Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 13, 1934, Page 2, Image 2

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University of Oregon, Eugene
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The Oregon Daily Emerald, official student publication of the
University of Oregon, Eugene, published daily during the college
year, except Sundays, Mondays, holidays, examination periods,
all of December and all .of March except the first three days.
Entered in the postoffice at Eugene, Oregon, as second-class
matter. Subscription rates, $2.50 a year.
npO those critics of the University of Oregon who
have been filling long columns of newspaper
space with maundering charges that the* faculty
and student body are in a constant seething state
of turmoil, and that the campus is a hotbed of sedi
tion, carping censoriousness, and insubordination,
comes another dash of cold water.
Again University scientists have brought forth
a discovery that takes top rank in scientific news
of the day—the discovery of a new, efficient and
inexpensive means of selecting men for expert
marksmen by laboratory experiment. Tomorrow
Science Service will carry a full account of the dis
covery to press subscribers all over the nation, and
the Associated Press will send out from its New
York offices the story, under a Eugene dateline,
for all its farflung newspaper members.
Hardly more than a month ago a professor of
chemistry, toiling in the dark laboratories of old
McClure hall, startled the world of chemistry with
the discovery that acetamide is the most universal
of solvents. A few weeks later the University of
Oregon hit front pages the nation over when this
same professor revealed that he had supervised
construction of and is now operating the largest
plant in the world for the production, by a new
process, of the newly discovered “heavy water,” a
liquid formerly rare and prohibitively expensive.
These major contributions to scientific lore arc
the products of a University from which full de
partments of chemistry and physics have been re
moved, and where research funds are practically
It is doubtful if any other | diversity in the
country ha3 made so striking a record within the
last two months. Here is evidence enough that
the University* is striding ahead, pursuing the level
processes of classroom and laboratory instruction,
and at the same time adding more than its share
to the store of man's knowledge.
Let this be considered a tribute to Professors
Seashore and Stafford but it is more. The men
named are simply typical of an entire faculty which,
although grossly underpaid, is carrying on its dele
gated task of educating Oregon’s youth and keeping
alive the principle of academic freedom. And this
is the faculty which the old guard of educational
politicians has branded as “irreconcilable feudists”
and "chronic dissenters,” daily fomenting student
and faculty rebellion.
TVROFESSORS cannot but be aware of the ex
tent to which students have become exacting
critics of their work on the lecture platform.
One of the most popular topics of the bull ses
sion is the comparison of the various qualities of
professors on tire campus, not only as to scholastic
profundity and sincerity, but as to his delivery, his
showmanship, and his organization of work.
“C--puts on a mighty good act,” comments
one student. "He's a swell gent. 1 got a lot out
Cf him.”
‘‘That guy YV is a kick in the britches,”
remarks another. “You don't have to do much
work under him. But get a few quotations under
your hat. He's a sucker for ’em.”
"h- is a slave driver, but if you like the stuff
he’s not so bud. Dry as a bone, but he gets you
there,” is the advice of the third.
And so runs the gossip nearly every place stu
dents meet. The busiest times for the classroom
critics is at the beginning of each term. During
registration day, one would think that every pro
fessor would have to wear ice packs on his ears.
The professors who draw the students and the
Steady attendance to their classes are those who
make concessions to the student demand for vitality
in their presentations. They realize that a good
stage presence and a little “good theatre" will go
further toward planting ideas in the heads of their
listeners than any amount of dull pounding.
It doesn't sound academic. But these professor.-,
ere not the vaudeville triflers that they sound.
They are merely applying a little lubricant to make
the ideas slip down more easily.
Throughout all the discussion that hat. fol
lowed the Emerald's proposal to abolish the beer
gone around the University campus in - been au
unwillingness to “talk for publication.” Professor;.
have acknowledged their complete agreement with '
the Emerald’s stand, but have requested that their
names remain unpublished. Some have even pointed
out to us ideas for helping the campaign along, yet
practically all have been unwilling to see their '
names in print endorsing the return of beer to cam
pus eating places.
The reason has been, uniformly, that citizens
upstate might take offense, might criticize faculty
members who lent the weight of their names and
positions to the proposal.
It all seems a bit strange, this furtiveness. Has
not beer been fully legalized by the overwhelming
affirmation of the people of the state through pop
ular ballot? Is beer not being served in the best
hotels and dining rooms in every city and state ?
Is the beverage not being sold and openly consumed
in every other part of r: .gene except the sanctified
land immediately adjacent to University buildings?
Are not students who want beer drinking it, in
spite of the artificial re:, rictions? If there is any;
question on this latter po.nt, the University authori
ties might pay a visit to any eating place just out
side the beer zone about 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
Furtiveness was legislated out on December 5.
Now University authorities and the Eugene city
council may as well face the fact that students
are simply walking a few blocks farther for beer—
to places where University surveillance is impos
sible and where hard liquor is sold.
In contrast to the hushed silence of many in
positions of authority is the flat statement of
Thomas Tongue, student body president, that he
favors immediate abolishment of the beer zone.
And among Eugene’s professional men, Dr. D. C.
Stanard, a member of the University’s executive
council, presented a fair-minded viewpoint when
he told the Emerald yesterday that the present
system of control is a grossly unjust discrimination
against those eating places near the campus.
Let us be frank. Beer has come back. Many
students enjoy it. They will drink it in spite of
the beer zone. Let the beer zone be set aside, and
if students flagrantly abuse the privilege thus
conferred, the Emerald will be the first to advocate
its return.
IRTUE for virtue's sake is all right, but
V the editors of the Emerald are learning
that their campaign for abolishment of the
campus beer zone will bear rewards of a more
solid—or liquid kind. Already five individuals
have offered to set the editor up to a talk one,
if beer comes to the campus.
Gives one ideas, that does. Maybe the edi
tors could swing a little deal with the College
Side people and the Green Parrot people . . .
More good news. Thomas-H-for-Hillsboro
Tongue, III, lias enlisted in the ranks of the
Battlers for Beer. Last night he went on rec
ord with as much enthusiasm as befits the dig
nity of a student body president, as favoring
the abolishment of the beer zone.
Sometimes we get to thinking in terms of
headlines. We can visualize this in 72-point
black capitals:
Since O. L. Stafford, of the chemistry de
partment, hit national headlines with his dis
coveries on acetamide and heavy water, he has
become much lionized by luncheon clubs and
“groups” of various kinds, who want him to
speak on atoms and molecules and electrolysis
and such things. All very puzzled is Mr. Staf
ford, over his sudden popularity among people
who have known him for years. It is the Pen
alty of Prominence, professor, and the Power of
Which reminds us that the local telegraph
people were puzzled and a bit alarmed at a
telegram from the Science Service headquarters
to George Godfrey, University publicity man.
Godfrey had written the Science Service people
to find out how many words they could use on
the psychology department's latest research
concerning the steadiness of expert marksmen.
This is the wire that came flying back:
A morsel that Alexander Woollcott, of the
New Yorker, has thus far missed in his collec
tion of asininities, was a poster tacked on the
bulletin board at Drake university. Maybe it
would have fitted in the Anti-climax depart
ment better. It runs:
"Come up some time any time—to the
Christian Endeavor meeting."
* *
! Contemporary Opinion
\ (.ionium { onfuses (In' Nazis
<ifN the Kmgilum of God. there are neither favor
ites nor stepchildren."
This is perhaps the most impressive sentence
in a New Year's sermon preached by Cardinal Faul
haber of Munich, and it must have burned the ears
of Adolf Hitler. A German and a churchman, the
cardinal could say things that no foreigner and no
one even suspected of "radicalism" could utter: and
he said them freely.
He denounced the claim that any nation or race
has divine rights over other nations or races. He
exposed the folly of the claim that all good works
of humanity are the achievements of a single breed.
He tore up the "myths" by which the Nazi propa
gandists are trying to show that the ancient Ger
mans, and other “Nordics" or "Aryans," were well
nigh perfect creatures before they woie corrupted
by wicked foreigners.
"The ancient Germans." said the cardinal, "kept
slaves, gave rough labor to their women, lived in
everlasting intertribal warfare: whereas 2,000 years
earlier, the Babylonians had a regulai postal serv
ice and the Jews had established a system of
But the most encouraging thing about the cardi
nal's sermon is that the huge cathedral was packed,
and thousands more stood outside to hear. The
mastery of Germany by the Nazis is not so com
plete as their censored pie dispatcher would have
us believe.—Labor.
No Duck Soup Tonight
*r*rw &<■+*
The Looming Battle Over Beer
OTX campus eating places were
^ visited yesterday to determine
the exact status of the University
beer zone and the differences be
tween the University administra
tion and food shop proprietors.
The following article explains
the present beer situation on the
University of Oregon campus.
There is nothing to prohibit
campus eating establishments
from selling beer. Only one thing
holds them back, and that is the
request by University officials
that no beer be sold within the
old beer zone set aside by the Eu
gene city council when the bever
age became legal.
The 18th amendment is dead,
the state of Oregon has legalized
liquor, and the city of Eugene is
just as wet as any other city of
its size. Yet University officials
request that campus food shops
sell no beer, while the same eat
ing places, according to their pro
prietors, are operating with from
30 to 40 per cent less business
than they were before beer be
came legal.
With the campus food vendors
the situation is serious. One such
establishment, very prominently
located, is considering closing its
doors unless something be done
about the beer situation.
The merchants admit that the
profit made from beer would be
very small, probably less than the
cost of the ' government license.
The merchants are not complain
ing about the money lost from
the sale of beer, but the food sales
that have gone along with the
students outside the beer zone
where beer is sold with the food.
The request of University offi
j cials that no beer be sold on the
j campus is ridiculous, when hun
dreds of students walk daily two
or three blocks from the campus
and buy and drink all the beer
they want, and the University
j says nothing.
Although heads of the Univer
sity would /issue no statements
yesterday concerning beer on the
campus, it is generally understood
' that they desire eating houses
near the University to sell no beer
j as they fear censure by the par
; cuts of University students, al
though no efforts are made by the
[ administration to check students
| from partaking of beer several
hundred yards from the campus.
Legally, University heads have
no right to keep campus eat shops
from selling beer. They can, nev
ertheless, forbid students to enter
such places where beer is ' sold
on the campus, and set a penalty
and impose it on anyone found in
these places of business.
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Petite Shop. 573 13th Ave. E.
Phone 320S.
LOST On campus, blue Shaeffer
pen. name Deffa Hosstetter.
LOST Brown bill fold containing
about $35 in currency, student
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ceipt.--. Please leave ai Emerald
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Such action, however, would
approximate no less than a boy
cott, and the food shops could re
sort to legal action.
As the situation now stands,
University officials need only
sanction the sale of beer on the
campus. Should they fail to do
so, proprietors of campus shops
are of the opinion that it will only
be a very short' time until they
will be forced to attempt the sale
of beer, regardless of the request
of University heads, in order that
they may conduct a business prof
Of six prominent eating places
visited within the beer zone yes
terday, five declared that they
would sell beer should the Univer
sity approve, and the sixth said it
would only sell the beverage
should the ethers do so.
University officials, themselves
know the present conditions that
exist near the city limits and in
downtown drinking establishments
which some students frequent.
These could be eliminated if beer
were allowed on the campus.
Judging from the present tem
per of eating place proprietors, it
is apparent that one of two things
will soon take place. Either the
University heads will sanction
beer within the old beer zone, or
the campus shops will be forced
by financial pressure to sell beer
in opposition to the administra
tion’s edict.
The Student
pERHAPS religion on a college
campus is'nt given ' a' serious
thought, since the usual skeptics
argue that dogma cannot be tol
erated, while there are others who
don't even think. But the question
remains whether religion can be
presented in such a manner to
those who are in constant atmos
phere of scientific interpretations.
The ministers of the local churches
are attempting for the next few
weeks to present the problems that
existed in the early days of man
kind, with its social and political
difficulties as well as the strife be
tween various religious groups. It
will be interesting to follow the
historical development of man from
the pulpit’s version, since our pro
fessors have presented the scien
tific developments.
“The Story of the Garden of
Palmer at 11 o’clock.
The student forum will meet at
t> o'clock to discuss the “Valuation
of Christian Science.’’
"What I Think of Life” is the'
subject of the talk to be presented
by Madame Rose E. McGrew at the
morning series which begins at
Bill Gearhart who will lead the
evening forum at 6:30, has chosen
for his topic, “Ten Commandments
of Emitional Maturity.” These
will also be a social hour preced
ing the meeting.
At 9:45 Dr. Robert Seashore,
Mrs. Genevieve T. Turnipseed and
Dr. H. V. Mathews are scheduled
to speak before the various groups.
Rev. Milton Weber will preach
on the subject of “The Proper Ob
jective of Man’s Life,” at 11
An impressive service in which
the celebration of the candle light
will take place at 7:30 o’clock sym
bolizing the important event in the
Christian life, In terms of music
and poetry.
“The Worth of Man” is the sub
ject that has been chosen by Rev.
Bryant Wilson to be delivered at
11 o’clock.
The student group, B.Y.T.U.,
will hold its meeting at 6:30 and
Rollin Calkins will lead the forum.
* * *
Mrs. George P. Winchell who re
cently traveled in Europe studying
art relics will present second of a
series of talks on her experiences
at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Winchell has
selected as her subject, “The Old
and New in Art.”
At 11 o’clock. Rev. C. F. Ris
tovv will speak on "The Power of
God." There will be music by the
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Eugene Steam Laundry
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Phone 123
choir under the direction of John
Stark Evans.
* s *
At 11 o'clock Rev. E. White
smith has selected as his theme,
■‘Humanity’s Progress Toward the
Classless World."
* * *
Dr. Victor P. Morris will speak
to the University class at 9:45.
The sermon topic to be delivered
by Rev. S. E. Childers at 11 o’clock
will be “The Hour Has Come.”
The Christian Endeavor organi
zation will meet at 6:45.
* * *
Christian Science
The regular sermon will be deliv
ered at 11 o’clock.. “Sacrament" is
the subject. There will also be a
sermon at 8 o'clock.
“The Unity of the Church" is the
subject to be delivered at 8:30
and at 10 o’clock.
Library Has New
Lists for Special
Topic Reference
i “Vocations in Fiction,” “Love and
Marriage”; College, Vocations
Books Featured
“Vocations in Fiction” is the ti
tle of a book list posted in the cir
culation library near the vocations
shelf. The list is adapted from one
published by the American Library
association, and it includes many
popular novels in which the voca
tional objective is by no means
predominant, but is considered a
factor by the library association.
A book list to supplement the
“Love and Marriage” lecture se
i ries to be given this term is also
posted, and nearby is a stack of
copies for students to take. Many
of the books included are to be
i found on the special shelf marked
"Marriage and the Family.”
Two other special shelves, the
college life and the vocation shelf,
have book lists posted above them
which name books included in the
collection, so that information
about books not on the shelf at the
time may be obtained by inquiring
at the desk.
(Continued from Page One)
speakers at the annual banquet;
Steen M. Johnson, Sheridan Sun,
who will preside at the weeklies
departmental; and Joe C. Brown,
Redmond Spokesman, who will talk
on “Converting a Non-Advertiser.”
The session will open with the
annual round table informal dinner
at the Eugene hotel Thursday eve
ning, January 18. Entertainment
features include the banquet Fri
day evening, and a theater party
at which visitors will be guests at
a special showing of “Goluen Years
of Progress,” a film made to show
the growth and development of
The Oregon State Editorial asso
ciation, with Harris Ellsworth of
the Roseburg News-Review, pre
siding, will hold a business meet
ing, and sessions of the Associated
Press, United Press, and other
groups will also be held.
(Continued from Page One)
four directions by delicate meters
operated by silk threads attached
to the performer’s headgear. Seat
led on a chair, any movement he
makes is recorded. Another in
strument, the Beal and Hall atax
I iagraph, photographs tremor
movements of the arm in two di
By calculating all the records
in the five tests the relative
steadiness of the student can be
Innocent Bystander has just
discovered a very sad fact. For
months we have been worried by
the fact that Marytine New re
fused to do more than nod to us
as we passed. We were firmly
convinced that we had athlete s
foot or faulty complexion or some
thing equally repulsive. At last
the truth comes out. I. B.’s Col
lege Side spy No. J-4 overheard
Miss New remarking: —“The only
reason I don’t speak to him is be
cause I'm afraid I’ll get my name
in the column.” The truth is out,
but we still don't know what to
do about it. It is very perplex
We are very, very sorry we
said anything yesterday about
Gordon “Hitler” Barde’s being
a baboon. W'e hereby apolo
gize to the baboon!
Jay Brown is receiving his mail
PERSONALLY from the mailman
these days. The reason is that
Jay came downstairs the other
day to find the Fiji brothers all
grouped around a letter addressed
as follows:
Mr. Jay Brown,
City Jail,
Eugene, Oregon.
On the letter was a large offi
cial stamp reading:
“Released from City Jail, try
1S86 University!” And did he
Upon hearing the glad tidings,
I. B. puts his extensive espionage
system to work and in a short
time was in possession of ALL the
facts concerning the missive. But
we won’t tell!
Paul. Raymond, high-powered
law instructor, who saw snakes
forty-eight hours after he was
on the campus, uncovered some
little known advantages of a
college education in a discussion
held the other day. The case
was to determine the guilt or
non-guilt of a barkeep who sold
liquor to an uneducated po’
white, said po’ white then pro
ceeding to go out and smash up
the town generally. Says Ray
mond, “He should have known
that this man did not have the
advantage of a college educa
tion and therefore did not know
how to drink properly.” Appar
ently this valuable information
has been left out of our college
curriculum and we immediately
intend to petition the faculty to
have the following courses
Seminar in Cocktail Drinking
—Sat. 2-4.
Advanced section in Mixing—
Sat. 8-10.
Consumption of Imported
Liquors—Sat. 10-12.
Cure and Control of Hang
overs—Sun. 9-12 A. M. (Lab.).
* * *
“I hate to write
Of this and that
And know I’m talking
Through my hat!”
“At last you’re in muh
determined, and in the case of
rifle shooting at least, the scien
tists believe they have a definite
indication of potential ability.
Dr. Seashore is well known in
psychological research fields for
his previous work, and motor co
ordination testing apparatus he
has devised is now used in psy
chological laboratories all over the
United States.
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