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Editorial Paqe °f the Oreqon Dailti Emerald
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University of Oregon, Eugene
Arthur L. Schoeni .Editor
William H. Hammond . Business Manager
Vinton Hall .Managing Editor
Ron Hubbs Rex Tunning
Ruth Newman Wilford Brown
Upper News Staff
Mary Klemm....Asst. Mng. Editor
Harry Van Dine.Sports Editor
Phyllis Van Kimmel.Society
Myron Griffin .Literary
Victor Kaufman.P. I. P. Editor
Osborne Holland....Feature Editor
Ralph David ...Chief Night Editor
Clarence Craw.Makeup Editor
George Weber, Jr.Assoc. Mgr.
Tony Peterson .Adv. Mgr.
Addison Brockman .
.Foreign Adv. Mgr.
Jean Patrick.Mgr. Copy Dept.
Larry Jackson.Cir. Mgr.
Harold Kcsler.Office Mgr.
Betty Hagen....Women’s Spec. Adv.
Ina Tremblay.Asst. Adv. Mgr.
Louise Guerney.Exec. Sec.
Day Editor .
Night Editors This Issue.
William F. White
Value cf Intellectual Contests
TITLE tin- I'niversity of Oregon i’ootlmll team is working
TT lined in prepa ml ion Tor its seasonal battles and the basket
ball men are looking forward to the opening of their season,
another and smaller group of students are in training for a dif
ferent sort of a contest, but one really more important to the
prestige of the institution a contest of brains. These men are
working toward the Rhodes scholarship, for which the first
try-outs will be held Saturday.
An intellectual contest, such as the men competing for the
award will be put through, is lacking in most of the color and
suspense of an athletic contest, and yet the results will have
more influence on the future welfare of the commonwealth
than any football game can ever have. The youths who compete
are given an opportunity to develop and show their skill at con
centrated study and constructive thought, a skill which will aid
them in becoming leaders in the years to come, after their uni
versity days are over. All the contestants, the losers as well as
the winner, receive this benefit.
h’or the winner there is three years of study at Oxford uni
versity, where he is given an opportunity to further develop
his abilities and broaden his outlook on life through European
travel, lie returns to this country with an infinitely better
understanding of the peoples of Europe, their philosophies and
their problems, and lie, in turn, builds for better relations be
tween America and other nations.
It is interesting to note that the University of Oregon has
not lagged behind in the intellectual contests. During the past
six years all the scholars going from this state to Oxford have
been Oregon men. This, as much as any other one thing, has
increased our prestige among the institutions id' the country,
according to l)r. (leorge Rebec, dean of the graduate school,
who is in charge of the try-outs. This fact, the dean says, is
definite proof that Oregon is “arriving qualitatively.”
The Band Goes Talkie
A NNOFNFFM KNT in 1 lie* Fmernld of the pinna for synchron
ized sound pictures of 1 lit* university band In bo taken on
11)<» campus and displayed in down town 1 heat res proves not
only the rapid inareli of progress in science or publicity, but
that I lu> reorganization in the hand itself lias brought confi
dence in its ability to please.
Wasted funds as the talkie-result of a poor subject would
not be as disastrous as the adverse publicity and criticism
■which would result with widespread audience of a green and
poorly trained group of inslrumeut-wielders who preferred
mighty tootin’ to military training.
'With the hand coming into its own, it will find itself more
and more accorded the respect due maturity. Maturity finds
power in itself: disclaims such hoaxes as silent pictures and
simultaneous Sousa records. Wc are waiting for the opportun
ity to see the sound truck parked bv the band; but more and
more are we waiting for the worthy band itself. We have
Fall term rains make us wonder what will be the style in
Geology department heads explain finding of fossil shells
in strata excavated for new Fine Arts building. Wonder if they
puzzled over the saw-dust from the old Kincaid field.
Having read the letter-to-the
editor in yesterday morning’s Em
erald, in which one N. S. N. tears
his hair over Ron Hubbs' “This ’n
That" column, allow me to assure
you that the majority here on the
campus does not favor the imme
diate expulsion of Mr. Hubbs from
the Emerald staff. That N. S. N.
should have read anything but
the customary ballyhoo concern
ing Lindbergh is unfortunate. Still,
it occurs to me that the opinions
which Mr. Hubbs so ably express
ed are honest opinions, shared by
many others, and as such, tieserv
ing of consideration rather than
I. too, am a Lindbergh enthus
iast. I admire him as a man and
ns a flyer. I should like to admire
him as a scholar. No doubt N. S.
N. has pasted on his walls pictures
of Lindbergh taking off for Paris,
Lindbergh and the Spirit of St.
Louis, Lindbergh over Our Na
tion’s Capitol, and Mr. and Mrs.
Lindbergh in Mexico City. If N.
S. N. is a fan or this sort of thing,
that is all right with us. Man has
been made to worship. But mere
ly because someone differs from
the worshipper in a point of view
is no reason why that person.
should be drawn and quartered and I
burned at the stake.
The public will always have its
gods. One sheep will jump over
the fence and the rest will follow.
Occasionally one will get out of
line and express a contrary opin
ion. Then the mob will turn on ;
him and want his heart cut out.
As editor of the Emerald, you
can see the disadvantage of start- '
ing that sort of thing. Who
knows? Some day you might say
something against Clara Bow or
John Gilbert or Babe Ruth? Then,
in order to be perfectly fair, you
would have to resign.
Let's not be silly about these
things. —R. C.
DEVICE IIS LIBRARY
One of the latest developments
in the field of mathematics was
exhibited yesterday at the univer
sity library in the form of a group
of stenciled and numbered sheets
fitted into a specially constructed
container. The device, according
to library attendants, is to be
used for finding factors of num
bers which lie beyond the range
of existing factor tables.
LITTLE BLUE EYES STILL
WANTS TO KNOW WHO WON
THE MILL RACE, but as far as
we know it’s still being run.
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First Frosh—Study hard last
Second Idiot—I’ll tell the cock
First-Yeh? I had a sneak I
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According to Dr. Parsons, the
deatii rate among ministers and
priests far exceeds the death rate
among criminals. But it doesn’t
seem quite fair to us.
Life—How do you know Prof.
Whoosis’ mind is unbalanced?
Saver—Because he parts his
hair in the middle.
IDEAL JOBS FOR THE
Shampooing bald-headed men.
TODAY’S PUTRID PUN
Give a sentence with the word
Alright, I will not accept <JI«sh
pan of garlic,
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Shoe—Why aren’t Scotchmen ;
Lace—Eecause the True Story
magazines pay them five cents a
word for their confessions.
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THE COURT OF JUSTICE
Why, Bill, what the Devil hap
pened to you?
Oh, I broke the law of gravity.
Broke the law of gravity?
I stepped out of an airplane.
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Here lie the hones of Algernon
Who went to sea in a washing
THE SODA JERKER.
BACK SEAT HOLLERS
To the Editor:
Every fall term when I go to
class the professor in charge of
that particular one makes out an
alphabetical list of his students,
and after a few days reseats
everyone, with the z’s in the back
of the room.
Since my name starts with “S”
I always draw a back-seat assign
ment and with great gnashing of
teeth get shunted behind a moun
tainous football player and his
playmate. I usually can’t even see
the professor and his voice sounds
So now after all these years I
am a mortal enemy of the alpha
betical professor. I can't pay at
tention unless I can sit up in
front, while there are probably
many in front to whom it makes
no difference. L. A. S.
iiniMM—.in wiinnf ■ ■■ %
The Campus Shoe
Across 13th from the Sigma Chi House
Moccasin T oe
Genuine Martin Zug grain
leather with creased moc
casin toe. Absolutely water
HARVARD CLI P, will have its
evening meeting at the Anchorage
at 6 o’clock today.
A MEETING of the Rally di
rectorate will be held in room 110,
Johnson Hall, at 4 o’clock today.
THERE WILE be a meeting of
the Oregon Nights today in John
son Hall, room 110. Every mem
ber must be present.
I N T E R N A T I ONAL RELA
TIONS CLUB holds an important
meeting tonight in'geology lecture
room at 7:15.
TEMINIDS social and business
meeting at 7:30, Craftsman club,
ALPHA DELTA SIGMA takes
off for the first big meeting of
the year, noon today, at the An
chorage. All associate and active
members will be there.
CHOIR TRYOUTS for Y. W.
are to be continued this afternoon |
from 4 to 5 o’clock. All inter-;
ested are urged to come to-the^
Y. W. bungalow during that hour.
ALL. WOMEN connected with
preparations for the Get Wise'
Party Friday afternoon are to
meet at 4:30 this afternoon at the j
men’s room of Gerlinger building.
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
Organization will meet every
Thursday evening at 7:30 in the
Y. W. C. A. bungalow. Anyone
I connected with the university is
PHI THETA UPSILON meeting
at the Anchorage Thursday noon.
GERMAN READING course of
fered for graduate students in all
departments. Students interested
will meet in Room 100, Oregon
building today at 4 o’clock.
WANTED—Two salesmen at Sig~
wart Electric Co. Experience in
selling. Apply between 10 and
12 in morning.
GARAGES for rent in the alley
between 16th and 17th just off
Alder St. Phone 3192-J.
For the dinner table or informal dance
Wo have them in all sizes and a gay variety of
Home-grown “moms” are .just in—they make a
most effective table decoration.
Chase Gardens Florists
£] 07 E. Broadway
Plebe: Do you make lire size
enlargements from snap-shots?
Photographer: That’s our speci
Plebe: Fine, here’s a picture T
took of the Grand Canyon,
—Annapolis T g.
We actually knew a ge rous
Scotchmen—he blew his nos° every
day. •—Middlebury BIik rtibbon.
“Look at the footbal" players!’’
“T» ^re isi.rians wearing
ttiei’- new tr o suits.”
Pucknell Belle Hop.
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Joe: -Tive yov. any news of
your fp lly?
Wo<" Had r letter from dad the
othe’’ day. He’s still alive and
kip' s. —Pitt Panther.
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Boy FHend (at sorority house):
How many controls are there on
that radio set?
Inmate of S. H.: Eleven—ten
girls and the house mother.
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“Women are all alike.” "r
“Yeah, each one’s different.”
—Reserve Red Cat.
_ N outstanding expression
of the college mode in writing
equipment is this new Conk-j
lin Endura Supernal Pearl and
Black pen; Priced at $6 and
$8. Pencils to match $4 and
$4.50—and worth it. Other
Conklin Enduras that can
qualify for any fraternity $5
and $7. Pencils $3.50 and $4.1
In ultra-up-to-date color com
in static stores.
fjhc Conklin, <Pon Company
PENS_PENCILS_SETS TOLEDO, OHIO
P DESK SETS—LEADS New York Chicago San Francisco
Identify a Conklin Endura by annular lines in contrasting
color on cap and barrel
SERVICE UNCONDITIONALLY AND PERPETUALLY GUARANTEED
We’d never try to
guess his name ♦
but from the pre
paration which is
being made he
must he some
body wearing a
Both are lines of national defense
'"T"VHE Mississippi was a menacing flood.
The telephone was the first line of
defense, for over its wires the work against
the flood was directed. Maintenance crews,
performed the same service as did tele^
phone men in the signal corps in the w^fe
In the daily life of the nation, just as
surely as in emergency, the telephone
fleets an ever-growing stream of demands.
?’ To do this successfully the Bell System’s
i expansion program embraces trans-oceanic
telephony through the ether and under the
sea, to ships at sea and planes in the air—
and above all, wire facilities that will carry
the voice, the typewritten word, the picture
to every corner of the land.
kA nationwide system of inter-connecting telephones
“OUR PIONEERING WORK HAS JUST BEGUN ”