VOLUME XXVIII___UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1927_ ~ NUMBER61 Critique Plans s For Thursday Nearly Ready Work of Architecture and Art Students to Have Expert Opinion Paintings by Schroff Will Be on Display W. J. Purcell, Judge Carey Banquet Speakers THURSDAY is the day for La Deuxieme Critique. For more than a week the entire school of architecture and allied arts has been working feverishly in the effort to complete all work, making it ready for criticisms to be given by the various members of the jury. The criticism of all departmental work by outsiders who are well able to judge has been a yearly affair in the school for a great many years. The purpose of the occasion is to give the students the advantage of criticism from authorities unfam iliar with their work. Roughly speaking, the program of the Critique this year will include a series of criticisms of the work of the entire school in the morning, perhaps more criticisms in the after noon and, possibly, a tea for the visiting jury and the faculty, and a banquet in the evening. Painting Exhibition Open One of the outstanding features of the critique this year will be the special exhibition of some of the work of Professor A. A. Schroflf, instructor in painting and painter of great repute. This exhibition will be opened to visitors on the morning of the Critique, and students and townspeople are invited to visit. Anyone interested in the criticism which will be given on the class work is also welcome. Tickets for the banquet went on sale Monday under the management of George Wardner and Clarence Lidberg. Because of .unavoidable alterations in the arrangements there has been a slight difference in the prices. Majors in the depart ments may have tickets for 75 cents, and others may have them for $1.00. Portland Men to Speak W. J. Purcell, Portland architect, will be one of the principal speak ers at the banquet. Mr. Purcell has been an occasional visitor on the campus and is especially interested in the work being done by the school of art and architecture. Last year Mr. Purcell was a member of the jury and at that time expressed great interest in the type of work turned out by the students. ^ As a speaker Mr. Purcell is known for a subtle wit and an nnusually well-informed mind which make him delightfully interesting. Judge Charles H. Car«y, who scarcely needs an introduction to University students, will be another speaker at the banquet. Judge Carey is an art critic and connoisseur of considerable repute. He is also rat ed an able speaker. The committee in charge of the banquet is expecting approximately 200 students, visitors and faculty members to attend. Y. W. Waffle Feed Is Scheduled for Today Everybody come and bring their friends to the Y. W. waffle feed to day. Waffles such as you have never tasted before, with a big cup of nice, hot coffee to pep you up in this winter weather. Every quarter so spent will bring joy not only to you but will help the Y. W. to offset a deficit in its financial program. Remember that there will be a Panatrope and a selection of good records. Dean Young to Attend Historical Meeting Dean F. G. Young of the school of sociology will go to Portland Sat urday to attend the quarterly meet ing of the board of directors of the Oregon Historical Society. With one exception, Dean Young has attend ed each of the meetings since the founding of the organization in December, 1898. In 1900, Dean Young was attend ing the University of Wisconsin summer session at the time of the meeting. He returned later by bi cycle over the Oregon Trail, with Joseph Schafer, the author of Prince L. Campbell’s autobiography. Need For Integral Changes In Academic Plan Urged Readjustments, Necessary to Permit Serious Students to Do Real Uni versity Work, Proposed by Independent Committee; Honor Group Plans Will be Studied THE University of Oregon under graduate body, like ancient Gaul, may be divided into three parts. The several members of the respective divisions may be descrip tively called students, studiers and pupils. The whole 1)ody, in the most unambiguous term, may be designat ed as the “body of undergraduate ‘registrants.’ ” A student is distinguished by this committee from the members of the other two groups which together contain the non-students. A student is further defined as one who gives himself to learning for its benefits; a non-student as one who lends him self to education for its profits. A studier is a non-student regis trant in the University who is ser iously preparing himself for a life in trade or profession. The extreme type of this class is the person who rigidly measures educational worth by material utility. Education to him is admittedly a tool and noth ing more. Occasional members of this class follow the educational philosophy of the Greek Sophists in conceiving the educative process as a training in tricks for getting on in the world. Insofar as the studier experiences and is directed by im mediate interest in his work, he identifies himself with the student class. s Structural Changes Not Advocated A pupil in the University is a non student “registrant” whose primary aim in attending college is to some how and anyhow win the label of a “college man.” Education does not interest him either in substance or as a specific tool to be used in his postoeollege business. He is cor rectly termed a pupil. His essential attitude towards education is that of the public school child. A large part of the University undergrad uate “registrants” fall in this pupil class. It is defined by the attitude of its members rather than by their capacities. The type mark is a lack of willingness oftener than of in telligence to do true University work. Inadequate and improper pre college training is, however, a fre quent factor. Faults in attitude and preparation are, in measure at least, curable ills. Their sources, however, are outside the University itself. Being resident in the state political and social ele ments which are the real genetic and conditioning forces of a public university, they appear as at once the most stubborn and ultimately most vital concerns of any univer sity reform. A movement which aims at more or less immediate improve ment in the University, and especial ly one which operates from within the University, has clearly greater prospects for success if it works to correct some evil or lack, vital but of such a nature as not to demand readjustments of the substructure. This committee, in other words, be lieves it to be the part of practical j wisdom to first of all work for a j greater perfection of the integral university, rather than to attempt structural reforms. It believes that the University may be accepted es sentially as it is, and may yet be greatly improved in its workings. Registrants Divided On Basis of Outlook Too commonly, criticisms aimed at college and university conditions fall short of any exact analysis of the problems. It is usual to deplore in general terms the unsatisfactory academic state of the particular in stitution as a whole. The cures most often suggested [propose to effect a vitalization of the school en masse. The present committee, while in deep sympathy with this general desire to create a more fav orable and pungent intellectual at mosphere outside as well as inside the University proper, believes that such favorite measures as restricted entrance may be urged in a public, institution only to a very limited point. The conclusion is that the University in the present state of the political and social public must be accepted nearly as it is. It fol lows that the quality of the under graduate personnel will successfully continue to resist any effort at sat isfactory improvement. Such a conclusion limits the pos sible method of reform to, firstly, a careful analysis of the undergrad uate material with which the uni versity must work, and secondly, an examination of the machinery of the educative system with a par ticular study and estimate of how it can be made to serve its under graduates as well and as appropri ately as possible. The first part of this procedure was followed by this committee with the result, that the body of “regis trants ’ ’ were analyzed into three mutually exclusive groups. The di vision which was outlined in detail in the beginning of this report, fol lows a real and vital difference of outlook, ultimately based on dif ferences of values. The second step, the logical one of examining the existing university machinery de signed to serve its undergraduates, follows. The first towering fact which arises from such an inquiry is that the present system is designed al most exclusively to serve one kind of “registrant.” It is essentially a pupil system and by and large dif-1 fers in no vital way from the com-! moil high school plan. The rule is that all “registrants” are indis criminately assigned daily lessons, belabored with petty quizzes, held to strict class attendance, and are fi nally disciplined with a Iiigh-school isli svstenl of rewards and punish ments in the form of grades, I, II, III etc. Also in keeping with the general high school method, the fine pupil is given opportunity to earn occasional “gold stars” in the form of the word “honors” printed after his name aiul course in the common report card, otherwise termed the “scandal sheet.” It follows that the least likely “regis trant” considered from the view point of a true university, is the most favored by the system. This pupil tutelage would not be so ut terly deplorable however, if it were not that it works to the ser ious prejudice of the student. The “studier” can more or less suc cessfully conform himself to the pupil system without deep injury to his ultimate aims; the student can not. Opportunity for Real Work Sought It. is thus that this committee, believing that the student is exist ant in some number, undertakes to make a study of possible means by which certain existing elements in the university can, by a minimum of change, be adapted to serving the student. The fundamental problem it conceives to be one of providing the student with time, freedom and indulgence to pursue a more or less independent, but still directed edu cation. To this end a study of var ious possibilities is being made. Student and faculty opinion and ad vice is being solicited. More defin itely a careful study of honor systems now being practiced in var ious American universities and col leges is under way. It is hoped that some scheme peculiarly fitted to Oregon needs will be formulated and offered for administrative and faculty consideration. SOL ABRAMSON, KENNETH BONBRIGHT, GLENN BURCH, TOM GRAHAM, BERTRAM JESSUP, RAY NASH, DAVID TURTELTAUB. (Independent Undergraduate Committee). “T orchbeai ers” Play Selected By Miss Wilbur Comedy in Three Acts To be Presented Next Month “The Torclibearers,” a three-act comedy satire by George Kelly, has been chosen for production by the Guild Hall Players, and the east selected by Florence E. Wilbur, di rector of drama. Miss Wilbur feels that in her advanced class she has found enough talent to “put across” the exacting comedy. She has chosen with care a capable cast, put ting understudies to the main parts, so the play will be ready for stag ing the latter part of February. The cast is as follows: Mr. Frederick Ritter, William Forbis Mr. Huxley Hossefrosse . .Cecil Matson Mr. Spindler .Alfonse Korn Mr. Ralph Twiller, Arthur Anderson Teddy Spearing ....Ernest McKnight Mr. Stage Manager, Perry Douglas Mrs. Paula Ritter . .Etha Jeanne Clark Mrs. J. Duro Pampinelli . .Althea Dwyer Mrs. Nelly Fell ....Constance Roth Miss Florence McCrickett . f .Katherine Sartain Mrs. Clara Sheppard, Kate Buchanan Jenny ...Mary Campbell “The Torc-hbearers” was first pro duced at the Forty-eighth street (Continued on page three) Glass Managers of Girls Basketball Teams Named for This Season __ Names of girls picked as class managers in basketball for the com ing season, were announced last | night: Marjorie Goff, freshman; Mae Hileman, sophomore; Eleanor Glass, junior; and Arliene Butler, senior. The class managers assist in pick ing the teams, in checking up on attendance, and, in general, co-oper ate with the coach. A new practice schedule begins this week which does away w'ith the period from 4 o’clock to 4:40 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It j did not seem practicable to hold a | practice who turned out at this time. The new practice schedule is as j follows: freshman: Monday, 4:40 to 5:15; Tuesday, 4:05 to 4:40; Wed nesday, 5:15 to 5:50; Thursday,! 5:15 to 5:50; Friday, none. Sophomore: Monday, none; Tues day, 4:40 to 5:15; and 5:15 to 5:50; Wednesday, none; Thursday, 4:05 to 4:40; Friday, 4:40 to 5:15. Junior-senior: Monday, 5:15 to 5:50; Tuesday, none; Wednesday,. 4:40 to 5:15; Thursday, none: Fri day, 5:15 to 5:50. This does not mean, however, that only the persons designated may play in each particular hour. Girls who wish to make up prac tices, or who want extra practices' may come in any hour and play. A new attendance-checking svs (Continued on page three) Webfoot About To Waddle in For Third Time Historical Number, Due , February 1, Has Neat Cover Design The Webfoot will waddle into public view February first for the third time in its history. The “big ducks” in the Webfoot office have been working night and day classi fying the heaps of contributions which have been received and pre paring it for the “historical” num ber. The cover design for this issue has been drawn by Hope Crouch and represents a bit of futuristic art with an historical motif. In it is displayed a strong contrast of red and black which, with the aid of the white baekiground of the cover, will make this a very striking num ber. The editors have set tonight at 10 o’clock as the deadline, after which time no contributions will be accepted unless they receive the special approval of the staff. It is necessary for them to do this now as the job of sorting the many good contributions is no small one. Rolf Klep, the chief Waddle of the Webfoot, said yesterday: “The increase in contributions has been very gratifying to the staff, but we regret that because of the large amount of material and because of its unusual high quality, it will be (Continued on page two) Duce Menace ToDemocracy Says Skeyliill Mussolini Govern ment Proves Efficient Method “L’etat ? Ce Moi L’etat” Applies to Italian Dictatorships in Favor Throughout Europe MUSSOLINI, the leader of the Black Shirts, II Duce, the dic tator of Italy, is the greatest man- j ace to democracy tho world has | ever produced. This statement was made by Tom Skeyhill, internation- j al student and lecturer, last night in Villard hall. The only way for democracy to meet this challenge is to produce better results than the Italian dic tator is now producing, said the speaker. The price to pay for these results, he declared, is respect for law, active interest at the polls, and respect for authority. Such achievement, he said, lies with tho young people of tho country who now stand at the crossroads which lead either to dictatorship or to democracy. i)uce Gets Results Mussolini is actually getting re sults: today Italy is one of tho most prosperous nations of the world. Mussolini with his followers, the Black Shirt legions, has bright Italy out of chaos into law and or der, declared the speaker. Four years ago the congress in Rome gave him a vote of confidence and he has been able to retain that con fidence. The people of Italy worship Mus solini. He has made the Italian people believe in themselves aigain and they are happy and prosperous. He assumed bis power and has re tained it as an absolute despot, a dictator. He believes that the people are too stupid and too lazy to help to govern themselves. He believes that he can get the strongest gov ernment with all power vested in one man. “And,” said the speaker, “he backs up his words with re sults. Democracy must meet his challenge.” Mussolini Is Mixture “Why is Mussolini so popular?” asked the speaker. “I think he is popular because he is such a mix ture. He knows how to mix religion with politics. He dramatizes and tickles the romantic ego of the Ital ian people. It was Mussolini who said, ‘What we need is less politics in business and more business in politics. ’ ” That Mussolini has dynamite in his blood and zigzag lightning in his brain was but one of the descrip tions Tom Skeyhill gave of this man of tremendous force. Entrance to Power Told The entire audience was stirred with enthusiasm as the speaker told of the dramatic entrance made by Mussolini into the Italian congress, four years ago when he came and demanded a vote of confidence from the politicians. Here, as in his every act the great dictator showed his power of dramatism and also his personal power. With 50,000 Black Shirts in the streets outside a unanimous vote was entered and Mussolini left) absolute dictator of the Italian state. Denounces Treaty Speaking of the Treaty of Ver- j sailles, Tom Skeyhill labelled it the “Fiasco of fiascos, tho assassin of the hopes of the youth of the world, the treaty that has squandered the : new enthusiasm brought out of the ; war.” Because of this treaty, he pointed out, dictatorships have re- ' placed democracies in Europe. Fol- j lowing the war, democracy was weighed and found wanting. Auto- I craeies are building up the chaos which the war left. Two Members Pledged By Botany Honorary Members of Samara, honorary bot any society, enjoyed a luncheon in the botany laboratory last week, at which time two now members were pledged. They are June Boesen and Helen A. Smith, both sophomores in botany. Mary Sutton, graduate stu dent in botany on leave of absence from Pacific College, Newberg, is also a recent pledge. Initiation for, the new members; will be held Sunday at the home of Frances Schroeder at 708 E. 11th | street. “Guest” Artist Spends This Week on Campus To Paint Many Profiles There are artists that come and there are artists that go—and some go on forever. Such asv the last named is the “guest” artist on the campus this week. Where he came from, no one knows, wh#re he is going, no one cares—but that is aside from the story. This artist is the greatest artist in the world ... he says so himself and ho should know. Furthermore, he is the man re sponsible for Ben Turpin’s rosy checks and cross eyes, poor “Ben” got ’em sharpening the genius’ pen cils. The hunch back of Notre Dame got his “knob” from carrying his pencils. The late ruler of Japan lied from pneumonia contracted while crawling backwards eight miles through a tunnel on his' stom ach to get his portrait painted by this gentleman genius. Truly he' is great. Last week he came to the cam pus, he started his pilgrimage among the fraternities. At one dollar a throw he has been painting the boy’s pictures. At no price at all lie has been telling them all about Mr. Pape (the genius). He has paintc^ on many cam puses in the United States. This fact is verified by several students who have had their profiles dono elsewhere. He remembers them all, too. He has not visited the sororities yet, but he will .... for he is truly .the world’s greatest. (We can hardly call it painter or artist, .lust meet the man and put in your own word.) Mu Phi Epsilon Sponsors First Music Program Organization Will Present Radio Concert on January 27 Sponsored by Mu Phi Epsilon, women’s national music fraternity, the first musical /program of the year will be presented at the stu dent assembly Thusrday, January 20, at. eleven o’clock in the audi torium of the Woman’s building. The several numbers featured by members of the organization prom ise to be unusually good. Miss Ade laide Johnson, chairman of the Mu Phi Epsilon concert committee, has charge of the program which is the first of a series of similar events to take place dyring the term. The organization will give a radio concert January 27. On February 2, the group will feature John' Stark Evans as accompanist of the Rex Underwood string quartet. The x,rc>KrM»»as it is scheduled for Thursday follows: Piano solos by Olga Jackson, “Lento” by Cyril Scott, and “The Crapshooter’s Dance,” by Eastwood Lane. Vocal trio including Clare Whit ton, Leota Riggs, and Harriett Ross, with Mary Clark accompanist. They will sing “Allah’s Holiday,” (Continued on page three) Oregon Wins Over Gonzaga By Big Score 65-1 i Game Taken Front Fighting Irishmen With Ease Bulldogs Score First Goal; Only Time in Lead First Conference Game Is Here Saturday Lineups: Oregon (65) 17) Gonzaga Epps (12) f (4) Ingram Gunther (17) f (6) Rotchford Okerberg (25) c (6) Meader Westergren (6) g Kennedy Milligan (3) g (I) Albers Subs: Oregon, Joy (2), Kimin ki, McCormick, Bally. Gonzaga, Schroeder, Walterskirchen, Beril la. Referee: Ralph Coleman, O. A. C. By HAROLD MANGUM Sports Editor /''VREGON'S storming varsity bas '-'ketball team won its twelfth straight game last night, by trounc ing tno uonzaga ' Bulldogs in the i new pavilion by a < 65 JJto 17 ’/Count. < After the first ; minute of play, when the score was tied at two ; all, there was no i stopping the riot- i ous Webfoots who ; gathered 26 field : goals and 13 con- ; versions from the gin nne uunng jerry unnuer the course of the festivities. The Gonzagans were roqgh and scrappy, but proved no match for tho speedy, clever, and versatile basket makers /of Oregon. Alto gether, the Webfoots were given 20 opportunities to count from the foul line, and made 13 of these good. The game provided an excellent chance for Coach Reinhart to get his at tack to functioning properly and he made tho most of it by leaving the first string in for more than three-fourths of the contest. Epps Enjoys Himself Dave Epps, an unknown when the season started, was in the opening lineup and contributed six field goals to the Oregon total in addition to hounding the ball as though it waa a $1000 bill. He is still a bit rough, and will stand polishing. Scotty Milligan, another new eog in the Oregon machine, played as good ball as any man on the floor. Swede Westergren exhibited a great floor game, but had hard luck with, his shots, netting but one field goal in 11 attempts. Jerry Gunther press ed Okerberg for high point laurels, with 17 markers on seven baskets and three foul conversions. The lengthy Okerberg, as usual, was the scoring duke, totalling 25 points on. ten shots from the floor out of 20 attempts, and five successes to three failures from the foul mark. Of the other sturters, Milligan made one (Continued on page three) Ancient Annabel, Sans Real Body, StiZZ Does Her Bit For Campus Folk Mysterious Lady Gives Time to Young Nightingales, But Refuses to Have’ Face Washed Introducing Miss Annabel. She is now lying in state in her bed in the Household Arts building. If you should come upon her chamber unaware, be not utterly dismayed for better men have done so before you. The late President Campbell, it is told, once unintentionally opened her door and retreated from her presence with a hasty, “Oh, I beg your pardon!” When Annabel had her residence in the basement of Mary Spiller hall, the rumor went about that a sick girl was being kept there. A \ plumber, one day, sent to work in J the basement, came upstairs white and stricken, ready to bear witness to the truth of the report. Now Annabel is daily nursed with utmost care*. She submits quietly to all manner of treatment, except that she will not have soap and | water on her face but instead finds a little rouge much quicker and just as satisfactory. It is only fair to say, however, that her hair is still long and modestly arranged in two neat braids. The history of Miss Annabel be gan during war time, when her head was obtained, not from the battle field, but from a closing-out sale, for the price of fifty cents. A pair of stuffed combinations, duely cov ered with oil cloth, were given har in place of a body. Her name, which is really Good Gracious Annabel, was selected un der the influence of a play by that title, then in vogue. She has had two daughters, but only one re mains with her now, for the other mysteriously disappeared after her premiere stage appearance in “The Wedding Guest.” At present Annabel has come forth from one of her periodic re tirements to play the part of the victim for the class in home nurs ing. Since earliest childhood she has served faithfully and uncom plainingly, with that poise which is always hers, at least from the neck up. Although her eyelashes and brows are now loosening and she is still confined to her bed, it is safe to say that she will continue to serve for many years to come.