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FEATURES ♦ HUMOR . LITERARY ♦.
University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor Anton Peterson, Managei
Willis Dunhvay, Managing Editor
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Dave Wilson, Harry Van Dine—Editorial Writers
Editor’s Secretary: Mary
Phil Cogswell, Sports
Barney Miller, Features
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TJECAUSE forty school teachers in Lane county are out of
work, the county school superintendent believes that mar
ried women should not be employed in public schools.
“There are too many married women teaching,” he is re
ported as saying. “They don’t give the girls a fair chance. Some
districts now will not hire married women.”
That is probably no direct concern of University students.
Yet the truth of the matter is obvious, even from this long
range guessing-point. There is no surplus of excellent or even
merely good instructors in any scholastic division from the most
elementary to the highest. No matter how well Oregon teachers
rank in comparison with those of other states, Oregon grade and
high school teachers have been unsatisfactory.
As products of a school system so much dependent on dollars
as the Oregon system seems to be, that judgment is not made
at quite so long a range as it first seemed.
It is quite easy to grant that between persons of equal ability
the one needing the employment most should be given prefer
ence. We would not even quarrel ^ith the superintendent as
to the necessities of a mother and of a daughter. We would
rather place emphasis upon another statement, made by the po
"Three normal schools in the state are trying their best to
graduate teachers, and there are not jobs enough to go around.”
The normal schools are not alone. University of Oregon and
Oregon State college contribute equally as much to the surplus
of not-so-good instructors who produce a not-so-good graduate.
We would hate to see further evidence of slackening of interest
in educational requirements in order to make way for marital
There’s even that fitting suggestion quoted by Ted Cook. It
asks that President Hoover by proclamation secure everybody’s
immediate divprce to end this married-woman complaint.
A PPROXIMATELY five hundred high school students, repre
senting almost every high school in the state, will gather
on the campus this week-end to be guests of the Associated Stu
dents at the eleventh annual High Schoon Conference. They will
attend gatherings in order to better equip themselves to tackle
the many problems facing the leaders in the secondary institu
Many things have been planned by tlie committee in charge
of the affair and every member of the faculty will co-operate
to make the event a success. There is little doubt but that the
visitors will return home after the conference with many ideas
which will Help them with their work.
While the Associated Students and members of the faculty
will work together to make tHe conference better than ever be
fore, it will be necessary for t He various living organizations
on the campus to do their share. The visitors will form their
real impressions of college life from thoir contacts with the
houses when all is said and done, it will be the session around
a cheery fireplace Unit will be remembered the longest.
Several times in past years some organization has made an
unfavorable impression on its guests with a harmless though
foolish prank. Nothing serious has ever come of these frivoli
ties, but they tend to give a visiting high school student the
wrong idea of college life.
While the delegates come here primarily for the valuable in
formation they will receive in the meetings, they also come witli
u longing to see typical college life at first hand. Let’s try to
make their visit interesting, do our best to show them a good
time, and act as college men and women should.
Tj' OLLOWING the lead of metropolitan dailies, the Emerald
must perforce claim credit for the innovation of campus im
. provements which it tias advocated editorially.
*. Hence we point with pride to the constructions of a tempo
rary causeway across the morass which in tHe summertime is
a dirth path leading from Condon hall to the women’s quad
rangle. The gravel path which now raises itself above high
water level is indeed an improvement, and hundreds of students
are no doubt quietly grateful.
But the construction of a cement or board walk offers the
only permanently satisfactory solution to tins local locomotion
problem, and it remains to be seen whether or nut the top of
the gravel walk will remain above water rfter the first really
sincere ram or snow storm.
By Lester McDonald ♦
Outstanding Recent Books
“Heaven Folk,” by Waldemar
“Memories and Vagaries,” oy
“N and E,” by RockwelJ Kent.
“Part: :s,” by Carl Van Vech
“Lone Cowboy,” by Will
“Waters Under the Earth,” by
Collected Poems by D. H.
“College Graduates and Civi
lization,” by Mary Lee.
With the unsatisfactory fiction
year of 1930 behind us, one won
ders if this year will bring a rich
er yield of novels? Certainly,
among the Americans, at least,
there are not more than three or
four novels published during the
past twelve months to which we
can point with any pride. Publish
ers and booksellers have naturally
suffered immensely because of the
unmentionable. The dollar book
scheme has been far from success
ful. The knowledge of astute pub
lishers with an eye to the ledger
that good books do not make much
money unless they are chosen by
one of the monthly distributing
clubs has kept them within the
field of republishing established
favorites or the Zane Gray-Temple
Bailey type of opus.
Yet there are some worthwhile
names in America whose books
would not be a financial loss. What
has become of these great ones of
several years ago? Might we not
expect something from at least
several of them during the coming
year? The list includes Sherwood
Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, Willa
Cather, Ben Heeht, Glenway Wes
cott, Ruth Suckow, Sinclair Lewi :,
and Floyd Dell.
In “A Vagabond De Duxe,” by
John Marshall, is found a new kind
of travel book. A young Univer
sity of Illinois graduate goes about
the world without money but car
rying a complete outfit of what
the best dressed young men should
wear including a tuxedo. He gets
all the way around on plain intes
tinal stamina, getting the best of
hotel accommodations, long air
plane rides, and good meals from
momentary friends he picks up cn
On the whole it is rather unsatis
factory, the reader becoming a lit
tle bored with endless details on
how he works people. Little is told
of the countries he visits. The num
ber of miles traveled or how he
worms his way into the “best cir
cles” entirely usurps and over
shadows the appeal of far places.
In one part he tells of meeting
two young University of Oregon
lads playing in an orchestra on the
President Pierce, voyaging in the
Norman Douglas, author of
“South Wind,” has recently pub
lished a non-fiction work called
“Goodbye to Western Culture.” To
this writer the book seems shock
ingly immature and weak to come
from such an eminently original
thinker. In the book Douglas
scores our civilization as against
that of India, and throws his lot
ii with the latter. His facts are
well gleaned, but there is too much
evidence of blind anger at things
western to make it a serious criti
Prolific Arnold Bennett has just
published a new novel, ‘‘Imperial
Palace,” in which he describes the
management of a hotel in exas
perating detail. When one is fin
ished there is little about a hotel
he doesn’t know. Mr. Bennett was
recently excoriated in Somerset
Maugham's novel, "Cakes and Ale:
oi a Skeleton in the Cupboard."
along with Thomas Hardy.
This fall and winter has seen
more republishing of classics than
has been done for several years.
The Modern Library's most recent
contribution is Bayard Taylor's
translation of ‘‘Faust.*’ Steven
son's "Kidnapped." illustrated be
i Rowland Hilder, has been printed
I by the Oxford Press. Dutton's are
issuing a "Swan's Shakespeare,” in
three volumes. From the Viking
Press comes an at tractive edition
"of Handley Cross.” by Surtees, with
Ian introduction by Siegfried Sas
soon. and with Leech's illustrations
! in full color. One thousand vol
! nines comprise the American quo
ta William Cobbetl's "Advice to
Young Men and t Incidentally > to
Young Women," with illustration.
by Gtlbrav ha- just been repub
* Jr lied by Alfred Knopf.
Clerks at Co-op
Snowed Under by
Ex-try!! Latest news from the
front! Harrasseci Co-op employes
are demanding roller skates. The
situation at the textbook counter
is especially serious. Reports from
the scene of the encounter an
nounce that ammunition is running
j low. The defenders are optimistic:
| one “Romantic Poets” remains.
I Minor cuts and injuries abound,
I but no fatalities have yet been re
ported. Members of both parties
suffer from fallen arches.
Severe shock was sustained by
one gallant worker when a well
meaning versification stude de
mand “The Wicked Horses’ An
thropology.” He finally succumbed
to "The Winged Horse Anthropol
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TERED,” AND OTHER PAEANS
OF DESPAIR, HEARD ISSUING
FROM THE BUSY COMMITTEE
MEN AND OTHERS PROMI
NENT IN THE CAMPUS EYE.
IT SEEMS THAT THERE WERE
TWO SWEDES, LUIGI ANG GUI
SEPPE BY NAME. “WILL YOU
HAVE A CIGARETTE” OF
FERED LUIGI. “SIR,” SAID
HIS PAL, GUISEPPA (A SW'ED
ESS) I AM A KAPPA KAPPA
GAMMA.” “PARDON ME,”
SAID LUIGI, APOLOGETICAL
LY, “TAKE THE PACKAGE.”
YES, THERE WERE TWO
# * *
Gone in body but still in mind,
Is Peter H. McGunn;
Morn and night he boasted that
He was a native son.
And let that be a warning to m.v
roommate from the sunny south
land. I haven’t done anything
about it yet, but some of these
* * *
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THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLD- j
We see by yesterday's Emerald
that Prof. Smith says that north
erners often sail in South Ameri
ca. We might have suggested,
looking over last term's reports,
that Dr. Smith did not have to go
so far from home to find a place
where they fail.
* * •
A bit weak, perhaps, but none
the less the principle still remains
* * *
WE UNDERSTAND THAT AP
PROXIMATELY 30 PER CENT
OF THE MEMBERS OF ONE OF
THE ECON CLASSES FLUNKED
DURING THE PAST TERM.
WHAT A SHAME THAT THE
FACULTY FLUNKS SO MANY
OUT OF SO FEW FREE COURS
ES IN THE UNIVERSITY..
* * *
Little Muriel says that, in the
eyes of the administration, popu
larity may be preserved but never
We were all elated when we read
yesterday morning's Emerald and
read that Richard Byrd was slated
to speak. We were all primed to
attend and learn how to fly across
the North Pole in one easy lesson
until we read the last paragraph.
* . * *
Well, if anyone hears any scan
dal or anything they .won't have
to read this.
HEARD AT MEETING
(Continued from Page One)
by Professor Thorstenberg of this
University, who died recently.
“They constitute the first au
thentic collection of the type to
date, and in addition are very in
teresting reading,” Dr. Thompson
said. He also commended the ef
forts of Dr. E. L. Packard, chair
man of the University of Oregon
research council, to get them pub
Two ..former Oregon faculty
members were on the program of
the Modern Language association
meeting. They were Dr. K. F.
Reinhardt, now of Stanford, and
Dr. A. H. Rowbotham, now of the
University of California. Dr.
Wright also saw Verne Blue, who
was on this campus last year, and
who is now doing research work
under the federal government.
Dr. Wright read a paper at each
of the conventions which he at
“In New England, they charged
me with bringing a snow storm
from Oregon. I denied it and told
them that that kind of weather
W’as not Oregonian,” Dr. Wright
said. Dr. Wright says that he was
glad to get back to Oregon and
see green grass and green hills
DISLIKED BY WOMEN
(Continued from Page One)
duties around the house and there
is not so much time to rest. Why
couldn't we have afternoon classes
instead ? Everyone would like
them a lot better.
"I think that one of the ideas in
mind when Saturday classes were
introduced was the keeping of stu
dents on the campus. Everyone has
a right to leave the campus over
the week-end. without having to
cut a class to do it. If Saturday
classes are not meeting' their aim,
they should be abolished."
The majority of women with
who she has discussed the subject
are not in favor of Saturday class
es. according to Irma -Logan, jun
ior in sociology.
‘T think that they are pretty
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Keep your own buck dry
by let 1 ing the Oregon
mist fall ou the top of
your ' rumpus erate.
And For Gas
llth and Hilyard
much of a failure. One of the rea
sons, I think, is that the professor
himself is very frequently opposed
“Then again,” she continued, “by"
Saturday one more or less expects
recreation and if one has to attend
class, you never enter into the
spirit of it. I think that we should
have another day besides Sunday
entirely free of classes.
“I don’t think that they accom
plish their aim of relieving build
ing congestion which I understand
is one of the chief reasons for their
inception. Then, also, I think that
it looks rather out of place to have
a six-day week when the general
trend in business and labor is to
ward a five-day week.”
Dorothy Kirk, senior in journal
ism and president of Theta Sigma
Phi, woman’s journalism honorary,
says, “Saturday classes are certain
ly not very popular and they are
evidently not a success. They inter
fere with the students who work
and make it hard for those who
like to go home over the week
ends, although I think that they
are advisable for some laboratory
sections when afternoon schedules
VARSITY BARBER SHOP
Next to Oregana
School of Medicine
Durham, N. C.
On October 1, 1931, carefully
selected first and third year
students will be admitted. Ap
plications may be sent at any
time and will be considered in
the order of receipt. Cata
logues and application forms
may be obtained from the Dean.
Trip to Mexico
Made by Faville
A five-day boat trip to Mexico
with stopovers at Los Angeles and
San Diego was made by Dean Fa
ville of the school of business ad
ministration during the holidays.
Two boats of a San Francisco
steamship line cleared from San
Francisco for Ensenada December
29, and returned January 3. The
highlights of the trip, according
to Dean Faville, were the digni
fied manner with which the New
Year was welcomed-in aboard
ship and the landing of the pas
sengers by launch at the pier at
The pier, a quivery thing built
from railroad rails and long since
rusted to mere shadows of their
former selves, offered scant secur
ity to sea-going legs. Most visi
tors made but one trip ashore de
spite glowing offers on the part
of the steamship company that as
many trips ashore as the passen
gers desired could be made.
Graduate at Flying School
Arlen E. McCarty, graduate of
the University last June, captain
in the R. O. T. C., and member i
of Alpha Tau Omega social fra-;
ternity, is now in the aviation'
school at San Antonio, Texas.
Speneer Goes to Meeting
Carlton E. Spencer, professor of
law, attended a meeting of the
committee on jurisprudence of the
Oregon State Bar association,
which met in Portland, Decem
PLEDGING ANNOUNCEMENT j
Sigma Alpha Epsilon announces I
the pledging of Ben Blair, of San 1
Francisco, California, and Milton j
Gallagher, of Portland.
Christian Science organization
meets tonight in the Y. W. C. A.
bungalow at 7:30.
House managers' association
will have special meeting today in
110 Johnson at 4 o'clock.
Mens’ varsity debate squad will
meet in room 2 of Friendly hall
from 4 to 5 o'clock.
Alpha Delta Sigma special meet
ing at 5 p. m. today in Mr. Thach
er's office. Very important.
All the Oregana representatives
please be at the Pi Beta Phi house
tonight at 7:30. Very important.
Sigma Delta Chi meeting at
noon today at College Side Inn.
Honoraries report when ready
for Oregana group pictures.
Athletic representatives of va
rious living organizations meet at
4:30 today in the office of the
Tryouts for Studio Plays will be
held in Guild hall this afternoon
at 4 o'clock. Everyone welcome
to try out for the plays.
Eagle Scout dinner meeting at
6 o’clock tonight at the Anchor
age. All Eagle Scouts are urged
to be present.
Theta Chi announces the pledg
ing of Hal Verble of Fresno, Cali
fornia; Wilbur Campbell of Eu
gene, and William Daggett of
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