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University of Oregon, Eugene
SOL ABRAMSON, Editor _EARL W. SLOCUM, Manager
Nash —_._ Managing Kuitoi
Harold Man gum -Sporta Editoi
FlorenM Jonea —-Literary Editor...
Henry niocrnmii . wmnuuuu»
Bertram Jessup _ Contributing Editor
Paul Luy . Feature Editor
News and Kdltor rnones, odd
EDITORS: Beatrice Harden, Genevieve Morgan, Minnie Fisher, Barbara Blythe,
Bill Haggerty. Alternates: Flossie Radabaugh, Grace Fisher. _
NIGHT EDITORS: Bob Hall. Supervisor; Wayne Morgan, Jack Coolidge, John Nance.
Henry Lumpee, Herbert Jonas.
SPORTS STAFF: Jack O'Meara, Assistant Sports Editor; Dick Syring, Art Schoeni.
Hoyt Barnett, Dick Jones, Bob Foster.
FEATURE WRITERS: Donald Johnston, Ruth Corey, John Butler, Joe Sweyd,
La Wanda Fenlason.
UPPER NEWS STAFF: Jane Epley, Alice Kraeft, Edith Dodge, Bob Galloway.
jiwy/S STAFF: Grace Taylor. Herbert Lundy, Marian Sten, Dorothy Baker, Kenneth
Koduner Betty SchulUe, Frances Cherry. Margaret Long, Mary McLean, Bess
Duke Ruth Newman, Miriam Shepard, Lucile Carroll, Lva Nealon, Margaret
Hensley, Margaret Clark, John Allen, Grayoe Nelson, Dorothy Franklin, Eleanor
Edwards, Walter Coover, Amos Burg, Betty Hagen, Leola Ball, Dan Cheney, Ruth
Newton. 0 ___u
Milton George.. Associate Manager
Herbert Lewis .. Advertising Manager
Joe Neil _ Advertising Manager
Larry Tbielen — Foreign Advertising Mgr.
Bnth street . Advertising Manager
Francis Mctvenna ... ^lrcuiauuu
E(1 Biased . Ass’t Circulation Mgr.
\yilbur Shannon . Circulation Abb t
Alice McGrath . Specialty Advertising
Advertising Assistant,: Flossie Radabaugh, Roderick LaFoIlette, Maunne ■mmuaru.
Charles Reed, Bob Moore, Bill Hammond, Oliver Brown.
Office Administration: Ruth Field, Emily Williams. Imcielle George._
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Associated Students of
University of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily except Sunday and Monday during
college year. Member of Pacific Intercollegiate Press. Entered in the postoffice
Eugene, Oregon, as second-class matter. Subscription rates, *2.60 per year. Adver
ng rates upon application. Residence phone, editor, 2293-L, manager, U20.
Business office phone, 1896. ____'_
Day Editor Thin Ihsm—Minnie Fisher
Night Editor This issue— Wayne Morgan
Unsigned comment in this column is written by the editor. Full responsibility
Mtumed by the editor for all editorial opinion. _
THE freedom of the press
should bo inviolate.—John
HY will the proponents of a
VV publications - committee - con
trolled Emerald not come out in
the open and face the issues? Why
will they persist in playing with
technicalities, with schoolboy tricks,
with anything but the fundamen
tals? Why will they persist in avoid
ing the principle that underlies this
From the dilly-dallying that is go
ing on one is justified in concluding,
as do thoso whose messages appear
in the Emerald today, that the plan
is nothing more than a trick for
the protection of the student admin
istrations in the years to come, from
The bosh about harmonizing the
constitution andf the by-laws is
growing old and threadbare. When
the amendment was first, proposed
the existence of the mooted clause
in the constitution was unknown.
That was discovered enroute, but
it has been given first place in tho
attentions of the consorship-seekers.
What reasons did the proponents
have for their plan before they dis
covered the beloved clause to which
they cling as the drowning man to
the proverbial straw?
Now we have a new yarn: the
possibility of libel. When any col
lege editor gets that far there is
no need for checking him through
an appointive committee. There is
no university president anywhere
who would sit by and do nothing
at such a juncture. And college edi
tors are not generally known to get
into libel suits. Why the sudden
worry over such an - eventuality?
And foi; the information of those
who hear only the one side of tho
story let us make mention of the
pertinent fact that of all the col
lege editors of whom we know, who
are controlled by publications com
mittees, none are bound to submit
to these committees until after an
objectionable act. has been per
formed. Wo have word from Stan
ford and California that the edi
tors formulate their own policies
and are alone responsible for them.
At Washington, the students voted
Thursday to elect the editor, there
by discontinuing the unsatisfactory
policy of appointment by and re
sponsibility to a publications com
mittee. Tho only power the com
mittee will now have is that of re
moving nn editor after lie has been
found guilty of libel.
And isn’t it true that if tho Em
erald should be found guilty of
libel the money would be paid not
by the executive council, which is
only an agent, but by tile students
who elect and may loculi the editor?
And while the editorial checking
committee inav be responsible to
the executive council, don’t forget
that it is not appointed by that
As to the worry about the Em
erald’s freedom in contrast t, the
publications committee check on
other publications, it might be well
to remember that in the long history
of the Emerald there lias been noth
ing to make anyone fear its powers,
except of course student officials
who fear criticism. The same might
?>e applied to student government,
But Rough Logic
from which no one has yet had any
thing to fear, except possibly that
it might sometime do something.
We sincerely hope that before
Wednesday, proponents of a board
of censorship will have come to a
discussion of the function of a col
lege editor. Wo hope they will ap
preciate, as open-minded students
must, that smooth rhetoric does not
make up for rough logic.
We insist that the college editor
must jnould student opinion as well
as reflect it, if he is worth anything.
If the editor works under the shad
ow of censorship he cannot speak
sincerely and honestly. And if he
cannot do that tho editorial page is
Tho question remains: shall truth
bo sacrificed to expediency? In de
ciding this question, tho students
will determine whether they shall
havo truth or “harmony”—and oh
yes, consistency in tho constitution.
THE editor of tho Oregon Emer
ald, a student publication at
the University of Oregon, is quito
right in rebelling against tho propo
sition to vest editorial policy of the
paper in a board composed of as
sociation student administrators, in
stead of in an editorial board of the
Nothing will start a paper on the
skidroads of caducity faster than to
have it. placed directly under con
trol of an administrative group
which will tend always to seek ap
proval of its activities, and to re
sent criticism. On every hand, tho
paper is liable to the whim of this
or that individual who fears disap
| probation of his schemes or his ac
tions. The paper becomes a more
organ, a tool of particular interests.
It is true that most student pub
lications are intended officially to
represent the students of tho par
ticular educational institutions they
serve; it is true that they are sub
sidized by tho student body; and
it is true that they would ceaso to
exist by action of that group. Yet,
so is it also true that the editor is
usually popularly elected by the stu
dent body; that ho is selected for
his ability accurately to represent
prevailing opinions; and to point
out ways of advancement and im
provement; and that ho is subject
to recall by that group if ho proves
This is surely a sufficient check;
while, at the same time, it leaves
the editor free to express his be
liefs, no matter what they are, as
long as he is permitted to retain
office. This is the only sane method,
the only one which will insure a
live, creditable publication.
Hero at Willamette, there is fac
ulty censorship of all publications,
which is wrong. Tho administration
(lot s have the right to be interested
in the nature of what goes out in
publications which represent the
university, but it does not have the
right to use such a blunt method.
Dismiss the editor if ho violates the
best interests of the school, yes, but
give him free rein as long as he
does not transcend the bounds of
propriety. This is the better way.
And students who are outraged at
something which might appear, can
swing a recall.
So we sympathile with the Ore
gon editor in his tight to maintain
freedom of policy on the Emerald,
and wish him success.
To the Editor and readers:
The concept of "Freedom of the
I'ress” as opposed to “Gag Kiilo"
Las been carried to nothing short of
the ridiculous in the present con
troversy concerning the limits to
which an editor may go in erystal
liring and disseminating "Student
Opinion” through the country.
The Kiuerald is a student publi
cation supposedly reflecting the
opinion of the students, and is read
ns such by the readers. The stu
dents who live in close proximity to
University life and who have their
opinions formulated from the facts
(Continued on page three)
* £> :ers
“IN THE SPRING A YOUNG
MAN’S FANCY LIGHTLY TURNS [
TO THOUGHTS OF FEES.”
* # *
This is a funny world. President
Coolidge laughs at the Prince of
Wales for falling off his horse, but j
he rides a mechanical one so the
Prince won’t get to laugh back.
• • •
And celluloid collar
For Bobby Smaller.
Our friend with the swishing false
teeth says he would hate to lose
his eyesight from drinking because
lie has a hard enough time finding
the darn stuff as it is.
Once upon a time all the students
in the University had paid their
fees before Friday afternoon and
Saturday morning, but that was
once upon a time.
J. Caleb Phonebooth, Portland
track star who is in Eugene for the
meet which is being sponsored by
the University today. Phonebooth
has shattered all high school records
for the mile and in addition he is
an unusually good high jumper. He
ran the mile once in thirty-six hours
and ten seconds without food or
water. He sings while running and
so he heartily endorses Lucky Strike
cigarettes but for the jump he says
he prefers Old Gold because just
before he clears the bar he is sub
ject to violent coughing spells and
blows the bar down before clearing
I5on Dover, our freshman, says as
much as ho hates to tell lies ho has
to say “Pass the cream, please”
whenevor there are guests.
» « •
Whatever troubles Adam had
While talking with fair Eve,
At least she couldn’t say to him,
“I’ve something up my sleeve.”
Dear Aunt Seerah,
On account of my foot not quite
reaching, I have great difficulty try
ing to start the engine from the
driver’s seat. Please give mo a
word of help.
Dear Perplexed Sal,
I am surprised that you don’t
know better than to try to crank
an automobile from the front seat,
and above all things, with your foot.
Oct out and you will have better
Your Aunt Seerah
• • •
Duo to continued pressure, we,
the Seven Seers, have found it nec
essary to finally take a definite
stand on tho Emerald controversy.
Hero it is:
Until as late as last night Gret
chen thought the natives of the
Congo were called Congoleums.
• • •
When mouth becomes stuck fast
with peanut butter, pry open with
knife and pour in half cup of gas
oline. With both hands, forcibly
This is a stolen snapshot of a
senior, taken Rafter the first few
days of Senior Leap 'Week. His
date had called at the house for
him and while sitting in the living
room talking to her, a flat-iron up
stairs fell on somebody’s toes, and
sounds travels unusually easy in
his house. He isn’t quite sure
whether he can last through the
rest of the week.
Junior certificates will not be is
sued unless implications pro ac
companied with note from Health
Service stating that nose has been
sprayed four times during past two !
• • •
Divorced are Mr.
And Mrs. Black;
She had the looks
But not the jack.
Somebody offered to spend $500
to fix the mill race and then a
Scotchman came forward and said
he would be willing to spend five
hours on it.
• • •
CLEAR THE TRACK
(Continued from vage one)
incoming officers will have no
choice but to be guided thereby.
The outcome of the amendment
depends entirely upon the students
themselves, and I, if elected, will
abide by their decision. If they
decide that an advisory committee
to the editor of the Emerald is the
best thing, I will be pleased to work
with such a group. If they disap
prove of such a committee, I still
am prepared to carry on the con
structive program which I advo
Under all circumstances, if elec
ted, I will do my best to interpret
what I believe to be the wishes of
the student body, and shall be
whole-heartedly in favor of co
operation among the Emerald, the
faculty, and the student body which
places the editor in office.
Tie following made W. A. A.
dancing points: Marjorie Horton,
Rose Roberts, Yirginaia Bailey, Rob
erta Wells, Fredericka Teschner,
Thelma Stevens, Eunice Daniels,
and Cavita Campbell.
Dr. Young’s students, attention! I
Assignments for Monday, April 25:
Class in Sociological Systems read
the next chapter and review.
Class in Community Organization
and Development read the next
chapter and review.
Class in Town, City and Regional
Planning, read chapter 15, residen
tial decentralization, in “City Plan
ning” by J. Nolen; and chapter 21,
the planning of growing towns, in
“Modern City Planning and Main
tenance,” by F. Koejter.
These books on reserve at refer
ence desk in main library.
The meeting of the entire cast of
“Creole Moon,” scheduled for 9
a. m. today, has been changed to 4
p. m. Also a meeting of Act I, in
cluding the following: Art Ander
son, Gretchen Kier, Janet Pierce,
Winston Lake, Will Forbis, Tim
Wood, Tom Montgomery, Doug Wil
son, Elmer Grimm, will take place
at 8 p. m.
A meeting of the Barnett-for
Senior-Man Executive Directorate
of Public Relations will be held at
the usual time and in the usual place
under the usual circumstances.
Beginning to End
That long and winding road
which leads to a college diploma
is comfortably and fashionably
travelled by the men who wear
oMost Styles ^10
MODEL SHOE STORE
748 Willamette St.
“ It Pays
3 ACT COMEDY
Presented by the
University High School
HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
Friday and Saturday
April 22 and 23
8:30 P. M.
Admission—Adults, .50; Children .35
Body Builders Elect
At a recent meeting of the men’s
physical education club, officers for
the ensuing year were elected.
Glenn W. Howard will lead the body
builders for next year. The rest
of the officers include Lloyd Mc
Gee, vice-president; Harry Policar,
secretary and treasurer; Carl L.
U. of O. Shine
The best place to have your
shoes shined and cleaned
NEXT TO LEMON “O"
—More laughs than
you’ve had in months
Bice, editor; and Herman Gower,
Harry 0. Ellinger
Next to College Side Inn
Right now'—when the sun begins to shine after a long
and rainy winter—topless roadsters are joining with the
first flowas-s of spring to tell of the balmy days to come.
The idea of a snappy spring suit just naturally pops up
—and where to buy and what to buy is the question.
THIS SUIT—-will give you a pile of pleasure—it will be
right if you buy at the right place. So isn’t it worth your
time to read our claims and see if v»e are not handling
just the correct stuff you are looking for.
STYLE—The refined and. conservative cuts that men
want. The correct stuff dictated by fashion and being
worn by the smart well-dressed people of the country.
FITS—You will be proud to wear—guaranteed by the best
tailors and style setters for eastern college men.
Fashion dictates greys from a medium to an oxford, and
navy blues are als opopular for this spring and summer
PRICE—$34.50 to $47.50. Surprisingly low. A much larger
proportion of the price is put into cloth and tailoring than
is customary in popular priced clothing.
You see there must be something to al^ this—10 make so many
meu come here for iheir clotJies—you ’ll see the point—the way
we treat you—the shop itself—and what you get.
Better Drop Around,
HARRY O. ELL1NGER