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University of Qregon, Eugene
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Harney t„iarK, Humor isa.
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GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS
fT^HE University plays host this weekend to the
editors and publishers of the state.
It is seldom that we have the privilege of enter
taining a group that brings together so much con
centrated power as does the Oregon Press confer
ence. Here we have, gathered in session, what
comes the nearest to being the Brain Behind the
These are the men who stood behind Oregon
when the Zorn-Macpherson bill threatened its ex
istence. These are the men who, through the col
umns, made their choice and promptly snowed the
bill under, whether they were on urban dailies or
These are the men who will make other choices
in the future on controversies concerning the Uni
versity, and who will swing their various followings
to their decision.
We have no booster club to take the editor by
the hand, stick a cigar in his teeth and launch into
a high-pressure sales talk about the beauties of
But we would like to have the editor look
around the University and check his impression of
the campus with the one he has formed from afar.
We would like to have the editor see that the cam
pus is not a nest of academic vipers, that rioting
by the students is not their principal pastime, that
hanging the chancellor in effigy has not become the
standard function in the course of an evening's
entertainment, that the walls of the library are
still standing, and that there are a couple of dozen
students who are peacefully going, about their busi
ness of getting an education.
And primarily, we hope that the visiting editors
enjoy themselves to the utmost while they are
guests of Oregon.
ON THE DOCKET
TN the official docket of business of the Oregon
state board of higher education Monday there
was printed a letter from Harvey E. Rinehart,
M.D., of Wheeler, Oregon, Prefacing his comments
with ihe announcement that he was an alumnus
of the University, Mr. Rinehart launched into a
150-word attack upon the faculty of the University,
for the edification of board members, and recom
mended that the whole faculty be fired without
Following the board's action in abandoning the
investigation of Dean Morse, the document is of
little more than historical significance. But since
the letter contains sentiments that are interesting,
to say the least, and since its presence in the docket
excited no little comment, it is here reprinted:
Board of Higher Education
1 am a graduate of the University of Ore
gon, class of 1913.
To me it is unbelievable that such a situa
tion could possibly arise as we now have at
Eugene. All candid citizens of Oregon are dis
gusted with and ashamed of the method of at
tack by Dean Morse on both Chancellor Kerr
and Chairman Nelson. Apparently all members
of the Board of Higher Education who dot not
agree with Air. Morse are in for similar treat
If tlie one per cent of the Faculty at Eugene
who started this uncalled for and unjust attack
on Mr. Nelson and Chancellor Kerr can line up
the entire faculty to save their necks then it
would be a good job to wipe lire slate clean,
close up the School and get a new Faculty.
The Citizens of Oregon have complete con
fidence in the Board of Higher Education and
expect this insubordination to be promptly uud
severely dealt with.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) HARVEY E. RINEHART.
As a citizen, Dr. Rinehart has a perfect right
to advocate any reforms he wishes, even to the dis
missal of a faculty and the closing of a University
- but we were a bit curious about this graduate
who apparently took his affiliation with the school
as evidence of the fairness of his judgment. The
results of the research were interesting. Dr. Rine
hart, it is true, graduated from the medical school
at Portland: but hr took hi: undergraduate work
and received hio bachelor . Uiglee, according to
alumni files, at the school then designated as Ore
gon Agricultural college.
Surprising that Dr. Rinehart should have for
gotten to include that scrap of information in his
letter. Particularly when it throws such a different
light upon the incident.
ANOTHER PRESIDENT IN CUBA
\ RAPID succession of presidents in Cuba during
the past week indicates a new outbreak of
political hostilities and once more places that revolt
ridden island republic on the American front page.
Ramon Grau San Martin, left wing professor and
the third president Cuba has had in five months,
tendered his resignation on Monday to the revolu
tionary junta which had placed him in power.
Street fighting broke out while Carlos Hevia,
youthful graduate of C U. S. naval academy, was
made president. For t /o days, during which so
much confusion prevailed that press correspondents
were not in agreement as to who was president,
the administration hung on, but finally gave way
before the determined Batista, who had led a pre
vious revolt. Carlos Mendieta, aging political vet
eran, emerged as head of the sixth regime of the
Wracked by political turmoil since the violent
overthrow of Machado on August 12, the tiny
Cuban nation has undergone continued terrorism in
the streets and intrigue in the capital. United
States Ambassador Sumner Welles supported re
actionary groups in naming DeCespedes president,
but growing popular impatience with his slow meth- |
ods and resentment against the heavy hand of the |
United States culminated in his overthrow three |
weeks later in a barracks revolution led by Sergeant
A provisional government of five selected Grau ;
San Martin as its dummy president. Despite the
opposition of Welles, this first government of na
tive origin put down two serious revolts and quelled
a host of minor disturbances. For five months Grau
San Martin battled against impending anarchy and
the diplomatic opposition of Ambassador Welles,
and the quiescence of his successor, Jefferson Caf
fery; but last week came his inevitable overthrow.
Foreign affairs are of peculiar importance in
any explanation of Cuba’s political difficulties.
Business men on the island declare prosperity with
out help from the United States is practically im
possible. In past years the major portion of Cuba’s
income has come from American trade. Eighty per
cent of her income is derived from the sugar in
dustry, but in the space of five years that has fallen
below 65 million dollars, one-third of the figure set
up six years ago.
Cubans look upon the Hawley-Smoot tariff as
the death-blow dealt to its sugar industry. Im
mense surpluses have piled up, though for the past
three years sugar has been sold abroad at less than
cost. Frantic efforts to bring about tariff retrac
tion in the United States have failed, though these
were successful in aiding the passage of the Philip
pine independence bill in congress. Patriotic Cu
bans blame America for most of their woes, and
the appearance of 30 battleships off the shores of
the island at the beginning of the Grau administra
tion did nothing to sooth their feelings.
Little hope of immediate tariff revision in favor
of Cuba can be looked for from congress. Tremen
dous social unrest, born of continued poverty and
of public awakening, continues to threaten the
island with revolution, the kind that does not stop
at changes in administration. A sympathetic, help
ful attitude on the part of the United States will
be necessary, though intervention will be exceed
ingly unwelcome. President Roosevelt has indi
cated a wise future policy in his withdrawal of
Welles and in his refraining from armed interven
1I7E had a bad day yesterday.
’ ’ Mr. Ireland up law school way started it
by dropping a remark in conversation, relayed
to us, that the newspaperman was the lowest
form of animal or vegetable life. The worst of
it is that he stopped all possible chance of a
brilliant comeback by classing lawyers the sec
ond lowest. So there’s nothing left for us to
do but sit and glower at the wall.
The second one to the button was the dis
couraging report by an education student that
there is a general assumption among the circles
of the Academy Eternal that educators must
expect to be misinterpreted by the press, and
that the smart educator will split his atoms
and figure his correlates without benefit of
Well, if our whole scheme of journalism
goes to pot we have always had the hunch that
we were a born author of time-tables.
* * *
"Lawyers cannot be party heads" smirks a
headline. We always thought a party head was
what you had the morning after.
I On Other Campuses
Interest in College Students—
T present two proposals of Federal aid for uni
v versity students, one financial and the other
educational, are pending before the government.
They indicate a growing desire on the part of public
officials to be of aid to college students.
The first proposal was made in Sioux City. Iowa,
where a request has been filed for Federal aid to
the extent of $250,000,000 for college students. The
allotment would be used to create jobs so that
needy students might remain in school. One of the
main objectives of the recovery program is to make
sound investments which will prove valuable to
the nation as a whole in the future. No invest
ment would seem to be more sound than that in
the education of ones on whom a large measure of
the responsibilities of the nation’s welfare eventu
ally must fall.
The other proposal has been made by Chester
II. McCall, assistant lo Secretary of Commerce
Kopei, outlining a plan for a "Laboratory of Public
Affairs." it would be instituted in 1935 and stu
dents from throughout the country would be se
lected to be taken to Washington and given a pi i -
tieal education in government. That. too. looks
like a valuable investment for the nation.—Indiana
Harmony ... By STANLEY ROBE
“Riding the Bumps”
Editor’s note: The following
excerpts are from the article,
“Hiding the Bumps,” appear
ing in the January, 1934, issue
of “What Colleges Are Do
ing,” published by Ginn and
WT^HERE are two accepted ways
A of taking calamity,—on the
rebound or with a tumble. A
comeback may be staged more eas
ily from the first position, but
there are compensations in a
knockout also, in that it gives one
time to pray while the count is be
ing taken. When a pugilist meets
deflation, his first necessity is to
wake up and get his wind. That
won, he can build up resistance
from the inside, where it should be
built. And the same procedure
holds good for much more impor
tant people and issues than pugi
“For colleges, for instance. Edu
cation in the United States, par
ticularly college education, has
been riding the bumps. There may
be consolation in the fact that ev
ery other human interest and vest
ed dignity is in the same predica-:
ment. Small consolation perhaps
for the institution which has been
rated as the most stable institution
of them all; but every comfort
counts when comforts are few.
Meanwhile the true mettle of
college executives appears as in a
spotlight, -as is the case with all
executives whatever their range of
importance. This is their day of
judgment, and, all alike, they are
lined up for rating as under the ;
new deal. The first recourse for a i
punctured chief, when trouble
comes, is an alibi; the first re
source of a fighter is a toe-hold
for a new start, and the rank and
file accept or reject each on his
own showing. The true executive
is a shock absorber, not an ampli
fier of calamity.
“In our state institutions, the
most highly execrated agents of
constriction are 'those inexplica
ble morons in the legislature’; and
passing strange it is how moronic
such wholly representative friends
and neighbors seem to be when
they fail to give us our tithes.
Though if they persist, as they do,
in putting millions into scenic
highways (which could wait) rath
er than into education (which can't
wait!, we must concede a degree
of legislative astigmatism on their
part which justifies criticism.
* * *
“Under the same wet blanket
we could easily smother many a
group of once esteemed citizens,
such as speculative bank presi
dents, power magnates, intellectual
snobs, textbook writers who pre
scribe their own books, plus all
prophets, economists, and finan
ciers. These are all “down" and
therefore should be out of the pic
ture for good. What could be
more obvious? We have yet to
meet the citizen who has made the
perfect adjustment of his affairs,
his manners, or his morals to
things as they now are Our civi
lization is down; perhaps it should
be out Our philanthropies and!
public funds are down; but even so.
we hesitate to believe that gener
osity and devotion-to the public'
interest have therefore withered
for good, or that all legislators are
both corrupt and stingy. It ac
cords with our own state of mind
rather that all these are just be
fuddled by confusions novel and
still unsolved, and should be
judged with the same tender mer
c thsi we individually seek for
“Of the truth of such alibis we
are not in doubt. Of their one
hundred-per-cent adequacy we are
in doubt. As a major interest of
all the people, the schools should
have been the last resort of the in
come chisflers. They were the first
and have become the universal re
sort, by a contagion so vicious
that ecoifomy has become a racket,
slashing almost without reason,
without mercy, without thought of
costly readjustments to follow.
Yet we as a people, including both
legislators and philanthropists,
have lost not one whit of our faith
in education, as is proved by the
rush of members back to the col
leges as the depression recedes.
The colleges will revive, but how?
Scanning the Cinemas
MCDONALD — “My Lips Be
tray,” Lilian Harvey, John
Boles, El Brendel. Also
“Eight Girls in a Boat,” Dor
othy Wilson, Douglas Mont
COLONIAL—“S. O. S. Ice
berg,” Rod LaRoeque.
/ By j. A. NEWTON
That is the word to describe “My
Lips Betray,” which is at the Mac.
That also is the word to describe
Miss Lilian Harvey. That “figger”
which was only flashed on us a
couple of times in “My Weakness”
is given more footage than any
other item in the whole show, un
less it’s the king’s car.
All through, this picture is
charming. There is not a serious
moment. Miss Harvey assumed
just the shade of levity that fits
the role. Every move she made
had the air of mischief or a twin
kle in the eye.
The old, old story is used; king
falls for cafe singer.
There are many good lines. For [
instance, the girl is found by the
! hero in the king’s bedchamber. She j
| doesn’t yet know he’s the king.
He kisses her, and she says, “But j
in the king’s bedchamber!” And;
i he says, “I can't think of a more I
As for “Eight Girls in a Boat,”
i if the column were five times as
j long as it is. the bottom would not
| be deep enough to place it.
A drama student friend declares,
"S. O. S. Iceberg” dull drama. Well,
if you are looking for a lot of hu
man drama you won’t find a great
j deal here, though I think what lit
| tie there is, is done with fine re
But as to other drama it is far
from dull. The great power of
nature over puny man is the drama
which carries the punch in this
| show. Nature, far from being the
quiet, passive environment which
we know, is a constantly moving
of the Air
IT'S late in the afternoon, say
about 4:30. You’re standing
near the radio. (Maybe you're sit
ting—how do I know 1. You don't
know what you want to do. You
do know that you want to be en
tertained. however. Then it comes
to you like a flash. You begin
twisting the dial of the radio
adroitly until you come to 1420
kilocycles, which, of course, is sta- j
tion KORK. And then melody
flows into your abode. Lou Parry j
is crooning her usual Friday after
noon 15 minutes of blues songs,
i'.’companied by Maxine McDonald
and threatening thing, almost
alive in its activity in the far
Faking in motion pictures is
done so poorly that the real prod
uct, such as that in “S. O. S. Ice
berg,” cannot help but be extreme
Thereis not a slow moment in
the whole production after a few
minutes of introductory material.
It is the story of the forces of the
svorld over adventurous men.
By BARNEY CLARK
TN the past large numbers of peo
pie have rushed up to Innocent
Bystander and said:
“Phooie! It’s easy for you to
say things about people; they
can’t get back at you. Besides,
I could write a better column
“O. K.,” says we to ourself,
an ugly leer on our face, and
forthwith conceive the following
Anybody what wishes can write
“Innocent Bystander” for one
night, merely by asking I. B. Thus
I. B. will get a vacation, and the
budding columnist can exercise his
ego. Tonight’s Innocent Bystander
represents a serious attempt to
write a humor column by the
Gamma Phis in collaboration with
the Gamma Phi house. To our
mind, it has a quaint charm of its
own that—well, read it!
a: * *
SURPRISE for today! our own
baby chick sometimes known as
“Iron Mike" has flown the coop!
—for a whole weekend in San
Francisco—'twas a pity. Here we
were really beginning to get the
“sniffle" game down pat and now
we ll get out of practice. Word
reaches us that if substitutions
are needed the following numbers
will be available: 703, 2800, 940,
We take this opportunity to
congratulate Neal Bush, chosen
Oregon’s politest man. Over
heard today a sweet young
thing, wading through a puddle:
”0, please. Sir Walter! Won't
you let me use your coat?”
COMPLETE NEW STOCKS
•’Clothes for Men”
Neal: ‘‘Indeed, I would but' j
‘tis my only one.”
* * *
And then we heard about a cer
tain sorority which has forbidden
the College Side portals now that ’
beer is replacing the cake—so
* * *
We were pleased to hear that
the Thursday women’s hygiene
class was conducted most properly
j and peacefully. At the end of the
i hour, the report of the censor in
! dicated that all was well on the
| liquor front.
| Gamma Phi Beta announced
the pledging of Miss Queenie
Kong, the Delt pride and joy.
It is hoped that she may be
cured of her bad habits.
Believe it or not, but we saw
j Poot Pray, the Phi Psi Tarzan,
j singing out of a second-floor win
j dow on a rope, carrying carefully
with him an onion, an egg, four
packages of cigarettes, and a pad
We’ve heard a lot about the Hill
dance—why not have a Rat Race
for the houses down along the
Mill Race ?
Apple pie without its cheese
Is like a kiss without a squeeze!
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
All communications are to be addressed
to The Editor, Oregon Daily Emerald,
and should not exceed 200 words in
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should the writer prefer, only initials
will be used. The editor maintains the
right to withhold publication should he
To the Editor:
This letter is a sincere appeal
from students of the school of mu
sic as well as various faculty mem
members and townspeople. The
amazing lack of appreciation dis
played in the citicism of Sunday’s
orchestra concert brought to a
peak the realization that precious
few musically intelligent criticsms
have occurred in the Emerald in
recent years. This we consider to
be a very weak point in the Uni
versity of Oregon concert system.
The students and faculty of the
music school do not claim to pre
sent concerts equal to those of ex
perienced professional value. It is
their purpose to give the students
of Oregon and the people of Eu
gene an acquaintance with fine
In the opinion of many musi
cians of the West this school has
standards of the finest order.
Mr. Underwood is one who has
devoted years of thought and in
terest to this purpose. Last Sun
day’s orchestra concert was a
summation of his work. The critic
should have at least shown a loy
alty to the efforts of such a man
in the interest of the entire Uni
The remark about the brass fail
ing to come in was irrelevant. It
is doubtful that the critic could
point out the place where the
brass missed their cue. He ob
viously knows very little about
acoustics. The editorial on the
subject says Mr. Newton has heard
“Die Meistersinger” 15 times. It
; might interest him to know that
there are we in the school who
have heard, played and studied it
for 15 years. It seems wonderful
to us that 15 hearings and a class
in criticism furnish a sufficient
background to break down the
long years of study which is the
customary road to an undertaking
It is not that we want all com
ments to be in praise. It is that
the right faults should be recog
nized, the good work appreciated.
This takes a critic who is sympa
thetic, who knows music, and who
is willing to learn what he does
This letter is not directed to Mr.
Newton alone, but to all aspirants
to music criticism.
May our future articles be fair
er, more interesting to read, and
REHEARSALS BEGUN ON
PLAY TO BE PRESENTED
(Continued from Page One)'
ridge, John Patric, Don Clark, and
“Singapore Spider,” directed by
Joann Bond, has the following
cast: James Doyle, Joyce Busen
bark, Janet Hall, Clair Johnson.
Barbara Reed, Alice Hult, Helen
Campbell, David Montag, and Wil
liam Rice have parts in “Weinies
on Wednesday,” directed by Mar
] ion Pattullo.
! Gladys Burns directs “Silver
; Lining” with Ann-Reed Burns, Ed
win Christie, and Grant Conway
Marian Johnson, Ed Patton, and
John Spittle have roles in “Counsel
Retained,” directed by Dorothy
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