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EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGE OF THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
University of Oregon, Eugene
Willis Duniway, Editor Eurry Jackson, Manager
Thornton Shaw, Managing Editor
Ralph David, Associate Editor
Betty Anne Macduff, Editorial Writer
Rufus Kimball. Asst, Manatrinj? Editor
Jack Bellinger, News Editor
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Roy Sheerly, Lite rary Editor
Walt Raker, Sports Editor
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Checkins? Dept. Mgr. Helen Stinger
Financial Administrator Edith Peterson
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Cougar Spirit Lies Dying
<<TJUTCH meeker,” the tawny cougar emblematic of Wash
ington State college spirit, is a mighty sick cat, we hear.
Penned up in a little ten by twelve foot cage, unable to get exer
cise, “Butch” can only lie still and look out sadly between the
bars at a world which denies him his freedom. His appetite is
dwindling, and students on the Pullman campus are becoming
alarmed lest their mascot die on their hands.
While a life with nothing to do but eat and sleep might
appeal to many a lazy college student, as the Washington State
Evergreen remarks, it most certainly is not to the liking of
“Butch.” The cougar by nature is a roaming wild animal, living
by its wits, stalking its prey with cunning to survive. Our heart
goes out to “Butch Meeker,” a sick cat, broken in spirit, doomed
to die in captivity. If Washington State college spirit is to be
measured by the cougar’s agility, life and zest, then there most
certainly can be nothing but inactivity and boredom at Pullman
when “Butch” lies dying in his cage.
Let the Washington State college campus build a much larger
pen for “Butch” and take better care of him if they feel they
must keep their mascot, or better yet let them give him to a
zoo where he may have more room to roam about and regain
an interest in life. We, too, agree with the Evergreen that while
the school is planning to spend 3100,000 on an ice arena, a few
hundred dollars at least might be spent for “Butch's” benefit.
TF Elmer Pendell’s lecture is a representative sample of the
series planned by the free intellectual activities committee,
the Emerald must recant and write ‘‘excuse it, please,” across
the editorial printed Tuesday under the title, “In Layman’s
At least 65 per cent of those present in Guild hall for the
lecture were members of the faculty. And we venture the opin
ion that very few undergraduates could understand the major
portion of the address.
We would be the last one on the campus to criticize Dr.
Pendell’s paper, or doubt the value of a lecture series, but we
frankly feel that the opening lecture shot at a mark much too
high. Even Oregon students have their limitations.
Bad times at the University of Washington. The feminist
movement to elect a woman vice-president of the student body
“flopped" when Tekla Aagaard, champion of the cause, withdrew
from the race because she was not getting promised support.
A new election committee of 30 members, the third to be ap
pointed this quarter, has been named. Here at Oregon we have
been spared so far the worries of campus politics. Let’s hope
they don't break loose for some months.
Secretary Stimson will replace Dawes on the American arms
delegation at Geneva next month. It is hardly proper to send
a brigadier-general to a disarmament conference.
Ultra-violet rays of the sun are the cause of organic unrest
which is known as spring fever, says a doctor at. the University
of Michigan. And of sunburn, too, Doc.
We hope the campus chess club’s games are broadcast. The
games go so slowly that there would be little description of
play, and hence some two hours of comfortable radio quiet.
President Hoover and Mrs. Hoover have registered by mail
in Santa Clara county, California. Now we're positive that the
election is getting closer.
So the band men “proved their metal" Sunday, as the re
viewer said. What else could a fellow do with a trumpet or
trombone or French horn in his hands ?
WITH OTHER EDITORS
“STl'OKNT AMBASSAOOHS" I
An Oregon football team might'■
go to japan or an Oregon mara
thon runner might attend the
Olympic games in Antwerp with
out doing us any more good than
merely to bolster up our pride.
Football players and runners are,
by the very nature of their jobs,
inarticulate. They may be good
enough speakers, but no one asks
them to speak. On the other hand,
traveling' debaters are expected to
talk, and wherever they go have
an opportunity to say something
for the state represented.
That is why the University ol
Oregon team, which returned early
this month from a 30,OOO-milc
journey through the Pacific basin,
has been able to do a decided serv
ice. llicy carried the message jt
Oregon, and ol' Portland as an im
port ant Pacific port, to untoK
thousands in the South Sou islands
Australia, India, the Philippines
China, Japan and the Hawaiiai
islands. They traveled and cam
paigned for seven months at a to
tal cost of $0000 a sum thu
would send a football squad out
a comparatively few miles.
Members of the debate team
having arrived home and reluruet
to the University, have now re
versed their procedure and are tell
ing us at home of the peoples an.
opportunities across the Pacific
They are doing 11 interestingly, a
their program this week at tin
public auditorium in Portland dem
unstinted. Both the "student am
bassadors" and the University an
to be commended.—Portland Ore
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
All communications are to be ad
dressed to the editor, Oregon Daily
Emerald, and should not exceed 200
words in length. Letters must be
signed, but should the writer prefer,
only initials will he used. The editor
maintains the right to withhold publi
cation should he see fit.
To the Editor:
While there are many students
undergraduate as well as gradu-;
ate, who will agree with “A Grad-'
uate Student” in his criticism of
some of the faculty members he
"suffered under" during his first
four years here, there are prob
ably just as many who will dis
agree with him.
He intimates, quite clearly it
seems, that the group to which he
must give acknowledgment is a
very small minority. Could it be
possible that he is pessimistic, as
many of us are, and exaggerates
the shortcomings he sees in oth
To refute his point as to lack of
aim, I offer these selected exam
ples from personal acquaintance:
One instructor has promised that
no student whose final examina
tion in his course indicates that
that student will be a "babe in the
woods" when he is confronted with
a political panacea similar to the
present bi-metalism ballyhoo, will
get a passing grade. An aim that
I hope he sees fulfilled without
using any flunks.
Another opened the term by
having his students write down
what they considered to be the
causes of the World war. His aim
in the course is to have the stu
dents understand the political and
economical factors bringing prac
tically all nations into the conflict.
At least one instructor of a
freshman survey course is trying
to lead his students to apply the
scientific method of approach to
problems that confront them. And
some seem to be doing it.
For creative work, “A Graduate
Student” has only to go to the
art building to see plenty of it.
There students are solving prob
lems in domestic, civic and com
mercial designing under the in
spiration of instructors who ap
parently wish to see more livable
houses and more useful buildings.
In the mathematics, science, lit
erature, language and. other
groups, the instructors are un
doubtedly endeavoring to give the
student a background which will
aid him in solving problems he
will meet later.
My work at Oregon State col
lege (then Oregon Agricultural
college) certainly cannot be
“graded as high,” but from it I
obtained a talking knowledge of
civil and electric engineering that
numerous times in the past three
years has been useful. From my
work here, I have learned to ana
lyze political, economical and so
cial problems in the light of pres
ent day conditions and not that of
the conditions in which most of
our politicians are mentally living.
Could it^ be possible that with
"A Graduate Student,” as it is
with others of us, his failure to
see an aim in those “specimens"
under whom he "suffered” is really
due to the lack of a well-defined
aim in himself?
I’AVN TRIBUTE TO HAUL
To the Editor:
Rumor was rampant last night
carrying the statement that Presi
dent Hall had resigned. It is no
little wonder that such a rumor
was not floating from house top
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Lo house top almost a week ago
when the statement was made that
the State Board of Higher Educa
tion was to consider the possibili
ties of combining the Oregon in
stitutions under one head, prefer
ably an outside man. It is little
less of a wonder that the same
thing didn't happen months ago
when the possibility of a new joint
administration was first sug
It may be that such a solution
to Oregon’s educational problems
is inevitable. But if so, may the
implications of such sweeping
changes not let the Oregon stu
dents and faculty look blindly for
ward without stopping a moment
to grasp thankfully the hand of
one who has given everything,
health, time, energy, for the Uni
versity. To Dr. Hall belongs the
utmost of praise.
If it IS finally decided that a
new head must be found, then let
every Oregon student show in
some way the devotion that Dr.
Hall has won. Until that time
Dr. Hall will remain president of
the University of Oregon. He has
proved himself far too big a per
son to resign at a time like the
present. His whole life for over
five years has been heart and soul
with "our University," and if cir
cumstances make necessary the
abolition of the office of president
of the University, I offer a prayer
that Dr. Hall can by some means
be retained here. If he does we
are certainly the benefactors of a
If it can't be so, let us, his stu
dents, express to him in every pos
sible way the depth of gratitude
we feel, and let him know that he
is leaving behind a spiritual asset,
comparable to his own ideals for
us, worth a thousand fold the ma
terial gains he has fought for.
♦ ♦ GRIPE
Talk aboutcha Flaming Youth!
Hev a look at this percy morsel we
gleaned from Wennsdee’s Emer
Graduates and honor students,
and embers of the faculty are al
lowed access to the stacks as is
done in the “open shelf” policy.
Mebbc it’s just a coupla old
flames that popped up unexpected.
FASHION NOTE FOR HELL
WEEK: ONE OF THE MOST
POPULAR MODES SEEN IN
THE LOCAL FRATERNITIES
IS A BELT IN THE BACK.
IT’S THE DUCDAME
1 Dawn, steling forth from its deft
Tall, slender, on its sensuous wings,
Reveal, yet still conceal,
From off mine hungering eyes,
Wandering in the mist of
Seek not, yet all too soon
j Find thin, wan traces of its treach
Blazoned, red, upon my
* * as
Some scoundrel mailed ua a let
iter recently, in which he asks us
where we got off writing such foul
stuff. He also asked us how any
body got so low as to run this dirt
market. To which we coyly throw
a typewriter at the managing ed.
and print the questionnaire they
give to all aspirants for this job:
l)o you want to write humor?
How long have you been crazy
that way ?
Is your 1. Q. less than two?
Is your father an undertaker?
If not, why not?
What do you think of our Amer
ican Women and Sky-Scrapers?
W hat do you thin kof Prohibi
Have you paid your house bill,
Who was that lady 1 secu you
with last night?
W eight ?
Neck (Yes or No) ?
State criminal record.
Other records. (Victor, Bruns
(an you look through a keyhole
with both eyes?
It not, just how narrow-minded
Have you any Scruples? (How
much is that in American money?)
Who’s your little Hoozit?
How are all your folks?
KRAMER BEAUTY SALON
Next to Walora Candies
NEW BEGIN NEKS’ BALLROOY1
Starts Tuesday 8;d0 P. M.
, obi \\ ilUuiette Phoue dual
(Or is it)'
Jack and Bill went up the hill
For both the boys were Fijis . . .
(A wright, you thing up sum
thing to rime with Fiji).
ALRIGHT. ALRIGHT. DON'T
CROWD. WE'LL GIVE YOU
YOUR MONEY BACK.
CAMPUS ♦ ♦
International Relations club
meets tonight at International
house, 727 East 13th, at 8 o'clock,
to hear John H. Mueller speak on
Russia. Everyone interested is
A. W. S. council will meet at the
A. W. S. offices at 7:45 tonight.
All persons interested in trying
out for extempore speaking con
tests to be held tonight at Villard
are requested to meet in room 8
Friendly hall at 4 p. m. to draw
their sub-topics. Please bring your
Arts and Craft group of Philome
lete meets tonight at 9 o’clock in
room 107 Arts building. It is im
portant that all members be pres
German club meets in front of
Condon hall today at 12:30 for
Important Phi Mu Alpha meet
ing tonight in the Music building
at 7. Everyone be there.
Christian Science organization
will meet tonight at 7:30 at the
Y. W. C. A. bungalow.
Y. YV. C. A. industrial group will
meet tonight at the Y. M. C. A. at
7:30. Jesse H. Bond speaks on the
economic order of the new civili
Girls wishing to become mem
bers of the Y. W. C. A. who have
not yet signed membership cards
should do so at once at the Y.
‘^Economic Organization for the
BOOKS OF THE DAY
EDITED BY ROY SHEEDY
Broccoli and Old Lace. By Frank
By JANET FITCH
This book is a very distressing
one to review, because Frank Sul
livan hardly ever ends up on the
same subject he started with, and
it's hard on anybody to write a
sentence without changing the sub
ject, after reading “Broccoli and
Old Lace.” It's a habit, and it gets
you, just like that.
| These articles, coming one right
after another just as quick as a
flash, deal with quite a few things,
and mostly sort of mixed up. Frank
Sullivan is particularly smart at
making something look like maybe
a newspaper story, or a book re
view, or an editorial, when all the
time it is going to turn out that it
was a weather report or a Greek
tragedy or both. Nobody knows
but Frank Sullivan. That’s the
confusing thing about it. But after
all, what difference does it make?
Sometimes it seems as though
all along he was intending to con
fuse you. By the end you are sure
The New Yorker prints Frank
Sullivan's stuff, along with Robert
Benchley's and James Thurber’s,
and Alexander Woolcott’s, and a
darn good thing too, because there
isn’t anybody that won't, if given
the opportunity, enjoy a good
hearty laugh. And the more they
laugh at it all, the more it hurts;
the whole thing is sometimes just
too much, as we girls used to say.
Too terribly, terribly much. It’s a 4
pretty much magazine, after all,
and Frank Sullivan is one of the
muchest men writing in America
today. At any moment, during
"Broccoli and Old Lace,’ ’one is
apt to run into a lot of fun.
New Civilization" is the topic for
the Y. M. C. A. discussion group
tonight from 7:30 to 8:30. Profes
sor Jesse H. Bond will be the
Phi Beta will hold an important
business meeting this afternoon at
5' o'clock sharp at Westminster
house. All active members and
pledges be present.
Music group of Philomelete will
hold an important business meet
ing at Kappa Delta house at 7:30
Alpha Delta Sigma will hold an
important meeting today at 4
o'clock in Professor Thacher’s of
fice. All members be there.
Alpha Gamma Delta announces
the pledging of Alvhild Erickson
of Rainier, Oregon.
Office girls of Y. W. C. A. and
A. W. S. please meet at the Y bun
galow today at 4:30 for business
meeting and tea.
Members of Theta Sigma Phi
and Gamma Alpha Chi who are
helping with registration of press
delegates this week-end, see Arne
Rae before 2 p. m. today.
Sigma Delta Chi pledges meet
ing tonight at 7:30 in the Journal
ism building. Very important, be
The expenditure for education in
the United States in 1931, as esti
mated by the federal office of edu
cation, were $3,200,000,000.
» criedihe willowy Winona c
“And why not, my gal?” demanded Jo
sephus Universitas (Joe College), thrust
ing his classic chin against her heaving
“Because,” replied Winona, “you will not
be annoyed on the campus by his sloppy
clothes any longer. He has promised that,
if spared, he will change and buy his
clothes from Eugene merchants who ad
vertise in the Emerald."
Good, clothing may be
Paul D. Green
McMorran & Washburne