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Oregon Sunday Emerald
Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Association___
ARTHUR 8. RUDD .....-. EDITOR
JiEO P. J. MUNLY ... MANAGER
Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued daily
except Monday, during the college year._
Entered in the postoffice at Eugene, Oregon, as second-class matter. Subscription rates,
$2.25 per year. By term, 76c. Advertising rates upon application._
Contributors to this issue other tha n by-line writers are: Beth Fariss, Lyle
Janz, Esther Davis, Margaret Skavlan, Jeanne Gay, Alfred Erickson, Phyllis
. Don Woodward
Clinton N. Howard
Daily News Editor This Issue
Nijcht Editor This Issue
An Example to Follow
At last it is for Oregon Agricultural college to set the University
an example of good sportsmanship. The campus of the college was
painted under cover of night last week. The act was naturally attri
buted to Oregon students. After an exchange of explanations on the
part of the presidents of the student bodies of the two institutions
the wrath of the Aggies was assuaged to some extent and any con
templated acts of violence on their part were averted.
There has been revealed no evidence on this campus that the
daubing at Corvallis was the work of University students. The col
lege was not going beyond her rights in accusing our students, though
she had no evidence to show. But when the maudlinism was dis
avowed by Claude Robinson, our student body president, and when
it was insisted that Oregon had not violated the pacts of 191'? and
1919, Oregon Agricultural college immediately took steps to curb
apy hostility brewing on its campus against the University. A hand
bill explaining Oregon’s position and bearing the terms of the re
straining agreement was published. The student newspaper urged
the students to show good sportsmanship and await conclusive evi
dence in the matter.
It is still the intention of the student body administration of Ore
gon that those guilty shall be found and punished. It is believed
that Oregon students are above such thoughtlessness and reckless
mess. It is certain that the prank was not in any way countenanced
by Oregon as an institution. And anyone who has sought to drag
her good name in the mud by acting incognito and under cover, will
certainly be taken to task.
Oregon is grateful to 0. A. C. for the good-will she has shown
in this matter. Should a like event occur here, it will be received in
a similar light. Until there is definite evidence of the agent in such
circumstances, there will be no feeling against the college, our
neighbor and our rival.
Time was, the,other day, when we had fifteen minutes to spare.
So we sat down to our desk and picked up Heywood Broun’s "The
If you have never read this delightfully refreshing little tale dot
so at your earliest convenience. But the tale of how Gawaine le
Coeur-Hardy slew fifty dragons with a password brought other
meaning to us than the mere narrative. For when the young slayer
of dragons learned from the head master of the knight school that
bis magic password was but so much bunk, he straightway fell prey
to the next and fifty-first dragon, and a small puny thing it was
compared with many of the fifty he had killed.
So it is here. So long as the freshman, the sophomore, yes, even
the junior and the senior feel that they have the wonder-working
word of the text-book and the instructor to protect them, all is well.
But let them realize that these are not infallible and they fall be
fore the first little thought that hits them unprotected. For true
maturity implies thinking for-one’s self, and it is hard to put away
childish things. C. N. H.
Here’s to This Good Idea!
Authorities are talking about lengthening the college course
from four to about six years. It is all right with us. We may have
to stop a while to finance it, but such a good investment is worth
There is so much fun in the senior year and s0 much to "cash in
on” at the stores of learning and training that two additional years,
making three with the present regime, are more than needed. Any
way, the first two years of college life are little more than post high
school or junior college work. Just attend any of the classes and
C. N. H.
Letters to the Khuuid from atudenL
■and faculty members arc welcomed, but
nuct be clirned and worded coneleely
If it ie deal red, the writer'e name will be
kept out of print. It muat be understood
that the editor reserves the riltht to reject
THE GREEN GODDESS
To the Ettitor:
Literary India! How dear to our
hearts she is—not. Ever since George
Moore punctured the "grandeur” of
of Victor Hugo’s tin and tinsel Orient
the technique of producing a Hindu
drama has suffered from marvelous
growth. Today, to make a first rate
drama of the mystical East, a playwright
must include within his bag of triclts:
1. One gong with one-half dozen cym
2. A few stray gods or goddesses—
Krishna will do.
3. One sophisticated rajah with a;
passion for removing bullets from re
volvers, et cetera.
4. One (at least) heroine in some
j body ’a “clutches.”
In fact this phantasmagoria, this lit
' erarv India, this land of galvanized
! swords and pot snakes, has become so
gullible that when Walker Whiteside
| plays “The Hindu” he finds it necessary
! to preface the program with a warning
j to the audience not to take the part too
I seriously! Can it be wondered that a
Hindu student at Oregon is just a little
provoked at the disparaging distance
between the India he knows and the
counterpart it finds in the American
conception of the East!
You must understand, Mr. Oak, that
this is all "art for art’s sake.” With
this blanket protection an artist can
make an elephant into a Benda mask,
Schronenberg can organize discords to
make music, Matisse can shelter his
crudities of art—and William Archer
can make an airplane into a most per-:
feet “deus ex machina.” So don’t wor- j
rv, Mr. Oak, it is all a matter of “ef-j
feet.” Bring on the gongs, and let's!
have more of this India stuff! (.Cur-1
Starting a literary magazine on the
campus is an idea that will not ever
take a Mile. Patti departure. -
* * *
Talking about new magazines, wher
J. Nolan Vincent and Jack, Brjady
ktart their new one, which is to be
called Parnassus, tlye University o!
Oregon will be represented in the edi
tion with a prose poem by Harolc
N. Lee, a fellow in philosophy and one
of the feature writers for the Sunday
Emerald. The first issue will be pub
lished in New York the early part ol
January. “Parnassus, a magazine oi
poetry, will not be just another poetry
magazine,” its editors announce.
• « •
A canvass of the “general” opin
ion of the campus on the point oi
Thacher's Atlantic story indicates that
the psychology of the story is “cleanly
knit.” Only a few of the Thomases
have doubted whether or not it was
necessary to employ the staccato style
to accentuate the effective atmosphere.
Another edition' of James Branch
Cabell’s “Jurgen” was released dur
ing the past week. The only advantage
this one has over previous editions is
• • •
Charles Alexander with his ‘ ‘ The
Pang in the Forest” seems to be enter
ing the red-blooded field a la Edison
Marshall. We always wish an Oregon
• • •
There was something vaguely naugh
ty about the “Bad Man,” the movie
that was at the Castle theater last
week, and Robert E. Sherwood inti
mates that the national board of cen
sors are rather uneasy about the thing.
The naughtiness is spread so broadly
(in fact so broad that it is flat) that
the censors are unable to eliminate
one part without eliminating it all.
Sherwood, who is considered one of the
foremost critics of the motion pic
ture in the United States, will have
his book, “The Best Movies of 1922-23’*
out the latter part of this month.
There has been a re-issue of de Cas
seras’ “The Shadow Eater.’’ Of the
limited first edition of the little book
last spring but one copy reached the
campus. (We remember the fly-leaf
was annotated, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Nor
man Byrne.’) The re-issue is a result
of a growing demand for de Cas
seras * poems.
• • •
Stuart P. Sherman takes a mean
crack at D. H. Lawrence this week.
What Neitzche said of Wagner that
he was “not a man but a disease,” is
being fitted to Lawrence. Another
critic calls “The Kangaroo” the “pri
vate spiritual cathartic” of the novel
ist . We told you so.
M. E. M. ’s nickle collection at the
library has already dropped its sum
mer tetanus. We are told that Floyd
Bell’s “Janet March” has arrived!
Those who remember Dell’s “Moon
calf” and “Briary Bush” are already
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lined up to read the book. Dell is no
table in the campus “literary circles"
as being one of the first editors in the
United States to recognize the genius
of Professor Howe.
• • •
Atop of that, Sheila Kaye Smith’s
“The End of the House of Alard” has
been turned loose. Sheila is a best
seller now. And even Phelps remarks,
in somewhat lame enthusiasm, that her
“novel reeks with cerebration.” Those
in Living Writers who fell in love
with “Green Apple Harvest” know what
to expect in Miss Smith’s new novel.
The woman is among the few novelists
who still write novels.
The illustrated edition of James
Branch Cabell’s “The High Place” is
supposed to be one of the prettiest of
the fall books—typographically. It is
selling for three times the price of an
The biography of P. T. Barnum is
not causing unusual interest. Barnum
was the guy who always thought of it
first. His notable influence on the
American vaudeville was to substitute
slush for smut—in some places.
Berlin is leading the world in the
production of invertebrate drama this
season—Werfel and Unruh are heading
the lists, while the vertebrate form
is finding its strength in New York.
• • •
James Stephen’s “Deidre,” which
seems to be meeting with more favor
in England than in America, is repre
sented on the nickle shelf. (Also,
Havelock’s, “The Dance of Life,” is
# « *
Joseph Collins in “The Doctor Looks
at Literature,” which is now available
in the University library, represents
the professional man’s reaction to
literature. Collins has read some of his
authors “with a vengeance”—and he
is led to consider the author of
“Ulysses.” One of the most interest
ing things about the book is its point
For Sale—Indian motorcycle, 61 ft.
twin cylinder, with lights, $32, or $17
and kodak. John Madlung, Sigma Pi
Tau. N 4-6-7
Professor Alfred Lomax, of the
school of business administration, is
offering a course by radio on the “Re
sources of Oregon.” The course was
begun October 5 and will continue un
til December 21. ,
The lectures are given from the Ore
gonian radio K. G. W. and are the
first consecutive series of University
lectures to be broadcasted from this
station. The course is not for credit,
but regular auditors will be recog
nized by issuance of a certificate of
enrollment. This entitles the holder to
full answers by correspondence to any
questions he may address to the Uni
versity or Oregonian concerning the re
sources of Oregon.
This same course is also being given
as regular class work at the Portland
Center. Professor Lomax spoke last
night on “Oregon’s Greatest Asset.”j
You will alawys
find our Bread
Look at the Fellow
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ARE HIS HEELS “RUN OVER”?
The felow behind you thinks the
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Corrected while you wait.
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Off with the Sunday Gloom!
SUNDAY—the one day that drags along—if you don’t
know the right place to go.
The choice of the wise ones is the RAINBOW. A bite to
eat in the afternoon or a fountain special will “bust” the
old monotony and the Special Sunday Dinner will make you
say, “not such a bad day after all.”
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