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Oregon Daily Emerald
Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association
Official publication of the Associated Student* of the University of Oregon, issued daily
except Monday, during the college year. _
KENNETH Y0UEL ....-.-. EDITOE
Managing Editor . Phil Brogan
Associate Editors .-.~~Ep Hoyt, Inez King
Associate Managing Editor
. Art Budd
Daily News Editors
John Piper Freda Goodrich
Sports Editor ...Edwin Fraser
Sports Writers: Alfred Erickson,
News Service Editor . Rachel Chezem
Information Chief: Rosalia Keber; As
sistants : Maybelle King, Pauline Bondurant.
Feature Writers: Naijcy Wilson, Monte
Dramatics ....Katherine Watson
Music ...Margaret Sheridan
News staff: Clinton Howard, Genevieve Jewell, Anna Jerzyk, Geraldine Root, Margaret
Skavlan, Norma Wilson, Henryetta Lawrence, A1 Trnchman, George Stewart, Jeanne Gay,
Lester Turnbaugh, George H. Godfrey, Marian Lowry, Thomas Crosthwait, Marion Lay, Mary
Jane Dustin, Georgiana Gerlinger, Dorothy Kent. Webster Jones, Margaret Vincent, Margaret
Morrison, Douglas Wilson, Phyllis Copelan.
Advertising Service Editor
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Assistant Circulation Manager.
Adv. Assistants..Maurice Warnock, Lester Wade, Floyd Dodds, Ed Tapfer, Herman H. Blaesing
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Dally News Editor This Issue
Night Editor This Issue
“By Their Works—’
An Oregon graduate, Barney Garrett, ’21, was selected this week
by the hoard ol governors of the Oregon City commercial club as
executive secretary of the club. Garrett has held several similar
positions since his graduation two years ago. His appointment is
only one of the many evidences of the fact that Oregon turns out from
her school of business administration men who are trained for practi
Recently a call came to the dean of the school of journalism for
help. The call was from the editor of a Portland periodical and his
need for assistance arose through the fact that the Oregon State
Legislature was in session at Salem and he had to put on an extra
one of his senior majors who is now in the Capitol doing practical
work in journalism.
Frequently the editors of the Eugene papers find themselves in
need of an extra staff member for a short period; or one of the regu
lar staff wants a vacation, or is ill. Almost as frequently a request
is phoned up to the journalism “shack” for student help and some
one is sent down who, on short notice, is able to step into a “real
job” for a few days, in the profession for which he is preparing.
This week one of the Emerald sport editors is filling the place of one
of the regular staff members ou oue of the Albany papers.
These are ouly a few of the iustances which go to prove that the
professional training received in Oregon’s schools really prepares
the student for the job which awaits him after he has finished his
college course. The schools of business administration and journal
ism are not alone in this respect. The same could be applied to any
of the professional schools on the campus.
And yet, there are those who contend that the professional schools
should be abolished; that the “school of hard knocks” is the only
place to receive such training.
Fortunately, however, those people were in the decided minority
at the Legislature. The bill which proposed to do away with these
same professional schools met with a very cold reception at the hands
of the legislators. The students who have been trained here have
successfully demonstrated that a college education does not unfit a
man for real work.
Saving the Movies—Valentino
No less a person than Kodolpli Valentino is authority for the
statement that if the movies are to bo saved ,it is the novelists who
will have to do it. Although the “Sheik of the Sereen’’ is seldom re
garded as a writer lie appears in the current Bookman under the
caption, ‘‘The Motion Picture Novel.”
“1 hated Mrs. Hull’s Sheik,” says Valentino. “I was forced to
play as though he were assistant professor of the history of English
Literature at Oxford.” lie declared that his parts in Elinor Glyn’s
“Beyond the Rocks,” and Frank Norris’ “Moran of the Lady Letty”
were unsuitable. “They would have ruined my career, had it not
been for Ibanez and the “Four lloresmen of the Apocalypse.” Val
entino described his part in “Blood and Sand” as altogether desir
“It is to the novelists that we must look for advancement in the
movies,” he says. “We could very well be the hope of each other.”
It is a challenge to the novelists. The financial returns make it
seem likely that better and better writers will start writing with
“one eye on the movie rights.” Perhaps “The Sheik,” or his press
agent, knows what he is talking about.
A college daily recently conceived the idea of reprinting student
candidates’ election platforms when their terms were half over. We
hope no one suggests it here.
UNIVERSITY CATALOG LATE
Term-Semester Argument Blamed for
Delay; Very Few Changes Listed
Due to the term semester controver
sy, the work on the new University
catalog lias been somewhat retarded, j
which will cause it to be ready consider
ably biter than it has been heretofore.
The approval copy last year was sent
out during the first week in January,
and was ready for distribution on
Alareh .11. This year s copy has just
been sent out to the various depart
ments so that they may make any nec
essary changes, and add any new cours
es to be in effect next year.
Notices will be printed in this column
for two issues oniy. Copy must be in this
office by 4 :30 on the day before it is to be
published and must be limited to word*.
Oregon Club Dance—All men wishing
to attend the Oregon Club dance meet
at “Y” hut Monday at 7 p. m.
All University Hike—Sunday at 10 o’
clock sharp. Meet at eastdoor of Vil
lard hall with tin cup, lunch and
five cent commissary tax.
Commerce Majors—W. W. Cooley will
lecture in room 105 Commerce build
ing Monday afternoon at 3:30 on His
tory of Accounting. Confmerce ma
Education Majors—Dr. H. B. Wilson,
Berkeley, California, will address
school of education majors Monday
at 9 a. m. in education building. All
others interested are invited to at
Honorary Groiifcs—Heads of the follow
ing professional and honorary frater
nities have not yet handed to regis
trar certified list of active members:
Sigma Upsilon, Hammer and Coffin,
T'au Kappa Alpha, Zeta Kappa Psi,
Mask and Buskin, Phi Delta Kappa,
Sigma Delta Pi, Le Foyer Francais,
El Circulo Castellano, Eutaxian, Tre
Nu, Chemists’ club, Techna, Samara,
Sculpture club. Honorary grade list
cannot be matfe out until membership
of above organizations are received.
Letters to the Emerald from students
and faculty members are welcomed, but
must be signed and limited to 260 word*.
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
(Editor’s Note: The following anon
ymous note is printed for the enter
tainment of Emerald readers. Were it
not for a few such bright spots college
life certainly would be monotonous.)
To the Editor:
Why is it that anything a Freshman
class does for its members, I say any
Freshman class not particular the class
of ’26, that there has to be someone
that thinks ho is so wise that in order
to fill up space in the editorial column
he has to pick up something against the
Frosh class. The editorial that appear
ed last term concerning the sweaters
was about the lowest piece of writing
imaginable, and what appeared Wed
nesday was the worst thing that could
happen. The sweaters were gotten for
the football team by the Freshman class
to show their appreciation for the work
done by them. There is one thing cer
tain the class had enough spirit to
do something for the team that repre
sented them even if the school refused
to. By giving these sweaters it did not
establish a custom that is not followed
else where. There is not a University
in this part of the country I believe
except O. A. C. that does not give
sweaters to its Freshmen athletes.
The Emerald has the idea that if it
backs anything why that idea should
be pushed to the limit, but if it opposes
a thing why the matter must be drop
ped at once. When a University paper
tries to run an institution by some
policies set down by a few narrow
minded people it is carrying things
too far. The Emerald by printing such
an editorial will cause inor than one
University to smile and say, why that
is just like a one horse newspaper.
Here’s to the best class ever,
WHAT IS POETRY?
To the Editor of the Emerald:
In a recent commendable article on
the subject of the coming appearance of
Carl Sandburg, Mr. Norman Byrne says
somewhat dogmatically that neither
rhyme nor rhythm is integrally essen
tial to poetry. We have long since
learned to dispense with rhyme; but the
thought that there can be poetry with
out rhythm is disturbing. It is easy
to say what poetry is not. Would it
be asking too much of Mr. Byrne to
request that he say, through the col
umns of the Emerald, just what poetry
is! No doubt such a definition would
enable us to appreciate more fully the
offerings of Mr. Sandburg.
WRESTLING IS POSTPONED
North Pacific Grapplers Not Able to
Participate in Meet
The varsity-North Pacific Dental
College wrestling meet, which was to
have been held last night had to be
cancelled due to the inability of the
Portlanders to make the trip. Only
three of the dental grapplers were in
condition for the encounter and it was
deemed advisable to postpone the match
until later when the toothpullers could
muster their full strength.
Thursday night the Aggie bonecrush
ers and North Paefie tangled at Cor
vallis and after such a gruelling battle
as they experienced there, it would be
out of the question for them to appear
in Eugene in fit condition.
The varsity is already credited with
one win over the dental college and the
hoot was looked forward to by the Ore
gon grapplers. The respite caused by
the cancellation of the meet will give
the varsity men a chance to recover
from bruises and several cauliflower
ears, received in previous meets and
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GOliLO BE PREVENTED
Dr. E. T. Hodge Says Recent
High Water Cost Millions
Floods caused by the rising of the
Willamette river due to heavy rains and
melting snows could be stopped, in the
opinion of Ur. Edwin T. Hodge of the
geology department, if the proper steps
were taken. If three times the sum
that is now used on preventative mea
sures were to be used in controlling the
stream, a great deal of damage caused
by the hight water such as the recent
Willamette floods, could be averted,
says Ur. Hodge.
“It is my estimate that this last
flood cost the state of Oregon between
four and five millions of dollars. The
cost of correcting the channel of the
river would be betwen twelve and fif
teen millions. Each year the taxpayers
of the state pay about five million dol
lars on methods to obstruct the flood.
This sum is misspent and could better
be used toward scientific restriction of
the river that would more than repay
the citizen. There are three millions
lost annually in destruction that could
The present-day methods of obviating
the overflow of the river are insuffi
cient and superficial, pointed out Ur.
Hodge. Levees are merely preventa
tive and not curative measures.' Until
this situation is realized there can be
no permanent obstruction to this year
ly inundation. Working with nature,
and not against her with artificial bar
riers, would increase the value of the
Willamette valley 50 per cent. One
hundred per cent more people might be
supported along with a possible in
crease of productivity of the same rate.
When the course of the river is prop
erly changed and adjusted, the river
will be open to navigtion for such pro
ducts as logs. The timber may then
be easily floated down the stream, and
with this transportation facility open,
the lumber industry will be able to ex
However, until the taxpayer realizes
the advantage of the proper methods
and the small cost of these procedures,
nothing can be done, Dr. Hodge pointed
out. It seems that the people of Oregon
must learn by experience the same as
in the East.
Dr. Hodge does not approve of the
adoption of an irrigation system as a
means of hindering the flood.
“The irrigation proposal is merely
pecking on the surface of the situation.
The control of the river and the
straightening of its course would, how
ever, relieve the irrigation situation of
the valley,” he said.
The drainage of the Amazon is but
another preventative measure in his
opinion. During the recent flood, Port
land used the pumping system to keep
the basements from filling with water.
After an investigation the recent dam
age caused by the high water, Dr.
Hodge cited as an example the hop
farmers. He questioned them on their
losses resulting from the flood and
found that each had suffered a damage
of from $1,000 to $5,000. New poles
and wire had to be purchased, and the
plants strung up again.
Dr. Hodge has addressed numerous
clubs in Portland on this subject and
his suggestions have been well received.
People prominent in the lumbering in
dustry, farming and engineering pro
fessions have endorsed his policy.
However, Mr. Hodge says that no ac
tion has been taken on his proposals.
No immediate steps will be taken upon
the matter by the state until the people
become enlightened on the subject and
are willing to take up the matter
through the franchise. Dr. Hodge plans
to spend some time in the future in
vestigating the situation and intends
to publish his results.
HONORARY GROUPS WILL
HAVE GRADES LISTED
Heads of Organizations Asked to Hand
, in Certified Membership; Only
Sixteen Had Complied
Because heads of various honorary
and professional organizaitons on the
campus have failed to hand in to the
office of the registrar a certified list
of members, publication of the scholar
ship standing of the different groups
will not take place until later in the
term, according to word given out from
the registrar's office yesterday. Some
Hi organizations have complied with the
request made earlier in the term that
active members be listed, but there
are 14 or more groups that have not
yet turned in their personnel.
The incomplete list indicates that
the scholarship of the honorary organi
zations is on the average eonsderablv
higher than the University average,
ranging from 1.76 to 6.41. Because the
comparative standings of the different
groups will be greatly changed when
the other organizations are listed, the
16 organizations already checked up by
the registrar will not be made known
until a later date.
Following is the list of honorary and
professional groups not yet tabulated;
because heads of the organizations have j
failed to turn in the membership list:
Sigma Upsilon. Hammer and Coffin,
Tan Kappa Alpha, Zeta Kappa Psi,
Mask and Buskin. Phi Delta Kappa,
Sigma Delta Pi, Le Foyer Francais, El
Cireulo Castellano, Eutaxian, Tre Xu,
Chemists’ club, Techna, Samara, Sculp-!
lure club. A certified list of the active '
membership of the above organizations \
is desired by the registrar at once.
U. of W. Snowed Under—Univer
sity of Washington classes were0 can
celled one day on account of the un
usually heavy snowfall in Seattle. One
determined professor, bound to meet
his classes, put in his appearance on
skiis, but it is reported students were
not so anxious to reach the campus.
Many student affairs were called off,
and track men and the Husky crew
Serenading at U. of W. Limited—
Serenading by university students at
the University of Washington after
8:oO on any night other than Friday
or Saturday is forbidden by a rule pass
ed by the student affairs committee.
The rule is a result of complaints made
by residents that serenading late in the
night disturbed their sleep.
Skiing Is Great at U. of W.—Skiing
is the latest means of getting to school
through the snow at the University of
Washington. Dean Milner Roberts of
the college of mines skiis to class and
says, “It’s great sport.”
Committee Dictates Dress..— “The
committee for prevention of evening
dress at informal dances” of McGill
University, Montreal, has formulated an
interesting and unique law relative to
the approved student styles to be,worn
at such functions as come under its
jurisdiction. One of the rules govern
ing men’s dress is as follows: “Lounge
suit, any color—collars and ties must
be worn—dancing pumps optional—
those wearing shoes over 12 inches will
be taxed 25 cents for every inch there
of. This money to be placed in a sep
arate fund called ‘excess floor space
Indiana University Mother of Busi
ness Men—The Indiana University is
becoming the mother of business men
as disclosed by answers to question
naires. Only three of 1,382 men declar
ed that they were going to be farmers.
Ambitious co-eds intend to become tea
chers and business women.
Influenza at Kansas—Oregon has not
suffered alone in its influenza epidemic.
The University of Kansas reports that
many of the students are sick and that
the university hospital is becoming con
gested. So soon as one patient is able
to get out of bed he is sent home and
another takes his place.
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Volume 2 SATURDAY, A. M. Number 11
Elevator Men Make Best Husbands
CO-EDS TO PROFIT
( run ning months of diligent search
I and research on the part of the staff
of the Sociology Department, came the
sudden discovery made yesterday that
elevator men are head and shoulders
above the rest of mandom in the pref
erence list for husbands.
Quite a proportion of womanclom ex
pressed their greatest joy at the pros
pect of having the table of desirability
finally scientifically settled, although a
great number were somewhat disappoint
ed in the discovery that aviators and
| scienic railway conductors ranked some
what below the elevator men. The last
two classes seem to enjoy more popular
ity among the fair sex.
The method of research employed by
the sociologists was based on the qualities
of men that go toward making ideal fam
ily heads. From the copious returns
from the experiment it is doubtlessly
crystal clear that elevator men lead all
the rest in the number of people they
have brought up. A few moments ob
servation in the lobby of any fair size
building will convince any sceptic.
With an eye on the future the Sociol
ogy school has wisely predicted an ex
cessive supply of labor for the number
of jobs in elevator shafts.
Although OBAK Wallace’s cook has
never served his time as a human freight
juggler he must have been predestined to
join the ranks of the third floor con
ductors, for he surely has raised the
quality of Eugene meals high above any
thing of their kind here-to-fore known.
All college men know that.
Glass Blower Jailed for
Too Much Ineessive Talk About Wife's
Diamonds Brings Sentence.
One of the most interesting, yet sad
heart string twanging, trials on record
was brought to a close in the University
Court of Faculty Domestic Relations to
day when Dr. Phil Osopher, assistant
acting jurist, sentenced Prof. Con Ceit
to seven days ffnprisonment on short
rations of absolute silence. Prof. Ceit
was charged with glass blowing because
bf his ineessive talk about his wife’s
Prof. Ceit holds the official position
of chief glass blower for the Department
of Chemistry, of the School of Science,
Fine Arts and Allied Way Points, having
j had personal supervision of the blowing
I of all the glass apparatus used by the
j chemistry students.
‘ ‘ My husband has always been' a
j father to me,” avered Mrs. Ceit from the
| witness stand when asked her true re
; action to her mate. “ I love him as much
as any man. He was true and kind and
ihe loved his enemies.”
“I thought you testified that he never
had had an enemy,” sharply broke in
the prosecuting attorney.
“Xo-o-o, he didn’t have any, but he
would have loved them if he had. And
then he really could have made some if
he really tried.”
“Did I understand you to say that
your mate seldom took meals at home?
And even with that you say that you love
“Why of course I love him for it,” the
witness replied, “because he always eats
at OBAK’S and he's never grouchy like
he used to be when I cooked.”