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EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
(Skcrum Saita Ifmerali
University of Oregon* Eugene
Arthur L Schoeni .
William H. Hammond
Vinton H. Hall .
Ron Hul.hn, Ruth Newman, Rex TussinK, Wilfred Brown
Nancy Taylor .-. Secretary
Mary Klomm .
Harry Van Dine
Ralph David .
Carl Monroe .
Evelyn Shaner ...
UPPER NEWS STAFF
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Rufus Kimball. Elizabeth Fainton, Henrietta Steinke, Merlin
Blais, Eleanor Jane Ballantyne, Lenore Ely, Bobby Reid,
Sterling Green, Helen Chaney, Thornton Gale, Carol Wersch
kul. Jack Bellimcer, Roy Sheedy, Thornton Shaw, Carol
Hurlburt, Anne Brieknell. Thelma Nelson, Lois Nelson.
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Day Editor .Barney Miller
Night Editor .Mahr Reymers
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For Thursday’s Menu
WHICH do you want? This one:
Scene—The campus. Time—Today. Char
acters—Any two students.
First student—"Going to the nominating assem
Second student—“No. What’s the use ? It’s
not interesting. They never do anything. Besides,
I don't know any of the candidates.”
Or this one:
Student No. One—"Let's go up to the assembly."
Student No. Two “Right-o. I've always wanted
to see this Zilch fellow. Been reading about him
a lot in the paper lately. Let’s get Joe and George
to go, too. I hear they’re going to have some good
music, too, besides the candidates’ speeches.”
It’s up to the student body whether it wants to
make its nominating and inauguration assemblies
interesting. It has the means right at hand, need
ing only to open its eyes to the opportunities. Add
ing a little* interest to the usually dry and formal
meetings would also add zest to the fchmpus interest
in student body politics.
Both assemblies balance each other off so far
as austerity is concerned. There is no more need
for reverence and a prayerful attitude at one than
the other. Of the two probably the inaugural would
be the best time to add a vodvil act or two and
perhaps a comic parody on politicians.
So which is Oregon going to do? Say "What
was good enough for the '90’s is good enough for
us” or will it say "Dramatization and ‘show’ is a
pretty good way of selling a second-rate exhibition.
We’ll try it.”
Deep in the Red
DILRMMA of the Oregon student body, so much
in debt that its credit is no longer good, and
go mixed up in its funds that it can extricate itself
from the financial red only with expert juggling
in order to float a bond issue, ought to provide
sufficient warning against future attempts at too
Recurrent complaints concerning construction of
the student memorial building, or suggestions for
land and building improvements at the expense of
the students, should first be backed by sufficient
knowledge of the condition of the student treasury.
Oregon has two funds, into which each year go
$30.75 from each regular member. One is provided
for building alone. When McArthur court was built,
the students pledged the building fund for several
years to come. When they wanted bleachers, ball
fields, tennis courts, or any of those suggested im
provements brought forward each year, they
reached rapacious and unknowing hands into the
Crippled, the general fund limped along for sev
eral years, paying from money for regular expenses
the costs of land improvements. That fund is now
bankrupt. It owes money. It has no credit.
In the meantime the building fund is easily car
rying half its burden. But if it had carried its full
share all the building costs then it, instead, would
have long ago been bankrupt.
Now is the time to look expansion programs
in the face.
Mencken on Collegians
'T'HERE are two kinds of talkers those who talk
to hear themselves talk, and those who talk
so others can hear them.
Kepresenting a cross-breed between the two we
have H. L, Mencken, the American bad boy, to
whom cynicisms come easy.
His latest uttering, which no doubt imparted
great joy when he got it off, came at Princeton,
where he said:
‘‘Probably the most valuable thing the average
young American gets out of a college education lies
in the general feeling that it makes him somewhat
superior. This feeling opens doors to him. More
! over, he usually shares it himself, and is thus made
Professor Rogers crashed into print with a vim
j recently when he said something about "being a
snob” and has devoted considerable time since try- i
ing to grind out other shocking statements to stay
in the public eye, while Mencken enjoys being sar
castic and cynical because it is his main stock in
trade and the means whereby he "gets by.”
A student without confidence in his ability is
an indictment on the institution which turns him
out. Certainly he needs a little ego to carry him
over the rough spots, but for Mencken to say the
"average college man” emerges with an exalted
ego is as much a mistake as it is to say Mencken’s
Mercury is typical of mercenary America and voices
the opinion of the multitude.
To Lie or Not to Lie?
¥}ECAUSE they admitted smoking in their rooms
during the present year, 44 of the 400 women
students at Bucknell university have been barred
from walking on the campus or having dates for
the next six months. The penalty was meted out
after the 44 had found themselves unable to sign
a pledge that they had not smoked in their rooms.
The flagrant injustice of such a punishment is
so outstanding as to call for comment that is hardly
flattering. Irregardless of the merits of the “crime”
in itself smoking is only a sectional vice, accord
ing to where a person’s feet are at the time—the
Bucknell officials are censurable for their method
of determining guilt.
Because 44 girls would not lie and say they had
not smoked cigarettes, they were punished. Is hon
esty to be dealt with thus harshly? What profits
it for a girl to have high ideals of right and wrong
and refuse to perjure herself to escape harsh pen
alty? Such a system would encourage lying and
erect a pedestal to guile.
Is not the college assuming considerable power
when it requires women to answer personal ques
tions which will be used against them if they refuse
to lie? ..Has it any more right to inquire into a
co-ed’s smoking habits than into her intimate per
sonal life, which would certainly fall under the head
of "none of their business” ?
T3OLITICS of a carpet-bag variety seem to be the
vogue on the Idaho campus, to judge from re
cent primary election reports emanating from the
When the votes were counted the leading candi
date for president received 258 and his nearest
opponent 2. Only one person ran for vice-presi
dent, secretary, junior woman, sophomore man, May
queen, maid of honor and page, probably due to the
unusually strong party political lineup. The Alpha
party, which seems to be the one and only, runs
things according to its wish and as a result interest
on the campus in student politics is rather low,
only 16 per cent of the students voting in the pri
mary. When a political lineup can run through
its ticket practically unopposed, it is indicative of
a condition where one or two swivel-chair men
probably control the student body. The need for
a primary election would also seem rather small.
On the Kansas campus a similar condition ex
ists. A recent issue of the Daily Kansan carried
a full page advertisement for the Pachacamac party
in which it stated that it had been in existence for
nearly a score of years, often being unopposed in
elections. Its 1930 ticket contained 20 non-fratcr
nity candidates and 19 fraternltyites and the party’s
“men" were all picked, even down to the lowliest
College politics cannot be expected to flourish
when an “oligarchy” controls the student govern
ment. Such a condition may be an indication of
crafty and clever politics on the part of a long
line of predecessors, but is hardly a desirable one.
Since this is Senior Leap Week, we hope the
co-eds keep us men on the jump.
Then there’s the girl who got lint on the lungs
for chewing the rag too much. -The Pennsylvanian.
Four words constitute the text of every primary
candidate’s campaign I want the nomination but
some have a better way of saying it than others.
Indiana Daily Student.
Speaking of movies, we have slept through five
“gigantic spectacles,” three “unchallenged tri
umphs,” and twenty "laugh riots.” The Pennsyl
* * *
A scientist has discovered that fear reactions
originate in the brain. That explains why it’s next
to impossible to scare some people. Willamette
* * •
We know a co-ed who would rather be a June
bride than a May queen. Penn State Collegian.
• * •
Wonder if people will continue getting famous
at a rate fast enough to satisfy the testimonial ad
demand. Washington State Evergreen.
* * *
As for promiscuous kissing, what decent girl
wants to resemble a piece of rock salt licked by
all kinds of passing cattle’.’ Daily O'Collegian.
* * *
There is a lot of midnight oil being burned, but
it is mostly used by students packing their bags
to go home. Daily Kansan.
Now That You’ve Read the Emerald, Answer These:
1. \\ lull ngurc >■> iniernauonai eye was a
campus visitor last »vcck?
2. W hat blind student will give a recital to
8. Who will participate in tile truck meet
4. Who has been chosen to represent the
University in the coast oratorical contest?
5. The feature of the “Emerald ot the Air’’
tonight is what?
b. \\nat was me score ot last s»atunlay s
7. Who non first prize at April Frolic?
8. Women cops kicked one man from April
Frolic last Saturday. Who was he?
9. What Mill the A. W. S. sell at their auc
10. What Is your Idea of a “cull"? See page
Somebody has been inspired j
enough to contribute a solution to
the much discussed pledging prob
lem. Not only that, but this bril
liant person has gone to the trou
ble of actually working out some
of the details whereby living or
ganizations can stabilize their
methods by putting their pledging
on a commercial basis.
"Abolish rushing," says this
correspondent, "and advertise for
pledges. Set forth the principles
of your tong, and let nature do
“In order that my policy may be
structive a3 well as destructive, I
offer the following examples of
advertising copy. Use these and
watch the pledges batter down
# * *
Performance without peer.
This is the basic reason why
more men pledge Beta than any
other house. Delighted as they
are with the graceful lines . . .
the vivid coloring . . . the lux
urious finish of the Betas, men
want the satisfaction of having
the alertpess and brilliancy of
the Beta performance.
A Beta starts so promptly
. . . runs so smoothly . . . accel
erates so swiftly . . . does ev
erything he is called upon to do
so easily and evenly . . . that
all who know him recognize that
here is an entirely new and su
perior kind of fraternity man.
Ask the girl who owns one!
Teas, dances, formals have no
terror for the Theta-ized girl—
she is social-proof. This really
means that girls will look just as
new after a party as they do be
fore if they are Theta-ized. The
ta protects the finish, makes it last
longer, and keeps the colors from
fading. That’s why hundreds of
wise parents want their daughters
Save the surface and you save
all! Theta comes to the rescue of
the girl who is dull looking,
smudgy. Just apply Theta for
that lasting brilliant protection.
Parents! Insist on Theta and
you will always have a nice new
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Tested. Each Alpha Chi, you’ll
find, is absolutely perfect. Fresh.
Delightfully attractive. And we
offer you a varied choice. Every
step in their making; is backed
by years of careful study. Our
special staff of experts test ev
ery batch of ingredients.
Do you wonder why Alpha
Chis win all who try them? Do
you wonder why they are rec
ognized today as the outstand
ing achievement among sorority
Send today for our new book
let, “How to Become an Alpha
Chi in Ten Minutes.”
* * *
There’s so much real value in
the Alpha Gamma Deltas . . .
their undiluted goodness makes
them go so much farther . . . that
hundreds of men never consider
dating- linger any other label.
You see, the Alpha Gams are
just the simmered down goodness
of all the courses in morals and
ethics. No dilution of any kind.
Only purity and rare spices—per
sonally selected. You are always
sure to be right with Alpha Gam
ma Delta quality.
K o." " IT T " r' “ . "•
Do You Know?
(The Heilig theatre tickets for
the contest ending last week go
to Raymond G. Wood. This week
two more tickets are offered as a
prize for the best contribution to
this column. Leave contributions
in Seven Seers box in main libe or
on bulletin board of Journalism
* * *
.That a regular conference
game in Eugene the last year
* * *
That football stickers, home
coming stickers, or any other
stickers, except those required
to be displayed by law are un
lawful on any of the windows
of the car? The penalty provid
ed is a fine; imprisonment, or both.
—F. E. C.
* * *
That the students went in the
red at a rate of approximately
$10,000 a year from 1925 to
* *■ *
That a man was once hired by
the school to spend 15 hours with
some mice, taking care of them ?
Sophomores Must See
Registrar This Week
Again urging all sophomores to
go to the registrar’s office and fill
out necessary cards this week,
Gertrude Stephenson, assistant to
the registrar, explained yesterday
1 that all underclassmen not in
schools have no majors, and when
red books are checked over this
summer it is essential that this in
formation be on the records. This
must be done in order to have ma
terial ready for registration next
fall. So far only about a third of
the sophomores have filled out
R. O. T. C. Inspection
To Be Held Tomorrow
The first official inspection of
the R. O. T. C. will take place to
morrow, Major Barker has an
nounced. Lieutenant-Colonel E. C.
Waddill will give the annual of
ficial administrative inspection.
Colonel Waddill is a staff officer
with General Hines at San Fran
Sometime before May 15, Col
onel McCannon of Portland will
give the official tactical and
training inspection. No definite
date has yet been set.
DR. J. R. WETHERBEE
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Office Phone 1601
801-2-3 Alinor Bldg
TVn years’ successful prac
tice in Eugene.
In our own modern lens
By us personally. A com
plete service in one
021 IDillamette St., Eugene
• • •
It happened again
. . . but that is just one of our extra services to our
customers to call for your duds even tip to the
hour of twelve, and back they come the same day.
Make a habit to call for “quick special service”
and forget that “it happened again.
Pot and Quill—meeting at Gerlin
ger hall at 7:30. v
Theta Sigma Phi—meeting at the
Anchorage at noon today.
Cosmopolitan elui>—will meet at 4
o’clock today in the Y. M. C. A.
Ye Tabard Inn—meets tonight at
7:30 o’clock at 1369 Agate street
W. A. A. Archery—meets at 4
o’clock today by the archery
closet in Gerlinger hall.
International relations group—of
Philomelete will meet at Westmin
ster house tonight from 5 to 7:30.
Vice-president extempore contest
—entries will draw places this
morning at the speech office, any
time between classes.
Interfraternity Council luncheon—
at 12:15 today in the Regents’
dining room of the men’s dormi
tory. For present members of the
Y. W. C. A. Personality group—
discussion v/ill be led by Dear. Vir
ginia Judy Esterly at the Y. W.
C. A. bungalow at 5 o’clock. Any
one interested is invited.
Seniors, notice—Order commence
ment announcements, caps and
gowns and souvenirs at the Co-op
before Saturday, April <26. This
is very important if you desire
Freshman entrants—in the Vice
president’s speaking contest will
meet in the speech office at 9:50
fr’of. F. S. Dunn—will lecture to
night at 8 o’clock in the geology
room, Condon library. Subject,
on the Aeneid. Open to the public.
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—Gold wrist watch with
black ribbon band, between 17th
and 13th on Alder. Phone 1309,
Mrs. Perkins. Reward.
LOST—April 19, small gray leath
er coin purse containing about
$8. and pearl-handled pen knife.
Finder please notify C. Prideaux
at 688. Reward.
LOS T—Square gold Hamilton
wrist watch. Lost in men’s gym
about Thursday. Liberal re
ward. Phone 1295.
Annual meeting of members
of Co-'ap store will be in 105
Commerce Monday, April 28, at
4 p. ni.
25c Box of
With a 50c Jar of
“Across from the Kappa Sigma House”
11th and Alder Phone 114
The Princeton radio club prom
ises to send radiograms all over
the world for students, free cf
ARRY ON, man; never say die, don’t
/ give up the ship, and all that sort
of thing. Somewhere the right pipe and
the right tobacco are waiting—just for
you. Carry onl Find ’em!
The trick is to find both—to find,
for instance, the pipe with just the
.shape and weight, just the balance and
size and “grip” that suit you. No easy
job—but it’s your job, and the world
is full of pipes.
The tobacco problem is easier, for we
ran help you there, not only with the
suggestion that Edgeworth very prob
ably is the tobacco you are looking for,
but also with some Edgeworth. The
Edgeworth will smoke most benignly in
your tentative pipe, and it will smoke
there several times. We mean every
word: several good heaping pipefuls of
Edgeworth, a generous packet of abso
lutely genuine Edgeworth, all free and
for nothing if you’d like to try it. Done?
Then the coupon, please.
Edgeworth is a careful
blend of good tobaccos
—selected especially for
pipe-smoking. Its quality
and flavor never change.
Buy Edgeworth any
where in two forms—
“Plug Slice”—15* pock
et package to pound hti
midor tin. Larus & Bro.
Co., Richmond, Va.
J | Street__
j | Town and State.
LARUS & BRO. CO.
100 S. 22d St., Richmond, Va.
I’ll try your Edgeworth. And I’ll try
it in a good pipe
Now let the Edgeworth come!
5 ooo-kilotratt turbine-generator
installed in 1903 at the risk Street
station of the Commonwealth
Edison Company, Chicago
When Small Machines
jyjORE than a quarter century ago, the
Commonwealth Edison Company,
prophetically alive to the immense possi
bilities of the future, ordered from Gen
eral Electric a 5000-kilowatt steam turbine
—in those days a giant of electric power.
To-day, a General Electric turbine-gen
erator of 208,000-kilowatt capacity sends
out its vast energy to the Chicago Metro
College-trained men played a responsible
part in the engineering and manufacture
of both machines—just as they serve in
important capacities in the engineering,
production, and distribution of all
General Electric equipment, large or
fenerator installed at tbe
tate Line generating
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