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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1932)
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you made for the expansion that
is bound to come, or are you plan
ning to give 1932 education to col
lege students of 1952?”
An editorial clipping from the
Springfield News illustrates this
point graphically. Says the News:
“The kind of economy the Zorn
Macpherson bill preaches is that
tat a man who has spent his sav
ings for a home to burn it down
and live in a tent, thus lowering
The federal survey has been
quoted considerably by those fa
voring the bill, yet the fact re
mains that in the summary chap
ters of the survey, after all fac
tors had been taken into consid
eration, says it would not “be bet
ter at this late date to unite the
two institutions on one campus;
there is no practical means of get
ting the investment back from
leither campus if one were aban
doned. Both must be utilized now."
[Further, the U. S. office of educa
tion, in an official bulletin, shows
that the per capita annual cost is
considerably higher in schools that
operate as a consolidated institu
tion than in states where separate
institutions are maintained. The
average for combined schools is
$442, or $60 more than in separate
A vicious attack has been made
ion the normal schools by the Zorn
IMacpherson crowd. They claim
that Oregon's teacher training
work is next to the lowest in ef
ficiency of any state in the Union.
There are 24 states that require
less teacher training work than
in Oregon; there are 18 that re
quire the same two-year course;
and there are only six that re
quire more than Oregon. Thus
Oregon, instead of being at the
bottom of the list, is ahead of 24
states, on a parity with 18, and
is topped by only six. If the ef
fectiveness of Oregon’s normal
school work is low (and it is not
as low as proponents claim) then
the way to raise it is not by dis
turbing and shifting and making
uncertain the whole system, but
rather by concentrating on the
methods of the present institu
New System in Effect
Today Oregon has a new system
of education, unified, and operat
ing under a central board and a
single chancellor, who are saving
Jalmost a million dollars a year.
The system has gained the unqual
ified praise of the nation’s leading
educators. The road to coopera
tion, less cost for education for
more persons, and a harmony be
tween all units of the system is in
sight, pending the defeat of the
Zorn-Macpherson bill which has
hampered the fruitation of the new
plan into a complete and Smoothly
functioning system. If the bill is
passed, Oregon is headed straight
for a long and discouraging period
of weakened education, higher tax
es, and less efficiency.
Finally, Oregon needs an Ore
gon system of education. The prob
lems in this state are peculiar to
this state alone. Geographical and
industrial conditions demand a
system that is peculiar to Oregon.
Being chiefly an agricultural
state, Oregon needs a separate ag
ricultural and technical school,
where these subjects will not be
submerged beneath the cultural
subjects. The topography and size
of the state demand normal schools
►to serve the various sections. The
' present system has grown natur
ally, fitting itself to the state. To
vote 317 X No means the assur
ance that Oregon will continue to
maintain a system peculiar to it
self, a system that is part of the
state itself—a system that serves
most effectively and economically
the entire commonwealth.
Dr. Casper Sharpies, B.A., '84,
M.A. '87, visited his mother and
sister near Goshen recently from
his home in Seattle. He is the son
of the late Dr. A. Sharpies whc
was a pioneer physician of Eu
Jesse M. Wise, ex-'87, is living
at 96 West Lombard street, Port
land. He formerly ‘lived at Boise
Waldemar Seton. who was grad
uated from the University law
school in 1896, has been appointee
temporary vice-consul for Sweder
in Oregon. Mr. Seton, who has
practiced law in Portland for £
number of years, was formerlj
deputy district attorney, deputj
United States district attorney
and justice of the peace.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Waite lHar
riett Walton. ex-'96> were guest:
of Mrs. Waite's mother. Mrs. Em
ma Walton, and sister, Paulin*
Walton, '04, the past summer
Their home is in San Diego.
Elbert E. Cable, M.D., '97, live:
at 695 East Burnside, Portland ant
lists his occupation as physiciai
and surgeon. He is married ant
Alexander G. Brown, Secretary
Of New Enterprise
Dr. Mark A. Paulson, who re
ceived his master of arts de
gree ;from the University in
1913, the leading sponsor of
a new educational enterprise in
Portland to be known as the
University of Portland.
Dr. Paulson formerly resided
at Silverton where he was en
gaged in the practice of law.
In addition to his master's de
gree from Oregon, Dr. Paulson
holds degrees from the Univer
sity of Minnesota and the Uni
versity of Chicago.
The department of nursing edu
cation of the University at Port
land has been transferred to the
medical school from the extension
division, according to announce
ment by Dr. Richard B. Dillehunt,
dean of Ihe medical school.
The state board of higher edu
cation has anni^mced the follow
ing executive faculty:
Dr. Richard B. Dillehunt, dean
of tile medical school; Elnora E.
Thomson, professor of nursing
and director of the department of
nursing education; Grace Phelps,
associate professor of nursing and
director of nursing; Catherine Syl
via Bastin, assistant professor of
nursing and assistant director of
nursing education; Dr. Harry J.
Sears, professor of bacteriology
and hygiene and head of the de
partment; Dr. Ralph Fenton, clin
ical professor of otolaryngology
and head of the department; Dr.
Ira A. Manville, associate in phys
iology; Dr. Harry R. Cliff, director
Multnomah county hospital (ex
officio); Ralph Couch, secretary of
the medical school (ex-officio); Dr.
Clarence J. McCusker, clinical pro
fessor of obstetrics and head of
has two daughters, Eva Lenore
and Mary Patricia.
Philip J. Mulkey, ex-'99, is the
! principal of the Columbian High
School at Corbett.
i Mrs. Ida Calef Slawson assumed
her duties as librarian of the Ore
i gon City public library on August
11. Mrs. Slawson, a former Oregon
! high school teacher, has for the
j past year been connected with the
j Sellwood branch library and has
done school and juvenile work in
the Portland library system.
Emil D. Furrer, B.A. ’26, M.D.
! '29, and family have come to Eu
gene to make their home. Dr.
Furrer has been connected with
the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Min
j nesota, for the past two years.
Born: A son, John, on July 6,
to Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Casey
i of 884 Stanton street, Portland.
Married: Elizabeth Edwards
White to Herbert Vincent Pate,
1 '30, in Omaha, Nebraska, on June
30. Both are graduates of the
University and Mrs. Pate has since
graduated from the Misner Dra
matic school. Mr. Pate is a gradu
ate of the Westminster Choir
school, Ithaca, New York, and has
been director of church music in
Syracuse, New York, the past
Married: DeEtta Robnett to
Kenneth Rogers, ex-'28, in Wood
burn, on August 7. Address:
Conklin apartments, Eugene.
Married: Edith Dodge to W’alter
T. Durgan, ’28, in Ashland, on
June 29. Address: Corvallis.
Died: Forrest Edward Wright,
i ex-’29, was killed in an explosion
in the New Willard hotel, in Port
land, on September 6. He is a
brother of Mrs. Kathleen Wright
Sugnet, ex-’27, and of Mrs. Beulah
Wright Jaquet, ’24, both of Seat
Married: Gwendolyn Richau, ex
’29, to David T. Bauman, LL.B.
'30, in Portland, on August 27.
Address: Castle Manor apart
Katharine P. Kneeland has been
appointed secretary of employ
ment for men and women stu
dents of the University and has
j offices in Johnson hall. Miss
Kneeland, who received her B.A
degree in 1929, was secretary of
| the educational research bureau
5 for two years after her gradua
tion. Subsequently, she was sec
retary of one of the large Chicagc
churches where she also looked
after the employment work car
ried on by the church.
Married: Margaret Jane Edmun
son, '30, to Henry Holmes Norton
in Eugene, on July 18. Address
i Married: Virginia Sterling. ’31
1 to Charles Easton Rothwey, M A
i 29 m Santa Monica. California
L, on July 30.
Early Alumni Will Recall Many of These Familiar Faces
—Cut, courtesy of Eu
gene Morning News.
An early University of Oregon faculty meeting, held in the
old Laurean hall, is shown in the top picture. Faculty members
are, from left, Professor Mark Bailey, mathematics; Professor E.
H. McAlister, astronomy and engineering; Professor George Col
lier, chemistry; Miss Luella Clay Carson, dean of women; Miss
Philura Murcli, assistant to Miss Carson; Professor Edgar Mc
Clure, science; Professor Thomas Condon, zoolog)'; Professor
John Straub, Latin, German and Greek; President John W. John
son; Professor Benjamin J. Hawthorne, psychology. Furnishings
for the Laurean hall, a room in the lower floor of Desidy, were
purchased by the society. Members of the first board of resents
are shown in the bottom group of pictures. They are, top left,
R. Scott; bottom row, from left, T. G. Hendricks, L. L. McArthur,
K. S. Bean, Judge Matthew P. Deady, chairman; C. C. Beekman,
A. Bush and l)r. S. Hamilton, M.D.; top right, H. Failing. Failing
and Beekman were donors of the fund from which each year at.
commencement seniors still vie for substantial prizes in oratory.
All these pictures are in a collection carefully preserved by M.
H. Douglass. University librarian.
Tales Of Sacrifices, Worry
Mark V niversity’s Founding
By JOHN W. ANDERSON
Nine years after Eugene F.
Skinner settled at the foot of
Skinner’s butte, Eugene City had
its first college.
The University of Oregon came
to Eugene as the result of agita
tion for a high school.
Lane county people raised the
$50,000 to build Deady hall and
assure permanent establishment of
the University at Eugene in time
of financial panic.
School children gave their spend
ing money to put windows in
The University had a prepara
tory, as well as a collegiate de
partment at the beginning.
For years, the University was
never without money troubles.
The foregoing are a few of the
highlights of a series of articles
on University of Oregon history
appearing in the Eugene Morning
News. Some of the material was
obtained from A. G. Wailing’s “Ill
ustrated History of Lane County,”
a copy of which was loaned to the
News by J. Baxter Young, Spring
field, one of the child donors for
the Deady windows. Other sources
included old records stored on the
campus, early catalogues, a thesis
written by Margaret Bannarc
Goodall, Eugene, in 1904 and rec
ollections of surviving participants
in the University battles of the
oome or me recoras were sc
faded as to be almost illegible
The series has been illustrated
with aged pictures carefully pre
served by Eugene people and the
University library. As yet uncom
pleted, the piece of research is
probably the most exhaustive evei
made to record the University's
Only old-timers remember thal
Eugene had a school which attract
ed students from all over the
Northwest and from Californir
long before the University of Ore
gon was established. This wai
Columbia college, opened in 1855
just nine years after Eugene F
Skinner built his cabin on the site
of Eugene City, now shortened t<
Eugene. One of the Columbia col
lege students was Joaquin Miller
Various other schools were set u]
after Columbia college had failed
First step toward the Univer
sity was taken in 1870 when Johi
C. Arrfcld, Willamette graduate
and John C. Veatch, Oregon Agri
cultural college graduate, openec
a school in an old academy build
ing on Skjnner's butte, according
to Margaret Barnard Goodall'
thesis. Presently Arnold was of
fered the principalship of th
district school and he accepted 01
condition that he might lead
some advanced courses.
That was the nucleus of a hig]
1 school and, since better facilitie
were needed, a movement wa
started to establish a high schoc
before some neighboring towj
made the move •
At a candle-lighted meeting l
the district schoolhouse Ben F.
Dorris remarked to a little group
of men that he had heard the
state legislature would locate the
state university at the next ses
sion. J. P. Thompson suggested
immediately that the group direct
its efforts toward obtaining the
University instead of the high
The group called a mass meet
ing for August 26, 1872, as a re
sult of which the Union University
association was formed. Incorp
orators were J. M. Thompson, J. J.
Walton, William J. J. Scott, Ben
F. Dorris, J. B. Underwood, J. J.
Comstock, A. S. Patterson, S. H.
Spencer, E. L. Bristow, A. W. Pat
terson and E. L. Applegate.
Rarely has a civic movement ob
tained results so quickly. The
group’s representatives introduced
a resolution into the legislature
designating Eugene as the loca
tion of the University. On October
19, 1872, the legislature passed the
bill declaring that “such Univer
sity is hereby permanently located
at the town of Eugene City, Ore
gon,” provided that the Union Uni
versity association should by Jan
uary 1, 1874, obtain a site and
biuld on it and furnish a building
valued at not less than $50,000.
Then began the heartbreaking
campaign for the $50,000. Those
years from 1873 to 1876, during
which the fund was gradually
gathered together were years of
panic, not just depression. It was
n’t possible to raise the money in
time but, when it was shown that
on earnest effort had been made
to raise the fund, the legislature
extended the time until January 1,
incomplete collections contain
ing names and amounts of gifts by
hundreds of people are guarded
carefully in the University library
by Librarian M. H. Douglass.
A glance through them quick
ly tells one that a good many
; Lane county residents kept them
, selves in a state very near insol
vency by giving more than they
i could afford during those years,
i Names appear again and again.
Many entries list gifts of grain.
. stock or other farm produce. Re
i ceipts found in records for the
. j first few years of the University
■ prove that one prominent worker,
i because of his generosity, was
, forced to pay his children’s tuition
■ with wood.
I “There was a solicitor at the
■ door every morning before break
; fast for years,’’ the Morning News
i writer quoted F. Marion Wilkins
■ one. of the surviving residents of
: the time.
1 Once the school children came
1 to the rescue with gifts from what
j small sums of spending monej
i they had. Many a benefit enter
5 tainment was given. The Creswell
3 band appears several times- as do
1 nor. The last $10,000 was an al
i most Insurmountable obstacle but
the Patrons of Husbandry tnov
! the Grange) saved the situation
“On July 30, 1875,” Mrs. Goodall
wrote, “the Board of Lane com
missioners, consisting of Governor
Grover, State Secretary Chadwick
and Treasurer Brown, inspected
the property and accepted it in
the name of the state.”
The University was opened on
October 16, 1876. Walling lists the
faculty as follows: “Professors
John W. Johnson, of the Portland
high school, president; Mark Bai
ley, of the McMinnville college;
Thomas Condon, of Forest Grove;
Mrs. Mary P. Spiller, of Forest
Grove; Miss Mary E. Stone, of St.
The series goes on to tell of the
early struggles of the University
financially; of the times Henry
Villard, president of the Northern
Pacific, came to its rescue; of J.
J. Walton’s difficulties in obtain
ing money to pay the faculty. One
story shows how the University’s
standards were placed low at the
beginning to meet the specific
needs of the state and with the ex
pectation that they would be raised
as rapidly as the students were
ready. The preparatory depart
ment was temporary and also filled
an immediate need.
As a result of the News’ publi
cation of all obtainable names of
donors to the Deady hall fund, it
was learned that nearly 50 were
still living, more than 20 of them
in or near Eugene. On the day of
the Santa Clara football game,
October 1, the latter were gath
ered together for the dedication of
Little Deady hall, replica of the
old building set up for campaign
purposes at Eighth and Willam
ette streets. They were given a
luncheon and were guests of honor
at the football game. As they re
newed old friendships, not a word
of regret was expressed for the
hardships endured in the campaign
nearly 60 years ago.
To Be Eventful
Frosh-Rook Tilt Slated
To Follow Bonfire
District Delegates 're Named
For Alumni Association;
To “Fight for Oregon”
The annual Oregon freshmen
O. S. C. rook football game, long
a classic, is on the bill-of-fare for
Homecoming Oregon alumni on
the night of November 4. The
game will be played on Hayward
field in Eugene and promises as
much action as characterized the
games between the first year
teams last year.
The game will follow the an
nual bonfire rally, the first event
for the Homecomers who are
fortunate enough to return to the
“Back to Fight for Oregon,"
will be the Homecoming slogan
this year, and the alumni meeting
in Guild theater on the morning
of November 5, at 9:30 o’clock
will feature a rally of alumni to
the cause of the University. Com
ing but three days before the elec
tion, the meeting is expected to
attract a large crowd.
There will be more to the meet
ing, however, than an expression
by alumni of their confidence and
faith in the University. Several
important business matters are
scheduled for consideration.
In connection with the formal
meeting of the association, dele
gates have been appointed tc
represent the various sections of
the state in the alumni conven
tion. Under the present plan for
Homecoming, officers of the alum
ni association are elected for a
two-year term, but it was felt this
year that an effort should be made
to have all parts of the state
With this idea in mind, letters
have been addressed to 42 alumni
who have been asked to represent
their districts. Owing to the de
lay in reaching a decision as tc
whether the O. S. C.-Oregon fdot
ball game would be played in Cor
vallis or Portland, and the cramp
ed financial condition of the
alumni budget, it was not possible
to have the several districts bal
lot for representatives. •
Those thus drafted for service
Baker and Grant counties —■
James T. Donald, Baker, and John
S. Guttridge, Prairie City.
Benton and Lincoln counties —
Earl P. Conrad, Toledo.
Clackamas county — Louis A
Henderson and Carl Gregory, Ore
Clatsop and Columbia counties
—Merle R. Chessman, Astoria*
and Byron O. Garrett, St. Helens,
Coos and Curry counties — Dr,
Alfred B. Peacock, Marshfield.
Douglas county — Harris Ells
Hood River county—Chester G,
Zumwalth, Hoocf River.
Jackson county Donald R,
Newbury and Dr. Edwin Du mo,
Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes
counties Jay H. Upton, Bend.
Josephine county—Wilford C,
[ Allen, Grants Pass.
1 Klamath and Lake counties—F,
E. Cooper, Lakeview.
Lane county Edward Bailey,
Mrs. A. R. Quackenbush, Mrs.
Lawrence T. Harris, and Herald
Linn county Ralph Cronise, Al
! bany, and Aubrey S. Tussing,
Marion and Polk counties — Dr,
C. W. Keene, Silverton; Mrs.
Alice Bretherton Brown, Salem;
and Clares C. Powell, Monmouth.
Multnomah county Miss Henri
etta Lawrence, Edgar W. Smith,
Mrs. George Stephenson, Robert
Mautz. Joe Freck, Lamar Tooze,
Paul Hunt, Portland.
Sherman, Gilliam and Wheeler
counties Giles French, Moro.
Tillarr ' ’* "".J Yamhill counties
Glen S. Macy, McMinnville, and
W. Thomas Coates, Tillamook.
Umatilla and Morrow counties—
Sprague H. Catter, Pendleton;
Victor Braeher. Pilot Rock; and
William R. Poulson, Heppner.
Union and Waliowa counties—*
Raymond O. W'illiams, LaGrande,
and Sylvester H. Burleigh, Enter
Wasco county Francis V. Gal
loway, The Dalles, and Edward L,
Group Asked to Attend
This group has been asked td
make a special effort to attend
Homecoming this year, but where
this is impossible they are asked
to suggest the name of a local
Alumni also are being asked td
join the students and make the
trip to Corvallis from Eugene
and return by special train. In
this way a great deal of time and
effort may be saved and traffic
Following the return to Eugene
after the game, there will be an
alumni reception in Qerlinger ball
and a dance.
Ernest H. Henrickson
Now at St. Peter, Minn.
Ernest Hilmer Henrikson, B. A.
'25, received his Ph.D. degree from,
the University of Iowa in August
of this year and is now at St. Pe
ter, Minn. He received his M. A.
at Iowa in 1929. Mr. Henrikson
was a graduate student at the Uni
versity of Washington in the sum
mer of 192G, attended the Univer
sity of Iowa in 1930-32 and the
summers of 1927, 1928. 1929 and
1930 and a research assistant there
during his two years of study. He
was instructor of speech at Gus
tavus Adolphus college, 1926-28,
associate professor, 1928-30, and a
professor when granted a leave of
absence to study at Iowa.
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