Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 06, 1924, Image 1

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Washington and Stanford
Teams to Meet Varsity
in Triangular Contest
Question on United States
Entering World Court;
Negative Starts South
One of the biggest and most im
portant contests in the forensic
year, and the final event for the
men’s varsity debata teams, comes
tonight, when Oregon’s two teams
meet Stanford university and the
University of Washington in the an
nual triangular debate staged among
these institutions.
The home debate is scheduled for
^ 8 o’clock tonight in Villard hall.
The team debating on the campus
is composed of Martin Moore and
Ernest Hendrikson. They will up
hold the affirmative of the ques
tion, “Resolved, that the United
States should enter the proposed
world court,” against the Univer
sity of Washington negative.
Oregon Team Leaves
The Oregon negative team, con
sisting of Hersehel Brown and Glen
wood Archer, left yesterday for
Palo Alto to meet the Stanford
Judge John B. McCourt of the
Oregon supreme court, Salem, and
Charles Alexander of the editorial
staff of the Albany Democrat, are
two of the judges for tonight’s con
test in Villard. The third judge is
to be selected some timei to
day. Dean E. C. Bobbins of
the University school of business
administration will act as chairman.
Th& contest is one of long stand
ing, and is considered a strong de
bate by all three institutions. At
the convention of the Pacific Coast
Forensic league, held on the local
campus last fall, there were repre
sentatives from the three institu
tions involved in the debate who
urged that the event be held, acord
ing to custom. The debate comes
yearly on the second Thursday in
Honor System Featured
One of the outstanding and dis
tinguishing features of thei annual
debate is the honor system used in
securing judges, each school having
the privilege of selecting its own.
Last year, Oregon lost the debate
after having held the coast cham
pionship for three years. Stanford
was last year’s victor, having won
both its meets.
Martin Moore and Ernest .Hen
drikson have both had experience
in public speaking work, though
this is the first year that either has
participated on the varsity debate
Moore represented Oregon in the
extempore speaking contest held as
a part of the program of the con
vention of the coast forensic league
last fall.
Hendrikson has represented the
University in several oratorical
The question for the debate is a
timely one, and one which is of na
tional and world interest. It is an
outstanding example of the policy
of the public speaking leaders to
choose up-to-date subjects for de
Poets’ Guild Will
Give Award for
Poem on May Day
Announcement has come to the
English department of the Uni
versity that the American Child
Health association has placed at
the disposal of the Poets’ Guild,
located in New York city, the sum
of $500 with which to purchase a
poem written on the subject of May
Day which best conveys the idea
of glorious, healthful childhood.
The most suitable poem will be
read at the festivals held through
out the country on May 1. The
poem is limited to 48 lines, and
must be typewritten. No signa- .
tures are to appear on the manu
script, but the name and address of
the author should be enclosed in
a sealed envelope to be sent to the
Poets’ Guild by April 10.
The Guild belives that in May
Day there are certain symbols,
ceremonies and teachings by which
the people of America may be made
more keenly aware of the child
hood of the nation.
Speakers at Annual Banquet
Tell of Work Done
Florence Buck is the new president
of the University Young Women’s
Christian association as a result of
the election held yesterday. Other
officers elected are: Mary Donaldson,
vice-president; Marian Lowry, secre
tary; Lois Easterbrooks, treasurer;
Helen Andrews, undergraduate repre
The big event ending the day yes
terday was the annual banquet given
at the College Side Tnn last evening.
Approximately 175 University women
and town mertibers of the Y. W. C. A.
gathered at the affair.
Following a violin and piano duet
by Margaret and Katherine Inwood,
Mrs. E. E. DeCoue gave a short talk
on the reminiscences of the associa
tion, in which she told of the history
of the association, and the work it
has done since it was first organized.
A resume of the past year’s work
was presented by Eloise Buck. In
her talk Miss Buck named the various
branches of work done by the cam
pus Y. W. C. A., including employ
ment, Girls’ Reserve, various discus
sion groups, and the Seabeck confer
ence, and the report on the year’s
work in each branch of work.
Mrs. Bruce J. Giffen spoke on the
value of cooperation between the Uni
versity association, and the town
members who aid in sustaining the
group. Dean Virginia Esterly gave
a talk, “At the Crossroads,” in which
she outlined some of the ideals to
which such an association aspires
and which it acomplishes, and the
ideal of a university of Christian
Another interesting speaker on the
program was Mrs. L. W. Messer of
Chicago, and a former member of the
national board of the Y. W. C. A.,
who is visiting relatives in Eugene.
Mrs. Messer’s message was for co
operation of the Y. W. C. A. as a
national group. Another musical
number was a vocal solo given by
Gwladvs Keeney.
The final number on the program
was the announcement of the new
officers, by Mary Clerin, retiring
Ease Marks Concert Given __
by University Orchestra
By Josephine Bice
The University Symphony orches
tra presented a very creditable
concert last night to a large audi
ence at the Methodist church. The
playing was marked throughout by
ease and relaxation that eomes from
confidence, the obvious effort usual
ly attending student productions
was lacking. This absence of strain
on the part of both leader and or
chestra contributed to the pleasing
smoothness of the evening’s concert.
The program opened with the
overture to “Fidelio,” by Beetho
ven. “Fidelio” is the single opera
tic work of this great master musi
cian. and one of the finest in musi- 1
cal literature. While the overture,
was played well, all that there is of 1
worth in Beethoven was not put
forth in it. The intermezzo from
“Jewels of the Madonna” was a
charming number. Its playful mel
ody, begun in the flute with pizzi
cato violin accompaniment, was
later taken up by the first violins.
The bass viol pizzicato accompani
ment gave a light touch to the char
acter of the piece.
The first group was closed by
two English Folk Dances by Percy
Grainger. “Mock Morris,” while
played extremely well by the or
chestra, seems a little heavy for
orchestration. The “Shepherds
Hey,” on the other hand, becomes
very effective; it was played with
spirit. The gradual approach to
the fast and furious climax was
particularly well done.
The string orchestra may well be
proud of their performance. Bach’s
“Air for the G String,” with its
(Continued on page three)
Student Council to Allow
“Babes” to Give Jerseys
to Successful Athletes
Assembly Hour Freed from
Paddlings and Initiations;
New Society Recognized
Official awards to freshmen, who
take part in inter-collegiate athletic
contests were standardized, rules
were passed keeping 11 o’clock
Thursday free from paddling or in
itiation events, a soplionyire inter
fraternity society was recognized
and it was decided that a stag mix
will be staged on the same night
as the April Frolic. These are the
results of the meeting of the stu
dent council, held yesterday after
The action keeping the assem
bly hour free for assembly came as
the result of complaints being filed
that speakers were not receiving
proper courtesy when a part of their
already short time was taken by
events that could have been staged
on other days. The council sug
gests that Friday be made the tra
ditional day for such events as ha*re
been taking place on the library
steps at 11 o’clock Thursday.
Stag Mix Planned
The recognition of the new
sophomore society was merely a
matter of routine, as the council
has no jurisdiction over the forma
tion of such groups. The stag mix
will be held to give the men of the
University amusement on the night
that the girls put up the “keep
out” sign on the Woman’s build
ing, where the April Frolic is held.
Since the freshman class must
purchase any awards that are given
their athletes, the council did not
pass a motion compelling the under
classmen to make any awards. The
motion which received a favorable
vote simply ruled that any awards
that are given freshman partici
pants in athletic events must be
made according to the following
1. The official freshman class em
blem, lemon-yellow class numerals,
on a navy blue V-neck jersey, shall
be awarded.
2. To any representative of the
freshman football team who has
played one full half in the first
lineup or 30 minutes total in parts
of three halves in the second line
up in competition with a freshman
team of any college or university
which is a member of the Pacific
Coast Inter-collegiate conference.
Track Is Inc’uded
3. To any representative of the
freshman track team winning one
point or part of a point in compe
tition with a freshman team repre
senting any college or university
which is a member of the Pacific
Coast Inter-collegiate conference.
4. To any representative of the
freshman basketball team playing
three full halves in competition
with a freshman team of any col
lege or university which is a mem
ber of the Pacific Coart Inter-col
legiate conference.
5. To any Representative of the
freshman baseball team playing in
two games of baseball in competi
tion with a freshman team repre
senting any college or university
which is a member of the Pacific
Coast Inter-collegiate conference,
excepting pitchers, who shall pitch
nine inpings.
6. Awards shall be paid for by
freshman class.
7. The award shall not be worn
after the following varsity season
in which the award was won.
It is thought probable that this
year’s freshmen will vote the
awards according to the new ruling,
but a small levy will have to be
made on class members to finance
the move, because of. the present
lack of funds in the treasury.
Irene Compton, ’23, and Allen
Carneross, ’22, were married at
Long Beach California, on February
23. Miss Compton is a member of
Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Carneross
on the campus was prominent in
' journalism and is a member of
I Alpha Tau Omega. Since his gradu
\ ation, he has been on the editorial
1 staff of the Long Beach Telegram.
Bishop Shepard
Is to Address
Sunday Vespers
Campus Visitor
University vesper services will
be held Sunday, March 9. in the
Methodist Episcopal church at
4:30 p. m. Bishop William O.
Shepard, of the Methodist church,
with headquarters in Portland,
will be the principal speaker.
Bishop Shepard visits Eugene
frequently and two years ago
spoke at a vesper service. He is
a graduate, of DePauw university,
where he became affiliated with
the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He
received the appointment of
bishop in 1912 and a few years
previous to that time, was a pas
tor in Chicago, Illinois.
The. anthem, “Angel Voices
Ever Singing,” by Shelley, will
be sung by the choir. The solo
quartet for this service is com
posed of Ruth Akers, soprano;
Leona Gregory, contralto; Roy
Bryson, tenor; and Aubrey Furry,
Prof. E. S. Dunn will preside at
the service.
is Frequent
Professor Jaszi to Discuss
Hungarian Situation
Prof. Oscar Jaszi, Hungarian
sociologist; ' and formerly liberal
statesman of Karolyi’s cabinet, is
due in Eugene this afternoon and
will be on the campus Friday. The
committee in charge of Professor
Jaszi’s appearance here has ar
ranged a dinner for tonight at the
Anchorage at 6 o’clock, to which
faculty men are invited.
Tomorrow at 10 o’clock in Villard
hall, Professor Jaszi will give a
lecture on “Red and White Bolshe
vism in Hungary.” The public is
invited to this lecture. At 2:15
Friday afternoon ip room 105, Com
merce building, he will lecture to
several classes on “The Present
Crisis of European Marxist Social
ism.” Visitors are also invited to
this lecture.
Professor Jaszi has been an exile
in Vienna for the past five years,
prior to his arrival in New York,
where, he delivered a series of lec
tures for the New School for Social
Research. Since January 12, he has
been making a lecture tour across
the continent, speaking at the lead
ing colleges and universities on
the general subject of “The Cen
tral European Crisis and Its Con
The lecturer was at first a pro
fessor at the University of Transyl
vania, and later professor of sociol
ogy at Budapest university. He or
ganized and conducted for 20 years
the Sociological Society and Free
School for Social Sciences of Hun
gary- „ ,
The coming of Professor Jaszi to
the University is under the auspices
of the administration. Dean George
Rebec, of the graduate school, and
Professors James Barnett and Wal
ter Barnes are in charge of his pro
gram. Those wishing to make reser
vations for the. dinner at the
Anchorage this evening are asked
to phone Walter Barnes at 1128
[ or ,9-16-J.
Former Oregon Basketball Captain
Gets Harvard Scholarship
“Eddie” Durno, of the class of
>21, who is attending tht Harvard
medical school this year, has re
cently been awarded a scholarship
in that school. Out of a class of
125 students there were 11 awards
and Durno was listed among them.
He has been making an average of
about 97 in the school.
While attending school here, Durno
was a star basketball man, making
all-coast forward for two years. He
was captain of the team when a
senior. After graduating from the
University, he coached athletics
at Medford high school before going
to the eastern school. He is a mem
ber of Phi Delta Theta.
Kappa Omicron announces the
pledging of Ruth Ellison, of Port
land, Oregon.
Alpha Tau Omega announces the
pledging of William Biggs and
Hugh Biggs, of Ontario, Oregon.
Forensic Amendment to be
Considered at Business
Session in Villard Hall
An amendment to the by-laws,
framed by the forensic council to
change the form of the debate
award, will be the main considera
tion before the student body, which
will meet at the regular assembly
hour today in Villard hall.
Short talks will be given by the
coaches on spring sports and the
school of music will give a special
program after thei short business
meeting of the associated students.
Amendment to be Discussed
The amendment, which will bo
brought up today, reads ar follows:
“An amendment to Article IV,
Section 2, Clause I, of the By-laws
of the Associated Students of thei
University of Oregon, which reads
as follows:
“Gold ‘O.’ A University repre
sentative in intercollegiate oratory
or debate shall be awarded by the
Forensic council, the official debato
and oratory emblem, a gold block
‘0 ’ 3-8x1-16x1-4 inches in dimen
sion. No representative shall re
ceive more than one such emblem
in any one college year.” This is
changed to read:
“Gold ‘O’. A University repre
sentative in intercollegiate oratory
or debate shall be awarded by a
gold block ‘O’ 1-2x1, 16x3-8 inches
in dimension, with a curved bar run
ning from the upper left-hand cor
ner to the lower right-hand corner,
upon which curved bar shall be en
graved the word, ‘Forensics.’ Fur
ther upon the right-hand perpendi
cular side of such award shall bo
engraved the year of the award and
the previous years this person has
won this same award, if any. No
representative shall receive more
than one such emblem in any one
college year.
Emblem to be Changed
“To further amend Article IV,
Section 2 of the By-laws of the
Associated Students of the Univer
sity of Oregon to include a clause
5, which shall read:
“The Student Manager of the
Forensics shall be given an official
debate and oratory emblem of the
same description and nature as the
representatives with the addition of
an ‘M’ being engraved upon the
upper horizontal bar.”
Campus sentiment seems to be
greatly in favor of this change.
Paul Patterson, four-year varsity
debater, now a graduate and in
structor in public speaking, chair
man of the forensic committee,
said: “The new award will be a
good thing. The projrosed pin will
meet the need of giving some
added distinction to debaters who
have served more than one year.
This can bo shown in the award it
self. The debate manager earns his
award fully as much as the man
ager of any other branch of stu
dent activity.”
Prof. C. I). Thorpe, for two years
(Continued on page three)
Election Amendment to be Voted on
at 5 o’clock at Villard
At the mass meeting of the Wo
men’s Athletic association this after
noon at 5 o’clock in Villard hall, an
amendment to the constitution, pro
viding that the date of the annual
elections be held earlier than usual,
will be made. Candidates for the
offices will be announced at that
time also.
If the amendment passes, elections
will be held next Tuesday. The rea
son for this advance of date is to
enable the new president to attend
[the conference in Seattle during the
first of April. All members are
urged to attend the meeting this af
ternoon, for only those who are in
good standing in attendance will be
able to vote.
Freshmen to Vote
on Special Levy
for Sport Awards
At a freshman meeting Friday
at .1:15 at Villard, the class will
decide whether or not a special
levy is to bo made to finance giv
ing jersey awards to freshman
athletes. The student council has
standardized the award, specify
ing blue jerseys with class num
erals in lemon-yellow.
“The question is whether to liavo
jerseys for awards for athletes
or nothing at all,” said Lowoll
Baker, president of the freshman
A special assessment will bei
necessary as the present amount
in the class treasury will not be
sufficient to purchase the number
of jerseys necossary for the abil
ities of the class.
Air of Olden Days Pervades
“School for Scandal”
Richard Sheridan’s “School for
Scandal,” which is being presented
by the University company, will
open for its first performance to
night at Guild hall at 8:30 p. in.
A. large cast of eampus stars are
presenting this famous old comedy,
under the direction of Fergus Rod
Everyone is acquainted with this
group of scandal mongers and repu
tation breakers that make up the
“School for Scandal.” Their avidity
for tearing reputations to shreds is
amusingly exaggerated, though not
so far from true human nature but
that its appeal is instantly recog
Its production as a classical com
edy will bring much of that odd
atmosphere of artificiality of thoso
by-gone days. The costumes of the
period, the simple stage settings and
a quaint little dance with specially
arranged lights will serve to com
plete the picture.
Bernard McPhillips is playing the
irascible Sir Peter Teazle. Eliza
beth Robinson takes the role of
Lady Teazle, his young wife. Maria,
his ward, will be portrayed by Bet
ty Belle Wise. Sir Oliver'Surface,
coming to England to test his two
young nephews, will be played by
Virgil Mulkey. Darrell Larsen and
David Swanson will take the parts
of these two young men, Joseph and
Charles Surface, respectively. Lady j
Sneerwell, leader in the School for j
Scandal, will be played by Wenona
Dyer. Katherinp Pinneo is taking
Mrs. Candour, an extremely loqua
cious member of the “School for
Scandal.” Gordon Wilson is play
ing Sir Benjamin Backbite, nephew
of Crabtree, played by Wade Kerr.
Others in the cast are Paul Krausse,
Walter Malcolm, Lexro Prillaman,
Boyd Homewood, Terva Hubbard,
Portia Kidwell, Henry Sheldon and
Clifford Zehrung.
The Guild hall box office will be
open today and the two last nights
of the performance, Friday and
Saturday. Tickets will sell at 50
cents and 75 cents.
Women’s League to Help Entertain
Daughters of Revolution
A state convention of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution
will be held on the campus March
13, 14 and 15, and the University
Women's league is to assist in the
entertainment of the delegates.
Freshman women are to act as
pages during the conference, and
a tea will be given in honor of the
visitors, at which members of the
Women's league will pour.
Two men’s volleyball teams will
be sent over to the women’s gym
nasium Friday afternoon by Harry
A. Scott, director of men’s athletics.
They will put on a demonstration
of volleyball for the benefit of
those girls who are interested in
that sport.
Inter-fraternity Group Also
Decides to Abolish All
Cups and Other Awards
New Puling Passed Last
Night Becomes Effective
Beginning Spring Term
By Ken Cooper
As a Tcsult of the action of the
inter-fraternitv council, last night,
the present program of intramural
athletics is abolished. The main ob
jection to the program in its pres
ent state is that the benefits gain
ed by 'the participating organiza
tions and the varsity teams is not
sufficient to warrant the time that
is spent in carrying out the sche
dule. The action of the council
was not taken on the spur of the
moment, but is the outcomo of a
question that has been brewing for
more than a year. Tho ruling of the
;ouncil will become effective at the
beginning of the spring term.
The question that brought mat
ters to a head and resulted in the
action of the council was that of
the grade average that freshmen
should maintain in order that they
might be initiated in the fraternities.
Freshmen Bear Burden
The general opinion expressed in
the council was that a great portion
of the burden of intramural ath
letics fell upon the freshmen of the
organizations and that it was detri
mental to their grades. As the spirit
of the fraternities was toward a
higher initiation requirement, the
present system of inter-organization
athletics was highly undesirable.
At tl^e same time, it was decided
by the council “that plaques,
awards and other prizes be abol
ished.” This does not mean that
the cups and other awards that are
now held as permanent possession
of the organizations shall be scrap
ped, but that the awards that are
in circulation which are won on a
yearly basis shall be returned to
the donors.
The action of the council does not
necessarily mean that all inter-fra
ternity contests in the future shall
be abolished, but it does mean that
the fraternities shall participate in
the games of their own volition ani
that no pressure will be brought to
bear in the form of campus opinion
as there will be no awards given to
the winners.
Benefits Are Stated
In a statement to the Emerald
last night, Dean John F. Bovard,
of the school of physical education,
said, “The school of physical edu
cation does not wish to drive the
fraternities. We sympathize with
the problem of the fraternities and
wish to cooperate with them. Intra
mural athletics are a good thing,
but they need not be inter-frater
nity athletics. In the past, the. fra
ternities have proved a means of
getting large numbers of students
engaged in intramural athletics, but
if the fraternities have a better plan
we are willing to cooperate with
The plan that is proposed by the
council to take the place of the
present doughnut schedule is of an
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Oregon Grapplers Work Hard for
Mix at Corvallis Friday
The varsity wrestling team will
journey to Corvallis to meat the
O. A. C. Grapplers on Friday night.
The men have all been putting in
strenuous workouts in order that
they may hold their own with the
husky Corvallis lads.
It looks like Ford will wrestle at
125 pounds; Whitcomb, 135;
Robertson, 145; probably Nygren at
158; and Wells at 175. This is a
| return go between the two teams.