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University of Oregon, Eugene
Arthur L. Sehoenl . Editor
William H. Hammond . Business Manager
Vinton II. Hall . Managing Editor
Ron Hubbn, Ruth Newman, Rex TussinR, Wilfred Brown
Nancy Taylor ... Secretary
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Mary Klomm . A*»intant Manattlng Editor
Harry Van Dine . Sport* Editor
Dorothy Thomaa . Society Editor
Victor Kaufman . P. F. P. Editor
Ralph David . Chief Night Editor
Carl Monroe . Makeup Editor
Evelyn Shanor . Theater Editor
GENERAIj NEWS STAFF: Dave Wilwon. Betty Anne Macduff.
Rufus Kimball, Elizabeth Painton, Henrietta Steinke, Merlin
Blais. Eleanor Jane Ballantyne, Lenore Ely, Bobby Reid,
Sterling Green, Helen Chaney, Thornton Gale, Carol Wersch
kul, Jack Bellinger, Roy Sheedy, Thornton Shaw, Carol
Hurlburt, Anne Bricknell, Thelma Nelson, Lois Nelson.
SPORTS~ST AF F: Jack Burke, ass istant editor; Phil Cogswell,
Brad HarrLson, Ed Goodnaugh, Spec Stevenson, and Beth
Day Editor .T. Neil Taylor
Night Editor .Embert Fossum
Assistant Night Editors
Beatrice Bennett, Gordon Carey
Cfoyrge Weber, Jr. .--- Aasoclate Manager
Tony Peterson . Advertising Manager
Jack Gregg . Assistant Advertising 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
Edwin Pubols ....Statistical Department
Dot Anne Warnick . Executive Secretary
Katherine Laughrige .Professional Division
Shopping Column . Betty Hagen, Nan Crary
ADVERTISING SOLICITORS-: Katherine Laugh rage. Jack
Gregg. George Branstator, John Painton.
Office Assistants .Ruth Milligan, Nora Stewart
Production Assistant .Gladys Mack
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Asso
ciated Students of the University of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily
except Sunday and Monday, during the college year. Member of
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ager: Office. 1896; residence, 127.
Political Post Mortems
THERE were no speeches by candidates at the
nominating assembly yesterday. Probably as
good a reason as any for this absence was the lack
of time. Other reasons might be the strangling
hold of past tradition, too much pulling of political
wires by candidates who were good speakers and
candidates who could not stand on their feet and
talk before the student body they hope to represent.
The nominating speeches were good, some fiery,
some eloquent as the veriest Calhoun oration, oth
ers just speeches. But after each orator (in most
cases it was the debater who “rated”) had finished
his talk there was a feeling of a void. “Now that
we’ve heard all about this capable person we’d like
to see him. What's he like?” might have been the
thoughts that ran through the heads of the multi
tude who crowded Gerlinger hall.
It is too bad that such answering speeches by
candidates could not have been given. Perhaps not
by every lowly nominee, but at least hy the presi
dential candidates, for which position the ability
to deliver speeches is certainly one of the prime
At some not too distant date Oregon should
consider such a move giving a student body which
'is interested in its student politics a chance to see
for whom they arc to vote. Speeches or no speeches,
they have a right to know the candidates.
The “Endorsement” Racket
<«Tj'OR the purpose of ending graft in American
sport" a meeting of sporting goods dealers
with the Federal Trade commission has been called
to eliminate the practice of high class athletes like
Babe Ruth and Walter Hagen from earning pin
money by endorsing a certain company's products.
Aside from the fact that there will still be a little
graft left in American sport if they do bring this
about, the move looks like a good thing for the
It might also be enlarged to the cigarette racket,
the perfume racket, the cosmetics racket, the soap
racket, or the automobile racket. America is get
ting fed up on endorsements; being told that if they
use this golf club they might be able to drive as
far as Hagen because he uses it and says it is swell.
The public isn't swallowing the testimony half so
easily as it used to do. It is beginning to get wise.
One of the things which has run the endorse
ment racket into the ground is the “testimonial
company” which offers to the Gertrude Ederle’s or j
Bill Tilden's or Nazimova's money for the whole
sale use of its name. All these nation-wide known 1
names are lined up on a neat shelf, so to speak, !
and the manufacturer takes his pick, the testi
monial agent takes his cut and the owner of the
name, who may never have heard of, let alone used,
the product he is endorsing in the country's leading
publications, takes the gravy.
Intermingling Races, Sexes
"II7HEN the new International house opens on
* ' the University of California campus, it is pos
sible- yes, in fact, highly probable that the nation
will be greatly interested in it aside from the fact
that it is an expensive building and a gathering
place for the nations.
For when ttie house opens there will be accom
modations for 338 men and 115 women within its
walls. Therein lies the surprising element. Men
and women living together under the same roof on
a college campus.
Deans of men and women will throw up their
hands In holy horror at the news. The press will
avidly await the first inkling of indiscretion—pro
viding there is any—and it is probable that the
University of California will be careful that there
Establishment of a fine living quarters where
men and women from all nations may mix is a
step in the direction of international good feeling
on the part of California. The fact that both sexes
are existing under the same roof is probably not
nearly so fraught with dynamite as it seems. There
is no more reason to believe that indiscretions will
creep in there than under the existing order in col
leges where a super-separated condition is in vogue.
Dean John Straub
A CROWD -even a little crowd in a solemn build
ing—is seldom so still. Something about the
big room full of students seemed strangely hushed
as the white-haired man talked. No one of them
talked. All turned their eyes on the erect figure
. . . listened, straining their ears to hear his every
The crowd had come yesterday to launch an
other governmental machine. But they pauspd a
moment to do honor to the patriarch of the Uni
versity. He was speaking . . .
“1 am ending my fifty-two years at the Uni
versity. I do not want to stop here. I know all
you students just as I have known all who were
graduated in those years. . . . Next year I will
not know quite so many . . . you will forget me.
In three or four years everyone will be new. No
one will know me and I will have been forgotten.
I hope that I will have passed to the great beyond
before this can happen. . .
Thus Dean John Straub, best loved of Oregon’s
faculty, spoke his last words to the student body.
His voice seemed on the verge of tears as he spoke
those last words . . . that he hoped to die before
he was forgotten. And a catch was in the breath
of many a student.
For fifty-two years he welcomed freshmen to
Oregon, was their patron saint. Through every one
of those solemn years he did his bit to help Oregon
turn out men and women. They came to love him,
to respect him. Now ... as he is ending his last
year here ... he is afraid he will soon be for
Dean Straub need not fear such an unkind fate.
Whether or not his face is known to the succeed
ing college generations, his name will always live.
The deeds of great men and good men live after
them. And as the years roll by he will come to
mean to Oregon what Lincoln means to America—
the Great Patriot.
The teaching of classics will be abandoned from
the future school curriculum, educators claim, and
“entrance-exams” given to determine who shall take
algebra, Latin, or languages. That would be re
modeling education on golf lines: First the qualify
ing round, then the medal (meddle) play, and then
finish up with the finals.
Girls in the old days didn’t think anything of
riding a horse 40 miles cross country to attend a
dance with their boy friends. Riding one four miles
nowadays is enough to make the average girl eat
her supper off the mantel.
Connie Mack asserts the waning interest in col
lege baseball is due to the year-round interest in
football. He should see a few donut ball games
if he thinks college men do not like the apple
“All I know 1b what I read in the papers,” says
Will Rogers. Sometimes we think that slogan must
be true of those guys who grade our quiz papers
and that ours must have got hold of the F students’
The trouble with Spain’s army, we read in the
papers, is that there are too many generals and
not enough privates. That same trouble exists
when a fraternity house tries to build a canoe fete
College girls are huskier today than they used
to be, physical statistics show. The old-fashioned
girls didn’t have the chance to make muscle by
twisting tight steering wheels.
Sixty-five men reported for spring boxing prac
tice at Florida. They’ll be saying boxing is over
emphasized pretty soon.
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The professors knew all along that students
were light-headed, but when they find them air
minded! Idaho Argonaut.
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A rabbit’s foot may be lucky, but the original
owner wasn’t.—Washington State Evergreen.
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The most dependable jack of all trades is money.
Washington State Evergreen.
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The length of some girls’ skirts on the campus
makes one wonder whether they’ve got on a dress
or a birthmark.—Oregon State Barometer.
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Vacation at Ohio State college may be cut down.
Well, a half a loaf is better than none. Washing
Nou) That You’re Read The Emerald
Answer These to Test Your Knowledge of
Campus Current Events.
W hy were yell kings not nominated yester
day at student body assembly?
2. Why is the Emerald considered 11 good ad
3. How many high schools will coni|>ete in the
4. How many students are in the Infirmary?
5. Where will the t'rosh picnic be held?
U. H hut Is the outstanding feature ol the >lor
tar Board Bull?
7. Why Is students’ right to vote here ques
8. Who will Oregon meet In traek today?
». How mueh was taken in at the A. W. S.
10. Where will the Oregon-O. S. C. baseball
game be held today?
I aint never been disgusted ,
like I was today since dey took [
youse to de asylum for humpin
off dat bank messenger. I al
most wishes, even, dat I hadn’t
flattened out dat high school
squoit back in Chi an swiped de
univoisity entrance require
ments from him.
As I tole you once, dese bois
nroun here tries to feed me dat
dey don’t appreciate de soivices
of a good gat-man in der election
campaigns. I gits sore de udder
day, and decides to elect meself
to de job of president. If dese
mugs link I don’t fix a guy so he
can't squawk after I trows some
lead at him, dey are sure making
Tony Gerotti out a liar, because I
never showed dem his recommends
So today I goes up and sees de
big noise aroun dis student body
what was elected last year.
“What!” he says, “do youse
mean to tell me dat youse want
to run for president!”
“Sure ting,” I says. “Can’t
youse git me some bunny to put
me on de list at de convention
“Outa de question,” he hel
lers. “Outa de question. What
do you tinU dis election is, a
joke? It’s guys like youse dat .
takes all de pleasure outa run
nin dis student body witout no
I should have knowed better
right den, and drug out me gat,
papa, but I tried to argue wit de
“Now listen,” I says, “whadya
mean joke ? De R. O. T. C. aint
in de race, is it, wit dat artillery
of deirs ? Dis will be a cinch for
me. If dese udder two babies in
dis election has got gat-men on
de street, dey’ll soon have to git
along witout dem—dat is, if I aint
gittin rusty on de fancy draw
what me old man showed me ten
“I don’t know what you’re talkin
about,” says dis guy. “But git
dis: our election is serious busi
ness, see ? An it's on de level.
Who ever hoid of a student body
office bein made light of! Why
we got to have somebody aroun
dis place to change woids in dat
constitution every year so it will
look like it really means somting.”
“As if I taught dat constitu
tion ting had any ting to do wit
it!” I says. “Youse can’t kid
me into tinking dat dat is all de
good a guy would git outa bein
de head man aroun dis dump!”
“l'apa, 1 should have drilled
de guy right den, but some lit
tle bold wit specs stuck his
head in de office, an I never
had a chance.
"All right," I says, "you git dat
desk of yours polished up, an put
a soft cushion on dat chair, be
cause I’m gonna move in nex
Put’s right, too, papa, because
as you always said, when two
thoids of the opposition is in cie
hospital, dey aint got no desire to
vote even against de guy what put
Your lovin son,
Hank de Rat, president-elect.
Dean Allen To Be
Present at Meet
W ill Read Paper at Annual
Journalism W eek
Eric W. Allen, dean of the school
of journalism will leave May 2, for
the University of Missouri at Co
lumbia, Missouri, where he will
read a paper on “Newer Aspects of
the Free Publicity Problem."
The occasion will be the annual
Journalism week of the University
of Missouri, which will be attended
by newspaper men from all over
the country. The meeting was
founded years ago by Walter Wil
liams, who was recently made
president of the Missouri univer
During Dean Allen's absence,
his class in editing will be taken
over by Dr. Ralph D. Casey, and
the publishing class will be taught
by Arne G. Rae and Robert Hall.
That Word ‘Bird’
I wish you’d get somebudy to
define "prowler," I aint sure what
them things is that been seen in
Dat’s de idea. Tell all de guys
to put their definitions in de libe
slot and we'll find out what de
Hank de Rat finds varying
definitions of popularized words.
Daily he interviews people to
determine the different concep
tions of a universal expression.
See if these correspond to yours.
Today we will define "Prowler”
so drop your ideas in the Seven
Seers contribution box in the li
A "bird” is a protective cover
ing of an ex-worm.
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“Birds”—three human atoms
frying canned beans over a fire
built of copies of Taussig.
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A “bird” is a guy who wins
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He is a “bird,” yet he has ath
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lome people thing that a “bird”
is a explorer which it aint, instead
it's a thing with feathers and
wings which sometimes wings.
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“A bird” is a dogwallopin peach,
like fraxample "aint that a bird
of shot?” when you mean, aint it
a dogwallopin peach.
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A “bird” is a boid what has a
U. of C. Professor
To Speak Before
Sigma Xi-Plii Beta Kappa
To Have Dr. Chaney for
Dr. Ralph W. Chaney, professor
of paleobotany at the University
of California, who is associated
■ with the Carnegie institute, will
give the annual Sigma Xi-Phi Beta
Kappa lecture on May 23, Dr. E.
L. Packard, of the geology depart
ment and president of Sigma Xi,
In addition to the lecture at this
joint meeting of the honor groups,
the initiation ceremony and ban
quet will be held.
Dr. Chaney was a member of
the American Museum expedition
to Central Asia where he made
special studies of the paleobotany
of that region. He has studied for
a number of years the fossil flora
of Oregon and has been collabor
ating with Dr. Ethel Sanborn on
the important investigation of a
flora found in the vicinity of Eu
gene. He made a recent trip to
Panama and there has familiar
ized himself with certain types of
tropical vegetation which will ap
ply directly in this cooperative
study which he and Dr. Sanborn
According to Dr. Packard, he
has a record as an interesting
speaker, and with his various stud
ies has an unusual fund of infor
Princeton is starting compul
sory military training next year,
for a five-year test period to as
certain, if possible, its value.
DR. J. R. WETHERBEE
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Office Phone 1601
801-2-3 Miner Bldg
Members of Co-op store—meeting
in 105 Commerce at 4 Monday.
House managers—important meet
ing at Johnson hall today at 4.
Oregon Knights—Be out at Hay
ward field at 2 o'clock to usher
for the track meet.
Nature Study group—of Philome
lete will meet Sunday at 4 p. m.
at Westminster house.
Arts and Crafts group—of Philo
melete will have a short but im
portant meeting this afternoon at
5 at the Y. W. C. A. bungalow.
Prose and Poetry group—of Philo
melete will have a breakfast Sun
day morning. Time and place to
1 be in Saturday’s paper.
Seniors, Notice—Order commence
ment announcements, caps and
gowns, and souvenirs at the Co-op
before Saturday, April 20. This is
Beta Gamma Sigma—important
business meeting, 4 p. m. Monday,
April 28, in room 107, Commerce
building. In order of business are
election of members, the award of
the scholarship plaque, and the re
port of the national convention
delegate. Please be present.
Zeta Tau Alpha announces the
pledging of Alice Redetzke of For
Amphibian Club •
Plans Canoe Trip
Plans are being made for a two
day canoe trip to Corvallis by the
Amphibian club within the next
three weeks, according to Miss
Ernestine Troemel, adviser of the
The first day the group expects
to get to Harrisburg, and the next
from there to Corvallis. However,
the girls will not come back by
canoe. Instead they will ship the
canoes back, and come to Eugene
Miss Troemel wishes all women
who are planning on making the
trip to get in all the canoe prac
ticing possible, and to watch the
bulletin for announcements of
Twill Thrill All!
Eugene . . . Soon!
Let me show you some good building sites.
Also some large buildings to lease.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
849 East 13th Ave.
OF THE AIR
- By THORNTON GALE -
An outline of the campus polit
cal situation, ticket alignments
md candidates, was given last
light in "Politician’s Night,” Em
irald of the Air radio broadcast
iver KOBE at 8 o’clock, by Dave
Wilson, political writer for the
Mr. Wilson pointed out that of
three starting candidates for the
position of student body president,
Stan Brooks, Hal Johnson, and Cal
Bryan, none were left, and that
two relatively new aspirants,
Eharlie Laird, and George Cherry,
were alone in the race. According
to Mr. Wilson this has been the
most muddled up political race in
/ears, and lacks the comparative
predicable results of last year.
The musical program in connec
tion with “Politician’s Night,”
featured "Flint’s Follower’s” or
chestra and the Alpha Phi trio.
"Flint’s” orchestra, composed of
himself, Bob Stoltz, Ilo Wilson,
Neal Sheeley, Elmer Clarke, and
lohnny Gantenbein, played 25 min
jtes of syncopated jazz. —
The Alpha Phi trio, Carolyn
Haberlach, Gladys Foster, and
Flavel Hayner sang “A Year From
Today,” "What Do I Care,” and
"Love Ain’t Nothing But the
Blues.” As a request number from
the Tri Delt house Carolyn Haber
lach played as a piano solo, “If I
Had a Talking Picture of You.”
Bob Guild, popular soloist, ac
companied by Jo Scott on the pi
ano, sang three numbers, "Mona,"
"One Alone,” and “Coquette.” The
musical program was interspersed
with bits of late “Oregon Emerald
News” received by telephone from
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The fifth episode of "Guilfin and
His Gal” featured continuity stunt
written by Bob Guild and acted by
him and Jewel Ellis, found the
two college lovers in the modst of
a honeymoon bridge lesson. Jew
ell could never quite seem to get
the point of playing the right card
at the right time, and the bridge
lesson ended with the two lovers
none too friendly.
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
TUXEDO for sale. Cheap. Cali
room 16, Friendly hall. Size 39.
LOST — Square gold Hamilton
wrist watch. Lost in men’s gym
about Thursday. Liberal re
ward. Phone 1295.
GirlsT When the Mor
tar Board Ball is over,
take that prize date of
yours out to Mammy’s
Shack. It’s a nice ride
out, and you’ll enjoy
the food and privacy
that we offer you.
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