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EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
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University of Oregon, Eugene
Arthur L. Schoenl . Editor
William H. Hammond . Business Manager
Vinton Hall . Managing Editor
Ron Hubbs, Rulh Newman, Rex Tugalnif, Wilfred Brown
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Mary Klemm . Assistant Managing Editor
Harry Van Dine . Sports Editor
Phyllis Van Kimmell . Society
Myron Criffin . Literary
Vietor Kaufman ..El; E
Ralph David . Chief Nwht Editor
Claience Craw . Makeup Editor
Ceorge Weber, Jr. .
Tony Peterson .
Jean Patrick .
Larry Jackson .
Betty Hagen .
Ina Tremblay ..
Betty Carpenter .
Ned Mars .
Louise Gurney .
Bernadine Carrico ...
Helen Sullivan .
Fred Reid .
. Associate Manager
.. Advertising Manager
. Foreign Advertising Manager
. Manager Copy Department
. Circulation Manager
. Women's Specialty Advertising
. Assistant Advertising Manager
. Assistant Copy Manager
.Assistant Copy Manager
. Executive Secretary
. Service Department
.. Checking Department
. Assistant Circulation Manager
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Asso
ciated Students of the University of Oregon, Eugene, issued dally
except Sunday ami Monday, during the college year. Member of
the Pacific Intercollegiate Press. Entered in the postoffice at
Eugene, Oregon, as second class matter. Subscription rates,
$2.60 a year. Advertising rates jpon application. Phone, Man
ager: Office, 1895; resilience, 127.
Day Editor .Elise Schroeder
Night Editor .Ted Montgomery
Assistant Night Editors
Katharine Patten, Elinor Henry
Remodelling a Constitution
LAST term the Emerald carried a lengthy story
calling attention to the deficiencies and inade
quacies of the student body constitution as printed
in the student handbook.
Regardless of the reasons why this constitution
was printed in its present form, the fact remains
that it IS contradictory and practically useless as
a law-book to refer to in cases of student govern
The appointment of a constitutional remodelling
committee yesterday by Tom Stoddard has been
expected for some time and is a step in the right
As no one knows better than they must appre
ciate by now, the committee has a difficult job
ahead. There are a lot of angles, minor and major,
to be decided upon.
Encroachment of student government by fac
ulty supervisors is a problem that looms mountain
high to student body officials. Settlement of
whether there are to be definite or vascillating sal
aries for Emerald and Oregana editors and man
agers is another problem. Water polo wants rec
ognition as a major sport. There are many others,
involving student rights and policies as well as def
initions of procedure.
Opportunities for a constructive, serviceable
piece of work are at the hands of revisions
committee. They can function as so many college
committees do—not at all or they can produce a
new constitution which can be looked to with con
fidence when problems of procedure arise and
looked up to and respected by faculty as well as
Radio Contest Popular
EVERYONE on the campus or off—tuned in or
the Emerald-KORE radio hours this week and
everyone agreed that they were good.
All three of the living organizations put on pro
grams of music and comedy skits which were worth
while tuning in on. Fraternity fireplaces were pop
ular places during the broadcasts, the number ol
students listening in becoming greater with each
program as the praise for the excellent music went
around the campus.
Two more houses have entered the competition
for the latest-model radio, the silver cups, the read
ing lamps and the theater contract that are being
offered by Eugene firms as prizes.
The Emerald-KORE radio contest is proving a
new outlet for campus musical talent. It is ex
ploiting the musical talent which seldom gets a
chance on the campus. More men and women will
participate in the contest than in any other single
function of the student body.
Since the abandonment of the Junior Vodvil
such an outlet for student musical and entertaining
abilities is especially desirable. Campus backing
and interest are behind the radio broadcasts. Tune
in on next week's three programs Tuesday, Wednes
day, and Thursday. They are going to be good.
Being a College Editor
T>EING editor of a college newspaper is fun. It'!
-U like being a doorman in a ritzy hotel—he wears
a big uniform with shiny brass buttons. He sticks
out his chest and the younger generation thinks
People his own age come along. To them h<
is not so swell. He is there only to open the doot
and point out the way. If a doorman or an edi
tor has done that he has earned the slight wagt
he has coming to him.
He is not in society, he only sees it from the
outside. His shiny buttons do not mean oper
sesame for him. He is glad there is a younget
Being a college editor is fun. They give hire
his job and show him his office. He sharpens i
lot of new pencils, gets some clean paper, and set:
People come in to see him about things. The)
want to know if he will say this or that. He says
yes. Afterward people come in to ask why In
said them. They tell him things he did not know
before he wrote. He wonders why he wrote it. St
do they. They go away and talk to others aboul
He has a lot of ideas. They seem pretty good
He thinks they will raise the intellectual standard
of the college student, so he uses them. He want:
to open the door for his fellow-students. Nobod)
says anything about his editorials. Sorrowing, In
realizes no one reads them. He begins to use tin
back door because he knows no one understands.
Students want to read about themselves. St
he writes about students and politics. Then the)
flock in to see him. He realizeg how confining his
little cubby-hole is, how cramped he is in there.
They all want to know why he wrote about stu
dents and politics. The editor doesn't know.
Some unmoral words appear in his paper, in one
of the columns. The moralist forces of the college
call him up and want to know why they were
printed. He doesn’t know. He did not know they
were going in.
So he just sits in his office and looks at his
feet. Looking at feet is not fun, but no one copies
in to ask him why he does it. He could tell them
if they did.
Outside his office, the students walk by, busy,
chattering, full of ideas. He has more ideas, but
he remembers his little cubby-hole, the cracks in
it, the knotholes, and he keeps his ideas to him
self. He just looks at his feet.
Hints for Puzzled. Classes
APPARENTLY as a step toward justifying its
existence as an organization, the senior class
voted $25 toward the relief of the unfortunate Bul
garian students at its meeting Tuesday. Tn case
the other three classes are in search of means for
maintaining prestige in the face of this and for
accomplishments other than dances and vodvils to
fill their histories, the Emerald ventures to make
the following suggestions:
To the freshman class: Appropriate $25 to pro
vide gas-operated lighters along Thirteenth street
in front of Condon, Oregon, and Commerce.
To the sophomore class: Appropriate $25 to pay
for the services of a traffic officer between the
library and the Co-op each morning between 8:50
and 9; 9:50 and 10; and 10:50 and 11.
To the junior class: Appropriate $25 to purchase
alarm clocks for faculty members who for defec
tive hearing or other reasons ignore the closing
THis should serve as a starter, and other ideas
of service will doubtlessly present themselves in
the course of time.
The story of the S. P. E. who went for a plunge
in the mill race Thursday for the sum of $1.35, re
minds us that fees are due again.
The Junior Week-end directorate should be out
soon, giving us a line on the candidates for student
body offices this May.
OKOO PULLS FAUX PAS
Story of How a Young Lover Puts Skids Under
(Tense Drama in Three Parts.)
TTERE’S WHAT HAPPENED in the other two
parts of this three-part masterpiece: Toitus,
pre-historic heroine, sends Okoo, hero, to kill Buvo,
villain, for insulting her. Okoo starts out, but
loses his nerve and allows Buvo to make a slave
out of him. One day Okoo faints under the lash
ing of Buvo’s whip. When he comes to, everything
is in inky darkness. Now you can finish the thing.
PART III. (Conclusion.)
“Whoo," muttered a few owls.
Okoo sat up.
“To Toitus! To Toitus!” he wheezed hoarsely.
“To Toitus I must tear!”
“Let us sleep,*’ said a rasping feminine voice.
“Shut up, Your Majesty.”
"Hey!” screeched Okoo. “What?”
A ferocious growl answered him, this time only
half feminine in tone. Then followed a chorus of
similar sounds, varying in pitches to tiny squeaks.
“This," thought Okoo, “does demand silence.”
Dawn Brings Sight
Dawn arrived. And what a sight with it! Okoo
was in a tent. A dozen or so human beings of
assorted sizes stirred, got up, and filed out. Chil
dren, striplings, young men and women, nearly as
naked as a herd of horses. The last was a some
what aged woman. Why, it was Toitus!
Outside, the group stiffly faced Okoo, lined up
in accordance with their heights. Toitus stood a
pace or so in front of them.
“Good morning, papa,” they all sang out, bow
ing in unison.
But Okoo's eyes were all for his darling.
“Toitus!” he cried, spreading his arms.
She only stared. Okoo lunged for her, but she
jumped back in alarm.
"Papa's crazy again," chuckled one of the young
All shrieked with delight as Toitus fled around
the tent with Okoo scampering at her heels.
“Look at mama go!" they shouted.
"Aren't you frivolous!” screamed Okoo. “Aren't
He tripped and skidded his face in the dust.
The family gathered around, curious.
A foolish sensation crept over Okoo as two sec
tions of his mind smacked together for the first
time; and he remembered how Buvo had thrown
him for dead into the bone-yard thirty years be
fore; how he had come to and returned for mortal
combat; and how in a last desperate effort he had
met a furious, hollering charge and had settled the
issue by ramming his fist down Buvo's throat.
People had hailed him as king. And now -he
was rightly puzzled. For in the annals of science,
this was case No. 1 of amnesia. And what could
a person like King Okoo be expected to know about
• * *
i A DEMENTIA artist has thrown a literary fit.
Watch for results Tuesday.
If I Were
I would want a larger stadium
to hold the crowds my team would
draw, I would give more letters,
I would arrange annual trips to
Florida, and give my first year’s
salary to "Socks from Socrates."
* * *
I would make an effort to build
football into the rest of the edu
cational fabric and reduce it to its
proper place as part of the whole
scheme. Furthermore, I would try
to get the men on the football
team really interested in getting
S. Stephenson Smith.
I would suggest that a separate
part of the men’s dormitory be
given over for the football play
ers to live in during football sea
son. This would enable the play
ers to keep in closer personal
touch with each other and would
make the enforcement of training
rules a simpler problem.
I would WANT to do just what
Dr. Spears is GOING to do—I
would put Oregon on the football
map of the United States.
The success of the Kansas City
Star shows that a newspaper
doesn’t always need streamer
headlines, bootleg plots, love
nests and bathing beauties to sell
The influence of an editorial
writer is based on a genius for ef
fective reiteration without any ap
pearance of repetition.
I have seen many of the elabor-r
ate rituals, taboos and initiations
and their effects among primitive
races. Many of the practices of
college and high school men re
mind me of these customs.
—Warren D. Smith.
New Yorkers are most inhospit
able. They refused to show me
through the stock exchange; al
though if they came here I would
be only too willing to show them
/through the Eugene public mar
Gains was a Roman with a big
chest. In the days of the pompous
Caesars big chests were neither
uncommon nor regarded as un
usual. But Gaius’s stood out more
proudly; a jutting headland over
his splendidly muscled body, for
he came from a long line of Rom
ans who prided themselves in up
holding the traditional physique of
Gains was a tribune. All day
long he was to be seen tramping
up and down the market place,
sampling an apple here or a tasty
viand there from some lowly
slave’s basket. His head he car
ried high, for was he not a tri
bune ? Was he not the powerful
elect whose specific function it
was to protect the plebeian
But as he strutted each day he
was always beneath the watchful
eye of one or more of his sub
ordinates. This day two, Octavius
and Marullus, followed him with
censuring eyes, dogging close be
hind in his footsteps.
Octavius Doth yon Gaius do
nothing the day long except
preen himself and pout his
Marullus—What more hath he
to do? lie is a tribune and
now that Caesar hath all the
power Gaius is but as a figure
head on Hannibal's war craft.
Octavius True, he yet hath
power to name who shall keep
the market place clean and who
shall see to it the dance and fes
tivals of the new year are cared
for as in the past.
.Marullus -Caesar could carry
out such slight labors. Yon
,Gaius hath but a name! A tri
bune! Phoo, what be tribunes
but ones who bowed down to
Caesar when he was yet weak
and whom he hath helped re
ward by his political potencies.
Octavius If such be, why
have we tribunes?
Marullus— (shrugging should
ers)—’Tis but an old Roman
custom, methinks, which we
modern Romans hesitate to
break. We are but old hags
when we become sentimental.
And yet we say we are progres
sive. Truly, Octavius, had I but
a sleeve I would fain laugh up
* * *
The play was over.
‘‘Well, how'd it get by?” de
manded the young man who had
played the part of Gaius. ‘‘Okay,
i I’d say. That chest of yours sure
went over big,” answered the
Roman Marullus, now a mere col
lege man with a toga and wig in
his hand, standing behind scenes
talking with his fellow actors.
‘‘But did you notice that guy in
the front row? He acted kinda
funny . . . seemed to have a guilty
conscience or something bothering
him.” Octavius put in.
“Oh, that fellow. He is one of
the class officers .... What do
you suppose was eating on him?”
‘‘I wonder . . . Maybe he didn’t
like the play. . . . Now I wonder.
. . .” And the three actor^ walked
Three 4RV Theory
Exploded hy Our
Should Be Compulsory
No Longer, Say Deans
Students who used to think com
pulsory subjects as mathematics
and languages unnecessary in
their high school careers now have
the support for their beliefs from
University of Oregon educators.
Although some high school stu
dents had no interest whatsoever
in these two particular fields, nev
ertheless, in the past, it was im
perative to study them for a cer
tain length of time in order to
graduate. Among educators of
this country there has been much
controversy as to the comparative,
values derived from teaching these
courses in high school. As a re
sult of research during the past
few years, the old system has
been found inadequate.
"The attitude of making lan
guages and mathematics elective
ought to be the status," Dr. Nel
son L. Bossing, associate profes
sor in education, stated in express
ing his opinion, “for many sub
jects from the wealth of material
obtainable must be given up to
study these two.”
The old problem of mental dis
cipline in mathematics has been
exploded, according to Dr. Bossing,
since this subject should be
taught only to students who ex
pect to use it vocationally.
Professor F. L. Stetson express
ed the same opinion, adding, how
ever, that a two-year course in
mathematics would be most ad
visable for those intending to take
work in college which required
Foreign language, on the other
hand, ought to be entirely elec
tive and taught only in the larger
high schools, since the smaller
schools have inadequate teaching.
“The students who are interest
ed in these subjects need to be en
couraged to continue their study,
while others should not be com
pelled to take them, Professor
That the Americans are too iso
lated and need the knowledge of
one foreign language to keep
them in touch with the rest of
the world was brought out by H.
D. Sheldon, dean of the school of
Although foreign languages
should not be made compulsory
except for college entrance, Dean
Sheldon stated, nevertheless, ev
eryone ought to study one lan
guage. either French or German,
for five or six years, in order to
obtain a mastery of the language.
As for mathematics, especially
geometry and algebra, it is advisa
ble for a student to take them
long enough to discover his apti
tude or lack of aptitude for that
particular line, Dean Sheldon con
Moore Tells French
Club of European Trip
Numerous and sundry adven
tures in visiting France, Italy,
and Tahiti, and points east were
divulged by Dr. A. R. Moore, head
of the animal biology department,
in an address before an open meet
ing of Pi Delta Phi, French hon
orary, last night at University
The story of »the travels of Dr.
Moore was illustrated with lan
tern slides which he brought from
Europe. After the lecture mem
bers of the society adjourned to
the Kappa Kappa Gamma house
for a short business meeting.
v. w. i noir—
Will meet at 1 o'clock today in
the bungalow. Every member is
expected to attend.
Philomelete Drama Group—
Will meet Sunday at 5 o'clock,
in the women's lounge of the Ger
linger building. • Everyone please
Philomelete Arts and
Will meet Sunday afternoon al
4 o’clock at the Y. W. bungalow.
Fraternities and Sororities—
Which have not turned in cards
for housing high school delegates
do so at once to Eleanor Flana
gan, Kappa Alpha Theta.
MATSY ISEW BOOKS
New books received for the rent
shelf at the main library yester
day consist mostly of biographj
and travel stories. The books list
ed below are all new and the most
representative o£ the lot.
"Ends of the Earth" by Roj
Chapman Andrews, lost in a Bor
neo jungle, whaling off the coast
of China, a Robinson Crusoe on e
desolate island. Here is a narra
tive leading up to the author’s
famous Asiatic expeditions. “Th<
Miracle of Peille” by J. L. Camp
bell, a novel of religious mysti
cism with a clear dramatic pur
pose and a polished perfection ol
phrase. “The Life and Strangs
and Surprising Adventures oi
Daniel DeFoe” by Paul Dottin
DeFoe’s life is perhaps the mosi
glamorous in English history
“Visit India With Me" by Dhar
Copal Mukerji. Mr. Mukerj
shows India, his native land, tc
an American friend.
“Our Face from Fish to Man’
by William K. Gregory, why ws
have a face and how our race ac
quired it are the questions whicl
the author answers, scientifically
dramatically and vividly. “De
feat” by Ricarda Huch, a pictun
of the great liberator Garibald
and his heroic defense of Rome
“Beaumarchais" by Rene Dal
seme, a biography of a friend o
America during the revolution, o
Is Anchorage Time
A warm, cozy room and a
comfortable booth make
a pleasant place to spend
10 Shines for $1.00
Tickets Good for 50 Days
Boots Shined for
‘Ted Pleases Everybody”
Across from Sigma Chi
whom most Americans know" very
little. “The Persians Are Com
ing” by Eruno Frank; fictionizes
the characters of a foremost
statesman of present day France,
and "The Days of the King” by
Bruno Frank, the central charac
ter is Frederick the Great, and
the author depicts the last few
years in the life of this lonely
AT NEW' HIGH MARK
Enrollment of full time students
at the University of Oregon has
reached 3184, it is reported by
Earl M. Pallett, registrar. This
is 12 more than were signed up at
this time last year.
With students who completed
their studies at Christmas, and
others who have dropped out until
later, the actual campus census
now stands at 2900, a gain of 62
over this time last year. The
University eliminated 37 students
for failure in studies at the erfd of
the fall term, while many others
completed work for their degrees.
These latter will receive their di
plomas at the regular graduation
exercises next June.
A substantial gain in extension
and correspondence school stu
dents, and in summer school last
summer show that the University
is progressing steadily in adult as
well as student education, Mr.
Hires Dorothy Baker
Dorothy Baker, ’29, who was
very prominent as a member of
the Emerald and Oregana staffs
while on the campus, is now work
ing as a general reporter for the
Myers’ Publishing company in
Chicago, according to word re
ceived here recently. Miss Bakei
was a member of Theta Sigma
Phi, women’s journalism honor
ary, Mortar Board, and Alpha Xi
Miss Baker is rooming with an
other Theta Sigma Phi, also try
ing to get a start in the world,
who held the world’s champion
breast-stroke title while on the
PIANO JAZZ—Popular songs Im
mediately; beginners or ad
vanced; twelve - lesson course,
Watermap System. Leonard J,
Kdgerton, manager. Call Stu
dio 1672-W over Laraway's Mu
sic Store, 972 Willamette St. ti
LOST—A pair of shell-rimmec
glasses, between infirmary anc
Patterson street, Monday after
noon. Finder please call 2442J
LOST—Gold antique ear ring with
pearl in center at McArthui
Court Saturday night. Findei
call 2340. Reward.
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