Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 25, 1925, Image 1

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Sigma Delta Chi Alleges
Homecoming (Committee
Cancels Selling Permit
Moot Court To Hear >Case
Early In Winter Term;
Real Judge May Preside
Following an unsatisfactory at
tempt to reach a basis of settle
ment with the Homecoming com
mittee, Sigma Delta Chi, men’s
journalism fraternity, last night
announced its intention of suing the
Homecoming committee for $60.00
damages which the scribes allege is
due them because of the commit
tee’s refusal to permit the sale of
the Yellow Fang during the Home
coming rally.
This move on the part of Sigma
Delta Chi was made known follow
ing a meeting of members of Sigma
Delta Chi, Homecoming and Student
Body officials, who it appears, were
unable to agree on the responsibil
ity for the affair.
Censors Delay Publication
The Yellow Fang, mud slinging
publication, was published Satur
day afternoon and evening of
Homecoming, and because of unrea
sonable censorship, according to the
seribes, printing of the Fang was
delayed to the extent of making
sale at the rally impossible.
The Homecoming committee, in
defense, contend that the censor
ship of the Fang was warranted;
and that late printing was due to
Sigma Delta Chi’s lack of organiza
tion and preparation.
Present at the meeting last night
when the attempted reconciliation
fell down were James Leake, chair
man of Homecoming, and James
Forestel, chairman of the rally com
mittee, both representing the Home
coming committee; Walter Mal
colm, student body president, rep
resenting the associted students;
Harold Kirk, president of Sigma
Delta Chi and Edward Miller, Em
erald editor, both representing Sig
ma Delta Chi.
Judge May Preside
Trial will probably take place
the first of the winter term when
the moot court season for campus
lawyers finds its inception. An at
tempt will be made to secure Judge
Skipworth to preside, it was said.
Because of the claim made by
certain persons that faculty mem
bers aided and abetted the censor
ship and because of the large num
ber of student officials involved in
the case, it may be expected that
campus-wide interest will be at
tracted by the affair.
A few nails, several jeans lof
paint, and a trip to Portland after
furniture, are the details that re
main to be done before H. Walker,
dean of men, moves into his new
office, which is really Dean Ester
ly’s old one.
Several weeks ago Mrs. Esterly
moved her headquarters to the old
psychology room in the Adminis
tration building.
Dean Walker intends to move
during the Thanksgiving vacation
if the necessary carpentry is com
pleted by that time.
Mrs. Clara Pitch, secretary of the
Administrative office, will occupy
Dean Walker’s present location on
the second floor of the Ad build
These changes have been contem
plated since the begining of the
school year, but owing to the fact
that extensive remodelling was ne
cessary they have not been made.
The finance committee of the As
sociated Students of the University
of Oregon have decided to sell sea
son tickets for the concert series
to faculty members for $4.00. The !
price otherwise would be $8.00.
This does not apply to the mem- i
bers of the faculty having A. S.
U. O. membership tickets.
Gray Dusk Descends
on Hayward as Team
Cheers in Farewell
Members of Oregon Varsity, who Never Again
Will Play Before Home Crowd, Give ‘Three’
As Local Football Careers Come to An End
By Harold Mangum
Dusk descended on the football
field like a grey maatle gently'
floating down, last night, and a
little knot of Oregon men in tat
tered blue jerseys formed in a clus
ter and gave three cheers for Hay
ward field.
A trifling incident, probably done
in a spirit of horseplay, but it sig
nifies that those Oregon men have
dug their cleats into the shifting
sawdust of Hayward for the last
time. Never again will they face
Oregon’s athletic foes before a
home crowd. That incident, trifling
enough, meant a lot to those men.
Four years ago they entered col
lege as freshmen. Then they all
had dreams of championship teams,
and hopes of representing Oregon
and Pacific coast football in the
annual classic at Pasadena. Now
those hopes are memories. Due to
mistakes, both of commission and
omission, and the stern nod of
Fate, that glory has been denied
them. Winning or jlosing, tt^ey
have practiced faithfully night af
ter night, season after season, and
now its all over.
Much has been said about Oregon
[spirit both this.season and in past
seasons. Perhaps too much. But
Oregon spirit and Oregon fight are
factors that have to be reckoned
Last year, Washington had a bet
ter team than they, have this year,
and were everywhere picked as
championship certainties. You re
member how they invaded the Ore
gon campus that rainy day in No
vember, 1924, and the result—their
hopes were nipped in the bud when
an Oregon team, filled with Oregon
fight, rose triumphant.
Those twenty-nine players didn’t
leave for Seattle last night to be
beaten. Man for man, the Oregon
team compares lalmost favorably
with the Huskies. The teams UBe
practically the same plays. In case
this game resolves, as other Oregon
Washington games have in the
past, into a knockdown and drag
out, man for man battle, With neith
er side giving or accepting quar
ter, (anything can happen—any
thing is very likely to happen.
Bemember David and Goliath—
and Oregon doesn’t need a bean
Roll Call Is Held Success By
Chairman Winterer
Although the final count had not
yet been made, more than $350
were contributed to the Bed Cross
Roll Call yesterday, according to
a statement made last night by
Steele Winterer, chairman of the
The amount subscribed through
booths located at the new and old
libraries and the administration
building, was slightly more than
$200. The remaining amount was
collected by representatives in the
living organizations and halls.
The result of the Roll Call was
considered by Mr. ' Winterer >and
Walter Malcolm, student body pres
ident, to be succesful, considering
the facts that the drive was for a
very limited time and immediately
preceeded the Thanksgiving vaca
F. L. Amitage, Eugene Red Cross
representative, expressed pleasure
over the results of th drive to the
The commmittee in charge wished
to express their appreciation of the
work done by the representatives
on the campus and to the students
who contributed, Mr. Winterer an
■William Cruiksliank, a 17-year old
freshman in business administra
tion, has won first place in Oregon
in a state essay contest con
ducted by the American Legion.
The silver medal to be given the
winner in each state will be for
mally presented to Cruikshank
through the loeal American Legion
Post at the regular assembly,
Thursday December 3, according to
announcement made yesterday.
Cruikshank wrote the essay, he
said, more for credit in his high
school English course than with the
idea of winning the state contest.
The subject of the 500-word paper
is “Why Has the American Legion,
an organization of veterans of the
World War, dedicated itself first
of all to uphold and defend the
constitution of the United States
of America!”
Cruikshank, by winning the state
contest, is eligible to receive a na-1
tional prize.
Frosh Fourth Team Wins
Hard Fought Contest
The scores for last night’s swim
ming meets: freshman fourth team
42, fifth team 4, and freshman sec
ond 32; junior second 19, do not al
low for a fair interpretation of the
contests. Every 'event was hard
fought; difference between first
and second place winners were
silght. Competition was so close as
to bring real rooting from the rest
of the team members and spectators.
Although the meets were not con
spicuous for their form and speed,
they showed the first real spirit of
rivalry and fight of the contests
.held so far this season.
Maude Moore, of the freshinan
first team was high point winner of
the meets with 15 points in all. Win
ifred Weter of the same team came
in second with 13 points. Louise
Storla of the freshman second team
was third with 10 points.
The senior and sophomore first
teams proved their superiority over
the second class teams in meets last
Friday night. The senior first team
won from the senior second by a
score of 38 to 21, and the sophomore
first from the sophomore second by
a score of 37 to 25.
According to the tiime made in
these meets and in the meet held
Wednesday between the freshmen
and juniors, the seniors have the
best chance of winning the finals.
Only points won /in competing
with other first class teamB will be
considered, however, in determining
the champion team of th(^ contests,
says Miss E. Troemel, swimming
coach. This means that the points
which a first class team amasses in
contest with a second team, will
not be considered in counting the
points of the first team for the
swimming championship.
This year the drama and speech
arts division of the English de
partment is endeavoring to forward
the idea of the Guild Theatre group
as a student activity to be includ
ed among the other campus activi
ties, such as the Emerald, W. A.
A. and debate.
One program is to be given by
the department this term, .plans
are to be made to have two entire
castes for each play produced, en
abling a larger number to take ac
tive part in the department work.
All the costumes and sets are being
designed by the play production
class, which has only ten members.
University Debate
Work To Continue
During Vacation
While most of the students nro
leaving this afternoon for their
homes and an enjoyable vacation
time with Thanksgiving dinner,
parties, and renewal of acquaint
anceships in their respective com
munities, some of the students
are remaining in Eugene because
their homes are too far away.
Little studying will be done
among the student body at large
but five men on the University
debate squad will be training in
tensively for the first intercolle
giate debate which comes with O.
A. C. on Thursday, December 10.
Under J. Stanley Gray, they will
meet daily for rebuttal practice
and delivery for the grueling
mental contest with the O. A.
C. orators.
The men are a part of the var
sity squad to be used this year.
They are: Benoit McCroskey, B.
V. Ludinglon, Jack P. McGuire,
and Hershcel Brown, with Donald
Beelar, alternate to be used in
case of necessity.
Suppression B y Mussolini
Results in Unbelief
What is the ethics or political
expediency of the wholesale sup
pression of newspapers by Musso
lini, premier of Italy, and the Fa
cist party? When Erie W. Allen,
dean of the University school of
journalism, was confronted with
this question, he said:
“One of the penalties that Mus
solini must pay for his policy to
ward the press is that no one any
where in the world can read Ital
ian news with any confidence that
it is fair and unbiased. It can be
taken as certain the Italian news
is uniformly more favorable to the
Fascists than the facts justify. Just
what happened recently in Italy no
one outside of that country can say
with any confidence, and possibly
we shall never know. There may
have been an attempt to overthrow
the Savoy dynasty. On the other
hand, it is extremely likely that
whatever happened is being greatly
distorted to create an impression
at home and abroad favorable to
the Mussolini regime.
“If Mussolini wants the world to
believe the news that comes out of
Italy at its face value, he should
change his attitude towartl the
press. We can trust our press serv
ices to do their best under the cir
cumstances, but getting news in
Italy unfavorable to the present
arbitrary and violent government
is no easy task.
“I saw a little something of how
the suppression of news was work
ing in Italy when I was there two
years ago. And since then I have
believed that the idolaters of Mus
solini, and these appear to be many
in all countries, are people who are
easily fooled by propaganda.
“Italy has had many Mussolinis
in its long history, but this is the
first time one has succeeded in con
vincing the world that he is an
angel of progress, of justice, and
of modern civilized ideas.”
“One Increasing Purpose,” the
most recent book of A. S. M. Hut
chinson, has been added to the rent
collection of the library. Other new
books placed on the rent shelf are:
“The Confession of a Fool,” by Au
gust Strindberg; “Five Oriental
Tales,” by Comte DeGobineau;
“The Hoad,” by Hilaire Belloc;
“The New Age of Faith,” by John
Langdon Davies; “The Hounded
Man,” by Francis Cargo; “Two
Lives,” by William Ellery Leonard;
“Prairie,” by Walter J. Muilen
burg; “God Head,” by Leonard
Cline; “Christinia Alberta's Fath
er,” by H. G. Wells; “Across the
Moon,” by Hamish Macleod; “Is
land of the Great,” by G. Haupt
man; “The Enormous Room,” by E.
E. Cummings; “Daughters of Fire,”
by G. DeNerval; and “Elder Sis
ter,” by Swinnerton.
Hubert Herring Deplores
Religious Strife Among
Various Denominations
Lecturer Will Give Talks
Before Sociology Majors
On Subject Of Balkans
“Duties of education and reli
gion aro to have an energized con
science and a determination not to
accept things as they are, but to
shake them up so they will come
out aright. You see what you are
trained to see and you hear what
you are trained to hear. Let us
hear the hate in the world today,”
said Hubert C. Herring, secretary
of the commission on social service
of the National Congregational
council, in his address, “The High
Price of Hate,” in Guild hall last
Strikes Described
The speaker told of the former
deplorable strife along the water
front in Seattle, which resulted in
a series of strikes and lockouts.
“Then,” he said, “came the new
desire of employers working with
employees to attempt to find the
common ground of their interests,
continuity and security. That is a
most hopeful situation. I feel we
are coming to a new era in the re
lationships between capital and
“The protestants have made fools
of themselves by dividing up into
different groups,” Mr. Herring de
clared. He told of a Montana town
in which he had visited that had a
population of but 160 people and
an equal amount in the surround
ing country, which had four diff
erent churches fighting for supre
macy. He also deplored the bad
relations existing between Catholic
and Protestant churches since the
war. i
Two Meetings Today
This morning Mr. Herring will
adress two sociology classes, one,
Kimball Young’s 9 o’clock section
which meets in room 101 of Mc
Clure hall, and the other, Doan
Young’s 10 o’clock class which
meets in room 101 of the sociology
building. The Balkan situation
will be discussed before Dr. Young’s
class. All those interested are in
vited to attend.
Campus statisticians found some
thing new on which to epnter their
interest when the student directory
came off the press. Not only was
their interest attracted to cold fig
ures, but every unusual feature of
names did not escapo them.
The Smiths who led the list in
the directory with 28 names last
j ear have fallen down to 22, for
feiting the lead to the Johnsons
who numbe.- 24 strong. Jones is
thud with 10.
Those whose names bear an neo
logy with professions of life are
not lacking, either in number of
variety. Bakers, Porters, Barbers,
Millers, H inters, Taylors, and Car
penters are in promince, while King,
Potter, Monk, Alderman, Duke,
Pope, Harper, Weaver and Mason
are also there, but in lesser num
The directory is by no means
limited in versatility, but carries
on to representatives of foods and
drinks. These are Beans, Bacon,
Bunn, Bear, Honey, Lemon, Gra
ham, Berry, Fish, Bass, Rice, Oates,
and Cherry. The volume is also
colorful, this being accentuated, by
the Blacks, Whites, Grays, Browns
and Greens. Browns head the lists
with 13 names. The book does not
end here by any means, but extends
its-elf to include the animal king
dom and its near relations, these
being, Fox, Hare, Hart, Swan, Crow,
Fly and Peacock.
“Oskies” At Train
Speed Team After
Strong Husky Gang
More than 500 students gavo
the members of the football team
a rousing send-off when they
boarded a north bound train for
Seattle, and the 'game with the
Huskies Thursday, at 6:30 o’clock
last night. Yell King Martin and
Yell Duke Warner led the cheers.
No speeches were given •'by
members of the team, or the
coaching staff; nor were any pep
talks given by the yell staff. The
29 gridiron men making the trip,
however, appeared in a deter
mined mood to win. As the spe
cial pulled out of the station, an
“Oskio” was given.
Basketeers Last Tilt Set For
Coming Week
Displaying a fighting form in the
final sodbnds [before the timer’s
whistle stopped the game the Beta
Theta Pi aggregation erf basketeers
yesterday handed Sigma Chi its
first defeat of the season taking
tho long end of a 17 to 12 count.
In the second gamo Oregon club
ran rampant and drew a win over
Sigma Nu 23 to 9.
Both games showed some clever
manipulation of ball carrying and
running. Players 'on all teams
carried tho ball for considerable
yardage, but this yardage availed
nothing and referee Spike Leslie
was watching with a wary eye and
calling a foul for each attempt to
rush. Several points were made by
this method in the Beta-Sigma Chi
This game was the closest and
hardest fought of the two and dur
ing the first half both teams play
ed par ball. However, when the
whistle sounded for the second,
Beauty Poole, tore through the de
fense and broke the tie. Prom hero
on the battling Beta’s fought to
victory. They seemed to possess
a spirit which guided them on to
victory. This spirit came, how
ever, from the^ words hurled at
them' by their dynamic midget
coach, “Swede” Westergren. This
star coach kept his team fighting
throughout. “Plunks” Reinhart,
coach for the Sigma Chi tried his
best to koep him men going but
could not outwij the Beta flash.
Epps and Toole shone for the Beta
Theta Pi team while Westphal and
Slasson did likewise for the Sigma
In tho second game the Oregon
club led by Boyer and Sharp scor
ed enough in tho first half to put
the gamo on ice. The Sigma Nu
team tried vainly to overcome this
first half lead, but was not cap
able of the task set before them.
However, the Dahl brothers made
a creditable account of themselves
during tho game.
This concludes the doughnut
games for this week, but starting
next Tuesday the final round will
bo run off.
Any living organizaffyn which
might desire to have Anna Case,
noted soprano, who will be here for
a concert on December 1, as a dia
ner or luncheon guest, can make
arrangements with Jimmy Xienke.
It will be a case of first come, first
served, as she will be here only a
short time, and any one interested
must see about it immediately.
Anna Case likes college people.
Two years ago, when she gave a
concert here, she attended a dance
at the College Side Inn where she
was laterally the “life of the party.”
She gave the feature by singing a
few songs, and enjoyed herself im
mensely. She will be here Tues
day, December 1, and will very
likely stay oyer until Wednesday.
Figures compiled in the office of
the alumni secretary, Jeannette
Calkins, show tha'. 183 more alumni
registered at Homecoming this year
than last. There are always a num
ber of returned graduates who do
not register, but it is a small min
ority. In 1924, there were 385 reg
istered ana this year approximately
Hard Training Evident In
Team Play; Two Full
Squads Are Making Trip
Attendance Is Expected To
Exceed 25,000; New
Plays Are To Be Used
An hours* work on signal run
ning and a half hour of . dummy
scrimmage wound up the final prac
tice for the season and put the fin
ishing touches on throe months of
hard drill. Hayward field is rele
gated to the darkness that has
closed every practice this fall.
“The men are in the beat of con
dition. They are pbppjy. ' T^ieTe
is no staleness. Every man who is
entering the game has been work
ing on the team. This week is the
first time in tho whole season that
the men who entered the game have
been able to practice together be
fore the game,” were the final
.words of Baz Williams.
Game Means Much to Team
The gamo Thanksgiving day in
the big University of Washington
Stadium means a lot to the varsity.
If the team can hold and get the
better of that powerful Husky ma
chine it will be enough to wipe out
the defeats of the season with one
clean sweep.
The morale of the team is high.
It is difficult for a team to go
through the season with the morale
of the team still up. The team is
full of snap. There is no drooping
of spirit. So the eleven which will
be led out on the field by Captain
Bob Mnutz will be in the best men
tal and physical shape that it has
been in this fall.* It ought to give
the coast champions a mightly hard
New Plays Perfected
The team has been taking light
workouts for the last week and a
half. The hard rough scrimmage
work is useless at this time of the
year so signal work and dummy
scrimmage was run through to per
fect the new plays to , be used
against the Huskies. New plays
have been added to the repetoire
of the team after every game so
that quarterback Louie Anderson
will have a list of puzzlers to pull
on the northerners iri the coming
Two full teams worked out last
night on Hayward field. The ma
terial in those two teams was ex
ceptional in the history of Oregon
football. One team was as ver
satile and as fast as the other.
There was power, and brawn in
both. The curtain rings down on
the homo gridieon. There were
punters, line plungers, centers,
linesmen, passers, ends, and every
thing that makes a team. The
team measures up with anything
that Washington will send into the
Thirty Making Trip
Thirty men were taken along on
the trip and it is probable that all
of them will play in the Thanks
giving classic.
The game is attracting attention
in Seattle and advance sales of
tickets show that the attendance
will be ovor 25,000. It is the only
big game of the northwest in which
the enthusiasts behind the Huskies
will have to see them in action.
Super Work Expected
Coach Dick Smith has drilled the
team in some new stuff that will
be opened up against Bagshaw’s
men. The Washington coach is tak
ing no chances. He has ^worked his
team hard for this game and is
sending in his first team to start
the game. His supervarsity under
thecoaching of Bart Spellman has
been tearing up the regular varsity
in scrimmage. Players on the team
state that the attack of Oregon as
represented in the supervarsity is
the most versatile and deceptive
that they have met this year.
Kappa Alpha Theta announces
the pledging of Mildred Stevens of
Detroit, Michigan.