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University of Oregon, Eugene
Arthur L. Schocni . Editor
William H. Hammond .Business Manager
Vinton Hall ... .Managing Editor
Hon Hubba Hex Tuseing
Ruth Newman Wilford Brown
Upper News Staff
Mary Klemm...Asst. Mng. ignitor
Harry Van Dine.Sports Editor
Phyllis Van Kinimell. Society
Myron Griffin .Literary
Victor ivaurman.i . i. tr. r-.uii.ur
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.
I,arry jacKson.cur. Mgr.
Harold Keater.Office Mgr.
Hetty Hagen ...Women’s Spec. Adv.
Ina Tremblay.Asst. Adv. Mgr.
Louise Gurney.Kxec. Sec.
. Dorothy Thomas
Day Editor .
Night Editor This Issue.
Assistant Night Editors
Ted Montgomery, John Rogers,
Jack Bellinger, Louise Gurney.
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. Members of the Pacific
Intercollegiate Press. Entered in the post office at Eugene, Oregon,
as second class matter. Subscription rates, $2.50 a year. Advertis
ing rates upon application. Phone Manager: Office, 1895; residence,
AN WE not in Ibis one instance compare till institutions of
higher learning with the business or trade school. Students
who matriculate in these schools have one very admirable qual
ity, They have a desire to learn till aboul something which they
possibly do not know anything about, and are willing to admit
that they do not. Here is where they differ from it great many
college and university students; particularly different are those
who have had a taste of “real life,” preferably in their chosen
field—and as seems to be the rule, the smaller the dose, the
worse the case.
It is not interesting, in fact, absolutely boring, to sit in the
class room among a group of students whose purpose is to bene
fit from the instruction given and instead have to listen to the
rantings of one member who thinks he knows more about it
than the instructor. Maybe his ideas are right, maybe they are
just tin'incorrect concept ions of his observat ion. Hut the result
is not encouraging, neither is it courteous, and the lime con
sumed is a real material loss.
Professors appreciate originality. They encourage it. But
if more students could acquire the attitude of the business col
lege or trade school student, compare their instructor's ideas
with their own before announcing to the world that they dis
agree, there would be fewer dumb arguments in the class room.
In other words, a few moments spent in self reflection are worth
far more than hours spent in trying to convince someone else
of his pool- .judgment.
And to get at the bottom of it all. There is a tendency in
choosing subjects in lieu of the grade. You will hear it often.
“1 think I can gel a better grade in that subject because I know
a little bit more about it.” And the student goes on to class,
probably without getting his assignment, for the very same
reason, lie knows a little bit about it, and .just because he
knows a little bit about it and not quite enough he tries to
cover up his ignorance by engaging the professor in an argu
We would that more students of this type would practice
the inferiority complex at times place themselves on a level
with the other students who desire to possess the knowledge
which they are trying to bluff possession of. But away with
the specimens who register in classes to flout their knowledge
before their fellow-classmen and who have no idea that they
"\\T i 11 derive any benefit therefrom, lie has lost sight of the real
purpose of the institution, to give knowledge where knowledge
is needed. And more power to the one who takes a course
because lie knows nothing about it and desires to remedy his
Another Kind of Bluff
Where We Sympathize
HPIIAT Open House has brought ils problems both in increasing
number and decree is umpiesl ioned. Last year sentiment
seemed so great against it that I lie annual Irek over sorority
lawns came well nigh to bt»in*jf abolished altogether. It seemed
that the number oi' houses had increased to such a large extent
that a pleasant evening jaunt had turned into a cross-eount ry
Disgruntled and Footsore, writing in today’s Emerald, have
ft just complaint. To determine that, we have only to look back
to the traditional purpose of Open House. The evening round
of dances was promoted primarily to acquaint freshmen with
upperclassmen, and especially, men with women. Tin* men’s
dormitory is •designed to house freshmen and sophomores. We
may assume that over half the population is first-year that
the average is less than five terms. Surely these are to be con
sidered first in arranging a schedule.
Such has not been the case. Instead, two large units are
placed together while small fraternities need not struggle for
dances. Sixty freshmen vie for places where twenty pledges
choose their partners.
Disgruntled and Footsore, we sympathize but also a word
to you. You cannot have that for which you make no effort.
The dormitories have long been clinging and self effacing.
When you speak, when you demand, then be assured that you
will be heard.
Let’s Use Football Signals
'THUS is a sad. sad song, played on an old broken-down cornet
by a gu\ who sat out in the grandstand at the Willamette
game ami wondered what all the shooting was about.
Every so often someone would make a social error and the
referee would pace off from five to fifteen yards in the wrong
direct ion as a penalty.
No doubt the referee had the best intentions in the world,
but anyone can tell you that even the best are sometimes mis
understood. Each spectator had his own version about what
the penalty was for, but no one seemed to know.
This fall a code of football signals was arranged for the
referees to use to explain decisions, hut thus far only one has
been put into practice that of raising both hands over the
head for a touchdown. The signals were designed to make
the game more interesting for the spectators and use of them
would help clear up a lot of decisions such as offside, holding,
foul or interference.
To call a college man not liberal is as insulting as to call him
yellow, dedans an eastern college president. That puts a lot of j
Scotchmen iu the .Mongolian race, 1
Now thut open house is closed wo
notice the Friendly hall hoys going
around with their noses in the air.
That’s ail right, I had my arms
around a Chi licit too.
* * *
So many men died of exhaustion
getting down to the Delta Zetas
Saturday night that the girls were
forced to call on the Alpha hall
boys to keep up appearances.
Pinky Mitchell was the only fra
ternity man on the campus to
visit both the D. Zs. and Tri Delts.
Most of the boys just rang the
doorbell of the new D Z house and
left their cards with regrets.
■uni ji mi in inn.
T«‘d <).—I’ve got a cowardly
Don W.—How’s that?
Ted—Oh, It’s got a frayed cuff.
Social note: 500 bottles of horse
liniment were delivered to sorority
houses after open house. (Names
Sho calls the hoy friend “Froff
K.\" Inpause he’s full of hops.
* * *
Ol’EN HOUSE HANGOVER
House president—My Gawd,
Kiris, line up, there goes the door
hell. Oh, I forgot, this isn’t
>H H« *1*
Here lie the bones of "Best Man”
Who was hit in the head with a
LEMON TODDY ILI.ITEltARY
From afar conics the liny rain
All infinitesimal hit
Of I hose airy clouds above.
It glides through the air
ldke a meteor, and goes
bight down my neck.
* * *
Note Tlie Lemon Toddy illiter
acy section will publish all sense
and nonsense received so if no one
else prints your stuff, try us.
* * *
THU TKt’TH OF THK INNER
TIIOIHIHTS AT OPEN HOI SE
The House Mother: Good thing
I'm around here. These boys
would surety tear things up if
there wasn't a chaperone around.
The House President: Hope the
head of this bunch loses his
whistle, they're the best bunch
through yet. Well, all things come
to he who waits.
The Visiting President: Wonder
if there isn't some way we can
slug up on the time and stay here
a little longer. “D you fresh
man. don't you try to cut in on
One of the Sisters: Gosh, can't
this fellow dance on his own feet ?
A couple more like this and I
won't even be able to crawl. Thank
goodness that boy with the pretty
necktie is going to cut in.
Prater: This bunch is worth the
walk to dance with. Wonder if
I’d be missed if I stuck around !
here for a couple of more tries? i
Orchestra: Wonder if we have
time for half a cigarette before
the next bunch is ready to dance"
All (after finish): Thank good
ness, that's over! _ •—C. C, •
All communications to the edi-1
tor will not be printed if they ex
ceed 200 words in length. They
must be written on one side of the
MOKE ON LIN'DY DEBATE
I do not like to drag out dis
cussions in the letter columns of
publications, but 1 oo feel called
upon to make one further state
ment to clarify R. C. in his inter
pretation of my letter. There is
not one picture of Lindbergh in
my entire house, so far as I
know, and yet I respect and ad
mire the man the same as R. C.
claims that he does. I, however,
go R. C. one better, because I ad
mire Lindbergh as a student.
People do not achieve and con
tinue to hold high positions of
trust and responsibility in this
world unless they are worthy.
But all this is aside from what
I was finding fault with in my
previous letter. I objected to an
associate editor who, in his col
umn, hinted that Will Rogers had
set himself up as a philosopher
and that he had gained a position
in the esteem of the public of
which he is not really worthy, and
who also made a statement to the
effect that Lindbergh had, in the
associate editor’s opinion, greatly
lowered his prestige by accepting
an honorary degree.
i am not opposeu 10 muiviuuai
expression of opinion. A person
writing a column in a paper, which
is supposed to represent almost
three-thousand students, is en
titled to freedom of expression
(always within limits, of course)
of his opinions as long' as he does
not offend the majority of his
constituents. He should not be
surprised, however, if people ex
press their opinions on the same
or similar subjects from time to
time in letters to the editor which
is their only method of obtaining
an audience among the same
readers. The columnist still has
the advantage and no one objects
As for Clara Bow, John Gilbert,
or Babe Ruth, I am very open
minded. If the time ever comes
when they are awarded honorary
degrees, I shall content myself
with the thought that they are j
worthy of the degree or of what
an honorary degree means at that
time. I think a person is entitled
to whatever he can secure in
open, above-board, and honest
N. S. N.
To the Editor:
At the freshman inaugural be
tween the halves of the game last
Saturday, some brilliant young!
sophomore proved to be well sup
plied with the commodity famil
iarly known as “hen fruit,” and
used it to what he termed “good
advantage.” With an aim that
really did him compliment, he
managed to splatter the back of
some unsuspecting yearling with!
the luscious, streaming inside of
an egg. Several more were1
hurled, but with no such deadly
The young person in the stands
then proceeded to make it known
to all in the vicinity that the new
plan of initiation did not instill
in the frosh the proper “college
spirit,” and bemoaned the fact of
the coming decay of Oregon’s stu
dent body, football team and even
its place in, the ranks of higher
At the same time, he was en- j
thralled with the idea that he was [
doing his bit to uphold the tradi- |
tions of “college spirit” by dis- i
playing his marksmanship to the J
Perhaps a word to the wise is
V. K. i
To the Editor:—
Why the discrimination against
the men’s dormitory again in the
Open House held Saturday night ?
Last year the committee on sched
ules placed the separate units to
gether to crowd on each other’s
heels and mess up the program.
This year the same stunt was
Is it because the dormitories are
not of the socially elect, or is it
because the campus does not as
yet understand that there are six
dormitories housed under one roof,
each having a membership of from
forty to fifty-five?
—Disgruntled and Footsore.
SINGS IN NEW YORK
Arthur Johnson, former Oregon
student, was presented last Tues
day in a vocal recital in Town
Hall, New York City.
Mr. Johnson, whose tenor voice
has won widespread recognition
for him in the Pacific Northwest,
was a leader in musical and dra
matic work at Oregon. After
graduation he devoted himself to
music, studying with Gio Tyler
Gaglieri and Hartridge Whipp. He
made his debut in 1925 with the
MacDowell club in Portland, and
since appeared many times in
Portland before going east.
Norman J. Willett, who was ex
pected to return to the university
as a graduate assistant in chemis
try, has now gone to Chicago,
where he has accepted a perma
nent position in the research de
partment of the, American Can
company. This company is the
largest of its kind in the country,
and in addition to supplying tin
cans to many canneries, it gives
service in solving problems relat
ting to canning.
It is not too late to put in
your order for some of those
p o p u I a r little “personal
G for 50c
S(!l WIIXAMETTE STREET
Over Preston and Hale
Good for $3750
To introduce the general woolen line, we are going
to offer to the first 50 customers—
2 Suits of Equal Value for
Two Overcoats of Equal Value
The Hub Clothing
and Shoe Store
R C. 1TKS1.Y CO.. OWNERS
Old Willamette St., Eugene, Ore.
There will be a meeting of the
solicitors at the business office at
7 o’clock sharp. Very important.
Y. M. C. A. CABINET meeting
at 4:15 this afternoon at the Hut.
ORDER OF THE O meeting
today at 3 o ciock in the Men’s
gym. President will be elected.
Everyone be there.
OPEN MEETING of the Cosmo
politan Club Tuesday evening at
7:30 in the Y. M. C. A. hut. Re
freshments and speeches. Every
PI DELTA PHI will hold a com
bined luncheon and business meet
ing this noon at the Anchorage.
THE ORCHESTRA AND GLEE
CLl'B will hold a joint practice
this afternoon at 5 o’clock in the
Music Auditorium in preparation
for the Wednesday assembly. All
members must be there.
SIGMA DELTA CHI important
business meeting in 104 Journal
ism, 7:30 this evening. A year’s
program will be mapped out, a
delegate to the national conven
tion will be elected and plans for
the Journalism Jam will be dis
VESPERS AT FIVE
“Five o'clocks”—Y. W. C. A.
vespers will take their place on
the campus calendar for the year
this afternoon when initial servic
es will be held at the bungalow.
Daphne Hughes, director of ves
pers this year will be in charge.
The services will mark the first
appearance of the new vesper
—but not the one, that the
best place to have lunch or
dinner is at
chorus, chosen last week by Char
otte Brosius. Members follow: j
^irst soprano, Dorothy Dupuis, !
jladys Mack, Marjorie Condit, Na
im i Cobb, Betty Stimpson, Esther
Second soprano: Elaine Wheel
er, Harriett Mattecheck, Helen
Overman, Helen Copple, Madelone
Alto: Beryl Harrah, Katherine I
Perigo, Helen Schaal. The chorus
is asked to report for practice and
vespers at four o'clock this after
All students on the campus are
invited to attend the “five
o'clocks” and to take advantage of
the opportunity for a few mo- ;
ments of quiet and meditation. In
addition to music there will be
brief scripture readings.
SEVEN NEW BOOKS
ADDED TO SHELVES
Seven new books have been
placed on the shelves of the uni
versity library during the last
week. The titles have been posted
on the bulletin board at the cir
culation desk, as follows:
“The Art of Straight Think
ing,” by Edwin Leavitt Clarke.
“The Patriot,” by Alfred Neu
“The American Omen,” by Garet
“The Story of Oriental Philos
ophy,” by D. Adams Beck.
“The Incredible Marquis,” by
Hervert S. Gorman.
“Possible Worlds,” by J. B. S.
“La Fayette,” by Brand Whit
HOW FASHIONS CHANGE
In 1899 —Shall we join the
In 1929—Where the hell’s my
* * *
"Has Harry traveled much?”
‘‘Has he! He’s been to half the
places on his suitcase labels!”—■
College Humor. /
• * * ’
Sandy (noting price tag on ant
lers in window): Gee, man! Them s
’ Bystander: Wotcha think they
was offa, a giraffe ?—Reserve Red
• * *
Co-ed (at end of quarter): Now
that you have kissed me, Profes
sor, what do you. think?
Prof.: You’ll fail. I need you in
my class next quarter.—Ohio State
• * *
‘‘Holy gee, Pop,” said Clarence,
“first I saw a lady animal trainer
and then I saw her dancing bear.”
Tough Ike: Let’s pitch pennies; .
Angel Boy: What, gamble with
Tough Ike: No, just with pen
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the assurance that it will he returned to you ^
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Domestic Laundry |
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From an engraving of
the time in Harper’s
Autumn of ’79
C7 * WILE Yale and Princeton were battling to a tie
\ScJ at Hoboken, New Jersey, a small group of scien
tists, directed by Thomas A. Edison, was busy at Menlo
Park, only a few miles away. On October 21, their work
resulted in the first practical incandescent lamp.
Few realized what fifty years would mean to both elec
tric lighting and football. The handful who watched
Yale and Princeton then has grown to tens of thousands
to-day. And the lamp that glowed for forty hours in
Edison’s little laboratory made possible to-day’s
billions of candle power of electric light. In honor of
the pioneer achievement, and of lighting progress, the
nation this year observes Light’s Golden Jubilee.
Much of this progress in lighting has been the achieve
ment of college-trained men employed by General
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