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University of Oregon, Eugene
ARDEN X. rANGBORN, Editor LAURENCE It. Till ELEN, Manager
Arthur Schoeni .Managing Editor William Haggerty ..Associate Editor
Carl Gregory .Asst. Managing Editor Leonard Hagatrom .Associate Editor
Joe Pigney .Sports Editor Dorothy Baker .Society Editor
Donald Johnston .Feature Editor
News and Editor Phone 656
William H. Hammond ...Associate Manager Charles Reed.Advertising Manager
George Weber, Jr Foreign Adv. Manager Richard Horn.Asst. AdiT? Manager
Wilbur Shannon.Circulation Manager
Business Office Phone 1895
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 of the Pacific Inter-collegiate Press. Entered in the post office
at Eugene, Oregon, as second class matter. Subscription rates, $2.50 a year. Adver
tising rates upon application. Residence phone, manager, 2799.
Day Editor Thin Issue—Lawrence Mitchelmore
Night Editor This Issue—Winston J. Loundagin
Asst. Ni>/ht Editors This Issue—Alyce Cook
Will the Faculty ' ,
Kick Through? i
(Continued from Cage One)
madly about from Villart 1 Hall to the Music building. The
saving in this time alone can be appreciated from the fact
that a, half day saved would amount approximately to one
man’s time for a full year in every 1500 students registered.
There would he exceptions, but of course these could lie cut to
a minimum. The physical ed department, for instance, has
itsown mass of red tape, which no one else would want to
(bother with, anti which can best be handled in the respective
gymnasiums. Such exceptions would not interfere with the
(operation of the primary idea, which is a centralization of
\ The old system is valuable principally as a preliminary
(course in training for competition under Bill Hayward.
For the Bunion Derby?
Adverse comment is coining from all corners of the campus
over the open hoiise issue. Some thrusts have been directed
at the traditional principle of the event while others are con
cerned with faulty management of the practice which results
5'n gross inequalities to the various organizations participating,
t is to the latter fault that II. Y. S. has found occasion to
In the days of yore when the first open house was held
the idea was undoubtedly fostered to provide an opportunity
for new friendships among the men’s and women's organiza
tions. Whatever may have been the intent of the originators
of the scheme, the democratic spirit they had in mind has
suffered a severe relapse until now bunions and sore feet will
probably create more animosity than friendship.
We feel, however, that II. Y. S. has failed to ferret out
the underlying evil of the open house plan. The annual event
after all might prove joyful and entertaining to some but
generally speaking it is more of a bunion derby to the majority.
Even a John Gilbert would find his company tiresome towards
the close of the evening when dance after dance had been
reeled off in more or less mechanical fashion.
Now the question arises of just what is the solution for this
painful situation. Kit her a grouping of the houses must take
place or else the enjoyment must be limited to those needing a
stimulant to their list of acquaintances on the campus, Fresli
men and perhaps sophomores Would fall in this group. The
novelty of open house is still entertaining as a general rule
to these two classes and the benefits would accordingly be
However fair and systematic the grouping of the houses
might he there would still be considerable gnashing of teeth
because some group did not. rate the best houses or because
some individual could not dance with a secret sorrow. The
logical solution, therefore, seems to rest in the klew of limiting
the participants to members of the two underclasses.
To llio editor:
ft’ | may give my <Uvcited slant:
Open house lias been teverlishly
tiailiHon.ll, but it hasn't boon a
flawless indulgence. Its procedure
lias not ostablislioil the novel insur- |
reetinn of UK MOCK At A . I he in
evitable elh|iie will remain unaffect
cil, and unaei|iiaintunees will only
tie unveiled for the intense dramatie
moments of the dizzily swaying
eouples. Kueli fraternity and sor
ority member has the advantage of
his abler brother and sister in the
general mix of things, but the inde
pendents who really need the soeial
ascension (according to eampus con
siderations! get a less spired variety
After a group of the unaffiliated
make a nervous presentation at a
sorority liar they are admitted into
a crowd of ostensibly sophisticated
women who with extremely scrutiu
izing and raw eyes stick a long fin
gernail in the direction of some
youth who possesses a touch of the
swagger and lilt associated with
college and inquire of her nearest
sister why he didn't make a frat.
Then deductively assuming some
thing must be wrong with him she
murders her attention and attempts
a decided spell of boredom until a
mob of the notional order appears
to modify the repulsive situation.
That's the general attitude, altlio
a wave of denial hovers over the
Upon being asked whether In was j
going to attend the season’s open;
house an upperclassman said he had
been a dark horse once. Others have
frankly stated that the only place |
they received a lueutionuble wel
come w as at a newly chartered local
sorority where they had not learned
the caste division. I’m not neces
sarily praising the locals however,
fur as soon as they 're installed and I
are able to exceed some of the
others in building a gaudy barn
they immediately grasp the hunch
that they've pulled themselves out
of the gutter, and bounce up to a
realm of snobishness.
The annual formula cover the
same ground as open house, and
those excluded who are mostly in
dependents do not have to suffer
the embarrassment of inhospitality.
Solution No. 1—Either abolish the
open house folly; No. ” or divide
the men in general. Independents!
and intrafrat alike. That would j
eliminate distinction other than per
sonal. 11. V. S.
What? No Open House?
To I lie Editor:
I hear they're going to cut the
upperclassmen out of the open house
fun! Of all the goofy propositions!
Who said we didn’t, like to go
around and renew old acquaintances
and spread on the old line. At first
it comes a bit hard, but by the time
four or ten sororities are behind
you, the old tongue lays it on thick
Without us older hands on deck,
the function would flop and soon
die out. The embarrassed little
“undies” would mix like oil and
water and about as much would be
accomplished as a Democrat har
anguing a Republican rally.
•Some cry about having to walk
so far. Most of their walking is
done on the girls’ feet, 1 think. 'Ptie
fraternities can usually rake up four
or five hacks to do the hauling from
house to house and save wear and
tear on the brothers’ "dogs."
l.et the ones who don’t want to go
stay home and soak their feet. The
girls don't have to stay and dance.
They usually can be found sitting in
the dark dining room “resting”
when the houses they don’t like
come around anyway. And the males
sit out on the porch and smoke.
If you must cut open house dow n
to underclassmen, and such an idea
is sure the rocks, for heaven’s sake
give us upperclassmen a college
dance or something to save our
AN 11’ri.KCL-VfctAlAN. |
| Emerald Editor
Iii Arctic, at
Work for Paper
Amos Berg Promises Copy
For Campus Readers
On Ilis North Stuff
Few students on the campus real
ize that the Emerald has a traveling
editor, but so it has, and some of
his contributions, reflecting no doubt
the howl of the malamute and the
icy wastes of Alaska, will appear in
this column sooner or later. The
gentleman in question is Amos Burg,
who has not yet returned to school.
Burg, who is an expert cameraman
and one of the Pacific coast’s out
standing canoeists, is in Alaska on
business—writing and shooting pic
tures. His last letter to fhe United
states, dated from Holy Cross on
August 31, promised stories soon.
The letter in part: “This letter
finds me near the completion of my
Yukon voyage, 201 miles from Ber
ing sea. Since Juno 15 I have trav
eled over 2500 miles by canoe
through Icy Straits, Glacier Bay and
from Lake Linderman down the
Yukon to my present camp at Holy
Cross, which is near the delta of the
“For the next month I will be
among the eskimeaux of Norton
Sound up as far north as the Bering
Strait, photographing them for the
movies and for an article for the
National Geographic. I will be out
of touch with civilization on the
delta, but as an associate editor of
the Emerald, will send in some stuff
now and then as I get an oppor
The Emerald today is inaugurating a
daily interview with professors and cam
pus figures on why they intend to vote
for Herbert Hoover, A1 Smith or the other
presidential candidates at the polls on
S. Stephenson Smith, associate
professor of English literature, fav
ored Herbert Hoover for the presi
dency until lie heard the Republican
candidate’s acceptance address. It
is Hoover’s “sins of omission” to
which Mr. Smith objects.
“Hoover has more of the back
ground which I would wish for a
president,” he said, “but he hasn’t
enough of the popular loader. Smith
has done much more in this cam
paign toward bringing the essential
problems of the nation before the
people. Prohibition and religion
are just dust in the eves which ob
scure the fundamental issues.
“Hoover would make a fine Ro
man consul -or better, au economic
c/.ar. Before I had definitely de
cided as to inv choice I thought it
was too had that wo couldn’t have
both— Smith to head tho political I
institution and Hoover to handle the
economic and business organization. !
1 believe that; the political side of j
the government is more important
than the business. In other words,
1 would rather see a more enlight
ened public, even if it lias a little
less to eat.”
The neglect of the Republican
candidate to mention the power
trust issue or the Nicaragua situa
tion, and his “whitewashing” of
tho Republican oil scandal made a
very unfavorable impression on Mr.
“It is now a known fact that tint
power interests bribed professors
and high school teachers to speak
in favor of private and against pub
lic ownership of water power. When
anyone interferes with the educa
tional institution, which together
with the press and radio most great
ly influences public opinion, some
statement is certainly needed.”
! Bullet ii&
All House representatives for intra
mural sports meet in room 121 of
the Woman’s building Wednesday
at •'1:00. This meeting is impor
tant to you. Please be there.
Pot and Quill meeting tonight at
7:30 at itutlr Newton’s, 11(34 Pat
Heads of all organizations will meet
at 7 o’clock this evening in room
1 of Johnson hall to decide upon
some definite plan for open house.
Very important meeting of varsity
managers club in the A. S. U. O.
office in Friendly hall tonight at
7:00. Election of new members.
The Women’s Faculty club will give
a tea in alumni hall Wednesday,
Oct. 10, from 3:30 to 6 in honor
of the new women on the faculty
and the new faculty wives.
Meeting of Beta Gamma Sigma at
5:00 today at room 107 Commerce
building. Very important.
Plane Geometry students wishing to
make up deficiencies in geometry
please meet with Gertrude Tollc in
room 1 Johnson hall, Thursday
at 4:00 p. m.
Women’s League Tea postponed un
til next Wednesday, due to con
fiet of other teas on same day.
The Y, W. C. A. cabinet meets this
afternoon at four-thirty at the
Y. W. C. A. bungalow. All mem
bers are requested to be there.
Frosh Commission meets this after
noon at five o’clock in the Y. W.
C. A. bungalow to choose a nomin
ating committee. All freshmen
women arc invited.
Y. M. C. A. Cabinet meets at 4:30
today at the “Hut.”
Pi Sigma members will meet Wed
nesday at 4 p. m. in the Oregon
building, room 107.
MCDONALD: Second day, “The
Foreign Legion” with Lewis Stone,
Norman Kerry and Juno Marlow.
Oregon-Stanford football pictures.
Frank D, C. Alexander playing
“Southern Airs.” Coming, “The
Cop,” William Boyd.
REX: Last day, “Square Crooks”
with Dorothy Dwan and Robert
Armstrong. Mystery and mirth.
Larus & Bro. Co.
New York, N. Y.
June 30, 1926
I started smoking on cigarettes, but
after meeting a young lady for \\ horn
men who smoked pipes had a greater
charm, I promptly switched to one.
Then my agony began. I tried one
brand of tobacco after another, al
ways working on the theory that the
■more you paid for tobacco, the better
(It would be.
I I tried imported special mixtures.
1 paid as much ds fifty cents an ounce.
All to no avail.
Then came the day I tried Edge
worth. It was at a ball game. I had
run short of the certain brand I was
smoking, and a casual acquaintance
iollered me a pipeful from his pouch.
Imagine my delight when after the
first few puffs I did not feci the old
familiar bite. I pulled on, inhaling the
delightful aroma, and oh, boy! It was
sweet right down to the bottom.
Nothing has separated me from my
pipe, or my pipe from Edgeworth,
Yours very truly,
(signed) David Freedman, Jr.
Extra High Grade
Not gaudy enough for
Mike the Bite. Perhaps not
prim enough for Priscilla’s
But the rich and mellow
rosewood coloring of this
Fountain Pen and
Pencil appeals to open
minded and well garbed
i / See your Wahl dealer co
' day. Pick your writing
tools from the famous
11s are priced at
to $10; pencils,
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PENS AND PENCILS
Coming, ‘-His Tiger Ludy^” Adolphe
COLONIAL: Last day, “The Mag
nificent Flirt” with Florence Vidor.
Parisian nights. Coming, “The
Showdown,” George Bancroft.
Asiatic Pictures Will
lie Shown at Y.M.C.A.
Dr. Joseph R. Wetherbee, local
lecturer, is to give a travelogue with
motion pictures of Asia at the Y.
M. C. A., 7:dO p. in. Wednesday
Doctor Wetherbee has made three
trips around the world as educa
tional director on the steam ship
Belgcnland of the American Ex
press and Bed Star line. He will
speak of his experience encountered
in foreign countries, while on these
He was also director of the inter
state post-graduate clinic tour
through Europe for one year. In
this tour the countries of England,
Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Den
mark, France and Germany were
visited. Charles Mayo of the Mayo
brother’s clinic was chairman of
the tour, and Lord Dawson, Lon
don, was in charge of the foreign
No admission will be charged for
the lecture and everyone is invited
Sigma Delta Chi Meets
For First Time Today
Sigma Delta Chi, International
honorary journalism fraternity for
men, will hold its first meeting of
the year this noon at the Anchor
age. Plans for work to be under
taken by the fraternity during the
year will be considered. A full
attendance is urgent.
In addition to the business of the
meeting, it is expected that there
will be considerable swapping of
experiences of the past summer, as
many of the members of the group
worked on newspapers during the
*7he color band inlay on the cap ident-\
ifies the character of the pen point, y
his pen on the
way to class/
GT-fz bought a Waterman's
J '-/No. 7. He was delighted
with the color band feature that
enabled him to quickly and
accurately select a pen point
exactly suited to his style of
You will be as delighted as he
was if you visit your dealer
and try Waterman’s No. 7.
All over the country men who know
are employing this No. 7 scientific
method for selecting accurately the
pen point best suited to their style
of writing. No. 7 is offered in six
different styles of pen point. Each
is identified by a distinctive color
inlay band on the cap. Individual
ized pen point fitting is thus made
practical for the first time.
Dependable, speedy pen perform
ance such as Waterman’s gives saves
valuable time for thought—a de
cided advantage during exams.
They are sold where you buy
your books and stationery.
opens a new era of ocean travel
Miraculously quiet and vibra
tionless, luxurious and swift, the
new electrically operated S. S.
California, largest American
built passenger ship, has opened
a new era of ocean travel.
Electricity drives the California
so efficiently that the fuel bill for
the initial coast-to-coast trip was
even less than the Canal tolls.
Electricity mans the winches,
bakes the bread, makes the ice,
polishes the silver. And electric
ity cools the cabins and provides
passengers with the comforts
found in the finest hotels
On sea or land, in every walk of1
life, electricity is in the van of
progress. Undreamed of yester
day, the electric ship is a symbol
of the electrical industry’s part
in modern civilization and a
prophecy of even greater accom
This monogram is found on
great motors that drive the
California; and on a multi
tude of electric appliances
which contribute to the com
fort of her passengers. It is
an emblem of skilled engi
neering and high manufac
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