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Oregon Daily Emerald
Member Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association
Floyd Maxwell Webster Ruble
Official publication of the Aaeociated Student* of the University of Oregon. i*»ued daily
except Sunday and Monday, during the college year.______.
Kenneth Youel Associate News Editor ....Wilford Allen
Daily News Editors
Margaret Scott Ruth Austin
Arthur Rudd Wanna McKinney
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Shirley, Edwin Eraser.
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John Anderson Dan Lyons
News Service Editor .-. John Dierdorff
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Night Editor Thi» I«m«
The R. O. T. C.—a Nightmare.
Decrying a lack of vision in modern life, John Galsworthy, em
inent English novelist, writes as follows in the Yale Review for Oc
tober of last year under the title of “Castles in Spain:’’
“The past six years have been the result of the past six hundred
years. The war was no spasmodic visitation; it was the culmina
tion of age-long competitions. The past six years have devoured
many millions of grown men, more millions of little children pre
vented their birth, killed them, or withered them for life. If we
begin again these crazy competitions, without regard for beauty
or the dignity of human life, we shall live to see ten million perished
for every million perished in this war. We shall live to curse the
day—this day when, at the end of so great a lesson, we were too
sane to take it to heart; too sensible and practical and business-like
and unemotional to see visions and dream dreams, and build our
castle in Spain.”
The R. 0. T. C. has no place in a castle in Spain. It has no place
in university life where—if castles are ever to be built—their founda
tions surely must be laid. It is a part of the “sensible and practical
and business-like and unemotional”—a part of all the rot which was
to have been burned out of civilization by the fires of the war. But
it wasn’t burned away. The fire meant for it has seemingly seared
those other qualities in American life which bowed to the war be
cause the war was to mean the beginning of the end of brutality.
A foster-brother of liberal education, born of the union of Ameri
ca’s colleges and that strange bed-mate “wd^-tiine necessity,” the
li. O. T. C., the principle behind it, has outworn usefulness. Only
taken in here at Oregon because of the stress of those war days and
only made a requirement for graduation without regular faculty
action it seems now to have fastened on, to have moved in to stay.
Mr. Galsworthy would build—castles he says. Very well let
us build too, and not tear down. Let us do what the R. 0. T. C. does
not do except by accident—let us put the money spent on it in build
ing strong bodies, trained to live correctly and not to kill.
This novelist who partially admits a “deep-seated sentimental
ism” even in this modern life which seems to him “a breathless,
grudging, visionless scramble from birth to death”, “a night with no
stars out,” says more:
“We of this still young century may yet leave to those who come
after us at least the foundations of a castle in Spain such as the
work! has not yet seen; leave our successors in mood and heart to
continue our work; so that one hundred and fifty years perhaps
from now, human life may really be dignified and beautiful-.”
Beauty and dignity, no wars surely, no “crazy competition”—
dream stuff no doubt but what rare stuff for dreams! At the Uni
versity of Oregon it will become increasingly hard to create dream
fabric, to take the feet from off the ground, with shackles about
the ankles. The K. O. T. is such a shackle in university life. It
And now the faculty is going to limit the size of the freshman
bonfire according to an announcement made yesterday. Some
students are beginning to wonder just where faculty government
leaves off and student govrument begins.
An Emerald news story referred to Hendricks Hall as “she.”
The point is certainly well made if the reporter will be careful and
always refer to all the men’s organizations as “he.”
MEMBERS OF FACULTY
WILL ENTERTAIN TODAY
Monthly Calling Day Will be Held in
Alumni Hall of Woman’s
Building From 8 to G
Today m the second University fac
ulty calling day and those faculty mem
bers, house-mothers and faculty mem
bers ’ wives whose names commence
with either “0” or “O” will entertain
informally from 8 to 6 o ’clock in alum
ni hull of the Woman 's building for all
members of the faculty group.
Owing to the growth of the faculty
group and the ensuing difficulty of
keeping up with the calling lists, Mrs
I’. I.. Campbell, Dean Elizabeth Fox
and Mrs. Eric W. Allen, sometime ago,
I annod a faculty calling day \vhen all
faculty members and wives could meet
it formally, Che second Thursday of
each month was decided on and alumni
hall chosen as the place of meeting.
The first of these calling days, held
last month, was successful and the
I lan, from all indications, will become
a permanent institution.
FUND ALMOST RAISED
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, Jan.
IT- The Willamette missionary com
milter as a result of the drive for the
$$00 fund, has raised $605.00 for its
work iu India and China and for Euro
pean student relief, by the faculty and
Notices will be printed in this eohaasa
for two issues only. Copy must be in the
office by 4 :30 o’clock of the day on which
it is to be published and must be limited
to 26 words.
University Vesper Service—The Uni
versity Vesper service will be held
Sunday afternoon, January 15 at
4:30. The address will be given by
President Doney of Willamette Uni
State Aid Men—All State Aid men who
have not filed their Special Sched
ule cards for the Winter term, at
Window 19, Johnson Hall, must do
so as soon as possible.
Sculpture Club—Will meet Thursday '
afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Sculp
ture studio. All of the members are
expected to be present to outline the |
work of the club for the winter term.
Girls’ Basketball—Practice fsr girls’
class basketball teams will be held
every afternoon at 5 o’clock and
Tuesday and Thursday at 4. Teams
have not yet been chosen.
Co-op Members—Annual meeting of Co
operative association will be held at
Villard, Friday, January 13, at 4
o ’clock. All Co-op members are
urged to be present.
Phi Delta Kappa—Important business
meeting of Phi Delta Kappa at An
chorage, Thursday noon, January 12.
All student and faculty members
urged to attend.
Newman Club Weekly Social Hour—
Friday afternoon, 4 to 6 o’clock at
Newman hall. All members are in
vited to attend and an enjoyable time
Phi Mu Alpha Members—Are urged to
attend a luncheon business meeting
which will bo held at the Anchorage
Freshman Girls—Practice for freshman
basketball teams Monday, Wednes
day and Friday at 5:15 p. m.—Out
door gym. Everybody outl
All Students—Wishing to enter debate
tryouts for Pacific coast debates or
for state oratorial contests should
see Prof. Thorpe at once.
Freshman Meeting—Meeting of all
Freshmen Thursday night at 7:30
in Villard. Very Important. W. H
Hawthorne Club—Meeting Thursday
evening 7:15 in men’s lounging room
of Woman’s building. Dr. Wheeler
will read a paper.
R. O. T. C. Band—Band will meet to
day at the barracks. Bring instru
Woman’s League—Will hold its mass
meeting in Guild hall at 5 o’clock
Friday afternoon, instead of 4 today.
Beta Alpha Psl—Meets at the Anchor
age at 6 p. m. today.
To the Editor: Between those flunk
ing out and those dropping out on ac
count of finances, what students are
going to bo left to carry on the work
and University activities at Oregon!
“As to the former condition, I’ll
leave that to the faculty to settle, but
I would like to raise the point on the
question of activities before the stu
dents. One condition apparently bears
upon the other.
Can a student carry work to help de
fray his living expenses, get passing
grades and yet do his share of stu
dent activities? Judging from past
and present conditions I would say
“no.” Then does this condition have
to exist when a majority of the stu
dents are trying to do just these three
things. 1 'm speaking now from the
athletic standpoint particularly but the
other University activities may be in
An athlete cannot spend three hours
practicing, three or four hours work
ing at low wages, and then expect to
prepare his class work and get in some
sleep, all in one day. It can't be done,
but couldn’t work that would take less
time and just a little more remunera
tion, be arranged fort The average
athlete has some intelligence, or he
wouldn't be one, and he can surely do
something better than sweep floors
i (live these jobs to the student who must
have employment and yet does not
take part in activities.
An off season schedule could also
be arranged for the student athlete,
whereby for instance a man out for
football could have light duties during
the fall term and heavier duties with
an average wage throughout the rest
of the year.
I have long been familiar with eondi
tions at Oregon from the standpoint of
a two sport letter man and here is the
present situation: (11 Most of our good
athletes are leaving school before thev
have finished their four years of work
and not because they flunked out either
vL’l What chance does a person who has
■'Oregon" at heart have of getting a
good "prep" school athlete, with limi
ted finances, to go to Oregon, when
other schools the country over will of
fer him means to support himself in
the way of a good job. (31 What do
the Eugene business men do in pro
portion to the business men of other
college towns, to enable student ath
letes to stay in college? (4' The Uni
versify makes a "benevolent” offer of
30 to 40 cents an hour for work that
pays 50 cents to a dollar as hour else
where. (5) Eugene merchants gen
erally, are charging higher prices, es
pecially for amusements, than are
charged on an average throughout the
To remedy the conditions named in
the first three cases I would suggest |
that the graduate manager scour the
town in a search for positions, making
it plain to the business men that they
should employ students wherever help
is needed in their establishments. If
they refuse, then I should urge a boy
cott, which would undoubtedly bring
some of our so called “loyal business
men” who take such an interest in our
athletic and activities policy, to a reali
zation that a little more than oral
support is necessary.
This does not include all business
men of Eugene, but there are many of
our much touted “boosters” who fall
under the classification.
As for article 4, the “goodly” facul
ty got a “living wage” a little while
back, why not the same for the stu
dents who work for the University.
Those in charge have a long ways to go
before they start to squander the
state's money. Then for the fifth con
dition let the students look into condi
tions and not buy where prices are un
reasonable. A good boycott will do
wonders, as many a “housewifves as
sociation” will testify.
OREGON KNIGHTS LEAD
IN AFTERNOON RALLY
Organization Will Also Aid in
Oregon Knights made plans for a busy
winter term at the first meeting of the
new year held last night. This week
end will be a particularly busy period
for members of the underclassman or
ganization as they will take a leading
role in this afternoon’s football team
rally and will also have charge of the
entertainment features for Oregon news
paper men who will meet in convention
here Friday and Saturday.
Oregon Knights will assume responsi
bility of acting as informal hosts to
each newspaper worker here for the as
sembly and will endeavor to give them
an insight into college lifo by taking
them on tours of the campus and by
entertaining them in the various living
organizations. The car committee is also
arranging for machines to be on hand at
various hours to take the visitors to
and from their place ef meeting and
residence, preparing train schedules and
facilities for going from campus and
hotels to trains.
New committoes were appointed last
light to take charge of activities in con
nection with this season’s basketball
games. In the future Knights who are
not collecting tickets and serving as
ushers will attend games in a body and
be on hand to quell unsportsmanship on
the part of rooters or unnecessary dis
turbance. The feature committee is also
preparing several surprises with which
to delight the crowds between halves.
Knights are also planning a reception
at the 8. P. station Sunday afternoon
at 1:30 to greet the varsity basketball
team which will return at that time from
FIRST DELEGATE ARRIVES
Hal E. Hoss, of Oregon City Enterprise
Comes in One Day Early; Will Lead
Discussion of Advertising
The first of the newspapermen of
the state to arrive on the campus for
the state conference was Hal E. Hoss,
manager of the Oregon City Enterprise.
In the absence of E. E. Brodie, who is
now ambassador to Siam, he is in
charge of the paper. Mr. Hoss will lead
the meeting Friday afternoon in the
discussion of “Advertising Agencies.”
Charles Gratke, news editor of the
Emerald last year, is with Mr. Hoss on
the Enterprise and Arne G. Rae, now
night editor of the Emerald, formerly
worked with him on the Oregon City
Dress Suits to Rent
New stock of full dress accessories only the
correct things to wear
We invite you to see the new
woolens and styles in
Ed. V. Price & Co., Tailoring for spring 1922.
They present a new measure of values, a new
meaning of superiority at the new spring
$30.00 and $65.00
Green Merrell Co.
. Men’s Wear.
_”One of Eugene's Best Stores”
The Eugene Packing Company
We Patronize Home Industries.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS
Phone 38 675 Willamette St.
Successors to the Wing Market.
Soles and Heels
THE SHOE DOCTOR.
986 Willamette Street.
Open 6 A. M. till 8 P. M. Daily
757 Willamette St. Eugene, Oregon
“It’s the Cook’s’’
Who Is He?
Have You Met Him ?
804 Willamette St.
IS WHAT SOME SAY—BUT NOT WHEN THEY
DEAL WITH US. YOUR FRESH MEAT WANTS
ARE FLLED PROMPTLY AND SATISFACTORILY.
Broilers’ Bros. Meat Market
80 8th AYE WEST