Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 19, 1927, Page 2, Image 2

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    Oregon Sailg jfmetalii
University of Oregon, Eugene
Robert Galloway .. Managing Editor Walter Coover .
Claudia Fletcher Ass’t. Managing Editor Richard H. Syring
Arthur Schoeni . Telegraph Editor Donald Johnston ....
Carl Gregory . P. I. P. Editor Margaret Long .
Arden X. Pangborn, .. Literary Editor
News and Editor Phones, 655
DAY EDITORS: William Schulze, Dorothy Baker, Mary McLean, Frances Cherry,
Herbert Lundy, Marian Sten.
NIGHT EDITORS: Lynn Wykoff, chief; J. E. Caldwell, Robert Johnson,
Floyd Horn, L. H. Mitchelmore, Ralph David. Assistants: Rex Tussing, Vinton
Hail, Myron Griffen, Harold Bailey, Harry Tonkon, William Finley, Joe Freck,
Everett Kiehn.
SPORTS STAFF: Joe Pigney, Harry Dutton, Chalmers Nooe, Glenn Godfrey,
Chandler Brown.
FEATURE STAFF: Flossie Radabaugh, Florence Hurley, Edna May Sorber, John
Butler, Clarence Craw, Charlotte Kiefer, Walter Butler.
UPPER NEWS STAFF: Amos Burg, Miriam Shepard, Ruth Hansen, LaWanda
Fenlason. §
NEWS STAFF: Margaret Watson, Wilford Brown, Grace Taylor, Charles Boice,
Elisc Schroeder, Naomi Grant, Orpha Noftsker, Paul Branin, Maryhelen Koupal,
Josephine Stofiel, Thirza Anderson, Etha Jeanne Clark, Mary Frances Dilday, Wil
liam Cohagen, Elaine Crawford, Audrey Henrikson, Phyllis Van Kimmell, Margaret
Tucker, Gladys Blake, Ruth Craeger, Martiel Duke, Serena Madsen, Betty Hagen,
Leonard Delano, Fred Junker, Thelma Kem.
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I Day Editor This Issue—Frances Cherry
\ | *’ Night Editor This Issue—Ralph David
Harry Tonkon
.. Associate Editor
. Sports Editor
.. Feature Editoi
_ Society Editor
More Formidable
Foes Than Doubt
O sequence is more ordered than
A- si (lie fervent concern of each
parent generation for the welfare
of its successor. And so it is that
in an age when youth goes to col
lege, education becomes the fodder
of rumination for many persons
conscious of social responsibility.
Oeorge Thomas White Patrick is
one of these. Professor Patrick has
.just rounded out his fortieth year
as an observer of undergraduates
from a philosophy dais at the Uni
versity of Iowa.
The cardinal weakness of colleges,
generally is their dissociation from
the world, is his criticism in Forum.
He points to the wavering of stan
dards brought on by the collapse
of the nineteenth century cate
chism: Liberty, Equality, Effi
ciency, Opportunity, Organization,
Science, Invention, lie concludes:
“Our colleges must not develop a
spirit of doubt and critical aloof
ness, but awaken and encourage a
sense of responsibility to society
and the state and genuine com
munity enthusiasm. "They must not
cause our youth to" lose touch with
the world but to get in touch with
Before all, Professor Patrick must
realize that normal doubt is the
larva of progress. And though it
gorges ruthlessly during this period,
it is destined to eventually meta
morphose into an ideal which will
•inspire social advance. Ferments
arising from young rebels through
out history have been the purga
tives on which has depended a tol
erable (Mvilization.
There is occasion for greater anx
iety, we believe, in that modern edu
cation tends to force the transition
from the omnivorous skepticism of
the larva to the complacent passiv
ity of a pupa.
Undiscriminating enthusiasm for
state and community is the major
dominant now in American society.
And the protesting minor is soft
pedalled. It isn’t good for business.
We recognize that the argument
for social consciousness and interest
in the affairs of the world commun
ity is eminently sound. But we em
phatically disagree with any aprita
ism that would induce harmony
without critically determining the,
values of its elements.
Liberty, Equality, Efficiency, Op- ,
portunity, Organization, Science,!
Invention—these basic values which
are responsible for the state of ci\-<
ilization today are deposed. What
is to rejdaco them demands a su
perior discernment and wisdom
which in no way can be engen
dered by an appreciation of things
as they are. Evolution has been
proved hopelessly inadequate; revo
lution must determine.
TIIE averuge euliege, student is
more or less envious of tile fel
low st intent who boasts a string of
honorary fraternal badges spread
across iiis vest and is not slon to
embrace the opportunity to increase
Dead limber:
'A Dead Weight
his own collection. The desire to
conduct oneself as to gain recogni
tion is u commendable trait, pro
vided that the recognition is of a
character which warrants the effort
put forth.
Most campuses have a numerous
collection of honorary fraternities.
In many cases there'is a plus qual
ity. The groups may be roughly
divided into two classes: those I
which bring together a number of
selected students for the better
studying of their chosen profession;
and what might be called the hon
orary honoraries.
Formed with a serious purpose in
view, the professional honoraries, as
a class, justify their existence.
Many of groups iu the second
class are just another mentis of
taking more time and money from
the students who are invited to be
come members. Flections are not
on the tm.sis of any real merit dem
onstrated in the conduct of affairs.
It often happens that a student is
chosen for membership without
having had an opportunity to show
whether he was in possession of any
special abilities or entirely devoid
of them. This is especially true of
iionorflries whose ranks are filled
by representatives of the various
living organizations of the campus.
Uy the same token, however, these
honorary fraternities which have
no real purpose or well-defined
niche in the scheme of things are a
means of wasting the time of stu
dents whose abilities might be of
real value elsewhere.f
The University of Washington
chapter of Sigma Delta Dili, men’s
professional journalism f rtiternitjc,
according to the Daily, has subject
ed itself to a self-imposed house
cleaning. For three weeks, its1
members scrutinized their chapter i
in an effort to determine its worth !
to them; their worth to the chap- i
ter; and the worth of the chapter’s |
work to the campus. The exam inn- !
tion completed, they were able to’
go ahead..with the fraternity’s pro-|
gram with the feeling that their i
time was not being wasted.
In commenting upon the fritter-]
nity’s action, an editorial in the
Daily says:
“ Many groups whose object and
purpose in the end is comparatively
trivial and inconsequential, would,
if they once forced themselves to
such treatment, soon cease to oc
cupy student time and attention
and would vanish into an appro
priate limbo.
"Other organizations of unques
tioned value, if they examined their
purpose and object in similar man
ner would clarify in thu minds (if
their members the purposes for
which they exist and determine ex
actly what contributions they have
made and can make to the Univer
Membership in campus honoraries
are often overlapping in that many
individuals are members of several
organizations. An earnest internal
investigation of itself by each hon
01 orv group on the Oregon campus
would do much toward clearing stu j
dent activities of a quantity of dead j
timber whose presence is a dead
weight about the neck of .real I
achievement. —W. C.
Spanish Speakings
Students Organize
New Language Club
\ lieu i lull nl whose meetings
only Spanish is to In' spoken, and
whose purpose (hi* jiromotion of
interest in Spanish speaking eoun
trios, «us organized lit a Uleeting ot
students and faculty held Thursday
afternoon in tin' Oregon building.
Jean Tompkins, senior major in
TOtuauee languages, was elected presi
dent of the new organization, and
Alida Thiriwcll, freshuinn in music,
was chosen secretui v, Tlie name ot
1lie dub "ill be selected later.
The dub is planning some talks
to hi gh eu by per; is iul*-! -tel in
its program, ami is also expecting
j to give some plays in Spanish, ac-j
cording to the president. The first
regular meeting will lie held Thurs
day, 1 >ovember t>, the program and
place of meeting to l>o determined I
later. Any interested student who’
speaks Spanish is asked by the pres- ,
idea' to tvaleh for further news of
the club,
(liy United 1’rcs.s)
KOMK, Italy , Nov. 18. —t’ardinal |
John Bon/.auo, former papal dele-j
gate tec Washington and papal dele
gate to the Kueharistie conference
hold in Chicago last year, is erlti
rally ill. lie will undergo an opera
tion Saturday morning. The opera
tion is described ns the only hope
I for saving his life. j
r ^
Did you hear about the gentle
man from Scotland who lost his
eyesight while trying to read a
newspaper by the light of bia
luminous-face alarm clock?
(By Clothes Pres*)
SALEM, Ore., Nor. 18.—(Special)
—A committee representing the
Oregon State prison appeared before
Governor Patterson here today to
protest the use by another institu
tion of the nanio “Oregon State,”
which for so many years has been
undisputedly attached to prison
athletic teams.
“Goiu’ to the dance?”
“I guess Siam.” (And she
laughed, etc., etc.)
The Seven Seer Oregana team,
under the leadership of Chot Kiefer,
and long thought of as a dark horse
contender for honors in the recent
subscription race, has finiohejl a
poor fourth, according to figures
made public late last night by Ron
Hubbs. Not a single volume was
sold, with the exception of a back
cover which was purchased from
the team by a women’s club and
which is to be presented as a door
mAt to the proposed Fins Afcte
Giajtohen is afraid the “Slow
School” painted ou the pavement
»o near the. campus doesn’t speak
very well for the University.
• * *
The playful brother who paints
a great big yellow “O” on the pack
of our tux coat.
The blonde senior With the cof
fee-stained mustache says you eau
always toll when a fraternity man
is in the infirmary. He cats a tot
to make up for lo$t time (or meals).
Reginald’s mother wouldn't let
him play football—she was afraid
he might catch cold in an open
Love, applesauce, slush, rot:
I glory that I lore thee not.
And when I die, if such may be,
I hope I go not THERE with thee.
(She is only a bootlegger’s daugh
ter—her father is chased; she isn*t.
I'rof: “And now how would you
classify woman?”
Wise One: “Well, in the arms ot
a man, 1 should say she were nest
to nothing.” (Contributed by
school of physical ed.)
It remained for the A\ O. Pi’e to
dope out a scheme for making up
for small helpings received at the
table. While the idea has been
tried only on sherbet, it seems
feasiblo enough to work on almost
anything. Four (or any number, as
far as that goes) shout in unison,
"We feel slighted." If the results
don’t bring at least a dishpan full,
as was the case with sherbet, then
it has failed.
It is perfectly proper to uot take
hot- t« oat after a formal, providing
you explain that you don’t dare eit
down in your tux.
Frpsh Ben Dover, after reading
the classified ads in the Emerald,
says a person is liable to lose al
most anything. Just in one day a
lb foot ladder was lostt near the
Theta house and some Alpha Chi O
lost her pin.
Hut then, iu the long run. fewer
sorority pins are lost than fraternity
Martha Spafford Says Old Italian
Towns Interesting Feature of Trip
University Library Worker Travels Two Months
In Italy During Five Month Sojourn
“What did I enjoy most in my
trip to Europe?” repeated Miss
Martha Spafford, University Librar
ian, who has recently returned from
“I think it was the old fortified
wall towns in Italy. I visited seven
of them while I was there. They arc
charming old plates, all gray and
overgrown with weeds and vines.
‘San Gimigniano’ is one of tho old
est of them. It was built in the
twelfth ecntwy and has thirteen
towers, about twenty feet square
and built of stone. The various
towers were built by quarreling
nobles who used to shoot arrows
down on their enemies whenever
they passed by. Each man tried to ,
build a tower just a little higher
than the other. The tallest one that
jl saw there was 176 feet.
“From my terrace room at the
hotel I could see six of the towers.
The hotel there was gray and wea
ther beaten on the outside, bnt in
side there were electric lights, fans
and running water I spent two
months out of my five in Italy.”
Veniee.was the next place visited
by Miss Spafford. “One can’t go
through Italy without seeing Ven
ice,” she said. “I stayed in the
house where Ruslcin lived. The place
was very large and, although tho
back rooms had been modernized,
the large front ones were exactly
the same as when he lived there.”
Gondolas are not so plentiful as
formerly, says Miss Spafford. There
were just half as many when she
was there this year as there were in
19112. Steam launches are taking
the place of the gondolas to a large
extent, she said, for they are used
just like we use taxicabs. This cuts
greatly into the trade of the gondo
liers and consequently they have to
charge twice as much as they for
merly did, she stated.
While in Italy Miss Spafford saw
a great many notable persons,, in
cluding Mussolini, King Emanuel,
and Princess Marie-Jose, of Bel
gium. Mussolini is well liked in
Italy by most of the people, Miss
Spafford believes.
“He has done lots of good for the
working classes,” she said. For in
stance, on week days tho working
men only have to pay half fare on
the street cars. On Sundays there
ig an extra charge though, so that
almost makes up for the loss that
would otherwise result.”
“1 was in Paris during the Sacco*
Vanzetti riots,” Miss Spafford stat
ed, “and I think that the newspa
pers over-emphasized them. The
only mobs there were mudo up of
foreign anarchists who wanted to
stage a revolution. The Paris police
did wonderful work in keeping the
frenzied anarchists under control,
and later forced them to leave the
Miss Spafford regards Lindbergh
as the greatest ambassador that was
ever sent to France. “When I first
went to Paris in May,” she said,
“the Parisians were indifferent,
even sullen, to the Americans. After
Lindbergh came they were cordial
again. Everyone was carrying a
Lindbergh doll, which was dressed
in khaki and had^very long legs and
arms. The faces and hair on these
dolls looked exactly like that of the
hero. There were a great many
Lindbergh medals on sale there
“While I was in Paris I met Miss
Florence White.who taught Spanish
at this University several years
ago,” Mis3 Spafford continued. “She
had recently come from Spain where
she had attended college on a schol
arship won from Brvn Mawr. She
is now head of the Spanish depart
ment at Milwaukee-Donor College,
”1 spent two weeks in the lake
district in England, visiting Gras
mero where Wordsworth used to live,
and also the grammar school at,
Hawkesbery, just seven miles from
Grasmere, whene he went when a
boy. His name was carved on the
desk and a p.iece of glass had been
put over it to protect it from the
contact of visitors.”
Two weeks were spent in Switzer
land by Miss Spafford. “It looked
exactly as if the whole thing had
just been gone over with a scrub
bing brush,” she said, “with the
white capped mountains above and
the green valleys below.
“Yes, they yodel there in the
farming districts just as they do on
the American stages,” she replied
with a smile, to a question asked by
the reporter. “Every morning when
one wakes up in the small villages
there he hears the tinkling of eow
bells. All the bells seems to har
monize when they ring.”
This is the fourth time that Miss
Spafford has been to Europe. “The
next time I go I hope to visit Spain
and a number of the countries that
I missed this time,” she concluded.
Phil Bergh Gets Work
With Jantzen Company
Phil Bergh, senior in the Univer
sity last year in foreign trade, has
just been placed by the school of
business administration in a posi
tion with the Jautzen Knitting Mills
in Portland. Mr. Bergh will study
the merchandising, production, and
finance policies of the firm, with
particular emphasis on the foreign
trade aspects. lie began work with
the company November 17.
Phi Delta Phi banquet Sunday at
6:30 at the Osborne hotel. All
law students and pre-law majors
are invited.
Special practise of Y. W. Five
o’Clock Chorus, Monday evening
at Bungalow at s o ciock. v ery
t. W. C. A. discussion group:
“Poetry,” Dr. Smertenko, Sunday,
7:30 p. m. “Belation Between
Men and Wom#n,” Miss- Thomas,
Monday, 3 p. m. “Psychology and
Religion,” Dr. Conklin, Monday,
4 p. in.
Try Emerald Classified Ads.
Send the Emerald Home.
Enjoy Your Sunday Dinner
We are opening up 30 additional booths—making
a total of 52 booths to serve you this wonderful Turkey
| Special Sunday Dinner Menu
.* From 32 to 8 P. M., Nov. 20, 1927.
75c 75c
| Fruit - :
Cream of Chicken
Hearts of Celery Bipe Olives
| Sweet Pickcs
| Boast Young Turkey, Cranberry Sauce m |
M Fricassee of Chicken and Dumplings
Baked Young Chicken, Celery Dressing
Chicken a la King on Toast g
Fillet of M'ignou, Muchroom, Sauce j
Baked Virginia Ham, Candied Sweets
Special T-Bone Steak, Mushroom Sauce
Mashed Potatoes Vegetables
Fruit Jello Ice Cream or Pie
1 Coffee Milk or Tea
College Side Inn
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