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OREGON DAILY EMERALD
Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association
Official publication of tha Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued
daily except Monday, during the college year.
ARTHUR S. RUDD ____ EDITOR
Associate Editor -
John W. Piper
Daily News Editors
Margaret Morrison Rosalia Keber
Marian Lowry Velma Farnham
Leon Byrne Norma Wilson
Bn pert Bullivant Walter Coover
Ted Baker Douglas Wilson
Jack Burleson George Belknap
I. N. S. Editor_Pauline Bondurant
Assistant ... Louis Dammasch
Sports Editor __ Kenneth Cooper
Monte Byers, Bill Akers, Ward Cook
Upper News Staff
Catherine Spall Mary Clerin
Leonard LerwilJ Margaret Skavlan
Georgians Gerlinger Kathrine Kressmann
Exchange Editor _ Norborne Berkeley
News Staff: Lyle Janz Ed Miller, Helen Reynolds, Lester Turnbaugh, Thelma
Kamrick, Webster Jones, Margaret Vincent, Phyllis Coplan, Frances Sanford,
■ngenia Strickland, Velma Meredith, Lilian Wilson, Margaret Kressmann, Ned
French, Ed Robbins, Josephine Rice, Clifford Zehrung, Pete Laura, Lillian Baker.
Mmxy West, Emily Houston, Beth Fariss, Alan Button, Ed Valitchka, Ben Maxwell.
LBO P. J. MTJNLY ....-.-. MANAGER
Manager _ James Leake
Ass’t Manager __ Walter Pearson
Talma Farnham William James
Ain’t Manager-James Manning
Upper Business Staff
Advertising Manager_ Maurice Warnock
Ass't Adv. Manager _ Karl Hardenbergh
Sales Manager __ Frank Loggan
Lester Wade Chester Coon
Edgar Wrightman Frank De Spain
Entered in the poetoffice at Eugene, Oregon, as secon i-class matter,
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Dm>*» New* Editor This Issue
Night Editor This Imqc
.-. Larry Biddle
Background and Futures
It was the housemother of a leading sorority speaking.
“Isn’t it too bad about Mr. Wilson’s death?”
Several of the girls agreed that it was and went on making
out programs for a coming dance.
A little taken aback at the seeming disinterest, the house
mother addressed one of the young ladies directly: “You think
it’s too bad, don’t you, Elizabeth?”
“Oh, yes, I am always sorry when anyone dies. But, Mrs.
Brown, who is the president now?”
This reply, coming from a girl, sweetly trying to be sorry,
typifies a growing ignorance, and what is worse, a lack of in
terest, in anything which does not immediately touch the nar
row circle of interests of campus folk.
We have heard examples of students who have not heard of
President Harding’s death. There are plenty who think Teapot
Dome is a new name for a numskull. The lack of knowledge
is not confined t0 present-day events. Many things in history
or science which any student of a decade ago would have had
on his tongue’s end are entirely foreign to the knowledge of
most modern attendants at our present-day institutions. The
Bible and Shakespeare are “closed books,” literally and physi
cally, to all but a comparatively few, despite the fact that Har
vey Scott, the greatest editor the West has ever seen, maintained
that no education could be successful without an intimate knowl
edge of those two great works of literature. In this his belief
coincided with that of hundreds of authorities.
The sad feature of the whole thing is that the universities and
colleges of the United States are turning out men and women
who not only lack background but apparently never get it.
Take the experience of the reporter of the San Francisco
Chronicle, as recorded in a recent issue of that newspaper.
Scores of prominent bay city people, including men and women
in every calling, and even those in public service work and the
law, had an incorrect idea or no idea at all as to who would
succeed President Coolidge should he die. Only two persons, a
preacher and a school teacher could be be found who were sure
of their contention and were found to be correct.
Their lack of knowledge is typical of the plight of the gen
eral run of citizens today. Willful ignorance of public affairs
makes it less surprising that the Teapot Dome and other public
scandals have occurred. When the electors of public officials
are as uninformed as they seem to be, one is almost inclined to
say that they deserve to have their pockets looted.
History shows that most of our great figures had a tremeu-i
dous mass of workable knowledge, gained from wide reading
and experience and a constant seeking after greater under
standing. Lincoln, while not a college man or even a school
man, amassed a wealth of learning, through conscientious ef
forts. Alexander Hamilton was writing worthy public docu
ments at the age of 19. Histories give us hundreds of other
instances where men built their greatness upon a wide knowl
A recent public figure whose memory commands respect of
all lovers of learning and especially those who know of his
achievement in journalism, was Joseph Pulitzer.
One of Mr. Pulitzer’s secretaries has written a book. “Rem
iniscences of a Secretary,” which gives us a good picture of
what one man can accomplish in an intellectual way. Blind
and exceedingly nervous, the great journalist and publisher of
the New York World continued his learning up to a point
where, aecording to the words of Mr. Alleyne Ireland, the nar- j
rator, “We (the dozen secretaries) had youth, health, and num
bers on our side, yet this man, aged by suffering, tormented by
ill-health, loaded with responsibility, kept pace with our united
labors and in the last analysis gave more than he received.”
With a long life behind him of service to the world in build
ing up a great newspaper, and with a background which the
ordinary man would take twice his life-time to accomplish,
Joseph Pulitzer was not willing to let his mind rest even in his
last years of blackness and as a result he was one man in a mil
lion intellectually. The reading of the average college man or
woman for a term is paltry as compared with what he obtained
through his secretaries in the course of a few days or a week.
Mr. Pulitzer lived in recent enough times to have come up
against some of our so-called “intelligentzia”—those who pose
as knowing something, university graduates many of them—yet
knowing less of fundamental facts than Mr. Pulitzer knew in
his adolescent years.
At the time he engaged Mr. Ireland as secretary, following
a long period of probation, wherein he tested the young man’s
knowledge from every angle, he said: “I’ve had scores of
people pass through my hands in .the last 15 years—men of so
called high family, men of humble birth, men from a dozen uni
versities, self-taught men, young men, old men, and, my God!
what have I found ? Arrogance, stupidity, ingratitude, laziness,
indifference, absence of tact, discretion, courtesy, manners, con
sideration, sympathy, devotion; no observation, no memory, no
insight, no understanding! ’ ’
That is how Joseph Pulitzer summed up the general run of
educated Americans. He was probably more nearly right than
we like to admit.
To go back to the day when classical education crowded out
the more practical things of life is not desirable, but America
does need an education system that does more than gloss over
If Oregon’s raising of standards in connection with the pres
ent touch of “Oxforditis” will make for a deeper student knowl
edge and a firmer foundation upon which to build a great edu
cation following graduation, then it is desirable.
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Notices will be printed in this column
for two issues only. Copy roust bs
in this office by 6:30 on the day
before it iB to be published, and must
be limited to 20 words. If
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Sophomore ..Class — Meeting in
Professor Howe’s room in Villard
at 5 today.
Women’s Life Saving Corps—
Meet today at 4:45 in Woman’s
building in suit, for picture.
Freshman Class—Meeting Fri
day afternoon, Villard hall, 3:15.
Will vote on special assessment for
Lutheran Students — Meeting
Sunday, March 9, 5:30 p. m., Trinity
Lutheran church. Program for
spring term to be discussed.
1 ONE YEAR AGO TODAY**
Some High Points in Oregon
Emerald of March 7, 1923
One hundred University gradu
ates from the classes of 1878 to
1922 have been elected members of
the Oregon chapter of Phi Beta
Evaluation of student activities
by the point system is too compli
cated to be valuable is the con
sensus of opinion borne by a num
ber of jbint faculty and student
committees convened in session
Phi Mu Alpha, men's honorary
music fraternity, will give its an
nual student body concert at as
Everything is now in readiness
for tho newspapermen’s conference!
to be held on the campus March
22, 23 and 24.
Recommendations of the state fire
marshal have resulted in action be
ing taken to rewire the library and
Lois Fix lev has been appointed
secretary of the Junior Week-end
Pi Lamtada Theta, national
honorary educational fraternity for
women, led all honor fraternities
for scholarship during the fall term.
The society maintained an average
Ur. John Landsbury, Gerald l
Barnes, Charlotte llanfieldj Marion
Linn and Wayne Akers are to be
judges for the Oregon song contest. [
“The WOLF MAN"
The strangest story of dual
personality ever told
FOREIGN SCHOLAR TO
SPEAK TO STUDENTS
(Continued from page one)
to be fortified in certain definite
The program, although generous,
TODAY and SATURDAY
The idol of society—the
beast of the hills!
“The WOLF MAN”
10:00 a. m.—Prof. Oscar Jaszi,
“Bed and White Bolshevism.”
2:15 p. m.—Prof. Oscar Jaszi,
“Present Crisis of European
Marxist Socialism.” 105 Com
3:15 p. m.—-Freshman meeting.
5:00 p. m.—Sophomore meeting,
Prof. H. C. Howe’s room.
8:30 p. m.—“School for Scan
dal.” Guild Hall.
9:00 p m.—Prof. C. A. Gregory,
“Tests and Measurements.”
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
8:30 p. m.—“School for Scan
dal.” Guild haU.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
4:30 p. m.—Vespens. Methodist
7:00 p. m.—Open Forum meet
ings. Congregational church.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
4-6 p. m.—Women’s league tea.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
Opening of three-day D. A. R.
was bitterly resented by the old
order. At the same time, it was
wholly unacceptable to the prole
tarian radicals, who, under the
Enssian influence, were bent upon
introducing the bolshevist scheme
of things. The allies were at the
time handling Hungary very
roughly. It was inevitable that the
Hungarian bolshevists, under the
leadership of Bela Kun and support
ed by Bed Eussia, would make
Karolyi’s tenure of office impossible.
He was obliged to hand authority
over into their hands, the imme
diate and ultimate consequences of
which the whole world knows.
Is Taking the Country by Storm
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ill West 68th St. New York
THE FUNNIEST SHOW ON EARTH
A spectacular 7-reel comedy of good old
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FELIX-NOVELTY - MUSIC
look for this name on the neckband
The name is all
you need to know!
A good name and the high
standard which it invariably
stands for are inseparable.
So it is that, to well-dressed
men, “Cheney”, in the neck
bar .1 of z cravat, has come to
me.m correctness cf style and
pattern, craftsmanship of
weave, and excellence of
ALSO TUBULARS AND BAT WINGS
The makers of Cheney Silks
WADE BROTHERS, 873 Willamette St.
C. J. FULTON, 837 Willamette St.
GREEN MERRELL CO., 825 Willamette St.
When ordering meat, House managers, go where
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been endeavoring to establish a large clientel and '
now we know that the main reason for their con
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giving quality , the best in meats—at all times.
For your convenience, in case you cannot find
time to drop into our market to place your order,
just step to the telephone and quick service will
D. E. Nebergall Meat Co.
The Home of
Government Inspected Meats
66 East 9th
Phone 36 and 37
When You Think of Ice Cream
we want you to think of us.
This is because we have
COLLEGE ICE CREAM
How better can you solve the dessert problem this week
end than to ask for our
ICE CREAM SPECIAL?
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8th and Ferry Streets
T\ A IVTPF M. CARMENTI
M J 1 \ 1 and His Famous
Metropole Jazz Orchestra
SYNCOPATING FOOLS OF FUN •
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AND THEY PUT OUT MEAN MUSIC
By Direction of
Eugene Armory, Tonight, 8:30
Gentlemen 75c Ladies 25c