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Day Editor—Jack O’Meara
Night Editor—Ray Nash
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1925
In ‘-Asia” for October we find, in an
article by .lane Alden, this statement:
“There are no prescribed drawing courses
in Tagore’s school; but a first-rate artist
comes and sits in a corner of the veranda
and draws. Boys with a natural capac
ity flock around him like bees. Then,
when they ask, beg, for drawing lessons
as a coveted privilege, they get them.
The same policy is carried out in the case
of the music master, thrumming alluring
ly from his perch, and the botanist, set
ting forth with his specimen book and
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Laying aside the question of the ad
visability of such a course, we cannot
help wondering what the effect would be
were such a system to be installed at Ore
gon, with group requirements, prescribed
courses and the eternal need for hours
abolished. It is true there exists ver
andas and sundry other places about the
campus where those “with a natural
capacity flock around like bees,” where
lessons are a “coveted privilege,” and
where many subjects are mastered that
are not prescribed courses. However,
under such a system we fear that not
only courses of study and methods of in
struction, but the personnel of the faculty
as well, would need a rather thorough
# * # #
In direct contrast to Tagore's theory,
we find this statement by President Hop
kins, Dartmouth College: “I would seri
ously submit for undergraduate consider
ation the question whether from the
point of view of their own ultimate good,
there has not been a too complete disap
pearance, from the college curriculum
and from college life, of Compulsion and
of requirements, rigorous and even irk
some, if you will, which temper the mind
and test the soul of men. The great
reservation which an anxious world feels
today in regard to college men is not in
regard * to t heir culture or their social
polish, but in regard to their stamina—
mental, moral and spiritual.”
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If higher education is to proceed upon
the assumption that it is a good thing for
everyone, whether he likes it or not,
merely because he needs it and society
needs educated men, then the disciplinary
measures advocated by President Hop
kins are necessary and indispensable, and
we are, perhaps straying too far from the
old standards. However, if we assume
that a keen desire for knowledge is the
prerequisite of all real advancement to
ward learning, then there is much to be
said for Tagore’s methods.—II. A. K.
All is not well with the Cosmopolitan
Club. An election held recently in which
an American girl was elected to the pres
idency has not met the favor of some of
the members and they have not hesi
tatedto give vent to their views.
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Presently the pessimists here and in
Portland and elsewhere will begin to
howl. The same old story will come liurt
liing through “It's all wrong—all wrong
—all wrong. New coach. New system.
New athletic department. . . .” et cetera.
Reply on Cosmopolitan
To the Editor:
It is thought by the majority of members of
the Cosmopolitan Club that the communications
in the Saturday Emerald were inspired bf a de
sire for personal publicity. Certainly they do
not represent the sentiment of the foreign stu
dents on the campus truly.
Since the writer of one of the communications
was not present at the meeting that evening,
this explains the misrepresentations which were
made in the article. Because of the resignation
of the president it was necessary to fill the
vacancy at this meeting. Nominations were
called for from the floor and the present offi
cer chosen by a vote of 12 to 2. 'As there were
only three Americans at the meeting it is very
daily seen that the writer of the article is mis
The newly elected president of the Cosmo
politan C,lub is thoroughly international in all
her views and her work for the club and inter
est in its members prove that she is a trtie' Cos
mopolitan. To her the foreign students owe
the marked success of their pageant last spring.
The foreign students appreciate her work and
all who are interested in the best good of this
club offer her their hearty support.
MAJS/UEH V. ALCID.
From a Cosmopolitan
To the Editor:
Permit me to explain to the readers of the
Emerald the rather complicated controversy of
the Cosmopolitan club over the election of its
officers. If the good old saying, “believe What
we mean and not what we say” over had any
true meaning it sure has in this case. Here
is tho trouble of the situation. We do not feel
that the presidont is domineering but rather as
to whether she will be left alone to carry
out the wish of the club.
I am sure I aill tolling the fact when I say
that the president never had the slightest idea
of becoming the president of the club but the
office was forced upoj} her in this manner. One
of the members of the club whose motives are
no higher than those of pseudo-Epieurean mis
took the word “cosmopolitan” for “fun-poli
tan” and in order that we may have lots of
fun, he reasoned, it will be necessary to elect
a girl for presidont. With this thought in mind
he proceeded to organize his compatriots and
when he had convinced those that tie count con
vince, announces a meeting and a few hours
before the meeting was to take place begs the
prsident to accept the leadership of the club.
The president, knowing nothing of the funny
politnu’s plot, accepted the invitation with no
other thought in mind except that of service
and international good will. However, the dis
satisfaction is not against the American stu
dents but against the advisory board. To be
sgro the dissatisfaction is not as strong and
acute as was expressed in the last communica
No doubt the advisory board is sincere, con
scientious, means well and is putting forth
every effort to promote the interests of the
club.' Hut, unfortunately, few of us unsophisti
cated members do not like the idea of being
over-advised. We feel that we ought to be left
alone and work out our own salvation. While
we are convinced that we wilt be not so success
ful in our efforts without the counsel of the
aged, yet we feel that we must learn how to
meet failures while we are young. It is be
cause of this why so many of the members have
left the club last year and many others are
not coming. The advisory board regrets very
much for this and is going to let us alone to
run our club the way we like and meet twice
a month if we care to do so.
We hope that all the rebels of international
thought will come back and give their hearty
support to our president, thus enabling her to
carry out the wishes of the club satisfactory
to every one concerned. Her idea of accept
ing the presidency of the club was no other
than that of promoting the spirit of interna
tional friendship. For she feels it is this spirit
of internationalism that swallows up all differ
ent nationalities and races into one big Union
where alone we find the progrtss and advance
ment of humankind. We can clearly see that
her idea is that cooperation, tolerance, service
and mutual understanding, and not that of dom
ineering or of fun. There might be Americans
that want to dominate over everybody but not
so with the president.
C. Z. LOUKAS.
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Seven Seers Beauty Contest
Because of some discussion and argument
among the co-eds of this campus, the Seven
Seers are conducting a beauty contest to de
termine who, among the Adonises of the Uni
versity, is the handsomest. Lengthy and
heated has been the battle waged among the
members of the unfairer sex on this issue, and
as yet no King of Love and Beauty has been
singled Out of the crowds. Now is your chance,
girls, to bring your Secret Sorrow into promin
ence. Tear out the little coupon below, fill
it out, and drop it into one of the ballot boxes
that will be placed for that purpose in-the Main
library, the Reference library and the Woman’s
The' contest is absolutely free, there is no
catch in it, no signature is necessary, and there
are but three rules to follow:
1. This is for women voters only.
2. Names of professors and oijher profes
sionals are barred.
3. The contest closes in seven days.
I think that .„.
is the handsomest male student on the
Names of the candidates will be published
daily, and collective ballot voting will deter
mine the winner. After three days only the
highest ten will be considered nominated.
So that you members of the University .and
otherwise may become better acquainted with
some of the newly elected members of our
order, Olaf Darnu, who is the poet, Lorry 8,
will draw little pen portraits that closely re
semble these characters. Today we have snap
A Northern Pacific coach off the track. . . .
Dante’s “Inferno,” bound in pigskin. . . .
The sigh of night winds on a hidden lake. . . .
Fairy tales at twilight hour. . . .
A jewelled megaphone in a green and gold
boudoir. . . .
“Walla Walla” sung by Schumann-Heiuck. . . .
White orchids in a Venetian vase. . . .
Tea time at Sherry’s. . . .
The warble of an Alpine goat to its mate. . . ;
CONCERNING THE PROPHECY
We, the Seven Seers, wish to make an expla
nation in regard to our prophecy that Oregon
would beat Idaho by a touchdown. When the
All-Seeing Eye peered into the future it did
see such a score—Oregon would and should
have beat Idaho by seven points if it had not
been for the following:
1— If Oregon hadn’t tried to rejuvenate
the team with a little tea party before each
play, or if the impromptu prayer meeting
hadn’t been held after every down. Mebbe
the huddled prayer meeting would have
been all right if they had prayed for the
right things, and perhaps the tea parties
would have helped if all the boys had got
ten their heads' together on some of the gos
sip they seemed so eager for.
2— Idaho beat Oregon by 13 points last
year, and this year received their only
score on the thirteenth minute of the third
half. Thirteen, which seems to. be their
lucky number, was a stronger number than
the mystical number seven.
So wliat could a prophecy do in that case,
we ask you?
Anyway, we predict that Oregon will beat
Pacific 27 to 0.
THE SEVEN SEERS.
THE REX—Last day: “One Year to Live,”
featuring Aileen Pringle, Antonio Moreno, Dor
othy Mackaill and Rosemary Thebv; Century
eomedy, “A Taxi War,” featuring Eddie Gor
don; International news events; Dorothy Wy
man, maid o’ melody, in musical accompani
ment on the big organ.
THE MeDONALD—Last day, the year’s most
popular novel now a splendid Paramount feat
tire, “The Little French Girl,” with Alice Joyce,
Neil Hamilton and Mary Brian. Tomorrow
"The Ten Commandments” starts its four day
presentation at popular prices.
j Campus Bulletin
Sigma Delta Chi—Meeting today
noon at Anchorage.
Dial—Meeting at 7:30 tonight in
the Woman’s building.
Women’s Swimming Club—Import
ant business meeting tonight 7:30
Junior Class Meeting—Members of
the Junior Class will meet in Vil
lard Hall at 7:15 tonight.
Woman’s Athletic Association Coun
cil meeting at 7:15 today in the
library of the Woman V building.
To-Ko-Lo—There will be a meeting
of all active members in the Col
lege Side Inn at 7:15 tonight.
This is important.
All members of the Red Cross Life
Saving Corp will meet in the
men’s gymnasium, Wednesday at
7:15 P. M. Short meeting.
Junior Class Meeting—Villard hall
tonight at 7:15 o’clock. As this
is first meeting of year, all jun
iors are requested to be present.
Foreign Students who have flags
of their respective nations are
asked by the social committee
of the Cosmopolitan Club to lend
them to the club for Thursday
evening, International Night.
Please leave the flags with Mrs.
Donnelly at the Y hut not later
than Thursday afternoon.
Samara announces the election of
It Pays to Pay .Cash
J. Matt Johnson
30 East Ninth Ave.
The Famous 5130
Brown — Blue — Gray
Double Breasted Suits
Thirty Easy Steps From
ORCHESUa TRYOUTS FRIDAY
Preliminary tryouts fur Orchemis,
honorary dancing society, will be
held on Friday of this week from
four to six in the Womaji’s build
ing, according to Edith Pierce,
president. A committee of Orche
stis members will tost the 114 aspir
ants in fundamentals.
On the following Tuesday each
aspirant will present an original
dance which will be judged by
Lillian Stnpp of the physical edu
Afternoon and Evening
2:30 and 7:30
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t$ The place to eat your evening dinner, your
It early breakfast, or a quickly supplied
^ lunch. Don’t forget that it’s a University
| place and we are glad to serve University
Gladys Moeller; Madeline Ford; j
and Mildred Bailey.
WEBB RECEIVES POSITION
A letter has been received by
Dean E. C. Bobbins of the business
administration department, telling
of the appointment of Floyd T.
Webb, ’22, as a member of the firm
of Euckstell and Lamb, a firm of
certified public accountants in San
Francisco, after successfully pass
ing his examination as Certified
JUNIOR CLASS TO ENTERTAIN
The junior class of the Univer
sity High announces that it will be
host to the seniors at a theater
party and supper on the evening
of October 24.
Will be even more charming if it is
in a frame. We make frames for
all sizes of pictures. Reasonable
EUGENE ART AND GIFT SHOP
Just Aroifnd the Corner from the McDon'ald Theatre
f Cvery Stetson is a masterpiece
of the hatter’s art — carefully
made by those who know how.
Styled for young men
you want to be
Well, now, you will
need a Wahl Pen. Signs
checks, okehs garage
bills and takes down
recipes almost automati
cally. ‘And when you
have to write home for
ful how *—
good in- ^
hand. Its useful,
and so good look
ing you can wea
it right out in the
open—if you aren’t
afraid some cheeky
girl’ll lift it.
vi tO'$s in silver
$7 and then some in gold
EVBRSHARPS Write Band Pal
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