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. EDITORIALS ♦ FEATURES * HUMOR ♦ LITERARY •
University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor Anton Peterson, Manager
Willis Dnniway, Managing Editor
Rex Taming—Associate Editor
Dave Wilson, Lois Nelson, Harry Van Dine—Editorial Writers
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Editor’s Secretary: Mary Helen Corbett
Assistant: Lillian Rankin
Karnev Miller. Features
Carol Hurlburt, Society
Lester McDonald, Literary
Warner Guias, Chief Night Editor
Phil Cogswell, Sports
Reporters: Lois Nelson, Merlin Blais, Betty Anne Macduff, Roy Sheedy, Ted Mont
gomery, Jessie Steele, Isabelle Crowell, Jack Bellinger, Betty Davis, Helen Cherry,
Virginia Wentz, Jim Brooke. Joan Cox, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Madelene Gilbert,
Dupuis, Beverly Caverhill, Frances Johnston, Ned Mars, Oscar Munger, Carl
Thompson. ^ ^
Night Staff: Wednesday—Doug Wight, Tvonne Smith, Carolyn Trimble, Mary Margaret
Day Editors: Thornton Gale, Lenorc F.ly, Thornton Shaw.
Sports Staff: Vincent Gates, Ed Goodnough, Bruce Hamby, Ervin Laurence, Esther
Hayden. _ _
Radio Staff: Art Potwin, director: Carol Hurlburt, secretary: Dave Eyre, reporter.
Harry Tonkon, Associate Manager
Jack Gregg, Advertising Manager
Larry Jackson, Foreign Advertising
Ken Siegrist, Circulation Manager
Ned Mars, Copy Manager
Martin Allen, Ass’t Copy Manager
Mae Mulchay, Ass’t Foreign Adv. Mgr.
Edith Peterson, Financial Adm.
Harriette Hofmann, Sez Sue
Betty Carpenter, Women's Specialties
Kathryn Laughridge, Asst. Sex Sue
Carol Werschkul, Executive Secretary
Larry Bay, Ass't Circulation Manager
Bob Goodrich, Service Manager
Marie Nelson, Checking Department
jonn rainton, uince Manager
l^urui/iiy nuKiii'B, viobsii
Copy Department: Beth Salway, Mirtle Kerns, Georffe Sanford.
Copy Assistants: Joan Biiyeau. Viola Morgan. Office Records: Louise Barclay■
Office Assistants: Marjorie Bass, Evangeline Miller, Jean McCroskey, Jane Cook, Vir
ginia Frost, Roselie Commons, Virginia Smith, Ruth Durland, Mary Lou Patrick,
Production Assistants: Gwendolyn Wheeler, Marjorie Painton, Marian McCroskey,
George Turner, Katherine Frentzel.
Advertising Solocitors This Issue: Ellsworth Johnson, George Branstater, Dick Henry,
Jo Prigmore, Nancy Nevans.
An Imperfect Week
1170MEN students at the University of Minnesota are just
’ ’ now embroiled over the matter of deferred pledging. The
deferred system for women was put into use on the Minnesota
campus in 1929 and was to be given a two-year trial. Ir. the
near future the group delegated to decide whether or not the
plan shall be continued will meet, and the impending meeting
Is causing much anxiety. Comments in the student press ap
pear to show that deferred pledging for women at Minnesota
has been a flop.
Without eliminating the older problems of rushing, it has cre
ated new ones. The feverish rush week with all its unpleasant
ness is as much a reality as ever. The high-pressure-tactics have
not been lessened. And new problems have arisen with the re
quirement, under the deferred pledging plan, that a certain grade
average be a prerequisite of pledging. Other schools, venturing
to try the deferred system, have recently had equally sorry ex
But these failures do not necessarily conclude that there can
be no substitute for the present rushing system, with its attend
ant evils that the great body of sorority members are quickly
willing to admit.
In the cases of some of the failures there have apparently
been mistakes that could have been corrected with further ex
perience. An adjustment period hardly seems a fair test for
any new system.
That the deferred system has in some cases failed does not
put aside the fact that there is need of improvement in rushing
methods. Little real progress has been made in a number of
years in rushing methods. There have been Pan-Hellenic rules
t,o diminish the strenuousness of the week, but the spirit in which
rushing is maintained has not been altered. Nor could a hun
dred more Pan-Hellenic rules change it. An entirely different
set of ethics -one that would actually he respected is perhaps
the only way by which the displeasing factors of rushing could
The present standard seems to be anything goes so long as
it does not violate Pan-Hellenic. The group's sense of judgment,
decorum and fairness permits conduct that the individual's sense
of judgment, decorum and fairness would not tolerate.
It is, at least, a matter important enough to deserve some
consideration- at Oregon just as much as at any other university
institution where the presence of sororities means that rushing
Yea, Booing Again!
\ REGRETTABLY huge number of Oregon men may be
V graceful on the dance floor, perfect gentlemen at the din
ner table, and models of convention at a formal reception, but
when they go to a basketball game they become simon-pure
yokels, with a naive raucousness which is unblemished by any
stain of sportsmanship or good-breeding.
“Riding the referee" is their most popular Indoor sport. As
one of the conscientious objectors said at the last game with
Washington Saturday evening, "About the only kick 1 get out
of coming to these games is beefing the referee's decisions when
he- .” His words were cut short as ho responded to the stim
ulus of the whistle to yell, “What, again? You robber! Why
not give 'em the game and stop right now?” And so on, far
into the night.
Such banalities may be consistent with the atmosphere of a
professional encounter in boxing, baseball, or ice-hockey. But
they have no place in a game where amateur university teams
are competing, and the audience consists mainly of their student
Referees and umpires are human; occasionally they may
make mistakes. But it is not the privilege of a few individuals
in the audience to set themselves up as a super tribunal before
which nearly every decision is tried and found wanting.
The officials are the best and the fairest available. If they
were not, they would not be accepted by the Oregon coach or
graduate manager. And it is reasonable to assume that the
mathematical law of averages will give the benefit of as many
decisions that appear to be doubtful to one team as to another.
No amount of editorial protest will do much to force the
beefing-barkers into quiet submission. What is needed is the
growth of public opinion that will turn their own weapon against
them and frown or hiss them into a more sportsmanlike atti
Here is a job that the Order of the O or the newly organized
Skull and Daggers might well assume. It would be an under
taking in the control of mob psychology which would need a
considerable group of men with some prestige on the campus to
act as a directing force.
How about it ?
People of Berlin
"The people of Berlin are very
friendly; in fact, they prefer
Americans to any other people.”
Thus writes Kenneth Linklater,
senior in business administration,
who is taking a year off to at
tend the University of Edinburgh
in Scot!' Linklater’s letter, ad
dressed to Dean David E. Faville,
of the sc! ool of business adminis
tration, was sent from Berlin,
where he visited following stays in
London, Paris, and Cologne.
The correspondent will return at
the end of another term in Edin
burgh to complete his work at the
SO THEY SAY
Catchy Quotes From The
I ran a ship for two hours once
because the captain wanted to play
poker. He had already cleaned me
Warren D. Smith.
* * *
If the class can ignore that dog
I'll let him in. But if they can’t
I don't know how to get him out.
Dean Eric W. Allen.
* * *
If the mid-west farmers had
kept their delegates off the fed
eral reserve board they would have
done a lot for their country.
Victor P. Morris.
* * *
They gave Voltaire the choice
of staying in the bastillle or of go
ing to England. Well, he thought
he’d go to England.
It is still a question whether wo
man suffrage is useful and desir
able. Personally, I don't think it
has made any change at all.
The following men will re
port to the library steps today
No lid Alfred Strossmaier,
Roy Morgan, Bruce Canby, Bob
Betts, Harvey Field, Philip
Fields, Ed Cross, Ed Schweiker,
Wallace Hug, Bob Bishop, Le
roy James, Bob Stevens, Bill
Eberhardt, Harold Olson, Mike
Johnson, Charles White, Bob
Hauge, John Adams, Bob John
son, Heinie Jayne, Jack Robert
son, Allan Proctor, Gordon
Courson, Lev Laurin, and Bud
No lid and cocky: Ladd Sher
man and Leonard Hall.
Smoking on campus — Cecil
President, Order of O.
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additional line. Minimum charge
20c. Contracts made by arrange
Telephone 3300; local 214
LADY'S wrist watch at game
Saturday night. Reward. Phone
Bernice Congleton, 2SH)0.
PRATERXITY RINO~Sigma Phi
i Epsilon crest in men’s gym or
handball court. Finder please
return to Emerald business of
PAIR of horn-rimmed glasses in
leather case with pen and pen
cil attached to latter. Return
to Kappa Alpha Theta house or
phone 1545-VV. Reward.
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“LOVELY WEATHER, ISN’T
IT?” WHICH REMINDS US
THAT IT IS IN SUCH ATMOS
P H E R I C CONDITIONS A S
THOSE NOW PREVAILING
THAT THE LESS STUDIOUS
I SCHOLARS CAN FIND AN EX
CUSE FOR THEIR LANGUID
NESS. IF THIS KEEPS UP WE
PLAINLY SEE WHERE WE’LL
HAVE TO SEND A CORRE
SPONDENT UP THE MILLRACE
IF WE WANT TO KEEP ON
THE SWING OF THINGS.
* $ *
It seems to us that we prom
ised to finish this Emerald-KORE
contest personality directory to
day, so here goes.
N is for nuisance
The guy who tramps
While the program’s in swing,
Eyein’ the vamps.
0 is for Oh,
Expresses Co-ed joy
When the performer is any
P is for Potwin
Gives a long dry report
To take up the time
When programs are short.
Q is for question
To be answered by a pun;
All announcers do it,
Yes, every one.
K is for rotten
1 don’t think I'm wrong,
They usually mean programs
Not given by your tong.
S is for Slocum,
And John Smedberg, too,
A couple whose specialty
Is poop poop a doo.
T is for Thibauit
He tweaks a mean fiddle;
If we spelled his name right,
We've solved quite a riddle.
U is for Udall,
Warblin's his dodge,
He’ll probably perform
By request of the lodge.
V is for vanity
Please take a care
Often it's trampled
By remarks o’er the air.
W is for Wilson
Ilo stands alone,
He sings to the Tri-Delts
Over the phone.
X is a sticker
If you can work it in.
Well be ever thankful,
Our gratitude you’ll win.
Y is for Young
The Kappa Sig pride,
He forgot to wind the vie,
So the dern thing died.
Z is for zero
It can't play or sing,
But don't let it worry you,
It don’t mean a thing.
Hs * *
WIRT SPEAKS AGAIN
I writ yew a letter the other
day about a gurl which yew told
me how tew meet up with. I dun
like i was told hut she "wasn’t
(liar. The hoys asked me, wus
I gain on a gopher hunt, hut 1
told them no. enz i didn’t bring
no gun tew skule with me. They
sed i’d probably kneed a gun. Kn
yew tell me whut they mcon?
They sed somethin’ about liein
Ueertul of a wet blanket tew. ’ll
they up tew sum .joke on me?
We have a five
hour service on
With every order oi $3.00
you get a 5 x 7 enlarge
lltli and Alder
In regard to the gopher hunt,
we have wracked our brains and
the only thing we can think of
that a gopher hunt might mean is
—oh well, it is of no consequence
It is true, Wirt, that every man
needs a gun. No home should be
without one. They come in very
handy in shooting your mother-in
law when time hangs heavy on
your hands, or to massacre your
wife and family when you feel
(like many people) that you can’t
live without publicity. They are
also excellent for propping up win
dows with and for mashing pota
toes. However, since you are go
ing to college, I don’t think that
you need one so badly as in more
In regard to being careful of a
wet blanket, Wirt, they are quite
right. A wet blanket is a person
(female in this case) who has a
yen for pale green bathmats and
who will finish the evening up by
ordering a limburger sandwich
and a glass of buttermilk.
With best, regards,
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
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dressed to The Editor, Oregon Daily
Emerald. They shall not exceed 200
words. Each letter must be signed;
however, should the author desire, only
initials will be published. The editor
maintains the right to withhold pub
lication should he see fit.
About the Other 86 Per Cent
To the Editor:
In an editorial of January 27,
fear is expressed that an industrial
change would be impossible be
cause “American Nature is ad
verse to live on only that which is
essential.” College students are
undoubtedly adverse to it, but
those Americans who have the op
portunity to be exposed to a col
lege environment are decidedly in
A vast number of citizens today
are concerned entirely with es
sentials. “Fine cars, palatial
homes,” a college education, are a
great way off, but the concern
which is very near is for the neces
Under such a plan such as the
Columbia Conserve Company util
izes, “Civilization would be forced
to discard luxuries!” Fourteen per
cent of the United States citizens
command incomes of over $2000
per annum. How many luxuries
would the other 86 per cent, whose
incomes range from $200 to $2000
a year, be able to discard ?
"Morale would decay.” Is there
anything more undermining to a
workingman’s morale than the pos- !
sibility of losing his job, than the |
expectation that his old age may
be threadbare and broken, because j
the bare necessities consume all (
possible income now? Nothing has
such a devastating effect on mor- j
ale as the present system, which
sponsors selfishness, insincerity,
After all the success of the com
pany under discussion is that the
owner-workers have command of
their working conditions, and are
rid of the haunting fear for the
Orchesis will meet this evening
! at 8 o’clock in Gerlinger hall to
.have their group picture taken for
House managers meet at 6 to
night at the Pi Beta Phi house.
Crossroads will meet tonight at
the usual time and the usual place.
Christian Science organization
meets at 7:30 tonight in the Y.
W. C. A. bungalow.
Frosh Commission cabinet will
meet at 4 o’clock today in the Y.
W. C. A.
Studio plays will be given at
4:13 this afternoon at Guild thea
tre. No admission charged.
Scabbard and Blade meeting at
4 o’clock today at the barracks.
Very important for everyone to be
International Relations club will
meet at 7:30 tonight at Interna
tional house. Dr. Warren D. Smith
will lead discussion. Everyone in
Women’s debate squad will meet
promptly at 7:30 tonight in room
2, Friendly hall. Alice Redetzke
and Betty Jones will present the
REHEARSALS FOR “THE
SINGLE MAN’’ PROGRESS
(Continued from Page One)
into his chair before he is spring
ing up on the stage again to show
some character the proper method
to trip on or off the stage.
Such phrases as “take that scene
over—play up to him a little fast
er, Maggie—cross to the other side
on that- all right now, ready for
Act III,” etc., are purely mechani
cal now. The cast isn't quite over
the giggly stage yet, but it’s a good
cast and there are two more weeks
in which to prepare a good per
Dresses for all occasions drastically re
duced for quick clearance.
One Group Dresses
Sunday Night Frocks of Printed Crepe.
New Spring' Hosiery.
$1.00 to $1.95
Willamette at Tenth
Prices Range From $3 to $10
Tennis courts are popular places dur
inp these balmy days. It s time to
yet out the old rtieket and brinp it
down to the •’Co-op" for restrinpinp.
We feature a fresh stock of the fa
mous Armour put the kind that the
champions use—at reasonable prices.
All "Co-op" work is done by expert*
ami is guaranteed to be satisfactory.
“It is a good means of fitting
college students to be leaders in
war as well as in ordinary peace
“Wonderful discipline, this mil
itary. One learns to respect and
obey the student officers without
"Compulsory military education
—it’s all right, I guess, but ‘mon
“It’s a great institution! W’hat
would the co-eds do for a laugh if
the six-foot freshmen didn't wear
those ducky short uniforms that
hit them above the ankles.”
—E. J. Ballantyne.
A Decade Ago
Thursday, January 27, 1921
The new Music building will be
ready, for occupancy this spring.
* * *
The state legislature will visit
the campus Saturday.
The new cut system installed
last term has worked well, says
heads of departments.
* * *
The Oregon basketeers again de
feated Washington State, 33-16.
* * #
A letter was received at the
registrar’s office this week con
taining the news that the end of
the world would come on January
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