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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 9, 1915)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year, by the
Associated Students of the University of Oregon.
Entered at the postoffice at Eugentj, as second class matter.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF..MAX H. SOMMER
Assistant Editors.*.Wallace Fokin, Leslie O. Toome
Managing Editor.Harold Hauistreet
City Editor.Hnrrr Kuck
News Editor.Mandel Weiss
Copy Editors. De Witt Gilbert, Clytle Hall
Special Writers. .Grace Edgington, Frances Shoemaker, Charles Dundore, Walter
Kennon, Alary linker.
Administration . Itoberta Killam
Assistant .Francis Yoran
s,w,w. . Chester A. Fee
Assistant. James Sheehy
. .Adrienne Epping, Echo Zahl
Dramatic Critic ‘ J.'.' .*.TV.
llramatics .Martha Beer
MnsR- . Eulalie Crosby
snoivtT. .Beatrice Locke Eucile Watson
Exchange*.. .Louise Allen
Henorters Kenneth Moores, Jean Bell, Marian Neil, Carroll Wildin, Harold Say,
‘ Robert McNary, Percy Boatman, Coralie Snell, Luclle Messner, Lucile
Saunder, Joe Skelton, Stanley Eaton, Helen Brenton.
11L SIN ESS STAFF
BUSINESS MANAGER...• •• • ■ • • •• •
Manager’* and E.iiltor’* Phone- 841.
MANY COLLEGE students suffer for four years from a
disease which can be diagnosed as ennui, which is nothing less than
loafing on the job. This fatigue of the humdrum life is the greatest
deterrent of efficiency. Balzac says that the symptom of this dread
disease is a certain lassitude on the part of the student that makes
him as tiresome as a rainy day.
Ennui is the lot of the student who is not interested intrinsically
in something in college life. Many a capable student has traveled
the path of Flunkerdom because lie never really got into something
absorbing—something intoxicating, if we be permitted the license
of using the term. Students who are never intoxicated with some
subject suffer from a chronic dryness of their minds.
The big problem of the college parvenu is to get intoxicated with
some phase or phases of his or her work. The time to go on this
“spree” is in the freshman year, and with this incentive honors and
scholarship will come incidentally. Grades will be forgotten as ev
erything is forgotten when one is intoxicated.
Another cure for this dreaded disease is for the student to get
interested early in his or her college career. Too many students spend
their four years before the fireplace. There are innumerable activities
that are open: debate, athletics, oratory, campus service organiza
tions, and the Emerald.
Charles Baudelaire has expressed the idea somewhat unconven
tionally, and we quote a portion of his little prose poem which we
hope will be taken in the figurative sense only: “In order to escape
from the slavish martyrdom of time, intoxicate yourself; unceasingly
intoxicate yourself.; with wine, or poetry, Air art—as you will.”
The Compulsory Tax.
THE ASSEMBLY Wednesday morning was devoted to a stu
dent body meeting, which established a well-defined policy by an
overwhelming vote of 233 to 27; to-wit, That in a choice between
a voluntary student body tax or intercollegiate athletics, the students
stand as a unit—with the exception of meagre minority of dissenters
who are not representative students—for intercollegiate sports.
The question was mooted pro and con with effectiveness on both
sides, which is ample proof that the old time verbosity and flowery
verbiage has been cast aside in student body meetings. In the face
of the meeting Wednesday morning it was demonstrated that de
bating societies are unnecessary in a student Wbdy which is confronted
with puzzling problems of actual conditions.
But that is aside from the main point, which is that the student
body favors a compulsory tax, and that instead of making it voluntary
it is willing to dig into its pocket for eight dollars as long as that
amount is needed by the student body. In the event that the college
grows sufficiently, the tax can be reduced.
This is a sound axiom in finance, i. e., taxation in its very na
ture is compulsory. The element of compulsion is the only assur
ance that it can be collected. The surrender of this right would place
the student body politic on an unsound and boggv financial basis.
The stand taken bv the opposition is that for the benefit of a
meagre few the student body should surrender a right, without which
the organization has no excuse tor its present organization. Those
who have had experience in collection of dues know that the feature
of compulsion is the only guarantee of collection. And without the
collection of the student body tax assured at the time when it is most
needed, the student body could not maintain its present activities.
We question the contention that students are kept out of col
lege on account of an eight dollar tax. Any student with an average
amount of get-up can earn eight dollars in a month by working at
odd jobs in the time which otheru i>e would be spent in doing nothing.
Very ably did the opposition present the case that certain stu
dents were forced to sacrifice themselves to meet this contingency.
But the majority of students in the l niversitx are in this position*
Statistics show that 52 per cent, of the students earn part or all of
their way through college. 1 estituotn of class treasurers shows that
the most wayward students in the matter of paying class and student
taxes are those best able to pay. So we draw the inevitable conclu
sion that those who oppose the compulsory feature of the tax are
those best able to pay.
I* CAMPUS NOTES
Alpha Tau Omega entertained I,. 1*.
Howey of O. A. last week-end.
Mrs. Morris Starhuek entertained tht
members of JMta Delta Delta with an
informal Christmas dance at the <\>untr.\
club Saturday evening.
Charles Tisdale. Kenneth M ares .m l
Bert Ford were diuner guests at tin
(lamina l’lii Beta house Sunday.
Miss Lucille Morrow was a dinner
| guest Saturday evening of 1’i ltetn 1'hi.
Kappa Kappa Camma entertained Sat
urda.v afternoon with a tea in honor of
tl»e housemother, Mrs, S. O. l'yer of
Salem, rink was tlie prevailing seenie
in the decorations.
I'he senior meeting thaf was announe
ed for last 'Puesdai was postponed, ac
cording to [“resident Hatley, until next
Tuesday. l»eeeint>er It. It will tie held
at t o'clock, in 1 *eady.
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Why not be practical and give
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HE holidays will soon
be here. The time of
happiness and cheer. Your
friends will be expecting
you to come home. So will
mother, father, sister or
Are available for the holi
days. On sale between all
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Oregon, Dec. 17, 18, 22, 23,
24, 25, 3V, and Jan. 1. Re
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sale Dec. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31,
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Ask the local agent for fares, train service
and other information, or write
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon.
The Home of
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675 Willamette St. Phone 38
Make the most desirable Christmas gifts. We make them
at $3.00 per dozen. Also some at $5.00—$4 to students
Tuttle s Stu
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CHURCH & SCHOOL PUBLISHING CO., 832 WILLAMETTE ST.
Why, O Why—Why give a cheap Christmas present when you can
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you at the right price. Give her, or take home a fine present. Such
will be an excellent comment on your judgment and fidelity.
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