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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
iaUy except Monday, during the college year.
ARTHUR S. RUDD ........ EDITOR
Managing Editor ....:. Don Woodward
▲sioeiate Edita* . John W. Piper
Daily News Editors
Margaret Morrison Rosalia Keber
Marian Lowry Velma Faraham
Leon Byrne Norma Wilson
Rupert Bullivant Walter Coover
Ted Baker Douglas Wilson
Jack Burleson George Belknap
F. I. N. S. Editor - Pauline Bondurant
Assistant ..— Louis Dammasch
Sports Editor .. Kenneth Cooper
Monte Byers, Bill Akers, Ward Cook
Upper News Staff
Catherine Spall Mary Clerin
Leonard Lerwilf Margaret Skavlan
Georgiana Gerlinger Kathrine Kressmann
Exchange Editor _ Norborne Berkeley
News Staff: Lyle Janz Ed Miller, Helen Reynolds, Lester Turnbaugh, Thelma
■•utricle, Webster Jones, Margaret Vincent, Phyllis Coplan, P’rances Sanford,
■tagenia Strickland, Velma Meredith, Lilian Wilson, Margaret Kressmann, Ned
French, Ed Robbins, Josephine Rice, Clifford Zehrung, Pete Laura, Lillian Baker,
Mary West, Emily Houston, Beth Fariss, Alan Button, Ed Valitchka, Ben Maxwell.
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D»l‘r Ncwi Editor ThU Isaue
Night Editor This Iaaua
Education and Criticism
The cries of the critics are confounding. The stone-throwers
are unmerciful in their demolitions of the glass with which the
institution of higher learning screens itself. As a public en
terprise a state university has many adversaries, and even
within its own boundaries it harbors malcontents who would
remodel the framework.
Who are these,critics? and what do they criticise? In 1914
Henry S. Pritchett, writing for the Atlantic Monthly, analyzed
the complaints against the 900-odd collegiate institutions of
America. He recommended self-examination by those under
fire, although he did not vouch for all the opprobrious denunci
ations which the college must suffer.
“Everything about the college is under the fire of critics,”
he wrote—“its government and administration, its teaching, its
financial conduct, its ideals of social life, its right t0 exist at
Dangerous and destructive missiles are hurled from all quar
ters. fciome taxpayers who support the colleges are doubtful
whether they justify their expense. The very teachers them
selves contend that the administration by regents or trustees
is inconsiderate of the highest ideals of education. While be
lieving, according to Pritchett, “the college as it is conducted
today provides intellectual offerings of great variety and high
intrinsic value,” these academicians believe “it fails to create
an atmosphere in which these opportunities appeal to students.
Good courses, good teachers, unequaled equipment,” he says,
“characterize the modern American college; a rare table is
spread for the student, but there is n0 appetite for the feast.”
Faculty critics have further contended that the college is
“ruled by college boards having little‘interest in the ideals of
the teacher. The president and the board are swayed by the
all-devouring lust, for numbers, and everything is sacrificed to
that end. To maintain such numbers the standards are lowered,
exams are made easy, discipline is softened. As a consequence
other interests than intellectual ones are absorbing the minds of
the college community.”
Such is the nosegay presented to us by intellectual profes
sors, dons, and deans. But an inventory should tell the Univer
sity of Oregon that it has an honesty in education shielding it
from the brickbats of any such bad-actors or ill-thinkers.
In the iirst, place, we are not led by a man who is slave to
numbers. Neither are we led by citizen-boards cow-towing to
tlie caprices of the public fancy. The disregard of numbers,
necessitated in part by the inadequacies of buliding space,
though it may serve to raise the standards a trifle, denies edu
cation to no one sincerely interested in securing it. The selec
tion of the applicant equipped intellectually has created that
atmosphere of learning which critics find lacking in most uni
versities. And finally, we apparently have few if any faculty
members complaining the student body will not partake of the
feast rich in intellectual nutriments.
As for financial conduct and social life, the answer to the
critics is, we have no money to waste, because the taxpayers
keep close guard of our purse-strings; and our famed democracy
will speak for itself.
The University, set in a show case as it is, the object for
all to behold, after all can be deemed a sound investment, an
alma mater commanding our loyalty and respect.
Talbot Jennings, president of the University of Idaho stu
dent body, has written a letter of appreciation to the A. S. U. 0.
for the courtesy shown the Idaho basketball team. He ex
presses admiration for the fighting spirit of the Oregon team
and “trusts that our athletic relations with Oregon will be as
pleasant next year as they have been in the past.” Although
beaten twice by the Gem staters, Oregon returns the good
wishes. The splendid showing and the clean-cut appearance
of the Idaho team was typical of state university type of teams,
and Oregon holds the friendship of the Idaho institution in
An amendment to the by-laws of the student body consti
tution to standardize forensic awards and to make the awards
distinctive, will be presented in this morning’s meeting of the
A. S. U. 0, As various activities develop it becomes necessary
to identify the awards given for successful competition and
there is no reason why this change should not be made. Oregon
debaters have made an excellent showing this year. The coach
and the team are to be congratulated.
Notice* will be printed in this column
for two issue* only. Copy must b*
in this office by 5 :S0 on the dhy
before it is to be published, and must
be limited to 20 word*. ['
Hermian Club—Meeting Thurs
day noon at 12:30.
Beta Alpha Psi—Meeting at Col
lege Side Inn at noon today.
Dial—Meeting Thursday, March
6, 7:30, Y. W. C. A. bungslow.
Eutaxian—Dinner meeting at the
Collegei Side Inn, 6 o’clock tonight.
W. A. A.—Mass Meeting this
afternoon at 5 o’clock in Yillard
Eastern Star—Meeting at Wom
an ’s building Thursday, 4 to 5. Im
Women’s Forum—Meeting at
7:30 Thursday evening. Full at
Oregon Knights — Meeting in
Condon hall tonight, 7:15. Chancel
lor of Exchequor will be elected.
Frtpshman Classes—Meeting Fri
day afternoon, Villard hall, 3:15.
Will vote on special assessment for
Women’s Forum—Meeting at
7:30 tonight. Full attendance de
sired. Followed by meeting of
Delegates to Corvallis—All those
desiring to attend Corvallis con
vention, March 7-9, meet in “Y”
hut, Thursday 5 o ’clock.
All Women Students—Mrs. Vir
ginia Judy Esterly extends an in
vitation to tea this afternoon from
4 until 0, at 067 East 12th.
Lutheran Students — Meeting
Sunday, March 9, 5:30 p. m., Trinity
Lutheran church. Program for
spring term to be discussed.
Pan Hellenic Council—Oregana
picture to be taken at 12:45 today.
Steps of Administration building.
Two delegates requested from each
Tone year ago today i
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Some High Points in Oregon |
Emerald of March 6, 1923 j
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The women’s varsity debate team
will meet tho women’s forensic ma
chine from O. A. C. in a dual debate
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Latham, center, and Shafer, guard,
have been named as members of the
all-Northwest mythical basketball
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A new registration system, whereby
the student will register only once
during the school year, will be dis
cussed at the next meeting of the
Scoring 2553 out of a possible 3000
the girls varsity rifle team has de
feated the Utah marksmen in a tele
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An editorial in the Emerald of this
date says, * * * * “In every college
there is a place for a comic. The
Lemon Punch is here to stay.”
Alberto Salvi, noted harpist, will ap
pear on the campus on Wednesday
evening, March 14.
The most drastic changes ever
proposed for the constitution of the
A. S. U. O. will be voted upon at
the student body meeting to be held
Phi Beta Kappa will elect members
BAKER UNIVERSITY PLANS
TO BROADCAST BY RADIO
University of Kansas—Baher
university is making preparations
to broadcast its programs and ath
letic events in the future by instal
ling a broadcasting plant. The
work is being done by Charles O.
Gosch and other students in the
science department of tho uuiver- j
sity. Application has already been ;
made to the government for a defi
nite wave length. The station when
completed will have a sending
capacity of 200 to 300 miles.
11 a. m.—A. S. U. O. meeting.
3:00 p. m.—Mrs. Saidie Orr-Dun
har, lecture. Chamber of Com
4-6 p. m.—Dean Esterly’s tea.
667 East 12th street.
6:00 p. m.—W. A. A. meeting.
8:30 p. m.—“School for Scan
dal.” Guild hall.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
8:30 p. m.—“School for Scan
dal.” Guild Hall.
9:00 p m.—Prof. C. A. Gregory,
“ Tests and Measurements. ”
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
8:30 p. m.—“School for Scan
dal.” Guild hall.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
4:30 p. m.—Vespers. Methodist
7:00 p. m.—Open Forum meet
ings. Congregational church.
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
print. It must be understood that the
editor reserves the right to reject
THANK YOU, MR. TIFFANY
To the Editor:
May I congratulate you most sin
cerely on your editorial of March
4, ““Dreams and the Ten Millions.”
It is oue of the best Emerald edi
torials I have ever read and the
sad part about' it is that it is too
true. My judgment is that it could
bd reprinted to advantage for cam
A. R. TIFFANY.
MANY STUDENTS WILL
Program of Volounteer Movement
at Corvallis to Include
At least thirty and possibly as
many as fifty students will attend
part or all of thei state student vol
unteer convention, held at Corval
lis this weekend. A meeting will
be held this afternoon at the “Y”
hut at 5 o’clock to make final ar
rangements for transportation.
Two important developments of
the program have been received
from Robbin E. Fisher, conference
chairman. Paul Blanchard, repre
senting the League for Industrial
Democracy of America, speaker at
the recent Indianapolis convention,
will be at Corvallis for the confer
ence. He is now visiting and speak
ing before student bodies of the
colleges of the Northwest. An at
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tractive feature of the program, a
pageant with a east of 350 or more
students, will be given Sunday
night, it has been definitely de
The first session of the confer
ence begins Friday evening at 7
o’clock, and the last part of the
program will be the pageant Sun
day night. Otheir interesting parts
of the conference will be open
forum discussions by the students
on world problems, talks by Dr.
Harold Bowman of Portland and
Dr. and Mrs. Henry White, re
turned foreign missionaries.
, Those attending from the Univer
sity of Oregon are planning to go
to Corvallis in automobiles, some
leaving here after the afternoon
classes Friday, while others will not
leave till early Saturday morning.
Any desiring to attend who have
not already signified thedr inten
tions of attending part or all of
the convention, may do so this
afternoon at the hut. Especially
is it imperative that those driving
cars should report if they can take
one or more students with- them.
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STAR TO BE INVISIBLE
! Eclipse of Huge Aldebaran by Moon
to Occur Sunday Morning •
Aldebaran, a star with a volume
33,000 times larger than the sun
and so far away that light from it
takes 50 years to reach the earth
at the ' rate of 186,000 miles a
second, will be hidden from view of
earthly observers early Sunday
morning, March 16. “The phenome
non will occur just after 4:15
o’clock,” said Prof. E. H. McAlis
ter, of the astronomy- department.
Aldebaran is a giant red star, the
principal one in the constellation
Taurus, the bull. “This eclipse is
classified by the astronomer as oc
cultation,” said McAlister. “The
moon occults many stars each month,
but for the most part, these stars
occulted are so faint they can not
be seen without telescopic aid, and
the occultation of a bright star is
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