Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 19, 1924, Image 1

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Freshmen Sprinters Show
Promise of Strong Relay
Team; Distances Weaker
All Events Will be Run in
Meet Today; Hayward
to Watch Relay Material
With only two weeks before the
Frosh-Rook relays, Coach Hayward
is beginning to single out his
freshman runners The first year
men have a strong crew of sprint
ers and one or two good men in
the middle distance and mile; this
meet is going to give a number of
green men opportunity to
demonstrate their ability as cinder
artists, not only to themselves, but
to their school.
Coach Hayward will select his
dash men from the following crew:
Extra, Westerman, Cash, Stone
breaker, Rodda, Clark, Cook, Holt,
Pallay, Flanagan, Hoblett, Kaitera
and Socolofsky. There are men in
this list who have made consider
able name for themselves as high
school athletes, and their first pub
lic appearance wearing Oregon
colors will be watched with inter
est. Stonebreaker has been forced
to go easy in his training thp past
few weeks because of a pulled mus
cle in his leg. This may keep him
from participating in the relays.
Swank Shows Well
The 440 relay team does not look
so promising and Bill will probably
have to find one or two men from
among his half-milers to fill in.
Swank has won most of the races
he has entered against the other
freshman runners, and will prob
ably be used in both the half-mile
and quarter-mile events. Wilbur
and Jeffries are both working hard
and will probably be on the team.
Beeson, the fourth man, was re
cently discharged from the hospital
after a siege of blood poisoning
resulting from an infection, so may
not be in shape for the meet.
Conley and Gurnea are two ex
perienced men who will be depend
ed npon to uphold the brunt of the
frosh half and mile offensive. The
others will be picked from Tomlin
son, Runk, Michel, Giovando, Gibbs
and Swank. Tomlinson and Runk
are two inexperienced men who
have been working ou!t all year
faithfully and, barring accidents,
should make the squad.
Hurdlers Work Hard
Coach Hayward has four high
hurdlers who have been leaping the
timbers, and two of them have
been giving varsity men real com
petition in the Saturday contests.
Collings and Hall are proving
themselves exceptionally good ma
terial; Kittoe is a fast man on the
low hurdles and with more practiee
should develop as a high hurdler.
Staley is also giving the boys
regular competition.
Mautz, who has been one of the
dependables among the varsity
shot putters, according to Coach
Hafward, has been lost to the team
as a performer in this event be
cause of a wrist that was prob
ably hurt during spring football
(Continued on paqe three)
Alumni Should Grow
Mentally-Meikle j ohn
"The present educational system
will be improved by a process which
gradually builds up understanding,”
said Dr. Alexander Meiklejohn before
members of the editing class and a
few outsiders, who gathered in the
advertising lecture room of the jour
nalism building yesterday morning
to hear the former Amherst president
in an informal half-hour of discus
"The trouble now, is that we don’t
know or understand our own living.
We don’t understand studying and
the intellectual processes,” he added.
“I believe strongly in the liberal
schools,” he said in replying to a ques
tion on the merits of the professional
and liberal school systems. “A stu
dent should, I think, take his course
in the liberal school and later work
in the professional school. Of the
two, however, I give the liberal school
the priority.”
In answer to the question, “What
is the matter with the college stu
dent’s background?” Dr. Meiklejohn
declared it was not complete enough.
College, he said, is now too much a
break in the student’s former training
and environment..
“The high schools are the worst
things in our educational system,”
he said, adding that, “there is no im
mediate way to make improvement,
only by a gradual process covering a
long period of time.”
“We don’t have a technique of
thinking established. We don’t know
books. We don’t read enough,” he
said in talking on the conditions of
the colleges.
Dr. Meiklejohn caused a laugh
among his audience when he said, "In
the East they know Latin is a dead
language. They study it but they
don’t read it. It is just a dead re
quirement, they think.” He men
tioned the experience of hie three
sons one year in an English school
where, he said, “they used Latin as
their slang, and employed it freely
in their games.”
Dr. Meiklejohn stressed his idea
that alumni of a college should con
tinue to study and live up to the type
of life advocated by their college. He
spoke of a family which, for four gen
erations, had gone to Amherst. With
each generation the father was afraid
when his son went to college because
he thought the institution was too
What had happened, the speaker
pointed out, was that the son had
grown away from his father; he had
developed while the father had stop
ped. The father had not kept up
with the progress of the college. “Al
umni should keep up with their col
“There is a rapid beginning for a
greater educational movement. Here,
already, I can see you are determined
that something shall be done.”
Harriett Ross, freshman in fine
arts and member of Pi Beta Phi,
plans to visit Great Britain and
France this summer. She will spend
three and a half months abroad,
but expects to attend Oregon again
next fall.
Miss Ross will leave Portland
June 22, and will sail from New
York City July 5. While in Eng
gland, she will visit relatives. She
is planning fo make the trip with
a group of friends. ^
Graphic Presentation Proves
Useful in Business Problems
The graphic presentation of busi
ness problems is a form of science
which is rapidly coming to the fpre
in modern business enterprises, and
America, as usual, is taking the lead.
This is shown in an investigation pre
sented to the school of business ad
ministration, of the University of Or
egon, by Irwin S. Adams, who has
conducted a thorough investigation of
the subject.
The reasons for the growing popu
larity of graphic presentation of the
various business subjects are many
and \aried, according to Mr. Adams,
but the primary reason is that the
head of an enterprise can in this man
ner, obtain a pictorial representation
of just what is happening in each de
partment of his organization. An
other important advantage of the
graphic presentation is that it is much
easier to convince other people of the
conclusions you have come to if you
have pictures to prove the facte and
Graphic presentation also saves
time, space and mental energy, and
the graphic results of investigations
may be catalogued in a very small
space, with a great saving of space
and expense, and will always be eas
ily and quickly accessible for refer
ence use.
The use of charts will also greatly
aid and assist the cooperation of de
partment heads with one another, for
whereas the head of one deoartment
may be absolutely out of toueh with
the heads of other departments of a
large corporation, he will be a great -
deal more appreciative of the work ■
and efforts of the other departments
if the work of each is presented in,
(Continued « page three)
Defeat Is Suffered
in Last of Women’s
Shooting Contests
Oregon co-ed sharpshooters
were defeated in the final match
of the year with the University
of Illinois women’s rifle team.
The Oregon women made 917 out
of a possible 1,000 and the Illi
nois women made the remarkable
score of 990, or an average of 99
per cent.
Eesults of the match were re
ceived by the military department
yesterday and surprise was
expressed at the exceptionally
high score made by the women
of the middle-western institu
tion. Two of the scores were
perfect, while the remainder were
98 and 99.
Publication Has 232 Pages
of Information
Making a record for early pub
lication, 6000 of the University of
Oregon catalogs for 1924-1925, are
out and on the mailing lists. The
catalog usually appears toward the
end of the school year and is sent
out during the summer.
It contains 232 pagqs and to
print them two tons of paper were
required. The catalog contains the
University calendar, teaching fac
ulty , University equipment, Uni
versity buildings, laboratories, stu
dios, requirements for registration
and graduation, student loan funds,
prizes, alumni associations, publi
cations, the requirements in each
department and a brief descrip
tion of each course offered.
Mrs. George Fitch, secretary of
the University offices, had charge
of the publication and Robert
C. Hall of the school of journal
ism supervised the printing.
According to figures compiled by
Rudolph Fahl, of the physical edu
cation department, the number of
freshman non-swimmers showed a
decrease of 40 per eent between
October 1, 1923, and April 17, 1924.
At the beginning of the fall
term, 325 freshman men were
Bigned up for gym work. Out of
this number, 116 passed the physi
cal ability test and the remaining
209 took class work and sports. Of
these, 140 were non-swimmers,
meaning that they were not able
to swim two lengths of the pool
free style and one-half length on
their back.
There are 344 taking gym work
this term, 220 of whom are taking
class work. Of this number, only
57 have not been able to meet the
Bwimming requirements, or 26 per
cent of the total number.
The fall term’s percentage of
non-swimmers was 66, showing an
improvement of 40 per cent to date.
According to Mr. Fahl, an at
tempt is being made to have all
those who were not able to pass
the test capable of doing so by the
end of the spring term.
Due to rainy weather, the work on
the baseball diamond has had to be
discontinued. The painting of the
household arts building, and the con
struction of the new sidewalk from
Thirteenth avenue east to the socio
logy building have also been delayed.
The inside work on the architecture
building has continued, and the ce
ment floor in the astronomy experi
ment room has been poured. The ma
chinery will be set up there as soon
as the cement dries, according to H.
M. Fisher, superintendent of the Uni
versity buildings and grounds.
The little white shack, formerly lo
cated on the old tennis eonrts behind
the library, has been moved over to
Kincaid field, in the vicinity of the
D;eotine tree., where it is serving as
the student headquarters for the gift
campaign. Tt is being furnished for
the convenience of the students, and
wired yesterday for electric
Cemetery Ridge Is Scene
of Season’s First Base
ball Mix; Score Is 14-10
Batters Fatten Averages;
Pitchers Use Bean Ball;
Five Cantos Are Played
By Monte By era
True to the old Oregon tradition,
the freshmen bowed to their elders.
They did it out Cemetery ridge
way yester’ evening. Before the
baseball melee was over, the elder
Webfooters had nicked the plate
with 14 cleat marks and the Duck
lings had spiked it for 10 counters.
The five inning battle between the
Reinhart and Earl clans was full of
comedy, tragedy, loose fielding,
poor pitching and, in spots, very
poor stick work. Both rto varsity
and the freshman team will have
to take a brace before the season
officially opens here.
Lee Goes to Shower
The first inning found the var
sity clubbers appreciating the of
ferings of Lee, freshman pitcher.
In fact, they appreciated them too
much, and Mr. Lee was wagged to
the showers. Nine runs were put
over in the opening ode, Sorsby
and Terrill scoring two each. Sors
by was affectionate in this act, by
smacking the ball on the nose
twice. In the third and again in
the fourth, the ball returned the
complement by chucking Mr. Sors
by in the ribs—score, even up.
The freshmen scored two in their
half of scene one. Mr. Lee is safely
in the shower room now, and there
comes from the great open spaces
out near Moro, one Mr. Dutton,
who proceeds to set the varsity
down without a run- in the second
canto, much to the disgust of
Messers Hobson, Latham and
Single Gets Homer
Good support kept Ringle safe in
I the second half of the second. The
varsity scored twice in the third
and the freshmen three times. The
fourth inning was a revision of the
Comedy of Errors with several new
sidelines thrown in. The fresh
men found Ringle for five runs and
the varsity touched Dutton for
three. In this frame, Ringle tagged
one for four bases, chasing Bliss
and Troutman across ahead of him.
In the fifth, Earl sent Stovall
to the rubber and he started by
hitting Hobson. Good support by
his teammates kept the varsity
from scoring. Williams pitched to
five men in the fifth and was
aided by good fielding in retiring
the yearlings.
This afternoon at 2:30 the two
teams tangle again. Summary:
R. H. E.
Varsity . 14 9 5
Freshmen ... 10 7 6
Batteries: Varsity,' Ringle, Wil
liams and Bliss; freshmen, Lee,
Dutton, Stovall and Jones.
A year’s leave of absence has
been granted to C. D. Thorpe of
the English department, which will
be spent in the completion of his
Ph.D. degree at the University of
Michigan, and in travel abroad.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe will leave
at the end of school in June and
go immediately to Ann Arbor,
where he will take summer school
work. When the work for his de
gree is finished, they will go to
Europe, spending most of the time
in London, Paris and Rome, visit
ing the cathedrals, literary shrines
and all places of interest.
“We are looking forward with a
great deal of pleasure to associa
tion with the Solves at Michigan
next year,” said Mr. Thorpe.
Mr. Thorpe is the only man to
be granted a leave of absence in
the English department htis year.
Clause R. Groth, senior in the
school of economics, is at a Port
land hospital where he underwent
a minor operation Wednesday
morning. According to word re
ceived today, Mr. Groth will not
be able to return to the campus
until next week.
Coach Tosses First
$500 into Union Fund
By J. W. P.
To a recent addition to the college
community falls the signal honor of
being subscriber Number One to the
Student Union fund. Coach J. H.
Maddock has pledged himself to pay
$500 in real honest money to the en
terprise which promises to be such
an envious recreational center for his
hard working football aspirants of
the future.
“Joe’s” pledge, signed by his own
hand in Idaho Palls, where he is now
cleaning up the details of his busi
ness, before returning to the campus
as chief mentor of the fighting elev
en, was received by the Student Un
ion committee yesterday. The figure,
$500, is distinctly inscribed on the
pledge blank. And the committee has
already taken the coach unto its heart,
given him a fond embrace and a
thankful handshake, and opened the
arms of the student body and the
doors of the visionary Student Union
to this ever-to-be-heralded “early
“One of the fireplaces can now be
built. Or shall we say a couple of
billard tables, a hat rack, and park
ing space for chewing gum?” glee
fully declared Claude Robinson yester
day as he rampaged around the per
imeter of his office, waving the
pledge blank over his head, and
spreading into a bread T. R. grin.
“We’ve won already. This must be
the omen of the gods, the portent of
old ‘Jupe’ himself indicating the Stu
dent Union drive is to go over for its
full quota.”
Maddock, when he first came to the
University, wa9 introduced to the Stu
dent Union idea. His enthusiasm was
not an instant delayed.
“Fine,” he exclaimed. "I can think
of no better plan for the students to
do. I have seen a lot of the mag
nificient Student Union they have at
the University of Michigan, and I
can vouch for its success. There ie
no better home for student activities
and student enterprises. I am whole
heartedly for the campaign you are
going to wage, and I sure hope she
goes over with a bang.”
Dr. A. E. Caswell, professor of
physics, has advanced two theories as
to the cause of the X-ray burns re
ceived by Leonard Neuman and Meryl
Doming recently while they were at
tempting to make some pictures of
their hands on the X-ray apparatus
in the physics laboratory. These the
ories Dr. Caswell gives to the Ernes
aid for the benefit of its readers who
have been interested in the burns. He
believes them either one or the other,
and possibly both, to be the possible
solution of the burns. The two boys
are now being treated by the Univer
sity health Bervice.
Zinc oxide is being used on the
burns. This gives temporary relief.
Doming was burned on both hands,
while Neuman received a burn on
only one hand. The former is an as
sistant in chemistry, while the latter
is a graduate assistant in physics.
The first of Dr. Caswell’s two the
ories is that the boys may have left
the machine on too long. His second
explanation is somewhat more tech
nical. In the first place it seems
that there is a probability of soft
rays being used in place of hard.
This. would mean that too much cur
rent was shot into the tubes. This
in turn would mean that more air
would enter, causing the soft waves
to be produced.
TO BE APRIL 25, 26, 27
Ye Annuals Springe Outing for
the members of the architecture
school, both faculty and students,
has been indefinitely postponed. It
was to have been held April 25, 26
and 27 on the ranch of Prof. E. H.
McAlister, near Blue river.
Several conditions are the reasons
for the change, according to Frank
Dorman, president of the Archi
tects’ club. Ellis F. Lawrence,
dean of the school of architecture
and allied arts, is ill in Portland,
and the students had counted on
having him with them. The weather
too has been changeable, and too
rainy for hiking and sketching.
Two of the students are on the
baseball team, and would not be
able to get away because of the
V.W.C.A. To Hold
April Tea, Tuesday,
for Sea beck Fund
Home-made cakes! And the
best of home-made pies! So reads
the preliminary announcement of
the April tea-room, the big event
on for next Tuesday. The affair
is to be given by the University
Young Women’s Christian asso
ciation in the bungalow from 1:30
to 6 o ’clock.
The freshman commission of
the Y. W. C. A., with Eloise Buck
as special advisor, is taking
charge of the tea-room. Spring
in all its glory of color scheme
will be impersonated in the floral
decorations about the room.
The tea-room will be open for
all students on the University
campus. Money raised from the
sale of the food will be used to
assist in sending delegates to the
Northwest Y. W. C. A. summer
camp, held annually at Seabeck,
TO 0. A. C.; SCORE 39-29
Return Fray Won by Losers
of First Contest
O. A. C. defeated Oregon’s swim
ming team last night, at Corvallis,
by a score of 39 to 29. Carpenter
of O. A. C. was high-point man of
the meet with 15 points. Horsfall
of the losers followed with 12
points. Oregon won the first con
test between the two teams. The
results of the meet:
100 yard dash—Carpenter, O. A.
C.; Horsfall, O.; Palmer, O.; time,
100 yard backstroke—Carpenter,
0. A. C.; Yoran, O.; Gardner, O;
time 1:27 4-5.
Diving—Kuehn, O. A. C.; Bur
roughs, O. A. C; McCabe, O
100 yard breaststroke — Van
Dyke, O. A. C.; Sinclair, O.';
Cramer, O. A. C.; time, 1:24 2-5.
Plunge—Turner, O. A. C.; Wis
ivall, O.; Smith, O. A. C.; 63 feet
3 inches
50 yard dash—Carpenter, O. A.
0.; Horsfall, O.; Palmer, O.; time,
H 2-5
220 yard free style—Horsfall, O.;
Cunningham, O. A. C.; Hodeker, O.
A.. C.; time 3:1.
Belay won by Oregon—Herron,
Stoddard, McCabe, Palmer; time,
The Sigma Xi meeting which was to
lave been in Portland last night and
iver the weekend has been postponed
jntii next week, starting Friday, Ap
ril 25, Dr. A. E. Caswell, president
jf the local chapter, announced yes
:erday. One reason for the postpon
ing of the Portland meeting for one
week is that a very great number
>f the campus members were not able
;o make the trip, while almost all of
:hem are expected to make it next
The program planned for this week
end will be continued and will be
given as planned, Dr. Caswell said.
Benjamin Horning of the zoology de
partment will give his lecture on “The
Effects of Thyroid Feeding on the
Structure and Color of the Feathers
of the Domestic Fowl.” The annual
election of members will also take
place at that time.
The December and April meetings
ire always held at Portland for the
benefit of the medical school mem
bers of Sigma Xi.
The cast for the play to be given
by the senior class of the Univer
sity high school has been chosen,
and work on the play will be start
ed at once. The play that the
class will present this year is
“Come Out of the Kitehen,” the
popular comedy by A. E. Thomas.
Miss Ethel Wakefield, head of the
English and Commerce departments
of the University high sehool, will
direct the play.
Thirty Days to be Allowed
for Raising One Million
Dollars in Gift Campaign
Robert Kuykendall, Head,
Says That Graduates
Are Prepared for Work
The alumni are now ready to
begin the drive for the million dol
lars to be used in the construction
of the men’s gymnasium, tho
memorial court, and the new lib
rary> according to an announce
ment made recently by’Robert B.
Kuykendall, national chairman of
the alumni campaign.
“We are allowing 30 days for
the completion of our task,” said
Mr. Kuykendall, “and we believe
that at the end of that time we
will have raised the million dollar*
which we seek.
Many Dinners Planned
“From Los Angeles to Boston,
the alumnii are preparing to sit
down to dinner together on the
evening of May 9 in their own
home towns, wherever they may be.
Hundreds of dinners will be held,
one in each town where there are
five or more University of Oregon
alumni. At this dinner, plans will
be discussed for carrying on the
campaign, which will begin on the
following day, and be completed by
May 31.”
The Gift Campaign committee has
divided the United States into 10
divisions, according to the distri
bution of University of Oregon
alumni. The chairmen appointed
for these divisions are as follows:
Northern Oregon, Earl Kilpat
rick, ’09, Portland; Western Ore
gon, Edward F. Bailey, ’13, Jnne
tion City; Southern Oregon, Donald
R. Newbury, ’21, Medford; Central
Oregon, Charles W. Erskine, ex-’10,
Bend; Eastern Oregon, Frederick
Steiwer, ’06, Pendleton
National Chairmen Listed
Northwestern United States,
William G. McClure, '96, Seattle;
Pacific, Luke L. Goodrich, ’01, San
Francisco; Central, Judge C. XL
Henderson, *93, Indianapolis;
Southern, Miss Emma Wold, ’94,
Washington, D. C.; Eastern, Walter
L. Whittlesey, ’01, Princeton, New
Jersey. The foreign division is irf
charge of Mahlon H. Day, *98,
Including the Portland organiza
tion, whieh will consist of mors
than 300 graduates and former sts*
dents of the University, the per
sonnel enlisted in the Alumni Cam
paign will total about 700
Alumni Well Organized
The alumni are well organized is
the state of Oregon, with the fol
lowing county chairmen: Clacks
mas, Philip I. Hammond, ex-*18,
Oregon City; Clatsop, Merle B.
Chessman, ’09, Astoria; Columbia,
W. W. Dillard, ex-'20, St. Helens;
Marion, George W. Hugg, *07,
Salem; Multnomah, Homer D. Aa
gell, '00, Portland; Polk, Carltom
R. Savage, ’21, Monmouth; Tilla
mook, Dr. Robert T. Boals, '05, Til
(Continued on page three)
Twenty pupils at the University
high school are working on the es
say contest that is being held by
the American Legion of Oregon.
The Bubiect for the essays is
“Peace Time Patriotism.” High
school students only are eligible for
the contest, which ends June 1,
when all the essays must be in
the hands of the county board of
A number of prizes are being
offered for the best essays. Thrss
state prizes of $200, $100 and $50
are offered by Hamilton F. Cor
bett, a member of the Legion in
Portland. McMorran and Wash
burne, a local department stors
firm, is offering two prizes for /
Lane county of $20 and $10. Tho
city prizes will be given by th#
Lane county poet of the American
Legion and will be $15, $10 and $5.
In addition to these, a prize of $5
will probably be given by the Uni
versity high school for the best eo
say in the school.