Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 13, 1927, Image 1

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Will Bearcats
Scratch New
Hardwood Floor?
Unofficial Dedication
Rumored; Gotham Is
Late in Name Contest
McArthur Court, Oregon’s new
basketball pavilion, erected at a
cost of more than $175,000, etc.
will be opened to
the student body
and outsiders for
the first time to
morrow night when
the varsity hoop
team shakes hands;
with five young
m e n representing!
Willamette univer-j
sitv. Although noa
great cloubt as been
expressed as to the Gene Vidal
ability of the Webfoots to take
care of themselves on the hard
wood, a big crowd is anticipated as
very feq; students have seen the in
terior of the new hoop structure,
and not m'ore than half a dozen
have seen the lemon-yellow eagers
in action this year.
* * »
Although no added inducement is
required, the Order of the “0”
has taken five cards in the game
and will initiate a quintet of its
neophytes between halves while
the screeching thousands appre
ciate, hoot and jeer. No burlesque
basketball is being prepared, says
Horner Jonothan Dixon, behemoth
right tackle 'on McEwan’s grid
team, but straight away comedy
that can’t and won’t be reproduced
this side of the Rockies, or the
■other side either.
It’s a secret—the east and mo
tif—but we’ll whisper that the
lettermen intend to steal a march
on the big moguls and dedicate Joe
Gymnasium a week ahead of time.
And it won’t be Clifton N. (Pat)
McArthur Amphitheater, either.
Now don’t let that get out, but
come early and wear loose gar
ments able to wittstand the ravages
of boisterous cachinnations. That’s
a two-dollar word. *
Speaking of hilarity, Delbert
Obey Oberteuffer, genial instructor
in physical education, suggests that
his class room be christened “ Ober
teuffer ’s Omnipotent Occult Oddi
torium of Hygiene.” That’s carry
ing a good thing too far.
Toss a brick into the middle of
a lake and ripples will reach every
shore. Put your bread upon the wa
ters and it will come back to you.
Put your whole wheat into a saucer
of milk and it become milk toast,
and 'worth twenty cents a portion.
All of which leads up to the follow
ing clipping from a New York daily
newspaper which found its way to
the editorial sanctum yesterday.
“According to press dispatches,
Oregon University is on the search
for an athletic title. It has gone for
fifty years without a ‘m'onicker’
and the present one of ‘ Web-foot
ers ’ is too long for cheers or news
paper items. Our suggestion is 1 The
Salmon’ for these reasons: They
are near the Columbia river, the
name is short, when they lost they
may be termed ‘ poor fish ’ and yet
they will at intervals be called
*Salmen.’ Fair enough.”
Not so fair!
Gene Vidal, Oregon’s popular
baekfield coach, has just returned
from a vacation in Hollywood,
where he played a iminor role in a
current moving picture production.
Campus coeds say, that Gene has
every natural qualification for a
movie shiek—wavy dark hair, pearly
white teeth, etc.—but Vidal modest
ly asserts that Eieardo Cortez and
Eamon Navarro have nothing to
fear from him.
Freshman Y. W. C. A.
Members Entertain
Freshman Commission, will enter
tain the sophomore and upperclass
girls at a tea to be given today at
the Y. W. bungalow between three
and five o’clock.
Miss Florence Mago wan, secre
tary of the Y. W., has suggested
that taking a Big Sister to the tea
would afford a pleasant means by
which the freshman girls could ex
press their appreciation for the help
given them this year.
Naomi Hohman, chairman of the
committee in charge, is planning
several musical numbers. A group of
freshman girls will serve.
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Hal E. Hoss
Prizes of $1000
To be Given in
Writers’ Contest
College Authors Will Vie
For Money Offered
By Harper’s
The Harper Intercollegiate Liter
ary contest, held for the first time
last year, will be repeated this year,
and undergraduates of Oregon are
invited to compete, according to an
announcement received from the edi
tors of Harper’s Magazine.
The magazine offers a first prize
of $.500, a second of $300, and a
third of $200 for winners. Last year
Julia Godman, a freshman in the
history department, won honorable
mention in the contest.
Henry Seidel Canby, critic and
editor, Elinor Wylie and William
McFee, writers, are the judges of
the manuscripts, which are to be
sent directly from the writer to the
Harpers Magazine, Intercollegiate
Literary Contest, 49 East 33d Street,
New York City, not later than mid
night on March 5, 1927.
The stories must be any form of
prose work suitable for magazine
publication, not longer than 7,000
words if stories, 4,000 words if ar
ticles, essays, etc. Papers previously
published in college newspapers or
magazines are eligible, but not ar
ticles which have appeared else
The contribution which wins first
prize will be published in Harper’s
Magazine, and the magazine also re
serves the right to publish the sec
ond and third prize manuscripts.
The magazine wishes to establish
a relationship with the future writ
ers of unusual promise, and to en
courage young writers.
Amphibian Club to Give
Exhibition Saturday
For Visiting Delegates
For the benefit of the high school
delegates, the members of the Am
phibian club, women’s honorary
swimming organization, will give a
short demonstration next Saturday
at 11:40 a. m., in the swimming pool
at the Woman’s building.
Girls wishing to pass swimming
honors will be given an opportunity
to show their ability on a Tuesday
night at 7:30 p. m. An appointment
must be made ahead of time with
Miss Troemel, swimming coach, or
with Virginia Lounsbury, head of
The requirements for swimming
honors are:
1— Swimming for endurance and
4 times around pool with one
stroke (not back),
4 times around pool with an
other stroke (not back),
2 times around pool with an
other stroke (not back),
1 length of pool with back
2— Dive for object in eight feet of
water and recover it three times in
succession. Choice of (a) surface
dive or (b) dive from side.
3— Diving. Any three standard
4— Choice of (a) swimming under
water length of tank or (b) plunge
for distance of 40 feet.
Beelar Names
Juniors to be
On Directorate
Plan Being Considered
To Abolish Lottery
For Canoe Fete
Dance to be Under
Direction of Powell
Week-end Will Climax Big
Year for Oregon
Appointments to positions on
the Junior Week-end director
ate were announced yesterday by
Don, Beelar, who
was selected gener
al chairman b y
Prank Riggs, presi
dent of the junior
The success of
the events directed
by the junior class
this year, already a
banner year in the
history of the Uni
men and two worn- McCroskey
en, all prominent in campus activ
McCroskey Heads Vod-vil
IBemtoit McCroskey, varsity de
bater and orator, and last year’s
president of the sophomore class,
has been chosen to supervise and
select the stunts for Junior Vod-vil,
scheduled for two nights, May 13
and 14. He will work out plans
immediately, in order that all
hitches may be ironed out before
the last minute.
Herb Socolofsky, who has been
prominent in committee work for
the past two years, will have charge
of .the canoe fete, the annual eve
ning regatta of fantastic and beau
tiful floats, staged on the mill-race.
Lottery May Go
If a plan now being considered by
the committee is accepted the old
lottery of drawing partners for the
float will be abolished, and frater
nities and sororities will be allowed
to choose the organizations with
whom they wish to work. As be
fore, a fraternity and a sorority
will combine in producing and di
recting an entry in the fete.
Don McCook, varsity swimmer
and class officer last year, will man
age the business side of the Junior
Mpiaoii a/uc
The much-heralded Campus Day,
when university lawns are trampled
and prominent personages make
their splash in the fountain between
the library and Deady hall, will be
under the management of Bill Mc
Gregor, varsity swimmer.
Pauline Stewart will be in charge
of the campus luncheon. (Esther
Hardy has been appointed assistant
chairman and secretary of the
Junior Week-end committee.
Publicity for all events will be
handled by Harold Mangum, varsity
football man and sports editor for
the Emerald and the Oregana.
Tennis Man Named
Bill Powell, letterman in tennis,
and active in campus affairs, is
chairman of the committee in charge
of the Prom, the final big event of
Junior Week-end, May 21. Commit
tee chairmen will make their ap
pointments soon.
The school year of 1926-7 has
been a cardinal year for student in
terest on the campus. It started
with the very beginning of the fall
term, when the Oregon (football
team started slashing through the
mud under the direction of Captain
John J. McEwan, new helmsman of
Webfoot football destiny.
Pavilion Hot Stuff
The semi-centennial celebration
aided in raising public as well as
student interest in University activ
ities to a high point, and a semi
climax was reached in the inaugura
tion of Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall as
Oregon’s administrative head.
The completion of the immense
basketball pavilion has assisted in
stretching basketball enthusiasm to
the utmost, if a wonderful oppor
tunity for a championship team is
not alone sucicient to fan student
loyalty into a blaze of interest in
the mapde court game. 9
A proper climax to a year of ac
tivity will be the events of Junior
Week-end, the vaudeville, campus
day, the canoe fete and the Prom.
And if the plans of the directorate
work out as expected, Junior Week
j end during the spring term will be
no letdown.
Survey Class in Fight
Over Adam-Eve Fiasco
<<JT'VE would make an ideal
^ wife, because she was
beautiful and dumb,” is the con
sensus of opinion among the men
of Professor Howe's English sur
vey class. One of them boldly
said so, right out loud, and the
others chorused their assent.
That started things.
“She was all right for Adam
because he was as dumb as she,
but she would® ’t do for a real
man,” retorted a feminize
‘‘She wasn’t so dumb as she
seemed, ’’added another. “She
certainly knew how to flatter
Ydam and get what she wanted.”
Responsibility for this discus
sion is being placed upon “Para
dise Lost,” through which the
class is now progressing. The
division of masculine against
feminine forces was further ac
centuated by the question:
"Would woman again be submis
sive to man if we should revert
to a perfect state?”
The arguments were silenced
by Professor Howe with the
“soothing syrup” that there’s no
danger of its happening.
Oregon Cagers
Play Willamette
Here Tomorrow
Varsity Has Scrimmages to
Perfect Itself for
Methodist Tilt
Tomorrow night at 8 o’clock, bas
ketball, king of the winter sports,
will be formally introduced to the
University students and townspeo
ple when the 'thug-far victorious
Oregon varsity five flashes into ac
tion against the Willamette uni
versity Bearcats in the first igame
to be played in the new $185,000
McArthur Court.
A full schedule of basketball
games is in store for local hoop
fans. Saturday afternoon at three
o ’clock the freshmen make their
initial appearance of the season
with the speedy Commerce high
quintet of Portland as opposition.
Saturday night a second Oregon var
sity-Willamette igame will be played.
A preliminary contest between Bose
burg high and University high is
featured at 7 o’clock.
Varsity Scrimmages
Scrimmage—forty minutes of it,
featured in the varsity practice
last night. Up and down the floor
the team broke with Reinhart close
at their heels with instructions.
Last night’s first string line up was
the same victorious five, except that
Kiminki alternated with Gunther at
The Willamette Bearcats journey
to Eugene with two wins and one
loss. Two Northwest conference
games were won from Linfield Col
lege, 28 to 21 and 41 to 19. A close
24 to 22 contest was dropped to the
Black Cats, Salem’s semi-pro club.
Tho team from the Cherry city can
not be underestimated as a number
of veterans are on its line up. Hart
ley, center, is as tall as Okerberg
and much heavier. Playing his
fourth year, he has developed a
shooting eye which counted for 27
points in the three played tilts.
Oregon Won Last Tilt
At the forward positions Coach
“Spec” Keene has been experiment
ing. Litchfield seems to be the only
regular certain of his position. Ash
by, Flesher and Riddell are the
other forwards.
An Orefgon-Willamette contest
was not played last year. Oregon
started its 1925 season with Wil
lamette at Eugene and defeated
them 63 to 31. Okerberg, Gunther
and Westergren played their first
varsity contest. Okerberg ’scored
22 points in this contest.
n. O. i. L. Sophomores
Plan for Organization
In an attempt to emulate their
cadet officers, the sophomores of
the military department plan to or
ganize a non-commissioned officers’
club. They will meet for this pur
pose at the barracks Friday after
noon at 5 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel W. S. Sinclair,
head of the R. O. T. C. department,
hopes to raise the morale of the
cadets through this club, which will
be a permanent institution. As a
fourth inducement to organization,
the Colonel has promised funds for
a sophomore military dance to be
held in the near future.
All sophomores enrolled in the R.
O. T. C. department are requested to
attend the meeting Friday. *
Hall Opposes
Increase in
Student Fees
Compiled Findings Show
Oregon’s Levy Highest
On the Coast
Prohibitive Burden
Protested by Alumni
Financial Aid Necessary |
Says President
N INCREASE of student, fees J
-^*-as a proposed solution for the i
University’s financial problem is im
practicable, according to a thorough
study of the situation here as com-'
pared with other institutions made!
by President Arnold Bennett Hall.
Oregon has already gone vastly
further in raising student fees than
any other state institution on the
Pacific coast. The University of
Oregon derives 21.75 per cent of its
income from student fees; the next
highest on the coast are Montana
with 14.3 per cent and California
with 12.43 per cent. University of
Washington is in the same class as
these three. The average portion of
income derived from fees among 39
state universities in the country at
large is 12.41 per cent, not much
more than half that charged at Ore
President Hall’s conclusion is that
in an institution maintained for all
the people of the state, and one in
which more than (10 per cent are
wholly or partially self-supporting
and 47 per cent earn half or more
of their own expenses, the fees are
already as high here as it is judic
ious to make them and that the re
gents were wise in declining to see
an escape from the University’s
financial crisis by levying additional
tribute upon the student body.
Would Limit Enrollment
“To surrender the principle of
democracy in education would be a
most unfortunate mistake,” said
President Hall in commenting on
the figures. “To put fees up much
further would tend to limit the en
rollment in a state supported insti
tution to the sons and daughters of
the wealthy. This is inconsistent
with the democratic tradition of
the commonwealth.”
A recent report prepared by of
ficers of the Alumni association de
clared that “fees charged regular
students have been advanced to ;
the point that they are beginning
to force out worthy students.”
University of Oregon averages tho {
highest on the coast on the basis of
fees per student, the figures being:
Oregon $98.10; California, $63.67;
Idaho" $30.12; Montana, $41.93;
.Nevada, $52.63; Arizona, $41.76.
t The average for 39 state univer
sities is $70.71. The average for
each institution is secured by divid
ing the total amount of fees collect
ed by the number of students.
$116.35 Average Fee
At Oregon the $98.10 paid by the
average student includes a $25.50
registration fee plus course fees and
such school fees as are charged in
the schools of law, architecture,
music, journalism and others. Many
students pay more than the average.
Included in the $98.10 is a $15 build
ing tax which goes to the student
body. In addition to the $98.10, the
student pays $15.75 to the student
body for the Emerald, the daily
newspaper, concerts, and $2.50 for
class fees. This makes a total of
$116.35 paid by the average student,
of which sum about $100 goes to the
The increase in fees at Oregon or
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Germ Foes Will Give
Prizes for Best Story
Three cash prizes of $30 each are
being offered for the best story for
children by the National Tubercu
losis Association this year. The con
testants in Oregon should send their
stories to the Oregon Tuberculosis i
Association, 310 Fitzpatrick Block, !
Portland, not later than February
Jo. The contest is open to everyone.
College students and others who
have had special training in writ
ing stories for children are espe
cially urged to enter the contest.
The three prize winning stories
will be used all over the United
States by local newspapers, giving
the names of-the writers. They will
be released to the papers in Novem
| ber, for use during the 1927 Christ
i mas Seal Sale.
Anyone wishing to enter the con
test write at once to the Oregon
! Tuberculosis Association for the
I complete instructions.
W. A. Lacey
Assembly Time
Shifted to Friday
To Greet Visitors
Regular Friday 9 o’Clocks
Scheduled for Today
. At 11 o’Clock
In honor of the high school con
ference students who are to be
guests of the University January 14
and 15, the regular weekly assembly
usually held at eleven to ’clock
Thursday will take place at nine
o’clock Friday morning, in order
that the University students can
meet and welcome the visitors. A
special block of seats will be re
served across the front part of the
auditorium of the Woman’s build
ing where high school faculty and
students will take their places.
Classes that ordinarily occur at
nine o’clock Friday, will be held
this morning at eleven o’clock.
President Arnold Bennett Hall,
of the University of Oregon, and
Hugh Biggs, president of the A. S.
U. O., will deliver welcoming ad
The men’s glee club will sing a
group of Oregon songs, and W. L.
Ferris, professor of music, and Law
rence Wagner will give a trumpet
duet. The Reverend H. D. Davis,
director of United Christian Work
on the campus, will deliver the in
President Hall urges a large at
tendance of students and faculty
at the Friday assembly, in order
that the high school guests will be
enthusiastically welcomed, and so
that their first idea of the Univer
sity will bo an impression of cordial
ity among the students.
Men’s and Girls’ Rifle
Teams to be Chosen,
Practice Starts Today
The R. 0. T. C. gallery rifle range
will open for shooting practice to
day. The men’s team will tire from
9 to 12 a. m., and the girls’ prac
tice will be from 1 to 4 p. m.
Over fifty men have turned out,
and competition will be keen for
the first team, which will be chosen
early in February. Meets for each
week in February and March have
been arranged with teams in all
parts of the country. Rhode Island,
Maryland, Montana, and O. A. C.
are a few of the colleges and uni
versities to be met. These meets
will form a basis for comparison of
the marksmanship of teams all over
the country.
About thirty girls have turned
out for the girls’ rifle teams at .the
present time. All girls who have
not yet signed up for two periods
a week, should do so immediately
by seeing Miss Margaret Pepoon,
secretary, or Gladys Bristol, presi
dent of Cross Rifles.
Since the range has been altered,
allowing added facilities for shoot
ing, the girls will be allowed the
two periods, which come Thursday
from 1 to 4 p. m., and Saturday from
9 to 12 a. m.
Miss Pepoon, as secretary, has ar
ranged twelve matches. AH those
who compete must conform with the
W. A. A. rules for scholarship.
Infirmary La Grippe
Patients Number Eight
La grippe, the usual companion of
our changeable Oregon weather, is
stalking the campus this week, and
so far has eomsigned eight victims
to the infirmary. These patients to
gether with Mike Moran “the pay
ing boarder,” and one other patient
have raised the number of infirmary
occupants to ton for the week.
Norvald Nelson of Eugene is the
first studen tto have the honor of
occupying the infirmary annex this
term. He is suffering from a slight
ease of chicken pox.
Delegates to
Arrive Today
Seventh Annual Meeting
Opens With Assembly
Friday at Nine
Hal Boss Will Speak
On High School Annual
Student Body Officers
To Hear W. A. Lacey
j^TOOX today is expected to mark
the beginning of the influx of
high school delegates and faculty
ulvisers that will culminate in the
series of two-day sessions of the
Seventh Annual High School con
ierence here Friday and Saturday.
The largest number of delegates
iV’ill probably arrive late this after
noon and evening, when most of the
proppers, including those from Port
land high schools, are expected.
Almost every section of the state
will be represented in the group
that will band together for the first
time at the A. S. U. O. assembly to
morrow morning at 1) o’clock. This
assembly is not to be a special joint
meeting of the delegates alone, but
a student assembly transposed from
the usual hour in order that the
preppers may be present at one of
the typical University gatherings.
Hall and Biggs to Speak
After the general meeting at the
assembly, where talks will be made
by President Arnold Bonnet Hall
and Hugh Biggs, and at which the
University Glee club will entertain,
the delegates will break up into four
divisions for speeches and informal
round table discussions. The four
groups are, student body officers,
press representatives, Girls’ League,
and faculty advisers.
One of the outstanding speakers
in the officers division tomorrow
afternoon will be W. A. Laeey, prin
cipal of the high school of Walla
Walla, Washington, who will dis
cuss “A Plan of Student Govern
ment for High Schools,” at 1:45
p. in. Laeey will also talk to the
faculty representatives on “Prob
lems in the Development of Student
Participation in School Govern
ment,” in the faculty meeting Sat
urday morning.
Lacey Encourages Government
Lacey, who has taken a great deal
of interest in student government in
the high school, has done much to
encourage it in the schools in which
lie taught. Ho has had extensive
training as an instructor and prin
cipal. He received his A. B. degree
from Baker university, his M. A. de
gree from the University of Kan
sas, and took special work at Wash
ington State college and at Stan
Lacey taught in the University of
Nevada High school, was principal
of the high school at Pomeroy,
Washington, for four years, princi
pal of the high school at Pullman,
Washington, for three years, prin
cipal of Natrona County high school
at Casper, Wyoming, for two years,
and for the last six years has been
principal of the Walla Walla high
school. lie is president of the Ki
wanis club of Walla Walla.
Hoss to Speak
Hal E. Hoss, manager of the
Oregon City Enterprise, and recent
ly appointed secretary to I. L. Pat
terson, governor of Oregon, will de
liver an illustrated lecturo at a
joint meeting of the editors, mana
gers, and advisers, in the press con
ference division Saturday morning
at 10:15. Hoss, who has supervised
the printing of scores of high
school annuals, will tell the embryo
journalists “How to Publish an An
In the absence of Edmund Jones,
Stanford freshman, and president
of the Association of Student Body
Officers, John Halderman, Astoria,
Oregon freshman, will presido over
the sessions of that group.
Robert Thomas, Washington high
school, is the president of the Press
association, and Elizabeth Crissell,
Washington high school, is the pres
ident of the Girls ’ League. O. D.
Byers, principal of Rainier high
school, will conduct the meeting of
faculty advisers Saturday morning.