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THIS IS THE DAY
pHOBABLY 5,000 editors, possibly 10,000 and
both sums are conservative have sat over their
worn and battered typewriters the night before
election and fretted and worried over something to
say to their public on the morrow. And, because
the iaw has denied them the privilege of cham
pioning their respective causes on election day,
they have brushed the dust from the book of
history and extolled the men and women who died
find bled and fought that Americans might swal
low their breakfast coffee a little more hastily and
hurry down to the polls to mark their preferences
on long sheets of white paper.
These good editors have written at great length
on old Israel Putnam; how, like Cincinnatus of old,
he left his plow in the field and picked up his
old musket and rode off to Bunker hill in order
that generations of people yet unborn might listen
to politicians make speeches and plead for their
cause. They have set forth with admirable fervor
the deeds accomplished by Webster, Calhoun and
the multitude of statesmen who battled verbally
for American democracy.
But, even though this is election day and last
night wus election eve, we will not set forth this
morning the heroes and heroines who died and
bled and fought for American liberty. Sagacious
editors by the score have done that more capably
and thoroughly than we could ever tiope to do.
We will let their efforts suffice for ours.
We will simply sit by and await in much an
ticipation tiie outcome of one of the most impor
tant days in the history of our great country. It
is a day on which a president, leader of the nation
through four years of unparalleled suffering and
economic distress, fights for his political life with
a fifth cousin of the wielder of the big stick, Theo
dore Roosevelt, famous colonel of Rough Riders
11 also is a day on which the citizens of the
nation will decide whether the Volstead act, a law
Which has been the cause of unprecedented dis
cussion and incidental legislation, shall continue on
it's present basis, or be radically revised.
And. more important to us, it is the day on
Which the people of Oregon will decide whether
the University will remain in its present location,
or whether it will be consolidated with the state
college at Corvallis.
On numerous occasions in the past we have ex
pressed our opinion on the latter issue. We still
maintain that opinion.
We wait for the people of the United States
to use the advantage for which men died and hied
and fought at Yorktown, at Saratoga, at New
Orleans, at Bunker hill, at Gettysburg, at Vicks
burg, at San Juan Hill, at Verdun, at Chatteau
AN ELECTION-DAY VISITOR
"PRESIDENTIAL elections come every four years
and Zorn-Macpherson bills once in a blue moon,
but America's foreign relations go on every day.
And with world-wide poverty giving every nation
the heebie-jeebies or their equivalent, the prob
lems of foreign relations are becoming daily more
delicate and of greater importanc.
That is why it is gratifying that Oregon stu
dents are showing so much interest in the election
day arrival of Dr. Fletcher S. Brockman, noted
expert on American relations with the Far-East,
and in the discussion groups he will lead and the
addresses he will give today, Wednesday and
Going to Nanking in 1898 as a Y. M. C. A. sec
retary, Fletcher Brockman saw reactionary China
broken up with the failure of the Boxer uprising,
and was an inside v/itress of the beginning of con
stitutional government and the start of the Chi
nese nation on the lor. 7 road to world-respect and
self-government. C):.e of China’s greatest leaders
declares that the Chinese constitution owes much
of its content to Dr. Brockman’s influence with
the founders of the new China.
The half-dozen meetings at which University
students will have opportunity to hear and talk
with Dr. Brockman during these three days should
attract large crowds. There are few public lead
ers in America today who can throw light on Ori
ental problems from the background of thirty years’
experience in the Orient.
WRAND WORK, STUDENTS
STUDENTS of Oregon are to be congratulated
on their perfect conduct at the little civil war
Saturday in Corvallis. A victory over Oregon State
is usually attended with everything from goal-post
uprooting to minor riots. After-game celebrations
have been responsible in the past for much of the
bitterness between the two schools. We are glad
to see that college men and women can conduct
themselves as men and women.
Cooperation between the student officials of
the college and university was responsible for the
perfect order maintained throughout the day. The
faculties of the two schools discouraged any ref
erence to the Zorn-Macpherson bill in the home
coming signs at the two institutions. State police,
local officers, and members of the state prohibi
tion force cooperated in policing the big game.
The University, yesterday, refrained from cele
brating its great victory. The greatest rally in
Oregon history may be held on Wednesday if the
Zorn-Macpherson bill is defeated.
RALEY! RAH! RAH! RAH! RALLY!
TRAMP! Tramp! Tramp! The boys are march
ing! Here they come in mystical white jack
ets, spick and span in the day’s bright sunlight.
Quick, view those delicately cleaned hands worthy
of a Paderewski, those smiling velvety faces, and
above all those mysterious white jackets with that
hierogiyphical scribbling: Oregon Rally Committee.
What? A rally? Let's join the boys. We
thought it was some left-handed descendant of the
Ku Klux Klan. But a rally? Papa, what is a
A rally, Oswald, is where the nice boys and
girls sing and shout and cheer with spirited de
meanor for their alma mater.
And wc would so like to have a party with
those nice boys and girls on the rally committee.
Certainly. But is the rally committee appointed
(amid much publicity) to have a party and to
disport those “darling little jackets?” Precisely
what is the rally committee for? Or rather, why
a rally committee? It seems to us there's entirely]
too much badge wearing and not enough of any
thing else in student activities.
We don't want to say that the rally committee
is laying down on the job, because we really don’t
see that it has a job. It never does anything.
Why a rally committee ?
OUR COLLEGE INTERNATIONALISTS
WE ARE glad to see the International Relations \
club resuming activities, for it is through
the efforts of such organizations that the world
wide college movement for peace and international,
good-will can best be carried on.
With the widening of human horizons, we stu- j
dents have come to a new understanding of the J
interdependence of nations and peoples. We are
living in an hour of world-wide suffering, confusion
and misunderstanding. The world is confronted j
with unparalleled human need, presenting as it does;
today a confused picture of guilt, powerlessness and
lack of ability to adequately cope with the prob
lems of the day.
There is a real opportunity and a real need for
college students to lake an active interest in the
affairs of the world. More and more the colleges |
are becoming recognized as organizations that can
do much for international good will. Such things!
as the University Pacific basin good-will tour, the
activities of the World Student Christian federation,
and the part that Jim Green, of Yale, played in the
Geneva conference as representative of the students
of the United States, all are signs of a growing j
interest in world affairs on the part of the present;
We wish the International Relations club a year
that will be rich in successful completion of the
task that it is setting out to accomplish.
What is a classic, if it be not a book that for
ever delights, inspires, and surprises, in which
ami in ourselves, by its help, we make new dis
coveries every day. Lowell.
Mentality and morality together constitute
character. Rev. Denis B. Coleman.
Is life worth living? Yes, so long
As there is wrong to right. Alfred Austin.
A Decade Ago
From Oregon Knieruld
November 8, lb'ilf
tiulosbes have made their first
and startling appearance on the
lampjs. Custom in the east ro
|Uins that an engaged girl near
them fastened to the last noteii.
m unengaged girl flapping—ai .1
1 a rian asks, ,-Vlaj I fasten your
.alosiies'.’” it’s equal to a proposal.
Neophyte* of the
ed Order of Associated Night Edi
tors" will all bo expected to serve
on the Emerald on the same night
and tin a out a paper that is ab
solutely ‘clean” and error-proof
Pounding tlie Puvemont
A cross-country course which
cover but to yards of pavement.
V'ith the rest on solid ground, will
he used by the runners on Home
coming day. The lay of the course
First, (Hid yards around track:
leave through north gate; across
drill field to road through ceme
tery: down Kincaid street to 21st;
> Jst oil 21st tu IdtrmouuL boult
; vard: past Hendricks park on tire
boulevard to 15th; and west on!;
15th: and in at north end of ■
bleachers; finishing with 100 yard ■
* * * ]
Two hundred Oregon alumni at
tended the annual Homecoming
luncheon at the Multnomah hotel
in Portland November 5.
'l'lml's His Hard Link
There has been i great deal of
carelessness in exchanging reals t
at (lucres and in halls. Be sure to
get the right one. The last man i t
likely to get poor cornual.
By KEN FERGUSON
_By DAVE WILSON
UNCONFIRMED rumors have
come to this office that three
alumni were seen in town during
Homecoming week-end. One was
Joe Freck, Jr., ’31, and a second
Paul Hunt, ’30. The identity of
the third is still unknown.
Funniest news-item of last
week: when the Pi Phis phoned
the Phi Delts and asked them to
send over some “men” to scare
away a prowler. Did you see
whom they sent ?
We quote: “The men, Ed Cross,
Phil Mulder and Jack Ross, were
posted about the house ...” thus
re-inforcing the half-dozen breth
ren who were probably on the
premises before the alarm was
* * *
Question: Why is inviting a Phi
Deit over to scare away a prowler
like jumping out of the frying pan
into the fire ?
411 that was Thursday evening.
It explains why the boys started
a big bonfire in front of the Pi
Phi house at 1 a. m. Saturday. As
the flames mounted higher, the
crowd got larger and the yells
boomed louder. The master of
ceremonies explained that he was
organizing a “safari” to beat the
brush for the Pi Phi prowler.
# * *
A mid-summer number of a na
tional librarians’ monthly maga
zine gives us a new slant on the
Corvallis slant on the Corvallis
situation. A picture of the Corval
lis city library is underslung with
a caption that must have origin
ally been written in long hand
which made “rv” look like “w,”
for it proclaims that is the library
at “CoWaliis,” Oregon.
And while we’re in Corvallis . . .
In the lobby of the new Memo
rial Union building stands a huge
globe of the world. Several cities
of Oregon are indicated, including
F.ugene. But one searches for the
name “Corvallis" in vain. There
just isn't any such town according
to the map.
But maps can be changed by
such things as the Versailles
treaty, the Polish corridor through
Germany, and the Japanese army
in Manchuria, so why can't
Messrs. Zorn and Macpherson
change the map of Oregon ?
Bruce Hamby has loaned me his
little pal, Crystal W. Ball, for a
day. I handed Crystal a ballot and
a ouija-board and put him to work.
He dismissed me while he went
into a trance and when I came
back an hour later the ballot was
filled out as follows:
Thomas . 7,200
316 X Yes . 95,000
317 X No .185,000
Feeling that these results were
interesting, I brought Crystal a
Portland ballot and asked for a
prediction on the mayorality elec
tion. The ouija-board started
through the list of candidates, but
before getting half-way down the
column it had a nervous break
down and collapsed all over the
We nominate for Forgotten Man:
any ex-student body president.
by carol hurlburt
Nov. 7, 1932.
Miss Carol Hurlburt,
Kappa Alpha Theta House,
U. S. A.
Our Dear Miss Hurlburt:
Your current illness of the sev
enth is deplorable. We have
passed a resolution to that effect
it a special joint meeting of the
Professional Sports Writers’ asso
ciation and Sigma Delta Chi to
night. As soon as the necessary
ippropriations can be made, we
>vill send you flowers (or. possibly, j
i flower). We hope you recover
Before such drastic expenditures
ire necessary. In your absence,
h rough the goodness of our
learts and a unanimous vote, we
lave decided to fulfill the respon
sibilities and obligations which |
generally are incumbent upon
,ourself. To be specific, we will
vrite Promenade for you. We
lope you appreciate the favor. We
% ill drop around about dinner
hue some night to see you. tOn
vhat night do you serve good
dod ? i
II. L. Neubergcr.
S. E. Green,
L. T. Gale.
D. B. Hamby.
G. P. Hitchcock, Jr.
Paul Wagner was seen wearing
he duekiest-wuekiest outfit on
4th street ihe didn't wear it on
lie lot hi yesterday His ensemble
unlisted of a dark black oUit. biack
shirt well, slightly black, any
way. Accessories consisted of a
dark black tie, black hat, black
garters and black face.
* * * ■
Mike Mikulak was seen with
the loveliest red fingernails the
other day. On closer inspection,
however, it turned out to be train
* * S;
When taking a girl out to din
ner, observe the following:
1. Be sure she has a small ap
2. Be sure she isn’t hungry.
3. If she is neither of these, buy
a coke with two straws, ana use
both of them yourself,
4. Be sure to let her watch.
What to wear in bed while ill.
Miss Hurlburt, with her generally'
revolutionary ideas, recommends
either nightgowns or pajamas.
Miss Hurlburt advises that the
color be either pink or blue, with
some dainty lilies of the valley or
pansies as decoration. (Yoo! Hooli
We recommend for Promenade:
Dr. C. W. Spears, for two reasons.
Because the editor insisted upon
it, and because he's too far away
to claim the Colonial theatre pass,
which thereupon becomes our com
mon property. And didn't you
think he wore the cutest clothes?
Ping-pong is such a delightful
game. Bob O'Melveny looks so pe
tite when playing it clad in white
flannels with Don Eva as his op
ponent. Despite terrific exhaustion,
the two athletes never seem to
tire of the strenuous pastime.
Miss Hurlburt s own formula for
dunking doughnuts, found in the
bottom drawer of her desk, will be
| published herein ior the first time.
| Writes Miss Hurlburt, “it is as the
‘400' do it:”
1. Pick up delectable (dough
nut, to you).
2. Place cup of coffee in scor
3. Grasp doughnut firmly in
4. Then chant aloud: “One for
the money, two for the bunk, three
to get ready, and four to dunk.”
6. Dunker disqualified if coffee
splashes over rim of cup.
7. Remove doughnut from cup.
8. Dry carefully.
9. Mail to University of Oregon
to sell in the fall term doughnut
10. Over the fence is out.
* * *
Here’s a hot tip, gang. Get in
on the ground floor. The Williams
company is putting out the sweet
est new brand of powder. It
matches the complexion no end,
my dears—in fact, both ends.
Good for baby’s bath, too. Try
bathing a baby once. You’ll be
Miss Hulburt's ' own recipe on
how to take a bath:
1. Find a bathtub.
2. Tap into tub hot and cold
water in equal proportions.
3. Take off your clothes (Don^t
forget this, it’s important).
4. Get into water. ( Don’t for
get this, either.)
5. Repeat performance 5 or 6
times and you either will be clean
Quick, Watson, our running
* * *
Advice to the boys and girls !
was provided herein through the
courtesy of E. H.' Simpson, class i
of ’35, and famed beauty epicure. j
Doesn’t Butch Morse look sweet
and lovely with his finger-nails i
* ¥ *
We nominate for the Carnegie I
medal: Ourselves and E. H. Simp
son, class of ’35, (doesn’t it say so !
on his sweater? Cynthia knows),
because we have undertaken this |
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
Ail 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 he used. '1 no editor
maintains the right to withhold publi
cation should he see fit.
Read on, Macduff!
To the Editor: Having been one
of the members of the senior class
who was opposed to the bust idea j
as a means of disposing of the
senior class funds, I feel that it '
is incumbent upon me to answer
Miss Macduff's assault. The writ
er says that we have no idea as
to what shall be done with the
money after this year. I am sure
that if Miss Macduff would'con
sult the secretary in the business
office who has charge of these
funds she would not make such un
founded statements as she makes.
The fact of the case are, res ipso
loquitur—let the record speak for
itself that the student loan funds i
jre badly in need of new funds, j
Miss Macduff might be interested
to know that the fund of which
she speaks is already this year i
note than half used up and that 1
last year the A. W. S. realized
note than $25.00 from interest and
I will not quarrel'with the writ- 1
■ a-- to the relative merits of the «
bust although in passing I should'
say that I think that there are
much better ways of perpetuating
, people's memories than by busts ]
! or statues. The point that our
| side is arguing and we think it
| irrefutable is that putting the
I money in the bust would not, at
the time, be the wisest and most
j benificent thing to do. I should
! like to interrogate Miss Macduff
as to whether or not Dean Straub 1
I would prefer her choice. She
knows as well as I do that all dur
[ ing his lifetime he did everything
possible to help students get an
! education even going so far as to
sign notes enabling them to bor-i
row money. Not only that, but I
am wondering where the class of
'33 got the idea that Dean Straub
belongs exclusively to them. He
belongs to Oregon and if the al
umni and students decide to erect
a statute to him, I will be found
in the list as one of its heartiest
and most enthusiastic backers. I
might also inform my very good
friend that there are plans on foot
at the present time to do this very
thing and that as soon as the
[ election is over, these plans will
, start materializing. Does Miss
, Macduff think that the senior
class should try to get a jump on
the University and the alumni ?
Despite the fact that the writer
i says that numerous members of
the administration have endorsed
! her idea of a bust, yet I- have
talked to just as influential mem
j bers who expressed themselves as
; favoring the loan fund idea of a
memorial because they felt that
. Dean Straub would much prefer
; that type of memorial.
“The University owes a great
debt to Dean Straub, a debt which
the senior class can in part repay
by giving a memorial of him to the
institution.” My thesis is: Let
memorial take the form of a loan
fund bearing his name. Such a
memorial will not only commem
orate his sacred memory but will
further that purpose to which his
life was dedicated, viz., that of
service to the students of the Uni
—John H. King.
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 7.—
(API—Hopeful word for men
on the shady side of the half cen
tury mark comes now from Dr.
Joel Boone, that alert, likable
navy doctor who has put in a num
ber of years physically condition
ing presidents of the United
States to endure the strain of of
He regards President Hoover as
the visible evidence that “heart
muscles, and, indeed, all tl\e body
musculature, can be developed to
meet consistently heavy physical
demands even after the age of
50,’’ provided the exercise is taken
under proper guidance.
* * *
That is Dr. Boone’s analysis of
what Mr. Hoover’s morning round
with his “medicine ball cabinet”
has done for him. After three and
a half years of a morning schedule
of 30 minutes at heaving and re
ceiving a 5-pound ball, with the
doctor holding a watch on the af
fair, Dr. Boone notes that where
once White House visitors com
mented on Hoover “overweight”
they now remark his “trim” ap
“He has a quicker step, a deep
er poise,” the doctor added. "He
has a fine muscular coordination
But- even more than that, Dr.
Boone thinks the medicine balling
produced “definite mental re
sponse of exhilaration” in Mr.
Hoover. While he did not say so,
he may ascribe to that the great
er verve for campaigning the
president showed in his driving
finish of, this year. It was clearly
discernible in the Hoover voice
and manner before radio micro
Most folk thought it due wholly
to the combative spirit aroused in
Mr. Hoover by the political on
slaught upon his administration.
Dr. Boone implies, however, that
the medicine ball routine had
something to do with it.
The fact that Mr. Hoover never
disclosed any fondness for exer
cise in his cabinet or food admin
istrator days is behind the thought
that perhaps he submitted rather
reluctantly to the demand of his
medical adviser that he go through
this rigid conditioning routine. Be
fore that the calm, meditative
joys of a trout stream alone had
President Theodore Roosevelt,
Aas the most physically strenuous |
the White House occupants,
rennis was his favorite, but it is j
:o be recalled that almost no pic
:ures of Mr. Roosevelt engaged in
drat spcrt ever were seen.
The secret is out now. A recent
y published letter noting adverse
emarks reaching him as to Taft's
golfing activities, add that Mr.
Roosevelt curbed his tennis cabi
let s talk about those games and
hat presidential fiat forbade pie
ces of himself in tennis costume.
Mr. Roosevelt regretted but
leeded that public attitude. How
hues have changed !
Although Notre Dame lias won
- of the 1-4 games played with
he Army they are only 25 point:
.head on the total score.
Of the Air
The regular Emerald-of-the-Air
“newspaper of the air” will be
broadcast over KORE at 12:15 to
A continuation of the dramatic
skit, "Mr. Bill and the Stroubles,”
will come to you in the evening
at 7:15, under the direction of
Opinion . . .
A Wisconsin Viewpoint
'T'HE American college student
can never be accused of being
too socially-conscious. So strong,
however, is the social-conscious
ness of the European university
student that riots and student
demonstrations over political and
economic issues are not uncommon
there. In America, riots of college
students occur only at football
However, there are signs that
the social point of view is begin
ning to assert itself on the Ameri
can campus. Last year a group of
students at Columbia university
decided that the reports of terror
ism in the Virginia coal fields just
couldn’t be true. However, in
stead of consulting their textbooks
about the constitutional rights of
the individual, the right of habeas
corpus, etc., they decided to 3ee
for themselves what it was all
about. They did. And they didn’t
have to remain long in Kentucky
to be convinced.
The purpose of the university,
among other things, is to awaken
such social consciousness in the
student. He must learn about the
things which men, constituting so
ciety, have thought about and
done for themselves in the past, as
well as the things which are left
to be done in the present and fu
ture in order that the things which
he does when he becomes a full
fledged member of society, will
not impede, but aid, the creation
of a better society.
That is what history, political
science, physical science, law, lit
erature, anthropology, philosophy
—in fact, all the fields of knowl
edge—attempt to do. Insofar as
these subjects are pursued by stu
dents from this social point of
view, so far do we achieve a fruit
ful education. Insofar as these
subjects are pursued for their own
sake, divorced from the needs and
considerations of humanity as a
whole, so far do we achieve only
a sterile academicism. And insofar
as we go to school and study mere
ly for the increased earning power
or better social status that a col
lege degree supposedly brings, so
far do we achieve only a debase
ment of learning and knowledge.
Social-mindedness is not learned
from the textbook and memorized.
It is an attitude, an outlook on
life, an appraisal of the things
which are socially significant. It
s awakened and fostered by means
of school subjects and text-books.
But it can and frequently is better
fostered by an extra-curricular in
terest in affairs outside the class
room. Some students, many on
this campus, are interested in im
proving political and economic
conditions in the state and coun
try; they form progressive clubs,
ind social problems forums. Oth
ers are interested in preventing
mother catastrophic World war;
Lhey organize Green Internation
als and Anti-War congresses, and
protest against militarism. Still
others are concerned with the eco
nomic conditions of the laboring
classes; they organize expeditions
xnd try to investigate these condi
;ions for themselves at first hand.
The list of these student activi
;ies, even in America, and even on
-his campus, is growing longer as
students are becoming more and
more social-minded and progres
sive in their outlooks. It is a cause
:or rejoicing, for it indicates that,
ifter all, perhaps the citizens and
axpayers are not spending- their
noney solely for the creation of
-ooters at football games.—Wis
consin Daily Cardinal.
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