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EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGE OF THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
University of Oregon, Eugene
Willis Duniway, Editor Larry Jackson, Manager
Thornton Shaw, Managing Editor
Ralph David, Associate Editor
Betty Anne Macduff. Editorial Writer Merlin Blais, Radio Director
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Rufus Kimball, Asst. Managing Editor Roy Shoody, Literary Editor
Jack Bellinger, News Editor Walt Raker, Sports Editor
Doug Wight, Chief Night Editor
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TT'ARLY figures on student registration at the University show
some significant facts. As was expected and predicted by the
registrar’s office earlier in the year, the total number registered
fails considerably below the enrollment for the corresponding day
last year. But at the same time there is a noticeable increase in
the number of old students returning to school.
While we may seem to be making the best of a bad situation,
there is really cause for rejoicing in these figures. The University
registrar ably inlerpreted present conditions in a statement to the
press earlier in the week when he said: "The increase in our old
students coming back indicates that young men and women defi
nitely realize the value of higher education. The decrease in new
students is largely because, due to economic conditions, prospective
students of the University are going to colleges in their home towns
for the first year, or in many cases staying out a year. The older
students, who have had a year or more of University experience,
are making every effort to stay and complete their work."
The registration of so many students unquestionably takes a
great load off the administrative mind. The higher education trou
bles of last spring were expected to take a heavy toll in numbers
returning to school. That such has not been the case decreases to
some extent the administrative prc/blems for the present year, and
reacts favorably for the University in the eyes of the state. With
the world in the grip of its greatest economic depression, and the
state upset by its newest higher education problems, it is a tribute
to Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall that, so many have returned to the Uni
versity of Oregon for the completion of their educational courses.
No Depression in Education
TT was a Portland bu.sineHH man, deeply interested in tne success
of the Oregon-Washington football game in that city last year,
who instituted “challenge day’’ and made the event one that caught
the public fancy.
A delegation of Portland business men went to the Washington
city with the Oregon band, marched through downtown and campus
streets, wore rooters’ lids, and chanted Oregon yells, to dare Seattle
ites to attend the game several thousand strong.
This year a Seattle delegation visited Portland with the same
“Challenge day” came to the campus yesterday, but stimulation
of attendance at football games was far fcom being the motive of
the affair. “Challenge day” here had to do with scholarship and
activities, with the entrance of students into school in “a high spirit
The welcoming assembly to the class of 1930 was the Univer
sity’s challenge to the freshmen and to all students to make the
most of their college careers, to exalt scholarship and participate
in student activities, to assume responsibilities that will train won
derfully for the practical problems of life.
Class of '35, you are college students now. You are challenged
to do your best. Set your goal high. Be interested. Be curious.
Be steady and studious. Be active in student affairs. Thus will you
ipeet your challenge.
The Campus Moves to Portland
TAING FOOTBALL will wave a charmed hand over the Oregon
campus today and Portland will become the center of activity
and interest for some 3000 students. Campus lanes and buildings,
humming with industry during this first week of school, will re
sume their summertime desertion.
In contrast, downtown Portland will resound with the blare of
bands, the shouts of marching rooters, the din of noisemakers, and
assume a holiday air that will announce the opening of coast con
ference football hostilities for Oregon and Idaho.
But may we be pardoned if at this time of football madness we
pause a moment to set down a few serious thoughts? Oregon stu
dents in Portland this week-end will be the guests of that city, and
will be extended its hospitalities. We know those courtesies will be
accepted thankfully, but we trust that they will not be abused.
Poor guests we would be to let out football enthusiasm escape
bounds of propriety.
Your campus this week-end will be Portland, not Eugene. Be
an appreciative tmt not an abusive guest of Portland's courtesies to
you as Oregon students.
After collecting about 1000 small bugs, carefully indexing them
ami placing them in a suitcase on a six weeks' tour, Prof. John S.
Dolley, entomologist at tiie Univetsity of Illinois, had them stolen
from his auto, parked on a Chicago street.
Maybe In didn't pay protection to tIre l'lea circus racketeers.
At last \ye've found the man not hit by the depression. He’s the
sign painter who is°wi iking overtime making posters that read "Quit
L' .1 O
ting Business Sale," “Sacrifice,” 'W.c’re Through."
»•1 • .o
PHYSICS STAFF WILL
STUDY RARER EARTH
.I (Cuntimnii from 1‘utn (i,.< 1
contemplates work on the metal
Eric L. Peterson, graduate assis
tant in physical science survey,
will investigate the possibilities of
discovering a type of quantitative
analysis by study of the spectrum.
Alt'. Peterson was graduated from
Oregon three years ago. He re
ceived tut M.A. from Oregon last
The increased teaching load
which the faculty will have to
bear the coming year may inter
fere to some extent with the
plant of the department, accord
ing to Dr. Caswell.
♦ LAME DUCK ♦
Buena marntna, Gute Morgen,
Bon jour, The top o’ the mornin’
to ye—which all goes to show we
can warble greetings in every
tongue hut English—Cosmopolitan,
* » •
Ami .aybe it only proves we’re
well acquainted with the boys
down at International House.
* * *
Speaking of nationalities, our new
Portia, Nella Roster, is said to
have been much interested as to
the exact meaning of pigging. She
was much relieved to learn that
pigging and rooting were not syn
onymous—at football games.
* * *
First frosh; Just look at Lillard
plunge through that mud. How
do you suppose he ever gets clean ?
Second same: Huh—wh._do you
think the “scrub" team’s for?
* * *
Which reminds us, while we’re
still on the air, that our radio edi
tor, Merlin Blais, told us—very
confidentially—y esterday that
while he had some very stiff
courses this term his “catnera”
class was just another “snap.”
* * *
Manager of Bagpipes and Kilties
(Scottish fraternity): Where is
that “Not to be Used Except in
Case of Fire” sign?
Pledge: Someone nailed it up
over the coal bin.
* * *
The erudite professor propound
ed a deep question and preened
around the class room for an an
swer. Silence followed from the
blank before him. Presently his at
tention was attracted to Vint Hall,
who, from indecision, seemed to be
holding himself in check.
“Out with it,” urged the Pro
fessor. “Don't be afraid to assert
yourself. Out with it.”
Encouraged by the instructor’s
words, Vint—man of the world,
sophisticate, and well-known Phi
Sig—threw back his head, opened
wide his mouth, and emitted a very
* * *
After all, Intuition is just
another word for feminine sus
D. O. Sister: Is George a very
Kay Saunders: Not very. This
is only the second letter I’ve had
from him today.
* * *
THE PEDICULOUS POET
Breathes there a pledge who has
“Tomorrow I must get out of bed
At six, and get things done
Before the setting of the sun.”
Breathes there a pledge who has
At six a. m., “How good this bed
Does feel,” and snored till after
Then wondered how he slept so
* * •
Tuition, books, and lab fees—
What’ll we use for kale?
If we don’t get the spondulix
We’re pretty sure to fail.
* * *
She had not dreamed he would
And this is her confession:
She bore up bravely to the close,
Then lost her self-possession.
* * *
ODE TO FRAILS
Oh, woman so lively but voci
I I can see you now as too pesti
* * *
As we said above, this is the
Pediculous Poet, for only a Pedi
culous Poet could write such pedi
culous stuff. Yes, repetition is also
pediculous. And they powder pedi
* * *
Enterprising freshman, new at
handshaking: The instruction of
the young must be a delightful oc
cupation. Is it not, Professor?
Professor: Yes, you’re right* It
Madeleine Gilbert : What are you
We: The Lame Duck.
She: The Lame Duck? What’s
We finally got her to read it,
and she said, “Charming, I’m
sure,’’ as she finished. Which
! might mean anything, and prob
Where there's a will there’s a
• , * * »
As we go limping off to class,
meeting publicity seekers at every
turn, all' that we can emit is a
fechle, “Quack, quack,” and the
pre-med students will understand
CAMPUS ♦ ♦
Varsity Philippinensis, living
J organization for Filipinos on the
campus, wili hold its first regular
meeting at La Casa Filipina house
at 8 o'clock tonight.
Tonqueds will hold an important
business meeting Tuesday, Octo
| ber 6, room 110 Johnson, at 4
FRIDA Y ■ - - 9 p. m. till 1:30 a. m.
SATURDAY- 9 p. m. till 3:30 a. m.
Dover Dlmrge ifil.50—With Dinner .^-.50
Berg's Happiness Boys dine
5-Piece Colored Band • • • • • dance
See the Mill-Race in its
Successful Cruise to Hawaii
Reported by Professor Smith
Kilaiiea and Other Scenes
Impress Students on
Because of its sharp contrast to
the dreamy and colorful back
ground, Professor S. Stephenson
Smith of the English department,
who was on the faculty of the
summer cruise to Hawaii, thinks
the volcanic pit of Kilauea one of
the most interesting, if not the
most interesting sight in Hawaii.
Professor Smith and the three
other faculty members and the 55
students who were on the cruise
spent two days motoring about
the island examining the massive
volcanic eruptions and marveling
at the wonders of the great fern
forests found there.
“These huge volcanic pits which
because of their rough character
and somber gloom seemed almost
desolate and something apart from
the islands, so sharp were their
contrast when compared with the
other aspects of the islands which
resembled a pastel with finely
blended colors and a deep glow,”
Another source of interest to
those on the cruise were the fam
ous hedges of Cereus flowers which
bloom only at night and are of a
beautiful magnolia white. ' These
huge masses of white flowers com
ing into full bloom at night must
be seen to be fully appreciated and
the Hawaiian Islands is the only
setting capable of giving them a
background that is fully in har
mony with their mysterious beau
ty, according to Professor Smith.
The members of the cruises left
Vancouver, B. C., on June 20 on
a ship chartered by the University
for the purpose, and it required
just five days to make the trip
to Honolulu. Spare time aboard
ship was spent in playing shuffle
board and other deck games, play
ing bridge, reading and swimming.
Members of the cruise participated
in a fancy dress ball on board the
ship the night before reaching
their destination. Surf board rid
ing, swimming and hiking was the
chief diversion at the islands, ac
cording to Professor Smith. All
was not play, however, each stu
dent was required to carry a speci
fied number of hours and to attend
classes at Punahou, which is the
oldest college in the Pacific region.
Professor Smith found the people
of the island universally agreeable
and pleasant to associate with.
A total of 50 days was spent
on the cruise which came to an
end July 31.
Geologists to Have New
Field for Research
Week - end Expedition to the
Advanced geology students now
have the opportunity of engaging
in actual research work and of
making their own definite contri
bution to Oregon geology, accord
ing to Earl L. Packard, professor
Regular week-end expeditions,
under the charge of Don Wilkin
son, geology instructor, are to be
made to the coast in the vicinity
of Newport. The first trip will Be
for a general reconnaissance of
the territory to be surveyed.
The region to be examined lies
north of Newport along the
Roosevelt highway. The research
of the whole area will take several
years to complete.
Heretofore practically all field
work had been conducted in known
sections or at a six-weeks’ sum
mer camp. This project is the
first at which students will be
able to work with a research 'man
on a definite problem, making their
own contribution to knowledge.
The geological formations of the
section are to be studied in detail.
All data and specimens collected
by the students under the direction
of Mr. Wilkinson will be ultimately
compiled for a definite research to
be published on the completion of
The geology department is in
I possession of two light cars which
are to be used to transport the
students to the scene of the survey.
O.S.C. Grid Squad
To Meet Trojans
In South Saturday
OREGON STATE COLLEGE,
Corvallis, Oct. 1.— (Special) —
Thirty-three Oregon State grid
men, accompanied by Coach Paul
Schissler and student managers,
left Wednesday afternoon for Los
Angeles, where they will meet the
University of Southern California
Trojans in the opening conference
fray for both squads. A student
rally was held before the team left
for the southland.
The Trojan defeat by St. Mary’s
last week heartened Beaver grid
followers and feeling runs high on
the campus that perhaps the pow
erful State eleven may return
with their present record of no
BUYING PROBLEM HERE
(Continued from Faye One)
books on hand. This year in
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Show Your Spirit
With Mum Cries
A.W.S. Amid Sale
lyjUM’S the word!—and today
is the Oregon co-eds’ last
chance to get one through
Louise Webber at the Gamma
The command is now not to
be collegiate, but be “flowery”
for the Idaho game. Positively
no singing by the Oregon
women will be in order in the
grandstand tomorrow. The co
ed minus the chrysanthemum
will lose her identity, for the
only way to show the good old
Oregon rally spirit is by wear
ing a burst of yellow in the
form of the ’mum. Have you
contributed your dollar to char
ity?—The A. W. S. is sponsor
ing the sale.
creased registration in several
classes in the law school created
is much as a 30 per cent defi
;iency with some numbers. These
ire being taken care of by rush
orders, the texts arriving after
only a few days’ delay.”
Co-op Board To Meet
Mrs. Eyler Brown has charge of
this section of the store this year,
succeeding Marie G. Hadley, whc
resigned last spring after ten
years’ service in the store’s boob
ind office departments. •
The first meeting of the Co-op
board tp be held this fall will be
next Wednesday noon. For 1931
1932 it is composed of the follow
ing members: Wallace Baker
president; Dorothy Illidge, Ethar
Newman, George Turner, Adeli
Wedemeyer, Dean James H. Gil
bert, and Dean John F. Bovard.
Old Oregon Days
Recalled by Early
Co-ed on Campus
"Just a small gold piece and
50 cents for the janitor would pro
vide us with an entrance certifi
cate to the University during its
first two years of existence,”
smiled Mrs. D. S. Brown, who was
one of the first students ever to
attend the University of Oregon.
Mrs. Brown, who was then Rose
Scott, was a visitor on the cam
pus yesterday. She is a small lady
with laughing eyes and enjoys be
ing with college men and women.
It recalls her youth when she
helped establish the University,
for it was through her father, W.
J. J. Scott, that the University
was located here in Eugene.
“When I drove up,” Mrs. Brown
went on, "I kept wondering what
the strip of timber was. Then I
spied the top of old Deady—one
can never forget Deady. You see,
when I went there, there were
only the oaks and the tree we
“Deady was red in those days.
And the winding stairway has
been taken out. When we had our
classes there, it wasn’t finished,
and we had to climb a ladder to
"Of course we all knew each
other. Now with so many in the
University, I suppose it is hard to
even know your next-door neigh
Mrs. Brown was only 15 when
she went to college. She explained
j that all one had to do to enter
| the University was to pass an ex
! amination and hand over the gold
piece, and if you fell behind one
I of the teachers would help you.
Mrs. Brown is making her home
| in Condon, Oregon.
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