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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 21, 1925)
in Library Browsings m
Edited by Glen F. Burch
(The following weekly features are printed in the Emerald as indicated:
T^sday, Lemmy’s Ghost, Society; Wednesday, Art, Drama, Music; Thursday,
Pmtry; Friday, World of Sports; Saturday, Library Browsings. Contributions
for any of these columns may be left in the Emerald Box at the circulation
desk in the University Library, or at the Editor’s office.)
If the magazine world can be re
garded as a criterion upon which to
judge the trend of the thought of
the thinking classes of the country
today, magazines such as the Cen
turyf the Atlantic Monthly, the Na
tion, the Ncrv Republic, American
Mercury, Forum, Scribners and
others, there is at present a decided
agitation over the old problem of
education in America.
The present principle of “mass
education” under which the univer
sities of America are operating is
rapped in an article in the February
Atlantic, anonymously written, en
titled “Am I too Old to Teach:”
‘‘Every addition to the university
curricula which has the purpose of
democritizing education—and that
means commonly preparing not too
ambitious young men to make a liv
ing—has tended to multiply the
mediocre result and reduce the fin
* » *
Herbert Croly, in an article on
“What Ails American Youth” in the
February number of the New Re
public, refuses to lay all the blame
on the college: “The youth of today
are prevented from obtaining real
freedom by limitation of opportun
ity, by defective education, by econo
mic pressure, and by governmental
* * *
tne same article, (Jroly asserts
that “the essential business of edu
cation is to impart to the students
the facts and the principles and to
convince them of the truth of what
* * *
“How different the teacher would
be and how different the place of
both the student and the teacher in
the social structure if teaching were
understood to be first and foremost
the stimulation of students ts a.
critical examination of the values of
our civilization,” says George Coe in
his little book “What Ails Our
South'?” Compare conclusion with
that of Croly’s.
Tn “The College and the Artist,”
an article by Henry Hood in the Feb
ruary Scribner’s the writer looks
with dismay upon the present hustle
bustle life of the average university
campus and sighs for the “good old
days” when the university was a
place for serious application and gen
ius. thought. “Practically incessant
activity with little opportunity for
reflection, is at least debatable val
ue for the average studant.
AMOXG THE MAGAZINES .
“But the hymns are gone, the men
and women who sung them are gone,
the whole world is changed, and I
also am changed.” Isn’t there some
thing arrestinglv significant about
that passage, or is the writer, W. .T.
Tlawson, simply a dawdling old sen
timentalist? The quotation is just a
sentence from his “Biographv of a
Mind” (Century for February)
placed at the close of a discussion
on the old Methodist hymns. He con
tinues : ‘ ‘ The voice^ of my mind tells
me that the change is for the bet
ter, but in my soul I know that all
the wider vision of the intellects
dearly purchased by the loss of this
note of ecstacv and assurance which
men once had. To the columnist
there is something of unfathonable,
ineffable sadness in this brief picture
of the passing of something precious
out of the life of this man; perhaps
out of the life of man.”
• • •
Those interested in the works of
the brilliant Irish writer, George
Moore, will doubtless find the article
“George Moore at Work,” by B.
H. Clark, in the current number of
the American Mercury to their lik
ing. Mr. Clark succeeds in produc
ing a very intimate sketch of the
author of “Conversations in Eburv
There is an amusingly thoughtful
essay in the current issue of the
Atlanta Monthly, “On the Advisa
bility of Recognizing One’s Ances
tors,’’ by Ohauncey Tinker. Written
m a semi-humorous style, it never
theless raises a real question, and
throws a little more light, from a
new angle on vthe old problem of:
‘‘how much does man owe to hered
ity for his present status in life?’’
* * *
‘‘The movies are closing the im-1
aginations of all the world, especi
ally the young world. And our stu
dents are born and fed on them. In I
them mere improbability and spec
tacle stand for creation. They have '
no subtlety either, of execution, no
suggestion, no stimulus. The mind is
nc t led either forward or backward
or beyond. 'With all their sensa
tional effort they are prosaic, as
prosaic as they are tasteless and ac
curate.’’ (From “Am I too Old to
Teach?’’, Atlantic Monthly for Feb.) j
“I have spent my whole life twist
ing dynamite into ornamental curl
papers,” the late Anatole France
once said (see New Republic, Feb.
11), in remarking that the world at
large accused him of being only a
stylist and sophist. Only Anatole
France could have said that!
An article appeared in a recent is
sue of the Publisher’s Guide listing
a number of books by prominent au
thors, containing characterizations
based on actual lives. It might be
interesting to note a few of those:
H. G. Wells in his “The New
Machiavelli, ’ ’ derives his principal
characters from Sidney and Beatrice
Webb, Lord Balfour and Lord Hal
dane; in “Peter Whiffle,’’ Carl Van
Vechten’s best novel, Edith Dale is
an accurate portrait of a friend',
Mary Dodge. The philosopher Nietz
sche is reproduced in Anne Sedg
wick ’s ‘ ‘ The Encounter, ’ ’ in the
person of Ludwig Welilitz. Lillian
Gish is the motif for the motion pic
ture actress in Hergesheimer’s
‘ ‘ Cytherea; ’ ’ Edna Ferber found the
original of Dallas O’Mara in her
famous novel “So Big” in the per
son of Treysa McMein.
* * *
PARAGRAPH BOOK REVIEWS
MY DAUGHTER HELEN, By Al
lan Monkhouse. The author has
succeeded in the rather difficult
task of drawing ttie picture of a
girl entirely through her father’s
perceptions. Genuine delicacy is
evidenced in the theme and in
MEMOIRS OF MY YOUTH, By
Maxim Gorky. An intimate
glimpse of the early years of the
famous Russian realist. Critics
are wont to term it one of the
finest pieces of work from a lit
erary point of view that Gorky
has ever done.
MARY ROSE, By Sir James M.
Barrie. “One of the most beauti
ful and original ghost stories
ever written for the theatre.”
(Sat. R of Lit.) Fantasy, that de
lightful note in all of Barrie’s
plays from “Peter Pan” on,
makes this little three act play
a decided success.
THE GOLDEN JOURNEY OF MR
PARADYNE, By William J.
Locke. “An agreeable fantastic
little tale” of a middle aged Lon
don barrister and his dream of
wood nymphs in France. The
new York World describes it as:
“a slight little story, beautifully
* » *
LATITUDES, By Edwin Muir. A
brilliant series of essays on a
number of interesting modern
problems. “No contemporary es
sayist writes with more agility
and penetration than does Mr.
Muir,” the Dial avers in the cur
* * » •
THE GREEN BAY TREE, By
Louis Bromfield. Declared by
one reviewer as “something dif
ferent.” A great steel town is
the background for this tale, the
tale of a woman “possessed of
above all else, the virtues of hu
mility and tolerance.”
* » *
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHT, By
Hey wood Broun. An American
humorist here has his fling at
“impressions,” “prejudices,” “re
flections” and '“comments.”
Broun needs no introduction to
the reading public.
* * *
JOSHUA BARNEY, By Ralph D.
Paine. Everyone has heard qf
John Paul Jones, but few know
anything of Joshua Barney, a
naval hero contemporary of
Jones’. His was a fascinating
history, according to Paine, who
has compiled a whole book about
THE PEASANTS: WINTER, (VolJ
2), By Ladislas St. Reymont. This
book needs no introduction to
those who have rend the first vol
ume of the series: “Fall.” Suf-j
fice to sav that it is a masterly
piece of work, by a great writ
er; a work that will live.
DRAPES BEINC HUNG
“The new school of music audi
torium will, without a doubt, be
dedicated some time within the
next three weeks,” Dr, John Lands
burv, dean of the school of music,
announced yesterday. Drapes for
the windows of the auditorium have
been imported from Paris, having
arrived in New York the first ■ of
this week. The material of which
the drapes are made is the finest
that could be purchased and iB a!
rare and lovely combination of old
gold, and old rose intermingled j
with grav shaddws.
X. E. Zane of the art depart- j
ment, and Mrs. Mary Briggs, prom
inent interior decorator of Port
land, have combined their efforts
in the execution of the decorative
scheme. Mrs. Briggs arrived from
Portland today and brought furni
ture and drapes for the palm room
with her. The futniture was made
by the Reed Specialty Shop of
Portland. At the present time
flood lights are being installed in
the auditorium. Heavy silk hang
ings with opaque tops cover all the j
lamps, which give the effect of in- j
direct lighting. >
“The school of music auditor- j
ium,” said Dean Landsbury, “is j
going to be used only for high (
class outside concerts and programs
of the music department which are
education and dignified in charac
ter. We want to make it a center
for finer things and if ' possible
prominent lecturers will be heard >
occasionally. It is jour endeavor I
to never have it indiscriminately
STUDENT RETURNS HOME
DUE TO FATHER’S ILLNESS
Ida Belle Tremayne, a junior in
the school of business administra
tion, left for her home in Boise,
Idaho, yesterday morning at 2:00.
Miss Tremayne was called home be
cause of the serious illness of her
Aggie Quintet Wins By
Fast Playing in First Half;
Oregon Rally is Late
(Continued from page one)
ounce of winning.
Westergren was the high point
man for Oregon with 12 counters.
Brown scored 12 for the Aggies,
while Ridings hooped a total of 10
points. Stoddard played a nice floor
game for the visitors, and he was
an excellent man in working the
ball into scoring position. Hobson
played an excellent guarding and
floor game for Oregon, and he held
the slippery Stoddard down to no
field goals. Jost and Okerberg also
did some nice “checking” and floor
This is the last home game for
| Oregon, and the team leaves on its
j northern trip early next week, dur
ing which it plays Idaho, Washing
ton State and "Washington in con
ference games before returning. It
is a hard schedule for any team,
and a critical one, for Oregon must
win all of the remaining games in
order to tie the Aggies for first
Game Play by Play
7:45—Ridings scores from field.
Score: Oregon 0, O. A. C. 2.
7:46—Hidings scores from field.
Score: Oregon 0, O. A. C. 4.
7:46—Brown scores from field.
Score: Oregon 0, O. A. C. 6.
7:46—.Tost for Gunther.
7:47—Brown scores from, field.
Score: Oregon 0, O. A. C. 8.
7:47—Brown scores ijrom field.
Score: Oregon 0, O. A. C. 10.
7:4S—Stoddard fouls Gowans.
Gowans converts. Score: Oregon 1,
O. A. C. 10.
7:49—Brown scores from field.
Score: Oregon 1, O. A. C. 12.
7:50—Bapp fouls Okerberg. Oker
berg converts, misses. Score: Ore
gon 2, O. A. C. 12.
7:51—Brown fouls Westergren,
who converts and misses. Oregon 3,
O. A. C. 12.
7:52—Gowans scores for Oregon.
Score: ©regon 5, O. A. C. 12
7:53—Ttapp scores from field.
Score: Oregon 5, O. A. C. 14.
7:54—Hidings scores from field.
Score: Oregon 5, O. A. C. 16.
7:55—Brown scores from field.
Score: Oregon 5, O. A. C. 18.
7:56—Hughes for Okerberg.
7:58—Baker fouls "Westergren,
Westergren converts. Score: Ore
gon 6, O. A. C. 18.
8:00—Westergren blocks Baker,
8:04—Jost fouls Hidings, converts
twice. Score: Oregon 6, O. A. C. 20.
8:08—Time. Score: Oregon 6,
O. A. C. 20.
8:20—Gowens scores. Oregon 8,
O. A. C. 20
8:21—Brown scores for O. A. C.
Score: Oregon 8, O. A. C. 22.
8:21—Gowans scores from field.
Score: Oregon 10, O. A. C. 22.
8:24—Double foul, Hobson, Stod
dard. Stoddard converts. Hobson
converts. Score: Oregon 11, O. A.
8:25—Westergren scores from
floor. Score: Oregon 13, O. A. C. 23.
8:25—Hidings fouls Westergren.
8:26—Hobson scores from field.
6 to 7 P. M.
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Wednesday — Friday — Saturday
Subject of the sermon next Sunday morning at the
Unitarian church by the Rev. Frank Fay Eddy.
A study of the differing points of view expressed dur
ing the past week by Father O’Hara and Syud Hossain.
A query as the essential foundation revealed in scien
tific thinking for a religion of humanity, independent,
while inclusive of all creeds in the history of religion.
Robert McKnght will be the soloist at this service.
All are welcome in this little church, especially those
who can subscribe in spirit to the simple statement of
belief to which its members assent; “We unite for the
worship of God and the service of man.”
Oregon 15, O. A. C. 23. i
(Crowd goes wild after Oregon
8:2S—Grapp fouls Okerberg. Ok-j
8:29—Okerberg scores. Score:
Oregon 17, O. A. C. 23.
8:30—Technical foul on O. A. C.
Hobson converts. Score: Oregon
18, O. A. C. 23.
8:31—Baker converts from mid- I
field. Score: Oregon 18, O. A. C. 25.
8:33—Westergren scores from
midfield. Score: Oregon 20, O. A.
8:34—Westergren scores from j
field. Score: Oregon 22, O. A. C. 25. j
8:36—Westergren scores. Soon:
Oregon 24, O. A. C. 25.
8:40—Baker scores from field, j
Oregon 24, O. A. C. 27. Baker re- j
peats. Oregon 24, O. A. C. 29.
8:41—Gowans scores. Oregon 26,
O. A. C. 29.
8:42—Westergren scores. Oregon
28, O. A. C. 29.
8:43—Ridings scores from floor.
Oregon 28, O. A. C. 31.
8:45—Baker scores from floor.
Oregon 28, O. A. C. 33.
8:46—Gowans f|ouls Grapp,
misses, converts. Oregon 28, O. A.
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8:48—Hobson scores. Oregon 30,
O. A. C. 34.
Gun. Score: Oregon 30, O. A.
• Oregon (30) O. A. C. (34)
Gownns (9).F. Ridings (10)
Hobson (6).F. Baker (8) I
Okerberg (3).C. Brown (12) j
Gunther.G. Stoddard (1) !
Wostergren (12) G. Graap (3) 1
Substitutions: Oregon, Jost for
Gunther, Carter for Gowans, Gow
ans for Carter.
Referee: Robert Morris, of Wash
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