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Politics and Education
T TNDER the caption of Toties Quoties the Emerald
today reprints an editorial from the Spectator
of Saturday, August 11, 1934, entitled, “Is It a
The “recent meeting” of the state board of
higher education referred to in the Spectator’s writ
ing is that of June 18, 1934, at which Willard Marks,
president of the board, appointed a committee of
three, with himself sitting as ex-officio chairman,
to survey the potential chancellor field and report
at the next meeting. As might have been expected,
the report was not made at the next meeting, but
the one after.
The Spectator says that President Marks’ "tact
and sagacious methods have made him noteworthy
among Oregon politicians.’’ It goes farther by hint
ing that Mr. Marks might run for governor in 1938,
and for this reason has administered an unexpected I
mystifying policy as president of the state board.
It is not for the Emerald to dabble in politics.
A university daily cannot be expected to be kept
well informed in the Stealthy Machiavelism of Ore
gon Politics. It cannot, however, fail to overhear
rumors that persistently float to this seat of higher
learning from the state capitol and the metropolis.
The Spectator is in error, if the Emerald is to
form its opinion from the buzz on the campus. Mr.
Marks doesn’t want to run for governor, it is ru
mored, but he would like to go to congress.
It is the opinion of the Emerald that the state
board of higher education be free from politics, even
if headed by a man "noteworthy among Oregon
politicians.” The board should run its affairs un
influenced by ordinary political considerations, and
certainly it should not resort to ordinary political
It is deplorable that education should be involved
in politics as deeply as it is. Members of the state
board of higher education must bear in mind that
they were not appointed for political considerations,
but to administer the laws in regard to education
from an unbiased, state-wide point of view, without
fear or favor.
War Is Swell
JK General Sherman hail been a steel or munitions
manufacturer instead of a soldier, his famous
words would probably have been, "War is swell.”
The recent congressional investigation has clearly
shown what many people have long suspected—
that state departments and national heads are often
swayed largely by, if not actually subservient to
manufacturing interests which reap an enormous
profit from war. The congressional committee un
covered instances where employees of the munitions
interests had been railroaded into the ranks of Con
gress and had stayed there for years working to
promote the traffic in death-dealing machinery.
It was also found that companies have been
selling munitions to friend anil foe alike. Guns |
made in Allied countries during the World war were I
used a few weeks later to mow down Allied troops.
In view of the light which the investigation has
thrown on the origins of international conflict, a
new theory has been propounded which seems to
strike at the root of the evil by wiping out the :
causes for war rather than by trying to suppress I
its various symptoms.
Senator Vandenbcrg's plan for ending war, j
sometimes called “universal conscription,” would
abolish the commercial motive by providing that ;
“in the event of war every citizen, business, and
corporation shall pay into the national treasury 95 j
per cent of all profits or earnings in excess of the |
last preceding three-year average."
The plan, strange as it may seem, has been in
dorsed by powerful veteran and pacifist organiza
tions. Perhaps young men will no longer have to
die in buttle to make old men rich, or be slain by
guns which their fathers have sold to the enemy.
JT is indeed difficult to remain neutral in llie in
dustrial battles which have convulsed America j
since the golden days of '29. Especially since the ,
Rooseveltian challenge to the participators in the i
class war, one is inclined to damn the devil as he
sees him. It is no longer possible to suspend judg
ment. To salt down all ol one's prejudice, though,
and approach the thing scientifically is too much
trouble for the average person. A few bits of evi
dence do stand out, however. i
For a year and a half labor has accepted Roose- :
velt's proposals much more speedily than lias Wall j
Street and tho industrialists. The power., that be ! i
have constantly been disappointed in the President s ;
speeches and have found little to bolster their con- ,
fidence in the future of bigger and better profits, j
Labor, on the other hand, has seen visions of a bet- i
ter day in nearly every public utterance of the New .
Yorker. The result lias been prompt response on 11
the part of organized labor to moat of Roosevelt's .
proposals, while organized capital has been so back
ward that there is little to say.
Of course, say many, what would you expect?
If good things are coming labor’s way, why
shouldn’t it respond? Similarly, if capital is losing
out, why shouldn’t it refuse to cooperate, but ac
tually fight a desperate battle for self-preserva
tion? This is only half the story. Labor has lost
out more than once by being too hasty in falling
in with the administration’s proposals. Witness the
dismal failure of coast workers to obtain justice
once a federal mediation board got control. Quite
as questionable is the crop-reduction policy. The
industrialists have suffered some too. It is probable
that had big business pushed the New Deal as
whole-heartedly as did labor, a much better con
dition would prevail in the country today. Adamanl
industrialists by the score would now be in a much
better position had they gone along with the ad
The point is, that regardless of consequences to
either class, labor has been in a much more coop
erative spirit than has the employer. Roosevelt’s
trial strike truce plan is the latest and one of the
best examples. Immediately after its presentation
all the vast resources of the American Federation
of Labor were placed behind it, the textile union
had pledged its allegiance and workers’ unions we re
preparing to send representatives to the White
House within the month to draw up plans for the
Capital, upon hearing the President’s utterance,
immediately began to sulk and whimper. It could
find little assurance in the speech or the plan. It
condemned Roosevelt’s avoidance of the budget
balancing question and was worried because he did
not announce the end of monetary experimentation.
The bankers challenged him right and left, and get
ting no satisfaction, retired to their respective cor
ners for another sulking session.
It is only too clear that the powerful forces of
the bankers, industrialists and Wall Street dicta
tors in general are not in accord with the adminis
tration. The greatest menace is the possibility that
should Roosevelt set up a real cooperative system
with labor, the capitalists will begin a program of
organized sabotage that will thrust the whole thing
on the rocks. Time alone will tell.
'T'lMOROUS cabinet members have caused sen
sational disclosures of the Seriate arms probe
to be kept from reporters on the grounds that
American business would sufer as a result of the
revelation of private negotions, and that other na
tions are being antagonized by the publicity given
disparaging evidence concerning their high of
The Senate committee is entirely within its legal
rights in refusing to give reporters the evidence,
but the special nature of this committee’s investi
gation should lay it bare to the world.
The only American businesses that will suffer
are those which carry on negotiations that cannot
stand the light of day. The only high officials
whose feelings are being hurt are those who have
taken part m dishonesty and disloyalty to their
It matters not that King George as well as
lesser lights are having their names mentioned. If
the matter before the committee warrants investi
gation, it warrants exposure before the whole civil
ized world.-—Daily Illini.
“Child With Bullet In Brain Is Normal’’ says
Eugene Morning News headline. We've known some
abnormally noisy children we would like to make
From reliable resources the Emerald learns that
the freshmen this year were again looking for Pro
Is It a Stalemate?
JNQUIRIES come to The Spectator concerning the
recent meeting of the state board of higher edu
cation, only meagre reports of which were carried
in the newspepers. These inquiries are from gradu
ates of both university and college, -and from parents
who have student sons and daughters in both in- i
stitutions. There are conjectures as to what course
is being pursued in selection of a new chancellor,
to succeed Dr. W. J. Kerr, whose resignation is in
the hands of the board, pending the appointment of
Aside from the financial needs of the system,
which were stresed in the published reports of the
last meeting, there seems to have been a paucity
President Wilard L. Marks, whose tact and sa
gacious methods in matters of public concern have
nude him noteworthy among Oregon politicians,
ind have caused him to be mentioned favorably
ts a gubernatorial candidate in the .1938 state elec
ion, has preserved an unexpected reticence in his
xisition as head of the board.
Meantime the needs of both the Eugene and Cor- j
,allis establishments are becoming more apparent,
flic fall semester is approaching, with no concerted
huiipaign by the eolege and university alumni, the
■tudent bodies and the parent organizations to sc
are action by the incoming legislature on appro
motions for higher education in Oregon.
It. would seem that Chairman Marks, trained
lirough legislative service and long experience in i
anancing, might institute action looking toward
irovision for future needs not only of the two prin
ipal branches, but for the normal schools as well. ;
It may be contended that the normals are not of'
iatamount importance with the university and the i
•allege, there being an overplus of teachers, many
if them unemployed, in Oregon.
Chancellor Kerr, however, made clear the neees
■ity for immediate action on funds for the coming
ear. when lie appeared at the recent session of
he state board of higher education.
It the board within itself is unable to agree on a
oursc of action, it has not been announced. If there
s a stalemate, the board members should let the !
nibhc know , permitting public opinion to express ■
At any rate, it looks very much as if Chairman
darks is on the spot.. Tact and deliberation are
narks of a good political!; Marks is a man of acu
nen and political aplomb; but there is evident a
tesne on the part of citizens of Oregon tor some
iefmitive action by the board before the fall term
'pens at the .late institution: —The Spectator.
Reaching for the Moon By alfredo fajardo
© ^-EHROLIMENT -2500
The Preparatory Department
By FREDERIC S. DUNN
at 7:30 o'clock,
Wednesday Eve., June 18, 1879
A precious souvenir, this, of the
University’s second birthday and a
most convincing document of that
still plastic age in the life of the
institution, decades before Kuy
kendall had introduced the bill be
fore the legislature authoriizing
the establishment of high schools
throughout the state wherever
population and property evaluation
Previous to that enactment, the
University and the College were
obliged to accept as students some
who had not yet completed the
grades. And there was no system
of accrediting or certification. You
were turned over to Mrs. Spiller
or Miss Boise who were a second
ary order of seraphs, invested with
miraculous power to work some
uniformity out of a heterogeneous
And they did, at that. Nothing
less was intended by this demon
stration at the Universityls second
commencement. Here are listed
prominent men and women in our
commonwealth of today who de
claimed and read and received the
applause of a doting public, as
sured that they were to fill niches
in fame already chiselled for them
by Divine Providence.
Imagine Darwin Bristow in that
old favorite 'The Heathen Chinee,’
and Walter Eakin in an ‘Extract
from Sterne,' a declamation by Joe
Whitney, future editor of the Al
bany Democrat, and a paper
shared equally by John McCornack
and Edwin O. Potter.
I, too, had climbed those fear
some spirals of Deady, up to that
fourth heaven, and well do I recall
the impression made upon me by
that tall, dark beauty, Anna Pen
gra-Hill, in her rendition of ‘High
Tide,’ and the paper divided be
tween those two variantly wonder
ful women, De Etta Coggswell and
And most fascinating of all were
the declamations in unison by the
two divisions of the preparatory de
partment, ‘Miss Boise's room’ giv
ing 'The Mellow Horn’ and ‘John
Schmoker,’ and a prize class from
‘Mrs. Spiller's room’ rendering ‘Ex
celsior.’ Even yet, after the lapse
of over half a century, I can close
my eyes and hear that triumphant
shout from far up the Alps and its
equally harrowing tremor as the
hero sinks to his sleep in the snow.
The preparatory department de
veloped into a sub freshman divi
sion of two years' schedule and fi
nally, with the growth of the high
schools, ceased entirely. The echoes ■
of ‘Excelsior’ had died away in the
depths of the pass.
(The next issue will contain “The
Old Twelfth Street Stile.)
Tramping Norway in Winter
_BV RICHARD NELSON FUGH_____
(Editor’s note: M-r. Pugh is a 1920 grad
uate oi the University of Oregon. All pub
lication rights of this travel sketch are
reserved by the Oregon Daily Emerald.)
The morning dawned bright and
clear. After breakfast Hov hitched
one of his great horses to a small
heavily built wagon, and wc start
ed up the road towards the vil
lage. As a Halden-bound milk
truck started to pass, my friend
signalled it to stop. I found room
in the cab. Thanking Hov. I
wished him better times and waved
At Halden 1 explored the an
cient fortress of Fredrickshald
with an attache of the local cus
toms house for a guide. From him
I learned an interesting bit of
Norske history. Norway, he proud
ly informed me, had never been
conquered by a foreign power
since its establishment in S72 A. D.
by Harold Haafagre. In 1380 it
had been united with Denmark
when the heir to the Norwegian
crown was elected king of Den
mark, The union lasted until 1814,
when, by the Feace of Keil, Nor
way was ceded to Sweden. Nor
way did not recognize the Peace
of Keil. however, and on the 17th
day of May—since become a na
tional holiday — she declared her
independence. Shortly afterward
she entered into a union with Swe
den, but dissolved it in 1905.
It surprised me that the histor
ian spoke with no trace of malice
towards his neighbors, the Swedes.
It was my idea. 1 mentioned to
him, that the Swedes and Norwe
gians were the Aery bitterest of
enemies, excelling even the Ger
mans and the French in that par
ticular form of European culture.
The good man answered simply.
“Our good friends, the Swedes.
There is no difficulty with them.”
One could not mistake the sincer
ity of his roue of voice and 1
heard it often repeated in the days
that were to follow. “Our good
friends, the Swedes.”
Above the fort of Frediksten the
Above the fort of Fredriksten the
glory against the clear blue sky.
The flag's beauty deeply impressed
me, and I thought it the most beau
tiful of any I had ever seen. A blue
cross super-imposed upon a larger
one of white stands out impressive
ly upon a rich red field.
Leaving Halden late in the af
ternoon I managed by hailing mo
torists ko reach Mysem a little be-1
fore sundown. At a small hotel I
secured a room for three kroner.:
The hotel charged for picture- post
cards of itself.
The sun was still high in the sky
when the journey northward from
Mysem began. I had laid abed
rather late, endeavoring to make
the most of my three kroners. The
landlord might well have been
tempted to charge for a second
day. fciiill his rooms were far from
being 100 per cent occupied, and
it was improbable that my over-!
sleeping cost him the loss of val
A father and son driving through
to Oslo by way of Nordby offered
me a ride in their sedan. The
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great highway along the Oslofjord
had been constructed with consum- j
ate skill. Its broad surface of well
laid cobblestones and cement main
tained a very consistent grade
through the rocky headlands. The
heavy stream of swiftly moving
traffic, made up mostly of Ameri
can automobiles and truck served
to give i*ie the impression that I
was entering New York City in
stead of “polar'’ Oslo where the in
habitants were supposed to be rid
ing on ice bears.
I did not tarry long in Oslo. Be
fore the sunlight faded completely
I was on the way again—up Stor
gaten and out Trondheimsvein on
the road to Kongsvinger and Swe
den. But I did not miss the im
pressive beauty of the city’s main
street, Karl Johans Gate, sweeping
in broad, natural lines up a hill to
the royal palaces over which the
rays of the setting sun cast a gold
(To be continued)
Editor’s Note: This column
will contain material by na
tionally known authors on
matters of current campus in
terest. Today’s article is tak
en from the booklet, "Gentl
men Preferred,” and is pub
lished by permission of Eliza
beth Woodward and the La
dies Home Journal.
The time when your girl is most
impersonally and minutely critical
of you is when you are out with her
in public. You may be captain of
the football team, a divine dancer,
and good looking besides, but if
you walk on the wrong side of her,
shove her around by her elbow, or
swoozle while finishing your choc
olate malted milk, she’ll be too,
Now when you're walking with
a girl, or two or three. Always
near the curb. The only time when
a man does walk between two girls
is in a musical comedy when he
perambulates out from the wings
with a chorus girl draped on each
arm. When there are two of you,
and only one girl, she walks in the
middle and feels terribly well
looked-after and popular.
The answer to the question—
when to take a girl’s arm—is never.
We don’t like to be pushed around
by the elbow. But you might offer
your arm when it comes to plow
ing through a crowd, dodging
heavy traffic or trying to get out
of the Harvard stadium after the
When you call for her in your
car, or your father’s car, it is to
be hoped that you go up and ring
her doorbell and ask for her. If
you stay in your car and honk
raucously, it’s not only rude, but
it inspires in papa an almost un
controllable impulse to hurl a pot
ted begonia in your direction. Open
the door of the car for her butj
don’t hoist her in. And when you:
get where you’re going, hop out, j
run around and open the door for!
If it’s the rumble you’re riding
in, your technic should be really
helpful. A boost when necessary.
A steady and sturdy hand.
Now a few words about offing
and oning with hats. You might
get caught wandering around in
one some day and you ought to
know what to do with it. The hat
comes off when you meet someone
you know or when you’re intro
duced to someone new. No jerks
or Boy Scout salutes. Hats off in
doors unless it’s an office building
or store. Hats off in elevators
when ladies are present—unless it
would be death and destruction to
There are other uses for hats.
Throwing them over the goal post
at football games. Carrying water
for the boiling radiator. Passing
the hat. Tryng it on the girl friend
to see how she looks in a derby, j
Gestures of sheer spontaneity!
(To be continued)
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By George Y. Bikman
He sits upon his swiveled seat
Sedately and so solemn,
And writes in even, measured beat
His syncopated column.
That is the beginning of an ode
to the columnist. We’ll report to
you such progress that is made.
Our three days’ experience as a
radio columnist has led us to be
lieve that the life of a radio re
viewer, or any other kind, is none
too sweet. Never a kind word—
only wise remarks about how dumb
our stuff is. Well, this ode is going
to be sent out to columnists the
country over, and then they will
know that at least one fellow ap
preciates a columnist, even though
he happens to be a columnist him
Yesterday's effort promised a
list of tentative radio programs
for this coming week. We give it
to you now with the warning that
someone has said something to the
effect that the only sure thing is
change. And of course all these
programs will be a sure thing—
we hope. So here it is:
Monday, Lou Parry, who might
well be described as the second
Ethel Waters. Lou sang last year
and did so well that she was placed
on a commercial radio program by
a downtown company. Popular
songs are her dish.
Tuesday we shall be privileged
to hear two former high school
stars in the music woild. Their
names are one Marilyn Ebi, who
plays the piano quite, quite well,
we believe, and one Ethel Eyman.
who blows air into a saxaphone and
makes pretty noises come out.
Wednesday will be a big day in
the radio world. Yea, for ’tis then
that the triumvirate of Chessman,
Clark and Bikman will release to
the vast, appreciative audience of
KORE a rare treat. “This is
News!” is the title of the feature,
and that describes it. Sports, so
ciety, and news in general will be
delivered in a manner that should
startle one and all. No doubt it
wdll especially startle Peggy Chess
man, because, unless she has read
this column, she does not even
know she is scheduled to broadcast.
We’re sorry that our column is
filled for today, friends. The list
of entertainers will be continued
in our next column.
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