The Oklahoma Weekly (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 24, 1921 Page: 2 of 4
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THE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY
Published ©*ch Thursday from December to June by the School of Journalism of the
University of Oklahoma. Mailed free upon application to high school seniors in the state of
THE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY, NOR MAN. OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1921.
Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Norman, Oklahoma, under act of
congress of March 3, 1879.
Gmcb K. Ray High School Editor
ncw' *'le Weekly coniitti of material originally publiabed ia the
AND THE DANCE THEY DO—SANITATIVE DOING
The question of regulation of dancing has been tossed pro and con by
various college publications. Some have held that dances need regulation,
and have followed out their bfeltefs; others have decided for the laws of
common sense and individual decency to determine the status of dances.
This latter seems to be the logical and only ideal method. Dance legis-
lation depends for its success upon the cooperation that it receives from the
student body; it depends on the well known principle that you cannot legis-
New dances usually arise from one of two causes; either because crowded
halls render impracticable the existing popular dances; or the desire for varied
dancing changes the monotony of prevailing dances. From the first cause
came the "toddle" and from the second arose the "shuffle."
No inad rush was made here to regulate the mode of dancing by authori
ties; and that the authorities were right time has demonstrated. The at-
titude at the university has been the sane one—let student opinion right the
improper dance, and let student sense of what is proper say when a dance is
'wicked." And student opinion slowly crystalizes. Now, the toddle is
slowly yielding for the more conservative dance. The shuffle is a rarity; and
the cheek dance ie for the salubrious few who go to dances for that pur-
Other schools have attempted regulation. Some of it was deserved, as
the regulation of expenses of dances at California. Wisconsin forbade the
toddle. Cheek dancing was prohibited by Kansas State Agricultural college.
At Kansas, the "close and cubby" dances are deplored. At Michigan student
dances were taken under hand by faculty authorities for alleged extrava-
It is doubtful if drastic rulings regarding the mode of dancing have any
but harmful effects. The change in dancing at the university has demon-
strated the sanity of the Sooner way. Eight years ago, dances could be held
at any time, just so one or two chaperones attended; and the bachelor and
more youthful members of the faculty were in great demand at every dance.
Then, with the advent of regulation on the number of dances, came the pres-
ent system of week-end dances with proper chaperones. Rules regarding the
kind of dance has not been attempted but in rare instances by university
authorities, and principally after the demise of the S. A. T. C., when collegc
inarolity was a negligible quantity. And the necessity of dance regulation
has been rare, for the natural modesty of university women together with
watchful supervision of chaperones has prevented extremes.
College men and women if entrusted with sustaining their honor will
not defame that honor; some discretion must be allowed to the judgment of
men and women before dances will be satisfactory. And in the University of
Oklahoma, this principle has resulted in a general sensible regulation of the
dance in the consciousness of the student dancer.
SOONERLAND AWAKES FOR THE JAMBOREE
Sooner students deserve to be complimented on the support they ac-
corded the first jamboree ever attempted here. It is no small thing for a
student to stand throughout a three hour conccrt and stay until the last
number is given, but that is what several hundred loyal Sooners did Wed-
1 he auditorium was crowded for the jam-boree, and that made it a
j-a-in-boree in more ways than one. More than one student was surprised
;it the attendance, for earlier in the day, skepticism at the possible attendance
ranked the numbers in empty seats rather than in volumes. And when every
aisle on every floor was crowded, when students stood around on the
crowded floor, and still retained enough optimising and good spirit to give
a hearty "hi-rickety," even the most pessimistic would have to yield to the
conviction that the soul of Soonerland is not yet dead.
The fine arts department has the thanks of all Soonerland for the jam-
boree. It was the first ensemble of Sooner musical organizations attempted
''ere, and that it was a success should lead to future such programs.
It is to he hoped that Sooners keep up the spirit that they showed at
the jamboree, and throw themselves into that which will better the school the
rest of this semester—that its lustre will not be damned by indifference.
TEXAS GAME REVIVED
IN SOONER SCHEDULE
Owen Reaches Agreement with Long-
horn Coach Though Date Ia Only
Tentative; Will Play Here.
"Beat 1 cxas" will again be heard an-
nually on the Sooner campus as a result
of the conference jqst closed between
Ben G. Owen, director of Sooner ath-
letics, and B. M. Whitaker, of the Long-
horn athletic staff. Whitaker came to
Norman Wednesday evening for the
purpose of closing the Texas-Oklahoma
arrangements for gridiron battles in 1922
Owen could not sign a contract with
Whitaker for a specified date but they
came to a gentleman's agreement that
the games would be played. The pro-
bable dates set for the first gam? is
either October 29, or November 19, 1922,
at Norman and the 1923 game to be
staged at Austin.
The Texas game calls for a little
shifting in the Sooners Missouri Valley
conference schedules for 1922 which ex-
plains the fact that the date could not be
definitely set. The Sooners home sche-
dule for 1922 will be one of the heaviest
on record, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas
will invade Soonerland.
Phi Delta Thetas
Sigma Nu Defeated 30 to 22 in Decid-
ing Game In Interfraternity
SOONER SALE GOES ON
AT OFFIGETHIS WE^
ON TOUR SOON
Girls' Glee Club Will Give Programs
Through Southern Part of State;
Quartet Is Selected.
The girls' glee club will make a trip
through the southern part of Oklahoma,
appearing in at least one town in Texas
some time in the near future, Prof.
Herbert Wall, director of the club, an-
The itnerary of the trip will include
Purcell, Pauls Vatley, Marietta and
Gainesville, Texas. The club now has
35 members. Prof. Wall said. On this
trip Miss Adelaide Paxton, violinist,
will be the only soloist besides members
of the glee club.
The girls quartet composed of Cor-
ine Wall, Ruth Neal, Genevieve Doug-
las and Norma Jo Daugherty, will give
number of selections.
Phi Delta Theta made it two in a row
Monday afternoon on the varsity R.
O. 1. C. armory court by defeating the
Sigma Nu runners up 30 to 22 in the
second of the three game series which
makes the Phi Delts the undisputed
champions of the interfraternity bas'
The game was witnessed by one of
the largest crowds ever turned out for
the interfraternity caging battles and
the rooting in evidence rivaled that of
the displays made for the varsity games.
Sigma Nus forged ahead in the first
period gaining a 10 to 5 lead in the
first IS minutes of play. In the last
five minutes to go in the first half the
Phi Delts suddenly took new life and
with a series of sensational shots by
Boone, Cotton and Harrington the half
ended 16 to 11 in favor of the champ-
The Phi Delts never lost their lead
in the second period but the stellar work
of Gilmer and Stahl twice put the Sig
ma Nus within two points of a tie.
Boone continued his uncanny registering
from all angles of the floor and Cotton
never missed on the free route. The
losing five hotly contested every play
but Phi Delt team work and the evcel
lence of Boone's game proved too se-
vere a handicap for the Sigma Nus.
Phi Delta Theta 30.
YES. WE HATE TO PRINT THIS
The general love for statistics is not great but here arc a few that will
give a little light on the work of the Oklahoma Daily staff for the past sem-
ester. Seven members of the staff carried an average of fifteen hours work in
addition to 25 to 35 hours a week put in on the five issues of the daily paper.
The best averages found are 5.46 in twelve hours and 5.44 in eighteen
hours Three members fall in the 400 average and better up to 500 and two
placed in the 307 up to 400 averages The point average of the seven mem-
bers of the staff reached 4.442 for 105 hours.
With all due respects to the 'jamboree' we will say that a good idea would
he to get some of the chorus girls from the Orpheum and let them dance at
chapel. It would do away with the necessity of much advertising and make
every one rare to get there.
Just another example of shifting of the sands of popularity. The Sooner
popularity contest started originally with the candidates the most popular;
now, the seat of the mighty has shifted, and the most popular are the editor
and business manager of the Sooner!
"Chrvgwaerneutnalifinajuanjuarisiguejack" is Eskimo for "I love you"
and at the m< time is a reasonable expanation of why the Artie nights have
to be so long.
Whether it is due to the spring weather is not known, but the university
daily holds dress parades—every day is a Sunday, and Mr. Av. Stude wears
his go-to-meeting clothes to the class room, superbly indifferent to the
financial crisis of the time.
W hile the Oklahoma legislators and Governor Robertson are having
such a difficult time deciding how little the University of Oklahoma can exist
on, comes the news that the Michigan legislature has voted on an increase
from three eights to five eights of a mill in the tax which supports that state
university. This will mean an annual addition of $1,130,000 to the revnue of
that institution, or more than Oklahoma's total operating expenses last year.
If Variety's Spicy,
Then Co-Ed Coiffures
Must Be of All-Spice
The old saying "varsity is the spice
of life" applies to the style of hair dress-
ing in the university.
Towering pyramids of hair, huge ear
muffs, bobbed hair, fan and otherwise
shaped coiffures—every age from the
Victorian down to the present time, is
represented in the hair-dress of coeds.
Styles may come and styles may go,
but ears are gone forever. Thus one
might bewail the decided fate which
muffs have dealt the ear. No more can
the poet sing of the "coral tips of shell-
pink ears," nor can he write of a maid-
en blushing to her ear tips.
For alas 1 They are gone forever.
G. FT. F.
1 0 0
5 0 1
2 0 3
3 8 1
0 0 0
11 8 5
Sigma Nu 22
G. FT. F.
2 0 0
4 3 2
2 0 3
0 3 0
0 0 3
0 0 0
8 6 8
Referee: P. X.
Time of halves, twenty minutes.
SOCIAL SERVICE CLASS
TO BEGIN HERE SOON
The class in social problems for
women will hold its first meeting
March 2 at 7 p. m. in the rest room,
administration building, Miss Helen
Ruth Holbrook, Y. W. C. A. sec-
retary, announced Monday. Miss
Nouvella Gould, secretary of the
Provident association of Oklahoma
City, will have charge of the class.
Girls interested in this work
should also make a special effort
to attend the Y. W. C. A. vesper
service Thursday, Miss Holbrook
said when Prof. Ivan Wright of
the sociology department will speak
on "Social Service."
Margaret Bradbury Finishes Ra
With Vote of 410,000; Florenc
Hills Scores 185,000,
Four hundred and ten thousand vot,
was the final count for Margaret Bra
bury, arty and science sophomore, wl
was elected beauty and popularity que
of the 1921 Sooner in the race held la
week, it was officially announced Mo
day by Frank Ogilvie, assistant bti3ne
manager of the year book.
Florence Hills, arts and science fres
man, finished second with 185,000 vot
In all approximately 900 Sooners we
sold as result of the popularity conte.*
Ogilvie said. This leaves the manag>
of the book about 500 copies shojjt <
the deadline, the number of subscri|
tions necessary to put out the book.
The Sooner office, room 7 in the bas.
ment of the law building, will be throw
open for subscriptions from Wednesdi1
morning until Saturday, it was announ<
ed, in order that students who want tj
be in on the book when the copies at
distributed in the spring may get Ifiei
receipts. By this method it is hoped t
add enough subscriptions to the list the
the publication of the book will be mad
If sufficient subscriptions are obtain
ed this way, the managers will go ahea^
with the publication but will print onl.
AMERICANS HAVING A TIME LEARNING
ROPES AT OXFORD, HOLLEMAN WRITES
Oxford with its quaint ways is a far , The English girls, as a rule, do not
cry from Soonerland, but the enjoyments ^ dance as well as the Americans, Holle-
of students there are universal, al-, man believes after a first survey of the
T. O. McLaughlin, who was the
Rhodes scholar for the state for 1918,
from Kingfisher college, achieved an
enviable reputation at Oxford for his
ability to travel gratis. His record
would make him eligible without ques-
tion for Quo Vadis in Soonerland,
Holleman believes. McLaughlin visited
13 different countries during the six
weeks Christmas vacation, but at very
little expense. He posed, Holleman
says, as president of the Horizontal Re-
lief Workers association, with his trav-
eling, companion, a Canadian, as his sec-
retary. The home office was in Merton
with branches at Piccidilly Circus, E.
C., etc. When a conductor would scru-
tinize McLaughlin's passport, and de-
mand pay, the acting "president" would
receive special dispensation. His pass-
ports had eight or ten pages added, all
full of vises.
By way of postscript, Holleman
wrote "I suppose that it's needless to say
that I haven't been warm since I left
though wetter, if one is to believe Wil-
bur Holleman, B. A. '18, LL. B. '20,
Oklahoma Rhodes scholar for 1920, now
entered in Merton college, Oxford.
Holleman this week wrote Prof. John
O. Moseley, who is an Oklahoma j
Rhodes scholar, and a member of Mer-
ton college, that a favorite pursuit of
the British student is "ragging," and
that refreshments of the stronger order
Freshman days hold their excite-
ment for Holleman. Freshers are sup-
posed to sit at the foot of the table in
the main dining hall, but Holleman,
with several other Americans, arrived
late for the first meal. The only seats
left were near the head of the table, so
the American group blissfully took them,
thus creating a consternation. Since
that time, they have found seats where
they belong, Holleman writes.
Gothing is much cheaper in England
than in America, Holleman says. One
can purchase a full dress suit with din-
ner coat, for 18 pounds, or the equiva-
lent of $63.
the number of books for which they have
orders. In that case it will absolutely
be impossible to get in a subscription for
the book after this week, and no eJtra
copies will be had for sale when the
Sooners are distributed.
"The moral," remarked Ogilvie, "is
subscribe now or forever hold your
The circulation manager had ti
highest praise for Miss Bradbury at
Miss Hills and their backers. Workf.
for Miss Bradbury kept up their S<
er selling vigorously even after vih-
drawals had left the race practically no
contest. This one organization sold
402 Sooners, according to Ogilvie
"If others had been as loyal as the
new queen," he observed, "there would
have been no question of the success of
The two queens who stayed in the race
to the finish will be given full pages in
the beauty section of the Sooner. Miss
Bradbury is from Mountain Park,(a
home economics major, a member of
Blue Pencil literary fraternity, and of
Alpha Chi Omega. *
Entrants who dropped out of the race
in most cases for reasons not giveft
were Froma Johnson, Estelle Collier,
Kitty Ittner and Catherine Hayes.
OK-s Building Program
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, Feb.
21—The appropriation which will be
made to the University of Missouri for
the biennial period of 1921-22 aggre-
gates approximately $2,500,000, accorifc-
ing to the decision of the appropriations
committee of the state legislature.
This sum was granted after the com-
mittee decided to include' in this fun ft
provisions for starting building program
for the state university. Six new build*
ings will be erected as a result of thr
granting of this appropriation. These
figures may be slightly reduced, F. H.
Hopkins, chairman of the House com-
mittee, said last night.
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