Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 19, 1927, Page 2, Image 2

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University of Oregon, Eugene
%Oli ABRAMSON, Editor EARL W. SLOCUM. Manager
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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
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
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
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
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
Exercising our prerogative, we
'.'■■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
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
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
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
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.
rates will be so high that she can’1
afford a sleeper when she leaves foi
Portland tonight.
Tlie one who buys individual
meat choppers so he can buy tough
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.
• • •
As thick as carrots in a fraternity
• • •
“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
___ ^ ^
Phi Delta Kappa sixth anniver
sary meeting at Congregational
church, tonight at 5 p. m.
and mouth disease loose again?
A Carnegie medal for Ove McCrary,
The D. G. janitor hold and darey,
With one big dive the door did
And mounted the neck of convict
“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
As fast as lightening Winter
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.
• * *
Pledging Announcement
Phi Sigma Kappa announces the
pledging of Karl Landstrom of
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3N the good old days
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there and all topics were
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py companionship of a
mug of beer. And the
proprietor of the place
extended a personal
welcome to his friends.
* *
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^*1 like an old tin$e
coffee house- To be sure
a pot of tea and toast
and orange marmalade
dake the place of the
mug of beer but the
same spirit is still
there. And the Anchor
age with its homey set
ting, its secluded tables
and its outlook on the
smoothness of the race
seems to extend a truly
personal welcome.
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