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The ceremony is to be a private affair, witnessed by a select few and no longer by the students at largo who, the student council is so very certain, have been clamoring for “enforcement of tra- j ditions. ” A communicant last week sug gested with fine sarcasm (but not too fine) that those “igTey-beards” (figurative?) who object to harm less and spontaneous “horseplay” retire in peace and leave youth to its pleasurable pursuits. The writer evidently feared that as a result of suppression of masculine pugnacity the students might become over cultured. We hasten to assure him there is no danger of such horrible consequences on this campus. Despite our contributor’s com ment, we still object to “traditions” that must be “enforced.” If, as representatives of the howling mob of tradition worshippers assure us, freshmen are in favor of retention of silly rules, we are in favor not only of “enforcement of traditions” but also of the use of heavy oaken paddles, iron-bound if possible. If nothing can be done with fresh man heads, perhaps concentration of | heavy artillery in other quarters will be more effective. Hazings and freshman parades will end, it seems, whenever the freshmen decide to put a stop to thorn. Whenever any one beginning class decides to drop the silly cere monies when it reaches the year of sophomore authority, the change will have been made. It is evident that wo can hope for no relief from those enlightened junior and senior councillors on whose spines a double sot of shivers plays a medley of old time tunes whenever any variation from old standards is suggested. To the freshmen we put the mat ter just as it was presented to them | at the first of the year by Carlton j E. Spencer, registrar of the Uni- j versify: “If, during the next few months, you like everything that takes place and think it’s good for the Uni versity, keep it. If you think it’s' beneath the dignity of a self-re- | •pecting university, put a stop to j it. It’s up to you.” To the upholders of the rights of carefree youth we would explain I that we have no objection to "on- I forcing traditions” upon hare-brain- j ed freshmen who think college with out hazing would be ike Santa Claus without whiskers. Hut we do object to the application of these same rules upon those persons who expect to be treated as men and j who have far more right to protest against freshman rules than have a whole army of ponderous col legiate pundits to enforce them. If these bloodthirsty sophomores are seeking reprisals for the indig nities they suffered, why don’t they have a real fight with the present junior class that did the hazing? And why don’t the alumni stage a few similar battles? We are heart ily in favor of that sort of revenge and are certain it would be no less interesting to watch, and no less akin in sentiment, than, a battle between a lot of army mules. It should be a more pleasing tra dition all around:—-satisfying to tho animal spirits, and perhaps fatal to a few dozen tradition worshippers. There’s Nothing Like A Good Woman WE HAVE long suspected that all was not as it should be in the field of journalistic endeavor. Now we know. Witness the damning expose by a lady citizen of one of our lesser metropli, printed only yes terday morning in one of the Port land dailies. The horrid disclosure follows in part: “In nearly every city today there are merchants (anxious to increase their sales, no matter the route) that place goods, no matter the quality, in conspicuous display at such small cost that the modern youth is tempted or ridiculed by companions of less Christian up bringing into buying. His falso stand against purity is thus started, for a lurid tale is a most subtlo channel for error of every kind. “In a town of which I know is a shop where most of the boys and some girls congregate in the eve nings to gossip, buy sweets, listen to the radio. They are given free dom to peruse or purchase these re volting periodicals, not one of which T have ever opened. The titles and illustrated covers are the farthest I could possibly go. These items alone I consider an insult and be trayal of everything that American manhood and womanhood stand for. “If someone were to insult or at tempt to undermine by act or word of mouth the glory and God-in spired reason for our beloved coun try, would we not see that such an one were speedily deported or placed where he could do no fur-1 ther harm? I ask, then, if such a misguided one ns the above example is one whit worse than a merchant who accepts ns merchandise such reading matter as that which tends to undermine character and scoffs at every ideal.” The temptation toward joyous, heedless ridicule after reading this bit of subnormal piety must be re gretfully forgone, if for no other reason than that the good lady is so confoundedly right. We are sorry, ma’am, in fact there is actual pain for us in the admission of an almost complete agreement with you. There are some admittedly salacious periodicals be ing published just now and they no doubt do a great deal of harm. Rut don’t you think, ma’am, that such gosh-nwful holiness on your part is apt to antagonize, rather than in fluence those persohs whose co- I operation would prove the greatest ! help in the solution of the difficulty? ; Barry Writes That Nearly Sixty Students To Make Russian Trip Word has boon received from Griffin Barry, who visited the ,am pus recently and spoke on .Russia here, that a group of not fewer than sixty students of American colleges will visit Russia next summer, under the auspices of the “Open Road” Travel Bureau, acting in conjunction with the National Student Federa tion of America. The party will travel in a single class student steamer to Havre, where it will be met by a special Russian government steamer. It will proceed direct to Leningrad, I where it will stay a week, then a ! ! fortnight at Moscow. From Moscow j four alternative tours are arranged ! to the Caucasus, Urals, Central : Siberia and the Black Sea. The vis itors will travel in groups of a dozen to fourteen each, in charge of a professor, but facilities are given for individuals to follow any line of personal interest. Arrangements have been complet ed by John Rothschild, president of j the “Open Road” Travel Bureau, i The tour will cost $750 for five weeks, or $850 for seven weeks, full round trip from New York, includ ing sleeping-car accommodation, hotels, and meals. The information from Mr. Barry was contained in a letter to Pro fessor Ralph I). Casey. Tf* SEVEN * SEERS A friend of mine says he hopes that no war comes out of the trouble with Mexico. It would he terribly confusing to have to call hot tam ales liberty dumplings. HE WAS ONLY A FIREMAN’S SON, BUT HE KNEW A GOOD THING IN HOSE WHEN HE SAW IT. Johnnie Anderson, the blond swim minig champ on the campus, is a miracle worker on land as well as in water. Just ask him about his recent record-breaking stunt in black magic. BUGHOUSE FABLE ********** * “I go to the movie just to * * see the newsreel.” ********** “Use banjo in a sentence.” “Dot aint Horace, dot banjo.” * * * This is an exclusive photo of Connie Both and Sarah Borer, Theta red-apple-merchants strutting their wares. Miss Borer can not make up her mind as to whether she is going to sneeze or tie her shoe string. Miss Both is proving that the Thetas do still dance the Charleston. WHEN MOTHER COMPLAINS THAT THE NEWS PRINT IS GET TING TO SMALL, SHE HAD BET TER PICK OUT THE STYLE OF RIMS SHE WANTS. Gretchen says it keeps her so busy reading the books she shouldn’t read that she doesn’t have time to read the ones she should read. SPRING VARIATIONS Bed -. - is here. - another one. Broken -. —•— water. I hope the O. A. C. rooters can be induced to bring their band over with them next week. It would do us good to hear a good snappy one once in a while. OUR IDEA OF A HOT MEAL Burning stakes served in warming pans with gasoline gravy in the field headquarters of the Dean of Chemical Fires at Hades. CAMPUS STROLLING Oars lined up to the extent of j fourteen in front of the Phi Delt j house. Makes it resemble a Tfsed Car lot. Whatever became of Bay ' Edwards and his booming voice? Beatrice Milligan with her smile , and “hello” for everyone. Two men carrying brief cases. It’s difficult I to tell whether the carriers of brief * cases are debaters or musicians, nowadays. Anyhow, which is the lesser of the two evils? BOB .TONES IS AGAIN AT- ! T EN DING CLASSES A F T E R SPENDING A WET WEEK IN THE INFIRMARY WITH WATER ON THE KNEE. It seems that Florence Wilbur lost Hie key to her apartment and every time she wished to get in someone had to climb through a window and unlock the door. Well, Bill Mad dox and David Faville came to her assistance willingly, but in time even this grew tiresome so Miss Wilbur complained to the landlady that she was tired of seeing Har vard and Oxford legs dangling from windows, and that she wished a new key. The landlady handed over a Yale key. The rumor that Sol Abramson has been elected to membership in the Order of the O is unfounded. And speaking of traditions, it’s about time the traditional scandal was getting out on the campus. This time last year there was a nice juicy one going the rounds. It has bet'n rumored around that Bertram Jessup, intelligencia amoe ba, is in love. Observers have not ed the stare in his big baby brown eyes, as reflecting nmorisms. Of late he has been studying Platonic Theaters I _ COLONIAL: Today and Wednes day: Norma Talmadge and Eonald Coleman in “Kiki.” An Interna tional News and Comedy. Coming Thursday~-Charlie Chap lin in “The Gold Rush.” HEILIG: Second day: “Faust.” The picture is taken from the age old legend, which Marlowe and Goethe developed and to which Gounod set his unforgettable music. Thursday — Regular Association vaudeville program featuring five musical and comedy numbers. The bill is headlined by the Severny twins and their Jazz Pirates in a melange of song, dance and music. “The Laugh Barrage” is a timely talk on ticklish subjects by Broad. Holden and Graham will offer a novel turn in shadowgraphy. Joseph M. Bernard and Winifred Axtel will give a skit entitled, “Who Is Shef” Friday and Saturday—“A Reg ular Scout,” featuring Fred Thom son and filled with all the sweep, action and thrills of the West. Coming attractions — “Beau Geste,” a road show production of the famous motion picture, will open next Monday for a two-day show ing. “The Scarlet Letter” comes next week-end. McDONALD: Second day: Adolphe Menjou in “The Ace of Cads”, a genuinely entertaining adaptation of the Mjchael Arlen play, with the screen’s most pol ished artist in his most gala role as the hero-villain who never kissed a woman until he had made her want to be kissed—with beautiful Alice Joyce heading the large cast of play ers; special feature: “How to Dance ‘ Black Bottom ’ ” showing the or igin and all the steps of America’s newest dance craze; Sharkey Moore and the “Merry-Macks” in “Valen tines,” featuring “I Never See Mag gie Alone,” and with Frank Alex ander, piano soloist; International news events; Frank Alexander in musical comedy setting on the organ. Coming—“Sweet Rosie O’Grady,” a compelling drama of the Irish and the Jews, that contains all the hum or of “The Cohens and Kellys,” and the heart throbs of the famous song on which it is based, with Shirley Mason and Cullen Landis heading the cast of favorites featured; Kath leen Powell, Eugene favorite sop rano, singing “My Wild Irish Rose” and “Sweet Rosie O’Grady” in an atmospheric prologue to the feature. REX: Last day: Priscilla Dean in “West of Broadway,” a mixture of East and West, where the trails of romance cross, with thrills inter- | mingled with hearty laughter: Se- | lected comedy and news events; John Clifton Emmel at the organ. Coming—Laura LaPlante in “But terflies in the Rain,” with James Kirkwood; Zane Grey’s “A Man of the Forest,” with Jack Holt. love but so far has been unable to put the theory into practice, much to his humiliation. The vacant stare, we might add, when literally inter preted means a room for rent up stairs. Neverthelesss, more power to you Bertram. It would have been awful to have been called Ethel bert and subsequently been endowed with a high tenor voice. “Take in | the moon, hang out the sun,” must be your favorite hymn. COMPANEEEEE DISMISSED! Better Books Being Read, Says Librarian Campus reading has taken a broader turn this year than last, ae jording to Mrs. M. F. McClain, cir culation librarian. Last year there was an incessant demand for one CAMPUS ! Ye Tabard Inn meets at the Journalism building at 7:30 tonight. Temenids: meeting Thursday eve ning, 7:15, Craftsmen’s club. All Eastern Star girls invited. Dial will not meet this week. Men’s glee club meet today at Music building at 5:00 o’clock. or two books, while this year many different books covering a great variety of subjects are taken out. “ This year’s reading shows a much healthier indication of indiv idual taste than last year’s, when everyone wanted ‘Town and Gown,’ or ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,’” said Mrs. McClain. Books chosen from the seven day shelf are especially indicative of the variety of student reading. A list of the seven day books of Jan uary and February has been posted, as well as a list of the rent books, to facilitate student choice of books. For students who have not time to read extensively, Mrs. McClain sug gests that the adoption of the read ing of book reviews would help. Books, The Saturday Review, and The New York Times Book Review are received once a week, and Book man once a month. These may be procured at the circulation desk and taken out for two days at a time. Subscribe for the Emerald T ^Jhe largest selling quality pencil 'in the -world give best service and ■ ■ 1 ■ 1111 longest wear. Buy Plain ends, per doz. $1.00 Rubber ends, per doz. 1.20 CL all dealers j American Lead Pencil Co. ClOZCn 220 Fifth Ave., N. Y. Pledging Announcement Chi Omega announces the pledg ing of Myra Jordan of Enterprise, Oregon. 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ORISON Also— MERRY-MACKS in ' “VALENTINES” with Frank Alexander Piano Soloist Also—How to “BLACK BOTTOM” It’s a Kick MICHAEL ARLEN’S —high romance of an ace of cads who wears his sins as nonchalant ly as his monacle—and who never kissed a lady until he had made her want to be kissed.