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University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor Arfton Peterson, Manager
Robert Allen, Managing Editor
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Neil Taylor, News Editor
Jack tSurke, Sports
Harney Miller, Features
Carol Hurlburt, Society
Lester McDonald, Literary
Warner Cluiss, Chief NiKht Editor
Star Reporter?: Lois Nelson, Merlin Blais, Ralph David.
Reporters: Hetty Anne Macduff, Lenore Ely, Jessie Steele, Isabelle Crowell, Ihclma
Nelson, Helen Cherry. Jack Bellinger, Betty Davis, Helen Rankin, Beth Salway.
Gcorpe Thompson. Helen Raitain. Merlin Blais, Elaine Wheeler, Roy Sheedy,
Thornton Shaw, Zorn Herman. Rufus, Kimball, Elinor Henry, Virpinia Went*, Ted
Montpomery, Elinor Jane Ballantyne. Jim Brook.
General Assignment Reporter?: Mary Bohoskey, Eleanor Coburn. Joan Cox, r reel
Fricke. Eleanor Sheeley, Barbara Jenninp, Madeline Gilbert, Katherine Manerud,
Katherine Kinp. Georpe Rool. Frances Taylor.
Day Editors: Dorothy Thomas, Thornton Gale.
Nipht Editors: Eupene Mullins, Poup White.
Assistants: Lois Weedy, Georpe Sanford, Byron Rrinton, Carl Mctzen, Betty Carpen
ter, Elinor Wood.
Jack Gregg, Advertising Manager
Larry Jackson, Foreign Advertising
Ken Siegrist, Circulation Manager
Addison Brockman, Assistant Manager
John Painton, Office Manager
Hetty Carpenter, Women's Specialties
Harriet Hoffman, Hcz Sue
Carol Werschkul, Executive Secretary
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A Grand'Man We Miss
THE room was quiet, yes, very quiet, when the first speaker
arose to address the new freshman class at its initial assembly
yesterday morning. Before that gathering he stood. It was not
the man who, for 52 years previous, had welcomed with body and
soul other collegiate foundlings. The man hesitated, then spoke in
words not so familiar to the few seasoned students in the audience
who remembered the venerable “grand old man of Oregon.”
They missed Dean John Straub. Absence of his kindly words
brought a little heart throb. Realizing that they were the first
new students in 52 years not to be greeted by the wonderful man
of whom they all had heard so much carried a prickly tingle to
many finger tips. Always he is there in heart, but yesterday at
home ill and sad not to greet the “biggest and best” class in history.
The Emerald, speaking for the student body of the University of
Oregon, knows he is loved by all. Soon, we hope, he may stand,
straight, clean, and tall, at the Administration entrance and greet
every new face.
A quiet, successful, and well-handled assembly we saw yester
day. It lacked something and we have shown what it was. In a
most admirable manner did Dean James H. Gilbert step to the
microphone, temporarily fill the shoes of the absent one, and gra
ciously pay tribute. Dean Straub must feel that we are thinking
of him, and in all sincerity we want him among us again.
• At his home we offer our meek conveyor that he may know
the activities of the students and become acquainted with new
names. All this we say and do because—we miss him.
Good Luck, George
rp'HE presidency of the Associated Students is no sinecure, as any
alumnus who has held that position can testify. It requires a
good deal of time, a high degree of executive ability, a penetrating
knowledge of the manifold concerns of the student body, and a
pleasing personality coupled with fine tact and skillful diplomacy.
It exacts conscientious attention, unlimited patience, and the gift
of being able to apply unshakeable firmness without giving offence.
All this must be tendered without financial return.
George Cherry, the student body president for 1930-31, is
qualified in every way to fill capably the position which the con
fidence of a majority of the student body gave to him in the
election last spring. Now that the golden haze of romantic combat
which enlivens campus politics has been dispelled by the passage
of time and the unromantic realities of the new year, George will
‘find himself with a real job on his hands.
Last year was a period of important changes in several de
partments of the A. S. 1J. O. administration. Cherry’s predecessor,
Tom Stoddard, bent his energies to the work of revision and expan
sion, and it will be the task of his successor to take the wheel of
the overhauled administrative machine and guide it in its trial run
over the necessary jolts of adaptation and through the inevitable
barrage of criticism. A new constitution, embodying many depar
tures from the old order and multiplying the responsibilities of the
executive; a new plan of central finance; a revised system of ath
letic administration ihese are a few of the untried tools which
Cherry must use.
“The co-operation of the students” is a phrase hackneyed be
yond the field of appeal. It sounds impressive, but it means little
to a student-body president, largely because there is little that the
average student can do in the way of direct co-operation with him.
The value of the support of their president by the students is a
moral value, and its best channels of expression are sympathetic
understanding of the magnitude and complexity of his job, toler
ance for the mistakes he must inevitably commit, and appreciation
and commendation for the successes he achieves.
Good luck, George!
A Challenge to ’34
SOME 800 freshmen marched into McArthur court yesterday
morning, listened while the band blared, sat down, listened
again while faculty, city, and student leaders welcomed them offi
cially to the University of Oregon.
But how many of these same 800 carried away with them the
essential purpose of the welcoming assembly that has been added
to the University's list of traditional events? How many, the Em
erald wonders, caught the spirit of the challenge given them by
For a challenge it was anil a serious one. You of the elass
of 193-1 are to choose between mediocrity and superiority in your
college career. You have entered school "in a high spirit of adven
ture and ambition, a definite objective, a desire to develop person
ality, to be creators rather than creatures of the forces of destiny
will win for you the right of survivorship.
Venture into fields of knowledge, form new and lasting friend
ships, enter into that famous “Oregon Spirit” of interest in the
well-being of the University thus as Dr. Hall said, can you meet
Will you accept that challenge and make the most of it? We
believe you will.
MORE than for the sake of convenience do we find the installa
tion of new underground telephone cables for the University
local. Thirteenth street, the heart of Oregon's campus, is being
cleared, and incidentally beautified, by the removal of the old, com
paratively dilapidated, telephone poles. We hereby make one big
long mark indicating another campus improvement.
Now that Pop Warner's niece is a confirmed Oregon booster
we have a definite avenue for inside dope ou the coach's tactics
for future Oregon-Stanford games.
Hc-hum. Students in China's universities are complaining be
cause their professors do not come to class. Maybe it's because
they are ou the opposite side of the earth
By Lester McDonald ♦
Five other Oregon authors have
written books this year that have
attracted considerable attention.
Alfred Powers, dean of the exten
sion division, has collected his ;
short stories in a volume entitled:
"Marooned in Crater Lake.” Nard
Jones, nov/ living in Seattle, has
published “Oregon Detour.’’ Leon
Byrne, former Emerald writer,
collaborated on a story of life
aboard a tramp steamer on the
Pacific in “Ocean Parade.” Frit
joff Michelson, Oregon newspaper
man, was co-author of “Ocean
Robert Ormond Case and Ern
est Haycox, both Emerald writers
during their college days, are sell
ing their tales to the movies.
The Carl McClains have re
turned from their summer’s trip
to Europe with trunkloads of first
editions and rare copies of books
picked up along their route of
travel. They have also a number
of very fine etchings and prints.
Dates range from the beginning
of the eighteenth century to the
latter part of the nineteenth. A
longer notice will appear in the
magazine supplement. They will
be ready for exhibition at the Co
op in a few weeks.
Beginning with the issue of Oc
tober 1, The Nation has started a
series of college articles that
ought to interest every student on
the campus. The first of the se
ries will be one by D. T. Howard,
director of personnel, Northwest
ern university. Astonishing ad
vances are being made in educa
tional methods, and the series have
a timeliness that should bring a
“The discouraging part of my
work is the pitifully small num
ber of books I read that really
matter,” said V. Sackville-West,
one of England’s best known re
viewers, in a recent interview.
Miss West has touched on a sub
ject that has troubled anyone
reading the fiction of today—it is
that type that has created the
congestion and clutter of trash
wading through hundreds of puer
ile efforts of obscures who mereiy
write passable English. Who is
there among us that cannot take
down three-fourths of the books
we have purchased in the last dec
ade and consign them to the scrap
heap ? „
Naturally enough, this tremen- j
dous output of novels that have i
no real worth coincides with thej
economic overproduction. This has !
caused, naturally, a reduction in
publishers’ lists of forthcoming
books, but with the advent of an- j
other era of prosperity who is to
say that there will not be a repe- j
tition of the same situation?
In Miss Eackville-West’s posi
tion, she sees only the best of the
output. Doubtless she has seen
many novels of fine worth and '•
merit; but these do not cause the |
sensations, nor is their sale large |
enough to pay for paper and I
printing. Even though in a;
month the trash has a big sale,
who remembers it in the next?
Perhaps the facts of the matter •
are that so few good books are I
being written, to satisfy the needs
of the publishers, that these oth
ers must pour into the market,
make their momentary success, I
and thus encourage the efforts of j
countless others to make a quick j
fortune and name. Must "geese
be sold as swans” ?
What is to be the outcome?
What will happen when modern
advertising can no longer invent
adjectives to describe their book
of the week?
*T H E W ET FOOT*
“ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FOOT TO PRINT”
The Wetfoot has now made it
a policy of lending a guiding hand
and helping foot to the freshmen
of the University and so in di
rect relation (not by marriage I
with this policy we submit the fol
WE KNOW FULL WELL
THAT THE MOST EARNEST
DESIRE OF, EACH FRESHMAN
IS TO ACQUIRE POPULARITY.
DON’T DENY IT.
Therefore, in assuming our role
of godmother (not an oathi we
shall print instructions to be fol
lowed closely by each and every
freshman who wants to make his
old home town proud of him.
How To Become Popular
I. BE DEMOCRATIC: Walk
into the professor or dean, slap
him on the back, call him by his
first name, and offer him a loaded
cigar. This will jolly him into a
good humor and will put him into
the mood for handshaking.
II. BE INDIVIDUAL: Wear
green bow ties, red cords, comb
your hair pompadour, wear a
moustache, and develop an Ox
ford (not a shoe) accent. This will
immediately set you apart as not
being of the common hoi-polloi.
III. —BE ENTHUSIASTIC: Yell
with all your might at football
games. Be collegiate and throw
peanuts. Razz your own team un
ceasingly; this will incite them to
further efforts. Walk into an
Oregon Knight meeting and an
nounce that you are going to be
cne of their number. Cheer at de
feat, at recitations, at anything
that comes to your notice. Don’t
be mistaken for a Sigma Chi—
(not a student) however, as that
would be ruinous.
IV. —BE ASSERTIVE: Walk up
to the president (also not a stu
dent ) of the University and tell
him what is wrong with the
school: sit on the senior bench, re
fuse to wear your green lid, scoff
at school traditions. If you feel
like smoking on the campus, do
so by all means; don't be ham
pered by inhibitions.
V.— BE MASCULINE: Chew j
Granger rough cut (not an ad),
eat onions and ignore halitosis.
Never dress up to do your pig
ging. Never hire a taxi, even if
it is snowing. Spend the evening
telling the woman what a damp !
smack she is, how her house does
n't rate, how she lacks so
phistication, and cap it by asking
her where she got her false teeth, j
Remember that women simply
adore cave men and just eat this
sort of thing up.
VI.—BE FRIENDLY: Walk up
and butt in on the conversation of
the campus highlights, step up to
the athletes and slap them on the
back and ask for an introduction
to their babes, yell at everyone
gcross the street (let them know,
however, that you are not running
for office), shout out in the Col
lege Side, and always be willing
to proffer your advice in bridge
games. Always remember that
the only reason that they don’t
ask for it is because they are prob
If the above rules are followed
carefully they will make any
(*Note — Fame usually comes
Faviile Journeys Far
In Pacific Northwest
David E. Faviile, dean of the
school of business administration,
made a 3,000 mile automobile trip
through the northwest during the
summer vacation. He went by way
of Spokane, Okanogan and Wen
atchee to Kamloops, returning by
the caribou trail along the Frazier
river and thence home, stopping
at Union, Oregon, to attend the
weeding of Paul Ager, comptrol
ler, and Marion Phy, secretary to
President Hall, on September 2.
Open House Location
Announced for Groups
The V. W. C. A. Hut has been
chosen by independent girls of the
University as their location when
they entertain at Open House to
morrow night, announcement has
been made from the office of the
dean of women. Orchestra and re
freshment expenses will be borne
party by the Y. W. and partly by
the girls, each of whom are ask
ed to bring 20 cents.
Theta Omega has chosen the
Friendly hall association floor for
Ship's ‘’Toot’ Gives Boy
Scare ill Alaskan Port
The prospect of swimming home
from Alaska confronted Robert
Hardy, summer session student, as
he stood upon the shore and
watched the "Floating U" disap
pear into the dusk. The steamer
had stopped in Ketchikan, to visit
the Indian village of Metlakatla.
As he approached the dock in the
dusk, after having visited with ac
quaintances, the alarming situa
tion of the disappearing vessel be
came apparent, but after much in
quiring he learned the boat had
merely left to dock at another
Blue Book Magazine
Has Thacher's Story
The November number of the
Blue Book magazine, just re-'
leased, contains a football story:
by VV. F. G. Thacher, professor of
advertising and short story writ
ing. The story this year is enti
tled ‘'The Coach.” It has become
the custom of this magazine to
run a football story by Professor'
Thacher every fall.
Yesterday we saw: PAT Mc
MURRAY shivering on the library
steps; LARRY BAY delivering
Emerald? in the cool of the morn
ing; JACK STIPE carrying on a
romantic conversation in the Co
op; DAISY SATTERFIELD exhib
iting rapt Interest in class; BET
TY REBEC sitting on the senior
bench; GEORGINE LYONS blow
ing her nose; SIDNEY HOFF
MAN tweaking his moustache;
JACK BLANCHARD bumming a
match; and HAL RHUSTON with
his elbows on the table.
Write New Book
Michelson, Byrne Authors
Of Travel Story
Two former University of Ore
gon students, Fred B. Michelson
and Leon K. Byrne have, accord
ing to book reviewers, “joined the
ranks of successful writers with
the recent publication of their tra
vel-adventure story, “Ocean Pa
The co-authors, both majors in
journalism while at the University
*of Oregon, are well known in Pa
cific coast newspaper circles.
Michelson, at present editor of the
Western Canner and Packer in
San Francisco, has been a report
er on Albany, Portland, and San
Francisco dailies. Byrne, after
leaving the University, reported
for the Oregonian and for New
York and San Francisco papers.
Michelson was night editor, and
Byrne associate editor of the Em
erald in ’24 and ’25 respectively.
“Ocean Paradise,” which is list
ed as a best seller in Portland and
other cities, is the story of their
experiences as members of the
crew of a freighter that cruised
in Oriental waters. It tells of their
encounters with hurricanes, the
rescue of the crew of a sinking
ship, fights with Chinese bandits
and roistering nights ashore in
Chinese and Japanese ports.
Scholarship Will Provide
A scholarship valued at approxi
mately $2000 has been offered
the school of architecture by Ion
Lewis, of the firm of Whidden and
Lewis, architectural firm in Port
land for 40 years, according to
Dean Ellis F. Lawrence. The
money will come from interest and
income-bearing property and will
be used by a graduate student as
a traveling fellowship in architec
Restrictions placed on the schol
arship recipient are that he be a
resident of the state of Oregon
for at least one year before ap
pointment, and that he be within
certain age limits, yet to be deter
mined. Should there be no one
worthy of the award that fulfills
these requirements the money
shall be used for an undergradu
The scholarship will be admin
istered by Harrison Whitney and
Morris Whitehouse, representing
the American Institute of Archi
tects, from Portland, and Dean
Ellis F. Lawrence, representing
the University of Oregon. It will
not be available for about one
Sigma Alpha Mu announces the
pledging of Harry Siegel of New
Wesley dub invites all students
to church night party tonight, at
8 o'clock, Methodist church.
. -X.- i
Senior managers of all sports
will meet at 4 o’clock this after
noon (Friday) at the Phi Psi
Independent girls will hold open
house at Y..W. C. A- Bungalqw.
Girls bring 20 cents to help ex
penses of orchestra.
j Volleyball practice for girls will
begin in all classes Monday.
Oregana staff, both buxine ss
and editorial, .will meet today at
4 o’clock in 104 Journalism.
Freshmen wishing to try out
for Oregana business staff leave
names with Roger Bailey, at the
Radio reception of Oregon-Drake
game will begin at the Y. BJ. C. A.
hut at 6:15. All students who do
not have access to radio welcome.
Tomorrow Last Day
To Register, Pallett
Tomorrow, Saturday, October 4,
is the last day to register or add
a course, it was announced today
by Earl M. Pallett, registrar. All
students who have not registered
may do so until then, but must
pay a fee for every day after the
last date, which was Saturday,
September 27, until a sum of $5
Any student wishing to add a
course or change his registration
may do so for a fee of $1 until
ADD DISTINCTION WITH A ZEST
Flowers can be just flowers, or by harmonious color arrangements, they
can be a beautiful ornament.
Corsages are chic . . . and do show a dainty taste that displays the co-ed’s
individuality and personality.
Too much cannot be said about centerpieces. As everyone knows, it is
up to the florist to make an'attractive arrangement suitable to the occasion
. . . and may we say that our efforts stop at no ends!
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