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EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
University of Oregon, Eugene
Arthur E. Sehoenl . Editor
William II. Hammond . Business Manager
Vinton Hall . Managing Editor
Ron Hobbs. Rutb Nowman, Rex Tunsinfr, Wilfred Brown
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Mary Klemrri . Assistant Managing Editor
Harry Van Dine .—• Sports Editor
Phyllis Van Kimmcll . Society
Myron Griffin . _ Literary
Victor Kaufman . 1 • J; * • ,*I°r
Ralph David . Chief Night Editor
Clarence Craw . Makeup Editor
GENERAL NEWS STAFF: Dave Wilson. Deity Anne Macduff.
Rob Allen. Henry Lumpeo, Elizabeth Puinton, Thornton Gale,
RiUie Gardiner. Kathryn Feldman. Harhara (’only. George
Thompson, Rufus Kimball, Thornton Shaw. Hob Guild. Hetty
Harcombe, Anne Hvicknell, Janet Fitch, Thelma Nelson, Lois
Nelson, Sterling Green.
SPORTS WRITERS: Jack Hurke, assistant editor; Ralph Yer
Iten, Edgar Goodnaugh, Heth Salway. _
... Neil Tuylor
assistant NIGHT EDITORS
Nan Ruonala, Esther Hayden, Clifford Gregor,
(loortro Wobor, Jr. Associate Manager
Tony Peterson .. Arlvertining Manager
Addison Brockman . Foreign Advertising Manager
Jean Patrick . Manager Copy Department
Larry Jackson .. . Circulation Manager
Betty Hagen . Women's Specialty Advertising
Ina Tremblay . Assistant Advertising Manager
Betty Carpenter .. Assistant Copy Manager
Dot Anne Warnick Executive Secretary
Professional Division. Baughridge
Shopping Column .......... .Betty Hagen. Nan Crary
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANTS: Ned Mars, Bernadine Carrico,
Helen Sullivan, Fred Reid.
ADVERTISING SOLICITORSKatherine Laughrage. Cordon
Samuelson, Nan Crary, Ina Tremblay.
Production Assistant Ed Kirby
Office Assistants Elaine Wheeler, Carol Werschkul
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Asso
ciated Students of the University of Oregon, Eugene, issued dally
except Sunday and Monday, during the college year. Member of
the Pacific Intercollegiate Press. Entered in the postoffice at
Eugene, Oregon, ns second class matter. Subscription rates,
$2.50 a year. Advertising rates upon application. Phone, Man
ager: Office, 1805; residence, 127.
What’s in a name? That which wc can a
By any other name would smell as sweet . . .
Logic based on those words appearing in "Romeo
and Juliet” seems the guiding light of anonymous
writers, who neglect to sign their names when
writing poison pen letters to movie stars or vehe
ment letters to newspaper editors.
To them, a name means nothing. They would
just as soon have a pseudonym signed to the bot
tom of their literary efforts as let the public know
that all the honors are due to them for its excel
It may be modesty which brings a person to
ask that his name be kept out of print at the bot
tom of his pennings. He may not want Gloria
Swanson to know those honey-dipped words came
from his own love-starved soul, so he signs the let
ter “A Fan” or "Valentino II" instead of Amos
It may be . . . But Dr. Spears, Oregon’s new
coach, says that writing unsigned or anonymous
letters is a mild form of insanity and he should
know, for he is a brain specialist when he isn’t
cpaching football players (and possibly when he is).
The urge to say sarcastic things about someone
else and himself remain incognito has been strong
on the campus this year. About three of the hun
dred writers who sent in letters to the editor have
been willing to back their statements with their
names. The rest could be classed as "Interested
seniors” or “Bergerac’s” or "Dukackiack’s” or
“XYZ’S"—all of which lent great weight to the
words contained therein.
This is a job of psycho-analysis for someone.
Insanity is used as an excuse for many peculiari
ties. When a hoodlum shoots a man he pleads in
sanity when a man does not wear a hat he does it
because he is insane, says an eastern city's mayor;
and now they blame "fan mail” to lunacy tenden
cies. Anonymous and hatless, the college man is
And if they arc condemned for being insane, let
them say with William Blake:
"I mock thee not, tho’ I by thee am mocked.
"Thou call’st me Madman, but 1 call thee Block
Melting' snow on the campus brought to light
patches of green grass ttiis week. It also seemed
to mark the end of the hibernation of classes. At
least, the sophomores and the seniors have shaken
off the death grip of idleness and have scheduled
class events for the next few weeks.
k%>r some time the Emerald has been aiming
darts at the inefficiency of class officers anil their
lack of anything to do in the hopes that it might
stir up a hornet’s nest or two. In its editorials it
soliloquized. Hamlet-like, on the use of electing
four or five officers for each class who did little
else than shake hands.
Some results are at last forthcoming. Sopho
mores under the leadership of Jack Stipe are plan
ning several novel features U> take the place of the
deceased frosh parade. Juniors are planning a
campus-talent show to replace the too-expensive
and time-consuming Junior Vodvil. Seniors are
working up a “kid party" this week, and the other
day voted $25 for starving Bulgarians. Frosh will
dance informally at Gerlinger hall Friday.
It is gratifying to see the classes come out of
their hibernation under the snow drifts and do
something. Class officers are elected to function
as leaders of their class and to direct the activities
of their group. If there is nothing on the books
for them to do, then it is their cue to make work
for themselves. Success never came to anyone who
sat back and waited for jobs to be thrown at him.
POKTKAIT OF I NIVKKSITY OF OKKGON
(By one who reads the undergraduate daily.)
Senior "kid party" postponed no dates avail
able . . . Oregon girl works in slums of Chicago . . .
“Everyone for a teani and a team for everyone"
is the slogan of the W. A. A. . . . Death knell
sounded for Frosh parade . . . "War is an emotion.
Wars are made by governments; not by people.”
. . . Philosophy is an attempt to render scholarship
productive of a scheme of life which shall be worthy ,
of the human spirit . . . Registration fees raised
$0.50 . . . “Co-education is scarce in Scandinavian
countries” . . . Dr. Spears denies he visited Oregon
campus . . . Tickets for “Last of Mrs. Cheyney”
going fast, reported . . . Rally train fares cut . . .
"American thinking is feminine thinking, inculcated
by women teachers, highly competent in detail,
weak on critical examination” . . . “8-Ball” carries
Oregon drum in rally ... 3 religions meet in dis
cussion on campus . . . Homecoming officials named
. . . “Rip-snorter,” says manager about Very Little
Theater group . . . “We are always rushing around,
hurrying, doing things fast,” says Rabbi Berko
witz . . . Board o? Higher Education visits campus
. . . Oregon trims Idaho in Portland battle . . .
“The next Oregon football coach will be on a profes
sorial basis” . . . Howe needs stronger liquid than
“fountain of youth” to renew pep . . . “The Em
erald-KORE radio contest is unique in the state—
it will create a lot of interest.”
The Guild Hall players are to be commended
on their new feature of Thursday afternoon mat
inees. Yesterday afternoon at the initial perform
ance three clever one-act plays were presented, and
the students and faculty members showed their in
terest in the venture by overflowing the small the
ater. If subsequent matinees are as successful as
the one yesterday, the players will be faced with
the problem of finding a larger auditorium.
Stephen Leacock would put a lot of men and
pipes together in a room, and, if he had any money
left over, hire a few professors. That is his idea
of college. To get ours he would have to add sev
eral boxes of matches.
Northwestern university curbed students selling
their student body tickets to football games by
requiring them to paste tiny pictures of themselves
on the tickets. Would one call tharf. “getting by
on your face?”
They’re still talking in eastern college papers
about the assertion that a kiss shortens life by
three minutes. And the younger generation goes
right on reducing its life-span by several hundred
Spike, the nondescript white wire-haired dog
that has been running around the campus recently,
believes in having fleas. They keep him from
thinking too much about the fact he is a dog.
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THE ROAD CURE
(An Objective Story)
Her eyes, as blue as clear, deep, shaded water
—faltered, then dropped before his steady, ruthless
stare. Her carmine lips parted and exposed her
pink, quivering tonsils. Suddenly she shrieked. A
mile away a farmer consulted his watch.
“Th’ Shasta is ten minutes ahead of schedule
today, by heck,” he said.
Man’s Eyes Beady
Back liy the railroad tracks the woman
leaped desperately at the man, clawing futllely
at his prominent, heady eyes.
“You won’t,” she said. “You wouldn't. Y’ou
He observed her coldly.
"Oh, couldn’t I? Wouldn’t I? Won’t I?”
“No,” she gasped hoarsely.
He picked her up easily, deposited her in the
rumble seat and closed the lid down, despite
her struggles. Her voice came from within,
"I won’t staiul it. I won’t stand it."
“You don’t have to," he said.
“I know it," she replied.
There was a sudden explosion. A boiler factory
ten miles away luul blown up. The man's weird
black eyes were staring up the railroad track.
"It must take a lot of gravel to make this road
bed,” he said.
He climbed into the car. The machine sped
swiftly down the white dusty road. A steady,
thumping, pounding noise came from the rear.
"Darn it," saiil the man. He stopped tin'
car and got out. It took him l.~> minutes to
change the tire. When he had finished, lie
tossed the tools he had used back beneath the
front seat. Then he raised the iid of the rum
ble seat. 'Idle woman raised up as though actu
ated by a powerful spring. Her hair was un
"Hello, there, are you cured?” asked the
"I’m ruined," she replied. “Look at my
Woman Bawled Out
“All right, you can ride with me now, he said.
"But next time you make a remark about trains,
I'll put you in the rumble seat and keep you there."
“But “ she said, “doesn’t the engineer blow
the whistle when the fireman tells him to?”
Takes Out Hands
The man sighed and put his hands iu his
pockets. He took them out.
“Yeah,” he said, “but the conductor doesn't
There was a faint, clanking noise off to the
right of the road. A chipmunk had leaped from
a fence post and lit on a tin can.
Oregana subscriptions can be
phoned to 2480 and 655. Orders
can be placed on spring term fees.
Cosmopolitan r 1 u b executive
committee meets today at 4
o’clock at the Y hut.
Phi Beta Kappa group picture
for the Oregana will be taken to
day at 12:45 in front of Friendly
Philomelete Drama group will
meet Sunday at 5 o’clock in the
women’s lounge of Gerlinger hall.
Everyone please be there as the
final tryouts of the skit will be
Social swim will be held this
evening at 7:30 in Gerlinger hall.
Sigma Xi will meet at 1 today
in front of Friendly hall for an
Philomelete Prose and Poetry
groups will hold a get-together
party at 6 today at the Y. W.
Bachelordon announces the
pledging of Auton Bush of Port
Delta Zcta announces the pledg
ing of Alice Collier of Coquille.
| FORUM |
ON LIBE’ STEPS
To the Editor:
It does our hearts good, in this
day of demoralization of the
younger generation, to know that
still there are men among us who
will uphold to the death the foun
dations of our institutions.
As Mr. Harrison said, “For No
Reason At All, freshmen have
been parading around the campus
without their green lids."
The wearing of green saucers
by freshmen is absolutely essential
to the wellbeing of, not merely
the famed Oregon Spirit, and the
support of the Order of the “O”
when its members are exercising
to Oregon’s glory, but is also es
sential to the Social and Scholas
tic well-being of the institution
and its individual members.
Now,-For Adequate Reason,
these freshmen will dqp the
''green" whenever their “parading"
instinct crops out.
As was also said, sincerely and
truthfully, "This shows utter dis
regard of a Tradition that Has
Been enforced On This Campus
For Many Years." It is very good
that this point was brought up.
For it stands to reason These Tra
ditions Would Not Have Been en
Forced for “Many Years"-—Un
less They A re Backed by Adequat e
and Justifiable Reasons NOW.
The Order of the O and the Ore
gon Knights have done commend
able work in reviving “library
steps." Bet us hear no Weak
An Amused Senior.
RAPS ADVERTISING SCHEME
To the Editor:
The use of Eugene's city fire
truck to advertise the waffle sale
was in my opinion an abuse of
PIANO JAZZ Popular songs Im
mediately: beginners or ad
vanced; twelve - lesson course
Waterman System. Leonard J
Edgerton. manager. Call Stu
dio 1672-W over Laraway’s Mu
sic Store. 972 Willamette St. tf
LOST A heavy silver ring' set
with black onyx and surmounted
by Phi Delta Theta crest, in or
near Journalism building about
two weeks ago. Finder please
return to Emerald business of
ST RAVED From 1245 Univer.ut y
avenue, male Sable-Pekinese
dog. Telephone Bill White at
LOST Lady's black fountain pen
with gold ribbon ring. Reward.
Margaret Frey, 2287-W, after 4
LOST Phi Kappa l'si pin with
initials of W. F. G. T. Return
to Emerald office.
LOST A pair of glasses m black
leather case between dispensary
and the Administration build
ing. Call 1535-J.
civic privilege and an unwarrant
ed nuisance. A fire siren even in
an emergency call is sufficiently
disconcerting, but to use it as a
means to exploit a private enter
prise is a step further than citi
zens should tolerate.
It would be weil to remember
that by law people are required to
give a fire truck sounding its siren
the right of way, but it was never
the intention of that law that peo
ple should give up their rights and
privileges in order to advertise
waffles. It is in a certain sense
shameful that the city of Eugene
would allow its fire truck to be
used for a ballyhoo wagon. Some
one evidently didn’t know what
constituted appropriateness in ad
—An Indignant Citizen.
I If I Were
I would ask the Order of the O
for a more rigid enforcement of
existing Oregon traditions. If
necessary, freshmen would be pad
died on the library steps every day
for infractions of the rules laid
down for their conduct.
* * *
I would want the constitution
amended so that more students
would be on the executive council
than is the case at present. In
the present situation the student
Lee-Duke’s Campus Band
Friday and Saturday
Phone 549 for Reservations
members of the executive council
— Don Moe.
o • „ , , "
* * #
I would use my influence to do
away with punishment of fresh
men on the library steps for vio
lation of traditions that have long
been outgrown. Such, action is
childish and inhuman.
Eighty-three Studtents of the
| University of Kansan were arrest
ed recently. They had collegiate
Fords, without lighting paraphe
Save S & H Green Discount Stamps
WMOPJ&N € Vwhburne
New Spring Coats
Stressing the Importance
of Soft Novelty Tweeds
New coats for 1 lie fashionable
spring; wardrobe are showing
tweeds in great preference. They
possess all the attributes of the
new mode . . . low placed flares
that give a youthful smartness . . .
slightly fitted lines that suggest
the normal waistline . . . strictly
tailored styles with deep cuffs
and collars trimmed with stitch
ing and fancy buttons. All are
tailored with extreme care and
are attractively lined with quality
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Canary Lanvin Green
Cocoa Brown Sand Gray
Sizes 14 to 40
Sue Finds the Styles of Yore Are Coming Back!
Varsity and Town
News of the Shops
Are finding themselves wound
around the co-ed’s neck these
days . . . long strands of seed
pearls in white and red, dark
bronze pearls, green and blues,
and purple beads of various
kinds are also in the running.
At Lara way’s Jewelry Store on
Willamette these very kinds of
neck adornment may be found.
The Smart Modern
Wardrobe Will Find
That it can get those new
styles that it must have at the
Broadway, Incorpo rated, on
Broadway. Some of the very
best of looking frocks, suits
and coats may be found here
as well as the accessbries of
the well-filled wardrobe. P. S.
There is no hangover of stock,
only new dresses and coats are
being offered for sale.
With all the grace imaginable.
Long princess line styles of
georgettes, chiffons and crepes
are the thing, but most espe
cially new are the intriguing
prints on different colored
backgrounds. At the Co-ed
Dress Shop on Willamette are
some of these very elusively
Sleeves Gain Distinction
By many a now little puff, a flare, or a splash of color—
no longer are all sleeves following the straight and nar
row line, but some are full from the elbow down with
different color combinations or shirred effects. Then,
too, they are full at the shoulders like grandmother’s
used to be. Along with odd-shaped necks, cape effects
and the long princess line skirts with flares, Miss 1930
has a decidedly different style than, she has had for
Bring Eye Strain
And goodness knows the exams
are Ibad enough without a head
ache to boot. Though you may
have never had trouble with
your eyes before, if you are
bothered with headaches it is
more than likely that it is your
eyes. Dr. F.lla Meade, optician,
14 8th, W., will give you a thor
ough examination of your eyes
to help you track down that
Are reduced from $7.50 to $4.95
as a special for this week at
the U of O Ko-ed Shop next
to the College Side. There are
some specially lovely pearl and
crystal combinations as well as
other kinds that will do much
to enhance your formal.
Even Hats Have Flares
These days and with ^everything else
having them, how can they help it ?
Letitia Abrams Hat Shop on Willamette
has in some of their new spring hats,
sauey-looking hats of felts, and felt and
braid combinations in the new bamboo
green and piecrust shades as well as
other popular colors.
Luck Comes With
According to the old New Eng
land legend. The glass blowers
at the end of the day would
blow out the odd bits of molten
glass into little balls with
sticks to hang them up. And
now the Alladin Gift Shop on
West 10th has some of these
witch balls in different colors
to hang in the window with
Sport Coats Gain
On Dress Coats
In the spring forecast of styles.
At McMorran and Washburne's
the new spring coats are in. and
the sport coats have belt waist
lines and slight flares; tweeds,
lamano cloth and oxford cloth
are the smart materials. The
dress coats have uneven hem
lines and many are lapin fur
To Call 616 Brings
To your house—and in ease you
didn't know to call 616 is to
call Raup’s Floral Shop on Wil
lamette. Perhaps you would
like hyacinths, daffodils, prim
roses or tulips for your first
signs of spring about the room
or to send to your friends as
a fragrant remembrance.
But they have a new modern
style that makes them seem
different from the good old
dress you've been wearing
around. At Kafoury’s Depart
ment Store on Broadway there
are some very moderately
prced dresses that may be used
for many different occasions.
Curls That Make
The Girl . . .
Are not just any kind of curls,
but rather curls that frame the
face with an attractive and be
coming swirl. At the L & R
Beauty Shop next to Kennel
Ellis you will find that the
beauty work, is of the most ex
pert kind, and adds greatly to
your good looks.