Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 13, 1926, Image 1

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    VOLUME XXVII
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. EUGENE. THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1926
NUMBER 130
Council to Call
For Report of
Student Query
Permanent Act Passed for
Traditions
Committee
Organization of Riding
Fans Granted Permit
Pi Sigma, National Latin
Society Petitions
J^JEMBERS of the newly elected
student council will consider
the Teport of the committee on stu
dent investigation a{t a special
meeting to be held Wednesday eve
ning, May 19, in the administration
building, according to a decision
made at the regular meeting of that
body last night. The advisability
of submitting the report to Univer
sity officials will be discussed.
A motion was passed to grant
permission to students to organize
a campus riding club to be called
the Spurs club, for the purpose of
furthering an interest in that sport
and enabling University students to
compete in horse shows, steeple
chases, paper chases and other
events.
Freshman violators o± uregon
traditions will in the future be
turned over to the two sophomore
organizations. To-Ko-Lo and Cra
kes. This has been the system used
during this year. The order of the
“O” will still continue in their posi
tion as administrators of justice.
A petition for the formation of
a chapter of Pi Sigma, national
Latin honorary society on the cam
pus, submitted by Prof. Frederic
Dunn, head of that department,
was granted by the council.
Report of the committee on in
vestigation of students participat
ing in a great many activities, and
the question of over-organization on
the campus, was given by Ellen Mc
Clellan, chairman. She drew her
conclusions from a study of 2000
students and found that of this
number only a small per cent are
over burdened. A great deal of
agitation over this question has been
unwarranted was her conclusion. A
suggestion was made that the stu
dent body secretary keep a file of
students and the activities with
which they are engaged in order
that in making appointments on
committees duplications may be
avoided.
It was decided that a permanent
traditions committee will be ap
pointed by the president at the be
ginning of each school year for the
purpose of inaugurating and perpet
uating the time honored customs of
the University. This body will con
sist of one faculty member, the
alumni secretary, one member of
the alumni at large, three students
to be appointed at large from the
student body, the retiring president
of the student body, and the presi
dent.
“Spurs”, Riding Club,
To Feature at O.A.C,
“Spurs”, the University riding
club, has received an invitation to
participate in the annual “gym
khana” feature of junior week-end
at O. A. C., on Saturday, Jack Her
ing, president of the club announced.
A four-man steeple-chase squad
will be entered in the “gymkhana,”
consisting of Jack Hering, Henry
Hall, John Nelson and Charles
Boyd. T^e Portland Hunt club and
a team from the University of
Washington will also be entered.
The steeple-chase course will cover
approximately one mile, the bar
riers all being in view of the audi
ence.
Dorothy Statter, Roberta Douty,
George Mead and Robert McKnight
have bpen made members of Spurs,
passing the required entrance tests
successfully.
Senior Announcements
Ready for Distribution
The first order of graduation an
nouncements has been received by
the Co-Op and are now ready for
delivery, according to Mrs. Marie
Hadley, secretary of the Co-Op.
Second hand books will be bought
by the Co-Op students, beginning
on Friday, May the 14th. Half
price in trade will be given on all
fiooks which will be used in classes
next year, according to announce
ment.
Student Committee Urges
Freshman College System
First Year Students Present Problem Distinct from Remainder of the
University; Dramatization of Intellectual Advance Held Needed
to Emphasize Possibilities; Course of Study Is Described
(Editor’s Note: Following is the
third installment of a student re
port outlining the scholastic situa
tion within the University of Ore
gon at the present time. The first
article explained in general the pres
ent situation, the second article
gave recommendations for higher
standards of entrance and of uni
versity work, and today’s article ad
vocates the establishment of a fresh
man college distinct from the ma
jor University.)
rJ'HE committee recommends most
strongly the establishment
of a freshman college which would
include within its membership all
freshmen enrolled in the University
of Oregon.
The freshman college would be
an integral part in a program of
“dramatizing” the development of
the scholastic side of the university
education, a step which the com
mittee believes Would be extremely
valuable in arousing within the stu
dent an awareness of the possibili
ties and the functions of higher edu
cation.
When the freshman takes his
place in the University he is given
to understand that he is a very in
significant member of the social
community Through the process of
well organized traditions the fresh
man is early brought to realize that
his abilities and capabilities are
limited.
In the sophomore year certain re
sponsible duties are allotted to this
now somewhat important personage
and with the Junior year come up
perclass privileges and responsibili
ties.
The Senior in the social system
has “arrived.” By weight of sheer
years his opinions hre given re
spectful credence by members of
other classes.
Upperclass Privileges
Also Desired
This progression of privilege and
responsibility is a well known phe
nomenon in American colleges, yet
strangely enough it is confined en
tirely to the social side of the stu
dent’s education. In vain we look
for any corresponding progression of
responsibility in intellectual and
scholastic matters. It would seem
most reasonable that a “dramatiza
tion” of the intellectual progress of
the student might be conceivably as
effective as is now the case in his
social training.
Clearly then, if this assumption
be granted, wTe must find some
means to emphasize to the freshman
the need for respectful applica
tion in his first year; but we must
find means also to open his eyes to
alluring fields of endeavor in his
upperclass years. His entire educa
tion must be presented to him in a
light that will prepare him for in
tellectual responsibility in his upper
class years, and whet his appetite
for the alluring fields of individual,
spontanteous investigation. The
underclassman must be brought to
the realization that a new discov
ery in a field of learning can be
just as interesting and thrilling as
a victory on an athletic field.
To facilitate the functioning of
the process—this dramatization of
scholastic responsibility and priv
ilege—the committee suggests, first,
the establishment of a freshman
college, and secondly, the granting
of upperclass privileges and induce
ments to “free-lance” work. In the
present article the first of these
points, the freshman eolege, will be
considered.
Students Demand
More than Introduction
The committee believes very
strongly that the administration is
making a grave mistake in failing
to recognize the freshman as a sep
arate and distinct problem from the
major portion of the University.
A university is obligated to do
more than merely impart academic
knowledge. In addition to giving
the freshman academic instruction
the university must teach the stu
dents how to study—how to concen
trate—how to adjust themselves to
university methods.
The first year, scholastically and
socially, is one of adjustment from
the high school to the University,
a period of preparation for the gen
uine university work to follow later.
The freshman in his first year
should gain a conception of the
aims and methods of the remaining
three years, and gain also a back
ground of knowledge that will en
able him to choose intelligently his
future course of study. The period is
one of suspended judgment both for
the student and the University—
for the University in the sense that
it prohibits the student from enter
ing University work until ho lias
proved himself, and for the student
in that he withholds selection of
major interest until he is competent
to judge.
Freshman College
Is Suggested
In offering the following outline
of a freshman college the committee
wishes to emphasize the importance
of a subdivision from the general
University. To obtain the best re
sults it should be under the admin
istration of a dean, or an executive
committee of instructors whose
function should be to concentrate
upon the problems of the freshman
college. The administrative offi
cers should be endowed with the
right to carry out such changes, in
curriculum and class management as
the officers deem advisable.
The instructors employed to han
dle these first year classes should be
carefully selected men whose quali
fications are other than merely ped
agogical, but of wide range of inter
ests and sympathies, who are pe
culiarly fitted to handle introduc
tory work in the various fields.
Freshman classes should not be a
training ground for graduate asist
ants, or be conducted by professors
of little or no experience. This se
lection of instructors is of vital im
portance for no matter how admir
able the organization of the first
year curriculum, or how fine the
outline of the courses, the caliber
of the individual instructor is the
ultimate criterion of success.
To function properly, the fresh
man college demands the closest co
operation between professors, for it
is only through a careful correlation
of all first year courses that the
sense of unity of education, which
it is so important for entering stu
dents to grasp, can be successfully
portrayed. Class work should be so
organized that all beginning courses
dovetail as closely as possible. A
group of instructors working in har
mony, with a definite goal in view
which is not bounded by depart
mental restrictions and in sympathy
with the fields of knowledge which
lie outside their own particular
specialty, will go a long way toward
making the freshman college a suc
cess.
Adequate Preparation
For Entrance Needed
The work given in the Freshman
college can not, properly speaking,
be called University work, the
i courses offered being more in the
| nature of a preparation for genuine
college work. The prime needs of
; the entering student are after all,
a broad foundation of knowledge, a
working grasp on the methods of
applied study and research, a clear
understanding of the purpose of a
University and something of a per
spective of the whole field of know
ledge. The answer to this first
problem lies in the selection of
courses, ana this selection, must of
necessity, be an arbitrary one, with
a minimum of electives and a max
imum of required courses. The en
tering student should not be permit
ted to choose any one field to spec
ialize in, on the principle that a
broad foundation is absolutely es
sential for ultimate success in any
branch of advanced work.
The committee proposes that all
freshman be divided, according to
their aims, into two main groups:
a social science division, and a
natural science division. Students
whose interests lie in the realm of
the arts, literature, political science,
and sociology would bo required to
enroll in the former groups.
Others, more inclined toward la
boratory and natural research work,
such as is found in Physics, Chemis
try, Biology, Geology, etc., would
enroll with the latter group. This
very elementary segregation will not
carry with it the finality of decision
implied in the system of majoring
heretofore emploved, but will give
the student the opportunity of cast
ing his electives in the major trend
of his interests.
Students of both divisions should
be required to take broad survey
courses in world literature, world
I history, and either elementary bi
I ology or geology. A language course
| should be added to the program of
| the student who expects to secure
a B. A. degree, while additional
work in a science would be auto
matically included in the schedule
of the potential candidate for a B.
S. degree.
It is the ojiinion of the committee
j that the prevailing .method of in
I struction in the freshman college
| should be a delicate balance be
! tween the straight lecture system
j and the discussion group plan. Both
j features are invaluable, but an over
i emphasis of one as opposed to the
| other is generally fatal to the learn
ing process. The genuinely effect
ive lecturer is the one who stimu
lates, who clarifies and unifies ideas
and facts which the untrained stu
dent may possess. The chief power
of the lecturer, however, should be
that of suggestion. He should en
deavor to open up new fields of
learning for his students, hint at
new trends of thought, point out
new angles of observation, and
new ways of correlating facts.
! Lecturer to Be Judged
By Interest Aroused
A lecturer’s effectiveness should
be judged by the interest which is
taken in discussion groups which
meet at the close of each week, to
round out the work of the class. If
he has succeeded in arousing his
students to the point of making in
dividual spontaneous contributions,
however halting and uncertain the
presentation, his course may be ad
judged a success.
It has often been stated that the
best part of a student’s education
is contained outside the classroom,
through casual conversations and in
formal conferences with instructors
and upperclassmen. The process of
education is after all, an extremely
personal matter, and the acquisition
of higher learning is not a rubber
stamp procedure. Therefore it is
absolutely essential for the student
to establish some kind of intimate j
contact with the instructor outside i
the classroom, a contact which would
place their relationship upon a more
sympathetic basis. One of the most
deplorable features of the present
system of education is that it usu
ally takes the better part of three
years, (if ever) for the average
student to arrive at any sort of
personal understanding with his in
structors. The reason for this lies
largely in the fact that no adequate
provision is made in the first year
to establish a contact between in
structor and student, and few sub
i sequent attempts are made by the
student. Therefore the committee
suggests that a system of advisors
be worked out wherein the student
is compelled to enter into this ex
tremely important phase of his ed
ucation.
New Officers
ToTakeHelm
This Morning
Presentation of Athletic
Awards to Be Made
At Assembly
Prizes of Forensics
And Music Delayed
Building Committee Will
Give Report of Progress
T^HE new officers of the associated
students will be installed today
at the regular assembly hour, when
the last business of the school year
will be held, says Walter Malcolm,
retiring president, who will admin
ister the oath of office. Hugh
Biggs, incoming president, will give
a short address. The building com
mittee will be called upon for its
report.
Awards won during the year in
wrestling, basketball and swim
ming will be made at this time, and
those to receive awards in music
and forensics at a later date will
be announced. The awards for the
two latter activities have been or
dered but failed to arrive in time
for presentation at this meeting.
Wrestlers to Receive Awards
Beryl Widmer, wrestling coach,
will present wrestling awards to
Perry Davis, the only man eligiblo
for the award this season. E. F.
Abercrombie, coach in swimming
and tennis will present awards to
Don McCook, Robert Boggs, Bill
McGregor, Bob Gardner and Lloyd
Bylerly in swimming.
William J. Reinhart, basket ball
coach will present the awards in
that activity, which due to the
change in the revised constitution
are slightly different this year than
in previous years. Those receiving
awards are Swede Westergren, Jer
ome Gunther, Howard Hobson, Roy
Okerberg, and Charles Jost.
John Stark Evans, director of the
glee clubs will announce the names
of students who are eligible for
awards, and Rex Underwood, di
rector of the University orchestra
will announce those winning or
chestra awards. Those earning
awards for debate and oratory will
be announced by a member of the
forensics department.
Glee Clubs to Present Numbers
The combined glee clubs will fur
nish the musical entertainment in
addition to one or two special mu
sical numbers.
The officers who are to be in
stalled tomorrow are Hugh Biggs,
president, Lowell Baker, vice-pres
ident; Frances Morgan, secretary;
Sol Abramson, editor of the Eme
rald; Anne Runes, senior woman
on the executive council; Fred West,
junior man on executive council;
Wilford Long, Tom Graham, Bill
James, senior men on student coun
cil; Glenna Fisher, Maurine John
son, senior women on student coun
cil; Clifford Kuhn, Dudley Clark,
junior men on student council; Mary
Clark, junior woman on student
council; Jack Haladay, sophomore |
man on student council; Jack Sea-j
brook, yell king; Frances Bourhill, i
editor of Oregana.
The retiring officers arc: Walter
Malcolm, Paul Ager, DeLoris Pear
son, Edward Miller, Maurine Bu-1
chanan, Bob Love, Carl Dahl, Dick
Lyman, Floyd McKalson, Ellen
McClellan, Jo-Ann Warwick, Lowell j
Baker, James Forestel, Betty Beans, i
Bob Overstreet, Fred Martin, Eliza
beth Cady Beeson and Wayne Le-1
land.
Second Music Recital
Will Be This Evening
The second of the recitals of the
advanced students of Rex Under
wood and Mrs. Jane Thacher is to
be given this evening at 8:15 in
the auditorium of the school of
music. The concert is open to the j
public.
The program is as follows:
Tarantella .Liszt
By Clifton Immel
Romance .Wienuawski
By Edward Fortmiller
Sarabande .Bohm
By Glen Potts
Witches Dance .MacDowell;
By Helen Williams
Selected .String Quartette
Charlotte Nash, Beatrice Wilder,
Edward Best, Katy Potter.
Concerto in A Minor.Vivaldi
By Vendella Hill
Concerto, Op. 32. .Weber
By Wanda Eastwood
Committee to Hold
Banquet Tonight
T^ONIGIIT at six o’clock mem
bers of the junior week-end
committee will hold a banquet at
the Campa Shoppe. Ralph Sta
ley, general chairman of the
week-end will preside.
Invitations have been sent to
all members of the committee
and it is expected that the group
will number about eighty.
According to committee mem
bers, it is the custom for the
junior workers to gather for a
final meeting before disbanding
for the year, in honor of the stu
dents who are responsible for the
success of the week-end.
The enormous amount of work
required in preparation for the
event makes it impossible for the
banquet to be held earlier, the
workers declare.
Parents to See
Life of Campus
This Week-end
Mothers and Fathers Will
Be Entertained with
Special Program
Mothers and fathers of the Oregon
students will be entertained on' the
campus this week-end, according to
Mildred Bateman, who is in charge.
That the parents become acquainted
with the campus as it really is, is
the ambition of the committee in
charge, and to this end, a simple
program has been arranged.
Women’s League is sponsoring a
tea in honor of the mothers which
will bo held in Alumni hall in the
Woman’s building from 3 to 5 Sat
urday afternoon. Mrs. Virginia
Judy Esterly, dean of women, Anna
DeWitt, retiring president of Wom
en’s League, and Kathryn Ulrich,
president-elect, will be in the re
ceiving lino. Kwama pledges will
serve, and active Kwnmas will act
as hostesses. Catherine Struplero is
in charge of this affair.
Sunday morning at eight-thirty
the Y.W.C.A. cabinet members are
giving a breakfast in the Bungalow
in honor of mothers and friends.
For the diversion of the fathers,
Saturday afternoon there will be a
baseball game between the frosh
and Washington high school, of
Portland, and Friday afternoon Sa
lem high school and the freshman
will have a baseball game.
The Murray-Warnor oriental art
collection will be open during the
special hours this week-end, Satur
day from 9 to 5 and Sunday from
2 to 6. The art gallery in the art
building will also contain an exhib
it.
Vespers have been arranged for
Sunday afternoon in the Music
building. The program which will
start at 3 o’clock, is as follows:
Organ solos, ....John Stark Evans
Vocal solos,.Madame Rose
McGrew, John Seifert and Eu
gene Carr.
Reading .Professor Frederick
Dunn.
These will be the first vesper
services of the term, and an espec
ially interesting program has been
arranged in honor of the week-end
guests.
Frosli Tennis Men
To Cross Rackets
With Rooks Friday
Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock tho
Oregon freshman tennis team will
cross rackets with the O.A.C. rooks
at Corvallis. The men making the
trip will be Henry Noer, Clarence
Hartman, Edgar Slauson, Ben South
er and Harry Lee. This meet with
O.A.C. will conclude team competi
tion for the frosh. The Eugene
center tennis tournament for the
local junior championship will be
held on the University courts May
27, 28 and 29. Those boys who have
not reached the age of 18 before
January 1 of this year are eligible.
The winners of this tournament
in singles and doubles will be sent
to Tacoma, where all the Junior
Center champions will meet. A
singles and doubles team will be
sent east from Tacoma to Chicago
to compete in the nationals.
Three Classes
Will Name New*
Officers Today
Anna DeWitt Sole Nominee
For 1926 Class Perma
nent Secretary
Polls Open 10 a.m.
To 2 p. m. in Villarrf
Thirty-eight Students
Compete for Positions
J^LECTION of class officers will
be held in Villard today from
10 a. m. until 2 p. m. Seniors will
eloct a permanent secretary and the
winner of the Albert prize. A1I:
other classes will elect their regu
lar officers for next yoar.
In the three lower classes 38 stu
dents are running for 16 offices,,
with competition keen for nearly
every office.
Paul Ager, Anna DeWitt, and
Kenneth Stephenson are the candi
dates nominated, hy the Awards
Committee, for the Albert cup pre
sented each year to the member of
the graduating class who “shall,
during his University course, have,
shown the greatost development in
character, service and wholesome
influence.”
Anna DeWitt was the only stu
dent nominated by the seniors for
the position of permanent secretary
of that class.
Cook, Chiles Enter Race
Ward Cook, and Earl Chiles are
the nominees for the presidency of
tho class of 1927. Betty Beans, vice
president; Beatrice Peters, and
Katherine Graef, secretary; Phil
Bergh, treasurer; Anne Runes, Do
ris Brophy, and May Agile Barr,
class barber; Edgar Wrightman,
Alonzo Brooks, and Robert Neigh
bor desire to be sergoant-at-arms.
Tho position of president of next
year’s junior class will ho selected
from Mark Taylor, George Hill, and
Frank Riggs. Elizabeth Talbot and
Katherine Mutzig, vice-president;
Marian Barnes, secretary; Bill
Brown, Edward Crowley, Jack Ren
shnw and Beryl Hogden, treasurer;
and Robert Warner and John War
ren are opponents for sorgeant-at
arms.
Four Out for 1929 Class Head
The class of 1929 has four candi
dates for president: Robert Foster,
Ted Lundy, Ben Souther, and Rus
sel Jarboe. Helen Webstor, Kather
ine Kneeland, Theodoro Swafford,
and Helen Shank, vice-president;
Rose Roberts, Nettiemae Smith, and
Dorothy Brown, secretary; William
Hynd, class treasurer; and sergeant
at-arms, Jack Jones, and Elwood
Enke.
Election and counting boards have
been selected to conduct the elec
tion, and are: Seniors: Counting at
2; Clarence Toole, Mildred Bateman,
Lillian Vulgamore, Wendell Law
rence, Bob Hunt, and Edna Mur
phy
Election Board at 10; Lylah Lou
MeMurphy. Counting at 10, Mil
dred Bateman, James Larding, Hel
en Cantine. Counting Board 11-12,
Martha Wade, Douglas Wilson;
Counting Board 12-1, Betty Lewis,
Phyllis Coplan; Counting Board, 1-2,
Claire Kneeland, and Cylbert
McClellan.
Juniors: Election Board at 10;
Mary Louise Wisecarver, Edgar
Wriglitman; at 11, Madeline Ger
linger, John Walker, Pete Brooks.
Counting Board: Hazel Mary Price,
Wilford Long, Donald Jeffries and
Lucille Pearson.
Sophomores: Election Board at
10; Cliff Kuhn, Isabelle Hutchinson,
Clinton Peets; at 11, Gregg Millett,
Norma Stamp, Charles Fisher; at 12,
La Verne Pearson, Catherine llorris,
Earl Raess; at 1, Jack Hempstead,
Barbara Edmunds, Fred Joy, Count
ing Board; Frances Kight, Una El
dridge, Allan Schmeer, Bill CalL
Ronald Robinett is general chairman
for the sophomores.
Freshmen: Election Board at 10;
George Burnell, Mel Goodin, Mar
garet Fields; at 11, Austin Shep
hards, Pansy Wright, May-Ann Sar
gent, Ena McKeown; at 12, George
Schade, Tom Montgomery, Louise
Mason, Esma Freeman; at 1, Jack
Marsh-Browne, Johnny Owens, Bo
berta Wells, Margaret Bunn. Count
ing Board at 2; Madeline Andrews^
Virginia Dorcas, Leslie Oage, Bo
bena Eyre, Wig Fletcher, Ed "Win
ters , Ray Jost, Tom Armstead.