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University of Oregon. Eugene
Sterling Green, Editor Grant Thuemmel, Manager
Joseph Saslavsky, Managing Editor
Doug- Polivka. Associate Editor; Julian Prescott. Guy Shadduck,
Parks Hitchcock, Francis Pallister, Stanley Robe.
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Don Caswell, News Ed.
Malcolm Bauer. Sports Eel.
Elinor Henry, Features Ed.
Bob Moore, Makeup Ed.
Cynthia Liljeqvist, Women's Ed.
A1 Newton, Dramatic*- Ed.
Mary Lotiice Edinger, Society
Barney Clark, Humor Ed.
Peggy Chessman. Literary Ed.
Patsy Lee, Fashions Ed.
George Callas, Radio Ed.
DAY EDITORS: Bill Phipps, Paul Ewing, Mary Jane Jenkins,
Hade Corrigan, Byron Brinton.
EXECUTIVE REPORTERS: Betty Ohlemiller, Ann-Reed
Burns, Roberta Moody.
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ON A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
IT is hard to believe that the correspondent who
calls attention to a reported case of a superior
intimidating a member of the janitorial force in
the “Safety Valve’’ column today could have heard
aright. It is incredible that a person in any posi
tion of authority in the University’s employ could
stoop to browbeating a member of his staff in order
to draw from the latter “a favorable statement
about the present system."
Yet the person who wrote this letter to the
Emerald brought it to the Emerald office in person,
without solicitation, and declared that he personally
heard the argument in progress. He has signed
only his initials, but he has left with the Emerald
a signed statement acknowledging authorship of
the letter, and has signified his willingness to dis
close a complete account of the conversation to any
It would indeed be disheartening to learn that
an attempt has been made to browbeat any janitor
into a denial of the statements which appeared in
the Emerald yesterday, showing that every janitor
on the campus is dissatisfied with conditions which
make him work a 9'a-hour day, starting at 6 o’clock
in the morning and ending at ti o'clock at night.
That would be indeed an outrage against every pre
cept of decent employer-laborer relations and would
indicate the existence of a system of bossism and
brutality that lies almost beyond credulity.
Besides, it would be useless to attempt such
methods now. Every student, every instructor,
- every administrative officer ami underling knows
that the janitors are dissatisfied with the sweat
shop hours imposed upon them.
The administrative officers yesterday turned ttie
whole question of the hours of janitorial service
over to the state commissioner of labor. This con
stitutes a tacit admission that the administration's
position had become untenable, and is a satisfac
tory, though tardy, acknowledgment of the justice
of the complaints of the janitors and the charges
of the Emerald.
The administration should retire with as much
grace as possible from the unpleasant situation into
which it lias permitted itself to be drawn. To at
tempt to intimidate a janitor at such a time would
be the ultimate peak of unsportsmanlike conduct,
and the Emerald can hardly believe that a Univer
sity employee is capable of il.
/\N this one ilay out of the whole 250 which
*-* march along in the college year, Oregon stu
dents are privileged to welcome and entertain the
men who are making tHeir education possible.
It is a fine privilege end a fine tradition, this
Dad's day at Oregon. Often the steady whirl of
classes, study, and absorbing activity leads a stu
dent too far from contact with this truest of friends.
And dad, lodged in the dim background region of
the home town, begins to sense a lack of that fine
cltptyful contact with his son or daughter. Too
often, perhaps?, he begins to feel that his children
are indeed slipping away from him.
Dad's day is the golden opportunity to show dad
that his place in our hearts is as firm as ever. It's
a chance to resume that old spirit of comradeship
that in all probability has waned since the first day
we went away to college.
Without dau, most of us would not be in school
—indeed, without him and the thousands like him
there would be no University. No effort should be
spared to let him know that we recognize and ap
preciate the value of the opportunity which lus
labors and perhaps hi: acrificc- have made pos
sible. Proudly and confidingly today \vt can tell
him of this University of ours and show him the
things we are accomplishing. Every Oregon stu
dent has it within his power to make this day one
of the most enjoyable of the year for his dad or
someone else's dad. Let them know that we are
happy to welcome them and will be sorry to see
them go. •
Oregon Dads, the Emerald speaks for every stu
dent in welcoming you to the University.
THE MILK CONTROVERSY
IT is indeed disappointing that such a squabble
as the one between the University business of
fice and the Eugene milk distributors should crop
up to add its smudge to the already dirtied record
of this year.
Certainly the manager of the business office
would not deliberately misrepresent the facts as
to the price charged fraternities and sororities for
milk. Certainly the state purchasing agent would
not wish to evade the p. .ces set by the code adopted
by the local producers and distributors, if that code
is being observed generally in the Eugene area.
A spirit of friendly relations should prevail be
tween all units of the University and the business
houses of Eugene. When differences come up they
should be settled by conference, not by dictation
on the party of one party.
If it is true that the University is being discrim
inated against there should be no objection to the
business office’s demanding a lowering of prices.
But it appears that the price charged the Univer
sity is the same as that charged the big majority
of houses and restaurants; it is the general whole
sale price, even though it be a price considerably
higher than is paid in cities where other state in
stitutions are located.
Because so much depends upon a friendly rela
tion, it is to be hoped that this matter will be ironed
out with no hard feelings hanging over. The state
purchasing agent, in whose hands final action lies,
may have to be a hardened business man; that is
to be expected. But ultimatums and the breaking
of contracts seem out of place.
Well, Dads, did big Mike Mikulak live up to
your expectations in the game last night ? If he
didn’t, just try to meet him in a doorway when he
is in a hurry.
A student at St. Thomas college may take out
an insurance policy against being called upon in
class for 25 cents. If he is called upon he may
Little Ambrose, who reads the papers, has no
ticed that Hitler has decreed the sterilization of all
those unfit to become fathers. He suggests that
the law be made retroactive.
The University of New Hampshire’s winter
sports team buys its own equipment and pays its
own transportation, and is still a leader among
Harvard university students will have liquor
with their meals for the first time in 75 years if
the 18t.h amendment is repealed.
Athletes at the University of Iowa are cooking
their own meals and living on as little as a dollar
Almost every business or profession in Lincoln,
Neb., has at least one student from the University
of Nebraska working part time.
Revising the Constitution
(Editor's Note: Every week in this space
will be published a statement of the activities
of the constitutional revision committee, pre
pared by a member of the committee. The fol
lowing report is submitted by Corwin Calavan.
It is the desire of the committee that students
follow the progress of the revision activities
and make suggestions.)
* •'!* *
rr-vHE present constitution of the Associated Stu
A dents has been the object of more criticism
and more editorial comment than perhaps any other
student instrument. It was to remedy this evil
that the president of the student body appointed
a committee of 12 students to undertake the task
of revising the present constitution and if possible
eliminate or change those sections which have in
the past caused the embarrassing situations in the
conducting of student government.
The first business meeting of the committee
was held Thursday, when the general problem was
discussed and the various phases of the work were
outlined. During the ensuing week the committee
will be concerned entirely with the problems of
class and student body elections and that of class
identity. Concerning the elections, discussion has
been held as to the advisability of holding all stu
dent elections on the same day, and also changing
the time of the elections to some date earlier in
the term. It is believed by many that this will
eliminate a great deal of the political propaganda
and campaigning that accompanies nearly every
Class identity, the problem of determining the
class of which each student is to be legally de
clared a member, presents a difficult question, par
ticularly at the time of elections. It is imperative
that some definite method of classification bs
adopted, whereby a student who has acquired the
necessary term hours to vote with a particular class
may not be barred from voting in that class be
cause of minor technicalities.
In the attempt to solve these questions it is
hoped that student opinion will play a large part.
It will be difficult for the committee to create an
instrument which will best serve the interests of
the student body without such comment and criti
cism. The committee is composed of the following
students: Glenn Hieber, chairman. Corwin Calavan,
George Bennett. John Kendall, Charles Kennedy,
Helen Binford. Virginia Hartje. Geraldine Hiskson.
Walt Gray. George Bernie. Bill C Davis, and Mal
The problem belongs to the entire student body
as much as to the committee members, however,
and the latter request that every student tollow
the course of the committee's actions each week
and assist it with suggestions that will make the
new constitution as nearly a> possible a perfect
organ of Undent administration
(.Sigucd) COKV. IN C ALA\ AN i
Find the Facts
By STANLEY ROBE
By PATSY LEE
rpHE hunting season is at its
height, and this is no smart
crack, either. No fooling girls, you
simply must go out and shoot at
something grouse, pheasant, deer,
or professor. And, the real reason
for all this sudden interest in fem
inine shooting is that the leading
couturiers have designed such
charming hunting costumes for
both participant and spectator. So
get out the old shot-gun and bag
something or otjier.
Corduroy is the favorite mate
rial for the smart “chasseuse.”
Hermes recommends soft subber
ized woolens accompanied by
leather jackets in various earthy
colors. The detachable skirt,
sometimes with a matching detach
able bolero, is the novelty of the
season. These new skirts are but
tined in all their length, either di
rectly in front or slightly on the
sides, with immense pyralin but
These buttons are the most in
teresting things. Some are intri
cately carved with hunting designs,
but the most poplar are the plain
square or triangular shapes. These
skirts may be easily changed or
removed for riding. In many cases,
they are worn over riding breech
The cute little boleros, also eas
ily detachable, are fastened in
front by three composition but
tons, which hold the lower part of
the bolero at the back, while one
button, larger in size, fastens the
capelet over the bolero in cross
effect at the back. The hoity-toity
things to wear with such a cos
tume are gaiters in doeskin or
broadcloth, fastened with small
buttons of composition in the same
shade, and gauntlets with match
ing buttons appearing on the cuffs.
Speaking of outdoor clothes, the
jodhpur type of riding breeches is
terrifically popular. The jodhpur,
as you know, gives the long trou
ser effect, with short, ankle boots
completing the military, tailored
appearance. Black is again in fa
vor for the more formal rides, and
the checkered breeches are espe
As long as we are getting so;
terribly high-hat, may I bestow
Mannequin’s Croix de Guerre upon
Fred Hunt, who not only has mon
ogrammed shirts from the Orient,
but, according to his brothers, he
is the proud owner of mono
grammed shorts. Whoops, my
Sad to say, such incongruities as
earrings—dangly ones—are being
worn on the campus with brogues
and sweaters. ’Tis a sad world!
Anyway, here’s an Edgar Jest
(apologies to Barney “Blarney”
Clark)—We have come to bury
Caesar, not to razz him. Amen.
By BARNEY CLARK
1 JETTY ALLEN, Kappa bomb
shell, reports that her bicycle
has had a blessed event. She left
it outside one of the campus build
ings yesterday, and returned an
hour later to find it leaning
against a wall, beaming with ma
tronly pride and accompanied by
two smaller bicycles. The odd
part of it is, it's a boy's bicycle!
The Chi O’s created quite a
disturbance the eve before last.
The 1*1 I’liis woke to the sound
of screams anil shrieks and
rushed to the windows to dis
cover the Chi O hang-out all lit
up with flashlights and such
and a considerablr volume of
noise being emitted from the
tong. Fearing that a major ca
lamity was being perpetrated,
they rushed to the phone and
-inquired if anything was wrong,
only to be informed that “No,
nothing has happened; we’re
just feeling happy !” The S. \.
F.s inform us that these out
bursts of “happiness" occur
quite frequently. 1
And while we are on the subject
of the Chi Os. we might state
that the Kappas have requested
us to ask them if they won’t
plee.se pull down the shades in
their den, as the activities there
make it almost impossible for
their freshman girls to keep their
minds on their studies at night.
Little Mary Graham, the Kni
erulu's blonde Tri-Dolt secre
tary, has a most unusual tam
ily tree. Sllh says that she’s
half Scotch and halt ginger ale.
At a latt hour last mght. Mr.
Ruth “Boo” Eton, charming Delta
Gamma, informed Innocent By
stander that she was engaged to
him, as she was tired of being
engaged to no man whatsoever,
and wasn't he pleased ? To which
Innocent Bystander replied that
he was pleased no end, but that
it put him in somewhat of a spot,
as he already had one girl-friend
in Portland, and was not a mem
ber of the Mormon church. How
i ever, as the towns are some dis
tance apart, he imagined that the
deal could be worked. Miss Eton
, insisted, though, that the arrange
ment be regarded as purely tem
porary. as Innocent Bystander was
no catch whatsoever, and she in
tended to leave him as soon as
her dream man came along.
Elinor Henry created an em
barrassing situation yesterday,
when she mistook Grant Thuem
niel for an Oregon Dad! That
mature look, perhaps.
It is also reported that Thuem
mel has to send to Portland for
his hats. We didn’t know exactly
WHAT interpretation to place on
this, so we left it up to you.
The Dale Stephen Brown
Ann-Reed Burns affair is reach
ing a fever heat, according to
the latest blow by blow descrip
tions reaching us from the Kap
pa dug-out. Shows, dances, and
tete-a-tetes have followed one
another in quick succession, and
the atmosphere is growing very
tense. Ann-Heed is a good, pure
girl, the epitome of the Knpixt
ideal; nn.l Dale is described as
a "nice” boy, -o it looks like an
ideal match. Young live, ah
“Betas are a hardy race:
The morning after leaves no
When you call me that, smile!
Patronue Emerald advertisers..”
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
All communications are to he addressed
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 publication should he
To the Editor:
Last spring just before the Uni
versity closed, the Fine Arts mu
seum was opened. During sum
mer session it was open for a time
and was to open again in Septem
ber, I believe. I can not remember
having seen anything about its
opening this fall in either the Eu
gene papers or the Emerald.
Wouldn’t it be worth the space to
give it a little write-up, so we
could know something more about
it ? It surely should be worth a
little publicity. Yours truly,
To the Editor:
While I do not doubt the ability
of the three fraternity men picked
by Mr. Cross to solicit non-frater
nity men for the Oregana, I still
feel that Mr. Cross could have
shown a bit of courtesy and con
siderably more tact than he did in
Surely, out of the 350 unaffil
iated men on the campus, one, if
not all three of the men chosen,
11th and Hilyard
Responsible service by ex
perienced men . , using
Associated gas, oils, and
grease Also car wash
ing, tire repairing, tires,
tubes and batteries.
could have been an independent
man, even if only for the sake of
decency. Further, if Mr. Cross
could only see the point, it would
have been good business.
Mr. Cross did not choose a mem
ber from another fraternity to so
licit in his own organization.
The independents have not been
inactive in campus affairs, a great |
share of the honors coming from
students to this school can be
j traced to the efforts of independ
ents. Proof in action shows that
cooperation from the independents
is not lacking. *
I do not try to draw a close dis
tinction between affiliated and un
affiliated men; rather it is Mr. |
Cross who has blundered. If co
operation is asked by Mr. Cross
he should at least give considera
tion to the existence of the group I
that he desires to contact.
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Greets — |
'T'HE Emerald greets sons, daugh
ters and dads who are cele
JACK J. VAUGHAN
of the Air
C'tOOD morning, good morning,
y good morning, and what a.
morning!!! Just kook at those
beautiful clouds in the south float
ing across the azure sky. Oh, for
the life of a cowboy!
So much for the weather report.
Now, to get down to business, the,
Emerald-of-the-Air broadcast this
afternoon will be essentially a cov
erage of today’s news at 4:30.
News flasnes, reports, bulletins,
squibs, editorials, humor (sense
and'otherwise) are on tap for the
pleasure of ye olde newsmonger
by simply twisting the dial to
Jimmy Morrison, Max Morse,
Ivan Smith, and Hank Roberts,
four of the campus’ up-and-coming
entertainers, will be with you on
the regular broadcast with a fif
teen minutes of music and comedy.
Do you listen ?
“Pa»^onize Emerald advertisers. ’
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No matter how you thrill
to the music ... or lose
yourself in your partner's
arms your dancing is al
ways on display.
Your partners may say,
“Thank you, that was
wonderful” to you. But
friends at the next table
may tell a different story.
And it’s so simple and in
expensive to be a really
good dancer. Since 1920
Sid Woodhouse has been
recommended by better
dancers to their friends.
They know the value of
expert authentic instruc -
Make an appointment to
day at the Campa Shoppe
Studio, open daily from 1
P. M. Lessons strictly
private. Results guaran
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now. Young lady and gen
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