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Qffles Administration: Dorothy Davis, Ed Sullivan, Lou Anne Chase, Ruth Field._ Tha Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Associated Students _ of tha TTnWersity of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily except Sunday and Monday during — »« i V*—imi - i_i.>oMiinrvSn4n Dvooc Entered in the poitofiict tha college year. Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press. Kt Biii*n*i Oregon, as second-class matter. Subscription rates, $2.50 per year. Adver rates upon application. Residence phone, editor, 2293-L; manager, office phone, 1895. 1320. Day Editor Thin Issue— Minnie Fisher Night Editor This Issue—Leonard Delano Assistant— Herbert Jonas Unsigned comment in this column is written by the editor. Full responsibility is assumed by the editor for all editorial opinion. _ A GOOD cause needs not to be patroned by passion, but can sustain itself upon a tem perate dispute. — Sir Thomas Browne. It May Be So, But Why? LIFE is a series of petty annoy ances and peccadillos. One of these annoyances will be found in the communication column today. It is in the form of nn ultimatum, demanding th5t the Emerald, if it agrees with the correspondent’s views on traditions, cease its attacks on freshman rules. Fortunately for us the writer grants some choice in the matter of agreement. There are traditions and tradi tions, some good and some bad. Most of those in existence on this campus are ihoffensive and, contrary to the writer’s implications, con cern us not in the least. The Em erald has objected, still objects and shall continue to object to the silly and unreasonable rules governing freshmen, Our correspondent summons all history to prove his contention that non-conformists have been and should be punished. Unfortunately, those persons who have chosen to do their own thinking have indeed suffered, but, fortunately for man kind, men have continued to defy the accepted standards that tho writer vigorously defonds. We have had progress in spite of the worship pers of "the rules set down by their forerunners.” rue communicant, nosicies taxing too much for granted in his Assump tion that wo are quarreling with all the customs that he defends with words that seem to come straight from the heart, gives no arguments to reinforco his acceptance of "tra ditions” as necessary and valuable. Ho does not. hesitate to answer his own questions by mere asser tions, leaving it to us, we suppose, to accept his opinions as infallible. He goes no further beyond insisting that "traditions are advantageous” and that "an upperclassman ... is entitled to some special considera tion.’* Arc freshmen not entitled to some consideration other than that supplied by vigilantes? Does the writer sincerely believe that Jail freshmen need disciplining simply because they are freshmen? Why are all these traditions so worth while? Happily, the communication closes with these words: "If l am all 'wet,’ t offer an apology for my humble effort. If on the other hand 1 am correct in my writing, I de mand that the attacks on our tra ditions which have been put forth by the editor of the Emerald, shall cease.” Exercising our prerogative, we Commun ications '.'■■V f Aii Ultimatum For or againstf For some reason or other this subject of traditions lias leaped to the front again. It seems as though every so often, a new personage conies to the light with an ancient doctrine. This is not the tirst time that this immortal subject has blossomed forth; nor will it he the last. Some will always be discontented. As for myself, I strongly favor traditions until a satisfactory substitute is formulated. To aid the critics of our present system, and in an at tempt to be to the point, I desire to put forth some of the questions which come to my inind wnen the choose to agree with only the first part of this statement. With drip ping fingers we accept our corres pondent’s apology. Why Students Don’t Think (Washington Cardinal) COLLEGE students don’t think because they don’t have time to decide what to think about. Their eternal hurry worries them. Perhaps that is thinking. A student may leave a philosophy class with excellent intentions of examining himself as to whether ho is idealist or materialist. He barely gets his pipe lit and his feet on the table when ho must attend a history class to analyze the causes of the panic of 1873. This incentive has scarcely set him off on a fruitful tangent when he must hear an Eng lish lecture and appreciate the beauty of Keat’s verse. So his mind has no opportunity to develop original ideas along any real lines. The boy who can choose one subject to work upon in this meager time is a rare individualist. He usually becomes so proud of his intellect that ho lots his hair grow and does not wash his hands. Then j he flunks out of college for forget | ting to go to classes and write ! topics. Even in this precious period be fore sleeping at night constructive thinking is disrupted by a recalci trant idea. The question is barely launched to one’s inner self: “Are our activities more than a waste of time?” when a late English theme or a neglected telephono call is re membered. A college student doesn’t think, j He only frets. — “f Can Because I Think I Can” (Daily Princetonian) OUR Dormitory room hasn't boon elean since the old janitor went to >111001)0. The now janitor thinks he’s doing us such a big favor just to make our bod that ho won’t oven consider using a mop or dust cloth, and ran our lingers over the window Wo ushered him in the other day [ledge, wall-molding, and picture | frame. He said, Yes that was dust. I We suggested that ho do a little i work, as the'old janitor had done. He said that was why the old janitor went to Europe. He had worked so hard ho had to go back to Italy to recover. We showed the new janitor a cob web in the corner of the ceiling, telling him in a properly grieved tone of voice that it was the first one that we had ever seen in the room; What‘was he going to do about it? lie said he’d have tb set a trap for the spider. We told him that the trouble with him was he was too intelligent to do any work. He said, Exactly so, some day ho was going to get his Ph. D. and join the faculty. | abolishment of traditions is ad [ vocated. ! Should the freshmen be discip 1 lined for disobeying or ignoring I rules set down bv their fore-run ners? In all past ages, in spite of well meaning monarehs, reformers, I apostles and disciples, what method | has been proven more practical. ; more fruitful, than that of punish ment for the defiance of the accept ed standards in vogue at the time of the transgression? Now arises the question are tra ditions advantageous? Traditions should be accepted for two pur poses: disciplining and training. If a better means of establishing dis cipline can be presented, 1 would be most happy to hear it. It would : necessarily be something worth "bile to every one. If a fairer and j more effective manner of training These bright scarfs from the Alladdin shop that the girls are wearing remind me of an old red tablecloth that my grandmother used to use every wash day. An old timer is a person who can remember when a week passed by without some kind of benefit for the proposed Fine Arts building. • • • Did you know that the champion tobacco spitter of the world was attending school here at the Uni versity of Oregon? Sure thing. He’s none other than Lyle Laughlin, Al pha Beta Chi junior. Lyle won the championship at a fair in Prine ville with the record of 27 feet. He not only has distance but his ac curacy is alarming. It would take your breath away to see the way he can place his shots and make al lowance for wind and other adverse weather conditions. Bill Hayward: “How are the joints now?’’ Frosh Track Man: “I don’t know. I’m on the study table now and can’t get out. ’ ’ when better libraries ARE BUILT WE’LL STUDY. Gretchen wonders if the berth is at hand, I for one should like to hear it expounded upon. I will dwell on a few of the tra ditions which are before us to the greatest extent. If we want our ex panses of lawn to resemble the trail of a never tiring automatic cig arette smoking machine, we should abolish the tradition of not smoking on the campus. If some just as suitable method is proposed which will enable us to distinguish a fresh man from a sophomore or upper classman, then we should do away with the green hat. If we wish to undermine and decay a wondrous and mighty ideal of school spirit and loyalty, then I say, do not de ride those who insist on “pigging” to our athletic contests. If we do not beliovo that an upperclassman, after at least two years of his ard uous task completed, is not entitled to some special consideration, then 1 agree, to make the senior bench for all. Make the wearing of cords on the campus universal. If the critics believe that our lettermen should not be rewarded for the labor which we all laud by voice or action, then forbid them the block of choice seats at the contests be tween our team and our opponents team. A few of the outstanding tradi tions have been mentioned. If I am all “wet,” I offer an apology for niv humble effort. If on the other hand I am correct in my writing, I demand that the attacks on our traditions which have been put forth by the editor of the Emerald, shall cease. A. G. F. The Oregon Hooters Basketball season always brings to the front a certain gentry whose chief indoor sport is the booing and hooting of the opposition and the authorities. This year we havo been as of yore. With a winning team that has thrown the fear of defeat into the hearts of all the opposition we find these hooters sitting in tho stands howling and hissing when ever anything seems to be going against this team of ours. The ref eree calls them as he sees them but of course he can’t see them as well as if ho had been sitting in the stands and he is therefore chastized with the groans and hisses of tho multitude. Our yell kings seem un able to cope with the situation. The Ordw of the O seems powerless. Campus tradition is not strong enough to put these peoplo in their place. Sometimes, in the W. S. C. game for example, we sounded like a bunch of fans in a rabid big league baseball town or even like some of the crowds that back the home town high schoolers in the more vociferous sections of the state. The O. A. O. game is always the high spot of the year for these birds. O. A. C. plays a peculiar style of game but nevertheless they have chosen that style and we have no right to yelp and beller at them to hurry along, nor need we criticize hem individually for their mistakes. The Oregon basketball players have played in every conference camp this year and they can cite the differences between a courteous stu dent body and one that is still liv ing in the old raw meat days. The Oregon Oskey was booed into in sensibility not so very long ago in a rival camp, our players have been cussed out and yelped at. They know the difference between sports manlike adversaries and those oth ers. Oregon ought to be of the former type. We have a coach and a bunch of players who play the game and keep their mouths shut when decisions are made against 1 them. If these few hundred Oregon hooters would forget their high 1 school days, keep their moans and | booes to themselves and join the I rest in cheering a good team on to i victory these would be truly glor I ious davs in Oregon basketball. FAN. rates will be so high that she can’1 afford a sleeper when she leaves foi Portland tonight. MEANEST HOUSE MANAGER Tlie one who buys individual meat choppers so he can buy tough meat. Miss Primp Likell, -<oted beauty specialist from Texas -will address Oregon co-eds every afternoon of next week in Villard hall. Men are warned to keep away as such deli cate subjects as the care of the ears and wind blown knees will be tak en up in detail. Miss Likell has af fected some startling cures through the use of her own medicines. Her patented “Nectorine” is a sure cure for necks that have become chapped from excessive necking. On Monday she will tell of her ex periences with beauty clays on Pom eranian puppies, and ,the use of G-lo-Co in the cure of hives. Wed nesday she will tell of the dangers that follow the use of sulfuric acid on the face. Her subjects for the other days have not as yet been dis closed. This is Miss Likell’s first public appearance since she strained her back lifting a co-ed’s face and chin at Monmouth. • • • TODAY’S SIMILE As thick as carrots in a fraternity stew. • • • NEW ARTHUR SONG “Arthur Any More At Home Like You?’ ’ * * • We hear that there is talk of closing up the Oregon State college at Corvallis. S’matter, have the chickens got the pip, or is the hoof CAMPUS ! i ___ ^ ^ Phi Delta Kappa sixth anniver sary meeting at Congregational church, tonight at 5 p. m. and mouth disease loose again? THE RESCUE OR THE BLEATHEART OF SIGMA CHI A Carnegie medal for Ove McCrary, The D. G. janitor hold and darey, With one big dive the door did splinter And mounted the neck of convict Winter. “Hie thee hence you crooked loat, Trying to steal the little girl’s goat; Give me Precious and say ‘bye bye’, Or you’ll never get back to Sigma Chi.’’ As fast as lightening Winter sprinted Before the light of day had glinted. And I’ll wager my soul and bet my boots That the rest of that bunch were in cahoots. In the eyes of most co-eds soph istication depends largely upon the number of cigarettes a girl can smoke during a tea. • * * FAMOUS LAST WORDS * “I’M GLAD I MET YOU.” * Pledging Announcement Phi Sigma Kappa announces the pledging of Karl Landstrom of Lebanon. See Us For Your Job Printing We Specialize in Programs and Fraternal Stationery Eugene Priting Co. 1047 Willamette Subscribe for the Emerald Eifee An (SHi> Qfime (Enffeh 5|nn00 3N the good old days in England the cof fee house was like a club. 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