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University of Oregon, Eugene
R*y Nash . Managing Editor Henry Alderman
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Carroll, Maudie Loomis. Ruth Newton, Eva Nealon, Margaret Hensley, Margaret
Clark. Ruth Hansen. John Allen, G.-ayce Nelson, Dorothy Franklin, Eleanor Ed
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The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Associated Students of
the University of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily except Sunday and Monday during
the college year. Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press. Entered in the postoffice
at Eugene, Oregon, as second-class matter. Subscription rates, $2.50 per year. Adver
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Business office phone, 1895.
Day Editor This Issue—Genevieve Morgan
Night Editor This Issue—Bob Hall
Unsigned comment in this column is written by the editor. Full responsibility
is assumed by the editor for all editorial opinion.
TRUTH and understanding
are not such wares as to be
monopolized and traded in by
tickets and statutes and stand
ards.—John Milton.
An Arc Light
For a Halo
“But the privilege and pleasure
That we treasure beyond measure,
Is to run on little errands
"For the ministers of State.’’
<<"pAYING for what we get.”
XT This is the explanation of a
faculty member, known both for a
scholar and a patron of the brawny
arts, who writes in the March issuo
of Old Oregon in defense of the
tax levied on students during the
basketball championship series.
The professor writes well, so well
that he decorates the whole matter
with a halo, albeit he uses an are
light. Perhaps the question which
now seems bo be losing timeliness,
should be dropped, but lest the semi
officially-flavored whitewashing bo
taken too seriously and furnish an
excuse for later repetitions of the
tmweleomo extortion, the Emerald,
which he mentions as supportor of
the crying few, takes issue with
the “explanation,” which wo pre
fer to label “alibi.”
Tho objectors are designated, in
words that are meant *o wither, as
traditional taxpayers in the mak
ing, who “every time the school
board wants a levy for more equip
ment, or to raise the teachers’ pay,
or the city has to ask money to
renovate the parks or replenish the
books in the public library . . . will
be all practiced up for tho old fam
iliar objection: ‘Didn’t wo pay for
a new school house—sometime, it
doesn’t matter when?’ ”... Then,
with special reference to the $1!>
fee for the basketball pavilion, we
are informed “that a gilt is not a
price, and entitles no one to any
thing but the pleasuro of giving to
a good cause.”
Without a doubt it is a fine trick
of writing to raise a smoko haze by
talking of basketball pavilions and
school houses, libraries and parks,
in one breath, but they don’t fit
under the one caption “worthy
causes. ’ ’
Tin1 professor must have failed
to note the important fact—and wo
choose to deal with facts that the
basketball pavilion was built un
der different circumstances and
from different .motives than are
school-houses and libraries, on which
no financial returns are expected,
even by the “traditional tax-pay
-or.” It was constructed as a busi
ness venture, after a lot of bally
hooing about big gate receipts and
frequent assurances that the build
ing would pay for itself.
While the professor mentions li
braries and pavilions in one sen-1
tence lie might consider his own]
curious but unmentioned common-1
tary on the interests of a university
student body, that they should tax
themselves for an athletic structure
(of doubtful value even as a purely j
business investment) and let a li ■]
brary go begging. Equally worthy
causes, indeed!
lu defense of the 50-cent ruling
he explains that the regulation
which demands the tax is not made
at Oregon or for Oregon's benefit.
True, but Oregon did have a vote
in the matter. llegnrdless of where
the legislation was enacted, the
writer does not explain why the
conference should take unto itself
the privilege of dictating how each
institution should meet its guuran
tee. This, it seems to us, is the prob I
lent for each institution to decide.
If Oregon, with a gigantic pavilion,
can realize enough money from j
ticket sales to outsiders to meet the '
guarantee, why should she tax her (
students? If Idaho, on the other
hand, with a small gymnasium, can
not collect the amount of the guar
antee from outside ticket sales, let
her levy a tax of 75 cents or a dol
lar, or whatever she deems neces
sary. The amount of the guarantee
can pretty accurately be determined
in advance of the contests, and each
member of the conference arrange
beforehand on the method for meet
ing the expenses.
It may be, of course, that the
conference magnatos find it requi
site to their jobs to do everything in
involved fashion. Or perhaps Ore
gon’s giant igloo is unable to earn
as much as its supporters predicted.
If that is the case, there will be
many taxes for the support of the
white elephant.
“Pathos and humor mingle in this
plaintive desire to get something
wo have not paid for,” writes the
professor. Indeed, a humorous re
mark and a pathetic excuse. But
studonts are paying for the pavilion,
a building that “is going to pay
for itself,” and they have the right
not only to ask, but to demand that
they bo freed from further taxa
If the building cannot earn
enough to pay the upkeep costs
mentioned in the white-wash ar
ticle, what in the world are we go
ing to do with it? In truth, it now
has all the ear marks of an exag
gerated gold brick. It is equipped
only as a basketball court, useless
even as a much-needed gymnasium
that might reliovo the intolerable
intramural situation. So it’s $200,
000 for a basketball pavilion and
not one cent for a library or a
Are we praying for another
championship?” comes the next
question, intimating that we must
pay for it if we want it or get it.
Under the admirable arrangement
canonized by the semi-official
spokesman, an arrangement that
calls for $200,000 pavilions when
basketball championships aro won,
and we suppose million-dollar stadia
when football championships are
won, structures erectod at student
expense and maintained by- stu
dents’ taxes, wo answer: No, a
thousand times no!
If hy Pip pa
Is Not Passe
C°NG Week is upon us.
“So is poison oak,” observed
tlio office cynic, but he didn’t really ■
mean it. After nil, singing a{ the ,
table is pretty good fun if everyone
takes the simple precaution of swal
Tt is most fitting that Song Week ’
should come in the spring. It is a '
time when everybody feels like'1
singing whether he should or not.
book at 1’ippa. Do you suppose she
would have achieved her present
fame if she had done her innoeu L
"U» vocalizing on any but a spring
day.’ It is doubtful. Even the Swiss
chcescmaker yodeling from his Alp
has something in his favor if he con 1
fines the practice to April or May:1
though the Lord knows that that
particular form of laryngeal contor
tion usually sounds like little more (
than glorified gargling.
ycs, spring is the logical time for,
warbling. However, one other pro-! f
caution is necessary: keep the blinds
drawn. Uemember the historic case (
of the fraternity that was pinched ,
on masse by the game warden who t
found tlu1 stiff, cold corpses of fif- ]
teen mother robins outside the din-m
ing room window. Attracted by the!
noise and smell of cooking, the ,]
sight of III howling, hungry mouths t
had proved too much for their al- ,
ready fatigued spirits. v
And speaking of maternity, does I
anybody know if Mother’s Day n
comes during Song Week? What a \
marvelous opportunity it would be c
to give voice to the national Oedi- h
pus complex through singing all the c
mammy songs.—H. A. o
• • •
The men of the campus carried on
a little student investigation all
their own at the April Frolic the;
other night.
* * *
Whatever troubles Raleigh had
With mud and coat and queen;
He never had to fix a tire
Of a royal limousine.
* * •
-* and -* don’t'
seem to get enough holding of hands
and the such when not in public
so of late they have been amusing
Dr. Bowen’s French students by
holding hands in class.
’'Names omitted by request.
Gretchen emphatically denies
that her boy friend was seen walk
ing up Alder street the other night
with a quart bottle in one hand and
an orange squeezer in the other. She
says he was walking down Alder
• • •
* * *
The professor with the shiny blue
serge suit says he is getting so ab
sent minded that he bites his nails
too short to scratch matches on
them and then forgets and scratches
matches on them.
• * *
As scarce as Phi Bet keys in the
Sigma Chi house.
* * *
THE other noon I
WENT into a well
KNOWN inn for what
I HAD hoped would be
LUNCH but after waiting
FOR a waitress for 20
MINUTES I had almost
GIVEN up that idea but
JUST then up popped a
BUXOM lass from some
PLACE and planked a
BUTTER horn in front
OF ME that was old when the
CONDON oaks were saplings
AND I asked her how she
GOT that way or something
TO THE effect and she
SAID she was sorry but
ORDERS would get mixed up
SOME times and so while
SHE was there I ordered
THE long sought lunch
&ND after another 20
MINUTE wait slio brought
LT IN and after calling
HER back 4 times for
BUTTER, water, fork, and
SALT 1 let her go. ■
Some enterprising person should
ako advantage of a wonderful op
oortunity and start a soda foun
ain up near the cemetery. Now that
nill racing is not so rosy there
vould bo customers up on the hill,
10 end.
There’s one thing about the old
nvisiblo writing typewriters, Peo
lie couldn’t read over your shoul
Uuv one. It’s for the Fine Arts1
Barents to Be Guests
On Gam pus May 13, 14
May Id and it have been sot by
he student council as the dates for
'others’ and Mothers’ week-end.
’hose dates coincide with the time
et for the two performances of the
unior Revue. This period given
ver to the entertainment of the
tudents’ parents is an annual
vent. Many plans are being formu
ited to give them an idea of eol
,'ge life and customs.
Donald McCook, manager of the
unior Revue, announced yesterday
hat he would make special reser- ,
utions for the fathers and mothers I
ho wish to attend the production.
IcOook has appointed on his com
littee, Sam Kinley to manage ad
vrtising, and Hope Crouch in
liarge of the programs. Costumes
ave been ordered from San Fran
iseo by Constance Roth, chairman
f the costume committee.
Co-operative House Managers
meeting tonight 5:30 p. m. at the
Alpha Delta Pi house.
Song week judges please meet to
night at 5 p. m. in the basement of
Johnson hall.
Thespian meeting at Woman’s
building, 7:15 Wednesday.
Pot and Quill will meet with Mrs.
Ernst tonight at 7:30.
Intra-mural Baseball—meeting of
all intramural representatives to
discuss coming baseball season,
Men’s gymnasium, Thursday, at 11
a. m. Important.
Pi Lambda Theta meeting, Thurs
day noon, at College Side Inn.
Dr. R. P. Bowen Writes
Of French Novelist
The January-March number of
the Sewanee Review, published by
the University of the South, con
tained an article on Edouard Es
taunie by Professor Pay P. Bowen,
head of the department of romance
languages of the University of
Estaunie is a member of the
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French academy and is one of the
best known of the contemporary
French novelists. He writes psychol
ogical novels, choosing for the most
part lonely souls for the heroes of
his stories. They are men who are
interesting but who do not invite
friends because of a certain quality
of character.
Professor Bowen knows M. Es
taunie personally, and so hig study
of this author is to a certain extent
an outgrowth of long talks with him
about his books.
Easter “Sweets”
Happy event . . . Easter, and a most
appropriate occasion to remind mo
ther, sister, or sweetheart of your hap
piest best wishes for “her.”
We gladly mail to any part of the state
for you.
Whitman and Helen Ardell
$1 and up.
Crown Drug Co.
James H. Baker, ’24, Prop.
Miner Bldg. I
Call 146
For the benefit of the University of Oregon Fine Arts Building.
At the
Fashion Luncheon Today Noon
at the Eugene Hotel
Eight young ladies from the campus will act as living models,—They are:_
Edith Bader Rose Roberts
Adalia Everts Billie Martland
Esther Setters Jo-Ann Paterson
Doris Meldrum Janice McKinnon
Naturally,—the smart, very fashionable shoes they will wear
are to be furnished by Graham’s, and are to be on display
in their show windows immediately following the luncheon.