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PERILS OF REVOLUTION
AND REACTION TOLD
BY OR. E. T. DEVINE
Two Great World Diseases and
Their Cause Sociologist’s
Topic At Assembly
Evils of revolution and reaction
formed the subject of Dr. Edmund
Thomas DeVine of New York at the
first assembly of the year, this morn
ing. Dr. DeVine, who is a prominent
authority on social subjects, was a
lecturer in sociology in the Univer
sity of Oregon summer school in Prot
land last^ summer. He is editor of
the Survey of New York and was
formerly professor of sociology in Co
Two world diseases, said Dr. De
Vine, are the revolutionary spirit and
the reactionary spirit, and the antidote
for them is reconstruction. The au
dacity of revolution inspires admir
ation. One revolutionary spirit re
volts against law and order; this is
a disease and prevents forward move
ment and is purposeless. That spirit
which inspired the American Revolu
tion is entirely different. The Eng
lish have never before been able to
account for that, but since the world
war, said Dr. DeVine, they shy that
the revolutionists were English gen
tlemen supported by colonials against
a German king supported by Hessians,
and of course the English gentlemen
Revolution All Over World
Revolution is epidemic over all the
world, and it cannot leave our laws
and civilization untouched, declared
the speaker. France is suffering as a
result of this spirit, England has
seen the financial center of the world
transferred from London to Wall
street as her offering to civilization.
We have a responsibility to civiliza
tion and the future of the world that
no other nation has.
There are indications everywhere, j
continued Dr. DeVine, that this spirit
of revolution and unrest is over the
entire country as the natural result;
of the war, of taxes, of physical and,
mental injuries, of the high cost of
living, and also of the failure to rat
ify the peace treaty.
The reactionary spirit, he said, is I
opposed to everything new and ex-!
perimental, no matter how good it j
may be. Reactionists are against ad->
vance of any kind, and will put up j
with known injustices and obselete!
political programs rather than change. ;
They are the'“business as usual” peo
ple, and are the most dangerous to I
the country; they wil not go forward. I
Two Extremes Allied
These two diseases, said Dr. Devine,
are opposite and yet related Both
may be the same in some ways, but
the true reactionary spirit is different
We must line up against this thing.
We must h<Vd to our heritage, stand
by our ancestors, and uphold the law,
order, and freedom of our country.
Reverend M. H. Day, ex-’98, from
the University of Oregon, gave the in
vocation at the opening of the as
sembly period. fteverend Mr. Day
is at present a missionary in China.
Announcement was made by Wilbur
Carl, chairman of the women’s build
ing committee, of the meeting of all
members of the committee Thursday
evening in Guild Hall.
COMPANIES IN NEW ROOMS
B and C Rooms Enlarged—New Door
Cut in Barracks
Companies A and D of the R. O.
T. C. Wednesday morning received
their equipment from the new com
pany rooms on the top floor of the
barracks. The change was*made in
order to allow the enlargement of the
two rooms on the lower floor for B
and C companies. An additional door
has been cut in the rear of the bar
racks in order, to allow the men to
return their equipment without con
gestion in the halls after being dis
tressed from drill.
• VETERAN TRACK MAN •
• WHO RETURNS IN T-IME •
• FOR SPRING SEASON •
Henry “Hank” Foster
Henry “Hank” Foster, captain of
both the 1918 and this year’s track
team, is among the former students
of the University who returned to
their studies this term.
“Hank” is a tower of strength to
the Oregon track team. He majors
in the speed events and also won first
place in the broad jump in last year’s
meets. He is a member of Mask and
Buskin and Friars, and is president
of the Order of the O.
During the past term Foster has
been managing his father’s farm near
John Day, Oregon.
Southern Oregon Wants Teachers
Two teaching positions in small
high schools in Southern Oregon are
open, according to a report given out
by the appointment bureau yester
day. One is an English and Latin
position and the other a Biology po
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