Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 14, 1922, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Member Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association
Floyd Maxwell Webster Ruble
Official publication of the Associated Student* of the University of Oregon, issued daily
xcept Sunday and Monday, during the college year._
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Sports Writers—Kenneth Cooper, Harold j Exchanges .„. Eunice Zimmerman
Shirley, Edwin Fraser, George Stewart. 1______
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Society Writers—Catherine Spall, Mildred Burke. . M ,
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Night Editor This Issue
Earl* Yoorhiea
Is There a Stopping Off Place?
Max McConn, writing in The Nation on “Losing One’s Disillu
sions,” strikes a keynote which proves that in his estimation the los
ing of one's illusions is far better if it occurs in youth as in the pres
ent age than if it occur later, presumably about the middle age as
in the case of our grandfathers. “It is almost worth having been
made a cynic at fifteen—when everything, even cynicism, was agree
able—to experience this comfortig increment of optimism at the age
when we most need compensations,” he sums up in the concluding
paragraph. The writer arrives at this conclusion after he has de
tailed the fact that at the point where illusions were lost before, dis
illusions are lost now.
“Thanks to the fiction magazines, the Sunday supplements, vaude
ville and the movies—to say nothing of realism -and problem plays—
the least curious child is now u complete cynic at fifteen, and the
slightly precocious could read Baudelaire at twelve with perfect un
derstanding and without a quiver of dismay,” he discourses. And
further “.Is there any human weakness, folly, vice, or crime,
any horror of life or terror of the grave, that they have not perused
to satiety in both text and picture and watched upon the vivid screen?
‘Vamps’ an<^ ‘cavemen’ and ‘petting/ ‘yeggmen’ and ‘stool pigeons’
and ‘passing the queer,’ ‘white mule’ and ‘snow’—if you, being an
old fogy, are not clear about the meaning of any of these terms, ask
the first boy—or girl!—of twelve whom you meet.”
Better judgment does not challenge McConn’s assertions about the
present loss of illusions in the youth of the country. And beyond any
doubt the average boy or girl who enters the University today
would laugh derisively at the expressed surprise that they had long
since lost all their illusions—but a further point worthy of consider
ation is found in the statement of authorities that a great deal of the
co-ed’s worldiness is merely her affectations.
Sex questions, theories of evolution and discussions upon free
love are freely entered into in University classes where students yet in
their teens are in attendance, and their treatment is not always deli
The idealistic point of view which McConn has attained is proba
bly not shared by all. Blunt methods of instruction now used by some
radical professors and the free discussions should be more delicately
veiled. Sex novels are meeting with almost universal censure by the
better critics, yet they are meeting an ever increasing demand by their
profusion' even as the lurid details now supplied by the screen and
the Sunday supplements are constantly becoming more daring.
Of course the student has a mind of his own and can discount
the apparently convincing details,—but that raises the question of
what point of development the mind has reached. And we hear it
freely discussed that the student age is the age during which the
moulding is in process.
Since When?
The immense assurance displayed by the Junior Week-end com
mittee in doing away in perfunctory fashion with an age-old Oregon
tradition, the campus luncheon, is interesting indeed.
Since when have general committees of the Junior class or any
other class been empowered to do away with or in any manner de
vitalize any University tradition! Their place is to keep and guard
them; any change, if change be needed, should come from the student
body on recommendation of the student council. And then too—
insult to injury when to the assured announcement of the act is
added this statement that the body felt it “was voicing the opinion
of the student body.’’ Cheek to say the least. What is itT—an
organized movement to do away with Junior Week-end by emasculat
ing it! Oregon has not enough traditions now, and traditions make
any university, establish for it an assured place in the hearts of its
men and women who have long since gone from it. An old grad
returning to Oregon in later years will not recognize it if such un
warranted activities are not curbed.
The Emerald would not be in the least surprised to hear of some
such minor organization as the Junior class committee changing the
cut of the Pioneer’s garments.
Geologist Shows Drainage Can Increase
Productivity in Valley
Professor Kdwiu T. Hodge of the
geology department addressed the
Huge ne Chamber of Commerce on
Thursday morning on “Flood Control of
the Willamette Valley.” His idea,
which was so well received in Portland
a couple of weeks ago, was given here
by request and will probably lead to
similar investigation by the ehambers
of commerce over all of western Oregon.
By Professor Hodges’s plan 100 per
cent more of habitable land in the Wil
lamette valley could be put in a state
of productivity after quick and effect
ive draining, according to his scheme.
“The destruction of property and great |
inconvenience caused by shifting of ,
courses of streams would be reduced to
a minimum,” said Professor Hodge.
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Price: 50c
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Do you know what is a bur
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