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University of Oregon, Eugene
Sterling Green, Editor Grant Thnejnmel, Manager
Joseph Saslavsky, Managing Editor
Doug Polivka and Don Caswell, Associate Editors; Merlin Blais,
Guy Shadduck, Parks Hitchcock, Stanley Robe
UPPER NEWS bTAKr
Malcolm Bauer, News Ed.
Estill Phipps, Sports Ed.
Al Newton, Dramatics and
Chief Night Ed.
Elinor Henry, Features Ed,
Peggy Chessman, Literary Ed.
Barney Clark, Hnmor Ed.
Cynthia Liljeqvist, Women's Ed.
Mary Louiee Edinger, Society
George Callaa, Radio Ed.
BAY EDITORS: A1 Newton, Mary Jane Jenkins, Ralph Mason,
Bob Moore, Newton Stearns.
EXECUTIVE REPORTERS: Ann-Reed Bur»s, Meward Kess
ler, Roberta Moody.
FEATURE WRITER: Henriette Horak.
REPORTERS: Miriam Eichner, Marian Johnson, Velma Mc
Intyre, Ruth Weber. Margaret Brown. Eleanor Aldrich,
I^eslie Stanley, Newton Stearns, Fred Cotaig, Clifford
Thomas, Robert Rang, James Morrison.
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.
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ON EMERALD DISTRIBUTION
THIS business of restricting the Emerald’s dis
tribution is as distasteful to us as to anyone
else—and judging from the telephone calls and
complaints we’re receiving, the campus is finding
it exceedingly distasteful. Nevertheless, the meas
ure seems necessary under the present financial
circumstances of the A. S. U. O.
Having had approximately $750 slashed from
its anticipated income this term by the attorney
general’s adverse decision on compulsory fees, the
Emerald has no choice other than to adopt what
ever methods suggest themselves in order to insure
a full publication schedule for the rest of the year.
One of the retrenchments is the reduction in
the number of copies printed, and in order to in
sure that these reach the proper persons—namely,
those who are paying for them through their A. S.
U. O. fees—it is necessary to establish an unwieldy
system of distribution and checking at the Co-op
Second of the retrenchments is the raising of
the price on Emerald subscriptions, in order that
the coffers of the Emerald may be swelled to the
extent of assuring a full calendar of publication
in case of an unforeseen drop in advertising rev
The Emerald is acutely conscious of its own
drop in circulation by reason of its loss of contact
with many former readers and contributors. Yet
the Emerald cannot support itself on advertising
alone, and until the fee difficulty is adjusted, the
present restricted distribution must be continued.
THE WARNER CONTEST
THE annual Warner contest for essays on the
problems of the Pacific area has become estab
lished as one of Oregon’s most important scholastic
competitions. But in these times it contains two
weaknesses that seem to lessen the benefits of its
Every year $400 is presented to nine winners
of the contest. The number entering the contest
is remarkably small for the size of the award. The
reason for this is the restriction that only those
students who have taken certain prescribed courses
on the history and problems of the far east may
enter. Of course, this clause was inserted as an
inducement to enrollment in these courses, and, as
such, some stimulus has been evidenced.
The weakness is that it limits eligibility to such
a close number of specialists in this field, and
keeps out students who would like to make an in
vestigation of this sort but who either have no time
for the courses prescribed or no particular taste
for the classroom curricula offered. It would seem
thaL the attraction of, say, 35 students to a cursory
perusal of the field would be as valuable as the
attraction of a dozen who go through the courses
only to clear the requirement.
Further, the dispensation of such a sum of
money at this time to the admittedly creditable
cause of advancement of a certain field of student
interest seems slightly incongruous at a time when
200 students are hanging to their college work only
by the margin of a few dollars granted by the CWA.
For the donor of the award the University has
only respect and gratitude. But in these times any
philanthropy that could bo possibly conceived of as
being wasted is cause for serious concern. Extreme
care in the disposal of such a sum of money is
requisite to the attainment of utmost effectiveness,
especially when so many students are in actual
Note: The following editorials are written
by candidates for the editorship of the Em
erald, to he selected in the two weeks following
April 10. These test editorials are published
as specimens of the editorial ubility of the
candidates, to aid the publications committee
in making its decision.
By Candidate 1.
IUST four weeks from today members of the
** A. S. U. O. will be asked to go to the polls and
elect the officers who will govern them during the j
coming school year.
In the natural state of things at this time each i
year, when the days are fine for getting outdoors !
and the nights are even finer for tennis court I
dances, rallies, and serenades, things get going in '
a big way along the student political battle front, j
Candidates are tripping over each other in an effort ^
to grab the public eye, and the campus supplies of
ccptibly when but one baud wagon rolled quietly
up for the big race a band wagon of such proper- j i
tions that its presence was enough to stifle all op
posing political forces. ! ■
But where are the political band wagons this i
year? True, there are whisperings of politico- I
mechanics as they buzz around supposedly getting i
their machines in working order; secret sessions at ;
fraternity and sorority houses; and vague rumors 1
that so-and-so is lining up with so-and-so who is i
counting on so-and-so and so-and-so to back hint I;
and his so-and-so ticket But up to the present 1
it's all talk, and not much of that. No candidate 1
has yet stepped forward openly uud declared him- I
self for or against anything. i
cigars and throat disks ate taxed to their utmost.
But no such exhibition now.
Last year the usual furor was calmed per
What i« tlu reason for tiu. apparent want of i
initiative? It cannot be a lack of live issues. The
campus is teeming with problems, solutions of
which would nobly grace any candidate's banner.
It cannot be a lack of interest, because never be
fore has there been shown more concern in campus
doings than in the past few months. Perhaps it
is the absence of the old soft soap, the ballyhoo,
and the gradual disappearance of the back-slapping
politician of years gone by, who helped to make the
spring term one of excitement and disquietude.
Such a trend would be welcomed by many; but
the present situation, with no rallies, no band
wagons, no ballyhoo, no soft soap, and very few
whispers, gives us a feeling that perhaps it would
be a relief to hear once more the booming, “Have
a cigar, Bill.”
“LIST OF FORTY”
By Candidate 2.
T AST fall term the Y :omen were asked by the
department of physical education to name
forty men from whom they would select athletic
teams for the coming year of intramural competi
tion. Lettermen or anyone engaged in varsity com
petition were not to be permitted participation in
intramurals. Through the entire year the Yeomen
are limited to this initial selection of forty members.
In the fraternities, however, some of which have
a greater number than forty, intramural athletic
teams may be chosen each term from the men then
connected with the houses. No all-year list is re
quired from the fraternities.
During fall term Willard Jones and Budd Jones
were permitted to participate in intramural basket
ball even though it was well known that both were
receiving basketball scholarships. The director of
intramural athletics, Paul R. Washke, maintains
that at that time no potential varsity basketball
team had been named, although both of the Joneses
were practicing with the rest of the varsity timber,
and it was generally conceded that the two ath
letes had been “farmed out” the preceding year to
Southern Oregon Normal.
Varsity tennis practice is now under way and
from the Yeomen’s list of forty athletes have been
selected George Economus and Tom Mountain as
prospective varsity material. John Economus is a
candidate for the frosh team. Consequently these
three will not compete for the Yeomen.
While the athletics director may be justified in
barring the Economus brothers and Mountain, this
action places an unusual handicap on the Yeomen,
who are making a desperate bid to repeat last sea
son’s triumph. When the Yeomen compiled their
list of forty they were careful to choose men who
were proficient in particular sports. The loss of
the three tennis players leaves the Yeomen, through
no fault of1 their own, minus the services of any
capable racket wielders.
With the Jones case in view it perhaps would
not be inappropriate to waive the subject of a var
sity tennis squad temporarily, thus allowing the
Yeomen stars to compete. If the athletics director,
however, cannot be reconciled to such a viewpoint,
the Yeomen should at least be given an opportunity
to replace the Economus brothers and Mountain
with other independent men who were not included
in the initial list.
Up to the present school year the Yeomen were
allowed to draw their athletes from all independent
men. The fraternities complained at this obvious
unfairness, and the intramural committee heeded
these protests by limiting the Yeomen to a list of
forty men selected at the beginning of the school
year. The clumsiness of such an arrangement is
apparent. Some of the forty members have dropped
out of school, and the Yeomen are obliged to peti
tion the committee if they wish to effect replace
ments. Secondly, the talents of many independent
athletes were not "uncovered” until after the year
was well under way. It is impossible to add these
men as long as the original forty is intact.
As a solution for ending the perennial intra
mural squabble, the Emerald suggests a plan
whereby a distinction can be drawn between a Yeo
man and a mere independent. For some time the
Yeomen have assessed "official” members certain
dues. “Athletic membership” costs nothing. There
is no sound reason why Yeomen athletes should
not pay Yeomen dues if they expect to compete for
the organization. Placing such a standard on Yeo
men membership would render unnecessary such
an awkward device as the present "list of forty."
‘HE Overflow Trophy this week goes to a friend
-*■ of ours who graduated from the school of edu
cation last year and was sent into the hinterlands
to teach high school biology, and initiate the rural
youths into the mysteries of science.
Teacher thought he would astound the peasants :
by demonstrating the effects of alcohol on the rate
of growth, health and spirits. So he got himself
a couple of rats and put them on a diet.
Number One he fed a simple fare of grain.
Number Two got, in addition to his regular meals,
:i ration of liquor. Each day he would lake the
varmints out of their warrens and check up. The
.'lass was all agog in expectation of seeing Number
l\vo wasting away under the effects of strong
Well, it didn’t work. The only difference that j
showed up was that Number Two seemed to be
getting a lot more fun out of life than the Teeto
The class was beginning to grow skeptical when
he ravages of rum failed to set in according to
schedule. So our friend made the supreme sacri
fice of scientific integrity to the demands of ex
jediency. 11c began to chisel on Number Two’s
atlons of wheat, giving only about half enough '
vithout telling the class.
This worked better. Even the solace of his daily 1
lram-cup was not enough to compensate for the
oss of his meals, so one morning little Number
rwo left this world of pain and debauchery by tuni
ng up his toes and dying. The death was shame
cssly attributed to acute alcoholism and the morals
if our future citizens were saved.
Runner-up for the Overflow Trophy this week ■
s a new pulp magazine that has made its appear- '
atce on the stands.
This inspired little book is entitled "BREEZY
'KTECTIYE STORIES.” Its cover portrays Jack
lalton of the North Dakota State Police coming
hrough a window, gun in baud, to surprise a!
ouioly young lady in teddu !
By STANLEY ROBE
Attaching Realism to Higher Education
(From the Daily Nebraskan')
rpHAT American education is be
-*• ing rapidly changed to meet
the demands a “new deal” has been
evidenced during the past few
months. The most recent addi
tion to this adjustment in our in
stitutions of higher education is
the American University’s recently
announced plan to open a school
of public affairs.
Briefly the school will consist of
a laboratory course designed to
study government through direct
contact between students and of
ficials in round table discussions.
The course will be offered one
semester, and in addition, will be
open to a limited number of grad
uates and undergraduates from
universities and colleges.
At first blush, there appears to
be nothing significant about the j
idea. In reality, however, it rep
resents a significant gesture in
American education. It indicates
that our system of education is
answering after a fashion the cry
ing need for realism in university
curricula. The true significance of
this addition to the American
University was recently summed
up by David Lawrence. He said:
“Our inspiration for this ambi
tious program is the challenge to
education which has come with
the stirring times in which we
find ourselves today. Text-books
alone are not sufficient. In nat
ural or applied science we do not
depend only on an outline of
theory. The laboratory is the
place where fact and theory are
surveyed in the test tubes of prac
tical experience. So must it be
with the social sciences. Here at
the seat of government we shall
be creating a laboratory in the
field of public affairs, an oppor
tunity for those steeped in the
doctrines of what government
ought to be to fuse their view
points with those who every day
are responsible for what govern
ment really is. Here can be sur
veyed the facts of government, the
great forces social and economic,
that press upon the governmental
structure and render it responsive
or not to popular will. Here can
the human equation in government
be analyzed. Here can the call
to service to the youth of the
country to participate in public
affairs be given a realistic inspira
What Mr. Lawrence wants, in
short, is a new type of student.
A student who has adopted a
sense of realism in solving for
himself the social and political
problems of today. If realized, he
will be far different from the stu
dent of the past decade.
During the glorious twenties
university students, like many
others, bowed in humble subserv
iency to the almighty dollar.
Graduating, as they did, from uni
versities indulging in promotional
publicity, youth re-echoed the
buoyant optimism of financial and
industrial leaders. Caught in a
capitalistic dragnet, undergradu
ates, it seems, displayed little in
terest in the governmental graft
and corruption exposed many
times during that period. Evi
dently youth had lost sight of so
Whether educators will answer
tl\is challenge is a moot question.
It is evident, however, that pro
gressive institutions are taking
steps to instill in undergraduate
minds a sense of social idealism.
Iowa, Syracuse, Princeton, and
other universities have established
schools of citizenship, round table
conferences, or institutes which
have made notable contributions
to the study and understanding of
current problems of American
It is apparent, then, that one
shortcoming of our educational
system is being adjusted to de-j
mands of a new era. Conserva
tive institutions of learning should
soon discover that a revision of
antique curricula is' necessary.
They should realize, too, that uni
versity undergraduates must be
trained to face problems from a
realistic point of view. Out of
this overhauling should come the
type of youth described by David
Lawrence — youth blessed with
ideas of their own and imbued with
the ideal of public service.
By BARNEY CLARK
g^VIDENTLY all this radical talk
J has undermined the ranks of
the R .O. T. C. Witness the inci
dent at the parade yesterday:
Here it is, a solemn occasion,
the entire unit drawn tip in two
lines, with the officers in front.
Our noble lads are standing stiff
ly at attention, while their supe
riors call out gruff orders intend
ed only for themselves. An officer
barks out a sharp command.
There is a long, tense silence as
the ranks wait anxiously for the
reply. Suddenly a voice from the
rear rank pipes up in the best
"St' you won’t talk, eh?”
That took the whole heart out
of the parade. Nobody took any
interest in it after that.
We start the term with the,
Great Trunk Mystery, and now
along comes another to plague us.
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’Tatrcnui Luurald advutiseri.
! Georgie Bennett whispers confi
j dentially that there are a number
of women on this campus that
smoke CIGARS in secret. This
leaves us in a quandary, and an
old disused quandary at that. Who
are these women ? It is impera
tive for the safety of our male
students that we expose them.
How would YOU like to go out
with a girl that had succumbed to
the wiles of the insidious cigar?
Suppose you were dining with an
apparently demure and dainty
companion in a public restaurant,
and she-calmly pulled out a four
teen inch perfecto and lit it! The
situation is intolerable! Gentle
men, we are sitting on a live vol
cano, and it behooves us to move!
Here is something else that
rouses anguish in our breast. A
number of young gentlemen who
dine at one of the local boarding
places walked into to lunch the
other day and discovered Paul Ew
ing calmly sitting and SEWING
on an apron! They asked him
whose it was and he replied with!
aplomb that it was his. They
raised their eyebrows, and he
went on to explain that he needed
an apron for his Camp Cookery
class, and had therefore proceeded
to make one. Ye Gods!
“Do not smirk, with bloated pride!
On those who freauex College
Your grades may average two-1
But you don't have the fun they
"Prepare to meet your maker!”
U. of O.
Best Foods and
J-^.u- ■ _ ■”
PEGGY CHESSMAN, Editor
Editor’s note: The following
article is written by Fred Col
vig, the 'Emerald’s rambling
A NOTE for the pest that cor
ners a guy and tells him about
the new book he’s just read:
there’s a mess of new books at
the circulation desk in the old li
brary ,for rent and for seven-day
Bringing Ferenc Kormendi,
young Hungarian author, bril
liant, so they say, before his first
American audience is his novel,
“Escape from Life" — “modern,
realistic, cynical, perverse,” as a
book in which the writer “sees
chance as one of the great decid
ing factors in the life of man.”
“Greed, love, murder and hate,
all domniated by the sands and
cliffs of Weymouth,” is the way
a critic hits off “Weymouth
Sands,” the new novel of James
Cowper Powys. A rather compell
ing atmosphere you may like it,
if you believe critics.
"Passion Spins the Plot” is a
novel of the Idahoan .Vardis Fish
Plays: “Mary of Scotland,” by
Maxwell Anderson, which, in New
York now, bills Helen Hayes: “The
Lake,” three acts by Dorothy
Massingham in collaboration with
Murray MacDonald, Katherine
Hepburn’s new vehicle—no, Bruce,
not canoe—what’s she want with
vehicle in “The Lake”—that’s
what the guy this was copied from
For med students — “Men in
White," by Sidney Kingsley. The
soft-treading file of white-garbed
doctors and nurses through the
big hospital, an "initiation of a
young doctor to the rigorous real
ities of medicine.” It is the first
play of the year to be palmed
with Burns Mantle ’s"four stars.”
Bernard Shaw brings in another
volume — three plays, “Too True
to be Good,” "On the Rocks,”
"Village Wooing.” You know G.
And Ralph Roeder's much talked
of i'Man of the Renaissance” is
here. The man is a composite fig
ure of Savonarola, Castiglione,
Machiavelli and Aretino, a figure
which some critics have called in
complete, but all critics agree that
the volume is a valuable study of
many faces of the Renaissance.
It’s good to see a work like
"Martin Luther, Germany's Angry
Man,” by Abram Lipsky, judging
solely by the flashy cover, spruc
ing up those stuffy old religious
To toss off three others: “The
Cross of Peace” by Philip Gibbs;
“Thomas Mann, a Study,” by
James Cleugh; and “A Native Re
turns,” in which the author, Louis
Adamic, rediscovers his native
land, Yugoslavia, sent there from
America on a Guggenheim award.
GAMMA ALPHA CHI BALL
TO PARADE FASHIONS
(Continued from Page One)
after their arrival at the houses.
Sherwood Burrs’ ten-piece band
will play for the dance, and will
9-Iso provide the musical accom
paniment for the style show,
which will be a feature of the in
termission. Dresses ranging from
extreme sport styles to the dressi
est fashion will be displayed by
the mannequins, 15 campus girls
selected by Dick Neer, Ed Schweik
er, Jim Emmett, Neal Bush, Tom
Clapp, Dorothy Cunningham, and
“Cum Laude” Honors
Chuck-full of the old vagabondage.
The jacket is one of those new Nor
folk models done in tan corduroy.
Slacks are of high-rise, pleated type,
in deep-brown corduroy.
© 1931 C-R Co. Inc.
ORDUROY has invaded
V_> the Campus and dorm
with a vengeance. Down
East where the Yale Bull
dog glares at the Princeton
Tiger, seekers after learning
have taken a leaf out of the
sartorial book of their West
ern brethren — and taken
Corduroy to their hearts.
n And in this Melee of
popularity Crompton Col
lege Corduroys emerge with
“Cum Laude” honors—-for
they possess the nonchal
ance and the ruggedness
that campus life demands.
Free/ —Style brochure showing
the smart new things developed
in Crompton Corduroy. A lively
and informative booklet which
may help solve some of your
sartorial problems. Write to
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You Can Depend
Man Who Advertises
times out of ten you will find that the man who
advertises is the man who most willingly returns
your money if you are not satisfied.
lie has too much at stake to risk losing your trade
or your confidence. You can depend on him.
He is not in business for today or tomorrow only—
but tor next year and ten years from next year, lie
knows the value of good-will.
Y'ou get better merchandise at a fairer price than
lie could over hope to sell it if he did not have the larger
volume of business that comes from legitimate advertis
ing and goods that bear out the promise of the printed
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