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University of Oregon, E'ugene
RAY NASH, Editor MILTON GEORGE, Manager
Robert Galloway . Managing Editor Walter Coover . Associate Editor
Claudia Fletcher Ass’t. Managing Editor Richard H. Syring . Sports Editor
William Haggerty . Telegraph Editor Donald Johnston . Feature Edito)
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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 United Press News Service. Member of Pacific Intercollegiate
Press. Entered in the postoffice at Eugene, Orgon, as second-class matter. Subscrip
tion rates, $2.50 per year. Advertising rates upon application. Residence phone,
editor, 721 ; manager, 2799. Business office phone, 1896.
Day Editor This Issue-—Herb Lundy
Night Editor This Issue— J. E. Caldwell
Assistant Night Editors—Bob Kipp
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1927.
Of World Progress
A CURT bulletin from Peking
Inst night told of the execu
tion of twenty university students.
One woman student was included in
the number. Their offense, in the
blunt brevity of the unofficial re
port, consisted in “subversive activ
That’s all there was. .Tust
“twenty students.” And few will
pause to ponder this dramatic bit
of history in the making.
Yet it is a story as old as history.
For in any kind of social ferment,
any sort of political revolution, stu
dent groups have always been the
catalytic. They are always the
It is fortunately so, for the his
tory of successful youth-movements
closely parallels the story of social
betterment and liberty. Young
Italy, France, Germany, Russia—
these student radicals aggravated
the reforms that brought the amount
of political self-determination theso
countries enjoy today.
And the names of those who made
the strenuous sacrifice 'for their
ideals are chronicled large in the
histories of their respective coun
tries. They are the martyred
heroes, the liberators, the saviors.
The ugly charge, “subversive
activities,” may tomorrow be ardent
patriotism. It’s all according to
which is the successful faction.
Whether, after the revolutionary
pull has cleared, these twenty, will
be enshrined as heroes or despised
as skulking traitors depends on a
fortuitous turn of the wheel of fate.
But we know that tlsuy.. played at a
dangerous game; the?'played brave
ly and for the greatest of stakes.
Much is the stuff with which worlds
>OI)AY the Kmerald publishes an
other chapter in its interesting
series of scribes’-jibes.
Only two of the sheaf received
are printed. Additional space edn
hardly justifiably be devoted to the
character sketches furnished. And
impertinent personalities tend but
to make the issue, always vague,
more ephemeral still.
The contributions by Miss Bowen
and Mr. Miller, wo think, temper
ately and fairly show both the
alumni attitude and student short
comings. Much criticism is wel
The Family Row
Or Dies Today
TTt/KBBY is wabbling, Webby,
l Oregon’s literary ami humor
ous duckling, is too weak to walk
without help. Unaided, the young
ster will not be able to make his
appearance at Homecoming to help
'entertain the old grads.
Started last year as an official
student publication under the di
rection of Rolf Klcp, the Webfoot
made its bow to the public. It was
judged a success. Student support
was cordial and the infant maga- !
zinc more than paid its way in its
This year the students’ response
has been lathurgic. It is as though !
a permanent wet-blanket has been ,
spread over them, damping their
normal interests. Such a deplorable
condition speaks ill for Oregon, both
to her sister institutions and to the
A gooil magazine is an asset to I
the University. It serves as a j
vehicle for the expression of stu-1
dent talent. It is an outlet for
thoughts and ideas that must other
wise remain silent. Its columns are
open to all students to aid in tfeeir
development as writers. In addi
tion to entertaining its readers, it
is a valuable advertisement for the
University. To those beyond the
campus limits, it says that the Uni
versity is alive, that it is up and
Webby learns his fate today. If
the required number of subscrip-j
tions are not in by tonight, Webby,
dies. If ho is to be helped, it must ■
be done today.
To cease publication now is to
imply that the student body does,
not believe their fellow students
capable to issue a good campus f
Such an implication is false. The
staff members are experienced in!
the work. Their abilities are proved.
Their talents lay ready to be put to
the tusk. They can be depended
upon to produce a magazine which
will rank well among those of other]
Oregon should continue to bo
represented among the college mag
azines. If the Webfoot is allowed
to die, Oregon will bo one of the
few universities of any rank in the
county to be without its humor
magazine. The magazine is worth
while.. Oregon needs it. (Jive it
vour support. If you can not pay
immediately, sign up anyway. You
cun pay inter.
Remember: Webby learns bis
fate today! lie lives or dies today!
The decision must be made today.
Let Webby live!
To the l'Mitor:
May I make a speech through the
columns of your newspaper1 f 1 am
an alumnus ami 1 want to join the
“Worthy Alumni of the Univer
sity of Oregon: Greetings. Jt gives
me great pleasure to tell some of
you what I think of you.
"When i was a student at our
University l made the following
resolution, to-wit: ‘When l become
an alumnus I am going to let the
students run their affairs. I’m
having my fun now. 1 may bo
making mistakes, but tluiuk God
they are niv own mistakes. When
I graduate, Heaven give mo strength
lu refrain from advising the next
general ion, ’
"Gentle lpt) per renters, t main
tain that we alumni hold the right
to assist in giving fiuaneial and
moral aid to the University in limi
ters pertaining to the educational
functions of the institution.
“Loyal brethren, J bold that it
is no business of ours whether or
not the students yell at their foot
ball games, whether they dry up the
mill race, or whether they spend
their leisure time at tea dances.
“May I suggest, Oh citizens of
the world, that we alumni may not
tie watery-eyed, may not be senile,
but it's a dead cinch we'ie not un
dergraduates any more. We’ve liad
our fun, we’ve did our do, we Vo
passed out of the picture.
“■So eiiiiu yourselves, ancient ones;
calm yourselves. The. undergrads
are just as smart today as we used
to think we were. If I'm any
judgCj the new crop skuas marked
improvement, Emerald editors not
Thanks, Mr. Editor, for tlie space.
1 hope you aren’t pestered any
Jilted Oil Men to Tell
Woes in Fall's Trial;
Mystery Hands Next
(lty United Tross)
AMAiSll I Nti’I’ON', Oct. 26j—The
j.Kail Sinclair oil conspiracy trial
I shifted to a new phase today with
i oil operators, who asked and tailed
to yet the Teapot Dome lease, sched
uled to testify against llarry Sin
clair, who did get it.
Theodore lioosevelt, assistant sec
retary of the navy win.'a the lease
was signed In ^secretary rtf the In
terior Eall and Secretary of the
I Navy Uenhy also is to. lie called
'soon by the government to tell his
story of the navy order directing'
secrecy on plans to exchange the
navy’s reservo oil for battleship
Defense lawyers — to exonerate
former Secretary' l'all— have cred
ited lioosevelt with responsibility
for the secrecy order.
The government announced at
the close of today's session that to
morrow it will go into the most
spectacular phase of the trial—the
ipiestioa of the $-IO,50d iu Liberty
bonds found in possession of Fall's
son in-law, M. T. Kxerharl, shortly
alter the lease transaction.
Dr. 11. 1!. Yocuui of the /.oology
department has recently had two
i papers accepted for publication. One
article, “The Effect of the Ijuau
j t.ity of Oulture Medium on the l)o
; vision Rate of Oxvtiichu," was ac
, vopted by the biological Uulletin.
I The other, “A Ease of Physiological
I t'ustratiou in the Fowl,” is to be
.printed in t_h« Ludox l'inoh e;'.
HOLDERS OP TERM PAPERS'
PROM PAST YEARS ARE FORM- !
ING AN ORGANIZATION.
Our tip: Scout around and get
the ones you need before a union \
scale is set.
ABOARD SHASTA WITH TEAM
— (By Special Seer Repor(er)—Bur
nell, on fake reverse, nearly makes
observation car but is clowned by
porter. Oregon players are talking
advantage of the brakes (whenever
the engineer puts them on, they use
them as an excuse to lose their bal
ance and sit down by good looking
women). Mason barked the wrong
signals before the lights came on in
a dark tunnel and the backfield was
caught in a huddle. (On this las(
play Hodgen was penalized 15 seats
for holding). McEwan is clearly
worried because Stadelman doesn’t
seem to fit into his regular berth.
(Berth is too short).
Starved in an attic
The editors thought
lie was writing
KISS MAY CARRY
PARALYSIS GERM |
Prosh Ben Dover says you get
more than /he germs—you get the
paralysis; temporary, at least.
D1ZZY*DI FF1 XITJONB
Optimist: Student who rises at I
7:55 and expects "to dress, shave, eat
and make an 8 o’clock English his-;
We have often wondered what
happens when a person gets sick in
one of those classes where they keep
the door locked. Oh, well, it prob
ably never happens.
Dear Aunt Seerah:
One of the sisters has been smok-,
ing cigarettes now for three weeks
running. What (jni wo do to stop
“BILLIE” CLUBB. j
Dear “Billie” C’lubb:
If she isn’t running too fast, you
might get somebody on. the track
squad to take after her.
AUNT BEER AH.
The blond senior with the coffee
stained mustache says he wishes his
house would respond to campus
drives like it responds to Cay
Clare Nett, first trumpeter with
the University band, received na
tional fame and honor recently
when he was complimented on his
rendition of Sam ltzikowitz’s
“Asleep in the Ditch,” or the five
hundred and fifty-fifth sympathy in
A flat (tire). Carrie Toons, director
of the glee clubs at the deaf and
dumb school in New York, New
York, said that his technique •> was
very finished, ami that his execu
tion was, or should be very obvious.
Seven Seers hereby issue a chal
lenge to any five-man chess team
on the campus. Came must be
played on a sawdust board because
our team is not in the best of con
It is said that the lateness of the
train at the rally yesterday was due
to the efforts ‘of the Anchorage
management. It is estimated that
they sold more lunches yesterday
noon than they have since they
“CLAP HANDS, HICCUP CHAE
* * *
Stanford W ill Start
Dubs Against Oregon
I’ALO ALTO, Cal., Out. *J7.—Tlu*
Stanford Cardinals are expected to
take the field Saturday against Ore
gon with a second string line ami
backfield to start. Coach Pop W. ■
tier is anxious to guard his first
string against injury in preparation
dor the Washington Huskies a week
' e Am pus i
All sophomore and freshman girls, j
come out fhr volleyball practise >
tonight, and seniors and juniors
Monday. Teams will be picked at
Don’t forget the hike up Spencers
butte for W. A. A. points Satur
day. Meet in front of the Wo
man’s building at 9 o’clock with
Varsity Philippinensis — Important
meeting tonight at the “Y” Hut
at S o’clock.
Reverend Gilbert Lovell of New
York, connected with the student
department of the. Presbyterian
church, will be at Westminster
House today and Saturday. Those
who desire interviews with him
should call 2190. Sunday morn
ing he will meet the Bible class,
and at 11 o’clock he will preach
at the Central Presbyterian
A faculty horseback ride around
Spencers butte will be held Satur
day. All persons going meet Mr.
Roy Boyd at the Co-op at 2:15
More sophomore track men needed
for the interclass track meet to
be held November 4. Report to
(Continued from page one)
the plays. The time is 348 A. E.
(after Eden) on a June afternoon
and evening, l'g (Merrill Swenson)
and Eva (Helen Barnett) are the
modern lovers of that time.
Grandmother Eve, played by Mary
Duckett, is even in that day and age
controlled somewhat by convention
and she makes certain to instruct
her great, great, great, great, great
granddaughter in the correct mode
of behavior when being carried off
by a cave-man lover.
Mary Kessi, a freshman last year
on the campus, now in Alpine, Ore
gon, wrote the play. All three au
thors are members of Pot and Quill.
Tickets are on sale at the box of-1
fice, from four to five o’clock and I
may also be purchased at the door, j
All seats are reserved and admission |
is fifty cents.
The producing staff includes: '
Florence E. Wilbur, director; Helen
Barnett, stage manager; Maurinc
Brown, and Louise Storla, lighting;
Bylvana Edmunds, Wardrobe man
ager; G. Leonard Thompson, stag
ing; Virginia Coke Mabelle Berkley
and Ruby Hayes, hostesses; C. A.
Shafer, business manager.
(Continued from puyc one)
grout ends, guile from the ]inenji, j
Warner lias been .having trouble
finding flankinen to take tlieir
places. “Spud” Harder was the
best bet at the beginning of the
season, but a >St. Mary’s player fin
ished liis football aspirations for
Hod'ge Davidson, specializing on
end-around plays, and John Pres
ton, second, man on the long passes, I
are the two regulars. Giving them
a good race are Louis Vincenti, the
football Phi Bete, Don Muller and
Dick Worden, all of whom will
likely see action against Oregon.
Shipwreck Off Brazil
Claims Many Victims;
Death Toll Nears 100
(By United Press)
RIO DM JANEIRO, Brazil, Oct.
L’7 (Thursday).—With six rescue
ships steaming toward Brazilian
ports—two of them due tonight—of
ficials early today were making a
filial check on the toll of the Italian
liner Principessa Mathilda disaster.
Estimates of the missing ranged
from (>s to 1144, with the probability
that tiie number lost when the liner
sank Monday night, 09-miles off the
Brazil coast, would be approximately
Tlie owners of the ship, the Nuvi
gnzione Gencralo Italians, insisted
only 08 of the ship’s 135(5 passes- 1
gets and crew had gone down with j
the 10-year-old vessel which 'was
making its last trip as a passenger
The owners of the aoinslirdlunnn
Tabulations here by marine ex
perts showed at least 93 were un- ,
Reports from the captains of the
French steamer Formosa and the
steamer Acciona added to the eon
l'usion regarding the toll, their fig
ures showing 314 persons missing.
Patients! With Varied
Ills Virdt Infirmary
It’s just one thing after another
in the way of ailments at the in
firmary, Frances McKee, freshman
journalism major, entered the in
firmary today. Nellie Johns, senior
in physical education, suffering
from boils; Gladys Blake, freshman
journalism ma jor, who had a bad
coltl, and George Mason, senior in
biology, who had a sore foot, were
all released from the infirmary.
Malcolm Morrill, who lias a slight
case of measles, improving, llomer
Dixon, who has the poison oak, is ■
also better. - .
THAT twilight on the campus,
with a background of purple haze
over the distant hills, one star over
head, dark shadows where trees ap
pear by day, and the soft yellow
lights in front of campus buildings,
is something almost worth being late
to dinner to see.
THAT while we have no wish to
become involved in the alumni-stu
dent mud-slinging contest, we feel
that no alum could sincerely criti
cize Dregon Spirit were he present
at the rally yesterday.
THAT we do not believe that
changing street names is one of the
signs of progress and growth of a
THAT the fate of “Webby” rests
with the size of the subscription list.
THAT a campagin is being con
ducted by our sister institution for
the substitution of the word “>State”
for “Agricultural” in its name.
THAT such a substitution seems
logical -in view of the number of
courses other than agricultural of
That someone advertised a canoe
for sale in the Emerald yesterday,
and the mill-race is dry. Make
your own quip on this one—we’re
(Continued from page one)
that season. Afterward, when he
was in the hospital, lie had the
games forwarded to him by tele
gram, play by play. Not long before
Williams good health
bread means just what
•its name implies.
\ welcome change
7rom the ordinary ev
ery day white bread.
Phone 914. J.
Watch the bread plate
get empty when health
bread is on the table.
his death, when the doctor rcmon- <
strated that lie was too ill to bear i
the excitement of the telegrams, he !
replied that he might be out of the i
game for life but that he was not i
out of the spirit of it.
“We’re on trial for the next two
weeks,” declared Bob Warner, yell
king. “We haven’t had the very ;
best team, but at the same time we ’
haven't been at the bottom. We i
tied with Idaho. It’s up to us,
whether we want to go out and
work for the team.”
Dr. A. M. Spangler, former pastor
if the First Congregational c-liureh
n "Eugene, read the invocation. Dr.
tpangler, who left here about sev
n years ago, now holds a position
n Tryingham, Mass.
Alpha TJpsilon announces the
dodging of Jerome Simpkins of Mc
.linnville and Byron Patterson of
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