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I - EDITORIALS ♦ FEATURES * HUMOR • LITERARY ♦
University of Oregon, Eugene
Vinton Hall, Editor Anton Peterson, Manager
Willis Dnnlway, Managing Editor
Ilex TussinK. Associate Eflit/>r
Ralph David, Merlin Blais, Editorial Writers
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Carol Hurlburt, Society Phil Cogswell, Sport*
Lester McDonald, Literary Warner Guiss, Chief Night Editor
Barney Miller, Features
Day Editors: Thornton Gale, Lcnore Ely, Thornton Shaw, Eleanor Jane Ballantyne,
SportsTstaff ^Eff^oodnough, Bruce Hamby, Jim Ycrgen, Esther Hayden, Joe Saslavsky,
Walt Baker. „ .
Emerald Radio Hour: Ralph David, Merlin Blais.
Editor's Secretary: Mary Helen Cornett Assistant: Lillian Rankin
Managing Ed. Sec’y: Katharine Manenid
Reporters: Jack Bellinger, Merlin Blais, Virginia Wentz, Oscar Mungcr, Madeleine
Gilbert, Thelma Nelson, Betty Ann- Macduff, Helen Cherry, Jessie Steele, Vincent
Mutton Genevieve Smith. Kenneth Fitzgerald, Ruth Dupuis, Willotta 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 Allen, Ass’t Copy Manager
Mae Mulchay, Ass't Foreign Adv. Mgr.
Edith Peterson, Financial Adm.
Laura Drury, Sec’y Associate Manager
John Painton, Office Manager Dorothy
Victor Kaufman, Promotional Adver
Harriette Hofmann,Woman's Specialties
Kay Laughrige, "Sez Sue”
Carol Werschkul, Executive Secretary
Wade Ambrose, Ass't Circulation Mgr.
Bob Goodrich, Service Manager
Caroline Hnhn,, Checking Department
Hughes. Classified Advertising Manager
Copy Department: Beth Salway, Myrtle Kerns* George Sanford.
Copy Assistant: Rosalie Commons. Office Records: Louise Barclay.
Office Arsistants: Evangeline Miller, Gene McCroskey, Jane Cook Helen Ray, Mary I.ou
Patrick, Carolyn Trimble, Nancy Suomela, Katherine belter, Magdalen /.oiler,
Production Assistants: Gwendolyn Wheeler, Marjorie Painton, Miriam McCroskey,
Edward Clements. . . _ ,
Ass’t Adv. Mgrs.: Jack Wood, George Branstator, Auton Bush.
Advertising Solicitors—Friday: Dick Goebel, Auten Bush, Vic Kaufman, George Bran
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A Change in Nicaragua
TJRESIDENT HOOVER and Secretary Stimson of the state
department have decreed that no longer will the United States
send her marines into the wilds of Nicaragua to battle with the
native brigands. Americans in Nicaragua from now on will be
more or less dependent upon the native constabulary which has
been trained wholly by United States marine officers. American
lives and American property will be protected, claims the state
department., but now in a manner more fully endorsed by the
In the present state of international complications the new
United States Caribbean policy stands forth as an example
worthy of commendation. It has long been a question whether
or not the intentions of this country in Nicaragua were humani
tarian or devoted to the interests of a few American capitalists.
President Hoover has removed all feelings of distrust so far as
we are concerned in Nicaragua. He has tried to show the world
that we do not intend to strangle the little Central American
country, hut that we are attempting to live up to a promise we
made several years ago when we claimed that our only interest
in Nicaragua was the stabilization of the native government.
Of course, we do not disclaim all selfish motives in the recent
change in our Nicaraguan policy, for our first consideration is
still the protection of our own nationals in Central America. But
how much more effective in establishing sound international re
lationships will be the placing in the hands of the natives the
sovereign right of home rule without interference. It has been
America’s concern, it would seem, only to insure safety for her
nationals, and America for many years has held that the Nic
araguans have been unable to protect foreigners, much less them
Mr. Hoover's action may be considered as a forward step in
remaking America’s foreign policy. It marks a trend that will
undoubtedly receive the whole-hearted sanction of the world, and
it may effect a considerable change in the viewpoint of other
nations regarding the real meaning to them of the United States.
An Axe for Another Editor
A NOTHER college editor was expelled the other day when
Qunnar Norberg, editor of College Forum, was charged with
“conduct unbecoming a Stanford student.” Norberg’s magazine,
published off the campus as College Forum instead of the in
tended Stanford Forum, proved objectionable to acting Presi
dent Swain, news dispatches say.
The May issue, second published, was sent to the Emerald
editor recently for introduction on tlie campus. Its standard is
decidedly high. Contributions critical, literary, and expository
—are accredited to writers in several coast universities. Its
spirit is liberal, but it is decidedly not radical.
Perhaps it might be described as evidencing that student
spirit and inquiry which President Arnold Bennett Hall would
like to see on this campus. May issue of College Forum, we
believe, is a notable contribution to coast magazines, collegiate
Whatever may have been President Swain’s reason for ex
pelling Editor Norberg (and Norberg’s letter to the Emerald
editor indicated that there existed a personal feud), it is to be
hoped that College Forum will continue. Norberg may or may
not have been guilty of “conduct unbecoming a Stanford stu
dent," but to kill College Forum would seem to be conduct un
worthy of an educator.
ILLION-DOLLAR bonuses one year; widespread wage-cuts
x the next. Evidence of such sharp turns in major industries
argues regulation to spread profits of good years over lean
periods. In the steel and iron industry such changes in profits
have been noted.
James A. Farrell, president of the United Slates Steel cor
poration. in addressing a meeting of the American Iron and Steel
Institute yesterday, charged member companies of the institute
with cutting wages of employees. The industry cannot be stabi
lized. he said, if such practices are allowed.
Yet it was not so long ago that one of our leading steel
companies voted a high official a bonus for one year in excess
of one million dollars. This year, because dividends are endan
gered, wages are being cut even when work i carried on for
only two or three days a week
Farrell is to he commended for his efforts in trying to stabi
lize hi - industry by keeping the wage-scale the same for cum
cor..par.:; iganized in the institute. At the same time
a question arise as to whether turn about is not perhaps the
Steel Cuts Wages
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* Well, Oregon’s white cap *
* day proved to be more or less *
J of a success. Jack Gregg just *
* c.. ? in and jumped all over *
* our f ame because we gave the *
* wro: g people credit for insti- *
* gatii g it. According to Gregg, *
* Cliff Lord is to blame. Com- *
* menting on the situation, Har- *
* rison Rittenhouse Kincaid, one *
* of the more manly athletes *
* about the campus, hitched up *
* his belt, spat out a quid of star *
* plug, and ’lowed that ‘the dang *
* school was goin’ ‘sissy kissin’.' *
* In his own inimitable, satirical *
* fashion, he went on to say fur- *
* ther: "What next, they’ll be *
* havin’ clean neck day or some *
* other sech fool idea, haw, *
* haw.” *
I told that gal to never yell
In accents stenotarian;
"Keep the good work up, someday
You'll make a fine Rotarian.”
* * *
We read in the paper the other
day about the city of Portland buy
ing an elephant to add to the col
lection already at the city zoo.
To which we reply with our
usual retort: “Tusk, tusk.”
And what’s this we hear about
Ferd Finsley, the Phi Delt De
mosthenes (next to Bob Miller) re
vealing a hitherto hidden chapter
of his past life by a mere slip of
the tongue while nominating
someone for a senior office Thurs
That single phrase that he ut
tered may not have been copied
from a book, but it spoke volumes.
* * *
AROUND THE BLOCK: Why
are two jewel thieves fighting over
their loot like politics? -(Answer)
because to the victor go the poils.
. . . W’e recommend leniency for
ourselves on that one. . . . Why is
it most college men start getting
bald about their junior and senior
years? . . . Well, who wouldn't?
. . . Bruce Wilson jn slight diffi
culties . . . Roy Morgan, the S. A.
E. nominee for ‘Josephus Universi
tas' (Joe College) . . . Helen Darby
cavorting on the Tri-Delt lawn . .
looked like she was going spring
and chasing butterflies . . . Hobie
Wilson rushing around . . . the
gadabout . . . Have you seen the
new Fiji haircut . . . Look at Chris
tensen, Mark Thomas, and Phil
Fay . . . Fay is chicken and keeps
his hat on . . . The height of the
i average collegian’s parnassus . . .
! To be called on the phone at the
j College Side and have them know
who you are . . . Keck McKean
can be reached by this method . . .
Bill Keenan all dressed up and
looking' out of cigarettes ... Oh
well, It's spring . . . Bui Scott, big
man about the Kappa house . . .
Dorothy Hughes blushingly refut
ing a statement which appeared in
the Journal not so long ago . . .
And the whole Theta tong busy
doing the sarfic . . . Ken Jette,
whose nickname, by the way has
finally leaked out . . . It’s ‘sweet
cakes,' non less . . . Information
tendered by Homer Smith . . .
Would like to see Bill Beatty with
out a book under his arm some
time . . . Or Ed Fisher without
his shoes shined, the dude . . .
Or else Marion Hall dressed as Cu
pid . . . Jack Walker, all worried
about 'at 'ere freshman picnic . . .
Bob Holmes, author of the best
wisest method. When steel coi
that one man is given more tt
regular salary, some much gre
for periods like the present one.
on graphs might be leveled dowi
might be helpful in keeping up
And if such a scheme would
not, regulation follows. Million
not seem to jibe.
Even after regular A. S. U.
body is friendly toward everyon
one candidate for a position let
bership ran for the wrong offici
In an "official" statement i
dared intention of standing fot
three years ago. Just another ii
Now that Butler HAS said ti
and watch him work.
The freshmen yesterday pro
dling the Emerald in future ye.
for upperclassmen with the san
How long has it been since t
Hew long to the final maun
nomination speech of the year . . .
Carson Mathews using that old
right hand plenty . . . And not like
father used to do when he got us
in the woodshed, either.
Women hikers meet at 2:15 at
Gerlinger building for hike to
Order of O dinner and meeting
at 6:15 Tuesday night, at A. T. O.
Charm School will not hold pic
nic planned. Please bring dues to
Philomelete picnic Wednesday. For
information call Kathleen McNutt.
Nature group will have a busi
ness meeting Sunday afternoon
from 2:30 until 3 o’clock, at West
Miss Dobbins To Talk
On Greek Literature
An address with illustrated out
lines on the “Successive Move
ments of Greek Literature” will
be given by Mildred Dobbins next
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in
the Oregon building. The talk will
be given before Dr. Clara Smer
tenko’s class in literature of the
Miss Dobbins, a student of the
class, will cover the movements of
Greek literature from the epic pe
riod to the Alexandrian period.
She will also summarize, briefly,
the Golden and Silver ages, ending
about A. D. 117.
Dr. Smertenko extends an invi
tation that all who are interested
THOUGHTS TO ELECTION
(Continued from Tape One)
completed, all has become fairly
quiet along the political front, and
nothing- political of great interest
has occurred since the famous
meeting Wednesday night which
was addressed by the stormy
petrel of the marines, Major Gen
eral Smedley D. Butler.
Candidates and managers, how
ever, are holding frequent meet
ings to outline the final battle of
the campaign, and Sunday and
Monday nights will undoubtedly
see numerous meetings being held
around the campus to arouse the
backers to that high pitch of en
thusiasm which is so necessary on
the eve of an election.
Campus prophets are still pre
dicting the election of split tickets,
because of the weak points and
strong points which are evident in
all the tickets. The ultimate doom
of party politics is being predicted
quite extensively. This has in
duced campaign managers to make
every attempt to hold their sup
port together for the straight
tickets. The outcome should be
Announcement will be made in
Tuesday’s paper of the basis for
determining class standing for the
purpose of elections, according to
the provisions of the A. S. U. O.
constitutions. Election boards for
the three classes will also be an
nounced at that time.
ipanies make such huge profits
an a million dollars besides his
iter reserve might be set aside
Similarly, the profit-scale peaks
i. Several million-dollar bonuses
he wage scale.
lot seem practicable, as it would
dollar bonuses and wage-cuts do
O. elections are over and every
else, we can’t help noting that
ding to executive council mem
1 the Emerald that student de
an office which was abolished
istanee of being born too soon.
e naughty word, we can sit back
ved themselves capable of han
irs. On dull days we’ve wished
nose mid-term examinations?
To Present Final
University, City Musicians
Will Play Program on
The University band, assisted1 by
the Eugene municipal band, will
play its last concert of the 1931
spring music series tomorrow night
at 7 o’clock on the mill-race stand.
The combined bands will include
about 80 players, and the music se
lected for the program by Direc
tor John H. Stehn is especially
suited to a large ensemble. The
concert will be free to students and
The feature number of the con
cert will be the suite “Atlantis” by
Safranek. It depicts in music the
story of the “lost continent” de
scribed in Plato’s History. The suite
opens with a beautiful nocturne
followed by the trumpets calling
to worship. The Morning Hymn of
Praise is played by the brass choir
with a running accompaniment in
the reeds. The “Court Function”
is written in gavotte time. “The
Love Song” is a duet between eu
phonium and cornet. The tremen
dous finale describes the destruc
tion of the continent.
Other numbers on the program
include “Officer of the Day
March,” (Hall)'; “The Briday
Rose,” overture (Lavallee); “La
Serenata” waltz (Jaxone); and
“Stars and Stripes Forever” (Sou
Larsen Sketches To
Be Shown This Week
Displayed in the exhibit room of
the Art building this week are a
number of pastel sketches by Ben
Larsen, commercial artist of Port
The tone-paper sketches were
made by Mr. LarSen while on a
tour through Europe last summer.
Scenes of Spain constitute a ma
jority of the work.
An exhibition, sponsored by the
normal arts department, will re
place the Larsen collection next
week. The new work is projects of
the students in the University high
school and Eugene grade school
who are under the supervision of
the art department’s practice
teachers. Miss Maud Kerns, head
of the department, and her assist
ant, Miss Clara Ash, are making
plans for the display.
AD CONFERENCE WILL
CONVENE HERE TODAY
(Continued from Patjc One)
have consented to sing at the
Other entertainers will be the
mystifying Gibson Danes, who will
perform one of his celebrated
magic acts, and the girls’ trio
consisting of Maxine Glover, Sally
Holloway, and Marvin Jane Haw
kins, and other musical features.
Greetings will be extended by
Burt Brown Barker, vice-president
of the University, and W. F. G.
Thacher, professor of advertising.
Harry Tonkon will act as toast
The conference is sponsored
jointly by Alpha Delta Sigma,
men's advertising honorary, and
Gamma Alpha Chi, women’s hon
orary. Josephine Stofiel, presi
dent of the local chapter of Gam
ma Alpha Chi, will head the wom
en’s activity in the meeting.
Ann Baum Tells Girls
Of YWCA Conference
A group of 21 girls, composed
of a few of the cabinet members
of the Y. W. C. A. and those girls
considering going to the Seabeck
Student conference, met at a pic
nic dinner at Peters lodge Wednes
The program, arranged by Hope
Shelley, consisted of a talk by
Ann Baum, chairman of Seabeck
summer session, who told the
group about the Seabeck confer
ence which will be held from June
15 to June 25 at Hood's Point on
Puget Sound. Mildred Wharton
entertained the gathering with
Seabeck legends and led in sing
ing Seabeck songs. Lucille Kraus
was in charge of the food.
Coggeshafl Will Take
U. Greetings to Paris
The University of Oregon will
be represented at the 400th anni
versary of the College de France
next month by Mr. Reginald Cog
geshall, professor of journalism.
Mr. Coggeshall, who was planning
to return to Paris this summer,
was asked to include in his itin
erary the presentations of the Uni
versity’s greetings at the celebra
The Oregon faculty man worked
on the New York Herald in Paris
for five years and traveled exten
sively in England and on the con
tinent. He will sail for the United
States late in August.
Biggs and Taylor Give j
Hugh L. Biggs, dean of men,
went to Warrenton yesterday af
ternoon where he gave the com
mencement addresses to the high
Dr. H. R. Taylor of the person
nel office presented the high
school commencement address at
Gardiner on Thursday, and at
Smith River Friday.
A Decade Ago
Roy Bryson was elected presi
dent of the first annual convention
of the Oregon High School Press
Theta Sigma Phi, honorary jour
nalism fraternity for women, put
out this issue of the Emerald.
It has been divulged by two
members of the class of ’81 that
they had earrings for their class
Classified Advertisements !
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HOFFCUT'S “Elements of Busi
ness Law.” Please call Jack
Stipe at 2820.
BRINDLE, bat-eared French bull
dog'. Answers to the name of
Duke. Liberal reward. Call Mid
way, Spr. 184.
PAIR of horn-rimmed glasses in
blue leather case on campus.
Finder please call Ruth Clark
AN UPPERCLASSMAN to han
dle a dance program, stationery
and Christmas card line on the
campus during 1931-32 school
year. Apply The Master Engrav
ers, Hughes Building, Portland.
Oregon. Give activities, frater
nity and references.
THE BARTLE COURT
Eugene's high class modern apart
ment house. A real home for
permanent tenants or short-time
guests. 11th at Pearl. Phone
1560. C. I. COLLINS, resident
Three private lessons in ballroom
dancing for $5.50.
MERRICK DANCE STUDIO
861 Willamette Phone 3081
DALE AND SETHER
Surgery, Radium, X-ray •
Miner Bldg. Phone 4J
TALKING PICTURE ACTING
AN exceptionally high-grade home
course in Talking Picture Act
ing is offered to a few ambitious
people. Postal brings informa
tion; no obligation. Miller Serv
ice, 207 Poppy Ave., Monrovia,
TAKE your daily dozen at “'Flight”
DAILY’S ARCHERY Range.
Across the mill race from the
Anchorage. Arrows 10c doz or
25c per half hour.
HUSBAND and wife driving to
Portland, room for two passen
gers for the round trip. Share
expenses; leave Saturday. Call
Oregon Alum Receives
Word has been received from
Stanford university that Harry E.
Wheeler has been granted the Eric
Knight Jordan fellowship in geol
ogy for the remainder of this aca
demic year and for next year. This
is one of the most important fel
lowships offered graduates at
Stanford and is given to outstand
Mr. Wheeler, who is the son of
Mrs. Lillian Wheeler of Eugene,
graduated last June from the de
partment of geology and has spent
the past year in the graduate
school of Stanford doing work un
der the direction of Dr. Hubert G.
Schenck and Dr. S. Muller, both
former graduates of this univer
sity. Mr. Wheeler has had wide
field experience in Oregon geology
and will spend his summer doing
geological work in Nevada.
Weoley Club To Greet
High School Seniors
The Wesley club will have sen
ior appreciation meeting Supday
evening at 6:30, it was announced
yesterday by Margaret Atwood,
president of the group.
Ruth Clark will have charge of
the worship service, and Wallace
Campbell will welcome the high
school seniors who are present at
Theta Sig To Initiate
Two Juniors Sunday
Willetta Hartley and Zora Bea
man, juniors in journalism, will be
initiated into Theta Sigma Phi,.,
woman's national journalism hon
orary, Sunday morning at 9:30, ac
cording to Dorothy Kirk, president.
Both women were among the
group recently pledged.
Vacation Means Repairs
We are prepared to take care of all refurnishing that is
Our New Style Drapes represent the recent trend towards
more vivid colors, lovely designs, and smaller patterns.
Draperies soon lose their brightness and distinction,
making it necessary to replace them quite frequently.
Old chairs and davenports can be re-upholstered to look
like new, and the summer months offer an ideal time to
have such repairs taken care of. Rush week can be
doubly successful with a fresh and lovely furnished
Powers Furniture Co.
Fine Men’s Stock
Never in merchandising history such
sensational values on high-grade
College Tweed Suits
s' Q g* Suits you would pay $30
Vr O • O O and $35 for everywhere.
Bankrupt Sales Conductors Of
837 Willamette St.
E^Sunday Nite midway
Johnny Robinson’s Varsity Vagabonds
“Torry” Shell singing with the Vagabonds - - -
also other special features.
Here is a real feature—get that “special chum'’ and motor out.
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