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Assistant Editor. . .Catharine Carson
Managing Ed. . .Clarence Brotherton
News Editor.Earl Blackaby
City Editor .Jessup Strang
Humorous .Leland Hendricks
Exchange .Lamar Tooze
Administration .. Roger Moe, Carlyle
Dramatic .Mandell Weiss
I.eslle Tooze, Robert Bean, Ethel
Tooze, Wallace Eakin, Elsie Gurney,
De Etta Ingham, Ray Williams, Eve
lyn Harding, Beatrice Lilly, Raim
Business Malinger . . . Mnrsh Goodwin
Assistant Mgr. ..Anthony Jaureguy
Advertising Mgr.Dean Peterson
Circulation Mgr.. .Millar McGilchHst
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
The sentiment of the people of the
state of Oregon will receive a thor
ough test in the coining special elec
tions on November 4, when they will
be called upon to decide among other
measures submitted to the ballot,
whether or no the appropriation of
$175,000 allowed by the Oregon leg
islature for building expenses at the
University, shall eventually be
granted. The question is one which
effects not merely the taxpayers of
the present generation, but will de
termine whether in the future the
sons of the people of Oregon will be
compelled to undergo an additional
expense in sending their sons and
daughters to Institutions of higher
learning outside the state, a thing
which has In many instances been
found necessary even now because of
the inadequate classroom accommo
dations for more than a limited num
ber of students during tho school
At the present time, a number
fully half as great ns that reached by
the students In attendance at our
own state University are enrolled at
the southern colleges and at the Uni
versity of Washington, students by
the way who If the proper facilities
were accorded In Eugene, would be
seeking an education inside the state.
This is aside from the Oregon raised
young men and women to be found
in the institutions of tho eastern
The negative Importance of this
has ton often boon underestimated.
The "made In Oregon" cry Is being
continually raised as n slogan for
economic independence, but the fact
that a university within the state
which can take care of all those who
knock at Its doors, is an asset, has
been evidently overlooked.
One hundred and eighty dollars is
the average sum annually expended
at Oregon per student, an amount
much smaller than that required by
the majority of colleges throughout
the country, to say nothing of the
additional cost of transportation.
The man or woman who is event
ually to make his or tier home in this
state, Is brought up among surround
ings which can be of little use In
after life, while those unable to af
ford the expense of an out of state
education, perhaps find it impossible
to enter their own state university.
The existence and proper mainte
nance of the University is all impor
tant to the future generations. Tim
dental of the appropriation asked for
this maintenance Is but ill-advised
WE, TOO, AUK CITIZENS.
No apologies are offered by the
Emerald for getting out a special edi
tion devoted largely to the educa
tional situation in Oregon. The
problem of education is the most im
portant with which the voters of the
state will have to deal, and we, i.«
students, feel that the voters will he
interested in our point of view and
in our own statement of our needs.
The students at the University of;
Oregon are not taught 10 ignore in: i
• pftrtant public, questions.” (fur dins]
work is framed with the purpose of I
making us intelligent citizens and1
voters, and we feel we have both the
right and the duty to express our
selves strongly on this great ques
tion which is immensely Important to
us and to the still younger genera
tion which is to come after us.
We are. most of us. young, but
that !e no crime. The things that
View of Section of U. of O. Campus
are spoken of in this edition are
matters of which we have first-hand
knowledge. We see on every hand
the great good the University has
done and is doing, and its still
greater capability of genuine and
valuable service to the state if it is
allowed to carry out on a still larger
scale its plans for public service. We
realize what, the University has done
for us in opening our eyes to the
problems of the modern world, and
training our minds to deal with these
matters in a spirit of devotion to the
public good. The University is pro
gressive, and faculty and students
alike are enrolled in the battle for
social betterment-—for making Ore
gon a better state to live in—betler
for every person in Oregon. Where
students obtain their education from
the state, they cannot but feel their
Indebtedness to their commonwealth,
and no other typo of education can
inspire a greater desire to become
good anil useful citizens.
We only ask wtiat other states are
granting freely to their young people
—a chance for education amid sur
roundings free from political agita
tions and harassment, if consolida
tion must, come, we urge that It be
•brought about in a spirit of solici
tude for the best interests of all I ho
youth of tlie state. If two Institu
tions are to he united at some future
time, let thorn >be two strong healthy
institutions, each contributing to the
union of undeteriorated values built
up by each In Its honorable and use
ful history of uninterrupted pro
gress. It is Impossible to build up
by tearing down, it is impossible to
kill, and then expect good from mar
rying a living thing to a corpse.
Oregon should not destroy or weaken
an asset it has taken half a century
We speak our true beliefs on this
matter. Wo ask the voters of Ore
gon not to despise what we say Just
because we are young. We, too, are
Kx-Presldent 'I'nft, now Kent pro
fessor of law ill Yale, has lost eighty
pounds since he left the White House
Inst March. The president then
weighed 320 pounds which he has
reduced by systematic diet and exer
cise to 240. His breakfast consists
of one egg, two pieces of toast and a
cup of unsweetened coffee.— Seattle
At the annual Kroshman-Sopho
more tie-up »t the University of
Washington last week, the Krosh an
nexed an easy victory over the sec
ond year men. Several accidents oc
curred. a freshman being run over by
an automobile on tiis way to the mix
and another student fell down an
elevuloi shaft, breaking liis collar
Tlie University of Nevada co-eds
who live in tile girls' dormitory. Man-;
eanita Hall, have inaugurated a sys-j
tern of self government.
The University of Washington lias1
hbeii recently granted a charter of
l’lii Heta Kappa, national scholar-j
Two blind students. Joseph Wood
and tieorge Hailey, have entered the
Untvcrsttv of Washington.
The tk>p ho mores at the University
of Nevada won the later-class foot
ball game luSt week.0
Four thousand students have reg- J
(stored ai the Ohio State University..
Reed College. Portland, now has
a faculty of twenty members.
Higgvst year yet—ltlltMV
MUST STAND BY THE Al’I’ItO
Friends of the University of Ore
gon arc already making a canvass of
the state in the interest of the ap
propriation that has been held up,
and will be up for ratification or re
jection by the voters in November.
This may be a wise precaution, but
it is not flattering to tlie state that
it should even be thought necessary
to make any effort to make a fight
for the appropriation. It should
never have been held up.
Tiie University of Oregon is an in
stitution of which the state should be
and is, justly proud. It is the state's
school, and the state should maintain
it in first class shape. If we cannot
do that then we should abandon it.
Wo do not believe there can be any
doubt as to the result of the vote and
that the University will get its ap
propriation without any material
vote against it. At the same time
"you never can tell,” and every
friend of education, ('very citizen who
believes In fair play, should go to the
polls and vote to give the University
Its appropriation, and at the same
time rebuke the gang that has held it
ii)). It is time tiie people set down
on the gang that has been fighting
the University, and the harder they
do the sitting tiie better. We are
told to ‘‘judge a tree by its fruit,”
and the University of Oregon judged
by what it lias done, by the men and
women it lias sent out to he an honor
to the state, deserves all that lias
been given it, and much more. Do
not neglect to register, if for no
other reason titan that you may east
a ballot in favor of Oregon’s great
University. We owe it to the grand
old college and we should not neglect
to pay the debt.—The Capital Jour
THE FRESHMEN CAN JOIN
Freshmen were given the right of
membership in the Women's Atliletie
Association yesterday at a special ses
sion held in the Women's gymnasium.
The dues of the club are fifty cents a
year and only those who have paid this
mm will be allowed to vote at the first
regular meeting October 9th.
We never knock.
There were about ten men out for
track and Paine, a promising fresh
man, also loafed around. He did not
do much running for fear of going
stale. He ran only about S quarters,
ti or 7 halves and 3 or l miles.
\o registration, no vote.
Agora Club Will meet Thursday.
September -3, at 7:30 p. m., room
Y. M. C. A Will meet in Dr.
Schmidt's room this evening at 7
o'clock. Prof. N. Coleman, of Heed
College, will be the speaker.
Y. M. C. A -Y. w. C. A. Joint re
ception in Vlllard Hall. Friday, Sep
tember 20. at $ p. m.
Freshman Acquaintance party at I
the Delta Delta Delta house. October i
Women's Tennis Club—Will meet
at the Chi Omega house. Thursday.
September 2a. at S p m.
Women's -League Informal tea at
the Mart Spillcr house Wednesday.
Y W. C. A. Conference rally at
the bungalow. Monday, at 4 p. m.
Stan 1 for something; vote.
A private banquet room at the
AID IN FIGHT
STATE DIVIDED INTO SIX
SECTIONS FOR ELEC
SAYS PREJUDICE UNJUST
Assembly Speaker Would Do
Away with Race Antagonism.
Bible Does not Back up Race
Differences, He Says.
At the regular assembly in Villard
hall Wednesday morning concerted ac
tion was taken by the students to aid
in the fight for the University appro
priation bill, each student being urged
to write to his or her friends through
cut the state asking tnem to register
by October 8. The law states that
each voter must be registered i5 days
prior to the election in order- to vote,
hence the urgent request to get every
elector to go to the polls and register
■ before that time.
The state was divided into six sec
tions comprising Multnomah county,
Willamette Valley, Eastern Oregon.
Southern Oregon, Central Oregon and
Western Oregon, and the students were
assigned to their respective groups in
.the different parts of tiro room. After
electing a chairman and a secretary of
each division, plans were formulated
whereby each student should exert his
influence by writing letters to his
friends in the interest ot' the Univer
II. Paul Douglass, general missionary
o£ tlie Congregational church for the
mountain whites, the negroes, and the
ludiaus, addressed the assembly, tak
ing as his topic, “Prejudice.” As an
example he cited the predilection of
the people against eating horse-flesh,
stating that although a perfectly good
viand they had been unaccustomed to
eating it simply because most of them
had never tried it.
“Prejudice cannot bo generous,”
su’d Mr. Douglass, “as the secret of
prejudice is to be in power. Prejudice
will not let the other fellow have his
way; it must be repressive. The ex
ponent of prejudice is ‘Thou shall not,'
and the antagonism between peoples
and races has taken a repressive atti
“Prejudice lives by the reiteration
of epithets and insults,” stated Mr.
Douglass. “It is a means of calling
names; there is no such thing as preju
dice standing still Names of con
timpt which men use is a shrewd de
vice, for swearing is done carelessly,
usually in the initiative. If you mean
it, swear; but if not, don't do it. A
man keeps saving ‘nigger’ because if
he doesn't lie will soon find himself
“We insult some of our brothers.”
Mr. Douglass continued, “merely to
keep prejudice alive These utterances
are always facial expressions accent
tallied by gestures and are literally
spit out. In some places an Indian or
negro is supposed to get clear off the
road in order to let some person pass.
' ad then prejudice finishes the job by
getting into religion. We cannot read
>, the New Testament ; nt sanction of
ti so prejudices. The working relig
ion of the American is a mixture of
l hvistiauitt with a feeling that the
Almighty is responsible for our preju
dices, iriasiftuch as he uiadeo some races
of people with darker skins than ours.
“There is no dogmatic conclusion as
to human fellowship,” concluded Mr.
Douglass, “but to try to get loose and
find the law of best influence., and to
consecrate the spirit of brotherhood
which is iu him."
104 East Xinth St.
Phone 246 I
PIERCE BROS. |
STAPLE AXI) FAXCY
L. I). PIERCE, Engene, Oregon.
THE BEST PLACE TO EAT IS THE
Ray Smith, Prop.
Private Boxes for Ladies. Good Coffee.
Quick Service. All White Help
Everything in Season. 674 Willamette St.
DR. J. O. WATTS
Optical Refects corrected
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Examinations free and the
prices moderate. Broken
lenses duplicated within an
hour or two. Factory on the
Opposite Savoy Theater
JIM THE SHQE DOCTOR
Dr. C. B. Marks, M. D.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
GLASSES CORRECTLY FITTED
Cockeriino and Fraley Bldg.
Office Over Loan & Savings Bank
Phones: Res., 965; Office, 634
OFFICE HOURS 2 TO 5
Dorris Photo Shop
Cherry Bldg. Phone 741
THE SMOKE HOUSE
Billiards and Cigar Store
Kompp & Lyttaker, Props.
, Have you met him? He j
has a nice hardwood and
plate glass store, with
marble floor, Western
Union clock, large cash
register, well assorted
stock in pretty boxes and
a soda fountain. Makes (
plenty of change. Loans
some money. Cashes lots
of checks. Gives out
plenty of information and
lights but doesn’t do much
THE COLLEGE MEN’S
Yerington & Allen
Phone 232 86 Ninth Ave. East
Oak Shoe Store
S H 0 JB S
I-P Loose Leaf Books
BEST, BIGGEST ASSORTMENT
SCHWARZSCHILD’S BOOK STORE
ALL PRICES REDUCED
YORAN'S SHOE STORE
THE STORE THAT SELLS GOOD SHOES
WE MAKE OUR OWN CANDIES
Opposite the Rex Theatre. Drop in After the Show
■ Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we will offer "f
1 One 50c Bottle Toilet Water }
One 15e Cake Palm Olive Soap0