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EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGE OF THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
University of Oregon, Eugene
Willis' Dunlway, Editor Larry Jackson, Manager
Thornton Shaw, Managing Editor
Betty Anne Macduff, Editorial Writer
Merlin Blais, Radio Director
Rufus Kimball, Asst. Managing Editor Roy Sheedy, Literary Editor
Jack Bellinger, News Editor Walt Baker, Sports Editor
Eleanor Jane Ballantyne and Lenore Ely, Doug Wight, Chief Night Editor
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Congress a Stumbling Block
"tTTHILE France, England, and Germany are preparing for an
” ” early meeting for the discussion of reparations payments
and war debts with the probability of further moratorium and
the possibility of some reduction, the United States congress
holds out no hope to the foreign countries that It will accept
The attitude of congress seems to be one of absolute refusal
to face the real facts. Germany, through Chancellor Bruening,
has finally admitted what has long been obvious—that she can
not complete the reparations payments. The Hoover morato
rium, which was ratified by congress only after much opposition,
can be only a temporary respite.
In view of the world-wide depression, the German financial
crisis seems quite understandable. In fact, France places Ger
many’s inability to pay almost wholly on the depression and
insists that in ordinary times the reparations payments should
be met with ease. However, many economists hold the opinion
that under the best of conditions the reparations load is far too
Lloyd George said in 1921, just before what is known as
“the London settlement,” that “everyone (meaning the allies)
wants gold, which Germany has not got; and they will not take
German goods. Nations can pay debts only by gold, goods, serv
ices, or bills of exchange on nations which are their debtors.
Germany could pay— pay easily—inside her own boundaries, but
she could not export her forests, railways, or land across her
own frontiers and make them over to the allies.”
This statement of the fact that only production in exportable
form can be used In paying international debts, and that, accord
ingly, there must be an excess of exports over imports before
a country can meet its obligations, has been well borne out in
the years following the first “settlement." Germany has not
been able to find a market for her goods and is thus unable to
make reparations payments.
The sooner the congress of the United States recognizes these
simple facts, the more rapidly wiM sensible settlement be made
The Junior Vodvil Goes Its Way
npHE Junior Vodvil is dead, but its passing should be a cause
for rejoicing, not lamentation. The class of 1933, by its
action Tuesday night, did not discard a live and going concern.
It threw off the fetters of a worn-out and broken-down tradition.
The class can now go ahead to make its presentation of a tuneful
Victor Herbert operetta a success.
The Junior Vodvil, when first held, was just what the name
implied. A number of short skits, cleverly and carefully done,
comprised the show. Successive years brought increased com
plexity to the performances. Some junior classes believed there
existed on the campus talent rivaling the showmanship of New
York producers. Their efforts became unwieldy revues, replete
with chorus girls, principals, and would-bc comedians who ap
peared in a production woven into a whole by a few threads of
plot. Faculty intervention next descended upon the Vodvils. Stu
dents, it is true, were devoting far too much time to the shows.
Lute rehearsals were frowned upon and eliminations in the script
were ordered. The Vodvil was no longer a student show.
Last year’s production was a flop. Its originality and pep
disappeared through faculty censorship. The show lost money
and Junior Vodvils were admittedly doomed to die.
The class of 1933 has had the courage to face the facts and
act. Once again we can look for a student show, well-done,
successful. To Bob Hull, president of the class, and Ethan New
man, Isabelle Crowell, and Gifford Nash, members of the com
mittee recommending the change to a musical production, we
offer our approval.
The district attorney in Denver has banned the sale of fiv'
magazines, charging they are filled with salacious jokes and ob
scene pictures. That's what Ballyhoo started.
A headline in tlie Eugene Register-Guard says: “Hoover in
Big Man Hunt.” After the hunt the dogs will yap and the mules
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
AU communicution.s arc to bo ad
dressed to the editor, Oregon Daily
Kmeratd, and should not exceed L'"0
words in length. letters must be
signed, but should the writer prefer,
only initials will be used. The editor
maintains the right to withhold i-ubli
eation should he see fit.
CAUL OKKliON “THAri’KKS"
To the Editor:
It seems superfluous perhaps to
propose another nickname for our
athletic teams to take the place of
Webfoots which is now despised
and rejected by many when so
many are in sight already. Some
thing prompts me, however, to
propose the expressive u a m c
* “Trapper^' a„ appropriate
In the first place the trappers
were the pioneers of pioneers.
Their explorations and their ex
ploits long antedated the covered
wagon. For generations they alone
held sway in this Oregon territory
They endured untold hardships,
they showed dash and courage, for
titude and almost unbelievable
hardihood. At the time when our
territorial government took shape
Oregon was known as the "land
of the trapper" whose daring and
initiative had given character to
the region into which the later pio
neers came to find the trails al
ready established. Although the
trapper made a living it was the
sheer love of the sport and the
lure of new conquests that served
as his inspiration.
Peculiar; aptness inhere the
phra.t f rapper because the name:
so frequently attached to our op
ponents in athletic contests. Call
the roll of the menagerie—griz
zlies, cougars, bears, bearcats,
bruins, and, last but not least,
beavers. If the prowess of Doc
Spears’ men keeps on increasing
they will be able to trap, skin and
otherwise exterminate the miscel
laneous fauna of the Pacific coast
region and hang up the well-dried
peltries in the Igloo. Moreover the
special prey of the early Oregon
trappers was the beaver and the
significance of this relationship
needs no further comment. If they
call us “high hats’’ it would be a
beaver addressing its remains.
May I add also that these hardy
Oregon trappers might ultimately
overcome the Trojans even with
out stopping to fabricate a wooden
horse. They were just that re
This new name would lend itself
to alliterative treatment. “Tri
umphant Trappers,’’ “Tricky Trap
pers,” "Trusty Trappers,” etc., are
a few of the phrases that occur at
once. Headlines would give no
trouble “Oregon Traps Cougars,”
“Jaws Fasten on Beavers' Legs”
a streamer. It would fit into yells
—“Trrr, Trrr, Trrr, Trappers!
Trappers!” Wouldn’t that strike
terror in any wild animal's heart
from Bruin down to Beaver? Away
with Webfoot with its slimy asso
ciations! Hit the high trail with
JAMES H. GILBERT, (1903).
National YWCA Secretary
Here for Husy Program
Marcia Seeber Arrives From East
Marcia Seeber, national Y. W. C.
A. traveling' secretary arrived in
Eugene last night to spend several
days on the campus. She came di
rectly from the national confer
ence in the East at which the poli
cies of the national student organ
ization for the coming year were
As this is Miss Seeber’s first vis
it to the campus since she com
pleted her studies at the Columbia
university and the Union Theolog
ical seminary and since her inter
esting trip abroad, she will be kept
busy by interviews with members
of the various Y. \V. C. A. organi
zations and entertainments in her
Today at 4:30, Miss Seeber will
speak at the first of a series of
faculty-student teas sponsored by
the Y. W. C. A.
Tonight the members of the Y.
VV. C. A. cabinet will give a dinner
rom 0 to 7 o’clock in honor of Miss
Seeber. She will lead a discussion
of the purpose of the Y. W. C. A.
from the standpoint of the associa
tion as an intercollegiate organiza
tion. Heretofore, the purpose has
been interpreted by faculty mem
bers lboking at it from a local and
Following the dinner, Miss See
ber will meet with the upperclass
commission, according to Virginia !
Hartje, president, to evaluate this
organization as an integral part of
the Y. W. C. A.
All girls wishing to meet Miss
Seeber to discuss—Y. \V. C. A. work
or their particular interests may
sign up for interviews for Friday
or Saturday morning.
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CAMPUS ♦ ♦
Hermian meeting tonight at 9:10
in the Hermian room.
Anyone interested in trying out
for parts in the series of radio
plays to he broadcast this term
please meet in room 1 Johnson,
at 1 p. m. today.
Drama group of Philomelete will
hold its regular meeting Wednes
day, January 20, at the Art build
ing at 9 p. m.
Backgrounds of Nursing class
meets tonight at 7:30 in room 4
of Johnson hall.
I'i Delta Phi will meet tonight
at the home of Dr. R. P. Bowen.
2271 Birch Lane, at 8 o’clock. All
members please be there.
There will be a dinner from 6
to 7 at the Y. W. C. A. tonight
in honor of Marcia Seeber, and all
Cabinet members are asked to
Thespian meeting tonight at
7:45 in Gerlinger hall.
Temenids will meet today in
front of Condon at 12:35 sharp for
German club will meet today in
front of Condon at 12:40 sharp for
House managers’ meeting in
room 110 Johnson at 4 o’clock.
Crossroads meets tonight. Usual
time. Usual place. Professor
Ernst will lead discussion on
“Practical and Political People.”
Sigma Delta Chi pledges will
meet at 7:30 tonight in the city
room of the Journalism building.
Upperclass commission cabinet
officers will meet at the Y hut
tonight at 7:30.
Y. M. C. A. discussion group
will meet tomorrow night at 7:30
at the Y hut. Dean Philip A. Par
sons will speak on "The New Civi
Friday at 3 last day for gradu
ate students to register.
Mother’s Day committee of last
year’s Junior Week-end will have
Oregana picture taken tomorrow
at 12:30 on the east steps of Con
Examination of Phi Mu Alpha
pledges will be held at 7:30 to
night at the Music building.
Homecoming committee will
have Oregana picture taken to
morrow at 12:40 on the east steps
of Condon hall.
All those interested in the pre
vention of war will meet at the
E. O. T. C. barracks Friday morn
ing at 9, 10, or 11 o’clock.
Alpha Delta Sigma will have an j
important meeting in Professor i
Thacher’s office in the Journalism
building this afternoon at 4. All
members must be present. Plans
for the parade are to be discussed.
Lutheran students’ association
will meet at the Y bungalow Sun
day evening at the usual hour.
Third division of the polyphonic
choir meets today at 5 o’clock.
Prose and Poetry group of Phil
omelete will hold a “Japanese”
meeting tonight from 9 to 10 at
the Kappa Delta house.
Chi Omega announces the pledg
ing of Betty Goodman of Port
A sports review, conducted by
Bruce Hamby, Emerald sports
writer and campus correspondent
for the Oregon Journal, will be the
highlight of today’s Emerald of
the Air program over station
KORE at 4:15 this afternoon.
Hamby will take up the present
sports situation, dwelling particu
larly on basketball, track, and the
The Max trio, singers of popular
musical numbers, will present 15
minutes of harmony during Fri
day's hour. The trio is composed
of Maxine Reid, Maxine Moore, and
The Condon hall reference li
brary had an exceptionally busy
day Tuesday, January 12. In con
trast to the usual number of books
handed out, which is 1400, on Tues
day 1827 books were passed across
LOOK up at the windows of any fra
ternity house these cold days and
you'll see that Oregon men smoke,
and smoke a lot. You’ll see 'em lounging
around with a pipe or cigarette during
their spare time.
On 13th Street . . . along the main drag
. . . in the Co-op . . . everywhere the
Oregon man goes he takes his pipe and
The majority of men when buying tobacco
on the campus trade at the following
i MVKiism co-in*
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OREGON 1*11 VR.MACY
LEMON O PHARMACY
THE COTTAGE »
Boyohoyoboyoboy! If we could
print half the stuff that gets to
us. But then, Australia's a nice
place, even if they do have extra
AND BY TAMORRA THIS
THING WILL HAVE A NEW
NAME. OL' PEACHES AND
CREAM BELLINGER ’LLOWS
WE OUGHTER CALL IT “GYM
ITCH,” THERE’S NOTHING YOU
CAN DO ABOUT IT, BUT THEN,
ITCH MAN TO HIS OWN TASTE.
* * *
The latest slippery salaver of
slime concerns a big upheaval in
Susan Campbell hall. We got a
kee-yute little anonymous note
about it (unprintable) which de
scribes the lurid details. Hooever,
teacher says we gotta keep this
thing clean. We also gotta pro
tect our frosh from such things.
Thanks anyway to the Campbell
* * *
LITTLE IRWIN, OFFICE PAR
ASITE, HANDS IN THIS LITTLE
LIST OF TABLOID VERSES.
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCI
DENTS OCCURRING FROM
READING IT ALOUD TO ROOM
* * *
Is a Squoil
Is the nerts.
3: * *
H* *1* *i*
Ol, Bill Dunaway
Has a Funniway.
He’s a febber,
Likes his grapejuice.
ANNIE SUGGESTS THE SONG
ABOUT THE ARKANSAS STU
DENT BEING “THE BIG MAN
FROM THE DROUTH.”
* * *
Which sends ns into tantrums
again. The boss used to send me
into Tantrums for a pack of gum
every afternoon. And while we're
about it, “The Red Mill” does not
refer to Russia, or any of our lo
cal dime jigs. And, picking our
selves up after being knocked over
by the bims on the way to the
wren stag lassnight, “We see by
* * *
First pug—ya hit me.
Second—I did not.
First—Well, let's not fight over
* * *
PEEKS THROUGH THE KEY
HOLE AT THE CO-ED CAPERS
Jean Gearheart, striking in rid
ing costume. . . . Marj Swafford,
“d-ing the depression” in a
brief barrel. . . . Hazel Prutsman
Schwering impersonating Premier
Laval, accent, moustache, and
goatee included, with Mrs. Burt
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Brown Barker as Mme. uavdi,
Nella Roster as Josie Laval. . . .
Laura Drury and Charlotte Eld
ridge. Theta Phi Bete hopes, in cap
and gown. . . . Signore and Signora
Grandi represented by Mrs. Anne
Landsbury Beck and Mrs. Alice
Macduff. . . . Alice Kremers mak
ing a swell statue of Pompey, clad
in long woolens. . . . Amos ’n’
Andy ably caricatured by Vera
Snow and Violet Walters. . . . King
Carol and his mistress, Mms. Lu
pescu, who appeared in the per
sons of Miss Hilda Swenson and
Miss Maude Kerns. . . . Virginia
Wentz and Betty Anne Macduff
looking wan and peaked as skele
tons. . . . Dr. Clara Smertenko as
Prime Minister MacDonald, accom
panied by his daughter, Isabella,
Miss Florence Thompson. . . . Ann
Baum selling popcorn balls. . . .
Mrs. Lucy Perkins gorgeous in a
genuine Manchurian costume. . . .
All the Thetas as twins. . . . The
Tri-Delts hooting Marie Myers’s
valiant efforts as announcer. . . .
Louise Marvin getting along splen
didly on a tandem . . . also doing
tap dancing. . . . The three Max
girls of the Alpha Xi Delta tribe
crooning. . . . Virginia Hunter suc
ceeding in a “Grotesque Dance.”
. . . Alexis Lyle, Elizabeth Strain
and others coming out from be
hind their Senior Cop moustaches
with unexpected suddenness . . .
and no men.
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But the telephone
conversation must not freeze
A sudden cold snap might seriously inter
fere with long distance telephone service were
it not for the studies made by Bell System
They found that temperature variations
within 24 hours may make a ten-thousandfold
difference in the amount of electrical energy
transmitted over a New York-Chicago cable
circuit! On such long circuits initial energy
is normally maintained by repeaters or ampli
fiers, installed at regular intervals. So the
engineers devised a regulator — operated by
weather conditions—which automatically con
trols these repeaters, keeping current always
at exactly the right strength for proper voice
This example is typical of the interesting
problems that go to make up telephone work.
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