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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 13, 1951)
Modern History Not Emphasized
Enough in Colleges—Caughey }
By Adeline (iurlmrino
There Is not enough emphasis
placed on modern history cither In
our textbook or In our college
coursed, xald John Caughey, noted
American historian, Thuraady night
In the fourth of the Unlverslty
xpousored lecture aeries.
“The major Justification of the
study of history, particularly
western history," he said, "la to
make iih better able to meet the
problems of today." Although this
is not now being done adequately,
Caughey hopefully concluded that,
“maybe In the next world things
will work out that way.”
Compared to Haring form
Caughey compared the proper
study of history to a racing form
sheet, which lists a little of the
origin of the horse, and some
chronological Information, but
which stresses the most recent per
formances of that horse in order
to prepare the reader for today.
For purposes of comparison,
Caughey divided the whole scope
of history west of the Mississippi
into five phases the pre-hlstoric
^ phase, a period of spying out the
hind, an early pioneer epoch, a full
jufmeer epoch, and finally, our
UOIh Century Nhuned
An unproportlonately large
share of historical literature deals
with the earlier times, leaving the
twentieth century much to shift for
Scientists have written much
about the lay of the land, the riv
ers, mountains, and the inhabitants
of that period which took place
“before the dawn of history," said
Caughey, and the historian is well
versed on this era.
Second Kra Covered
The second era, he said, lasted
for three full centuries and was
a period of exploration well cover
ed by historians. Ia fact, Caughey
First nail for Junior Weekend
committee chairmanship petitions
was issued by Class President
Jslerv Hampton Sunday, with dead
line set at Feb. 21.
Special Junior Weekend peti
tion blanks arc available in the
Student Union Program Director's
office. They may be placed in spe
cial boxes at the Co-op, Student
Union main desk, or in 303 SU,
headquarters for the weekend.
Chairmanships are open for 11
committees: All - Campus Sing,
luncheon, float parade, traditions,
Junior Prom, promotion, publicity,
Hjlmlight Serenade, queen's contest
and coronation, cleanup, and ter
Any scholastically eligible stu
dent may petition, but preference
will be. given to juniors for chair
manships, Hampton said.
Foreign students and YWCA
members are now being contacted
and arrangements made for a trip
to the State Legislature Feb. 22,
Janie Simpson, chairman of the
YW public affairs committee said
The Salem trip will bo especial
ly for these two groups, however
other students arc also invited to
Making arrangements for the
day’s program is the Willamette
University YWCA in Salem. A visit
to a session of the Legislature,
committee hearings, tours, and
lunch with the Willamette YW and
YM are tentatively planned, Miss
Reservations for the trip, which
infill be by chartered bus, may be
made at the YW in Gerllnger Hail.
Expenses will include bus fare and
stated that there arc as many
hooka concerned with this period
as there were famous men in it.
In the third or early pioneer
epoch, he aaid, we find a aituation
similar to the preceding one, but
not to the name degree. This ia
the age of the Santa Fe Trail, and
the Rocky Mountain fur trade.
I*ony Express Time
Next cornea the time of the Pony
Express, the California Gold Rush,
the clipper ahip ,and vigilante law.
The exciting phases of thla period,
said Caughey, are well covered.
There are Just about as many
hooka written about the Pony Ex
pi'cas aa there were poniea used in
thla means of communication, he;
Early History Emphasized
Continuing in his observations
that as far as history is concern
ed it seems that the main "first
come best served" applies, Caug
hey told of the inadequacies of
twentieth century historical liter
"Our West is quite a different
one indeed,” said Caughey. He
characterized thin period as one
of power, rapid transportation, in
dustrial development, und urbani
zation. In spite of its far reaching
developments, most historians, he
said, still mistakenly emphasize
the earlier periods of history.
To Talk on India
Nicky Haralu, exchange student
from Assam, India, will tell guests
at the International student lunch
eon in the SU today about her na
tive country and its problems.
All Interested students and fac
ulty members are Invited to attend
the weekly luncheons.
Miss Haralu is a graduate stu
dent in philosophy and economics.
Although Hhe is not majoring in
the subject, she is studying racial
relations. Upon her return to India
Miss Haralu intends to become a
A graduate of the University of
Calcutta, she has been in this coun
try over a year, and hopes to re
main here until March of 1052.
Piano, Violin Recital
Joyce Everson and Ellen Liebe.
seniors in music, will present a
Joint recital in piano and violin at
8 p.m. tonight in the Music School
The program includes numbers
from Hart ok, Debussy, Bach,
Brahms, Hindemith, and Wienia
wski. LaVerne Watts, junior in
music, will accompany solo num
bers by Miss Liebe.
Admission to the public is free.
Training Program Offers
Bank, University Work
a group of four men accompan
ied by A. O. Htromquist, educa
tional director of the United States
National Bank of Portland, were
visiting on the campus Monday.
The visit was to acquaint the four
with the school as they expect to
register next fall.
This group is one of two that
is taking part in a special train
ing program under the auspices of
the bank. Upon or before gradua
tion from high school, they are
hired for part-time work and con
tinue this through the summer fol
lowing their graduation.
They study and work at the
bank for a year and then enter
the University for a year of school,
following that with another year
of work in the bank. This is kept
up until graduation.
The groups alternate, one going
to school while the others work.
Fees are paid by the bank and up
on graduation, they are fully train
ed for their work. A. B. Stillman,
professor of business administra
tion, is adviser for the group on
Frank Beach, of the bank staff,
is head of the program, accord
ing to Karl W. Onthank, director
of the graduate placement office,
who released the above informa
tion. Onthank reported that Beach
would be on campus later in Feb
ruary to interview those who will
be graduating this June. This does
not include those who are under
this special program.
Onthank also said that the bante
was especially interested in womer
who would like to train for respon
sible jobs in the bank. Women are
being trained for jobs to take the
place of any men who might be
called into the armed forces. Those
interested may make appointments
with Onthank’s office.
Paul E. Keyser, area executive
for the YMCA student work, wil.,
be on the campus today to confer
with students and faculty about
the YMCA's work.
Keyser is also chairman of the
area committee on recruiting mer.
for Y work. Any students inter
ested in talking to Keyser about
opportunities in the profession car.
make appointments through the
YMCA office in the Student Union
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