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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
Jet* Bauer, Dave Wilson, Betty Anne Mac- Dick Ncubergcr, Sports Editor
duff. Editorial Writers Merlin Blais, Radio Director
Rufus Kimball, Asst, Managing Editor Roy Sheedy. Literary Editor
Jack Bellinger, News Editor , „ „T' rancia Fulton, Society Editor
Doug Wight, Chief Night Editor
DAY EDITORS: George Sanford, Jessie Steele, Virginia Wentz, Sterling Green, Oscar
SPECIAL WRITERS: Wilictta Hartley, Cecil Keealing, Elinor Henry, Thelma Nelson,
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Peterson, Bob Patterson. .,
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Genevieve Dunlop, Laura Drury. Sam Mushen, .Madeleine Gilbert.
SHORTS STAFF: Bruce Hamby, Malcolm Bauer, Joseph Saslavsky.
RADIO STAFF: Jack Bauer, Roy McMullen, George Root, Bruce Hamby.
NIGHT EDITORS: Les Dunton, Bob Patterson, Myron Ricketts, Clark Williams,
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baum, Louise Stein, Lenore Greve, Adele Hitchman, Desmond Hill. Wallace Douglas,
Marion Robbins, Mary Teresi, Deljiha Hurlburt, Peggy Newby, Evelyn Schmidt.
Advertising Mgr.Harry Schenk
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Circulation Manager.Cliff Lord
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The Red Mill Stopped
Tj'MULATING Don Quixote of old, “Kid Depresh” tackled a
windmill. But unlike the Spanish adventurer, the modern
warrior won the tilt. Yesterday wc learned the outcome. The
Junior class would-be production of “The Red Mill’’ has been
It is to be regretted that the juniors could not test their
idea that a musical show would be a more suitable contribution
to the year’s round of festivities than the annual vod-vil. But
the class, through its leaders, has not allowed enthusiasm and
class pride to be overcome by common sense, which in this
case ruled that an audience or audiences sufficiently large to
pay for either a musical comedy or vod-vil could not be obtained
, in these (excuse it) hard times. Rather than attempt a show
which at best could only break even, the class will bend its
combined efforts to making its Junior Week-end a high point
in its history.
Necessity of abandoning thetfnusical comedy this year should
not keep classes in the future from considering the idea seriously.
Experience has shown the vod-vil obsolete. The new plan is
surely worthy of a try by third-year classes in following years.
rr-qilS YEAR’S Senior ball committee deserves the heartiest
A congratulations, partly for providing a good dance at less
than-budget expense, but more particularly for contributing a
strong point in support of the case for student self-government.
’Thirty-two achieved the effect without the expense. And it
was, the Emerald is inclined to believe, largely due to the absence
of campus politics from appointments which brought this situa
Senior ball appointments are a large part of the class presi
dent’s “pork” with which he repays his campaign supporters.
Every house wants to place a member on the committee.
Yet here we have a case in which the class president appoint
ed a man as chairman simply because that man was fitted for
the job. How extraordinary. This appointee's house was not
on the Wilson band wagon in class elections. Allen’s only quali
fication was his fitness for the job.
And the chairman, too, violated the boobish traditions of
local politics in failing to appoint Wilson’s supporters. Ilorribile
dirtu, he appointed among others, one of the defeated presiden
tial candidates. Besides being a former political foe of Wilson.
Barendrick also was capable of handling the ticket sales, and
therefore doubly unworthy of the appointment.
Other appointments were handled in the same unorthodox
manner. Allen failed to recognize the importance of politics.
The result was a good dance without cost to the taxpayers.
The most severe criticism of student self-government has
been that student activities run by students are excessively ex
pensive, demand too much time for their relative importance.
Now comes a case in which a student affair was handled by
students without resort to involved campus politics, without
running into a great deficit, and without taking the attention of
the committeo members entirely from their pursuit of an edu
And it was a good dance, too.
What are our sorority women going to do for spring-term
dates now that campus candidates are no longer interested in
buying their support?
Have you heard about the fuzzy frosh who read of the can
cellation of "The Red Mill" and thought that another night club
had been scratched off the list?
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OUR IDEA OF A FINANCIAL
WIZARD IS A GUY THAT IN
STALLS BLEACHERS FOR THE
HENDRICKS HALL FIRE
* * *
.Johnny did a-woolng go,
To see his red hot mamma,
Her father made a - for him
Now Johnny’s in a , .
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ED GOODNOUGH, THE
TYCOON, WAS SEEN WEARING
A BURLAP SHIRT. AT WHICH
ANNIE! CHORTLES, "HEMP,
HEMP, HOORAY.” ’
* * *
OREGON DISCOURTESY BOOK
1. If you have seventy cents,
take lower floor seats. If you
haven't that much, pick up stubs
from lobby. If you happen to be
a human fly, you can shinny down
a radiator pipe to get downstairs.
2. Always come in after the
show has started, whistling, and,
if you haven’t a good voice, sing.
This will take the folks’ mind off
the show, which is probably no
good anyway, and give you a lotta
3. Mussing the hair of the per
son in front of you while taking
your seat is a delicate ail. True
skill is attained when the person
turns in his seat and bawls you
out audibly. (Some fun, hey, boy?)
4. In each newsreel, watch care
fully for political speakers and give
them the bird, all except those ad
vocating the return of light wines
and beer. Whistle, stomp, and
cheer, not that you agree with
them, £ut it sounds great and
makes your gal think you are a
5. If you are in a row of eight
seats, in seat two, always go out
on the aisle farthest away. This
is lots of fun, as the folks that
stand up for you block the view of
the entire theatre, and doubles the
Rates Payable in Advance
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Telephone 3300; local 214
CAMPUfTsHOE REPAIR Quali
ty work, best of service; work
that is lasting' in service. 13th
between Alder and Kincaid.
NEW BEGINNERS’ BALLROOM
Starts Tuesday—8:30 I’. M.
801 Willamette Phone 3081
Next to Walora Candies
chances to get in a fight about
mussing up people’s hair.
G. If none of these get you
thrown out, you can always leave.
A RADIO NEWS REPORTER!
T'OTHER NIGHT SAID THE
SHANGHAI GESTURE IS DROP
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Which brings us around to the
old dance marathon song, “Strain
on the Hoof.”
* * *
AND WILL SOME HELPFUL
SOUL VOLUNTEER TO TELL
US WHY WOMEN’S OVERCOAT
BELTS ALWAYS ARE LONG
ENOUGH TO DO TWO LAPS
AROUND THE AVOIRDUPOIS?
(That’s a five dollar word, out on
account of the depresh, you can
have it for three ninety-eight; aw
right three bucks, even.)
Boyoboyoboy! cornin’ inta the
last turn of our sentence. Any
body wot wants this job fill out
the application blank for the W.
C. T. U., pass the Boy Scout sec
ond class test, then give up. If
you’d do this, there’s no hope for
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FOUR RUSSIAN SINGERS
BRING STIRRING STORY
(Continued from Page One)
possessions, their steps literally
wending through the blood of slain
relatives and friends, they man
aged to leave Russia. It was not
long until their fame spread
through western Europe and on
January 7, 1928, they made their
American debut at Town Hall,
; New York. In four seasons before
; the American public the Kedroffs
| have won a triumph which rivals
their conquest of the music world
I of Europe.
Oregon students will be admitted
free to the Kedroff concert, upon
presentation of their student body
cards. Admission prices for others
are fifty cents for reserved seats
and twenty-five cents for general
admission. The reserved seat sale
will open at the Co-op and McMor
ran & Washburne's today.
SOCIAL CONTROL PLEA
MADE BY DR. LAIDLER
(Continued from Page One)
cent dole in our breadlines and sim
Mr. Laidler is executive director
of the League for Industrial De
mocracy and author of two text
books used on this campus. He was
brought to Eugene by the Y. M. C.
A., Congress club, Alpha Kappa
Delta, sociology honorary, and two
groups of the Y. W. C. A.
OVER WASHINGTON S BIRTHDAY
For the Washington’s Birth
day holidays (a 3-day week
end), we will again slash
roundtrips to all places on
our Pacific Lines to approxi
mately 1^ a mile ($1 for
each 100 miles).
Treat yourself to a holi
day trip! It is cheaper to
travel than to stay at home.
These tickets are strictly
First Class, good on all
trains, coaches or Pullmans.
A FEW SAMPLE ROUNDTRIPS:
A FEW SAMPLE ROUNDTRIPS
Salem . 1.40
Medford . 4.45
Klamath Falls . .... 4.95
Los Angeles $21.90
San Francisco .... 13.50
Marshfield . 3.55
Seattle . 6.25
FRANK G. LEWIS
Southern Pacific company
Laidler Listed for
Talks to Classes
At 9, II o’Clock
LASSES in public utilities,
A editing, and trade policies of
the Pacific will meet together
in 105 Journalism at 9 o'clock
this morning to hear a talk by
Harry W. Laidler, executive
director of the League for In
dustrial Democrecy, Calvin
Crumbaker, associate professor
of economics, announced last
Mr. Laidler will also address
the classes in trusts and com
binations, and labor organiza
tions at 11 o’clock in room 3,
CAMPUS ♦ ♦
Physical Education club meets
Thursday evening in Alumni hall
at 8 o’clock, according to an an
nouncement made by Vera Snow,
president of the club, last night.
All P. E. majors and minors are
requested to be there. Very impor
Phi Mu Alpha meeting tonight
at 7:00 o’clock in the Music build
ing. Very important. All members
Kappa Sigma announces the
pledging of Lester Jacobs, of Eu
The Grace Lutheran University
club will meet Thursday evening,
February 11, 7:30-10 at the par
sonage, 1065 Ferry street. Group
discussion, entertainment, and re- '
freshments will be on the program.
Mr. Fred Gieseke is in charge of
The girls who work in the P. E.
department can get their pay
checks between 9:00 and 9:30 a.
m. and 1:00 and 1:30 p. m. today
at the P. E. office.
Mr. Alfred Herman of Antwerp,
Eelgium, wlil speak tonight at a
meeting of Pi Delta Phi at the
home of Louis M. Myers at 1039
East 21st street. All members
please be there.
“Education in the New Civiliza
tion” is the topic for the Y. M.
C. A. discussion tonight. Dr. Nel
son L. Bossing will be the leader.
Both men and women are invited.
House managers will meet this
afternoon at 4 o'clock in room 110,
Christian Science organization
will meet tonight at 7:30 at the
Y. W. C. A. bungalow.
Y. W. C. A. World Fellowship
group meets tonight at 9 o’clock
at the bungalow.
Prose and Poetry group of
Philomelete meets tonight from
9 to 10 at the Zeta Tau Alpha
The German club will meet at
the Westminster house tonight at
8 o’clock. All German students in
terested are invited to attend.
Beta Lambda will hold a meet
ing at 103 Deady tonight at 7:30.
All biology majors are cordially
invited. G. A. Ross will speak.
Woman in Her Sphere, Prose
and Poetry, and Nature group
members who plan to attend the
BOOKS OF THE DAY
EDITED BY ROY SHEEDY
WAR ON WAR BOOKS
Post-Mortem, A Play. By Noel
By BOB RIDDELL
Throughout Post-Mortem, Cow
ard smiles at the war book. Yet
in this play he himself has pro
duced but a mediocre addition to
that very category. With the pub
lication of Henri Barbusse’s “Un
der Fire” contemporary literature
reached new heights of honest
realism, and it would be ignorant
to say the recent efforts of Zweig
and Remarque were written with
more than one eye on the best
selling lists. Coward, however, se
riously pokes fun at them, predict
ing that “sometime someone will j
go too far and say something
that's really true” (about the war).
In Post-Mortem he gives his ver-1
sion of that effort. He develops
a smart plot and does sophistically
sharp things that the others, less
dance tomorrow night meet at the
Y. W. C. A. bungalow at 12:30 to
day to exchange dances.
Hermlan club meeting tonight at
9:15 in the club room.
Crossroads meets tonight at 7:30
in the Men’s lounge at Gerlinger
hall. Ben Whitesmith will lead
the discussion with “Remarks on
Communism” as his topic. Eats.
Oregana pictures for the Ger
man club will be taken at 4:00
this afternoon in front of Condon.
Tonqueds will meet in front of
Condon hall at 12:40 today for
conspicuously revealing (though
more sincere) had forgotten. The
brand is apparent: young suicide,
smiling boys at the front, and the
invariable devilish millionaires up
in London. Even in his most tan
gling efforts to dodge the label
“war book," and he tries hard,
Coward is not convincing.
The plot defends the hypothesis
that in every man's life the scene
must be exposed unprejudicedly
real for one lucid moment, a sort
of God’s-eye-view. Post-Mortem
tells of that time in the life of a
young Britisher, who during his
dying moments is allowed to see
the London of 1930. In the best
post-war manner it is made insane,
ugly, brutal. It is only because we
hope it's all a vision that the story
is acceptable. Our hero (a term
objectionable to Coward and his
ilk) visits his father, mother, “bud
dy,” and sweetheart. The father
turns out to be an unintentional
caricature of the money-baron typ
ical of the literature of disillusion;
his mother weepy, sentimental,
wronged; his “buddy” an artiste
suicide, and his sweetheart an in
veterate yawner. Most of the
scenes would make worthy addi
tions to the work of John Riddell
in his less lucid moments. Though
Coward's serious and adopts a sort
of elevated attitude of semi-con
sciousness, he attempts to describe
I real and tragic circumstances.
Maeterlinck and Mencken don't
mix. The author does not differ
entiate between satire and reality.
That he may all the time be laugh
ing at us and making an admirable
I joke of the less enlightened war
I book is the only hope for Post
j Mortem. He’s adapted an impor
i tant theme, done a second rate job,
but it’s quite readable.
(sT^a, cried flte willowy Winona<iXe>
“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