Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 21, 1923, Image 1

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Oregon Sunday Emerald
This Week
French Active in Germany
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Many State Bills Slated
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Highway Commission Retained
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S. P.-U. P. Merger Fight Ended
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Wallace Bold Dies
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Herrin Miners Acquitted
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Waterways Measure Passes
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Arkansas Citizens Oust Strikers
The French invasion of Germany has
now assumed an economic offensive
that is extremely dangerous to say the
least. France has simply taken all coal
already mined in the Ruhr region, and
is now attempting to operate mines,
railroads, and wood industries.
The situation is chaotic at the pres
ent moment, with German workers
ordered to strike by their government
—some obeying and some not—Rus
sia reported to be mobilizing to help
Germany in ease of open hostilities,
and all financial operations at a stand
still. France may succeed in enforc
ing its demands, and again Germany
may, if sufficiently provoked, resist
the invasion and at least cause a great
deal of bloodshed.
No measures of real interest have yet
been passed by the state legislature
now in session at Salem, although seve
ral issues of great interest will soon be
proposed. To lessen the tax burden,
four income tax bills are already in
sight. As a further blow to parochial
schools , a measure prohibiting sec
tarian garb in all schools has passed the
house and will soon be acted upon '.i
the senate.
Aid for Astoria to the extent of
$500,000 is proposed but it is doubtful
if this measure will pass in full. A
smaller amount will probably be ac
cepted as a compromise.
Highway legislation is chiefly con
cerned with the Roosevelt memorial bill
which would provide a $2,500,000 bond
for a state highway along the coast.
An anti-alien land bill is also slated to
cause a great deal of discussion, but
its passage or rejection cannot yet be
forecasted. Merger and consolidation
of various state departments will no
doubt occupy a great deal of the time
used by legislative proposals, although
nothing definite has as yet been formu
lated. A bill to remit the inheritance
tax on the Daly fund, which is used to
send students to the University and to
O. A. C., has passed the senate.
The state highway commission, com
posed of R. A. Booth, John B. Yeon,
and W. B. Barrett, will remain in of
fice until March, according to a recent
agreement sponsored by Governor
Pierce. The present road projects will
be carried out, and the body, although
Republican, is to be unhampered by any
Demoeratic interference. This group
has functioned admirably in the past,
and word of continuation of its good
work for the next two months is hailed
with gladness throughout the state.
The Southern Pacific-Union Pacific
controversy over the control of the
Central Pacific seems to be settled.
The S. P. has agreed to allow common
user rights over part of the lines in
question, and this has conditionally
satisfied the U. P. This means that the
Central-Southern Pacific combine will
continue in force until the re-grouping
of roads by the Interstate Commerce
Commission. This means that work
on the Natron cut-off may be looked
for as soon as things are cleared up.
Legislation at the national capitol
is dragging along, with little accomp
lished as yet. The Capper farm bill,
providing for greater credit for the
farmers of the country, has passed the
Senate. The Shipping measure, de
signed to aid the merchant navy of the
United States, is still held up.
Wallace Reid, one of the most popu
lar moving picture actors of the day,
lost his life, a victim of the drug habit,
last Friday afternoon. Reid began us
ing narcotics about two years ago,
when he was working too strenuously,
and when he attempted to break the
habit a few months ago, the strain was
too much for his system. Reid, in addi
tion to being one of the highlights of
the screen, was an accomplished mu
sician. He was very popular with his
associates as well as with the public.
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After nearly 27 hours of delibera
tion a jury of Williamson county farm
ers delivered a verdict of not guilty in
the first case resulting from the kil
ling of 21 non-union workers during the
Herrin riots last June.
The verdicts were read in the follow
(Continued on page three.)
University Must Keep Within
Present Income at Least is
Sentiment of Legislature
One Bill to Charge Students
$100 Each; Medical School
May Share Millage Funds
By Elbert Bede
State Capitol, Salem, Ore., Jan. 19.
—(Special to the Sunday Emerald)—•
While there is a feeling here that the
University of Oregon, as well as the
other educational institutions of the
state, should be participants in the
economy program, yet it is not at all
iikely that anything will be done that
would be likely to spell disaster. It
is a fact with which many are not fa
miliar that despite the greatly in
creased demands being made upon the
University, it has been preparing for
the emergency now here. If necessary
it may be able to meet the stringent
requirements of living within, the in
come of the last biennium and apply
to a reduction of future taxes any sur
plus that might remain as the result of
an increased assessment valuation.
Tuition Bills Introduced
The University is most vitally inter
ested in four bills introduced by Rep
resentative McMahon, of Linn, which
would require a tuition fee from both
resident and non-resident pupils. That
for resident pupils would be $100 and
that for non-resident students would be
actual cost of such education, applying
to both the University and the agri
cultural college.
Following a conference with Dean
Dvment and Professor DeBusk, who
were here yesterday, these bills came
out of committee with an unfavorable
report but were laid upon the table in
stead of following the usual course of
indefinite postponement. It is likely
that a non-resident tuition fee will be
required but not likely that a resident
fee will be imposed.
May Divide Millage Fuad
A bill to provide Braille readers for
blind students in the public educa
tional institutions would affect one
student in the University.
If Student is Successful He is Accepted
As Genius—Laziness Held
University of California, Berkeley,
Jan. 16.—“Bluffing students should be
given credit for their cleverness—if
they can put it over.” The science pro
fessor who made the remark refused to
be quoted by name for fear of ruining
the morals of his own classes.
“Misrepresentation in written work
is actual dishonesty, but if, in a sec
tion, a student can prevent a profes
sor from asking him a question by ask
ing one himself, he is making good use
of his gray matter. I’m not referring
to the student who is lazy and who
bluffs habitually. I mean the one who
usually knows his work, and yet can
put on a “bold front” the day he
hasn’t had time to study. The human
professor with a sense of humor ac
cpts such a student as a genius.”
Bluffing is “putting it over on the
other fellow” according to the scien
tific informer. He quoted a Stanford
colleague who said, “The most success
ful organism is the one that keeps I
another organism guessing.”
“Does the ‘prof’ ever bluff—I should
say he does. A good elementary in
structor is a good liar. He must pick
out the surest facts in his profession
in order to have his student accept his j
lecture as absolute truth. It’s a real
World’s Greatest Amphitheater Will
Hold 126,000 People.
The world’s largest athletic stadium,
now being completed, will be opened at
Wemljly, England, by King George
sometime next April. It has already
cost well over a million dollars.
This amphitheater, situated in the
suburbs of London will provide seat*
for 126,500 spectators, 23,000 of whom
will be under cover. Quarters will be
provided for over 500 athletes. There
will be separate dressing rooms for the
football teams, gymnasiums, plunge
baths, and recreation rooms.
For the general public there will be
| a restaurant seating 1000 persons at
| a time and capable of being converted
j into a dance hall.
M. Emil Coue Is
Using Ancient
Tricky Tactics
University of Minnesota, Jan. 15.—
Coueism when not used by experts may
become a source of danger to its ad
herents, according to W. S. Foster, asso
ciate professor in the department of
psychology, of the University of Min
“Verbal suggestion is not new. A
suggestion is anything which tends to
produce in one self or in another an
idea, a belief or an action. Everyone
uses suggestion whenever they try to
persuade themselves or another to do,
to feel, or to think as desired, or as
one thinks would be best for them. All
advertising or salesmanship is a sug
gestion to buy. All teaching is sug
gestion to learn. A question suggests
an answer. The command suggests
obedience1 and a statement suggests
Cures Open to Question
Coue’s claim of cures are open to
question. Are we sure of the diag
nosis in the diseases claimed to be
cured? If, as Coue’s disciples say, it
accordingly must be easy for the pa
tient to imagine himself cured when
he is not.
“Coue’s theory is that suggestion
works through an unconscious self
which also controls organic functions.
Where is this subconscious self? What
does it look like? How does it get hold
of a muscle to pull it, or squeeze a
secretion out of a gland? Coue does
not tell us.
Foster Disagrees on Theory
“Science finds no need to suppose
such an unconscious self or any other
mysterious spirit force to explain the
facts. It knows that all bodily and
mental activities are actually deter
mined by a nervous system which is
excited by stimuli, (forms of mechan
ical, chemical and electrical energy
and influenced by heredity and environ
ment.) It is just as needless to sup
pose or invent a subconscious mind to
explain why the heart beats or why sug
gestions are effective as to invent a
river spirit to explain why the water
flows or a sky spirit to explain why it
rains and thunders. .
“I disagree with Coue chiefly on
theory and on the score of the sup
posed extraordinary value of sugges
tion as used indiscriminately in the
cure of organic troubles. I think there
is great danger of overlooking the real
origin, real seriousness and proper
treatment by emphasizing a means of
treatment which can only be accessory,
even in the hands of experts.”
Natural Bashfulness of Men Increased
by Presence of Remaining Sex
in Classes
Purdue University, Jan. 18.—“Wo
men intimidate the men,” says Pro
fessor A. R. Morse, of Purdue, who
frankly declares his preference for non
coeducational schools.
When asked if he didn’t find such
cases of intimidation rare he replied,
“No, it’s just the usual and expected
thing. A young fellow naturally dis
likes to deliver a talk before the class,
say on salesmanship, but if women are
present his talk will sure be shorter
and less emphatic. He fears the wo
Experienced as a student as well as
an instructor, Professor Morse said he
derived more knowledge from the non
co-educational institution he attended
than the. co-educational one.
“Women certainly do attract and dis
tract one,” he continued. “I would
like to divide my class into a woman’s
section and a man’s.”
Answering the question, “Do you
think, then, the ability of one group
would surpass that of the other?” he
said, “To state that a girl’s mind is
better than a boy’s or vice-versa is
only based on conjecture. I think the
real difference lies not in the group,
but in each individual.” j
Fraternities Erect a Nineteen-Storied
Hotel in Gotham
New York, Jan. 12.—Through the
efforts of the newly organized inter
fraternity house association, a nine
teen story hotel for fraternity men is
being erected here. The completed
building will contain 625 furnished
rooms, and a private club room for each
fraternity housed. It will contain, in
addition to the rooms mentioned, a
large and a small dining hall, cafeteria,
billiard room, gymnasium, roof garden,
reading rooms, writing rooms, and a li
A block of rooms will be perma
nently reserved for each fraternity
represented, each block containing ap
proximately one hundred rooms. This
will enable each fraternity to house
their visiting brothers.
This Age One Which Defies
and Unsettles Our Judge
■ ments on Many Big Issues
Through All. Time the Rest
less Turn-over of World
Has Made Us Think Ahead
By Jessie Thompson
Facing the facts of a case and under
standing the difficulties of solving
present problems—it is arousing stu
dents to the need of this that the real
worth of education lies. So says Pro
fessor Herbert C. Howe, head of thb
English department. Training in judg
ment, he thinks, is the aim in teaching.
For life of today is an increasingly
complex thing, and whereas in the
Eighteenth century values and human
relationships were simple and clear,
now, in the Twentieth century, people
see things with confusion and ques
tioning, Professor Howe says.
“We are not sure, if we are typical
Twentieth century people, why we do
things, or what effect legislature or
anything else will have,” he said, and
brought his meaning home to the cam
pus by illustrating it with the student
straw vote on the term or semester
question. The students who best under
stood the whole problem, he said, were
the ones who were the least sure which
way to vote, and the ones who had done
the least thinking on the subject had
their minds the most thoroughly made
We Question Everything
This modern spirit of questioning
everything results, Professor Howe be
lieves, in thoughtful people, who have
that paralysis of will usual in very
thoughtful people, Hamlet being the
great literary example of this. The
man of this sort used to be regarded
as the typical college professor, and
was usual as the academic type of mind
of the Eighteenth century, for the col
lege professor of those days was a man
of fixed ideas, who never doubted the
notions he put into the minds of his
“But students now are always ask
ing what they go to colleg for, any
way—wasn’t there any of this feeling,
then?” Mr. Howe was asked.
“Young people were probably dis
appointed in college in those days, too,”
Mr. Howe thought. “Gibbon found Ox
ford low in intellectual ability, and in
his general mood Gibbon was the typi
cal man of the Eighteenth century.”
This idea of the confusion of modern
life is a result of modern psychology,
which has taught men to acknowledge
that they either do not know, or are
not willing to admit, their true motives.
Students are no longer offered solu
tions for their problems; on the con
trary, they are constantly being of
fered new problems to fact. There are
two types of educator, Professor Howe
says. One type smooths out difficulties
for his students, the other type calls at
tention to difficulties and more diffi
Great Changes Ahead
But the important consequence of
all this, he went on to say, is thinking.
He quoted Professor John Dewey, one
of the greatest philosophical minds of
the country, who in a book called “How
We Think” declares that if there were
no difficulties in life, there would be
no thinking, no consciousness.
Professor Howe agrees with other
thinking men of his time, that the
world has great changes and upheavals
in prospect, and that this is a fact that
young people must face.
The reporter asked him if he thought
that students at Oregon took things too
seriously, as has sometimes been as
serted, considerably to their surprise.
This supposed serious-mindedness,
Professor Howe thinks, is rather an
openmindedness toward serious things,
and a willingness to be friends with the
faculty of the University and with the
principle of education in general. This
is because of the possibility of a per
sonal touch with the faculty, and be
cause of the small-college traditicn that
is fostered at Oregon.
30 Per Cent of Women at Washington
State are Earning Expenses
Washington State, Jan. 20.—Out of
the 725 women students enrolled here,
approximately 30 per cent are earning
at last a part of their expenses while
attending school. Of these, 38 per
cent are doing stenographic work for
the various departments of the college
and the other 62 per cent are engaged
in other work such as library and work
ing in private homes.
What Makes a
Good Date, Ask
Indiana Women
I University of Indiana, Jan. 19.—
“What are the essentials of a ‘good
■ datef“ ’quered the women students of
Indiana university, who aim to please.
Accordingly, they took a census and
found that brains are no attribute so
far as popularity is concerned. A good
line seems most desirable. Sense of
humor and pulchritude came in for
their share, while sorority qualifica
tions was ignored completely.
Indiana co-eds, after satisfying their
curiosity, declare that it doesn’t mean
a thing. As for the men—well, silenco
is golden.
Veteran player on Vandal five who
scored fifteen of the visitors’ points.
Dropping of Stars is Condemned, But
Strict Academic Standing for
Men is Upheld at Montana
Missoula, Mont., Jan. 20.—A strenu
ous controversy regarding athletics at
the State University of Montana has
developed, the attitude of the faculty
and others being both defended and
Francis Cooney, of the university,
asserted that Montant’s best athletes
were leaving Montana because of fac
ulty difficulties and cited as instances
the loss of Ivan Cahoon, tackle for
Gonzaga university; Tom MacGowan,
who was dropped because of an exces
sive number of “cuts,” with but a
quarter left before receiving his de
gree; and Etowe, a track, baseball and
basketball star, who lost out repeatedly
because of difficulties with faculty
members in regard to grades.
Dean Dorr Skeels of the state uni
versity forestry school defended the
faculty and voiced the opinion that
the best advertisement for the institu
tion is the well-trained men which it
sends into the world.
Sorority Girls May Play the Noble
Game 14 Hours per Day
University of California, Jan. 20.—
So great has become the card playing
fad at University of California sororit
ies that numerous houses have imposed
rules, which work the terrible hard
ship on the “sisters” of being restricted
to only 14 hours a day for bridge play
The new rule is that there must be
no bridge playing before 10 a. m. and
none after 7 p. m. on school nights. On
other nights the lid is off.
Some of the more studious sisters
decided that a grand slam in the even
ing means a flunk in the morning.
It was reported that the bridge
playing fad got so bad that the girls
were making a night of it, and taking
a cup of coffee and a morning rub in
place of regular breakfast before rush
ing off bleary-eyed to classes. The
first houses to pass the new rules were
Gamma Phi Beta, and Delta Zeta. In
other sororities, the sky—and the
dawn—is still the limit.
Three hundred twenty-one students
have been suspended at the U. of C.
for one semester as a result of failure
to meet scholastic requirements.
Oregon Retains Lead Through
Game; Vandals Speed up at
End; Stopped by Chapman
Victory Places Lemon-Yellow
In Running for Conference
Honors; Washington is Next
Oregon stepped out in the first half
of the fraeas with Idaho last night and
by piling up a 28 to 11 score in that
period put themselves so far ahead that
the Vandals were unable to redeem
themselves and the final scor left the
Varsity with a substantial lead, the
count standing 42 to 35.
The Oregon offnse worked perfectly
in the opening period with Latluyn,
Zimmerman and Gowans taking turns
at dropping them in from all angles.
In this half the Lemon-Yellow kept
possession of the ball so much that the
far-famed team work of the Idaho out
fit did not get a chance.
The first five minutes of the second
period were all Oregon’s but with the
score 37 to 13 the Vandals seemed to
find themselves. Their short, bullet
like passes were more than the Varsity
[■ould solve, and they scored basket
after basket. Hal Chapman proved
himself a veteran in that last fifteen
minutes. His close checking broke
up play after play and was really what
saved the day.
The Oregon men all seemed to tire
rapidly at the start of the second per
iod, and it was more the weakening of
their offense than the improved play
ing of the Vandal squad that accounted
for the slump. When Latham, the
king-pin of the Oregon team, began to
play back in the last 20 minutes the
whole team seemed to slump.
A1 Fox lived up to advance notices
for the visitors.. Besides caging four
baskets he shot seven out of sight fouls
for a total of 15 points. Latham
gathered 14 points for Oregon, four of
them being fouls, while Zimmerman
made six baskets.
This puts the team definitely in the
running for Coast conference honors.
The games with Washington next week
are crucial ones as Washington wal
loped Idaho Thursday t>y a 36 to 35
The lineup:
Oregon (42) Idaho (35)
Zimmerman, 12.F. Nelson, 4
Gowans, 8.......F. Fox, 15
Latham, 14.C. Thompson,* 2
Chapman, 2.G. Telford, 6
Shafer, 6.G. Gartin, 4
Altstock.S. Edwards, 4
S...... Nelson
Referee: Coleman.
By dint of superior shooting ability
the Oregon frosh took their fifth
straight victory when they downed the
Mt. Angel quintet 39 to 22 in a hard
fought preliminary at the armory last
Both teams took numerous shots at
the hoop during the session, Mt. Angel
probably more times than the frosh but
the former were able to convert only
oceassionally, whereas Bryant and Gos
ser of the yearlings had better luck.
Outside of poor shooting on both sides
it was a fast and strenuously fought
battle. In the first half the fans wit
nessed some pretty passing on both
sides, passing, which time and again
came to naught because of close guard
ing on both teams. This period ended
14 to 6 in favor of the frosh.
The second half was a replica of the
first except that both fives began to
glue their eyes on the hoop. Gosser
in particular performed in good style
during this half chalking up four bas
kets from the field. Bryant ran his
total for the evening up to 15 points,
making him high point man. Farley,
forward for the visitors was their best
bet in the scoring with 10 points to his
credit. Kropp at center and Spear at
guard,’the latter a brother of the Ore
gon Spear, played excellent floor games.
womenIT"sport” writer
Florence Jones Gets Man’s Sacred Job
on Trojan
Jan. 16.—The precincts of Sport,
hitherto held almost inviolate by the
male element, have been invaded.
One more tradition has gone to smash
with the appointment of Miss Florence
Jones as a sport editor of the “Tro
jan.” Anticipating her promotion,
Miss Jones mad<j a careful study of
athletics from the sidelines, and also
took a course in the principles of foot
ball coaching from “Gloomy Gus”