Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 08, 1932, Image 2

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EDITORIAL OFFICES, Journalism Bldg. Phone 3300—News Room, Local 35B; Editor
■nd Managing Editor, Local 354. _
BUSINESS OFFICE, McArthur Court. Phone 3300—Local 214.
University of Oregon, Eugene
Willis Duniway, Editor Larry Jackson, Manager
Thornton Shaw, Managing Editor
Advertising Mgr.Harry Schenk
Assistant Adv. Mgr. . Auten Bush
Assistant Adv. Mgr.Barney Miller
National Advertising Mgr.Harold Short
Promotional Mgr.Dick Goebel
Promotion Assistant.Mary Lou Patrick
Women’s Specialties Harriette Hofmann
Classified Adv. Mgr.George Branstator
Office Manager .Marian Henderson
Executive Secretary.Virginia. Kibbee
Circulation Manager. Ed Cross
Sez Sue.Kathryn Laughridge
Sez Sue Assistant.Caroline Hahn
Checking Dept. Mgr.Helen Stinger
Financial Administrator.Edith Peterson
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official publication of the Associated Students of the
University of Oregon, Eugene, issued daily except Sunday and Monday, auring the
college year. Member of the Pacific Intercollegiate Press. Entered in the postoffice at
Eugene, Oregon, aa second class matter. Subscription rates, $2.50 a year. Advertising
rates upon application. Phone, Manager: Office, Local 214; residence, 2800.
Time to Call a Halt
THE ACTION of officials of Columbia university in expelling
Reed Harris, editor of the Columbia Spectator, student news
paper, constitutes a serious threat against the freedom of the
college press.
It seems to be the old story of getting rid of a man who
'knows too much.” The University officials put Harris “on the
spot” because he sought to remedy conditions which he thought
to be detrimental to the institution—“professionalized” athletics
and bad food in the university dining hall.
“The truth hurts” and apparently the administration of the
institution found it necessary to be officially embarrassed at the
creations of the editorial pen of Mr. Harris. It has long been
an established principle of common and statutory law that the
acts of public officials should be open to criticism in the press,
yet many university administrations throughout the country
have found it necessary to gag the mouth that dares raise its
voice against their acts.
We are not so radical as to advocate revolutions over the
expelling of college editors, but there is much to be said in favor
of a group of students that dare risk their own privilege of
going to college to demonstrate emphatically to an overzealous
administration their opinion of such action.
This is a matter which must be settled once and for all, and
this uprising at Columbia, which has received nationwide pub
licity on the front pages of papers in every section of the country
should play an important part in deciding whether the college
press shall have its rights under the Constitution of the United
States or shall be merely puppets pushed about by high-handed
university administrations.
If the college press of the country wishes to save itself from
degeneration into a mere collection of “house organs,” it must
demand its rights.
The Senior Plan
/^UT OF a Senior class meeting that would otherwise liavff
been merely a 15-minute gathering to decide on a gift to
tlio University and to vote against-a picnic, came a plan Wednes
day night that is worthy of the greatest consideration by faculty
members, students, and most important of all the committee on
commencement in whose hands the class’ proposal now rests.
It might well be called the Senior Plan. It is a sensible pro
posal to change the dates of commencement, senior examinations,
senior leap week, and baccalaureate, although in the final analy
sis the last three points may be stricken out of the petition. The
change in date of commencement exercises is after all the most
The Seniors propose that commencement exercises, instead of
being held a whole week-end after the campus lias become de
serted, take place the Saturday morning at the end of regular
examination week. Many underclassmen would be present for
the occasion. The practice of many seniors in refusing to wait
the three or four extra days for commencement would be cor
rected. More parents, too, would be able to attend graduation
held on Saturday than on Monday. Under the new plan, all
students would leave school at virtually the same time, thus
removing the penalty now on the seniors of staying on tlie
campus another week-end after undergraduates have returned
to their home cities to take up the available jobs.
The objection is raised to the proposed change in dales that
if seniors were to take their examinations one week ahead of
regular final week, professors would be overloaded with work in
making out two sets of questions. That part of tlio Senior
Plan can be discarded if this would be true. We do not believe
it would.
The important fact is that there is no argument against
holding commencement exercises Saturday morning at tlio end
of regular examination week rather than the following Monday.
In fact, the only arguments are those in favor of the change.
Let's have commencement on Saturday, a time when all seniors,
more parents, and more than the usual number of underclass
men will be able to attend. Commencement exercises will bene
fit greatly by the change.
A Tuskinian Directorate
.npo THE class of '30 we must concede the point that some of
its members have considerable originality, even though we
do frown on their railroad politics and their walkout-brawls.
Latest evidence of the talent which lies hidden within th■
year's freshman class was revealed in the news columns of yes
etrday's Emerald, with the announcement of the directorate of
the Frosh Glee.
Excluding the chairman of the Glee, there are no less than
81 members of the directorate. Twenty-three of these are on
the construction committee. Either the frosh dance is going to
assume Tuskonian proportions never before witnessed on this
campus, or the yearlings believe that in numbers there is strength
and that to do a thing right plenty of people must be on the
Someone will comment, and we might as well be the tu t
in print, that every house on the campus apparently wanted a
representative on the directorate, and in an effort to plea
everyone, a star frosh from each organization wa - appointed.
With 82 positions to fill, each tong should average at least two
of its bright, up-and-coming frosh on the committee.
For fear the freshmen in indignation will refuse to let u„
in on their Glee alter ail this, we will retire ns gracefully as
possible, feeling coufidcnt that with so many enthusiastic work
ers the Glee should be the succei„ among successes.
Great thinkers we have known,
Discovered their aplomb
In all life and its best philosophy.
The doers, when disclosed,
Are able to compose,
Price lists and such, not magic
And then there are the few,
Who have their select crew,
To app and emulate the genius
They rub their chins and frown,
As if in cap and gown,
Expostulate, they must, quite rev
They dine from time to time,
In groups quite unlike mine, ^
To stare and gape and nod dramat
Shallowness they conceal
By artificial weal
And text-books paraphrased rhe
With faces drawn and thin,
Resembling mummy skin,
They preach the gospel of some
classic mind.
If traits deliniate
As much as Shelly's pate,
That characteristic’s guarded sa
I often sit and wonder,
How they could so blunder
Into this obvious hypocracy.
Well, if they want to miss
Life’s simpler forms of bliss,
“Intelligentia,” be on your way!
Ye Tabard inn of Sigma Upsilon,
national Honorary writers’ frater
nity, announces the pledging .of
George Bishop and Barry Fischer.
Important meeting of all heads
of living organizations at 12:30
today in 110 Johnson.
Women’s Speakers committee
will meet at 4:30 today at the
College Side inn. Very important.
Yeoman golf and tennis players
will please see or phone Blais or
Bennett before 2:00 or attend
meeting in Men’s gym at 4:00.
The Lutheran Students associa
tion will be the special guests of
Rates Payable in Advance
10c a lino for first insertion;
5c a line for each additional
Telephone SHOO; local 214
DRESSMAKING, hemstitch i n g ,
sewing. Over Underwood & El
liott Grocery. Harriett Under
wood. Phone 1393.
LOST: Phi Delta Kappa fraterni
ty pin. North walk between 11th
street anil Education building.
Reward. L. D. Horner. Phone
LOST Chi Psi badge last week
end. Call Daniel Longaker, 1320.
Eingerwave 35c, marcel 50c.
Special prices on all work. Open
Sunday and evenings by appoint
ment. 576 E. 16th. Phone 2370VV.
TUTORING German by experi
enced teacher educated in Ger
many. Terms very reasonable.
Inquire of Miss Anna Grapp.
1798 Columbia street.
ty work, best of service; work
that is lasting in service. 13th
between Alder and Kincaid.
Starts Tuesday S:30 P. M.
861 Willamette Phono 3081
Also Hair-cutting
PHONE 1880
NT..t to Walora Candies
the Emmaus Lutheran church next
Sunday evening. Students will
leave Y. W. C. A. bungalow at
6:00 p. m.
W. A. A. invites all girls who
are interested to attend a hike
Saturday afternoon. Hikers will
meet in front of Gerlinger hall at
1 p. m.
Junior Week-end directorate will
meet today at 4 o’clock at the
College Side inn.
The League for Independent
Political Action will meet tonight
at the county court house at 8:00
o’clock. All interested are urged
to come.
All Philomelete groups will meet
at the Y. W. to exchange dances.
Each group president please bring
•tickets and money collected. Dance
programs will be given at this
Charm School of Philomelete
will meet at 9:15 Monday at Phi
Mu. Members will be driven to
the Burch Shoe Co., where a dis
play of their stock will be shown,
following a lecture concerning
“The Well Dressed Foot.’’
Old Board Walk Now
Becoming Gravel Path
The old board walk extending
from Kincaid street diagonally
across the Oregon campus to the
Commerce building is being torn
up and will be replaced by an oiled
gravel walk, reports George York,
superintendent of buildings and
The old walk has come to the
place where it needs continual at
tention and repair, and it will be
a great saving to tear up the old
boards and replace them with
gravel, York believes.
Gate Will Keep Visitors
From Lindbergh Estate j
HOPEWELL, N. J., April 7.—
(APi—A white gate was built
across the entrance to the Lind
bergh estate today to aid police in
keeping motorists from slipping by
sentries to the famous flier’s home.
On the gate were hung a red
lantern and a sign reading “Blow
Your Horn.’’
This step was taken after a mo
torist from Newton, N. J., drove
up to the house and outlined a
scheme he said “would certainly
result in the return of the kid
naped baby.”
He asked for a piece of the
child's clothing and said he wanted
to paste it inside the largest
church bell he could find. Then,
he explained, he would ring the
bell continuously “until the kid
napers’ consciences hurt so badly ^
they’ll return the child immediate
Four-Power Conclave
To Hold Sessions Later
LONDON, April 7.—(AP)—The
four-power conference failed to
day to agree on a scheme to solve
the Danubian economic crisis and
j tomorrow it will adjourn to re
| sume sessions later, probably at
Although the meeting here did
not achieve the results hoped for,
the opinion expressed by the Brit
ish delegation was that one step
in the slow progress toward the
economic restoration of Europe
had been taken.
Miss Grace Johnson, acting dean
of home economics at Oregon
State, was in Eugene last night to
confer with Miss Lillian Tingle,
head of household arts here. Miss
Johnson also attended the lecture
at the Y. W. C. A.
A Decade
April 7, 1922
April 8, 1922
“Now that the girls are going
out tonight, where shall we go?”
the men ask. ’Tis the eve of the
April Frolic, and the customary
smoker will not be held.
* # *
Tryouts for the all-state relay
will start at 2:30 o’clock this af
* * «
To the Editor:
The tennis racquet is dusted off
and the shoes recovered from be
neath the bed. But when we get
to the courts the whole battery
(three in number) are filled to ca
pacity. Three solitary tennis courts
for 2000 students and nearly 200
faculty members is an absurdity of
the worst degree.
* * *
The engagement of Helen
Doughtery to Harris Ellsworth was
announced on Thursday night at
the Delta Gamma house.
* * *
“How Much for a Chaplain
Robe,” a short story by Mrs. Kath
leen Durham, a /correspondence
student taking Mrs. E. VV. Allen’s
short story course, was published
in a recent issue of the Black Cat.
# # *
The University hike scheduled
for this morning will take place
rain or shine. Baldy in the Coburg
hills will be the destination.
Seven members of Hammer and
Coffin attended the convention of
the humor writers’ honorary at
Corvallis March 27 and 28.
sj: * *
Oregon’s first rifle team won
third place in the Ninth Corps area
Swiss Family Manhattan. By Chris
topher Morley. Doubleday, Do
Dr. Morley has written a satire
on these, oUr own United States,
of so gentle and stingless nature
that not even a congressman's
feelings could be hurt. In a very
short space the author paints a
vivid picture of American metro
politan life as portrayed by New
York, and all in that light and
fanciful tone at which he is so
The hero of the tale is a little
Mr. Robinson, named, of course,
after Johann Wyss' famous char
acter, who has left his position as
filing-clark for a League of Na
tions bureau to take his family on
a vacation to America. Passage
on a dirigible is obtained. Unfor
tunately a storm wrecks the air
ship, and the Robinsons are forced
to finish the journey on a contriv
ance called an air-raft. They are
ensnared by the mooring mast of
the Empire State building, which
they first take for the branches of
a very tall tree. At first Mr. Rob
inson takes the people he sees be
low as some form of aboriginals,
but gradually he becomes accus
tomed to their peculiarly uncivil
ized ways and goes on a lecture
tour. Meanwhile, his wife opens a
Both of the Robinsons are
quaintly naive, as well as complete
ly ignorant of metropolitan man
ners, but it is through these qual
ities that they see us in an almost
purely unadulterated light. Morley
has written a clever and entertain
ing book.—R. S.
New Books
All of the books reviewed in this
column may be obtained at the ^
High Hat rent shelf of the Co-op.
Here are some of the new titles:
“A Lesson in Love,” by Collette;
“This Man Is My Brother,” by M.
Brinig; “Strange Avenue,” by E.
Kelley; "Philippine,” by Maurice
Bedel; “The Good Fairy,” by Fer
enc Molnar; “One Drop of Blood,”
by A. Austin; “Thirteen Women,”
by Nancy Hale; “Women Live Too
Long,” by Vina Delmar; “That
American Woman,” by A. Waugh.
gallery competition with a score
of 5246. Teams at O. A. C. took
first, second, fourth, and fifth
History Profs Listed
For Summer Session
All professors in the history de
partment of the University are
scheduled to teach this summer.
With the exception of Dr. Andrew
Fish, who is going to the Univer
sity of Washington, all will be in
the employ of the University.
John J. Hazam, whom Dr. Noble
succeeded this year, and Vernon
Puryear of Albany college, will
also be here to teach during the
summer session.
Only four remain in the infirm
ary. They are Paula Link, Marian
Robbins, Marion Van Sceyoc, and
Everett Horrell.
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