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. EDITORIALS ♦ FEATURES ♦ HUMOR * LITERARY •
University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor Anton Peterson, Manager
Willis Duniway, Managing Editor
Rex Tussing—Associate Editor
Dave Wilson, Harry Van Dine, Ralph David—Editorial Writers
Reporters (listed in order for number of stories turned in last week) : Kenneth Fitz
gerald, Virginia Weentz, Jack Bellinger, Merlin Blais, Madeleine Gilbert, Frances
Johnston, Caroline Card, Helen Cherry, James Brooke, Ruth Dupuis, Oscar Munger,
Frances Taylor. Isabelle Crowell, Joan Cox, George Root. Roy Sheedy, Duane
Frisbie, Billie Gardiner, Willelta Hartley, Betty Anne Macduff, Ted Montgomery,
Jessie Steele, Carl Thompson.
Night Staff: Tuesday--Eugene D. Mullins, Dave Longshore, Mary Frances Pettibone,
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.
Editor’s Secretary: Mary Helen Corbett Assistant: Lillian Rankin
Managing Ed. Sec’y: Katherine Manerud
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. Se* 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 Salway, Mirtle Kerns, George Sanford.
Copv Assistant: Rosalie Commons. Office Records: Louise Barclay.
Office Assistants: Marjorie Bass, Evangeline Miller, Gene McCroskey, Jane Cook, Vir
ginia Frost, Virginia Smith, Helen Ray, Mary Lou Patrick, Carolyn Irimblc.
Production Assistants: Gwendolyn Wheeler, Marjorie Painton, Miriam McCroskey,
George Turner, Katherine Frentzel.
Ass’t Adv. Mgrs.: Jack Wood, George Branstator, Anton Bush.
Advertising Solicitors—Tuesday: John Hagmeier, Cliff Lord, Jack Wood, Betty Zim
merman, Kathryne Koehler.
No Tax Exemption in Sight
ri^HE attempts of Oregon Greek-letter organizations to secure
tax exemption privileges failed with the ending of the long
session of the state legislature last week. The bill, which the
organizations had sponsored to gain relief from the tax burden,
lacked sufficient support in either house of the legislature to
get serious consideration.
It will be remembered that Oregon fraternities lost their first
Eight on the question of the constitutionality of taxation of their
properties when their test case in the Oregon supreme court
was decided against them. Since that time the organizations
have had to pay the large amounts of increased property taxes,
though not without much complaint at what they considered
an unjust burden.
But the fraternities in this state need not feel that they are
suffering alone. Most of the states in the union now tax fra
ternity property, and recent developments show that there is
a definite trend in states that had not previously imposed the
tax to adopt it. At the present time the states of Oklahoma
and Kansas are on the point of passing laws that would make
the fraternities in those states no longer tax-exempt.
Greek-letter organizations at the University may as well ac
cept the fact, now, that they will never gain their purpose by
working alonj the lines they are now following. Social justifica
tion for tax exemption lies in the two following heads:
1. That the state shall not tax itself, its property or agencies.
2. That religious, educational, and charitable institutions aro
exempt on the principle that they assist the state in the fulfill
ment of its functions.
Since the state courts are deciding that college fraternities
do not fall into either of the above categories, it would be futile
to attempt further to establish a right to tax exemption. The
mere fact that the organizations are non-profit-nmking docs not
exempt them from a property tax—although it does quite ob
viously relieve from income taxes.
Practically the only means left for the Greek orders to get
under the tax exemption shelter is to come to some sort of an
agreement with the University administration which would bring
them into a position to claim social justification for exemption.
The step would most certainly be a hard one for the fraterni
ties to take as it would probably mean the leasing of their
properties to the University, or, at least, the placing of the or
ganizations under the closer supervision of the administration.
But unless the fraternities are willing to do just this thing—
no matter ho\ distasteful it might be to them—they may as
well resign themselves to the payment of the lawful taxes.
Collegians Call on Congress
OTUDENTS of nine universities and colleges, including Yale,
^ Harvard, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Swarthmore,
and Georgetown, called on members of the United States senate
shortly before adjournment ten days ago, bearing a petition
signed by 10,000 college students in 55 colleges, asking congress
to put an end to the appropriation of money to educational insti
tutions in which military training is compulsory.
“Intelligent college men will refuse to fight in any war,''
said the spokesman of the group, “unless every member of both
houses of congress who votes for war and every member of the
national administration who favors war goes into active service,
and until every last dollar of wealth needed is conscripted to
pay for the war.”
Of course this is not true. The $27,000,000 or thereabouts
which the war department spends on military training in col
leges and training every year is not spent in vain. If another
war breaks out, the old cries of devotion to the nation, of giving
everything for the sake of national honor or imperiled foreign
markets will be reinforced by stringent draft laws, and the young
men of the country, whether in college or out, will be shot down
by machine-gun fire, bombed and gassed into unrecognizable
pulps, and the agricultural acreage devoted to crops of little
white crosses will grow anil grow.
And ut home? Will the members of congress lock up the
capitol and shoulder rifles? Of course not! Nor is it desirable
that they should. They would be worse than useless at the
front and furthermore are needed at home to fill dollur-a-yeur
No, when the next war comes, if come it must, it will be
the same sorry and horrible business Unit it has always been.
Its horrors will be magnified by the wonders of destructive sci
ence, but the principles of control will be ttie same. Our suc
cessors in college will pay with their blood and their lives, and
the big business men who deal in war supplies will buy more
anil more “Liberty” bonds, or perhaps next time it will be se
P. S.—Seven senators out of 02 voted in favor of the bill to
curtad U. O. T. C. appropriation.. Ho hum!
WThe ♦ ♦
* Well, here we are with just *
* one more issue to go, which *
* would be a real pleasure if it *
* weren’t for the period which *
* is to follow. But then, being *
j * somewhat a student of gram- *
I * mar from time to time, we *
j * find that everything is fol- *
* lowed by a period and some *
* things, which we are forbid- *
* den to mention in this column, *
* by a coma; It is also esti- *
* mated that 95% of the lec- *
* tures 'given produce a semi- *
* coma among 'the listeners. *
* Will you take our hats and *
* quotes, Jenkins? *
He had it coming,—
Art student Boone;
Sez he with a yawn
“I’m thru Monday noon.”
* * *
But then, we aren’t kicking.
Everyone (especially the law stu
dent) pities the members of the
law school because they have exl
aminations four hours long, one
hour of which is usually spent out
on the curb consuming cartons of
cigarettes and looking like their
millionaire aunt had just died,
willing her fortune to charity.
* * *
And now we read that eight stu
dents have been hauled up on the
carpet for various things (which
we aren’t permitted to mention in
this column) and that five of them
have been given the nonc-too
•*H * *
If this sort of thing keeps up
for long we plainly see that our
fees are going to be raised another
couple of notches. This is the sort
of thing that causes the chairman
of the Greater Oregon Committee
to throw his hands up in despair
and wonder what the deuce is the
And now we come around to the
Emerald KORE contest. Despite
all the precautions on the part of
the Emerald, the story seems to
have leaked out late the night be
• * *
The Phi Sigs nabbed the prize
with “A musician's dream.” If it
was like the majority of the mu
sicians that we know, it was prob
ably a day dream. If this contest
gets much hotter in the future,
they’ll probably have to start
combing the coast for a couple of
I piccolo players, a bassoon player,
and a professional director. George
Barron should have won the indi
\ vidual award, so concensus of
opinion goes, for the exquisite and
j graceful manner in which he han
dled the baton. There was enough
brass represented in this program
to supply buttons for the unfi
forms of all the policemen in the
nation. The boys are undecided
what to do with the new radio but
it is understood that there is some
plan afoot whereby they will be
able to trade the radio in on an
extra ping pong table and a re
cording panatrope so they can
hear themselves play.
* • •
The Sigma Pi Taus managed to
cop a $50 table lamp. If we know
our fraternities it will probably
decorate the house manager’s desk.
The A. B. C.'s and yeomen win
free trips to the theater. Oh well,
you know about the yeomen. The
Delta Gams placed last and man
aged tq collect two prizes. Not
* * *
AND WHAT’S THIS WE HEAR
ABOUT THE PI PHIS UTILIZ
ING THE CHI-O GARAGES AS
A SMOKING ROOM?
OH, GOODY, GOODY, A NEW
PLACE TO LOOK FOR SNIPES.
Officers To Be Elected
For Westminster Guild
Election of officers for the com
ing year will be the feature of
Westminster Guild’s meeting this
evening at 9 o’clock at the West
minster house. Alice Spurgin, who
has been president of the group
for the past year, will preside over
The nominated officers to come
up for election are: president, Al
ice Redetzke; vice president, Gwen
Metzger; secretary-treasurer, El
eanor Lonergan. Other nomina
tions will be made from the floor.
The retiring officers are: Alice
Spurgin, president; Margaret
Sprague, secretary-treasurer; and
Eloise Beaumont, vice-president.
Music and special readings will
follow the election.
A Decade Ago
Wednesday, March 9, 1921
Baseball practice has started
with 30 men out for playing.
* * *
Mrs. Margaret Stone, of New
York, grand president of Theta
Sigma Phi, is visiting the local
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The Lenten cantata, “The Seven
Last Words of Christ,” will he
given at the Methodist church next
Sunday night under the direction
of John Stark Evans.
Colonel Falls, K. O. T. C. in
specting officer, will he here on
Wednesday morning to review the
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
FMDAY, MAKCli 20T1I
AM) HIS OKt HKSlKA
Make arrangements for the
! spring vacation parties now.
Dancing Wednesday, F r i d a y.
Saturday and Sunday nites. We
are also featuring the dances
every Sunday afternoon. For
reservations, call Burr Canfield,
Garfield 1047— Trinity 14-1.
* 4* *
Congress Club To Debate
On Ethics of War Tonight
The ethics of war will be the
subject which the Congress club
will debate and discuss tonight at
7:30 in College Side Inn. This
topic, according to Wallace Camp
bell, Congress club president,
promises to provide interesting
argument on both sides.
That war has no ethical justi
fication whatever will be the opin
ion upheld by Merlin Blais, junior
in journalism, who will attack all
militaristic principles which tend
to cause discord in the world. War
will be defended by George Ben
nett, freshman in social science,
! and Claude Conder, sophomore in
political science, on what they
contend to be its ethical qualities.
When the debate is over, everyone
will be given an opportunity to
express his views.
PIANIST AND VIOLINIST
SHOW SKILL, ARTISTRY
(Continued from roue One)
ly colored shadings which give it
its rich suggestive power. The
mood changed in the closing al
legro. The restless surge of a spirit
that would be free flowed from
strings and keys in a vivid rich
ness that closed in a haunting
weird passage almost metaphysi
cal in its import.
Miss Foster played three short
Fraternities and Sororities
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llth and Willamette Sts.
pieces in her opening group for |
piano which displayed convincing- i
ly the consistency of her talents in |
every department of piano tech-1
nique. MacDowel's “To the Sea” I
showed what convincing tonal \
power her skillful manipulation of
wri3t and forearm could produce.
In Rachmaninoff3 “Prelude in E
flat” the interest of the audience
was centered on the fluency and
the sheer grace of her interpreta
tion, and Juon's ' “Humoresque”
f brought out pleasingly nimble
j lightness of her stacatto.
Miss Erockman played only
three solo numbers, but they were
sufficient to convince a discerning
listener that she has a violin tech
nique which is years ahead of her
age. She opened with Kreisler’s
“Viennese Melody,” which is very
little other than melody, but how
she did make the most of all the
possibilities of that melody!
Her real achievement was her
last two numbers. Nearly every
violinist can play Spanish dances,
but it takes an exceptional one to
play Sarasate’s No. 8 with the
spirit, the well-founded confidence
that this young lady showed. She
played it with the rhythmic tempo,
the skillful shading and mastery
of tone range without which a
Spanish dance all too often
descends to the level of street mu
Her finale was Paganini s
“Witches’ Dance,” famous, or rath
er notorious as one of the most dif
ficult compositions for violin ever
composed. But Miss Brockman
was fully equal to every technical
requirement, and she played its
most difficult passages with a bril
liant assurance that never once
gave the audience the uneasy mo
ment which makes too many stu
dent recitals strangely embarrass
None of the four compositions
in Miss Foster’s last group was
even moderately long, but each
was a work of art in its own way.
Debussy's "Cloches a travers les
feuilles” (Bells through the leaves)
was a program piece done with a
soft pastel effect in shaded tone
which the pianist did full justice
to. Scriabin’s “Desir” is a short
tone-poem of emotion which Miss
Foster made as charming as a
jeweled miniature. Chasins “Etude
in C-sharp minor” was short and
brilliant, and the closing “Etude
in D-sharp minor” was climactic
in its power and depth.
Congress club will meet tonight
at 7:30 in College Side Inn for de
bate and discussion on “The Eth
ics of War.”
Pan Xenia, national foreign
trade honorary, will hold a meet
ing at the College Side Inn tonight
at 7:30. Dr. V. P. Morris, associ
ate professor of economics, will be
the principal speaker.
The woman’s all-star basketball
team will play tonight at 0 o’clock
at the Woman's building. Every
one is invited.
Westminster Guild meets at 9
o'clock tonight at Westminster
house. Election of officers.
Crossroads will not meet this
Thursday on account of conflicting
Sigma Xi lecture by Dr. Haas.
Campus Camp Fire club meets
tonight at 8:45 at the Y. W. C. A.
bungalow. Miss Nunn will speak
and refreshments will be served.
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
All communications are to be ad
dressed to The Editor, Oregon Daily
Emerald. They Bhall not exceed 200
words. Each letter most 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 Eidtor:
I wonder how many students
feel, as I do, that they have a new
friend on the campus ? I know
that I have, and in none other than
Dr. Arnold Eennett Hall. Don’t
mistake me though. I haven’t
been over to his house for dinner,
nor have I gone on any long walks
with him on these balmy after
noons. I have merely been reading
his daily contribution in the Emer
When the first of these appear
ed, some tv/o or three weeks ago, I
wondered how on earth a man who
is as busy wTith boards of higher
education, Carnegie foundations,
and research councils, could af
ford the time to write the daily
communication. But then I began
thinking. After all, he’s president
of the University. And the stu
dents ARE the University. There
fore, why shouldn’t his time be
directed in channels of contact
with students as well as adminis
After stating, unreservedly, that
I think Dr. Hall’s column is a dis
tinct success, and that I heartily
favor this medium as establishing
a closer understanding between
students and administration, I
would like to make a suggestion.
But in making this suggestion,
I hope only, that a means might
be provided whereby the purposes
of the column might become more
Wouldn't it be better to tie the
splendid ideals and hopes that Dr.
Hall expresses, together with cir
cumstances and happenings that
we are familiar with ? Let me illus
trate. The three of these daily
writings that I remember best
were about the Portland Symphony
orchestra, the basketball team, and
fraternity initiations. They stuck
with me, I believe, because the
moral (I don’t know what else to
call it) was definitely associated
with something that I was inter
ested in at the time.
Although I have criticized the
president of the University, it has
—I hope—at least been construct
ive, and it in no way alters my as
sertion at the first, which is no
more nor less than the fact, that
the inclusion of the department in
the Emerald can become one of
the strongest and finest traditions
on the campus.
HODGE RELATES STUDY
OF COLUMBIA RIVER
(Continued from Page One)
tains. The lake rose so high that
it spilled across a low pass in the
Cascade mountains forming a new
outlet to the sea. The steep gra
dient, enormous supply of water,
and ample supply of cutting tools
enabled the river to cut down so
rapidly that it left a gorge in the
Cascade mountains, the tributary
valleys of which were all stranded
and suspended on the high level
where the river first formed its
“These conclusions, amply justi
fied by facts, make the river east
of the Cascade mountains a con
sequent one in a fault trough and
a superimposed one across the Cas
cade mountains. These conclusions
have created a great deal of in
terest among geologists who have
long’held and taught that the Co
lumbia river was the world’s mo3t
perfect case of a consequent
stream. This shattering of the
hoary theory does not decrease the
interests of geologists in the river,
but on the contrary, will make it
more of a subject of study than
ever before. Obviously these con
clusions have a vital bearing upon
the development of the Columbia
river for navigation and water
Commerce School Tries
Out Pre-Registration Plan
Approximatelv 200 students in
business administration have taken
advantage of pre-registration be
ing tried out by the school, David
E. Faville, dean of the school, said
The system gives the student the
advantage of a more deliberate
counselling period with his advis
er, and avoids the rush an incon
venience of standing in line to see
an adviser on registration day,
Dean Faville believes. The system
is still an experiment and whether
it will be continued will depend up
on the students’ attitude toward it.
Although the pre-registration was
offered for a period of three weeks
only one-third of the students
availed themselves of the oppor
tunity for counselling with their
advisers, he pointed out.
'EAR AND ’AIR
Is the Supposition that Colle
gians Wild True or Untrue?
“They aren’t wild. They are
simply bored—all except those who
are in love.”—Mack Miller, sopho
more in law.
* * *
"Although they get wild-eyed at
times from wine, women and ex
ams, sooner or later they will be
brought back to earth through the
pursuit of knowledge.”—Bill Bar
endrick, junior in pre-medics.
* * *
"College students on a whole are
not wild. There are some, however,
who like to be thought so or who
think a slight shade of that repu
tation desirable.”—Gladys Foster,
junior in music.
"Oh, they are not an wild as
some magazines and movies make
them out to be but they are in
clined to be so a little.”—Maurice
Kinney, senior in chemistry.
School of Medicine
Durham, N. C.
On October 1, 1931, carefully
selected first and third year
students will be admitted. Ap
plications may be sent at any
time and will be considered in
the order of receipt. Cata
logues and application forms
may be obtained from the Dean.
Get Off The Ground
Under Expert Instruction
Special rates offered to University students. Come
and investigate the ground school classes
now being organized.
Call Springfield 193-W or Write
SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL OF FLYING,
SPRINGFIELD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
Spring Term...March 30
Beginning Monday morning, March 30, new classes will
be organized in our regular stenographic and book
University students may make arrangements for special
Ask for further information.
Eugene Business College
“IT’S A GOOD SCHOOL”
Phone 666 Miner Bldg.
The most popular cereals
served in the dining-rooms of
American colleges, eating clubs
and fraternities are made by
Kellogg in Battle Creek. They
include All-Bran, PEP Bran
Flakes, Rice Krispies, Wheat
Krumbles, and Kellogg’s WHOLE
WHEAT Biscuit. Also Kaffee
Hag Coffee — the coffee that
lets you sleep.
DROP in at the campus restaurant and order
a bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and milk or
cream. Add some fruit, if you like.
It s a treat. Just the dish to satisfy that
touch of bedtime hunger. And so easy to
digest, you’ll sleep like a log.
Kellogg s Corn Flakes are delicious for
breakfast, lunch, any time and anywhere.
Ask for them at your fraternity eating house
or the college dining-hall.
rou ll enjoy Kellogg’s Slumber Music,
broadcast over W<Z and associated
stations cl the K. B. C. every Sunday
evening at 10.30 £. S. T. Also KFI
Los Angeles. KOMO Seattle at 10.00
evening at 10.30 £. S. T.