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University of Oregon, Eugene
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BILL REINHART’S Oregon quintet plays its last
game before home fans tonight when the an
cient feud with the Oregon Staters of Slats Gill
is renewed in McArthur court.
The VVebfoots are fighting for undisputed pos
session of second place in the northern conference
standings. They have aggressively hounded from
the cellar position which they occupied last year to
do battle on even terms with a coast championship
squad which has fallen from its lofty perch.
Last year the Beavers trounced Oregon to take
all four games of their series and to mark up the
first season in which Reinhart’s quintet failed to
achieve at least a season tie with the Gillmen. This
year, the story is different. Each team has won
a game of the two played so far, and the Webfoots
are seriously considering the idea of making off
with the last two also.
Followers of Oregon basketball fortunes will
have a chance to see three two-year veterans and
a faithful substitute perform for the last time in
Eugene. Gib Olinger, inspirational captain of the
squad; Jack Robertson, eagle-eyed sharpshooter;
and Jim Watts, an aggressive ballplayer, are the
letter man losses.
The 1934 edition of Oregon basketball history
is a fine example of the rejuvenating power result
ing when good material is available. This year's
team is a Reinhart experiment, with the lookout for
the next few years distinctly rosier. Although two
first-string veterans are lost, Coach Reinhart has
an excellent nucleus for a still better team in 1935.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BEDSHKET BALLOT
rpHE farce of election is over.
About 590 students, many of them driven
to the polls by fraternity and sorority compulsion,
had their names checked off the poll list. Some of
them took a look at the 37 assorted varieties of
amendments on the bedsheet ballot, wilted, and
went away without voting.
Vote for the first six, had been the rallying cry
of the political chieftains. Almost everybody did
except that we heard one young lady beside us say, ■
“Let’s see; tiiey said vote for the first ten, didn’t j
they?” Whereupon she innocently proceeded to
mark her ballot for the first ten, although she was j
Voting “yes” on conflicting amendments.
feed in McArthur
The Emerald had recommended seven of the 30 1
independently proposed amendments. Enough per
sons took their Emeralds to the polls to bring the
average affirmative vote on these seven to 181,
and the rest of the independent measures averaged
97 votes apiece. Which shows, we suppose, that
this great family journal has a total of about 81
Aside from this, the election showed almost
nothing. As an index to reforms actually desired
by students, it is necessary to find out which of
the independent reforms was voted down by the
Assuming that the affirmative votes of 150 stu
dents, under the weird circumstances of the pre
election campaigning and the bedsheet ballot, con
stitutes a heavy expression of student opinion, the
following measures should be seriously considered
by the revision committee as it continues its work
of rewriting the constitution; all received more
than 150 votes:
1. A committee to exempt needy, crippled
and blind students from payment of A. S. U. O.
2. Publication of full proceedings of execu
tive council on day following sessions.
3. Publication of a student handbook.
4. Exemption of graduate students from
payment of A. S. U. O. fees.
5. Publication of annual audit report of A.
S. U. O.
6. Presentation of complimentary Emerald
subscriptions to daily newspapers of state.
7. Pres admittance of faculty people to A. .
S. U. O. functions.
At least two of these amendments, the third and
sixth, could be put into effect without being in
corporated into the constitution. The rest should
be given serious consideration. Only in this light
can the farcical “ratifying election" be considered
a serious part of the program of constitutional im
A CORRESPONDENT tells us today that he
noted an independent amendment for optional
membership in the student body received a ma
jority of votes. He construes this as an indication
that a majority of students seriously desire relief
from the payment of student fees.
What is actually indicated is that our corre
spondent has not read the amendment submitted.
For brevity’s sake, the Emerald listed the amend
ment in a front-page tabulation as “optional mem
bership.” But the amendment provided for quite
a different thing. It proposed the establishment
of a committee of three faculty members and two
undergraduates to hear petitions of needy students,
and upon discovery of real need, to exempt them
from A. S. U. O. dues. It also provided that crip
pled students, blind students, or others unable to
avail themselves of the privileges of the organiza
tion be so exempted. And it provided that all other
students pay full membership dues.
A worthy suggestion indeed, and one that was
proposed by the Emerald a month ago as a means
of assisting needy students until such time as the
A. S. U. O. is financially able to introduce optional
membership or reduce fees substantially. But quite
a different thing from a proposal to permit any
student who so desires to withdraw his payment
from the support of A. S. U. O. activities and privi
leges at this time.
And how could the writer have reconciled his
theory with the fact that while the exemption
amendment got 251 votes, an amendment to reduce
fees from $5 to $3 received only 114 votes?
With a watchful state board of higher education
eyeing A. S. U. O. finances, there is little doubt
that lowered or optional student dues will come as
soon as conditions permit.
T TNIVERSITY campuses seem to have a way of
attracting dogs of every conceivable genus.
Tall or short, long or wide, thick or spindly, they
come in every weird color combination imaginable.
The genial life of a canine bon vivant is the lot
of the campus dog. Although he usually has a base
of operations in some fraternity house, he is foot
loose and fancy free to wander where the spirit
listeth. He is everybody's dog. He feels free to
take a nap in the library or listen in on a class in
railway economics, where he can get his neck
scratched by scholars who seek spiritual escape.
In general, dogs are pretty nice folks. But most
of our dogs at Oregon are getting just a bit too
numerous and ill-mannered. Their throaty inter
jections have been known to turn classes into tur
moil. They yelp at autos in the streets, disturbing
nearby clas.es. Their naive curiosity has made
sweaty athletes delay their sport while the intruder
When a dog is out under God’s blue sky, he is
in his natural element. When his owner takes him
into his house, that is nobody’s business. But when
he ventures into the confines of learning, there to
behave as the lovely, unspoiled child of nature that
he is, he is getting decidedly out of hand.
Scanning the Cinemas
McDonald “You Can't Buy
Everything,” May Robson,
Lewis Stone, William Bake
well, Jean Parker. Also,
“Hold That Girl,” Claire
Trevor, James Dunn.
Ronald Column, Elissa Landi.
k By J. A. NEWTON
One as Two
r “Masquerader,” a very raz-a
Jna-tazz (from a friend in Port
land) picture indeed returns to the
Colonial tonight. The uptown thea
ter has a way of bringing back
Ronald Colnian is the star, and
lie has two parts, each depicting a
character very different from the
other. One is a prominent mem
ber of parliament who is addicted
to dope, and the other is a writer
of liberal articles on political mat
ters of the day.
The first is married to Elissa
Land!, ilia other a bachelor.
The two meet, amt it isn’t long
before the better man is taking
the place of the reprobate in Par
liament. Finally it becomes nec
essary for the new lad to take the
other's place in his home, and he
has a tough time doing' the hon
orable thing by the doper when
his wife becomes friendly.
Finally the doper dies, leaving
the new fellow in his shoes. And
he takes over the job.
The rambling account above may
give the wrong impression. "Mas
querader" is really a clever show.
Colman differentiates the charac
ters thoroughly, anil the photog
raphy is clean enough to make it
[ look real.
Another instance of the greater
flexibility of the screen in compar
ison with the stage.
WUi'crtu'k* and Mone\
“Hold That Girl" has a hum
dinger of an automobile chase.
And the cars used, as nearly as 1
could make out. were m the order
named a CUrysler roadster-—a big
one, a Cadillac or Lincoln sedan,
and a Packard roadster. All the
And Jimmy Dunn follows tip in
the rear with a Kurd S touring ear.
It's a thriller if there ever was one.
Story concerns mainly the life
of Claire Trevor as a police report
er. And does she pass as a re
porter? She does. Not as the kind
that work on newspapers, but as;
the kind that movies represent as
working on newspapers.
Plot built on several interesting ;
adventures, climax being the chase
by gangsters when the girl catches*
' them “rubbing a guy out ."
Trevor is a newcomer, and she
can come as often as she likes as ■
far as I'm concerned. She is cer-'
tainly a beauty.
"You Can't Buy Everything"
deals mainly with the consequences
of a romance which was broken up
I some thirty years before the main
action of the picture. May Hobson
, and Lewis Stone being the individ-i
Former spends the thirty years
taking her spite out on the latter
by ruining him in business, but in
so doing loses the affection of hei
own son. son niarrie Stone's
The Stamp of Approval [- By STANLEY ROBE
Expanding Villard Rostrum Recalled
By FREDERIC S. DUNN
(Professor of Latin
IT remains that a chapter should
1 be added, reminiscent of that
“upper chamber1’ in Villai'd hall,
to which we had now come to refer
for the first time under the digni
fied epithet “auditorium.’’ The
swinging entrance doors were only
a few feet from the stairway land
ings, and so it was a real feat of
athletics to throw one’s voice from
that first thin little platform in a
way to be heard by a listener at
The acoustics was abominable
from the very start. All sorts of
mechanical devices were tried out,
including successive enlargements
of the rostrum from a narrow strip
far back in the alcove until it
eventually brought the speaker
out from underneath the arch
It was a wonderful universe to
fill, with our meager student body
of those days. We had no possible
vision of a mass of students that
would some day demand an audi
torium many times larger. But we
gleefully filled up about seven
whole rows of benches from wall
to. wall. A photograph was taken
of the entire student body com
fortably huddled on the .north steps
and porch of Villard hall, the fac
ulty occupying a row of arm chairs
Of course at commencement
times or on other very formal oc
casions, the faculty, from Presi
dent John W. Johnson to Tutor
E. H. McAlister, sat on the plat
form. So did the graduating class
es, even after they had grown un
manageably large. No wonder we
periodically stretched that rostrum
farther and farther forward.
Villard auditorium was mean
while dedicated to a system of
peonage known as public rhetori
cals. We all now recognize its ef
ficacy, but to us it was taxation
with too much representation. Ev
ery five weeks, a group of us was
tolled off to regale the rest with a
recitation or essay, and it was the
intent that each and every student
should appear on that rostrum at
some time in the series.
n wit.-* 111\ iiu tu ue uruiit'u lu
"speak a piece" at the very first
public rhetorieals held in Villard
hall. I had found a poem after my
awn heart in The Youth’s Compan
ion. based on the disaster of the
Teutoberg forest, beginning:
'Varus, bring me back my legions!
Let me see them proudly march,
Covered with the spoils of battle,
Under the triumphal arch."
It would have been a "wow" if my
cousin Mabel had not giggled at
the wrong moment. You should
have heard her at the next rhetori
"i am dying, Egypt, dying.
Ebbs the crimson life flow fast.”
She had us all swooning. We were
just that way.
And how Jim Greenfield charged
with "The Light Brigade." He ac
tually turned his back to the audi
ence m order to point out the can
non that "volleyed and thundered"
behind him. It was all so realistic
that we thought for a while he
would be afraid to turn around,
leaving all those cannon behind
At one of the rhetorieals. my fu
ture wife was scheduled to read
an essay on "Domestic Astrology ,"
or “international Pleonasm" or
something else just as non-essen
tial 1 guess 1 was too intent in my
gaze at any rate she began to
stutter. But I thought she was
beautiful, tuc m her contusion.
Villard’s auditorium was some
times requisitioned for the open
sessions of the two debating organ
izations, those glorious old clubs
called the Laurean and Eutaxian
societies, for men and women, re
spectively. Once the Laureans
staged a Continental Congress.
Wesley Mulligan, as Benjamin
Franklin, was to bob up at one
moment with the famous utter
ance, “Gentlemen, we must all
hang together, or we’ll die separ
ately.” Like everything else that
Wes attempted, Franklin’s remark
was thrown into reverse, as badly
as the proverbial “The sween has
cooned.” And Frank Matthews out
Patricked Henry himself in launch
ing out on “Gibbets? Who said
gibbets? Et seq.”
The Eutaxians in emulation were
brave enough to put on a Shakes
pearean skit. Alberta McMurphyj
was Henry VIII or Coriolanus or I
somebody just as important. Any
way, I can see her yet, even if I
have forgotten her lines.
But there was one other tre
mendous element in the University
calendar of those days with which
we old grads shall always asso
ciate Villard hall—the introductory
socials. The purport was to make
it possible for all the bashful
swains to meet the coy swainess
es. While some one drummed the
piano, we promenaded about the
rim of the auditorium, in one
grand march. When the music
stopped, so. did we, and began to
wonder who would be the next of
fering. Harmless enough, but, oh!
how fraught with destiny! Many
a couple never (metaphorically)
knew when the music stopped.
Something warns me that I am
(This is the conclusion of a se
ries of articles by Professor Dunn.) [
The Safety Valve
An Outlet for Campus Steam
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To the Editor:
I note in this morning's Emerald
that the only independently of
fered amendment to the A. S. U.
O. constitution to receive a ma
jority vote was the one providing
for optional membership in the
student body. True the margin
was small but nevertheless it
proved that the students do seri
ously desire the privilege of de
ciding for themselves whether or
not they will purchase student
No doubt practically all of the
students who are financially able
to do so would purchase them any
way and there are some who are
making great sacrifices to go to
school at all and $15 per year
means a great deal to those stu
dents—more than many of us real
ize. And after all there are yet
some left in the world who value
an education more than a student
card, and that with all due re
spects to the great advantages of
I hope that those who so con
fidently asserted at the recent
meeting of the state board of
higher education at which this
was proposed, that it was a group
of agitators and not any appre
ciable number of the student body
(Continued on Page Three)
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By BARNEY CLARK
|"\UR brave ballot-counters en
^ countered some very odd bal
lots in the course of their activi
ties. For instance, there was the
one which had a sort of editor's
comment attached to the bottom.
"Elver since I have been in this
school. I have wondered why you
did not have a humorous maga
zine, such as the California ‘Peli
can.’ After filling out this ballot,
I can see that you have devised a
very efficient substitute.”
There was another one, re
puted to be Ud Schweiker’s,
which was marked “Do .Not
Open Until Christinas!” This
puzzled the committee for
some time, but they finally de
cided to open it. It wasn’t
Richard L. Neuberger provided
considerable amusement at the
polls by coming without his stu
dent body card. The inspectors
claimed they couldn’t recognize
him and tried to send him up to
the registrar to get an identifica
tion slip. Neuberger nearly had
apoplexy. He couldn't believe that
his services to the school had left
him in such obscurity. He finally
left in a huff (six cylindered)
swearing to have their hearts, and
We are sorry to have to run
another story about George
“Dark and Handsome’ (.'alias |
today, but this is too good to
miss. Callas had gone over to
Hendricks hall about 1 o’clock
in the afternoon and was sit
ting down waiting for a gal to
be summoned. He had his eyes
fixed on the stairs. Suddenly
another gal came tripping
down the stairs clad—of all
things—in her undies. She saw
Callas and . retreated hastily
up the stairs. Then she appar
ently decided that Callas was
harmless, for she turned
around and marched right
down again, descending into
the basement. We asked Cal
las who she was and he didn’t
know. Then we asked him
what she looked like, and he
“Pretty good! Pretty good!”
Then there was an article in yes
terday’s Emerald that seemed a
little weird to us. It reported the
finding of a white deer mouse in
the brush back of Mammy’s Cabin
last week by Dr. Huestis. Some
how a deer mouse seems a little
incongruous. We can imagine al
most anything back there from a
couple of left over Sigma Nus to a
set of Early American glassware,
but not a deer mouse. Another
thing we are worried about is what
Dr. Huestis was doing back of
Mammy’s Shack? How did he
KNOW the deer mouse would be
“From the Chi Psi <lei» we hear
Thomas giving tongue for beer:-’
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rpHREE little femmes from AI
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today. They are known as the
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member that they made their
campus debut at the recent stu
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McCracken compose the harmony
Bob Thornton does the accom
paniment and also solos at the
piano and on the clarinet. Broad
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