Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 06, 1925, Image 1

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men schools
Plans Outlined For Prep
Editors, Officers- And The
Girl’s League Sessions
Committees Are Named To
Handle Various Phases
Of Annual Conference
A high school conference, bigger
than any yet held on the campus,
is the hope of the joint student
faculty committee which last night
outlined the tentative program for
the two-day sessions which are to
be held December 4 and 5.
Five hundred students from 125
high schools throughout the state
are expected to attend the confer
ence, and arrangements have al
ready been started to provide a
worthwhile program, and entertain
Committee Heads Named
Carl Dahl has been appointed by
"Walter Malcolm, president of the
student body, to head the confer
ence directorate which has the de
tails of the meeting in hand. Dahl’s
committees include: Glenna Fisher,
secretary; Robert Benjamin, wel
coming; Ralph Staley, housing; Viv
ian Harper, college night; Kathryn
Ulrich, banquet; Adrienne Hazard,
"booklet; Glenn Radabaugh, infor
mation; Anna DeWitt, womenowoo
"League; Kenneth Stephenson, fin
ance; Hal Lundburg and Robert
McCabe, Greater Oregon commit
Invitations Sent Out
Letters announcing the dates of
the conference and inviting the
schools to send delegates are being
sent out today. Each school will
later be given a definite allotment
of representatives which it may
The high school organization in
cludes the High School Press asso
ciation, the Association of Student
Body Officers and the Association
of Girls’ Leagues. The program,
after the first session, will be so
divided that each division may
discuss its 'own particular prob
lems. It is being planned, as an
additional feature, to have special
sessions for the faculty advisors
who attend.
Good Speakers Secured
Much outside talent, including a
number of leading educators of the
state, newspapermen and students
themselves, will have a place on
the inclusive program. Round
table discussions of high school
problems connected with each or
ganization, addresses on special
features, a banquet, a tour of the
campus, college night and other di
visions of the program will aid in
making the conference of interest
to high school guests.
Directorate Meets Tonight
Further plans for the conference
will be discussed at a meeting of
the directorate which has been
called for 4:15 this afternoon in
Johnson hall. A picture of the di
rectorate will be taken at this
time. Chairman Dahl urges every
committee member to be present
so that the plans may be given the
right impetus to start off the cam
Pallas Rice, ’24, major in edu
cation, is spending several days in
Eugene in connection with his work
as state field secretary of the
Young People’s Society of Christian I
Endeavor. Last night Rice con
ducted a rally of Lane county C. E.
organizations, and he is leaving to
day for Salem where he will take
part in the C. E. district conven
tion. Last year he was instructor
of mathematics at Hillsboro.
News was received last night of
the wedding of Mr. James Baker,
member of the class of 1924 at
Oregon, to Miss Martha Kiger,
member of the class of 1925 at
O. A. C.
The groom was a member of
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and
also the Craftsman’s Club on the
campus here. The bride was a
member of Kappa Alpha Theta at
O. A. C.
I Thin Underclass
Women Tempted
By W. A. A. Fooc
“Eat, drink and be merry, and
tomororw you’ll be fat,” the in
centive offered by W. A. A., to
under-weight girls, by putting up
food stands in the locker room
of the women’s gymnasium.
A tempting display of food is
the first thing one sees on en
tering the gym. Tiny pint bot
tles of milk, boxes of raisins,
and packages of graham crackers
and nuts may be purchased there
any time during the day, and
not only do the girls gain in
weight, but the treasury of W.
A. A., increases.
Good Will of the Public Is
Desired By Railroads
If railroads were government
owned and controlled, twice as
much would be required to run
them. Every little town -and vil
lage would want a building from
five to fifty times larger than nor
mal business would demand, said
Edward F. Flynn, director of pub
lic relations for the Great North
ern railroad.
In an address to Prof. Peter
Crockatt’s class in economics yes
terday, Mr. Flynn daid, /“ Publid
opinion as voiced in the newspap
ers is the supreme court of the
world, and as a rule ^writes the
final decision. To the Great Nor
thern railroad, public good will is
as important as good character to
“When we realized that our sys
tem of talks in the newspapers was
not successful, we started a lot of
average business man gets more
pamphlets. But I realized that the
that he can possibly read, and I
decided to talk personally to the
We apreciate, the farmer and his
support, but I do want to say that
in North Dakota where I lived long
enough to know, about 35 per cent
■of the farmers buy their butter
from stores.
“About $1,996,000,000 is invest
ed in railroad stock by life insur
ance companies. This is about 43
per cent of the total assets of the
insurance companies.
If the politicians of the East suc
ceed in wiping ten billion dollars
from the valuation of railroad
properties, the man who wanted to
cash a $5,000 policy tomororw
would realize about $4,000.
“Life is a game,” according to
Flynn, “and we want to see it
played fairly. My department is
maintained to inspire the good will
of public opinion.
Flyn addressed three groups of
students this morning, and the Eu
gene Chamber of Commerce at lun
In response to an invitation from
the Willamette university Cosmo
politan club, the Cosmopolitan club
of the University of Oregon will
send six or eight delegates to share
a reception given by the "Women’s
club and the University Women’s
club of Salem today. Represent
atives from the Cosmopolitan club
of O. A. C., will also be present at
that time.
Stanford university, which holds
the vice-presidency of the sixth dis
trict of the Cosmopolitan club, has
sent inquiries to the local club in
regard to a proposed district con
ference. The sixth district in
cludes universities on the western
coast from California to Washing
ton. The conference will probably
be held at Stanford to last from
two or three days, and be called
the latter part of December. The
local Cosmopolitan club will be
represented by two or three dele
gates, according to present plans.
Plans for a news letter, edited
by one of the chapters, which is tc
contain helpful news of all chap
ters in the sixth district, are alsc
I under consideration.
Program To Be Produced
Entirely By Faculty Of
The School Of Music
Instrumental And Vocal
Numbers To Be Given
In Varied Musicales
Six faculty concerts have been
announced for the coining year in
the school of music., to be spon
sored by Mu Phi Epsilon, national
honorary music fraternity for wom
en. This is the annual series of
programs given by this organiza
tion. and is early looked forward to
by campus and town music lovers,
especially this year, as the con
certs are to feature exclusively
members of the school of music
The first concert will be Novem
ber 19. at which time Madame Me
Grew, Rex Underwood and Aurora
Potter Underwood will be present
ed. All of these musicians spent
the Bummer in Europe, studying
music at Fontainebleau, France,
under the direction of some of the
world’s greatest artists. At that
time Rex Underwood passed the
virtuoso test, an honor accorded
only one other violinist so far re
corded, and an achievement, recog
nized by the world of music very
highly. Mr. Underwood madte a
collection bf some very interest
ing pieces of old French music
from which he will in all probab
ility choose one or two numbers for
this concert. Madame McGrew,
after leaving Fontainebleau, visit
ed Germany, with her daughter
Rose, who was a students here .Mrs.
Underwood studied piano at the
Organ Concert Arranged
December 10, John Stark Evans
will give a program of Christmas
music on the pipe organ. Mr. Evans
lias been engaged to give recitals
in several coast cities during the
coming year, and his fame as an
organist of artistic ability is far
reaching. It is due greatly to his
playing and direction that the ves
per services given each Sunday,
have become so popular.
January 12, John Seifert, tenor,
and George Hopkins, pianist, will
be presented. Mr. Seifert is one
of the most popular and well known
musicians on the campus. His work
is known to the student body and
is always enthusiastically received.
Mr. Hopkins has returned to the
campus after a leave of absence
covering the last two years. Dur
ing that time he studied in New
York under noted artists. He was
a student and a graduate of the
University in the class of 1921.
Jane Thacher pianist, and Eu
gene Carr, baritone, will give the
program February 9. Mrs. Thacher
spent the summer in Europe, visit
ing France and Austria. While in
Vienna, where she formerly stud
ied, she met with some very inter
esting experiences in connection
with the political and economical
condition of that country. Mr.
Carr is a new member of the fa
culty this year. He has appeared
in several concerts before Eugene
audiences, and his pleasing voice
has met with great enthusiasm and
approval. He has already estab
lished himself among the music fol
lowers as a singer of exceptional
Former crouaexrL lu
March 2, Laura Teshner, cellist,
will be heard. She has been en
gaged with the Florentine Trio,
which just completed a series of
concerts including a successful ap
pearance in Albany, November 2,
and a concert given in Portland
under the auspices of the Fine Arts
Club, for Wilwem Van Hoogstrepen
ner, -new conductor of the Portland
symphony orchestra. During the
summer she studied with Cornelius
i Van Vliet of New York, reputed
as America’s most famous cellist.
The last concert of the series
will be given April 22, by Dr. John
1 Landsburv, dean of the school of
I music. He spent the summer in
Eugene, visiting conservatories and
* interviewing several noted artists.
Dispensary Asks
Students To Bring
Pennies With Them
Treatment Charges To
Be Collected
A recent suggestion of Dr. F.
N. Miller, seconded by the re
mainder of the medical staff at
the dispensary, is that “little
Mary Jones” and “Henry
Smith” bring along a few pen
nies if they expect to bo treated
at the dispensnry this year, for
charges are to be made as well
for dressings as for medicine,
hereafter, in order to cover the
costs of both. Last year only
medicines were taxed, but to
avoid a slight difference of $2400
and $400 between cost and mon
ey received, they are finding it
necessary to ask each student
cared for to pay. the expeneses
on these two things.
Such a precaution on the part
of the students to be prepared
to pay and of the health depart
ment to receive payment, will
doubtless save much embarrass
ment, both socially and financial
ly to the two groups.
Freshman Women’s Squad
Selected Yesterday
Five Men Chosen for 0. A. C.
Dual Meet, Dec. 10
Freshman girls chosen last night
at tryouts in Villard hall to com
pose the debate team for the year
as follows:
Irene Hartsell, Essie Hendrick
son, Mariofi Leach, Maxaine Pearce,
Nettie Mae Smith, Pauline Win
Varsity girls compete tonight for
the women’s squad which will be
used through the year. The fol
lowing are sigped up: Margaret W.
Blackaby, Frances Cherry, Wilma
Lester, Helen Louise Crosby, Cecil
McKercher, Dorothy Abbott, Vera
Mather, Kate Lambert, Mildred
Whitcomb, M^iy Helen Helliwell,
and Mildred Bateman.
“Academic Freedom” Topic
The subject on which tryouts will
be held tonight is of interest to
all college students. It is: “Ee
solved, that students should be al
lowed academic freedom in United
States colleges and universities.”
Five minutes of constructive argu
ment and three of rebuttal will
constitute the tryouts. Etch girl,
just as the freshmen were last
night, will be matched against an
opponent advocating the opposite
(Continued on page four)
Although every living organiza
tion on the campus- has sent out
hundreds of letters inviting their
alumni members back to partici
pate in this year’s Homecoming,
there are still many hundreds of
former Oregon students and grad
uates who have not received this
written . appeal from the campus,
according to Jimmy Leake, general
chairman of Homecoming.
The Homecoming directorate
wishes the cooperation of all Ore
gon students in this effort to place
personal invitations in the hands
of former students who were not
eonnected with some living group
while on the campus.
All students who have signed
up for the bleacher stunt prac
tice today at 5 p. m. and Sat
urday at 10 a. m., be sure and
report to the new grandstand on
time to avoid delay in practice.
Paul Sletton and Fred Hendrix
will be in charge of the bleacher
Get-together of Former Men
Students Planned at Close
Of Rally At Men’s Gym
All innovation, an alumni smoker
with senior men of the University
as hosts, will be the final event of
next Friday's Ilomdooming pro
gram, the directorate decided yes
This smoker will follow immedi
ately the rally, which this year will
be held in the 'Woman’s building,
also an innovation as Homecoming
rallies go.
Alumni Suggest Plan
The smoker, placed on the pro
gram at the suggestion of the
alumni, will be held in the men's
gymnasium and though it will in
clude several bouts, talks and
stunts, it will be more of a get
together for ex-men students, ac
cording to plans.
The seniors alone will be hosts.
The smoker, it is expected, will
become an annual event of Home
House organizations, the director
ate plans, will sponsor entertain
ments and programs at the same
time as the smoker for the benefit
of alunjni women and guests. The
Women’s League in (connection
with the Oregon club will entertain
with a dance.
Bally Is Planned
The rally committee with James
Forestel as its chairman promises
an unusually interesting program,
it was said yesterday. The pro
gram will combine pep and spirit
of past rallies with a stunt and mu
sical entertainment.
Seats will be provided for every
body attending, according to an
nouncement, and girls are asked
especially to be present.
The annual conference of the
Pacific Inter-Collegiate Press As
sociation will meet at the Univer
sity of Oregon November 13 and
14, to consider the problems of Ed
itors and managers of collage
dailies. Ed Miller, editor of the
Emerald, representing the school of
journalism, will be host and presi
dent at this meeting of the asso
ciation, vchich includes editors and
managers of the papers of Uni
versities of Washington, Southern
California, Nevada, Stanford. Ore
gon,, British Columbia, California,
Willamette, and Oregon Agriculture,
Washington State, and Whitman
Distribution of college news on
the coast will be up for consid
oration at the round table discus
sion which will be held T i iday
morning and afternoon and Sat
urday morning. The two groups
wall * meet separately in order to
be able to include their individual
phases of tho questions.
Anticipating that Homecoming
festivities, including the rally,
smoker, luncheon, game and dance
will provide sufficient entertain
ment for the men while on the cam
pus, a banquet Saturday night and
a luncheon Friday noon ^ to close
the meeting are the only features
The following Freshmen re
port in front of the library at
10:50 today:
Bill Hines, Dal Richmond, Ray
Rankin, Bus 8ullivan, Gerald
Acklen, Stewart Martin, Rex
Buzan, Bill Abernathy, Fred
| wade and Donald Dundaa.
Homecoming Fete
Annual Celebration
Since October, 1914
Oregon's “Old-Grad” celebra
tion this year will be the elev
entli annual Homecoming fete in
the :history of the University,
the first one having been on Oc
tober 10, 1914. In 1918, bocause
of the war, none was scheduled.
This information, no (doubty
will surprise those who believe
the celebration a tradition al
most as old as the University
From the first as now, the
Homecoming football game has
been the high point of the week
end. Records show that in these
| games, Oregon has been defeated
won while two were tied.
Cello, Viofin and Vocal Solos
On Program
By F. M. C.
Mu Pin Epsilon and Phi Mu
Alpha presented, in joint concert
at Thursday’s assembly, seventeen
of their members. The program
was one of selections from Han
del, Chopin, Massenet; Luigini,
Damrosch, Drigo, and Koepping.
Outstanding was the cello solo,
“Meditation from Thais,” plyed by
Laura Teshner. Her technical fa
cility was displayed in her rich,
vibrant tonality—at once the most
indispensible accomplishment for
masterly playing of a stringed in
strument and at the same time the
most seldom achieved.
Eugene Carr, who sang Dam
rosch's “Danny Deever,” was also
outstanding. His stage presence
was excellent and his enunciation
clear. His voice has. a lyric qual
ity which is very pleasing.
The other solos consisted of two
violin pieces, “Yalse Bluette” by
Drigo and “Humoresque” by Koep
ping played by Nina Warnock; the
“Polonaise Militaire" by Chopin
played by Clifton Emmel; and Han
del’s “Cora Salve” sung by Orrin
Dawson. These solos were credit
ably presented and well received.
The program was closed with
Lugini’s descriptive “Selections
from Egyptian Ballet.” This ar
rangement for string and wind in
struments was novel and interest
ing. Those participating werq
Grace Potter, Ninia Warnock, Wan
da Eastwood, Mary Burton, Delbert
Moore, Laura Teshner, Ed Fortmill
er, Eliot Wright, and Jean narper.
Gail Seaman, inter-collegiate sec
retary of the Y. M. C. A., on the
Pacific const, will spend part of
today on the University of Oregon
campus, coining here in a super
visory capacity to the campus
“Y.” While here, ho will investi
gate the work of the campus or
ganisation and will make sugges
tions ns to the carrying on of its
work. His contact with all the
colleges on the coast and the work
tjiev are doing enables him to give
valuable aid to local directors.
Mr. Seaman is to be the honor
guest at a luncheon which will be
held at 12 o’clock this noon at the
College Side Tnn. There, ho will
meet his student friends and those
connected with his work.
Although his headrpinrters are at
Los Angeles, the nature of Mr. Sea
man ’s work necessitates his trav
cling over four states, Oregon
Washington, Idaho, and California
He has been attending the North
west Field Council of the Y. M. C
A., at Tacoma, and is coming here
from O. A. C., tomorrow morning.
Start Of Procession To Be
Made at “0” on Skinner’s
Butte; Band Will March
Homecoming is but one week in
the offing. Next Friday the an
nual “Old Grad” celebration gets
under way.
The Homecoming directorate, ac
cordingly, has outlined complete
tentative plans, James Leake, gen
eral chairman has announced, and
will spend the remaining time per
fecting small details.
Friday’s program will have for
its lead-off event the annual pep
parade, different, more colorful and
more picturesque, according to the
directorate, than those of past
years. Besides the band, a drum
corps and a host of marchers, be
tween 500 and 1000 students, clad
in pajamas tinted Oregon’s colors
and carrying torches belching Ore
gon’s colors in flame, will partici
Parade Starts At “O”
1 The “Pajamarino” will start at
[ thte “O” on Skinner’s Butte about
seven o’clock, according to Ed
Therieau, parade chairman. A flare
of sky rockets and fire works, to
gether with the lighting of the
toches, will be the signal for the
pajama clad hosts to start serpen- •
tining down the hill.
Still in serpentine formation, the
procession will “do” 'Willamette
street, it is planned. Theaters, res
taurants and hotets will be invad
ed. Eugene will realize there will
be a game on the morrow.
Bonfire To Be Climax
The climax of the “pajamarino”
will be the lighting of the “frosh”
bonfire, which is to be on Kincaid
field, midway between Johnson and
Oondon halls. A new set of torches
will be lighted; a solemn and seri
ous ceremony will be conducted,
and some prominent alumnus will
touch the match to the wooden
A chemical formula, which will
provide lemon-yellow and green
flames for the bonfire, has been
devised, ft has been announced
and a large amount of the chemi
cal is being produced for the oeea
Pr. James H. Gilbert, acting Jean
of the University, emphasized that
students should not mistake the
significance of recent changes
made by the faculty in restoring
the grade of "condition” and in
substituting the grade of “drop
ped” for the technical “F,” at the
monthly faculty meeting Wednes
day afternoon. ' “The restoration
of the ‘condition,’ ” said Mr. Gil
bert, “is intended to cover border
line cases where there is a doubt
in the instructor’s mind and where
the circumstances seem to support
the view that the student’s work,
not satisfactory at the end of
the term, may be made so in the
near future. The grade of “con
dition” not only gives the student
benefit of the doubt, but also the
instructor, who can sntisfv himself
inter in record to the character of
the work done. In summation of
hours, conditions, until ropioved, are
reckoned ns failures. Whatever no
tion the students may have of the
matter, a bunch of “W’s” written
in black will look much better bo
the University officials and to the
Scholarship committee, than an ag
gregation of “Dp’s” written in
The following clause in the new
regulations is also significant: “It
is provided, however, that an in
structor may report a “failure”
when the work up to the time of
dropping has been of such a nature
that the student is clearly entitled
to that grade.