Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 12, 1925, Image 1

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    1AH B. WISE
Jewish Religious Leader
Scheduled for Address
Before Weekly Assembly
“Some Creative Things and
Their Evidences” Will
Be Subject of Speech
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Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, of the Jew
ish synagogue, Temple of Beth
Israel in Portland, comes to the
campus today as an old friend, to
give the address at the last as
sembly of this term. “Some Cre
ative Things and Their Evi
dences” is the topic on which Rabbi
Wise will speak.
Rabbi Wise is considered a lib
eral-minded man and a scholar by
those who are familiar with his
work. After his graduation from
the Hebrew Union college at Cin
cinnati, Rabbi Wise went abroad
to study at the University of Ber
lin and the University of Berne,
Switzerland, and his manner re
flects the charm of the old World
Has Large Congregation
Since 1910, Rabbi Wise has had
charge of the largest synagogue in
the state and has taken great inter
est in social and educational move- .
ments in Oregon. He has been a <
member of the board of higher cur
ricula of the state of Oregon for :
many years.
Rabbi Wise is said to possess a i
very fine library in which are found
some interesting old manuscripts,
some of which have beein handed
down for many years in his own ]
family. The thing which has made
him so well-liked throughout the ^
state, however, is the fact that he >'
is a student of his fellow man as ■'
well as of books, and he possesses \
that mellowness of spirit which
comes from a comprehension of ;!
both. His inimitable wit and '
charming personality have made ,
him especially popular as a public '■
Rabbi Wise is editor of the Jew-\
ish publication “The Scribe,” pub
lished in Portland. He is also na
tional president of the organiza- ,
tion, B’nai B’rith. t
Mr. Demarest to Sing
Appearing on today’s program as *
soloist is Mr. Agnew Demarest, who 1
will sing “The Lord is Ny Light,” :
by Prances Allippsen. Nr. Dem- '
arest, who with his wife has been
conducting religious services in Eu
gene, is said to be a descendant of
both Lewis and Clark, early Ameri- ,
can explorers in the Oregon coun
During his stay on the campus,
Rabbi Wise will be the guest of Dr.
E. S. Conklin. Last night he spoke
at Alumni hall as one of a series
of lectures given on religion. ,
Jaunts to Salem
For Game Result
In Colds on Campus
Monday night’s jaunt to Sa
lem to see the game didn’t do a
lot in the way of enring colds,
the authorities at the dispensary
say. In most cases the students
making the trip were not wrapped
up warmly enough, got cold or
wet, and then lost a lot of sleep.
The result is that more people
than usual with colds are coming
to the dispensary for treatment.
Several aggravated cases are in
the infirmary, although they are
not of a serious nature.
Dr. S. N. Miller’s cautions at
present is that the people in run
down conditions and those with
low vitality get enough sleep.
With examinations coming there
is a tendency to stay up late
working on term papers or re
“Most of the students come in
and complain about feeling dull,”
said Dr. Miller. “Well, I don’t
wonder. It’s almost as hard on
you physically as mentally to do
a whole term’s work in one
Association Will Meet In
Conference Friday
The Trade Journal association
svill be well represented at the
seventh annual Oregon Newspaper
Conference to be held on the cam
pus, Fridav and Saturday, March
L3 and 14.
Some of the prominent trade jour
lalists who will attend are: Ralph
E. Morrison, manager Western Far
mer; George N. Angell of the edi
torial staff of Oregon Farmer; Ste
phen Hart, manager Commercial Re
view ; Curtis Beach, assistant edi
;or Pacific Northwest Hotel News;
ferrold Owen, manager Better Fruit
rnd Pacific Legion; George F.
Cornwall, assistant editor The Tim
oerman; W. C. Kaley, business man
iger of Oregon Voter; Louis Sond
leim, publisher Northwest Insur
mce News; John P. O’Hara, edi
;or Catholic Sentinel, all of Port
and, and others.
The program of the Trade and
Class Journal association to be held
in the school of journalism, Satur
iay morning follows: Round table
iiscussion on Mr. Morrison’s talk
if Friday afternoon; “Cooperatien
Vith the Advertising Agency,”
Jeorge F. Cornwall; “Economies in
Office and Printing,” F. H. Young,
ind “Fidelity to the Subscriber,”
Jerrold Owen.
The Trade and Class Journal asso
jiation will meet jointly with the
inference Friday afternoon.
Members of the Emerald staff
who haye not had solios made
for the Oregana must order them
By Leon Byrne
“A somewhat raggedy piece of
dramatie construction” is the label
applied to “The Raggedy Man,”
threb act vehicle (accent on the
second syllable) being presented at
Guild hall Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday of* this week,
under the direction of Fergus Red
die. The bill of fare should read,
—A ragged piece of dramatic con
struction raggedly presented.”
Thirty-three persons appeared on
the stage in the first performance
of Mr. Reddie’s own masterpiece
last night—three more than there
were in the audience. Perhaps
that explains the insufficiency of
last night’s show: it is impossible
to play up to an empty house.
The one bright spot in “The
Raggedy Man” is the marvelous
acting done by Charlotte Banfield,
in whose honor the production is
being staged, in the part of Grand
mother Squeers. Miss Banfield
“does the honors” for the whole
show. She is the whole show. This,
her farewell appearance on the
Guild stage, is an unwelcome fare
well for the patrons of the little
theatre. Her occasional appearance
in campus dramatics more than
atones for the low spots theatre
goers are occasionally forced to suf
“The Raggedy Man" is a cari
cature on the epoch of the Nineties,
the epoch immortalized by James
Whitcomb Riley. It is interesting,
and it is amusing. We moderns en
joy poking the finger of ridicule at
our "primitive" ancestors, and say
ing, “That’s what we have de
veloped from.” The Raggedy Man"
is, on the whole, excellent carica
Last night’s performance of
“The Raggedy Man” marked a new
low level in Guild hall productions.
The local Thespians can now rest
easy: they have done their worst
and can do no worser. The future
can hold only improvement.
College Students Will Hear
Mrs. Demarest Talk This
Afternoon in Villard Hall
Revivalist is Descendant
Of General William Booth,
Salvation Armyi Founder
Mrs. Victoria Booth-Clibbom
Demarest, noted evangelist now
giving a series of revival sermons
in Eugene, will give a special lec
ture to campus people this after
noon at 4 o’clock in Villard hall.
She will splak on the topic, “The
Glory of Youth.”
Mrs. Demarest was born in Paris
where she lived the early part of
her life. She speaks French as
fluently as English. Her parents
and grandparents were religious
leaders in both Europe and Ameri
ca,1 her grandfather, General Wil
liam Booth, having started the Sal
vation Army.
As an evangelist, Mrs. Demarest
is different from most revivalists.
She speaks quietly to her aulience
but in such an earnest and sincere
manner that thousands are drawn
to the auditorium in which she ap
pears. The Eugene armory is
filled daily when she gives her ad
dresses, business men, townspeople
and students flocking to hear her.
Lecture not Revival Talk
The address today will not be of
a revival nature but will be a lec
ture to University students on some
of the vital religious questions they 1
face. As many students as can pos
sibly come should hear the talk,
said Henry W. Davis, head of the
University United Christian work,
under whose auspices the lecture ■
is being arranged.
This will probably be the only
time that the woman evangelist will
appear on the campus as her series
of addresses in Eugene will be over
before the next term begins. She
will speak on the problems of youth
with a distinctly University point
of view.
Meeting Interdenominational
The evangelist is not only a re
vivalist but a vocal soloist as well
and she will probably sing at the
lecture this afternoon. Her down
town audiences have been charmed
by her vocal selections, given in
English and French, according to
Mr. - Davis. Both men and women
are askel to come to hear Mrs.
Demarest. The meeting will be en
tirely interdenominational.
The men’s rifle team will shoot
its last match of the year this week
gainst Pomona college, Washington
State college, University of West
Virginia, and Northwestern univer
sity. The team will consist of fif
teen men shooting ten shots each
from four positions, the ten high
est scores to count.
The girl’s team will also
shoot its final match this
week against Washington State
college and Utah Agricultural col
lege. The team will consist of fif
teen girls, shooting ten shots each
from the prone position, the ten
highest scores to count.
The team fired against the Rhode
Island State college and the Uni
versity of Cincinnati last week.
Scores from these schools have not
yet been receivel. The Oregon score
was 3216, the ten highest scores be
ing counted. Shooting was from
the prone, sitting, kneeling, and
standing positions.
The individual scores made by
thhe team were: Neidermeyer, 334;
Peterson, 331; Harrison, 330; Kid
well, 324; Taylor, 320; Watrous,
318; Williams, 317; Van Atta, 317;
Burlingham, 313; Brown, 312.
Annual Election
Of W. A. A. Officers
To Be Held Today
Annual election of the Wo
men’s Athletic association offi
cers for the coming year will be
held today. Polls will be open
in the entrance of the library
from 10 o’clock until 3.
• Those aspiring for office are:
: President, Janet Woods, vice
president, Alta Knips and Ruth
McGregor; secretary, Katherine
Reade and Kathryn Ulrich; treas
urer, Irva Dale, Ruth Nelson,
Regina Devault.
It has been announced that the
annual convention this year will
be held at the southern branch
to the University of California,
Los Angeles on April 9, 10 and
11. Retiring president and new
ly-elected president will attend.
Fourth Year Women to Get
Chance April 1 to 4
.Senior Leap Week will be held
the first week of spring term, April
■1 to 4, it was decided yesterday af
ternoon at a meeting of the senio.r
hlass in Commerce hall.
Hilda Chase was appointed by
Ted Gillenwaters, president of the
class, to head the committee in
charge of the leap week activities.
She will be assisted by Penelope
Gehr, Claudia Broders and Gertrude
Butler. Senior Leap Week is a tra-1
ditional affair, the women of the j
class taking over the date-making!
privileges for the week.
As a climax to Leap Week the
seniors will hold a class picnic at
the Coburg brige, Saturday, April
4. This date is dependent on the
condition of the weather at the
The committee for the picnic is
headed by Gordon Wilson. Other
members of the committee are: Wil
lard Marshall, Margaret McCabe,
Martha Shull, Cleo Base, Margaret
McGowan, Don Peake and Jens
The class also voted to contribute
25 cents apiece t ohelp pay expenses
for Junior Week End.
It will be of particular interest
to the many co-eds interested in
horseback riding to find that the
sport will be from now on under
the jurisdiction of the Women’s ath
letic association, and a new feature
of the annual field day will be some
demonstration work in riding.
Squads will be chosen from the four
classes and they will compete in the
Although the program has not
been completely worked out the fol
lowing will possibly comprise the
competition. Saddling, bridling,
correct mounting and riding a horse
at a brisk trot, to a designated dis
tance, and dismounting in correct
Other parts of the demonstration
will be the correct management of
a horse and general good form in
riding in all gaits, hurdling, stunts,
and perhaps wheeling.
Full credit will be given, the les
sons consisting of 12 lessons of two
hours each. The fee is *15 a term.
For the benefit of the girls who
already know how to ride and are
interested in the field day, but do
not want to take it the full time
for credit, a provision is made
where a girl is eligible for a squad
if they pay *5, and take five rides
under Mr. Bangs instruction.
i Dr. Kimball Young, of the psy
! shology department, received a tele
| gram yesterday morning from the
! State Teacher’s college at Greeley,
j Colorado, acceptinb his application
to teach there during the coming
| summer session. Dr. * Young will
teach elementary psychology, psy
chology of learning, and vocational
I psychology, and will continue his
' research work.
Team Lauded for Brilliant
Record Made During Past
Season; Spirit is Praised
Dean Walker and Reinhart
Speakers; Entire Group
Heilig Theatre Guests
The 1925 basketball season came
to a glorious close last night when
the members of the team, Coach
Billy Reinhart, and representatives
of the student body, the University
administration, and sports writers
were banqueted at the Osbnrn.
Following the formal food con
sumption, Dean Walker, studplnt
advisor, who presided, congratu
lated the team on the remarkably
successful season. Coach Billy
Reinhart responded on behalf of the
squad, anl commended the men on
the spirit shown during the strenu
ous season. Hobson and Gowans,
forwards, gave short talks. Gow
ans, who has completed his third
season, was speaking for the last
time as an active member of the
teafn. The rest of the men will be
back next year.
Pavilion is Discussed
Ed Tapfer, chairman of the bas
ketball pavilion committee, told of
the work of the committee so far,
and Baid that every effort would
be put forth to have a fitting place
for games next year. Present
plans are to have a building with
a floor space of 130 by 180 feet,
with seating accomodations for
5,000. Virgil Earl, director of ath
letics, spoke in favor of the pavil
ion, and urged that every man sup
port the project.
Dick Smith, football coach, com
mended the basketball team very
highly for the spirit displayed dur
ing the past season, and emphati
cally declared that the spirit had
come to stay. “If every form of
athletics is given the same whole
hearted response, and the same sup
port by the participating athletes,
Oregon will have a string of cham
pionships,” he stated. Bill Hay
ward, track coach voiced the same
sentiments, and urged the men to
keep the Oregon spirit in athletics
in mind at all times.
Scholarship is Stressed
In his final talk to the men, Dean
Walker urged that scholarship be
stressed and kept up at all times,
and he also dwelt on the importance
of interesting prospective athletes
in Oregon.
The affair ended with a theatre
party at the neilig, where the en
tire squad viewed the varied enter
tainment from the front row. The
actors “played up” to the athletes,
and one of the Oregon basketeers
actually assisted in the general
Those present at the affair were
Howard Hobson, Russell Gowans,
Harold Llewellyn, Pat Hughes, Ben
Jordan, Frank Reinhart, Virgil D.
Earl, Earl Chiles, Nick Carter,
Dave Evans, Dick Lyman, Ken
Stephenson, Karl Onthank, Vic
Risley, Ed Tapfer, Sam Wilder
man, George H. Godfrey, Chuck
Jost, Ted Gillen waters, Algot Wes
tergren, Roy Okerberg, Jerry Gun
ther, L. H. Johnson, John F. Bo
vard, Harry Scott, Billy Reinhart,
Dell Stannard, Dick Smith, Dean
i Walker, Bill Hayward, H. C. Howe,
j and Parley Stoddard.
The University high school radio,
! under construction by the physics
class, has had a recent addition in
! a Tungar Rectifier for recharging
1 A. and B. batteries. This is the
latest word of E. R. Means, the
science instructor.
He also reports that books on
j radio communication have arrived
! and for the rest of the term, part
' of the class will go ahead on a
mathematical study of radio, while
; the others will continue with con
! ventional physics.
I The building of the radio was a
practical problem assigned the stu
dents last term.
Three Star Teams
Will Be Announced
At W.A.A. Banquet
All-star teams in basketball,
volley ball and swimming, will
be announced at the Women’s
Athletic association banquet, to
be given at 6:30 Sunday evening
at the College Side Inn, accord
ing to Janet Wood, chairman of
the committee in charge.
Toasts will be given by Miss
Florence Alden, Miss Barbara
Page and Miss Josephine Shel
ley, of the women’s physical edu
cation faculty, and by the cap
tains of the three winning teams.
Maude Schroeder, president of
W. A. A., will act as toast-mis
tress. -**.»' | Sftjfi £ »|'.i
Plans for the banquet, which
marks the close of the season,
are being worked out by the Or
der of the “O” girls. Members
of the first teams in each of the
three sports, the executive coun
cil of W. A. A., and members of
the physical education faoulty,
will be present.
Causes of Differentiation of
Hebrew Race Given
Jonah B. Wise, noted Hebrew re
ligious lecturer and student, in an
address before a large [group of
students and faculty members in
Alumni hall last night, explained
the origin and growth of the prin
ciple that constituted the subject
of his. discourse, “Judaism.”
“The beginning of Judaism,”
said Rabbi Wise, “was the view
ing of human problems from the
standpoint of the group instead of
the individual. Different from
contemporaries and all peoples
since, the genius of the Jews ex
hibited itself in fumbling and grop
ing,—and out of this fumbling and
groping was produced the Bible,
which is a combination of all types
of effort and thinking.
“The term ‘chosen people’ does
not nean that the Jews were chosen
for special favors but for the respon
bilities for which, by their adher
ence to an ethical program, they
were fitted. The entire Bible is
built around an idea of human elec
Mr. Wise accounted for the dif
ferentiation of the Jewish race.
“Palestine was a buffer country
between the growing countries in
Asia and those in Africa, which
were constantly in conflict with
each other. Through many succes
sive invasions the country was im
proverished. Out of poverty two
things can come, a remarkable
hardihood or a pitiful acceptance of
the condition. Prom the poverty
of the Jews there developed a re
markable hardihood,” he said.
The hardiness of the Jews com
bined with their intense religious
views resulted in the impregnation
of the religions of the millions of
Europe and Asia with an appreci
able coloring of the Jewish faith.
All attempts to nationalize the
Jews have failed because the race,
in view of their ethical program,
is incapable of national consious
ness. Their ethical creed has made
them unique among the nations of
the world, according to the rabbi.
John MacGregor, graduate stu
dent in the law school, was elected
to succeed himself as president of
the Craftsmen club, University or
ganization of Masons, at the annual
election of officers held last night
at the club house. Mr. MacGregor
was one of the founders of the club
and was a member of the commit
tee which secured from the Grand
| Dodge of Oregon funds for the pres
ent home of. th<* organization. Jer
j ry Crary also was re-elected as sec
Other officers elected were, Al
fred Lomax, vice-president; Ray
Voegtly, treasurer; Bruce Curry,
tyler; and Professor Frederick
Dunn, member of the executive
Committee Reorganized for
New Campaign to Secure
Funds for Big Building
Girls of Campus Will Cover
Entire State in Effort to
Finance New Structure
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Plans for a $300,000 Art Museunt
student campaign are being made
this week by the women of the
University, according to an an
nouncement from the central com
mittee in charge of the drive to
day. The drive will be state-wide
and will be attacked on the county
The art museum will be erected
on the east side of Memorial court
opposite the library in the proposed
campus plan to house the Mary
Warner and other collections.
Mrs. George T. Gerlinger, Dean
Virginia Judy Esterly and Miss
Georgia Benson compose the central
committee and have charge of the
drive on the campus. The student
campaign was started last fall, but
it has been found necessary to re
organize the work.
Will Cover Counties
It was originally planned to base
the drive on the city plan, cen
tralizing the committee work in
towns and cities throughout the
state. This plan has been aban
doned for one covering the coun
ties and the committee appointed
at that time has been disbanded.
Under the present plan chairmen
will be in charge of their respective
counties and will have under their
direction subordinate committees.
“In this manner the whole state
will be covered through girls on
the campus,” said Miss Benson, in
announcing the campaign. “People
will be asked for pledges in one of
three ways: donation of money,
sponsoring social affairs or dona
tions for the bazaar.”
At a meeting of the committees
at 5 o’clock tomorrow in room 107
Architecture building, Mrs. Ger
linger will speak on plans for the
campaign. Dean Esterly will pre
side at the meeting and urges all
committee chairmen and members
of committees who have been
reached by them to attend, whether
their names appear in the list fol
lowing or not.
Name Committee Members
The following have been named
to carry on the campaign:'
Mildred Nichol, Mildred Berke
ley, Wilhemine Daniels, Harriett
Baldwin, Lilly Mae Gilliam, Mary
Morrison, Catherine Barnard, Olive
Mark, Florence Heater, Ann Mylne,
Alberta Carson, Bernice Bennett,
Zada Pierce, Buth Miller, Mary
Elizabeth Smith, Bhona Williams,
Buth Melsome, Frances Sanford,
Gwendolyn Powell, Merle Oliver,
Dorothy Koepke, Katherine Van
Deller, Yvonne Smith, Esther Da
vis, Clara Ellis, Lenore Miller, lone
Leishman, Beatrice Loening, Thel
ma Biloy, Myra Belle Palmer, Bose
Cohen, Elsie Balt, Olga Jackson,
(Continued on page four)
The glee club and orchestra
spring vacation trip has been post
poned due to conflicting engage
ments in Portland. James Leake,
manager of the trip, has been ad
vised by Stears and Coman Co. to
set another date for the concert,
as Jeritza, the famous singer, will
appear in Portland at that time.
| The majority of the people who
j would attend the University of Ore
I gon concert have already pnrchosed
I tickets to hear Jeritza, and have
| expressed keen disappointment on
'■ being unable to attend the college
; musical.
Already plans are under way for
; the glee club to appear in Salem
I and Albany on the evenings of
i April 23 and 24. At the same time,
j the orchestra will play in Astoria
1 and St. Helens. On April 25 they
; will give a joint concert in Port
| land.