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EDITORIAL AND FEATURE PAGE OF THE OREGONlDAILY EMERALD
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University of Oregon, Eugene
Willi* D uni way, Editor Larry Jackson, Manager
Thornton Shaw, Managing Editor
Ralph David, Associate Editor, Stc
Jack Bauer, Dave Wilson, Betty Anne Mac
duff, Editorial Writers
Sterling Green, Asst. Managing Editor
Jack Bellinger. News Editor
Molly Ann Cochran, Society Editor
?hen Kahn, Assistant Editor
Dick INeuOerger, bporta jvaitor
Merlin Rlaiii, Radio Direetor
Roy Sheedy, Literary Editor
George Sanford, Telegraph Editor
Doug Wight, Chief Night Editor
DAY EDITORS: Jessie Steele, Virginia Wentz, Oscar Mungcr, Margaret Dean.
SPECIAL WRITERS: Elinor Henry, Thelma Nelson. Julian Prescott.
REPORTERS: David Eyre, Ruth McClain, Donald Fields, Parks Hitchcock, Almon
Newton, Genevieve Dunlop, Hazle Corrigan. Harold Nock, Maximo Puiido, Eloise
Dorner, Clifford Gregor, Francis Pallister, Madeleine Gilbert.
RADIO STAFF: Jack Bauer, Roy McMullen, Charles Shoemaker.
NIGHT EDITORS: Hubert Totton, Don Platt, Myron Ricketts, Doug Fatfvka, Lea
ASSISTANT NIGHT EDITORS: Dorothy McMillan, Catherine Watson, Ler.ore Greve,
A dele Hitchman, Shirley Sylvester, Mary Tercsi, Delpha Hurlburt, Peggy Newby,
Evelyn Schmidt, Margaret Corum, Gladys Gillespie.
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The Clouds Lift
TN THE midst of the educational upheaval we breathe a sigh
of relief to learn that at least one matter of unsurpassed
importance has been definitely settled. An official announce
ment of courses scheduled for the University next year is now
in the hands of all advisers. The feeling of doubt and un
certainty that pervaded the campus will now be dispelled. See
your adviser at once and plan your program for next year.
To most students as wide a range of studies as ever will
be offered. Despite the state-wide curtailment of funds, a lib
eral education of unusual merit is in store for every student at
the University. This statement is prompted not by a pollyanna
attitude of faith and hope, but by a survey of the list of courses
that will be provided next year.
If it were our desire to “boom" the University for the pur
pose of increasing enrollment, we might point out that no mat
ter what course a student plans to take, the Eugene campus
will furnish an excellent foundation. But it is our contention
that the primary function of an institution of higher learning is
the sound education of its proteges rather than the expansion
of its student body.
So if you are planning to major in pharmacy, or agriculture,
or forestry, or pure science, or engineering, or home economics,
we advise you to make Corvallis your next resting place. We
do not suggest that you spend six or seven terms boning up
on literature, languages and arts on this campus, and then get
your professional training at the northern institution. Sound
educational policy recommends fundamental training at the
school where the major courses are offered and where the de
grees are granted. To avoid confusion we wish to point out
that pre-medical work will be given on both campuses.
We do not care to follow the lead of a contemporary editor
in grandiosely referring to the extensive lower division and ser
vice courses that will be retained. Thorough education rather
than institutional rivalry should be the function of slate uni
versities and colleges.
So again we urge you: sec your adviser now. Learn just
what the University will provide next year. Study the lists,
analyze your needs, and select the school best fitted for your
education. Your adviser will help you. See him at once.
Passing the Buck
A^ilTlZENS o£ Eugene are faced with the serious problem at the
present time of taking care of large numbers of transients
that have been flocking to tire city in the last few weeks. The
heavy influx of the unemployed and professional "hoboes” is said
to be due to the fact that Eugene is an "easy spot” because of
the generosity of its merchants.
But the problem facing the good citizens of Eugene is not a
unique one in these times. Every city has its transients, and
especially is this true of those municipalities bordering along
main lines of travel. The depression, which has released millions
from the ranks of tire employed, has complicated the situations
more than ever. Now tire professional "bums” have had their
ranks augmented by numbers who are willing and able to work,
but who can not find employment of any kind.
American cities have met this transient problem in an unusu
ally naive manner. In the good old game of "passing the buck,”
transients are firmly notified to keep moving by the officers of
the law in each town. This method, curiously enough, is expected
to alleviate the burden of the town. Instead it obviously does
nothing to solve the real problem, and it makes sure that for
each transient hurried on today there will be another arriving
Eor those cities that tried to meet the problem in the past
winter by providing relief, there have been unfortunate results.
A city that attempted to take care of the incoming unemployed,
soon found itself overwhelmed by men that had been driven out
of neighboring cities. In such a situation, the city had to give
up its relief work or go bankrupt.
Concerted action by all the cities of the country is dearly the
logical method for solving the transient problem. Without cen
tralized control of relief work, some municipalities arc bound
to bear a larger share of the burden Lhau others. Eor one eit\
to proceed alone in solving the problem is a similar proposition
to one city in the nation attempting to solve the depression. It
can t be done.
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
AH 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 l>e used. The editor
maintains the right to withhold publi
cation should he see fit.
To the Editor:
Last night was enacted another
comic tragedy. The -senior class or
rather about one-twelfth of it—
met to elect the winner of the Al
Fortunately the faculty commit
tee which made the nominations
made such a selection that no mat
ter which student the class chose
it could not go wrong in bestow
ing such an honor.
But had the committee recom
mended some person less desirable
—and that person had chosen to
drag “the brothers” or “the sis
ters” around to the meeting to
vote he could have bestowed upon
himself one of the greatest honors
available to a senior at the Uni
No matter how fair the elections
up to the present time have been,
the selection of the winner of the
Albert cup should not be left open
to petty politics or made a mere
popularity contest. The winner
should be selected by the faculty
and the cup awarded with fitting
J By V. H. Hall
Out of the pockets of the less ]
miserly students pours nickel after
nickel into the luring slots of the \
fascinating and seductive gaming
machines, “Ballyhoo” and its rela
tives. All the attractiveness of a
carnival chance game has been
combined with the charm of a me
chanical toy and the thrill of skill
ful manipulation in this little j
plaything that swallows nickels to j
The “Ballyhoo” is one of those
games of doubtful “skill” that has
followed up the none-too-popular!
boxed games of golf and basket-1
ball. It has struck home with a |
crash and taken the University
campus by storm. A “Ballyhoo”
hox is now located in every popu
lar establishment near the cam
pus commercial center and each
game is seldom idle.
The construction of t lie thing is
a flat, rectangular board with
numbered holes into which small
steel balls are supposed to drop.
The board is speckled with tiny
nails that interrupt and deflect the
ball as it makes its journey in
search of a stopping place. The
ball, 10 of which are provided per
nickel, is shot by hand from a
firing pin at the base of the board.
The numbers on the holes where
the ball falls indicate the score.
When all 10 are shot the total is
figured. Most of these games pro
vide a prize for the highest score
and the lowest score made during
the week. Others give so much in
trade if a certain maximum or
minimum is reached.
It is this possibility of winning
a few cents in trade that keeps
the interest so high. I must plainly
inform the public that these games
are definitely not gambling. They
are strictly "games of skill" a
small sign on each says so. The
winnings are merely small prizes
to skillful manipulators.
I watched a lad play at this the
other day. Quite incidentally, it
is a very interesting little game to
watch. He changed a two-bit
piece into nickels and saluted the
machine. His hopes were high to
make a nice killing a nice killing
being the receipt of 15 or 20 cents
in trade. One nickel, two nickels,
three nickels were gulped down
by the yawning, smirking, volup
tuous contrivance. The fourth was
more successful. The shiny balls
danced into 200, 400, 500, 50, 200.
150, 300 and 100 making a total
2,500 a score that merited 15
cents in trade. That was good
NEIGHBORHOOD Beauty Shop.
Fingerwave 35c, marcel 50c.
Special prices on all work. Open
Sunday and evenings by appoint
ment. 576 E. 16th. Phone 2376W.
DRESSMAKING, hemstitch i n g ,
sewing. Over Underwood & El
liott Grocery. Harriett Under
wood. Phone 1393.
CAMPUS SHOE REPAIR—Quali
ty work, best of service; work
that is lasting in service. 13th
between Alder- and Kincaid.
KRAMER BEAUTY SALON
Neat to \\d!urd Caudle?
luck! The last nickel must be tried.
It was, but no use. He had won
the noble prize of one package of
cigarettes which he took as trade
He was happy, too, happy to
spend 25 cents for them.
It’s a good game—and profit
able—. Would that I had enough
nickels to play!
May 26, 1922
Since the end of March, Lemon
Punch has risen from 27th to 5th
place in rank among all college
humorous magazines in the coun
try, according to a letter received
by Ernest Haycox.
* * *
Sun Dodger, publisher at the
University of Washington, ranks
first, Virginia Reel second, Pelican
third, Colgate Banter fourth, and
Lemon Punch fifth.
* * *
Owen Calloway, vice-president
elect of the student body, is “at
home” in Corvallis, .trying to re
cover from a bad case of mumps
in time to put the finishing touches
on his junior year in college.
* * *
Soft voices, rich in harmony,
blended with the evening song of
the birds and of the night wind, in
the twilight concert of the girls’
glee club, held on the steps of Mc
* * *
The ten best women hikers are
to be awarded letters.
* * *
Elimination contests are in pro
gress among the doughty ping
pong players at the “Y” hut in
order to pick a team to meet the
city Y. M. C. A. quintet in a tour
nament next Saturday night at
7:30 on the “Y” tables.
Phi Mu Alpha meeting tonight
at 7:00 in the Music building.
Election of next year’s officers
and formal pledging. All mem
bers please be there promptly.
Wesley club worship group will
not meet tonight.
Freshman councillors meet at
5:00 today in room 110 Johnson.
Imperative that all attend on time.
Meeting of all freshman women
at Pi Phi house tonight, 8 o’clock.
S. S. Smith will speak.
College Poetry society meets to
night at 7:30 in men’s lounge, Ger
Kwama Initiation will be held in
the women’s lounge at Gerlinger at
5 o’clock today. All new Kwamas
meet in men's lounge before initi
Christian Science organization
will meet tonight at the Y. W. at
Kappa Delta announces the
pledging of Ruth McClain of Hood
i Theta Sigma Phi meeting today
in room 104 at the shack at 12:15.
Gamma Alpha Chi will meet to
night at 5 at the Gamma Phi Beta
All private equipment in the
baskets in the men’s gym must be
removed on or before Wednesday,
CAMPUS ♦ ♦
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Anderson Chosen N?w
Travel Group Leader
Valborg Anderson was elected
president of the travel group of
Philomelete at a business meeting
yesterday at Susan Campbell hall.
Evelyn Schmidt will fly the office
of secretary for the coming year.
The group plans one more meeting;
a dinner, to be held at the home of
Eula Duke next week.
The retiring officers are: Janet
Fitch, president; Valborg Ander
son, secretary; Emmabelle Stad
Exhibit of Rare Bindings
Shown Here by Guild
Those who enjoy rare bookbind
ings will find the collection on dis
play at the art building an inter
esting one. The contributions,
which were sent in from the Cali
fornia Guild of Bookbinders, a non
professional organization, will be
on display fpr only a few days.
An unusual bookbinding is a
wood cut of "Voyaging” by Rock
well Kent. Other bookbindings are
made out of various types of leath
er in all colors and sizes.
... of the A I R
“The Mad Hatter’s Economics”
will be the subject of the Emerald
of the Air program to be presented
this afternoon at 4:15 o’clock. Al
ice In her wanderings in Wonder
land meets the Mad Hatter and
they talk over the present econom
ic situation. The parody was first
presented in the New York Times
by Harold Callender. Alice will be
played by Jessie Steele and the
Mad Hatter by Wallace Campbell.
The . . . Edited By Roy Sheedy
THE CORN BELT
State Fair. By Phil Stong. The
Life in the Middle West is no
longer a matter of 34-cent corn
and four-cent pork. “State Fair"
has come, and it has come to stay.
The novel is the story of a trip
made to the Iowa state fair by the
Frake family. Abel Frake, the
father, goes in supreme confidence
that his prize Hampshire boar,
Blue Boy, will be declared the
world’s best hog; Melissa, “Ma
Frake" goes to look after her fam
ily, and to show the home econom
ic experts what miracles of per
fection good pickles can be; Wayne
and Margy go because they are
young, and because the fair is
LIFE spelled in capital letters.
The author writes with a
straightforward simplicity which
enables him to display his Iowa to
the limit of its possibilities. The
opening scene in the village store,
the night trip to the fair, and the
activities of the Frakes at the fair
—these are written about with a
sympathy that speaks of close per
sonal acquaintance, and yet with
an eye for the last bit of humor
that can be made apparent without
danger of satire.
Perhaps the most astonishingly
successful character to be found
within the pages of "State Fair"
is Blue Boy, the world's finest hog.
This ambulant lard pail pursues
his way through the novel with a
dignity and singleness of mind
truly Falstaffian. No untoward
activity on the part of fate discom
mode him; he has fcis eye on his
sole desire, and he keeps it there.
The only possible weak spot in
the novel is to be found in the
handling of the affairs of Margy
The Jitters ?
If so, don’t look under your bed, you’ll find—
AN EMERALD REPORTER!
Don’t scream when you see an eye winchelling
through your key hole, it’s just another EM
Don’t smash that bug crawling through your note
book—it’s AN EMERALD REPORTER!
Turn to the Emerald for the news of the campus
—it will have it. The Emerald staff spends on
the average of ten hours a day, five days a week
?lathering the campus news and getting it ready
The Emerald is a well-balanced collegiate news
paper. Not only does it contain all the campus
news, but through an affiliation with the Associ
ated Press, it carries daily the highlights of world
Drama and book reviews, a society colnmn, movie
criticisms, a well-balanced sport page, a thought
ful, energetic editorial column, and caustic com
ments from Webfoot Charley—all go to make
up a really fine collegiate newspaper.
If you’re wide awake—you’ll read the Emerald!
and Wayne, but to find weakness
even here may be merely a matter
of taste. Early in the novel the
author establishes such an impres
sion of the personal integrity of
all his characters that it seems
impossible for any of them to form
such impermanent, emotional un
ions as did Margy with Pat, the re
porter from Des Moines, and
Wayne with Emily, the daughter
of the stock show manager. Any
defense of these affairs would
seem vitiated by the fact that they
are apparently left unsettled at
the end of the novel, and so a pos
sible cause of future trouble for
It is quite obvious that Phil
Stong has a positive nostalgia for
Iowa, and for all that Iowa repre
sents, but it is equally obvious that
he can no longer return. City life
has put a slight—a very slight
edge on his humor; he shows a
tendency to create drama where
no drama should be and though he
does this simply, smilingly, his
failure to avoid it is a fault.
Nevertheless, “State Fair” has
something more than appeal and
promise. It has life, it has strength,
it has understanding.
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Telephone 3300; local 214
WANTED — Passengers to east
coast. Oldsmobile coach leaving
about June 10. Call C. B. Beall,
WANTED—College man to work
for large New York concern
this summer. Salary $24 a week.
Traveling expenses paid. Apply
room 317. Eugene Hotel. M. J.
Winninghoff, 9-12 a. m.
MEN STUDENTS with ability for
summer positions. Must be of
high type, neat in appearance,
and ambitious. Must not be
afraid of hard work or of meet
ing the public. See Miss Bailey
at business ad office to arrange
for personal interview.
HOUSE managers attention—See
Burr Fisher for painting and
decorating. Phone 2028W.
LOST—Black leather note book
last Friday. Please call 162-R.
LOST—Large gold filigree pin be
tween Deady and Corner Elev
enth and Kincaid. Call 2788—
LOST—A pair of glasses in case
near Igloo Friday nite. Call
Jack Granger, 1920.
LOST—Brown leather case con
taining pair of glasses. Call Mal
veson Parker, 772.
LOST—White beaded formal purse,
May 13th. Call 688 Kate Coch
LOST—Kappa Delta Rho pin. Re
turn Alpha Delta Pi. Reward.
FOR SALE—Chevrolet ’30 sports
roadster. Good condition. Six
good tires. Student owner must
sell. Cash or terms. Phone
Ken Hamaker, at 1906.
FOR RENT—Sleeping room and
garage. $6. 662 E. 14th St.
ATTRACTIVE furnished kitchen
ette apartment over garage.
Miss Alice Capps. 3240-J.
FOR RENT -Six room furnished
house. University district. Call
MODERN rooms for women. 1140
Hilyard St. 871-M.
MODERN rooms for women dur
ing summer school. 1158 Hilyard
St. Telephone 922-W.
RINGLETTE PERMANENT push
wave $4. Includes two free sham
poos and finger waves. Neigh
borhood Beauty Shop. 576 E.
16th. Phone 2376-W.
Starts Tuesday—8:30 P. M.
861 Willamette Phone 3081
Advice on care of hair & scalp
406 Miner Bldg. Phone 509