Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 09, 1928, Image 1

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    Oregon Team
Shows Power
Even in Defeat
McEwan's Line Outshone
Warner'’s Throughout
Much of the Game
It isn’t often that a team shows
greater promise after a defeat than
it did before. This, however, is the
case at Oregon, and the "opinion is
supported by coaches, officials, and
newspaper men of the Pacific coast.
Even Pop Warner, the wiley watch
man of the Cardinals’ success, wa£
infinitely relieved when the timer’s
gun ended the bewildering barrage
of Webfoot passes, riot until then
did Pop comfortably suck down a
cloud of cigarette smoke.
Fourteen points is nearly a hope
less lead in the fourth quarter of an
ordinary game. But Saturday’s
battle was not an ordinary one. The
20 to 12 score was only a temporal
thing to the Webfcet until the final
gun brought complete conviction of
a Stanford victory. Oregon, not
content to hold the champions to a
low score, fought for the lead from
the beginning to the finish. It was
a tougher battle than the Cards had
played in years.
Oregon’s rise in fortune and bid
for success is practically wholly the
result of McEwan’s line. “Me
Ewan’s line” because McEwan,
without the aid of assistants, has
himself groomed the linemen for
conference competition. Throughout
a great part of the game it became
a question whether the Stanford
line was able to give the competi
Individually, many of the Web
foot linemen arc outstanding, but it
was ns a team that the forwards
functioned against Stanford. Young,
green, and inexperienced. . . That
was McEwan's line a week ago.
Saturday it was through the fire,
and today it is nearly on a par with
the best of the coast. George Chris
tensen, Austin Colbert, Marshall
Shields, John Donohue, and Jerome
Lillie, who were untried sophomores
last week, are now veterans with
the best of their football careers
still to come.
McEwan’s team, it appears so on
paper, accomplished more against
Stanford than it did all last season.
The Webfoots scored twice in the
Cardinal game. They scored only
once the whole conference season of
1927. Oregon took the lead, held it
for a time, and was always a gloomy
threat to the invaders. A year ago
the Webfooters were only a “prac
tice scrimmage” for the champions.
In 1927 the Oregonians were still
in an experimental building up pro
cess. Oregon, in the third season of
McEwan’s system, is beginning to
play the sort of football that the
“rabid fans” have been shouting
for in the last two seasons. Glen S.
Warner, the Stanford coach, predicts
that no team will finish the Pacific
coast conference season undefeated.
Perhaps it would be a wild dream
to boost Oregon for the champion
ship, but it is reasonable to consider
the Webfoots stilll in the running.
The schedule this year is an ideal
one to keep the team in ' condition.
(Continued on Page Two)
U.ol W.\ oting
On Change to
U. of O. Plan
President Gives Approval
Of Oregon’s New Lower
Division Course Idea
| Freshman Survey and
Option Classes Item
L. M. Spencer Proposes
Laxer Entrance Rules
Tlio University of Oregon plan for
undergraduate work during the first
two years lias been under the con
sideration of the faculty of the
University of Washington for some
time and a plan similar to it lias
been approved by Ur. Lyle M.
Spencer, Washington president, ac
cording to Ur. Arnold Bennett Hall.
The new proposal is to bo voted on
October 22.
The plan here, which went into
effect at the opening of this term,
provides for a completely re-organ
ized program for the first two years,
and it offers a wider and more gen
eral background for the student. It
also provides a definite stopping
place at the end of the second year,
.when the student may obtain a cer
tificate of graduation.
Entrance Easy
The new Washington plan is very
similar to the one in use here, al
though it differs markedly in one
respect. Ur. Spencer proposes to
open the academic gates to -thou
sands of prospective students now
barred on account of entrance re
quirements. Only a high scdiool di
ploma would be necessary for ad
mittance under his plan. At Oregon
not only is a high school* diploma
necessary, but students must have a
certain number of units in required
subjects and must have also demon
strated scholastic fitness.
The plan in use here, which has
already attracted national attention,
provides “survey” and . “option
courses” in four general groups for
all freshmen and sophomores. En
tering students in the college of
science, literature and the arts no
longer “major” in a specific subject
such as English or mathematics, but
indicate their preference field and
are assigned to one of the four
groups. Before the second year is
finished courses must be completed
in tbroe of tile four groups, thus
giving a broad, general background
so that the young man or woman
can then turn his attention to a
specific field, in which ho can do
highly specialized study.
Upperclassmen Privileged
At the end of the second year the
student is placed in one of three
classifications, depending upon
ability demonstrated. If lie lias
shown only mediocre work, he is
granted a “sertificate of gradua
tion,” and his University career
automatically ends. If he has com
pleted all requirements satisfactorily
lie is given a “junior certificate”
which entitles him to enter the
upper division for specialized work.
If scholarship has been above the
average and all requirements are
met, the student is given a certifi
cate which entitles him to do “hon
ors” work, and to graduate at the
(Continued on Page Three)
'Whew-a Hard Game" Admits "Pop”
After Stanford-Oregon Battle Royal
“Whew! That was sure a hard old |
game! ”
Thus remarked Glenn S. “Pop”
Warner, the old fox of Stanford, as
he sank back gratefully into the
cushions bf a davenport in the
Eugene hotel lobby immediately j
after the fray, lie evidently thinks]
with the rest of us that Oregon is
a hard-cracking nut this year.
“Oregon has a good line, they’re
tough and hard to break through,”
said Mr. Warner.
It is in the Oregon line where most
of tlie team’s inexperienced men
are playing, while Stanford’s rela
tively big line' has been credited by
critics with being unusually strong.
Asked how he though George
Stadelman showed up in the game,
Mr. Warner said:
“You mean the big fellow playing
center?.Well, it sure took a
long time to wipe that smile off his
face. He’s a good player, all right.”
Pop chuckled.
Now this next may have been an
impertinent question, considering
everything; but it got an effect.
‘ ‘ Would you sav that Hoffman
looked exactly—all-American to
‘ E°P. ’ Warner; you knowj and two
associates, coaches Tad Jones of
Yale, and Knute Bockne of Notre
Dame, compose a committee that
each year names the official all
American team. It has.been rumor
ed that Warner has been grooming
big Bill Hoffman, Stanford captain
and fullback, for a place on this
team. Though he did not appear
particularly disturbed, ‘Pop’ hesi
“— No,” he said, “Hoffman
didn’t do so very well today. I
wouldn’t say that he did look all
American. I use him for passing
and punting mostly, but quite often
he’s good on off-tackle plays. But
he couldn’t do anything off tackle
today—Biff is a good man.”
Bemember the cries of “Bone
head!—Take him out! etc.” when
during the last minute of the first
half one of Oregon’s passes got
messed up with the result of a
touchdown for Stanford? ‘Pop’
Warner doesn't see anything wrong
about the play. It was just an ac
cident, he said, and the best players
get caught like tha’t onue iu a
“There was sure a lot of life in
^Continued on Togo Three^
League Tea
Waits Week
F. McNerney in Charge;
All Women Welcome
The 'Women’s league ten which was
scheduled for Wednesday lias been
postponed until next week, due to
the faculty tea on the same day and
the president’s reception the following
The teas this year are in charge
of Florence McNerney, with Marjorie
Chester, chairman of the food com
mittee, and Eleanor Flanagen, chair
man of the entertainment committee.
A different place has been secured
for these social gatherings than the
one used last year, and it is to be
decorated with flowers and made at
tractive each time. Novel refresh
ments are to be served and a program
of music being planned.
Not only freshman women are in
vited but all university women. A
largo attendance is expected at the
first tea of the year.
Hugh Frame,
Former Oregon
Prof., Drowns
Instructor Was Student
About T transportation;
Taught at Washington
Hugh Campbell Frame, former
professor of economies at the Uni
versity of Oregon, was drowned in
Puget sound Sunday when he was
swept from a small boat in a gale
near Point Monroe. During the past
year Mr. Frame has been professor
of business administration at the
University of Washington.
Professor Frame came to the Uni
versity in the. fall of 1926 and
taught classes in principles of eco
nomics, and railway and water trans
portation during that school year.
Because of his scholarly attitude
and fine personality he proved him
self to be a very popular member
of the faculty of the economics
He was a graduate of Uolhousie,
Canadian university, and took his
M. A. and Ph. D. degrees at Har
vard, receiving his doctors degree
in 1926. Ho did service in the world
war, taught two years at Emory
university in Georgia, and later
taught at Iowa state college be
fore coming to Oregon.
During his career ns a student
teacher ho did work in connection
with the national and state railway
commissions. He wrote a remark
able thesis on the theory of joint
costs in determination of railway
Last year he won recognition at
the University of Washington. He
was appointed chairman of the com
mittee for revision of the curricu
lum in the direction of establishing
a junior college. Ho was much in
terested in the recent legislation
establishing the lower division at
Oregon and last spring asked for
data regarding the Oregon plan.
Professor Frame was a single man,
still in his early thirties.
Famous Paintings On
Library Rent Shelves
Not only books, but pictures, can
now be rented from the university
library. Mrs. Mabel McClain, head
of the circulation desk, has super
vised the purchase of about 2~> prints
of famous paintings, which have
been mounted by the library and
are now available for students to
rent and hang in their rooms at
the rate of 10 cents a month.
The prints were purchased from
tlie Alinari Brothers in Florence,
Italy. Their subjects are princip
ally religious and paintings of fam
ous characters. Some of the paint
ers represented are Leonardo' de
Vinci, Raphael, Rubens, Botticelli,
and Ghirlandais. None of them are
the work of the more modern artists.
The pictures may be secured at
the circulation desk.
Campus Parkers Hit
At Oregon State Too
Oregon State College, October 4.
(P. I. P.)—Ware the parking rules!
Automobiles are taboo on campus
parking spaces during the day this
year and J. D. .Wells, campus police
man, will see that drivers obey the
rules. Three different areas are
being reserved for parking grounds
to handle the student automobiles
which would otherwise block the
streets. Fines for violation of the
rules go to the student loan fund
after the expense of enforcement
is deducted.
Will The Faculty
Kick Through?
Now that the passage of a week has made broaching the
subject of registration less physically dangerous than it was
a few days aco, a pertinent inquiry concerning this most
grievous of university functions suggests itself.
Here’s the question: ,
Why won't the college sniff meet the student half way?
Why should department heads, professors and their as
sistants sit in comfort in their hidden away nooks and cran
nies all over the campus while the student chases about in
■an almost hopeless game of hide-and-seek trying to get signa
Registration is no fun, not even for the freshman who
gets a kick out of almost everything—for the first week.
A simplification of tin* procedure is a boon alike to the
faculty, registrar and student.
The move to McArthur court this year was a step in the
right direction. The process was greatly speeded up despite
the addition of more cards to be filled out and more red tape
to go through. The spacious floor of the igloo easily accom
modated the cheeking booths, the cashier’s office and the
idesks of the dean of men and women.
If the faculty members were to move their quarters into
the outer hall of McArthur court for the registration period
and arrange their class rolls there, the average student would
be diilv grateful and, no doubt, would in gentlemanly spirit
ignore the severe sacrifice to professorial dignity.
Students could call for their registration material in the
morning. The first few hours could be reserved for conferences
concerning courses and for temporary arrangement of pro
grams. The rest of the first day and the morning of the
next could be devoted to the final registration, checking and
extraction of $19.75.
As many of the students know almost exactly wliat their
courses will be. conferences could be eliminated to a large
extent. This would cut the average enrollment time to less
than one day—and a much easier day than one of running
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Broken Bones Cant
Keep Loyal Oregon
Woman From Game
It took more than a broken bone,
a bruised leg, and sundry cuts to
keep one loyal rooter from attending
the Stanford-Oregon game hero last
Saturday. This loyal Webfoot was
Miss Thirza Anderson, a reporter on
last year’s Emerald.
Miss Anderson, who did not at
tend the University this year, jour
neyed from Klamath Falls for the
sole and express purpose of seeing
the game. Thursday afternoon she
had the misfortune to be run down
by a bicycle.
Her fall was such that the injuries
sustained were quite serious, and it
was found necessary to remove her
to the Pacific Christian hospital, al
though it was not discovered until
Friday that bones wero broken.
Doctors finally gave in laughingly
to her pleas, and Saturday after
noon, armed with a bright yellow
chrysanthemum, she was driven and
carried to Hayward field, where she
at once became an excited and loyal
Oregon rooter.
It was evident that her injuries
did not include any damage what
soever to her vocal chords or to her
live Oregon spirit.
Tennis Tournament
Now in Full Swing
The first elimination matches of
the fall tennis tournament for Ore
gon women were played Monday
afternoon on the University courts
with the following results: Blanche
Griggs was defeated by Irene Green
baum, Helen Detrieh by Virginia
Mynard, Grace Vath by Malhalah
Kurtz, Mary Steinhauser by Beat
rice Phipps, Henrietta Steinke by
Alice Wingate, Frances Haberlack
by Lucille Murphy, Louise Hulls by
Caroline Haberlack.
This afternoon at four o’clock the
following matches will take place:
Jean Bell will meet Irene Green
baum, Virginia Mynard, Beatrice
Phipps; Malhalah Kurtz, Alice Win
gate; Lucille Murphy, Caroline
Haberlack; Jane Cochran, Gladys
The tennis tournament has at
tracted many entrants among them
Louise Hulls, the German scholar
on the campus this year. Miss Hulls
has had very little practice in this
sport, but is very enthusiastic over
the game. Miss Hazel Prutsman,
acting dean of women, has also de
cided to enter.
Further results will be given in
the Emerald tomorrow.
Wetjen Selects Three
Former Students as
Leading Fictionists
Of eight fiction writers selected
in a recent news, article by Albert
Richard Wetjen as leading men in
this field in the Pacific North
west, two are graduates of the Uni
versity of of Oregon and another is
a former student. The graduates
are Robert O. f'asc and Ernest Hay
cox, and the former student is Edi
son Marshall, now an noted novel
ist. All took work In the short story
department hero and were promi
nent in writing while on the cam
Mr. Wetjen describes Marshall as
a writer of considerable talent, Case
as a man of considerable ability,
and says Haycox has done very
creditable work. Of the eight, two
others are from the state of Oregon
These are Charles Alexander, of Al
bany, and Ben Hur Lampman, of the
Oregonian, Portland. James Stev
ens, well known in literature now,
has also spent much time in this
Mr. Wetjen himself is described
by Prof. W. F. G. Thaclier, head of
the short story department of the
university, as a writer of genuine
merit, and one of the best in the
Rooks Elect Henkle
President of Class
Oregon State College, October 8.
(P. I. P.)—Clark Henckle, Portland,
has been elected president of the
freshman class here. Helen Reid
received the most votes for vice
president, Marjory Reynolds, the
largest number for secretary, and
George Reese was elected •treasurer
of the class. For yell leader, Rob
ert Burke received the largest num
ber of votes, and Charles Bergensen
was voted the office of sergeant-at
Hugh Biggs’ Father
Dies After Long Illness
Circuit Judge Dalton Biggs of
Ontario died Saturday afternoon
after an illness of several weeks,
lie was the father of Hugh Biggs,
past student body president who is
at present taking post graduate
work in the law school.
Judge Biggs had served three
terms in the ninth district and last
spring was nominated by both par
ties in the primaries for a fourth
Smith? Hoover? Sunday Movies?
Preference for President:
Herbert Hoover (R). Alfred E. Smith (D).
Norman Thomas (Soc.) Thomas Varney (Pro.)
Sunday Movies:
For ... Against .
Fate of Open
House Is Near
Question To Live or Die
Tonight; Heads Meet
Tlir» open house question will either
live or die tonight. Heads of all
organizations will meet this evening at
7 o’etoek in room 1 of Johnson hall
to deride upon some definite plan.
A number of suggestions have been
submitted during last week, but have
now been boiled down to about two
alternatives. Some houses favor com
plete abolition of the traditional open
house night, and others approve of
a modified plan where two evenings
will be taken for the “going around”
Perhaps the most plausible sugges
tion is that submitted bv heads of
the women’s organization. Their
plan provides for an open house af
fair for house presidents, pledges and
hew students on the campus.
Students point out that the latter
plan accomplishes the old open house
purpose—that is, getting new students
acquainted—and still eliminates all
the confusion and tiresome effects.
Tennis Drawing
For Donnt Meet
Conies at 2 p. m.
Harrison and Lockwood
Ready for Real Action;
Made Summer Record
With football deafening nil, with
only 16 signatures and heaps of
fina weather to stall awhile, Coaeli
Abercrombie has decided to post
pone tho final tennis drawings in
the intramural class until this after
noon at 2 o’clock.
Meanwhile a slip will bo posted on
the bulletin board in tho men’s
gymnasium under the charge of
Henry Neer.
These matches arc only open to
players who have not competed
under Oregon colors in any inter
collegiate tennis tournaments.
As soon as tnesc contests are
under way the varsity doubles tour
nament will volley into action. Har
rison and Lockwood, tlie big Bills
of Oregon, will again team up. These
boy3 have been making an enviable
record in tennis circles all along
tho coast this summer.
Among tho now material this year
is Boh Hoogs, youngest of tho fam
ous Hoogs brothers who represent
tho University of California. Then
there is Don Hagen, Portland star
from Lincoln high school. Gordon
.Taosson, ranking junior in the Cali
fornia tennis tournaments, who is
favored to win in the semi-finals, is
Despite tho fact, that the gym
classes arc well filled tho sessions
are running along smoothly. With
tho fine weather indoor workouts
arc being replaced with socer, out
Wrestling and boxing classes are
being held Monday, Tuesday, Wed
nesday, Thursday and Friday from
4 to 6 o’clock under tho tutelage
of coaches Earl Dutch Widmer and
Herman A. Gower.
Handball courts aro jammed daily
with many adherents.
The swimming tank comes in for
much punishment those days witli
all the splashing and noise of mer
I Straw Ballot
Oil President
Race Slated
■ -. *
Campus Vote To Be Taken
On Hoover ami Smith's
Standing at University,
Do You Want Movies
In Eugene Sundays?
Contest Will Be Run This
Week, Closing Friday
With flip formation of two poli
tical groups on tlio campus in the
past week, tlio “A1 Smith-for-Presi
dont” and tlio “IToover-for-Prosi
dont” clubs, the bid for the Oregon
collegiate vote has been started in
The Emerald, starting in this
morning’s issue, will hold a straw
ballot to find out which of the four
candidates for president is the most
favored on the campus. Because of
tlio interest in the Sunday movie
question which is coming before the
Eugene voting public on November
(>, the ballot has also been made to
include this issue.
A ballot box lias been placed in
tlio main library and interested
parties are asked to fill out the
ballot on this page and deposit ,it
this week. The contest will run
until Saturday when the final re
sults of the political pulse at the
University will be announced.
No New Proposition
Straw v*tes have been conducted
all over the country at every elec
tion in the past decade and always
result in considerable doping out of
how the campaign will swing in cer
tain sections.
With the. closo of registrations on
Saturday, October (1, about 90 per
cent of the students on the campus
eligible to vote were signed up, it
has been estimated. Republicans
havo named William Adams as
president of their club and Hugh
Higgs was selected to head the Dem
ocratic organization. These two
clubs have already commenced their
activo campaign to swing votes for
Hoover and Smith. Norman Thomas,
Socialist presidential candidate, and
Thomas Varney, Prohibition party
nominee, havo no organized groups
supporting them here, but may poll
a few votes in the Emerald’s con
To Study or Not?
Because of the intense campus
interest in the Sunday movie ques
tion which is coming up at the No
vember elections on the city ballot,
the Emerald is also including this
phaso in its straw vote to find out
what the students think of the pro
posal to have moving picture shows
open on Sundays as well as the other
days of the week.
All students registered in Eugeno
are eligible to vote on this ques
tion. Sunday movies have long boon
a thorn in the side of University
officials and students and have
aroused considerable interest now
that they have been placed on the
It is not necessary to vote for
presidential preferences and also on
the movie question in this straw
ballot, but students are urged to
hand in their opinions on ono or
both questions. Voters’ names must
be signed to the ballots or they will
not be counted.
Youngest Freshmen Find Campus
Place to Realize Their Ambitions
Mias Edith Marcia Monro lias the
distinction, of being the youngest
woman enrolled in the University
of Oregon this year. She will be
“swoet sixteen” on the 20t,h of this
month. Edith was graduated from
Eugene high school last year. She
is not particularly fond of sports
nor does sho care for the study of
science. She is majoring in lan
guages with the intention of teach
ing Latin and French.
Edith, having attended Eugene
schools sineo entering the eighth
grade, is thoroughly imbued with
Oregon traditions and Oregon fight.
Edith said, “I’ve always intended
to go to the University of Oregon,
and now that I’m here I’m not the
least bit disapp&inted.”
On March 17, 1912, the youngest
boy on the campus, David Carnalran
Williams, was born. David is a
typical Irishman with black hair
’ and blue eyes anil as happy-go-lucky
a disposition as could be exported
of an “Irisher” born on St. Pat
rick’s day. Ho entered the Univer
sity from Lincoln high school,
A scholarship prize of $225 was
awarded David as the best student
in the high school; his record being
thirty-five terms of E. David is
gifted in versification. Ilis ballad,
"The Sea Eight,” jvon second prize,
a “Hook of Modern Verse,” collect
ed by itittenhou.se, in the poetry con
test. David worked on the high
school paper, the Cardinal, for throe
years, starting as a reporter with
rapid promotion to feature editor.
Although David possesses literary
ability, he has enrolled in the school
of architecture. He intends to enter
into business with his father, an
, architect in Portland.