Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 10, 1931, Image 2

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University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor Anton Peterson, Manager
Willis Dunlway, Managing Editor
Hex Tussing—Associate Editor
Dave Wilson, Lois Nelson, Harry Van Dine—Editorial Writers
Editor’s Secretary: Mary Helen Corbett Carol Hurlburt, Society
Assistant: Lillian Rankin Lester McDonald, Lfterary
Barney Miller, Features Warner Guiss, Chief Night Editor
Phil Cogswell, Sports
Reporters: Merlin Blais, Betty Anno Macduff, Roy Sheedy, Ted Montgomery, Jessie (
Steele. Isabelle Crowell, .Jack Bellinger, Betty Davis, Helen Cherry, Virginia Wentz,
dim Brooke, .Joan Cox, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Madeleine Gilbert, Ruth Dupuis.
Frances Johnston, Oscar Munger. Carl Thompson, Billie Gardiner, Caroline Card.
Night Staff: Monday -George Blodgett, George Kerr, Mary Belle Fobes, Adrienne Sabin.
Day Editors: Thornton Gale. Lonore Ely, Thornton Shaw. Eleanor Jane Ballantyne
Jipprts Staff: Ed Goodnougli, Bruce Hamby, Walt Baker, Ervin Laurence, Esther
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.
John Painton, Office Manager I
Harrictte Hofmann, Sex Sue
Betty Carpenter, Women’s Specialties
Kathryn Laughridge, Asst. Re* Sue
Carol Werachkul, Executive Secretary
Larry Bay, Ass’t Circulation Manager
Bob Goodrich, Service Manager
Marie Nelson, Checking Department
Hughes, Classified Advertising Manager
Copy Department: Beth SaKvay, Mirtle Kerns, George Sanford.
Copy Assistants: Joan Bilyeau, 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,
Carolyn Trimble. .
Production Assistants: Gwendolyn Wheeler, Marjorie Painton, Marian McCroskey,
George Turner, Katherine Frentzel.
Advertising Solicitors This Issue: Victor Kaufman, Aunton Bush, Jo Prigmore, Cliff
Lord, Ellsworth Johnson, Jack Wood.
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Associated Students of the
University of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily except Sunday and Monday, during the
college year. Member of the Pacific Intercollegiate Press. Entered in the postoffice at
Eugene, Oregon, as second class matter. Subscription rates, $2.50 a year. Advertising
rates upon application. Phone, Manager: Office, Local 214; residence, 324.
Another War Over Tax
REEK letter organizations at the University of Kansas find
themselves in somewhat the same predicament in regard
to state taxation of their property as similar organizations on
this campus have been in for some time. The difference is that
living organizations have always been.taxed at Oregon, and the
fight is to gain the passage in the legislature of a measure
freeing them from the burden, while at Kansas the fraternities
and sororities have never previously been taxed but must now
fight to keep the legislature from passing a bill that would take
away their tax exemption rights.
A news story in the University Daily Kansan brings out that
the organizations are making their stand on the same common
ground; that fraternities are non-profit organizations and are
exempt from taxation on constitutional lights. Several years
ago an Oregon test case on the constitutionality of taxing fra
ternities ended unfavorably for the Greek letter groups. A sim
ilar test case is before the Kansas supreme court at the present
Fraternity sponsors at the Kansas university point out that
only about 5 per cent of a fraternity tax would go to the state
—the main benefit would be derived by the city in which the
fraternities were located. They add the further argument that
"the fraternities have in the past three years brought into
Lawrence (home of Kansas university) $1,275,000 for the pur
pose of building new houses. Nearly all of this was spent with
merchants of the city.”
It smacks something of the ridiculous for Greek letter organi
zations to assume that they are entitled to exemption from taxa
tion on the grounds that they add to the economic well-being of
a city or a state. Undoubtedly they do. But any successful
business enterprise might plead for exemption for the same rea
sons. Fraternities can make a case only if they can show that
they were organized solely as non-profit making groups, and
have continued to function as such. Charitable and non-profit j
making institutions have been favored by tax exemption pri
marily because they were considered as working for the good j
of mankind and the state without thought of compensation or
reward. If fraternities arc institutions of this type, they are
justly entitled to the same consideration.
\ MONG excellent ways of honest-to-gosh apple-polishing lias
cropped up a clever little means for the pretty girls to
stretch their infinitesimal wit and convince their susceptible pro
fessor that his humor is superb. Always, it is pleasing to know
that one’s smart cracks are well received.
Picture the educator-humorist standing before his class. The
students look rather bored in fact, one of them is lolling back
in his chair, his eyelids slowly closing. Something must be done,
thinks the professor. Ah, his wit he sht^ll keep them alert and
interested by interspersing, among statements from his more
scholarly nature, small, yet timely, anecdotes they must have
points, he thinks they must be sparkling.
He begins. Members of his class become alert. He has suc
ceeded so far. He continues- his story gains momentum. The
professor is pleased. Ah, he approaches the point will they
get it?
Now now the girls in the front row are aware that the
climax is near. They may gain favor if they display hearty
approval of his story. They laugh, they giggle, they employ all
the feminine means of exultation. Still the lad in the rear of
the room drowsily slumps in his chair.
A glint in his eye, the professor stares at the dainty co-eds
who so delightfully received his story;
“If you can see the point in that, you’re doing more than
I've ever been able to do.”
The sleeper in the rear raises up, chuckles, and slumps to
peaceful quietude.
Let’s Start a Tradition
TRADITION: A custom so long continued that it has
almost the force of law.
THO is embodied with the superhuman power to place upon
w T the records of tin institution a practice with the label of
tradition glued tightly to it ? No one! Traditions grow they
are not born.
A soug cannot be Oregon's official Alma Mater by mu until
it has withstood the test of many years. A dance cannot be
come a tradition until its regularity acquires for it characteris
tics in common with the true definition.
No, neither you nor we can be positive of starting a custom
that may some day be a tradition.
WThe ♦ ♦
“All the
That’s Foot
To I*rint”
****** *****
* One of the chief complaints *
* which we have heard all day, *
* is the annual kick concerning *
* the high price of Senior ball *
* tickets. Everyone seems to *
* agree I hat it’s nice enough of *
* an aff? ir, as far as these cam- *
* pus da \ces go, but they claim *
* that it's bad enough having *
* another campus function *
* thrust upon them which social *
* obligations force them to at- *
* tend, without impoverishing *
* them in the bargain.
We're all against it for the sim
ple reason that it’s one function
that we can't bully the freshmen
into attending, and the upperclass
men have to go themselves in or
der to see that their tong is repre
sented and kept up in the running
* * * ,
Little Petronlus just came run
ning in working his lachrymary
glands overtime. He finally sobbed
out the sad tale on our shoulder
that he had a marvelous date for
the Senior ball but she couldn’t
get off work.
* * *
Upon looking over the grade
sheets for last term, we were im
mediately struck by the showing
that the Chi Psis and Kappa Sigs
made. Time was when the Chi Psis
were down among the “regular
fellers” wherein dweit the Sigma
Chis, Sigma Nus, and others of the
like ilk. This transition will cause
doubtless many the faithful lodge
alum to turn over in his tomb. It
marks the breaking of the good old
tomato can tradition when the Sig
ma Chis anil Chi Psis so joyously
traded the scholarship booby prize
back and forth. Now that the
lodge has lost its right to com
pete for this prized cup, there is
small likelihood that they will gain
nny other type of trophy to take
its place among the tong archives.
Rates Payable in Advance
20c first three lines; 5c every
additional line. Minimum charge
20c. Contracts made by arrange
Telephone 3300; local 214
brown Billfold lok on cam
pus. Finders keep money. Would
be grateful for return of bill
fold. Notify Emerald business
BLACK and white eat followed
four younft men along Fairmount
boulevard, from Number 2094-H
Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
The animal valueless but is the
pet of a little girl in the neigh
borhood. If any of these gentle- j
men will return it to the above j
address or call 2049-J and let j
us know what became of it
the courtesy will be greatly ap- j
enced teacher educated in Ger- j
many. Terms very reasonable. .
Inquire of Miss Anna Gropp,
1798 Columbia street.
NEW TUXEDO Suits, including |
silk vest. Regular $30 values I
for $16.85. THE HUB. 646 Wil- ,
Pin Memo-.
Surgery. Radium, X-ray
Miner Bldg. Phone 43
New Beginners Ballroom Class
starts Wednesday. 8:30 p. m
You learn all the newest colleg
iate fox-trots and waltzes.
>61 Willamette Phone 3081
lOE KEYSER Please call
theatre pass within two days at
Emerald business office.
The Kigma Chis will have to start
look for other playmates and, at
least it seems at piesent, the Sig
ma Nus or Delts may be elected.
The Kappa Sigs are in about the
same boat. Both houses have irre
vocably shattered the millraoe tra
dition, and only the Sigma Nus and
Betas remain firm. Heretofore the
mill race tongs have refused to rec
ognize the Phi Psis, as far as
grades went, on the grounds that |
they were traitors for not placing
below the all-boarding house av
erage, but at present it seems that
the Kappa Sigs and Chi Psis are
well on the path to also being os
tracized from the ranks of the
Good old S. A. FI., A. T. O., and
Theta Chi can always be relied
upon to he found in their usual
place and to not give any sudden
and painful starts of astonishment
to the reader as can the Fijis.
Phi Sig was another tong that
everyone thought could be depend
ed on for their usual position but
tsk, tsk, naughty, naughty, they
went the way of all flesh.
The rest of the tongs remained
about where they have for the past
two or three years and it’s a bless
ing they did, or our weakened
condition wouldn’t be able to stand
many more upsets.
In the women’s houses there
was not so much dope upset. The
Kappa Delts copped honors but
then sssh, have you heard of their
house rule that any member is
fined a dollar for every point they
fall below fifty? We decry this
practice as harmful on the grounds
that it is putting scholarship on a
mercenary basis instead of depend
ing on the love of the game—I’d
die for dear old unified math-spirit.
The Sigma Kappas Came in sec
ond but then living way up where
they do, they aren't seized with
the College Side bridge fever which
many of the others seem to be suf
fering under. They ought to give
the rest of the houses a 5-point
handicap on the strength of that
one advantage alone. They come
back strong with the heated argu
ment that while they aren’t near
to the College Side, how about the
grave yard right at their back
door? Yes, and then, too, how
about the Music building right be
hind them. The Sigma Chis, upon
hearing this latter excuse, rise in
righteous wrath and say that as
far ns that goes, they have to live
ten feet from the Phi Sigs, don’t
they? And at least the music from
(he music school is half way bear
We’re still trying to figure out
how tlie Chi-0 jumped up the list
15 notches since last year. But
things like that will happen.
* * *
And while we’re in the figuring
mood how come the A. D. Pis, who
used to rate right up among ’em
scholastically, we’re next to last.
But then with the millrace so close
and the new house and the fire
and everything the girls just simp
ly had too many distractions. We
also read that the Delta Zetas
came in last. Oh, well.
Tickets at this low rate
lire one sale Friday and
Saturday, \vitli retu r n
limit the following Tues
day. They are also good
for use on the Oregon
To Other Points
Go swiftly and in com
fort h\ train. Save time
and worry.
Week-end fares are also
in effect to other points.
Phone the Soul h e r n
Pacific Agent about them
and for all travel infor
F. G. Lewis, Agent
PHONE 2200
uir, mii i m t I
Social Schedule
For Week Lists
Varied Activities
The schedule of activities and
social functions for the week re
leased from the office of the dean
of women has had a great deal
of variety including dances, ath
letics, debates, recitals, and exhi
The following is the program
for the week, February 10-16:
Feb. 10—Women's varsity de
bate, W. S. C.
Feb. 10, 11, 12—Y. W. C. A. in
dustrial exhibit.
Feb. 11, 12—Guild Hall play,
“The Single Man.”
Feb. 12. — William Robinson
Boone, organist.
Feb. 13 Gamma Alpha Chi all
campus dance; Phi Delta Theta in
formal; Phi Gamma Delta fresh
man dance; Pi Beta Phi “Tin Can
Alley Ball,” upperclass dance.
Feb. 14—Senior ball, closed to
Feb. 15—Vespers, led by Bishop
Feb. 16.—Basketball, University
of Idaho.
A Decade Ago
Tuesday, February 8, 192 L
A group of noted architects will
visit the campus today.
Rooks again defeat frosh five
* * *
Oregon hoop squad tops the list
on the northwest conference.
200 children now participate in
the playground hour on Saturday
morning, which is sponsored by
the women’s physical education de
A professor at Northwestern has
come out with the startling dec
laration that examinations are bar
barous and ridiculous survivals of
the dark ages.
‘Trail to Rail’ Pageant
To Be Held Next Summer
At a meeting held last week,
the committee of the “Trail to
Rail" pageant, decided to have an
other pageant in the summer of
Those in charge o£ this will be:
Hugh E. Rosson, graduate mana
ger, W. F. G. Thacher, professor
of English and advertising, and
mthor of the pageant, George
Glodfrey, professor of journalism,
and several others.
Argumentation and debate class
will not meet until Thursday.
Tuesday five o’clocks will be held
today in the Y. W. C. A. bungalow.
Pot and Quill will meet tonight
at the Kappa Alpha Theta house.
I)r. Hoeber’s advance public
speaking class will meet Wednes
day as usual.
Amphibian members and pledges
j will meet tonight at 7:30 in the
women’s pool.
There will be a chemistry re
search dinner tonight at 6 o'clock
at the men’s dorm.
Alpha Kappa Delta members will
have their pictures taken today at
12 in front of Condon.
Alpha Kappa Psi members and
pledges will meet at 11:50 today in
the office of Mr. Robbins.
Sumara, botany honorary, an
nounced the pledging of Helen
Smith of Missoula, Montana.
Campus Camp Fire club meets
at 8:45 tonight at the Y bungalow
for election of officers and discus
Tcminids initiation will be held
tonight at the Craftsmen club at
8 o’clock. Will all members please
be present.
The women’s debate squad is re
quired to attend the debate with
Washington State college this eve
ning at ^o’clock in 105 Commerce.
International Relations group of
Philomelete will meet tonight at
7:15 in the women’s lounge for
business meeting and election of
Initiation of new members of
the Women's Athletic association
will be held in the women’s lounge
of Gerlinger hall at 5 o’clock to
day. All W. A. A. members are
invited to attend.
Notice, wanted picture snaps of
senior activities, senior leap week
April frolic, snow and vacation
scenes, pictures near O on the
butte, general humorous pictures
of anybody or anyone. Send them
or bring them to Mildred Dobbins
at the Oregana office.
(Continued from Page One)
Poorest Grove, where they debated
yesterday. Accompanying them are
Valentine Special
8x10 Prints—Suitably Mounted
Printed from Any Old Negative Made
in 1930, and to Date in 1931,
for $1.50.
This offer holds <rood until February 14lli.
Place your orders early.
Learn to Dance
Don't just “get by” on the
dance floor. Learn to dance
RIGHT and you’ll notice
how your rating changes.
New Beginners’ Class Starts Wednesday,
February 11th—8:30 P. M.
CO EDS—$5.00
Merrick Studios
861 Willamette
Phone 3081
Irene Harms, De Lora Weber, and i
their coach, W. H. Veatch. Miss
Harms and Miss Weber are also
debaters, but are taking part in
debates with other schools.
Dr. Clara M. Smertenko, asso- !
ciate professor in Latin and Greek,
will act as chairman, introducing
the speakers. The pictures on In- j
dia, which were unable to be shown
at the debate with the University
of Washington, will be shown pre
ceding this debate.
Today’s Query: Do You Be
lieve in Final Exams?
“I should say not. Final exam
inations are not a fair test of a
student's knowledge and also it
makes it too easy to pass the
course by cramming at the end of
the term and then promptly for
getting everything you know. The
final grade should be based on the
work done during the term.”—
Walt Baker, junior in business ad
‘‘No, I don't like final exams nor
do I believe in them. I don't think
that they are a fair example of the
student’s knowledge.”—Marguer
ite Tarbell, major—Yes.
"In my opinion final exams
should be spread out during the
course instead of loading them on
at the end of the year.”—Wade
Ambrose, freshman in business ad
“No, I don't think that they are
fair. They are too apt to catch
the student under unfavorable con
ditions when he or she is not at
their best and then on the other
■hand it gives the student who
really doesn't know the course a
chance to pass it by cramming.”
—Jane Fales, freshman in English.
Amount of Illness Found
Greater as Week Begins
The infirmary began the week
yesterday with nine students con
r L rL rL .f. .h .1_I_t. -I
fined to its care, mere were omy
five patients registered there dur
ing the week-end, but various ail
ments caused the confinement of
four more on Monday.
Harlo Call, freshman in pre-li
brary, was brought to the infirm
ary on’ Sunday, to recover from an
operation for a nasal infection.
His condition at the present time,
however, is not serious.
Besides Call there are eight oth
er students confined to the care of
the University health service.
They are: Dorothea Goodyear,
Elizabeth Carpenter, Carol Wat
son, Virgil Langtry, Orville Bailey,
Boyd Yader, Kelsay Berland, and
Norman Cool.
‘Say it with Flowers’
The True
Valentine Greeting
What could l>c sweeter on
Valentine's Day than seiul
irffi' your love with a floral
bouquet ?
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Our beautiful refrigeration cases are
now being installed - - - thus enabling
us to carry a very complete line of
high grade flowers for that Valentine
Roses, violets, gardenias-also a fine
assortment of cut flowers and potted
plants, including plenty of those gor
geous red tulips.
Oregon Florist
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