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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1925)
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Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued
ia0y except Sunday and Monday, during the college year.
DONALD L. WOODWARD . EDITOR
“ EDITORIAL BOARD
Managing Editor . Harold A. Kirk
Associate Editor .Margaret Skavlan
Associate Editor ......Margaret Morrison
Associate Managing Editor . Anna Jerzyk
Desk Editor .Norma J. Wilson Sports Editor .... George H. Godfrey
JAMES W. LEAKE ..... MANAGER
Associate Manager . Frank Loggan
Day Editor This Issue
Night Editor This Issue
Assistant .Edwin Ross
A Warning Re-echoed
COINCIDENT with the opening of the business office to the
payment of fees for the winter term, the Eugene banks
begin to have qualms of fear that not all student accounts are
as they should be in point of sufficient fund's. Whether it is
a failing evident only in college students, this inability to keep
accurate accounts, statistics are not available to show. How
ever it is sad but true that each term many accounts are over
drawn, with considerable subsequent expense to the bank on
which the student draws.
Various methods of overcoming this difficulty have been
tried by the University authorities, which up to the present have
not proved satisfactory. At one time each student who wrote a
no-fund check was brought before the discipline committee and
fined one hour of credit. At another time students’ names were
published in the Emerald. Following the discontinuance of
these drastic methods the situation was somewhat improved.
Two new classes have entered the University since that time,
and the warning begins to sound rather distant.
Will it be necessary to dust off the trumpets of discipline
and raise another din? Let us hope that a reminder will prove
^LASSE'S will not meet today in the school of architecture
and allied arts. This does not mean that students and in
structors are enjoying a day of idleness. But a pause has come
in their work. A day of leisure is afforded by one of the tra
ditions dearest to the school—that of Jury day.
The inner court, with its green grass and flag-stones, the
studios, filled with work of the term just past—these form a
background for the welcoming of the critics, the authorities
who come to judge what the students have created. With the
critics examination of a piece of work is joined the student’s
examination of himself.
They have been working together, these students, believing
that in cooperation lies the success of art. Not only will the
critics see the work just completed, but they will see the stained
glass, the architectural ornament, the tile, with which the stu
dents have embellished t he building itself. They will see the
plan carried out by “each in his separate star.’’
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SLANG AND FRIVOLITY
In the realm of serious thought,
the differences betwejen the Jnn
guago spoken in the United States
and that used in England are neg
ligible, whereas Englishmen and
Americans find each others “slang”
mutually incomprehensible, said
Prof. Fred N. Scott of the Univer
sity of Michigan, before a recent
philological gathering. Rv learning
a list of some four hundred words,
an Englishman or an American
would be equipped to travel in the
other’s country without embarrass
ing misunderstandings, according to
Professor Scott. “The Englishman,”
he declared, “could make a long
distance call without speaking of
'trunks,’ he could secure orchestra
‘seats' in place of ‘stalls,’ arrange
for a ‘round-trip’ instead of a ‘re
turn journey,' and speak of a
freight car instead of a ‘goods
van.' lie could pay ‘taxes'
instead of ‘rates,’ seek the entrance
to the ‘subway’ instead of the
‘tube’ or ‘underground,’ and have
his wife’s purchases ‘charged’ at a
‘dry goods store’ instead of ‘put
down’ at a ‘draper’s shop’.” And
yet, in the idiom of intellectual us
age, there is no divergence, liberty,
justice, law, hope, belief, humanity,
love, duty, having the same force
in both countries. Professor Scott
lays down the rule as follows: “The
degree of divergence between the
two vernaculars varies inversely as
the degree of importance of the sub
Have we then been censuring un
justly the users of slang, laying to
tawdriness and ignorance the speech
born of frivolity and light-hearted
humort Everywhere we find evi
dence that dialects and vernaculars
arise from an irresponsible and
The current American slang is the
especial delight of the young and
carefree. Many new words have
been added to our language by the
happy negro. The pages of judge
abound with expressions not to be
found in tho Atlantic Monthly. It
j would Boom that tho old establish
ed words, so forceful in expressing
the thoughtful and sober aspects of
•life, are generally an inadequate
medium for wit and humor. This is
not startling, however, when one
considers that humor depends large
ly on a sense of shock. Tho con
servative and authoritatve expres
sions are too familiar to furnish
the surprise and sense of the un
usual necessary for humor, hence
new words and phrases must be
coined. This requirement of shock
is responsible for tho ephemeral ex
istence of slang expressions, con
stant use rendering them dull and
—Cornell Daily Sun.
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 must be understood that the
editor reserves the ritfht to reject
To the Editor:
The Cosmopolitan club is like a |
drooping plant, which needs vevital j
i/.ation. During the last two years,
tho club has been run with marked!
success, and last quarter it fared i
Well m^ler tli^ diroefciqu _ of Dr. j
Fritz Marti. With the resignation |
of Dr. Marti, a week ago, new j
things are prone to jtass, which
may spell the doom of the club.
The club has brought to Ameri
cans reliable information from for
eign students about their respective
countries, and the Americans have
given their views to foreign stu
dents, thus ereating a communion
of understanding. If there is any
thing in the world which will en
lighten both Americans and foreign
students, it is the knowledge of!
truth brought about by discussions!
of current problems pertinent to j
both. If the Cosmopolitan club,
which purports to give these dis
cussions should pass away or retro
gress, much will be lost—a serious
The information which these dis
There once was a man named Zeru
Who played with a large Injurubu
The rububul bust
And Zurububul oust
In words that were quite indiscru
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Our weekly proverb’: Success and
j happiness is tl^e best policy.
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| Definition of metaphysics: Pro
cess of looking for a black cat in
a pitch-dark room where there isn’t
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Answer to query from a reader
without an etiquette book con
cerning cultured way of obtaining
When wishing to obtain a cul
tured sort of introduction to a
young woman who is afraid of you
,just say “5ello.” She will auto
matically smile and repeat “hello”
a? her duty to the University. Then
you say “Do you read Vagaries?”
She will reply “Yes,” and from
this point, having a common ground
of acquaintance, everything should
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My roommate has asked me to
announce in these dignified columns
that he wishes about fifty or so of
homely women on the campus would
quit pigging him all the time and
give some of the better looking ones
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Some of the letters of testimon
ials we have recently been receiv
Gentlemen: I used to have strange
feelings in the epiglotus along with
sleepy spells, and I was bothered
with dandruff. I could sometimes
see little dots before my eyes and
everyone said i' was going blind.
Since reading your Vagaries I am
entirely well, and am the proud
parent of three children.
Editor Vagaries: Mr. Gosh’s Vag
aries are kind of human, natural,
and casual. Many delightful, en
joyable comments . and fireplace
repartae are made in its aftermath, j
DARRELL LARSEN AND
Dear Brethren: I have beer' using
your humorous remarks in my ser
mons -and I find they get by big.
To you is due the credit of saving
many lost souls.
REV. HALLA LUYAH.
2nd Millenium Church.
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Wednesday, January 21
7:00 p. m.—“Psychology of
Religion,” Professor Edmund S.
Conklin, Alumni hall, Woman’s
Thursday, January 22
11:00 a. m.—Assembly, Wo
man ’s building.
Basketball, M. A. A. C.-Ore
gon, at Portland.
Friday, January 23
Basketball, Pacific - Oregon
FOR WOMEN HALTED
Women’s doughnut swimming j
meets have been postpo’ned until j
January 28. Due to vaccination for
small pox, a great number of girls
are unable to enter the water.
Not all candidates for house
teams have presented heart O. K.’s
and reported the required six hours
of practice. Until this is done,
teams and schedules cannot be de
The events for the meets are ns
follows: 20-yard free style dash, -10
yanl free style dash, 20-yard back
crawl, 20-yard breast stroke, plunge
for distance, strokes for form, relay.
Each girl may enter only three of
these events. The relay, if chosen,
will count as one event of the j
Regular swimming classes will
meet as usual this week. Those j
temporarily unable to swim must
report for roll call.
missions gives is fresh and first
hand, while articles in the imaga
r.ines and newspapers about any
particular country may be biased or
may come short of truth or may
be out of date. The discussions at
the club are in themselves a type
In order that the club may sub
sist it. needs whole-hearted support
from Americans, both in the way
of attendance and other types of
more substantial help; the foreign
ers have pledged theirs. Students
will indicate by their support
whether the sort of education pro
moted by the Cosmopolitan club
means anything to them.
JUAN CAEDO DOMINGO.
DALY STUDENT FUNO
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Legislature Passes Bill Over
The state senate, Monday, passed
a bill over the governor’s veto,
exempting estates bequeathed to
benevolence from the inheritance
tax. The house of representatives
also passed the bill yesterday. The
measure was ’especially planned to
relieve the estate of the late Ber
nard Daly, of Lakview, from the
tax. Daly’s will left approximately
$1,000,000 for the education of
young men and women of Lake
About 45 students are supported
in the colleges of the state from the
proceeds of the estate, seventeen of
them attending the University. A
larger number of students attending
I the Oregon Agricultural college and
| several in the state normal school
are being aided in their studies by
■ the fund.
The University students benefited
by the estate have formed a so
ciety known as the Daly club.
Everett Ogle is president, D. Robi
nette, vice-president, and Thomas
Holder is secretary-treasurer of the
LOCAL SIGMA XI GROUP
MEETS AT CORVALLIS
Fourteen memDers of the Univer
sity of Oregon chapter of Sigma Xi
spent Friday evening in Corvallis,
carrying out the1 custom started
some years ago of meeting alter
nately on the O. A. C. and Oregon
Those* present were Drs. O. F.
Stafford, F. L. Shinn, W. P. Boyn
ton, W. E. Milne, E. L. Packard, L.
L. Small, R. H. Wheeler, F. G.
Young, H. R. Crosland, R. J. Wil
liams, R. R. Huestis, H. B. Yocum,
and II. E. Tanner and Mr. Oscar
Dr. Milne, of the mathematics de
partment, and Dr. Huestis of the zo
ology department of the University,
presented papers at this meeting.
Dr. A. A. Knowlton of Reed college
department of physics was also pres
ent and made an announcement con
cerning the Pacific Coast division
of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science [meetings.
The session will be hel^i at Reed col
lege June 17 to 20.
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 la to be published, and must be
limited to 20 words.
Regular Y. W, C. A. Meeting—
Thursday, 4:30, at the Bungalow.
Technical Society—Meeting in room
105 Deady hall at 7 o’clock, Wed
nesday. The speaker will be
American Red Cross Life Saving
Corps—Members to meet in office
of men’s gymnasium, Wednesday,
January 21, at 5:00 p. m.
Eutaxian Meeting—Postponed to
Wednesday, January 28.
World Fellowship Discussion Group
studying India will meet at the
Bungalow this afternoon at 5:00.
California Club—Meeting today at
4:00 p. m., 106 Commerce build
Oregon Knights—Meeting at Con
don hall tonight at 7:30. Very
Mathematics Club—Meeting, Thurs
day at 7:15 in Room 1, Johnson
hall. Mr. Rojanskyi to speak on
India Discussion Group—Meet at
Bungalow today at 5 o’clock.
Lecture on Psychology of Religion
by Dr. Conklin, in Alumni hall
at 7:30 tonight. Everyone in
Sigma Upsilon—Meets tonight, 7:30,
Shumaker cabin. Meet at jour
nalism shaik, 7:25.
Seniors!—Oregana write-ups must
be in the library box; Friday.
Include name, living organization,
honoraries, activities, offices, ma
jor subject, home-town.
World Fellowship Discussion Group
studying Turkey, meets tonight at
6:00 at the Bungalow.
Y. W. C. A. — Regular meeting
Thursday at the Bungalow at
Orchesus—Meeting tonight at 7:30.
f CLASSIFIED ADS I
LOST—One brown bill-fold pro
bably in gym or between campus
and 19th street, containing three
$5 bills and small change, also
receipt with name and address. Call j
Lexro Prillaman, 1329-J.
LOST—Italian silver filigree ear
ring at Senior ball. J-21-22-23
Always Fresh, 10c
Special Prices for Parties
Cfc C)oume jgjljoppr
ERNEST SE'UTE, Prop.
Restaurant — French Pastry
Soda Fountain — Confectionery
778 WILLAMETTE STREET
It’s worth it, but
surely you can find
time to see it.
at 7:30 and 9:25
ROLLER SKATING FEATURE
The Winter Garden will introduce the funniest
* racing spectacle ever presented on a rink floor.
§§ Special Inter-FraV'rnity Race for students.
* “SOUVENIR HATS FOR EVERYONE"
I DON'T MISS THIS 30c PAYS EVERYTHING
I WINTER GARDEN
Pfii Sigma Pi announces the pledg
ing of Leroy Baker of Myrtle
Delta Tau Delta announces the
pledging of James Newsom of
Ye Tabard Inn of Sigma Upsiloir
announces the pledging of Therman
Evans, of Newberg, and Frederic;
Clayton, of Portland.
2 Shows, 7 & 9
The pony with the human brain
THE SUNSET FOUR
800 pounds of harmory.
Robert Sherman presents
“NEP” SCOVILLE & CO.
“The Odd Fellow’’
Johnnie—BELL & CARON—Rosamond
“Bits of Variety”
“Are Blond Men Bashful”
‘The Invaders” Topics of Day
You don’t want to have a rough and sandy floor for
the formal. Try Johnson’s Kleen Floor or Restorer and
then apply our floor wax. We also have the best grade
of powdered wax for dancing. Get our O-Cedar for
polishing wood work, and we also have a complete stock
of paints, oils and varnishes.
Come in and see our new study lamps for students.
Also dealers in Radio Sets, Tools and Silver Ware.
WE ARE ALWAYS AT YOUR SERVICE
Eugene Hardware Co.
9th and Oak Streets
WE ARE ALWAYS
to supply you with
LUMBER, LATH, SHINGLES
Phone 452 ,
BOOTH-KELLY LUMBER CO.
Perhaps you get the boards pretty
often this week but don’t get
too much to eat. George is expect
ing to feed a lot of undernourished
neophytes these days so come
around after dinner.