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D02TADD It WOODWARD __- EDITOR
Managing Editor__ Harold A. Kirk
Associate Editor__Margaret Skavlan
Associate Managing Editor_—..- Anna Jerzyk
Desk Editor_Norma J. Wilson Sports Editor .... George H. Godfrey !
Daily News Editors
Harr Clerin Emily Houston
fairs* Cue Jalmar Johnson
Bel 11 min Honk Lillian Baker
Cliff Wilson Pete Laura
Webster Jones Walter A. Cushman
Josephine Ulrich-Exchange Editor
Wilbur Water As*latent Sports Editor
Ward Cook, Don Osborne .. Sports Writers
Upper New* Staff
Edward Bobbins Eugenia Strickland
Elizabeth Cady Geneva Foss
Mildred Carr Sol Abramson
Carvel Nelson -— P. I* N. S. Editor I
Lylah McMurphey -- Society Editor
Newn Staff: Clifford Zehrung, Helen Reynolds, Bertram Jessup, Margaret Vincent,
Esther Davis, Jack Hempstead, Georgia Stone, Glen Burch, Lawrence Armand, Ruth
De Lap, Dorothy Blyberg, Clayton Meredith, Margaret Kressman, Philippa Sherman,
Ruth Gregg, Genevl^ Drum, Helen Schuppel, Ruth Lister, Pauline Stewart.
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Day Editor This Issue
Night Editor This Issue
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Intend a* eeoond dan matter at the poet office at Eugene, Oregon, under act
ad Can (Ten of March 8, 18T9.
^^NCE more the Emerald suffers the displeasure of some
members in the department of dramatics. Their ire is
aroused on this occasion by publication yesterday morning of
a first night review by the Emerald’s dramatic critic. It was
felt that this article is too severe and unsympathetic. It has
been said that it would be far better to print no article at all
than the one appearing Thursday.
Last term, through an unavoidable accident, no first night
review appeared in the Emerald after one of the Guild Hall
productions. It was not long before the editor received a con
siderable number of protests from members of the department
for this failure to print an article on the play. It may be remem
bered that on this occasion the Emerald was severely arraigned,
and statements were made in an anonymous communication
(which was printed) charging the Emerald with favoritism to
ward certain departments in the matter of space devoted to
There is but one conclusion which may be drawn from these
two positions. These complaining members wish the reviews
sweetened. The Emerald believes that a review, to be of any
value, must be sincere. It has attempted to maintain this
standard in reviewing campus efforts, dramatic, or otherwise.
It may be recalled that it frowned on the mechanistic style of
debating used by the Oregon team when meeting the Oxford
speakers. If these reviews are to be nothing but publicity,
honey-coated, they are absolutely worthless from the reader’s
point of view, for he could then place no dependence upon them
The Emerald chose Mr. Byrne to write the dramatic criti
cisms appearing in its columns because it feels he is sincere in
bis reviews. That his opinions do not coincide with those of
some members of the dramatics department, or that he has hurt
their feelings, is regrettable.
Presumably' we are all here in the University to learn. (Mr.
Byrne would be one of the first to apply this supposition to
himself). Insincere praise is one of the greatest enemies to the
cultivation of a receptive and scholarly attitude toward criti
cism and learning. The editor believes- and he feels that the
students wish, that its columns should not be filled with ma
terial analogous to certain advertising propaganda which is
an insult to the. intelligent and educated mind.
Hand of the Vandal
rjpiIIEVES as a force on the campus have hitherto gone un
recognized. Among the many (some persons think too
many) organizations at the University there are none that the
Emerald knows of which specialize in the particular type of
conduct known as specialized crime along these lines. And the
student body has no place for the person or persons stealing
the fur coat of Miss Gerald Lutz from a suite at Hendricks hall,
or for other types of robbers.
This case is not, unfortunately, the first one of its sort this
year. Articles have been stolen from other living organizations.
The Emerald has pointed out the deplorable example of the
defacing of several of the beautiful books in the Pauline Potter
Homer collection on the mezzanine floor of the library. In
that case illustrations had been torn out, and books otherwise
Anti-social conduct in the days of our Puritan ancestors
meant the stocks. He who sinned against the public was pub
licly punished. In those days of swift justice there were few
bouquets and bottles of smelling salts provided for criminals
by the sentimental.
We pride ourselves now on tempering justice with mercy.
We expect our age to have attained to a high sense of moral
responsibility with its greater advantages for development.
Law, among a more civilized class of people, can be less rigor
ous. Especially in a democracy where the people rule them
selves, and provide institutions for education such as the Uni
^-rsity, the citizen can rightly be expected to behave like a
gentleman. The thief in this case has sinned thrice over: against
the owner of the property, against society, and against himself.
What punishment would fit the crime!
Notices will be printed in this column
for two issues only. Copy must be
in this office by 6:3* on the day before
it is to be published, and must be
limited to 20 words.
Mu Phi Epsilon—Business meeting
Sigma Xi—Public meeting tonight
at 8 p. m. Deady hall, room 107.
Fine Arts Memorial Building Com
mittee—Meeting today, 107 Ar
chitecture building, 5 p. m.
Cosmopolitan Club—Meets at the
Warner Museum Saturday even
ing at 7:15. Members to come
early and bring their dues. Visi
tors welcome after 7:30.
Final Grades in the Physical Edu
cation Department will be posted
on the bulletin board, Men’s gym
nasium at 9 a. m., Monday, 16.
No grades will be changed after
noon, Thursday, 19.
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 right to reject
“THE CONQUERING HERO”
To the Editor:
For the past two years the writer
has been an interested, and some
what amused reader, of the dramat
ic criticisms written by Leon Byrne.
Is it not true that the happiest
criticisms are those which are not
only accurate, but have about them
at least a semblance of good nature
toward the production being criti
cised? Now you see it—and now
you don’t, in the criticisms of Mr.
Some critics stand on the side
lines and gently rail at the pro
ductions they are censuring, some
join in the fray and hold a “Danse
Macabre” over the remains, but
for the first time we noticed in
yesterday’s columns, the critic who,
in the first place went to the play
with a tooth-ache, and entertained
himself, when he arrived by gather
ing author and cast, throwing them
into a sack, dashing them to splin
ters against the rocks, and stood
back to receive the plaudits of the
Everybody, The Devil is dead.”—
L. W. T.
FAVORS* AND FAVORITES
To the Editor:
When Mr. Byrne wrote his first
night criticism of the Guild hall
production,* “The Raggedy Man,”
he was obviously not playing favor
ites. ITe salved no one’s vanity,, he
paid tribute where tribute was due,
in all honesty. The writer believes
that by not playing favorites the
critic has done the dramatics de
ipartment and the readers of the
I Emerald a real favor.
i The only importance which can
' be attached to a review, either fa
vorable or unfavorable, is based on
a standard of values. The critic
has paid the dramatic company an
inverted compliment by expressing
this standard and judging by it.
. His honesty will be approved by
discriminating readers. And in the
j future the dramatics department
| will realize that while the wages
j of sin may or may not be death,
the penalty of punkness is pub
licity.—Shade of Diogenes.
“THE RAGGEDY MAN”
! To the Editor of the Emerald:
At the request of a number of un
friends in the dramatics depart
ment, permit me to say a few words
in defense of “The Raggedy Man”
| as presented by the University
! Company, Tuesday .evening and
which received such vitriolic con
j damnation from the pen of your
I dramatic critic.
As to the play itself, Mr. Reddie
probably did not present, it as a
: “masterpiece.” Tt is an exceedingly
i ingenius dramatization of scenes,
incidents, characters and lines from
.Tames Whitcomb Riley’s poems re
lating to rural life in Indiana, so
dear to the poet’s heart. The por
trayal of that type of life was on
the whole very creditably pre
sented. The first act was extremely
well done. Most of the parts were
from the nature of the case char
acter parts, and, even after < elim
! inating Miss Banfield’s quite won
derful acting ns “Grandmother
Squeers,” nearly all the others were
very good in their parts. Paul
Krause as “Grandfather Squeers,”
it seemed to me, played up to the
lead of Miss Banfield with excel
Kate Pinneo was a scream in her
part ns the village postmistress.
: T.exro Prillaman gave a very sym
pathetic interpretation of the
j“Raggedy Man” himself. The caste
is too long to single out others de
serving credit for extremely clever
| acting, always remembering that
| they are amateurs.
The play has its faults, it is true.
It lacks plot and scatters its ef
i feets. But there is a wealth of en
j tertainment offered and no end of
laughs and also an appeal to tender
So much for the play and the ac
tors. Now as to the critic. Mr.
^COMING EVENTS I
Friday, March 13
9:30 a. m.—Opening session,
State Editorial Association,
8:30 p. m.—“The Raggedy
Man,” Guild hall.
Saturday, March 14
2:30 p. m.—Interclass Track
meet, Hayward field.
2:30 p. m.—Matinee, “The
Raggedy Man,” Guild hall.
Statae Editorial Association,
8:30 p. m.—“The Raggedy
Man,” Guild hall.
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Byrne seems to be quite needlessly
cruel, one hopes thoughtlessly so,
toward a group of his fellow stu
dents who are earnestly trying to
develop their talents. As a mat
ter of fact, to one who saw the pro
duction two years ago and again
Tuesday night, that the play was
quite as well done Tuesday as at
the previous performance, when it
received deserved praise. Nothing
is changed, but the critic.
One wonders if student critics
would be justified in airing their
spleen in such wholesale criticism
against a University basketball
team or debate team which failed
to win glory. Why then should the
unfortunate members of the dram
atic company be the butt of whole
sale condemnation on the part of
youthful Menckens, disillusioned
and jaundiced, but unripe in judi
cial experience and knowledge.
The University Players do not
pretend to be professionals. If
they did, they would be legitimate
subjects for the comparisons sug
gested by the achievements of great
actors. They are learning under
patient supervision, and it may be
said under a remarkably competent
director, the first steps in a most
difficult art. They are fellow stu
dents and entitled to a certain
amount of comradely sympathy.
Perhaps their performances do not
compare with such as professionals
give, but it may be assumed prob
ably, that their playing is com
paratively as good as the writing
indulged in by callow dramatic
—PRANK PAY EDDY.
MILITARY HEADS MEET;
PLANS MADE FOR CAMP
Lieutenant Colonel Sinclair, in
charge of the military department
on the campus, spent Wednesday in
Corvallis conferring with Lieuten
ant Colonel White, military head
at O. A. C., on plans for the student
officer units which will attend sum
mer camp this year at Camp Lewis,
Washington, June 12 to July 23.
Lieutenant Colonel White will act
as commander of the camp while
Lieutenant Colonel Sinclair will be
the executive officer of the camp.
Plans somewhat different from
tthose of past years are beini>
worked out by 'the military heads.
This year two platoons of the stu
dent-officers will be attached to
each regular company of the two
battalions of the seventh infantry,
United States Army. Previously no
regular units have drilled with the
R. O. T. C.
WILL MEET SATURDAY
The members of the Cosmopoli
tan club will gather for the last
meeting of the term Saturday night
in the Murray Warner Museum of
Oriental Art. This meeting will be
devoted largely to the study of
Chinese art. Pook T. Lau, gradu
ate assistant in the department of
art, will conduct the club and ex
plain the treasures of the museum.
Afrerward colored slides will be
shown in Alumni hall.
The club will meet at 7:15 for
a short business meeting. Members
are urged to bring their dues and
i to arrive promptly. The guests of
the club are invited to come at
about 7:30, when the program will
commence. All who are interested
will be welcome.
STUDYING FOR MINISTRY
University of Washington.—Sixty
students of the University of Wash
ington are preparing for the minis
try and foreign mission work. Half
of this number are studying for
the ministry, while the others are
taking an active part in church
OHIO NEEDLE THREADERS
CONTEST WILL BE HELD
Columbus. Ohio.—Sororities at
Ohio State University will have rep
resentatives in an intramural needle
threaders contest to be held this
NOTRE DAME LOSES ONLY 7
OF 142 GAMES IN 18 YEARS
South Bend, Ind.—lairing the last
I IS years, Notre Dame has played
142 football games and has lost only
! seven of them.
OKLAHOMA WILL REGULATE
| TIME OF DATES BY WHISTLE
Norman, Okla.—Dates will be i
regulated by the power house
whistle at the University of Okla
homa, according to a new rule
adopted. One warning blast, blown
'at 10:20 o'clock nightly, and 11:20
whistle, blown ten minutes later,
will consist of two short blasts to
mark the actual separation.
STUDENT AT STRASSBURG
FOUND “CRIBBING” BY RADIO
Strassburg, Germany.—A student
at Strassburg, university was
caught “cribbing” by radio. He
had a set in his room and one in
his desk at the university. On ex
aminations he sent the questions
and a friend in h;s room broadcast
ANTI-CROSS WORD PUZZLE
CLUB ORGANIZED AT McGILL
McGill University. — An anti
cross word puzzle society has been
organized at the university. The or
ganizers claim that the solving of
the puzzles takes too much time
that should be spent at more worth
PRINCE OF WALES LUNCHES
AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
University of Chicago.—Co-eds
were recently given a thrill not
known to other co-eds through the
college world. The Prince of Wales
on his visit to Chicago ate lunch
at the University of Chicago com
UTAH FRESHMEN GIVEN
University of Utah.—Freshmen
have at last been given an equal
right with upperclassmen on the
campus. The student body has re
solved “that hazing practices dan
gerous to property and health must
AFTERNOON CLASSES TO BE
REVIVED AT PRINCETON
Princeton, N. J.—The system of
having afternoon classes has been
revived at Princeton university. No
classes have been held in the after
noon at Princeton for 20 years.
KANSAS ESTABLISHES NEW
RADIO EXTENSION WORK
Kansas State Agricultural Col
lege.—The college has established
a radio department which will
broadcast college extension courses
for the next eight months.
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TO SEND DELEGATE EAST
John B. Rogers, a senior in the
school of business administration,
will attend the ninth biennial con
vention of Beta Gamma Sigma, na
tional honorary commerce frater
nity, at St. Louis, Missouri, April
3 and 4. Mr. Rogers will leave for
the east some time during spring
vacation and will be the delegate
from the University of Oregon
CASE OF FORBIDDEN BOOKS
AT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY
University of California.—The li
brary of the University of Califor
nia contains a collection of forbid
den books referred to as “Case C”
in library parlance. Students are
not permitted to use these except
on special permit and then with a
library attendant near to watch.
Tau Nu announces the pledging of
Edna English of Eugene.
I At the Theatres
HEILIG—Tonight and tomor
row, “Cheap Kissesf,” photo
drama. Coming, Tuesday night,
Otis Skinner in “Pancho
Sanza,” his greatest vehicle.
A distinguished cast of 40
will assist him in this noted
play. Seat sale on now.
A distinguished cast of 40 will
assist him in this noted play.
Seat sale now on.
THE REX—First day: Rin-Tin
Tin, the wonder dog, in “The
Lighthouse by the Sea,” a
- thrilling picturization of Ow
en Davis’ melodramatic stage
success, with Louise Fazenda,
Buster Collier, Jr., and a cast
of favorites supporting the
screen’s best loved dog star;
Christie comedy, “Great Guns”
with Bobby Vernon; Oregon’s
own, “Webfoot Weekly;”
Robert V. Hainsworth in
melodramatic musical setting
to the picture on the giant
Coming: “Abraham Lin
coln,” the greatest photodrama
of any season, with special
atmospheric prolog. “Planta
tion Memories,” featuring
Hugh Winder and his Old
A PirAt national Picture
The Grind Has
Late nights on term papers and exams, sleepy
days and general hard work is the program
until the last exam is over. Keep up the old
spirit by a refreshing half hour at George’s,
where the gang hangs out, and eat a bite to
help keep up the zipper.
At this time next week, I will
be on my way home. I can
hardly wait for examinations to
be over, because I have so many
things planned for spring vaca
» # nr
Now that spring has come,
House cleaning, and 'retouching
are very much in evidence
around the house. Several of the
alums, knowing that our living
room needed a new lamp, placed
an order at the White Electric
Store. •Much to our surprise, a
beautiful bridge lamp came the
other day. It harmonizes won
derfully with the color scheme.
In passing the store, one can see
a number of other highly at
tractive bridge lamps.
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We are having a
’ clever little dinner
Sunday, for that will
be the last chance we
girls will have for a
get-to-gether this term. The cen
terpiece, which will be a St. Pat
rick ’s harp done in gAen, is
being made at Raup’s Floral
Shop. The flowers that will be
used will be green carna|tions
which we will also get there.
Raup’s always have what we
want for any occasion.
• • *
Do you find it hard to keep
yourself looking neat in an
apron? At Phares’ Baby Shop,
I got a very pretty orange ging
ham apron that is bound in
black. Multi-colored flowers are
embroidered on the bib and
pocket. One advantage of this
apron over ordinary aprons is
the way in which it ties and pre
vents it from slipping off the
Every afternoon, Hazel, Eve
lyn and some of the rest of the
crowd get so hungry that they
can hardly wait for dinner.
They go down to Underwood and
Elliott’s Gricery at 4:30 every
afternoon and buy some delicious
cake doughnuts that are tempt
ingly hot. The doughnuts,
freshly baked, are brought into
the store at that time daily.
# * *
girl in the house
that has had a
hair cut during
the last week at
the Co-ed Barber
onop. As the bobs there are al
ways done by experts and just
the way that one wants them,
we girls never go down town any
more. Whenever we need a cut,
we stop, at the Co-ed, for it is
right next to the Co-op.
* * *
I must tell you about the
charming hat I saw at the Style
Shop. It was a lovely thing,
extreme poke shape, fashioned of
black horsehair with black ma
line edge. On the right side of
the crown are leaves varying in
shade from ashes of roses to
smoky blue, and an exquisite
rose of the same colors rests on
the brim and is caught under it.
A touch of ashes of roses is re
peated in the facing of the hat.
It would be a beautiful hat for
formal teas and afternoon wear.
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The alumnae have given us a
gift of silver spoons which were
purchased at Skeie’s. The pat
tern is called Georgia Maid and
is simple and classical in design.
We have now both the tea and
the after dinner coffee (spoon
and are very proud of the ap
pearance of our dinner table
when set with the new silver.
* * »
I had my hair marcelled at the
Rose La Vogue Shop yesterday.
I like the way it is done there
very well. If I have a reset I
won't have to have another until
after I go home because the mar
cels given there last such a long
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M e ‘11 have a regular talk-fest
next week. Until then—