The Oklahoma Weekly (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 5, Ed. 1 Monday, October 27, 1919 Page: 2 of 4
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THE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY OCTOBER 27, 1919.
THE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY
Published each Monday from September to
June by the School of Journalism of the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma. Sent free upon applica-
tion to seniors in the state of Oklahoma.
Entered as second-class mail matter at the
post office at Norman, Oklahomr, un lc the
actof congress of March 3, 18/9.
Hijjh School Editor
ITS WORK THAT COUNTS
War did several tilings fur the uni-
One of the biggest booms it left in
the student body was the realization that
a loafer never gets anywhere. Reputa-
tion amounts to little and work, old,
hard, sweaty, work,—amounts to every-
This is expecially true in student acti-
vities. Already many men and women
who thought they could slide by on their
reputation and star the same as they did
before the war when everything was lax,
now find themselves riding leaky boats.
In almost every activity there are
enough hard working students cither
to wake up the loafers ami put them
into the harness or eliminate them from
Every day we notice examples of
this,—some of them come so suddenly
Hut shocks sometimes become nec-
essary to stir up a student body. One
of the things university students are
learning is that the lounge lizard really
is a small potato on a spindling vine.
THE FRESHMAN AGAIN
Listen to three freshmen argue the
university if you wish to learn more
about your school than the council of
deans could tell.
To the freshman goes credit for
keeping up university spirit. Hut the
freshman is always ready with his
For instance, does science debase
This is often the question that
freshmen attempt to argue,—and get
Couldn't the university course be
changed thus and so to appeal to
more students. Criticism of things
around him is the happy privilege of
young Americans and freshmen more
than any others take advantage of
"Impractical," the new student de-
cides and wants to frame his own
course, even the first year. A few
years later he probably will decide it
was not so impractical as it seemed
at first,—that many of the things he
saw in the university and condemned
The freshman is a mainstay of the
school. He is the energetic, ambi-
tious man who picks things to peices
for the sheer joy of investigation. He
puts life and initiative beneath the
skin of the school.
Hut the freshman cannot hope to
understand the university while he is
on the first lap.
Consider the 50 pigions that swept
over Texas grandstands, carrying
Sooner colors on their legs, and then
came back higher over the Oklahoma
vide before heading for home.
Even those 50 birds felt that
something different had struck town.
Here To See Fossils
Noted Geologist Inspects Collection
of Fossils From Beds in McCur-
Dr. Charles Schuchert, Yale Univer-
sity, considered one of the best pale-
ontologists in the world, visited the
University of Oklahoma geology de-
partment this week and inspected the
fossil collection made by C. W. Honess
of the Oklahoma Geological Survey.
Fossils which were examined were
found in the Standley shale in McCur-
The geologic age of part of the re-
gion in the southeastern part of Ok-
lahoma is being disputed and the test
is being made on samples collected by
Honess with hopes of classifying the
Should Girl Spend
Breakfast Hour in
Women War Work Council Says Girl
Needs Eating Hour for Eating,
Should Mary Ellen spend the morn-
ing breakfast hour "primping"?
"Primping" is the process of patting
and smearing and re-fixing that every
co-ed goes through every morning to
get thi' right shade of complexion for
the day. Then she takes time off to
put the extra wig into just the proper
position and select the day's costume.
The Social Morality committee of the
War Work council of the Y. W. C.
A. docs not think so. It has issued
a liooklet on the subject of "What
Shall 1 Wear." which has just been
And university women leaders, while
they have not announced their inten-
tions, may be planning a raid on
the pompous pomp-adoreer, it in-
What has become of the old Sunday
iest, these women ask. Rut nobody
knows,—least of all those who pass
along the display centers of the oval.
University style is at the outset
extra style, these women say. When
Elizabeth Jane dons some new garment
in the early morning, it must be of
"hat means that the morning break-
fast hour still will lie taken up for
THE HIGH HEEL HABIT
Apparently a big percent of girls
in the university are addicted to the
This was shown in a recent exam-
ination conducted by instructors in
women's gym classes who found that
almost 200 of the 350 women in phy-
sical education classes were unable to
hike any distance because of weak
or broken arches and exhausted ank-
If you are a co-ed, enrolled to get
a practical education, read the posters
on the general bulletin board today.
Did you ever imagine the position of
a woman's loot when it is propped
up on a high French heel? Look at
War tested the fitness of university
men and found it wanting. Then
physical education instructors in
army Camps set about building it up.
Women are now put in the same
situation. With crippled feet, a wo-
man is but little better than an invalid
At least read those posters and think
EXPERT IN SOCIAL
Superintendent of Infirmary Declares
Unsanitary Conditions Could Be
Avoided by Specialist
That a social worker is needed in
Norman to supervise general health
conditions of university students was
the opinion expressed Wednesday by
Miss Wilhelmina Osterhaus, superin-
tendent at the new university infir-
Other cities in the state have such
workers the year round, Miss Osterhaus
said, and it negligent house owners
and students were reminded occasion
ally of unsanitary conditions, the uni-
versity would not lie compelled to urge
Although investigations are necessary
at times to correct unsanitary condi-
tions, a plan of placing the work in
the hands of a special agent with
authority from health officers would
relieve an unpleasant situation for the
university, she declared.
Lack of care and unhealthful sur-
roundings have been the cause of most
of the cases reported at the hospital
thus far. the superintendent said. Two
students now being treated because of
poor rooming house conditions will lie
held until their recovery is complete.
WOMEN EMPLOYMENT NOW
FLOODING Y. W. OFFICE
Several calls for co-ed help are re
ceived at the university almost every
day and usually remain on file some
time, Miss Helen Montgomery, secre-
tary announced Wednesday.
Application are now in the \ . W.
C. A. office for girls experiences in
dressmaking, flerking, and general
housework and caring for children.
Girls of the university who are in-
terested may consult with Miss Mont-
gomery al the Y. W office, first floor
of the administration building.
TEXAN SAYS HOUNDS
Oklahoma Rooters Showed Texans
New Brand of Stunts, Sooner
Oklahoma showed Texas rooters
something distinctly new in the raz-
rum line and carried thousands of
state fair visitors by storm, Charles
H. Newell, editor of the Dallas Dis-
patch and a former -student of the
University of Oklahoma declared
Wednesday in a letter received at the
Work of the Jazz Hounds, who first
made betting odd drop, was the best
ever seen in Dallas, Newell said.
"I have been familiar with rooting
at the University of Oklahoma ath-
letics since 1902 and have seen stunts
at big games in the east, in Ohio, Col-
orado, and the Pacific coast. I have
never seen any more clever or clean-
er demonstrations than those pull-
ed by the Sooner Jazz Hounds in
Dallas, both downtown and during
tile game," he said.
William H. Atwell, a gray haired
graduate of the University of Tex-
as, and former federal district at-
torney, told Newell at a lunch be-
fore the game that the Hounds put
it over Texas in the morning parade
and "he hoped the Sooners wouldn't
Complete State Oil
Map Is Survey Plan
Description of State Shows 23,561
Wells and all Towns; Small
Maps to be Printed
A map showing all oil and gas fields
of Oklahoma with accurate information
on every well that has been drilled
in the state is being prepared by the
Oklahoma Geological Survey.
More than 23.561 oil wells have been
drilled, the map shows, and information
on the results in each case is given in
full. The map is fi5 by 127 inches.
Every town will be indicated and in-
dexed and townships and even ranges
I be drawn in. Industries of im-
portance will lie described by symliols
that are used in connection with towns.
Yellow color has lien used to indicate
portions of the state where oil and gas
operations are being carried on. Gran-
ite regions are indicated by black and
coal fields by red. When the map is
completed it will he by far the best
reference work yet produced, it is lie;
Small reproductions of the map will
be issued and distributed over the
Woman's Class Schedule
To Be Finished Nov. 1
Freshman Girls Postpone Tryouts
Twice but Team May be Ready
Scheludes for woman's interclass
basketball games probably will not
be completed before the first of No-
vember, Miss Ima James, physical
director, announced Thursday.
One tryout has been held to pick
a freshman team from several dozen
candidates who are out to practice
every day. Two tryouts have been
postponed because of rain and other
meetings, Miss James said.
TI* next contest for the freshman
girls' team will be held in the old
gymnasium Monday night and the
team probably will be announced a
few days later.
FRIEND TO CO-ED,
BACK ON CAMPUS
If It's Muddy Miss Sooner Wears
Them to Keep Mud off Her
Spats, that comfy ankle comouflage,
Be-spatted young girls, sedate maids,
nad even married co-eds, are saving
their soles by wearing 'em—spats.
Spats, as you know, are nothing more
or less than those buttoned felt ankle
coverings that remind you of grand-
ma's house slippers.
Those who spoof at spats say they are
merely camouflage. Sometimes the
skeptical even venture they're used for
new shoes or maybe just in an effort
And they won't believe that spats re-
duce shoe leather bills, not at all.
Advocates of spats, prim, chic, dear-
lets, who have been sold a supply of the
things, declare spats are sane, severe,
Winter can't spatter spat-clad slip-
Miss Sooner may go to her dance
in the super-weather and, on arriving
at the hall, primly remove the spats
and step out in regular pumps.
Spats have come back once more.
New Eligibility Rule
For High School Men
Student Athletes Who Went to War
May Enroll Late and Play Foot-
ball, Meacham Says
High school students who return
from military service and enter school
late will lie eligible to take part 111
athletics if they meet all other re
quirements, a new ruling made by the
High School Athletic Association pro-
The old rule required a student tr
enter school in tile first semester to lie
eligible that semester or the following
semester. Since the war, many players
have returned to school late and the
board of control is often called upon
to decide questions of eligibility, Edgar
Meacham, secretary of the association
Requests are received daily tor in-
terpretation of foot ball rules in dis-
putes in high school games.
University students are in demand as
referees for high school games, accord-
ing to Mr. Meacham. Every Friday
front two to five students are called
to conduct games.
GEOLOGISTS HEAR HANSON
AT COMMERCE LUNCHEON
C. W. Shannon, director, and F. C
Rockwell, assistant director of Ok la-
homa Geological Survey, attended the
Chamber of Cpnimerce luncheon at
Oklahoma City yesterday.
A feature of the luncheon wa an
address by Ole Hanson, former may-
or of Seattle. His subject was "Am
Coaches Start Work
For Boxing Tourney
Special Coaching Given Twenty Men
And Interest Is Greatest in
Individual coaching is being given 20
gymnasts in an effort to develop a box-
ing squad that may be divided for a
series of student bouts later in the
season. Dewey Luster, boxing instruc-
tor. announced yesterday.
Several university men followed the
ring while they were in army camps
and came out with considerable form.
The fact that much fewer cuts
have been recorded ill boxing than in
any other gymnasium class indicates an
unusual popularity for the work,
Work in wrestling has been held up
the last few days because of difficulty
in arranging practice hours. As soon
as a new schedule for gym classes can
be arranged, work of developing a
wrestling team will go on as usual.
STARTS HERE NOV. 1
Prize Work From Six States Will Be
Shown; Series of Exhibits Is
Prize art work from six states will
be exhibited at the University of Ok-
lahoma, Nov. 1, in the fifth annual
Southwestern art exhibit, it became
'known at the school of fine arts
Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisi-
ana, Colorado, and New Mexico art-
ists will have work in the collection.
Six art displays, covering five
months, were announced by the
school of fine arts.
Fifty Medici color prints of world
masterpieces, the courtesy of the di-
rector of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art, will be on exhibition Dec. 1,
Prof. Oscar B. Jacobson, of the
school of fine arts, learned yesterday.
Japanese Art to be Here
A third exhibit, as far as the univer-
sity is concerned, will be held Dec.
15, and will include some of the
greatest Japanese art ever collected.
The exhibit was made up at Sail
In January, a collection of architec-
tural drawings from Oklahoma will
be shown. All exhibits will be in the
fine arts building.
Handicraft of various kinds and
samples of industrial art will appear
in the February display, Professor
March 1. the finest collection of
paintings ever shown in Oklahoma
will be put ou exhibition. Fifty of
the best pieces from the National
Academy exhibit of 19f9 will be fea-
ELLIOTT APPROVES WORK
OF UNIVERSITY Y. M.
A. C. Elliott, St. Louis, V. M. C. A.
student secretary for the southwestern
district, spent three hours at the uni-
versity yesterday in conference with the
Work being done by the university
"Y" was highly complimented by the
district secretary after he had inspected
Elliott left last night for Dallas, Tex.,
to complete a tour of his district.
GLEE CLUB MEN ARE
GRAND OPERA USHERS
Members of the Sooner Glee club
will serve as ushers for all numbers of
the grand opera at Oklahoma City Fri-
day and Saturday of this week, it was
The arrangement was made sn all
members of the club would have a
chance to hear the entire opera.
The club probably will go to Ok-
lahoma City this morning and will not
return until Saturday night.
Sensible Shoe May
Reach Sooner Girls
Norman and Oklahoma City Stores
Will Co-operate in National Move-
ment for Saner Foot wear
"Sensible shoes" may be placed on
sale in Norman and Oklahoma City
stores as soon as information of com-
panies selling the shoe is received.
Elizabeth Jordan, dean of women, in
charge of the campaign against high
heels, announced Tuesday.
Many women have expressed favor-
able comment on the object of the cam-
paign, it is understood, and as soon as
the new shoes are secured by Okla-
homa merchants, university girls will
start wearing the new style, it is
Sensible shoes with well defined,
flexible arch, low square heel, and
flexible shank as opposed to the
modern high heel shoe with its toeing-
out tendencies, was suggested last June
by women physicians who were in ser-
vice during the war.
Shoe manufacturer's have adopted the
suggestions embodied in the physician's
report and have placed the new shoe-
on the market.
Three makes of sensible shoes now
available to women are the Pediform
shoe, the Ground Service shoe, which
was used over-seas, and the Queen
Quality "Osteotarsal" shoe. Part of
the campaign here will be conducted in
poster advertising, according to Miss
Jordan. Posters showing the tortures
endure by women because of high heels
and pointed toed shoes were placed in
Harriet Wilde, physical general di-
rector of the National Y. W. C. A. has
written Dean Jordan asking her aid at
LLO DAY MAY
Program of Y. W. to Get Co-eds into
■ Closer Relationship is Success
in Spite of Rain
"Hello Day," when every Sooner
miss says "hello" to every other co-
ed, the first celebrated Tuesday at
the university probably will become
a university tradition, members of the
Y. W. C". A. declared Tuesday.
Rain that started early in the morn-
ing threatened to interfere with the
day's program but university women
drove away the gloom by a cheery
"hello" out of the mist.
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