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University of Oregon, Eugene
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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.
JpOR the first, time in the memory of the present
University generation, the principal of compul
sory payment of fees to the student corporation
has been seriously challenged, and representatives
of two opposing factions in the dispute will pre
sent their arguments Monday to a committee of
the state board of higher education, in which board
is vested final authority over student body affairs.
There is reason to believe that the “board will
listen attentively and readily to the proposal of the
committee of ten which is objecting to forced mem
bership. The board is deeply concerned with lower
ing the cost of education. If the statement of con
dition of the A. S. U. O. shows that debts can be
paid and present student activities carried on with
considerably less revenue than is now received, op
tional membership may be installed, for it is the
system ultimately to be desired.
It is the Emerald’s opinion, however, that the
board should delay adoption of optional member
ship until the A. S. U. O. is on a more firm finan
cial footing. It was the board’s anxiety to reduce
student body indebtedness that started the whole
program of financial reorganization in 1930, and
it is not likely that recent challenge will imperil
the success of the program.
Complete extinction of the optional member
ship plan is not to be expected. Student payments,
considering both building and A. S. U. O, fees, are
higher than should normally be the case, and mem
bers of the board will probably keep the matter
open for future consideration.
Perhaps the proposal will be kept open until
the end of next fall term, when another season’s
football receipts will have been garnered in and a
reasonable basis for reckoning debt retirement will
have been established, with a possible upswing in
student enrollment to help matters. This is the
course which recommends itself to the Emerald.
Or the board may decide that it will be possible
in the 1934-35 school year to make a uniform cut
in student fees. If the athletic season is as profit
able as the one just closed, a cut of perhaps 4i>
per cent per student on the A. S. U. O. fee should
Naturally, these estimates are open to criticism.
A further decline in enrollment or a poor football
team could topple any of the foregoing predictions.
Whether successful or not, the action of the
committee of ten has been of definite value in
bringing before the student body at large the whole
problem of A. S. U. O. finances. However much a
plan for immediate optional membership might en
danger present beneficial student-controlled activi
ties, it at least points to one possible way for fu
ture action to lower the cost of higher education.
tHE observations by Student Body President
Tongue in regard to the wearing of tuxes to
the Senior Ball are sound and practical.
The traditional taboo on the tuxedo for the
freshman has, we suspect, a basis that is more than
of a mere hazing nature. It is a concession to the
financial straits of the pressed underclassmen as
much as it is a symbol of class supremacy. It is
tlie freshman’s protection against having to put
out considerable sums of money in an effort to
keep up with the crowd.
It seems that colleges have a peculiar reputa
tion of leading the way toward new and practical
(trends. The English hiogue with its superior
wearing qualities has beeu bulled into general
fashion by the college man. The corduroy, mole
skin. arid tin pants are also collegiate's innova
tions that are sheer offspring of necessity, and
which have verdured far away from the campus
The soft shirt, the large knot in the tie, ..weater-.
IT’S BP TO THE BOARD
* * *
SOW AND FISH
and other inventions of comfort and economic ex- i
pediency are other contributions of the practical
It is to the colleges that present day America
owes many of its freedoms from the old stiff laws
of dress and behavior.
It is a marvel to outsiders to see students in
dulging in some of the most outlandish capers of
pauperism on one day, and then dropping ten or
fifteen dollars for an evening’s entertainment the
"Traditions” that can be put through in these
times to lessen the financial burden on the student
or his paternal backer are of a nature that can
be heartily endorsed by all concerned.
TIfE ROOSEVELT DOLLAR—IV
CRITICISM of Pr:: ;nt RooseVelt’s dollar-de-j
valuating and stabilizing policy has come
largely from economists and political representa-:
lives in Washington, not all of them Republicans.
Denunciations based on economic argument fall
into two general classes, namely, uneven results
of a rise in prices, and the danger of unchecked
inflation. Many objections that have been raised j
to the bill in congressional hearings during the past;
two weeks find fault with the provisions designat
ing authority, but for our purpose we may con
sider only the economic phase. Nation-wide re
sults are of primary importance.
If the dollar is stabilized at a gold content of
60 cents in comparison to the pre-Roosevelt dollar,
the general price level is bound to rise; provided,
of course, that the newly valued gold stock is used
as a basis for further currency issues. Prices will
be first to rise, say economists; wages and salaries
lag behind prices, hence during this lag wage
earners and "white-collar” salaried men must sub
mit to higher living expenses. Those dependent
on fixed incomes or on savings will suffer for these
incomes will be in an unchanged number of dollars,
despite the rise in prices.
Benefits to debtors will, in most cases, be doubt
ful, for at the same time debtors are enabled to
pay their creditors in cheaper dollars, they must
hand more of these dollars over to the grocer, the
tailor, or the garageman. By no means all cred
itors can afford to suffer a fall in the relative value
of their holdings. Life insurance is a clear ex
ample of credit holdings, the fall in value of which
means considerable loss and privation. The face
value of life insurance in the United States, one
economist points out, stands at more than 100 bil
lions, or about 12 times as great as that of all farm
mortgages in the country.
Delinquent taxes may be paid with the Roose
j velt dollar at 60 per cent of the dollar in which
I they fell due, thereby working hardship on prompt
taxpayers. In Oregon this will, amount to consid
erable loss to state and county governments, and
state financing will be considerably hampered in
the future, because of the six per cent provision
which prevents, save by direct vote of the citizenry,
an increase in taxes over that amount.
Most economists are in apparent agreement on
stabilization of the dollar, but are at odds with the
administration on how much gold the dollar should
contain. In spite of the disadvantages to wage
earners and to dependents on fixed incomes of
various kinds, most authorities admit the necessity
for some depreciation. Dr. E. W. Kemmerer, pro
fessor of international finance at Princeton and
generally recognized as the leading authority in
that field in America, declares that the dollar must
not be permitted to fall more than one-third, in
other words, not below 66 2-3 cents of the previous
From numerous sources comes the charge that
inflation will be the result of the president's dollar
plan. A1 Smith made unpopular reference to the
“baloney dollar,” but the discussion of inflation
charges has fallen to abler hands. Professor Kem
merer reasons that the price level will be 27 per
cent above the price level of 1926, if (and this is
an extremely important provision) the country is
able to pull itself out of the depression. Such a
price level as he predicts would be undesirable, for
it would indicate undue inflation. Owen D. \oung,
long a figure in administration affairs, testified
during the senate hearings that the monetary bill
may result in a dangerous expansion of bank
credit, to the extent of from 30 to 40 billions. Car
ter Glass, among the best informed congressmen
on monetary affairs, opposes the bill as unjust and
President Roosevelt, however, has the majority
backing of congress, and still enjoys the confidence
of the country. His stabilization measure will make
future attempts at inflation by congress less likely;
the immediate effect will be a rise in prices, re
newed business confidence at home and abroad.
What takes place during the ensuing months will
depend on the president’s ability to hold in check
the forces he has loosed. The administration has
shown the utmost confidence in its capacity for
discerning the nation's needs and proposing appro
Roosevelt has a popular backing unparalleled
in presidential history. Among the severest tests
of that power will continue to be found the ever
changing problems of the currency.
IT was in the third group at the Roland Hayes
concert Thursday night. Hayes had finished
one selection and stood bowing gravely. Pro
grams clattered as people strained to make
out the dim letters.
"What’s the next one 7” asked the first.
The second one squinted at the program.
“The Eagle,” he pronounced.
Continued and fruitless squinting.
Examination boners have always had a pe
culiar fascination for us. and the following
| beauties, both of them authentic University of
Oregon creations, seem particularly merito
"The sailors were singing merrily as they
i toileu at their wenches.”
"A virgin forest is a place where the hand
of man has never set foot.”
And last year’s prize was the following gem
from a class- in Shakespeare:
' Cleopatrti waj bit by a va p on the bust.”
Congress Is in Session
By STANLEY ROBE
Educational Politics and Enrollments
If political interference and
squabbles in the institutions of
higher learning and systems of
higher education hurt the enroll
ment of such institutions a^d sys
tems, figures from the University
of Washington, where political in
terference similar to those in the
state of Oregon have been preva
lent for years, show this to be
Figures and arguments here
submitted are taken from an arti
cle, “University Enrollment,’’ in
the January 20 issue of the Oregon
* * *
The Oregon Voter maintains
that the University of Washington
up to date has been unable to se
cure the services of any prominent
educator to accept the presidency
of the institution because of its
maltreatment by political interfer
ence for the past many years. The
Voter goes on to say that the po
litical differences in the state of
Washington have not effected the
enrollment at the University of
Washington. It is true that the
upstate university took a slight
drop in enrollment during the
worst phase of the depression, but
this year it is again on the up
The Voter gives the following
enrollment figures for the past 11
years at the Washington institu
1923- 34 . 5,221
1924- 25 . *.5,450
1925- 26 .6,149
1926- 27 . 6,851
1927- 28 .7,354
1928- 29 .7,282
1929- 30 . 7,258
1930- 31 .7,368
1931- 32 .6,924
1932- 33 .6,339
1933- 34 .7,255
According to the Voter, the en
rollment for all institutions of
higher learning in the state of Ore
gon, including the normal school,
and the nursing and medical stu
dents at the University of Oregon
Medical school, amounted to only
Again the Oregon Voter supplies
these statistics as to how the 5,502
University, Eugene .2,113
College, Corvallis .1,945
Medical School, Portland. 551
Monmouth Normal . 397
Ashland Normal . 256
La Grande Normal .. 240
At no time since 1925, has the
enrollment of the University of
Washington been anywhere near
the state of Oregon’s total higher
education enrollment, the Voter
explains. Naturally the Oregon
•state system of higher education
has suffered more in revenue re
ductions than the University of
Washington, but because of the
political interferences and squab
bles in Oregon, the reduction has
been still greater.
The Voter points out the eco
nomic conditions of the state of
Oregon and the state of Washing
ton are about the same, but it ap
pears that higher education in the
state of Oregon is not being pat
ronized by Oregon students in as
PEGGY CHESSMAN, Editor
rpODAY the list of 100 great
-*■ books, as compiled by the
committee on college reading of
the National Council of Teachers
of English, is continued. In Thurs
day's column, those outstanding
books of Greek civilization, the
Roman world, religion, philosophy,
the middle ages, the Renaissance
on the Continent. Tudor England,
and the seventeenth century were
Today's books will bring the list
up to the modern times. Tomor
row books of poetry, fiction, his
tory. drama, biography, and sci
ence will be mentioned.
Continuing from the seventeenth
century list we offer:
The eighteenth century — “The
Life of Samuel Johnson,’’ James
Roswell; Poems, Robert Burns;
"Robinson Crusoe,” Daniel Defoe;
"Tom Jones,” Henry Fielding; Au
tobiography, Benjamin Franklin;
"The Vicar of Wakefield.” Oliver
Goldsmith; Plays, Richard Brins
ley Sheridan; "Humphrey Clinker."
Far From Polar Regions
WltiU' her explorer-husband, Lineoln Ellsworth, is off on another
ot his periodie trips into the Antarctic, Mrs. Ellsworth (right) Ixiskx
on the tamed sand- of Waikifei beach Hono'utu. With Mrs. Ellsworth
ui the above photo is Jttss Jladge Eutheriord oi London.
great a number as it was formerly
when confidence and enthusiasm
existed before the suppression of
rivalries and the deadening of in
stitutional spirit by merger into a
* * *
Proof that higher education in
the state" of Oregon is not driving
students to the University of
Washington, as is contended by
word-of-mouth attacks, was ‘pre
sented in the Oregon Voter by sta
tistics of the state of Washington’s
great Seattle institution. The en
rollment of residents of Oregon
at the University of Washington
during the autumns of the past
four years are:
1929- 30 . 222
1930- 31 . 206
1931- 32 .. 152
1932- 33 .:. 135
1933- 34 . 131
Tobias Smollet; “Tristram Shan
dy,” Laurence Sterne; “Gulliver’s
Travels,” Jonathan Swift; “Henry
Esmond,” W. M. Thackeray; “Can
The revolutionary period— “The
French Revolution,” Thomas Car
lyle; “Vanity Fair,” William
Thackeray; “War and Peace,” Leo
Nineteenth century English fic
tion — “Pride and Prejudice,” Jane
Austen; “Jane Eyre,” Charlotte
Fronte; “Wuthering Heights,”
Emily Bronte; “The Way of All
Flesh,” Samuel Butler; “David
Copperfield,” Charles Dickens;
“Pickwick Papers,” Charles Dick
ens; "The Return of the Native,”
Thomas Hardy; “Tess of the
D’Ubervilles,” Thomas Hardy;
“The Ordeal of Richard Feverel,”
George Meredith; “The Cloister
and the Hearth,” Charles Reade;
“Ivanhoe,” Walter Scott; “Henry
Esmond,” W. M. Thackeray; “Van
ity Fair,’ W. M. Thackeray.
Nineteenth century American
fiction — “The Scarlet Letter,”
Nathaniel Hawthorne; “Moby
Dick," Herman Melville; Tales, Ed
gar Allan Poe; “The Adventures
of Tom Sawyer,” Mark Twain.
Nineteenth century French,
Spanish, and Italian literature —
“Eugenie Grandet,” Honore de
Balzac: “The Three Musketeers,”
Alexander Dumas; “Salammbo,”
Gustave Flaubert; “Les Misera
bles,” Victor Hugo; Short Stories,
' Guy de Maupassant.
Nineteenth century Russian,
German, and Scandinavian litera
ture — Short stories, Anton Che
kov: “Crime and Punishment,”
Fiodor Dostoievski; "Faust,” Jo
hann Wolgang Goethe; Selected
Plays, Henrik Ibsen; “Anna Ka
renina." Leo Tolstoi; “War and
Peace." Leo Tolstoi.
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By BARNEY CLARK
T'HE editorial staff is very sorry,
A but they were unable to per
suade Clark to write an “Innocent
Bystander’’ last night. At press
time he had retired to the back
of his cave, and refused to come
out, shouting rudely, “To hell with
Green threw him a fish and tried
to reason with him, but had no
luck; I.B. declaring, “Tonight I am
going to brood over my sorrows,
and my six readers, curse their
black hearts, can read the Stu
dent Church column!
Polivka attempted to soothe him
by patting him on the head and
had a finger neatly bitten off at
the joint for his pains. The wound
was cauterized with Green's cig
arette lighter, amid the delighted
laughter of the office force.
Green then attempted to get a
statement of some 3ort for the col
umn, by I.B. only growled under
his breath, “Virginity is coming
back, and you may lay to that!’’
and crawled further back in his
So we gave up.
The Student !
STUDENTS who are interested in
^ scientific and religious con
flicts should make it a point to
attend one of the many lecturers
that will be prestned tomorrow by
Dr. H. V. Mathews, Dr. V. P. Nor
ris, and Dr. Warren D. Smith at
the local churches.
While one is given the scientific
attitude on the campus, he finds,
at one time or other, that friction
arises with his religious teachings.
Theories and stories that he once
believed in become1 mere fiction
when the student begins to study
archeology and other sciences, and
learn that our religious training
has been misdirected. It is rather
difficult for the normal student to
adjust himself to these changes,
and soon we find him denouncing
And yet, the scientists are still
in doubt. The longer they work
on their problems, the more they
become convinced that there is a
“something’’ that hasn’t been
found. We know that certain ele
ments exist, but how and why, we
Dr. Warren D. Smith will be the
speaker at the breakfast party to
be given at the Marigold Tea room
j on Sunday morning at 9:30. Dr.
Smith, who has traveled exten
sively throughout the world, will
speak about “Churches and Shrines
in Foreign Climes.’'
All students are invited, and ar
rangements can be made by call
ing Rev. Clay F. Palmer.
At 11 o’clock, the sermon will
deal with the “Modern Interpreta
tions of the Story of the Flood,”
to be presented by Rev. Clay F.
At 9:30 the Westminster group
will meet in a body to go to the
Central church, where a joint
meeting of the young people’s or
ganization will be held in the
chapel. The event is in the ob
servance of Young People's day.
A social hour will take place at
6 o’clock to be followed by a dis
cussion that will be led by Edith
Dr. H. V. Mathews will address
the Young People’s organizations
at 9:45 a. m. Kis subject will cen
ter on the youth and his problems.
At 7:30 p. m. Karl Thunemann
will be the speaker at the Fireside
service in the chapel, discussing a
topic of current interest.
At 11 o'clock, Rev. E. White
smith will speak on the “Individ
ual Praises the Mob.”
“Christ and Human Motives” is
the theme of the sermon topic to
be delivered by Rev. C. F. Ristow
i at 11 o’clock.
Rev. Clay F. Palmer of the
First Congregational church will
speak to the Wesley club at 6:30
* * *
Dr. Victor P. Morris will lead
the Young People’s group at 9:45
a. m. Although the subject is un
known, one can expect an inter
esting conception of the biblical
periods seen through the eyes of
At 11 o’clock, “The Family” is
the topic of the sermon to be de
livered by Rev. S. E. Childers, who
will discuss the life and character
of a Christian.
Christian Endeavor meeting at
“Salvation, Not the Act of Man,
But the Gift of God,” is the ser
mon topic to be delivered by Rev.
Frank’ S. Beistel at 11 oclock.
The Luther league will meet at
6:30 p. m. and the subject of the
discussion will be about the choos
ing of one’s amusements. The talk
will be led by Weber Jessup.
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