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" ARTHUR S. RUDD LEO P. J. MUNLY
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Over the Hills
The sound of a train whistle in that attractive land of “over the
hills’’ arouses strange yearnings in the breasts of those Oregon stu
dents who are children of the spirit of Romany.
The roar of a train as it passes ivy-covered Villard does more
than interrupt the drone of the class room or drown the trite wit
ticism of an ancient pedagogue. Strange longings spring up, and
more than one activity-driven, campus-weary stude i longs for the
days when new towns are always ahead.
How different from ourselves seem the people »v ho gaze from th^
windows of the pullmans and how different ih.ii (.noughts must
necessarily be. ,
Sheltered in our quiet school day surroundings, how seldom even
the mightiest problems of the outside world ever come to our minds.
For the time, they have apparently no connection with our lives,
nor do our lives touch them.
But the train goes by. Then all is different. Visions of glimmer
ing Broadways, of mysterious nocturnal streets, of far-off mountain
torrents, of California sunshine, or the spell of the frozen north
land, flood the consciousness. The lesson is forgotten, the classroom
is no more, and the hard chair is changed to the upholstery of a sleek
pullman or the luxurious steamer chair. Drowsy memories of sum
mer skies, of mellow, moonlit romance beneath far-away eucalyptus
trees, or of the face of some nearly forgotten traveling companion
hold sway. The odor of the shining seashore or the pungency of the
cool forest deeps is wafted in at the open window, and the memory
of the gentle companion who shared the grassy nook overlooking the
sea or the pine-framed picture of unfolding plains, far below, pre
vents one from caring much whether the stoics or the epicureans had
the better philosophy.
Trains that pass in the night are even more intriguing than those
of daylight hours. A long black serpent of wood and steel, heading
into the murky abyss ahead, it steals away the complacency of our
smug campus existence and changes hours meant for rest into etern
ities of dreaming of days of the open road.
Edison Marshall’s summer novel, “The
Land of Forgotten Men” iB being favor
ably reviewed. Edison gets by heavy
with this red-blood stuff.
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Vincente Blasco Ibanez is due in New
York this month. There is supposed to
be a thump in hip latest novel, “The
Temptress.” She is evidently a new var
iety of Sheba. That’s right, Qeorge.
Can’t vamp us. (We’ve seen snakes be
fore.) Anyway it’ll be in the movies in
a couplq of montha
The “transit” in tho transition period
of Amercian lit is getting rather rough.
Road September book titlos and see for
yourself. Maybe those will help you out:
“The Girl from Hollywood,” “Sarah,
tho Cruel,” “Tho Girl in tho Fog,”
“Heart’s Blood.” Oh, gracious.
While in Prance (this is from Lloyd
Morris) contemporary novelists are turn
ing away from Balzac and Flaubert and
toward Dostoievsky, in American novel
ists are juBt beginning to turn to Flau
Anyway, the pathology of the female
soul is the chief traffic of the exponents
of “naturalism.” “The dark caverns
of womans mind” are persistently being
explored, and countless numbers of the
female souls are being “laid bare.”
The more this Protean soul is exposed,
the more dark becomes .... Just a
minute. Steady, Pauline—steady!
An English house is advertising a
book of poetry by Paul Widenheimer to
appear this month. Widenheimer grad
uated from Oregon in 1920. An old
Oregana contains a good sample of Wid
enheimer ’s verse. Pages of his work,
now on the campus, arc causing favor
Walter Evans Kidd, journalism, has
a very presentable poem in the Septem
ber number of the Lyric West.
The announcement that Schroff’s sum
mer canvases are “bathed in sunshine”
recalls tho fact that the greatest mas
ter of "sunshine” (not to be confused
with the “daylight” of Jan Vermeer)
Joaquin So ml la y llastida, died this sum
mer in Madrid. Let's see what Schroff
is hanging—besides 80 canvases.
The campus is intimately (Yes, Paul
ine, that’s the wrong word) acquainted
with Walter Hampden and Fritz Leiber.
What are they doing this winter? Well,
Hampden is attempting to revive Ros
tand's “Cyrano de Bergerac” in a verse
adaptation by Brian Hooker. He will
also continue his Shakespearean roles.
And think of it! Fritz Leiber will take
the part of Ponco de Leon in Eugene
O’Neill’s latest play, “The Fountain.”
The retirement of Leiber from the
Shakespearean drama was predicted by
Norman Byrafl in last year’s Emeaald.
There can always be something said
about D. H. Lawrence. That man pub
lished eight books this summer. Four
were published in September—and in
America. His “Studies in Classic
American Literature” is one long, aching
farce. Among other things, Lawrence
says that Hester Prynne had a volup
tuous oriental strain” in her character.
Poor Hawthorne. In translating Giov
anni Yorga’s “Maestro Don Gesualdo”
he chances the title to "Sons and
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The curious American folk custom of
the Chautauqua is being investigated by
P. W. Wilson. God speed, Mr. Wilson.
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This is Kobert Frost’s last year at the
University of Michigan. He’s going
back to Amherst.
Wow! Burton’s edition of “The
Arabian Nights’’ is still pricod at $98.50.
(Yes, quite un-expurgated—and quite
out of print.)
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Gerhart Hauptman’s “The Weavers”
has been suppressed in Poland for the
same reason that it was banned upon
its first appearance in Berlin years ago. i
Translations of the Hauptman dramas,
admirably edited by Ludwig Lewisohn,
may bo found in the library. Schmidt
in the department of Gorman is the
most notorious admirer of Hauptman
on the campus. (In fact, we probably
never would linTe hud them if he had not
ordered them.) There are seven vol
You can always spot a young writer, j
says P. P. Howe, by his insistence upon j
naming all the rare wines and sauces.!
Now really, Mr. Thacher, is them or is I
them not idle wordsf
In total sales (since publication)
Emile Zola's “Nana” is leading all con
tinental novels. The book is seldom found
in an American library, but it is said
to have a tremendous circulation in the
paper cover. j
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Patience, Beowulf. The prunes is
about to be served.
COSMOPOLITAN CLUB OFFICERS
TO BE ELECTED TUESDAY NIGHT
Cosmopolitan club officers for this'
year will elected at a meeting of the I
organization at the Y. W. C. A.
bungalow Tuseday evening at 8:00 j
o’clock. Cosmopolitan club is a group:
composed of foreign born students.
Evervono eligible for membership is
urged to be present.
INTELLIGENCE TESTS ARE
GIVEN TO ALL ASPIRANTS
Candidates for Underwood Scholarship
Appear Before E. H. Wheeler;
Two Tests are Given
The intelligence and Seashore tests
were given Saturday by Dr. R. H,
Wheeler of the university psychology
department for those children who are
applicants for the Underwood scholar
ship. Because of the large number of
children who appeared as candidates
for the violin scholarship offered by
Rex Underwood of the school of music,
the donor decided to increase the
scholarships to three. Thirty-four
children appeared to take the examina
tion conducted by Prof. Underwood a
week ago, which was to test their phy
sical aptitude for playing. The test
yesterday was to discover any special
mental characteristics that the children
The scholarship as originally an
nounced by Prof. Underwood was for
the child who had the best physical
and mental aptitude for violin playing.
The Oregon professor will offer two
other scholarships, one for a child
with average mental and physical
qualifications; the second for a child
with fine mental endowments but with
physical qualifications below the ave
rage. The only requisite is that the
child has had no previous lessonB on
Each scholarship winner will obtain
two lessons a week for a year. At the
end of that time Prof. Underwood will
be able to determine whether rate of
progress on the violin can be predicted
in advance on the basis of mental and
Violin classes in the Eugene publie
schools have proved extremely popular,
according to the university school of
music. Seventy-four students have en
rolled. The children who range from
the fourth grade to the high school
are pupils of Charlotte Nash. Hiss
Nash is a pupil of Prof. Underwood,
and the work in the public schools is
carried on under his general supervi
sion. Pupils in groups of five take
their lessons at the public schools and
the price of the lessons is nominal.
SOPHOMORES TAKE HONORS
(Continued from page one)
ful demonstration put on by the two
underclasses today it is expected that
it will gain great popularity here. There
is the rumor of a petition afloat re
questing the department of physical
education to substitute it for soccer.
Pushball is a gentleman’s game; it is
refined, sociable and entertaining, and
just a shade less brutal than open house.
Faculty members who wish to join
pushball classes will please send their
names to the city coroner.
The freshmen accumulated the greater
portion of their points in the bag rush.
This event was very lady-like. Owing
to a misunderstanding in the rules, both
teams had been instructed to take the
bags to the same goal. The bags were
not at all heavy with four men carry
ing them. Of course it was the sopho
mores that had made the error in select
ing the goal and so the points were
awarded the green cappers.
Owing to the fact that there had been
no rain during the last few dayB the
tie-up contest was a very clean event.
At the close of the time interval one
sophomore and three freshmen were
found helplessly bound. The yearlings
did their best at yelling; they entered
into this with boisterous enthusiasm and
howled in the full measure of their
adolescent abandon. The judges were
sorry that they could only award them
five points on this.
Charles de Roche
A William De Mille Paramount
Production. An aristocrat of
“HER DANGEROUS PATH”
See what happens if the girl
marries the naturalist and
goes for a tour of the South Sea
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Home of the best
This year will see the passing of
one of Oregon’s most popular athletes.
The name of “Hunk” Latham will go
down in big letters in Oregon’s hall
of sport fame. From a mediocre athlete
Hunk has developed into a star and ft
present is the only three sport man in
the University. Old timers will re
member the lanky athlete’s first stab
at varsity football. Night after night
Huntington and Spellman worked on
him, putting him in one position or
another trying to find the niche for
him. Night after night he went to
the showers disgusted with his ability
as an athlete and then the coaches dis
covered that he was a fullback of the
first magnitude. For three years now
Hunk has been spearing passes and do
ing the heavy plunging for the varsity.
His name is a byword in conference
basketball and he has also done his
stuff on the diamond. When Hunk
goes, there will be a big gap to fill.
Despite their heavy loss of veterans,
the Aggies will put up sonfc stiff op
position in the conference race this
year. With less to work with than
he ever had before, Rutherford may
spring one on the pigskin fans with
his semi-green aggregation. A field
general has been discovered this year
and he looms to fill the bill, if his
work in the two games played by the
Aggies are to be considered. Price
comes from the rook ranks and has
succeeded in shoving the quarter Of
last year, Garber, Unto al halfbapk
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We are beginning to wondering if
Virgil Earl’s football school is going
to become a fizzle. The way pros
pective material is turning out would
indicate that end. Only six or seven
men were signed during the first part
of the week. This looks very poor
when one looks over the candidates
eligible for the valuable drill which
can be secured under the tutelage of
Earl; who comes here with a reputa
tion as a builder of football machines.
There is a big chance that the former
Oregon grid hero may find' some mater
ial worthy of varsity consideration,
but he can’t do it unless he has the
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Bill Hayward hasn’t sent any S. O. 8.
calls to the Order of the O, or the
senior cops, asking them to come out
and regulate the track traffic on his
cinder path yet. A few more under
classmen turned out this week, but
there were no signs of lettermen on
• • •
Vincent Borleske is hit hard up at
Whitman. The Missionary mentor is
having his troubles trying to develop
a team which will stand the gaff of
a rigorous season. He has the lightest
team in several years and added to
that has lost the services of Tilton,
steller back, for the season so no won
der there are clouds of gloom up Walla
Idaho ought to show something this
year with Bob Fitzke in the lineup.
The big back is a triple threat man
of the first water and will bO a problem
for the conference teams to solve this
year. In the last years the Gem
Staters have proved dangerous with
their shifty style of play and with
Matthews at the helm, they will have
to be watched.
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Soccer will be given another chanee but
unless more intrest is exhibited and
more incentive given, the Scotch game
to the Emerald
are now due
Mail, $2.25 year to
might as well be put by the board for i
all time. Coach Fahl has job ahead
keeping the green men interested in
the sport. Winter weather brings
gobs of water to Kincaid field and
enthusiasm usually diminishes with the
first immersion in the mud lakes.
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Do-nut basketball gets under way
soon. It might be a good plan for
the various organizatios to establish
training' rules for their players so
that they can go the full distance
without rest periods every five min
utes. It Blows the game and rouses
the ire of the spectators. Last year
some of the contestants puffed through
the game like the fat man at the end of
a race at a Grocer’s picnic.
• • •
Ladies- Day at Hayward field will
give the co-ed a chance to learn the
rudiments of the game. Girls bring
your male favorite out and let him
give you the low down on an end
run, or a plunge through center.
* * *
Haven’t seen any of these Gallop
ing Gwendolines pacing their equines
over the boulevards. In this age of
the gas buggy we can’t see any rea
son for the clinging vine doing a back
to the saddle, when they know the roll
of the loimousine is more comfortable
that the jolting gait of a string
haltered nag. Joan of Arc scampered
a bit on a plow horse, but them days
ain’t no more.
NEW BABY DAUGHTER IS BORN
TO UNIVERSITY OF OREGON GRAD
News has been received on the cam
pus of the birth of a daughter to
Mrs. and Mr. Lewis A. Bond of Berke
ley, California on October 11. Mr.
Bond graduated from the University of
Oregon in 1916. He is a member of
Delta Tau Delta. Mrs. Bond, who be
fore her marriage was Lois Hall, is a
member of the elass of ’20 and of
A tiny table for two—
dim flickering candles
and soft shadows of the
mill race — creamed
chicken patees — a de
licious fruit salad—and
your favorite cake hid
den under a drift of
Begin your Sunday
night date right with a
cup of tea at—
EXPERT SHOE SHINING
For a number of years we have been the students’ head
quarters for shoe shining. We clean, dye and shine any
color shoes. Orders for repairing taken.
REX SHOE SHINING PARLOR
(Next Rex Theatre)
Just don’t forget that we have every item of
Woodworth’s Exquisite Toilet Requisites
Karess Face Powder
Karess Talcum Powder
Karess Toilet Water
Are a few of them.
Fiance Face Powder
Fiance Talcum Powder
Fiance Toilet Water
624 Willamette St.
If We Clean It, It’s Clean
This is our slogan. It is not merely a catch phrase, but a state
ment of our policy in garment cleansing.
A garment received from our store not only looks clean, it
IS clean, it’s free from dirt and germs, it’s sanitary and sterile.
Many old students know our reputation for high grade work,
we hope to receive the patronage of many new students during
the school year.
W. E. NAYLOR, Proprietor
44 8th Avenue West Phone 220
The Place to Eat
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Meals at all h®urs
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First Class Service
Ernest Seute, Proprietor
Eat It with Music
Our Sunday evening chicken dinners are al
ready the talk of the campus—the one en
joyable method of spending an otherwise
Tonight the dinner will be enhanced by a
special concert given by Rex Underwood.
Nuf sed—“eat it with music.” Dinner at
5:30 P. M.
Herschel Taylor, Proprietor