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University of Oregon, Eugene
Vfnton Hall, Editor Anton Peterson, Manager
Willis Dunlway, Managing Editor
Rex Tussing—Associate Editor
Dave Wilson, Lois 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 Guias, Chief Night Editor
Phil Cogswell, Sports
Reporter. : Merlin Blais, Betty Anno Macduff, Roy Sheedy, Ted Montgomery, Jessie
Steele, Isabelle Crowell, Jack Bellinger, Betty Davis, Helen Cherry, Virginia Wentz,
Jim Brooke, Joan Cox, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Madeleine Hilbert, 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 Editor.;: Thornton dale. Lenore Ely, Thornton Shaw, Eleanor Jane Ballantyne.
Sports Staff: Ed Goodnougb, 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 Alien, Ass’t Copy Manager
Mae Mulchay, Ass’t Foreign Adv. Mgr.
Edith Peterson, Financial Adm.
J(ohn Painton, Office Manager Dorothy
Victor Kaufman, Promotional Adver
Harriette Hofmann, Sez Sue
Betty Carpenter, Women's Specialties
Kathryn Laughridge, Asst. Scz 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 Sahvay, 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.
Ass’t Adv. Mgrs.: Jack Wood, George Branstator, Anton Bush.
Advertising Solicitors This Issue: Victor Kaufman, Aunton Bush, Jo Prigmore,
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, $2.60 a year. Advertising
rates upon application. Phone, Manager: Office, Local 214; residence, 324.
Oregon Empties a Waste-Basket
rpHE janitor always places the waste-basket under the desk
and on its far side. We wonder if the janitor knows just
what that means. A wad of paper tossed through the cavern
left for the writer’s knees always fall to the floor before it
reaches the basket.; other wads rolled gently over the desk-top
drop just outside the rim.
Janitors are perverse. Sometimes universities are perverse.
Our janitor is a man we like to know and the University is a
school we like to attend. But both the janitor and the Univer
sity persist in habits which are wasteful of their labors and get
us no place indeed.
Three limes eacli college year the University setS about its
task of emptying the waste-baskets of student minds. Three
times each year it puts those baskets back again for the stray
wads of thought that accidentally fail inside them.
To be plain very, very plain the University has three terms
each year, and each of them includes registration and examina
tion. By setting the baskets of registration and examination
under the desk and on the far side of learning, it insures that
few students will be able to hit their marks. In the eight months’
college year, less than a four-months scholastic opening is left
alter vacations, examinations, registration, and cutting class
have had their share.
The janitor might well drag his basket out from under the
desk. The University ought to have a wider mark to shoot at—
semesters instead of terms.
The Symphony’s Own Expression
TT'OR two centuries the symphony orchestra, a harmonious and
•*' balanced arrangement of wood-winds, brass and stringed in
struments, has been man's most perfect medium of musical ex
pression, and even the disciples of eternal "progress” cannot
assert with any degree of certainty that a more perfect medium
will ever be developed.
That Oregon students are not oblivious to the charms of
symphonic music is demonstrated by the large crowd which
packed McArthur court last winter to hear the Portland Sym
phony orchestra in concert. It is with marked interest and a
degree of group pride that t lie students have greeted the news
that the Portland orchestra, unofficially rated as one of the
best in the United States, is to visit the campus again and will
appear in concert at the court next Sunday afternoon.
The opportunity to hear a really capable orchestra, playing
compositions of the greatest symphonic composers under the
direction of Willem van Hoogstraten, internationally known con
ductor, is appealing enough in itself, but is made more inviting
by the practical consideration that students will be admitted upon
presentation of their student body cards, without further charge.
II is a distinct honor tliat the Portland Symphony Society
should consider it well-worth while to send the large orchestra
ensemble to the University campus for an annual concert, and it
is to be hoped that the students will return the compliment by
attending en masse next Sunday afternoon.
Love In Curriculum
rpilAT love is being considered more and more ns one of ibe
liner arts becomes evident from a report showing that a
course called “The Art of Making Love” has been instigated at
Roliins college. Without laboratory work, students are given
credit for five hours each week.
It does seem a shame that the basic principles of one's in
herent nature must become so ci mmercialiscd. Could the time
be approaching when one cannot even make love without a col
lege education? The uneducated will find themselves at an
utter loss when in competition with the college graduate of the
May we suggest that Rollins college add another credit and
give laboratory work?
Someone aid the Kugonc tire department was terribly dis
gusted when an alarm came from the Helllg theater and there
really was no fire after all. Too bud, maybe we can really have
something for them next time.
Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., we feel that your explanation
of the Mussolini so-called "hit-and-run" mess does not dismiss
the fact that the Italian leader was a bit careless and unemo
tional for not stopping when liis car struck a "too-eager young
Tut, tut, Knglaud, slay away from that name “Five-Year
Rian” if you e.vpc-ct any development program to claim unit ci sal
WThe 4 4
* .“And what is a penguin?”
* asks Bill Duniway, rushing in *.
* and gleefully pouring cracker *
* crumbs down our neck. “We *
* don’t know, but it’s probably *
* fowl,” we happily reply wrap- *
* ping a typewriter around his *
* neck. “Ha-has, got you there. *
* It's a bird which flies back- *
* ward, not because it doesn’t *
* care where it’s going, but be- *
* cause it wants to see where *
* it’s been,” he retorts gaily, *
* gouging our eyes. “Well, any- *
* way, the choke’s oh you,” we *
* gurgle as our fingers sink *
* deeper into his throat, and his *
* eyes pop out of his head, like *
* two little cuckoos running out *
* of a clock. AND that, ladies *
* and gentlemen, is how we col- *
* lect material for this none too *
* good column. *
* * *
For lack of observance
We killed Mabel Hack;
She says: “Why is it called
The journalism shack?”
Well, Mabel, we’ll tell you this
much. It isn’t called that for the
same reason that the fine arts
building receives its title.
MANY A YOUNG CO-ED WILL
BEGIN GETTING LONGER
HOURS OF SLEEP IF WE WHIS
PER THE INFORMATION THAT
MORPHEUS IS NOT A GOD
# * *
THE FUTILITY OF LIFE
or What’s in a Name
or The Mystery of the Purple Sock.
In answer to the age-old ques
tion of what’s in a name, we adapt
our policy of absolutely futility by
the following example.
The other day the furnaces all
went haywire down in the Phi Psi
house. They discovered that the
fire was out. Upon deciding who
should build the fire they chose
one young Glenn Laurgaard, a
sprightly frosh, who was sent
down to remedy the lack of blaze.
He toiled mightily and, when suc
cess was within his grasp, he pull
ed the wrong lever or something,
and all the grates fell out. The Phi
Psis are sending out an S. O. S.
for all stray blankets and worn
out sheepskins. The point which
we wish to stress in our futility
argument is the flact that Glen’s
fond (we almost said proud) fath
er is chief engineer of Portland.
* * *
Some of the boys who spend
their leisure moments around the
Chl-O hoUKC have been going
around with Ion); faces lately. Our
staff Sherlock Holmes, after
spending two exhaustive weeks
lurking behind the Ohi-O garages
and many weary hours in observa
tion from tlie S. A. K. and l'hi
Dell windows, has finally come to
the fore with the reason. It is
simply this: That the girls, after
having discontinued the poiicy for
the past year, are again inaugurat
ing Sunday teas.
The garbage bill was cutting in
to the house finances too much,”
explains Harriett Kibbee, "so we
finally turned to teas as the sim
plest and cheapest method of dis
posing of all the food left over
during the week.”
* * *
WILL THE AUDIENCE PLEA
WILL THE AUDIENCE
PLEASE STAND SILENT WHILE
WE GIVE A ROUSING BRONX
CHEER FOR THAT GUY WHO
GOT AN INVITATION OUT TO
TEA AND WAS GIVING US THE
BIG HORSE LAUGH BECAUSE
WE HAD TO STAY HOME AND
A Decade Ago
Tuesday, February 15, 1921
Easter holidays will begin
March 26 and end April 3, accord
ing to the schedule.
* * *
Three events were won by the
University of Oregon swimmers in
the Oregon State champion meet
at Multnomah club Saturday eve
* * *
Oregon equals Wellesley in indoor
equipment for girls, according to
Miss Mabel L. Cummings, head of
the physical education department,
who has just returned from a visit
to Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Women’s debate squad meets at
7:30 tonighl in room 2, Friendly
Reporting (8 o’clock section)—
See reading notice on bulletin
Tuesday 5 o’elocks will be held
today at the Y. V/. C. A. bunga
low. All girls are welcome.
Tonqueds meet this afternoon at
4 in room 110, Johnson. All town
girls requested to be present.
Try-outs for Philomelete Drama
group this evening at 4 at Susan
Campbell hall. Anyone interested
Cosmopolitan club will meet at
8 o’clock tonight at the Interna
tional club. There will be a Chi
Woman in Her Sphere group of
Philomelete will be the guests of
International group Thursday at
4 in Alumni hall.
Girls wishing Y. W. C. A. Cabi
net positions will please schedule
preliminary interviews with Dor
othy Thomas at once.
l’i Lambda Theta will hold an
initiation of nine new members at
the home of Mrs. H. D. Sheldon
at 5 o’clock today. Those to be
Kates payable in advance. 20c first three lines; 5c every ad
ditional line. Minimum charge 20c. Contracts made by ar
rangement. Telephone 3300; local 214.
WOMAN'S figured silk scarf. See
Emerald business office.
MARIAN McCOOL -Call for Co
lonial theatre pass within two
days at Emerald business office.
DARK tweed overcoat, containing
pig-skin gloves. Finder please
return to Emerald office.
ONE SILVER cigarette case. Re
turn to Emerald business office.
New Beginners Ballroom Class
sturts Wednesday, 8:110 p. m.
You learn all the newest colleg
iate fox-trots and waltzes.
MERRICK DANCE STUDIO
iul Willamette Phone lil)SI
3-ROOM Furnished Apartments
Clean, cozy, cheerful. Private
bath. Entire upper floor. Own
er lives below. 1630 Patterson.
CANOE—W'illets 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 1931 All wool tailoring
made to measure suits—$22.50.
Patent leather Goodyear welt
plain toe formal wear oxfords.
$4.9S. The Hub. S46 Willamette.
DALE AND SETHER
Surgery. Radium. X-ray
Miner Bldg. Fhoue 43
initiated are Vida Buehler, Gladys
Burkett, Dorothy Eads, Minnie
Elmer, Anna Evans, Marion Fluke,
Elizabeth Hall, Gladys Haskin,
and Thelma Lund. After the initi
ation, Dean Sheldon will speak on
"The Teacher as Artist.”
German club will meet at Y. W.
bungalow at 7:30 this evening.
Very important. All members de
siring pins are asked to be present.
Phi Chi Theta, women's national
professional commerce fraternity,
will meet at 5 o’clock today in
105 Commerce. Important.
Chinese New Year
To Be Celebated
Cosmopolitans Will Hear
Of Oriental Customs
A celebration of the Chinese
New Year in the old-fashioned way
will be the featured event of the
third meeting this term of the
Cosmopolitan club, a group of for
eign and native students interested
in international relations, at the
International house at 8 o’clock
"The Chinese Manners and Cus
toms” will be described by King
Yat Chan, Chinese freshman stu
dent in business administration,
j and the “Chinese Manner of Ex
, pression” will be described by
Pearl Tse, also a Chinese student
on the campus. Miss Tse is in
charge of the program. Other
features of the evening will be
Chinese music and games, and tea
served in the Chinese manner.
A special speaker for the eve
ning will be Miss Martha Root,
who is spending a ten-day vaca
tion in Eugene. Miss Root has
just returned from a ten-year tour
abroad, and has spent the past
few months lecturing in Califor
nia. She is a journalist and peace
worker, and 'lias written articles
on her travels and international
relations. Her talk this evening
will be on China.
Honor guests invited for the ,
meeting are Mrs. Murray Warner,
Mrs. Lucy Perkins, and Dr. and
Mrs. C. L. Schwering.
The executive board of the club,
which met last evening at the Y
bungalow, set the date for the
last meeting of the club, which
will be held in the form of a ban
quet, on March 6. The banquet is
to be planned by Elizabeth Plum
mer, social chairman, and Mildred
McGee, program chairman. Initi
ation of newly accepted members
will be held on March 3, the for
mer meeting night, it was decided.
SO THEY SAY
Catchy Quotes From The
If you want to read a novel, read
straight fiction. Historical novels
are nearly always bad history.
—Dean Henry D. Sheldon.
Sunday was appointed a day of
worship on a totally erroneous be
lief that the world was created in
—Prof. Andrew Fish.
The family name of M. Furius
Camillus, a member of a prominent
Roman line and deliverer of Rome
from the Gauls, was derived from
a word meaning thief.
—Prof. Frederic S. Dunn.
The chances are that man will
not have the fine valiancy of sui
—Prof. George Rebec.
To Judge Stories
Experienced Authors Will
Pass on Manuscripts
Ernest Haycox, Theodore W.
Douglas, and Mr3. Beatrice Beebe
will be the judges in the Edison
Marshall short story contest, it
was announced yesterday by W.
F. G. Thacher, professor of Eng
lish and advertising.
Mr. Haycox is a graduate of the
University, and is a successful
short story writer and novelist liv
ing in Portland. Mr. Douglas is
an instructor in English here, and
is also a fiction writer. He has
sold and had published several
stories. Mrs. Beebe is an English
teacher at the Eugene high school,
and has written several stories.
The Edison Marshall contest,
open to any undergraduate of the
University, will close March 1. A
prize of $50 is offered to the writer
of the best short story, and any
student who wishes to enter is
urged to do so, regardless of any
past experience. All manuscripts
are to be handed in with a dupli
cate copy to Professor Thacher.
j CO-EDS TO SEEK DIMES
AT ABODES OF MEN
(Continued from Page One)
Kappa Sigma and Sigma Nu, Eliz
abeth Strain; Alpha Upsilon and
Sigma Pi Tau, Velma Powell; Sig
ma Alpha Mu, Anne Baum; Beta
Theta Pi and Chi Psi, Constance
Paul Bale, who has charge of
stands and properties, promises
that chairs and stands of unprece
dented comfort will be erected, that
polish of the highest grade and
quality has been procured, and
that shoes of any size, shape, or
color will be shined as they have
never been shined before while
Penland guarantees the. quality of
the shine will be above reproach.
Connie Baker announces that
there will be ample entertainment
to keep the whole campus enterest
ed from 9 a. m, until the stands
close at 4 o’clock Wednesday af
Paint Up Your Room
How much better you will
enjoy your room if it is
kept bright and cheery
- - - how much better you
will do your work. Paint
up your room - - - your
chairs and desks — now.
It helps your disposition.
FOR PAINTS, WALLBOARD AND LUMBER
Twin Oaks Lumber Co.
669 High St. Phone 782
’EAR AND 'AIR
Today’s Query: What Do You
Thing of Water Bagging?
“It’s one of the most ideg.1 rah
rah stunts that I’ve ever seen. It's
typical boyhood prattle. Egad,
they should stop it.”—Slug Palmer,
junior in business administration.
“I think it’s a silly pastime, like
feeding peanuts to elephants.”—■
Jeanne Luppen, sophomore in hist
"A great sport on a nice day, but
pretty tough when it’s cold and
miserable.”—Chuck Webber, fresh
man in business administration.
“I think it’s perfectly awful to
waterbag girls—I got one myself
once.”—Helen Skipworth, sopho
more in English.
“A ghastly habit as far as pas
! sersby are concerned.”—Myrtle
McDaniel, sophomore in history.
8:30 P. M.
Ten 2-Hour Lessons
Join this new class and you
will dance in your first les
son. Over 500 people have
learned to dance at this
studio in the past six months.
FRANCIS G. MULLINS,
861 Willamette St.
Where will the two slanting
lines meet if the shorter one
is continued? Good eyes
are needed for this one.
YOUR EYES MAY FOOL YOU
your taste tells the Truth!
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