper can continue its career throughout a period
of years without making some mistakes any more than a person
can live an active life without doing some things which might
better have been done differently. There doubtless have been
grudges held against the Emerald bcause of some slight error
that might have been corrected, had the administration offi
cials of the daily only known of it.
It is with the desire to prevent the same mistake from hap
pening more than once, to find the type of fact-reporting that
the various staff members are doing, as seen from the point of
view of the news source, that the Emerald has started the prac
tice of sending out clippings of the stories printed attached to
a blank on which the following is printed:
For the purposes of instruction, on the one hand, and
to facilitate the administration of the Emerald, on the
other, we would appreciate any comments you may care
to make in the space below concerning the attached article.
We would be glad to have your opinion as to its accuracy,
as to its correctness of understanding shown of the points
at issue, as to the justness with which the author has em
phasized the important and subordinated the unimportant,
as to the fairness, courtesy and good spirit in which the
subject is treated, or as to the point, pungency and the
esthetic qualities of the English used. In fact, any com
ment, however slight> you many wish to make will be appre
ciated, and will be treated as confidential if you desire.
By making use of this sheet the person avIio gave out a
news story to the Emerald has an opportunity to express ap
proval or disapproval, thereby giving the Emerald adminis
tration an opportunity to know the reaction to the story and
the type of work done by the writer.
The Emerald has about sixty students on its staff. These
students have this newspaper as their laboratory in journalism.
Most of the staff members are underclassmen. They are learn
ing the newspaper “game” while serving the campus. The
criticisms turned in are not intended in any way to injure the
student workers but rather to help in their professional
progress. The inferior reporter who constantly has his atten
tion called to errors must of necessity improve his work or
leave the Emerald staff. In the majority of cases the spirit of
improvement is present.
The system of checking up has been quietly operating for
some ■weeks. Most of the returns have been favorable—some
times too favorable. The tendency on the part of some sources.
who have stories which they desired to see in print accepted by
the Emerald, is to refrain from any unfavorable criticism even
though it were for the best interests of the paper and the
Sources are asked to be fair in their criticism. They should
not let friendship with the reporter prevent their pointing
out errors in the news, for it is only by such a method that
their reporter friend can improve.
As to general criticism. The Emerald is a student-body
publication. It is here to serve the campus and certainly wel
comes suggestions. Persons seeing errors in news stories will
do a real favor by mentioning them to the editor or managing
The new plan does not imply any wholesale dissatisfaction
with the work of the staff nor do£s it invite any attempt to
'emould the general policy of the paper. It is the desire to give
to the campus as nearly perfect a newspaper as possible that
prompts this added bit of enterprise.
Professor Turnbull took the story of this plan back to the
recent conference of national school of journalism representa
tives recently and it met with great favor. It served to rank
the Emerald of the Oregon school of journalism among the
leaders in their fields, just as the establishment of the only
University Sunday paper by the Emerald has served to do here
on the Coast.
| Campus Bulletin
Notices will be printed in this colnmn
for two issues only. Copy must b«
in this office by 6:30 on the day
before it is to be published, and must
] be limited to 20 words. I
O- ^ a
Women’s Forum—Meeting Thurs
day evening, 7:15.
Second Orchestra — Rehearsal at
4:30 today in Villard hall.
Phi Mu Alpha—Luncheon at the
Anchorage Thursday noon.
Washington Club—Meeting, Wed
nesday, 7:30, 101 Oregon building.
Home Nursing Class—Visit to the
hospital is postponed until Friday.
Mask and Buskin -c- Meeting in
room 103, sociology, at 4:30 Thurs
Oregana Staff—Important meet
ing, 12:45 Thursday, editorial room,
Thespians — Meeting today at
5:00 p. m., in Dean Straub’s office.
Zeta Kappa Psi—Meeting room 8,
Commerce building, at 5:00 today.
Important matters to come up.
Big Sister Tea—Woman’s build
ing, 4 to 6 today. Consult sponsor
sponsee list in library.
Football Men—Those who tried
out last fall and did not make a
letter, meet at the library at 7:30
Men’s Glee Club — Rehearse
Thursday, 11 a. m. and 7 p. m.
Music building. No rehearsal Wed
Donut Swimming—Women inter
ested in Donut swimming must have
eight practices before Wednesday
at 5 p. m.
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| ONE YEAR AGO TODAY
Some High Points in Oregon
Emerald of January 23, 1923
O ■ ■ - ■ ■
The Oregon wrestling team yes
terday defeated the Pacific Dental
college aggregation by a 22 to 12
Next Sunday evening the Uni
versity symphony orchestra will
give a concert in the Methodist
Emerald editorial says, “Attacks
on co-education reduce themselves,
to comedies. People are fond of
this sort of amusement, and the,
road to popularity is filled with
• • •
Shy Huntington will reply to of
fer of a one year contract tomorrow,
according to the executive council.
The school of music will give its
first Chamber musieale tonight
at 8:30 o’clock in the Alumni hall.
Henry Dirkson, who spent'three
years and a half traveling in Eur
ope and Asia, will relate some of
his experiences to the Cosmopolitan
club this evening.
John Dierdorff of the Portland
Telegram, Stanley Eismau of the
Salem Statesman, Alexander Brown
Do You Know What
a “Common Law
IT’S TOWN TALK
of the Albany Herald, and Don
Davis, were alumni visitors on the
campus during the week-end.
A new co-ed code is being formed
by members of the Woman’s league,
under the direction of Dean Fox.
Nineteen students joined in on
the Condon club hike last Sunday
morning. The hikers were led by
Gerald Barnes and journeyed to the
vicinity of Spencer’s Butte.
Letters to the EMERALD from stu
dents and faculty members are
welcomed, but must be signed and
worded concisely. If it is desired, the
writer's name will be kept out of
j print. It must be understood that the
j editor reserves the right to reject
ATTACKING C. N. H.
To the Editor:
I thoroughly agree with Mr. God
frey in his contention against the
C. N. H. column in the Sunday Em
erald. However, I do not see why
0. N. H. was attacked through the
Emerald. Perhaps Mr. Godfrey does
not know what C. N. H. stands for.
There are many applicants for the
throne of Mr. Arthur Brisbane, the
famous devotee of Hearst journalism,
and among these stands C. N. H.
Brisbane can and does write some
thing on anything, from poultry yard
to League of Nations, from Kanga
roo to Lloyd George, from India to
America. No subject is difficult for
him. Of course, you cannot expect
any constructive criticism in such
writings. Tie is not supposed to do
that. He is expected to be humorous
and cynical and people read him be
cause they like some diversion from
the routine hum-drum life. Such
writers do not require much know
ledge on anything. A few clclope
dias, a few funny and cynical au
thors, a little fluency in writing and
a cynical nature, is all that they
There are some people on this
earth who are inexplicable and who
pride themselves for being so. The
fact is that they are inexplicable not
only to others but to themselves, do
ing things without any definite aim.
Intelligent readers know how to eval
ue the writings of such people and
so Mr. Godfrey need not be afraid
of any bad influence being circu
lated by writings of the kind he is
complaining of. In fact, we ought
to enjoy such writings as they cer
tainly form a diversion to our rou
V. V. Oak.
ALPHA PHIS AND SUSAN
CAMPBELL WIN MEETS
Do-nut Swimming Teams Work Off
First Events Scheduled;
Much Interest Shown
In the first of the women’s Do
nut swimming meets, held last
night, the Alpha Phis beat Susan
Campbell team (1), 43 to 25 in
League 1, and Susan Campbell
team (2) beat Delta Gammas, 57
to 11, in League 2. A good fight
was put up by each of the teams
and good sportsmanship was shown,
but as this was the first meet of
the season the teams were ' <t as
evenly matched as they will be a
little later in the season.
High point winners were Hilda
Chase, Alpha Phi, and Maud
Schroeder, on team (2) of Susan,
Campbell hall, each of whom had
15 points, the maximum number
that can be obtained. Margaret
Milne, on Susan Campbell team (2)
and Ada Harkness, on Susan Camp
bell team (1), were close seconds
with 11 points each. Florence
Baker, on Susan Campbell team (2),
had 9 nine points.
Much enthusiasm was shown and
it is expected that more girls will
be interested, as there are 14 houses
entered in the do-nut swimming
Judges were Don Parks, Emma
Waterman and Marion Nicolai.
PHI DELT’S AND A.T.O.’s !
WIN HANDBALL GAMES;
Clii Psi and Psi Kappa Teams Lose
in Hard Fought Matches;
Fast Pace Shown
The Phi Delt handball team, com
posed of Powers and Staley, won a
hard fought match from the Chi
Psi aggregation by scores of
21-15, 21-15. Both games were
closely contested, with the Chi Psi
representatives, Shephard and
Burke, putting up a fast game. The
team play of the winners pulled
them through to victory.
In league D the Alpha Tau
Omegas woii in easy games from
the Psi Kappa team, 21-5, 21-4. The
winning combination of Easterday
and Dawson decisively outclassed
the Psi Kappa team and won in
straight sets. Bothwell and Wil
liams formed the Psi Kappa team.
Easterday and Dawson played bang
up ball and will have to be reckoned
as dangerous contenders (for Itjhe
title if they keep u'p their present
MISS MARY DOAN NOW
WITH HEALTH SERVICE
Graduate of Chicago Hospital Takes
Position on Staff in Period
of Increased Work
Miss Mary Doan, of the Passa
vant hospital of Chicago, has ac
cepted a position on the staff of
the University health service. Be
i cause of the increased amount of
i work in the health service every
j year at this time extra officials are
j needed. Miss Doan will be here
( for about a month.
“I really came west for a vaea
| tion,” said Miss Doan. “I came
i to Portland last August, where I
j have been until Dr. Livingston ask
I ed me to come down here for a
while. I like to travel,” she con
tinued, “and with the opportunity
afforded in my profession, I de
cided to take advantage of it and
come west. And now I rather like
lit here and I’m not sure when I’ll
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jo back—though they tell me this
s a mild winter,” she added.
Miss Doan obtained her certifi
cate as a graduate nurse from the
Passavant Memorial hospital of
Chicago, where she was until she
came to Portland in the summer.
LITERARY DIGEST PRINTS
POEM BY JOHN C. ALMACH
John C. Almack, who for several
rears served as assistant director
)f the University extension division,
s the author of a poem which ap
Deared in a recent number of the
Literary Digest. The poem is
jailed “On the Road to Miramer”
md was first pubished in the Am
erican poetry magazine. It was
taken from this and reprinted in the
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