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EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
University of Oregon, Eugene
Arthur L. Sohoeni . Editor
William H. Hammond . Business Manager
Vinton Hail . Managing Editor
Ron Hubbs, Ruth Newman, Rex Tusslnfr, Wilfred Brown
UI’PER NEWS STAFF
Mary Klemm . Assistant Manayinir Editor
Harry Van Dine . Sports Editor
Phyllis Van Kimmell . Society
Myron Griffin . Lderary
Victor Knufinan .-.•"•••. * • J: J*:
Ralph David . Chief Nlsht Editor
riaience Craw . Makeup Editor
GENERAL NEWS STAFF: Dave Wilson, Betty Anne Macduff,
Bob Allen. Henry Luinpee, Elizabeth 1'ainton, Thornton Gale,
Billie Gardiner. Kathryn Feldman. Barbara Coaly. Georye
Thompson, Rufus Kimball, Thornton Shaw. Boh Guild. Hetty
Harcombe, Anne Bricknell, Janet Fitch, Thelma Nelson, Ians
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The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Asso
ciated Students rtf the University of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily
except Sunday and Monday, during the college year. Member of
the Pacific Intercollegiate Press. Entered in the postoffice at
Eugene, Oregon, as second class matter. Subscription rates,
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SOLICTORS’ Short, Bush, Gordon Samuelson
Day Editor Dorothy Thomas
Gen. Assignment ......... Henrietta Stein ke
Night Editor Warner Guisa
Assistant Night Editors
Jack Bellinger John Rogers
The Old, Old Story
COLLEGE, being a cross-section of a nation
which has many laws and fully enforces few,
takes on that same weakness exhibited by the
mother country and shows itself a loyal, represent
In the higher institutions of learning, where stu
dents pay money and then try to get as little for
it as possible, the great American weakness is
One such institution particularly stands out.
For years the problem of how to make freshmen
obey traditions has been the subject of much inner
circle talk. Council chambers have rung with ve
hement talk. Laws have been laid down -closely
adhered to for a few weeks.
Then laxity and indifference crept in. Enforcers
of the law lost interest as the novelty of their new
found powers wore off and their concerns returned
Each succeeding school year saw a renewal of
life for the law, saw new plans hatched to enforce
it and keep it alive, since it could not live on its
Because no satisfactory method could be de
vised to enforce it and because its main reason for
being was built around custom, the tradition at
this particular institution is this winter going
through its customary decay. Freshmen do not
observe it. Other classes do not enforce it. And
the school is in a way to lose its most colorful
traditions. That school is Oregon.
Nothing is gained by asking “What is Oregon
going to do about it?” That question has brought
grey hairs to student body presidents for years
back. The best method seems to be let the tra
dition alone and it will either die a natural death
If traditions are wanted by the students they
will live. If the students do not want them legis
lation will not make them popular and respected.
Evidently the present way of enforcing frosh
traditions by passing out “tickets” to library steps
paddling parties has failed. It no longer is func
After so many years of failure to get these
arbitrary rules obeyed, the thought arises that the
final decision should lie with the students—if they
are not wanted why try to force student opinion
and interest ?
Troubles of Rushing
OLLEGE fraternity rushing is as restless and
ceaselessly in motion as the ocean. The trou
bles of the Greeks seem to roll in like breakers
whenever a term ends or the time set for pledging
In that particular university comes around.
Right now college newspapers from coast to
coast are full of the troubles of pledging; new
systems of rushing are being tried out; changes
demanded. Here is what we pick out of the day's
Ohio State now initiates at the end of the fresh
man's spring term, requiring only 30 hours instead
of the previous 40 hours. This was designed to
give the houses a huger active chapter for fall
University of Michigan adopted a deferred rush
ing system which provides that no freshman may
be pledged during his first semester on the campus.
This is aimed to ease up on the tremendous pres
sure placed on freshmen when they start in school
fall term. Fraternities have already organized to
fight the recently passed rules.
Stanford, already with deferred pledging, has
made horse-play of observing the rushing rules and
as a result recently concocted a new set and swore
to live up to them. A pledge must have attended
three terms before he can be ‘‘pinned.’’
Indiana passed a new set of rules which were
promptly scorned by the Indiana Daily Student as
“feeble rush rules.” Under their system a man
may not be pledged until one week prior to his
matriculation to Indiana. Punishment to houses
for viplation consisted in a $50 fine or loss of one
dance during the semester following.
Sorority women at Minnesota are vehemently
declaring deferred rushing a flop. Official rush
week is the first week of the winter quarter. Fra
ternities charged off-campus rushing during the
holidays. Loud cries are issuing from sorority row
far the abolition of the deferred pledging rules,
which few houses obey, they declare.
Nebraska drafted a new set of rushing rules to
go into effect next fall. No rushee can have more
than one date a day with a fraternity for the first
two days of rush week. The third day he is free
to pledge as he sees fit. Teeth to enforce the rule
are provided in the clause that violation of them
will result in the denial of the right to pledge for
Dissatisfaction with existent systems seems to
be present in many other schools. Wherever the
voice of the Greek is raised against deferred rush
ing it is because of the lack of honesty among the
houses in observing the rules.
Few colleges directly attack the principle of de
ferred pledging, but only find fault at the laxity
of enforcing the rules governing it.
Delaying the time when a freshman can select
the house to which he wishes to belong until such
time as he has had ample opportunity to observe
the house from a distance is giving the befuddled
young man a break. It is fairer to the fraternity
and the individual. Oregon’s system of rushing
freshmen their first week on the campus does not
make allowance for this truth.
Our Stand on Eligibility
SENSATIONAL developments in the now-famous
Foster-Udall eligibility case came to light yes
terday in a letter addressed to the editor of the
Turning the spotlight from Ticket-Chairman
Udall to General-Chairman Foster, the communi
cant declares that Foster by all official ratings is
not a senior at all. but a junior, and ineligible to
be chairman of the Senior Ball.
Some misunderstanding regarding the Emerald’s
motives in bringing out facts of this eligibility case
has been rife. Reiterating our opening editorial
on the situation, our reasons are merely a matter
of principle. The Emerald wants a black-and-white,
definite statement of what a junior or a senior is.
It is citing personal cases only to show the weak
ness of the present constitution, which does not
specify by what means a student’s rating accord
ing to classes is arrived at.
Ill-informed individuals have seen in this “fra
cas” rumblings of a political fight. The Emerald
denies this. As a student newspaper, it cannot
and does not carry on petty fights in its editorial
columns. As a matter of principle, and only that,
it has called campus attention to the need for some
definite, accepted way of determining class status.
Any other motive attached to material contained
in these columns is erroneous and unjustified.
Just what is to be done about the appointments
is up to the student body president. The Emerald’s
stand in revealing the several sides of the question
is and always will be impersonal. Policy rather
than personality will be the guiding light in pub
lishing the salient facts. Out of fairness to mem
bers of the senior class and its readers, the Em
erald is justified in calling attention to Foster's
scholastic standing with the University.
When the new A. S. U. O. constitution is drafted,
there should be a clause inserted regarding apple
cores at football games.
Unless a Chinook visits the campus before this
afternoon, the hockey game between the Oregon
girls and the All-American team will have to be
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This poem is recognized in literary circles of
the elevated standard, as being unquestionably a
coup du bon bellows. It is drastic, fatalistic, with
a delightful touch of cynicism.
Our highbrow poet, Adolphe Burdneste, says,
" ‘Dirt' is the find of the season. Its deep implica
tions, its sardonic treatment of life’s little intrica
cies—all are stunning, amazing, overwhelming.”
tHe wrote it.)
It gets on men's huiuls, dirt;
It is dirty, wet;
Dirt is dirt,
Wallow your bread in it;
That is dirt, too—
We are dirt.
(Translated from original footprints.)
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NOTICE the perfect punctuation and spelling
in the following extract selected from a thousand
THEY DO IT ONCE A MONTH
The man walked rapidly, nervously, with shoul
ders set against the dreary November wind which
moaned a ceaseless dirge through the stark
branches of leafless trees. A dull gray sky, for
boding snow, frowned down upon the frost pun
Suddenly the man stopped, and his beady,
darting eyes examined the ground beneath a
stripped maple tree. Seemingly satisfied, he
stepped forward hastily, knelt, and commenced
clawing among the dead, fallen leaves.
His operations soon uncovered two half de
cayed boards, held together by crosspieces, also
wood. With a sigh of relief, he lifted the sod
den boards upward, exposing a square hole in
the frozen ground.
A few leaves fell into it. rustling faintly.
The man glanced into the hole, and frowned
thoughtfully. Then he read the gas meter that
was in it. (Dementia writers are licensed. If they
want gas meters in the ground, they can have them
| Listening In
\ On Lectures
International trade can be com- j
pared to a horse trade, but inter- i
national trade is easier to analyze.
One cannot look into the minds of '
the sellers and the buyer of the \
horse to see what exact forces are ,
acting in their minds to determine
the final price, but in internation-!
al trade one can predict very
closely the demands of millions of
people, and the supply of goods
for their consumption, on a statis
— Dr. Victor P. Morris.
Fads, new styles, and changes
in the manners and customs of
society all arise from the lower
classes. The rich are much more
conservative than the poor.
—Prof. Vernon G. Sorrell.
A thousand years intervened be
tween the first use of Arabic fig
ures and the invention of the deci
mal point and decimal fractions.
—Prof. E. E. DeCou.
Formerly we punished dissenters
by burning them at the stake;
now we paddle them on the li
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“You can’t tell why my stu
dents don't do their reading. But
maybe it's because man is essen
tially evil.”—Dr. Rudolph Ernst.
Letters appearing in this col
umn are written by students at
large and do not represent the
opinion nor have the sanction of
the Emerald for ideas and as
sertions made therein. The edi
tor reserves the right to with
hold all letters of a defamatory
nature or ones which he regards
it to the best interests of the
student body not to print.
To the Editor:
Tonight, one of the greatest or
ganists in the world will play at
the music building.
There will probably be three stu
dents listening to half-baked
“talkies” for every one who hears
It will cost one dollar to hear
the organist. It will cost 50 cents
to hear the “talkie.” No one
moans when he parts with a half
dollar to see Greta or Bancroft.
And yet when it is a question of
paying twice that sum to hear one
of the world’s artists—there is a
cry “too much money.”
Last week, when the Portland
Symphonic orchestra appeared in
concert here, one student (a se
nior ) was heard to say this:
“How long will they play? Will
they sing very long? Oh, I donno,
think I'll go to the show anyway.”
When English instructors give
poetry readings Sunday evenings
at Gerlinger building, only a smat
tering of students attend.
Out in the world, student cen
ters are supposed to be the heart
of keen, intellectual life and of art
But are they? Some of these
sluggish-minded students don’t
Is this a generation whose in
tellectual vigor is disgracefully
dull ? It ought not to be when,
’more than ever before, there are
chances to enjoy fine things in
art, literature and music.
It’s smart, according to the so
cial Hoyles on the campus to be
bored by anything that reeks of
But it’s much smarter to wake
up and realize that here is a dan
gerous spirit of mental laziness
that ought not to exist.
SAYS FOSTER NO SENIOR
To the Editor:
If class distinction must be re
peatedly discussed in this column,
why not discuss a problem of
truly prime importance to the
jenior class than merely a minor
me such as the appointment of a
junior as Senior Ball ticket mana
Surely anyone would be loath
to consider a man a senior who
lacks over one-third of those nec
essary units toward graduation:
:o be more specific; 35 per cent
>f required hours.
It might prove a discovery of
interest to the members of the
senior class, who have not been
informed, to know that a major
senior class appointment has re
cently been made to a junior!
To bare the facts, the individ
ual referred to is none other than
general chairman of our Senior
Bail. There can be no denying
that Mr. Foster will be efficient j
in this capacity. His managerial j
ability has been proven through
past performance. Nor can there
be any denying of the fact that
Mr. Foster was not entitled to this
appointment, if we are to consider
his class status, which it would
seem to the writer should most
certainly be a pre-requisite for
It should be with regret that
the members of the senior class
will have to look back on their
Senior Ball, as one almost entire
ly superintended by talent from
the junior class. Surely there
must be some senior in our class,
who after (these four years of
training, has developed the exec
utive ability to direct the proceed
ings of our Senior Ball.
—"Another Interested Senior.”
To the Editor:
Publishers of the Socks from
Socrates desire clarification of a
point raised in a story in the col
umns of the Emerald regarding of
ficial sanction for the pamphlet.
Our position is this: we sell neith
er advertising nor subscriptions;
we are not an organized student
group; distribution is gratis to
those interested in reading it. Now
why and how is a student commit
tee concerned with the publica
tion? This question is asked with
no feeling of animosity toward the
would-be sanctioners. We would
simply like to know.
PLANS FOR DANCE
The five per cent of the Oregon
freshmen which attended the spec
ial class meeting called at Villard
hall by President Larry Bay yes
terday afternoon, took only five
minutes to decide that the fresh
men will hold a class dance on
Friday evening, January 31, the
time and place i.o be announced
When the social calendar for the
winter term was drawn up, Jan
uary 31 was set aside for class
dances. Seniors and freshmen
have now made provision for danc
es, and sophomores and juniors are
expected to take action in the very
Johns Hopkins To Have
C. B. Beall for Summer
Professor C. B. Beall, instruc
tor of French, will teach at Johns
Hopkins university, Baltimore,
Maryland, during the next sum
mer session, it was announced
yesterday by the romance lan
guage department. Professor
Beall plans to teach French and
should not be fed by more
Good food, so Varsity Don
says, is the best cure for
gloom and should be fed
to the younger and the
13th & Alder Sts.
MURRAY WARNER ART—
library will be open every evening
from 7 until 9 with the exception
of Saturday and Sunday or other
nights on which there is a campus
event such as a basketball game.
IMPORTANT MEETING— For
all house presidents at 4:30 today
at Pi Beta Phi house. Everyone
must come or send representative.
DR. REINHARDT — Will con
duct his discussion “Religion and
Art Tuesday evening at 7:30
o'clock at the Delta Gamma house.
Girls are urged to be out at 5
o’clock Monday, for choosing of
not meet tonight. Meeting post
poned to next week.
POT AND QUILL—Active and
alumnae meeting with Ye Tabard
Inn Tuesday evening, 7:30 at
Men’s lounge, Gerlinger hall.
ALL OREGON KNIGHTS—In
itiated and uninitiated must meet
at 110 Johnson, Tuesday at 5
ASKLEPIADS—Will hear Dr.
Conklin talk on “Hallucinations”
at 7:30 this evening in 4 Johnson.
FIVE O’CLOCK VESPERS—Will
be held in the bungalow today. Ev
FIVE O’CLOCK —Choir will
meet today at 4 o’clock in the bun
galow, to practice for vespers. Im
KAPPA BETA — Will have
luncheon at the Anchorage at 12
FRESHMAN MEN — Debators
Via. Oregon Electric
Tickets on sale Fridays, Satur
days or Sundays; return limit
Tuesdays; 15-day return limit.
Reduced round-trip fares between
all O. E. Railway stations.
No. 10 . 7:35 A. M.
No. 16 . 2:10 P. M.
*No. 22 . 6:15 P. M.
No. 10 .11:20 A. M.
No. 16 . 5:45 P. M.
No. 22 . 10:00 P. M.
No. 5 . 8:00 A. M.
No. 9 . 1:45 P. M.
fNo. 17 . 6:10 P. M.
No. 5 .11:40 A. M.
No. 9 . 5:25 P. M.
No. 17 . 9:50 P. M.
•No connection from Corvallis.
|No connection to Corvallis.
people who are different in appearance from
the rest of the crowd.
Tliis difference is only in the neatly cleaned
and pressed garments which add the little bit
of individuality which means so much to the
are requested to sign the list
which is posted on the bulletin
board at the Public Speaking of
NATIONAL COLL E G I A T E
PLAYERS — Important meeting
7:30 tonight at 1369 Emerald. All
active members please atteend.
Y. M. C. A.—Cabinet meeting at
the hut today at 4 o'clock.
PHI BETA KAPPA and SIGMA
XI—Will have their Oregana pic
tures taken today at 12:30 in front
of Friendly hall.
PHI CHI THETA—Will meet at
the Anchorage at 12 o'clock noon
Alpha Chi Omega announces the
pledging of Elva Baker of Van
j The Ambler
YESTERDAY WE SAW
writing a French play . . . THORN
TON SHAW making a nuisance of
himself . . . GLADYS MACK
sighing over poetry . . . JIMMY
GILBAUGH in his shirt sleeves
. . . DAY FOSTER and his row of
pins . . . AMOS BURG reminiscing
at the “shack" . . . MERLIN
BLAIS with his hat askew . . .
K. O. MULLINS with ANOTHER
girl . . . NADINE GILKINSON
scratching her chin . . . BEA MIL
LIGAN humming a tune, and the
sun peeking out of a cloud and
just lots and lots of little icicles
giving up the ship.
PIANO JAZZ—Popular songs Im
mediately; beginners or ad
vanced; twelve - lesson course.
Waterman System. Lertnard J.
Edgerton, manager. Chll Stu
dio 1672-W over Larawiy’s Mu
sic Store, 972 Willamet/te St. tf
LOST—Phi Kappa Psi yin. Init
ials W. F. G. T. Return to
LOST—One carved green jade ear
ring between old li'be and Hil
yard street. Finder please call
WILL person who took fog light
off Chevrolet coupe last week
please return to the Lost and
Found department. No ques
Maybe the house presi
dent or manager would
appreciate a nice sweet
“The Students’ Drug
. . . but not forgotten.
But our newest styled fraternity jewelry is
individual and made distinctive in order to
replace that lost pin or ring.
STATION FOR THE
ARE SOLD AT
AT THE SAME
PRICES PAID BY
ARE SOLD AS LOW