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. EDITORIALS * FEATURES <• HUMOR ♦ LITERARY ♦
University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor Anton Peterson, Manager
Willis Dun I way, Managing Editor
Hex Tussinjf—Associate Editor
Dave Wilson, Harry Van I)inc, Ralph David Editorial Writers
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Editor’s Secretary: Mary Helen Lorbett
Assistant: I.illian Rankin
Harney Miller, Features
uaroi nuriDuri, society
Lester McDonald, Lfterary
Warner Guiss, Chief Night Editor
1 niJ ^ogsweu, spurui
Reporters (names arranged in order according to efficiency ^during #the i»ast# week)j
Merlin Blais, Billie Gardiner. Ruth Dupuis, Ik-tty Anne Macduff, Jack Bellinger,
Frances Johnston, Caroline Card, Virginia Wentz, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Ted Mont
gomery, Joan Cox, Oscar Munger, Roy Sheedy, Isabelle Crowell, Carl Thompson,
Hetty Davis, Madeleine Gilbert, George Root, Jim Brooke, Duane Friable, Jessie
Steele, Frances Taylor.
Night Staff: Monday—George Blodgett, George Kerr, Mary Belle Fobes, Adrienne Sabin.
Day Editors: Thornton Gale, Lenore 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 Hay, 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 1
victor i\auiman, rromouonai auver
Harriette Hofmann, Sex Sue
Betty Carpenter, Women’s Specialties
Kathryn Laughridge, Asst. Sex Sue
Carol Wcrschkul, Executive Secretary
Wade Ambrose, As«’t Circulation Mgr.
. Boh Goodrich, Service Manager
Caroline Hahn,, Checking Department
Dorothy Hughes. Classified Advertising Manager
Copy Department: Beth Salway, Mirtle Kerns, George ban r ora. .
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 Branatator, Anton Bush.
Advertising Solicitors This Issue: Victor Kaufman, Aunton Bush, Jo Prigmore, Cliff
Lord, Ellsworth Johnson, Jack Wood.
When College Men Can Drink
“Drinking among students at the University of British
Columbia is not a problem. In fact, the liquor situation is
not one that worries us to any great degree.”
* * *
QO says F. H. Soward, professor of history at the Vancouver,
^ Canada, institution.
Neither is it a great problem on the campus of the Univer
sity of Oregon, but occasionally someone gets into a jam and
has to be dealt with according to regulations laid down by offi
School leaders in the United States are ever holding their
breaths for fear something will happen that might give their
institution a bad name that might make the folks at home
harbor a distrust in the students’ collegiate guardianship—that
might sway the state legislature from its attitude of friendliness.
In British Columbia drinking is legal. In the United States
drinking is illegal. University students at Vancouver have sel
dom been disgraced because of liquor complications, yet drinking
is ruled out at the University functions. The whole nation knows
about a University of Michigan incident where a few students
failed to "get away with something.” We will be far from
wrong when we say that nearly 60 per cent of the United States
fraternities had some sort of intoxicant in their houses that very
At Vancouver nothing prohibited'the more "guzzling” stu
dents from visiting the corner beer parlor. The students at
Michigan could do that? Not at all! Their beer "parlor” was
decorated with collegiate pennants, dressers, and beds—yes, an
average fraternity room.
Granting that it was rather a poor stunt to exemplify the
powers of prohibition by publicizing a fraternity house catch and
leave the smiling bootlegger free to continue his most profitable
business, let us venture to say that the problem of student drink
ing would have been materially below what it is today had jjro
hibition, as it is, never been enacted.
Nine University Professors
1N1C University professors once voted for Eugene V. Debs
•*" ” when he was a candidate for president of the United States.
For that reason one of the more able of the legislators at Salem
a few days ago expressed Ids distrust of the University.
Debs was a Socialist. Socialism, as we understand it, in
cludes as a main principle government ownership of utilities.
For instance, Socialism would favor state or municipal owner
ship of hydro-electric plants.
The present legislature, and especially the governor, are com
mitted to the socialistic program of government ownership of
power sites. Quite probably Governor Meier and the present
legislature received the majority of the votes of the professors
who cast their ballots for Debs. Ownership, regulation, and
control of public necessities was a platform plank for both.
Meier, following Joseph, also stood for free speech. Free
(speech, it seems, had much to do with Debs being placed in a
United States prison. The three of them, two now dead, prob
ably would again agree in principle.
The Salem legislator was speaking of the principle of Uni
versity professors voting for Debs the Debs of government
ownership and free speech.
CHE is nothing but four pages, black and white, but has over
^ 3000 lives.
Each life lived is a pathetic little episode in the whirl of the
silent world. Each printed Emerald has a history coidd it only
be heard! Each printed page has its merits and its vices.
Crumpled, smitten with mud, and trampled by passing stu
dents, an Emerald s life is ended only too soon after its emer
gence from the blades of the press folder. Ah, another Emerald
we see cherished, folded in a student's notebook. Perhaps it
will be sent home where the parents may scan it for the name
of their beloved daughter. By chance an item concerning the
program committee will be clipped for the family scrap book.
Yes, an Emerald score.- her sold is given a longer life.
On the fraternity door-step a few Emeralds are thrown. They
lay there waiting, hoping for eager eyes jealous of one another,
perhaps, as to .which would be honored by the house files. Crum
pled, they spent the.da\ on the table or davenport only to be
dismissed in flames at night.
We cannot forget the aristocracy'of the group. Seven hon
ored Emeralds arc joined with their fellow issues of the year
arid dressed in a beautiful binding. True, they are marked by
success, envied by the lets fortunate, and marked by the eves
of poster ity.
WTh, « (
* We have been hearing ugly *
* mutterings lately to the effect *
* that campus men are getting *
* too independent. The women *
* say that the men about the *
* campus are getting too bloom- *
* ing brazen in taking their *
* time showing up for their *
* dates, which, as everyone *
* knows, is the femme’s privi- *
* lege. As a warning we have *
* been asked to print the facts *
* of a certain case which recent- *
* ly occurred: *
* It seems that a certain frosh *
* who spills his cigarette ashes *
* on the parlor rug of the Chi *
* Psi shanty, and who also *
* sports a name closely resem- *
* ling that of a certain swim- *
* mer, got an invitation to the *
* Chi-O formal. The night of *
* the formal rolled around and *
* the hour of nine had came and *
* waned and the young lady in *
* question was left chewing her *
* nails, inasmuch as her expect- *
* ed escort failed to show up. *
* When he finally got there, *
* promptly at ten or after, he *
* found that he had been sup- *
* planted by another man and *
* was, consequently, left clutch- *
* ing the burlap. This, darkly *
* warns Pan-Hellenic, will soon *
* be a common practice if the *
* gentlemen, or rather college *
* men, don't mend their ways. *
AW, HAVE A HEART, GIRLS,
DID YOU EVER TRY GETTING
INTO A TUX?
* * *
Cynthia McDoodle had her points,
EVENTS OF ♦
♦ THE WEEK
Twelfth Night,” produced by the
drama department, heads the list
for the week's social calendar,
while many formats are scheduled
for this week-end. The following
is the list of the activities for Feb.
Feb. 23, 24, 25—“Twelfth Night,”
Feb. 24—Heads of Houses-Mor
tar Board basketball game.
Feb. 25—Men’s varsity debate
Little Theatre reception, Gerling
Feb. 27—0. S. C. basketball,
Feb. 28—0. S. C. basketball,
Zeta Tau Alpha, formal.
Chi Delta formal.
Delta Tau Delta formal.
Sigma Alpha Mu formal.
Theta Omega formal.
Sigma Nu dance.
Phi Gamma Delta hunting lodge
Cast* of Mumps Appears
At University infirmary
Mumps are the latest ailment
with which infirmary officials have
to cope. There are now two stu
dents confined as a result of that
disease, but there cases are not
considered serious. If the weather
conditions remain favorable, ac
cording to Helen Fleming, infirm
ary nurse, the number of patients
confined to the care of the Uni
versity health service will likely
decrease. At the present time
there are eight students at the in
Those confined at the present
time are: Beatrice Bennett, Thel
ma Downer, Betty Carpenter, Per
cy Bergenson, Byron Lillie, Os
borne Edwards, Ilo Wilson, and
j Glen Kimberliug.
SovoiiltM'ii INvw M*‘inbt*rs
Ac’ft'phMl l>\ ('.oMiiopolites
Seventeen new members were
'voted into the Cosmopolitan club
by the executive council at a meet
ing' held last night at the Y bunga
llow. The plans for the initiation
| of these people were discussed,
and date of initiation announced
\ for next Tuesday. March 2.
A decision in regard to absentee
members was also made. It was
voted that henceforth members
missing more than two consecu
tive meetings would be warned,
and after missing three consecu
tive meetings without excuse noti
jtied of being dropped from the
Elizabeth Plummer, social ehair
! man. made an announcement on
the plans for the banquet to be
held March 6.
Di and Mr L 0. Wright were
present as faculty members.
But I wearied of hearing her
“Oh that adorable Buddy Rogers,
Ain’t he simply just too sweet?”
* * *
YES, AND THEN THERE’S
THE WIT WHO’S ALWAYS
COMING UP TO US AT INAP
PROPRIATE MOMENTS AND
REQUESTING US TO PLEASE
NOT GET HIS SHIRT DIRTY,
AS HE WANTS TO WEAR IT
THE NEXT NIGHT.
# * *
Another quaint little fact which
we had never before realized is
the startling revelation that the
: sophomore class has some of the
most prominent men in school, ac
cording, of course, to the pigger’s
guide. Just run your name down
over this list: John Penland,
chm’n shine day; Jack Stipe, last
year class prexy; Joe Hughes, jun
ior treasurer; Slug Palmer, junior
man on the student council; Bob
O’Melveny and Chet Knowiton,
prominent committeemen; Mc
Gowan Miller, varsity swimming
star; Eric Forsta, varsity football
center; George Christensen, John
ny Kitzmiller, and captain elect
Irvin Schulz, all of the football
varsity also; Jackson Burke, cx
sports editor of the Emerald and
prominent man about; Ted Mont
gomery, publicity man extraordi
nary; We might also add the
name of your humble servant to
this list. No sir, boys, there’s ab
solutely no argument, the sopho
mores have got this campus right
where they want it.
HEY, POTWIN, HOW COME
YOU MISSED OUT?
'EAR AND 'AIR
Should Students Have Cars
“Yes, ask anyone who walks up
the Igloo hill.”—Adelaide and Bar
bara Laraway, freshmen in Eng
* * *
“Cars for the University are
mighty fine things. There would
n't be any work for the campus
cop if there weren’t any. Better
than walking.”—Treve Jones, jun
ior in business administration.
* * *
“I think they should. They save
energy and you need that extra
energy to study.” Emmajane
Rorer, junior in English.
* * »
“Yes, if they can keep up the
payments. However, during spring
term they have a tendency to de
tract from good conscientious
study.”—Howard Ragan, sopho
more in foreign trade.
l)r. Hall Points Out Need
Of Aid in Sheep Industry
An emergency exists in the sheep
industry of Oregon, and people of
the state should make it a point
to increase use of woolen products
and to increase consumption of
mutton and lamb whenever possi
ble, it is pointed oiit here by Dr.
Arnold Bennett Hall, president of
the University, who has noticed
figures on th esituation.
“Every citizen in Oregon has a
definite interest in the sheep in
dustry," says Dr. Hall, “and we
should all unite in helping it in
! every way. While the same thing
is true in a more or less degree in
other agricultural interests, the
sheep men are in a very unfortu
nate plight. Increase in consump
tion of products will aid material
ly, and all of us should seize every
opportunity of encouraging this.”
Now is a good time to have
a good housoelcaning - - -
get it over bo.fmv exams and
spring vacation. Need a
floor wax or ? And some floor
polish ! Of course.
We rent large size floor pol
ishers and sell floor polish at
very reasonable prices.
Judging of Points
Begins in Contest
For Radio Talent
Only Four KORE Programs
Remain on List of
With but four organizations re
maining on the list of contestants
in the second annual Emerald
KORE contest, judges are busy to
taling the number of points for the
organizations that have already
made their microphone appearance,
and for this reason names of the
groups that will appear on the
final program on March 8 should
be ready for announcement early
next week. Alpha hall, Kappa Al
pha Theta, Oregon Yeomen, and
Delta Zeta are the four groups that
will appear on next Sunday night's
Alpha Upsilon Broadcasts
Alpha Upsilon opened last night’s
broadcast with an interesting skit
describing the manner in which
modern song writers get their in
The continuity, written by
George Anderson and Fritz Mc
Kinney, was mingled with musical
numbers by house members. Carl
Collins i brought along his saxo
phone and violin to offer “Ida” and
“Limehouse Blues"—old numbers
still in good use.
Francis Sturgis, Art Johnson,
and Bob Patterson were featured
in a trio arrangement of ‘‘Walkin’
My Baby Back Home" and semi
classical and modern selections
were offered by Fritz McKinney
on the Seth Laraway studio grand.
Delts on Air
Entitled “Babylonia Bust,” the
program given by Delta Tau Del
ta had nothing much to do with
Babylonia, but nevertheless offered
some good song and patter. With
Bob Holmes as announcer, the
Delts presented Ken Rodner, Mau
rice Kinney, Joe Hughes, and oth
ers in current tunes of the day.
Roy Sheedy as interlocutor and
Syd Cowen as end-man, carried
the minstrel show which Omega
hall sent out over the ether from
6 to 6:30 o'clock. “Down South,”
“Swing Low Sweet Chariot,” and
“Golden Slippers” were southern
gems which a male chorus sang in
professional manner. Lawrence
Opedal's accordian numbers and
Syd Cowen’s “Old Man River” were
outstanding numbers of the half
hour of negro atmosphere. Roy
Sheedy and Ivan Kafoury were in
charge of the arrangements.
"Old Man River” was also a
highlight of the Delta Gamma
“River Idea.” Done first in classi
cal form by Edna Bird, a clever
change of pianists was made with
Jane Holt playing the second chor
us in modern tempo. The Danube,
Ganges, Nile, Swanee, and the
Oregon millrace were all mentioned
via song and music by lone Ander
son, Peggy Sweeney, Sally Addle
man, Louise Marvin, and the Delta
“Slug" Palmer served as radio
announcer in the absence of Art
Potwin, regular director. The main
studios of College Side Inn again
found a large audience in attend
PLEDGING ANNOUNCES! E N T
Alpha Lambda of Kappa Delta
announces the pledging of Mar
guerite Shelley, of Eugene.
Pot and Quill will not meet to
night. See tomorrow’s bulletin.
Order of O managers will have
Oregana pictures taken at 12:30
Play east of Philameletaic
Drama group will meet today at
4 o'clock in Susan Campbell hall.
Amphibian club, members and
pledges, meet tonight at 7:30 in
the women's pool.
Newswriting (2 o’clock section)
—Quiz on news today. Select
writing assignment for the week
from list posted on bulletin board.
Turn in your pictures for snap
shot section of Oregana to Thorn
ton Gale at Oregana office imme
Officers of honoraries bring list
of names of all members, correct
ly spelled, to Oregana office this
week between 3 and 5 p. m. Iden
tification of pictures necessary.
Miss Margaret Creech of the
Portland school of social work will
interview students interested in
social work at the Social Science
house today. Appointments may
be made by calling local 254.
The Campus Grocery at 1249
Alder has been purchased by A. C.
Burgess from the former owner,
W. J. Clark. Mr. Burgess was
formerly in the grocery business
in Medford, Oregon.
CRITIC VIEWS PLAYERS
IN “TWELFTH NIGHT”
(Continued from Fagc One)
Norma Jacobs, as the sentiment
al, grief-shamming Olivia has a
type and stage-presence well-suit
ed to portraying Elizabethan char
acter. Her pictorial effect, as she
i descended the stairs, was the love
liest in a series of graceful stage
portraits. The ladies in waiting,
too, were beautiful but of a neces
sity dumb, having nothing to say.
A great deal of praise might be
given to the stage setting and to
the arrangement of colors.
Eldon Woodin, as Malvolio, was
a dignified Puritan and a good
The most successful part of Carl
Klippel’s performance as the Duke
of Orsino was his sentimentality.
However, he neglected the other
shades of the character—his self
deception, and the nature of his
love for Olivia, perhaps because
he was unsure of his lines or un
impressed by them. Even his beard
was not convincing.
The priest, played by Russell
Cook, brought his strong and spir
itual face down the stairs without
mishap and then, in the minutes
he stood on the stage went through
more facial exercises than could
have been comfortable to him, any
more than to the audience. Was
this an actual soul-struggle going
on before our very eyes (and no
body doing a thing for him ) or was
he thinking of the Santo Domingo
fire ? “With hey, ho, the wind and
According to Hazlitt, the strong
est scene in the play is Viola's con
Days Are Here!
The “Co-op” Is Ready with a
Fresh Stock of Equipment
We have received our 1931 stock of
rackets, bail', shoes. aud other teuuis
Make it a point to drop into the
“Co-op” and select your supplies for the
K\pert restrintrinj; done tit reasonable
prices we us.- Armour irut and assure
you first class workmanship..
fession of her love. Nancy Thiel
sen handled these lines magnifi
cently, giving them their full sig
nificance and avoiding sentimen
“I am all the daughters of my
And all the brothers too: and yet
I know not.”
And the moral of this tale Is
that everyone should see “Twelfth
A Decade Ago
A men's music honorary frater
nity will be organized shortly on
the campus and will petition to
Mu Phi Alpha. Heretofore “Sym
phonia” has been the name of the
* * *
Dr. Edward Devine, associate
editor of the Survey and chief of
the bureau of refugees and relief
for the American Red Cross, will
be the assembly speaker this week.
Varsity five takes listless game
from Idaho with a score of 31-19.
* * *
Commerce majors have organ
ized a chamber of commerce in
order to advance and promote the
interests of the University and
the department as well.
A new science fraternity to be
known as Samara has been organ
ized by majors in the botany and
bacteriology departments. Eight
girls are charter members.
JUNIOR VODVIL WILL
BE CLASS FUNCTION
(Continued from Page One)
restrictions are perfectly reason
able and will be complied with in
every respect,” Potwin said.
Further appointments will be
announced by Palmer early next
SO THEY SAY
Catchy Quotes From The
There never was any excuse for
the continuation of the Republican
party after the Civil war.
—R. C. CLARK.
* * *
Primitive man has no sense of
immodesty. That is the result of
civilization, ancT we have no right
to put immodesty in primitive
—WARREN D. SMITH.
* * *
Your ignorance is so colossal
that it's an asset to you.
— JOHN R. MEZ.
Your friends and families
Specials that should
11th and Alder
And time to get your last year’s spring
suit out and send it to The Eugene
Besides cleaning, we do your weekly
laundry and pressing for you.
Eugene Steam Laundry
178 W. 8th Street Phone 123
$1 FOR EACH loo MILES*
GOOD ON ALL TRAINS - RE
TURN BY MIDNIGHT TUESDAY
i OF ROUNDTRIPS:
Portland - -
Salem - - -
Southern Pacific’s great "Dollar Day” sale continues
into its final week. Roundtrip tickets to all places
on the Pacific Lines now on sale for three-fifths of
the one way fare, approximately lc a mile! Good
on all trains leaving Friday, February 27.
F. G. Lewis, Agent