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OREGON SUNDAY EMERALD
Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association
Official publication ol tha Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued
Mly except Monday, during the college year.
ARTHUR A BUDD - EDITOR
Msss^isg Editor ,. ____ Don Woodward
Associate Editor ---John W. Piper
Associate Managing Editor- ------ Ted Janes
Daily News Editors
Msmsuit Morrison Boealia Keber
Marian Lowry Frances Simpson
Ijaon Byrne Norma Wilson
Bn pert Bulllvant Walter Coover
Jalmar Johnson Douglas Wilson
Jack Burleson George Belknap
F- I* N. S. Editor-Pauline Bondurant
. Josephine Ulrich, Louis Dammasch
Sports Editor _ Monte Byers
Bill Akers. Ward Cook, Wilbur Wester
Upper News Staff
Catherine Spall Mary Clerin
Leonard LerwiU Margaret Skavlan
Georgiana Gerlinger Kathrine Kressmann
Jfaws Staff: Lyle Janz, Helen Reynolds, Lester Turnbaugh, Thelma Hamrick,
Webster Jones, Margaret Vincent, Phyllis Coplan, Frances Sanford, Eugenia Strick
wnd, Velma Meredith, Lillian Wilson, Margaret Kressmann, Ned French, Ed Robbins,
Josephine Rice, Clifford Zehrung, Pete Laura, Lillian Baker, Mary West, Emily
Houston, Beth Fariss, Alan Button, Clate Meredith, James Case, Elizabeth Cady.
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AMO«iate Manager —...Lot Beatie
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Aw’t Manager-James Manning
Upper Business Staff
Advertising Manager_ Maurice Warnock
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Sales Manager - Frank Loggan
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Assistant . Webster Jones
The University of Chicago is getting its academic work
down to a fine point, it seems. A circular appearing there re
cently disclosed the existence of a firm advertising as its wares
prepared term papers, theses, essays, and writings of all kinds
particularly adapted to the demands of students.
“Let us do your thinking for you. Give us your subject and
$10—we’ll do the rest.
“We relieve you of all annoying details,’’ reads the pam
phlet. “Just tell us the subject, the length of the article re
quired, and the credit is received for if. Our work is satisfac
tory. Many professors have complimented our clients on the
masterly way in which they write. We intend no insult, but
believe that our work will probably receive better recognition
than your own.”
Perhaps if the eastern field is successfully exploited, such
a firm may establish western offices. But just now the pros
pects of any such venture locating here are not favorable. The
enterprise might be welcomed by those encyclopedic devotees
whose originality of composition consists alone in their art of
But there stands a majority on this campus, we would es
timate, which measures the value of a higher education by its
ability to stimulate thought, and teach one the best processes of
thought. “Canned essays” is a parallel problem with cribbing
in examinations. The student cannot in the long run be bene
fited by such gross deception. The way to learn to think is not
to have other do your thinking for you, but to make use of men
tal powers which at times are the source of infinite delight.
Seandal sheets have been going astray by reason of wrong
addresses. Students are offered the opportunity of making cor
rections on the Registrar’s mailing list. The line will form at
the left. Please do not crowd. ’
Revelers at Junior Prom
to Be Belshezzar’s Guests
Ancient. Babylon, in all its erst
while glory, has been chosen ns the
setting of the Junior Prom. Under
the direction of Edgar Bolilman, the
colorful decadence of ft doomed
empire is to be transported to Eu
gene, where for one brief evening
of Junior Weekend, University
students may sip of a revelry un
tasted for many n thousand years.
He who enters into Babylon that
night will find himself a guest of
Belshazzar, the King of the Chal
deans. On one of the sovon terraces
of Belshazzar’s hanging gardens,
which are stretched over the royal
palaces overlooking Babylon, tho
reveler will find; himself in the
temple of Bolus amidst a profusion
of foliage, Tamarask trees, and
Cliimerae—strange beasts, as the
Sadhuzag with its long flabby
neck, and the Seiopodes with many
antlers from which came enchanted
music—creatures peculiar to the
Babylon of Belshazzar. Herein, the
kiag is to “make a great feast to a
thousand of his lords.”
Assyrian slave girls are to serve |
spiced wine chilled with snow from
the mountains. And amidst such
drinking and feasting in this ex
travagant oriental spectacle with
the Euphrates sparkling in the die- J
tance, it was that there appeared j
the handwriting on the wail. The
Chaldean soothsayers could not in
terpret. the "writing thnt was writ
ten, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UP
11.\RS1N.” But this night Belshaz
zar, the king of the Chaldeans, is
to be slain, and Darius, the Median,
is to take the kingdom.
This spirit of abandon and lavish
ness is to bo that of the Prom. All
the best talent of the class has been
evoked and is working on the
decors which are to be completed
in ample time* to insure perfection
and to eliminate the customary last
minute rush. The feature, not yet
announced, is to be of the Babylon
ian moon goddess, Istar. Special!
music is being written for the oc- I
U OF W. COMMENTS
ON MEN'S SPRING STYLES
I’niversity of Washington—(P. 1.
-V tO National interest in crew
publicity is influencing college
men's spring styles. No other rea
son has yet been advanced for the
very naval tendencies noted in the
styles for trousers coming west this
spring. Whatever the cause,
trousers are being widened about
the bottoms to the circumference of
Id inches in some cases. Between
the R. O. T. 0. and the new spring
styles, it promises to the tho “army
and navy forever” this spring.
Two Petite Hikers’ Courage
Just a Continental Jaunt
By Velma Farnham
That across-the-continent hikers
must be of husky proportions is far
from true in the case of thg petite
misses, Roberta Davis and Jean Zel
lermayer, graduates of Cornell col
lege, who arrived in Eugene Friday
night on the return trip to New Fork,
from where they started nine months
Small in stature, but exceedingly
vigorous and healthy looking they ap
pear in their trim hiking suits of
twill. They carry very light packs
and send their suitcases on to the next
stopping place. They left this morn
ing with San Francisco the goal,
where they expect to spend about a
month. Upon leaving there they will
visit Yosemite and go north to ifel
lowstone and Glacier parks, and re
turn to New York by way of Canada.
It is through “friends of friends
of friends” that new people are met
in the various cities they visit—very
complete address books being kept,
indexed by states. They have kept
notebooks with a chronological report
of the entire trip and have hopes of
at some time of compiling a book of
their experiences. The happenings
recorded in the notebooks while at
Eugene will include their first canoe
trip up a mill race and attendance at
the April Frolic.
A New York syndicate handles
special articles for them concerning
economic and social conditions of var
ious cities they visit. They have been
interested in the aspect of co-education
in the West and Middle West as com
pared with that of the East. “It is
the only real co-edueation we have
ever seen,” said Miss Davis, adding
that the colleges of the East lack the
mixing spirit. The Oregon “hello”
was commented on very favorably.
A feature of college life that is
found so much in the West—that is,
the extensive employment of students
—they said was lacking entirely in
the East. “It is surprising—every
one works at the University of Wash
ington,” said Miss Davis.
The hikers have apother trip plan
ned after they return to New York,
one that is even more adventurous.
They expect to get employment on a
steamer sailing for Europe. After
being told by a heartless member of
the masculine < persuasion thaft she
could walk to Europe, Miss Zeller
mayer exclaimed, “Oh, but the wa
ter!” The retort came, “With your
nerve you could walk anywhere.” She
took exception to the statement, pre
fering to term it “confidence.”
“If all the people come to New
York who say they are, we will be
entertaining the rest of our lives,”
said Miss Zellermayer, adding with
a sparklo in her eyes, “But we will
be glad to meet them all.”
HIS COLLEGE BOOKS
His library is filled with costly volumes,
Bound in limp leather, scrolled with burnished gold;
And there are manuscripts dim scribes once lettered,—
Time-fingered parchments, subtly frail and old;
And there are first editions that have traveled
From age-hushed places far across the sea,—
Besides the books that he himself has written,
Bright-colored tones on modern history.
Yet he regards all these with calm indifference '
As things he has received for ample pay,
As if it would not very greatly matter
If someone came and took them all away.
But I have never seen more human fondness
Shown by a man for anything so small
As that he shows for one low shelf of booklets,
Standing against his rich brocaded wall.
These are his college books, old Latin grammars,
And “Horace” who has lain these many years
Marked in blue pencil, “Sapphic” or “Alcaic,”
Names that were once the cause of haunting fears.
Here “Homer” rests, as tattered as a beggar,
Yet master still of Troy and Helen’s fate;
Here “Poe” conceals a faintly perfumed letter,
Tts paper and its message out-of-date;
While, on tho fly-leaf of a Saxon primer,
A hand that since has done far better work
Has drawn a picture of a gaunt professor,
Scolding the sleepy, corpulent class-shirk!
His library is filled with costly volumes,
But they are younger, brighter things than he;
And there are manuscripts dim scribes once lettered,
But they were old before he came to be;
And there are first editions, but thoir pages
Harbor tlio memories of some other men;
Then, too, the books that he himself has written,
But lie was old and disillusioned then.
Always his college books have been his comrades!
They were the guides that led him down glacl ways!
They are the keepers of his boyish secrets
And they alone hold youth’s long, dream-tinged days.
—VIOLET ALLEYN STOREY.
(Cowtesy Christian Science Monitor.)
Man Tells About
April Frolic Visit
(Continued from page one)
hat isn’t a man.’ The first girl
eft. these two and went and got
ibout seven or eight more. I felt
ike Gulliver among the Lillipu
“One of these seven came and
itood near me. I expected her to
dart stroking my cheek for evi
lence any minute. Instead, she
laid, ‘It’s warm in here.’
“Acting by pure reflex, I opened
lie window. That was a blunder,
l’he place had that tense feeling
hat probably comes from every
body holding his breath for a min
ite in anticipation. I held mine,
“I started coughing violently and
eft; but the first girl came and
suggested I get out. I did with as
nuch dignity as the occasion and
ny masquerade called for. It’s a
shame they had such detective zeal
here; I might have stayed longer
ind not have had to move around so
last and often.
“I rested and had another try.
This time, the girls were so en
thused over what was going on in
front of them they didn’t notice
me—or at least didn’t seem to. Be
ing the only man as far as you know
in a large gathering of women gives
you a strange feeling. Of course,
I felt a little uneasy besides, think
ing of various stories I’d read of
men being torn to pieces for try
ing to attend the rites of Bacchus
in disguise—I didn’t see any reason
why these women should be differ
ent from their Greek sisters in the
“I felt conspicuous, like Emma
Goldman at a meeting of the Ke- j
publican party. I look a little like j
her, dressed this way, anyway. Of !
course, I didn’t notice the stunts i
much, which was rather inconsis- I
tent of me, as that was what I went
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LEAVE IT TO PSMITH—By P. G.!
Wodehouse. George H. Doran and;
Co. $2.00 net.
This book will not startle the world
with an original philosophy of life; !
nor does it carry a specifc message.
in a pointedly didactic manner. Nev- j
ertheless, this novel has a scope be
yond that which Mr. Wodehouse lays j
claim to where he lightly labels it “a I
record of the life of the English up
per classes.” Mr. Wodehouse does
propound a very admirable and rea
sonable method of living life. In
leading us through the intricate and
very interesting adventures of Psmith,
Wodehouse impresses his system upon
us by reenforcing Psmith’s example
with the similar examples of Freddie
Threepwood, Lord Emsworth, and
Constance, and so on (excepting the
efficient Baxter, of course) all lead
ing lives of exemplary nonchalance
and only frivolous worries.
Coming down to definitions, | we
find that Wodehouse would have us
always view life in a slightly flip
pant mood; never must we take things
too seriously. It is all well and good
to excuse ourselves to each other on
the grounds that lack of time and
money prevent our becoming carefree
and liberal in exchanging quibs and
foolish repartees for the grave dis
course of but acquaintances. But if
we are thus serious and efficient, we
can only to account to Mr. Wode
house on the grounds of being con
genitally handicapped with a plod
For no matter what one’s position
in life is, one can always be so fool
ishly lightheaded as to immediately
raise oneself from the dusty crowd
to the merry round of the humorous
(if they can’t joke, jokes may at
least be cracked at their expense)
gentle folk of the world. Such a one
was Psmith (the P is silent as in psy-(
chic and ptarmigan). The heart of
the matter is whether it is fair to
oneself to remain a wealthy (though
respectable) fish merchant when one
can become a jolly good fellow by
merely dropping the over serious
view of life and perhaps also the
job of fish merchant.
The humor in the book is that del
icate and clear eyed variety which
is free frem sarcasm and satire.
Wodehouse’s humor consists of a
masterful handling of ludicrous sit
uations, and of a touch in the conver
sation and attitude of his characters
which brings them out in witty by
The book is written in flowing and
sparkling style. As an exposition of
certain sunny aspects in our lives, it
is both amusing and of real value.
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—in the eyes of the law
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