Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 15, 1925, Image 1

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Doughnut Winners Will Vie
For Tau Kappa Alpha Cup
In Last Contest of Year
* -
Hendricks Hall and Alpha
Beta Chi Will Contend
At Commerce Hall at 7:15
The final doughnut debate of the
year will be held tonight when
Hendricks hall, winner of the wo
men’s doughnut contests last term,
"meets Alpha Beta Chi, winner in
the men’s debate group. The con
tests will begin at 7:15 in Com
merce halL
Two Teams to Debate
Each of the contestants will have
^ two teams in the debate, speaking
both on the affirmative "and nega
tive of the question, which is:
■“Resolvedj That the Japanese!
should be admitted to the United
States on the same basis that Euro
peans are now admitted.” This ques
tion is being widely debated this
year and will be topic in the wo
womens’ varsity meet with O. A.
C. and Willamette.
The winner in the contest tonight
will receive the gold cup awarded
to the final winner each year by
Tau Kappa Alpha, men’s honorary
forensic fraternity.
Alpha Beta Chi will be awarded ,
another cup ■ by Tau Kappa Alpha i
X as the winner of the mean's debates ;
and Hendricks hall will receive a
cup from Zeta Kappa Psi, women’s i
honorary forensic fraternity for
their winning of the womem’s dough- ]
nut contests.
Team Members Given
The members of the teams that !
will speak tonight are: Alpha Beta j
Chi affirmative, Max Robinson and i
Wilford Long; negjativje, Kenneth <
Rew and Elam Amstutz; Hendricks i
hall affirmative, Margaret Clarke ,
and Leona Williams; negative,
Aline Buster and Alta Knips.
Members of th|e faculty will (
judge the debates tonight as they 1
did in the preliminary contests last ]
term. Judges for the two contests j
have not yet been definitely as- (
Delta Zeta won the contest last
year and was awarded the Tau Kap- i
4 pa Alpha cup for the year. The ^
names of the winners are engraved (
on the trophy each year. !
Students have only three more
days in which to obtain tickets to
the Senior Ball, to be held Satur
day evening, January 17, in the
Woman’s building. They are urged
by the ticket committee of the
dance, not to delay if they wish to
Balcony accomodations have been
made for anyone desiring to see
only the ball. There will be no
obstructing decorations or false
ceiling to obscure the view, Pur
thermore, unlike other dances, it
•will be brilliantly lighted in tone
with its Russian motif. The bal
cony seats will be 25 cents.
Although the dance is formal,
■corsages may be omitted, states the
committee. This decision follows a
ruling previously made by the Pan
Hellanic council. Otherwise the
dance will be entirely formal.
One of the greatest attractions,
aside from the dazzling decorations
and Russian refreshments, is the
feature. Victor Petroff and his
ballet are coming from Portland
and will include many Russian
dances in their program. The Pav
lowa Gavotte made famous by
Anna Pavlowa, will be one of their
numbers. There will also be
divertisements and encores.
Classroom Mixup
Brings Writers and
Latinists Togethei
Mr. Johnstone’s nine o’clock
class in beginning Latin will
meet, henceforth, in loon^f 4,
Johnson hall, leaving the' stu
dents of W. F. G. Thacher ’s nine
o’clock short story class to its
accustomed haunts.
Yesterday morning, the young
writers gazed in bewilderment
when they entered their favorite
meeting place, 104 journalism
building, and found J. E. Ains
worth Johnstone, of the Latin
department, comfortably installed
at the head of the table with a
stack of Latin papers. The! next
shock came in the form .of a
group of freshman Latin students,
boldly entering and demanding
who was trying to usurp their
class roam.
One of the Latin students
solved the trouble/ when he po
litely suggested that the short
story writers be allowed to go on
with their class. The difficulty
was the result of a misunder
standing of the number of hours
in the Latin course, which had
been changed from its regular
room in 107 Oregon building, be
cause of a class in ebctempore
speaking which wished to utilize
the small platform in it.
Manager Warns Students
Today is Last Chance
“Order now!” This is the phrase
ised in connection with the 1925
Iregana drive for subscriptions,
’lacards, posters, and signs all over
he campus warn the students that
he last chance to order is today.
The Oregana booth in front of the
ibrary will be open from 8:30 to
1:30 this morning and those wish
ng to order this afternoon can do
o at the graduate manager’s of
ice. Orders will not be taken for
tudent subscriptions after today,
ixcept in extraordinary eircum
tances, said Kenneth Stephenson,
irculation manager.
Alpha Phi of the women’s living
rganizations and Phi Kappa Psi of
he men’s were the first*to go 100
ier cent in subscribing. It is ex
acted that more houses will reach
his mark and that the total num
ler will be larger than ever be
ore. Each house that subscribes
00 per cent will receive a free copy
f the Oregana. Representatives in
he various houses are asked to
urn in their money by Friday at
ne o’clock either at the Oregana
ffice or at the graduate manager’s
The tentative price of this year’s
Iregana is set at $4.50. At the
ime of ordering $2.00 is to be paid
nd the remaining $2.50 is due at
he time of the delivery of the book.
!hecks may be dated ahead to Feb
uary 1. The business manager re
erves the right to change the price
irovided the number subscribing is
ot sufficient to meet expenses.
The circulation manager warns all
tudents that unless they order to
ay they will have extreme diffi
ulty in obtaining books later in
he year. A limited number of year
looks have been ordered and of this
lumber the University is guaran
eed a certain number. This lim
ts the number available for stu
ents and only those who order dur
ng the drive can be assured of
heir books.
The Oregana promises to be bet
er than ever this year and every
hing possible is being done to make
t a good and accurate account of
he school year. More pictures than
ver are being used and a new in
lovation will be colored section
eads. It is expected that the Ore
ana will be out on schedule time
luring May.
Don Woodward, editor of the
Smerald, has been in the infirmary
dnce Tuesday, with a severe cold.
According to Doctor G. A. Boss, he
s expected to be out in a few days.
World Religions Subject of
Discourses Sponsored
By Campus Committee
Meetings to-Be Wednesday
Of Each Week; Student
Co-operation Requested
A series of public lectures on
world religions is being scheduled
by the United Christian Work of
the University of Oregon. The list
of speakers includes only those who
are authorities on their subjects,
and the lectures are expected to,
form a scholarly and stately series.
Lecture Schedule Given
Tha lecture series is as follows:
January 21—“Psychology of Re
ligion,” by Professor Edmund S.
Conklin, of the psychology depart
January 28—“Primitive Relig
ions,” by Professor Warren D.
Smithy of the geology department.
Pebruary 5 and 6—A series of
addresses by Fred B. Smith, a noted
New York lecturer, and vice-presi
dent of the Johns-Manvillo Manu
facturing company.
February 11 — “Religions of
Greece and Rome,” by Professor
Frederick S. Dunn, of the Latin de
February 18—“Catholic Christ
ianity,” by Reverend Edwin V.
O ’Hara.
February 25—“The Philosophy of
Religion,” by Dr. George Rebec, of
the graduate school.
March 4—“Judaism,” by Rabbi
Jonah B. Wise.
March 11—“Protestant Christian
ity,” by Bishop W. O. Sheppard, of
Variety of Belief Shown
An effort will be made in these
lectures to show the breadth of the
new field which the United Christ
ian Work is attempting to fulfill.
The variety oP religious belief,
which will mark the lectures, is
shown by the different denomina
tions represented by the names of
the speakers.
The lectures are to be given every
Wednesday evening, except in the
case of Mr. Smith’s lecturers, which
will come on Thursday and Friday.
The series will be interrupted only
by spring vacation, from March ,20
to 30, and by Holy Week, from
April 5 to 12. The first two ad
dresses are 1° be given in Alumnae
The cooperation of the student
body in making this series a sig
nificant one is urged. The lectures
are to bp open to the public. The
members of the committee in charge
of the series are Professor Freder
ic S. Dunn, chairman; M. H. Doug
las; Dr. Warren D. Smith; and Rev.
Henry W. Davis, ex-officio mem
University women’s visiting city
is Thursday afternoon beginning at
2:30. Today those women whose
names begin with G, H, I and J will
be hostesses, in Alumni hall. All
women who are connected with the
University are invited to attend.
Tea will be served at 4:30.
A letter has been received by the |
University from J. Teuscher, Jr., i
superintendent of the Boys’ and j
Girls’ Aid Society of Oregon, lo-:
cated at Portland, thanking it for
a Christmas box received by the as
sociation. This was evidently sent
anonymously, as no trace can be
found of the donors.
In his letter Mr. Teuscher say3:
“We thank you very -much for the
gift of a box of Christmas toys and
other things for our Christmas tree.
■“The day went off very happily
for the 56 children who celebrated
with us and our tree was gayly
decorated and well supplied with
gifts sent in just as yours were.
,“Our best wishes to each and
every one connected with the Uni
versity in any way.”
Senior Write-Ups
For Oregon Annual
Due Next Week End
The Senior section of the Ore
gana is rapidly being compiled
and write-ups to accompany pic
tures must be obtained by the
end of next week. A senior
has been appointed in each or
ganization to collect the write
ups, and a box has been placed
in the vestibule #f the library
for those who live in private
residences. The write-ups should
contain: naftie, home town, liv
ing organization, honorary fra
ternities and clubs, major sub
ject, activities and offices.
It is important for those not
reached by someone collecting
writeups to leave them in the
box. Those collecting them from
organizations are requested to
leave them on the bulletin board
of the journalism building for
Margaret Vincent by Friday,
January 23.
President P. L. Campbell is able
to get out of doors daily and to
enjoy the California sunshine, ac
cording to word received by Karl
W. Onthank, executive secretary.
President Campbell is spending the
winter at Coronado beach. He left
Eugene Shortly after Christmas.
Good Showing Made in
Conditioning Event
Varsity swimmers beat the frosh
in the first conditioning meet of
the year. The water-babes were
greatly handicapped by the illness
of Norman Burke who is in the in
firmary for a short time. This meet
was only a conditioning event and
was not open to the public. The
first year men were weak in the
dashes and distances but strong iin
the diving events. Coach Fahl was
well satisfied with the showing
made and loojcs for great things
from the varsity this year.
The varsity and the first year
men will officially open the season
next Wednesday, January 22, in
the Woman’s building tank. Strong
competition will be presented by
the froshSas Burke will be back in,
the line-up.
Results of last night’s trials are i
as follows:
40-yard dash: 1—Lombard, 2—j
McCabe, 3—Stome.
80-yard dash: 1—Lombard, 2—
McCabe, 3—-Stone!
80-yard breast stroke: 1—Sin
clair, 2—Kreiss.
220-yard dash: 1—Boggs, 2—Boy
den, 3—-McCook.
Plunge: 1—Samuels, 2—Mason,
Dives: 1—Byerly, 2— Riggs, 3—
The varsity will be crippled to
a great extent by the loss of Art
Erickson, who now holds the Paci- j
fic coast back-stroke record. Art i
has left school and will not return
,this year.
On an official tour of Western
college! and universities darly in
March, Dr. Oscar M. Voorhees, sec- ;
retary of the United Chapter of
Phi Beta Kappa, will be guest of
the Oregon chapter for one day.
DfT Voorhees’ visit will mark the]
first reception of a national officer
of -the organisation by the Oregon
members, according to Dr. Dan E.
Cl'ark, secretary of the Oregon chap- 1
ter, who holds advice from the na- ‘
tional headquarters at New York, I
exxplaining a delay in the tour, :
originally set for the first week in
Though definite arrangements !
await further information of the
date of Dr. Voorhees’ arrival in
Eugene, local members of the hon
orary fraternity are preparing a
reception program under the super
vision of Miss Mary H. Per
kins, chapter president.
Eugene Oratorical Society
Membership Limited to
100 Community Singers
New Musical Organization
Will Offer Opportunity
For Special Training
Student singers, both men and
women, are eligible for membership
in the newly organized Eugene Ora
torio society which will hold its firjt
rehearsal in the new school of music
auditorium Mond&y at 8 p. m. The
new society will give an opportunity
for special training in chorus work.
To a great number of Students of
vocal ability who are not on the
University glee clubs because of the
limited membership of these organi
zations, according to Professor John
Stark Evans, musical director of the
University. • *
The new local musical organiza
tion, which will probably be limit
ed to 100 singers, will present an
oratorio in the spring. The organi
zation is open to all residents of
the town and university commun
ities who are interested in the pro
duction of a large choral concert
in Eugene in the spring, who have
reasonable vocal ability. Those with
some experience in choir work are
particularly welcome.
“The work of this society will
prove valuable experience to any
one with even a moderato voice, and
will extend to the whole campus
the privilege . of intensive work in
a large and efficient singing or
ganization,” said Professor Evans
yesterday. “It is hoped that a
large number of faculty and stu
dents will avail themselves of this
An organization meeting held in
the University school of music Tues
day named George H. McMorran,
president; Glenn Morrow, vice presi
dent, and Professor Evans, musical
director of the society.
Although the membership is limit
ed at present to 100, that number
may be increased if the vocal ma
terial warrants it, according to the
Dean John J. Landsbury of the
University school of music has of
fered the uso of the new auditorium
with its $22,000 concert organ for
Unusual interest in Oregon’s new
est* sport, fencing, has been dis
played by members of thq faculty,
according to Coach Fahl. Already
several of the pedagogues have
signed up with Mr. Fa'hl, and so
many have expressed a desire to
take fencing that the department
is now busy finding an hour for
the class, that will be most con
venient to all. These me|n realize
the concentrated physical benefit,
and the mental relaxation obtained
from this ancient game, and are
enthused over its sporting aspects.
Almost as surprising is the ex
ceptional number of students who
have already sighed up, and who
are daily testing the strength of
their steel, in arm and in foil. Many
of these men are taking fencing
for the sport and training rather
than the credit, and this is an in
dication that its popularity will
The fencing “Billet” shows to
date the following men: Ed Bohl
man, Ferris Reid, Robert McKnight,
Russel Lawrence, Bon McCook, Her
bert Jones, Harold Gardineer, Ned
French, Hollis Carey, Bill Prender
gast, B. A. McPhillipa, R. Gilbert,
Arthur Gale, R. Eppie, T. G. Hub
bard, Herb Powell, Maurice Spatz,
Don Templeton, Carl Robberson,
Richard Hickrrtan, Harold Coolidge,
Geo. Majorski, Herman Semanov,
Lester Smith, Randall Burton,
James Leake, Wayne Leland, and
Lyle Wynd.
|! Author Who Will
| Tell of the Orient
League President Urges
Large Attendance
Women’s League will hold a mass
meeting today at 5 o’clock in Vil
lard hall. All the women on the
campus are considered members of
this organization and urged to at
tend, because of several important
measure which must be passed upon,
said Winifred Graham, president of
the League.
A program has been planned for
the meeting which will consist of
several violin selections by Helen
Caples, prominent Portland violin
ist, who has just recently returned
from studying in Fontainebleau,
France. Doan Colin Dyment, head
of the college of arts and sciences,
and Dean Walker, student advisor,
will talk on “Scholarship and Ac
Changing the date of Women’s
League elections will be one of the
matters under discussion, which will
Toquire a vote, and Mary Jane
Hatjiaway, chairman of the Wo
men’s League {(residents’ conveh
tion which is to be held here next
spring, will explain the plans for
entertainment of the delegates, and
the purpose of the convention.
Two previous winners of the Edi
son Marshall 'short story contest
are in the University this term,
Margaret Skavlan, who won ,tho
prize in 1923, and Elnora Keltner,
1924. The contest this year closes
February 1, and all manuscripts
must be turned in by that time with
three copies. The name of the
writer must not appear on the story
submitted for the judges’ considera
Author, Known as Upton
Close, Will Talk at As
sembly and Y. M. C. A.
Speaker Famous As Writer,
Traveler, and Authority
On Oriental Subjects
Reporter, adventurer, and author,
Upton Close, equally well known
by his true name of Josef Wash
ington Hall, will deliver threte ad
dresses today, concerning various
phases of oriental politics, art, and
The main speech will be given at
11 o’clock in the Woman's build
ing, at the weekly assembly. The
subject will be: “Adventures in
Chinese Revolutions.” The address
will ileal with present day political
conditions in China, and their in
ternational significance.
Classes to Hear Talk
At 10 o’clock Mr. Hall will ad
dress a combined assembly of mem
bers of the World History* World
Literature and Editing classes, in
the Y. M. C. A. hut. His subject
will be: “Chinese Ginger—A Study
of Chinese Taste in Culture and
Art.” *
The final lecture will ba given
■at 3:15, also in the hut. This is for
business administration students
and it will be on “The Orient in
America’s Life and Commerce.”
Those interested are invited to at
tend all of the talks.
Mr. Hall’s fame as an authority
on Chinese history, politics, and art
is widespread. The late Lord
Northcliffe said of him; “I wish I
bad |a hundred', youbf; rjen who
knew as much about China as Up
ton Close. . .”
Member of Military Staff
Mr. Hall’s information is first
hand. He was on the scenfe| of
most of the great happenings in
China for a number of years, and
took part in several revolutions. He
went through three campaigns with
Wu Pei-Fu, the grelat military chief,
and was later madd a member of
Wu’s staff, serving as English sec
Ho also participated in tha( con
flict which restored the legitimate
president, Li Yuan Hung, to office.
Hall has written several books,
and his latest, “In the Land of the
Laughing Buddha,” has met with
groat success. An outline of Chi
nese history, written in collabora
tion with Dr. H. H. Gowen of thej
University of Washington, will soon
make its appearance. While here
Mr. Hall will. bo entertained; by
members ‘of Sigma Delta Ohj, men’s
professional journalism fraternity.
Alhorta Potter will present
Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dance” as the
musical program.
Is an intellectual renaissance about
to burst forth all unsuspected upon
the University of Oregon campus?
Thi inference might be drawn from
a glance at the number of books
taken out of the University library
during the first week of the win
ter term. And that is not all of
the story, for the lflb rarjy itself
is crowded from morning to night
by “thirsty students seeking knowl
From January 5 to January 13,
an average of 585 books a day have
been taken from the library shelves,
(including the temporary and the
reserve books). The average num
ber of book* taken out over the
same period of time last term was
288, a little over half as many.
On two days last week, January 6
and 7, the total number charged out
exceeded one thonsand volumes.
Just what does this mean? Vari
ous explanations are offered, other
than the one with which thia ar
tide is opened, by persons who tc
fuse to believe that this sudden
increase in the use of the library
can have any such weighty signifi
cance. A member of the library
staff proposed that the inclement
weather, whih persistently held
sway during the first part of last
week, drove the students indoors,
and that they were forced to read
in self defence—a disillusioning,
nay, disheartening theory, to say
the least.
One cynically-minded upper-class
man thought he could seo a signifi
cant connection between this new
frenzy for study fcnd the fact that
110 students of the University
flunked out last term, and the great
number of low grades given out.
And so it goes, everyone offering
a different interpretation. The*
fact remains that books are still
being drawn but in large numbers,
and that students are reading them.
It can't be an altogether unfavor
able sign.