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University of Oregon, Eugene
ARDEN X. PANGBORN, Editor LAURENCE R. THIELEN, Manager
W. E. Hempstead Jr.Assoc. Editor Leonard Hagstrom.Assoc. Editor
Arthur Schoeni.Managing Editor
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Donald Joh..:A~ i
.Asst. Managing Editor
Joe Pigney .....Sports Editor
Dorothy Baker .-.Society Editor
Leonard Delano .P. I. P. Editor
Clarence Craw .Makeup Editor
News and Editor Phone 655
DAY EDITORS: Vinton Hall. Lawrence Mitchclmore, Serena Madsen, Carl Gregory.
Elaine Crawford; Mary Klemm, assistant.
NIGHT EDITORS- Rex Tossing chief; Fred Bechill, Victor Kaufman, Charles Barr,
Barney Miller, Mildred Dobbins.
ASST. NIGHT EDITORS: Julia Currie, John Dodds, Ralph Morfitt, Beatrice Bennett,
Jean Carman, Jo Barry, Ralph Yergen, Alyce Cook, Dave Totton, Thornton Shaw.
GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTERS: Ralph Millsap, LaWanda Fcnlason, Mar
garet Clark, Wilfred Brovin, Mary McClean, Harry Tonkon.
SPORTS STAFF: Delbert Addison, Alex Tamkin, Joe Brown, Fred Schultz, Harry
Van Dine, Warren Tinker, Harold Fraundorf.
REPORTERS: Mary Klemm. Myron Griffin, Lester McDonald, Maryhelen Koupal,
dels McKinnon, Audrey Henrieksen, Margaret Reid, Alice Gorman, T. Neil Taylor,
Willis Duniv.-ay. Lois Nelson, Dorothy Thomas, Dorothy Kirk, Carol Hurlburt,
Phyllis VanKimmel, David Wilson, Aileen iiarker, Elise Schroeder, Osborne
Holland, John Dodds, Henry Lumpee, Lavina Hicks, Merlin Blais, Rex Tusaing.
WilPam H. Hammond .. Associate Manager
George Weber Jr.Foreign Adv. Manager
Dorothy Ann Warnick. -Asst. Foreign Mgr.
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Richard Horn.Asst. Adv. Manager
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Ted He’vitt.Circulation Manager
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Margaret Boorman.Mgr. Checking Dept.
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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 cf the Pacific Inter-collegiate Proas. Entered in the post office
at Eugene, Oregon, as second class matter. Subscription rates, 62.50 a year. Adver
tising rates upon application. Residence phone, manager, 2799. Jo Stofiel, secretary.
Day Editor This Issue— Mary Klemm
Night Editor This Issue— Mildred E. Dobbins
Asst. Night Editors This Issue—Joan Carman
Stude Council Magic;
Front Becomes Bluff
In tlK; I'cKkj of the danger of ascribing too mucli importance
1o the acts of Hie student council by devoting editorial space to
that body, we must point to the last great achievement of the
child of petty student politicsthe transformation of a bold front
into a mountain of bluff.
The council made itself even more ridiculous than it natur
ally is by its weighty but meaningless end to the alleged “probe’
of'the infirmary, which has been drifting along without notice
able progress for a period of months. The end was an obvious
attempt to “get out from under’’ a responsibility jumped at
in a hurry and then side-tracked because it presented the neces
sity of work, and perhaps a bit of that sterling quality some
times crudely referred to as “guts.’’
With a great show of bluster the council in the middle of
the fall term because the champion of the downtrodden students
of the university. It would delve to the depths of the iniquities
of the infirmary, by grab, and spread its findings for the world
There were rumors about the campus at the time of many
young men and women who had gone to the infirmary and
suffered dire neglect and a great mass ol damaging evidence
was being piled up (in the minds of the council) when the an
nouncement of tin' probe came forth. Somehow all these vague
eases disappeared suddenly, with the exception of one- that of
a student who thought, or allowed his house brothers to think!
for him, that he Imdn t had a square deal.
After much talk and practically no action, the council
brought the university doctor and the individual together and
they had a Imllfest. They discovered somehow or other that
they were supposed to be arguing about something that they
both agreed on. and the meeting ended.
The affair was still hanging fire when someone happened
to remember it at a meeting this week of the student council.
The president of the organization, seeing no doubt that he
couldn't expect the members of the group to spend any time or
effort on their own part, hinted that professional medical assis
tance should be summoned. Whether university officials squash
ed the idea or not, it is significant as soon as the report had time
to circulate over the campus, the subject of professional probing
was suddenly And scrupulously avoided.
The “probe” committee met on Wednesday and, with an
evident attempt to convey the false idea that the one case con-,
sidered by the group was the original purpose of the “probe-” |
issued a decision burdened with important looking l. II, and
Ill's, A. I> and C's. and saying nothing in its provisions which j
could not have been said by any freshman who had never seen
the infirmary, let alone “probed ' it.
Deferred Fraternity Initiation
Would Improve Present Practice
The l Hi versil v of Idaho at Moscow lias been bavin;; a eon- j
troversy. ( util recently it has centered around the advisability
of establishing deferred rushing. After deciding that eondi
I ions on the Idaho campus do not warrant its adoption, a possible
solution of the problem which fraternities have been unable to
solve, has been submitted, a plan for deferred initiation.
Instead of initiating; pledges who make their grades in the
fall quarter, at the start of the winter term, as is now the prac
tice at both Idaho and Oregon the pledges would not be ini
tiated until the end of the year.
As the Idaho Argonaut puts it. “one or two-year men are
a growing cause for concern among; the fraternities.
Assumin'; (hat the average number of pledges per fraternity
is l.i each fall ‘lie probability is slight of all of them being
initiated. The chances of them all returning for the second
gear's work are still further reduced. Of the If) pledges, the
average fraternitg is luckg if t liree or four sta\ throughout four
The drive for lour gear men continues with conspicuous
lack ol success.
The truth of the matter is, many freshmen come to the
universitg with only one thought (we'll give them credit for
one at least t of “making a I raternitg . ' Those who do. study
hard when forced to. make their grades perhaps are initiated J
and tlmu about seveutg five percent drop out before gradua
Ailvantages of the dete rred initiation plan, upon analysis!
will be seen to be quite evident.
I (lengthening pledge period to nine months instead of
one semester would be desirable for freshmen themselves, hg
making them more capable o? assuming their responsibilities
later as upperclassmen in their living organizations.
Increased house harmong and better discipline would)
result The difficulties of ordering the freshman the dag after
his initiation to “get to work gam're still a Crush around here,”
would be avoided.
:j. Limitations of number of initiation ceremonies, with]
all the present loss of time, expense, and interference with regu
lar university responsibilities would be eliminated to the advan
tage of all concerned.
Thus it would seem that the deferred plan is worthy of care
ful consideration on the part of fraternities on the Oregon
campus. The Emerald believes that the Interfraternity Council
should devote serious attention to such a change which should
prove highly beneficial.
To the Editor:
The following editorial which ap
^ peared in a recent issue of the Uni
versity of Idaho “Argonaut” might
he of interest to some Oregon stu
dents, since it deals with a question
propounded by the “Emerald”:
“ Eight college presidents in tlie
west were .'raked recently by the
Oregon Emerald to express their
views on prohibition and its rela
tion to college life, and of the eight
men only one replied—Dr. Frederick
J. Kelly of the University of Idaho.
,“His answer was rather surprising,
but to those who know him it was
significant. Instead of remedying
the effect, he believes in removing
the cause—sound philosophy. He
replied in part: ‘America lias al
ready gone much too far in under
taking to govern her people by pro
hibitions. Our chief concern is to
keep alive such social agencies as
will make people cease to wish for
alcoholic drinks rather than to pass
laws which prevent their getting
alcoholic liquors when they wish
“One cannot help but admire his
attitude of saying what lie thinks,
rather than evading the issue or
ignoring the question altogether.
When lie took over the presidency
this fall, he outlined some of his
plans for the administration of the
university, plans which were entire
ly new, ulmost radical to some. By
coming out into the open and put
ting his cards on the table, lie,
practically a stranger, has gone far
in winning the admiration and res-J
poet of Idaho students.”
A STUDENT. I
MCDONALD—“Women They Talk
About,” stall ing Irene Kick, Audrey
Kerris ami William Collier Jr. A
drama of high society. Also, Lois
Wilson and lOverett Horton in “Miss
Information” and Abe Lyman and
HEILIG-—Buck Jones in “Hills of
Peril,” a wild West hors© opera.
Also, Bathe novelty and Hal Roach
in “Uncle Tom.” Coming Sunday,
live Southern in “The Naughty
REX—“Take Me"~llome,” featur
ing Belie Daniels and Niel Hamilton.
Another chorus girl story. Also,
“The Collegians” in “The HooWorm
Hero.” Coming Sundae, Johnnie
Walker in "The Clown.”
COLONIAL Douglas Fairbanks
in " I'he (louche,” a romance of
South America. Also, comedy and
Increase in Number of
College Men in Legislature
(Continual from Tunc One)
lack ol figures, the exact increase
of college trained men over a long
period of time has not been ascer
Another interesting fact to be
’gained from the Who’s Who edition
of the Oregon Voter is the prepond
erance of University of Oregon
graduates in the senate and house
of representatives, as compared with i
The Romance of a Borrowed Hus
band and a haughty Duchess—
ToM with a Laugh and a Wink JBy
Eve Southern, H. B. Warner j and
others—Directed by Tom Terra*..
Suggested by "The Indiscretion of
the 'Duchess,” by Sir Anthony Hope.
A Tiffany-Stahl Production
And a variety of other fea
tures including Tiffany Color
Classic, Metro Nows, Aesop's
fables and Curiosity.
graduates of otlier Oregon colleges.
In 191!) there were 17 college men
in the house, of which four were
U. of O. men, or 27 per cent of .the
total. The other l.'l men were di
vided among seven other Oregon
.colleges. In 1929 there were 29 out
of 60 members with Oregon college
training. Sixteen of this 29 were
U. of O. graduates, or 55 per cent.
This means that the number of uni
versity men numbered among the
state’s lawmakers has been steadily
increasing during the past ten years.
As to experience of the present
legislature we quote the Oregon
“In point of legislative experi
ence the 1929 state senate’will be as
mature a body of legislators as has
ever gathered together in one Ore
gon session. . . Only one senator,
Senator Henry L. Kuck, has not had
previous legislative experience.”
And as regards the experience of
the members of the house the Voter
says, “The average experience of
the 1929 house of representatives is
slightly greater than was the aver
age experience of members of the
1927 house. There is a considerable
gain in the numbers of those serv
ing their third terms.”
College grads... 35
Not col. grads. 25
Ore. col. grads. 17
U. of O. grads. 4
1929 1919 1929
44 20 20
16 10 10
29 12 12
16 4 4
Today’s Question: Do you think
co-eds arc more attractive with
bobbed hair or long hair!
Helen Evans, freshman in jour
nalism: “I-don’t think long hair is
as attractive because long hair is
liable to be hanging around a girl’s
face. The co-eds are always in such
a hurry, it seems that they have a
better chance to took neat with
Paul Leedom, freshman in busi
ness administration: “I believe that
co-eds are more attractive with long j
hair because it is different and it
is more becoming to most girls than '
Dolly Horner, freshman in jour-I
nalism: “It seems to me that bobbed
hair is more becoming because fewer
girts in this ago have the personality
for long hair.”
Bob Larson, freshman in business ;
administration: “ hong hair is sup-j
posed to be stylish now, and it
makes a girl look more feminine.”
Helen Hurulin, freshman in his
tory: “I think co-eds are more at
tractive with long hair. It makes
a woman look more feminine and
Yesterday we saw:
TERRY KIND with liis friendly!
grin . . . DAPHNE HUGHES cut-I
ting a class and beaming with do-'
light . . . CHARLES BARR learn-1
ing sorority songs for some myster
ious reason . . . NADINE G1LKE-I
SON dashing into the libe . . .
KlflTIl JOHN ENGLISH HALL [
looking very determined . . . MARY
KOON watching the Emerald go to
press . . . <‘Dl’KK” CLARK and
MARTHA STEVENS having an ar
gument . . . THE DUNDORE
TWINS looking as much alike as
ever . . . CIIL’CK REED striding
across a muddy field.
; DEAR COOK—MAY I JOIN THE
RANKS? I CAN BE JUST AS
RANK AS ANYBODY.
[’ Sure, send in your stuff. If Hugh
Biggs doesn’t hear any more dirt
than we do, no wonder ho thinks
the School is so good.
However, that doesn’t mean that
we don’t receive a few choice con
tributions every once in a while
that are far too choice to publish.
WOULD IT BE TO OUR INTER
EST TO PUBLISH THEM IN
BOOKLET FORM AND PUT
THEM ON SALE?
THE INQUIRING REPORTER
(a’ la Suck Soup)
f TODAY’S TORRID QUESTION:
Do you favor the installation of
rocking chairs in the library?
MARGARET EDMUNSON: “I
don't think it is the thing to do; we
could use the money for a confer
CHRISTINE HOLT: “If candles
were used at the installation I
should think it would be very nice.”
FLORENCE McNERNEY: “A
capital idea if food were served
ALSON BRISTOL: “No. This
would create competition among
furniture corporations and would
lead to undemocratic social order,
unless you had government control.”
. EUGENE LAIRD: “No, what’s
the use? 1 never go tu the library
JENNIE KLEMM: “I’d rather
have little booths like they have at
the College Side.”
1 DR. OSBURNE: “I should fight
it to the uttermost. These modern
comforts are undermining the health
of the younger generation.”
JACK DUNBAR: “I think it
would be an excellent idea if the
university would furnish foot stools
— (Question popped by A1 & Lit)
TODAY’S LIMPING- LIMERICK
There was a dark-eyed professor, j
Whose “air” was a great obsessor— j
“I jolly well know
That I’m quite a beau,
And of good looks I’m sole posses-:
The silver loving cup which the
Salem high school won as a trophy
for entering the best high school
paper in the high school press con
ference held on the University of
Oregon campus last Friday and Sat- i
unlay was on exhibit at the school
this morning. The cup is not much i
LEARN THE PIANO
IN TEN LESSONS
MANDOLIN IN FIVE
Without nerve - racking, heart-j
breaking scales and exercises. You :
are taught to play by note in regu
lar professional chord style. In youri
very first lesson you will be able I
to play a popular number by note.
BEND FOR IT ON APPROVAL
The "Hallmark Self-Instructor,”
is the title of this method. Eight;
years were required to perfect this
great work. The entire course with
the necessary examination sheets, is
bound in one volume. The first les
son is unsealed which the student
mnv examine and bo his Owen
".li'lHiE and JURY.” The later
part of the "Hallmark Self-Instruc
tor,” is sealed.
Upon the student returning any
copy of the "Halluu-rk Self-lust rue
tor,” with the seal un broken, we will
refund in full all money paid.
This amazing Self-Instructor wfll
be sent anywhere. You do uot need
to soud any money. WUcu you re
ceive this new method of teaching
music. Deposit with the Postman the
sum of ten dollars. If you are not
entirely satisfied, the money will be,
returned in full, upon written re
quest. The Publishers are anxious
to place this ‘‘Self-Instructor” in
the hands of musiu lovers all over
the country, and is ill a positiou to
make an attractive proposition to
agents. Send for xour copy today.
Address The "Hallmark Self lustrue
:or” Station (5, Postoffice, Box 111,
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more than six inches high and is
'known as the Eugene Guard trophy.
WONDER IF THEY COULD
HAVE MADE THE CUP SOUND
BIGGER IF THE SALEM STATES
MAN HAD AWARDED IT?
Something like this: “The huge
cup, measuring more than six feet
in heighth and towering high above
the head of the editor of the high
schooj paper, is known as the
SALEM STATESMAN TROPHY.”
TODAY’S PUTRID PUN
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* If he doesn’t call up the girl *
* I’m afraid elucidate with her. *
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SEE YOU TONIGHT AT MC
ARTHUR COURT!!!! (Paid adver
1 tisemcnt, and"- to be paid for by pro
ceeds from a big bet on Oregon).
In Campus History
That Tell How The
Collegians Used to Act.
Fifteen Years Ago
From Oregon Emerald,
January 20, 1014
“The College Man’s Debts” will
be tlie subject upon which Mr. C. E.
Sox, a Stanford graduate, will ad
dress the regular Y. M. C. A. meet
ing at Deady hall.
If the present plans are approved
by the faculty committee university
credits may be given for work on
Water was turned into the remod
eled swimming tank yesterday for
the first time, but ti small crowd of
eo-eds who were on hand to enjoy
a dip were disappointed, as the
system leaks and the water was
muddy. The co-eds would not go in.
Twenty-five Years Ago
From Oregon Weekly,
January 25, lt>04
Twelve men arc trying out for a
place on the trio which will repre
sent Oregon in a debate with Pa
The January issue of the Oregon
Monthly is just out and contains
short stories, three or four poetic
productions and several articles,
written by students and members of
Spencer Butte is becoming a very
popular place for picnics and stu
dent expeditions, especially on Suu
All students who expect to be quali
fied and hold a teaching position
next fall are asked to attend a
brief meeting on Tuesday, Janu
ary 22, at 4 p. m. in room 4,
A dance for all students on the
campus tonight at 8:30 in Saint
Mary’s hall, Seventh and Olive
Business administration student
body meeting Monday at 5 o’clock
in room 105, Commerce building.
Beading hour will again be held in
Alumni ball of the Woman’s
building at o’clock Sunday.
Professor H. C. Howe will read.
Mortar Board Oregana picture has
been changed from Friday to
Monday at 3 o’clock in front of
the old library.
Dial will meet Monday night at 8
o’clock at Mrs. Smerteuko’s home,
740 E. 15th. street.
The art discussion group, sponsored
by Phi Theta Upsilon, will meet
Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock at
the Y. W. C. A. Bungalow.
, Late English and psychology en
trance exams held today. Eng
lish, 10 a. m., 1 7 Villard; psy
chology, 2 p. m., 101 Condon. Fine
' of $2 per course if not taken.
Don’t forget the all-campus dance
tonight at Saint Mary’s Episcopal
church, Seventh and Olive streets,
Women’s varsity and freshman de
bate tryouts this afternoon at
2:30 in Villard hall.
Movie makeup committee will meet
in 101 Journalism building this
morning at 10:30.
Senior Ball committee meet at 110
Johnson today at 1 p. m. All
members of the entire committee
must be present.
The Newman club will meet Sunday
evening at 8 o’clock at Newman
hall at 1002 Charuelfon.
Music group sponsored by PI it Theta
Upsilon will meet at 5 o’clock
Sunday at 1437 Hilyard.
Arts and crafts group sponsored by
Phi Theta Upsilon will meet at 5
o’clock Sunday in the Y. AV. C. A.
Miscellaneous group sponsored by
Phi Theta Upsilon will meet Sun
day at 5 o’clock in the men’s
room of the Woman’s building.
All members urged to be present.
Drama group sponsored by Phi
Theta Upsilon will meet Sunday,
at 5 o’clock, in sun room of Wom
an's building. Members urged to
MERE'S a PROGRAM
/neomiimaM e ■/*
MURRAY & VAN
Vaudeville's fastest song and piano team
in a snappy musical treat
— and —
The versatile flapper jazz baud
— also —
3—OTHER HEADLINE ACTS—3
ON THE SCREEN
u tcuse ilraiuu oi the circus
— Also —
2 to 11 p. m.
4 - 7 and 9:50
LAST TIMES TODAY
“TAKE ME HOME'’
“a treat of treats”