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no one.
—Charles Anderson Dana, New York Sun
fT^HE FOLLOWING communication was sent to
the president of the associated students yester
day. At this time we call it to the attention of the
student body and faculty:
December 1, 1932.
Mr. Robert Hall,
President, A. S. U. O.,
Dear Mr. Hall:
I write to rail your attention to the editorial,!
“An Idea of School Spirit,” which appeared in the j
Emerald of December 1. From time to time, I be
lieve, there lias been some misunderstanding be
tween the student body administration and officials;
of the Emerald regarding the prominence accorded
(he various types of news stories which find their
way to the Emerald copy desk.
On several occasions yourself and other student
executives have wondered why committee appoint
ments and similar stories did not receive greater
prominence than they were accorded by the Emer
ald news staff.
It nas been, and shall continue to be, the policy
of the Emerald that academic stories, and stories
that emanate either directly from the University
administration or the various schools and depart
ments shall receive considerable prominence when
ever (heir content justifies doing so.
It is tiie honest conviction of the other members
of the Emerald’s editorial board and myself that
stories concerning committee appointments and the
naming of directorates are, as a whole, not of vital
Concern or interest to the majority of the students
of the University. As mentioned in this morning's
editorial, we believe it is to the advantage of Ore
gon morale and spirit to devote greater space to
educational and cultural achievements rather than
those which involve only extra-curricular activities.
We also are of the opinion that to give publicity
as a reward for serving on student committees is
certain death for the success of such enterprises.
Students who are not willing to serve on commit
tees without having their names and countenances
spread throughout the campus newspaper should
never be requested to do so.
I hope this clarifies whatever misunderstanding
we might have had in the past in regard to this
matter. If at any time myself or the other members
of the Emerald staff can be of service to you and
your colleagues, do not hesitate to call upon us.
Very truly yours,
The lettei printed herewith was written in a
definite attempt to rectify several misunderstand
ings that have arisen this semester over the appro
priation of news space. As set forth in its editorial
yesterday morning, the Emerald believes this is pri
marily an educational institution. This paper is of
the opinion that any emphasis and stress on
academic attainments will react favorably towards
stimulating noteworthy extra-curricular work, but
believes that this theory is not applicable with the
situation reversed.
The Emerald does not intend to withhold from
publication any legitimate news stories. The news!
staff has been instructed to search assiduously for
any items that include the names of students.
Names make news, and the correspondents and re
porters of the Emerald have learned in their jour
nalism classes that news is the backbone of a news
True it is that the Emerald is financed by the
A. S. U. O., an organization primarily for the pro-1
motion of extra-curricular activities. But there also
exists the fact that the Emerald is an organ of
the University administration. Largely because of
that, and because it thinks Oregon must progress
educationally ii it is to progress at all, this paper
believes academic attainments should he encouraged
to as great an extent as possible in the student
We call to attention two stories that appear on
the first page of this issue. One recounts the suc
cess of a University professor 111 aualyaiug the writ
THERE will be an important announcement
of interest to both alumni and students in
tomorrow’s Issue of the Emerald.
ing technique of a great French novelist, Balzac.
The other interprets student opinion in the recent
election. It is items of this sort which we desire
to dove-tail with our other stories.
We of the Emerald are more than eager to do
our part in cooperating with the administrative
officers of the A. S. U. O. They have shown them
selves willing to do the same. We are sure they
will realize our aims and desires in the matter
which we have described briefly herein. After all
is said and done, we are legion in that our ambitions
and motives are to advance the University of Ore
gon as an institution of higher education. We be
lieve these can be in a large measure realized if the
student body is encouraged to devote a reasonable
portion of its endeavors to intellectual thought and
'T'HIS IS end-term time, the frantic moments be
fore the curtain falls on the fall term act of
school year. The moans are many, the wails ascend
to high heaven. Ye student hurries by with fevered
brow; eyes grow blank; hands clutch and unclutch
the dampish pencil. The midnight oiled lamp sput
ters; ice-packs are in order. This is that darkest
day when the desolation of an Oregon fall finds fit
companionship in the desolation of the collegian’s
spirit as he crams; as he works against time; as he
belabors the fates that gave him cause to sweat.
Hard work? You don’t know the half of it. Con
sider the late defunct Mr. Edgar Wallace, super
mystery writer, playwright, newspaper man, et al.
All in the days work for him. He once wrote two
short stories, an article on racing, rehearsed one of
his plays, and attended a luncheon at which he
spoke, all in a day. In a year he wrote 20 full
length novels, 8 plays, 300 articles on the theater,
300 articles on racing for daily newspapers, and 30
articles for magazines. His longest single day’s job
was a 36,000-word newspaper story on the war,
which took 20 hours to write and filled 30 columns
of an English newspaper.
Give pause, you end of the term paper fiends.
Let lie and pull no more vexatious hair. Edgar
Wallace wrote ‘‘The Ringer,” one of his most suc
cessful plays, in four days. He wrote the “Callen
dar” in four days; the "Terror” in three days. A
good average working day for him was from 8 a.
m. till 10 p. m.
He never said a word in his life about eating
Grape Nuts. Concentration was the secret in his
case; concentration and utilization of time. It’s
that simple, any of us could do it—but this is the
dark time, and we most of us must do our term’s
work now—if he’d only written a book telling us
THE DREAM of every co-ed is to some time or
other attend a ball at either Annapolis or West
Point. Handsome officers, uniforms, striking set
tings, what could be more exciting! But after the
thrill of arriving and looking over the environment
had passed, the average co-ed from the University
of Oregon would find herself unutterably bored.
Why? Because men at West Point and Annapolis,
even though they be the cream of America’s man
hood, can’t dance! At least, not according to the
standards of this campus.
Collegiate dancing in the West has become so
intricate and exciting that even high school students
are unable to emulate it. In the East the style of
ballroom dancing is totally different. “Rat-racing”
or fast dances with rhythmic breaks and walking
steps is unknown in most cases and frowned upon
in all others. Dancing there is dignified, conven
tional, and most uninteresting to the western co-ed
The tango and rumba are fast being incorporated
into regular collegiate dance steps on this and other
Pacific coast colleges. Every year the store of new
steps increases and every year collegians become
better dancers.
PLEASE, please, contributors, try to keep your
letters to the editor below 500 words in length.
A considerable number of communications have
been received lately, but the majority of them stress
size, rather than content. The Emerald welcomes
the contributions of every student on the campus,
but urges that the letters be kept within a reason
able length.
This paper believes the Safety Valve to he one
of its most valuable features, but its purpose will
be destroyed if every contribution has to be deleted
and cut before it can be published.
qpilE man who presides over Oregon’s athletic
department must be given every aid and
promise of cooperation necessary to his success. By
giving one person responsibility ami authority over
the University's athletic program, both the execu
tive council and the athletic program proved them
selves eager to assist in whatever progress might
be made. Mr. Kosson deserves a full and fair op
portunity to dispatch his new duties and fulfill his
new obligations.
Vests are a popular item in the second-hand
clothing markets of the natives of India while there
is lit He demand for trousers because the Indians
arc not accustomed to wearing them.
A record of the colors of 15,000 bricks, collected
from all parts of the country, has been made by the
bureau of standards. Colors ranged from light buff
to deep red.
Soviet economists estimate the forested area of
the entire U. S. S. K. to be more than two and one
fourth billions of acres. Less than a billion acres 1
are believed suitable for commercial exploitation.
Land values in Palestine, coincident with a large
population increase, are approximately 50 per cent
higher than the price average a decade ago.
Farm land makes up 16 per cent of the total
area of Japan and 48 per cent of all the families of
the nation are engaged in agricultural pursuits.
Explosives ami coal tar are cited as chemistry's
chief contributions to highway progress.
Agricultural work engages approximately JO per
cent of tht population ot Venezuela.
Then and Now - • x™EERGUSO-N
rpHE Sigma Delta Chi promoters
* of tonight's Journalism Jam
claim they've been double-crossed
by the faculty. They put their
trust in the dean of women’s
closed week-ends and advertised
their drag as "the last big dance
of the term.”
* * *
But the faculty reduced the
dean’s social calendar to a scrap
of paper and announced Christmas
Revels for the week-end before
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So the slogan for the Jam is
now “the last good dance of the
* *
A call goes out for athletes ly
ing fallow to man the Women’s
Physical Education club's tea
dansante next Monday afternoon.
Any man not sure of his physical
stamina should have legs and
lungs checked before attending.
* * 5j«
Fiji Sandy Platt says that of
course Brother Burg (Amos to
you I has climbed Skinner’s Butte.
According to Sandy, every Fiji
scales the peak at least one night
a week, most of them without
shifting gears on the bad turns.
* * *
A huddled 18 attended the spe
cial senior class meeting last night
to vote on subsidizing the Ore
gana out of class funds. Question
of the evening was:—Is visual evi
dence of graduation worth $500?
Question No. 2 was: How many
make a quorum ?
* * *
There's only one thing sure
about the use of the cash surpluses
that most classes accumulate.
None of the money will ever return
to those whp put it up.
* * *
A misguided frosh tells me that
when he signed up for the course
in “Listening" he thought he was
going to get into one of Dean Gil
bert's classes.
* *
Why should the freshmen hold
an assembly on how to get through
final exams when I can give them
the essentials in a few words ?
Rule 1—If you come to weak
point in a quiz, write two or three
pages as illegible as you can. The
reader will think you’re a Doctor
of Philosophy.
Rule 2 -Don’t quote any opin
ions that the prof thinks unortho
dox, no matter how many famous
authorities say you're right.
Rule 3— When answering a
question with one of your prof’s
pet theories, always start off with
"the most acute thinkers main
tain that—”
Rule 4—Don’t hope that cram
ming on texts will make up for
frequent absences from lectures.
Even if you read every book on
Two and a Half Decades Ago
From Oregon Weekly
December 2, 11)0“
(Editor's note: There was no
Oregon Weekly on December 2,
1902, and no Emeralds December
2, 1912, or December 2, 1922. Nor
was there an Emerald December 2,
1917, a decade and a half ago. Hut
there was one for December 2,
1907—ten pages printed in red
Hed Ink Special
It was exactly a year ago today,
December 2, 1900, that the Oregon
Weekly wore the erimson of vic
tory over Multnomah Amateur
Athletic cluh on Thanksgiving day
for the first time. Today Oregon
again dosed a very successful sea
son with n great exhibition of
football, winning over Multnomah,
10 to o.
* * *
Among those who stayed in
town over the holidays: William
Barker, Cecil Espy, and a number
of others.
» * «
A Gay Time?
Tile editor had to cut two
classes this week to get the Week
ly out at all, and it's a day late.
None of his assistants were in
town during the holidays and
some were sick afterwards and
turned in very little copy.
Jp >P Jp
Dr. H. D. Sheldon, instructor of
philosophy and education, is at
present on a trip to Pullman and
Whitman, where ho will deliver
Jp Jp tft
Write 3 our Ow n!
No reports of the Engineering
dull. \. M. (. or 1’hilologian
soddy were handed in for publi
cation this week, hence their omis
Jp »
Last Tuesday evening the Glee
and Mandolin club, gave then
first concert of the year befeue a
large and enthusiastic audience at
the Eugene theatre.
* * sj;
Five Years From B.A.
Dr. James H. Gilbert will ad
dress the Y. \Y. C. A. Tuesday,
December 8.
* * *
cian and Refractionist, Suite 1-i,
New Christian Bldg., Eugene,
Oregon. (Adv.)
the subject from cover to cover,!
the average professor just can’t \
believe that you know anything if
you haven’t heard his discourses.
* * *
Jupe Prescott proposes that
courses in cosmetic culture should
be offered to co-eds. The most
popular lectures in the series
would be on “Emergency Restora
tion of Mussed-up Makeup.’’
* * *
Question that shouldn’t be
asked: What are our 500 business
administration hopefuls going to
administer ?
** —The crack made by some
body soon after election—“What,
4S hours, and no beer yet?"—has
more pith to it than appears at
first glimpse.
It roughly represents, no doubt,
the actual idea of lots of folk who
voted. They confidently expected
the present congress to be so im
pressed by the election results that
it would rush through a beer bill
as about its first job in Decem
Plenty of such bills left over
from last session, any one of which
would do the trick, already are
pending in house and senate com
But this optimistic estimate of
how easy it would be to legalize
beer overlooks one very important
factor. Those much discussed sen
ate rides deserve a place in the
picture. They have not been very
materially changed since Charles
Gates Dawes, in his vice presiden
tial inaugural in March, 1925,
paid his respects to them.
:Jt $ $
How About Borah
Those rules acquire particular
significance when one remembers
that Borah has made it plain he
will oppose vigorously either mod
ification of the Volstead act or
repeal of the Eighteenth amend
He is not prepared, he has indi
cated, to see a beer bill hustled
through the short session while he
takes only a normal part in de
Black Scotch Grain
Ski Moccasins
Special price: Shoes of
_ this type and grade
,n i |, • sold for $13.r>0 in 1!)30.
I' till d o ll h 1 e sole „ , ., -
.... .. i , Kejnilar price this vear.
\\aterproot - lull $1J.(K).
leather lined. Quar
ter heel plates, set in.
bate, casts his vote and lets it go |
at that.
And what about Wesley Jones ,
of Washington and Morris Shep
pard of Texas ? Have election day
events served to make them ready
to ignore the means of blocking
precipitate action so conveniently
at hand in the senate rule book ? !
The Bystander does not profess
to know the answer. It is quite j
clear, however, that short of the
difficult job of invoking cloture in
the senate—and no instance where
it has ever been done comes to
mind—one or two stout senatorial
vocalists could very easily set at
naught the will of a great major
ity of the national legislators in
both houses to rush a beer bill onto
the statute books this winter.
There are lots of senators—and
Borah is one of them—quite able
physically to defy the majority sin
gle handed and talk a bill to
death. It has been done, not so
long ago.
* # sts
The difficulty with short or
“lame duck" sessions of congress
—and the coming winter session
will be the lamest ever known,
with some 150 ousted or retired
senators and representatives still
voting—is that pressure of time
before the fixed adjournment date,
coupled with the urgent necessity
of getting through a budgetary
program for the next fiscal year,
increases many fold the tempta
tions to filibuster.
That is where the senate's long
distance talking rules become a
positive factor.
Opinion . . .
Education and War
/~kNE OF the most vital and at
the same time interesting
problems of today in international
relations, especially insofar as they
concern the United States, are
the relations between war debts,
our economic condition, and popu
lar education.
An important event in this con
nection was the recent address of
Sir Norman Angell, famous British
statesman and pacifist. Sir Nor
man’s main point was the failure
of education in the prevention of
war, his claim being that if the
people of a given country have a
clear knowledge of the facts in the
case, their action will be in a log
ical accordance with them. Uni
versity faculty opinion, as reported
in the Daily Cardinal, tends to
agree, on the whole, with this
feeling of Sir Norman’s.
As one member of the faculty
expressed it, “Education in all
countries is organized on a scheme
of nationalism. It is interested in
good citizens rather than the
teaching of the truth.” The facts,
Of the Air
—Biucc Hamby. Emerald sports
editor, will give one of his weekly
sports talks on the Emerald-of
the-Air program over KORE to
day at 12:15.
His subject will center around
all-coast football selections ana
will touch upon for this year’s Ore
gon basketball prospects. __
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
AH communicr.tions arc 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 be used. The editor
maintains the right to withhold publi
cation should he see fit.
More About the Fountains
To the editor of the Emerald:
I read with interest your editor
ial of several days ago regarding
the water in the indoor fountains
here. I think your criticism was
excellent, but still the water in
the fountain of the school of jour
nalism is as warm as ever. It
isn’t fit to drink. Let’s do some
thing about it. Either the foun
tain should be repaired or else
fixed so that it bubbles continu
A Journalism Student.
of course, are evident. If a nation
is to maintain its existence, it.
must have a loyal citizenry, and
this, in turn, is possible only if
they have a set of fundamental
and common myths with which to
hold them together. The estab
lishment and perpetuation of these
ideas, so important to the exis
tence of a nation, is possible only
through a type of education which
works from many angles to the
final result of emotionalizing them
far, beyond hope of removal
through any intellectual process.
This is nationalization. This is the
road to war.
We can only conclude what is
forced upon us as a conclusion—
that the battlefields of tomorrow
grow out of the classrooms of to
day: that Johnny, who is such a
good student today, becomes such
a good citizen tomorrow that noth
ing can keep him out of a war on
the day after. And Johnny, as a
soldier, hasn’t much chance of liv
ing very long, considering the ad
vancement we have seen in arma
ments and the like.
And what comes out of war, we
of this generation have observed
all too personally, all too well, not
to be just a little bitter, a little
grim.—Wisconsin Cardinal.
in your curriculum . ...
GOOD HEALTH means vitality. Anti it takes lots
of energy to be a leader in the classroom, and in
the social activities of college. So to succeed, you
must make your health a required course.
Too often constipation is permitted to under- ’
mine health and sap vitality. It may cause head- „
aches, loss of appetite and energy.
Try this pleasant “cereal May” to health. Two -I
tablespoonfuls of Kellogg's ALL-BRAN daily Mill
promote regular habits. It supplies “bulk,”
vitamin B and iron. Ask tliat it be served at your 1
fraternity house or campus restaurant.
• •
The most popular ready-to-eat cereals served
in the dining-rooms of American colleges, eat
ing clubs and fraternities are made by
Kellogg in Battle Creek. They include
Kellogg's Corn Flakes, PEP Bran Flakes,
Rice Krispies, Wheat Krumbles,and Kellogg's
whole wheat Biscuit. Also Kaffee Hag Coffee
— real coffee that lets you sleep.