The Oklahoma Weekly (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 3, 1921 Page: 2 of 4
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THE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY. NORMAN, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1921.
THE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY
Published each Thursday from December to June by the School of
Journalism of the University of Oklahoma. Sent free upon application to
eeniors in the atate of Oklahoma.
University new* consists of material originally published in the Okla-
Entered aa second-class mail matter at the pott-office at Norman, Okla-
homa, under the act of congress of March 3, 1879.
Grace E. Ray High School Editor
COME ON, YOU WRESTLERS
The university wrestling squad received a figurative black eye when it
went down in defeat before the Oklahoma Aggies recently. But wrestling
is in its second year in the university, and deserves better support from the
student association than it has received.
If wrestling is to become a sport, more men must come out to contest
for positions on the squad. And more students must accord to it their en-
couragement than have in "the past. While wrestling is not a sport for
ladies, at least not yet—men should come out and lay the foundation for
future wrestling success.
THE UPLIFT MOVEMENT APPLIED TO GRADES
The action of the faculties of the different colleges and schools embraced
in the strictly cultural courses in standardizing grades is a step that will be
welcomed by students, however much they may have been accustomed in
hunting for "pipes" in the past.
It is embarrasing to say the least when a grade under one professor is
much lower than that given under another, despite the fact that the student
has applied himself equally to both courses.
And it is to obviate this difficulty that the faculty has made its new rul-
ing. This will not mean that a professor will mechanically block off his
class into sections based on percentages, and apply the grades much as cough
sirup would be given. But rather, it will stabilize the value of the "A", the
"B", and other grades. Students can ascertain just what their value as a stu
Pity the poor student who may enroll under a professor who includes
enly "C's" in his grade card!
Sigma Nu Takes
Kappa Sig Game
Gilmer and Stahl Star for Winners;
Seitz Makes Moat of the Goala for
Sigma Nu cagers made their debut in
he interfraternity basketball league by
defeating the once victorious Kappa
Sigma five 16 to 11. Superior fight and
better marksmanship on the part of the
Sigma Nu forward, Gilmer, and the
rangy Stahl completely upset the Kappa
. Adam Seitz, Kappa Sig forward,
scored 9 of the 11 total for his team,
while Gilmer registered half of the 16
for the Sigma Nu's. The lineups:
Sigma Nu, Gilmer and Stahl, forwards,
McCle'lan, center, Townsend and Morse,
guards. Kappa Sigma: Seitz, Johnston
;md Hogan, forward, Bristow, center,
Bunn and Marsh, guards.
A WORK OF SALVATION
The bills introduced into the state legislature providing for the erection
of new buildings here if passed will be the salvation of a university faced
with "growing pains." Any person who examines the university plant can
discover at a glance that the school is badly cramped—so badly in fact that
in many classes the major portion of knowledge consists in shouting
"present" when roll is called.
The natural science building will save the valuable collection of the
department of zoology which is now being ruined through lack of quarters,
ti will also give an impetus to that branch of science. Last year, the head of
the zoology department, one of the most capable men in his line in the
United States, resigned to accept the offer of a smaller denomination college
in the state just because he could not bear to sec his department consigned
to the ash heap.
And these conditions exist in other schools. Pharmacy classes divide
between the chemistry building and the science hall, but that school does not
have the equipment nor establishment that its enrollment and support from
the state indicates.
The library was inadequate the day it was opened to students.
The whole proposition resolves itself into one of giving the uniyersity
clothing it can wear, and that at once.
THE CELLAR, BUT NOT THERE IN DISGRACE *
Sooner cagers seem doomed for the basement of the Missouri Valley
conference, but this should not discourage students, nor cause their loyalty to
weaken. Oklahoma is faced with a difficulty in basketball that could be
surmounted in a measure on the football field—inadequate facilities for prac-
Oklahoma coaches knew all the time that they were face to face with
difficulties that they could not overcome without gym quarters. And here
is where the blame for the cellar position in the Valley lies—Sooners have
no place to practice.
In fact, the Sooners really have no place to play. Through the courtesy
•f the R. O. T. C., the armory court is being used now, but it does not offer
all that is desired on playing courts.
Oklahoma is fighting gamely at the foot of the ladder. An all-defeat
season should not cool the ardor or patriotism of any loyal Sooner. Basket-
kail is still in its youth in Oklahoma, and the years spent in builtling up a
football team still must be given to basketball. And until that age comes,
and until adequate quarters are provided for basketball and intramural
sports, Sooners must expect to remain in the lower regions of the percentage
PHI DELTS WIN OVER
SIG ALPH CAGERS
The Phi Delta Theta basketball five
continued the victorious march in the
League B circles by defeating the Sigma
Alpha Epsilon cagers 15 to 4. Hooker,
Sig Alph forward, rung up every mark-
icr the losers. Harrington, Boyle
and Bower did the scoring for the Phi
The lineups : Phi Delta Theta : Bower
and Harrington, forwards, Boyle, cen-
ter, Cotton, Simonds and Boone, guards.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon ; Hooker and Sei-
bold, forwards, Hocker, center, Cade
and Walker, guards.
Missouri Valley Standing
8 0 1000
4 0 1000
4 1 800
6 2 750
3 5 375
2 4 333
0 4 000
0 5 000
0 6 000
W L Pet
W L Pet
This weeks schedules.
Feb. 2-3—Oklahoma-Drake, at Des-
Feb. 4-5—Oklahoma-Grinnell, at Grin-
Feb. 4-5—Missouri-Washington, at St.
Feb. 4-5—Kansas-Kansas Aggies, at
POET OF THE EAST TO
GOME HERENEXT WEEK
Sir Rabindranath Tagore Will Speak
on "Mystics of Bengal" Friday,
Phi Delta Theta
Beta Theta Pi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Phi Gamma Delta
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE HONOR SYSTEM?
The failure of the student honor system was not all the fault of the stu-
dent council; the temporary suspension of the honor code by the council
demonstrated perfectly just what is wrong with the honor system in the uni-
Primarily, the trouble with the student honor system is that the student
association is not in a mood to support it.
Many students sighed with relief when they read that the honor code
niles were off, and that the matter of detection was up to the faculty. They
felt that this was their opportunity to "slip up" on their professors, and
they spent half their ingenuity in endeavoring to beat the professor, and
they put the rest of their time on their quiz books. And those self respecting
students who did not need an incentive to keep on the straight road did not
Some professors detected cheating; but if one is to judge by campus
talk, more cheating went on under professorial supervision than ever before.
1 he status of the honor system right now is this: student honor is a
rather anomolous term, and as far as examinations goes, does not mean very
much. I he most effective remedy to stop cheating in the University of
Oklahoma is not through a student honor system, or through faculty sup-
1 he only effective way is for the faculty to quit giving examinations! |
Sorority pledging began 5 p. m. Mon-
ay. With exceptions of pledges an-
nounced on society pages, the following
are mid-semester pledgwomen:
Kappa Alpha Theta: Louise Finch,
Delta Delta Delta: Lucile Parkinson,
Lawton; Annabelle Williams, Clare-
Pi Beta Phi: Ruth Southwick, Bos-
ton ; Helena Collins, Boston; Mary
Cromwell, Enid; Sybil Clover, Enid;
Margaret Roack, Winfield, Kan.; Helen
Alford, Madill; Loraine Housel, Okla-
homa City; Dorothy Sinnot, Norman.
Kappa Kappa Gamma: Zoe Marlowe,
Alpha Chi Omega: Roberta Keith,
Joplin; Berginia Kelley, 1923, Davis;
Wilda Griffith, Carnegie.
Alpha Phi: Corrine Wall, Norman.
Alpha Gamma Delta: Margaret
High, Cushing; Fleeta Douthit, 1921,
Chi Omega: Ima McBee, 1922,
Xi Delta: Mildred Bobeck, 1922,
Jefferson; Laura Leske, 1922, El Reno;
Nola Leske, 1922, El Reno; Rose Leske,
1921, El Reno.
Rowcna Hutchinson, 1924, Coalgate.
Branson A. Davis, 1923, Shawnee.
Jack Boyd, 1924, Tishomingo.
Howard "Dutch" Richards, 1923
Pi Kappa Alpha
James Austin, Jr., 1924, Benton, 111.
John Wilkinson, 1923, Nowata.
Siegfried James Iverson, 1924, Tulsa.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Leo Brunt, 1924, Pawhuska.
Eben Hart, 1924, Tulsa.
Howard Hooker, 1924, Muskogee.
Winton Childres, 1924, Houston, Tex.
Curtis Day, 1^24. Oklahoma City.
Sam "Whorley" Taylor, 1924, Norman
Ralph H. Records, 1('22, Norman.
Hugh W. Fannin, 1^23, Spiro.
Elisha Paschal, 1022, Oklahoma City.
Donald L. Plasman, 1024, Winfield,
Still in the cellar! The Sooners drop-
ped their sixth straight game in the con-
ference when the Cornhuskers romped
away with them for the second of the
two game series, 32 to 22. The Nebras-
kaft took the lead early and maintained
it throughout the tilt. The Sooners,
led by Captain Cox, made the usual
second half comeback but it did not gain
enough momentum to overcome the
The rangy center, Ed Waite, continu-
ed to be the mainstay of Sooner scor-
ing power, accounting for 14 of the 22
points scored. Cox came second witt"
two goals and Tyler and Cocke with
one. The two Cornhusker centers reg-
istered seven goals of the total eleven
for the enemy.
Cox, (c) If
Dobesh, If 0 0 2
Warren, rf 10 3
Carmen, rf 10 0
Beckins, c 4 0 2
Jungmeir, c 0 10
Newman, Ig 10 1
Bailey, c, rg 3 0 1
Total 11 1 13
Referee: E. C. Quigley, St. Mary's
Time of halves: 20 minutes.
Sir Rabindranath Tagore, famoaa
poet of the Far East, will appear in the
university auditorium Friday, Feb. 1]
it was announced by Dr. A. C. Scott,
the extension division, yesterday.
This is the second transcontinental
lecture tour of the "Sage of India."
The purpose of this trip to America, as
before, is to raise funds by meflhs of th ;
proceeds of his lectures to maintain his
boys' school at Shantiniketan, Bengal.
It was in his work in education in
India that he felt the need of money fo*^
carrying on his work. With his reputa-
tion for literary work in England and
America as well as in India, he was en
abled to go on the lecture platform *
During his last visit he became popular
in the larger cities, and his writings be-
came relatively widely known in Amer-
Sir Rabindranath was educated at *
Oxford, and was knighted for his work
as the only Indian who became famous
in the Western wor'd.
Tagore arrived in New York for the
second time in November, 1920, and will *
leave for India in March, 1921, cover
ing important towns over the entire
United States during that time.
His subject here will be "Mystics of
Bengal," one of a number of lectures-
he gives on occult and literary subjects
Student tickets will be good for thi*
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Dinner guests Monday at the Sigma '«
Alpha Mu house were Thad Childree,
Sol Madansky, Mrs. H. Lewis, and Mrs
Spellman, all of Oklahoma City.
Sunday dinner guests at the Phi Gam-
ma Delta house were Maurine Wilson.
Juanita Wright, Louise Cook, Estelle
Collier, Helen Faulkenberg, Cordelra
Standley, Mildred Bland, Louise Buck-
ley, Caro Clark, Marjorie Trusket and
Judge Arthur J. Tuttle, Detroit, Mick .
national grand president of Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, on a visitation of the chap-
ters of Sigma AlphS Epsilon, was a
guest of the local chapter Monday and
Famous Missionary to Arrive Here
Sunday Afternoon; First Address
4 P. II. Sunday.
One hundred students met in recital
hall Tuesday evening and plans were
made for the coming of Sherwood Eddy,
noted lecturer, who will deliver a series
of addresses here February 6, 7, and 8.
These students comprise a committee
whose duty it is to acquaint the student
body at large with facts concerning
Eddy's visit here, and to impress upon
them the opportunity afforded the uni-
versity to profit by whatever message 1^
may choose to bring, according to Dave
McKown, chairman of the committee.
Eddy will arrive in Norman Sunday
afternoon and will deliver an address to
university students here at general
chapel assembly 9 a. m., Monday. Mon-
day noon Eddy will speak to the Okla-
homa City chamber of commerce there.
His first address to university stu-
dents here will be delivered Sunday
ternoon at 4 :00 in the auditorium;
"If the students realize the greatness
of the man and the chance afforded
them for receiving a great message suffi-
ciently to hear Sherwood Eddy at this
first meeting, this committee need not
fear but that the hall will be nacked for
the subsequent addresses of the series,"
McKown said to the committee Tuesday
The entire Eddy program will be
CONTEST IN GYM #
Start Toward Intra-Mural Sports
Made By Girls' Gymnasium Classes
Every Other Day.
"More interest and enthusiasm is be-
ing shown in gym work and basketbal
now than at any time since I camr
west," Miss Ima James, director of phy-
sical education for women, said Wednes-
Intersectional basketball games for
girls are creating much rivalry, and at
cording to Miss James, each afternooe
a game is played the gym is crowded
with excited spectators of both sexese.
The fol'owing freshman sectional
games have been played:
Jan. 11—Section 6, 35; Section S, 4;
section 1, 54; section 3, 0.
Jan. 13—Section 2, 19; section 4, M;
section 1, 25; section 5, 18.
Jan. 14—Section 1, 7; section 6, 27
section 3, 9; section 5, 10.
Jan. 17—Section 3, 26; section 4, I*
section 2, 1; section 6, 0.
Two New Officers Take
Positions in Y. \Y. C. A
Two new . W. C. A. cabinet officers
were elected Tuesday, when Leona Rob
inson was elected to fill the vacancy of
treasurer and Ruth Glidewell was ay
pointed chairman of the publication com
mittee to fill the vacancy left by Werdna
R \es, who finished her university work
ibis semester. Miss Helen Ruth Hoi
'•rook 'N W. C. A. secretary, announced
M'ss Glidewell was originally chaii
man of the publication committee and
served last spring, but she was unable
to return to the university last semester
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