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University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor
Willis Duniway, Managing Editor
Anton Peterson, Manager
Rex Tussing—Associate Editor
Dave Wilson, Lois Nelson, Harry Van Dine—Editorial Writers
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Editors Secretary: Mary Helen Coruett
Assistant: Lillian Rankin
Barney Miller, Features
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Lester McDonald, LTterarr
Warner Guias, Chief Nignt Editor
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< NEWS STAFF
Reporters: Lois Nelson, Merlin Blais, Betty Anne Macduff, Hoy Sheedy, Ted Mont
f gomery, Jessie Steele, Isabelle Crowell, Jack BellinKer. Betty Davis, Helen Cherry,
d Virginia Wentz. Jim Brooke, Joan Cox, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Madelene Gilbert.
,f Dupuis, Beverly Caverhill, Frances Johnston, Ned Mars, Oscar Munger, Carl
' Thompson. . __
r» Night Staff: Wednesday—Doug Wight, Yvonne Smith, Carolyn Trimble, Mary Margaret
Day Editors: Thornton Gale, Lonore Ely, Thornton Shaw.
Sports Staff: Vincent Gates, Ed Goodnough, Bruce Hamby, Ervin Laurence, Esther
Radio Staff: Art Potwin, director; Carol Hurlbnrt, secretary; Dave Eyre, reporter.
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Larry Jackson, Foreign Advertising
Ken Siegrist, Circulation Manager
Ned Mars. Copy Manager
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John Painton, Office Manager
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Devil’s Fight With Education
■TVIABOLICALLY speaking, the world may be likened to an
infernal hole where nothing is freed from corruption, every
thing reeks with discontent, and nothing is pure and untainted.
Souls become more calloused with accelerating economical de
velopment, become less human, pilfering beings, prompted by
personal gain, and join forces with those whose actions have
dragged them to the lower depths of the underworld. Labors
of world workers are directed toward the curtailment of such
a universal tendency.
Racketeering of today is emphasized by the wealth bestowed
upon it by liquor traffic, by flaring headlines of daily metropoli
tans, but more than anything else by advancement of culture
and ideals of other classes who look upon the practice of the
underworld with horror. Education has brought the attention
of the world to thugs and grafters, because corruption is the
next in line to be swallowed up by the swelling tide of modern
culture. A public knowledge of racketeers’ aims and operation
will be the introduction of education’s fight for underworld ap
The inconceivable magnitude of crime was exemplified in a
lecture yesterday by Paul Blanshard, special lecturer for the
League for Industrial Democracy, when he pointed out the va
rious underworld methods of profiting! from private industry and
the methods and money used by ring leaders to protect them
selves from the law. Corruption has not arisen from nothing,
but has manifested itself with the increasing intricacies of the
economic problem capitalism is not at fault.
Again olame may be attached to human nature—that whicli
builds within men of the world an inherent desire to benefit
themselves--unfair means offer the closest and most obvious op
portunities to some. They choose this method.
To suppress this corruption, which is just recently being
brought before the public by men such as Mr. Blanshard and the
organization he represents, education is among the most essen
tial education of the criminal, both the law enforcer, who ac
cepts the bribes, and the thug or underworld king. That educa
tion cannot be the routine of higher learning, but must include
culture and the differentiation of right from wrong. Such will
destroy this desire of men to plunder, create an orderly govern
ment, and build self-respect in men, keen, intelligent individuals,
who today lead the gangs of New York and Chicago.
Oregon May Be Right
"PROGRESS for Yale, along with liberalization of courses by re
ducing “group requirements,” consists in abolition of mid
term examinations and of half-year courses. While Yale liber
alizes, Oregon seems to find it best to concentrate on .details,
Yale has had no three terms a year as has Oregon. Now
she is finding it advisable to turn to but one term each year.
Yale will have ‘ a comprehensive final examination” but Oregon
insists on a plun which requires six examinations neither com
prehensive nor final.
“The initiative anti responsibility for results is placed more
squarely on the student than in the past,” says Dean Mendell
"The academic year of the University is divided into three
terms of approximately twelve weeks each," says the University
catalogue. Translated, the latter reveals that the University of
Oregon places no responsibility, asks for little initiative in its
regular courses. The University prefers to set each day a daily
task. It prefers to catch fleeting details in periodic examina
tion rather than the broad outline of Its teachings.
The Oregon system may be wholly right as long as the Uni
versity professes to be a retailer of educational fragments.
While Oregon students are again being turned away from
the University infirmary it might not be a mistake to remember
that the once-proposed new infirmary remains in the still distant
future. Until it is built, use of some plan of turning the over
flow into local hospitals might be made. The savings on the
overhead of an ol't-empty larger infirmary ought to be enough
to substantially reduce the cost.
♦ EDITORS HITHER AND YON ♦
W. S. Twin Boys Clover
Maybe the oft discussed “finan
cial depression" is back of this in
cident. Two Washington State
college boys, twins, were to have
their photos taken for the Chinook
college annual. One of the men
went to the photographer and wa;
“Take another pose,' tlie* boy di
rected the photogrtpher. "And
put my brother's name under it
when you sencl.it in That'll save
us time and trouble."
The old saying "boys will be
boys" seems to have been sup
planted by ."a boy will be boys" at
W nshui„'tr3 Slate.
By Lester McDonald ♦
Outstanding February Books
"Festival,” by Struthers Burt.
“A Jewel in Ix)ve,” by Ben
"The Gentle Libertine,” by Co
"The L ist days of Shylock,” by
Ludv. ig Lewissohn.
"The Science of Life,” by H. G.
and G. P. Wells, and Julian
"College As a Way of Life,” by
"The Dry Decade," by Charles (
Perhaps few students are aware
of the frequent exhibitions of cur
rent American art in the archi
Just now there is the traveling
exhibition of the College Art As
sociation on display. There are
samples in brass, wood, chromium,
and newly devised metals in which
abstractness of design is shown
well fitted to the material. In
cluded are instances of both mild
and extreme degrees of conven
tionalization, as well as instances
of the naturalistic point of view
small sized transcripts of forms
we see in nature not pretending to
make much claim upon the imag
Two of the outstanding pieces
are the Albert Stewart “Dancing
Figure,” and "Diana.” The former
is a delightful expression of the j
Nena De Brennecke, pupil of1
Henri Matisse, contributes a head i
of an old woman, and Warren !
Wheelock a lithe "Adolescente.” A
curious triangular grace is seen in
Franz Plunders’ kneeling figure, I
Few laymen are aware that the
world of painting, illustration, and
sculpture is being emancipated;
from the limitation of naturalism,
as music was long ago. There are
a number of well written books
that can helpfully explain the art
ist’s point of view and the lay- ^
man’s response to them. Most im
portant of these is probably Lor-'
edo Taft's “History of American
Sculpture," a new edition of which
is now on the press. Others are
Post's “History of European and |
American Sculpture," and “Art for
Amateurs and Students,” b y
George J. Cox. The University li
brary has placed these volumes on
a special shelf near the circulation
desk, along with several othersI
devoted to illustrations of the mod- j
ern work. These latter include the
Ameri can Sculpture Society’s
“Catalogue,” and "Contemporary
Further information on the
stormy drama built around two
great music masters, Liszt and
Wagner, are the recently publish
ed “Letters of Hans Von Buelow,''
compiled and edited by Richard,
Count Du Moulin Eckart. This
follows closely on the two volume
biography of Cosima Wagner, the
storm center, written by Eckart.
These letters of Von Buelow.
who married Liszt’s daughter, Co
sima and lost her to his close
friend, Richard Wagner, poignant
ly show what a life of frustration
touched this man. Unable to cre
ate music of value, though a great
interpretive artist, he grew bitter
and discouraged. He had a keen
mind, a sharp wit. One of his most
quoted witticisms being: "A tenor
is not a man, but a disease."
Through his own frustrated am
bitions, his bitterness did not make
him an ideal husband, and his wife
finally left him for his close
friend. Von Buelow had helped
Wagner when he needed help most
he was the first to conduct a
performance of "Die Meistersing
er" and this blow did not encour
age Von Buelow’s own efforts to
regain recognition. The letters, in
this volume cover a wide range
from personal matters through
music to philosophy and politics.
Word has been received from the
I editors of the “Anthology of Col
l lege Verse," to be published by
| Harpers in May. that the Univer
sity of Oregon will be represented
by John Scheffer, prominent as a
writer of verse both on the cam
pus and in the Northwest. Two
poems of Scheffer’s have been ac
cepted. Over 300 universities and
I colleges will be represented.
Ernest J. Haycox's latest novel.
"Whispering Range." Doubleday.
I Doran.. is off the press, ft is de
scribed as a “six-gun western."
Haycox was prominent on the
campus as a writer. He graduat
ed here in 1925.
It is rumored Uul publication
of a highly ironical novel on the
English contemporary literary
scene will soon be published
anonymously. The title will be
“Gin and Bitters.’’
Three Term Latin
Extension School Offers
The compilation of the first term
of a three-term elementary cor
respondence course in Latin has
just been completed by Mrs. Ed
na Landros, instructor in Latin
and Greek, on the campus.
The course will serve as a two
year' language requirement, and is
the equivalent of four term hours
University credit. v
Mrs. Landros has included in
the outlines maps, charts, and in
formation concerning the ancient
and modern Roman forum, the fur
niture and household utensils used
in the homes of the citizens, and
their sports and pastimes.
“Limen’’ by C. Flamstead Wal
ters and R. S. Conway will be the
grammar used during the first
term's work. The second and third
terms will be devoted to a study of
Caesar's Gallic wars.
The University extension now
offers correspondence courses in
French, Spanish, German and Lat
The following will have pictures
taken for the Oregana today at
Phi Beta will meet at 7 o’clock
tonight in the women’s lounge of
An all-campus social swim will
be held in the women's pool this
evening from 7:15 to 9.
Alpha Kappa Delta picture will
be taken Tuesday at noon in front
of Condon instead of today.
Gamma Phi Beta announces the
pledging of Maryland Pattee of
Bates Payable in Advance
20c first three lines; 5c every
additional line. Minimum charge
20c. Contracts made by arrange
Telephone 3300; local 214
BLACK and white Conklin foun
tain pen, call Bennett Swanton,
BLACK and white Parker pen.
Name on it. Duncan W. York.
- ------—4-— -—
ALPHA PHI pin. Alladine Hollis
ter, engraved on back. Finder
please return to Alpha Phi
GREY leather glass case, contain
ing black fountain pen. Freda
Holzmeyer. Phone 2788.
BROWN billfold lost on campus
Finder keep money. Would be
grateful for return of billfold.
Notify Emerald business office.
CHOKER of gold beads about No
vember first. Very valuable to
owner. Gift of dead father. Re
ward. No questions will be ask
ed. Call Betty Jones 729.
TUTORING GERMAN Experi
enced teacher educated in Ger
many. Terms very reasonable.
Inquire of Miss Anna Gropp,
1798 Columbia street.
Learn the Latest Collegiate
Fox-Trots and Waltzes!
MERRICK DANCE STUDIO
S61 Willamette Phone 3081
DALE AND SKTHER
Surgery, Radium. X-ray
Miner Bldg: " Phone 43
JACK STIPE Call for your Co
lonial pa.-s at the Emerald of
fice witbiu two days.
WThe + ♦
As we sit here vainly try- 1 |
ing to think of something to " j
write, we note several men 1 i
rolling casks into the old
Patterson school basement.
Our only comment on the 1
situation is why the deuce <
didn't someone think of that >
before, now that the Phi ,,
Sigs and S. A. E.’s have re
jected it as a possible annex.
It’s about this time of year that
! those premature boys who start
i blossoming out in spring finery
, become the recipients of the well
known Bronx cheer from all their
more or less close associates.
» * *
This only goes to prove the time
worn wheeze about the early
worm getting the bird.
WE’RE WRITING THIS MERELY
TO KEEP IN TRIM
; The lives of collegians all remind
How we can make our lives
i And departing leave behind us
I All our debts on time.
WHICH JUST GOES TO SHOW
! WHAT A WORTHY PLANE OUR
| MIND IS RUNNING ON ABOUT
I THIS TIME OF YEAR.
The sophisticated senior with
the harelip just dropped in on us
to remark that times had certain
ly changed. “Just take the Bible,”
he remarked enthusiastically
munching on the typewriter keys
and spitting them through his
teeth. We ran out and took one
of the latest Gideons from the Eu
gene Bible Institute library and
hastened back with it. “All right,
n»w that you’ve taken it look up
about the prodigal son, and read
how he went for the cow his fath
er barbecued for him.
“Ves, yes,” we eagerly urged
him on, plucking our eyebrows
out one by one and replacing the
worn-out bristles in our tooth
brush with them.
“Why now in our day, no self
respecting son would even look at
any fatted calf twice,” he tri- i
umphantly finished trumping my
N. 15. (The deuce is no good any
way except in Italy).
WELL. NOW THAT'S OFF
OUR CHEST AS THE PIRATE
ONCE REMARKED, DUSTING
OFF HIS TRUNK.
WE ARE CORRECTED
Calling your attention to the ar
j tide in yesterday's column con
| cerning the two hill Billies who
have been rivals in the race to
plant a pin on a certain Gamma
Phi freshman, I would like to say
that the woman in the case is a
Theta and not a Gamma Phi. Any
Theta Chi will tell you the partici
pants in the affair, but please don’t
blame it on the Gamma Phis, they
had nothing to do with the affair.
The girl is wearing a Theta Chi
pin, which one is the question.
We always appreciate the recti
fying of a mistake, would you do
sp, please ?
This is one of those rare oeea- !
sions where we are both right. We i
have looked up the Theta Chi epi
sode where one man w’as going
with this Theta and the other
planted his pin on her while tak
ing her home through the grave
yard for the first time, and have
found it to be absolutely true.
However, this other affair that
we mentioned is also the pure quill.
The other two corners of the tri
angle opposite this Gamma Phi
frosh consisted of a Delt, who is
also a guitar player and a blues
singer, and a Fiji who has recent
ly been appointed chairman of ar
important class function, with the
Fiji getting the decision.
Yours for hiding out awhile,
* * *
YE HODS, WATSON,
Dime Crawl a la Carte
In acordance with modern in
dustrial methods we can thing ol
some expansive plans for the fu
ture of dime crawl as an institu
tion, a tradition, what have you 7
We recommend a more intense
spirit of competition between the
sororities. Why not allow eacf
house to erect signboards on theii
premises to lure the collegiate
youths within that they may do
nate the customary dime. Some
sign might shout the glories of the
music; “Happy Harry’s Harmoni
cans—the -best on the campus,”
“Try our floors—they can’t be
beaten;” Have you seen our girls
yet? We specialize in blonds;”
“Gorgeous new crop of freshmen
—every one a beauty.”
Some houses might even go so
far as to approach the situation
economically — “Two for 19c—
Come and bring your friend;”
"Special rates to dark men with
cars. Ask us.”
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
All communications are to be ad
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.
To the Editor;
I read with regret the editorial
in the Emerald entitled “Rat Rac
ing.” It seems as if our dear edi
tor is on the wrong side of the
pulp fence to insure the welfare
and integrity of the paper’s ad
vertisers. The Emerald’s adver
tisers who honestly and with best
of intentions sponsor a dance of a
respectable pleasant type look in
today's Emerald and see “Rat
Racing.” Can that be really a
slam at their character and serv
ice to the community? After pro
viding a pleasant wholesome form
of spending leisure the Emerald
advertisers look behold “Thou!
Rat Racing!" With the voice of a
prophet of old . . . the might point
ing finger shaking the profundity
from his very being . . . Can that
be an indictment against their in
tegrity and welfare ?
If it IS! Will the Emerald’s ad
vertisers be overcome with grief
to think that they have tried and
their seed has fallen on the sterile
soil of a few convolutions on the
brain of a member of the commun
ity . . . his community . . . their
Delivered to ^ ou on the Shortest
Heavy Slab Wood
j community . . . everybody's com- j
munity? Or will the Emerald ad- |
vertisers give a sigh and with the :
calm martyrism of that Biblical j
character whose reply to those who
stoned Him was, "God forgive |
them for they know not what they
do,” . . . forgive them for they
know not what they allude to.
Perhaps the writer is a modest
naive little student who would
like to do what they allude to, but
somehow he is a . . . just a modest
Friday, February 4, 1921
I Oregon and Aggie quintets meet
! for their first game tonight at
* * *
Melvin T. Solve writes a most
interesting letter to the Emerald
from Cristiania, Norway, where he
is attending the university on a
I scholarship. Solve graduated from
the University in 1918.
An editorial announces that the
great university problem, the
dance, is to be reformed and up
lifted above the level of the com
mon herd by introducing the West
Point system of dancing (sup
posedly an ultra- conservative
j GAMMA ALPHA CHI TO
HOLD FASHION DANCE
(Continued from Page One)
I won’t tell you who are to model j
I them yet. They will be worn by i
[ campus men, however, if they will I
A Decade Ago
:ondescend to lay off their cords
for a while."
Fashion Show Feature
"But the fashion show is only
the feature,” says Harriette Hof
mann, general chairman of the
Fashion dance; "Cocoanut Grove's
new orchestra, enlarged floor, ta
bles for two, four and larger par
ties, and perhaps some surprises,
to say nothing of the girl who is
willing to try a date on Friday,
the thirteenth of any month.
"It's an informal dance, too,”
she said; “but perhaps the guests
will want to dress up so that the
models won’t entirely eclipse
Our corsages are par ex
cellence—whether it be a
simple one of Violets,
Sweet Peas or Roses—or
of the aristocratic
598 13th Ave. East
That will satisfy the most particu
| lar - - - and work that will
| surely please you.
jj Phone 123
| Eugene Steam Laundry
p 178 W. 8th Street Phone 123
Our New Orchestra
Wally Palmer, formerly of Old Mill
Joe Haslinger, formerly of Lee Duke’s
Bus Iverson, formerly of Old Mill
Leo Lohikoski, formerly of Midway
Chuck James, formerly of Cocoanut
Hear our crooning sax team, and the
hottest trumpet team ever
PLAYING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
$1.00 Per Couple
Phone Springfield 194 for Reservation.
DANCE at MIDWAY