Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, September 30, 1927, Image 1

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Charles Laird
Chosen Head
Other Officers Chosen by
Underclassmen Last
October 8 Selected As
Date of Class Dances
Program Includes Four
Meetings Yesterday
Charles Laird of Portland ■won out
over Jesse Douglas,, also of Port
land, in a close race for the presi
dency of tho class of lOdl at the
freshman meeting last night. After
a ballot vote which resulted in a
tie, a standing vote was taken which
resulted in the election of Mr.
Laird, 201 to 200.
Rcba Brogdon was elected to tho
vice presidency; Nairta Plummer,
secretary, and Francis Ileitkampcr,
Socolofsky Presides
' Herbert Socolofskv, vice presi
dent of the A. S. U. O., presided at
the meeting and instructed the
freshmen as to their behavior at
the parade to bo held Saturday
morning. They were warned to
wear old clothes to the parade and
the mix which follows.
During tho course of the meet
ing, Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of
the geology department, announced
that Mrs. Gertrude B. Warner, well
known collector of oriental curios,
was offering a prize of $50 this
year for the best freshman essay
on the promotion of friendship be
tween orientals and occidentals.
The class was complimented by
Dean Shin-ell on the excellent turn
out to the meeting, and asked that
the freshmen take an active inter
est, in student affairs since they
formed approximately one-third of
the present student body.
While the votes were being count
ed, Cleon Hammond entertained tho
gathering with some piano selections
and Miss Maybelle Allen sang sev
eral songs. She also gave several
eccentric dances.
Many Nominated
Those nominated, for the various
offices were: Jessie Douglas, Char
les Laird, Elmer Harrington and
Gilbert Miller, president; Kathleen
Langdenburg, Beba Brogdon, Orpha
Ag'cr, Mary Mullarky, Jane Oullins
and Dorothy Church, vice president;
Mildred Pugh, Naida Plummer and
Bena Cornuf, secretary; Francis
H»itkaiuper, Ted Park, Gene Len
hart, Clarence Barton and Virginia
Sand, treasurer.
Brown moleskin trousers were
adopted by the sophomore men as
the distinguishing regalia for this
year in the class meeting at Villard
liall at 4 o ’clock yesterday. The
sophomore women voted not to
adopt any standard garb.
Sophomore Dance
The location committee for the
class dance was appointed: Fred
Sehultze, chairman; Jim Campbell
and Jack Dowsett. Eleanor Poor
man heads the committee on refresh
ments, with Beryle Harrali and
Kathryn Mehl assisting.
Don Church, who was elected
(Continued on page four)
Beg Pardon! Here Are
Some More Pled gin gs
Duo to an error the pledge lists
of two fraternities were omitted
from yesterday’s Emerald story.
Bachelordon announces the pledging
of eight men and Dsi Ivappa of four,
Sigma Pi Tan also adds two men to
their list.
Bachelordon: Wilber Campbell,
Eugene; IT. Day Foster, Portland;
William Black, Reno, Nevada i-John
Moffat, Prosser, Wn.; Orville Bread
thauer, Portland; Mervin Simpson,
Eugene; Russell Baker, Gaston;
Colan Smith, Eugene,
I’si Kappa: Standard Cowins,
Nyssa;- N. B. Johnson, Rainier; Na
hum McMullen, Portland; John
Ketzmiller, Eugene.
Sigma. Pi Tan: Phil Cogswell,
Portland; Francis Sullivan, Pendle
Tryouts Today *
To Let Fifteen
Into Orchestra
Director Underwood In
vites Musicians; Wants
60 in Organization
Bex Underwood, director of the
University orchestra, has about fif
teen vacancies in the organization
awaiting young musicians. The
openings cover a. wide range of in
•struments—-“almost everything,” he
said last evening, “except the saxo
phone. We just can’t use the saxo
phone.” The tryouts are sot for
5 to 6 o’clock this evening at the
school of music.
“The tryout# will be individual
and private,” Mr. Underwood ex
plained. “No one will be asked to
play before an audience today.”
It is the director’s expectation to
have an orchestra of sixty musi
cians this year, the largest in the
history of the University, surpass
ing last year’s record of 55 instru
He makes a special appeal for
| string bass players. “Basses will
1 be available for practice,” he said,
“owned by the student body, and
plenty of opportunity will be given
for practice.”
Band and orchestra practice do
not conflict, the director pointed
out. It is, in fact, advised that
wherever possible players belong to
both organizations.
“I should be particularly glad,”
Mr. Underwood emphasized, ,“to
have freshmen come to the tryouts
Friday. Even those who do not
make the orchestra will be in line
fifir selection later on, and I’d like
to get in touch with all the available
orchestra talent.”
The orchestra, it is explained, is
not an exclusive school of music
activity, but is under the auspices
of the Associated Students. Mem
bers receive an award of a pin for
one year’s play, and, under a pro
vision adopted last year, they get
a special award of a key for three
years in the organization.
Mr. Underwood is planning an
ambitious program for the year,
with .at least two concerts each
term, and a trip in the spring. lie
wants an early start, and the organ
ization will benefit, he points out,
by a large attendance at the try
out this evening.
Campus Smoking9 Frosh Paddling
Banned by Student Council Members
The following is the first half of
the report of the traditions commit
tee of the student council, which
was adopted at a meeting *of the
council Wednesday. The last in
stallment of the report will appear
in Saturday’s Emerald.
In compliance with the request of
the president of the A. S. U. O., the '
traditions committee is submitting
herewith a report concerning Uni
versity of Oregon traditions.
Tn attacking the problem of tra
ditions, the committee early agreed
that it would be necessary to gov
ern its discussions by certain as
sumed limits, namely:
(11 That the traditions commit
tee of the University of Oregon
should not consider under its juris
diction any class traditions, nor any
short-time practices. The commit
tee feels that only those traditions
should be perpetuated which foster
friendliness and democracy among
the students or loyalty and alle
giance to the University. Follow
ing these limitations the committee
finds it necessary to make a dis
tinction between University tradi
tions and University customs.
(21 This committee believes that
traditions should be limited; that
the student council should be re
ticent to label a custom “tradition,”
That too often a student body is
hampered by an outgrown custom
which has been labeled “tradition”
by sopie well-meaning patriot. That
since the traditions of a university
are the essence of its intangible
spirit no custom should be a tradi
tion unl'ess it has achieved signi
ficance through use bv generation
after generation of Oregon students.
\\ ith these considerations in mind
the traditions committee defines
Oregon traditions and makes rec
ommendations concerning them.
There are three principal groups of
University traditions, namely, (1)
All campus traditions, 2) Freshmen
traditions and (3) Athletic tradi
tions. They will be discussed in
the order given.
(1) All Campus Traditions
(1) Oregon “Hello.”
Oregon'has long b#een known for
its friendly spirit. Oregon students
meeting on the campus say “Hello”
in greeting. (It is understood, hon^
ever, that in aetual application this
tradition cannot be observed to its
entirety, between classes along
crowded campus thoroughfares. „ It
is the friendly spirit which is the
tradition and not merely a parrot
like repetition of the word “hello.”
(2) Smoking on the Campus.
It is a tradition at Oregon that
there shall be no smoking on the
(Continued on page tnoJ
Tornado Hits
Middle West,
48 Lives Lost
St. Lfmis, Adjoining Illinois
Cities, Struck; Property
Damage $75,000,00©
| Six Square Miles Laid
]Waste by Twister
Hospitals in Damaged Area
Filled With Injured
(By United Press)
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 29.—The tor
nado which twisted its way through
St. Louis and adjoining Illinois
cities this afternoon, leaving do-,
struction in its wake over an area
j of six square miles, took at least 48
lives, injured about 500 persons and
damaged property .to an extent so
far inestimable.
In the city hospital morgue alone
there were 31 bodies. Reports from
other hospitals where the dead were
taken and where many of the in
jured died increased the toll hourly.
It was impossible to determine ac
curately the number injured since
many were treated and immediately
discharged from hospitals and first
aid stations.
Insurance experts refused to esti
mate the property damage, but
agreed it would run into milliops,
possibly $75,000,000.
(By United Press)
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 29.—Cyclonic
winds dipped into St. Louis at 1
ip. m. today, tore through residence
districts and the edge of the busi
ness area and leaped across the Mis
sissippi river to sweep the three su
burban Illinois communities of
Granite City, Madison and Venice.
At .3:30 p. m. .reliable reports
were that a score of persons had
been killed and 300 to 400 injured.
Sixteen bodies had been taken to
the city morgue at that hour.
Several other persons were known
to be dead.
Some apparently authentic reports
were that 17 additional bodies had
been found.
It was believed search of wreck
age of the storm would yield still
more victims. •
The storm was at its peak from
1 to 1:05 p. m. and in those few
minutes houses collapsed, trees and
telephones toppled over and automo
biles were hurled bodily into build
Hospitals were swamped with
emergency calls. Every hospital in
the city had many cases.
At the city hospital, in the heart
of the storm area, 65 patients were
received in the first hour and a
half after the storm broke. The
roof was blown in at the Central
high school. At least 15 pupils
were injured. School had just start
ed the afternoon session. Others
may have been trapped in the
Band Turnout Looks
Good for Year Witli
Many Aspirants Out
The outlook for the band this
year is bigger and better than ever,
according to Lieut. Herbert. About
80 ni'en have turned out so far for
the R. O. T. C. and the University
This year the University band
will be entirely detached from the
R. O. T. C. band except that the
personnel will be largely the same.
For the games the band will play
as the University band, and-Will
wear the lemon and green uniforms
that were worn last year. Those
who are playing in the A. O. T. C.
band will receive university credit,
while those in the University band
alone will not receive credit.
The band turned out for the Lin
field game last Saturday, and will
probably turn out for the game with
Pacific this Saturday. The R. O. T.
C. band will function a$ such only
for the Armistic Day parade "and
military ceremonies in the spring.
Globe Circlers Land
In San Francisco
(By United Press)
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 29.—
The round the world plane “Pride
of Detroit” circled over San Fran
cisco for half an hour this after
noon with William S. Brock and
Jess Hart, air mail pilot, at the
The plane worked perfectly, Brock
said, and Brock and his partner, Kd
ward S. Schlee, will take off on a
flight to Detroit, Mich., early to
morrow. It will not be a non-stop
The aviators will stop at air mail
fields along the way.
Students’ Nickels
Brings French Girl;
Majors in English
As the result of dime crawls; pen
nant sales; the auction of unclaimed
overcoats, compacts and umbrellas;
college balls, and sundry other
money-making enterprises, the Wom
en ’s League has brought to the
campus a foreign student, Therese
Chnmbelland, of Lorraine, France.
Miss Chnmbelland is. plump, dark
and vivacious. She speaks English,
but is reluctant to express herself
among other students. When An
dree Fellion, instructor in romance
language, who was acting as inter
preter, asked Therese if she intend
ed to stay in the United States all
her life, she shook her head vigor
ously in denial, to which Miss Pel
lion added, “She doesn’t know
America yet.”
Miss Chnmbelland graduated last
year from the Sorbonne. Before go
ing to Paris she attended the College
de Filles d’Epinal and the Lyeee
de Garcons d’Epinal. In working
for her master’s degree at the Uni
versity of Oregon she expects to
major in English and minor in
Students Invited
To Attend Church
Weinie Roast anti Dancing
Among Attractions
For Tonight
Whether the student be Brahman,
Hebrew or Christian, the doors of
all Eugene churches will be open
to him tomorrow evening at eight
o’clock, and he is invited to join
the erfrwd and enjoy whatever form
the “mix” may take.
Baptists will entertain at their
church on High and Broadway, and
Catholics will meet at the Newman
Club residence on Charuelton street.
Members of the Christian denomina
tion will gq to the big white-brick
church on the come, of Oak and
Eleventh, while Christian Scientists
are to be received at the home of
Mrs. W. F. Jewett, at 2550 Fair
The Congregational Church on
Thirteenth and Ferry have sched
uled a program which should prove
of great interest to every student.
This is to be the tantalizing and at
tracting job of roasting weiners
about supper time tomorrow night—
in actual figures, from six to eight
o’clock. *
Other places where students will
be welcome are St. Mary's Rectory,
734 Olive St., where Episcopalians
will hold their entertainment from
7:30 to 10:00, the Y. W. C. A., or
the little brown “Bungalow”, where
Lutheran students will assemble at
the scheduled hour, and the great
domed church with the chimes,
Twelfth and Willamette, where
Methodist Episcopal members will
The Central Presbyterian Church,
Tenth and Pearl, extends a like in
vitation, as well as ' the dignified
steepled church, of the Unitarians,
Eleventh and iVrry. These enter
tainments are given in the hope
that students will beco*me better ac
quainted, and shake off that lone
some feeling which is something
revaient among the freshmen for the
first few days. All entertainments
will end in plenty of time for stu
dents to get home by 12:15, the
week-end hour for halls and sorori
Make Corrections Now
For Student Directory
All students must have tlieir cor
rect name, home and campus ad
dresses, class, department major
and campus phone number handed
in to the registrar’s office for the
student directory by October 1, Jack
; Benefiel, graduate manager, de
j dares. If a student changes one of
these six after he has registered
and before the time limit is up, he
should immediately se that a cor
i reetion is made or prepare to see a
| mistake in the directory.
Cost of tile directory, a big item
j in the student body expense, will be
'materially reduced this year by the
j listing of advertisements. Last year
I the directory cost over $450. The
advertisements arc being sold at the
rate of $2.00 an insertion and will
probably reach 50 in number.
First Meeting of Year
Held by Dramatists
At the first meeting this year of
Masque and Buskin, dramatic hon
orary, which was l(eld at the College
Side Inn yesterday, plans for the
coming year were discussed. Plays
to be given this year and the ques
tion of new members took np most
of the time of the meeting.
Problems of
Stated by Hall
Cooperation by Students
and Faculty Is Need
of Progress
Scientific Method and
Spirit May Be Solution
Task of Proper Personnel
Is Discussed
If the University of Oregon enn
evolve n scientific spirit and scien
tific. method and can secure the
spirit of co-operation between fac
ility and students in attaining the
scientific solution of the problems
of the improvement of university
teaching, of curriculum, and of per
sonnel, which liar the way of educa
tional progress, the University may
well he proud of having rendered
such a service, not only to the sons
and daughters of Oregon but to the
whole field of educational endeavor,
in the opinion of President Hall,
who addressed the students yester
day morning at the first regular as
sembly of the year.
Tho intellectual training that the
University bestows upon the stu
dents, the development of their
character, the shaping of their ideals
—in short, all the things that it
does to affect their character and
personality and life, constitute the
product, of the University’s educa
tional efforts, according to the
speaker. He explained further that
obviously this great task can not
bo done by the faculty alone, but
can only bo done by sympathetic
co-operation between tho faculty
and the students.
“When you go into a classroom
you ought to expect something to
bo done to you, and the professor
ought to expect to do something to
you,” President Hall said, describ
ing the whole purpose of the pro
gram of investigation that is to be
carried on by a faculty committee
to be to make the University more
useful to students, and to make its
efforts more productive in the life
of the student body.
“We are committed to certain
fundamental changes in the eur
riculm that have been generally de
scribed as the Junior College. In
the past the curriculum has been
largely a matter of speculation and
guess-work. I hope we are going to
get some objective evidence by
which we may measure and evalu
ate effectively in terms of educa
tional efficiency the various 'pro
posals for a reorganized curriculum.”
The third problem that President
Hall discussed-was that of person
nel, stating that education itself is
very largely a problem of personnel,
and that able students have been
considered stupid because they have
had no adequate advice in analyzing
their own peculiar difficulties and
in constructive effort at their solu
tion, but that the universities have
generally confined their personnel
efforts to dealing with the students
who were failing. lie concluded
that “The public is more interested
in seeing our ablest young men and
women developed to the maximum
of their power than it is in seeing
that our most stupid boys and girls
receive the maximum of individual
A better University band, a cam
pus chest, and the newly planned
Men’s Advisory Committee are the
most important items in the student
body program for the year, accord
ing to Don Beelar, president of the
A. S. U. O., who welcomed the new
students to the campus. He sug
gested that each student find some
activity in which he would be in
terested, question some one already
doing the work, and get from him
the proceedure, since those that
have something to turn to beside
scholarship generally get tho most
out of their studies.
Mr. Beelar announced that here
after the A. S. U. O. office will be
open from 9 to 10 in the morning,
2 to .'{ in the afternoon, and by ap
pointment, for those that wish to
see him on student body affairs.
‘American Girl’ to Start
Flight to Paris Today
(By United Press)
New York, Sept. 21).—If weather
conditions permit, Miss Ruth Elder
and Captain George Haldeman will
take off for their projected flight
to Paris between 2 and 4 o ’clock to
morrow afternoon, it was announced
today at Curtiss field.
Both fliers visited the hangar of
the “American Girl”, their Stinson
Detroiter plane, and said it was in
perfect condition.
j Unaffiliated Girls Will
j Dance at Y. W. Saturday
j Members of flip T. W. P. A. oabi
net mul all girls outside of organ
ized houses will hold open house at
the Y. W. bungalow. Saturday eve
“We hope that, every girl—fresh
man, sophomore, junior or senior—
who is not planning to attend some
other group for open house will feel
that the Y. W. bungalow is her homo
that night,” Paulino Stewart, presi
dent of the Y. W. C. A., announced
“Efforts are being made to reach
every girl on the campus by phone,
but in case anyone is not. notified,
j feel free to come as the Y. W. C. A.
is extending an invitation to all
girls of unorganized houses.”
Originality Will
Feature Seetions
Of New Oregana
More Staff Appointments
Required; Several
Fail to Return
“Originality must bo tlio keynote
of the Oregon a for this year,” says
Mary Renton, editor. “Wo can’t
have anyone picking up our year
book and saying ‘this is just like the
Quad’ or ‘that is just like the Blue
and Gold.’ livery section must bo
The Oregon a this year is to bo
distinctly representative of the Uni
versity of Oregon in lfiotif and art
work. All of the latter will bo de
cidedly modern in character, accord
ing to Katherine Mutzi.g, art editor.
The present members of the art
staff are Hope Crouch, James Rog
ers and Abbott Lawrence, but others
may be added later.
On account of other activities,
Richard Jones, who was appointed
sports editor last spring, is unable
to lake the position, It will be ably
handled, however, by Richard God
frey, newly appointed editor, and
Arden Pangborn, associate editor.
Roth men are experienced in sports
writing, Mr. Godfrey being the
campus sports correspondent for the
Oregon Daily Journal and Mr. P.ang
born for the Morning Oregonian.
Both are assistants to Sam Wilder
man, director of sports publicity for
the University of Oregon.
Barbara Blythe, appointed assis
tant editor of the book, is another
who will not be able to take her
position. She is not returning to
the campus.
The appointments to the staff of
the Orcgana up to tlio present time
are ns follows: William Haggerty,
associate editor; Maron Sten, as
sistant editor; Edith Dodge, admin
istration; Mary McClean, music and
debate; Ruth Newton, literary; Dor
othy ,'Bakcr, dollogo jyear; jEdith
Bain, seniors; LaWanda Eonlason,
publications; Thelma Parks, drama;
Etha Jeanne Clark, publicity; Dick
Godfrey, Arden Pangborn, sports;
Charles Reed, photography; Ronald
Hubbs, R. O. T. C.; Earl Olson, hon
oraries; Herbert Lewis, fraternities;
Don Johnson, humor, and David
Bauman, juniors. Several other ap
pointments are to be made in tlio
near future.
Special Honor
Privileges Go
Greater Freedom to Be
Given in 1927.’28
Under New Plan <
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Students’ Ambition 1
To Have Opportunity
Thirty Per Cent of Class
Chosen for Merit
I ho benefits of the long-heralded
effort nt. tho University of Oregon
to elevate the work of the superior
mill ambitious student from tho
more stereotyped academic activi
ties of the mass will go to 158 jun
iors, whose names were selected yes
terday as honors-secking catldidatas
for 10117-1928.
From the names nwu record of
sophomores last, year the list was
compiled at the office of Registrar
Fart M. Padctt, representing np
provimately 50 per cent of the en
rollment. of the class. This fol
lowed a meeting Wednesday night
at which a definite plan for the re
organised honors system was ac
cepted by the Honors Council.
Initiative Is Encouraged
Greater freedom to pursue lines
which will lead to the realization
of creative ambitions is one of tho
chief purposes of tho re-organized
honors system. The actual legisla
tion adopted by the honors council
appears elsewhere on this pago.
Nationwide attention has been di
rected to the effort here to re-or
ganize the honors system and to ef
fect a greater distinction between
the upper and lower "divisions—two
projects approved in faculty legis
lation last spring.
Below is a list of tho selected
candidates, Eugene, and Portland
students being segregated:
Many From Eugene
Eugene—Elton R. Edge, Robert
T. .Jackson, Carol ,T. Eberhart,
Gulin E. Jordan, William L. Cruik
shank; Theodore W. Dunwoodie,
Roger DeBusk, Keith I. Ingalls,
Franklin P. Hall, James W. Coombs,
Herbert E. Wheeler, Perry Iz. Doug
las, Melvin S. Cohn, Gregory F.
Franzwa, Harry E. Wheeler, Don
ald J. McCormick, Clemons Hayes,
Wayne O. Veatch, Charlotte J.
Carll, Ruth P. Jackson, Yernita
Winzesried, Elizabeth Thncher,
Pearl Taylor, Margaret A. Tingle,
Katherine Winehell, Emily A. 11.
Gropp, Eldred L. Young, Lydia F.
M. Keller, Loie B. Scoffern, Paul
ine 11. Winched, Esther L. Taylor,
Iris M. League, Joy L. Ingalls,
Eileen Palmer, Mildred R. Wrenn,
Elsie Everett, Ruth E. Helms, Ovid
ia J. llamme* and Itclcn L. Gulli
Portland High in List
Allen M. Hoyden, Francis Mc
Kenna, Ernest M. Jachotta, Wado
Newbegin, Paul I. McCabe, Robert
If. Lemon, Leltoy J. Bove, Andrian
Llewellyn, Herbert M. Lasselle,
Clarence (J. Lidberg, Otto J. Froli
mayer, Carl Rodgers, Russell G.
Hendricks', Frederick D. Sandebcrg,
Harold D. Parsons, Lester T. John
son, Lawrence R. Thielen, Ronald
M. McCreight, Clarence A. Hart
man, Tillman J. Petterson, Albert
(Continued on page tivo)
Rules of Honors College Adopted
By Council for Year 1927-1928
The following rules were adopted
by the Honors Council for the year
1. The aim of the honors system
is .individual instruction with a
view to stimulating wide reading
and thorough scholarship or to en
courage original or creative work
on the part of superior and ambi
tious students.
2. Original work in some form
should be included in the plan for
each honor student. This need not
mean a formal thesis, but it should
mean independent investigation of
some field of study, eventuating in
some paper, thesis or otherwise,
which can be passed on as part basis
for the granting of honors.
Rather wide limits should be set
in these plans, from one extreme,
which would best be described as re
search projects, plus wide reading,
to the other extreme, describable as
wide reading, with some central core
jof research.
3. All plans for honors work are
to be formulated, not by individual
[instructors, but by departmental
faculties, and they are thereafter
I to be. submitted to, and made sub
ject to approval by tho Honors
4. Honors courses involving con
ference with individuals or groups
of students will bo necessary to tlio
development of on honors school,
and instructors should bo encour
aged to . mako a place for such
courses in their schedule.
5. The total of six hours’ credit
hitherto allowed for the honors
thesis are inadequate in some cases
to cover the amount of independent
or original work which should bo
carried on by honors students. Romo
relief in the way of extra credits
may be found in the seminar or
conference courses, and some may bo
added in the way of additional
credits on thesis (up to a maximum
of nine hours on thesis).
(i. As to the. honors examinations,
it will bo impossible to have such
large examining committees as the
old rules require, if the number of
candidates be much increased. It
may be advisable to use written ex
aminations cither wholly or in part
as a substitute for the oral exam
ination. In any case a representa
tive of the Honors Council not af
filiated with the examining depart
ment must servo on each examining
committee. In caso of a written
examination the questions shall be
sent to the chairman of the Honors
Council one week before the exam
ination is given, and the candidate’s
paper after it is given together with
, the thesis.