Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 18, 1926, Page 2, Image 2

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Edward M. Miller
Editor THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1926 Frank H. Loggan
Sol Abramson .. Managing Editor
Mildred Jean Carr .... Associate Man. Editor
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Harold Kirk ..-. Associate Editor
Webster Jones .— Sports Editor
Philippa Sherman —. Feature Editor
Wayne Leland .. Associate Manager
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Day Editors
Esther Davis Frances Bourhill
Geneva Drum Claudia Fletcher
Mary Conn
Night Editors
Ray Nash, Chief Night Editor
John Black Ronald Sellars
Earl Raess Haggerty
Sports Staff
Harold Mangum Ricoard Syring
Feature Writers
Bernard Shaw
James De Pauli
Walter Cushman
Paul Buy _
• Upper News Staff
Mary Benton Ruth Gresr*
Edward Smith Jane Dudley
Margaret Vincent
News Staff
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Barbara Blythe
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Dick Jones
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../"ffyp.fggs-—- ■ 7—-—— -—~—* ganaiatiui University of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily except Sunday and Monday during the
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year. Advertising rates upon application. Phones—Editor, 1320 ; Manager, 721.
Day Editor—Trances Bourhill
Night Editor—Bonald Sellers
Assistant—Boone Hendricks
Concerning Mr. Anthony Euwer,
Who Lectures at Assembly
Anthony Euwer, assembly speaker for today, is the author
of the late ex-President Woodrow Wilson’s favorite limerick,
quoted by the ex-president with great delight on many occa
sions. The limerick, a genuine classic, runs as follows:
“For beauty I know I’m no star,
There are others more handsome by far;
My face I don’t mind it,
For I am behind it,
It’s the man out in front gets the jar.”
This limerick, which ranks with the nobility in the realm of
jingles, has been repeated no doubt, thousands of times by per
sons in every walk of life; and repeated, we suspect, with a
malignant satisfaction at the discomfiture of the unfortunate
Not so Anthony Euwer, however. His beaming countenance
can only charm and please; and his philosophy is made of the
stuff that lacks all manner of gall. If any sentiment directed
the composing of the above limerick it was one of keen sym
pathy for the woes of his fellow creatures.
Euwer, who captured the fancy of the campus two years
ago, is the sort of assembly speaker who won’t begin, “Young
college men and women, you are the rising leaders of the repub
lic, and the last hope of the nation.” Neither will he conclude,
. . And we must take care that the mighty tides of ignor
ance do not wash bare the fertile plains of this, our glorious
civilization!” He is worth hearing.
Congratulations Due The
Victorious Basketeers
Now that the northwest basketball pennant is firmly nailed
to the corner of Villard, or the men’s gym, or the Administra
tion building, or wherever pennants fly (better appoint a com
mittee to investigate that, Walter), hearty congratulations are
in* order to the varsity players and their skillful coach, Billie
Beinhart. All needed now is another gentle reminder to our
neighbors next Friday, and then a decision over California.
While in the winning mood we might as well tack up the coast
conference pennant. After all, two can fly as cheaply as one,
and even the taxpayers probably won’t object.
Uniform Colors For
Oregon Athletes
A worthy proposition now being considered by the executive
council is a plan to establish uniform colors for all Oregon ath
letes. At the present time the Oregon teams are clad in a
variety of green, blue, yellow, white and what not, with the
result that Oregon teams, on the gridiron, baseball diamond and
track, are distinguished oftentimes from their opponents with
difficulty. A uniform and distinctive color scheme would elim
inate this condition, and as one of the members of the council
has pointed out, in the case of coast conference track meets,
would greatly enhance the interest of the meet to the spectators
if the participants were designated with distinctive colors.
The courteous and considerate services of the University in
firmary and dispensary attendants has long been a source of
wonderment to university students. No matter what time of
day, or the ailment, or the humor of the patient, the nurses,
doctors and clerical attendants maintain a cordial attitude of
undiminished consideration for those with whom they come in
contact; all of which makes getting sick just a little bit easier.
Would that we could wish them more patients!
Editorially Clipped
Tht' Oregon Emerald, student pub
lication at tlio University of Ore
gon, wants to know why tho public
is always picking on the colleges
and tho young people who attend
them. The morals of tho students
are picked to pieces every so often
just on the chance tiiat something
might be wrong with them, the
Wmorald complains. The Emerald
admits that the It)—G model student
may wear funny clothes and spend
too much money, but it denies that
he is going to the devil or even seri
ously considering such a step. It
adds “The taxpayers will permit
municipal or ptate hVrrupfjon 'to
pass with a minimum of murmurs;
all manners of graft will go in the
state institutions without much of
a hallobaloo; but let the tiniest
aqneek come from one of the state
institutions of higher learning and
all the taxpayers are right on hand
to look out for their investmient.”
It does seem unfair that the poli
ticians got away with anything
short of murder while the under
graduate is kept closely tethered to
tho apron strings of the grand
motherly body politic, llut this is
not as bad as it seems. Yes, there
is indeed balm in Gilead.
Whom the Lord loveth he chast
enth. The people of Oregon keep
close watch on their boys and girls
at the college and universities be
cause they love them. From long
experience the public has learned
not to expect too much of its poli
ticians, but hope springs eternal in
the human breast and we are for
ever expecting the rising generation
to be better than those which pre
ceded it. It should not be a source
of complaint to the students of our
state educational institution if the I
public exacts from them a higher
standard of conduct than it expects
of its politicians. It should be a'
source of pride and they should try
to measure up to it.—Baker City
Oregon Herald.
Considerable agitation for making
military training in the R. O. T. C.
an optional rather than a required
course is being disclosed in many of
the American colleges. Some have
already made the course optional.
It is only proper that the Anieri- [
can student should be required to
spend some time in learning the
fundamentals of natioual defense.
For the student's good and for the!
health of the nation, the R. O. T. C.
training should bo a compulsory re-,
quirement for graduation.
The advantages gained through
military discipline, drill and exer- j
cise more than compensate for the !
time required. In colleges with!
compulsory military training, the j
student that graduates is sure of
culture in mental, disciplinary, phy
sical and social lines.
Yet, American colleges contem
plate doing away with military edu
cation, the only compulsory military
training in Oregon. The two mili
tary colleges are too small to supply
the need for trained military offi
cers and the only certainty for this
supply is the American college.
For the health of the nation and for
the good of the college compulsory
military training in the colleges de
serves support.—O. A. C. Barometer.
So full of fleas and flying gnats
Was Sy McCorn’s old plug he
Said his horse was not a horse—
It was a little buggy.
* * *
See the big, noisy train of
cars, bringing home the little
co-eds. And the fact that it is
a freight train doesn’t make
matters any different. As long
as it get them there, why care
■Whether they ride in a parlor
car comfortably or a box car
Two little girls from Hen
dricks hall went for a walk to
Springfield the other afternoon,
and when they got there what
should they see but a big old
sleepy engine. And so just to
show you they weren’t high
brow or afraid of any old choo
choo train they jumped aboard
one of the flat cars, just for a
little chat. And what do you
suppose that naughty old train
did? Why, it woke up with a
snort, and before the two little
girls could jump off it started
up lickety-split. And it went so
fast, before they knew it they
were all the way back in Eu
gene again. But that naughty
old train felt father guilty
about the dirty trick he played
on the two little girls, so he
slowed down, and let them jump
And the little girls very
tactfully thanked the train for
giving them a free ride all the
way home, when otherwise they
would have had to walk so that
the train didn’t have a guilty
conscience any more, and went
puffing happily away.
The End.
* »• »
Joey McKeown and a guy named
On the subject of booze had a
McKeown met his fate
When he tried to debate
For Boone was well posted on lik
, Now that the balmy days aro here I
;»nd the old Mill Bace is erecting
loafv screens along its banks, the j
fleet of canoes will soon go paddling j
■up and drifting down the rippling
water, manned by stalwart col
legians and pretty co-eds. Ilere is
a snap-shot of one popular young
lady you all know, leaning grace
fully back in the lazy-back of her
slender, light vessel, the '‘I Wanna
Float,” unconsciously mafking a
pretty picture of “those dear old
days at Oregon.”
• * *
There are many things troubling
For instance I never could see
Why, if people from Poland are
The people from Holland aren’t
Why a square meal can make you
look round,
Why church canons can’t make a
Are black berries green when
they’re red?
Why we eat chickens after they’re
Where a match flame goes after it’s
And also, what it’s all about.
To the Editor:
There has been no comment in
the Emerald on the language situa
tion for some time, and what com
ment there was, was given by in
structors only. Perhaps students
were afraid of getting poor grades
in their language courses, or even
flunking them, if they made com
ment on the subject. However, I
would like to offer a few sugges
tions from a science student’s point
of view.
I believe there are at least two
very good reasons why students as
a rule prepare a language lesson last
of all lessons that are to be pre
pared. The first and perhaps fore
most reason is that a language
course is required for an A. B. de
gree, and the nature of the average
American student rebels at some
thing he is required to do. The
second reason is that the language
is not taught as that student would
like to learn it.
I qm a senior in chemistry and I
have had two years of German, and
am now taking first year French.
What I desire is a reading knowl
edge of both German and French. I
have a fair reading knowledge of
German, after two years of much
labor, but how can I acquire a
reading knowledge of French, when
the chief aim of our French in
structors (who are all French young
women, except one, I believe) to
try their best to teach us to speak
French? What do I care how to
order a meal in French in a French
restaurant, or how to talk French
on the streets of Paris? How is
“pommefe des terre au gratin’’ go
ing to help me read scientific
French articles? What I want to
know is the meaning of “acids dex
troracemique et levoracemique.” Is
French pronunciation going to help
me in scientific French transla
tion? It certainly is not, and I
believe I know when I say no, for
I can read scientific abstracts and
articles in German with fair ease
and I never read them over aloud
before attempting to translate
them. It is the eye that does my
translating and not the ear.
Why do our French teachers
stress the translation from English
into French so strongly in quizzes?
I know full well that one can learn
a foreign language much better by
translating from his native langu
age into the foreign languago than
from the foreign language into the
native language. But what I would
like to do is translate from French
Jacqueline Logan
Clive Brook
Roy Kahler’s
into English, and not from English
! into French.
French as given at this Univer
jsity is a poor training for scientific
i French reading, I believe. It is a
cultural and artistic training rather
than a practical training. There is
no course in scientific French. Why
isn’t there? In 1921 and 1922, Dr.
Thorstenberg, a German and Scan
dinavian instructor, had a three
hour class in scientific French. Why
!wab this class discontinued? To me,
' it seems a much more practical
'course to give for a certain class
of students, those majoring in sci
ence courses, than a class in liter
lary French, such as Victor Hugo’s
“Les Hiserables,” etc. I believe
that two years ago a one hour sci
jentifie French class was given. This
really would not be much of a class
; because of the short amount of
time spent in the class. The Ger
i man department cooperates much
;more with the science student and
j offers a three hour course in sci
lentifie Germany also given by Dr.
j Thorstenberg. I would like to know
| why the French department does
Jnot offer such a course for science
I was once told by one of the
chemistry instructors that he start
ed to take a course in beginning
French at Cornell university, and
the third or fourth day the instruc
tor started conducting the class in
French and stressing pronunciation,
and he and a fellow chemijBtry ma
jor immediately ..got out. Apparent
ly, French instructors are alike all
over our country. Why can’t we
have a course in French where the
pronunciation and English to
French translations are forgotten
and the most important thing of all,
the translation of French into Eng
lish, stressed? If we could only
impress upon our French instruc
tors that we want to translate
French and not speak French, a
great many of us would be consid
erably happier, I am sure.
McDONALD—First day, the silk
hat king of fun, Raymond Griffith,
in his latest mirth maker, “Hands
Up,” with Marion Nixon. Added
attraction of special interest, “Wild
Beasts of Borneo,” close ups of fero
cious jungle beasts taken in their
native haunts. Regular prices.
# # *
REX—Last day, a double bill of
fun and thrill, “If Marriage Fails,”
a drama of those who scoff at vows,
luxuriously set in a silken whirl of
life among the pleasure seekers, and
featuring Jacqueline Logan, Clive
Brook, Jean Hersholt, Belle Bennett
and a brilliant cast; and, Boy Kah
ler’s “Country Store,” a barrel of
fun and hundreds of dollars worth
of presents for all, nightly at 9 p.
m.; clever comedy, “A Peaceful
Riot,” of laughs; Kinogram news
events; Bex musical settings to the
pictures. Coming—Douglas Fair
banks in “Don Q, Son of Zorro,”
with Mary Astor and a great cast.
COLONIAL — Wednesday and
Thursday, Matt Moore and Dorothy
; Devore in “His Majesty, Bunker
Bean.” Also comedy and Fable.
Godfrey at Honolulu
Ready to go to Work
George H. Godfrey, ex-university
istudent, who sailed for Hilo, Haw- f
aii recently, arrived at Honolulu,
February 5, according to word re
ceived here. Godfrey is to be city
editor of the Hilo Tribune-Herald.
He will have three reporters under
his direction.
The trip was eventful, he said in
a letter, and added that he is en
joying the country immensely, after
going through a heavy Pacific
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