Oregon Daily Emerald VOLUME XXV UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. EUGENE. SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1924 NUMBER 188 fir™ MEN TRAIN FOR MEET Freshmen Sprinters Show Promise of Strong Relay Team; Distances Weaker MEET WITH 0. A. C. MAY 3 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 sion. "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 radical. 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 lege.” “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 PLANS EUROPEAN EXCURSION 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 figures. 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. FOR THIS YEAR OUT 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. FROSH NON-SWIMMERS DECREASE IN NUMBER 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. WET WEATHER DELAYS BUILDING OF NEW WALK 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 ights. VARSITY-FRISH TANGLE IS WILD Cemetery Ridge Is Scene of Season’s First Base ball Mix; Score Is 14-10 REINHART’S TEAM WINS 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 Troutman. 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. C. D. THORPE TO TRAVEL IN EUROPE NEXT YEAR 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. O. B. GROTH, ’24, UNDERGOES OPERATION IN PORTLAND 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 bird.” “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.” THEORIES FOR CAUSE OF BURNS ADVANCED 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. ARCHITECTURE OUTING 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 game. 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, Washington. SWIMMING MEET LOST 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, 1:03. 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, 1:121-5. SIGMA XI POSTPONES MEET UNTIL APRIL 25 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 reek. 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. ‘COME OUT OF THE KITCHEN’ TO BE U. H. & SENIOR PLAY 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. ALUMNI PRIMED TO BEGIN DRIVE Thirty Days to be Allowed for Raising One Million Dollars in Gift Campaign CHAIRMEN ARE NAMED 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, Portland. 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 HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS ENTER CONTEST 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 judges. 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.