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University of Oregon, Eugene
SOL ABRAMSON, Editor EARL W. SLOCUM, Manager
Bar Nash _ Managing Editor Henry Alderman . Contributing Editor
Barold Mangum _ Sports Editor Bertram Jessup . Contributing Editor
flennea Jones _ Literary Editor Paul Luy - Feature Editor
News and Editor Phones, 665
BAT EDITORS: Beatrice Harden, Genevieve Morgan, Minnie Fisher, Barbara Blythe,
BiU Haggerty. Alternates: Flossie Radabaugh, Grace Fisher.
MIGHT EDITORS: Wayne Morgan, Jack Coolidge, Bob HalL
SPORTS STAFF: Jack O’Meara, Dick Syring, Art Schoeni, Charles Burton, Hoyt
FEATURE' WRITERS: Donald Johnston, Ruth Corey, A1 Clarke, Sam Klnley, John
UPPER NEWS STAFF: Jane Epley, Alice Kraeft, Edith Dodge.
NRWS STAFF: Helen Shank, Grace Taylor, Herbert Lundy, Marian Sten, Dorothy
Baker Kenneth Roduner, Cl eta McKennon, Betty Sehultze, Frances Cherry, Mar
garet'Long Mary McLean, Bras Duke. Ruth Newman, Miriam Shepard, Lucile
Carroll hfaudie Loomis. Ruth Newton, Eva Nealon, Margaret Hensley,
Margaret, Clark, Ruth Hansen, John Allen, Grayce Nelson, Dorothy
Franklin, Eleanor Edwards. LaWanda Fenlason, Wilma Lester, Walter Coover,
John Black, Thorsen Bennett. ___
Milton George _ Associate Manager Francis McKenna .. Circulation Manager
Herbert Lewis Advertising Manager Ed Bussell . Ass't. Circulation Mgr.
Neil ___ Advertising Manager Wilbur Shannon . Circulation Ass’t
Larry Thielen .. Foreign Advertising Mgr. Ruth Corey -- Specialty Advertising
Roth Street _ Advertising ManagerAlice McGrath . Specialty Advertising
Advertising Assistants: Flossie Radabaugh. Roderick LaFoilette, Maurine Lombard,
Charles Reed, Bob Moore, Bill Hammond.
Office Administration : Dorothy Davis, Lou Anne Chase, Ruth Field. _
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Day Editor Thin Issue—Grace Fisher
Niyht Editor Thin Issue— Wayne Morgan
Unsigned comment in this column is written by the editor. Full responsibility
M assumed by the editor for all editorial opinion.
WHEREFORE is there a
prire in the hand of a fool
to get wisdom, seeing he hath no
heart to it?—Proverbs.
Love’s Lubov Lost;
Bye Bye Library
THE University of Oregon Li
brary appropriation bill is dead.
Executed, bnt not assassinated by
the governor, administration friends
irill say. And the matter considered
i» itself, ’tis true. For tho Governor,
it can be argued, did but that which
the Legislature by neglect sentenced.
The fault of the Legislature is
glaring. By enactment of the bill
to provide tho University with a
library it officially recognized a
▼ital state need. By failuro to pro
vide funds to supply that need it
has proved itself insufficient to its
In the face of such an unbusiness
like procedure it would seem that
those who are still disposed uncom
promisingly to defend government
by hodge-podge representation could
have recourse only to such a sen
timent as this: The Solons have
given; the Solons have taken away.
Blessed be the Solons.
So much for the Legislature. By
avowing himself merely tho ex
ecutioner of its failure the Governor
will find popular acquittal.
However, thero will bo some who
will not be mollified so easily. Inter
pellations are still in order. Point
ing to tho unrelioved depletion of
the public purse the Governor vetoed
both the University library bill and
tho appropriation for the Ashland
Normal School’s proposed dormitory.
At tho samo time he approved an
appropriation for tho establishment
of a now normal school at La Grande.
This last mentioned project was of
course ordered b.v the voters at the
polls, and upon that injunction tho
Governor acted. This will be the
formal explanation. Thus is justified
the ways of Governors to men.
So for the time being at least the
work of higher education in Oregon
must he scamped. Nevertheless we
ask, what kind of wisdom is it that
instead of striving to maintain in
tolerable being its existing institu
tions merely multiplies thcfir im
In the meantime, while we
ponder the problem, we in Oregon
will have five starving state institu
tions of higher learning instead of
the present four.-—13. J.
Problem of the
ONE of the unfortunate features
of the present University edu
cational machinery is tho fact that
while there arc a dozen committees
and officials to stimulate the medi
ocre student to effort or to decide
whether or not lie shall remain in
tho ivied halls of learning, there is
no orgatiized effort, with a few ex
ceptions, to aid, encourage, and ad
vise the superior student. There is
no effort made, other than that by
officials individually, to guide tho
academic career of tho man whose
work shows that he is clearly above
the average. He is the man the Uni
versity has forgotten.
Any encouragement given excep
tional scholastic achievement is
mostly rendered by outside organ
izations such as Phi Beta Kappa
and others. The Honors convoca
tion does its valued work in at
tempting to reward the better stu
dents but succeeds only partially.
Numerous prizes, fellowships, and
awards go each year to outstanding
students in different fields, but these
are all too few. Numorous honorary
organizations placo emphasis on
good work but that is about as far
as it goesu^Practically all organized
efforts toward stimulating and re
warding high scholarship lie outside
the University proper.
Our trite and truo point is this:
there is neither adequate organized
University action to stimulate super
ior students to improved efforts,
nor what is moro important, to guide
the work of those students in the
most beneficial and productive chan
nels. No comprehensive organized
effort has been made as yet to im
prove the situation. Why could not
a committee of faculty bo appointed
to study the problem and perhaps
function as an experimental body
for the advising of the superior stu
dents, nnd to whom thoso more cap
able could go for aid, consultation,
guidance in their college careers?
Perhaps this might show the way
to the solution of the pressing prob
lem of the forgotten man.
For the Council
To the Editor:
It seems quite apparent that there
is at least one of the 3,500 students
that begrudges the Executive Coun
cil the small compensation that it
receives from the continual work it
does. I wonder if this person knows
that there are only five students on
this council—the others are business
men and faculty members that are
devoting their time to the A. S. IT.
D. with no other thought than ser
vice to the University and the stu
dents. Perhaps the correspondent
would like to spend hours that other
wise could be recreation hours, in
managing the affairs of the Student
Body. Tickets are indeed small
things compared to the work the
council does and the small thanks it
gets for this work.
It is a pity that this person is
not acquainted with any member of
the Executive Council that might
enable him (or her )to got into the
game. If indeed he would take the
tronble to make the acquaintance
of one of us I’m sure we would
be glad to share all of our tickets
with him—all two of them.
A Member of the Executive Council
An engineering bulletin on trans
mission line design sent out by the
University of Washington recently
received praise in the form of a let
ter from the Italian minister of the
Interior at Rome.
(Continual from patio one}
clime come John Henry Nash, W. B.
i Goode, Walter P. Burn, and Paul
Ben II. Read, who was one of
the principal speakers on yester
day’s program, arrived at the con
ference just ten minutes before his
speech was slated to begin. Almost
out of breath, he explained that he
had not even had time to ascertain
what town he was in.
O. 0. Loiter, managing editor
1 of the Portland Telegram, is on the
campus for the Editors’ Conference.
In 1922, Mr, Loiter was elected an
honorary member of Sigma Delta
Chi, national professional journalis
K. P. Hopwood, circulation man
ager of the Oregonian, came
down to the conference to get and
give a few pointers on building cir
culation. Since he became manager
about 18 years ago the circulation
of the Oregonian has trebled.
Since he sold papers on the street
when he was a boy, he has been
actively connected with journalism.
He has worked at different times
with the Cleveland Lender, papers
in St. Paul and Minneapolis and
has always been connected with the
According to Mr. Hopwood, it
takes 160 tons of paper to print the '
Sunday sections of the Oregonian.
PUR COATS ARE MAKING
THEIR LAST STAND BEFORE
RETIRING TO THE MOTH BALLS.
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INDEX TO TODAY’S NEWS
Page 1, no news.
Page 2, no news.
Page 3, no news.
Page 4, no nows.
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The janitor in the shack said he
was never quite so insulted in all
his life as he was yesterday when
someone came up to him and asked
what paper he was editor of.
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There’s one thing about speaking
over the radio—the audience is al
ways so much smaller than you
BLIND PLAY BASKETBALL
(Sports Headline) That’s nothing;
they referee games in Oregon every
once in a while.
As modest as Mussolini.
Rufus Blabmore, delegate at the
Newspaper Conference,., who last
evening at a banquet in the Osbum
hotel, was the unanimous choice for
“Most Worthless Editor in Oregon.”
As a symbol of his utter worthless
ness, Mr. Blabmore was presented
with a jeweled cigar lighter, a gift
of the Oregon Daily Emerald. The
only worthwhile contribution made
yesterday by Mr. Blabmore was the
formula for a chemical preparation
to be applied to stoves in country
stores to prevent the splashing of
tobacco juice. Mr. Blabmore thought
such protection was highly desirablo
for the country editor listening in
on a round-stove country store dis
cussion. Dignified editors, however,
were quick to pronounce Rufus very
Tlip professor with the shiny blue
serge suit snvs that if we’d spend
ns much time practicing religion as
we do lighting over it we'd be better
JACK SEABROOK bounced down
from Portland for the week-end.
The Midway dance ad says
“ Gentlemen—75c, Women—Free.”
One is led to believe that ladies
don’t go to dances at Midway.
WARREN SMITH asked his ge
ology class how many would like
to go for a hike Saturday and only
one of each sex held up a hand.
They should get together and have
a very enjoyable one.
Tt's almost a week now since
some one has given a Fine Arts
ICittye is the way to spell Kittie,
one gleams from the esteemed Ore
gon Emerald, chronicler of campus
doings. The color scheme would be
more pronounced if it was construct
—Medford Mail Tribune
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The visiting editors are like our
very own editor—they have little
respect for traditions. They smoked
all day yesterday in the shack.
E A MOTTS LAST WORDS
Don’t you want to buy a ticket to
our sorority benefit f”
Open Every Hour
Tamales, noodles, sandwiches.
Drop in and get acquainted
685 Willamette St.
HEILIG: Last day: “Tin Hats,”
the famous war comedy everyone
has been waiting for. This film is
based upon the recent world war but
without actual combat scenes. It
is a riotous yarn about three Amer
ican doughboys, who, through no
fault of their own, find themselves
in Germany immediately after the
armistice has been signed, and in
command of a village. This strange
trio is composed of a rich man’s
son, a former gangster, and a roly
poly German-American boy.
McDONALD: Last day: Richard
Dix in “Paradise for Two,” a de
lightful comedy-drama, with pretty
Betty Bronson; also: “The Colleg
ians,” with George Lewis; Oregon
Pictorial News; on the stage—
Sharkey Moore and the Merry
Macks in a new program of mel
odious numbers, at 7:30 and 9:45
tonight; Frank Alexander in mus
ical comedy settings on the organ.
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REX: Last day: Tom Tyler in
“Lightning Lariats,” a rattling ro
mance of the west, and the new fa
vorite supported by Frankie Carro
and his pals; also, another chapter
of Arthur B. Reeves’ “The Radio
Detective,” and International news;
John Clifton Emmel at the organ.
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BELL, Springfield: A new Wil
liam Fox production, “Woman Pow
er,” with Ralph Graves, Margaret
Livingston; added attraction, Aimee
Semple McPherson’s Kidnapping
(Continued from pape one)
Foreign Advertising from the Home
Office and Otherwise.”
“The 'big city papers aren’t ad
equate to cover the small town.
Snappy, well-handled stories in
crease reading interest and the im
pressiveness of advertising,” Mr.
Know Merchants, Advised
The newspaper man should keep
a check on how well his newspaper
is read and by conferences with
local dealers, should determine the
effectiveness of his advertising, the
speaker continued. The .'advertis
ing specialist should be acquainted
with the paper he is representing,
study his trade area, and be ac
quainted with both retail and whole
The liighwater mark of foreign
advertising was reached in 1926, ac
cording to Mr. Arant.
Don Skene Talks
“Foreign correspondents are the
newspaper’s eyes in Europe and they
are efficient, fair ancf'ffarlcss.” said
Don Skene, dramatic critic of the
Oregonian and former foreign cor
respondent for the Chicago Tribune,
when he discussed foreign correspon
dence at the afternoon meeting of
“Latin countries do not under
stand the American correspondent
and his ways,” Mr. Skene said.
“They have a sense of the dramatic
that lets them think he is in the
employ of some great power and
are consequently very careful to
censor all his.stories.”
In Borne, the copy is sent first to
the foreign office, which usually re
ports on it the next day. Mussolini’s
latest system of censorship, which
works quite effectively, in Mr.
Skene’s opinion, is to hold news
paper copy until past the deadline
for the paper. Then the story is
of no value.
Skene on World Flight
An important problem of the for
eign correspondent, other than cen
sorship, is that of wireless facili
ties. Mr. Skene was one of six re
porters assigned to cover the world
flight. Each reporter was limited to
20 words to describe really big
stories and at the arrival of the
party at Laborador these six men
and 25 additional were allowed 1200
words among all of them to report
the event. In the Arctic regions,
the reporters found great difficulty
in getting even their 20 words out
Alpha Delta Sigma members meet
at the Journalism “shack” at 11
a. m. Important.
Seven Seers meeting Sunday af
ternoon at Euth Corey’s, 1331 Em
erald, from 4 to 6.
Greater Oregon committee meeting
at 4 p. m. in Villard hall today.
Members of directorate committee
must be present.
because the wn-eless apparatus was
often out of commission.
Skene Best Writer
When Mr. Skene had ended his
talk, H. E. Thomas, city editor of
the Oregonian, added to the Labra
dor story related by Mr. Skene.
When the six reporters with 25
others were allowed only 1200 words
to describe the event of landing in
Labrador, the necessity for conser
vation of words, and swift, graphic
writing was evident. They selected
the reporter whom they felt most
capable, said Mr. Thomas, and this
man was Don Skene.
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Crime Is Subject
Professor Sam Bass Warner of
the law school faculty spoke on
“The Newspaper and Crime.” There
seems to be no definite connection
between the increase of publicity of
crime stories and the increase in
crime, the speaker said. Readers of
crime news are usually past the age
in which they are easily influenced
toward a criminal career.
Horace Thomas of the Oregonian
and Marshall Dana, associate edi
tor of the Journal, both added to
what Mr. Warner had said, agreeing
that crime news should be regulated
but not suppressed.
Clark Wood, editor of the Wes
ton Leader, who is known through
out the country for his witty para
graphs, told the editors that writ
ing them was no easy undertak
ing. Each pithy remark requires
study, he declared. His aaqtess
kept the editors in a continuous up
roar during the time he held the
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The Congress of the United States
will be urged to take up at its
December session the subject of re
adjusting second class postal rates
to conform to tbe schedule prevail
ing in 1920, according to a resolu
tion adopted by the Trade and ClasB
Journalism section of the confer
ence, which met separately yester
Publishers are concerned in these
reductions, the resolution points out,
because existing maximum rates
imposed under war conditions con
stitute the only emergency tax
which has not been redueed.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST,
FREE LECTURE ON
REV. ANDREW J. GRAHAM, C. S. B.
OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Member of the Board of Lectureship of the Mother j
Church The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in j
I SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 1927
| AT 3:00 P.M.
I The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend
Good old Leerie, the lamplighter,
worked cheerfully to make the
streets bright. And the lamps
sputtered a friendly glow into the
The citizens of the country have
taken Leerie’s job. They are the
lamplighters of today. They pay
3 >2 cents of each tax dollar for
Leerie, the faithful, has gone—
but streets still need lighting. And
in whatever communities college
men and women elect to live,
they should take a lively interest
in civic improvements—including
“For we are very lucky, with a lamp
before the door,
And Leerie stops to light it as he lights
so many more.”
Robert Louis Stevenson.
G-E products help light the world,
haul its people and i goods, turn the
wheels of industry, and lessen labor in
the home. Whether on Mazda lamps,
or on large or tiny motors, or on the
multitude of other means of electrical
sendee, you will find the G-E mono
gram wherever you go.
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK
Shall We Stop and Rest?
After a day ehuek full of classes and hurry and work
you will find your old peace of mind restored if you stop
at the Anchorage on your way home. It is only a step from
the campus. You can get a salad there or a cooling punch
and eat them slowly in comfort while you watch the race
and the clouds and dream yourself away.
If you want to discuss some question that has come up,
you may all gather at a large table and go about it in a
lazy way. If you are walking home fromi class with a girl,
your acquaintance will take a two weeks jump in a day
if you stop with her at the Anchorage for tea. The An
chorage is handy for everyone and will help you through
On the Mill Race
For Exercise and Pleasure
The Mill Race is back to normal again
—neither swift nor high.
Lessons Free Phone 1747