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University of Oregon, Eugene
Richard Neubcrgcr, Editor Harry Schenk, Managei
Sterling Green, Managing Editor
Thornton Gale, Assoc. Ed. Jack Belllnirer, Ed. Write!
Dave Wilson, Ed. Writer
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Oscar Mtinker, News Ed.
Hruce HJimIrxy. Sports Ed.
Parks Hitchcock. Makeup Ed.
Boh Guild, Dramatics Ed.
.Jessie Steele. Women's Ed.
Esther Hayden, Society Ed.
Ray Clapp, Radio Ed.
Leslie Dun ton, Chief Night La.
DAY EDITORS: Bob I’ntterson. Margaret Bean, Francis Bal
lister. Virginia Wentz, Joe Saslavsky, Douglas Bolivka.
NIGHT EDITORS: Bob Moore, Myron Ricketts, Don Blatt,
Hubert Totton, Russell Woodward.
SPORTS STAFF: Malcolm Bauer, Asst. Ed.; Ned Simpson,
Dud Lindned, Bob Riddle, Ben Back.
REPORTERS: Julian Prescott, Don Caswell, llazlc Corrigan
Madeline Gilbert, Betty Allen, Ray Clapp, Ed Stanley, Fran
cis Ballister, Mary Schaefer, Lurile Chapin, David Eyre, Boh
Guild. Paul Ewing, Fairfax Roberts, Cynthia Liljequist, Ann
Reed Burns, Peggy Chessman, Margaret Veness, Ruth King,
Barney Clark, George Calias.
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Gillam, Eleanor Norblad, Roberta Moody, Jane Opsund,
Frances Rothwell, Bill Hall, Caroline Rogers.
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Howard, Francis Noth. Margaret Corum, Georgina Gildez
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IT’S OXl.V A GAME
npHE SALEM STATESMAN launches forth as
follows in an editorial short:
“The worst thing about football games is
what the sports editors rehash about them
when they are over. They reduce stirring
contests to tables of statistics on yardage,
puntage and scrimmage . . .
Which leads one to pray that the editor of the
Statesman is not one of those individuals who be
lieves in describing every football game as if he
had just been an eyewitness to the charge of Pick
ett’s men at Gettysburg, or seen Raleigh’s ships
pound the great armada of Spain off the shores
Not to be forgotten is the story of the sports
writer who spent several years writing lavish and
effusive stories on traditional football encounters,
and then .became a war correspondent with the
A. E. F. When he saw the allied forces clash with
the central powers at Verdun he became so thrilled
that in his dispatch to his paper he wrote:: “The
excitement was as intense as that at a Yale-Har
vard football game.”
W’hen all is said and done a football game is
just that and nothing more. The fate of nations
does not depend upon whether McGlook of Harvard
drops a punt or Smith of Southern California runs
for a touchdown.
It is to be hoped that the editor of the Statesman
henceforth will bear with the sports writers who
reduce these vivid battles to colorless figures and
drab statistics, and will not demand of them a
crackling combination of adjectives, verbs and
onomatoepia every time Salem high meets the
Junction City Wildcats on the fiekr of honor.
WE WANT TO BE HANGED
dllTE, THE UNDERSIGNED, would all like to
* * be hanged on next Thursday afternoon.”
This is the wording of a petition which 270 people
signed in the course of an hour in Chicago.
The petition was circulated by an instructor at
Northwestern, who wanted to test the value of peti
tions in general. Armed with the imposing look
ing petition, worded with all the nicety of a law
decision, and addressed to the mayor of the city,
the instructor found little difficulty in getting his
That people are willing to sign almost anything,
has been repeatedly proved by petition canvassers,
who have on occasion worked in the interests of
The seeming ease with which proponents of the
Zorn-Macpherson school grab proposal got. the
necessary number of signatures does not mean that
even those who signed it were necessarily in favor
of the vicious bill.
When buttonholed on the street it is easier to
sign and go on, than stop and argue with the impor
tunist. Many signatures for the measure were ob
tained right here in Eugene, proving, only, that the
signers had no idea of what they were advocating.
SEEKING A I*HILOKOPHY OF LIFE
^"VNE CAMPUS group has chosen "Seeking a
^ Philosophy of Life" as its theme for the com
ing year, a theme that will serve to guide the or
ganization in all of its activities and programs. No
idle motto, this; no meaningless slogan; here is a
real expression of a group of students' desire to do
some real thinking about life and its realities and
The present generation of college students is
faced with a peculiar paradox. The world is seek
ing well-trained leaders in business, economics, poli
tics, industry, in everything, in fact. The world is
calling for men and women who are able to match
the times, to equal the bewildering problems of our
mechanical age; yet the college students, who ordi
narily should supply that leadership, are discover
ing that each year the ranks of unemployed college
graduates grow larger and larger.
The present world situation is causing students
to think about their own chances in life. No
longer does a college degree, not even an M.A. or
a Ph.D. guarantee a job at the conclusion of the
years in school. A man in college is apt to become
a bit perplexed with the whole situation; a bit dis
illusioned with life. Hence, the importance of estab
lishing, while still in college, a definite philosophy
of life, a thoughtful attitude concerning ourselves
and the world wo live in. How much better than
drifting along through four years of college, then
suddenly finding only disillusion arid disappoint
We believe that the Wesley foundation, keeping
in mind the real problems of life and not drifting
to idle thought and fancy, has set itself to a wise
purpose in "Seeking a Philosophy of Life.”
It is a purpose that not only one student group
but many might well consider.
THE LAST LAP
IT WILL only be a few days now until we learn
the fate of the University at the polls. Far
from relaxing, however, townspeople and supporters
of the drive against the Zorn-Macpherson school
hashing bill, are renewing their efforts to see that
every possible step is taken to protect Oi^gon'.s
In conjunction with this tax-saving drive, there
will be a meeting at the Eugene armory on Wed
nesday night. This gathering will be held to keep
the citizens of Eugene and the surrounding district
at the highest possible pitch. In addition, however,
to the talks and business of the evening, there will
be an interesting and amusing entertainment pro
Every student is asked to attend. It is nearing
the time that the voters go to the polls and it is
necessary to keep everyone at a white-heat. No
time must be lost in suppressing this pernicious
and wasteful bill. It is up to every student in this
University to turn out for that meeting Wednesday
We’re on the last lap down the path towards
educational security. Let's guarantee ourselves of
an educational system that will hold promise of
fruits that may be realized without the changing
and messing of location and curricula.
Help defeat the Zorn-Macpherson bill!
OCCASIONALLY we get an idea from our pro
fessors. One of the faculty who chances to be
interested in the welfare of the students asked us
yesterday if we had any idea as to how much
money flows every year from this poverty-stricken
campus into the coffers of honorary and profession
al fraternities and sororities.
He had no figures. Neither have we. But a mo
ment’s reflection leads to the conclusion that the
sum must be sizeable. Very sizeable.
The value of these organizations, which infest
every campus in the land, is questionable even in
prosperous times. But each year hundreds of us pay
anywhere from $10 to $50 for the “privilege” of
membership in one or more of these tongs. We do
so in the innocent belief that they will be of value
to us in post-graduate days.
We cannot very well advocate the wholesale
discard of "honoraries.” They arc too deeply in
grained into the American spirit and psychology.
Furthermore, hidden away in the piles of chaff
there may be a grain or two of benefit.
But 1932 is a year of critical examination of
values. Every dollar now paid into the national
treasury of an “honorary” is now worth about
$1.40. It would seem that a reduction of 35<}f or
40% in initiation fees and annual dues is in order.
Claude E. Robinson, former Gilder fellow in
sociology at Columbia university, has completed
a study which he reports in the Columbia Univer
sity Press shows that the most accurate straw
votes are those carried on by the newspapers. This
is contrary to popular opinion, which has always
held that the most accurate straw vote in this
country was that carried on by magazines.
Visitors to the world's fair at Chicago next year
will be able to have their photographs taken in the
dark. The fair is to set up a booth and use the
newly discovered ability of the infra-red rays to
make objects visible in the dark to a photographic
At Mesa, Ariz., last week Zedo Ishikawa, half
buck on the Mesa high school team, was killed
when he used the butt of his gun in an attempt to
break up a dog fight, and one of the dogs clawed
the trigger, shooting him in the chest.
Jerane Storrs lbershoff, Smith college student,
was killed by a tramp last month while walking
alone in the Swiss Alps, where she had spent the
summer with a younger sister.
A change in the curriculum of the United States
Naval academy has been made to allow the inclu
sion of more cultural subjects. It was found that
the curriculum was too technical.
Opinion . . .
THE NEW LEADERSHIP
(it PLEA for inter-institutional
as well as inter-departmental
harmony was made by Chancellor
Kerr,” says a news dispatch from
Eugene, describing an address by
Ur. Ken to the ^university faculty.
The story goes on to sav:
Staff members of all institutions
should work together on their mu
tual problems, aims and objectives
as do staff members of different
departments within their respec
tive institutions. Dr. Kerr pointed
out. “With the institution working
,in harmony with the friendly co
operation of alumni and friends
;and the confidence of the people of
the state in the organization, we •
now feel that the future of higher J
education in Oregon is bright."
It is a direct appeal to members
of the faculty for harmony be
tween the institutions.
It is a direct appeal to the alum
ni and friends of the institutions
for educational harmony.
It is a plea, not for one school,
but for all schools, and the means
proposed to benefit them all are'
unit y. harmony, co-operation,
peace, good will and a spirit of
one for all and all for one.
Nobody" will question the wisdom
and efficacy of such advice. It is j
leadership to carry Oregon out of
educational rivalry and inter-insti
tutional feudism and bitterness. It
is leadership to make Oregon a
haven of educational fraternalisiu
instead of a battlefield of educa
tional strife and warfare
How likely it must be that Oro
Oou folk-, steing tins picture of
peace, will fall in and keep step
with the good-will marchers?
Won't they all welcome tidings of
educational brotherhood and inter
True education doesn't teach
battle. True education doesn't
spread hate and promote conflict.
It i.> wrong for a young people
of a state to be taught to make
war on a neighboring institution
and to be led into dislike of the
graduates of other institutions. It
s a moral crime for the young peo
ple of a state that ought to be
tnited for the common welfare, to
be divided educationally into two
As Chancellor Kern said, "With
the institutions working in har
nony. with the friendly co-opera
tion of alumni and friends," educa
tion in Oregon is on a sound and
sane course and "the future of
uglier education in Oregon is
bright. '—Oregon Journal.
By KEN FERGUSON
; CAPTAlN BllltmoRGAN
£ ■ ■ _
_By DAVE WILSON
The O. S. C. Barometer, an In
strument which lies low in stormy
weather) comes right out and says
that they would like to have us
University boys and girls come
over to Corvallis and live with
them next year.
That’s nice of the Barometer,
but did you ever hear of the little
boy who brought a rattlesnake
home for a playmate ? We believe
that in all kindness and courtesy
we ought to warn the Corvallis
i kiddies that we'd be rough com
* * *
1 The biggest moan that comes
i out of consolidated schools in oth
er states is that the students in
the technical departments don’t
get a look-in on student activities.
The liberal arts, journalism, law,
and business administration boys
and girls have both the time, the
inclination and the ability to run
rings around their brethren in en
gineering, agriculture, and home
economics in the arena of extra
Here’s our program if we should
move to Corvallis next year:
October — Ex-Eugene co-eds
maliciously lure O. S. C. men to
desert their old-time steadies for
greener pastures. School colors
changed to Lemon and Green.
November — Ex-Eugene co-eds
give O. S. C. men the big go-bye.
December Ex-Eugene politi
cians begin work to sew up the
spring student body elections for
! hand-picked candidates.
January Ex-Eugene journal
ism majors take over the poor old
“Barometer” and change the name
to “Oregon Daily Emerald.”
February Ex-Eugene R. O. T.
C. officers assume command of
March Ex-Eugene orators and
debaters complete monopoly on
varsity forensics teams.
April—Phi Kappa Phi gives
way to ex-Eugene chapter of Phi
all student body offices, from pres
May—Ex-Eugene politicians win
ident down to assistant baseball
manager for ex-Eugene students.
June — Ex-Eugene student body
officers, together with ex-Eugene
varsity debaters, ex-Eugene Em
erald editors, and ex-Eugene R. O.
T. C. officers launch big campaign
to move the “Oregon State univer
sity” back to Eugene, leaving Cor
vallis the normal schools, the
school of engineering, and the
school of agriculture.
July — Proposed new “school
juggling” bill receives hearty en
dorsement of “Ex-O. S. C. Stu
dents’ Mutual Protective associa
tion,” whose president stumps
state with stirring address entitled
“Help Rid Corvallis of the Green
* * *
The week’s most pleasant pic
ture: A score of “townie” students,
bereft of their family straight
eights, huddled on a rain-swept
corner waiting for a bus.
* # *
Eighteen months ago I bought
a textbook at the Co-op for $7. I
referred to it two or three times.
Yesterday I took it to Mr. Camp
bell, itinerant book-collector.
"Sorry, but those books didn’t
sell very well, and now I can get
new copies from the publishers for
10 cents on the dollar, or 70 cents
a copy. Can’t give you more than
50 cents for it.”
Does anybody know where one
could pick up a recent edition of
the Encyclopaedia Brittanica for
about 85 cents ?
Bv PARKS (TOMMY)
We hear Bart Sigfried has taken
up boxing'. He ought to learn how
to protect himself in a clinch,
* * *
And a certain person has in
formed us that Ted Robb has a
picture on his bureau up in the
Fiji mansion that is labelled some
thing like this. “To my dearest
teddy bear. Peg.” Well, what
about it, Ted?
* * #
A guy we know
Is Eddie Wells
He knows the dirt
But never tells.
* * «
And, oh yes, has everyone been
afflicted by Maude Sutton's south
ern accent (Suh?) Well, the
truth is out. Maude was born, j
raised, and has spent her entire
life no farther south than San
Francisco. She must have picked,
that drawl up talking to the Phi
* * *
Our student body president is
sure a fast worker. One day he
announces his engagement and the
next his picture appears on the
front page of the Emerald with
some Theta riding a bicycle.
And what's this about Ramona
Grocer, The Big Blonde Heat
Wave, who is so much that way
about Harrison Kincaid who isn't
even m school, children, that slit _
repulses the advances of other
big butter and egg men? Maybe
that's why she patronized the SAE
house yesterday for lunch when
her sorority sister broke in on her
* * *
It seems that Mark Thomas is
working his way through the
Kappa house. Mark takes anyone
from house president to pledge.
Incidentally, he's on the Kappa's
Sunday tea schedule this week
with a new one.
* * *
Did anyone see little Graeie
Nelson the other day in her work
* * *
There once was a Delta Tau Delta
Wandering in search of a shelter,
When the Kappas*he spied and
thither he hied,
Now Reymers is almost all melted.
* * *
Speaking of Reymers, reminds
us; Mahr has some competitors
around Bohoo. Little Willie John
ston. and Dan Longaker, the Chi
Psi threat. It even looks as if
Willie might gat the best of the
deal, but the other two lads are
still right in there.
We see Harry Yisse is taking a
beating up at the Alpha Chi tong
* * *
And, oh. yes, you all must have
heard about Robert Guild, whose
gal friend, a Kappa, is in Califor
nia at present, so Bobby seems to
be paying quite a bit of attention
to the sorority sisters.
* * ¥
Who's that little blonde that
Lthan Newman seems to get such
a kick out of sitting next to in
Money, Banking, and Crises class?
* * *
We hear Coach Huston is hard
at work on the law school bas
* * *
And here’s a story that’s too
good to keep. You’ve heard about
that certain Kappa of Butch
Morse’s? Well the butcher was to
have her down to the Beta man
sion the other night for dinner,
but his football conflicted, so he
sent our pal Ned Simpson up to
get her. Simpson drags her down
and then when he has to sign the
Beta register, he writes, “Simpson,
batting for Morse.”
by carol hurlburt
The hours between 12 and 6 in
the morning are probably the most
important in a collegian’s life.
During the rest of the day and
night the co-ed wears clothes
quite similar to those which the
rest of the world acclaims, but for
those six precious hours she has a
style peculiarly her own.
* * *
If she wishes to create a sensa
tion, she appears in a filmy French
gown of sheer silk. Only the dar
i n g wear nightgowns, how
ever, for such apparel is consid
ered hardly ethical.
Pajamas are the thing. Almost
any kind will pass the board of
censorship, but men's pajamas of
striped broadcloth are most cor
• * *
During the cold and misty
months of mid-winter, nothing but
flannel is practical. Here, again,
men’s pajamas serve the purpose.
If you think you can get by with
sheer garments, take heed from
this story: a co-ed we know wears,
in the winter time, flannel pa
jamas. a turtle neck sweater of
heavy wool, a woolen bathrobe,
long golf socks, and a knitted cap
that comes down over the ears.
She completes the outfit with two
Bathrobes of striped or plain
flannel or else quilted robes are
the most popular.
• * *
Joe College retires at his best
i when garbed in tailored broad
I cloth or loose flannel pajamas.
1 To make a fireside party a com
plete success, the co-ed usually
dons lounging pajamas cut on Rus
sian or Chinese lines. Usually
fashioned of black, jade green, or
crimson. Heavier lounging pa
jamas are helpful for studying.
Saw a good-looking and practical
pair in flame-colored corduroy, an
, other pair of white toweling with a
turtle-neck, and one of toweling
made in lip-stick red except for
one shoulder which was starkly
j One ingenious young lady turned
I an evening gown into lounging
; pajamas but cutting the full skirt
into trouser legs.
And then there was the Kappa
who couldn’t sleep without her
teddy bear and the Theta who
knotted a towel into a doll’s form
j for her bed-fellow.
* * *
! We select for promenade: Ar
j thur Potwin, because he wears a
tailored robe of brown and tan;
Barbara Conly, because she wears
lounging pajamas in silk plaid,
gold, tangee, and military blue,
which fasten from the neck to the
floor with large blue buttons; Sal
ly Roulstone, who wears lounging
pajamas of navy blue, cut pon
chette fashion: backless with a
cowl neck and tying at the nape
of the neck with a bow, edged in
Two Decades Ago
From Oregon Emerald
October 15, 1912
A notice was recently posted on
the Villard bulletin board to the
effect that any student of the
University entering any saloon or
drinking emporium will be ex
pelled from college. 1
. * * *|
The Oregon duck pond has fal
len sadly into disuse.
* * *
Bill Went Finnish
Many of his 200 views showing
sports aboard the “Finland” on its
trip from New York to Stockholm,
events of the Olympic Games, and
the return of the American ath
letes will be part of “Bill Hay
ward’s lecture in Villard hall on
* * *
With steam trains running along
two sides of the campus, neuras
thenia in the faculty is increasing
* * *
The Oregon Electric Celebration
committee of the Eugene Commer
cial club desires to thank the
X>y VVILiJUAI\L' anAiN I
_McDONALD — “Mr. Robinson
COLONI A L—“The Crooked
REX - “Western Code.”
STATE — “Broadway to Chey
The murderous plans of a gang
of counterfeiters known as “The
Crooked Circle” and the counter
plots of the Sphinx club worked
out in the spook atmosphere of
an ancient mansion form the ac
tion of the first-run film showing
at the Colonial tonight.
Early in the play the audience
is baffled by a merry mix-up of
characters which is not unravelled
until the end. No one knows who
is in the gang and who in the
secret service, and particularly be
fuddled is James Gleason, playing
the usual dumb and over-zealous
Zasu Pitts as the housekeeper
of the haunted house spreads her
extreme fright to the audience,
and in combination with Gleason
k —-—~ '. ”
turnishes an hilarious comedy part.
Ben Lyon and Irene Purcelle are
next in the large cast.
“Mr. Robinson Crusoe”
This picture was made for the
sole purpose of entertainment,
and Douglas Fairbanks, the prin
cipal performer, succeeds in his de
sire to give moviegoers something
that would turn their thoughts to
laughter and optimism.
It is an inspiration to see ath
letic Doug turn the resources of
an uninhabited South sea island
to his use. Especially interesting
are his hot and cold water sys
tem, his aerial tramways, fish
nets, and radio.
An addition to the original story
is in the person of a young native
girl from a neighboring island.
In the excitement of Doug’s es
cape from an army of savages,
she boards his yacht, unnoticed by
anyone until they are well on their
way to New York. Doug's com
panions make a triple wager that
he will not wriggle out of that one
—but he does.
Last Times Today
Bargain Matinee, 15c
It s a Laugh
A Real Mystery
ANDY C LYDE
‘ GIDDY AGE'’
Of the Air
Dr. Warren D. Smith of the
geology department will deliver
an address, “The University Goes
North of the Arctic," at 5:30 this
evening on the Emerald-of-the-Air
program over KORE. Notice the
change in hour of broadcast for
The material for Dr. Smith's
address was gathered this sum
mer while he was conducting a
lecture course on a six weeks'
journey through the heart of
Monday’s program will be essen
tially a “newspaper-of-the-air,”
with news and editorials from the
local and Portland papers. This
broadcast will be at the regular
time, 4:15 p. m.
This ’n That
What's Happening at
OTTAWA, Kans., Oct. 11.—(IP)
—The annual class scrap between
the freshmen and sophomores at
Ottowa university is nothing out
of the ordinary, but its preliminar
ies are quite unique.
It seems the entire school is the
guest of the freshman class at a
fried chicken dinner after the
fight regardless of who wins. Be
fore the fight the frosh get the
chicken and fry it, then put it in
If the sophomores can find it
and get it away from the frosh,
the frosh have to stand by and
look hungry while the rest of the
school fills up on fried fowl.
If the sophomores don’t steal the
chicks, the freshmen get in on the
The custom originated back in
University students for converting
the “O” on Skinner’s butte to an
effective “O. E.” sign.
* * *
Our Meaningful Alphabet!
Faculty ruling on 18-hour sche
dules : “All students without defi
ciencies, who have a record for the
preceding semester in their grades
of S and H for two-thirds of the
number of hours regularly carried,
and none below M, shall be per
mitted to take a maximum of 18
hours, the excess credits beyond
16 hours being forfeited in case of
failure to maintain the standard
* * *
If there is one thing the Uni
! versity needs more than anything
j else, it is a good band. The at
tempt to reorganize the old Boola
band should receive every encour
LOST—Monday noon at Commerce
or Condon, Alpha Tau Delta pin.
Reward. Call 2919-J.
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