Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 10, 1934, Page 2, Image 2

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    University of Oregon, Eugene
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Joseph Saslavsky, Managing Editor
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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.
A/fANY anxious inquiries have been received by
J.Y1. Neal Bush and his newly-recreated court of
traditions concerning the ban for Oregon coeds on
high heels, earrings, and cigarette-smoking on
streets within or adjacent to the campus.
It seems that the story which appeared in yes
terday’s Emerald pertaining to the edict of the
court was erroneous, but the Emerald absolves it
self from all blame for the mistake since Bush
read the story Thursday evening in the law school
before it appeared in print. He approved the story
as it was included in the paper.
Calling attention to the misconceptions which
had stirred the emotions of many coeds, Bush
pointed out that the ban of high heels, earrings,
and cigarette-smoking would not come under the
jurisdiction of ihe court of traditions but had been
suggested by the student relations committee to be
enforced by the individual sororities on the campus.
He declared that “it was not the intention of
the student relations committee to establish this as
a tradition enforceable by the court of tradition,
but was merely a suggestion that this custom,
which apparently has been enforced in past years
by the various sororities, be continued and enforced
in the same manner."
Bush further declared that "it was felt by the
committee that the wearing of high heels and cal -
lings to classes was not practical." Perhaps he
and the other five students on his court have suffi
cient knowledge and perspicacity to make such a
declaration arbitrarily, but we fail to see the point '
Further, it is not understood why sorority presi
dents should be asked to see that their charges do
not violate the sacred suggestion of the court of
traditions. Students, like any other normal people,
do not like to be told that they cannot wear this
thing or that item, and their resentment turns to
revolt, which we are sure the court does not wish
to create.
Evidently the court of traditions desires to show
that it is doing something. It begins by classifying
the acts of wearing high heels and earrings to1
classes “impractical.” If such actions are not prac
tical, we hereby pass a resolution that the accepted I
mode of dress for formal dances hereafter include
tow-neeied brogues and absolutely forbid the extra
ornamentation of earrings: they are “impractical.'’
We suggest that the court do something besides
making petty suggestions which have been enforced
by individual sororities for innumerable years.
To revive a tradition because it is an old custom
is not to justify its enforcement. Surely a great
majority of the University coeds have a sense of
taste and propriety which regulates their behavior1
and dress much more satisfactorily than "sugges
tions'’ on the part of their chapter presidents.
More power to the court of traditions, which |
at least is imbued with the admirable quality of J
taking itself seriously.
VIATION literally turned upside down ycstcr
*■ day when the president called for the cancel
lation of all domestic airmail contracts, and gave
Postmaster General Farley authority to use army
planes in hauling the mails for the next five years I
President Roosevelt gave his reasons as being a
desire to wipe out the fraud and collusion in air
mail administration that has been revealed in re
cent investigations.
The import of this action is really tremendous.
Jt is an action that effects the whole scheme of
air travel.
Government patronage to desirable transporta-1
lion enterprises in the form of mail contracts has
been a much debated subject in ttie past. We re
call hearing of one steamship line that was prac-j
tically supported by its mail contract because the
government preferred to pay the bill rather than
have the lino suspend operation.
The same thing has been done m regard to the i
I promotion of aviation through airmail contracts
| A large percentage of the income of commercial
| aviation has been in the form of governmental
! patronage through fat contracts.
The first and most obvious fact that present?
itself is that the withdrawal of patronage wil!
knock commercial aviation into a cocked hat. Thr
prediction that many air lines will either close dov/r
or cut down on the frequency of regular plane serv
ice has gained considerable popularity since the
The question, then, is: “Has aviation actually
justified the amount of money that has been spent
to help it along, and is the goal of safe, regular,
cheap air transportation possible to attain within
the limits of reasonable sponsorship?”
We should hate to learn that aviation has failed
Born as we were in the "ge of whirlwind scientific
advancement, it would bj a strange experience for
us to have to say, "It v ill never work.”
The cancellation wi 1 also have considerable
effect on military force.-. Militarists will undoubt
edly storm over the use of army planes in such a
menial capacity so as to incapacitate them for na
tional defense. And the pacifists will probably
storm with equal violence at the manner in which
the ruling will give us a large body of planes ready
for instant conversion to wartime use in addition
to many new replacements that will be built for
army training.
Which of these will be the result is hard to de
termine. It is judged, just offhand, that light
bombers and observation planes will be used at
first. And here comes another possibility for the
future: that if this practice becomes permanent,
there will be advances made toward the design of
ships suitable for carrying mail and very easily
convertible to fighting machines, an idea that Euro
pean powers have apparently been toying with for
some time.
Whatever will be the "outcome, Roosevelt has at
least declared his intentions on a subject of great
significance by his bold action. And when he issued
his order Friday he created the nfost terrific up
heaval in the history of aviation.
Contemporary Opinion
Frederick Vining Fisher Quits
speaker for the NRA, has resigned and his
resignation has been accepted, we are informed in
press dispatches from Washington. Reasons arc
not stated but they are presumed to lie in the pro
tests which his recent speeches in Eugene aroused.
Also, the Washington dispatches indicate that Dr.
Fisher had been in disfavor with his superiors for
meddling with political appointments.
The Eugene ministers who drafted the protest
against Dr. Fisher’s propaganda had absolutely no
desire to "get his job.” As a matter of fact, their
protest was never lodged officially and was con
fined to a dignified statement in the local press.
They felt no ill will toward the man but desired
merely to set forth their own views as a sort of
antidoLe for the Fisher talks.
Comments in numerous Oregon papers indicate
that Dr. Fisher’s tactics met with general disfavor
here. His comparisons of audiences here and in the
Bast were tactless. He dragged in war talk by
the heels. He had little to offer on NRA that was
factual or constructive and he worked the pronoun
"1” to death. As one business man said: “You get
the idea that there are just three people in Wash
ington, Frank Roosevelt, Hugh Johnson and Fred
erick Vining Fisher, the first two being of minor
Nevertheless, the swift and emphatic action by
Washington NUA headquarters is a bit startling
and mysterious, and there must be some reasons
more cogent than these scattering Oregon protests.
This sudden deflation of a man advertised to us as
a close friend and counsellor of the president leaves
us mildly curious.
All of which, of course, is remote from the
problem of making the NRA more efficient in these
parts. Let there be no misunderstandings as to
the leal attitude here. People are supporting the
NRA loyally, and they will welcome anybody the
NRA may send to show us how to get maximum
results. Eugene Register-Guard.
<‘T IKK," as the old courtier would remark
in that Gilbert & Sullivan operetta
"Utopia, Limited,” "teems with quiet fun."
And one of the funniest quietnesses of life
we know of is the business of naming offspring.
Children, we contend, have much better
uses than being only the occasion for getting
off a wisecrack.
It must be necessary to marshal a great
deal of whimsy to bring one's self to the point
of naming one’s children Wilma, Wilfred, Wil
liam, Winona, and WUhelminu, as did one fam
ily we know.
Such an action denotes either an overwhelm
ing fondness for a combination of initials, or
a poor memory that can be aided by calling all
of them "Willie."
Twins are especially good game for parents
who like to embody their witticisms in living
Edgar and Egbert, Irma and Irna, Ethel and
Essel, Lora and Flora, are some of the perfectly
killing combinations thought up by whimsical
parents, it is also considered high comedy to
dress twins so nearly alike ns to resemble
nothing more than an optical illusion.
Everybody seems to get a lot of fun out of
the business of twins except twins.
People also use their parenthood as an out
let for inclinations to the coining of beautiful,
poetic names of their own authorship. The re
sult is that some poor kid goes through life
with a name that sounds like a violin solo.
But the real culprits of all tot-tillers are
those who hang on their young such handles
as Archibald, Fercival, or Horace, which lay
the child vide open to every passing wise
cracker. This is really starting the .child off
with two strikes on him.
If the parents want the boy to be a pi v"
lighter, however, a name like that n a great
$ *
A Vandal Invasion - - By STANLEY ROBE
The Safety Valve
All communications are to be 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
Editor’s note: The following
letter refers to the article ap
pearing in yesterdays Emerald
under the headline: “Higli
Heedel Coed W ill Know Wrath
of Bush’s Justice.” Bush read
and approved the copy of the
article, as it was published,
before it was set in type.
To the Editor:
The story in the Emerald of
February 9, to the effect that the
Court of Traditions was going to
enforce the custom of women not
wearing high-heels or earrings on
the campus, was misunderstood by
many. It was not the intention of
the Student Relations committee
to establish this as a tradition en
forceable by the court, but was
merely a suggestion that this cus
tom, which apparently has been
enforced in past years by the va
rious sororities, be continued, and
be enforced in the same manner
as in the past.
It was felt by the committee
that the wearing of high heels and
earring's to classes was not practi
To the Editor:
The finest addition to the pres
ent University curriculum that
could be made, I believe, would be
a three hour course in “Current
Events.” Presuming that one of
the principal motivations of higher
education is the gaining of knowl
edge that will tend to produce
more intelligent citizens of this
nation. It appears to me that a
course of this nature, dealing with
interpretations of the day's news
by one competent to present both ]
sides to every question, would be
an invaluable asset to any student.
Understanding contem porarj
movements would certainly prove
of much greater use to the student
than two years of military drill,
and if such a course were to take
the place of the present compul
sory R.O.T.C. in the University, a
great step would have been taken
toward actual "higher education.”
It would be safe to say that a
I majority of newspaper readers do
not understand one-half of the
substance of the news stories. A
course such as the one suggested
would teach them a great deal in
this respect. I believe it should be
a required subject for every stu
H. K.
To the Editor:
It is with considerable regret
that I must inform the newly-or
ganized committee that I unwit
tingly broke one of their rules yes
terday. Being engrossed in my
notebook, 1 inadvertently violated
the “Hello!” statute. Of course,
this subjects me to immediate call
before the traditions tribunal, but
I hope Chief Justice Bush and his
associates will be fair and equit
able in their deliberation.
In conclusion, however, let me
express my regret that the court,
which will be in a position to em
barrass and humiliate students,
and should never have been
formed, was organized without an
independent student thereon. As a
member of a group which neither
is represented nor was considered,
I wish to register rtiy indignation
over the lack of democracy and
tolerance shown in organizing the
antediluvian body.
In a state university -founded
on principles of justice and equal
ity- it is distressing to find a
group therein expressly formed to
humiliate students who do not pay
* Society «
4 S a respite from the doldrums
that accompany midwinter
term many house dances are slat
ed for this week-end. Decorations
i for the affairs are mostly formal
and semi-formal. Many deserts
were given by both men's and wo
men's houses in the middle of the
week and faculty members were
guests of honor at several dinners.
Valentino Ounce Is Given
A candle-lit tavern, with hearts
and cupids to give the romantic
atmosphere, was the setting for
the informal Valentine dance given
last night by the Oregon Yeomen
at the Craftsman's club.
The Hershell Davis orchestra j
furnished romantic tunes for dam -
ing. Mary Ann Alnutt and Wilma
Stien were featured in several tap
numbers, and Sam Seal and his
accordion furnished music during
the intermissions.
The patrons and patronesses
were Mr. and Mrs. Hov Bryson.
Major and Mrs R. H. Back, an I
Mr. and Mrs Kenneth Shumake:
Ernest Savage and Don Green
were chairman of the dance.
Winter Informal
The Alpha Delta Pi sorority is
going futuristic fot such is to be
tile decorations for their winter
informal to be given at the chap- j
ter house this evening. Decora
tions are to be in futuristic de- j
ogrv of black and ilvct • ith uu:
re spending dance program .
Sherwood Burr and his orches- |
tra are to play for the dance.
Patrons and patronesses for the i
affair are to be Dr. and Mrs. C. j
L. Schwering, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh i
if. Rosson, Mr. and Mrs. Karl On
thank. Mr. and Mrs. George Hall,
and Mrs. Lucy Perkins.
* * *
Grove Dance to He Meld
The exclusive atmosphere of the !
Cocoanut Grove in Las Angeles j
will prevail tonight at the Kappa j
Alpha Theta house at their winter
formal. The decorations will be
identical with those of the Grove,
and though Guy Lombardo will not
be present, Sherwood Burr will |
take his place. The Three Kites, I
a trio consisting of Althea Peter
son, Anne Latourette, and Bunny
'A dson. will offer several feature
The patrons and patronesses arc
Mr. and Mrs. Lance Hart, Dean !
and Mrs. K. \Y. Onthank. Mrs.
Bettie Crouch, and Mrs. Grace
Russell. Margaret Ann Smith is
general chairman of the dance.
Delta (lamina to Dance
\ summer garden will be the set
ting of the winter informal to be
Siven by Delta Gamma tonight.
Palms, lights, and s nail tables
It furnish the atmosphere of
<u turner
Patrons and patronesses will be
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| abeisance to this group's arbitrary
j and trivial mandates. It is even
more distressing to note that a
student must be a member of a
Greek-letter society before he even
is represented on this august tri
bunal. It indicates even further
that the entire idea is an anach
ronism in an enlightened era.
P.S.—I shall be my own counsel
when called before the court.
A N historical figure, recently re
vived through the motion pic
tures, is brought to the public eye
once again in Margaret Gold
smith’s “Christina of Sweden.” It
is this story, with other informa
tion added, that has provided the
theme for the great Garbo’s latest
picture of the same title as the
book mentioned here.
The book is excellently written,
lacking most of the montonous
year-by-year description that is
typical of most biographies or
stories of great persons of history.
With vividness and preciseness,
in which a great deal of the charm
of the story lies, the author te
veals experiences of this man-hat
er who was crowned King of Swe
den, w'hose strange career turned
the course of an empire. Here is
a story that coincides with history, |
yet contains a harvest of informa- I
tion that makes for the clearer un-1
derstanding of the woman.
The Book of the Month club has 1
placed its stamp of approval on
“The Woods Colt” by Thames Wil
liamson, and Reading and Writing
heartily seconds the selection. It
is a dramatic, poignant, and alive
i novel of the Ozarks. every detail,
j from mannerisms to speech, hav
ing been carefully considered in
the preparation, of the material.
Sinclair Lewis has been out of
the public eye for some time since
his publication of “Ann Vickers,"
and a great many of his readers
have been wondering if he had per
manently retired. However, his
latest novel, “Work of Art” has
finally been published, and it is
well worth waiting for. It is a
complete character sketch, lacking
the satire of Lewis' previous
books, and traces the life of a
thorough and competent hotel
keeper, who puts his life in every
job he does, "through the periods
of war, prohibition, and the boom.
“America’s Troubadour” is a sad
saga of the life of Stephen Foster,
writer of negro ballads, as written
by John T. Howard. It compares
Foster, the composer of such songs
as “Oh, Suzanne,” "Old Folks at
Home,” “Old Black Joe,” with
other famous writers of songs who
have left imperishable melodies,
not realizing the value of them
during their lifetime.
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of the Air
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a member of .the faculty said,
“It’s the best thing since Shake
“Ah, Wilderness!” is O’Neill’s
other play and is different from
anything he has ever written. It
is Uie story of a character similar
| to the one in Tarkington's “Seven
teen.” George M. Cohan is play
ing the role of the father. Mrs.
Shumaker said that O'Neill’s fa
miliar bitterness is lacking. He
does not make fun of the trage
dies of the boy.
She said, “He seems to say,
‘Isn't he silly, but isn’t he nice?’”
Lillian Gish is getting a rather
good run in “The Joyous Season.”
This is a different type of role
than Miss Gish has usually played.
The personality is a definite char
acter rather than the clinging vine
type Miss Gish has usually por
Helen Hayes is in the historical
play, “Mary of Scotland." This
is, of course, based on the life of
Mary Queen of Scots. Miss Hayes
has been trained on the legiti
mate stage, Mrs. Shumaker point
ed out, but most of her successes
have been in the movies.
“Miriam Hopkins is playing in
‘Jezebel,’ which is aparently one
of the most beautifully produced
plays on Broadway,” Mrs. Shu
maker said. She described the
gown as a flouncy star-pangled
creation of tulle—the most beau
tiful seen on Broadway for years.
The play itself is not outstanding
since it is too melodramatic for
the American public.
Tjf'E detect the fine Italian hand
” of Ralph Schomp back of the
recent gardening activities around
the Phi Delt cave. To judge from
external appearances, the boys are
going in for vegetable raising in
a large way, a phenomena that
would please house - manager
Schomp no little. A call to the
house lact evening revealed that
the boys didn’t know exactly what
they were going to raise. We sug
gested spinach, to make them
strong in vitamins, and the lads
agreed that that was a very fine
idea indeed, except that a lot of
them didn't LIKE spinach. We
said that they could learn to like
it. but they replied that they did
n't nave grit enough.
They added, though, that already
they had raised a fine crop of
A faculty member whis
pered to us the other day that
all the work records of the
Catholic Sisters in the Univer
sity are filed in the record
book labeled “SIN to SMIL.”
It seemed a little cruel of the
registrar to us!
* * *
A petition is now being circu
lated to have the Betas equip
Bruno, their out-size St. Bernard,
with a brandy flask, as they do in
Switzerland. Thus, it is argued,
any soul who was perishing on the
campus would have immediate res
cue at hand. The trouble is,
though, that Bruno is a one-man
dog, and Wally Hug would always
be the first man to be rescued,
whether he needed it or not!
Our vote for the best rcply
«f-the-week goes to George
“Bugs” Callus, who, after lis
tening to Doug Polivka reel
off some very old gags indeed,
states: (
“Sphinx, your jokes could
all go to the Soph Shuffle
next week.”
“How come,” counters
“They’ve all got whiskers,”
quips Callas, leering!
“The wages of sin
May not be death
But disaster follows
Gin on the breath!”
“Yeah, but the sofas are softer!”
“Patronize Emerald advertisers.”
Bates Payable in Advance
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5c a line for each additional
Telephone 3300; local 214
DRESSMAKING — Ladies’ tailor
ing, style right, price right.
Petite Shop, 573 13th Ave. E.
Phone 3208.
PATTERSON-Tuning. Ph. 3256W.
?OR SALE—Set of Harvard clas
sics, reasonable. Call at 849 E.
BEGINNERS’ instruction in Rus
sian. Call 31-F-ll.
WILL the owners please call for a
white shirt, Olds, Wortman and
King; a cotton undershirt; and a
blue sleeveless sweater left at
the infirmary.
grand opening of our store in your own miner
100 Lbs. of Fine
Pure Cane Sugar
to t lit* customer buying
the largest food order.
49-L.b. Bag of Our
Peter Pan Flour
to the customer buying
the largest order of this
fine flour.
S&W Coffee
4-lb. can
Golden Bantam
10 bars
For Your Laundry
2J> Solid Pack
P&G Soap
7 Giant Bars
1 bar medium Ivory free.
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