Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 15, 1925, Page 2, Image 2

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Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association
Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued
daily except Sunday and Monday, during the college year.
Managing Editor . Hareld A. Kirk
Associate Editor .Margaret Skavlan
Associate Editor .....Margaret Morrison
Associate Managing Editor . Anna Jerzyk.
Desk Editor .Norma J. Wilson Sports Editor .... George II. Godfrey
Business Staff
Associate Manager . Frank Loggan
Day Editor This Issue Night Editor This Issue
Lillian Baker Jack O’Meara
Assistant .Ciaude Reavis
East and West
So sings the poet. Yet scientific inquiries may be made
into “What is the East?” and “At what points is it impossible
that the twain shall meet?”
With a thousand interpretations of relationships between
nations and races, with views varying from alarmist to entirely
indifferent, it is up to the student of today to look into the
matter. The tangle of race problems with politics and eco
nomics is one of vital interest in the life and development of
If each nation was a self-sufficient unit, a walled island
neither needing nor desiring communication with another, and
maintaining harmony within itself, sharing the same food,
race, language, history, and religion, the problem of contacts
would not be on the immediate horizon. But such, it seems,
is not the case. One nation may be dependent upon another
for food stuffs. The exporting nation’s financial system is in
a measure dependent upon the paying power of the dependent
nation. And upon such cash and credit rest the governments
of both. This is the case. On what, then, can understanding
be based?
It is still as true in modern times as it was in the time of
the ancient Greeks, that wise men are friends everywhere.
Upon a cultural basis, a sympathetic understanding of another
nation’s culture, can be based a sincere spirit of amity: Many
barriers, many differences, exist between the orient and the
Occident. Yet more emphasis might be placed on the many
likenesses, the many kindred aims.
The best way to understand each other better is to know
each other better. The student body today has the opportunity
;o hear a discussion of Chinese politics and its significance
in international relations from a man who has viewed them
it first hand, and lived in China. In this connection it may be re
marked that the assembly-going habit is likely to be rewarded.
*‘TKe Mysterious Gioconda”
“'J'HE' MOOT) which Leonardo caught and held in the im- ;
mortal Mona Lisa, the loftiness with which Homer in
terpreted Helen of Troy—imagine these, and perhaps be in
spired by them—but of course you don’t know what I’m talk- *
ing about.” In such vein did the artist-business man in “You
and I” challenge his model, a modern working girl, to per
haps arouse the Light to her countenance.
The comedy element in the Moroni Olsen benefit perfor
mance was constantly striking this note of tragedy, bringing
the listener up with a start to realize that the model in the
play, might well be typical of the same class in everyday life.
But owing to the saving grace of a modern educational sys
tem, few, if any modern young people leave school without a I
knowledge and latent appreciation of great art ami famous ;
artists. We say latent, because it may lie dormant for yearsn
following its forceful instillation in the days of adolescence,
but blossoms forth like a wood violet in the sunlight of appro- i
ciative atmosphere.
Said a student not long ago, after a visit to the original 1
said to be covered with a haze, as far as my appreciation was
concerned, seemed suddenly to ‘come alive’ and challenge me
with her mysterious smile. It wasn’t a great painting-—not
even a painting hut Gioeonda the maid herself who was before
| Editorially Clipped
Dartmouth will no longer be per
plexedoby the problems of frater
nitv rushing and pledging. Foi
several years this Minotaur of tin
colleges has demanded its nunun'
offering of laboriously formed rule;
and penalties, fraternity disap
pointment, freshman heart ache, am
general loss of sleep, tempetr, ami
nelf respect. It was with pardon
table pride that Dartmouth intsti
tated second ti'rm pledging seve
ral years ago. The step was some
thing of a new departure from es
tablished practice, and the progres
sive students welcomed the change
But for divers reasons, among
whioh were, the interference wit!
the Winter Carnival and the in
convenience of the season, secout
term pledging was abandoned anc
! this year found Dartmouth return
j ed to the old custom of making
f'rntros of the helpless freshmen at
the outset? The re-establishment
I of the old system served only to
bring back the same old evils, and
thus the Minotaur laughed up until
the beginning of this week. It was
I for the administration of Dart
mouth college to play Theseus, with
j one swift stroke uikking second
(year rushing obligatory at that in
A similar sinister monster has
! stalked the Cornell campus each
; fall, fraying the patience of frater
nity members and filling the dreams
I of freshmen with terrifying fore
| bodings. Associations have been j
j formed to aid in the enforement
I of rules, so-billed closed rushing
| has been tried and abandoned for
I unregulated rushing and tried again'j
j changes have been ,m»de from year
to year because no successful meth
(By W. L.)
Therg once was a student named
Of studying he’d had his fill.
I He kept many a date
Both early and late
And next term his presence was nil.
* * •
Now that the sophomores can be
distinguished from (graduates,
there’s only needed some method of
distinguishing the classes from the
masses among the girls. .
The vagarian for today rises to
remark that a twig of evergreen
might be worn by the freBhmen
girls, rain and sunproof sunbonnets
by the fair members of the class of
’27, chie corduroy jackets by the
gentle juniors, and some fetching
color of rough by the sapient senior
damsels,—say orange.
I love the students who are bright
And next to them I’ll sit
And if I listen hard I might
Get my lamp of learning lit.
# * *
Funny how often the weather is a
state of mind.
* * *
There was a young lady named
Whose studies were never completed.
Her lgssons she shirked
While cross-puzzles she worked.
“Withdrawn” after her name is
od has yet been found. Open rush
ing h'as necessitated snap judgment
on the part of both freshmen and
fraternity members, with the con
soquenee that the palms go to those
who throw the heBt bluff for a
week. Wheu bidding by mail is
adopted, personaf contact is lost
and the fraternity finds itself in
the ombarrasing position of the hos
tess who has no idea how many
guests will arrive for dinner. And
so 'Cornell has found no solution.
With admirable judgment the ad
ministration of the University has
long pursued a policy of allowing
the undergraduates free relin in con
ducting their college affairs and
working out their own problems.
The wisdom of this policy has be
come manifest through the develop
ment of an exceptionally well-con
ducted studept body without the
necessity for restrictive rules. The
argument has been advanced that;
should the University discard its
attitude of non-paternalism and as
dst the fraternities by decreeing
second term or second year rusti
ng, it. would be compelled to take
mtire control of student affairs,
[his contention would seem to be
vhat logicians call non sequitur.
We should like to see the repre
icntatives of the various frater
lities vote for a system of second
erm rushing, the advantages of
vhicli have been frequently extolled
n these columns. This failing, we
iliould like to see the University
itep in, enact a mle that would
■odound to the lasting benefit of
he students, and then stelp lightly
>ut again.—1Cornell Daily Sun,
The work of securing help for
hiropean students is now being car
ied on in the college by the Euro
loan Student Relief. In spite of
lie fact that some colleges, and a
lumber of students have responded
plendidly, as in the past, the E.
1. R. is face to face with our char
icteristio. student apathy. Europe
s very far away: wo are very com
'ortable. No doubt American stu
lents, at any rate those who have
ecu, felt or really understood the
cork of the European Student Re
ief, are fairly familiar with the re
uarkalilv fair and efficient accom
dishment of that body in supplying
natorial needs of desperate young
tudents throughout Europe. It is
mt strange, therefore, that at. its
uternational conference at Elmau,
Germany, this year the European
Student Relief and students of 28
■ountrios should face and try to an
ilyze their ideal of a university.
That particular question lias not
'oca one about which we American
students have bothered ourselves
great deal. In fact most of us hav
no ideal whatever of a college o
university, and for that reason w
have been willing to take anythin;
offered to us, without question o
Nevertheless, the inevitable i
upon us, and throughout tne lam
we are being forced to look at, am
evaluate what we are getting in th
way of an education, and why w
are getting it.
For those who are honestly search
ing for something more meaningfu
in our college or university life
we recommend the following extrac
from the report of the Elmau con
ference, as a trend of the times
We in America will have to reckoi
with a revaluation of this sor
“whether we will or no.”
“We, students of 28 lands as
sembled in conference at Elmau
are deeply concerned because of tli
tendency to turn our universitie
into specialist or professions
schools, and to consider as scienc
a mere intellectual education out o
touch with life.
“The war and the past few year;
demonstrated that the intelleetua
classes of the different countrie;
were no more masters of the situa
tion than any other class or group
The result has been that they ar<
in no position today to fulfill thei
highest function and responsibility
—that of leadership in their respec
tive nations. This state of affair;
must be changed.
“We therefore urge that'our sec
ondary and higher institutions oi
learning should give the student;
not only specialized^ professional oi
vocational training, but also an edu
cation which shall keep them ir
vital relation to reality and to cur
rent events and gffairs; an educa
tion which shall nurture personal
ities in life; personalities equipped
with qualifications which will en
able them to occupy their place and
fulfil their function in an all-inclu
sive world of humanity with super
I At the Theatres I
0 -;
THE REX—Last day, Emer
son Hough’s great epic of the
plains. “North of 36,” by the
author of “The Covered Wag
on” and featuring Jack Holt,
Ernest Torrence, Lois Wilson
anti Noah Beery; the most viv
id portrayal of the winning of
the west the screen has ever
depicted; special atmospheric
prolog, “Embers ef the West,”
featuring Aubrey Furry, bari
tone soloist, at 7:20 and 9:15.
Feldx cartoon comic; Interna
tional News; Rosner, in mu
sical settings on the mighty
Coming: “Love’s Wilder
ness” with Corinne Griffith;
Betty Compson in “The Gar
den of Weeds.”
THE CASTLE—Last day, Glor
ia Swanson and a splendid cast
in “Manhandled,” glorious
Gloria’s groatest feature to
date. Comedy, “Low Tide”
and Fox News Weekly. Stand
ard Castle admission.
Coming: Bebe Daniels in
“ Dangerous Money,” Helen
Chadwick in “Her Own Free
Will,” Zane Grey’s novel in
natural colors, “The Wander
er of the Waste Lands.” Rich
ard Dix in “A Man Must
HEILIG—Tonight, Friday and
Saturday, Peter the Great,
new dog star in “The Silent
Coming: Ackerman and Har
ris Vaudeville, Western Vau
deville, Raphael Sabatini’s
great masterpiece, ‘ ‘ Captain
Blood;’’ “Yolanda,” “He
Who Gets Slapped.”
Miss Camilla Lorenz announced
lev engagement Tuesday evening
it the Chi Omega house to Dr.
.'ail A. Rietinan, of Coquille, Ore
gon. Miss Lorenz is a member of
:he Chi Omega sorority, and a sen
ior on the campus. Dr. Rietmlan is
1 graduate of North Pacific Dental
•allege and a member of Delta
Sigma Delta. lie is now practicing
dentistry in Ouquille. The wedding
will be an event of next fall.
Arm boquets have proven extremely popular
and are very adaptable to the present style
party dresses.
i'national eternal values.
> “ Such an order does not mean a
r shallow superficial international
Ism, but on the contrary, an order
in which expression of national
’ ! character—the pre-requisite basis
r for every culture or civilization—
is possible.
“We regard ourselves as spokes
men of a generation which is called
upon to establish a new world order
of mutual understanding and coop
eration. In this spirit we appeal to
| E. S. R., wherever it wields an in
fluence in determining educational
policities and principles, to adopt
this task as a primary function of
its work: and in doing so to render
indispensable service to the spiritual
[.needs of our present student gener
i “Of many necessary and desir
j able changes evident to every care
iful student of the question, we sub
mit the following as being of great
[importance. In so doing we recog
|nize and regret that economic con
ditions, at present prevailing in
many countries, render virtually im
possible the early realization of the
: university ideals set forth.
“We are resolved:
(1) That
service to the com
munity and the world, and not per
sonal gain should be the chief
! motive w-ith which university study
j should De undertaken.
i (2) That a more comprehensive
• international and supernational out
■ look should be fostered in our Uni
1 (3) That Universities should be
as far as possible free from politi
cal control or influence.
(4) That education is complete
which does not allow opportunity
for the fullest development of ar
tistic instinct and talent.
(5) That no education is com
plete which does not allow oppor
tunity for the fullest development
of man’s spiritual nature and ca
pacity. t
(6) That more attention must
be given than heretofore to the care
and furthering of the physical
health of students.**
(7) That the present disadvan
tages and discrimination under
which women students labor in
many universities be removed, thus
securing complete equality for all
irrespective of sex.***
(8) That university education
should be open to all who are cap
able of profiting by it.
Comedy, “LOW TIDE”
Fox News Weekly
Where Prices Never Vary
(9) That each compact group
within the boundaries of any state
should be allowed to promote its
own science and culture in its
mother tongue. ’ ’
—The New Student.
**Note that in this the European
universities still have a problem
which those in the United States
have fairly solved.
***The European opinion of the
United States is that culturally it
is ruled by women. The American
opinion of Europe is that it tries
too hard to rule its women. The
other resolutions apply to America
as well as to Europe.
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