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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 2, 1925)
Edited, by Walter Evans Kidd
(The following weekly features are printea in Emerald as indicated?
Tuesday, Lemmy’s Ghost, Society; Wednesday, Art, Drama, Must:; Tfrusds/.
Poetry; 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.)
Lilac blossoms swaying faintly 'cross a gateway at
Desert sage in the sweeping silence of dawn—
Cedar-wood smoke curling fragrantly thru dark trees
Dusty noon-day haze on a brown grain field—
A butterfly fluttering lazily over a bed of velvet
A deep bowl of wide-spread daffodils.
Incense-smoke ’gainst a black teakwood altar—
Heat waves dancing on a white- mid-summer road—
Fall showers over timber-covered hills.
A far-off hillside olive orchard—
Ragged moss on low-hanging, river-bank trees—
Sunlight on a shallow, sandy lake.
A cloud-halo’d snow-jpeak at sunset—
The fog-shroud on a city at night—
The tender laughter of a low-voiced woman.
• * # *
A Sea-Diver Speaks to His Inland Love
(To N. P.)
I bring from sea-cool depths
Rust-gold coins from a sunken ship—
Frail shells of amber gloom—
And flash of citron fish that slip
In phosphorescent-edging peacock flow—
The image of a quinquireme—
• Vague moss and adroit ferns that bloom
In amythestine coral-caves
Where nereids pluck (slow, slow)
Their lyres to silken sounds of waves . . .
And from a dusk sea-garrison
Where plants with sprouts of fire-green grow
I snatched a mermaid’s dream
And glassed it in the liquid sphere
Of the reverberation of a sunken bell.
These gifts 1 bring; take them from me.
But do not beg me to remain.
The blunt intrigues of life, the pain
Of a land-death; then worm-tormented flesh.
Oh, I must back, my dear,
Back to the black-bronze deep
To feel the booming sea '
Heave tons of salt above my death—
Down there, down there my flesh can sleep.
# * * #
I heard Atlanta’s sandalled feet
Hasting down an ancient street,
Heard Apollo’s magic laughter
As he followed swiftly after.
Saw her pause beneath a tree,
Glance behind, then onward flee;
Saw Apollo’s lyre and quiver
Flicking thru the half-moon silver.
Saw her lose a sandal-wing
By a sacred temple spring
And Apollo touch her hair
Ere she hid herself in air.
Heard Apollo, to the moon,
Shape the rushing cadenced tune
Of Atlanta’s rapid feet
Fleeing down an ancient street.
WALTER EVANS KIDD.
# * * • ?Y !
The day went out behind the mesa;
From a crag the coyotes crack
Thjir dirge against the windy spaces.
Oh, the naked dunes whip black.
A lost arroyo wildly crinkles;
Shadows hood the chollas flame.
Beloved, I stand here by the window,
Clasp against.my thoughts your name.
The night curves greatly domed but burdens •
With the stars it cannot hold.
My body aches with grief. Stars falling
Blur the pane with scouring gold.
—WALTER EVANS KIDD.
• • • • •
I saw in the night the moon
Clasp to its breast a star:
The moon’s caress was tender
Like dew to flint or spar.
I cried, “0, love no more*
(My heart was touched of crying)
O caress the star no more—
My love lies dying, dying!”
—WALTER EVANS KIDD,
* • • *
Madonna of the Crimson Hyacinths
Lily-slim and whiter than cherry blossoms,
Walks by the hyacinths.
Her ivory sandals glisten bluely clean,
Her peacock silken gown flows from her slender
She sings clear lyrics;
Her voice drifts over the shadows of the wind
As sweetly as the breath of hyacinths.
She heaps her arms with crimson hyacinths
She waits ...
But ber lover does not come.
—WALTER EVANS KIDD.
ENTER EXHIBIT IN EAST
Five Local Artists Seek
j The work of five students of the
art school has been shipped to New
York City to enter the Architectural
and Allied Arts Exhibition given
by the Architectural League of
America. The drawings which con
sist in architectural drawings, life
drawings and sketches are done by
David Bairc^, Nellie Btest, Lester
Chaffee, Truman Philipps and Ar
The exhibition held in the Grand
Central Palace is the fourteenth an
nual exhibit of the league and will
have its public opening Tuesday,
April 21. Medals of honor are
awarded for the best work in each
class and the winners are picked
by juries composed of the leading
critics of art in the country. These
medals are given for the finest work
in architecture, decorative painting,
sculpture, landscape architecture
and in design and craftsmanship in
native and industrial art. Not only
is the work submitted from all
parts of the country but from for
eign contributors as well, and these
contributors include prominent ar
chitecture and construction com
panies, and leading artists and
sculptures. The exhibit closes May
2 and the drawings are sent back
to Jheir owners May 4.
VARSITY RIFLE TEAM PLACES
THIRTEENTH AMONG SCHOOLS
Out of 20 senior units of the col
leges of the Ninth Corps Area, the
University of Oregon men’s rifle
team placed thirteenth according to
results tabulated by the headquar
ers at PresidSoj California. The
matches were held in the latter
part of the winter term. Oregon
Agricultural college placed first
with an aggregate team score of
5,485 out of a possible 6,000. Score
of University B. O. T. C. men was
JOHN DXEKDOBFF WHITES
OF WORK IN BOTJTH DAKOTA
John Dierdorff, ’22, School of
Journalism graduate, is at present
employed by the Tamblyn and
Brown firm of New York on gift
campaign work at the University
of South Dakota. Mr. Dierdorff
writes that Patricia Ball, who was
a member of Delta Delta Delta on
the campus, is now Mrs. Newcomb.
Her husband is on the faculty of
the engineering department at
South Dakota. Mr. Dierdorff ex
pects to be there until July 1, and
may drive to the Coast for the
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B.O.T.C. TO CONDUCT
PHOHDES DURING APRIL
Regular Drills During June
To Be Discontinued
The six companies and band of
the R. O. T. C. will participate in
i series of parades and reviews
starting about the twentieth of
A.pril. The parades, which are to
t>e six in number, will be held on
rhursday evenings, starting at
The order to this effect was is
sued by Colonel Sinclair ft a re
sult of instructions from the War
iepartment, which provide for as
semblies of all the companies for
drill. No regular drill periods will
be held during the first two weeks
>f June, thus omiting six regular
Irills, the place of which will be
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Ceremonies similar to these have
been held practically every spring,
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leveral good showings of the com
bined units are expected by the
nilitary authorities. Students and
:ownspeople of Eugene will be
irivileged to witness the E. O. T.
C. ceremonies. The affairs will
last until about 6:00 p. allowing
the students to get home in time
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Never before has the screen dared to paint in sneh
vivid colors the flame of existence! Never before
has the screen revealed the secret places of the
heart, the passions, the lusts, the tenderness, the
pathos of humanity’s groping toward the light.
ERICH VON STROHEIM’S
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lOTBACUE^ FRANK NORRIS 1
The F|ghs in Death Valley it
only one of the Big Scenes.