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• EDITORIALS ♦ FEATURES • HUMOR • LITERARY ♦
University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor Anton Peterson, Manager
Willis Dunhvay, Managing Editor
Rex Tussing, Associate Editor
Ralph David, Merlin Blais, Editorial Writers
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Carol Hurlburt, Society Phil Cogswell, Sport.
Lester McDonald, Literary Warner Ouias, Chief Nisbt Editor
Barney Miller, Features_
Day Editors: Thornton Gale, Lenore Ely, Thornton Shaw, Eleanor Jane Ballantyne,
SportfTstaff :CE<f Goodnough, Bruce Hamby, Jim YerKen, Esther Hayden, Joe Saslavaky,
vv hji uaiaT. _
Emerald Radio Hour: Ralph David, Merlin Blais.
Editor's Secretary: Mary Helen Corbett Assistant: Lillian Rankin
Managing Ed. Sec’y: Katharine Manerud
Reporters: Jack Bellinger. Merlin Blais, Virginia Wentz, Oscar Mlinger, Madeleine
Gilbert, Thelma Nelson. Betty Anne Macduff. Helen Cherry, Jessie Steele, Vincent
Mutton, Genevieve Smith, Kenneth Fitzgerald, Ruth Dupuis, Willetta Hartley,
Florence Nombalais, Roy Sheedy, Eugene Mullins, Caroline Card, Frances Taylor,
George Root, Robert Patterson.
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 Adrr..
Laura Drury, Sec’y Associate Manager
John Painton, Office Manager
Victor Kaufman, Promotional Adver
Harriett* Hofmann, Sec Sue
Betty Carpenter, Women's Specialties
Kathryn Laughridge, Asst. Sec Sue
Carol Werschkul, Executive Secretary
Wade Ambrose, Ass't Circulation Mgr.
Bob Goodrich, Service Manager
Caroline Hahn,, Checking Department
Dorothy Hughes. Classified Advertising Manager
Copy Department: Beth Salwa.v Myrtle Kerns* George Sanford.
Copy Assistant: Rosalie Common Office Records: Louise Barclay.
Office Assistants: Evangeline Milk Gene McCroskey, Jane Cook, Helen Ray, Mary Lou
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Washington’s Flunking Traditions
TJ'VERY school has its trouble with traditions. This time the
^ University of Washington has lost its “canoe carnival,” a
spectacle corresponding, we suppose, to the canoe fete here at
the University of Oregon. Reasons for discontinuing this event
traditionally sponsored by the junior class were financial and,
as the junior prexy said, “It’s useless.”
Reactions from the campus from this action were few and
weak, according to the Washington Daily. Students seemed to
regret the loss of "the best part of Junior Day,” but would take
no action to bring it back.
It is certainly not a good move to retain campus traditions
after they have lost their places on a growing University campus.
In this particular case, the officials at Washington are in a
much better position to more carefully weigh the value of such
an activity than are we. If the tradition still meets with the
satisfactions of students and Junior Day guests, then it is alive
and should be retained even if the class budget is to be re
The canoe fete on this campus is still very much alive—each
year gaining more recognition as a valuable activity and beauti
ful spectacle. Yearly the event becomes greater and the crowds
increase. While there has been objection to the expense which
falls upon those houses entering and to the long waits which
the spectators in the past have been forced to endure, the canoe
fete is .still popular.
The financial objection can be met with a simple explanation.
Many of the houses have believed it unfair that they, as pro
ducers of a float, should be expected to spend $15 for materials
plus the cost each individual member must suffer for admission
to the fete. The alleged unfairness comes in when it is under
stood that half of the organizations prepare a float each year.
The cost on living organizations is balanced in the course of
two years when all must enter in competition. It is evident
why the houses must provide for their own material when the
list of Junior Week-end activities is surveyed. There are so
many other events that run financially short and demand the
attention of canoe fete profits.
Already students who handled the last fete are preparing
recommendations for the committeemen who will be in charge
next year. This means that the possibility of tiring waits be
tween floats will bo less. Such plans as trained crews to guide
the floats down the stream, cable apparatus, and new methods
of launching are being investigated.
While a tradition is popular difficulties can be reduced. If
the University of Washington canoe carnival is missed by stu
dents anti alumni, we regret that the junior class officials so
readily discontinued it without raising a protecting hand.
Anyway, It’s Different
T 1FE would bo much more Interesting if each day could have
its own significance be marked by some stunt be lightened
by variations from yesterday, the day before, last week, or last
It isn't difficult to sense the commercialism in Oregon's new
White Cap Day, but what if it is commercial? It’s different.
Let us venture to say that eventually our idea may be realized.
We now have Dad's Day, Mothers' Day, Flag' Day, Pledge Day,
and many other days. Who can tell but that someday we may
abandon the old-fashioned numbering system and have a cal
endar with 305 “special occasions"?
Flunking Pit and Efficiency
■fJEKHAPS it's just THE TYPE that receives the mid-term
grade warning slip, but it may be significant that students
who are careless about their lessons are careless in most every
thing else. This is given weight with the announcement that
only -10 students have had conferences with their advisors while
153 men were notified.
Students who fail to consult their advisors when they are
notified of their nearness to the flunking pit overlook the oppor
tunity to prove that they are capable of keeping track of then
business even if they don't give a hang about the grades they
receive. Then again, perhaps it s just the type.
It’s just TOO DAD today if you look like the devil in a
Wetfoot Miller and Phiiogruins Cogswell have switched col
umns tvlcy. We ire wondering if they were aware that any
thing different had happened.
A KICK IN THE PANTS
* C ;d afternoon folks. It is *
* a pleasure to be able to *
* disp' rt into this column for a *
* chan, ;e and also for revenge. *
* There are a lot of things we’d *
* like to say, but we’ll be brief, *
* keeping in mind that a lot of *
* the good things in life don’t *
* try to cover too much—such *
* as a chorus girl’s dress. - *
One of the first things we’re go
ing to do is to devote a few inches
of space in an attempt to get even
with your regular author, the
despicable Barney Miller, who has
never missed an opportunity to
dreg our honest name down into
his dirt, and all because we would
not pay for protection.
Miller is one of these dual guys,
like a pansy in the daylight, but
a fanatical scandal monger after
dark. He served his apprentice
ship as a bell-hop, so the racket
here is a pipe for him. He does
nightly treks from grave yard,
along sorority row, and to the mill
race. He is the sinister demon
lurking in the shadows. If you
should see a child suddenly run to
a window and jerk the blinds, you
will know she has a premonition
that Barney Miller is about.
SPEAKING OF THE GRAVE
Y A R D, WBl'VE BEEN IN
FORMED THAT THERE NOW
IS A SHERIFF ON DUTY
THERE AT NIGHT.
* * *
What’s this world coming to, we
always thought that when we were
dead and buried, we would escape
from the law, but there doesn’t
seem to be the ghost of a chance.
* * *
This matter of the police poking
around into all the parking places
around town will doubtless meet
with opposition from the under
takers union who have learned
that each caressing osculation
takes a minute from a person's
WHY NOT GIVE THE EM
BALMERS A BREAK? THEIRS
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HEARING THAT THERE IS A
CIRCUS IN TOWN PUTS US IN
MINI) OF WHAT THE GIRL
SAID, “YOU MAY BE A BOON
TO YOUR MOTHER, BUT YOU
ARE ONLY A BABOON TO ME.”
* * *
Come no little Alphonsio, how’s
your I. Q. ? ' Tell me have you
heard that Mussolini leads a fast
life? Yes, 11 Duce belongs to the
fas-cist party in Italy.
We wished we lived in Friendly,
Where windows open wide;
When ere we changed our shirt,
We’d show our pinkish hide.
* * #
In looking over other campus
publications, we see that the
Thetas led the grade list at Cor
vallis, that the Kappas led schol
ars down in California, and that
the Delta Gams were well up in
activity at Podunk college.
* This is the first and last *
* humor column we ever intend *
* to write. As the condemned *
* said when ho jumped off the *
* scaffold, “We’ve come to the *
* end of our rope.” *
A Decade Ago
The Pacific Coast conference
tennis tournament starts here to
* # #
Rowboats will be used at the
canoe fete this year on account of
a shortage of canoes.
* * *
The commencement play for
June will be ‘'Disraeli,” with Fer
gus Reddie in the main role.
* * *
The annual state debate team
tourney is under way.
EIGHT GROUPS CONTEST
FOR CHOIR TROPHIES
(Continued from Pu<jc One)
alien, Alice Lively, Phyllis Ma
gruder. Charleen Purcell, and Mar
Men Have Quartets
Quartets and alternates for the
men’s living organizations are:
Alpha hail Jack Spittle, Wal
lace Telford, George Harrington,
Rolf Budding, D. Decew, G. Good
year, and S. Brandenburger.
Alpha Tau Omega — Thurston
Shell, John McCulloch, James Gil
baugh, Harold Fraundorf, Elmer
Paid. Glen Hieber, Kelsey Berland,
and Manch Gadwa.
Kappa Sigma Harry Eide, Lio
nel Lane, Tom Johnson, Carl Klip
pel, and Omar Palmer.
Oregon Yeomen Dean Beistel,
Harold Arnold, Jack Bauer, John
Littlehales, George Bishop, John
McMullen, Norman Luvaas, and
Each group must furnish its own
accompanist, Barron stated. Pro
fessional coaching of the singers,
while not prohibited, has been dis
couraged by the committee, since
this would put a financial bar in
the way of certain groups, he said.
The music to be sung by the
contestants is the same for each
division. The songs are tuneful,
and some fine harmony work can
be expected, Professor Boardman
Memorial Day Is
Aero ? from Sigma Chi's
Camp Seabeck Calls Women
To Fun at Y\FCA Conference
Camp Seabeck—rnbonlit beach
bonfires, swimming, hiking, tenns,
boating, and golf; new friendships,
interesting discussion groups and
unusual entertainment — situated
near Puget Sound on Hoods canal,
■will be open to all girls from June
15 to June 25.
According to Ann Baum, confer
ence chairman, the main purpose
of the Seabeck student conference
this year is to give those interested
in the Y. W. C. A. a better per
spective on the work and an un
derstanding of the movement. To
interpret this philosophy several
outstanding adults have been in
vited to attend this conference,
among whom are: Dr. Alexander
Purdy, who will speak on the stu
dent in industry; Dr. David G. Hill,
African minister, who will speak
on race in regards to international
relations; Deaconess G. Newell of
St. Margaret’s who will speak on
religion, and many others.
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and
Montana will all be represented at
Seabeck, making a total of about
150 girls. Those who will be par
ticularly active from the Oregon
campus are: Ann Baum, chairman
of the conference; Helen Chaney,
as Y. W. C. A. president; Elizabeth
Scruggs, as dramatic interpreter of
the theme of the conference, and
Hope Shelley, who is in charge of
Oregon’s contributions to the con
ference. Eldress Judd, former
president of the Y. W. C. A., is
chairman of recreation.
Oregon had the largest repre
sentation at Camp Seabeck last
year, and according to all reports,
even more interest is being shown
this year. Miss Dorothy Thomas
at the Y. W. C. A. bungalow has
LEADING ‘AD’ LIGHTS
WILL VISIT CAMPUS
(Continued from Page One)
Skipper, forceful and dynamic di
rector of personnel for the Penn
zoil company of California. Mr.
Skipper, whose headquarters are
in Los Angeles, when approached
with a request to address the con
clave, immediately decided to come,
even at the expense of being away
from writing his book on econom
ics. Mr. Skipper was recently in
itiated as an associate member of
the local chapter of Alpha Delta
Hearst Man Coming
Joseph Hosmer, advertising
economist for the Hearts newspa
pers with headquarters in Seattle,
will also be present at the conclave.
His subject at the banquet Satur
day night will be “Advertising—a
Racket or a Profession.” Mr. Hos
mer is said to be the founder of
Gamma Alpha Chi.
Many popular features in the
way of entertainment are being
lined up for the conclave banquet
which will be held at the Osburn
hotel on Saturday evening at 6:30
p. m. This banquet will be open to
all interested townspeople, stu
dents, and faculty members.
Sunday morning, Alpha Delta
Sigma and Gamma Alpha Chi will
hold reunion breakfasts for active
associate and alumni members. !
Saturday afternoon, Alpha Delta
Sigma will hold an initiation for
the following pledges: Victor
Kaufman, Hal Leonard, Phil Cogs
well, Bob Holmes, and Harold
‘HOTEL UNIVERSE’ AT
PEAK ON FINAL NIGHT
(Continued from Page One)
content with the whole. Carl was
consistently good in all his scenes
and added much to the atmosphere
of the production.
Lily Malone, the bitter and cyni
cal young actress, lived her part
to the extent of becoming the re
deemer of Barry’s otherwise rather
flat first scene. Her absolute feel
ing of the hopelessness of life as
portrayed in her skeptical re
marks and dejection of movement
emphasized the important lines of
the first play which otherwise
have nothing but wit to justify
Addison Brockman reached a
new height in his interpretation
of Pat Farley. Other members of
the cast deserve mention for spe
cial scenes. Walden Boyle, as Tom
Ames, was particularly good in his
scene reliving his boyhood, and
Jean Williams did well her one
big scene. Other members of the
cast were Mrs. Ottillie Seybolt, as
Hope Ames; Jack Stipe, as Nor
man Rose; and Felix Legrand as
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Sophomore class meeting in Vil
lard assembly at 7:30.
Freshman class meeting in Vil
lard assembly at 5 o’clock.
A. W. S. executive council meetr
ing tonight at 9 at Gerlinger.
Crossroads will meet tonight.
Annual election of officers. Dr.
Zane will lead the discussion. Be
Tau Delta Delta meeting tomor
row at 5 o’clock in the Music
building. Important business meet
ing. All members out.
Christian Science Organization
meets tonight in the Y. W. C. A.
bungalow at 7:30. Special mem
bers meeting following the service.
Phi Beta meeting at 7:15 to
night at the Kappa Alpha Theta
house. Important. All members
and pledges must be present.
Sigma Delta Pi will meet at
7:15 tonight in room 5 Oregon.
Miss Ann Thompson will speak
on "Travel Through Spain.” Elec
tion of officers will be held.
Graduate students who expect
to receive their Master’s degree in
June are asked to file degree cards
in the graduate office as soon as
possible if they have not already
PAN-ISLAMIC TOPIC FOR
KORE BROADCAST TODAY
(Continued from Page One)
are quite possible. The example
of Turkey’s rapid westernization
shows what can be done in the
countries which have embraced
Islam as their religion, he said.
The Oregon Yeomen male quar
tet will sing on the Emerald hour
Tuesday, May 26, Ralph David,
radio editor, announced yesterday.
That Thesis or
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