Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 19, 1927, Page 3, Image 3

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    Nordics Fight
Latins On Who
Found America
.Chicago ‘Book Battlers1
Say Erickson Did
(By United Press)
CHICAGO, Nov. 18.—Tho Nordic
and the Latin dashed today in a
dispute that went baek even far
ther than the revolution battle be
tween William M('Andrew, suspend
ed superintended of schools, and
Mayor' William Hale Thompson.
Tho new question which puzzled
twentieth century Chicago was,
“Who discovered America?”
Oscar Durate, school trustee and
editor of “L’Italia,” Italian news
paper, announced a movement to
have the name of Leif Ericson Drive
changed to Christopher Columbus
Drive. He also served notice that
any attempt by Ericson to usurp
Columbus’ place in the school books
would be opposed.
Mrs. Bertha Peterson, vice presi
dent of tho Norwegian National
League, replied that she had proof,
based on documents in the Vatican
Museum, that Ericson discovered
America 500 years before Columbus
even thought about borrowing Queen
Isabella’s jewels.
• ._
HEILIG—Friday and Saturday—
Marion Davies in “Tillio tho Toiler.”
Tillie of tho comics on tho screen
■with all her jolly pals. “The Vis
ion,” a startling picture, photo
graphed in natural colors. Eugene’s
popular stage show band, Freddy
Holt and his Arcadians, offering a
now Paul Ash style program.
Coming—“Tho Firo Brigade,” the
big parade of peace times. “Cali
fornia,” Spanish love, American
1 * * •
McDONADD — Last day — “ Bose
of The Golden West,” with Mary
Astor and Gilbert Boland; also,
“Collegians”: George McMurphcy's
“Kollcge Knights,” in a “Spanish
Serenade,” featuring “Spanish
Nights,” from “Creole Moon,” by
Billy O’Bryant; Frank Alexander
on the organ; Paramount News.
Coming — George Ade’s famous
American college classic, “The Col
lege Widow,” with Dolores Costello
and the U. S. C. student body and
I football team; on the stage, first
public appearance of E. H. S. con
cert orchestra under the direction
of Sharkey Moore.
BEX—Last day—Buck Jones in
‘‘Chain Lightning,” a tingling ro
mantic adventure of a two-gun naan
of the west, who was lightning on
the draw and an eagle-eye on thfe
sights; also, another episode of
“Blake of Scotland Yard,” with
Hoyden Stevenson
Student Delegates To
Detroit Convention
To Be Selected Soon
\ To work up interest in the Detroit
convention, which meets from De
cember 28 to January 2, Bruce G.
Gray will be on the campus Novem
ber 21 and 22. Mr. Gray is traveling
secretary of the student volunteer
movement for foreign missions.
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Sunday Night
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Orswell's Orchestra
‘ Dancing 8 p. m. to 11 p. m.
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Eugene, Oregon
ffinmt (Bur Book ffiooh
By tlic Literary Editor
To the cultivated reader every
book is interesting. The binding
may be gaudy, the print atrocious,
and the story plotless, but the real
lover of books will find something
attractive in any published work.
The interest may be permanent or
it may be fleeting; herein lies the
comparative worth of books.
Every man should have two li
braries—one of them to contain
books which appeal mt the moment,
books which can be read without
effort in idle moments of relaxa
tion, and tho other to contain books
jof permaneHt value, books wlrih af
ford a lasting source of pleasure,
j Of the latter type a greater number
lhave come from the presses of the
;publishing companies of the United
j States in the last few months than
at any previous similar period in
Herewith are notes on a few vol
umes which will add to the value of
any library.
by Clara Long worth tie Chambrun.
New York. Appleton. $3.
The real skill of a biographer lies
not in the painstaking tracing of ir
relevant dates and data, but in the
accurate recreation of a living and
human character. When a national
figure has long been dead, there
grows about his memory an almost
impenetrable wall of legend and
formality. Biographers no longer
consider him as one like themselves
—with virtues, faults and foibles—
but as a vague intangible something
to be represented by dates, deeds,
and idolatry.
The trend of modern biography is
away from this concrete encyclope
dia sort of thing and biography such
as Lvfton Strachey’s “Queen Vic
toria” has been evolved. In the
humanizing of a great figure, Clara
Longworth do Ohambrun has suc
ceeded to an admirable degree in
her “Shakespeare, Actor-Poet,” re
cently published by Appleton. At
the same time she has lost none of
the scholarly exactitude which much
characterize acceptable history,
whether it be national or personal.
How many thousands of volumes
have been written and published on
the various phases of Shakespeare’s
life and works, probably no one
knows. That Clara Longworth de
Ohambrun’s will* rank in the inter
est of the average read with any
of them is certain. “Shakespeare,
Actor-Poet” was awarded the Bor
din prize by tho French academy.
* » «
William Dana Ofeutt. Boston. Little,
Blown & Co. $5.
Having none of the characteris
tics of a textbook, either in organ
isation or style, this volume will
appeal greatly to students of all
A . typographically beautiful book,
illustrated with numerous plates
that open'a tremendous field of in
terest and speculation, William Dana
Orcutt’s “The Kingdom of Books,”
published recently by Little, Brown
and company as a companion vol
ume to the author’s previous work,
I “In truest of a Perfect Book,” will
add greatly to any permanent li
Anyone who is interested in
tooks of a plane higher than the
[■imaginative food of pre-adolescent
legions, will find hours of enjoy
ment in Qxcutt’s book. One can
[browse through it almost as one can
browse through a library. In a de
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Phone 1731
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Finger waving, water waving,
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lightfnllv informal stylo—almost as
though chatting over the afternoon
teacups — Oreuft discourses upon
books from the incunabula to the
The pedantic air of the average
discussion of external features of
books is pleasantly lacking in this
new volume, yet “The Kingdom of
Books” is illuminating to the tech
nician as well as to those whoso in
terest is confined to the mere read
ing of books.
ACTION, by Phillips Russell. New
York. Brentano’s. $5.
“We shall better comprehend the
man with whom we have here to
deal if we understand that though
he was first of all a man of action
he was also intuitively an artist.
With ships and men, (instead of
paint, pen or chisel, he strove to
make real his dreams of a glorious
In the forward quoted above,
Phillips Russell concisely states the
method of approach of his entire
book. Russell’s sympathetic char
acterization of Benjamin Fiwukliu
recently was greeted with high ac
claim by those readers truly sophis
ticated enough to gain real enjoy
ment from the reading of well writ
ten biography. His John Paul Jones
is treated with the samo under
standing sympathy that was the
keynote of his earlier work.
Russell does not say that John
Paul Jones was perfect, nor dojys he
try to alibi bis imperfections. He
merely treats this fiery, historical
character with an understanding
that not lie alone but all men have
Not the least remarkable part of
the volume are the vigorous en
gravings of Leon Underwood, eight
of which illustrate the text.
CENNES, by Milo M. Quaifc. In
dianapolis. Bobbs-Merrill. $2.75.
A classic of American history for
the first time made readable to the
average admirer of courage is “The
Capture of Old Vincennes,” edited
by Milo M. Quaife. Written by
George Rogers Clark in 1789, this
epic o# conflict has lain for nearly
two hundred years unread except by
a few diligent "scholars. The story
was an enthralling one—-the march
in the dead of winter, the men on
the. point of exhaustion, some of
them hungry and partially clothed,
the forced crossing of the mighty
Ouabuclie rive’r whose icy waters
swirled ominously about the necks
of the wading soldiers, the final
Dr. Quaife explains the long ab
sence of Clark’s narrative from lit
erature: “Clark’s spoiling and syn
tax wero as original as was his mili
tary genius; even the trained
scholar finds difficulty at times in
determining his- meaning; and it is
entirely safe to say that but few
persons, aside from professional
scholars, have ever possessed the
The House by the Campus
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lege of Agriculture at Ithaca, now
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wrote: “I have all momory courses
and yours is the best of the lot.
You owe it to the public te publish
it in book form.” In response to
this and other demands this course
has been issued in a handy little
volume to fit your pocket and the1
cost is but Three Dollars postpaid
until December when Five Dollars
will be the price.
Johnson City, N. Y.
Eye strain is a waste of energy and endangers success.
determination and interest to read
the Memoir through. The pity ot
this is evident for not often ha* so
much stirring adventure and daunt
less endeavor been compressed with
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• * *
by Frances Elliot. New York. Put
nam. $5.
“Old Court Life in Franee” is an
informative volume of absorbing in
terest when not taken in large doses.
Sprinkled with illustrations that in
vite reading, it is an excellent en
tertainer when picked up and read
at random. Inasmuch as the author
has made a life study of the me
moir history of France, the material
contained in the 642 pages is au
thoritative as "well as interesting—
a rare combination.
The period with which “Old
Court Life in France” deals is that
which led up to tho bloody revolu
tion. An intimate and accurate pic
ture of the famous and infamous
characters of this time is present
ed. One who has enjoyed the pages
of “Old Court Life in France” will
be interested also in the companion
volume, “Old Court Life in Spain,”
by the same author.
U. S. Oil Magnates
Win First Skirmisli
With Mexican Firms
(By United Press)
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 17.—Ameri
can oil interests won a signal vic
tory today when the supreme court
enjoined the Mexican government
in enforcing a section of the oil and
land laws against the Mexican Pe
troleum company.
Magistrate Salvador Urbina, who
was negarded as chiefly responsible
tor the supreme court decision, told
the United Press tonight that it
still was necessary for American
companies to seek confirmatory
rights—that is, that tho concerns
would have to have their titles con
firmed by the government.
fBarnyard Golf9 Popular Pastime;
Local Tossers Practice Each Day
'“A perfect ringer!”
“Oh man, he’ll bo the 'rtiimptin'
some day!’'
Drop around at tho little sand
court between the carpenter shop
and the railroad track some noon
and watch them ring those horse
shoes right over the iron peg in the
Every noon the “future horseshoe
thrower champoens” vie with each
other ’midst tho gasps of the enthu
siastic neighborhood boys and other
Campus employees are tyell repre
sented theso sessions, for they file
out from the University Depot, the
Extension Division building, tho
carpenter shop, and “points south”
for their mid-day recreation after
“The men that play every noon,”
said W. M. Kirtley, employee at the
carpenter shop, “have not formed
any sort of organization. It was
attempted once, but since there is
a feeling against games being
played on Sundays and holidays on
the University grounds, the plan was
Kirtley has been in employment at
the carpenter shop for eight years.
He is a member of the Eugene
Horseshoe Club, which has its main
tournament in the spring every year,
and won, at one time, fourth place
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Johnson City, N. Y.
in a tournament staged by this
II. C. Cook is president of the
Eugene Horseshoe Club, which has
its court on Franklin boulevard at
tho end of lilth street. The club'
team travels in the spring, playing
rival teams. Mr. Cook won second
place in the state tournament held
near Portland last year, according to
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