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. EDITORIALS <• FEATURES ♦ HUMOR ♦ LITERARY ♦
University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor
Willis Dunlway, Managing Editor
Anton Peterson, Manager
Dave Wilson. Rex Tussing, Hill Duniway, Harry Van Dine
Neil Taylor, News Editor
Jack Burke, Sports
Barney Miller, Features
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Editor’s Secretary: Mary Helen Corbett
Carol Hurlburt, Society
Lester McDonald, Literary
Warner Guiss, Chief Night Editor
Executive Reporters: I.ois Nelson Merlin Blais ,Pallantyn'- B*tty Anne
MnoHnff Tfd Montgomery. Victor Kaufman, Rufus Kimball. ,
Macduff. Jed MontK) e y „ The]ma Nelson, Jack Bollinger, Betty Davss,
R°PHrfIn‘ Rankin' Beth 'satwsy. Georae Thompson, Zora Berman, Virginia Wentz,
Helen Rankin, IJet h oalway^ * Fricke, Madeline Gilbert, George
Night Staff: 'Tuesday—Eugene D. Mullins, Dave Longshore, Mary t ranees I ett.bone,
Night'Staff:" Wednesday Doug Wight, Yvonne Smith, Carolyn Trimble, Mary Margaret
N :ght*Staff • Thursday -D irothy Johnson, Stan Price, Earl Kirchoff. Gwen Elsmore.
Night stnff * Friday- Elinor Henry. Harold Jtirkensnaw, Joseph baslavsky, h red h ricke.
Snorts Staff- Mack Hall Bruce Hamby, Alfred Abranz, Erwin Lawrence. Kelman
P Kc«^ Vincent fiaies, Mahr Reymcrs, Esther Hayden. Ed Goodnough._
Copy Department: Janet Alexander, Beth Salway, Martin Allen. Barney Miller, Victor
Cony Asfs“tIntaTjMnSaBnywu. Viola Morgan. Office Records: Louise Barclay
nffir*- Assistants’ Marjorie Bass, Evangeline Miller, Jean McCroskey, Jane Cook, Vir
Snta eSl Commons. Virginia Smith. Ruth Du,land, Mary Lou Patrick.
Production" Assistants: Gwendolyn Wheeler, Marjorie Painton, Marian McCroskey,
Adveituimr^SoHcitors^ThJs^lssue: Bill Barker Dick Goebel, Victor Kaufman, George
Branstator, Betty Zimmerman. Aunton Bush.
Keep the Lid On
AN undeterminable something is smouldering, spitting fire,
behind the doors of a student council at the University of
California, so intimates the editor of the Stanford Daily.. A boil
ing pot, red from its furor over a student editor who would
DAHE, who would believe it his DUTY to print his honest
opinion in the face of dissenting officials.
He was jerked from his chair. The action was applauded by
a Ban Francisco Chronicle sports writer who believes that a
“cub,” as he calls the Californian editor, has immature ideas and
should be curbed and censored for the best “interests” of his
University. We wonder, can he be a newspaper man?
Whatever the rumbling is within the walls of the student
council room, it has not yet manifest itself. Yet who knows
but that they may be plotting or drafting some neat little meas
ure to bind the keys of the editor’s typewriter—to release them
at their own leisure? A new man will take the Californian
throne at the beginning of next term. May he become aware
of the situation and fight it. If his action brings expulsion, may
other staff members in line refuse the tarnished crown.
Surely the California Student Council is aware of what cen
sorship will mean! Unfathomable is a picture of students inter
estedly reading a stripped and. moulded editorial column. What
weight will the Californian’s advocacies carry ? Who will regard
the articles as anything but leporls and arguments of the stu
dent council? No one. The officials will cramp themselves.
They will be depriving their fellow students of their rights. They
will be narrowing the scope of capnpus opinion!
An inherent right permtts the newspaper man liberty and an
inherent sense of right will guide his typewriter toward justice.
His decisions will be governed by newspaper ethics arising for
A college editor is aware of this. All of his decisions will
be toward that which he believes best for his institution. His
support will be apportioned among pigeon holes of his own
Doubt Among Mighty
TN view of the imminence of exam v/eek, the personnel re
■*" search bulletin number 8, which, since it first appeared last
week, has attracted about as much attention on the campus as
the now famous Carnegie Bulletin No. 23 did throughout the
country last year, assumes a particular interest.
Bulletin No. 8 is a study of the correlation between faithful
attendance at classes and scholastic achievement. Its final con
clusion is that such correlation is very slight. The research was
made by Howard R. Taylor, associate professor of psychology,
assisted by Kathryn E. Fry. In the introduction to the bulletin
Mr. Taylor says:
"The final examination is taken as the criterion of student
achievement. This is undoubtedly the weakest point in the study,
for the writer has never yet been able to construct a final exam
ination which he could unhesitatingly defend as even a reason
ably valid measure of real (i. e., functional as opposed to formal)
Such a frank admission of the weakness of the final exam
inatkui system, coming as it does from a member of the faculty,
is certain to meet with the exultant approval of many students
who find therein what appeals to be an authoritative justifica
tion for their own dislike of finals.
Final examinations arc admittedly, then, a poor measure of
student achievement. However, all criticism of them is made
less valid by the difficulty of suggesting any suitable substitute
for them. They have come to be so closely associated with the
factory system of standardized education which marks American
universities that any attempt to uproot them would be much
like removing a cancerous growth in an advanced stage from
a man- there is grave danger of killing the patient.
It’s Springtime in Marshes
<< \ RENT these nights of warm rains and days of warm sun
just wonderful, girls?”
"Vos. but I'm praying for a real freeze to put ice on the big
marsh between Condon hall and the Women's Quadrangle so
that I can get from the College Side to the gym in time for
my gym class without getting bogged down. Imagine trying to
enter into the spirit of a class in aesthetic dancing just after
wading through a hundred yards of gumbo which looks like Bell
field in Corvallis."
• * » * «
The comptroller recently requested all heads of departments
to turn in requests for remodelling and renovating to bo done
during the Christmas holidays. As self-appointed head of the
Department of the Moral Welfare <>t the Student Body, the Em
erald requests that a board-walk be put in aVross the local Styx.
v\hi- h all who tro: are damned.
Manager’s Office Open
Except for Christmas and New
Year’s days the graduate mana-;
ger's office will be open for busi-.
ness at the regular hours through
out the Christmas vacation, ac
cording “Doc" Robnett, assist
ant grad ate manager.
All hoi ,e representatives having
tickets for International Pageant
please turn in your tickets and
money at the International house
some time today.
Practice Teachers must make ar
rangements with the dean of wo
men as to place to stay during the
first part of the holidays.
All money and tickets for the
Christmas College ball must be
turned in by representatives to:
Helen Chaney at the Alpha Xi Del- J
ta house today.
New sophomore men’s service
honorary group picture for Ore
gana at 12:45 today, east end of
Town Girls’ club meets this af
ternoon at 4 in 110 Johnson. All
Eugene girls are requested to be j
Beta Gamma Sigma group pic- !
lure taken today at east entrance
of Condon hall, 12:45.
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’ Hates Payable In Advance
20c first three lines; 5c every
additional line. Minimum charge
20c. Contracts made by arrange
Telephone 3300; local 214
BLACK leather notebook; reward.
Call 2967. Ben Vitou.
BARKER Duofold fountain pen.
Pearl and black. Lost Decern- I
ber 4. Jim Morgan, Sigma Phi |
BLACK leather keycase contain
ing nine keys. REWARD. Re
turn to Miss Bailey in Commerce'
building or to Emerald Business
LARGE, clean, well-heated rooms
for men. Two blocks from cam
pus and very quiet for studying.
Board furnished if desired. Make
reservations now for next term.
90S Alder street. Phone 3125.
TWO 2-room apartments, two
sleeping rooms, and one garage.
Men or a married couple pre
ferred. Blakely apartments, 749
E. 13th street.
CLEAN, comfortable, quiet room
for two men. Opposite campus.
$12 including garage. Make res
ervation for next term. 931
East 11th street. Phone 2283-J.
ROOMS Very desirable and in
convenient location to campus.
Reasonable rent. 1261 Alder.
LATE MODEL 1924 Ford coupe.
$45 if taken by Tuesday. 1741
Moss street. Phone 9I5-J.
GENUINE beaver jacket. Latest
HARVARD CLASSICS — Dr. EL
iot's Five Foot Book Shelf.
Practically unused. Call 1285.
JACK GREGG call for his Colon
ial theatre pass.
SEVERAL MEN and women may
find part-time work. Call Satur
days, 1471 Patterson street.
TUTORING Literature Survey,
Personal Hygiene, Survey of
Science, Elementary Psychology,
Shakespeare. Classical Poets,
First, Second, ami Third Year
French, Call Margaret Orman
dy, 2182 after 2 o'clock.
WILL CARE for patients in my
house. Good care guaranteed.
Reasonable rates. 1093 W. 7th
Ave. Phone 2878-M.
WANT someone to share expenses
to Los Angeles December 17.
Closed car. Russell Taylor, j
Junction City. Route 1.
CO El' BEAUTY SHOP 749 tilth
avenue E. Plume 2530-W or
LOST Brown leather purse con
taining glasses, money, etc. Re
tard Call J.iue Warner 2308.
PI Sigma group picture taken to- I
day at east entrance of Condon
ha'll, 12:44. *
Christmas Seal money must be
turned in to the dean of women's
Kwama Oregana group picture
12:45 today, east end of Condon |
Social swim tonight at women’s
gym from 7:15 to 9 p. m. Admis
Delta Tau Delta announces the
pledging of Raleigh Graver, of
Carl Furr III
Carl J. Furr, of the Romance
language department, is ill with
Articles by Five
November Issue of Social
The November number of the
Commonwealth Review, a bi
monthly journal edited by the
school of*applied social science, has
just been released from the press.
Five University of Oregon profes
sors have articles in this issue, in
iddition to articles by two outside
The frontispiece contains a pic
ture of the Willamette falls at Ore
gon City, an illustration in con
nection with an article entitled
'Public Utility Districts for Ore
gon,” by Emerson P. Schmidt, pro
fessor of economics, University of
Minnesota, formerly at Oregon.
Other articles include: “The Pro
posed Consolidation of the Gov
ernments of Portland and Multno
mah County,” by Charles McKin
ley, professor of political science,
Reed college; “The Taxation of
Public Property,” by James D. i
Barnett, professor of political sci
ence; “Recognition in Law of
Aesthetic Considerations,” by Carl- !
ton E. Spencer, professor of law:
“The Municipal Debt Situation in |
Oregon,” by Dr. James H. Gilbert. :
dean of the college of literature, !
science, and the arts, Dr. Philip A. 1
Parsons, dean of the school of ap- j
plied science, is editor of the Re- ;
The remainder of the magazine
includes editorials, news notes,
♦ THE WETFOOT ♦
“ALL. THE NEWS THAT’S FOOT TO PRINT”
GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.
WE'VE .JUST GOT A GREAT
IDEA. NOW THAT W'E’VE DIS
COVERED THAT THE WOMEN
HAVE ALL TAKEN UP CLOG
GING, WHY NOT SUBSTITUTE
IT FOR A MURAD INASMUCH
AS WOMEN DON’T SMOKE AT
DANCES. IF ANYONE PULLS
A BONER, SHE CAN IMME
DIATELY BREAK INTO A CLOG,
AND THEREBY BECOME THE
LIFE OF THE PARTY.
* % * )
He fell in the dance
Did George McKain;
Docs said he died
Of a clog on the brain.
* * *
Of . course, that remark ..was
made purely to harmonize with the
paragraph above it. If the open
ing paragraph had to do with
stamp collecting we naturally
would have said that he died of a
stamp on the head.
AND WHAT'S THIS WE HEAR
ABOUT ED MOELLER AND
JOHN DONOHUE BEING SEEN
I'LAYING CHECKERS IN THE
COLLEGE SID^ YESTERDAY.
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Little Alec says that student
opinion shouldn’t be too harsh on
the subject, that he has the pure
ipiiil that the boys are preparing to
pass the examination so they can
he members of the Eugene city
lire force next year.
And now that exam time is ap
proaching, everyone wishes that he
had majored in art. We understand
that exams are at the minimum in
that department. We aren’t inter
ested, because scandal is at a min
IN OUR SPARE MOMENTS
WE HAVE BEEN MAKING AN
INTENSIVE STUDY OF ' MUSI
CAL TERMS AND, AFTER STU
DYING WEBSTER’S UNA
BRIDGED DICTIONARY, THE
LIFE OF CHOPIN, AND INTER
VIEWING GEORGE WEBER,
VINT HALL, BOB GOODRICH
AND THE MEMBERS OF THE
MUSIC FACULTY, WE HEREBY
PRESENT THE MODERN MUSI
CAL LEXICOGRAP HERS
* * *
Trumpet—A command given by a
bridge player to his partner.
Quartette—A small quart.
Note—The reason our deportment
was low in high school.
FLAT—A built-in sink, a daven- '
port, a radio, and a landlord, all ;
Sharp—Doesn’t apply to our room !
Bar—A five-cent piece of candy |
(tut, tut, we foxed you on that
Flute—The thing that wins a lot
of football games.
Trio—Italian for a large herbivor
Drum—A large cask used to hold
crude oil. Refined oil, also.
Solo—Taken from “Ten Nights in
a Bar Room,” The following
line is the one. “Oh tell me,
father, how could you sink—”
Baritone—A verb, meaning to car
ry a tune.
Harmony—A breakfast food made
Band—A wire used to straighten
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
Dancing 9-12 $1.35 Per Couple
• . , 9 ' *» , 0
WINTER GARDEN ORCHESTRA
Symphony—A word moaning con
Xylophone—An ancient Mexican
Blues—That was a mistake, the
printer shouldn’t have stuck the
Chorus—Meaning crude or not
Guitar—Sniffing salts is good for
Mute—The most desirable kind
Chords—That one’s too obvious,
we won’t even make an effort
Fitch—What saxophone players
should be boiled in.
Verse—We know this is, but than it
heavens this is done.
WELL, THAT’S ABOUT ALL
FOR TODAY. WE HOPE THIS
KEEPS YOU AWAKE IN YOUR
8 O’CLOCK. IF NOT, WE’LL
HAVE TO HAVE THEM CHANGE
THE EMERALD BROADCAST
TO THAT HOUR.
Spanish Still Popular
Among Oregon Schools
That Spanish is still as popular j
as it ever was is shown by the i
answers to ten of the question
naires sent to high schools
throughout the state, by Carl J.
Furr cf the Romance language de
In schools where the number of
students taking Spanish has fallen
off, the questionnaires show that
the reason is not due to a disin
clination of students but because
the course is not offered to many
on account of the lack of a full
time Spanish teacher.
The purpose of the question
naires is to determine the popu
larity -of the subject with high
school students and also the ex
tent of the demand for Spanish
teachers. The results will be re
ported at the annual meeting of
the American Association of Span
PH D. GREEN
STORE FOR MEN
Come in before vacation and let ns cheek your
ear. We ask you to do this for the good of the
ear, as there are many tilings that must have regu
George A. Halton
Broadway and Olive
ish Teachers at Boston December
26 and 27, by Dr. Leavitt O.
Wright, professor in the Romance
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