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University of Oregon, Eugene
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Getting a Job
COLLEGE seniors must be “smooth,” but their
dress must not be too “collegiate” when inter
viewing prospective employers, is advice one hears
this time of the year when big corporations are
sending field men down to look over.the “crop"
of college men who will graduate in June and be
looking for jobs.
Instead of waiting for the graduate to come
and see them, these forward-looking companies
scan the prospects before they get out of school and
if they see a man who is a “comer” it is to their
advantage to sign him up.
Good manners, correct speech, an adult point of
view and a well-groomed appearance make as im
portant an impression as the student's college class
room training and scholastic record. Most inter
viewers place the importance of college activities
as follows: First, grades in college subjects; sec
ond, self-support activities; and third,, extra-cur
College men might profitably consider those
points and note the importance placed by the busi
ness world on their work in college. Not only do
the points apply to seniors who confer with inter
viewers from corporations, but every college man
who goes out hunting a job after graduation will
find himself facing the same sort of scrutiny and
on the same angles.
Panacea for Athletics
'T'HREE eastern universities will this spring em
bark on a new athletic policy. When their base
ball teams take the field to play, Princeton’s, Co
lumbia’s, and Yale's men will plan their own attack
without the assistance of a coach on the field.
This scheme involves the much-discussed “give
the game back to the boys” idea in athletics.
Baseball as a collegiate sport can stand such an
experiment. Since it is no longer the great Amer
ican game that its fans once claimed, the diamond
sport will serve as the “proving-grounds” for the
theory because any failure to succeed would not
be the national calamity it would be if it were
tried on million-dollar football and failed.
Advantages can be seen in such an experiment.
Proponents assert it is a solution of the menacing
“professionalism” that looms over college athletics.
Especially is their criticism directed against foot
ball, which, they claim, is merely a battle between
the brains of two rival coaches who signal every
play from the bench and who match forces as do
One of the benefits to be realized from the new
plan, theoretically, is to heighten interest in the
sport. When the players themselves do the think
ing and plan the attack, there is certain to follow
a -greater significance and enjoyment, it is said.
Whether it be to build up a sport or to curb
professionalism, the experiment is certain to reveal
some valuable pointers on modern day athletics.
T TNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA,
situated as it is in the midst of the coast's
largest city, is having a hard time with its school
spirit. Class elections were held the other day and
only 50 voted for the president of the senior class
in the college of letters, arts, and sciences.
Only two men were present at the meeting of
the senior class held to nominate officers. And
neither of the two was enrolled in that particular
college and hence had no vote.
When school spirit is at such a low ebb it shows
an unhealthy attitude toward the university and
what it is trying to do for its students. Extra
curricular activities are aimed at two big goals,
first to exploit the potentialities of the individuals,
and second, to build school morale. That any stu
dent body should disregard the benefits of at least
the first of those aims is rather hard to under
Such a condition as exists at this southern col
lege seems to indicate that there is either an un
common interest in study and research, with activ
ities looked upon as superfluous, or else it would
seem that everyone was interested in doing only
what he or she wanted to do and was not con
cerned with what the school was trying to do for
them or what opportunities it was offering them
for self-advancement. Columbia university in New
York also reports such a condition, which they call
Such supreme indifference is hard to under
stand at a university like Oregon where two-thirds
of the student body turns out for elections every
STANDARDIZATION which professors, or indeed
^ some professors, try to force upon their classes,
recasting the student mind in the mold of the
professorial wisdom, is not the only restriction
which the "free-thinker” or the "stubborn igno
ramus” finds in university classes.
There is as truly a group lock-step, and who
soever would break the links which bind him to
the society in which he finds himself is subject to
a censure fully as great and far more vindictive
than even the ablest Ph.D. or plain instructor could
deliver. This off-shoot, to change the metaphor
entirely, from the tree of knowledge, as well as
being pruned by the gardener is likely to be
crowded into the shade by its companion limbs.
What a class does, or a fraternity, or a club,
or a society, or Society, is as likely to be used as a
perfect model to which all members must adhere,
as the model set up by any university professor.
In either case, it usually works out, the revolt
ing member of society and the doubting student
is each elevated or silenced according to his per
sistence and vocal power.
A dollar an hour was paid to students at Co
lumbia university who would drink coffee con
tinuously for four hours and submit to scientific
tests of the effects that coffee had upon them. A
fellow would only have to drink 4,381,499 cups to
work his way through college.
This sunny weather is welcome. Most of the
co-eds leave those funny-looking berets at home.
“ “ *g)
One of de surprising tings about dls dump
is dat de skoits here looks about de same as
dey do back in Chi, only dey acts different.
One of de dames in me class says to me:
“Youse is so manly, Mr. I)e Rat.”
I suppose most guys is manly, papa, so I
didn’t say nuttin, hut dis skoit kep on talkin
about someting or udder. She aint bad lookin,
but dat line she slings is de berries.
“Youse has got a far away look in your lamps,”
she says. ‘‘Won’t youse come to our formal dis
Formals is hops, papa, I found dat out later.
"Sure,” I says. “Where is dis ting?”
Dis skoit lives wit a bunch of udders in a brick
boarding house. It’s a swell dump. When I got
dere de party was already started.
“I wanna see de skoit wid de bug eyes and de
coily brindle hair,” I says to de goil at de door. I
guess I musta surprised her because she opened
her mouth and didn’t say nuttin. Just den I seen
me broad comin down de stairs, so I busts in any
“Come on, baby,” I says, “lets git out on de
grease and start de woiks.”
Funny ting, pupa, I never noticed It before,
but she’s got n complexion like a gole fish. I
guess she was a little exeited.
So I grabs her and we starts across de floor.
Youse would tink, papa, dat dese univoisity
punks would have loincd how to dance, but I
guess dey uint had do ehanee an de experience
dat I lias. Most of dese guys is just loinin, 1
guess, dat’s why dey bus to go so slow.
"Youse hang onto me, baby,” I whispers in me
goil’s ear, “an we’ll give dese boids a exhibition.”
She sticks her hands agin me* an begins to
shove. I guess she was afraid she wouldn’t be able
to git de hang to me steps. I knowed, however,
dat she had de niakins of a good dancer, so I en
coiraged her by grabbin her aroun' de waiste and
jumpin In de air an toinin aroun just so she could
see how easy it was.
“What do youse mean by comin to dis dance in
dat sweater?" she says.
“I'll take it off as soon as I git hot,” I says.
“I didn't suppose youse would want me to come
here In me slioit-sleeves.”
“Ills is a formal,” she says. “Look^ at de
You know, papa, it was kinda dark in dere,
but when dey toined on de lights at de end of
de dance, I seen what de skoit was talkin about.
Kvery mug in de room had on a bullet-proof
sliolt, just like Tony tierotti's gang wears on
No wonder me soil was excited. If I'd have
known it was dis kind of party I’d hrung me
sat. But dey don’t frame your little son, papa.
Everybody got kinda sour looks on deir faces.
I knew den dat dey was gonna start sometlng. A
coupla mugs comes toward me wit deir hands in
deir pockets, so I busted up de chandelier wid a
chair, and crowned de bunny nearest de door wit
a big bowl of lemon juice dey had dere, an dived
over de flower pots tru de window.
A narrow squeak, papa, but I’ve loined me
Your loving son.
Hank De Rat.
One Fr’a Penny
GUILFIN FABLE THE
About the little boy who grew
up and came to college—
* * *
When he was just a little fel
low, about five, his mother
called him to her and talked to
him. She told him about smok
ing, and pool halls, and gam
bling, and bad companions. And
then he grew up, came to col
lege, and joined the fraternity
just up the row . . . that one
with the tennis courts. It was
the worst mistake he ever made
in his life.
* * *
The tennis courts are the best
feature about that gang, and they
have become desecrated to the ex
tent that they are used for bas
ketball, and touch football, and
catch. They built the courts in a
burst of confidence when they got
their new house, and just weren’t
able to persuade any of the tong
members to take lessons, so that
they could play on'them.
But the tennis courts aren’t
all, of course. They have a
lovely house, with a lot of win
dows and things. The trouble
seems to be that they just can’t
seem to get anybody to live in
it. Anyone that counts, anyway.
• * *
This is awfully short, isn’t it?
I’m sorry. I really would like to
say a lot about this bunch, but
gosh, you just can't. If they had
anyone, or could do anything, be
lieve me ... I’d tell you. The
truth is, they just barely exist,
and that’s why this is so short.
* * *
FABLE THE THIRTEENTH
And about the little girl \yho
grew up and came to college—
Her mother talked to her, too,
about men, and smoking, and pool
halls, and things. She really im
pressed her, too, and then the lit
tle girl grew up and came to col
lege, and joined a sorority, that
one across from the grain barn
that holds all the farmers. And1
that was quite a mistake, in itself.
* * *
The house is a funny looking
thing. They built it out of red
brick, and then they built a
funny little fence around the
roof, for some reason or other.
The fence ruined it, and it was
obviously an afterthought, sort
of tucked on, like one’s hat
when one is in a hurry.
* * * •
And the girls. . . . Maybe they
were an afterthought, too, or
something of the sort. The little
girl’s mother warned her about
men., and then she came down
here and joined what would be
called a harem in Turkey. They
just dote on big, brawny he-men.
. . . I suspect them of building
across from that grain barn with
* * *
There was a time when they
had what is called a balanced
group. In fact, one of their
ballasts is still there. She is
the girl that speaks to every
man on the campus. But the
rest of them have deteriorated
into a type house . . . the type
that you just can’t see, and that
you hardly hear at any time.
In fact, they’re not so hot.
Reports from the National Stu
dent federation show that students
of the United States manage to
earn approximately $26,000,000 a
year. The industrious eds and co
eds are said to do anything from
taking little tots out for Sunday
nicnics to counting milk bottles
on doorsteps for statistic bureaus.
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 gold Gruen wrist watch
with gold wrist band. Lost at
men’s gym. Finder please re
turn to Emerald office and re
ceive $10 reward.
DO you want your dancing lessons
advertised? Call George Colder
McFarland. Phone 129.
Beginning Monday, March 3rd,
The Aladdin Gift Shop
Will Have Its
Annual Spring Sale.
ALADDIN GIFT SHOP
41 10th Ave. West
illustrated Sales ideas
Oregon Daily Emerald
Dime Crawl—Susan Campbell hall
will be at the men’s dormitory
between 6:30 and 7:30 tonight for
the Dime Crawl.
Oregon Knight — banquet tonight
at 6 o’clock at the Anchorage, in
place of regular meeting today.
Frosh debaters — against Albany
college on March 11 wifi be Merl
Liles and John H. King, affirma
tive; and Cecil Espy and Qordon
A. Day, negative.
Sophomore women — majors and ;
minors in physical education, who
want trunks and jerseys, must j
turn in their measurements to
Johnny Young by today noon.
Amphibian and varsity—practices
for the triangular meet will be [
as follows: Wednesday, 2 o’clock;
Thursday, 4 and 5; Friday, 2; Sat
urday, 2:45, and Monday at 2
o’clock. Girls trying out should
get in one practice a day until
International relations — group of
Philomelete will have a short and
very important meeting in the
women’s lounge of Gerlinger hall
tomorrow evening at 7:30. Every
one please be there.
Dean Schwering’s group—on spir
itual relations will meet today at
5 o’clock at the Y. W. bungalow.
Frosh men debaters—are required
to attend the men’s varsity debate
with O. S. C. tonight.
Frosh men’s squad—meeting at 7
DR. J. R. WETHERBEE
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Office Phone 1601
801-2-3 Miner Bldg.
That’s the new word for
a bite of food inhaled be
tween breakfast and the
luncheon. It’s most pop
ular between 9 and 11
a. m. at
p. m. Thursday, in room 2 of
Friendly hall. Albany teams will ■
go through their entire debate, •
giving rebuttal speeches, for prac
tice and demonstration.
Students interested—in the social
work interviews call in room 112
of Johnson hall.
Alpha Chi Omega announces
the pledging of Elsie Burk, of San
Junior Week-end directorate—will
meet in Journalism building at
7:30 this evening. Important that
Introductory Speech course mem
bers—are requested to attend the
men's varsity debate with. O. S. C.
at 7:45 this evening at Guild hall.
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