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University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor
Willis Dunhvay, Managing Editor
Anton Peterson, Manager
Rex Tussing—Associate Editor
Dave Wilson, Loia Nelson, Harry Van Dine—Editorial Writers
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Editor’s Secretary: Mary Helen Corbett Carol Hurlburt, Society
Assistant: Lillian Rankin Lester McDonald, Literary
Barney Miller, Features Warner Guiss, Chief Night Editor
Phil Cogswell, Sports
Reporters: Merlin Blais, Betty Anno Macduff, Boy Sheedy, Ted Montgomery, Jessie
Steele, Isabelle Crowell, Jack Bellinger, Betty Davis, Helen Cherry, Virginia Wentz,
Jim Brooke, Joan Cox, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Madeleine Gilbert, Ruth Dupuis,
Frances Johnston. Oscar Monger, Carl Thompson, Billie Gardiner, Caroline Card.
Night Staff: Thursday—^Eugene D. Mullins,
Dorothy Johnson, Stan Price, Earl Kirchoff, Gwen Elsmore.
Day Editor.;: Thornton Gale, Leflore Ely, Thornton Shaw, Eleanor Jane Ballantyne.
Sports Staff: Ed Goodnough, 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
Larry Bay, 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 Dorothy
Victor Kaufman, Promotional Adver
Harriette Hofmann, Sez Sue
Betty Carpenter, Women’s Specialties
Kathryn Laughridge, Asst. Sez Sue
Carol Werschkul, Executive Secretary
Wade Ambrose, Ass’t Circulation Mgr.
Bob Goodrich, Service Manager
Caroline Hahn,, Checking Department
Hughes, Classified Advertising Manager
Copy Department: Beth Salwny, Mirtle Kerns, George Sanford.
Copy Assistants: Joan Bilycau, 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.
Ass't Adv. Mgrs.: Jack f Wood, George Brnnstator. Anton Bush.
Advertising Solicitors This Issue: Jack Woods, George Sanford, Betty Zimmerman,
Dorthea Hughes, Cliff Lord, Harold Bacon.
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.
Too Many Grade Points? -
rpHE announcement of the fall term grade ratings of the
campus living organizations drought forth the usual number
of complaints from students who found that the grade sheets
gave them credit for fewer points than they had actually earned.
The complaints leave us strangely unsympathetic.
Grade ratings are compiled through the courtesy of the reg
istrar's office. There is no obligation on the office to do this
work, but it is done as an added service to the students to
supply them with fair statistics as to the result of their scho
After completing the tremendous amount of work necessary
in compiling the figures and realizing that there are probably
mistakes, the registrar sends a letter to all house presidents
worded in the following manner:
‘‘The house ratings for the fail term, 1930-31, have been com
pleted. If you wish to examine the ratings of the individuals
for your house as prepared in this office, we will be glad to
have you do so at any time from now until Tuesday evening,
February 3, at r> o’clock. We are setting this time limit in
order that we may summarize the ratings for final publication
as soon as possible.”
House presidents are thus afforded the opportunity of check
ing over the figures and making corrections whenever errors
are found. The figures that appear on the sheets examined by
the house presidents are the same that come out in the final
ratings a few days later.
On only one score do students have ground for objection.
Sometimes when incompletes are made up at the first of the
term, professors neglect to turn in the grades in time to appear
on the house ratings. In instances of this sort the blame lies
with the professor or else with the student for failing to insist
that the grades be reported in sufficient time.
, It goes extremely hard on the registrar's office to undergo
the students’ censure with the announcement of each grade
rating. But the one time students do neglect to mention error
is when they are credited with more points than they have
earned. This sort of complaint never reaches the registrar’s
office it is the sort of thing that is talked about in the privacy
of houses as a great joke on the administration and the rest
of the campus.
Sex-Appeal and Crowd Psychology
"'HE average college student has about as much privacy as
the finny denizens of an aquarium. On the Oregon campus
ho is not even allowed to eat in peace. It is a rare week for
a Greek letter society or a dormitory when several meals are
not interrupted by representatives of some group who call to
advertise a dance, all athletic event, a banquet, a sale, or an
uplift crusade to all of which the hungry and impatient stu
dents are told they “owe whole-hearted support,” financial and
There is something to be said, of course, in favor of lunch
table announcements. They are unsurpassed as a method of
drawing campus functions which require high-powered publicity
to the attention of the paying public, many of whom will not
pay much attention to articles in the Emerald. Nor will the
victims be inclined to protest as long as they are only required
to put down their forks and st.in noisy mastication long enough
to give courteous attention to their “guests.”
But when co-eds who attempt to trade on sex-appeal anil
amateur application of crowd psychology to persuade them to
dig up money for tickets or coupons, the resentment of all hut
the most susceptible is aroused. The line which is used nearly
always includes stereotyped phrases, such as, “Surely 3;> fine
Oregon men like you here can afford to buy ten tickets for this
splendid affair and help out the fund for drouth relief."
If sales are not heavy a parting shot is fired. “Well, I'm
sorry you didn't take any more than five, but thanks anyway
for the ones you did get.”
This i- a problem which really requires a senatorial investi
gating commission. But mayhap Pan-Hellenic and tiie Inter
Fraternity council might find a way to preserve Oregon men
fi <m ruination of digestion caused by the secretion of sules
♦ EDITORS HITHER AND YON ♦
The perennial criticism that col- learned gentleman, after studying
leges are defeating their purpose the catalogue of Columbia uni
by offering too many courses of a versity, concludes that higher edu
pructical nature comes this time cation in tha United States is in
from Dr. Abraham Flextar of tin grave danger of 1 ing it; sen. «• of
Education a la Mode
General Education Board. That
proportion. Accordingly, curricu
la which include such work-a-day
subjects as “salesmanship,” “poul
try raising,” and “radio announc
ing” destroy the emphasis on pure
culture and science which univer
sities are expected to maintain.
Dr. Flexner, apparently, would
exclude from the scope of a uni
versity all knowledge that will
help a graduate make a living.
While no one will deny that a well
balanced existence should be more
than a frenzied quest for food and
raiment, modern students agree
that a knowledge of the classics
does in no wise assure the essen
tials of a physical life. Anyway,
useful subjects are not offered as
substitutes for studies that develop
the aesthetic senses. The contro
versial courses merely supplement
courses that have been orthodox
since the time of Gamaliel.
The average university student
does not regret that the field of
education has been widened to in
clude a scope of usefulness. On
the contrary, there is current a
feeling of gratitude that modern
colleges provide facilities for the
emergence of better stenographers,
journalists and embalmers. The
signs are those of progress rather
than deterioration.—The Minne
A Decade Ago
Friday, February 11, 1921
Bill Hayward was secretly mar
ried last week to Miss Alicia Ber
tina Orton, a Eugene girl.
The University will have two
entries in the state swimming and
diving champion meet which will
be held at the Multnomah Ath
letic club Saturday.
Dr. Parsons, of the school of so
cial service in Portland will give
the vespers address Sunday.
Committee appointed for Y. M.
C. A. nominations.
Team in good shape to meet O.
A. C. tonight.
FASHION DANCE AT COCOA
Rates Payable in Advance
20c first three lines; 5c every
additional line. Minimum charge
20c. Contracts made by arrange
Telephone 3300; local 214
BLUE Conklin pen. Return to Em
erald business office. Reward.
BROWN BILLFOLD lost on cam
pus. Finders keep money. Would
be grateful for return of bill
fold. Notify Emerald business
BLACK and white eat followed
four young 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
men will return it to the above
address or call 2049-J and let
us know what became of it
the courtesy will be greatly ap
CANOE Willets make. Cedar
construction. See Charles Good
win or inquire at Anchorage
TUTORING GERMAN — Experi
enced teacher educated in Ger
many. Terms very reasonable.
Inquire of Miss Anna Gropp,
179S Columbia street.
NEW TUXEDO Suits, including
silk vest. Regular $30 values
for $10.85. THE HUB. 040 Wil
DALE AND SETHER
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.
MERRICK DANCE STUDIO
S61 Willamette Phone 3081
SPRING SI \ Li s AT FASH
REAT YOUR GIRL TO A
WThe ♦ ♦
We have been hearing some
grumbling on the part of several
local S. A. E.’s in reference to
the recent sensational booze raid
which was conducted at the Uni
versity of Michigan. The boys do
not seem to mind the publicity so
much, but why, they ask, did the
cops only uncover six quarts at
their house while at all the others
they found a really respectable
amount? They hint darkly that
it is a plot to try and make pikers
of their fraternity.
* * *
The local Phi Deit and Kappa
Sig chapters have maintained a
discreet silence upon the subject.
Well, you know the old instant
* * *
Later dope on the Pi Kap (nee
A. B. C.) installation reveals that
said function will take place dur
ing spring vacation, which time,
if you should ask us, will be the
* * *
We don't want to give the Fijis
nor any one man especially too
much of a break in publicity, but
this one’s really too good to keep.
It seems that one Roger Dennis,
prominent man around the dive on
the hill, went for a joyride up into
the hills the other night. He
parked awhile to admire the beau
ties of nature, and when he started
home he discovered that during
the process of admiration he had
lost the key to his car. He searched
high and low, but still no key.
He finally gave it up as a bad job
and walked home- At high noon
today the key was still missing
and the car still patiently waiting
on the hill. We haven’t yet learned
what became of the afore men
tioned beauties of nature.
AH, YES, MIRANDA, OREGON
MEN ALWAYS WALK HOME.
* * *
He ran the commissary,
Acirain Z. Betts;
But he persisted in bumming
* « *
And the next guy on our list
is the left-handed fork vvieldei
who always insists on sitting next
to us at the table.
* * *
We took a tour up the mill-race
recently, and one of the things
which struck our eye was the re
juvenated back yard of the A. D
Pi house. Just an ideal spot tc
set up a croquet grounds. With
the back yard, not to mention the
little arbor next to the mill-race,
we expect the A. D. Pis will use
that old rushing argument put
forth by so many of the nationals,
This is when the tong urges the
rushee to not consider the house
itself but also the things which
lie behind it.
* * *
One of the newest wrinkles in
the way of college rackets is that
introduced by a member of the
Bachelordou house. It seems that
he sent for a shipment of smoked
salmon at about 30 cents per fish.
Upon receiving them he hawked
the entire supply to members of
his house at four bits a throw. By
the way, Watson, may I borrow
your reel? I’m working my way
TO FILL SPACE
Lives of collegians all remind us,
What hectic lives they've led;
And, departing, left behind them
Worn-out socks beneath the bed.
A few days ago I was the talk
of the campus. I could swim with
the best of them. I was good,
I’m telling you. And then it hap
pened. I broke my finger. Now
I go about with head bent in
shame. The girls don’t like me
any more, but are all falling for
that red-headed Charlie Foster,
simply because I can’t swim with
a broken finger. What’ll I do?
Your case is indeed sad. It is
always sad to watch the campus
hero overnight degenerate into
simply a faded soup stain on the
red and green checkered vest of
life. There is still hope. Your one
chance is to lure Foster into the |
new Phelps-Terkel store and sell I
him a red necktie. With his hair
and (the necktie, the girls will
think that the fire engine is com
ing up the street and will run.
This will euchre him. In regard
to your finger, simply line it with
raybestos. This is guaranteed by
auto dealers to repair any brake.
* * *
Dear Aunt Emma:
I don’t know what to do. I’m
in a horrible situation. I’m in
love with a girl and she expects
me to take her to the senior ball.
I want to but I haven’t got any
money. What’ll I do?
Anyone you can.
Confinement Record High
In University Infirmary
With 11 students confined to its
care the University infirmary yes
terday continued its high confine
ment record for the week.
Those under the care of the
University health service at the
present time are: Ruth Irvin, Eliz
abeth Carpenter, Carrol Watson,
Norman Cool, Christine McCul
lough, Sydney Cowan, Kelsey Ber
land, George Kerr, Orville Bailey,
Craig Rankin, and Roberta Mills.
A SHINE FOR A DIME.
iW. M. Tugmaii To Speak
On Newspaper Problems
“Problems of the Newspaper”
will be the subject of William M.
Tugman, managing editor of the
! Eugene Register-Guard, when he
I speaks at a meeting of Alpha Kap
pa Psi, national professional com
! merce fraternity, Monday evening.
The meeting will be held in the
i men’s lounge of Gerlinger hall at
The attendance- of pledges as
well as regular members has been
requested by Roy Wilkinson, presi
Eugene Steam Laundr
178 VV. Sth Street
Verses of Three
Oregon Poets To
Appear in Book
Two more Oregon students have
been added to the list of those
contributing poetry to Harper’s
Anthology of College Verse which
will be published early this spring.
Rebecca Morgan, graduate stu
dent v,ho was on the campus last J
term has submitted a poem, “Dead
Wood,’’ which has been accepted j
for the spring issue. Margaret
Ormandy, sophomore in English,
has received notice that her “Three i
Sonnets for a Lady,” which were |
published last term in the literary j
section, have also been accepted. |
John Schaeffer, instructor in
English, was reported last week
to have had a poem accepted, and
these two Oregon women added to
the list brings the total up to three
who have contributed from this
RIPLEY OF “BELIEVE IT
OR NOT” IS IN ERROR
(Continued from Tape One)
of the true meaning of the term.
‘Cicero’ was a family name of the
oldest and highest standing,” Pro
fessor Dunn will tell the High
“Ripley’s adaptation of the word
‘cicer’ is far-fetched, since ‘cicer’
really means only ‘chick-pea,’ and
Horace tells us that chick-peas
were a favorite food of Romans.
Horace himself was very fond of
them, he writes.
“As to the idea that Cicero was
named for a chick-pea, or a wart
that did not exist, I offer the word
of Livy that the family of Cicero i
was established before 454 B. C.
There was a Cicero of the Claud
ian branch holding public office in
Rome 400 years before Ripley’s
Cicero became known to anyone,”
Professor Dunn will say today.
“Furthermore,” he will add, “for
a man of Cicero’s rank and im
portance to have but two names is
beyond belief. Every Roman of
good family had three names, ex
cept Gaius Marius, who boasted of
the fact that ‘a soldier needs only
two names to fight well.’
“The fact that Cicero’s father,
and his grandfather, and his son
all bore the name of Marcus Tul
lius Cicero seems to have little
weight with Mr. Ripley. But the
fact is that the name Marcus Tul
lius Cicero was famous long be
fore the Cicero of the Ripley car
toon was born. And the Ripley
Cicero could not have escaped
those three names had he wished
to, even to accept a familiar nick
name, attached to him because of
a facial feature, which did not ex
Professor Dunn has photographs
of all the identified and authentic
busts or pictures of the Roman
orator. With these he will prove
his statements. The Uffizi, the
Capitoline, the Vatican figures, all
show Cicero in his prime. And
there is not a wart in the whole
SEE SPRING STYLES AT THE !
'EAR AND 'AIR
Should freshman men., be
barred from Senior Ball
"A bit undemocratic and too bad
for girls going with freshman
men.”—Connie Baker, junior in
* * *
“It’s nice to preserve a few of
the traditions of keeping the
freshman under hand as long as
there is nothing that impairs their
health.”—Dorothy Brigham, jun
ior in English.
‘‘I think it’s a good idea since
the freshmen can’t wear tuxes.”—
Mervyn Eward, sophomore in so
* * *
“I think it’s a good thing be
cause of tradition and future an
ticipation and it gives them an in
terest to make each one better
than the last one. Discrimination
of sexes is not quite fair.”—Drew
Perkins, senior in chemistry.
♦ * *
"The freshmen are lucky that
they have an excuse for not pay
ing two bucks.”—Victor Kaufman,
junior in journalism.
PAPERS IN STATE TO
BE JUDGED ON LABORS
(Continued from. Page One)
ed favorably on the project, but
held that no main award should
be made this year because the
plan had not yet had sufficient at
tention so that all publishers eli
Two Papers Commended
The committee warmly com
mended both the Argus and the
News-Review for the work they
have done during the past year.
Fourteen separate exploits in the
field of desirable public service and
community leadership were shown
in the report of the Argus, and
four major campaigns were cited
by the Roseburg paper. W. Verne
McKinney, who last year won the
award for the best weekly paper
in the state, is editor of the Ar
gus, and Harris Ellsworth, former
ly field manager for the state edi
torial association, is editor of the
The same plan as followed in the
case of the Pulitzer awards, that
of judging the papers on the basis
of written claims submitted, will
be followed, it is announced. The
committee for next year will be
named later, and the award will
be announced at the annual meet
ng of the Oregon Press conference.
Though you re miles away
on Valentine's 'Day
You have guaranteed deliv
ery through the bonded
members of the Florists’
Telegraph Delivery Associa
tion—4500 bonded florists—
so you can send HER flowers
- -- the REST VALENTINE.
Extends a Welcome
11:00 A. M.
“Why and How Observe Lent”
6:30 P. M.—COLLEGE FORUM
Another Discussion on Sex
“Promiscuity or Abstinence”
CLAY E. PALMER, Minister
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Construction to a Whisper t
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in other cities, lofty buildings are going
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' stops and strains an ear for the old familiar
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welding knits steel with joints as strong as
the metal itself.
Arc welding is being used more and more
in the fabrication of buildings and ma
chinery, the construction of pipe lines and '
tanks, and as a repair tool of universal ,
Development of General Electric arc weld
■ ing has largely been the work of college-"'
trained men. Others of the college men at
General Electric are largely responsible for
the high reputation won by hundreds of
G-E products used in industry and in the
home during the last thirty-seven years.
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