Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 16, 1932, Image 2

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University of Oregon, Eugene
Willis Duniway, Editor Larry Jackson, Manager
Thornton Shaw, Managing Editor
Ralph Davfd, Associate Editor
Jack uauer, uavc wiison, ueity Anne ^mu
duff, Editorial Writers
Rufus Kimball, Asst, Managing Editor
.Tack Bellinsrer. News Editor
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Merlin Blais, Radio Director
Roy Sheedy, Literary Editor
Francis Fulton, Society Editor
Doug wignt, umei iNignt sailor
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Esther Hayden.
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Peterson, Bob Patterson.
REPORTERS: Donald Caswell, Francis Ballister, Julian Prescott, Donald Fields, Beth
Bede, Clifford Gregor, Willard Arant, Maximo Pulido, Bob Riddell, Harold Nock,
Almon Newton, Carroll Pawson, Bryon Brinton, Parks Hitchcock, Eloi.se Dorner,
Genevieve Dunlop, Laura Drury, Sam Mushen, Madeleine Gilbert, Victor Dallaire.
SPORTS STAFF: Bruce Hamby, Malcolm Bauer, Joseph Saslavsky.
RADIO STAFF: Jack Bauer, Roy McMullen, George Root, Bruce Hamby.
NIGHT EDITORS: Lea Dunton, Bob Patterson, Myron Ricketts, Clark Williams,
Doug. Polivka.
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baum, Louise Stein, Lenore Greve, Adele Hitchman, Desmond Hill, Wallace Douglas,
Marion Robbins, Mary Teresi, Delpha Hurlburt, Peggy Newby, Evelyn Schmidt.
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The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Associated Students of the
University of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily except Sunday and Monday, during the
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rates upon application. Phone, Manager: Office, Locul 214; residence, 2800.
Come On, Upton
T TPTON SINCLAIR is the American entrant this year in the
contest for the Nobel literary prize. If he gets the decision,
he will receieve $40,000 in Swedish kronen, part of the annual
interest on the fortune Alfred Bernhard Kronen made out of his
dynamite patents.
Last year the prize went to Sinclair Lewis, but he didn’t get
much prestige along with it. American editors and critics
thought it unfortunate that the author of such uncharitable
works as ‘‘.Main Street” and “Babbitt” should be the first Ameri
can writer to receive the Nobel award.
A few outspoken people pointed out that under the terms of
Nobel’s will, the money is to be given each year to the writer
“who has produced the most distinguished work of an idealistic
tendency," and claimed that by their decision the committee had
taken gross liberties with the word “idealistic.”
What a howl would go up if Upton Sinclair turns in a repcaL
for the U. S. A.! Lewis may caricature American people, but he
is always good-natured about it. Upton Sinclair is savagely sin
cere; he pays little attention to people as such, and striking
straight to the core of our society, he finds it rotten.
For Upton Sinclair, “Babbitts” and “Elmer Gantrys” are
superficial omens of deeper forces. In "The Jungle” he lashed at
labor conditions; “Oil” painted big business in hideous relief;
“Lockstep" cartooned the American university, and today “The
Wet Parade" maintains that prohibition is completing the de
generate cycle of our politics.
These books have been translated into some thirty languages.
The author’s candidacy for the prize is backed by 700 critics and
educators in 54 countries. If Lewis could get the prize, Sinclair
should win hands down.
It is certainly to be regretted that damning America should
pay $40,000 a year. Why not some other American who writes
constructively, producing “distinguished work of an idealistic
What? You can't think of one?
Neither caai wc.
Sno Use Talking—No Snow
|^AY, doesn’t it know how to snow in Eugene? A person'll
think, from the way things have been carrying on this win
ter, that the climate here is just in the experimental stage.
For systematic, routine-minded people who like to see every
thing carried through to logical conclusions, there is no excuse
for this dilatoriness which the snow has shown this year.
Students wake up of a morning to find a beautiful white
world outside, and gleefully shout and concoct fearfully and
wonderfully conceived snow creatures.
Just about the time everyone gets enthused about living at
the North Pole and we've all ordered more wood, out comes tile
sun and we return, dripping, to the temperate zone and rain!
We appeal to the weatherman, or whoever pulls the strings
in this rain-snow-sunshine business, for a statement of policy.
Are we, or are we not, to get some real snow, or are we being
made out-and-out victims of somebody’s caprices? We demand
an answer!
Mr. Weatherman, we mean business. We want something
definite done about this matter. If you’re going to give us snow,
we want some concentrated action resulting in snow. We're
tired of this half-way, hesitating business.
If we can’t have snow, let’s have a real good flood. We couid
all go canoeing to class and wear hip boots and bathing suits.
If that won't do, we'll take sunshine, with thunks.
But for heaven s sake, and ours, Mr. Weatherman, do some
Again the women lead
Until this year polities on the
various coast campuses have been
occupying a nmipr place in po
litical lcajefo’* niludo. AndfwUeu
we sav politics we mean till kinds
good and otherwise with the hit-!
Lei prevailing.
On most campuses, as usual, wo
men are^' in on" the vote-getting
uiaUiiuc ' pkilgiu0 thru . upport ^
and ballot to some candidate
whether he was the person for the
job or not.
Here is where the women of the
University of Oregon have taken
a big step in the eventual aboli
tion of campus politics. This ac
tion was so decided and adopted
at the meeting of the heads of
houses organization and was unan
imous in its decision.
It seems to us that this is an
example well worth following. The
evils of politics and maneuvers of
political machines is well known.
Comment and discussion on that
topic is unnecessary.
Politics has become a thing of
the past on this campus from all
apparent actions this year, t might
be a good thing to prevent its res
urrection for the spring elections.
May the most efficient and quali
fied person be chosen rather than
a political machine representative.
—Oregon State Barometer.
An all-campus tea will be
given at Hendricks hall today be
tween 4 and 5 o'clock. Mrs. Ken
neth Shumaker will pour. Beulah
Campbell will act as hostess. The
following girls will assist: Helen
Belloui, Alison Humphy, Ethel
Reid, Molly Smythe and Rose
All girls are invited.
W. A. A. initiation will be held
at 4 o’clock today in Alumni hall.
A social hour will follow. Members
and initiates are urged to be
Junior Shine directorate will
meet in front of Condon hall at
12:30 for Oregana picture.
Thespian meeting tonight at
6:30 in the Women’s lounge of
Gerlinger hall.
The League for Industrial De
mocracy will meet at the “Y” hut
at 9 o’clock tonight to organize.
All men and women students in
terested in forming the league are
asked to be present.
Drama group of Philomelete will
meet Wednesday evening at 9
o'clock at the Art building.
Phi Bote will hold an important
meeting at 7:15 at Hendricks hall.
Everyone must be present.
Alpha Tan Delta Social Fireside
hour will be held tonight at West
minster house at 8 o'clock. The
Valentine Motif will be presented.
Westminster guild m embers
should sign on the bulletin at
Westminster house to make reser
vations for the party to be given
it the home of Ivan Ware Wednes
day night.
All emergency meeting of all
members of the League for Inde
pendent Political Action and in
terested persons will be held at the
Y. M. C. A. Wednesday evening at
Philomelete groups presidents |
will meet at i) o'clock Wednesday!
evening in the Woman's lounge.
If unable to be there, please be
excused by presidents of Phi j
Theta Gpsilon.
W. A. A. initiation at 4:00 p. m.
in the Women's lounge of Ger
tinger hall. All VV. A. A. members |
please be there.
All girls wishing active positions
ei the Y. W. C. A. cabinet next ;
year should make appointments
with Margaret Edmuudson at the
bungalow at once.
Vesper service today at 3 at the
Y. W. C. A. bungalow.
\. W. ('. A. group will meet at
7 *80 tonight at the bungalow.
Kappa Delta announces the
hedging of Fern Jeffreys of Lewis
Ion, Idaho.
'IKS. \\ VK.YKK ON Tim*
Mrs, Gertrude Bass Warner, do- j
lor of the Oriental museum of fine
irts and the Murray-Warner os
siy contest prizes, left for Tucson,
Arizona, dust Saturday to visit
ionic relatives.
Mrs. Warner will be gone for
ibout three weeks.
Mrs. Marion F. McClain, cireu- '
lation librarian, spoke on recent
looks before members of the Mon
lay Book club at the home of Mrs.
Raymond Walsh at t lie semi
nontlpy. prog ram ami .luncheon of
■he “club.
Women Debaters
Meet Washington
Duo Here Tonight
(Laws of Divorce in Nevada
To Furnish Question
For Discussion
One of the highlights of worn
i en’s activities in the forensic field
! will begin tonight, when Florence
| Holloway and Betty Whitson leave
j on the Northwest debate tour.
| They will meet women's teams
| from Whitman college at Walla
| Walla, Washington State college
at Pullman, and the University of
I Idaho at Mosco in a series of non
decision contests.
The question to be debated on
the trip, of which the Oregon
group will maintain the negative,
is: “Resolved, That the divorce
laws of the state of Nevada should
be condemned.’1
Both Miss Holloway and Miss
Whitson have had previous expe
rience in intercollegiate forensic
activities. The former, a senior in
English, has debated one year for
Oregon, while the latter, also an
English senior, has transferred ,to
Oregon from the University of
Idaho, which she represented in
debate work for one year.
The trip, according to Bernice
Conoly, women's debate manager,
along with the contest with the
University of Nevada’s men, on
the same question, in the near fu
ture will be of outstanding impor
| tance on the women’s schedule. In
the Nevada instance, however, a
decision will be rendered by the
The engagement with the Uni
versity of Idaho will be in the na
ture of a return contest. A team
from that school, composed of
Florence Peterson and Jewell
Leighton, debated the Oregon neg
ative on the same question last
The trip will occupy the rest of
the week. The two women will
make a stop of one day at each
qf the places in which they will
Dr. Ralph D. Casey, former pro
fessor of journalism at the Uni
versity of Oregon and at the pres
ent head of the journalism depart
ment at the University of Minne
sota recently conducted a discus
sion at a student forum on the
influence of propaganda in making
presidents. Dr. Casey is co-author
of the book, “Principles of Pub
(Continued Cage One)
University of Idaho on the same
question last week.
The Washington team is ex
pected to arrive in Eugene some
time this morning.
Walter E. Hempstead Jr., in
structor in English, will be chair
(Continued from rage One)
the students, the committee be
Some Assemblies Dull
“In the past assemblies have
failed because the programs were
dull, speakers uninteresting, and
addresses uninformative,” Hall
said. "Our analysis of the situa
tion at other colleges and univer
sities has convinced us that regu
lar semi-monthly assemblies can
be made a great factor in awaken
ing pride in the school, in bringing
the students into closer and more
friendly relations, and in fostering
an interest in the University and
A. S. U. O. administrations.”
The N. S. F. A. group plans to
back the proposal to the utmost of
its power, committee members said
yesterday. They request sugges
tions and criticisms of the plan
from the student body at large.
Members of the N. S. F. A. com
mittee, which is the University of
Oregon unit of the National Stu
dents' Federation of America, are
Harold Short, Fred Hellberg, Ned
Kinney. John Mans, Gordon Day,
Kenneth McKean, Ed Bolds, and
Ellen Sersanous, secretary.
What is believed to be an ino
vation in prison reform methods
was the appointment of Go. Pin
ehot of Pennsylvania of a former
inmate in the prison to be a trus
tee iif Eastern State penitentiary.
The appointee was Henry G. Brock
who served three years after he
pleaded guilty to killing three per
sons in an automobile accident.
During his term he established
shops m Philadelphia where pri
son-made goods were sold and the
ptjjyeeds. < about > S -t 0.0 0*0 ♦ w ere
turned over to the couvicU.
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Believing, along with Walter
Winchel), Bernarr McFadden. and
other moral forces in our country,
that gossip is the spice of life, that
truth will out, and that personali
ties make the most pungent news,
we dedicate this column to our
contemporaries with a little prayer
for its well being, and in the hope
that it will make interesting, if
nothing else, reading.
We hear that that dashing blond
gent who spends his time flicking
the fly specks off the Phelps Ter
kel counter is violating the frater
nal bond and is sharpening his
trusty scissors in anticipation of a
scalping party. There was a Theta.
There was the blond Casanova.
There was a misunderstanding.
And last, but not least, there was
the swarthy fraternity brother
who splattered the Van Camps.
Aw, well, that'll teach you a les
son, Cassy. Don't try any of your
philandering tricks on us Suttons,
suh. There's always some Bozzo
to show you up.
* * *
We understand that the Kappas
are contracting for new window
sills for the den, the old ones be
ing worn practicaJly off by so
many of the sistern clambering
over them in the dawn hours. We
wonder if the fact that the Fiji’s
are no longer the totem, factotum,
alpha and omega of the Kappa’s
has anything to do with this er
condition. (We understand too that
“Peters Lodge” has taken on a
new significance for the wearers
of the pass-key.)
* # »
Attention D. G.: It has been
brought to our notice by practical
ly everyone that there is a condi
tion. We understand that one of
the anchorites is that way about
a certain Kappa Sigarnet. A
pretty pass when this must be
proven audibly, visibly, vociferous
ly, and osculatorily beneath the
14th and Alder arc. A violation
of the Canons of good taste, we’d
Wonder what the Delta Tau
Delta’s were advertising' with their
Venus de 3Iilo statuary at their
formal the other night? Anyway,
they had quite a bust, we’re told.
* » *
The A. D. Sigma's a gettin’
around. That Slick business man
ager .... selling advertising all
around the Grove Friday night. . . .
One of the key girls practically
bought him out. . . . Not only that,
but the gypsy .... waving his
arms around the campus. How he
stands it. . . . Some constitution,
don't you Schenk so?
* * *
The S. A. E.’s ertswhile sporting
editor, running in circles from
here to there .... all around the
Alpha Phi formal .... what with
spilling coffee and things .... and
making passes at freshmen in
public. . . . Now he’s cry in’ for the
* *»* *
A fortune teller told J. Ander
son, (and us), that a big strong
dark man is coming into his life
from Portland. If you’ve noticed
any particular Anderson jitters,
that might be the reason .... it's
probably his own fault .... but I
we ll go no further than that.
* * *
And Who Seen Where Last
Week-end ....
Mary McMahon, without herj
Fiji pin. . . . Jane Fales, where she
had no right to be. . . . Joan Cox,
getting murdered in a big game
at the Phi Sig house. . . . Willy
Johnston with Marj Wilhelm one
night, a frat bro with her the next
time, which reminds us where
W illie's pin is. . . . Epps and Pat
Lee hoofing it at the Grove. . . .
Now that the D. I . traveling sec
retary i^ gone the S. P. Taus will
settle down to some good . . . .
studying. . . . Aw, tha's all. . . .
An invitation from the American
Association of University Profes
sors to serve as a member of the
committee on local chapters has
been received by Dr. George Re
bec. dean of the graduate depart
ment. The work of this commit
Professor G. H. Ryden of the Uni
tee. under the chairmanship of
versity of Delaware, is to assist in
the j promot ion, of ^chapter activity
and nomination., ui new member.,. >
Law Appointment
Brings Comment
By Dean Morse
Selection of Judge Cardozo
For Supreme Court
Post Praised
‘‘President Hoover has paid a
compliment to Justice Holmes and
has fulfilled his obligation to those
of the bench, bar, and public who
believe in the liberalizing of the
law,” said Dr. Wayne Morse, dean
of the law school at the University
of Oregon, today, in commenting
on the appointment of Benjamin
Nathan Cardozo as associate jus
tice of the supreme court.
‘‘The appointment of Judge Car
dozo is the outstanding one of the
Hoover administration,” Dean
Morse continued, ‘‘and will do
much to increase public confidence
in Hoover’s ability to ignore dic
tates of political expediency.” He
stated that the appointment is in
accord with the present trend of
law. He said that the present
economic condition has a tendency
toward sociological jurisprudence
in law.
‘‘In five years, when we look
back on this period, we will see
great changes in law,” he con
tinued. “Judge Cardozo is in ac
cord with the interpretation of law
as controlled by the times and is a
really great appointment."
(Continued from rage One)
mal school last year, we allowed
both our opponents to send in
both new and old players at will.
Such an agreement has often been
practiced in the past, mostly at un
important games, when one of the
contesting teams was handicapped
by having a small squad.”
Punting More of Asset
The rule permitting the offen
sive to use either a dropkick or
punt on the kickoff will make a
talented punter even more of an
asset than in the past, Spears said.
He also believes this regulation
will add to the general confusion,
however, for the team receiving
the kickoff will be constantly on
pins and needles, not knowing
whether to expect a punt, place
kick or dropkick. Because a punt
is easier to direct than a kick
from placement, Spears pointed
out that the offensive team will be
able to keep the kickoff away
from dangerous ball-carriers on
the receiving side.
in conclusion, Spears empha
sized the necessity for rigid and
clear interpretations of the new
code. Until this is done, he does
not believe the rules will be a suc
cess. He also thinks the need for
strict enforcement is necessary
before the regulations will help to
safeguard the player from injury.
Incidentally, new rules weren't
the only worry on Doc’s mind
yesterday. He's already making
plans for spring practice. He
scheduled the first meeting of the
year for 3:30 o’clock at McArthur
court today. He says it is abso
lutely urgent for every freshman
candidate to be in the locker room
at that time.
The new rules appear in detail
on the sports page.
(Continual from rage One)
had ever taught in American uni
versities. “Yes, yes, we have sung
in many universities and we have
many friends there. Education is
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PHONE; 1880
Next to Walora Candies
Phantom Fingers. By J. Jefferson
Farjeon, Lincoln MacVeagh. The
Dial Press.
The tale of one woozy Cockney
tramp and his valiant struggle
with bewilderment and horror and
fierce malevolent danger, all
somehow connected with the pres
ence near him of three unprin
cipled criminals and their victim;
this is a tale told partly as if
through the mind of Cockney
Ben himself, and partly from the
outside; not exactly a mystery
story, unless you count the con
stant state of mystification in
which Ben finds himself. The in
terest is focussed not so much on
the doings of the criminal gang,
and the solving of the mystery of
any of their crimes, but rather on
the curious distorted images and
ideas that struggle into being in
the mind of Ben; how these ideas
lead to action, and what the action
leads to; how a worthless beaten
tramp, by some half-comical gal
lantry of spirit, with his scare
crow arms and legs and moldy
brain finally rescues the girl kid
naped by the gang.
It is a story fully of the vague
uneasiness that attacks Ben, the
ho happy,” Mr. Kasakoff replied,
and answered the next inquiry be
fore it had been worded. A little
reasoning solved the answer to the
Curiosity was expressed as to
the difference between Oregon
audiences and those of the eastern
"Here it is like sunshine, the
people are like the sunshine,” and
the happiness of the westerner was
revealed in his smile, "but there
they are not like that, not like
sunshine,” and the more serious
countenance portrayed more re
strained concern.
“Much of Russian music is writ
ten for instruments instead of for
the voice,” he stated. About half
of the program was arranged by
N. Kedroff or dedicated to the
“The change of government in
Russia, has not changed Russian
music,” Kasakoff asserted. "They
may change other things, but they
cannot change the Russian souL
The Russian soul is the same,”
which is very credible, considering
that these four musical beings,
could fill four dull gray walls, with
old-world charm because of the ef
fervescence of their spirits.
After singing together for 12
years, it might be imagined that
each would lose his individuality in
making the group stronger. If the
individuality of these men was
gone the artist would be gone.
impressions that flit across his
laboring mind, the vast indefinable
terrors that hover about him dur
ing a wild and inexplicable jour
ney on a steamer and then through
Spanish mountains. Now he es
capes from the villains, and fran
tically tries to gather his wits to
gether and beat the fatigue that
clouds him. He clings tight to ma
terial things, naming them to him
self as a sort of comfort in the
great and horrible darkness of the
hills. “ ‘Shadders,’ he said. Yes, he
knew ‘shadders’ .... ‘Trees,’ he
said. . . . ‘Shadders’ and trees. But
the nightmares hovered a little
closer, seeking to envelop him
again. ‘Me!’ he cried desperately.
‘Me!’ ‘Shadders,’ trees, and Ben.
The concrete combination was
And he finally struggles up into
a sort of half-life. What he has to
fight is not so much the dark, not
so much the confusing weakness
that makes everything too big, as
the desire to lie down and rest, in
stead of battering himself against
obstacles that hurt, and ideas that
terrify. But he has to fight.
“ ‘Why,’ said Ben. ‘Blow me, I'm
the ’ero!’ ”
Upon leaving, each one of them
shook hands with the interviewer
and that ushered her out with a
I / sight gives unmis
takable warnings that
all is not well. Holding
a newspaper too far or
too near when reading
. . . scowling . . . squint
ing . . . frequent head
ing . . . irequent head
aches . . . are all signs
that you need an eye
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