The Sooner Student (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 14, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 26, 1922 Page: 1 of 4
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The Sooner Student
FAMILY MATH SHARKS
Head of Graduating Class Has Eight
Children Enroled in University
When the dog days of summer
draw near many Oklahoma men leave
their business in the hands of a trusty,
load the entire family in an automobile
and go for a camping trip in the moun-
tains or on a tour of the west; but few
can be found who take their families to
.. university town and enrol them in
\l r. Charles S. Whitney, president
of the summer school graduating class
?nd former superintendent of schools
it Notable, f)kla„ and eight of his chil-
dren are enroled in the university here
Mr .Whitney, four sons and a
daughter are taking regular collegiate
work while three of the children are
enroled in work at the university high
'Six Mathematics Majors
Six members of the Whitney fanlily
are majoring in mathematics, Mr.
Whitney, sr., Charles, Jr., John I), and
Olney have all studied calculus; while
Joe and Bolfour hope to soon join the
ranks. Miss Dorothy, altho an English
major, modestly admits that she lias
A university professor said. "There
are families in Norman that can talk
I' rencli and Spanish at the breakfast
table, but this is the only one I know
of that can discuss calculus at the mor-
They are not mathematical freaks,
but decidedly human. Mr. Whitney
and eC.rald play tin violin, Charles Jr. j
is a mechanical engineer, Olney a civil ,
' ngineer and Miss Dorothy writes po- !
'try. All the boys are enthusiastic ten- i I loma
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN, OKLAHOMA.
WILL BE PRINTED
Y. M. C. A. to Have Charge of Hand-
book for Guidance of New Stu-
dents to be Out in Fall
-DAY, JULY 26, 1922.
A handbook for the guidance of new'
students who will come to the Universi-
ty of Oklahoma in the fall is being edit-
ed by the V M. C. A. of the university,!
according to H. V. Thornton. Y. M. C.
A. secretary for the summer.
I he book will he divided into six parts
each dealing with a different phase of
university life. Part 1 will be devoted to
general information for freshmen and1
will consist of advice about room and
board, registration, fraternities, student
employment, and so forth. Part 2 will
tell about the churches of -Norman; part
•i will give information about the school
athletics; part 4 discusser the Y. M. ('.
A. and the V. VV. C A.; part 5 tells a-'
bout the student organizati• >tis such as.
the Sluient Council, and the \\
Council; pare 6 tells about the
clubs and organizations in the university
as the literary societies, llonorarv frater-
nities, departmental clubs and so on. -
1 he handbook will be the second book
"i it- k.ml to appear on the university
campus. The first similar book was pub-
lished by the Student Council at the be-
ginning of the 1 ^21-1022 fall term of
OUR SWAN SONG
With this issue, the publication
of the Sooner Student for the
1922 summer session is complet-
ed. On account of the proximity
to final examinations, the paper
will be discontinued in order to
allow those who have been en-
gaged in gathering the news for
its columns a chance to study
for the quizzes
<Ve hope you have enjoyed the
paper as much as the staff has
enjoyed the printing of it. If you
have, give credit to tfcose whose
work has made it possible, the
class of Journalism 103, under
the direction of Miss Gra( e E.
Ray and Mr. Fayette Copeland,
Bes:des editing these books for the
•re !n"en the Y. M. I . A. will also sell
the traditional freshman caps next vear.
I he caps will he sold practically at cost.
M". Thornton said.
NINE STUDENTS WILL
GRADUATE FROM U. H. S.
Meador to be Principal of University
High School During Next
Will Get B. A. Degrees
Mr. Whitney and Miss Dorothy re-
ceived their B. A. degrees this summer.
Me intends to remain in Norman an 1
work out his master's degree next fall.
I harlcs Jr. wil teach at Luther, Ol-
ney at Boswell, and Joe at Stratford.
Miss Whitney is planning to teach in
Washington. She taught school in O- j
kcene last year but desires to return i
to the Pacific coast where sb.- has j
1 Mr-. W hitney. the only member of
'he family not enroled in the university
confessed that she was kept prettv j
busy; but when one of the visiting j
i part wondered at her smile when she j
had the responsibility of all those boys
quickly replied, "That's why I smile."
COURSES WILL BE ~
GIVEN IN AUGUST
Education, Physics and English Sub-
jects to be Offered Here Next
I wo courses in education, offering
five hours credit, will be given at the
I niversity of Oklahoma during the
month of August, according to Dr. C.
I'.. eBtison. who will be acting dean of
the school of education for the coming
year. A course in English, under the
uireetion of Pr ifAV. S Campbell and
•i course in college physics will also be
' he courses offered by the school of
education will include Educational Soc-
" dogy, three hours, under Dr. George
I'■ Miller; and \ isual Education, under
I'r if. j \y Shepherd.
I here is no limit to the number of
students who may enrol in these cour-
ses- I lie fee will be proportional to
|!|e number of students enroled and to
•be number of hours of credit taken,
''or example: If there arc ten taking
if three hour course each will have
1(1 I'ay a fee of $15. The fee for the
,u'° hour course will also be propor-
•lonal to the number enroled and the
hours credit offered.
I he course will meet six times a
week for two 40-miuute periods. The
two hour course will meet just two-
third.-, of the time of the time of the
three hour course. Classes will be held
the Education building, room 217.
students will receive their (li-
the I niversity high
school at the close of .summer school
Saturday, July 29, according to Mr. G.
I'i. Meador, principal.
During this summer the University
high school has had a faculty o feight
paid full time teachers and 24 practice
instructors. The enrolment of the
school for the summer was .354,
Mr. Meador is taking the principal-)
ship of the high school for the com-
•A SQUARE DEAL EOKfTHE
mi:k session stude.vi
During the past decade the summer
session of the University tf Oklahoma
has crown from a lit lie mir lOO-'to over
2,000. \. ! ir.roln eit and conse-
quently the needs have increased twenty
fold, the Hinds and tile irstructors pro-
vided have remained about the same.
I he results of this situation are unfortu-
A comparison of the provisions made
tor the summer sessioi. student with
thuse for other studerts will serve to
make the condition- cLar.
The cost of teach rig an elementary
a ,iool pupd i,,r 4.S days is .^17 fir I'iiiki-
delphia and $27 fur Buffalo. The cor-
i espiHiding rust for a summer se-sion
student in tilt Univ -rsity of Oklahoma,
where prices in general arc probably
| higher than in eastern cities, is $5. or less
than one-third the tost for an elementarv
pupil in a low-cost city, and less than one
fifth the cost in a city that is more liber-
al in expenditures for the education of its
The appropriation tor the summer ses-
sion was $10,0(X), and the enrolment ov-
er 2,000. which is $5 for each student.
I lie amount appropriated is'supplement-
ed a Lttle from other funds, but not to
prep | extent that the cost ->cr student is
Mea-jlar a'",u S-"1- I Id- comparison is more
| striking when we reniembi r that in high
bonis the cosi |nr pupil is higher than
|:n elementary grades, and that in col-
| WORK QN "Y" TO
START AUGUST 1
Former Home of La Buvette To Be
Remodeled for Y. M. C. A
\\ "ik wil begin August I on the new
home of the university Y. M. C. A. for
tlid coming y.ear, according to H. V.
1 hornton, secretary of the Y. M. ('. A.
t.ir the s unimer. The new home is to be
the bouse at 323 West Boyd which was
formerly occupied by La Buvette and
which will lie remodeled for the use of
the Y. M. C. A
I he upstairs rooms are to be rented to
students or faculty members and a stair-
way leading to these rooms from the out-
side is to lie coistructed. «>11 the first
tloor will be located the Y. M. C. A. of-
fice and a reading room in which there
w:'l be numerous good magazines and
various games, such as tiles-, and check-
ers. I lure will also be a counter for tin
selling of confections, freshman caps,
and similar items. I'heie will be in, meals
of am kind served.
. i rioi because the former are less in-
telligent, ambitious or promising. Most
of them are teachers who are perform-
ing an important service to the state for
inadequate pay. They use their vaca-
tions, and study during the hottest days
of the year, to prepare to serve the state
more efficiently. These students spend
in Norman during the session about
$200,OIK) ot their own money, while tin-
state puts into tile enterprise a little
more than $1(1,1X10. If the state would
spend two or three times that amount,
it would increase the value of the sum-
mer session to the students two or three
times without any additional expense to
It is niily by exploiting the instructors
that it is possible to give even this cheap
form ' f insturction in the summer ses-
a,ii. I be averave instructor is paid $5 a
day about the amount that an unskilled (
laborer receives. A carpenter, plumber, jal once, Kraettli said
nter. or other skilled worker would
REV. EARL RINEY TO
Dr. Tuttle, President of Kingfisher
College Will Deliver Commence-
rhe University of Oklahoma's tbir
teenth annual summer commencement
exercises w il begin Sunday evening at 8
o'clock when Kev. Earl Riney, pastor of
the Baptist church, here, will deliver the
1 he degrees will be awarded Monday
evening, following the commencement
address which will be given by Dr. Hen-
ry W. I little, president of Kingfisher
College, Kingfisher, Okla. Nearly one-
hundred seniors will receive their de-
grees at this time.
For both the baccalaureate sermon and
the commencement address, the faculty
and graduating students will march to
bine Arts auditorium in Academic pro-
cession. I aps and gowns will be worn by-
all the candidates fur degrees. The pro-
cession will form at 7:30 both Sunday
and Monday evenings at the Library.
Unless Dr. Stratton L. Brooks returns
for the commencement exercises, the de-
grees will be conferred liy Dr. Edwin De
Barr, vice-president of the university.
The awarding of the decrees will follow
I *1. 1 little's address.
SENIORS GET GOWNS
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
All graduating seniors must get their
caps and gowns for the r-'iiinienceincn'
exercises either Friday er Saturday, ac-
cording to Emit R. Kraittli, secretary of
the university. All the seniors who are
to receive degrees must wear tile aca
demie cap and gown, Kraettli said.
Invitations to the commencement ex
ereiscs are lu re and are being given out
those who have ordered them. Ml
the extra ones that were ordered have
been sold and it is necessary that sen-
iors who have tin invitations ordered
but who have not called for them, do so
He received bis B. A. degree
Ncept in rare instance
tile cost is
1920 and i ~r< atl r schools. But he
the school for the past
GAITHER TO BE PRINCIPAL
OF KINGFISHER JR. HIGH
F. F. Gait her. B. A. *21, O. U„ sec-
ji'K summer session we are
lege education at not only
ban high schoi 1 education,
third the cost of the cheaper
Furthermore, in the regular session of
the University, the state spends approxi-
retary to Dean W. W. Phelan of the I rnately ten times as much per student as
school of education and bead of the;'1 does 111 the summer session. In the
committee on recommendation, will j summer session there is an average of
be principal of the Kingfisher Junior t'ircc t'mes as many students to the in-
high school for the coming year. ! structor as in the regular session, which
During the summer Mr. Gaither has i means !'lul '''e average class is three
succeeded in placing many teachers inj'mHS 'arKe. Classes in freshman sub-
schools throughout the state of Okla-1 •it'c's should be limited to 25 or .X) stucl-
hnma. |ents, but in the summer session such
insulted to lie ottered such low
. When we remember that an in-'
structor lias invested in the work about j
l'l y ears of perparation, and a $10,0001
or $15,1)00 education, and deduct from'1'''
ni< wages a return on bis investment,
we find that be receives almost noth-
ing for his work.
giving c.l-1 Tile stale can make no better invest-
lower cost | nicut than in the education of the young
but ai one- | men and women who are to be the lead-
ers in the affairs of the state within a
few years But a parsimonious policy
leading to a cheap education for these
future leaders is wasteful.
Tile slimmer session is in the position
of the over-grown boy who is compelled
to wear the uncomfortable and ridicu-
lous "pants" that were made to fit him
ten years ago.—George Frederick Mill-
IN YEAR FOR TEACHERS
A. C. Bray, member of the commit- j
tee on recommendation, will take Mr. I
Gaither's position for the coming I
year .Mr. Bray has been closely asso-
ciated with Mr. Gaither in bis work I
this summer and is well qualified to j
fill the vacancy
jften enrol from 100 to ISO. In
such large groups students can get very-
little personal attention froiw the instruc-
Why does the state: invest so much
less in the summe r session students, than
in those who attend the regular session?
-one teachers have been
in Oklahoma schools for the
1922-2.1 by the Committee on Recom-
mendations working in connection
with the school of education, accord-
ing to F. F. Gaither, head of the com-
Number of teachers in each are as
follows: grades, 10; high school, 10;
principals 6; superintendents, 4; nor-
mal school teachers, -.
Many calls from out of the state for
teachers with degrees have been com-
ing to Mr. Gaither. These schools of-
fer salaries ranging from $125 to $200
The following states want teachers:
Oregon, Arizona, Texas, Missouri,
Iowa, Kansas, and New Mexico.
SI 'MMER ST I 'HUM'S MORE SERIOUS
THAN IN WINTER. WADSACK CLAIMS
Majority of Summer School Students
Here on Own Resources; Learn
More in Short Term
THE (JRIRK CAJiD
MI " (I I a. in.. .1 and 5 hour clause, meet at 7 to 9:30 a m
Ml 7 :00 a. m.. 2 hour classes meet 7 to 9 a. in.
All 8:00 a. m., 3 and 5 hour classes meet 9:30 to 12 a. m.
All 8:00 a. in., 2 hour classes meet 10 to 12 a. m.
Ml '>-00 a. m.. 3 and 5 hour classes meet 1 to 3 p. in.
All 9 a. m., 2 hour classes meet 1 :(X1 to 2 :30 p. m.
Ml 10 a. in., 3 and 5 hour classes meet 3 to 5 p. in.
.Ml 10:00 a. in., 2 hour classes meet 3:00 to 5:00 p. m.
Ml 11 :00 a. in.. 2 hour classes meet 7 :00 to 9 :00 a. m.
Ml ! 1 : a. in., 3 and 5 hour classes meet 7 to 9:30 a. in.
All I (III p. in.. 3 and 5 hour hour classes meet 9:30 to 12 a. in.
All 1 :00 p. in., 2 hour classes meet 10:00 to 12:00 a. in.
M! 2:00 p. in. classes meet 1 :00 to 3:00 p. m.
Senior* whose examinations fall on Monday will be given their
hard lessons as a persecution from
the university profs."
It is a known fact, Wadsack outlin-
ed, that when a student is required to
recite more times a week be will learn
more in a short length of time than if
the course is extended over several
months, reciting less frequently. The
whole thing rests on the principle of
I he proof of the assertion that the
summer students are more industrious
"Summer students arc more serious
minded than their brothers and sisters
of the winter session," said George
Wadsack, assistant registrar of the
university, when discussing the rela-
tive merits of the two types of stu-
"It is my opinion that the summer
tsudent gets more book instruction in regard to books is evidenced by the
than the majority of the winter stud- j fact that at all times during the hot-
ents, largely because of the intensive test of weather, the library iscrowded
work that must be done on a course almost to capacity, while only at ex-
in the short eight week term," Wad animation time during the winter ses-
sack said a.s his reason for the greater sicm are the attendants forced o put
advance of learning in the summer.. in extra time to get the books in shape,
"As a rule, the summer term stud- , Wadsack said.
cuts are older and most of them are The majority of Sooner co-eds who
self supporting while many are even have bobbed hair are not the true sum-
engaged in the teaching of others dur- mer student type, Wadsack explained,
ing the winter, i'bey realize, in this f, his opinion that the majority of
way, the advantages that they will women students who have "cut it off"
gain by hard application to their stud- are cither winter students attending
ies, while the average Sooner ed or the summer session or are high school
co-ed of the winter terms looks on students here making up back work.
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Monroney, Mike. The Sooner Student (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 14, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 26, 1922, newspaper, July 26, 1922; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc107585/m1/1/: accessed February 20, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.