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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 13, 1927)
To Lecture on
Fascisti in Italy
Soldier of Fortune Gets
Material for Speech
Skeyhill to Be on Campus
Next Wednesday Night
Tom, Skeyhill, the young orator
who comes to the University next |
Wednesday night, January 19, is an
Australian, a soldier, a poet, a
world traveler, student of literature,
political economy, anj world af
He is indeed a student of world
affairs. He has been “on the go”
since 1914 when he enlisted as an
“Anzac,’’ a boy of 18, to do his
bit in the World war. Since then
he has visited many lands, has trav
eled over a quarter of a million
miles, and has visited every Euro
pean country except Portugal.
While fighting in the terrific
fury of battle at the Dardanelles
in 1916, he was stricken blind from
a shell explosion and bayoneted
through both hands. For three years
he was totally blind. He became
known as the famous Australian
blind soldier-orator. Other coun
tries, including the United States,
asked him to help in war work.
Won Fame As Speaker
During this time lie won fame as
a war speaker and on one notable
occasion raised $23,000,000 in twen
ty-three minutes at the Metropoli
tan Opera House in New York, on
the same platform with the lato
It was Roosevelt that said of him,
‘ ‘ I would rather bo on the plat
form with Tom Skeyhill than any
other orator. ’ ’
In 1918 he miraculously recovered
his sight at Washington, 1). C. A
year later he attended tho peace
conference in Paris. In 1920 ho ran
tho lines into Soviet Russia to
study Bolshevism first hand. Ho
came back to the United States, in
1921, speaking here and in Canada.
In 1922 he was again in Europe at
tending tho Geneva conference and
visiting the Near East, Italy, Ger
many, France and England. In 1923
lie filled 30Q lecture engagements
in America. Following this lecture
tour ho completed another and then
again turned to Europe.
Learns About Fascisti
When there during his last trip,
Tom Skeyhill became intimately ac- i
quainted with the Fascisti govern
ment and it was he who said, “The
Fascisti do not rule Italy—they are
Italy. ’ ’
“Mussolini and the Black Shirts”
is the name of the lecture he is to
deliver on Wednesday. He has a
pleasing voice and he speaks as a
man who has truly mastered his
The lecture will be given in Vil
lard hall at 8 p. m., January 19.
Admission is 50 cents for students
and faculty and 75 cents for towns
people. Season tickets for the next
three lectures may be obtained for
$1.25 for townspeople aid 75 cents
for students. They are on sale at
the Co-op, the graduate manager’s
office, and at the door.
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iginiated in the financial crisis of
the University induced by an in
crease in attendance out of all pro
portion to tile increase in income.
This process of shifting the load
to the student’s shoulders cannot
be carried further, President Hall
believes, in light of these statistics.
Even in the so-called private or i
endowed institutions of the east, it |
is pointed out, the student is not ex- ;
peeled to carry the cost of the j
institution but is relieved by income
from other sources. The proportion
charged against the student at Ore
gon, nearly 22 per cent, is held to
be about the upper limit of what is
practicable in the west.
President of the United States,
We bow with you in your tribute
to the fallen dead, who thought that
by their lives they were advancing
the cause of democracy; we murmur
with you, fervently, a prayer for
peace; we go even farther, and re
quest you to do your utmost for the
attainment and furtherance of peace.
Jingoistic utterances will make
for war; reverent tributes may make
for peace; but tributes do not in
themselves achieve peace. Peace
comes by peaceful acts—give and
take with equanimity in internation
al intercourse; a manifestation of
peace is peace.
“We shall not be able to cul
tivate the arts of peace by constant
appeal to primal instincts,” you say,
and we concur. Then let us curb our
instincts of pugnacity, of self-os
tentation, and acquisitiveness. Let
us watch, then, that we fall not
into international greed; let us halt
any trend toward militarism, any
boasting of national strength; let
us extend to other nations, not the
privileges, which under reversed con
ditions they might extend to us, nor
the privileges, which under those
conditions, we might ask of thorn—
let us extend to them the privileges
which we now enjoy.
We lost in common with all other
warring countries, you say. Then,
let us share in common, not rebuke
them for not kneeling in gratitude
because “there is a bank to serve
You say “We shall avoid any na
tional spirit of suspicion, distrust
and hatred toward other nations.
Can wo then, as you declaro five min
utes later, dictate to the other na
tions the terms on which wo will
meet them in working for peace?
Remember you said, “The first re
quisite for this purpose, (under
standing, good will, and friendly re
lations) is a friendly attitude on our
And then, “We realize thoroughly
that no one will protect us unless
we protect ourselves.” Do they con
note the same meaning? Referring
to the military establishment, you
say, “It is a menace to no one ex
cept (the evil-doer, ” We remind
you that in the functioning of a
military establishment, which is
war, that it is impossible to pick
out the evildoers from the whole;
we remind you that poison gas and
shrapnel and bombs discriminate
not between the doers of good and
evil, but take unhesitantly, unheed
ingly, unmercifully, all life that lies
in their path; we remind you that
in the trenches the innocent died
with the guilty, whether Hun or
In summarizing the disasters of
war, you say, “It is not only be
eause of these enormous losses suf
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Than Last Year
Over Prospects for
If the varsity swimming team
fails to win a single meet this year,
t the season will not be a complete
failure from Coach Ed Abercrom
bie’s point of view; he points out
that almost every man of last year's
squad has shown a marked improve
ment in his chosen event.
Three of this year’s team were
(out ast season for the 200 yard i
breaststroke. Of these, Julian Smith
; failed to qualify as a varsity swim
mer while Sinclair and McGregor
| were clocked in about 3:12. At
present, Smith regularly makes 2:58
! while Sinclair and McGregor are
'good for 3:03.
Last year’s best bet in the 200
yard backstroke was Bob Gardner
j who was capable of about 2:20 for
the distance. This season there are
.three varsity men who make 2:14.
iOn the freshman squad, Johnny Al
j len, a Eugene boy who never had
tried the event before, has already
j turned in a mark of 2:15 and Me
Alpin, former Multnomah club swim
mer, is credited with 2:10. Johnny
Anderson, another freshman, re
cently sprinted the distance in 1:55.
In the 440 yard distance, Frank
Reid, who failed to make the var
sity last year, is capable of making
the creditable time of 6:14 while
“Iron-man” McCook, who does ev
erything in the order of events but
dive, is swimming the distance in
The greatest surprise of the sea
son is the excellent time turned in
by Charley Silverman, a freshman,
in the telegraphic meet with Wes
leyan university. Silverman made
the difficult 440 yard event in the
remarkable time of 6:06 3-5.
Johnny Anderson, former Mercers
burg high school swimmer, has brok
fered alike by ourselves and the rest
of the world that we desire peace,
but because we look to the arts of
peace rather than war as the means
by which mankind will finally de
velop its greatest spiritual power.”
Is that in harmony with your state
ments that our navy is the best in
the world, and our military forces
are the largest we have ever yet
maintained in time of peace? Are
such an army and such a navy arts
“We must face the facts. Our
main responsibility is for Amer
ica.” Mr. President, we fail to un
derstand you. Did you dedicate
that memorial to peace or to war?'
en three University records this
year and is just getting started. He
shattered the 40 yard dash record
with a mark of 10 3-5, the 100 yard
mark with 58 seconds, and the 220
with a new mark of 2:35.
On the whole, Coach Abercrombie
is satisfied with the showing made
and declares that, with a new men’s
swimming tank, the University of
Oregon swimming team will be push
ing the strongest teams on the coast
for first honors.
Bolt Is Put on Door
To Bar Latecomers
“Here’s a real story,” said Don
ald Barnes, professor of history. “A
bolt has finally been put on the
door of Villard assembly. For thir
teen weeks I have tried to get a
bolt on that door, finally I bought
one at the five and ten cent store
for fifteen cents.
“Nearly everybody in the Univer
sity has tried, and finally they said
it was too expensive. The only per
son who wasn't appealed to was Dr.
Hall, and I was going to him next.
And now the late comers have to
go up in the balcony and hide be
hind the green curtain, most of
them being ashamed to come out in
Margaret Stahl, ’26,
Eddy Smith, Married j
Margaret Stahl, ’26, and Edward;
D. Smith, Jr., ex-’26, both of Port
land were married there Januarv
Miss Sraht was on the campus
last year and was a member of
Otcliesus, honorary dancing society,
and Alpha Chi Omega. She is a
daughter 'of Mr. and Mrs. H. Y.
Stahl of Portland.
Smith is a former University stu
dent. While on the campus, Eddie
was a member of the upper news
staff of the Emerald and was af
filiated with Delta Tau Delta, fra
ternity. He is now doing day po
lice reporting for the Oregonian.
The young couple will make their
home in Portland where Mr. Smith
will continue with his work.
Orchesis announces the pledg
ing of: Margaret Bunn, Florence
Grebe, Roberta Wilcox.
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Are Being Completed
President Hall’s plans for a great
ly increased summer school are al
ready taking concrete form, and the
appointments of resident faculty
members /iare being completed in
most of the departments, according
to announcement of Alfred Powers,
director. The interest of the Uni
versity staff is shown by the fact
that in several instances professors
have refused attractive offers at
other institutions in order to assist
in the summer program at Eugene
In about two weeks announcement
will be made of the distinguished
educators who will come from other
colleges, universities and nationally
recognized public school systems.
With some local appointments yet to
be arranged, the following well
known members of the regular fac
ulty will give summer courses:
Botany, Miss Ethel I. Sanborn;
chemistry, Professor O. F. Stafford;
drama, Miss Florence Wilbur; eco
nomics, Dr. M. K. Cameron; educa
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P. Rainey, Dr. B. W. DeBusk, Mi'.
F. C. Wooten; English, Mrs. Mary
Watson Barnes, Professor W. F. G.
Thacher; geology, Dr. W. D. Smith;
history, Dr. Andrew Fish, Dr. Walter
Barnes; journalism, Professor George
Turnbull; library, Mrs. McClain;
mathematics, Professor E. E. De
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