Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 04, 1927, Image 1

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Sports Editor.
With ihe first two pre-conference
games won, tiio University of Ore
gon foottmll team is now pointing
towards its first conference tilt
with the University of Idaho Van
dals next Saturday afternoon on
Hayward field.
The Lemon-vellow football team
showed decided improvement in its
32 to 0 defeat of the lighter Pa
cific. University eleven, but is still
quite far from a perfected football
machine. Although the Webfoots
made three of the winning touch
downs via the aerial route, their
percentage of completed passes was
not ns high as it should.have been.
The Oregon varsity backs hurled 13
passes, only to complete four for a
u total of 07 yards. The Badgers
W completed six out of 1-1 for a. total
of yardage of 45.
Mistiming on a number of oc
casions caused the ball to be.
grounded. Three Webfoot passes
were intercepted. One interception
occurred when the Oregonians were
in scoring distance. Oregon, used
the back pass to the hurler on sev
eral intances ami it seemed to work
pretty well.
- * * *
One of the redeeming features of
the Pacific contest was the Oregon
varsity’s ability to make yardage.
Before the timer’s gun. concluded
the fracas, Oregon backs had passed,
bucked the line, and skirted the
ends for 24 first downs. This makes
a number of yards gained, as com
pared to the three first downs for
the Forest drove eleven. The Ore
gon Greenmen were heavily penal
ized during the contest. This time
for a. -total of 63 yards, four being
fur offside.
* * *
Saturday’s game proved to%the
minds of the Oregon students that
Oregon has a few line plungers. The
work of Cotter Gould, George Bur
nell and Roland Cp Ionian as line
plungers was pleasing to watch.
Gould, who plunged the line for
gains last year, seems to have added
considerable impetus to iiis drives
and now goes fighting for a few
yards more. Burnell has also made
his speed count to a good advantage
in going through the line.- Coleman,
n * backfieldman from the 1026
yearling eleven, will be a hard
player 'to keep from Saturday’s
starting lineup. This hard Jutting
sophomore seemed to go through the
line regardless of opposition.
* ^
As yet there ha$ been iio official
monicker attached to Robert Robin
(Continuecl pn page fold)
Seniors to Change
Tradition of Yearly
Little Kid Party
ITent will ho tlie motif of the
senio'r dance this year. A hot or
chestra furnishing hot music, hot
features and a hot time are prom
ised by Dick Gordon, chairman of
the committee, to all those attend
ing. the affair. Slim Purcell and
his orchestra, who arc well known
on the campus for the music which
they have furnished out at Idvl
wnod all summer, are to furnish the
music for the dance which is to be
held at 1he Eugene hotel.
No more will seniors stand about
in abbreviated costumes and hang on
to fluffy teddy-bears self-conscious
ly wondering what the Senior Kid
Party is all about. Campus clothes
are in order for this dance. The
men are to put on their cords and
the women whatever it is that wo
men wear.
The committee appointed for the
dance is ns follows: Dick Gordon,
chdirman; «Edith Bain, refresh
ments; Patty Parks, patrons and
patronesses; Tete Sullivan, music;
and Bob Warner, features.
Water Polo Put
On Intramural
Fall Program
Shift of Game from Spring
Will Revive Interest
of Last Year
Wrater polo, introduced as an in
tramural sport for the first time
last spring, will be a fall intra
mural sport lieneefort. Water polo
has achieved a wide spread popu
larity among Oregon’s athletes and
.judging from the amount of inter
est evinced by students, the game,
will not lag because of scarcity of
competition. .
Beginning today, October 4, all
organizations wishing to be repre
sented in the league should have
their managers consult Coach Aber
crombie at the men’s gymnasium to
arrange hours for workouts. A two
week period will be devoted to
practice play, in order to give the
teams plenty of time - to develop
their playing technique.
Official play begins Tuesday,
October 18, and will be on a regular
schedule *of Tuesday and Thursday
afternoons until the meet is fin
Championship honors were close
ly contested last spring and because
of the great holdover of interest in
the sport each organization is ex
pected to be represented again.
Sig'ma*Nu managed to annex the
title finally Jjy defeating the Sigma
Chi team in a strenuously played
Students Directed to Uphold Traditions
Of University in Report of Committee
The following article is the last
of the series of the traditions eom
I mittec report. The report was print
ed as it finally passed the student
Wo present the following recom
(a) That all University song week
bo continued. This is a splendid
medium for acquainting the student
body- with the words and music of
Oregon songs.
(b) That the mvtsi,e committee
take steps toward the selection of
a new Alma Mater song. We feel
that while the ‘‘Pledge Song” is in
spiring, it. does not have the dignity
and stateliness of thought and
music that an Alma Mater song
should possess. The committee rec
ommends, however, that until a new
Alma Mater song is selected that
the “Pledge Song” shall continue
to be our .official Alma Mater song.
(c) That the student body dis
courage the singing of any song (or
other manifestation) that contains a
disparaging statement or inference
§ towards any other institution. The
" committee means to recommend here
the withdrawal of student body ap
proval to such songs as “To Hell
With Agriculture” and others of
this type. The committee realizes
the strong feeling behind these
songs and also the fact that they
will probably be sung upon certain
occasions of excitement, but never
theless recommends that they con
tinue to be kept from our official
list of songs.
(d) That the song, “Fight, Fight
for Oregon” ^introduced in 1925),
continue to be the official football
song of the University.
(e) That definite action be taken
by the student body, through pub
licity and other means, to educate
j the students and the alumni of the
* University concerning the changes
made from time to time in tout
IV. Class Traditions
The traditions committee is aware
that class traditions are not under
its jurisdiction but are to be main
tained by the various classes. We
only wish to make the following
(1) Cords—That cords are worn
by upperclassmen only.
(2) Stetsons:—For seniors.
We recommend to the senior class
that the wearing of the Stetson be
no longer a tradition. This tradi
tion has not been successfully main
tained and since its sacredness as a
tradition has been impaired it has
automatically dissolved. The aboli
tion V>f this tradition, however, is
a matter incumbent, upon the senior
(11) Senior Mustache—The mus
tache is worn by seniors.
(4) Senior Bench—Only seniors
repose upon this sacred bench.
The committee is unanimously
agreed that many members of our j
student body are not informed with
the content of Oregon traditions, nor
with the reasons of their inculca
tion. Therefore, we recommend the
following mediums for the dissem
ination of publicity: '
(1) An All Traditions Day—This
day has already been observed in
past years, particularly in regard to
the “Oregon Hello.”
(2) Editorial Columns of The
Emerald—The Emerald js an offi
cial student body organ and ehfould j
rightly devote some space toward |
the fostering of worthwhile Oregon ‘
(3j Inter-Fraternity Council and
Pan Helenie Society ;— This is a
splendid medium to inform the I
freshmen in the living organiza- j
tions concerning the traditions of
our University.
(4) Class Officers—The officers
(Continued on page four)
Men Chosen
For Second
Glee Club Test
Tliirty-three Aspirants Get
Call to Sing at Today’s
Elimination Test
Glee Clubs May Give
Opera if Successful
Specially Acts in Demand
To Vary Program
Tlip first try-outs for the Men's
Glee Club were held Monday after
noon at the Music Building. Thirty
three men were chosen from nearly
50 contestants to appear in the se
cond try-outs, which are to be held
this afternoon nt 4:110 o’clock in
the Music, Building. Each man is
requested to bring a familiar song
which is within his range.
In view of a possible repitition
of last, year’s concert tour to The
Dalles, Longview, and Portland,
men who can do specialty acts or
play instruments were invited to the
try-outs on Monday.
Varied Program, Needed
As the Glee Club’s audiences to
taled 22,000 people during six days
last spring, including three days
audiences at the Broadway theatre
in Portland, the performances call
for a varied program in which spe
cial acts are needed.
Plans for the year are as yet in
definite, but if the Men’s and
Girl’s Clubs gather enough good
material from the Itry-outs, they
may combine to give a Gilbert-Sul
livan opera.
Men to Report
The following mtn made the
first Glee Club try-out:
Ragon; Orris Page; Pollard;
Phillips; Caldwell; Allen Palmer;
Fisher; Eugene Howe; Fred West;
Bodding; A. Williams; J. Anderson;
Winston Lake; F. Evans; Baker;
Dennis; Morgan; Burns McGowan;
Jack Waldron; Warren Tinker;
Johnston; Douglass; Chenney; El
liot; Jerrard; K. Allen; 'K. C. Al
len; Marion Sexton;« Reynolds;
Wright; Blydenstein; Tamura; R.
Rev. Bruce Giffen,
Uriiversity Pastor,
The Rev. Bruco J. Giffen, Pres
byterian University pastor for the
past seven years has received a
unanimous call to the pastorate of
the First Presbyterian church of
Cedar Falls, Iowa, and will leave
the campus November 1. He has
been the only Presbyterian minis
ter to work at the University.
During the time Mr. Giffen has
been working in the interests of
the students, the Westminister
House, a social center for Presby
terians, was built. All of the de
nomination’s activities begin at this
church home. Plans are already
underway for the 1927-28 work.
Cedar Rapids is the home of the
State Teachers’ college, an institu
tion about the size of Oregon. Here
the new pastor will work among
the students.
Immediately upon the absence of
Mr. Giffen, the Westminister foun
dation, a Presbyterian organization
of the .state, will take charge of the
local work under the chairmanship
of Dr. II. L. Bowman of Portland.
Foreign Relation Club
Will Be Organized
The International Relations club,
formed last year by W. P. Maddox,
instructor in political science, will
soon be reorganized. The purpose
of the club is to further interest in
international relations, and anyone
interested may attend the meetings.
No definite program has been
formed for this year, but the organ
ization of the club will be the same
as last year. Meetings will be held
about three times a term, and an
address on some question of inter
national importance will be given.
Y. W. Cabinet Meeting
Forms Plans for Term
The Y. W. C. A. cabinet will be
in meeting most of today 'et the
home of Mrs. H. W. Davis, in Col
lege Crest. Plans for the term will
be discussed, and appointments will
be made to fill the three vacancies
now existing on the cabinet.
The meeting will begin at 8:30
in the niQrning and last until 2:00
p. m. About fifteen girls are ex
pected to attend. They plan to get
better acquainted with the new sec
retary, Miss Dorothy Thomas, __
Iowa Call
Chop-Stick Supply
Dwindles as Bur ft
Rides Bounding Sea
After wearing out six pairs of
chop-sticks eating chop suey in
China all summer, Amos Burg has
returned to the University to re
sume his study of journalism. Burg
shipped out. to Japan, China and the
Philippine islands on the trans- j
Pacific liner President Jackson, !
July 5, to take pictures and gather
publicity material for the American
Mail Line.
If his observations tally with the
confusion ho encountered, China is
in the greatest uproar of its whole
career as g nation. Beheading a
man i.u China seems to be the mere
formality of whacking him over !
the back of the neck with a sword, j
Hurg saw many heads mounted on j
posts along the roads as a warning
to bandits and looters.
Milder methods are employed for
lesser offences, such as hanging a
man by his chin in a stock with his
feet several inches above the ground.
Unless the victim is a toe dancer,
his nock is apt to suffer consider
able stretching. Torturing a
wealthy victim to extort money by
cutting dff his ears or inflicting
other torture is common practice
among the bandits.
Burg returned by way of the
Hawaiian islands, where strict look
outs were posted at sea for any
signs of the Dole-prize fliers. After
spending a week in ^Hollywood col
lecting autographs ®f most of the
movie stars who could write their
own names, he came north to enter
the University.
students r'lays
Will Be Staged
At Guild Hall
Oct. 28 Set for One-Act
Dramas Written by
Campus Folk
Banging from a story Of the
primitive cave-man, one of the
Tennessee mountaineer, on down to
a story of the up-to-date man and
woman, are “T’Other Side” by Eu
genia Strickland, “‘The Befuge” by
Bay Stalker, “The Making of Mr.
Jgg” by Mary Kessie, and the
“Fugue” by Florence (Tot) Jones,
entertaining one-acts written by
campus students, that are to be
staged by the Sophomore Guild
Theatre Players October 28.
Miss Florence E. Wilbur, dra
matic coach, announced today that
in addition to the original one-acts
there are to be staged several three
act plays by the senior group. Try
outs for “The Swan”, by Molnar,
have been in progress during the
past week. A wire from New York
publishers giving permission to
stage “Beyond The Horizon” by
Eugene O’Neil arrived yesterday,
and rehearsals on this play are ex
pected to start immediately.
Before ^receiving credit .in ^he
Upper Guild Theatre group the
seniors must produce, that is stage,
direct and costume, a onernct play.
Due to the fact that there are sev
eral new members in this year’s
class, it will be necessary that some
of these plays be given this term.
An attempt will be made to stage at
least one play, Miss Wilbur said.
Musical Honorary’s
National President
Visits Local Group
Members of 'the Mu Phi Epsilon,
women’s musical honorary, wein
spected by their national president,
Mrs. Lucille E. Brcttischneider, of
Cincinnati. She was the guest of
Mrs. W. F. G. Thacher.
An entertaining schedule was ar
ranged in her honor, according to
Frances Pierce, local president of
the organization. On Friday after
noon, following a reception «t the
Alumni hall, formal initiation of
the present members and an im
portant business meeting took place
at the home of Mrs. John Stark
Evans, followed by a banquet at
the Eugene hotel.
Saturday noon officers of the or
ganization had lunch with Mrs.
Brettschneidcr at the Osburn hotel.
In the afternoon at 3:30 a tea and
reception were held at the Wopien ’«
building. Mrs. Brettschneidcr, Mrs.
A. E. Boberts, Mrs. T. A. Pearson,
Mrs. A. C. Dixson and Frances
Pierce received the members. Bar
! bara Edmunds had charge of the
j musical progran> of the occasion, to
which Mrs. Clare Macdonald, Mrs.
; Prudence Clark and Mrs. George
Hopkins contributed vocal numbers.
J Instrumental solos were furnished
! by Lois Everson, Mrs. Gwendolyn
i Hayden, Wanda Eastwood and
i Emily Williams,
Reform Bills
Numerous in
Labor TVIeet
A. F. of L. Convention
Opens in Los Angeles
With 400 Delegates
Pres. Green Delivers
.Welcoming Address
Beer and Five-Day Week
Leading Measures
(By United Press)
Los Angelos, Oct. 4.—Opposition
to c.hi.l<l labor and “government liy
injunction” and a vigorous advo
cacy of high wages were expressed
by William A. Green, president of
the American Federation of Labor,
in his opening address before the
47th annual convention here today.
With the cohorts of labor 5,000,
000 strong, watching its progress,
the convention opened with 400
delegates and as many spectators
in attendance, while civic, leaders'
statesmen and church dignitaries
showered a warm welcome on the
visiting chiefs of the labor world.
The American Federation of
Labor will “always speak for the
children,” President Green declared.
“We shall never be satisfied until
every child is given a square oppor
tunity in these United States.”
Qpurt injunctions Opposed
Green declared that the federa
tion’s purpose was not a selfish mo
tive but to keep children “awajv
from the destroying effects of in
“Government not by individuals
but by law is the thing which labor
is working toward in its opposition
to court injunctions,” President
Green said. “ Wo ask to be put
neither above nor below the law
but want to bo on the same plane
as other American citizens.” ;
The theory of high, wages, Green
asserted, is economically sound, and
labor 'Will continue to fight for it
unceasingly. ' .
“Representatives of large cor
porations,” Green said, “have ac
cepted the wage theory of the
American ^Federation of Labor and
they havo the courage to go on the
platform and defend it.”
Return of Beer Wanted
The return of beer' and introduc
tion of the five-day work week vil
be' urged through the annual reporl
of the executive council.
“It was contended in the eonven
tions of 1919, 1921 and 192.1 that
the manufacture, sale and distribu
lion of wholesome beer containing
2.75 per cent alcohol by \yeighi
would bring about true temper
Investigations carried, on by flu
executive council indicate condi
tions “arc continually growing
worse,” the report said. The coun
cil in its report will urge “the con
volition of the American Fcderatior
of Labor to reaffirm its . former
declarations in favor of a modifica
tion of the Volstead act so as tc
pcnfiit the manufacture and sale oi
wholesome beer.”
Goal Is Five-Bay Week
One of the fundamental goals oi
the federation is to be the five-day
week, according to the report.
“Regulating the hours of work «(
that, wage earners might have more
opportunities for recreation ant
other healthful pursuits, labor lias
made fewer hours of work one iof it:
fundamental goals,” the repor
“It is an #*id toward which sonit
unions may strive directly, while
others have Mill an intermediate
goal to reach.”
Mississippi flood control and the
damming of the Colorado river an
recommended in the report, whirl
also urges regulation of immigra
tion from Mexico.
In regard to the latter, the reporl
sets forth that the executive conn
cil requests that “the Mexican gov
eminent be petitioned to considei
and to enact a restrictive emigratior
policy, which in substance slial
conform to the immigration law rc
quirements of (lie United .States.”
University High Girls
Form Life Saving Class
Definite formation of a life
saving class of junior and senioi
women in the University high schoo
has finally been accomplished at tin
request of the girls themselves. Tlx
class, which will be iu charge 01
N'ellie Johns, a senior in physica
education, will meet in the Woman’s
gym this morning. About 111 girls
gifts belong to the class.
Faculty Members
Write Stories for
Popular Magazines
Some of tlio professors at this in
stitution seem to bo doing things on
the side which the students don’t
know anything about, but Mr. Mc
Clain at the Co-op told something
|on two of them today. TTow, don’t
| think they have been robbing any
banks or cutting any classes or any
thing like that, but they’re liecom
ing famous anyway.
Alice Henson Ernst, for instance,
has written an historic drama,
‘‘Dramatic. Trails of the North
west,” which appears in the Theatre
Arts Monthly for October and is on.
sale at the Co-op. Oh, yes, and W.
P. G. Timelier, professor of English
and journalism, has a short story,
‘‘Old Mr. Slump,” in the October
land “The Ball Toter” Jn the No
j vember issues of the Blue Book.
The Blue Books haw not yet been
I received, but they’ll let ns know at
| the Co-op as soon as they are, be
! cause everyone will want, to read
these articles to see what teachers
think about when they’re not giving
Some of the special orders of
books have already arrived at the
Co-op, but it takes from five to
seven days for those which must
come from New York. Your book
may be there, so you had better stop
and ask.
Order of “O”
Plan Big Y£ar
For Gridgrapli
Dancing Will Be Feature
Between Halves and
After the Game
. Five, and possibly six, gridigraph
entertainments are on tap for Uni
versity folk during this fall term,
states Ed Crowley, Secretary-Treas
urer of the Order of the “O.” The
showings will be held in McArthur
court this year instead of at the
Woman’s building. This will per
mit! better seating arrangements and
will not necessitate taking down the
board after each game.
It is the aim of the Order of the
“O” to convert the, Saturday after
noons when the team is either away
from home or idle into social gath
erings, and toward this end; the
services of George McMurphcy’s en
tire orchestra, the Kolfege Knights,
have been secured. Dancing will
take place between halves and after
the 'games until 5 o’clock, said
! Crowley. The Order of the “O” is
emphatic in its desire that these oc
casions bo strjctly no-d)ato. The
admission charge is not to be raised,
but will remain definitely as last
year, 2d cents, according to Jack
On Saturdays when the freshmen
have a game in Eugene they will
start at 1 p. m. and the gridgrapli
will hold off until 3 o’clock.
Crowley has been delegated by the
Order of the .“O” to have complete
charge of the gridgrapli showings
and he will be assisted by Harry
Dutton, George Wardner and an
electrician not yet named.
Besides the two Oregon games,
with Stanford at l’alo Alto, Octo
ber 29, and with Washington at
Seattle the day after Thanksgiving,
are tho following outside games on
dates when the Webfoot team is
(Continued on page two)
George Hill
Will Direct
Standard Is Assistant, and
Helen Webster Is
Experienced Workers 1
Are on Directorate
Thursday Set for First
Meeting of Group
George Hill, general chairman.
Helen Webster, secretary.
•Too Standard, assistant chair
Dd Crowley, dances.
Mark Taylor, welcoming and
Nellie Johns, campus luncheon.
Leonard Delano, publicity.
Fred West, finance.
Don McCook, rally and parade.
Lester Johnson, field.
Jeannette Calkins, adviser.
With the appointment by Donald
Beelar of George L. Hill, senior
from Baker, ns general chairman
of Homecoming for tills year, prep
arations were officially begun for .a
classic in Oregon welcoming festivi
ties for alumni and old friends of
the University.
Hill, who has already appointed
his directorate, is experienced in
homecloming work, having had
charge of dances last year, under
Phil Borg. He is active in com
mittee ’Work, and servdd on t.lio
Greater Oregon committee during
the summer.
“George Hill is the man for the
job,” said Beelar. “He understands
the problems that will como up be
cause of his experience last year.”
•Toe Standard, junior from War
ren ton, is treasurer of the junior
class and a varsity track man. Last
year he assisted in the ticket salo
for the IIomeeo.minig dance.
Edward Crowley, senior from
Portland, is a varsity track" man
and was treasurer q£ the junior
class last year.
Taylor Is Varsity Debater
Mark Taylor, senior, Huge no, was
assistant chairman of the Junior
Prom and assistant- chairman lof
Junior Slrine day last year. He Is
a varsity debater.
Nellie Johns, senior from Port
land, was assistant chairman of tiro
campus luncheon during Junior
Week-end last year. She is an of
ficer of tho Women's Athletic as
Leonard Delano, sophomore, Ore
gon City, was a night, editor for the
Emerald last year, and is on the
Emerald reporting staff.
Helen Webster, junior from Port
land, worked this summer on the
Greater Oregon committee in Port
land and now has charge of the Big
Sister movement.
West on Council
Prod West, senior, Portland, was
on tlio finance committee last year,
amd this summer worked on tho
Greater Oregon committee. lie is a
varsity letterman ia baseball and
served on the executive council. Ho
(Continued on page two)
Styles in Riding and Gardening
Change Greatly Since Gay ?90s
Iii the old days, (dose to the ’itOs,
when floor length petticoats were
quite the style and buggy rides
figured in every smurt young wo
man’s d;ite book, the friendly mare
I took the couple through the white
gate posts west of Dcady hull,
ambled up through the center of
the campus, took h horseshoe "turn
in front of Friendly hall, and \yent
back down another road with nev
er a thought to lawns or flowers.
Today, petrified wood must be
| placed back of Johnson hall to
I make a curbing for cars. hand
scape work was not as popular a
business ns it is today, but five
members of the class of 1878 were
present at the planting of the first
class tree, an English laurel, north
west of Ueady hall. Robert S.
Bean, present judge of the supremo
court, was 0110 of the members of
that class who took part in the
ceremony. In 1879, the second class,
seeing fit to follow the example
of their predecessors, planted a
Japanese cedar west of the old
eleventh street drive. In the next
three years, a California Big Se
quoia, one type of the Redwood
tree, a i’ort Orford cedar and a
mountain hemlock were planted by
the three classes of these years.
All the trees are in evidence to
day except the hemlock, which died
two years ago.
In those clays, the gardener did
ncd have to worry so much about
'the number of freshmen tearing up
his lawn. Today, however, the head
gardener, Sam Mikkelson, feels
that all students should bo care
ful about walking on lawns, espe
cially during the frosty and wet
seasons of ;3the year. Trespassing
during /these months "stujnts »tho
growth of tlie grass.
During the summer months tho
gardener has to fight pests. Aphis
and tlirips seen*, to delight in mak
ing homes on roso trees. If "home”
isu't to lie had on the rose bush
they make one on any other green
thing. Hut, when these bugs get
into Black Leaf 40 and lead arsenic
or Bordeaux mixture, they curl up
and excuse themselves from this
The head gardener, Sam Mikkel
son, starts his planting on Novem
ber 1. lie lias supervised the land
scape1 work west of Deady during,
the past two years. Spring flower
ing bulbs will bo set there during
this mouth and tho next.