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University of Oregon, Eugene
Arthur L. Schoeni . Editor
William H. Hammond . Business Manager
Vinton H. Hall . Managing Editor
Ron Hubbe, Ruth Newman, Rex Tussing. Wilfred Drown
Nancy Taylor . Secretary
Mary Klemm .
Harry Van Dine
Victor Kaufman .
Ralph David .
Carl Monroe .
Evelyn Sbaner ...
UPPER NEWS STAFF
.... Assistant Managing Editor
. Sports Editor
.. vSociety Editor
.. P. I. P. Editor
.. Chief Night Editor
.. Makeup Editor
. Theater Editor
GENERAL NEWS STAFF: Dave WV.on. Lenore Ely. Jessie
Steele. Betty Anne Macduff. Henrietta Steir.ke, Rufus Kim
ball, Sterling Green, Merlin Blais, Bobby Reid, Helen
Chaney, Roy Craft. Carol Werschkul. Jack Bellinger, Thorn
ton Shaw, Carol Hurlburt. Roy Sheedy. Eleanor Jane Bal
lantyne, Anne Bricknel!. Thelma Nejson, Lois Nelson, Betty
Harcombe, Thornton Gale.
GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTERS: Helen Raitanen,
Esther Hayden. Phvllis Caldenvood, Elaine Wheeler. Helen
Chapin, Dorothy Morrison, Barbara Conly, Virginia Wentz,
SPORTS STAFF: Jack Burke, assistant editor; Phil Cogswell, j
Ed Goodnough, Fred Elliott, and Beth Sal way.
Day Editor .T. Neil Taylor
N'O'ht Editor.Beatrice Bennett
Assistant Night Editors
Elizabeth Mali, Allan Spaulding
Tony Peterson .
Jack Gregg .
Addison Brockman .
Jean Patrick .
Larry Jackson .
Ken Siegrist .-.
Ina Tremblay .
Betty Carpenter .
Edwin Pubols .
Ellen Mills .
Katherine Lnughrige .
Ned Mars, Virginia Richmond,
Ruth Covington .
Ina Tremblay .
. Associate Manager
. Advertising Manager
. Assistant Advertising Manager
. Foreign Advertising Manager ,
. Manager. Copy Department
. Circulation Manager
.... Assistant Circulation Manager i
... Assistant Advertising Manager
. Assistant Copy Manager
. Statistical Department 1
. Executive Secretary
..*.. Professional Division
Janet Alexander .Copy Departi !
. Financial Administrator
. Chopping Column j
ADVERTISING SOLICITORS: Larry Bay, Harold Short, Auton J
Bush. Ina Tremblay. . |
Production Assistant . Vincent Mutton <
Office Assistants . Ruth Covington, Nancy Taylor ;
Office Girls: Beth Thomas, Marjorie Dana, Ruth Covington,
Nancy Taylor, Frances Drake, Nora Jean Stewart, Elaine
Wheeler, Curol Werschkul.
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
the Pacific Intercollegiate Press. Entered in the postoffice at ;
Eugene, Oregon, as second class matter. Subscription rates,
$2.50 a year. Advertising rates upon application. Phone, Man- |
ager: Office, 1895; residence, 127.
THIS is the last Emerald of the college year. The
last editorial, the last news story, the last head
line has been written for Volume 01 and the bool;
When a year is over and nothing left but mem-1
ories of deeds accomplished, it is usually the style
to look back and see what has been accomplished. |
Some newspapers set forth the things they have |
brought about by editorial campaigns and exercise j
of the power of the press in a sort of semi-bragging j
resume of the year. The Emerald refrains from
fondly looking back at itself, but gazes ahead and
outlines things which it has advocated this year for
the best interests of the student body, hoping that
nex year the Emerald editor may see fit to follow
out the leads. This year many reforms and changes
have been brought about, but several important
ones still remain in their present more or less un
1. We would like to see a definitely outlined
policy of integration between athletics and studies.
Let there be an understanding between coaches and
professors that athletes will receive passing marks j
when they earn them.
2. We would like to see the present way of j
computing the honor roll changed from grades to
points. Instead of listing all students who get all j
IX’s or better, make the honor roll for those with a
high number of points earned.
3. We would like to see the frosh tug-of-war
and paddling gauntlet such as was held this Junior
Week-end abolished to conform to the action taken
last fall doing away with the frosh parade and
4. We would like to see action taken on the pro
posal to create and finance a fraternity and sor
ority co-operative buying association which would
save hundreds of dollars for Greeks in purchasing
food and house supplies in large quantities.
5. A definite study should be made of the pro
posal made this year to deed all fraternity and
sorority properties to the University and leasing
the property back to the houses, the purpose of this
being to avoid paying county and local property
taxes which amount to an average of $3.71 a month
for every Greek letter man or woman on the cam
pus. Such a plan has merit.
Those are but a few items which might be filed
in the “unfinished business" pigeon hole by this
year's A. S. U. O. and University officers. Whether
or not they will be taken out next fall and looked
at remains with the new editor of the Emerald and
student body president.
TITH this editorial, we close up our year in
™ * office as editor of the Emerald. When one is
quitting an office to which one becomes attached
it is difficult not to become a bit sentimental. In
our case let us say that the past year has been
alternately full of stormy times and clear sailing,
but always it has been fun to work with a staff
such as we have been blessed with this year. En
thusiasm has been present in their work for the
whole year. The usual fall term lustiness and
spring term laziness failed to appear with their
usual magnitude and the paper went through the
year on an even keel.
What the editor for 1930-31 does with the
Emerald lies entirely in his hands. We have utmost
confidence that he will maintain the calibre of work
on the same high level which he inspired this year
as managing editor. We feel sure he will continue
to hold the Emerald in the high regard of the
campus and maintain the important place it has in
the successful carrying out of student body and
So with these lines we vacate our typewriter
an^sdesk and hand over our office to Vinton Hall
and figuratively stalk out of the door bent and
battered like Father Time. It is with a lump in
our throat that we write our final “30,'' which
means “the end" in newspaper parlance.
Lest We Forget
'VrOU may be king for a year* after that you
An Emerald year is closing, an Emerald king is
dying, but not in the hearts of some four-score staff
members. No. It has been a season of joy to work
with him, and one catches himself in sort of a
quiver at the thought of launching upon a voyage
without him. It must be done, for the retiring king
will drop into a black sea of temporary obscurity
so dreaded by all finishing students. But not for
long. Soon he will rise, rise to the heights we know
He, Arthur Schoeni, has established an envious
era of good will for the campus publication, some
thing which we hope we may retain. In hi3 foot
steps we will follow and carry out worthy sugges
tions left, unfinished dining a single administration.
No, Rome cannot be conquered in a day, nor can
one Emerald year complete all of its merited
Ilis benignity, his personal interest all leading to
an harmonious staff, has made it possible that wc
choose an organisation which may, too, work suc
This is a good-bye, and a hard good-bye at that,
given in behalf of every member of his staff. V. II.
Slashing Book Prices
ELCOME news to a generation which con
* ” sumes book after book and makes great out
lays for fiction and non-fiction books is the an
nouncement that three Henry Fords of the book
business have started putting out books to be sold
for a dollar—read and thrown away.
Probably the greatest saving from this im
mediate move will be in the lighter reading, fiction
books to be read for amusement a.nd little else.
But behind this, in years to come, can be seen a
similar slash in the prices of academic books and a
resultant saving in hundreds of thousands of dollars
yearly to students and faculty of America's col
True, such a price cut will make royalties which
accrue to authors smaller because the publishers
are aiming at larger sales. But this will only hit
them for a while. Mass production and mass sales
mean increased profits just as result fpom any
large-scale business enterprise. The world, how
ever, is not worried so much about the pocketbooks
of a few authors as it is with it3 own purse. Any
move which seems to help it. save money will be a
welcome one, even though the motivating force
behind the whole reduction in book prices is to sell
more at low prices rather than a few at higher
prices. In the end the money comes out of the
same place, but it takes an economist to see it. Mr.
Average Citizen will welcome the slash and think
he is getting something for nothing when actually
he is spending more for books in a year than hr
She Took a Drink
CHIN was a nice girl. Her sisters respected lie:
^ highly. She was reared from an excellent family
and had been taught the proper habits of social life,
yet she was inexperienced, yes frightfully inex
perienced, in what was exactly right and wrong
along life’s pathway.
It was at a collegiate blow-out, one celebrating
a successful collegiate occasion. Others there were
among the liberal list of the colossal inexperienced
class. Of course they were looking for a good time;
folks usually do when they want to celebrate. She
thought it was great, out next to nature at the Inr.
near a beautiful lake. Perhaps they would play g
hand or two of bridge presently. She had heard of
those collegiate parties, but of course the storie:
and movies were not true.
Strolling along the lake shore w'ith the reflection
of the sinking sun dancing on its smooth surface
was nice; in fact, it was almost like a dream. Sht
had forgotten her scholastic worries and was happy
Soon it was time to go to the Inn where refresh
ments would be served. The men had gone on ahead
and she was left with the other girls of the party
It was a nice lunch, but nothing much to it.
She noticed liow interested and how busily engager
the men were with the punch. Of course she had
some idea of what was up. It was obvious. The
dark blue potion was passed around. She must take
some or she might spoil the party. Not bad, in fact
it tasted pretty good, and besides there was prob
ably nothing much in it. Things livened up, the
levity of which she had seen so little. Another "sip
she took. The world seemed bright, yes very bright,
and maybe it was kind of fun. Another glass was
handed to her, she drank its contents. The bright
world dimmed. . . .
“Better drive her around town a little before
you take her home,” she heard one of the men sa;
sometime, it must have been quite a while, later.
* * *
Yes, perhaps it’s a little exaggerated, and trite
too. This time the story has been told, not for the
’heer reason of paltry entertainment, but to depkt
-he injudieiousness of such behavior. We were
speaking of experience. Well, one must have a def
inite comprehension of what is right or wrong be
fore experience is qualified to teach. V. H.
The Pioneer Mother
' 2 'HE pioneer mother statue which is being pro
duced by A. Phimister Proctor and will be
placed in the niche of the women’s quadrangle will
be a fitting memorial for the women of the West
who helped build up this land from a rugged, wild
area to its present-day status. >.
The Burt Brown Barker memorial statue will be,
in a way, a companion work of the Pioneer which
now stands on the campus as a tribute to the men
who plodded across the plains on the Oregon trait
to settle the West. More sad and less rugged than
the pioneer man, the mother will lend a touch of
beauty to the niche between Susan Campbell and
Hendricks halls. Vice-president Barker’s work in
securing this beautiful bit of memorial statuary for
Oregon deserves the whole-hearted commendation
of the University.
Both Oxford and Cambridge have air squadron
and are planning annual contests. Over here we
call them debaters.
Indiana students voted against compulsory mili
tary training. And right on the eve of getting
brand new uniforms too!
ill Corner for N©tables |
This is tile eleventh of a scries cf interviews with prom
inent students on the University of Oregon campus.
Proudest, is he, of his election to senior class barber. Yet a man
like Wilfred Brown, with all the honors he has received, often jokes
and maybe that is the way he meant this. Wilfred is a Phi Beta, not
the cold, serious kind hr, one often pictures a Phi Bcte, but the jovial
kind ready to see the point of any pun.
As the author of “Stude’s Progress,” a serial appearing last year
corner tor rsiotaoies
in tiie Emerald, Wilfred depicted?
satirically, life on the Oregon
campus. It was during his out
standing campaign for senior bar
ber that he wrote a famous chap
ter on college politics.
Fundamentally, he is a news
paperman and a real one through
and through. Entering whole-heart
edly upon the -journalistic field,
Wilfred is now m the employ of
the Eugene Register, at the same
time attending the University. He
is not a bit sorry that he studied
journalism. In fact, he says that
if it could be done all over again
he would do the same thing.
"You can’t tell,” he smiled, "I
may end up as a farmer.” For IS
years before coining to the Uni
versity, Wilfred lived in Camas
Valley, Oregon, a farming district.
On tap of his Phi Beta Kappa
record, he was president of Sigma
Delta Chi. national professional
journalistic society, a member of
Tabard Inn, writers’ honorary,
and Emerald order of the O. For
two years lie was associate editor
of the Emerald. During his junior
year he acted as publicity director
\s iU('Rlii) BROWN
of Homecoming and Junior Week
end. His honors continued further
by being awarded the oigrna Delta
Chi scholarship key.
■iL *— »'
f whs garnished with mothballs,
I was naoked in a box,
S!at now I’ve had struggles,
And wallops and socks.
[ helped build the bonfire,
Got thrown in the race,
Worked on the wood-pile,
And cleaned up the place.
In the fall I played football,
Was gory with blood,
In winter 1 sledded,
And rolled in the mud.
I’ve gone to some classes,
And stuck to the chairs,
Then I’ve gone out on picnics,
Made auto repairs.
I was brought here to carry
A rusty old gun,
But canoeing and pigging’s
A great deal more fun.
I’ll go back to the army
in ribbons and tatters,
But I’ve had a great time,
So what else matters ?
* * sjs
Some egg wanted to know if
face-lifting was a minor opera
don, and the other egg told him
shat it was in the case of gold
Bill Hayward says he doesn’t
want anybody running around
the Hills up at I’ullman.
“Starving college students keep
down overhead by going with
out hats,” says Pro lessor Table
* * *
TODAY’S DUMB ENTRY ....
The astronomy major who
thinks a Umar observation is an
ADVICE TO THE LOVE-WORN
Dear Aunt Fannie: I am madly
in love. The term is about over,
and I stil lhave two term papers
to write. Axel.
Dearest Axel: Make your girl
writer her own paper, sweetness.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
This lets us out. (The door, of
$ Hass at U. S. C.
Law School Dean To Leave
By Airplane, June 16
Doan Charles E. Carpenter of
the law school will teach a class
in torts at the University of South
ern California law school this sum
mer. Dean Carpenter will not leave
until June 16, since he feels that
it is advisable to remain on the
campus until all the returns from
the year’s work are in. Due to
this delay, he will fly from Port
land to Los Angeles by airplane,
and will arrive there the evening
of June 17.
The California summer session
will be eleven weeks. Dean Car
penter will return to Oregon in
Graduation is the biggest
event in the co-ed's uni
versity life. The night of
the grand ceremony has
been planned for a year in
advance — caps, gowns,
and all, have been ordered
especially for this night—
we. too. have ordered this
distinct- stylish, foot-fit
ting pump — exactly for
this occasion, too!
[C AM PM/ !
Nature Study group—meets today
at 4 o’clock in front of the ad
building to go to Peters’ lodge.
Wear old clothes and gloves, and
Craftsman club—annual business
meeting at 7:30 tonight. All mem
bers urged to attend.
Phi Beta—meeting at 4 o'clock in
Susan Campbell hall. Important
that everyone be there.
Greater Oregon committee—final
meeting will be held in 110 John
son hall today at 4:30. Every
chairman and every committee
worker should be there.
Students are required—to remove
their personal equipment from the
gymnasium baskets before June 14.
Alpha. Delta Sigma—picnic Friday
at Melhorn park. Couples meet in
front of the College Side at 12
port to speech division office be
fore preliminaries (June 10) for
Gamma Alpha Chi—will meet in
101 Journalism at 5 o'clock today
for election of officers.
Alpha Phi announces the pledg
ing of Anne Leadbetter of Port
Phi Mu announces the initiation
to honorary alumna membership
of Miss Sue L. Badollet, Mrs. Al
bert R. Tiffany, Mrs. Nelson F.
Macduff, and Mrs. Alton F. Baker.
Phi Beta,, national professional
music and drama fraternity, an
nounces the pledging of Marian
Camp, Helen Mielke, Louise Mar
vin, and Eleanor Lewis.
When four members of the Lin
coln Memorial university were dis
charged without reason by the re
gents, the majority of the student
body went on a strike and spent
their class time loafing in the dor
Librarian Will Go
Abroad on June 11
Mri*. Mabel McClain M ill
Visit Friends in East
Mrs. Mabel E. McClain, circu
lation librarian, will sail from
Montreal, June 11, for Europe
where she will spend the summer
months. Mrs. McClain will leave
Eugene on Saturday. On her way
to the coast she will visit friends
in Boston and New York.
Dr. and Mrs. H. G. Townsend
will accompany Mrs. McClain.
Scotland, England, France, Italy,
and Germany will be the countries
visited by the party. A month
will be spent in Italy and Ger
many. In Germany Mrs. McClain
plans to attend several of the big
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
i sic Store, 972 Willamette St. t.f
MEDIUM sized black note book,
left in Condon hall Monday
night. Return to Emerald of
festivals such as the Mozart festi
val in Salzburg, which will be go
ing on while she is there.
Several years ago Mrs. McClain
went on a similar trip and she is
looking forward to revisiting many
of the places which she visited at
that time. She will return to the
campus about the middle of Sep
U °f o
Men and Women
It has been a pleasure and
a privilege to serve you—
We thank you sincerely—
“Eugene’s Own Store”
McMorran & Washburne
It won’t be
long now /
A few more days and most of you will leave for
borne . . . the campus suddenly changes from a place
of great activity to one of silent memories. The trees
. . . the shrubs . . . the buildings . . . even the old
Pioneer . . . seem lonely.
Even Eugene's streets lose much by your leaving
. . . but we here in the store are going to miss you
more than most others. . . . That time about 3:30 each
day when the store begins to hum with your cheerful
talk and a renewed activity becomes apparent because
of the hundreds of you who come to visit or buy . . .
becomes a really lonesome time.
Right away we begin to wish for the time in the
Fall when again you throng the aisles. . . . This store
was built largely with you people in mind. . . . You
have shown us that you like the store . . . we are very
glad . . . and perhaps that is why we feel your leaving
a bit more keenly than others. Some of you we will
not get to welcome again. . . . To you we wish God
speed. . . To all of you the latch string is always out
on the door of the McMorran and Washburne store.
Have a splendid vacation—and hurry back. In
the meantime we wi^l be working to make the store
more attractive than ever.