Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 08, 1929, Page 7, Image 7

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    Cut5 of Fame us Oregon Trackman
Keeps Journalism Fountain Sprouting
‘Chick1 Rosenberg Once
Mighty Pole Vawlter
Loses Glory of Yore
f How the mighty have fallcu!
It was only a matter of four or
five j ears ago that the gentleman
jn the ail, joining cut trotted out
onto Hayward field and was greet
ed by the cheers of the thousands
seated there. He poised his slender
pole, ran gracefully up to the stand
ard.-',, and vaulted 'neatly over the
bar, surmounting it by inches and
winning* the acclaim of. the spec
‘JTitors. •• •
| The next "day his face appeared in
I half the newspapers of the state,
and this particular picture proudly
graced the ltt-*3 edition' of the Ore
gana. Hut now, how different.
The youth’s name is Wister Ros
enberg, who was popularly known
as ‘(thick” when he starred for Ore
gon in track. The nicknames came
I about in this manner:
Students who met the genial pole
vaultrr on the campus would greet
him with a “Hello Wister,” and
from “Wister” easily derived
| “ Wix'sle;1,” after the well-known
I sauce. From this, some one applied
the name “Rooster” to the Oregon
track man, and of course “Chick”
I naturally followed.
But all this is past for “Chick”
Rosenberg. No longer do all stu
dents greet him with the cheery
"Hello Chick,” as of vore. He, or
ait least this cut of him, reposes to
(fhy in the hallway of the Journal
ism building, is seen by hundreds
of students every day, and is' un
Oregon’s one-time mighty pole
vault cr now spc.-ov/ tiis rin-s»
j>iiig oiitMi tlio faucet of a drink
ing fountain.
Professor Camden
Resigns Art Position:
Will Go to Cornell
Hurry Camden, associate proi'es
: in- in sculpture, luis received uu
offer of :i high increase 'in salary
l>y the Cornell university in New
'I’ork as an instructor there for
next year.
j\Lr. Canulcn has been an instruct
or at the University of Oregon for
t\V0 years, before which he was'a
student at the Beaux Arts in Home,
lie is now regarded as one of the
most promising voting. American
sculptors. His work, while here at
Oregon, has been highly praised by
national authorities. It is greatly
admired by both professors and
students on this campus.
Mr. Camden plans to exhibit
some of his work at the National
Sculptors’ exhibition in San Fran
cisco next month.
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On the Screen
Dfaiua !
Double Bill
and Saturday
Three Chapter
presented by
No Advanc: in Admission
IS. L. Bossing to l ill
Fcst Left by Sicferl
Committee Seeks Successor
For lleury W. Davis
j Dr. N. L. Bossing, professor of
i odui’iition, was chosen to fill n va
cancy on the bonnl of United Chris-1
j ti.'in work nt a meeting which was
! held Wednesday evening at the An
I ehorage. Mr. Bossing will succeed
j John B. Sicfert, who recently went
I to California for his health.
I Tie.' work of finding a successor
J to the place of secretary of United
I Christian work on the campus.
I which was left vacant when llenrv
\"V. Davis resigned, lias been turned
•over to a joint committee composed
of members of the board and stu- 1
j dents.
Monikers of the committee io
j elude: Walter Meyers, Dean Carpen
ter, Karl Onthauk, Lawrence Miteli
I elmort1, Hal Anderson and Don j
! Campbell. I
_ I
Elisabeth Crisell Will
Decorate Dance Hall
- i
| When the merry-go-round of col-,
i lege gaities resumes its whirl spring!
I term, Joe College will have a new,
dance hall to which ho can take
his lady love.
It will be u pale green place, in
the back of the College Side. On
the walls will ho black silhouettes—!
trees that liang dioopiug and pretty I
women to coquette wit It* handsome !
j men.
These silhouettes are to be drawn '
! by Elizabeth Crisell, sophomore, who]
I drew the ones for the Kappa I
| Alpha Theta formal.
Emerald Copy Desk
Has Signs of Spring
j — ' I
Airs. Wiggs in the Cabbage Patch!
I story knew spring was here—just'
; because she smelled it in the air. j
| The Emerald office knew it yes
I terdny. Not because the sky was
i blue, or the (lay balmy, or not be
J cause any of the co-ed reporters
blossomed out in cream-colored o.\-;
fords an.d write dresses.
They knew it — jnst because aj
little bunch of violets in an ink- j
well perched chirpilv on the eopv j
Let Aggies Luss, and Utah Queen9
But at Oregon He-Men Are Piggers!
H.'ii k in the dark ages of tile Uni
versitv of Oregon's history, when it
was situated on the outskirts of the
city of Eugene, and taadeiu bicycles
were the approved collegiate mode
of travelling; when peg top trousers
and woolly rough-necked sweaters
were all the rage for the rugged
males, and pompadours and at least
three petticoats were part of the
equipment of the less rugged fem
inine students, our hero, whose name
will lie concealed for various rea
sons, when the shades of dusk were
eat le ling, would mount his gallant
and trusty wheel and disappear into
the wild country that was loeated
somewhere south of the city.
Ilis fraternity brothers, so the
story runs, grew abnormally curious
as to the destination of their way
ward brother, so a group of then;
followed him one evening. O at in
the still night .they went, on
through the gloaming, till the\
retie lied a farmhouse several miles
from the portals of the Alma Mater.
There, to their amazement and in
tense grief, they saw our doughty
hero, sealed on a pigsty, amorously
gazing nt the moon with his fair
lass, and sighing profoundly - amid
the medolious noise of the grunt
ing, contented pigs. Wildly his
friends wended their way home,
with the report that “X's” seeret
had been found out: lie lind been
"pigging” as they termed it. The
story found il's wav into print, and
from then on its use became more
and more popular with the students
and soon was the accepted term
for men who culled steadily on fe
male. members of the university.
Mon hcanio "piggers,” and went
'•pigging,” until the words got sue*
a strangle held on the mind*; of slu
donts that in 1!>(»!», the staff of the
“Midnight Donut,” nil official
paper published by a group of sin
dents, that would print all tlio scan
dal and underhanded acts of stu
dents fvhielf were denied space in
the Emerald, started a campaign In
do away with the obnoxious words.
I hey slated ” that the words
•piggor’ and ‘pigging’ have made
the University of Oregon notorious
in tlio world Of slang,,” and an at
tempt was made to make them ob
lint did they succeed.’ Evidently
Underw ood & Elliot
For that picnic lunch dome in and
look over our line of home-made
pastries, pickles, and olives—jams
and jellies—cheese, cold meats, and
Phone 25
13th and Patterson
hianc/sfM^chard Arlen-Paul Lukas
rr SEnfs
V . Thc Lucky Ji . .
i y’?u“'1
•' a£j
oil jjovvcrcc/;
not, l'or uga'.u ’.it lt;“.~, thi' Fmerald
-‘.■'”(•<1 ;i riproariug :iml grandioso
I'witi'sl to lift the i';im|His of tIn*
pestilent word. A grand prize of
five dollars uns offered the |«>r,son
tinning in a name that could lie
•substituted for 'pigging.' A name
war turned in, yea, but that’s about
.all the good it did. ''.Inning" was
that word. College men with
sheikv complexes never, ne'er,
were supposed to go pigging any
more, oh no, they went .Inning, oh
d' ar me. _ lint somehow the he-men
o Oregon still ‘pigged.’ Another
go:t | old Oregon tradition remained
act against the invasion of pro
Our friendly enemies at tin Ore
gam State Agricultural college,0 is
■ co i^iv made brothers by a stab
law, go 'fussing;' and the rolleg
iatt Joe's at the t'niveisit’y o
■ t I. h always ‘queen.’ Fastidious
students here daintily turn up tlieir
noses at our old standby expression,
lieeause it is, oh so CRl'OK and I'N
■ It I'lFl X I'll), you know, and it sounds
so SIjOI’I’Y, and they are all in
favor of doing away with it.
A very troublesome word this
“pigging,” and eludes all efforts at
squelching it. It still has ardent
supporters who maintain that it has
personality, and is typically Oregon,
and furthermore the old, ean|pus
would not be the same if it disap
peared. The war between the two
factions has been waging for years,
and a sneaking notion prompts that
it will continue to wage heartily
in the future with many casualties
( u each side. Rut in the meantime,
Oregon men are “piggers”; Joe Col
lege “pigs,” Sue Sorority, and it’s
debars to pesos that Vic Wetzel
goes "pigging” tonight.
I niversity Orchestra
To Leave for Portland
I'ovl y-i'ijjht people, including l">
members of the university orchestra,
Kex l:mlenvoo(i, director, Mrs.
I'm!' twooiI as clia peron, Ronald
J’.i!:m M, assistant -graduate mana
ger, (.ml Clareme Field, orchestra
manager, will, leave Saturday morn
ing for 1’ortland, where they will
play an entire week at tlu Portland
t heater.
Ready for EiiSltr? •
ho::! Seelug These °
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Charming modes for
evcfyope — and every
need. Sports coats,
need. Sports coats . . .
coats for dress hours
. . . coats with capes,
with scarfs, with
throws—the styles and
the savings appeal to
the discriminating.
Women, Misses
and Junior Sizes
“THE CAT and the CANARY”
An orgy of thrills--more exciting Ilian “The Hal -the
play ever written. A solid evening of starts, thrills and
hysterical laughter.
creepiest mystery
creeps, set off by
WARNING: Regardless of vvlial oeetirs'dur
ing net one of this play, do.not leave your
seat. Positively no danger to you.
The Pump
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And our style shop sponsors this alluring
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bashioned of assorted leathers and in
hues to harmonize with every costume, for
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933 Willamette