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Told by Snyder
One’s birthplace does not make
so much difference in the average
person’s life. But being born in
Siam has its charms and effects.
The result on Walter W. Snyder,
instructor in written and. spoken
English, has been to instill a de
sire for big game hunting—to push
into those silent plaees where man
has not touched.
“A hunter’s paradise,” he ans
wered iij response to the reporter’s
expressed belief that big game had
“Out in the interior is wonderful
hunting country. Big tiger, leopard,
rhinoceros, deer and bear abound.”
His voice changed timbre as if al
ready the excitement of the hunt
“There’s small game, such as
deer, snipe and pheasants.
“In places out there the natives
have scarcely seen a white man.
A trip in a houseboat was re
called by Mr. Snyder.
“I recollect the trip down the
Nakwan river. The trees were
crowded with chattering monkeys.
Crocodiles—scores of them—lay on
mud banks. Oh, there’s plenty of
“Crocodile hunting should be
fun,” he addel after a pause.
The sacred elephants, so the re
porter was informed, are not white.
They are ordinary color with pink
spots and sometimes are chocolate
Mr. Snyder left Siam when he
was 12 years old and returned to
America. His father, a missionary, I
tours many of the remote places
where game abounds and has thril
ling tales of hunt to tell to the
family. He quickly picked up Eng
lish after his arrival in the Oc
cident. Now he recalls only a few
words of Siamese, the language that
once he used in daily conversation
with his native playmates.
Mr. Synder graduated from the
University of Arizona after having
previously attended Wabash college
jn Indiana. He took his post
graduate work in the University of
Some day he is going back to Siam,
hot to say, no—but to hunt, to
track through those unexplored re
gions after a slinking leopard, a
wily tiger and an alert deer.
BY STUDENT WRITER
(■Continued from page one)
bridge, foxtrots and gossip. Hence
education prepares one for citizen
Well rounded activity is also a part
of our training; arguing with speed
cops; dodging inquisitive sheriffs, |
breaking house rules, discussing fire
place philosophy, preparing a mean
line for formals, organizing lunch
eons, rushing unsuspecting preppers
and hundreds of other sidelights of
education all have their parallel in
that big outside world that we hear
so much about.
Every now and then we hear of
some one who has decided that col
lege and university students do not
really train their minds. This is so
absurb. One is certainly getting
plenty of mental activity when he
sits up all night thinking of skillful
methods to avoid writing a term pap
er. Who could ask for deeper thought
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than is required of the co-ed who has
week-end dates with six different
men, and muSt prepare clever stuff
to amuse the half dozen?
There is always the less serious
(side of college life, too. One must
be careful not to overtrain on these
deeper problems that have been men
tioned. There are the bits of humor
that add touches of life and sub
tract from the monotony of things;
take for example the dog that walked
into the political science class, and
the freshman that got a date for
the April Frolic; it is that sort of
thing that saves the student from
becoming cynical and bored.
Yes, there is no mistaking that ed
ucation is splendid, but sometimes we
do wonder why it is that good posi
tions are so scarce and that so many
friends who had their pictures in the
Oregana so many times are still work
ing for mediocre wages.
COLLIERY PITS AND
(Continued from page one)
They arc told simply. There is no char
acter analysis; her characters are
felt, not explained. Her stories do
not tell of the heights of life, nor of
the dregs, nor of the hum-drum Main
Street of existence. They are glimp
ses, bits, odds and ends of living;
snippets of colored threads in the
tumbled workbasket- of everyday.
And yet there is no chaos in the
tumble of the basket, for the tumble j
is unseen. As a writer she makes no j
attempt to unravel the skeins, to untie |
the knots, to wind the threads each
on their proper spool; she is enam
oured only of the threads themselves,
and of their colors.
The passing of Shy Huntington
is going to give University circles
something to ponder over. Where
the next coach is coming from is
good food for thought. The resigna
tion of the man who held the helm
of Oregon gridiron activities may
revolutionize the system in vogue
' To get the right coach now will
necessitate some changes in the
present system. A coach of the
calibre desired will not come here
unless the ante is raised a few
notches and some won’t come here
unless it hits six figures. Coaehes
are wily these days and don’t affix
their handle to a contract unless
it calls for a period longer than
The present situation is being
watched, by a number of coaches
and it is probable that they are
looking over the field and getting
the lay of the land. A foreign
coach would not step into the fold
unless he had the support of the
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Reading with Wisdom
By Harold X. Lee
Is ,a knowledge of books an edu
cation? Is is necessary to ar
education ? The description of ar
education as “book, larnin ’ ” is
proverbial. There undoubtedly is a
reason for it.
In endeavoring to find this rea
son we must first make clear what
we mean by education. For the
purpose of this article education wil
be defined as the attainment of a
A background for what? For
life—for living. A basis into which
and by means of which to assimilate
the experiences of historiacal ma
terial without a knowledge of past
experience in these lines.
It is evident that each individual
cannot build up his background
from his own experience alone. Most
of us here are young and have not
had a great deal of experience.
Through books we get the salient re
sults of the experience of men of all
In order to attain a background
we must read, and read widely. A
wealth of information is here re
vealed. We must pick and choose
from it, retaining that which is of
value to us, and discarding that
which is of no value.
Through this process of selection
alumni. The alumni stand will be
watched by a goodly number of foot
ball followers. Huntington did not
have the support of the Oregon
graduates, and he stayed through it
for six seasons, a thing most mentors
would not do. It shows the big
heart of the man and he shoull go
down in history with this attached
to his record.
Unless something is done. Oregon
has two possible chances of secur
ing a man to direct her football
destinies. It will be either some
promising football graduate, who
wants to build up a record before
going up to the big time, or it will
be some old-timer who wants to take
another hack at the football lime
The Oregon Aggies take the
Christmas trip to the Land of Aloha
this year. The Washington Huskies
battle Uncle Sam’s middies at
Pasadena New Year’s day. We
must wish the gridiron representa
tives of our sister institution “bon
voyage” and back our conference
sister to the limit when they clash
with the invaders in the southland.
Sport critics gave Hal Chapman
the. pivot position on the mythical
eleven this year and he rated it.
Bunner-up last year to the great
Erb, Chapman had a hard row to
hoe to get tho coveted title this
Sunday, Dec. 9th
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! each one builds up his own mass
: of widened and acquired experi
j ence. True, he cannot wholly re
strict himself to the experience of I
i others, he accruing from day to
day in the process of living. Edu- j
cation is the process of acquiring |
j a background which will enable us
11 evaluate and appreciate correctly
| each new element of experience.
There are many varieties Of back
ground: historical, artistic, literary,
scientific, philosophic and regilious,
being some of the more useful ones.
All of these are important and ail
should be acquired to some degree
if the possibilities of life are to be
What, exactly, is a background?
; It. is a clear and orderly compila
tion of past experience. An his
torical background is a sum of
definite historical knowledge. A !
literary background is a clear and i
ordered knowledge of literature. j
No one can say he is becoming!
educated unless he is acquiring a
background. This means to read
widely but discriminatingly, and to
assimilate the material read into a
wider fund of experience.
Books—a knowledge of the ma
terial in books is an important'fac
tor in education.
year. With a team weaker than
the rest of the conference, he fought
his way to the crown. Last year
his toe brought him into promin
ence. This year his headwork and
plunging put him in the limelight.
Those who witnessed Oregon games
will remember that Chapman did a
majority of the successful line
smashing in the Webfoot backfield.
* * *
The Huskie crew nyiy be seen
rowing as the U. S. representative
at the next Olympic games. An
other big boost for the coast. If
they get through the Poughkeepsie
regatta, they will undoubtedly
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.loo Burke will captain the Cougar
eleven during the 1924 season.
Burke proved a fighting center i.nd
will go good next season. W. Is. 0.
loses three valuable men this year
in Hickey, Zaepfcl and Kramer.
Pacific university went through a
wonderful season and culminated it
by handing the Montana' Grizzlies a
6-0 beating. The Forest Grove in
stitution went out of its class to
play most of the big conference
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Why has the term “free-thinker”
been in religion a ten:', oi reproach?
Why has it been supposed to lead
logically at atheism or at least ag
Because historically and tnkeu ns
a whole Christ.unity lias keen ant
still is a religi >n based ui 'spi>r
The Kciirmut appeals (o his super
naturallv founded anl endowed
“holy” church; the Protestant to
his supernaturally inspired “holy”
In every other field of human
opinion truth is sought on the basis
of evidence. Classified knowledge
justifies opinion. The ideal is to
find out what is true na interpreted
by human experience, studied as ex
haustively as possible.
It is just this thing, 1 his refusal
to bow to traditional authority of
holy church or holy Bible, unless
justified by human experience, that
characterizes Unitarians and other
It is an issue between religions
authority and religious free-thinking.
It does not end necessarily in ath
eism or agnosticism but it does open I
an entirely new spiritual adventure.
All who seek a church in which
there is freedom of thinking and
speaking and tolerance in all mat
ters of opinion are invited to wor
ship in our “Little Church of the
Human Spirit. ’ ’
The sermon Sunday morning will
by the pastor Frank Fay Eddy dis
cuss the themes “Christianity at the
Judgment Bar.’’ The soloist at this
service will be Vale Cooley.
Vr. Andrew Fish will lecture ons
“British Problems’’ at 7:30 p. m
in the auditorium of the church un
der the auspices of the Laymen’s
In connection with the Church
School which meets immediately af
ter the Morning Service the pastor
has a class in the philosophy of re
ligion for University men, and Mrs.
Vera Todd Crow another class in the
study of the Mew Testament for
University women. these classes
meet in the Manse adjoining the
The church building is located on
East Eleventh avenue at Ferry
street. Morning services begin at
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