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THE A. S. U. O. election yesterday showed up a:
number of serious weaknesses in our voting
The actual machinery of running the polls
seemed to be capably handled, but the hugeness of
the ballot given the student voter was a sure pre
ventative of intelligent voting.
Thirty-seven measures faced the student for de
cision. They filled five columns of a huge sheet
larger than a newspaper, in solid type, of highly
involved legal style that was difficult to read rap
idly and even more difficult to digest thoroughly.
A two-hour session with it would have been a com
paratively hasty perusal. Fifteen minutes was 1
about all that most students took.
Those who went to the polls yesterday went
there in a spirit of helpful enterprise, with the idea
of doing something for their organization. Yet every
impediment to intelligent action was thrown in their
Besides the fart that most of the voters had
very little idea of what the measures meant, there
were several that were directly conflicting. The
chance of making out a coherent, logical ballot was
extremely small for the average student who had
not spent much time in thinking out his or her
As this is being written, a measure is pending
which may aecidedly remedy such situations. This
, is the stipulation that 100 signatures must be ob
tained to place an amendment on the ballot. Many
of the clauses on yesterday's ballot were put there
by very small groups of students.
Sample ballots should be passed out before elec
tions, as is done in regular county and state elec
tions. While this renders many votes open to pre-.
vious influence, it is better for students to go to
the polls with some sort of logical purpose than to
fill out a ballot that contradicts itself.
A grouping of the measures which conflict would
he an enormous aid to the student’s understanding
of what he is doing. Two or three measures that
are directly conflicting should be indicated as such
so that the student could more easily weigh one
against the other and not be subject to confusion.
Such grouping would display more clearly the defi
nite issues involved.
Students want to help run their government, and
they want to do a good job. Simplifying theii
duties at the polls is the only remedy for the slip
shod and haphazard voting that took place yester
OMIT THU KAZ/HUKKY
■Jl^ICKEY VAIL, gifted chief cheer leader, again
pleads that Oregon’s irrepressible booers suf
fer in silence in the coming games with Oregon
Such pleading in the past lias been breath
Wasted- particularly when Referee Coleman is
Flowing up a game with the official whistle. Even I
.Vail has difficulty restraining himself on those oc
casions, he admits. But it is unlikely that Coleman
will be on the floor in this crucial series, so we'll
Appealing to the better instincts ot the student I
body has proved fruitless. We therefore pursue |
another tack, and point out that booing from the'
borne stands puts a team under a tremendous psy-1
chological handicap. Poor sportsmanship from the!
stands is distracting to the men on the floor, makes,
them apologetic for their supporters, puts them
pientally on the defensive.
Emotions will be running high in these Oregon
Oregon State game# Friday and Saturday. Every
ounce of vocal energy should be on tap. Eut soft-'
pedal the cheers of the Bronx variety.
BREEZE FROM BENTON COUNTY
pEW newspapers in the state are as generous!
with editorial page publicity for the University
as Editor Ingall’s Gazette-Times of Corvallis. Mon
day's issue of that newspaper made reference to!
the University in no less than three separate edi-1
We need hardly say that the items were all of \
a derogatory nature. One condemned vigorously
the activities of "a bunch of reds on the university ,
campus.” Another commented on the proposal of
Professors Smith and Lomax to consolidate Ore
gon’s 36 counties into seven, declaring that the
"crazy scheme," as it wrr: r'eiicately termed, would
put Corvallis in the coast; 1 county region a po
These references to the University could be dis
missed with the customary raise of the eyebrows.
But the other editorial charges that Dean James H.
Gilbert of the University used his position as a
member of the P. W. A. committee to get the Uni
versity a new infirmary, and to see that the Cor
vallis infirmary project would be left out. This is
not merely hinted; no indeed, it is broadly stated
“Well, we note that because it had Jimmie
Gilbert on the P. W. A. committee, the univer
sity got in its graft about an infirmary. . .
And so on, winding up with the statement that
an honest-minded man would find, such partiality
hard to reconcile, "but it won’t bother Jimmie.”
The basis for the Corvallis editor's charges is
apparently a news article in a Eugene paper, in
which Dean Gilbert said the University infirmary
project is virtually assured. Because the newspaper
was primarily interested in Eugene, it did not men
tion that the prospect for a Corvallis infirmary is
equally brignt. The truth is that the two infirm
aries are twin projects, and as such, appear close
together on the recommended list—as a. matter of
fact, the Corvallis building may appear ahead of
the University infirmary.
And thus another blast from the Gazette-Times
dies out as a puff of wind.
But please, Mr. Ingalls, will you refer to the
dignified head of the college of social sciences by
some other term than “Jimmie”? Were rather
proud of him over here, and we hate to see our own
very private nickname for the beloved dean bandied
about with such familiarity.
On Other Campuses
Compulsory Military Training Held Un-American
THHE words of the secretary of war in his Wash
ington’s birthday address must have come as
a surprise to those patriots who consider pacifists
and all their works as un-American. Secretary
Dern in his recent speech stated, “Conscription or
compulsory military service, despite the physical
and moral value of the training and discipline to
the soldier, is repugnant to American ideals." With
these words, Secretary Dern comes close to agree
ing with the university students who believe in the
principle of freedom, even when applied to educa
tional institutions and who are variously condemned
as radicals, bolshevists and alien propagandists by
America's self-appointed patriots.
In compelling students at state universities to
take military training, the university officials arc
surely upholding an insttution which is opposed in
spirit if not in letter to the American ideal of lib
erty. To be sure, a high school graduate who is
conscientiously opposed to being trained in the
methods of warfare does not need to attend his
state university. If he has the money, he can at
tend a piivate university, but all too often it be
comes a question of the state university or none at
all. Educators all over the country have been op
posed to forcing students to attend courses which
would propagandize them in matters of religion or
other highly controversial matters of conscience,
but somehow they fail to appreciate the pacifists’
point of view.
Advocates of military training in the colleges
and universities of America support it because of
its moral and character building aspects. If they
think logically they must necessarily believe in uni
versal military service to give everyone the benefits
of the training. Yet the secretary of war condemns
coVnpulsory military service as “repugnant to Amer
ican ideals." If the universities and colleges of the j
United States do not intend to shelve the ideal of
liberty altogether they will have to rid themselves!
of that un-American institution, compulsory mill-j
tary training. The Minnesota Daily.
ATUTK firui him in almost every class this pest
* ’ who insists upon continuing the already over
worked argument or asking some trivial question
after the whistle blows. If a student reaches class
a few minutes late the professor always receives
the blame, but often it is only because he has been
politely replying to an insane query of a front-row
protege who has hopes of a higher grade than his
The after-whistle student is not confined to the
University. A Harvard class, afflicted with just
such a member, decided that each student was los
ing four dollars worth of education every hour the
obnoxious classmate argued, The class organized
a revolt and every time that member opened his
mouth, a great shuffling of feet created such a dis
turbance that he was forced to discontinue his fool
Of course, the idea isn't entirely practical, but
perhaps it contains a clue to the problem to be met.
Arriving ten minutes late at one’s next class is
annoying, particularly when one cannot honestly
blame the professor for the delay University Daily
PARIS DREAM MECCA,
LURE FOR STUDENTS
(Continued from Puge One)
from the myriads of wiki
Colors of the spring- to the drab
[grays and browns of the winter.
[While all the world changes, this
little country where was fired the
■shot which plunged the world into
Chaotic strife and changed the des
tinies ol nation . Sarajevo remains
secluded in its quaint, enchanting
The not-so-innocent bystander,
Barney Clark, selected Detroit as
his dream city, saying, "1 want to
see how automobiles are made."
Mickey Vail, the dashing roue,
tfnve three good reasons for choos
ing to visit Paris. "Wine, women
and song." chuckled Vail.
Mike Mikulak, the harder than
whom there 1 not a hits on the
football gridiron, hesitated not a
moment when broached concerning
his dream city. “Paris’' was the
prompt and enthusiastic response
Thus there remains small doubt j
as to the pilgrimage Oregon stu
dents will make when the family
coffers are sufficiently filled. Par-:
ts, with its bright lights. Latin
quarter. Apaches, wines. Are de,
Triomphe. Eiffel tower, receives
tht call over tin rt. t ol Hie world I
Near The Goal By STANLEY ROBE
Villard Hall Opening Recalled
By FREDERIC S. DUNN
(Professor of Latin)
rpHERE must have been unusual
excitement on the campus that
summer when three whole profes
sors and the library to boot were
to be detached from old Deady and
transplanted in the proudly new
Villard hall, ready for fall opening.
The era of partitioning which, ev
ery decade or so, set off a new of
fice or two, was yet far away in
the future, so the first floor of Vil
lard was a set of four great rooms,
equally divided by a Greek cross
In the southwest room, we es
tablished Dr. Thomas Condon and
his wonderful geologic collection.
Sometimes we would open the
door and not discover the doctor.
He would be hidden behind a new
carton of fossils from the John
Day basin or a pile of cigar boxes
filled with butterfly specimens.
Upon his emergence, you should
have seen the laughter in his eyes
and heard that sub-tonic whistle
in his beard. Diminutive man with
the great, great heart!
I.-—- —. .'-rrr—A
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
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:
Campus observers have been
carefully wt\ching the “Student
League Against War and Fas
cism" since its inception' here,
some apprehensively, some impar
tially, and some sympathetically.
With a sudden little gust, that
might have taken away the
breaths of those not already “in
the swim,” the group adopted the
name "Oregon Radical Club" at
their meeting Tuesday night.
Probably not many of those who
read of the action in the Emerald
next morning rushed to the dic
tionary or to other authorities in
order to determine the meaning of
"radical." But connotations of
such a word spring into the mind
all too easily, allowing hasty de
cisions. Such decisions are often
The sameful abuses the wordj
"radical" has suffered, does not
however, detract from its real util
ity. The campus group can be
proud that it was scientific in the!
matter. The name was selected, I
not in frivolity, nor to arouse the;
campus, its real meaning seemed
to show that it was the one word
which would adequately express
the aims and program of the group.
Hence its adoption.
Turning to Webster for a defini
tion. we read: "Having to do with
in proceeding from the root, source.)
origin, or foundation: forming part
of the essential nature, not acci
dental : fundamental.
“A radical difference is one that
springs from the root: a radical
change is one that does not stop1
at the surface, but reaches down
to the very root. Since the major
ity find superficial treatment of
any matter the easiest and most'
comfortable, radical measures may
bo looked upon as 'extreme'.”
Among the synonyms for "radi
tnl" that Webster lists are: com
plete. constitutional, essential, nat
ural perfect, positive, thorough ’
it. antonyms are. eonservathe in
Across the hall in the northwest
compartment was the library, a
real library now, not a mere book
case. There was yet room amid
the stacks for Dora Scott at her
table as circulating- librarian.
Those nearest her in affection used
to call her “Dode.” She never
knew it, but I occasionally won
dered whether I would ever get
that close up. I never did, even
though I did play against her in
“Madame Time’s Wax Works,’’
when it was staged by the Young
Women’s Christian Temperance
Union, down in old Rhinehart’s
hall, where the Odd Fellows’ tem
ple now stands.
The southeast compartment was
the throne-room of Prof. Mark
Bailey, of mathematics and astron
omy and the world in general. Be
fore his shoulders became stooped
with years, he was impressively
tall, easily over six feet. And oh,
how he did know his logarythms
and binary stars and the Greek
testament! On occasion, though
not too often, it was usually when,
by common agreement, we decided
1 complete, partial, inadequate and
The following words of Glenn
Frank, president of the University
of Wisconsin, are pertinent. They
were reprinted in the Emerald re
cently from the Wisconsin Daily
Cardinal, and show the attitude of
a scientific thinker towards the
“The true radical is simply a
realist. He refuses to be cowed
by a catchword. He resists the
tyranny of tradition. He refuses
to allow the crust of custom to
form over his mind. He declines
to be the slave of slogans. He is
not awed by the mere age of a
policy. He is more interested in
truth than in tradition. He puts
facts above fashions."
True radicalism, believes Frank,
,s a process—a way of thinking.
It was with these interpretations
of the word in mind that the new
name, "Oregon Radical Club” was
Chairman, Oregon Radical Club.
PEGGY CHESSMAN, Editor
|ANE more book about Elizabeth
can do no harm, and there's
always the possibility of finding
out more about the woman. On
this basis, we suggest the reading
of J. E. Neale’s “Queen Eliza
Neale has presented Elizabeth in
a different light, one which seems
to depict more realistically the
true woman and queen. He re
builds the series of problems with
which the queen had to deal, espe
cially her handicap of sex The
first necessity of a monarch is
immediate and undisputed succes
sion. For very sound reasons this \
was impossible for Elizabeth, a !
woman of a great deal of strength,
a fit ruler. No possible husband j
would be likely to rest satisfied ,
with a purely domestic role as the |
wife of a king traditionally did. !
If Elizabeth married a foreign
prince the marriage would be con- .
-idsred tn the terms of a treaty.
that the assignment was too ab
truse, we would ask Professor
Bailey a wholly extraneous ques
tion at the beginning of the hour.
And, with a broad grin and that
peculiar chuckle of his, he would
be off and take up the entire pe
riod with a monologic discussion.
We always felt, however, that
there was a reservation in the back
of that wise old head.
Dr. Luella Clay Carson, profes
sor of English and rhetoric, dean
of women, uncrowned Imperatrix,
had her audience chamber in the
northeast corner of Villard hall.
To her we recited tons of rhetoric
and logic, perspiring the while but
afterwards to “rise up and call
her blessed.” She was supposed to
“dean” the women, but let no one
imagine that we boys escaped! I
once bought a new hat at her be
hest. I know I grew several inches
taller because she called attention
to my drooping shoulders and
slouchy gait. And wasnt I proud)
when it was my privilege two or j
three times to escort her to formal j
parties! Ave Domina Luella!
(To be continued)
and her husband would naturally
expect to have a great deal of
power in dealing with other na
tions. If she married a subject,
he must at least be a nobleman,
and she ran quite a desperate risk
of factions within the kingdom.
Giving these arguments and
facts in the opening chapters,
Neale takes a stand for the
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ALLADIN GIFT SHOP—55 West
HUNGRY?—Drop in at The Eat
Shop. We specialize in club
breakfasts, plate lunches, and
dinners—at reasonable prices.
IF THE person who accidentally
took the man's dark blue slicker
from Villard hall Tuesday will
mail the glasses that were in
the pocket to the lost and found
department. I will gladly donate
slicker and appreciate his kind
WILL person picking up two vol- j
umes of Voltaire's works on
edge of campus Wed. afternoon '
please return them to library or !
room 202. Villard?
THE PERSON IS KNOWN
wt»o took the diamond and
emerald rings trom my pnrse
at the sculpture dept. Re
turn those to me by mail b>
March 10 and prosecution
will not Is* pressed. Diamond
ring valued at $1000.
queen's characterization and ac
tions which follow.
Not many years ago Katherine
Mayo start ed the reading world
with "Mother India,” a volume of
material dealing with the unsatis
factory conditions in India. Her
book was the subject of much con
versation. England went so far
as to offer a book, "The Son of
India,” to counteract some of the
accusations made in Miss Mayo's
book. Those who had not pre
viously read "Mother India" did so
Miss Mayo comes to the fore
again with a passionate and emo
tional attack on the insistent de
mands of the American Legion.
She takes up the problem of the
war veteran who goes to fight for
his country and returns to ask for
In no subtle terms, Miss Mayo
pours out her heart against the
group of 750,000 war veterans,
and denounces congress “for being
a bunch of cravens.”
CHEAP METHOD FOR
CHARCOAL IS FOUND
(Continued from Page One)
University as a research project.
By 1916 this work had led to the
discovery of a continuous process
for the carbonization of such ma
terial, which involved not only the
formation of charcoal but the re
covery of all other carbonization
From 1918 to 1922, Professor
Stafford was on leave of absence
from the University and, in co
operation with a prominent engi
neering firm in the east, gave all
his time to this project. During
this time the Stafford process was
tried out on a semi-commercial
scale and was installed commer
cially in a large plant in the south.
Later a still larger installation
was built at the plant of the Ford
Motor company at Iron Mountain,
Stafford Nationally Known
It was while working on the
carbonization project that Staf
ford attacked the problem of pro
ducing charcoal from waste wood
in the cheapest possible method
without regard to other by-prod
Professor Stafford is nationally
recognized for his research work
and discoveries in chemistry. A
project he is now at work on, that
of manufacturing “heavy water,"
recently received national atten
tion, as did a recent discovery that
acetimide is the greatest known
Five Students at Infirmary
The patients in the infirmary on
Wednesday were Barbara Foster,
Chester Beede, Ralph Schomp, Max
Calandra, and Jack Thorne.
By BARNEY CLARK
4N event of outstanding impor
tance has occurred on the cam
pus. The Kappas have formed a
chapter of the C.M.T.C. In case
you don’t . recall, this stands for
Calories Make Tummies Conspic
uous. This movement, initiated by
Phi Delta Theta, seems destined
to sweep the ca/npus like a tidal
wave. Already we hear that Lewis
Fox is agitating the formation of
a chapter in the Beta barn, with
Bruno as Supreme Plenipotentiary
of the group.
The Kappas, with character
istic vigor, have gone the Phi
Delta one better and formed
their own chapter of the N.
R. A. This organization has
no connection with General
Johnson’s much publicized ac
tivities, as it stands for No
Real Allure. We understand
that the N.R.A.’s constitution
requires them to eat the meals
w hich the C.M.T.C.’s constitu
tion orders THEM to do with
out. Very efficient!
George Callas, the Emerald’s
own Dark and Handsome, is still
somewhat perplexed by a phone
call he received the other day. It
seems that he was summoned to
the phone and encountered a fem
“Hello,” says he.
“Hello,” says the Voice, “this
Out of the dim and misty past
Callas recalls that he knows a Do
ris who lives in Portland, so he
asks the voice what she is doing
“Just passing through,” she
says, “and I would like to see you.
Can you meet me in Seymour’s?”'
“I’ll be there in twenty min
utes,” says Callas and rushes from
the house, abandoning his lunch.
He arrives in Seymours in ten min
utes, out of breath but triumph
ant. He sees no Doris. He sits
down. He waits twenty minutes.
Still no Doris. He waits twenty
five more minutes. Not even a
hint of Doris. Puzzled, he pro
ceeds home, sans lunch, but with
a first class worry on his mind. He
is still wcprying.
❖ * *
“Never drink /
More than you’re able;
You’ll wake up
Underneath the table!’’
* * *
“Came the dawn—!”
• • • •
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