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EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGE OF THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
The Oregon Daily Emerald
University of Oregon, Eugene
Willis Duniway, Editor Earry Jackson, Manager
Thornton Shaw, Managing Editor
Ralph David, Associate Editor
Betty Anne Macduff, Editorial Writer Merlin Blais, Radio Director
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Doug Wight, Chief Night Editor
I 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
ij Eugene, Oregon, jus second class matter. Subscription rates, $2.50 a year. Advertising
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Open House? Let’s Decide
TJ UMBLINGS and grumblings. Rumor. Indecision. Support and
counter-attacks. They’ve started already—and this Only the
fourth day of fall term.
It’s Open House that is "on the spot” agatn- attacked by some
chronic and some new objectors, hailed by old friends and eager sup
Open House, we believe, is one of Oregon’s best annual affairs.
It starts that campus-wide feeling of friendliness so necessary to suc
cess of student ventures and government. It is the foundation of the
"hello” spirit, time-honored and time-proved.
But, objectors say, Open House was fine when the University was
small, and when men and women didn't need to be endurance cham
pions and dance five hours at a stretch. With some 20 organizations
from one end of the campus to the other to visit, they say, it’s time
to shut the door and have Closed House instead.
When traditions have filled their purpose it is only right that
they should be set aside. But Open House is not a dead issue yet.
Perhaps when the University enrollment touches the 4000 mark in
stead of the 3000 it will be time for abolition. But not now. Open
House is get-acquainted night for the freshmen, renew-acquaintancc
night for the other students. We need it.
Taking too much in its own hands, the Emerald believes, and act
ing like spoiled children tired of a plaything, the interfraternity coun
cil has twice voted against Open House. When the first vote was
taken near the end of spring term, the men seemed dead against the
traditional “bunion derby.” At a meeting the first of this week there
seemed more indecision prevalent, although the vote was unfavorable.
As we see it, the matter isn’t up to the fraternity presidents at
all, but to the heads of sorority houses to decide whether they Will
extend the hospitality of their residences to the men students for one
Let's hear from them.
Our Guest From Italy
■INTERNATIONALISM is a great concept, one which we all talk
about at one time or another during our college career, and in which
we, or at least certain groups of us, show a very great interest when
we consider it advisable or the thing to do. Some of us do seriously
devote considerable time to thinking about and studying international
ism and the problems confronting the internationalistic ideal of com
plete concord among all nations and mutual sympathetic understand
As a gesture of their interest in internationalism and the promot
ing of its ideal, the Associated Women Students have brought Miss
Nella Roster of Florence, Italy, to the campus for this year. Miss
Roster is registered in the law school, and, significantly, is specializ
ing in international law. She intends to practice law in her own
country when she returns at the end of her year here.
Great treaties and pacts leading to greater international peace
can be made only by great statesmen skilled in handling national
affairs. The work they do, however, is only the consummation of the
efforts and attitudes and opinions and desires of the people whom they
serve. Behind each succeeding treaty and pact is increasingly greater
public opinion demanding peace. This public opinion, which eventually
will become "international mindedness,” is created through greater
intercourse ‘with peoples of other nations. Only through actual con
tact with foreign people can we understand and appreciate their point
of view, and perhaps realize that ours is a small, bigoted attitude.
The part American students can do to bring greater “interna
tional mindedness” is not in making treaties and pacts, hut in getting
the international point of view the point of view of the people we
call foreigners. With the oft-mentioned improved methods of rapid
communication, opportunities for this are being thrust in our faces.
With the presence of Miss Roster on the campus this year, Uni
versity students have a perhaps unequalled chance to acquire a little
of this “international mindedness.” The problems, hopes, and condi
tions of Italy she knows first-hand, and she is only too glad to talk
with American students and answer questions about "her Italy.” She
has particularly interesting comments to make on Italian student life.
Her remark that “Mussolini is wonderful; you Americans are only
jealous,” may seem humorous to us cynical inhabitants of the United
States, who are quite sure we know all about it. Perhaps we don’t
At any rate, make an effort to meet and know Miss Roster. With
an attractive personality and a very keen intellect she is well equipped
to help, through her friendships with American students, some of tho
problems of internationalism.
Another Year Dawns
rf'ALD faces and new . . . cheery "hellos” . . . registration . . . pledge
pins and ribbons . . . bigger, brighter green lids . . . S o'clocks
. . . the libe . . . shady campus lanes . . . (lie mill-race . . . fall ruins
and sunshine . . . and we start another year at Oregon.
It is a year that because of Old Man Depression is destined to be
a tough one, but at the same time a year that will see the University
progress because students, faculty, and administration will unite so
willingly to work out common problems.
Following custom, the Emerald again sets down in its first issue
for the year, its aims and policies. The Emerald is the official student
publication, and as such it will always work for the best interests of
the student association, supporting policies that are worthy, pointing 1
out flaws as they are found in the consideration of new ideas.
The Emerald policy will be a fearless one, ever seeking to be fair,
just, and helpful, presenting unbiased news and interpreting it later
through the editorial columns, and mirroring student opinion on ques
tions of vital importance.
The Emerald is behind Oregon always. It is confident that its ;
leaders, both faculty and student, are of the best. While our views i
may not meet with campus-wide approval and who can imagine uni
versity students all of one mind they will be the product of sincere,
serious consideration. In this "spirit’we enterianother year/witti and *
for the University.
♦ LAME DUCK ♦
Hello, ever’body — and other
: manifesto! ions of welcome and
* * *
We notice that this year the
campus is greener than ever. The
change in Frosh lids will probably
save li. felt manufacturers from
a hard v inter.
* * *
Oil, w< 11, we like ’em with their
increased prestige—we don’t have
to wear ’em.
* * *
And, by the way, many old
friends are with us again this year.
For the benefit of the new stu
dents, may we formally introduce
the following old-timers.
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Above is the earnest counten
ance of one Mr. Diehard, the poor
soul with the inferiority complex.
He’s always planned to shoot him
self—but even that takes a cer
tain amount of poise and self-re
Then there’s Hank tie Rat, the
little boy gangster from Chicago.
This is his third year with us. Yes,
he’s a Sophomore waiting for his
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Above we have pictured the cast- j
off companion of our friends in
Corvallis. For the time lieing he
is touring the country, spending
some time with his Eugene ad
mirers. How bully!
The remarkable thing about
some people is that they actually
resemble the photographs on their
U. of O. identification cards.
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To the freshmen, since rush
week is over. “The King Isn’t King
any More.” •
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And that goes for a good many
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Then there’s the frosh who does
n’t believe in paddling .... but
lie hasn't been up the Mill Race
Frosh Pledge (speaking of alum
who recommended him): That guy
must have been from Texas--he
gave me such a bum steer.
•She Thought: What a dumb
bunch this turned out to he.
She Said: “Yes, I come from
Centerville.” “Yes, I’m going to
major in English.” “Yes, I’ve had
my physical examination.” “Yes,
Eugene is a pretty town.”
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The Sigma Alpha Mu's like
their Frosh big and husky. It
means "more" behind the pledge
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Kappa (at house meeting) : “I
say, Janice, did you have to dance
with that ugly customer from
House President: “Tush, Tush,
Betty durlin', don’t you say such
things. No customer is ugly in
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New Pledge (timidly, to house
president i: “Excuse me, sir, but
'are you reading that Emerald
|you’re sitting on?
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Which reminds us—we have an
' other bounceable rubber set of
'false teeth to offer this year as a
I reward for the best suggestions on
how to make Lame Duck better.
CAMPUS ♦ ♦
AH members of Pi Sigma are re
quested to meet in room 107 Ore
gon this afternoon at 4.
House managers’ meeting, 4
o’i lock Thursday, room 110, John
Crossroads — Meeting tonight,
usual time, usual place. Paper—
Wayne Morse, “Problems of Dis
cipline in a State University.” Im
portant business, food, thought,
Members of the University band
will meet at McArthur court at
10:50 to play for assembly. No
Band will meet in uniform at
barracks at 6:45 P. M.
Pi Sigma, Latin honorary soci
ety, will hold a meeting this after
noon at 4:00 P. M. in room 107
Oregon Hall to fill any vacancies
in office, to elect new members,
and to outline the program for the
Anyone interested in working in
the A. W. S. office please call
Nancy Suomela today at the
A. W. S. office.
A. W. S. Executive counsel meet
ing today at 7:45 P. M. in the
A. W. S. office at McArthur court.
(Cun tin urtl from Piu/e Out1)
said, "and you have so many
things at the same meal. But your
coffee—it is too much like tea! In
Italy we make it much stronger
and it is very good.”
The new arrival’s hobby is ski
ing. "In winter, in Italy, we go
in groups to enjoy the winter
sports, but to get to my moun
tains we must,; travel all day long.
I love snow, and I love to ski, al
though I am not an expert. Here,
yet, I have found no one who
loves to ski. Why is that?”
Her smile faded into a worried
frown, “I am afraid some of our
people who have come to live in
this country are not very good rep
resentatives. They are not pretty.
In Italy I know many girls who
are beautiful—like statues!” And
then, in speaking of the American
woman tourists, she added, “When
they visit our museums or gal
leries they act as if they were
bored and say, ‘Oh, I am sleepy,’
but if someone says there is going
to be a dance they are very
bright and anxious.”
“I do not enjoy your American
newspapers.” The newcomer was
determined in her conviction. "The
sentences are so short, so simple,
and they do not say very much.
They try to make fun of one or
to say something funny when
there is no reason to. In Italy the
journalists write so fine such
nice sentences. They are proud to
see how nicely they can write. It
is so different.”
Nella again assumed an expres
sion of worry. "May I ask some
thing?” she said. "What is it ‘to
pig’? Pig that is not a very nice
word. What does it mean ‘to
An explanation, though brief,
satisfied the interested newcomer.
She laughed and drew from her
purse a notebook and pencil. “Now
I must write that down.” she said.
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''ruder New Management"
286* East 11th 'Nest Door to Colonial
Requested To Use
Students owning and driving
automobiles are asked to observe
the new parking areas which have
been marked off with yellow paint
along University street to McAr
thur court and in the area west of
the Administration building, in a
statement issued by George E. M.
York, University superintendent of
grounds and buildings.
There will be no campus police
man on duty this year to direct
! traffic and see that cars are
'parked properly in these areas dur
ing the rush hours, so the parking
of vehicles so as to utilize the
minimum amount of space will be
left to the individuals. Cars are
to be parked at right angles from
the curbing in the area from Fif
teenth street to Eighteenth street
Improvements made on the cam
pus during the summer period in
clude the completion of the tennis
courts east of the men’s dormi
tories, and the erection of a new
roof on the grandstand at Hay
ward field. The ground about the
new Campbell Memorial building
has been seeded with grass and
landscaping work carried on there.
A new roof is being put on the
journalism building also, and part
of McArthur court* remodeled to
accommodate the newly installed
A. S. U. O. offices there.
Wesley Group Offers
Two Sunday Meetings
University students will be able
to enjoy two interesting meetings
every Sunday at the First Metho
dist Episcopal church. The morn
ing topic will be “Discovering a
Personal Religion,” led by Fred
erick K. Davis, author and psy
chologist. The Wesley foundation,
Methodist organization of college:
students, will discuss “Facing
Campus Life and World Problems
with the Spirit of Christ.”
The series led by Mr. Davis at
9:45 Sunday mornings is to be im
personations of Biblical characters.
This same series was given three
years ago, and was so well liked
that it is being repeated. The first
one of the series will be Octob r 4.
Wallace Campbell, junior in soci
ology, will lead the first meeting
of the Wesley foundation Sui day,
October 4, when the members will
discuss “Joe College, Right or
Wrong.” The devotional hour com
mences at 6:30, but every Sunday
at 5:30 there will be a social hour.
According to Margaret Atwood,
president, every one is invited to
come early and enjoy both the
social and devotional hours.
Dr. Harry B. Yocom
New Zoology Head
The botany, zoology, and ele
mentary biology classes in Deady
hall have been reorganized since
the retirement last spring of the
head of the department of plant
biology, Dr. A. R. Sweetser, for
28 years a member of the Univer
sity of Oregon faculty, and are
now functioning under the guid
ance of Dr. Harry B. Yocom,
formerly head of the department
of zoology. The classes were con
solidated to facilitate their oper
Assisting professor Yocom, Dr.
Ethel I. Sanborn, professor of
plant biology, supervises the work
of that department.
Although the present enrollment i
of under classmen in the school
of biology is much less than that
of last year, the number of upper
classme'n enrolled is nearly four
times as great, according to Miss
Approximately 60 students are
enrolled in botany classes, 500 in
the zoology classes, and 250 in
Old Friend After
21 Years Labor
Nearly twenty-two years of
service for the University of Ore
gon ended yesterday for John Lar
son, campus gardener.
Mr. Larson is 72 years old. Dur
ing his 21 years and four months
of mowing lawns, raking leaves,
and trimming shrubbery, he has
grown to love the campus as if
it were his own property. "It
seems just like leaving home,” he
said-. "I have no place to go.”
Less than 600 students were en
rolled in the University when Mr.
Larson began his employ here.
Only eight buildings were on the
campus. He has seen the number
of buildings increase to 37, and the
number of students to nearly 3000.
Mr. Larson has two sons. Ar
thur, who had been captain of the
track team in 1921 and 1922, grad
uated from the University in 1923.
Cedric attended Linfield college
at McMinnville two years and is
now at Stanford. Mr. Larson lives
with his wife at 1454 Emerald
Law Dean Speaks at
Oregon Slate Bar Meet
"The Changing Trends In Law
School Education” was the sub
ject of the talk given by Wayne
L. Morse, dean of the law school,
at the meeting of the State Bar
association held in Marshfield last
Friday and Saturday. The talk
dealt with the standards of the
Carleton E. Spencer and Charles
G. Howard, professors of the law
school, attended the meeting with
Prof. Spencer, who is a member
of the jurisdiction committee of
the association, presented the re
port of the committee in the ab
sence of the chairman, A. A.
Smith, of Baker. The majority of
the committee favored the appoint
ment of judges and the giving the
supreme court power to make rules
of procedure. As no action was
taken the business wqs carried
Financial assistance was voted
to maintain the Oregon Law Re
view, the organ of the association
which publishes the proceedings
each year. Prof. Howard is editor
of the publication.
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