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LOOKING FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS
THE POLITICAL embroglio between Bill Bow
erman and Bob Hall resolves itself into a few
vital points. Briefly summarized, they follow:
1. Bowerman wanted to be chairman of
the athletic committee and asked Hall for
that appointment on the basis of his football
record and interest in sports in general.
2. For unannounced reasons, Hall saw
fit to take over the chairmanship of the ath
letic committee himself.
3. This left Bowerman heading no com
mittee for the time being. He subsequently
was named chairman of the music commit
4. Rankled by this, and disturbed'because
Hall had allegedly not consulted him on A. S.
U. O. appointments, Bowerman complained
of Hall’s methods in a statement to the
Obviously, Bowerman was within his rights
when he asked Hall to consider him for the chair
manship of the athletic committee. His notable
athletic record speaks for itself. Just as obviously,
Hall did no wrong when he kept the chairmanship
lor himself. Though not as outstanding an athlete
as Bowerman, he is a letterman and is not unfa
miliar with the sports situation.
* * #
In our opinion, Hall made his mistake when he
appointed Bowerman head of the music committee.
It is easy to imagine a big six-footer like Bill Bow
erman, who raced 89 yards with a ball under his
arm against the Washington Huskies, getting hot
under the collar when presented with the chairman
ship of the music committee after he had asked
for a similar position on the athletic board.
It is no disgrace to be chairman of the music
committee, rather it is an honor. But Bill Bower
man admits he never has been interested in music,
says he does not think he was qualified for the
position, and deplores the situation in general.
To get down to bed-rock, neither Bowerman
nor Hall is greatly at fault. The former was privi
leged to request the chairmanship of the athletic
committee, although it was Hall’s prerogative to
bestow it upon whom lie pleased. Hall was doing
nothing out of the way when he named himself
athletic chairman. It has been a precedent for the
student body president to occupy that post.
* * *
But why Bill Bowerman was named music
chairman must ever remain a mystery if we are
to explain it. Bowerman himself cannot account
for it. Certainly he must feel on foreign soil when
he heads a group that must outline the winter
term concert program. No teacher in the music
school could feel more out of place trying to call
signals for Bill on the football field.
The entire-affair is over now, and it easily can
be forgotten. But it has accomplished one good.
It has pointed out a grievous fallacy in our present
form of student government. Bill Bowerman, who
fearlessly comes into the open and lays his cards
on the table, says lie is not fitted to be chairman
of an A. S. U. O. committee of which he is chair
man. This is nothing against Mr. Bowerman.
whose talent lies along other lines.
There are other A. S. U. O. committees how
well suited is their personnel? Politics play a de
plorably large part in student affairs on this cam
pus. A man who does things on the merits of the
situation generally finds himself out in the cold.
A man who speaks his niand and has the courage
of his convictious doesn't get to first base. A can
didate must pick John Jones as a running mate,
not because Joint Jones is qualified for the posi
tion, but because John Jones has nine houses behind
him, and nine houses can swing an election.
Bill Bowerman has done the student-body a ser
vice in arousing interest in a situation that was al
most on the point of being forgotten. He has
brought to the attention ol the student-body cir
cumstances that are a powerful argument for the
»- * *
A parliament without power, a parliament
merely on trial, might not be ..uch a bad enperi
ment. We recommend the following general rules
if the parliament be re-convened:
1. That there be two delegates from each
house. That the house president and another
upper-classman, to be elected by the house,
be these delegates.
2. That the Emerald, specified honoraries,
the Yeomen, dormitories, and other recog
nized groups have the same representation
they had last term.
3. That the presiding officer of the parlia
ment be elected by the members.
4. That the steering committee outline
the procedure for the body and decide upon
5. That the president of the A. S. U. O.
head the steering committee.
6. That the president of the A. S. U. O.
and the retiring chairman of the parliament,
namely, Arthur Potwlft, collaborate in ap
pointing a steering committee of nine per
7. That the body be given no executive
power WHATSOEVER until its worth has
been proved. That the end of the spring of
1933 be the earliest date at which it can ask
8. That all present student officers be
members of the parliament.
Under such an arrangement, the group can be
given a definite trial. Any radical outbreaks or
unwise moves would mean its instant abandon
ment. There would be many obvious advantages.
For example, take the situation of yesterday. If
Bill Bowerman was not satisfied with Bob Hall’s
management of student affairs, he would only have
to go before the steering committee and ask for a
discussion of the problem before the parliament.
The matter then would be considered by the com
mittee, and brought before the parliament as new
business, provided the committee saw fit to recom
# * *
If the parliament succeeds, the students can
thank Bill Bowerman for indirectly calling atten
tion to its possible advantages. If it fails, there
will be no hair off anyone’s head, and we can sit
down and think of some other remedy.
R. H. ROBNETT, PHI BETA KAPPA
HIS DIFFICULT task is to handle all the routine
responsibilities of the Associated Students’
business office. The affairs of virtually every
A. S. U. O. committee and group are checked and
followed by him. Long ledgers of figures and sta
tistics are kept by him with painstaking care. He
is one of the most valuable men in the employ of
the Associated Students of the University of Ore
This editorial refers specifically to Ronald H.
Robnett, assistant graduate manager. He is the
hub of the wheel that turns the Associated Stu
dents’ machinery. His files contain the complete
records of the activities of the student body since
the association was formed. At his finger tips
is all the information ever required from his office.
Methodically and efficiently, he fills a position that
demands constant attention and conscientious ef
Robnett is a graduate of the University. He
! understands student problems and student affairs.
Possessor of a keen analytical mind, he wears a
Phi Beta Kappa key from his watch chain and is
one of the most brilliant men ever to have matri
culated here. Seldom does he occupy the center of
attention, and never does he ask for it. This term
he has cooperated splendidly with the Emerald in
the conducting of its affairs. The administration
of the paper appreciates that fact. This editorial
is published as a testimony of that appreciation.
- YOUTH FACES THE PRESENT
LATELY it has been the habit of many employ
ers, particularly those who never saw the in
side of a college, to question the value of a college
education. They point with something like pride to
the records made by many of their employees who
were not college men.
It is not the purpose of this editorial to debate
the point whether or not university training makes
happier plumbers, or better plumbers, or plumbers
more useful to society. Most people believe that a
liberal education does not help in preparation for
the technical trades.
But to the man whose contacts in life are broad,
a conception of the arts is invaluable. In the
strictly technical sense, a knowledge of Shakespeare
would not help the chemist. It is unnecessary to
point out that only part of his life is spent in the
laboratory. The rest of it must be lived as well,
and whether or not he intends to spend it in a test
tube or diversify his interests is entirely up to him.
It has been a rather discouraging prospect that
I has faced recent college graduates. Reports from
various universities show that from only 10 per
cent to 50 per cent of last year's graduates have
found positions. The encouraging feature of the
situation lies in the fact tha many of those em
| ployed have returned to college for further train
! ing, realizing the advantages of a liberal education.
25 YEARS IS A LONG 11 AIK
TWENTY-FIVE years is a long time. Most of
you haven't lived that long. Twenty-five years
ago Professor Herbert Crombie Howe was teach
ing Wordsworth classes over in Villard hall, just
as he is at 2 o'clock every afternoon now. In that
class back in 1907 sat students much the same as
those who sit there in 1932. The boys wore Tom
Swift suits and the girls were dressed in petticoats
to the floor, but otherwise there was not much dif
And Professor Howe talked of the artistry and
word-paintings of William Wordsworth and de
scribed the places the immortal poet visited. A
| member of that class was a girl who this week
' sent Professor Howe a post-card from England
telling him she had just seen the places described
; 25 years ago in the old classroom in Villard hall.
Twenty-five years is a long time. Almost a
middle-aged woman now. that girl of long ago was
so impressed by Professor Howe's lectures that a
| quarter of a century later she recalled them in
‘ England. That is a remarkable tribute to a course
and the man who teaches it. When a lecture sup
| vives for 25 years, it is a lecture of which its de
livers! can be proud.
Twenty-five years is a long time.
Dr. George Finley Bovard, president emeritus of
the University of Southern California, who was
head of the In titution from 1903 to 1921 died last
Is Your Dad Coming?
By KEN FERGUSON
—-By DAVE WILSON_
sometmng wormier or
campus attention than our
daily dog-fights. Civil war has
flared up between the high priests
of student government.
Bill Bowerman, the vice-prexy.
laid down a strong paper barrage
against “Hitler" Hall, A. S. U. O.
president, in yesterday’s Emerald.
Hall is keeping his big guns under
wraps, clutching the four port
folios he holds in the University
cabinet with a firm grip. The stu
dent parliament will meet to ap
point the seconds and choose the
* * *
“Vote on, vote on, for mighty
“Speaking of votes, we’ll get them
all . . .
"We'll drink another one for Bill
Where are the songs of yester
* * *
Looking at the bright side of
things .... Bill’s the first student
body officer we ever heard admit
that he didn’t have anything
worth while to do.
* * *
“He appointed me chairman of
the music committee, and I don’t
know anything about music,” Bill
sobbed. Shucks, boy, music’s a
nice field. Stick around and learn
* * *
“Cap” Roberts, senior man,
offers to trade Bill his forensic
committee chairmanship for the
musical chair. Bill can’t say he
doesn't know anything about de
bating after writing yesterday’s
Of course, it was just a coinci
dence that Bowerman left town
with the football team yesterday
arternoon. But perhaps we d bet
ter leave a remark like that to
Hitchcock’s column. “Moonbeams,
Kiss Him for Me!”
* » *
Of. course, Bob can’t call the
student parliament into session.
That’s one thing he has no author
ity to do. Since Art Potwin, par
liament chairman last spring, is
now with us in only an ex-officio
capacity, control of the parliament
falls to Bob Miller, veteran “be
hind-the-throne" politico and
chairman of the steering commit
tee for the parliament.
* * #
Miller says he wants a Bower
man vs. Hall debate at the first
session. Plans are to move the
meeting from Guild hall to Mc
Arthur court, where there’s room
to set up a ring. Reserved seats
go on sale Monday at the Co-op.
Enough of that!
Dear old Jerry-the-Cop! He’s
happy now. Saw him right back
in action yesterday P. M., forcing
a poor student driver to the 13th
avenue curb with wide waves of
the hand, holding up traffic both
ways. Isn’t the Law majestic ?
Went down and looked over the
dear old Campa Shoppe last night.
All the broken glass will be inside
the building from now on. We were
afraid the remodelers would jack
up that bump in the floor and run
a new building under it. The
thing’s traditional, just like the
Oregon seal and the senior bench.
* * *
“The Old Fudger,” who writes
a column for the O. S. C. “Baro
meter” that looks like an oasis in
a journalistic desert, says nice
things about us. Thanks, boy. We
may let you on the staff after we
take over your sheet.
by carol hurlburt
I u'T’HF mill-race is running aw
fully cold this morning.”
A stern masculine voice bit the
words off tersely.
“What do you mean by putting
me in Promenade . . . wearing a
Ray Force telephoned me at 8
o'clock yesterday morning, rous
ing me out of a soft warm bed,
! just to tell me about the mill-race.
Furthermore, he has threatened
and promised to throw me in.
Last spring when Dick Neu
berger asked me to write a fash
ion column, I thought. "At last, a
safe job. No chance to make pro
fessors angry (Dr. Lesch has been
! cutting me for the last two years t;
no chance for small town lawyers
i to sue me for libel; no chance for
girls to become hysterical and
shriek epithets; no chance for be
ing fired. And now comes Mr.
“You'd better wear your bath
ing suit or old clothes for the next
"Are you awfully angry?"
“No. but I'm pretty griped." He
chewed the words.
"And if you ever put my name
in the paper again. I 'll take you
to Crater Lake and make you
The most practical thing in lm
gerie, then, is a bathing suit. After
wearing one all yesterday morning,
I1 should say that Mr. Force al
ready had his revenge.
But if he wishes to cope with a
woman's wits and flirt with the
Power of the Press, then let him
consider this as a challenge.
* * *
But to get to our fashions! Word
cpmes back from the Riviera that
all of the bronzed young athletes
are wearing polo shirts of a bril
liant canary yellow, which is ex
ceedingly becoming to a tanned
skin. To add prestige to the yel
low polo shirt, that Swedish Gus
tafson girl, better known in these
parts as Garbo, Woman of Mys
tery, embarked on her immortal,
"Ay Tank Ay Go Home" voyage
in one. If you are clever at ascer
taining the ups and downs of your
fashion market, you will decide
that one of these canary-colored
shirts is a good investment.
I suggest that the men wear
theirs with a pair of oxford grey
flannel trousers and that the co-ed
wear hers with a skirt of grey
or deep brown.
* * «
You of the fair sex who are tall
and gaze with envy upon your
shorter rivals, listen and attend.
A shoe has been designed, inspired
by the footwear of slight and
lithesome Chinese maidens, which
is so constructed as to take two
or three inches off your height.
Instead of the exaggerated curve
of a high French heel, these new
:-l'occ arc in
the back, getting rid entirely of
that bulge at the stern of the
shoe. An exotic pair is created as
a sandal of black velvet and moire,
narrowly piped in silver and gold.
We Select for Promenade: Rob
ert Guild, Ned Simpson, and Dick ,
Neuberger, because they have:
promised to protect me from the \
vengeful Mr. Force.
By PARKS (TOMMY)
Today’s big feature: Our own
peroxide contest sponsored by none
other than Romy DePittard, who
stole last year’s prize-winner. The
following contestants are in the
field. Place an X opposite your
favorite and turn in to Emerald.
Sigrid Marion Christ
Dorothy Anne Clark
Helen Margot Larson
Romano Louise Grosser
Helen Martini Hall
Dorothy Frances Roberts
William Bry Sievers
Elsie Billie Burke
Lucille Betty Stewart
Walter J. Gray
Virginia Mae Kibbee
George LoVictor Hibbard
Crissie Audrey Burlingame
* * *
And speaking of peroxide, some
of the boys caught Jean Frasier
applying bleaching preparation to
her hair to see what it would be
like. Wouldn’t work, though. Too
We suggest that Ross (Elephan
tiasus) Bates steps into it this
week-end. Bill will probably be
off to Moscow.
Somebody went up to the Chi
Psi front door the other day and
rang the bell. A couple of Chi O
frosh answered the door. They
were the only ones on the lower
Well, what’s this about Wally
Hug and Clark Thompson work
ing down at the swimming meets
the other night? They were in a
state of semi-nudity when in comes
Theta P. C. leading other mem
bers of her famous tong. It ap
pears the girls had wandered
down from upstairs in Gerlinger
where the Get Wise party was in
full swing only to find these two
virile chaps. Screamed a lot, too.
What's this we hear about Doc
Huestis, little Mandolin Gilbert
and Jimmy Brooke going out into
the country hunting for bedbugs
i the other week-end. Didn’t get a
j one. Pretty poor for a dean's
* * *
What's this wild tale about
Jack Rae and Sam Shank inves
tigating the court records down
Well, well! We see where Jay
Russell Wilson and William War
ren Gearhart are economizing on
the pigging situation. They go
around to the sororities every Sat
urday night and play bridge. Took
in the Chi O's last Saturday.
Well, the SPE frosh took it on
the lam the other night. They were
heading for Portland but they only
got to Junction City. Ran out of
gas or something.
We sec Jakie Stahl isn't around
the Kappa house so much this
We see Dorothy Madeline E^ch
is getting a great kick out of
vearing Shanghai Lil's earrings
ip at the Tri-Delt tong. Incident
illy, the Shanghai girl swears in
Chinese up there when things
Jon’t go right.
* * *
A certain person informs us
hat Edmund Evarts Charles is
:he recipient of several letters giv
ng advice to the lovelorn and
:imely hints on how to make a
• * *
And Mahr Reymers! He was
seen on the night of Wednesday,
:he 18th, at 9:50 on the corner of
L2th and Alder kissing a very cer
:ain brunette Chi O. No, we won’t
lay who. Ask Mahr.
* * *
Where were Anderson and Elsie
Peterson last Sunday night ?
* * *
The great Myron Fletcher Pink
staff is at it again. It is rumored
:hat he was doing some double
lating with some Washington Tri
Delts the other day.
* * *
We’ve been wondering for a long
.ime when the Fijis collected that
)et from Tommy. (After the
* Bystander f
By HERBERT PLUMMER
WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 20.
** (AP) — New Hampshire’s
senior senator, the witty sharp
tongued George Moses usually
tomes first to mind when mention
is made of the Green Mountain
state’s representation in the sen
ind satire are responsible for that.
Moses' witticisms, wisecracks
New Hampshire’s other senator,
elected the same time as Moses
and who has served only four
months less than he—Henry Wild
er Keyes—is not only less general
ly known, but perhaps is as little
known nationally as any of the
Senator Keyes, 69 years old, flo
rid-faced and with hair almost
white, makes few attempts to step
into the’ limelight of the senate.
He has served 14 years in that
body, is secure in his seat until
1937, but it is a rare thing for him
:o make a speech.
To see Keyes in action it is nec
jssary to drop in on a meeting of
the committee on public buildings
ind grounds. As chairman he does
most of his talking there.
Keyes might also be seen in ac
tion later this fall when Harvard
ind Yale play their annual foot
ball game. He’ll be there doing a
lot of talking—for Harvard.
He hasn’t missed a Yale-Har
vard game in years. As a matter
of fact, for the last 40 years he
seldom has missed an important
athletic event in which Harvard
His physique still bears evidence
of his days as an athlete. At
Adams academy, where he took
his preparatory work, he estab
lished an interscholastic record for
that time of 5 feet, 10 1-2 inches
for the running high jump.
At Harvard he was a quarter
mile runner and a member of the
football squad. Rowing, however,
was his specialty.
* * *
Wealthy, he is proud of being a
farmer. In the senate he is an
authority on agricultural questions
and still makes his home on the
farm his father founded in the
fertile valley of the Connecticut
One of his hobbies is persuading
New Hampshire boys to remain in
their home state instead of migrat
ing to metropolitan centers.
A Decade Ago
From Daily Emerald
October 21, 1922
Once All Wet . . .?
Some of the older residents of
Eugene say that the journalism
plot used to be the old river bed
of the Willamette, which accounts
for the depth of the soil.
A new building for the U. of O.
school of medicine is to be dedi
cated October 27. The Multnomah
county hospital will be completed
during the course of the year.
* * *
That Vagabond Poet
Vachel Lindsay, America’s
“tramp poet” or “jazz poet,” will
be with us in Villard hall, Oct. 28,
to chant his world famous lines,
according to word received today
by Dean E. W. Allen, of the school
# * *
Twelve people are employed in
the printing department of the
University Press, and a 24 hour
day is observed, someone being
employed in the shop at all hours.
* * #
On Dangerous Ground
Reluctant to touch on any phase
of the International questions in
the countries of the Orient which
would likely be interpreted in glar
ing headlines by certain newspa
pers as bearing on the so-called
Yellow' Peril subject, Harold New
ton, U. of O. grad, Sigma Delta
Chi alumni, and at present Ameri
can vice-consul at Kobe, Japan,
spoke before several campus class
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