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(Steegnn Bailg Emetalb
University of Oregon, Eugene
RAY NASH, Editor MILTON GEORGE, Manager
Robert Galloway . Managing Editor
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Arthur Schoeni . Telegraph Editor
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Margaret Long . Society Editor
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, DAY EDITORS: William Schulze, Mary McLean, Frances Cherry, Marian Sten.
NIGHT EDITORS: J. Lynn Wykoff, chief; Lawrence Mltchelmore, Myron
Griffin, Rex Tussing, Ralph David.
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Clarence Barton, Joe Freck, Gordon Baldwin, Glen Gall, A. F. Murray, Harry
Tonkon, Hurold Bailey.
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Kiefer, Don Campbell.
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Schultze, Margaret Reid, Glerina Heacock.
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The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Associated Students of the
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college year. Member, United Press News Service. Member of Pacific Intercollegiate
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Day Editor This Issue— Pod Sten
Night Editor This Issue— III. Mitchelmore
Assistant Night Editors—Joe Rice
TUESDAY?FEBRUARY 7, 1928^
When College Birds
Will Flock Together
ARI) on the heels of Pro Bonn
'*■ Scho’la, who Inst week summar
ily impeached the graduate assistant
and his ilk for gross incompetence,
comes word from the graduate school
that Oregon will need about (id as
sistants and teaching fellows for
Stampeding students to universi
ties and colleges have aroused an
uneasiness symptomie of hysteria
within the higher educational cen
ters themselves. The continuous
strain by a mob on the facilities in- j
tended for only a few taxes the in-j
stitution to its utmost. The vigorous j
tug-o’-war between schools and do-j
partmerits over the tag ends of a ;
flail budget is demoralizing and dis
The whole show bears unmistak 1
able evidences of exigency. Tire
multitude has gathered, it is hun- ]
gry; the obligation of the university
to the state is to feed it.
It doesn’t matter so much who
tosses the particles of the miracul
ously unfailing supply of education
loaves and fishes, just so they are
teased. Unprepared graduates do
it handsomely—or they release more
highly paid instructors from the in
terminable round of grading and
quizzing for class oratory.
Nor does it seem to count whether
the bits so dispensed are assimilated.
That, is the responsibility of the
student. He, however, objects that
his treatment is shabby in compari
son with his fellow who has regis
tered more discreetly.
Segregation is the only solution.
If students must be herded—-and it’s
patent that they must under such
circumstances, let the sheep be pre
ferred before the goats in the choice
of their range.
The University committee on un
dergraduate curricular reforms, here
confronts the enigma: which is the
potential sheep and which the goat?
The members of the committee are
planning a group of correlated
fioshmen courses. When the new
student, enters Oregon he will regis
ter in a curriculum which is intend
ed to reveal his capacities, lie will
not only find himself but will be
found out early, the committeemen
Incapable students will lie, before
long—if the project matures under
the tutelage of the more' incompetent
teachers. The turmoil will be quiet
ed when both students and instruc
tors find their own levels.
A Type of Cynicism
Which Is Healthful
ON 10 K<1 will'd A. Collier busies
himselt’ with conducting a
column called “The Collegiate Mer
cury,” for the University of Den
Wire Suspension Rouses Ire
To the Editor;
I stand aghast as i look upon
Wednesday \s Emerald and discover
that there is a move on foot to
abolish the United Press pony news
service. It appears to me that the
same element that tried so hard to
put the Emerald under the censor
ship of the student council last “year,
but happily failed, is again trying
to express itself.
in my opinion the Emerald this
year has shown no little improve
ment. With the addition of tho
world news if becomes more like a
newspaper than a campus bulletin.
The telegraph reports, though mea
ger, tend to lift the Emerald out of
the mass of college papers that are
ver Clarion. Tho critical observa
tions of Mr. Collier arc by no means
as vitriolic as are those of Henry
L. Mencken, of the American Mer
cury, hut neither are they lacking
In a recent issue of the Clarion,
Mr. Collier gave utterance to the
statement that “Cynicism has be
come the religion of the modern co-1
legian. After a few years of higher
education he begins to inquire what
college is for—whether or not it is
really accomplishing its purpose.”
There is a question as to just
what Mr. Collier was driving at when
he made the statement. Possibly he
meant that the modern collegian
was developing a viewpoint on life
so that he could see the existing
order of things only in 4 contemp
tuous light. And then he may have
merely meant to state that the pres
ent college generation is learning
to question the- worth of things
hitherto taken for granted. In either
case, he does not Seem satisfied with
the condition as it exists.
The cynic is generally thought of
as a person who is ever ready to
question values and find fault with
whatever arrests his attention yet
does not concern himself with any
endeavor to bring about an improved
state of affairs. He is the seeker
for truth in the abstract; and not
truth us a tangible item of every
We do not believe the modern col
legian to be a cynic of this popular
stripe. While a revival of serious
thinking on the part of college stu
dents lias been widely heralded, the
increase in intellectual activity lias
not been unanimous, for but a min
ority of the students are actually
doing any really serious thinking on
the subject of what college is for.
The degree of effectiveness attained
by this minority is varied.
Merely to question the worth of
an education as offered by the gen
eral run of our institutions of higher
learning is futile, of course. Stu
dents at Oregon, in company with
students at 11 number of other uni
versities and colleges throughout
the United States, tune not been
content with simply giving vent to
criticisms hut have earnestly sought
to discover means bv which condi
tions might lie bettered.
The ultimate values of their rec
ommendations, joined with those of
the administrative forces, can be
determined only after thorough trial.
That the plans may not prove suc
cessful in curing tlie itls-of higher
education is not a condemnation of
all student thinking on the subject.
Most improvements are arrived at
by use of the trial and error method.
The presence in our universities of
students "cynics" who are striving
to accomplish something definite is
in itself a healthful sign of a con
dition which deserves even more en
couragement than it is receiving.
nothin)' more than anuiouneement
organs, ami plane it among the daily
MOWS papers of the state.
l’erhnps if a few of those campus
nitwits who spend all their time
criticizing the Kmernhl, and their
none) on the big igloo and similar
educational enterprises, would get
in touch with the world outside,
they would realize that they were
not the only flies in the soup and
that a bond salesman and gas pump
or are given a lower rating in the
scale of world accomplishments than
the hod carrier and the street
Just for the fuu of it, why not
ask those who object to the news
service in the Kmcrald just how
Hindi they retd the Kmcrald any
way. Then ask them how much they
read other papers. Might ask them,
too, it they CAN read.
1 don’t mean to insinuate that
this gang of party that would wreck
the l'.mcrald and upset all principles
of journalism might be a gang of
morons. I merely mean that I
don’t approve of them and as ant
alum through the back door allow ;
me to step in and advise them that ;
they lack the proper spirit; that
their ideas of how a paper should
be run. are badly bent; that they
are delving too much into other
people’s business and that f hope
they all have ingrown toena'ls
LKIXAD YEXEIIC, Ex-’23.
And Now Comes “Leap Week”
To the Editor:
Various colleges over the country
have instituted some form of “leap” j
celebration, day, week, or fortnight.
[ believe such an event will be !
highly favored by the Oregon earn- |
If a week can be officially sot j
aside for such an observance, I
think that it will freshen up campus
social affairs considerably. The
plan is, that for seven days the wo
men shall arrange and conduct all
dating with the exception of fra
ternity and sorority functions. In
this way women will be initiated
into the painful experiences of call
ing taxis and buying incidental din
ners, which, T venture to say, will
make them a more sympathetic sex.
This will be a novelty hitherto
relegated to the senior class, which
every spring celebrates a “lea^r
week,” generally not so successful
because of the limited number of
participants and the fact that they
lack practice. In such a leap week
the whole school will have part and
I predict a most successful “leap
week” in the history of senior i
it would serve ns an escape iur
that, (psychological repression, jtlie
“secret sorrow” which exists in the
minds of many. co-eds. This might
explode a number of illusions as to
“ideals” of men .and thereby rid
sundry plugging male rushers of a
myth with which they have been
competing. And of course it might
have the opposite effect.
For the man it, would take from
his mind a load, pheasant I’ll admit,
and one which he could not get
along without. This load consists
of the mental anguish attendant
upon hunting for things to do,
places to go; who, when and where,
to be short.
It would serve to show the man
his popularity, and in some cases
r think, it, might let the, gas out
of some egotistical balloons,
Lastly, the week would come in
the middle of a period of financial
depression and would help tide the
man over it. The length of the
period? Approximately from Sep
tember 22 to June 14.
By discreet inquiries 1 find that
the men about the campus are hcart
i 1 v in favor of such a perverted
festival. And I believe that all
[the campus will faithfully support
and abide by all the rules of a
campus “leap week.”
By RALPH !>. CASEY
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN,
Madison, Feb. 6.—(Special to the
Emerald)—Since 180K the Haresfoot
Club, men’s dramatic club at the
University of Winconsin, has been
producing musical comedies and ex
travaganzas until now the Haresfoot
shows would do credit to professional
As men impersonate girls in some
of the leading roles and also as
members of the chorus, the director
selects his cast with great care.
Hoys with big feet and hands, awk
ward and ungainly boys, young men
with rugged features—they haven’t
j a chance. You have to be able to
I wear feminine garb with some sem
blance of grace before you can be
admitted. At the try-outs the di
rector requires the candidates to
: dance a few steps to give proof that
| everyone who is chosen will learn
i the dance numbers readily.
“Feature That,” this year’s show,
was a lavish thing, beautifully cos
tumed and excellently produced.
Book, lyrics, and music were written
1.v students, but professional masters
aided in training'the cast in dancing
numbers. The Haresfoot company
went on the road during the holidays,
playing in Wisconsin, Illinois and
Indiana cities. The comedy always
lias a night or two in Chicago and
has played in Indianapolis and once
in iSt. Louis.
William Ruhr, ,lr„ n junior from
Manitowoc, Wis., who wroto this
year's “book," satirized the Holly
wood motion picture industry, creat
ing two quite humorous elmraetors,
Eleanor lllynn, seeimrio writer, ami
h'rie Von Strubeiu, a director. Ruhr
1 had a lot of fun at the expense of
Elinor Glynn I mean Eleanor
Glynn. The Hollywood setting gave
the club a great chance to doll up
;,i<s cast in dazzling costumes.
After returning from tour. Hares
toot put on eight productions of
“ Feature That" in Madison, and
uvi ry performance was sold out.
I'lie If-1» llaresfoot show. "Twin
kle, Twinkle,” cost $4S,000 to pro
duce, with a charge of $4000 for
' lights ami scenery alone. "Feature
That” was no less expensive. Cos
tumes alone, of course, are a heavv
expense. Income in 1024 was $54.
000. Each year the club puts away
money in its treasury or contributes
to the Student I’niou building fund.
Frank due. who graduated front
the Universitx of Oregon school of
music a couple of years ago. was the
head-liner on the Orphean bill q
Madison a shoit time ago. due is
a Chinese bov whoso home is in
CContinu-’d m paps fVr.-O
A NEWS ITEM SAYS A MAN !
HAS BEEN ASLEEP FOR OVER
44 HOURS, BUT THAT ONCE
WHILE IN SCHOOL HE SLEPT
A WHOLE WEEK.
Which only goes to show that one
just can’t keep up on all the arts
he learned at college.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 6.—
(Special)—Samples of liquid re
freshment served weekly at the
Campa Shoppe, Eugene, Oregon,
passed the highest government stan
dards here today and thus dispelled
rumors that there were slight traces
of fruit juice in the drink. “It is
perfectly safe.” the chemist said in
his report, “and can be used wher
ever distilled water is called for.”
“Arc you sure the airplane fell?”
“Yes; I saw .Maryland.” (Even
the stars twinkled their merriment.)
* * *
Jack Benefiel has personally re
quested Don Beelar to appoint a com
mittee to find out the Campa Shoppe
recipe for punch. This committee
will work in conjunction with the
original committee appointed to
study means of cutting expenses of
(Jrctcflpjl thihks the “Night Club”
is an organization for sweethearts
of Oregon Knights.
# * *
There was a young man from Da
Who slipped .and sat on a cactus;
His remarks at the time
Were not made in rhyme,
And were such that we’d blush if
you’d ask us.
Harry Dutton says he’d hate to
be a woman. It took three guys.to
dress him Saturday night and lie
“didn’t have anything on either.”
ta fa »14
OECIL SNYDER MAS MOT TIME!
Another incident proving a weak
ness of celluloid combs occurred the
other evening at the S. P. T. house
when Snyder sat down at his study
desk with a match in his hip pocket
to keep aforementioned comb com
Some sort of friction developed
between the two and now there is
a hole the size of a casserole cover
in his moleskins. Sympathizing bro
thers said they felt badly about the
incident and were sorry it could
not have happened during some
PEOPLE WE DON’T ENVY
The teacher’s pet at the physical
culture school who stays after
classes so he can help put away the
weight lifting apparatus and carry
home the hundred pound dumhells.
All men are made in the self same
Each one is like his brothers;
I The only difference is that some
Are mold din than others.
SOLICITED COMMENT ON THE
I believe that the Seven Seers is
not only a powerful factor for good
in the University, but its clean,
wholesome humor has been instru
mental in keeping my three-year-old
son from becoming a drunScard.
A HAPPY FATHER.
1'orris Pugsley, L>. G., says the
reason Paul Revere didn’t stop to
talk to any women on his famous
<i ■ is that she wasn’t alive then.
FA Mo l s LAST WORDS
Call no at m\.'
(The lectures on today’s cal
endar have been selected for
their general appeal. Everyone
“Some Characteristics of the
Romantic Revolt,” by Dr. Ru
dolph * H. Ernst. Class—Litera
ture of the Modern World. 107
Villard, 9 a. m.
“German Empire; the Church
and the Army,” by Professor
Walter Barnes. Class—Modern
Europe. 110 Johnson, 2 p. m.
“What Was It that Called
Forth Rome to World Empire?”
by Dr. George Rebec. Class—
Philosophy of History. Ill John
son, 3 p. m.
Amphibian Club tryouts at the wo
men’s tank tonight at 7:30.
Alpha Delta Sigma—Big time Thurs
day noon at the Anchorage this
week. Snappy business Session
containing reports of progress.
The feature of the meet will be
an illustrated lecture on European
artistic advertising by Professor
N. B. Zane.
Oregana meeting for all section edi
tors and assistants today at 5
o’clock in room 104, Journalism
Sigma Delta Chi members are urged
to attend the regular weekly meet
ing this noon at the Anchorage
to hear Paul Blanshard.
All Oregana money must be turned
in between the hours-of 4 and 0
at the Oregana office today. This
Contrary to the ad that ran in the
Emerald last week, the University
Tailor Shop does not have tuxedos
for rent. The ad should have read
“Tuxedos cleaned and pressed at
W. A. A. council meeting at 7 o ’clock
in the Woman’s building tonight.
Five o’clock services today at Bun
galow; all Oregon women are wel
Women’s Faculty club will meet
Wednesday, February 8, at 3:30,
in Alumni hall.
Chairmen of University day com
mittees meet in 110 Johnson hall
at 5 o’clock today. Very impor
tant. Bring reports.
All members of the debate squad
must have their pictures taken in
Theta Sigma Phi luncheon today at
I the Anchorage. Very important,
Sabruer,” a flaming’ answer to
"Beau Geste,” by the same author,
and produced on an even more elab
orate scale, telling a fervid ro
mance of the French Foreign Le
gion, where a handsome officer
vowed he would never look at an
other woman, but failed to reckon
with the spell of the Sahara, with
Gary Cooper, Evelyn Brent, Noah
Beery, and William Powell fea
tured; presented with an atmospheric
prologue, ‘'One Arabian Night.”
with Arabian dancers and Frank D.
C. Alexander’s -musical prelude,
twice nightly at 7:110 and 9:30; spe
cial feature, “Creations Parisiennp,”
depicting in natural colors, the latest
st3'les for Milady, from Paris, and
presented by Hope Hampton; also a
new Oswald, the lucky rabbit, car
toon, and International news events.
Coming—Second "Arabian Week”
feature, Bebe Daniels in "She’s a
Sheik,” a female Valentino, with
the vivacious Bebe doing a “sheik”
romance that takes all the burn out
of the desert sands, with Richard
Arlen co-starred. Also, George Mi
Murpliey and his Kollcge Knights in
REX—Last day—Monte Blue in
“One Round Hogan,” a knockout
love story, with the popular favor--;
ite in liis most virile role, supported
by a stellar cast; also, a new Bus
ter Brown comedy and Bray cartoon
that will wile away dull care; Mar
ion Zureher In musical accompani
ment on the organ.
Coming — “The Four i lusher,
with George Lewis and the entire
“Collegians” cast in their first feu:
turn length comedy drama of love
and laughter. Soon—“The Wizard”
Sickness Makes No
Distinction in Majors
Seven patients are in the in
firmary up to date with varied ail
ments.* Gladys Baylis, junior in
music; Lucille Carroll, senior in
journalism; Nicholas Cofitosa, sopho
more journalism major; William
Correll,' freshman art major; Fred
Meeds, junior major in business ad
ministration; Mark Jenkins, frcsh
m;tn in journalism; Robert Keeney,
senior art major, are all patients at
our money with you and help
the students. We have good
food here, “no foolin’”
832 Will. St.
The first student to present
this ad at Buster’s today gets
a free meal.
Our Lucky Day
JUNIOR: ^Counting on fingers)—“Monday, meat
loaf: Tuesday, corned beef; Wednesday
... let's see . . . oli yes! . . . HASH!
Gee! .1 just hate hash ! I just abomin
SENIOR:. “Why worry? I’ve had four years of
it mvself and could stand a change.
Let’s go over to THE ANCHORAGE and
get a real meal!”
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