Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 30, 1923, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Association
Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued daily
except Monday, during the college year. __
Editorial Board
Managing Editor . Phil Brogan
Associate Editors ...-._....Ep Hoyt, Inez King
Associate Managing Editor ... Art Budd j
Daily News Editors
John Piper Don Woodward
Nancy Wilson
Florine Packard
Ben Maxwell
Ted Janet*
Taylor Huston
Night .Editors
Ed. Valitchka
Junior Seton
Leonard Lerwill
Sports Editor .......Edwin Fraser
Sports Writers: Alfred Erickson, Leon
Byrne, Webster Jones.
News Service Editors: Harold Shirley,
Fred Michelson.
Exchange Editor ....Rachael Chezem
Feature Writers: Katherine Watson, Monte Byers.
News staff: Clinton Howard, Rosalia Keber, Mabel Gilham, Genevieve Jewell, Freda ,
Goodrich, Margare* Cheridan, Anna Jerzyk, Geraldine Root, Margaret Skavlan, Norma Wilson,
Herryetta Lawrence, A1 Trachman, Hugh Starkweather, George Stewart, Jane Campbell,!
Jeanne Gay, Lester Turnbaugh, George H. Godfrey, Marian Lowry, Thomas Crosthwait, f
Marion Lay, Mary Jane Dustin. 4 A
Business Staff
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Advertising Service Editor..,
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Circulation Manager___—— -Gibson Wright
Assistant Circulation Manager___—...Kenneth Stephenson
Advertising Assistants..Maurice Waraock, Lester Wade, Floyd Dodds, Ed Tapfer
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Junior Seton
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A Problem to Solve
Dean Colin V. Hyment’s attack on over-organization, printed in
(Saturday 's Emerald, has aroused the eutire campus to thought. Ou
one point there is complete accord. Students are not free to do as
they would like to do. From morning until night there are meetings
and duties. Although an effort is made to prove that activities inter
fere with regular studies, it is the main contention that too many
outside interests usually cut off any thought of scholarly things, such
as browsing in the library.
The Emerald has voiced its approval of student activities. There
is no doubt that practical ex^brience in managing affairs or of lead
ership is of value. There are a number of things to take into con
sideration. In the first place student activities are not properly dis
tributed. One student carries several offices while the masses are
never called upon. The burden is on the student who is encumbered
with the offices. The problem does not apply to nine out of ten. Here
the point system might be tightened up so that it would affect those
who have too much to do.
There is a problem and it is serious. Something should be done
when all the committee work, all the planning, and all the responsi
bility rests on the shoulders of a few. Are undergraduates here sac
rificing their education for activities? If the point system were made
effective would students spend the extra time in study, in this schol
arly research—or in idleness?
Dean Dyment is right in bringing the question up for student dis
cussion. The Emerald invites communications on the subject from
students or faculty. The customary length limitation for letters to
the editor will not be enforced in order that the subject may be given
better discussion.
Why Have Students?
Insinuations have been made by certain members of the faculty
that the students had no right to express their opinion ou the pro
posed change to the semester plan. Seemingly annoyed that the straw
vote should have been so decisive, some have whispered that the stu
dent newspaper had an undue influence in supporting the present
system. And, hist—it is said that the editorial office of the above
mentioned newspaper was the rendezvous of various wire-pulling
The Emerald is flattered—exceedingly. 1c think that faculty
and students should flock to the editor’s office to enlist his support.
Think of the poor students, ignorant of the issues, breathlessly await
ing the arrival of the paper to find out what to think. If the semester
backers had only been able to prevail on the editor the student vote
would undoubtedly have been six to one in favor of the change.
Prom the consideration taken by some few members of the fac
ulty of student opinion on the subject, it is wondered just why a uni
versity needs students, anyhow. Why not have a perfect institution
where there are no students to have opinions? The faculty could then
discuss and decide without consideration of anyone on the outside.
The students are vitally concerned and all but a few members of
the faculty have recognized it. The movement to ask the opinions
- of medical school men and assistant professors on the campus is a
Aviso one. But, even if the votes of these two groups is as decisive as
that of the students, there will probably be a disgruntled few who
will claim that someone exerted undue influence.
No Editorials Needed
- i
it is customary to use a great deal of editorial space about this
time of year to urge students to attend basketball games, and to
conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike maimer when they get there.)
No opportunity for such an editorial has yet presented itself this year.,
The armory has been packed for most of the games and the utmost *
courtesy has been shown visiting players. It is a source of pride
There were fewer faculty members present at the meeting yester
day than at the session when the semester plan was adopted. Forty
three were present yesterday and 54 at the previous meeting.
Notices will be printed in this column
for two issues only. Copy must be in this
jffice by 4:30 on the day before it is to be
published and must be limited to U words.
Ye Tabard Inn—Meeting Anchorage,
7:30 Wednesday evening.
Theta Sigma Phi—Meeting at 5 o’clock
Journalism shack. Important.
Women Swimmers—Life saving class
1:15 today. Beginning swimming at
California Club—Meeting, Thursday
night, room 105 Commerce building,
Mu Phi Epsilon—Special business
meeting Tuesday 4:30, school of mu
sic. 0
To-Ko-Lo—Important meeting, 7:15 to
night in men’s room of Woman’s
Thespians—Meeting 5 p. m. today in
student body offices Gift Campaign
Eutaxian Meeting—At0 7:30 tonight,
Woman’s club room at Woman’s
building. *
W. A. A. Meeting—Important meeting
of W. A. A. today at 5 in the Wo
man’s League rooms Everybody
Phi Beta Kappa—Meeting of pre
liminary organization Tuesday after
noon, 4:15, room 8, Commerce. Im
Hawthorne Club—Wednesday night,
7:30. Men’s lounging room, Wo
man’s building. Decartek’s Theory
of Emotions will be discussed.
All Friends, and Belatives of Seniors
and Representatives and members of
the* executive and student councils
meet in Villard hall tonight at 7:00.
Meeting will last but 30 minutes.
Oregana—The committee in charge of
the Oregana announces that the
February fest will be held Thursday,
February 8th instead of February
9th as previously announced, and will
be formal.
Letters to the Emerald from Btudents
and faculty members are welcomed, but
must be signed and limited to 260 words.
If it is desired, the writer's name will be
kept out of print. It must be understood
that the editor reserves the right to reject
To the Editor:
This is a last desperate appeal to the
powers that be, for I am going down
for the third time. Probably the cam
pus in general will be relieved, when I
lam gone for then this caterwalling
through the Emerald will cease; yet
| self-preservation is the first law of na
ture and I appeal to the faculty to
| save me.
The floods are rising. Ho. to the
rescue, ye Superintendent of Grounds,
I with a few loads of gravel. The next
time I return home, I shall have to
swim down the path to 11th street.
According to the last reports, the
first twenty feet of the path in front
of McClure hall (leading off toward
iDeady) was submerged, and one must
wade and splash through it as well as
one is able. Of course the person at
tired in oxfords is out of luck.
By Deady, to the left of the steps,
[when descending from the east end, a
Hake has already gathered, and one
must seek refuge and safe passage
lover soggy lawn (forbidden by the
campus committee) and past drenched
'and potentially muddy rosebeds. to
iwhere the high and dry spots of the
sidewalk show above the waters.
They say our student health bill is
large. Let’s invest in a few loads of
gravel and a little labor, NOW, and
save future bills for doctors, and medi
'cine. Supply the gardner with the nec
essary funds if he lacks them.
Other bad places are:
1. The left-hand path leading east
from the Pioneer.
2. The cut-off path, from the road
to 11th (especially between the two
popular trees, and the sidewalk termi
3. The first ten feet of the sidewalk,
on the south east corner, at the inter
section of Kincaid street and 11th
street. (More drainage needed).
4. The entire road from Friendly hall
'to 11th street.
5. The first twenty feet of the road
' leading from Friendly hall (rear door)
to University street.
6. The strip of planking, which
crosses the parking, immediately across
the street from the campus road, and
which connects the street with the walk
'leading past the sundial and the Ad
building, toward Hendricks hall.
7. The gutter on the north-east cor
ner at the intersection of Kincaid and
13th (opposite the Co-op).
S. The broad highway leading from
the library (down-hill) to the side
Please, for these difficult!, s may we
plead not a few table-spoons of gravel,
but a few wagon-loads.
To the Editor:
Apropos the scholar as he appears in
Sunday's Emerald editorial entitled
“Gumption.” First the scholar is pic
tured to us as “the chap who is going
to keep the small, frail flame of truth
alive in a mighty windy, tempestuous
world.” The argument then progresses
from truth to practicality and it is
pointed out that the scholar is not
practical; to quote, "he cannot roll up
his sleeves and get things done; his
nind is too delicately tuned, too finely
balanced to compromise or deal in
uibterfuge.” It is implied that com
promise and subterfuge are essential
to progress. To paraphrase the editor
ial, the man of nine pins is the man
who wins.
Thus, while the mati of nine pins may
violate his moral integrity, he does
the essential thing, that is, he wins.
Understanding us as he does and giv
ing us results, or what we term ma
terial progress, he deserves our ap
probation and that doubly so for he
does all this without troubling him
self or us overly much with fine dis
tinction as to method. What if the
scholar gets the old reliable hemlock,
or the more modern Ku Klux! He de
serves it for cavailing about compro
mise or subterfuge.
That the end will justify the means
Is the theory that the foregoing is
based upon. Well, the means have
been in operation for some time, how
does the end stack up? We find ma
terial progress, culture, comfort, etc.
but the evil, “mighty windy, tem
pestuous world” still remains. Evi
dently more “subterfuge” or “compro
mise” is required—or is it another
And right here it is that the scholar
comes in. He demands a hearing, he
has always demanded a hearing; but
he is in the minority. It is a sad com
mentary on this age that the true
scholar, not by any means the mere
pedagogue, but the creative thinker, is
more rare than at any time since the
Renaissance. Yet he still exists, and,
given a hearing, he might say, “To
compromise with evil, to follow the
line of least resistance is worse than
futile. That expediency' which is
measured by the greatest ultimate good
jto the greatest number can be effected
only by a devotion to principle;
therefore listen to your Newtons
and Aristotles for in so far as
|hey multiply, each of you shall prof
Are we giving them a hearing?
J. D. S.
Concert Artist Appearing Here Enter
tained By Delta Gammas
Miss May Peterson, who appeared ih
concert at the Heilig l^st night, was
the dinner guest of Delta Gamma fra
ternity Sunday. Her director and ac
companist were also entertained. Pleas
ure was expressed by Miss Peterson
for the delightful entertainment ac
fcorded her, and she was especially de
lighted with the Woman’s building and
art collections. Miss Peterson, say
those who met her, is a very charming
and pleasing person, and her hostesses
were indeed glad of the privilege of
meeting and knowing her and the mem
bers of her party.
Kappa Theta Chi announces the
^pledging of Francis Linklater of Hills
Legislature Activities Will be Covered i
for Publication by University
Journalism Student I
Margaret Scott, senior in the -school
of journalism and daily news editor on
the Emerald last year, leaves today for
Salem where she has accepted a posi
tion on the staff of the Oregon Voter,
a publication covering the activities
of the state legislature, printed weekly. [I
Miss Scott, who is a member of Theta
Sigma Phi, women’s national honorary j
journalism fraternity, will not leave j
the University permanently, but ex- J
pects to return to the campus when the
present session of the legislature ends,
in about three weeks.
While in Salem Miss Scott will^as
sume the duties of a special correspond
ent for the Emerald, sending in stories
from the legislature which wiH be° of
interest to campus readers. Her work
Tor the Voter will consist in reporting
the activities of the legislative bodies,
especially covering committee meetings
tind interviewing leaders in the senate
and in the house of representatives.
Yesterday morning C. -C. Chapman,
editor of the Oregon Voter, telephoned
to Eric W. Allen, dean of the school
of journalism, asking that one of his
advanced students be recommended for
the vacancy in his staff. Miss Scott
is a member of the Editing class.
Oregon Club President Has News of
Mother’s Serious Illness
Emil Ghio left Sunday night on the
Shasta for San Diego, California, where
he was called by the serious illness of
his mother. He does not expect to re
enter the University until the Spring
Ghio is president of the Oregon club
and treasurer of the California club.
'rominent in student activities, his
riends declare that his absence will
ause considerable reorganization in the
anks of the various organizations in
rhieh he is interested.
Use Emerald
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Wednesday and Thursday.
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TOM MIX in his newest
Wednesday Night
Myers' Mid Nite Sons
Campa Shoppe
Dancing 8 to 10:15
The Eternal
T riangle—
This is not a divorce case, an entangled
matrimonial affair or a love ship on troubl
ed waters. It is a straight out and out talk
between we three, the reader, the adver
tiser and the paper—in other words, a
justification of ourselves.
THE ADVERTISER offers his confi
dence in the reader his goods, himself and
the paper. His advertising is more than
“paid publicity,” it is a merchant’s faith
in the paper, the readers and himself.
THE PAPER is more than four sheets
of “news stock” covered with type, it is a
message, a medium and an institution—
the go between of the merchant and the
THE READER is the keystone to the
whole situation. Without him the others
cannot survive; with him co-operation is
established. So to the readers of the Emer
ald, the advertisers and the paper appeal—
not for blind support—but for a well judg
ed confidence and co-operation. We other
two believe in you, can you return the com
plement? If not,
Will You Tell Us Why?