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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1924)
STUDIES OREGON FIGS
Class to Determine Value
Of New Venture
Samples of preserved figs from
the first commercial fig culture
gardens in Oregon have been re
ceived by the botany department.
These samples will be studied for
their food value by the economic
Experiments covering a period of
sixteen years have been carried on
by B. R. Amend in his fig gardens
at Portland, and he has proved that
the Oregon climate is suited to the
growth of certain varieties of figs.
Fig culture will be undertaken on
a large scale in Oregon and the
class in economic botany will inves
tigate the possibilities in this new
Of forty different varieties grown
in Oregon, only five are adapted to
extensive culture in Oregon. They
are the Granata, the Persian; Lat
tarula, the honey fig; Gillette, the
French fig; Niveralla, the Syrian
fig; and possibly, the Brown Tur
It was believed that figs could
not be grown without artificial
pollinization; however, these spec
ies do not have to be fertilized ar
tificially. The experiments cover
species of figs from all over the
WOMEN’S DEBATES ARE
SET FOR NOVEMBER
The date for the women’s dough
nut debates and the subject for
them were chosen at a meeting of
forensic delegates held last even
ing. The debates will be held on
^November 18 and 19 and will be on
the question: Resolved that Con
gress shall repeal the Japanese im
Only one judge, a person compe
tent to criticize debates, will serve
for each debate. This plan is a
new one this year and the results
are expected to be very satisfactory
in the opinion of the managers.
Eight women’s organizations were
represented at the meeting and will
probably put out teams. These are:
Delta Omega, Oregon Club, Delta
Zeta, Hendricks Hall, Tau Nu, Al
pha Delta Pi, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha
Xi Delta. The turnout this year
is very small and is probably due
to the neglect of several houses to
send. representatives to the meet
ing, in the opinion - of-- Eugenia
Strickland, manager of the debate.
Any houses that wish to have a
team should call her this week at
The women’s dough-nut debate is
under the charge of Zeta Kappa
Psi# women’s honorary national de
bating society. A silver cup is
given to the winning team and al
so to the winning one in a debate
between the men’s and women’s
OREGON CLUB TO HOLD
DANCE THIS WEEK-END
Saturday night, October 25, the
Men’s Oregon club will hold an in
formal dance in the sun paflor of
the Woman’s building in conjunc
tion with the women of the Girls’
Oregon club. The dance is sched
uled to begin at 8:30.
The dance is to be strictly in
formal and campus clothes will be
in order. It is to be a no-date af
fair. AlL»unaffiliated men are in
vited and urged to attend. AH
those who intend to be present at
the dance are requested to see Mrs.
Donnelly at the “Y” hut some
TWO GROUP PRESIDENTS
REGISTERED ON CAMPUS
Donald Beelar, president of the
association of Oregon high school
presidents and secretaries, and John
Black, president of the Oregon high
school press association, are both
registered as freshmen in the Uni
versity. This is the first time that
both presiding officers of the high
school associations have been reg
istered here at the same time. The;
will be able to give the committee
on plans for the coming meeting
the benefit of their recent exper
iences in these high school connec
LATIN CLUB WILL HEAR
ASSISTANT FROM OXFORD
Officers will be elected at the
meeting of CoUegium Augustole
Latin club, this evening at the Y
W. C. A. bungalow at 7:30 o’clock
Following the business meeting
Kathryn McAyeal will give a mu
sical number. J. E. Ainswortl
Johnstone, new assistant in the
Latin department, an Oxford gradu
ate, will address the club.
| Do You Know That-]
The yellow color of the Yellow
Sea, off the coast of China, is due
to the immense quantities of silty
clay borne down by the large rivers
that flow into it.
* • *
The frankincense of religious
ceremonies and the arts comes from
the island of Socotra, off the north
eastern point of Africa.
• • •
The University of Chicago now
contains, as a regular part of its
school of commerce and administra
tion, an Institute of Meat Packing.
*, » *
A new invention provides washed
and pollen-free air to rooms in
which hay-fever patients may live
A remarkable flight of billions
of painted lady butterflies to Cali
fornia has been followed by a seri
ous outbreak of caterpillars, which
are attacking garden plants of all
• • •
The New York Edison 'company
is installing sjmgle-unit turbo-gene
rators of 60,'000 kilowatt capacity.
These generators will exceed by
10,000 kilowatts the largest similar
machines now in existence.
• * •
The Canary Islands shane Ire
land’s good fortune in having no
* • •
The American electoral college,
which never actually meets, is a
derivation of the system by which
the Holy. Roman Empire of the mid
dle ages elected its emperor.
* # *
A slip from the famous Washing
ton elm at Cambridge, Massa
chusetts, planted in 1900 on the
campus of the University of Wash
ington at Seattle, has grown into a
tree that is said to greatly resemble
its now deceased parent.
* . * * ,
The use of metal straps on pack
ing oases saves enough on the cost
of the box material to pay for
• • •
A rich sapphire mine has been
found in a rice field near Colombo,
Ceylon, and its output so far has
’totalled more than $250,000.00.
» » #
A British scientific expedition is
making a biological, anthropologi
POLO TEAM ADVOCATED
TO MEET AGGIE SQUAD
Have you ever received the thrill
of a closely played polo contest
where the horsemen are charging
down the field on their speedy
mounts trying to drive the ball
through the goal! If you haven’t,
you have missed one of the great
est thrills of a lifetime, according
to Captain Frank L. Culin of the
If the students of Oregon wanted
to push things along and have an
established cavalry department it
would be possible for the Univer
sity to have a polo team, the Cap
tain says. Games could be"* sched
uled with O. A. C. and a team from
Vancouver barracks. It would
take the support of the whole stu
dent body to put this across, he
“I would like to see such a de
partment started in Oregon. Stu
dents would take more interest in
the military department.”
cal, and geological survey of little
known regions in Tibet and does
not expect to return to civilization
until next spring.
* a •
There is an agitation on foot in
England for the protection of goril
las in certain parts of Africa, which
are threatened with extermination
* « *
There is a freight elevator in a
New England factory that has been
running for a century without an
• • *
The production of steel in the
United States during 1923 was 44
per cent greater than in 1913.
French engineers are adopting an
American invention and building'
engines to .operate with; mercury
vapor instead of with steam.
* • *
An apparently practical plan has
been developed to use the tidal
power of the Severn river of Eng
land and. Wales at a cost of 30,
,000,000 pounds sterling.
Some plants contain a substance
which regulates their use of sugar
in much the same way as insulin
does in man and higher animals.
* * *.
Germany is buying American
mules to replace oxen in agricul
* * *
In Canada there are fields of soft
coal lignite, estimated at 57,000,
000,000 tons, which would last 140,
000 years at the present' rate of
• * •
Many swallows, swifts and mar
tins perished of hunger in New
England this spring because the
lateness of the season caused a
scarcity of their insect food.
• • »
Radio signals that cannot be
heard in point to point communica
tion in a section where there is a
great deal of static, pass through
the disturbed area with ease and
are picked up by outside stations
There are 53 museums of art in
the United States.
HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN
WIN CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP
The freshman basketball team
holds the championship title for
inter-class games at the University
high school. They played three
games and won each time. The
final game, played Monday eve
ning between the seniors and the
juniors resulted in a score of 20-9
in favor of the seniors.
CAMPUS HR»H TO START
CLASS DEBATING SOON
Tryouts for interclass debates at
the University high school will be
gin within the next week, according
to an announcement made by the
high school debating organization,
the Douglass club. The debating,
however, will not begin until next
month. The Socratic ’ form will be
used in the class debates, while the
conventional form will be adopted
for league use. s < $J|H
.ALPHA DELTA SIGMA
MEETS TODAY NOON
Alpha Delta Sigma will meet to
day noon at the Oampa Shoppe.
f CLASSIFIED ADS!
FOB BENT—Good room for man
student at 1158 Hilyard street.
Phone 922-Y, or call. 0-22-23
YOUR EYE TROUBLES
W&tta-Wallace Optics! Co.
LOST—Gold fountain pen, be
tween- Co^op and Villard. Reward.
Call 1294-J. 0-23-24-25
LOST—Stars and Crescent soror
ity pin on or near campus, Wednes
day. Return to Katharine Reade,
Delta Delta Delta. Reward.
LOST—Small jewelled Kappa
Sigma pin. Finder return to Emer
ald office or call Dorothy Koepke.
Reward. 1317. 0-23-24
TWO FURNISHED ROOMS for
rent by student of University.
Price, $12.00 each or a study room
and bedrooms for $20.00, at 157 1-2
West Eleventh. tf
LOST—Delta Zeta sorority spin
with name Katharine Butterfield on
back, Tuesday morning on or near
Willamette street. Telephone 107
or leave word at Emerald office.
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So will you when
you see thie side
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