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OREGON DAILY EMERALD
Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association
Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issuer
daily except Monday, during the college year.
AETHUE 8. EUDD ..... EDITOB
Managing Editor .*.... Don Wood ware
Associate Editor . John W. Pipei
Associate Managing Editor .....-.Taylor Hustor
Daily News Editors
Margaret Morrison Rosalia Keber
Junior Seton Velma Farnham
Bupcrt Bullivant Walter Coover
Jack Burleson George Belknap
I* N. S. Editor_Pauline Bondurant
Assistant —.. Louis Dammasch
Sports Editor_Kenneth Coopei
Monte Byers, Bill Akers, Ward Cook
Upper News Staff
Catherine Spall Norma Wilson
Trances Simpson Mary Clerin
Marian Lowry Kathrine Kressmanr
Katherine Watson Margaret Skavlan
Exchange Editor . Nor borne Berkeley
Newt Staff: Henryetta Lawrence, Helen Reynolds, Lester Turnbaugh, Georgians
Gerlinger, Webster Jones, Margaret Vincent, Phyllis Coplan, Frances Sanford,
Eugenia Strickland, Velma Meredith, Lilian Wilson, Margaret Kressmann, Ned
French, Ed Robbins, Josephine Rice, Clifford Zehrung, Pete Laurs, Leonard Lerwill.
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Upper Business Staff
Advertising Manager .... Maurice Warnock
Ass't Adv. Mgr. Karl Hardenbergh
Sales Manager . Frank Loggan
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Daily Mews Editor This Issue
Night Editor This Issue
The Bok Peace Plan
As a part of the nation-wide movement to obtain opinions
on the Bok Peace Plan the student administration is fostering
a ballot on the question. This ballot will be conducted through
campus organizations at the dinner hour tonight, and the com
posite opinion expressed will be added to thousands which are
being taken throughout the country.
University campuses are always accused of being pro
vincial. “Students are interested only in their own personal
affairs,” is the charge often made. The peace of the world
is a subject which is vital in its relation to every citizen. Should
a war be declared tomorrow, involving the United States, a
large/lumber of Oregon’s men students wrnuld be gone before
we could fully realize what had happened.
Cast your vote for or against the Bok Peace Plan. Your
opinion is desired on this mighty question.
They’re Growing Younger
When the high school boys and girls were on the campus
recently one husky Varsity football man, giving a group oi
“preppers” a cursory glance, was heard to remark, “They’re
getting smaller all the time.”
This signifies something other than the race might be
smaller in stature than in former centuries. It means that the
prepartory schools are graduating students very young. The
average age of the high school graduate approximates 16 to 17
these days. And there are many even younger who come to
It is difficult for those of the “old guard,” those seasoned
veterans of the war, to realize that their little brothers and
sisters are ready for college. And now the grizzled ones are
passing and callow youth is pouring in to substitute.
This condition, some might conjecture, threatens to weaken
the fabric of which the University system is woven. But let us
turn back a page in our lives to recall how the high schools
used to graduate them. The steps in student advancement were
gradual and slow, and it was not extraordinary for a person’s
“teens” to have gone by before he could enter the university.
But today they are graduated from the university in their
“teens,” and the merest children populate the high schools.
But they carry on as we did long ago. The same teachers do
the teaching, administer the discipline, and exact the same ef
forts from their pupils.
We have the one panacea for our qualms. We know that
this growing youthfuluess of the college student cannot con
tinue indefinitely. There must be a limit.
But if the high schools have survived the influx of younger
students, cannot the college do likewise? In a few years those
carrying on student work will be succeeded by those consid
erably their juniors. Such fresh blood replacing the old is
bound to bring a change.
But it should not affect the general aspect of all things.
Traditions should continue to be revered, and our customs and
manners of today will be preserved, or changed gradually with
the passage of time. We are younger than those who were
here before us, and we have not been unsuccessful with the
welfare of the University in our charge. This should serve
to show that there is nothing to be feared for the future.
In the communication column of this issue of the Emerald
appears a letter continuing the attack on 0. N. II. and “yap
ping” at the Sunday Emerald. This type of criticism, aside
from whether the writer is right or wrong about the worth of
the C. N. II. contribution, is typical of the destructive, heckling
kind of objections made on campus institutions and campus
personalities by those whose sole purpose in life seems to be
objecting. This type of guerrilla warfare is usually waged by
the student who takes no part in campus life, and wrhose atti
tude is destructive rather than constructive.
Notices will be printed in this column
for two issues only. Copy must be
in this office by 5:30 on the day
before it is to be published, and must
be limited to 20 words. t
Women’s Forum—Meeting Thurs
day evening, 7:15.
Phi Mu Alpha—Luncheon at the
Anchorage Thursday noon.
Mask and Buskin — Meeting in
room 103, sociology, at 4:30 Thurs
Education Seminar — Meets to
night, 7:30, room 2, Education
Phi Theta Kappa—Luncheon at
the Anchorage, today noon. Very
Zeta Kappa Psl — Luncheon at
College Side Inn, Friday noon, at
Ore.gana Staff—Important meet
ing, 12:45 Thursday, editorial room,
To-Ko-Lo — Meeting tonight at 8
o’clock at the Campa Shoppe. All
members and pledges.
Episcopollan Students — Hear
Deaconess Hodgkin speak at the
bungalow at 7:15 tonight.
Men’s Glee Club — Rehearse
Thursday, 11 a. m. and 7 p. m.
Music building. No rehearsal Wed
Junior Prom Committee—Meeting
today at 5 o’clock in assembly
room, Journalism building. Im
University Women—Tea at Mrs.
Virginia Judy Esterly’s this after
noon from four until six, at 667
East Twelfth street.
Letters to the EMERALD from stu
dents and faculty members are
welcomed, but must be signed and
worded concisely. If it is desired, the
writer’s name will be kept out of
print. It muBt be understood that the
editor reserves the right to reject
ME. V. V. OAK
To tlio Editor:
I know who C. N. H. is, and wliat
is more, wo are now, and always
have been, good friends. C. N. H.
is not the Hcarst type. Some of
his writings have not only found
favor on the campus, but have
been reprinted in other publications
as well. Bccauso his column hap
pened to fall below standard, do
not think that he himself has de
generated, or that he is eventually
to drop into a “Brisbane” typo of
writer. Ho! Hum! I’m sleepy! Let’s
GEORGE H. GODFREY.
ME. LANE OBJECTS—AGAIN!
Although it has been apparent
for several months that the C. N. H.
column in the Sunday Emerald has
lacked stability and finish, the
writer of the column has been con
sistently impervious to critical sug
gestions. There is, in my opinion,
very little campus journalism which
is worse, unless it bo another sec
tion of the Sunday Emerald headed
“The Student Mirror.” It is sig
nificant that both of these writings
occupy space in the Sunday
The plaint of Mr. Godfrey in his
communication is well justified, and
except for the too personal touch
which he mistakenly included in his
attack on C. N. II., has met an
extraordinarily unanimous approval
among those students who trouble
to read the daily and Sunday Em
erald and who have followed the
meaiujerings of 'the E. N. II.
It is probably too much to hope
for any change in the policy or
material in the C. N. II. column.
Many of us hope, however, that
these long and discursive com
' j munications dealing with Asiatic
aspects of the race problem, dull
satires on even the 0. N. H. column,
and protests against the Guild hall
pin vs, will be improved or elimin
; ated. Doubtless these stimulate
discussion and enlist interest in
the Emerald, but they also carry
with them a vacant sound too
, similar to the type of material be
ing carried in the Sunday Emerald.
ROBERT V. LANE.
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY
! Some High Points in Oregon
j Emerald of January 24, 1923 j
An epidemic of colds and pulmon
ary ailments is rampant on the
campus and the health authorities
believe that a ban on all social
activities may become necessary.
The social calendar for the winter
term is filled.
* * *
The basketball game with the
University of Washington next
Thursday night will be hardest of
the season, according to Coach
State senators, now in session at
Salem, will visit the campus on
The “Anniversary Number” of
Lemon Punch will appear on Febru
“The Raggedy Man,” being pro
duced by the University players, is
on at the Guild hall theater to
The petition of Scroll and Script
for Mortar Board has been sent to
Minneapolis, where the national
convention of the order will be held
Initiation into the Order of the
“0”" will be held Thursday evening
in the armory, between halves of
the Oregon-Washington game, ac
cording to George King, president
of the order.
* * »
Dr. Charles Upson Clarke, na
tionally known lecturer, will be on
the campus on February 7, 8 and
Bruce J. Giffen, student pastor,1
has returned to Eugene, after at
tending the pastor’s convention at
j Editorially Clipped |
Human inhibitions and lack of fore
sight the world must always take,
into account in estimating the worth
of its citizens. Many steps lie be
tween the possibility and the accom
plishment of a great work and a use
ful life and many failures owe their
misfortune to these factors. A small
article in The Detroit Saturday
Night commenting on the dinner
honoring Dean Cooley cites a bril
liant example of the working of
'these two principles in human life.
“Once upon a time Dean Cooley of
'Michigan played hookey—but only
for one day. The morning after the
day before, Cooley junior perceived
Cooley senior coming out of the ap
ple orchard with a part of a tree in
his hand. After the ceremonies in
the barn were over Cooley senior said
to Cooley junior, ‘My boy, all I can
give you in this world is a good ed
ucation, and you’re going to get it
if the apple orchard holds out.’
“The apple orchard held out, not
only to the good of Cooley, but to
the good of Michigan and the pro
fession of engineering in general.
Could we have foreseen so long ago
the honors that were to come to him
from far and wide, the story of the
apple orchard would probably never
Jiave been told.
“Such honors are usually tardy.
‘God gave us June,’ said Chairman
Dow to the guest of the evening,
‘ that we might have roses in Decem
'ber! ’ Rut how few find the roses in
December! It takes so long for
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The recent attaek on compulsory
education made by Professor Henry
n. Goddard of Ohio State University
in his address to the Phi Delta Kap
■ pa seems to be fully answered in this
old-fashioned story. Granted that
Professor Goddard was correct in liis
estimation of the number of idiots
■and morons in the United States, the
fact still remains that the method of
trial and error is the one productive
of the best and most satisfactory re
sults. However far psychology has
progressed in mental tests, the num
ber of its errors are still compar
able with those of old astronomical
methods of foretelling events.
Under the compulsory educational
system, every child attends school
long enough to determine his or her
fitness to proceed farther, and with
such a purpose the system certainly
does not merit attack. Until psychol
ogy has succeeded in perfecting its
mental tests to a far greater degree
than it has at present, it canot af
ford to ridicule the present system of
trial and error in elementary educa
GEORGE B. THOMAS WILL
SPEAK AT EIGHT TONIGHT
Mr. George B| Thomas, educa
tional director of the Western Elec
tric company, will speak at 8:00
o ’clock in room 105 of the Com
merce building. His topic for the
evening will be “Investigation of
Speech.” Ail commerce students and
anyone else interested are invited
THERE is an old saying that if a
person needs a thing, he pays
for it whether he buys it or not.
If your family needs the protection
of life insurance, someone is going
to pay for it.
If you fail to insure, the premiums
of want, suffering and privation pile
up and must be paid by your widow
and fatherless children.
•Either the family or the insurance
company must carry the risk on your
life. Which shall it be?
LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY
ROBERT W. EARL
District Mgr. Phone 1197-Y
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