Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 15, 1927, Image 1

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    Sidelights On the
First Basketball
Game in Court
Glimpsing Of the Big
and Little Fellows On
and Off the H a r d
icood Floor
And even the co-eds seemed to
appreciate the shiny hardwood
floor of the $175,000—or there
about—McArthur what - ever - you
• • •
The ushers seemed to have diffi
culty in segregating the sheep from
the gotrts, i. e., the delegates from
the campusites. Either they all did
or didn ’t wear their golashes.
* * *
There were three grey-haired men
that just couldn’t be ousted from
the co-ed’s private section on the
east - broadside. The white sweaters
that did the ushering on that side
evidently aren’t so good on the last
word as they are on the athletic
• • •
’Tisn’t fair to “kick” because
the seating arrangement wasn’t o. k.
slick at the first gau*e in the
big building. It takes knights and
knights to get such details down
to smoothness and perfection. Be
sides, the preppers needed a goodly
share of two sections.
* * *
Those numerous doors that were
hedged about with saw horses and
what not didn’t give one exactly
a glamorous opinion of their util
ity .
* » »
Poor “Aimee Simiple”; if he
hadn’t had to read the speech no
one would have known that it wasn’t
a direct revelation from the Divine
» * *
Bob Mautz made sueli a buzz into
the microphone that even the band
couldn’t drown him nut and what’s
more, that was one reason why lots
of the fairer ones, preppiers includ
ed, didn’t see the whole of the
Oh yes, the press box was con
veniently located—admidst the co
eds. But, as usual, it was a strictly
stag party.
* » •
Someone thought it would be
shame to get the pretty floor mar
red by dancing.
There is absolutely no excuse for
pigging at the games in the court,
with a whole floor separating tire
rooters and screechers.
The only thing the matter with
Magnum’s speech—aside from, his
voice—was that he kept directing
his eyes at the co-ed’s section and
talking to the reserved section.
The preppers didn’t seem to care
who won the game, just so Wester
gren’s side did.
The bathing suit wasn’t quite
striking enough.
One eoy little high school lassie
was heard to remark that at her j
high school games the players didn’t
neck! (Maybe all the slidding and
embraces could be blamed on the
new floor.)
No restaurant panatrope could
have brought forth any more rhy-1
matic jaxx than the exodus.
Elizabeth Crissell
Washington high school student,
who presided at yesterday’s meet
ings of Girls’ League officers.
Oregon Frosh
And Commerce
To Play Today
Visiting Hoopers Have
Four Veterans as
Team Nucleus
Probable Lineups
Commerce Frosh
Levoff f Potts
Fones f Policar
Nagel c Jackson
Rotenberg g Coleman
Ackley g Cheney
Coach Earl “Spike” Leslie’s
freshman basketball team swings
into action in its first game this
afternoon at 3 o ’clock against the
strong Commerce high quintet in
McArthur court.
The game between the frosh and
the Portland high school will bring
together two teams playing the
same style of basketball. Gene
Shields, former Oregon football star,
is basketball coach at Commerce and
is well versed in Reinhart’s style of
play. The Commerce high five is
rapidly rounding into shape.
To date the stenogs have two
wins to their credit. Camas high was
defeated 24 to 14 and the Portland
Ramblers 29 to 19. Pour lettermen
from last year form the nucleus for
this year’s quintet. Morris Levoff,
playing his third year, is sure of
holding down a forward berth, and
John Nagel, lanky three-year center,
is equally certain of the pivot posi
tion. Rex Pones, two-year forward,
is being crowded by Larry Cooper.
Howard Kerr, Sam Rotenberg, and
Cecil Ackley are strong ibets at
guard, yerr is a veteran.
A g to Coaeh Leslie, the
Oregon yearling hoopers have yet
to learn what it is all about. He is
optimistic, however, and thinks they
will work better later on when the
regular season starts. This gear’s
quintet is void of any outstanding
stars. Potts and Coleman are, how
ever, all-state hoopsters.
Cheney, of the frosh, is an ex-Com
merce high luminary on the maple
court and will be playing against
his old team mates.
Exhibition of Eastern Artists
Attracts Stream of Art Lovers
Exhibit to be Taken Down January 18: Schroff’s Work
Will Take Its Place
Every day from 1 to 4 the ex
hibiting room of the art and archi
tecture building is a scene of an
ever-shifting line of curious, in
terested art lovers who go with the
desire to see the group of water
colors which are now hanging. Be
ing mostly the work of easterners it
naturally follows that the subjects
used are largely eastern in atmos
If one were to remain in the ex
hibiting room and listen to the bits
of whispered comment he would
hear something like thi£:
“Which one do you like bestt”
Odd as it may seem those who are
not very familiar with art always
want to know what the other fellow
likes before they will risk an opin
ion of their own. If you tell them
what you like and they think you
know what you are talking about
they will immediately agree.
Others, however, who are more
fearless about expressing their likes
and dislikes will say something like
“Now I like that one of the snow
shadows over there. It has such a
cold feeling about it. I don’t know
if it is the blueness of the shadows
or if it is the whole r tmosphere of
the picture, but it really strikes me
as being very effective.” Another
will add, “It is far lovlier at night
in the artificial light. At that time
the shadows seem to be moon shad
(Continued on page two)
Conference of
Students Has
Varied Talks
W. A. Lacey, Walla Walla,
Principal, Outlines
School Essentials
Girls’ League Elects
Ethel Elliott Head
Jessie S. Smith Speaks
Before Journalists
\ T the first day’s meeting of
the High School Conference
yesterday, Dr. Arnold Bennett
Hall’s speech, “Preparing for
Life”; that of W. A. Lacey, princi
pal of the Wialla Walla high school,
to the student body presidents; that
of Miss Emma Waterman, assist
ant instructor of physical educa
tion, to the Association of Woman’s
Leagues; and the one by Miss Jes
sie Spaulding Smith, instructor of
news-writing and director of publi
cations and publicity at the Oak
land Technical high school, Cali
fornia, to the high school journal
ists, were the most outstanding.
Student Needs Given
Eight essentials for the estab
lishing of an effective system of
student government in the high
school were given by W. A. Lacey,
principal of Walla Walla high
school, and leading speaker at the
meeting of the Association of Stu
dent Body Officers at the high
school conference yesterday. These
were: a prepared student body; a
converted faculty; a short, work
able constitution; a sympathetic
faculty adviser; a general student
council or cabinet; a student court;
a graded system of penalties; and
carefully worked out methods of
procedure. He advised against copy
ing a plan in its entirety from some
other school, and expecting it to
fit the conditions peculiar to an
other school. A gradual develop
ment of student government is es
sential to its success, Lacey said.
The real value of student govern
ment, he said, lies in its develop
ment of the elements of character
and ability in students.
Responsibility Discussed
‘1 Start slowly, ’ ’ was the main
note of warning that Mr. Lacey
forwarded to his audience. “Start
slowly, and get au advisory coun
cil of officers and then assume
some small project and carry it
through to success . . . Above all,
let the machinery be simple, and
do not copy a plan from another
school, for it isn’t the machinery
but the local feeling and problems
that account for the success or fail
ure of a school government. Let it
grow slowly, and develop for a
year at least before any definite
program is adopted. Try it fim
in the study halls, library, lunch
room, classrooms where the teacher
is absent, then in the halls, on the
grounds, and lastly in the assem
blies where the problem is the most
difficult. The government must be
sensibly near the student so that he
feels it in close contact with his
actions. ’ ’
Mr. Lacey also stressed the edu
cative value that student govern
ment offers in the training for
citizenship, the development of
stability, self-control, reliability,
and a willingness to take respon
sibility. *
Portland Men Speak
A discussion participated in by
Bob Allen, and Ford Smith of Lin
coln high, Portland, and Jess Doug
lass, of Washington high, Portland,
“Student Government in the
Grant High School” was the sub
ject of the short talk which fol-!
lowed, given by Kenneth Curry. Al- j
though that government is now tem
porary with no constitution, Mr.
Curry pointed out the distinctive
features of their financial system.
A discussion followed by Bob Allen,
Ford Smith, Jess Douglass, Donald
Morand of the Benson Poytechnic
school, and Robert Du Priest of
Kenneth Allen of Salem high
school spoke briefly on “Methods
of Handling Student Body Finan
ces,” going into the detail of the
highly developed system of the Sa
lem school. Bill Fitzpatrick of Myr
tle Creek, Leon Redmond of Mc
Minnville, Ford Smith, Bob Allen,
(Continued on page three)
Well Known Figures
Appear at Dedicaton
OREGON students discovered
last night at the basket-ball
g.wne ithat certain ot' the Web
foot lettiermen can do something
besides play football. In the ini
tiation staged between halves
by the Order of the “0, ” Red
Slauson made a very passionate
‘ ‘ Aimete, ’ ’ Arthur Elwood Whip
pet Ord made a quite acceptable
“Kenneth Ormiston"; and Har
old Mangum did fairly well as a
clergyman and speech-maker.
Hal Harden and. Honest John
Warren brought a touch of Par
is underworld to the court with
an Apache dance. Hal was Pier
rot and John was Pierrette. To
the tender strains of a portable
phonograph, they strutted them
selves to everyone's satisfaction.
The climax of the act came when
John took a hard jolt on the
hardwood and then groveled at
Hal’s Plorsheims. He was the
the kind of a girl that men don’t
forget. Red-haired “Aimee,’’
clad in a bathing suit, and Har
den carted John offstage in a
wagon to close the program.
An unofficial dedication of the
stadium took the first part of
the festivities. After a laudatory
speech, Slauson was offered the
new pavilion. He, or she, was
just tickled to death at the hon
or, and said so in rather un
certain terms. Whippet sang
“Red Riding Hood,” or at least
he claims he did. As a Caruso,
he is a clever open field ruftner.
Last night’s burlesque was the
first of a series of initiations to
be staged between halves of
coining games by the lettermen,
provided suitable acts can be ob
Hoss to Speak
On Conference
Program Today
Style Show at Guild Hall
Will Be Feature
For Prep Women
Talks by Hal E. Hoss, C. A. How
ard, W. A. Lacey, Jessie Spaulding
Smith, and others, the style show,
advisers’ luncheon at the Anchor
age, and the election of officers in
the divisions of the conference are
included on today’s program {for
the high school conference.
Hal E. Hoss, manager of the Ore
gon City Enterprise, and secretary
to Governor Isaac L. Patterson, will
deliver an illustrated lecture ,on
“How to Publish an Annual” to the
editors, managers, and advisers at
10:15. t
C. A. Howard, state superinten
dent of public instruction, who
spoke at the conference banquet in
the Woman’s building last night,
will address the student body of
ficers in the music auditorium at
Officers of the Girls’ Leagues will
be entertained in Guild theater this
morning by the annual Correct
Clothes show, directed by Mary
Clark. A demonstration by the
Woman’s Athletic Association will
take place at 11 o’clock in the Wom
an ’s building.
The speakers at the Faculty Ad
visers’ Conference in 105 Commerce
hall this morning, will be Dr. James
H. Gilbert, acting dean of the col
lege of literature, science and the
arts; W. A. Lacey; Mabel Downs,
dean of girls, Lincoln high school,
and Iva M. Howey, dean of girls,
Hood River high school.
The adiflsers will be guests of the
student body at a luncheon at tfle
Anchorage at 12 o’clock.
Father O'Hara to Give
Lectures to Religion
“The History of Religion,” will
be the subject of a series of ten
lectures given especially for stu
dents by Father Edwin V. O’Hara
in the Newman club at 1062 Char
nalton street, beginning next Sun
day night, at 7:30 o’clock.
The first two will deal with pagan
religions, covering such things as
magic, animism, witchcraft; and the
second with the higher idealism and
moralities of their systems. The
remaining lectures will deal with
^Judaism and Christianity. [These
lectures are open to all the people
of the University.
|'Prepare Now’
Is Message
Of Dr. A. Hall
Foundation of Good Habits
Will Mean Success
In Later Life
Hugh Biggs Welcomes
Preppers at Assembly
Glee Club Features Add
College Atmosphere
*<TF today you put off preparing
-■•until tomorrow, you have
shackled yourself in habits of pro
crastination which will come back
to plague you every day of your
lives,’' was the warning given by
Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall, yesterday
in his assembly speech, addressed
particularly to the 550 high school
delegates attending the Seventh An
nual High School conference now jn
session on the University of Oregon
campus. Ward Cook general chair
man of the conference, was chair
man of the session.
Prepare Spiritual and Material
Dr. Hall in his address on ‘ ‘ Pre
paring for Life,” urged the build
ing of strong character by forming
correct and clean habits of living,
in material as well as spiritual
fields. “For unless you build a
foundation of good habits, the air
castles you are building and the
day dreams you are dreaming, must
come to nought,” lie said.
•Preparedness, Dr. Hall divided in
to two kinds, spiritual and material.
Preparing for life materially means
forming habits of industry and mas
tery, he Said. Education does no
good until the student can be made
to think for himself, is Dr. Hall’s
opinion. A student who merely
memorizes his lessons is not using
his brain to the best advantage, ho
went on to say.
Thinking Necessary Process
Dr. Hall cited as an example of
the tendency of students to a mere
memory form of learning, his ex
perience in teaching an elementary
law class at the University of Wis
consin last spring. He gave exami
nations every two weeks which con
sisted of questions testing the stu
dents’ ability to think. A large
percentage of the class failed in
the first two examinations and his
office hours were spent in inter
viewing students who were unable
to account for the poor records they
received in the quizzes. There are
many more women than mien for
consultation because women are not
so toughened as men to flunking,
ho remarked.
However by the end of the term
only two out of the class consist
ing ,of several hundred students
failed, he said.
Spiritual preparedness, Dr. Hall
continued, gives one noble vision of
life and lofty aims which are essen
tial to the building of a democracy.
He urged the students to make them
selves aware of the beauties of na
ture, of literature, music, and the
fine arts.
Learn Life by Appreciation
It is only by contact with the
beautiful in life and by an appre
ciation of the grandeur of nature
that we can have a spiritual under
standing of the universe, he said.
It is this way we gain an under
standing ,of religion, not the re
(Continued on page two)
Jessie Spaulding Smith
Journalism instructor, who came
from the Oakland Technical high
school to address press delegates.
To Talk About
Italian Politics
Australian Lecturer Says
Mussolini Is Loved
By Italians
“The Fascisti do not rule Italy—
they are Italy! ” This is the key
note of Tom Skeyhill’s message that
he brings back from Italy, the land
of sunshine.
Tom Skeyhill comes to the Uni
versity of Oregon as the second lec
turer on the student lecture series,
one having been Captain John B.
Noel, of tho last Everest expedi
tion, who told of the attempt to
climb Mt. Everest.
Skeyhill has been a speaker in
demand by American audiences for
years. He is an Australian soldier
and poet, who since the war has
spent his time studying world af
fairs and delivering lectures in this
country and in Canada.
During tho last year he spent
three months in Italy. Ho was there
at the time of one of the many at
tempts to assassinate Mussolini, the
“Dude,” as he is affectionately
called by his followers. He wit
nessed the tremendous reaction in
favor of the great Italian, leader,
following the attempted assassina
tion. These are the things he will
discuss in his talk in Villard hall
next Wednesday evening in his lec
ture, “Mussolini and the Black
Among his many other activities,
Tom Skeyhill has written and pro
duced a play. The fall of 1926
foijnd Skeyhill’s name prominent in
Broadway dramatics. His play,
“The Unknown," is a study in shell
shock psychology. Those who have
road it, including such authorities
as Fannie Hurst cf New York, are
glowing in their praise of Mr. Skey
hill's lirst efforts in the drama.
Theta Sigma Phi to Give
Tea Sunday Afternoon
Theta Sigma Phi, woman’s na
tional journalism honorary, will
hold an open meeting in the form
of a tea for all upperelasswomen in
the school of journalism) Sujnday
afternoon, from 4:00 to 5:110 o’clock
at the Woman’s building. Mrs. Mary
Watson Barnes will talk on some
literary topic during the hour. All
journalism juniors and seniors are
Pauline Stewart, Representative For
Y, W. C. ABack From Conference
Croup of 3000 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Represents
Students From Many Nations
“To begin, at the beginning,” said
Pauline Stewart, Y. W. C. A. repre
sentative to the student conference
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “we start
ed from Portland Christmas morn
ing. There was a group of about
50 students from the Northwest,
and we all went together under the
supervision of Dr. Kay Culver, of
Portland. There were representa
tives from the University of Wash
ington, Washington State, Whitman,
G. A. C., Oregon Normal, Linfield,
Willamette, and 'Oregon. jWe oc
cupied our time until our arrival
in Milwaukee Tuesday morning,
December 28, with student confer
ences among ourselves, in which we
discussed our views on subjects
which we thought would be a part
of the program.”
The conference was atended by
| some 3000 students from all over the
United States, Mexico, and islands
in the Pacific. Many who came did
so at their own expense, interested
in seeing what such a conference
could accomplish. All nationalities,
Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Mex
icans, French, English, Swiss, Rus
sian and negroeS, were represented.
“A truly cosmopolitan atmosphere
reiglned/’ said Miss Stewalrt, in
speaking of this experience. “They
staged a series of teas at which
they dressed in the costumes of their
| country. Pageants depicting the
life of each country added a color
ful note to the gatherings.”
l About the discussion groups Miss
Stewart said, “Tfyey were certainly
intriguing. It was my experience
one day to sit next to a girl from
Vassar college, and the next morn
ing a man sat beside me who told
(Continued on page four)
Webfoots 38,
Bearcats 10 in
Hoop Game
Lemon-Yellow Quintet
Good but Erratic;
Defense Loose
Hartley Scores 2
For Capitol Team
Ridings and Okerberg
Show up Well
Oregon (38)
Gunther (8) f
Ridings (2) f
Okerberg (20) c
Westergren g
Milligan (2) g
Willamette (10)
Hank (2)
Hartley (5)
Ashby (3)
Substitious: Oregon, TCimlnlri
for Ridings; Hummelt for Kim
inki; Epps (4) for Hummelt;
Bally for Westergren; Joy (2)
for Gunther; Kiminki for Oker
berg McCormick for MilBgan;
and Hummelt for Joy. Willam
ette, Riedel for Litchfield; Flash
er for Hauk; Minto for Hartley;
Litchfield for Flesher; Hartley
for Minto; Hauk for Riedal.
Referee: Ralph Coleman, O. A.
TJLAYING a close checking game
the Oregon varsity defeated the
Willamette University Bearcats 38
to 10 in the first game to be played
in the new $185,000 McArthur pavil
ion. Willamette was held scoreless
for the first ten minutes but gained
a point when Hauk converted a fool
after being fouled by Hidings. It
took the Bearcats 16 minutes to
score a field goal.
The lemon-yellow five played a
good brand of basketball for their
first homo game but were erratie
in shooting and somewhat loose on
defense tinder their own basket.
Roy Okerberg, Webfoot lanky pivot
man led the field by swishing tha
net for nine field goals and two
fouls. Okerberg was at his bost
in dribbling through the loser’s de
fense and was a dead shot under
his basket. Ridings played a good
floor game. Scotty Milligan upheld
the reputation that he gained om tile
recent barnstorming trip into Cal
ifornia by breaking up a number of
Hartley Good
Captain Henry Hartley, center
for tho Bearcats, gets credit for
scoring two of Willamette’j field
goals and one foul. Hartley, playing
his fourth year for the Salem quin
tet, played a good defensive gam*
but was erratic in his shooting.
Perhaps no Willamette player oat
shown Bob Ashby, guard, who in
playing his first year for the Capitol
city basketecrs. Ashby scored one
field goal and converted one fonl
down to the Bearcat’s basket many
times. Willamette played a fast
style of game but their plays were
poorly timed. Many times a bad.
pass sent the ball into the stands,
3500 Fans Attend
The half ended with Oregon ahead'
21 to 4. Statistics kept at the floor
side show that Oregon attempted
62 shots at the basket, and made
only 16. The Webfoots made 6 out
of a possible 14 on fouls. The Bear
cats made only 3 out of 40 attempts
during the entire game, a curious
fact being that none of the Willam
ette subs ' had a single opening at
the circlet. Approximately 3906
spectators viewed the contest, by
fur the largest crowd that has ever
witnessed a preliminary basketball
game at Oregon.
Tonight the Oregon varsity meet
the Willamette Bearcats in the sec
ond contest of a two game series.
A preliminary between Roseburg
high and University high is featured
for 7 o’clock.
Willamette attempted 40 field
shots and made three. They netted
four out of ten free throw attempts.
J. S. Evans* Lecture
Will Be on Goldmark
Rubin Goldmark, the composer,
will be the topic on which John
Stark Evans, assistant dean of mu
sic will speak January 23 in Mu
Phi Epsilon meeting. The club has
been studying Goldmark’s works
and life, and Mr. Evans can speak
with some authority, having stud
ied with the musician for several
Sometime, the later part of Jan
uary, Mr. Evans will give an organ
recital at the Seven Day Adven
tist church in Portland in dedica
tion of the new orgau.