The Oklahoma Weekly (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 24, 1921 Page: 3 of 4
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SOCIAL STUDY CUSSrn
Thirty-five Will Work At Social
- Service Next Summer; Phelan Out-
lines Course In World Politics.
Norman Center to Give HO for Best
One-Act Play Submitted Before
April 1, Committee Announces.
Organization of the first men s class
in social study, recommended by Sher-
wood Eddy in his meetings here re-
cently, took place Thursday night at a
meeting of men who signed up as be-
ing interested in industrial problems.
\ nucleus of about twelve men was
These voted to establish the class on
the plan of a literary society and chose
a committee of four to draw up a con-
stitution. The committee includes
Arthiir Myers, Guy Chambers, Dewey
Ilowland, and Roy Connor.
This society will conduct round table
programs every two weeks with Dr. J.
W. Sturgis, professor of Latin, as lead-
er. The organization will also have
charge of summer service work such as
Mr. Eddy outlined.
A similar organization has already
licen formed by about 20 university wo-
men under direction of Miss Devila
Gould of the United Provident asso
riation of Oklahoma City.
Members of the women's group who
Intend to work at social service during
the summer are: Helen Schaefer,
Carrie Bell Wantland, Ruth Glidewell,
Ullie Lawson, Mabel Eckstedt, Frances
Delaney, Carolyn Kull, Dove Mont-
gomery, Frances Jones, Irene Johnson,
Ruth Hogan, Alma Stephens, Selma
Bodovitz, Gretchen Gorman, Lucile
Westfall, Lois Poole.
Men who are planning to go into the
study of labor problems from the in-
side are : Arthur Myers, Dewey Row-
land, Olson Anderson, Roy Connor,
Hugh Small, Tully Nettleton, Guy C.
Chambers, David Hoover, H. V. Thorn-
ton, H. G. Wilcox, Claude Barber, Don-
ald Darrah, Donald Schooler, Freeman
Stough, Frank Ogilvie, Fred C. King,
Lloyd Truman, Kirkland Parks. Ben
This class will hold its next meeting
Thursday at 7 p. m. The regular time
of meeting will be decided on at that
Outline of the course in world politics,
which will be the second of theEddy
study groups, was announced Friday by
Or W. W. Phelan, dean of the school
of education. The course includes nine
subjects, each to take one week. These
are as follows: the world war and after;
,he riddle of the Near East; struggle
for freedom in Russia; Christian inter-
nationalism; America's stake in the ar
East; awakening of India; remaking
the social order; South American and
African problems; the builders of civi-
lization. Eighteen books are listed as
references in the course, and copies ot
all of these have been placed on shelves
in room 206 education building, which
will be the meeting place of the group
Time of meetings will be announced
degrees held by
half of teachers
High School Teachers Of State
Should Be Better Educated,
D'jever write a comedy? or a one act
If you're real good, or have some
ability along dramatic lines, you are
eligible for the $10 prize to be offered
by the Norman center of the Drama
league, J. P. Blickensderfer, instructor
in English and chairman of the program
committee, announced Wednesday.
The play must be in one act, and
must be original. It must be submitted
before April 1. The successful play will
be produced by the Norman center. All
plays submitted may be acted, and the
league reserves this right in consider-
ing them. The time of the play must
not be more than 30 minutes.
Judges will be Prof. T. H. Brewer,
chairman of the education committee,
Prof L. N. Morgan, chairman of the
play committee, and Mr. Blickensderfer.
j Financial Crisis
is Almost Over
t ■ ■
Natural Resources Helped To Save
State, Gumm Said, In Address To
phi delts win
from sigma nu
First Game Of Series Is One Of the
Hardest Fought Of the Season;
|two dorms will help
HOUSE STUDENTS SOON
IN SNOW BATTLE
Ah, how we have fallen!" quoth
Prexy Brooks late Friday afternoon as
he picked up his hat out of the snow
and brushed the remnants of a well di-
rected snowball off it. Perhaps those
aren't his exact words, but they'll do.
Prexy had just suffered what was
probably his first defeat in the history
of his administration of the university.
But he went down valiantly. At the
start it was an even battle between
Prexy and "Judge" J. L. Lindsey, uni-
versity financial clerk. But when the
grizzled veteran began to get the upper
hand of Lindsey, Prof. F. F. Blachly
joined in the fray with a crossfire which
turned the tide of battle and enabled
the keeper of the exchequer to score a
bull's-eye on prexy's hat. That routed
Dr. Brooks had just come out ot a
council of the deans. Perhaps he had
left his dignity there. Anyway he's an
honorary member of Sigma Delta Psi
athletic fraternity and now he may be
transferred tcf the active list.
At High Schools
Faculty Members Cannot Supply De-
mand For High School Com
"There is no reason to be excited over
the present financial depression," said
Eugene P. Gumm, secretary of the
Oklahoma Bankers Association and edi-
tor of the Oklahoma Banker Wednes-
day night in speaking to the Business
Opportunity Club in Rectial Hall, ad-
ministration building. "The danger is
over for everyone because the banks are
out of danger. Whenever the banks are
out of danger the lawyer, the engineer,
the merchant, the farmer and all the
rest are out of danger because they all
depend on the banks for their com-
"The recent financial crisis was made
worse by the pessimist", Mr. Gumm said,
"The man who was continually telling
his neighbor we are going to have a
money shortage got the other fellow to
thinking we were going to have a pan-
ic. The banks tried to overcome this
pessimistic feeling by telling the people
that the situation was not nearly so bad
as it had been depicited in the daily
At the time when the feeling of opti-
mism became strong the depressing con-
dition of the* country began to improve
due to the different attitude that the
people took toward the industrial de-
Business is getting on a solid basis,
the banks have a substantial reserve, the
people are looking at the affair in a
irighter manner. There is no use think-
ng we are due for more business de-
gression when we have the vast natural
resources of this state to be exploited
ind developed, he said.
Plans this year are to have graduates
who are good speakers give commence-
ment addresses in their own counties or
in surrounding countries, according to
Richard Cloyd, alumni secretary. A list
of these good speakers is being ^ pre
pared in the alumni office, and will be
submitted to the committee on exten-
Last spring there were so many calls
for speakers from the University for
high school commencement exercises
that all demands could not be met by the
members of the faculty.
A large number of the commencement
addresses will be made by graduates.
There will also be included some under
graduates who are especially gifted in
oratory, Cloyd said.
Well Prove It
Any information that could be given
on the question, "Resolved that nature
is more beautiful than art," was re-
quested of the department of extension
lectures, extension division, by a live
teacher in the eastern part of the state,
according to Dr. A. C. Scott, director
of extension lectures.
Another question similar to the above
in value of interest and closely allied to
scores of others received by the depart-
ment, is, "Resolved that a man should be
a member of a religious fraternity be-
fore being permitted to teach in the pub-
"What would Columbus have done
had he not discovered America?" is the
question in which a teacher in a back-
woods town in the eastern part of the
state has become quite engrossed. He
has recently written to Dr. Scott for
information on the subject. As yet he
has not been answered.
Phi Delta Thcta cagers stepped a lap
ahead of the Sigma Nu five in the first
of the three game series for the inter-
fraternity basketball championship Fri-
day afternoon when they defeated the
league A title winners 22 to 16 in one
of the most spectacular and hardest
fought battles staged by the fraternity
The Phi Delts took the lead in the
first period with Berry Cotton s free
toss and never surrendered it to their
opponents at any time during the game.
The first half was hard fought marked
by inaccurate goal shooting by the Sigma
Nus. The half ended 11 to 4.
The Sigma Nus staged a comeback in
the second period that looked like a win-
ner had they been able to continue the
marksmanship but the fatal inaccuracy
. overtook them again and the steady con-
I sistant work of the Phi Delt squad soon
forged on ahead.
Boone lead the victors in scoring with
four field goals with Harrington and
Cotton each registering two from the
floor. McClellan lead the vanquished
squad with three goals. Stahl and Gil-
mer followed two counters apiece before
the mix ended.
The second of the series will be played
Monday afternoon. Should Phi Delta
Theta win the title will go to them but
should they suffer a setback the series
will go the full three games to deter-
mine the winner.
Phi Delta Theta 22
G. FT. F.
Boone If 4 j j
Harrington rf 2 0
Boyle c 1 ® ,
Simons lg ®
Masonic Dormitory For Men and
Methodist Dormitory for Women
Open Next Summer.
9 4 10
. FT. F
0 0 0
In the 475 accredited high schools vn
Oklahoma last year there were 2234
high school teachers. Of these 1163
held degrees. As this is just a little
over SO percent there is still a big field
for improvement in high school teachers,
according to Richard Cloyd, general sec-
retary of the alumni, Friday.
Out of the 475 approved high schools
there were 5763 graduates. One hund-
red and fifty two high schools were
visited and not approved. In the
which were visited and not approved
there were only 196 teachers, averaging
A little over 1 teacher to a school, and
only 10 of these helddegrees.
Fifty-two percent of the teachers in
accredited high schools and only 5 per-
cent in the unaccredited high schools
held degrees. In the total high school
teachers in the- state 45.6 percent hold
degrees. The ideal would be 100 per-
cent, Cloyd said.
Sunday dinner guests at the Kappa
'Kappa Gamma house were Mr. and Mrs.
G. E. Blackwelder, Batina Blackwelder,
Francis Mulkey, John Galloway and Mr.
and Mrs. Frank A. Edson.
STILL ROOM TO IMPROVE
R O. T. C., SAYS BAEHR
The local R. O. T. C. showed a good
improvement over this time last year,
Major C. A. Baehr said Wednesday,
quoting Lieut. Col. A. S. Williams, in-
spection officer for the 8th R. O T C.
corps area who inspected the R. O. T. C
Lieut. Col. Williams appeared satisfied
with the work here, but there is con-
siderable room for improvement, Baehr
ADOPTS QUESTION BOX
A question box which grew out of the
Sherwood Eddy lectures is now a feature
of services at the Christian church, ac-
cording to Rev. F. M. Warren, pastor
Last week a number of questions, which
will be answered Sunday evening, were
dropped into the box.
"Is lying ever justifiable? and
"Could you enjoy heaven if you got
there and missed your friends, knowing
that they could be in only one other
place?" are two of the problems which
were turned in, Mr. W arren says
Sigma Nu 16.
Total 7 2 \
Referee—"Prep" Rathbun, time of
Dr. E. R. Harding, associate professor 1
of chemistry at the university of Minn-
esota, who is on sabbatical leave of ab-
sence, is here attending lectures in pe-
troleum technology, Prof. Fred W. Pad-
gett, associate professor of chemistry,
Sunday dinner guests at the Sigma
Alpha Epsilon house were Birdeen Van
Camp, Jerry Mae Crane, Doris Beavers,
Froma Johnson, and Elizabeth Moffet
With two new dormitories ready, and
a normal increase in small five and six-
room bungalows for families moving to
the University city, it would seem that
the annual incraese of the university's
enrollment will be better provided for
next year than in years past.
The Masonic dormitory for men will
hold 130 to 150 students. The Meth-
odist dormitory for women will hold 80
to 100, depending on whether sleeping
porches are used or not.
According to George Wadsack, assist-
ant registrar, the increase in the number
of students here last fall over last
spring was about 500. If next fall sees
an increase of 400, say, the dormitories
will take care of about half the added
students, leaving half to depend upon
building between now and September,
The Masonic dormitory was built by
the Masonic consistory at McAlester,
and is the first ever to be built by such
a body. It will be finished in about
30 days, but will not be opened till the
summer term of 1921. Women teachers
will be given the preference in filling
the house at that time, and applications
for rooms arc now being received.
The Masonic dormitory will make no
distinction this summer in favor of
teachers with Masonic connections.
Teachers will be required to furnish
bedding and linen.
The Methodist dormitory will be fin-
ished in about a week, but will also be
ipened for the summer session. Accord-
ing to Mrs. C. S. Bobo, chairman of the
building committee of the Methodist
church, South, the dormitory will pro-
bably not run a table until next fall.
Next summer a roof for the porch will
be added to the building.
Both dormitories will make a charge
of $20 per room, or $10 per occupant,
it is announced.
Both dormitories are strictly modern.
Both arc of brick, and both arc three-
will be changed
New System for English 2 Adopted,
Will Divide Classes Into Four
"PAIR OF SIXES" WILL DRAW FULL HOUSE,
PREDICTION MADE AS PUBLIC SPEAKING
STUDENTS BEGIN REHEARSALS OF FARCE
Although a pair of sixes is not con
sidered much of a hand in the great
American indoor pastime, the hand pro-
perly arranged backed by the queen of
hearts, as it is in the play "A Pair of
Sixes" to be presented by the public
speaking department under the direction
of Miss Veroqua Petty, April 8, is pre-
dicted to be "a royal flush" in the mat-
ter of fun.
Two partners in the pill manufactur-
ing business, each claims to be the head
and brains of the enterprise. This
naturally gives room for a disagree-
ment ; so in order to settle who is to be
the head of the firm it is decided by con-
tract that they play one hand of show
down poker the holder of the highest
hand to be manager of the firm and the
loser to be his servant for a period of
one year. A pair of sixes wins.
Their status made clear they assume
their respective duties. The loser is
placed in an embarrassing position, for
immediately upon his being installed as
his partner's butler a cockney maid-ser-
vant is bent upon having him for her
husband. This perhaps would not be
bad for him had he not already chosen
a delightful young lady for this honor.
This young lady of his choice arrives
for a visit in the same household and
on account of the contract he cannot re-
veal the reason of his position for if he
did he would secrifice his share in the
This entangling situation creates
Carce in three acts that gives two hours
Mid a half of keen enjoyment. A great
deal of interest was shown at the try-
outs and the following cast was chosen,
each one of which is admirably suited
for his part, according to Miss Petty.
The cast follows:
George B. Nettleton Roy Scovil
T. Boggs John Gordon Bicrer
Krome Charles Green
Miss Sally Parker Louise Jackson
Thomas Vanderholt, Raymond Everest
Tony Toler. J Keene Horner
Mr. Applegate Reginald Green
Office boy Elizabeth Halbert
Shipping clerk Subert Turbyfill
Mrs. George B. Nettleton.
Florence Cole Ruby Ingram
Coddles Dorothy Arnold
A new system for English 2 has lieen
instituted by that department that is ex-
pected to introduce means whereby clos-
er cooperation between students and
faculty members may be secured, it was
announced Wednesday by Prof. S. R-
Hadsell, professor of English.
The system, as it is being tried, de-
vides the classes in English 2 into
groups of four sections each. I he sec-
tions of each group meet individually
twice each week but the third hour is
reserved for a group lecture and all
four sections of the group meet under a
group leader who is usually an instructor
of one of the sections of the group.
Group leaders are: S. R. Hadsell, A.
R. Ramsey, L. N. Morgan, Elizabeth Jor-
don, S. M. Salyer, J. H. Marshburn, J.
"There are certain advantages in the
new system as we see it," said Prof.
Hadsell, "When we meet, 150 in one
large room, we render vacant several
other rooms that are then available for
other sectional classes such as French
or mathematics, which, when things are
as crowded as now, is a decided advant-
BOOK BINDERY HAS MUCH
REPAIR WORK TO BE DONE
Seventeen hundred books are stocked
in the bindery ready to be covered, Wil-
liam J. P. Dictz, bookbinder stated this
Since all the work is done by hand,
chiefly by twelve or fourteen student
helpers, progress in this department is
slow yet in the last three years more
than 400 volumes including regular li-
brary books and periodicals have been
bound. In addition to the library work,
the books for different offices and di-
visions of the university are repaired.
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