Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 22, 1931, FRESHMEN EDITION, Page 3, Image 3

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    Dr. Hall Given
On Work Here
Educators, Civic Leaders
Send Good Wishes
To President
Trains, Airplanes, Wires
Bring Messages From
All Over Country
The unanimous response from
educators and civic leaders in
Oregon and all over the country
to the information that Dr. Arnold
Bennett Hall’s fifth anniversary of
-service at the University was to be
/commemorated by the Emerald,
testifies to the esteem in which he
is held everywhere, both profes
sionally and as a friend.
The letters, which speak best
for themselves, came by air mail,
by train, and by wire, some of
them arriving just before the
paper went to press. They follow:
Julius L. Meier, governor of Ore
gon— Pr. Arnold Bennett Hall has
devoted five years of tireless ac
tivity to the upbuilding of the Uni
versity of Oregon. His energetic
and enthusiastic efforts for the
benefit of the University have been
unremitting. It gives me pleasure
as Governor and personally to ex
tend congratulations and good
wishes on this fifth anniversary of
| his services to our state.
Homer D. Angell, president, Uni
versity of Oregon Alumni Associa
tion—As the spokesman for the
Alumni Association of the Univer
sity of Oregon, it gives me much
pleasure to extend to Dr. Arnold
Bennett Hall the congratulations
of the Alumni on the completion
of his five years of service to the
nest endeavor and hard work, not
unmixed with discouragements but
full of achievement and promise,
not only for the University but the
state at large. My active partici
pation from the outside in Univer
sity affairs has given me an oppor
tunity to measure to some extent
the work Dr. Hall has done since
coming to our state.
state. They have been years of ear
±ie Drougnt to us a vision and
an enthusiasm for the enlarge
ment of the University’s useful
ness, founded on a breadth of ex
perience and technical study, which
has resulted in the rebirth of the
University and the extension of
^its activities and usefulness in the
upbuilding of our industrial and
commercial life, as well as the
training of the youth of our state.
In the years to come we will
profit by the sacrifice Dr. Hall has
made and is making for the state
and will be able to appreciate his
program of training and moral
fibre builded into the youth of our
land. Dr. Hall has become known
as one of the outstanding univer
sity presidents of the country, and
we are happy to extend to him our
congratulations and good wishes
on this occasion.
Mrs. F. Willard Bond, Pendleton,
president of the Oregon Mothers
—I am glad to express my appre
ciation of Dr. Hall, whose acquaint
ance has been made possible
through my interest in the Uni
versity mothers of the state. I
have become greatly impressed
with Dr. Hall’s personal interest
in our boys and girls, not only edu
cationally but morally and spirit
O. Laurgaard, city engineer of
Portland, and president of the Ore
gon Dads—On behalf of the Ore
gon Dads, I desire to congratulate
Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall on his ac
complishments during the last five
years in his endeavors to build a
greater University of Oregon. At
the same time I desire to commend
the faculty and those in charge of
the administration of the affairs
of the University for their hearty
co-operation. The driving force of
Dr. Hall, his executive and admin
istrative ability, and his keen in
sight as an educator at what
should constitute a great univer-!
sity, have developed a faculty com
posed of men who are rapidly gain
ing a reputation as authorities in
their respective subjects. Text
books and articles are beginning to
appear which will establish in the
Educational world a reputation for
scholastic'attainments that is very
much desired.
The University can feel proud of
the progress that has been made
during the last five years, having
particular reference to the estab
lishment of a retirement annuity :
system through the co-operation
of the Carnegie Foundation; the
reorganization of the School of Ap
plied Social Science; the establish
ment of an enlarged summer
school program which shows an
increase of nearly 39 per cent, and
the organization of a gift com
paign which has raised over a mil- 1
lion and a half dollars from east-1
ern foundations and citizens of the j;
state. This has resulted in an in
crease during the last ten years
of 79 per cent in the Eugene cam
pus enrollment with an increase of
only 13 per cent in state appro
For their participation to any
slight extent in this great pro
gram, the Oregon Dads feel very
grateful and desire to compliment
Dr. Hall for the effective work he j
has done, \and congratulate the
University for the outstanding re
sults accomplished.
Mrs. P. L. Campbell, wife of the
former president of the University
of Oregon I appreciate deeply the
privilege of expressing my personal
regard for President Arnold Ben-;
nett Hall, and for the tremendous
work .which he has accomplished
during the years he has been with |
the University of Oregon.
His plans as outlined for the
future are equally fine for the Uni- (
versity and th^ State, it seems to
me, and if he is given support and
understanding aid, there is no:
limit to what may be achieved.
Mrs. Gertrude Bass Warner,
donor of the fine arts museum—
Since our good friend, Arnold Ben
nett Hall, has been our president,!
this University has prospered as
never before.
Among the many blessings that
have come to us, is the beautiful
building, the Museum of Arts,
which is to house the Oriental Col
lection of Chinese and Japanese
art treasures and also the library
in connection with them.
Is it any wonder that my enthu
siasm received a fresh impetus
which resulted in my acquiring our
greatest art treasures and our
rarest books, since this great ad- I
ministrator was here to lend a i
hand in obtaining the funds neces- |
sary for the buildings ? I am most
grateful that he put forth the !
necessary, the continuous, and the j
unwavering effort to obtain this
great tribute to President Camp- '
bell and Murray Warner.
We are all helped in our en
deavors, by active expressions of '
gratitude, and when President
Hall bestowed upon me the degree
of Master of Arts in Public Ser
vice and had me appointed to the
Pacific Relations conference, I felt
that I had a friend who was ex
pressing to me his appreciation
of my efforts in behalf of estab
lishing and maintaining relations
of fellowship and friendship with
our neighbors across the Pacific
to the end that God's law of peace
be established and maintained.
Dean John Straub, dean emer- !
itus, University of Oregon—I am ■
almost afraid to say what I actu- !
ally think of President Hall for
fear of having people think that I
am guilty of flattery. During the 1
five years President Hall has been '
here, we have been on more or J
less intimate terms and I have 1
found him a very humane presi- '
dent, and this is ho reflection on !
the four preceding men. I never
met such a dynamo for work as he
is. He is full of energy, is forceful ]
and restless, always with some 1
goal for the University in view.
During the five years he has been
here, he has secured more than 20 i
or 30 times as much money for the .
University from out-of-state sourc- ;
es as had been secured in the 50 1
years before that. He has a way l
of presenting the University to ;
men of wealth that is convincing i
and irresistable. My only regret is j
that because of my health I am not ]
able to see more of Dr. Hall than I t
have during the last year. .
One characteristic of Dr. Hall’s )
that I would like to mention is his i
integrity and the squareness of his t
dealings with his faculty. Some £
years ago a president of an east- s
ern university said in a speech ]
that it was absolutely impossible t
for a president of a college to be f
honest. At the first meeting of our (
faculty President Hall made this t
statement, “All my dealings with c
this faculty will be above board.
As far as I am concerned, there
will be no cliques and my cards 1
will always be laid on the table •
face up.” And in his associations f
with faculty he has absolutely c
lived to that. I have heard him c
discuss things in faculty meetings
that I would not have mentioned
myself for fear that if they were
reported outside they would be det-.
rimental to the University.
I think President Hall is a won
derful man and if he is permitted
to spend another five or ten years
is president of this institution he
tvill make it the most favorably e
quoted university in the land. It is ^
ilmost so already. .... J
Doctor Hall, I wish you that sue- c
;ess and that prosperity which
pour manhood and integrity merit.
Ray Lyman Wilbur, secretary of b
the Interior—It is a real pleasure P
:o me to know that you are plan- n
ling to celebrate the fifth anniver- a
sary of Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall’s a
iresidency of the University of a
Oregon, and that you are to issue il
i special section of the Oregon e;
Daily Emerald. r:
President Hall richly deserves s
pour hearty commendation and ap- h
Completes Five Years As Oregon Head
Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall, President of the University of Oregon
The President and the Students
By VINTON HALL, Editor, Oregon Daily Emerald
AT THE helm of the great ship, the University of Oregon, is
a sturdy, dynamic man who is held in highest regard by
every student. This man is Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall. His judg
ment is unsurpassed and students believe him ablest to carry
them through the roughest of seas.
Elevating the standard of his educational institution and
placing it in a position of deep respect among the schools of the
nation, Dr. Hall extends his activities far and wide. He does not
confine his work to the campus and yet he does not ignore his
responsibility to the students. He is always willing to person
ally discuss the troubles of any student who may desire an inter
view. Seldom is other work more important to him.
Dr. Hall is a man who is capable of gathering all the loose
ends of trouble, sorting them, and tying them in such tangible
form that the students’ battles are simplified. In a discussion
with him the rough spots smooth out into mere nothings. A talk
wih him leaves one refreshed and feeling fit—ready to face new
problems. Every student who really knows and understands Dr.
Hall is convinced that he is the man for the University of Oregon.
His integrity, soundness, and conscientiousness place him
foremost in the hearts of his students.
>roval. I think those of you who
ive close to the University hardly
•ealize what an effective job he
las done or how much his services
o university education are appre
:iated throughout the country. You
ire fortunate in your leadership.
! congratulate you upon it and
lope that you will be kind enough
o extend my affectionate greet
ngs to President Hall, together
vith my congratulations.
Frank O. Louden, former gover
lor of Illinois—I have known Dr.
Arnold Bennett Hall for many
fears. I first came in contact with
dm through his books. These
looks disclosed rare power of an
ilysis, unusual originality in
hought and great clarity in ex
iression. Later as I came to
mow him personally my admira
ion for him increased. Though
, professor of political science
lefore he went to Oregon, his
nterest was by no means limited
o that subject, but he exhibited
. profound knowledge upon every
ubject which touches modern life,
am delighted, therefore, to know
hat you are to honor him on the I
ifth anniversary of his coming to j
)regon, for he is ho doubt one of i
he outstanding university presi
ents of this generation.
Robert M. Hutchins, president,
Jni versify of Chicago, Chicago,
llinois—A. B. Hall is one of the
inest men I have ever met and
ne of the best university presi
ents. I am for him.
Dr. Clarence Cook Little, na
ionally known educator—It was'
ly privilege and honor lo be in
ited to deliver an address at the
lauguration of President Hall at
lugene five years ago. I was glad
o do this because I believed so
ompletely in his attitude toward
ducation and admired greatly his
ersonal attributes. During the
ears that have passed since that
ccasion it h? been a great source
f gratification to see that he has
lways been direct and fearless in
is approach to the various prob
ims that have confronted him.
merican universities need frank
ess, courage, and unselfishness to
large degree. Unfortunately not
11 their officers of administration
nd instruction possess these qual
ies. President Hall, however, has
itablished beyond any question his
ght to a place in the hearts of his
:udents for whom he has whole
eartedly labored and in the ad
miration of all those interested in
the progress of the things that
count most in our education.
Dr. William John Cooper, com
missioner of education, United
States Bureau of Education—May
I congratulate you as representa
tives of a student body on this way
of showing your appreciation for
the work of the university admin
istration. All too frequently it hap
pens that students get the impres
sion that what the administrative
staff of the university accomp
lishes is not done primarily for the
good of the students. It is a fine
thing when the leaders of the stu
dent body are far seeing enough
to get some vision which the presi
dent of the institution has.
My own personal acquaintance
with the University of Oregon ex
tends over a period of eight years.
I knew your Alma Mater first as a
summer school lecturer in 1923.
I was on the campus again last
month and was impressed’by the
extensive improvement in build
ings and equipment, but I am con
fident that these are only outward
signs of an inward development
in the progress of the university
which far exceeds them. Under the :
generalship of Dr. Arnold Bennett
Hall the University of Oregon has
indeed made splendid progress in
the last five years and I am sure
that regardless of whatever form
higher education in Oregon may
take these years will prove a
splendid foundation for the future.
Harry Woodhurn Chase, presi
dent, University of Illinois, Ur
bana, Illinois—May I add my con
gratulations on the fifth anniver
sary of Doctor Hall’s presidency
of the University of Oregon We
have all known of the fine and1
constructive work that he has done
since he has been President of the
University and I am most happy
to add my name to those who con- j
gratulate him on his success and
the University on his presidency.
I have known Doctor Hall for some
years and may I say that I have
the highest respect for his per
sonality and achievements.
Dr. Max Mason, president, Rock- 1
(■feller Foundation, New York City
—I wish to congratulate Dr. Hall
and the state of Oregon on five
years of devoted, intelligent and
successful service to the Univer
sity of Oregon. This period has
seen the focusing of attention on
the most important functions of j
the University, and has resulted
in gratifying developments of
fundamental and permanent char
I acter.
M. Lyle Spencer, president of the
University of Washington, Seattle,
AVashington I am glad to join ;
with the students and faculty of
the University of Oregon in paying ;
tribute to the success and worth
of Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall on the I
(fifth anniversary of his presidency.
Dr. Hall has distinguished him
self, not only as an administrator,
but as a scholar, and is appreciat-1
ed by his fellow executives as one j
of the great leaders in Northwest
education. It is hoped that the
notable success of his first five
years is but an omen of a long and
brilliant service to higher educa
, tion in Oregon.
Dr. Robert E. Swain, acting
president of Stanford University—
Please accept my warmest felici
tations upon the completion of five
years of able and devoted and far
sighted leadership as President of
! the University of Oregon. May the
blessings of friendship, the joys
of achievement, and the inspira
tion of association with aspiring
'youth continue to be yours in full
measure through the years to
j come!
Rufus Hatch Kimball, San Fran
cisco, president of the Oregon Dads
in California May I take this op
portunity to express my keen ap
preciation of Dr. Arnold Bennett
Hall, president of the University
of Oregon?
Dr. Hall has been with you now
for five years and during that per
iod has done more to build up your
university and add to its prestige
and opportunity for service than
any previous president has done in
a similar period.
Many people doubtless do not
realize the tremendous energy and
hard work, the tact and patience
and the high idealism which Dr.
Hall has consistently given to his
task. From a distance of 600 miles
and residence in another state,
these things perhaps appear in a
clearer perspective than they do
; to those who are close to the task.
The reputation of the University
of Oregon has oeen greatly en
hanced under the leadership of Dr.
Hall, but more important than
this are its ever extending avenues
to usefulness. Much real pioneer
work has been done in the field of
vocational guidance and adaption
of the student to his instructors
and the curriculum. Research and
graduate work have been fostered
without once losing sight of the
real needs of freshmen students,
j Yet in all of his work Dr. Hall has
somehow infused his deep love of
| the arts, particularly music, while
! keeping in mind the goal of high
and useful service to his commun
ity, state and nation.
Dr. Robert S. Woodworth, presi
dent of the Social Science Research
Council—On behalf of the Social
Science Research Council, it gives
me great pleasure to offer con
gratulations to Dr. Arnold Bennett
Hall on this occasion. He was one
of the prime movers in our organi
zation and has worked constantly
for a broad and untrammelled at
tack upon the problems of social
science that should be incisive and
effective as well as broad. He has
been and continues to be a force
working to make the social sci
ences really scientific and at the
same time vital for general wel
Mrs. Walter M. Cook, Portland,
former president of the Oregon
Mothers — Dr. Hall’s phenomenal
success as president of the Univer
sity of Oregon was born of his un
stinted efforts to give his very
best to enlarge the University in
every way possible. I doubt if any
one, except those who have worked
in his office, realize the amount
of thought and work he has given
during his administration the past
five years; it would probably stag
ger one who took time to read his
In all his undertakings he has j
had only one concern; that of
growth of Oregon and its Univer
sity. I feel it was his dynamic
force that brought the University
into national prominence. I have
deep appreciation for his labors.
For two years I have worked in the
Oregon Mother organization under
Dr. Hall. It has given me a chance
to know something of his ability,
and I feel that it has always been j
the complete subordination of self
in all Dr. Hall’s interests, and
therein lies his fitness for the po
sition he holds.
I know the University of Oregon
will feel the administration of Dr. j
Hall for years to come; he has
started a program that is bound
to mean much to the growth of
Dr. Richard T. Ely, director of
the Institute for Research in Land
Economics and Public Utilities, !
Northwestern University — It af
fords me special pleasure to know j
that the Associated Students of the
University of Oregon are planning |
a special section of the Oregon
Daily Emerald in which will be told
the achievements made by Dr. Hall j
and the University during the
time that he has been with you. I
I have known Dr. Hall for a '
good many years, and as time has
gone on I have learned to value
him more and more highly as a
man and as a scholar who has
achieved distinction in political
science as well as an educator who 1
is winning increased fame and dis- I
tinction for himself and for the j
University of Oregon.
He has been with you for a short
time, but X have been interested
in following the progress of the I
University since he became your
President. I think is is very re
markable and deserved recogni
tion. I esteem the University as
fortunate in having Dr. Hall as
President, and extend to you and '
to the University of Oregon my
congratulations on the fifth anni
versary of his presidency and my
best wishes for his future and for
the future of the University. If
Dr. Hall remains with you, I look
for even greater progress in the
Dr. Samuel Colcord, educator,
peace lecturer. New Y'ork City I
am indeed glad of the opportunity
to write what must be a very in
adequate expression of my admi
ration of Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall
and his fine and really remarkable
achievements during the five years
in which he has been President of
the University of Oregon.
No one in Oregon need be told
of the discouraging condition in
which he found the University. His
far vision, his genius for organi
zation and leadership, his courage
and unwavering fidelity to a trust
that few would have been willing
to accept, has brought it to a high
and honored position among the
favored institutions of the land.
Mrs. Hall has been a gracious and
worthy helpmate in the great and
successful undertaking.
The spiritual progress has found
fit expression in the fine group of
University buildings that each year
have increasingly adorned the
beautiful campus. It is difficult
to distinguish in the few lines that
I may write. But I was particu
larly interested in the finely art
istic and impressive completed
front of the Museum of Art, that
does not belie its name and is the
prophecy of the superb structure
that would do credit to any uni
versity when the intended wings
are added. It is to be hoped that
some far seeing philanthropist will
soon see his opportunity to donate
a wing.
Oregon should be proud of her
University and can well afford to
lavish appropriations upon it with
such a leader as Dr. Hall to bring
to realization the highest possibil
Dr. Henry Suzzallo, president of
the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching -Please
accept our heartiest congratula
tions on the occasion of the fifth
anniversary of your presidency.
From the beginning your adminis
tration has been marked by the
vision and vigor which have always
characterized you. You have had
the courage to make devotion to
the intellectual interests of the
State of Oregon as a whole your
guide in determining your special
responsibility as the leader of the
What is ultimately best for Ore
gon is the best standard of service
for each one of its intellectual in
stitutions. And it seems to your
colleagues throughout the country
that you are following that stand
ard without hint of compromise.
Cloyd H. Marvin, president,
George Washington University,
Washington, D. C.—The University
of Oregon is fortunate in having
for its president a true scholar, a
wise and fearless executive and a
splendid man.
May I take this opportunity of
thanking the students of the Uni
versity of Oregon for their cordial
feelings toward a man whose life
is valued highly by his university
colleagues throughout the length
and breadth of this country.
Dr. David I.. Crawford, president
of the University of Hawaii—My
congratulations are offered the
University of Oregon upon having
a great president at its head. Un
der his effective leadership Ore
gon’s state university is sure to
move forward into a brilliant
future. May his splendid service
of five years be extended for many
years to come.
F. A. Whiting, president of the
American Federation of Arts—I
am very much pleased to learn
that the students and friends of the
University are taking the occasion
to celebrate, on May 21 the fifth
anniversary of Dr. Arnold Bennett
Hall's presidency at the University
of Oregon. I would give a great
deal to be present on this occasion
and to share with you the privi
lege of stating my appreciation of
Dr. Hall and of the great service
that he is rendering in the cause
of education.
I have known Dr. Hall for some
thing over a year, and at every
contact I have been re-impressed ^
with the importance of the work
he is doing in Oregon, and with the
significance of his plan to spread
the influence of the University
throughout the state and to make
people realize that the greatest art
is the art of living, and that the ,
highest function of education is to
teach people to live richly for the
benefit of themselves and their fel
low men.
It is my earnest hope that Dr.
Hall may be spared the strength
and given the fullest opportunity
to develop, through the University
of Oregon, his very remarkable
plans for making a state univer
sity more widely useful.
Dr. Walter A. Jessup, president
of the University of Iowa, Iowa <
City— The State of Oregon is for
tunate in having the services of
Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall. Dr. Hall
is not only a sound scholar in his
particular field of government but
he is also a man with a fine social
point of view, fully conscious of
the importance of higher education
in the life of a people.
His fearless presentation of the
needs of education in Oregon will
be of lasting benefit to the state.
Bruce Dennis, editor of the
Klamath Falls Evening Herald,
former president of the Oregon
Dads—May I say a few words of
appreciation of the "Little Cor- j
poral,” the man with Napoleonic
driving power—Dr. Arnold Ben-!
nett Hall.
Oregon secured in him the right
man to place the University in its
proper rank with other institutions.
I say this, not as an idle compli- ;
ment uttered for conversational
purposes, but because by his works ■
he has proved his ability. He has (
proved his true worth. His manly!
leadership has reflected itself
throughout each department of the
institution. His fight for education
has permeated the entire state. His
sound judgment, his fearless man
ner and his marked ability have al
ready left their impress upon Ore
gon as a commonwealth. May his
mental and physical powers con
tinue as they are and may this
state be able to enjoy his services
and his leadership for many years
to come.
Dr. John Henry Nash, printer,
of San Francisco—It is a matter
of sincere regret that T cannot be
present to express my personal fe
licitations to Doctor Hall on the
fifth anniversary of his presidency
of the University of Oregon and
to offer my congratulations to the
people of the State of Oregon in
having a man like Doctor Hall as
the head of this great educational
institution. He is one of the great
est educators I have ever known,
a man of highest intellect with
modern progressive ideas which he
has the initiative and courage to
carry out. My heartfelt good
wishes to Doctor Hall from his
Walter Dill Scott, president,
Northwestern University, Evans
ton, Illinois—Dr. Arnold Bennett
Hall is one of America’s leading
educators. He is adding to the rep
utation of a University that was
already becoming well known.
Here at Northwestern University
we came to know Dr. Hall inti
mately and very greatly appreciate
his talents. We congratulate him
and we congratulate the Univer
sity of Oregon on the last five
years, the best five years in the
history of the University.
George L. Baker, Mayor of Port
land, Oregon—Permit me to ex
tend through you, my official and
personal congratulations to Dr.
Arnold Bennett Hall on the fifth
anniversary of his presidency of
the university.
The untiring work of Dr. Hall in
behalf of education in the state of
Oregbn is deserving of the great
est of official and public recogni
tion. He has been a great asset
to the state in many ways and at
the conclusion of his fifth year
should be sent ahead with the as
surance that we are behind him
to a man.
Dr. Clement C. Smith, noted
educator, Milwaukee, Wisconsin—
It is a pleasure to congratulate,
the University of°Oregon on the,
occasion of Dr. Hall’s fifth anni-1
versary as president of that insti
tution. The University is fortunate
in having at its,head a man of Dr.
Hall’s ability and attainments and
the student body is likewise for
tunate in having such an able
leader and distinguished educator.
With best wishes for the continued
success of Dr. Hall’s administra
Paul T. Shaw, former president,
Oregon Dads History is being
made daily, yearly, unconsciously.
Men come and men go. Some of
these men exert a tremendous in
fluence on the progress of the com
monwealth in which they are living
and working. Dr. Arnold Bennett
Hall is an outstanding example of
such a man. His enthusiasm for
education, for the gaining of
knowledge, for marshalling the
latent forces of not only the youth
but of mature men and women as
well, for scientific progress in the (
Graduate School
Grows Rapidly in
Five Year Period
Seven Departments Added
To Schedule; 232
Now Enrolled
The most rapidly developing
branch of the University " is at
present the graduate school, of
which Dr. George Rebec is dean,
and this extraordinary develop
ment began just five years ago,
the same year that Dr. Arnold
Bennett Hall became president of
Oregon. It may be correctly as
sumed from this fact" that mjich
of the credit for the greater grad
uate school goes to Dr. Hall, and
it is the purpose of this article to
outline some of the progress made
in this past five years.
The graduate school is one of the
youngest major branches of the
University. This condition can be
realized by a comparison of
figures of five years ago and now
concerning the number of gradu
ate students. In 1925-26, there
were 133 students; this year the
number is 232.
Enrollment Increases
In a graduate school there are
certain subsidies in the form of
scholarships and fellowships that
are an indispensible factor. A year
or two before the advent of Doctor
Hall the system of graduate and
research assistants already had
been launched, but in the past five
years the number of such students
has increased almost fifty per
cent, there being 72 now but only
50 in 1925-26.
Five years ago the line of dif
ferentiation among those members
of the faculty who were eligible to
offer graduate work and those who
were not was very vaguely drawn.
And though the dividing line be
tween courses for undergraduate
and graduate work had been
drawn, it was so loosely establish
ed that some of the most import
ant departments were not yet of
fering courses of the present “500”
variety, exclusive for graduates
Only seven departments had re
ceived permission to accept major
candidates for the degree of doctor
of philosophy. They were the fol
lowing: anatomy, biology, educa
tion, geology, history, physics, and
psychology. Since then, under the
constant urging of Dr. Hall, this
number has been doubled. The fol
lowing departments have been
added: English, Germanic lan
guages, Romance languages, geog
raphy, pre-medics, chemistry, and
New Project Planned
Probably the most important
single event that has ever hap
pened to the graduate school is the
reorganization that has been made
the past year. Last year the grad
uate council worked out a project
placing the school on a new con
stitutional footing. The results of
the study and labor of the council
were endorsed by the general fac
ulty and put into effect this year.
The central feature of the new
constitution is the division of the
work into four central sections,
natural science, social science, lan
guage, literature, and the arts,
and medicine. A divisional council
is in charge of each of these sec
tions, the purpose of the council
being to lay out programs of grad
uate work, the aim of which shall
be to break down exclusiveness
and have the student’s labors be
done in a wide division rather than
in a selected field. The divisional
council also performs the task of
approving individual study cards.
Above the divisional council re
mains the graduate council, as a
synthesizing, coordinating body
and ultimate authority in ques
tions of the broader administrative
sort. Finally, above both divisional
council and graduate council, is
the graduate faculty, which has
been definitely instituted under
the legislation. Membership is
strictly defined, and only members
of the graduate faculty are per
mitted to offer graduate credit.
realm of everything that contri
butes to the sum total of human
happiness, is a force that will be
recognized as the beginning of a
new era, when future historians
recount the development of the
state of Oregon and the Pacific
I)r. Robert O. Sproul, president
of the University of California—
I take pleasure in congratulating
Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall on the
five successful years he has spent
in the presidency of the University
of Oregon. Not only has he served
that institution well within its own
state, but he has added to the
lustre of higher education on the
western side of tl e continent. All
of us who know Dr. Hall and his
work are delighted that he is one
of us and wish him well for the
long years that lie ahead of him in
the field of higher education.