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EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGE OF THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
University of Oregon, Eugene
Willis Duniway, Editor I-urry 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 Rhocdy, Literary Editor
Jack Bellinger, News Editor , Walt Baker, Sports Editor
Doug Wight, Chief Night Editor
UPPER BUSINESS STAFF
Advertising Mgr.Harry Schenk
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National Advertising Mgr..Harold Short
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Women's Specialties . Harriette Hofmann
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Financial Administrator.Edith Peterson i
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DAY EDITORS: Jessie Steele, Oscar Munger,
ASSISTANT DAY EDITORS: Esther Hayden, Julian Prescott, Estill Phipps.
SPECIAL WRITERS: Thelma Nelson, George Root, and Willetta Hartley.
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Gilbert, Ralph Mason.
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SPORTS STAFF: Bruce Hamby, assistant editor; Estill Phipps, Joe Saslavsky, George
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Alma Tye, Laura Hart, Virginia Kibbee, Louise Bears. __
What About the Bonfire?
T'vEAN JOHN H. STRAUB comes forth this morning with a
fine proposal to the freshman class of 1935, a class that
so far in its University career has not been favored with his
guiding hand, but which should welcome this appeal greatly.
"Let us forget the Homecoming bonfire this year, freshmen,"
Dean Straub 3ays. "Let us collect the wood, but give it to the
poor families of Eugene who will really need it during the com
We wonder how the freshman class will answer Dean Straub’s
appeal. It will be hard to give up the traditional bonfire, it
seems at first thought, but then the greater benefit to be de
rived by the poor of Eugene from the countless cords of good
wood usually wasted on the Homecoming bonfire makes the sug
gestion one to be considered seriously.
If the Homecoming directorate and the freshmen do not relish
the plan of foregoing the bonfire entirely, then let the flaming
“O” be built smaller this year. There is no reason why the
bonfire should burn for hours on Skinner’s butte when its only
effect in the rally and noise parade the night before the Oregon
State game is short-lived. The bonfire is actually useful as a
part of the pre-game rally on Willamette street for only about
an hour. Why build it to burn and smoulder for two or more
days as is usually done?
What do you say, Frosh?
■* /FORE than ordinary significance is to be attached to an
article which appeared on page one of Saturday's Emerald,
relating to a movement being organized here for the education
of the students and citizens of Eugene in preparation for the
coming international disarmament conference to begin in Geneva.
Switzerland, in February, 1932. The conference is expected to
last at least a year, and will be concerned with armies, navies,
and air forces.
More than ordinary significance is attached to this article,
we say, because it indicates a rather notable change in student
attitude toward politics of the nation. In the past, students in
this University and in all institutions over the country have
shown an alarming disinterest in the government in which they
have a part.
The movement which is being organized here lias been initi
ated by a number of students who feel that decisions reached
at the coming conference in Geneva will have a very definite
bearing on tlie activities of the generation of which they are
members. The American Legion will not be fighting the next
war: those who are students today will have that part to take.
Students taking part in the movement here are sponsoring
a general mass meeting in Villard hall Thursday at S o'clock,
and following this they hope to take petitions into the homes
of every person in the community, asking the president of the
United States that our delegates to the Geneva conference be
instructed to demand a substantial reduction in the armaments
of all nations.
The fact that Frederick Libby, member of lHe American
Council for the Prevention of War, a recent visitor on tire cam
pus, declared that this movement would bring the eyes of the
nation on this campus and community is also significant. The
success of the project here would encourage other communities
to undertake similar ones. Libby declared.
Oregon students have a many-sided opportunity in taking
part in the enterprise. In addition to learning about the con
ference, termed by Libby as the "most significant single event
in our generation," and which will be attended by all nations of
the world, including Russia, students will be, in a sense, pioneers
by taking an active interest in the government of which they
are a part, and will also have a chance to mould public opinion
in the direction of peace.
Those of us of student age should be more vitally interested
in the coming Geneva conference than our elder-, for upon us
will rest the result, if it is unsuccessful, we will be the ones
who will have to take up the job of fighting or preventing future
wars. The mass meeting in Villard Thursday evening should be
attended by every student interested in his own future, that of
the nation and of the world..
♦ PALOOKA !
Hey, hey! Here’s one for you to
chew with your morning mush
that is, if you really mush.
The scene is laid at a banquet. A
huge a’d distinguished crowd is
dining. Long runs the discussion
of the c iming Homecoming, of its
glory, : ignificance, and magnifi
The Homecoming Chairman sits
by and with a fatuous smile listens
to the plaudits of the gathering
who praise his directorship, tech
nique, ability, genius, personality,
sex appeal, tact, winsomeness, and
personal charm. He nods in ap
proval of the sentiment of the as
semblage. Truly is he one of the
great. And then, like a bolt out of
“Who IS the homecoming chair
man?” a little girl asks with crush
As they carry out the GREAT
BIG CAMPUS MAN,
THE CURTAIN FALLS
Jf: * *
And that, my friends, is a word
of one syllable.
* # #
WHAT’S THIS RUMOR GOING
AROUND THE CAMPUS THAT
THE OUTFIT BACKING THE
DOUGHNUT SALE IS NOT
SELLING DOUGHNUTS AT ALL
BUT JUST SHELLS FILLED
WITH JAMAICA GINGER MINUS
* * *
If that is the case, we prophecy
that their commodity Will sell like
After the way these girls gyped
the poor gullible fraternity boys,
we decided to hire a girl to get the
dirt on the fraternities.
We wonder what the heck the
boys expected for a dollar after
Rates Payable in Advance
10c a line for first insertion;
5c a line for each additional
Telephone 3300; local 214
LOST Lower half of new style
Conklin fountain pen. Between
men’s gym and Sigma Nu. Phone
324 or leave at Emerald business
office in Igloo.
LOST Tri Delta pin, probably
near Women's building, Monday
evening. Call Madeleine Gilbert,
LOST Lady’s white gold wrist
watch. Ibecs on face. Reward.
FOR SALE—Cider, 30 cents a gal
lon, 25 cents a gallon on five gal
lon order. Stall 26, Public Mkt.,
or phone 1283 between 5 and 6
FOR SALE 1931 Chevrolet road
ster, practically new; perfectly
broken in; terms. Will take
$200 loss for short time. Call
306 or see at 362 E. 14th.
WANTED Men for part-time
work. See W. It. Archer, 995
Alder St., between 6:30 and
7:30 p. m.
WANTED Singers, dancers, and
entertainers of all types for the
ater work. Call 3081.
ANY intelligent person may earn
good income corresponding for
newspapers; all or spare time;
send for free booklet; tells how.
Heacock, 418 Dun Bldg., Buf
falo, N. Y.
583 13th Ave'E. Phone 1393
Style Right Price Right
Upstairs over Underwood A:
CONTRACT BRIDGE Culbertson
System. Taught by Mrs. G. E.
Lehman. 1774 Alder street.
Phone 1180 for appointments.
KRAMER BEAUTY SALON
Next to Walora Candies
HOME-COOKED MEALS All you
can eat; $5.50 a week. 1247
LEARN TO DANCE
At MERRICK STUDIOS
Phone 30s 1 - - .>61 Willamette
the girls “used a few of their fem
* * *
This little girl we are hiring is
an experienced wench. Reports
have it that she has been in every
male living organization on the
campus. She is present at every
scene of conviviality and is also a
member of every risque party. Al
low us to introduce Ethel L. Co
* * *
Ethel will assist Little Irvin in
the daily investigatory reports of
* * *
And now a Ijttle hit of choice
dirt comes to our ears:
It seems that a certain chap
whose last name resembles that of
a high churchman has a little
apartment in Eugene where he
lives while attending school. It
seems, also, that he with Kirby
Kiddoe and Elizabeth Strain were
wandering around in the basement
of the Ad building when they
chanced upon a cache of janitor’s
supplies. The aforesaid gentleman
with the apartment thought that
here would be an excellent chance
to furnish his apartment with little
cost to himself. What ho! Forth
with did he inveigle the others to
be his accomplices in the nefarious
plot. Soon, laden with the spoils,
bearing hand towels and other pa
per, they staggered up the steps.
Who did they meet there? None
other but the janitor.
“Uh, er," stammered the leader,
"these things just fell out of the
The janitor looked hard at him
and the forlorn little group wend
ed their mournful way back to the
basement where, frustrated in their
plans, they replaced the supplies.
The moral of this story is: Be
careful what kind of paper you
Geology assistant: Hey, Hoy,
why don’t you lightl your pipe?
Little Hoy: Aw, heck, what’s the
use? She isn’t looking at me now.
* * *
And now Little Irvin makes his
report on the Buy Rice house lo
cated between Dirteenth and Hor
teenth on Brawlder.
Dear Lemon Palooka:
The Cry Sigh house, as the name
indicates is somewhat of an orient
al house. None of the boys are
ever orientated. A large portion
of their furniture is japanned and
their roof needs chinking up. Also,
some dog has mongoled the rug
"Lean" Frady, an Irishman from
long-ago, came forwrtVd anti whis
pered some unprintable scandal on
the way one of the brothers won
an election some time ago.
The pride and joy of the house,
Georgie Heismuiler was not there
but, believe me, I heard plenty
The first thing the boys said
when I entered the house was an
admonishment not to judge them
by that house that they were
building shortly. Another of the
fellows, in confidence, showed me
the complete plans of the house, a
luxurious two room bungalow.
Construction will start in 1941.
The house manager appeared to
be worried with what to do with
the garbage since they no longer
lived on the mill race. One cynic
ventured that they may not live
on the mill race but that they cer
tainly live on the grace of their
"The present railroad crisis and
railroad consolidation” will be the
topic of Dr. Donald M. Erb, when
he speaks during the Emerald-of
the-Air broadcast over KORE at
4:15 this afternoon. Dr. Erb, pro
fessor ot economics, is particularly
interested in the economics of
transportation and will devote the
15-minute period to a discussion
of the recent developments in the
status of the nation’s rail carriers.
Railroads have bean hit as
badly by the depression as other
large businesses, but the semi
public nature of the services ren
dered by them brings their plight
much more into prominence. The
necessity for reduced expenditures
has brought about movements for
higher transportation charges, but
the action of the interstate com-,
merce commission has been toward
continued low rates. Consolida
tion has afforded another means
of cutting overhead, and the re
cent rail merger proposed for four
of the leading eastern lines is an
illustration of what is being car
ried out in this direction. The
latter point will furnish Dr. Erb
with material for his talk this;
CAMPUS ♦ ♦
Y. M. C. A. Frosh Council meets
at 4 this afternoon in the Y hut.
Xavians will meet at 7 o'clock
p. m. at room 203 Deady.
Vespers services today at 5 i
o’clock at the Y. VV. C. A. bunga
Homecoming directorate will |
meet this evening at 7:30 in 105
Tnu Delta Delta meeting post
poned till Thursday evening, 7:30,
in the lounge of Music building, i
All members of the Emerald
business staff are requested to at- !
4 TALKIE TOPICS ►
Heilig “Road to Singapore,” star
ring William Powell and Doris
Kenyon; showing for the last
McDonald—“Susan Lenox,” fea
turing Greta Garbo and Clark
Gable; showing for the last time
State—“Mother and Son,” with
Clara Kimball Young, and “Hush
Money,” with Joan Bennett and
Hardie Albright; showing Tues
day and Wednesday.
Colonial—“Vice Squad,” with Paul
Lukas and Kay Francis; today
# * *
By ROY SHEEDY
“Susan Lenox” at McDonald
Reviewers in most every part of
the world except Sweden have
adopted the habit when reviewing
one of Greta Garbo’s films of say
ing: “If you like Garbo, you'll like
this picture.” And so this writer
adopts that policy, for the ad
mirers of the actress seem satis
fied with any picture so long as
Greta is going through her mo
tions on the screen.
“Susan Lenox, Her Fall and
Rise” is the story of a girl who
was very, very misunderstood. The
whole picture is built around the
idea that the character played by
masculine Clark Gable thinks
Greta is a lily in the mud, where
as she is actually as pure as Swe
den's snowdrifts. Well, practi
cally. More stuff like this and
even people who admire Garbo
won't like her pictures.
Clark Gable proves pretty con
clusively that his popularity in the
films is due to his personality and
not to his acting ability. As for
Greta herself, her success has been
caused by an illusion which she
has placed on the public, but some
day this illusion will be shattered
like a soap bubble.
“Guilty Hands,” starring Lionel
Barrymore and Kay Francis, in a
novel mystery thriller, is showing
Wednesday and Thursday at the
By RALPH MASON
William Powell at Heilig
"The Road to Singapore,” fea
turing William Powell in his first
starring picture under Warner
Brothers, gives ample reassurance
of his ability in characterization.
Supporting Powell are Doris Ken
yon, Marian Marsh, and Louis Cal
Powell, playing the part of |
Dawltry, a suave, idle man of the1
world, falls in love with a doc-1
tor's wife (Doris Kenyon), who atj
first pays no attention to him.!
Louis Calhern, as the very busy
Dr. Marsh, devotes most of his
time to his patients and has little
time for his wife.
The scene is laid in the depths
of the Ceylon jungles, where Miss
Kenyon yearns for affection, and
which she eventually finds in
The sudden return of Dr. Marsh
brings the picture to a dramatic
and unexpected climax.
"The Road to Singapore” is a
misleading title for this picture,
the jungle looks positively anemic.!
Greta Garbo, starring in “Susan
Lenox,” showing at the McDonald
for the last time today.
and there isn’t a murder in the
whole show. Powell plays his part
well, it is neither overdone nor
done over. Miss Kenyon acts her
part with passionate sincerity
which rivals that of Powell.
“The Gay Diplomat,” presenting
Ivan Lebedeff in his first starring
role, opens for a three-day run
* * *
“Vice Squad” at Colonial
“The Vice Squad,” featuring
Paul Lukas and Kay Francis, is
showing at the Colonial tonight
(“dime nite”) only.
* * *
Double Bill at State
“Mother and Son,” starring
Clara Kimball Young, and “Hush
Money,” with Joan Bennett and
Hardie Albright, constitute the
double-bill feature at the State to
day and tomorrow.
Westminster Guild Plans
To Send Orientals Gifts
Contributions Will Be Accepted
Christmas gifts for boarding
school girls in China are being
wrapped and sent by members of
the Westminster Guild. A meeting
will be held in Westminster house
Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock for
the preparation of the first box.
Girls who would like to send a
gift are asked to bring to the meet
ing some small article not exceed
ing 25 cents in value.
Miss Helen Whitaker, who has
spent the last five years teaching
in this school, makes the following
suggestions for appropriate gifts:
small rag rugs, bracelets, station
ery, note books, handkerchiefs,
combs, Eversharp pencils, and any
similar article which girls of high
school age would en*iy.
Conklin To Talk Before
The house mothers of all sorori
ties are to meet in the Women's
lounge of Gerlinger hall at 8 o’clock
Dr. Edmund S. Conklin, head of
the psychology department, will
give an informal lecture. This eve
ning meeting will take the place
of the regular Tuesday afternoon
meeting of the house mothers.
1. Do you attend A. \V. S mass meetings?
2. If not. why not? -
3. What kind of program at mass meetings would interest you?
2. Vocational talks.
3. Group discussion.'.
4. Other suggestions:
Lend a meeting tonight at 7:15 p.
n. in 105 Journalism building. Very
An important meeting of the Y.
W. C. A. Upperclass Commission
tonight at 6:45 in the bungalow.
Nature group of Philomelete
neets at 3 o’clock this afternoon at
the Delta Zeta sorority.
Tonqueds meet tonight at 7:30
for coffee and dancing at the West
Phi Chi Theta will meet tonight
at 9 o’clock in 106 Commerce.
Members please be present.
Pot and Quill will meet at Mrs.
George Turnbull’s at 7:30 this eve
Managers of entrants in the in
tramural basketball tournament
are warned that they must have
their entry blanks in by today.
Temenids will hold a very im
portant meeting at the Craftsman
club at 7:15 tonight. Everybody
please be there.
All girls who will work on the
doughnut sale will meet in the Y.
W. C. A. bungalow tonight at 7:45
International Relations group of
Philomelete will hold important
but short business meeting tonight,
9 p. m., recreation room of Susan
All freshmen girls are cordially
invited to come to the Chi Omega
house tonight between 7 and 7:30
to hear Dean Schwering speak on
David R. Porter, national secre
tary of the student Y. M. C. A.
will speak to a group of men in
the Y hut at 4 today. All men are
DUNN WILL LECTURE
An illustrated lecture on “The
Cult of Aesculopius” is to be given
by Professor Frederick Dunn of
the Latin department, to the As
klepiads, pre-medic honor society,
Tuesday night at 7:30 at Oregon
hall, room 07.
The pageant known as May Day
on most college campuses, is called
Color Day at Wooster College.
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