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Oregon Daily Emerald
HARRY A. SMITH,
Member Pacific Intercollegiate Preee Association.
,'Wfft*ptT Editor .Lyle Bryson News Editor.Charles B. Qratfce
Assistant News Editor*
Velma Rupert, Elisabeth Whitehouse
■porta Editor.Floyd Maxwell
ea* Kelty Harold Shirley Art Rudd
■tatliticiaa.Don D. Huntress
Wilford C. Allen.
Carlton K. Logan, Reuel S. Moore,
News Service Editor ... .Jacob Jacobson
Alexander Brown, Eunice Zimmerman
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, .E. J. H., Mary Lou Burtou, Frances Quisenberry
JtgUrs Staff—Fred Ouyon, Margaret Scott, Kay Bald, Owen Callaway, Jean
Straohan, Inez King, Lenore Cram, Wanna McKinney, Raymond D. Lawrence,
Herbert Scheldt, Florence Skinner, Emily Houston, Mary Truax, Howard Bailey,
Rata Austin, Madalene Logan, Mabel Gilham, Jessie Thompson, Hugh Stark
weather, Jennie Perkins, Claire Beale, Dan Lyons, John Anderson, Maybelle
Manager ....Webater Ruble
Adtertising Manager ... ...George Miclntyre
Circulation Manager ..A1 Krohn
Staff Assistants: James Meek, Jason McCune, Elwyn Craven, Morgan Staton.
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EDISON ON COLLEGE MEN.
Thomas A. Edison, one of the greatest Americans, holds a
low opinion of college men. Hie formed this opinion because
of the failure of a group of college men to answer a set of mis
cellaneous questions which he had! gathered together.
Mr, Edison, himself not a college man, propounded several
»nah questions such as * ‘ What ingredients are in the best white
paint?” “Where do we get prunes?” “What is copra?”
“What is the greatest depth of the ocean?” “How did Cleo
patra die?” “Who founded the New York Herald?” “"Who
wrhte ‘Home Sweet Home?’ ” and “What is a condor?”
Others included were perhaps harder to answer than these,
bnt the general list included questions of the same type. It
is reported that Mr. Edison selects employes for technical work
upon, the basis of their ability to answer such questions. If it
is true, it is.no doubt time for the college to he superseded by
A college man is educated along lines entirely different
from those Mr. Edison would expect for applicants for posi
tions under his employ. A student of foreign trade would
doubtless be able to inform Mr. Edison as to wlhere prunes
como from, and what copra is. But he might fail miserably
qn thp other questions.
' A student of journalism would likely he able to tell Mr.
Edison not only who founded the New York Herald, hut the
history of his life and activities. A student of history, no
doubt, knows the details of the death of Cleopatra. An art
major could give the ingredients of white paint. An omthol
ogist could give the characteristics and (habitat of a condor.
But it is more than likely that those college men who could
successfully answer those questions which had been covered
by their branch of a college education would fall down when
trying, to tell Mr. Edison who wrote “Home Sweet Home.”
College men arc not taught the way Mr. Edison would have
them; they do not amass a great quantity of unrelated facts.
We doubt very much if the best men in the employ of Mr. Edi
son are those who could successfully pass an examination of
such questions. _ In fact, it seems unlikely to think that the
great inventor himself could answer some unrelated questions
on subjects foreign to those which occupy bis mind. “What
is a college man supposed to know?” might not be answered
by Mr. Edison to the satisfaction of those who know the real
The Junior Prom will be formal, but flowers and taxis are
banned. Why not make these additional non-essentials also
taboo at other fonnals?
Of course everyone will be at the track meet this afternoon.
It is our first chance to beat 0. A. C. this spring. Be there
to help win.
TWO BASEBALL GAMES
' TO BE PLAYED TODAY
Frastt Play Washington; Varsity Will
Mix Again With Portland
Two baseball games are scheduled to
play n part in the athletic program for
today the first game between the Oregon
i'rosh and the Washington high school
nine to be played at 10 o’clock this morn
ing and at 4 o’clock this afternoon, the
varsity will cross bats with the Mult
nomah club team. This will lie the sec
ond time the clubmen have played the
varsity nine, the first game taking place
in Portland two weeks ago, Multnomah
winning by a 5 to 4 score.
Multnomah comes to Eugene with a
squad of former high school stars and a
number of former University 6f Oregon
players, among them beinqp Jay Fox.
who held down the third baseposition for
the Lemon-Yellow nine last season, and
"Busher” Brown, Who played several
years ago with the varsity nine. The
clubmen have a strong aggregation this
year, as is evidenced by the fact that they
took the game in Portland, and they, are
'out after the second one of the series.
Coach Bohler has not given out his
lineup and there is yet some speculation
as to who will handle the mound position.
Rollo Gray, or possibly Art Berg may
take their turn in the box although Coach
Bohler used Berg in the Wednesday
game against the Washington State Col- ■
lege nine, and he will probably use the1
big soitthpay in the Oregon Aggie games
next week, so it is doubtful about Berg
making his appearance on the mound.
Kundsen and Jacobsen both worked
against the Cougars in Thursday’s game
and it is not probable that either of these
men will be sent in to do the twirling
for the varsity today. Gray, M. Latham
and Durno are the three twirlers who
will be in line for the position and it is
probable that of these three Rollo Gray
will be sent in.
The rest of the Oregon lineup will
probably be the same as that sent against
the Cougars this week, Base on first
Beller on second, Svavarud on third, and
Reinhart at shortstop. Zimmerman,
Gamble and Knndsen will probably take
care of the outer garden position and
“Spike” Leslie will do the receiving be
hind the bat.
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