Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 03, 1927, Page 2, Image 2

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    ®tegmt fiatlti Emerald
University of Oregon, Eugene
Raj Nash - Managing Editor
Harold Man gum -.. Sports Editor
Vlotvnca Jones - Literary Editor....
Henry Alderman _ uontn During junior
Bertram Jessup_Contributing Editor
Paul Luy .. Feature Editor
News and Editor r-nones, «t>o
DAT EDITORS: Beatrice Harden, Genevieve Morgan, Minnie Fisher, Barbara Blythe,
Bill Haggerty. Alternates: Flossie Radabaugh, Grace Fisher.
MIGHT EDITORS: Bob Hall, Supervisoi Wayne Morgan, Jack Coolidge, John Nance,
Henry Lompee, Herbert Jonas.
SPORTS STAFF: Jack O'Meara, Assistant Sports Editor: Dick Syrir.g, Art Schoeni,
Hoyt Barnett, Dick Jores, 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.
MEWS STAFF: Grace Taylor, Herbert Lundy, Marian Sten, Dorothy Baker, Kenneth
Roduner Betty Sohultie, France* Cherry, Margaret Long, Mary McLean, Bess
Duke, Ruth Newman, Miriam Shepard, Lucile Carroll, Eva Nealon, Margaret
Hensley, Margaret Clark. John Allen, Grayce NelBon, Dorothy Franklin, Eleanor
Edwards, Walter Coover, Amos Burg. Betty Hagen, Leola Ball, Dan Cheney, Ruth
Milton George .
Herbert Lewis
Joe Neil
_ Associate Manaiftr Francis McKenna
_ Associate manair-r i-iautin .... Circulation Manager
. Advertising Manager Bissell .. Ass’t Circulation Mgr.
Advertising Manager
--= . ,-9- ^d„VCItiBinJfi»i„“nZrr Wilbur Shannon . Circulation Ass't
Larry Thielen Foreign Advertising Mgr.
Ruth Street __ Advertising Manager Alice McGrath . Specialty Advertising
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Advertising Assistants: Flossie Radabaugh, Roderick LaFoIlette, Maurine Lombard,
Charles Reed, Bob Moore, Bill Hammond. Oliver Brown.
Office Administration: Ruth Field, Emily Williams, Lucielle George.
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Associated Students of
She Unlv-rsity of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily except Sunday and Monday during
the college year. Member of Pacific IiAdrcollegiate Press. Entered in the postoffice
•t Eugene, Oregon, as second-class matter. Subscription rates, $2.60 per year. Adver
tising rates upon application. Residence phone, editor, 2293-L; manager, 1J2U.
Easiness office phone, 1896,
Day Editor This Issue—Mary McLean
Night Editor This Issue—Leonard Delano
Unsigned comment in this column is written by the editor. Full responsibility
Is assumed by the editor for all editorial opinion.
FOB a happy life is joy in the
Truth.—St. Augustine.
School for or
Against Scandal?
T) THINK that we should live
to see the “sca’ndal sheet”
abolished! Yet that momentous
event, watched for, in vain, by sev
eral college generations, will soon
come to pass—provided the faculty
is willing. In a few days the matter
of dispensing with that conscience
smiting purveyor of infamy, known
by the dignified title “University
News Bulletin,” will be considered.
The death warrant, championed by
Dr. F. O. G. Schmidt, perhaps will
be discussed at the faculty meet
ing, perhaps voted on, and perhaps
approved. We hope for the last.
The worth of the “scandal sheet”
is related to the accuracy of the
grading system employed here, and
that grading system makes the bul
letin worthless. Standards of eval
uation are so many and varied (as
they must be) that the marks do
not always mean what they say. In
spite of this, the grades are scat
tered to all who care to see, and
are judged on the faulty assumption
that one standard of grading is
If the “scandal sheet” was meant
as an incentive to study, it has
failed. The good student needs no
such incentive. The poor student is
either driven into courses that are
sure producers of good grades and
becomes a member of the mighty
clan of grade-getters, or he plugs
along through the three t imes-a
yenr ordeal oblivious to the use of
the grade bulletin as an intellectual
register. Or, granting that he is
made to work harder, is it desirable
that he be prodded along with
threats of exposure?
Our “scandal sheet” and our
wonderfully elaborate and inaccur
ate grading system are fine cncour
agers of superficial work. The
grade’s the thing. It is almost a
truism that the best minds, the
minds that have done the most di
gestion as well as absorption, do not
always win the best grades. Parrot
ing, which demands no great intel
lect, does. There is hardly an in
structor in the Universitv who will
not, either through susceptibility to
flattery or through blindness, re
ward a good parrot. And the par
rots will increase in number unless I
vve place the emphasis on learning
instead of grade-getting.
The abolition of the grade sheet
would be the first step toward a
change. When this is done—if ever
—the next task will be the simpli
fication of marking to something
like the three grade system; honor
or superior, pass and flunk. Further
gradations are meaningless and
worthless—almost as worthless as
any grading system in whole or in
Presumptions indeed we would be
in assuming that the faculty does
not recognize these facts. As edu
cators they must. We merely re
hearse these remarks as a means
of saying that we agree something
should be done. And this is an in
vitation to the faculty to do some
Justice Tempered
With What?
A GRAVE injustice is being done
within the precincts of this uni
versity. Three more or less upright
young men are being asked to pay
$27.50 in cold, hard cash for one
solid brass vase, one ukelelc and a
fire extinguisher; all three items
having mysteriously disappeared
during the night of the women’s
April Frolic. It is claimed that
these items vanished in connection
with the masculine raid on the fem
inine festivities aforementioned and
that therefore, the boys must pay.
What mistaken sense of logic
is this that would rob, yes merciless
ly rob three at least partially earn
est young men of the price of a
1S7 mile taxi ride or 108 hours of
mill race canoeing? What pervert
ed justice is this that would de
prive them of the wherewithal for
purchasing IS.'t l-.'t butterhorns. Ah,
if we could only think of some ap
propriate quotation from “The
Merchant of Venice,” we would use
it. Nothing less can adequately ex
press the enormity of the extortion.
As a matter of fact, what if the
young men do know something of
the missing treasures? For the dis
appearance' of one of the ubiquitous
breed of ukelele they should be not
lined lint rewarded. And ns for the
tire extinguisher, there is much more
chance of its proving useful in some
fraternity house than if it had re
mained ensconced in the Woman’s
building. And perhaps the boys
took it because they were thirsty.
Seriously speaking, however, it
does seem something of a pity to
punish three persons for a “crime”
that was committed by at least 20
or SO raiders. Remember their ex
treme youth, and ignorance.-—H. A.
O Temporal O Immores!
To the Editor:
It is with :t sigh of relief that we
notice that action is to be taken to
prevent the playing of Sunday base- ,
ball games in Eugene. Having come
to the conclusion, through divine
inspiration, no doubt, that Sunday
moving pictures and Sunday ball
games are morally detrimental, the
people of Eugene not only abstain
from such indulgences thorns. Ives, j
but are so unselfish as to safeguard
the moral welfare of thyir fellow
men bv placing such lens of in- j
iquity beyond the reach of tempta- I
We may well be thankful that the
people of the state chose as the site 1
of the State University, a city
where the moral welfare of their
sons and daughters is so carefully j
looked after.
We believe that a constructive
suggestion to these people in their
efforts, however, would simply be :
to eliminate Sunday from the cal- |
endtr. It would then be impossible
to (to anything on Sunday, and a
proper observance of the Sabbath
could thus easily be secured.
J. II.
liishoft Sumner Will
Visit Here This W eek
Bishop Walter Taylor Sumner, of
the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon,
"'ill be in Eugene Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday, and will stay
at the Osburn hotel.
Bishop Sumner, who is a familiar
figure on the campus, will be the
guest of several organisations. He
will speak at the Thursday assem
OBEREI X, Ohio—(IP)—Oberlin
college students are complaining
that romance is dead here.
This, the first co educational col
lege in the country has had as one
of its most cherished traditions the
serenading by college men of co-'
eds in the middle of the night. But
wlnpi several dormitory matrons and
village residents recently protested
that their sliynbers were too often
disturbed by the singers, the col
lege asked village authorities to en
force an ancient ordinance against
disturbing the pace after 11 o’clock
at night.
Winners of beauty contests may
be all right in their place but when
they attempt to sing soloe, well,
that’s when worse comes to worser.
• • •
• * *
Some of the waitresses around
the campus are taking advantage
of those immortal lines of Milton’s,
“They also serve who only stand
and wait.”
• r •
MANY times I have.
HEARD various persons.
! SAY that they thought.
THIS thing of allowing.
COLLEGE teams to travel.
AROUND from city to city.
DURING the various seasons.
WAS ALL bunk and that it.
ONLY kept the men away.
FROM their studies all the.
MORE and was of really.
LITTLE or no value to.
THEM but right here is.
WHERE I wish to disagree.
WITH whoever made such a.
RASH statement for I.
THINK the men really.
PROFIT much by travel.
WHY ART SCHOENI just came.
BACK from Seattle with the.
BASEBALL team and he brought. 1
ALONG enough stationery.
LAST him all year.
You can’t put one over on Gret
chen. The other day she asked me
why I was limping and I told her i
that I’d been riding that morning
and the horse stepped on my foot.
“Poor hoy,’’ she sympathized,
“maybe somedoy you’ll learn to
keep your feet in the stirrups. ’ ’
• • •
Way down in the ocean
Lies Sandy McGook;
He fell off the pier
While baiting his hook.
Frosh Ben Dover says he’d like
to meet Renee Adoree’s brother,
• «■ *
We now have phonographs which
change their own records. However,
nothing has been done about the
squeeky sopranos who never sing
anything but “By the Waters of
the Minnetonka.”
• • •
. * •
“I don’t give a Rapp if l do get
the smallpox,” boasted Elida Mil
ler on her date Sunday night, but
she boasted too soon. New Lee is
waiting patiently to see if she did
give a Rapp the smallpox.
The mill race used to be the
stream of life, but now it’s prac
tically an extinct race.
Dean Sheldon Speaks
To Klamath Fall's Club
Doan If. D. Sheldon of the school ,
of education spoke before the
School Master’s club at Klamath
Falls, last Saturday evening. He
addressed about twenty of tV> ]
members on the subject of: “Twen
ty-five Years of Educational Prog
ress. ' ’
Dean Sheldon plans to speak to ,
the Southern Oregon School Mas
ter ‘s club at Ashland this coming ,
Saturday. ,
Sigma Delta Chi—Special meeting
today noon at the Anchorage. All
members and pledges.
Sculpture club meeting at 4:00
this afternoon in studio. Important
Amphibians meet tonight 7:30
Woman’s building. Very important.
Rehearsal of the entire cast of
Creole Moon will be held today at
3:00 o’clock at Villard hall. Im
perative that all members of the
cast be present.
Junior class meeting tonight in
Villard hall at 7:15.
Professor W. F. Q. Thacher will
meet his classes today.
Faculty meeting has been post
poned from Wednesday to Thursday
of this week. It will meet in room
110 Johnson building at 4 o’clock.
Important meeting of the Varsity
Managers club, Thursday evening at
7 o’clock in graduate managers of
Professor Howe will not be able
to hold his regular Tuesday reading
W. A. A. council meeting 7 o ’clock
Tuesday evening Woman’s building.
Sociology majors and minors and
all others interested in modern so
cial problems are cordially invited
to attend an open meeting of Alpha
Kappa Delta in Alumni hall, 7:30
a’clock Tuesday evening. James
Strait, chief of Eugene police force,
will speak.
Regular schedule of drills for the
military department will be resumed
Wednesday, May 4, beginning with
the 9 o’clock class of company B.
The afternoon ceremony battallion
parade will be held Wednesday at
From Otherl
Colleges |
COLUMBUS, Ohio—(IP)—What
is to believed to be the first repor
torial account in a newspaper of
the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770,
has been discovered at the Ohio
State Archeological and Historical
museum at the university here.
Officials are unable to explain
the origin of the paper, although
W. C. Mills, director of the museum
believes the paper was donated to
the university before his time.
The paper, bearing the date oi
March 12, 17770, contains “the very
first published report” of the fa
mous historical event. It is in two
sheets, printed o nail four sides
and measures 11 by 16 inches. De
tailed accounts of how the massacre
ccourred are contained in its pages,
The story gives the names of those
hilled and wounded and the subse
quent controversy and official com
munications which passed between
the townspeople and those represen
ting his magesty’s government.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — (IP)—
Probably the first university en
dowment eamlpaign in, history to
be carried on by radio was launched
last week Yale’s $20,000,000 endow
ment was broadcast to the world
by air.
“Round the world” dinners were
held by alumni of the university on
all parts of the globe, the principle
one of which was . the meeting in
New York at the Waldorf, where
Chief Justice Howard Taft was the
main speaker of the evening.
Between the speeches the Yale
Glee club went o lithe air with nu
merous traditional songs of their
alma mater.
ifornia.—(IP)—Campus Jdectecivtes
here are busy trying to figure out
the mystery surrounding the sudden
reappearance of the official uni
versity date book, wherein are de
scribed the important social events
if Stanford. Officials are taking
precautions against 'another such
■pisode by requiring that from now
:m the book must be looked at un
der supervision of those in charge.
ter six weeks of successsful opera
tion of its three-passenger travel
lirplane purchased last fall, the
Harvard Flying club is offering all
students in the college interested in
lying an opportunity to try out for
nembership in the club, which has
litherto been restricted to men pri
vately elected.
The club is the first group of col
ego students in the country to pur
•hase and operate its own plane.
For the past month the club ship
las been in the air almost every
lay, piloted by one of the four stu
lents who have qualified as pilots.
Ivor 7i5 passengers have been car
ded, the plane has been in the air
>ver ,10 hours, and approximately
'ight hours of instruction have been
jiveu to especially qualified mem
bers of the club.
A rigid daily inspection system
sas prevented all accidents, the on
y mishap of any sort so far being
i flat tire.
The club is now in its second year
>f post-war activity. Before the
var the predecessor of the present
irganization, the Harvard Airplane
lab, included in its active member
I ship a number of men now promin
ent in aeronautical circles, and
these men are welded into a semi
permanent alumni committee which
will direct the policies of the pres
ent organization. The club now
has 22 members.
(Continued from paye one)
the latter. The names, school, and
their Eugene hosts will be entered
j in the registration book. Constance
I Both and Arthur Anderson have
been working on the housing prob
lem, and have therefore provided
for all entrants. The sophomore
group of the dramatic department
will entertain, during the spare
moments, those who are not in re
hearsals. Wednesday and Friday the
contestants are to visit the drama
classes, where they may observe
the University players in rehear
sals, and also see several panto
Sophs to Play
Another feature of the entertain
ment for them is the presentation
j by the Sophomore Guild Players of
j “The Trysting Place” by Booth
j Tarkington. This wTas given in a
j group of one-act plays last quarter,
! an(i has been chosen as a suitable
play for high schools. The cast,
| consisting of Helen Hembree, Benee
Grayce Nelson, Thelma Park, Gor
don Stearns, Dean Condon, Lynne
Black and Glenn Potts, will show
to the best of their ability how
this little comedy should be given.
This takes place at the 4 o’clock
matinee Friday afternoon.
Committee Seeks Aid
For Victims of Flood
Prof. P. A. Parsons, of the sociol
ogy school, has been named by the
committee of Lane County Belief
j chapter to undertake the collection
l of subscriptions from the Univer
Raup’s Flower Shop
988 Willamette
The finest assortment of
Flowers for
Mother’s Day
sitj" community for the fund being
raised by Eugene for the immediate
relief of the destitute victims of the
Mississippi valley floods. Eugene
has set its quota of emergency re
lief fund being raised by the Amer
ican Red Cross at $1000, and the
aid of the University is needed.
No personal solicitations for this
fund will be undertaken on the
campus. Instead of such a drive
the deans of the schools and the
heads of the departments are re
quested to bring the matter to the
attention of all members of the
respective staffs. A 100 per cent
subscription is urged.
Checks or bills may be placed in
campus mail, addressed to P. A. j
Parsons, Sociology building, before [
Tuesday night.
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mystery comedy
“Wolf’s Clothing”
Monte Blue
Patsy Ruth Miller
By Arthur Somers Roche
and a
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eign trade fraternity, elects the
following to membership;
Kenneth Heisler
Lloyd Byerly
W. Elwood Bead
John J. Tobin.
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Glorifying the Nation’s Press
Under the careful scrutiny of the
Fine Arts Commission, the Board
of Engineers, the Building Inspector,
various civic organizations, the District
Commissioners and Congress itself—
the National Press Building is now
being built in Washington, D.C.,as a
monument to the Press, and to serve as
headquarters for the National Press and
as an office building.
Congress set aside the height limi
tation of zoning laws by special act,
so that the building could be of maxi
mum usefulness and still conform with
the symmetry of the adjacent sky line.
The financing of this undertaking
has been very impressive—$6,000,000
worth of bonds were oversubscribed
300% by a mighty response from
every section of the country.
The elevator installation consists of seven (7) Otis Gearless Traction Elevators with
Unit Multi-Voltage Control and Car Switch operation at 450 feet per minute, six
(6) of these delators being used exclusively for passenger service and one (2) as a
service elevator. There is also a small dressing room elevator and a sidewalk elevator
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