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An Independent University Daily
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Newton Stearns, Managing Editor
PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
University of Oregon. Eugene. Oregon
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periods, all of December except the first seven days, all of
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Governor (?) Dunne
T> EPRINTED in these editorial columns today
under the heading, Political Comedy, is an
article entitled, “Go to College in Oregon" by Joe
E. Dunne, Republican candidate for governor of the
state of Oregon.
The article originally appeared in “College
Vogue," an advertising booklet “dedicated to the
students of the state of Oregon in the hope that” it
might “influence Oregon students to attend Ore
gon’s institutions of higher learning.”
“College Vogue,” if the reader does not recall,
Was mailed to almost every eligible university and
college student in the state during the tatter part
of the past summer. It. was a private business ven
ture. Although the booklet was supposed to induce
Oregon students to enter Oregon institutions, ALL
Oregon institutions, the reading matter in its en
tirety was devoted to the University and state col
lege, with heavy emphasis on the University.
In pictures the University dominated, nine to
four, over the state college, while Eugene adver
tisers only contributed one-half page more adver
tising than did the Corvallis merchants.
But enough for the partiality of "College Vogue"
to the institutions of higher learning. The publica
tion was perhaps unfair to the remaining candidates
for governor. They, too, should have been allowed
Mr. Dunne’s message is a farce throughout. The
Emerald finds not a word concerning' the educational
benefits of Oregon’s schools. Mr. Pnnne assumes
that education is a huge machine turning young
men and women out into the business world and
supplying the "pull” necessary for success.
It is apparent that Mr. Dunne believes that stu
dents should learn to acquire “the almighty dollar"
at Oregon's institutions of higher learning. Yet
these same institutions were originally established
as places where youth might pursue knowledge and
seek the truth.
It is not the policy of the Emerald to condemn
any candidate for governor. The Emerald, how
ever, questions whether Oregon wants a governor
who obviously places an exclusively monetary value
on higher education.
/~\NCE more open season has been declared on
^ all Emerald workers. With the exception of
the athletic teams, no student activity on the cam
pus is tlie object of criticism to a greater extent
than the Emerald work. Even the football team
does not "merit" as much classroom attention as
does the reportorial and copyreading staff of the
Erom time to time, as has been the custom in
the past, various instructors will devote a portion
ol the class hour to sarcastic comments regarding
this paper, hoping, no doubt, to redden the ears of
any members of his class so rash as to work on the
Emerald. Technique varies among the faculty.
Sonic supply some ground work to make the criti
cism seem pertinent to the subject taught. Others
use no such pretense, but give their opinion of the
Emerald in addition to the regular lecture at no
We do not wish to discourage this practice.
True, it may be somewhat embanasslng, even heart
breaking, to some of our staff members. But in
the long run it becomes a factor in the moulding
of a newspaper man. Your comments today may
help the Emerald worker to smile in years to come
when the angry reader charges into the newspaper
office to horsewhip him.
OBERT G. SPROUL, president of the Univor
•*-*- shy of California, discusses radicalism in uni
versities in the October issue of the Rotariun in
an article that is thoroughly conservative and there
fore tending toward the idealism so often found on ;
the extreme right or left.
The article smacks of the Tuesday noon lunch,
eon, and indeed is based on an address made by Dr. 1
Sproul at a Los Angeles Rotary meeting. We are i
concerned with the idealistic picture of a university
given by Dr. Sproul. He says:
“First let me tell you just a little about the
nature of a university. Set at the heart of our cul
tural life, it must enjoy, undisturbed by the clamor
of the market place, that serene detachment which
alone can guarantee clarity of judgment and intelli
“That serene detachment” is unfortunately not
enjoyed by the great majority of our colleges. Dr.
Sproul says that the universities must “teach stu
dents to re-appraise old values.” This is, to a cer
tain extent, achieved. If the schools also were
"undisturbed by the clamor of the market place,”
radicalism might find fewer converts in college stu
But what materials are available for the student
for his new appraisal ? Is he allowed to obtain a
serene and broad view of his problem ? He is not.
The various forms of legislation in his state consti
tute a constant, threat to the very life of his alma
mater. He is denied upper division standing unless
he is trained in the gory art of killing his fellow
men or put through an ordeal to become exempt.
A university’s virtues tend to give the student
an open mind. It is the evils of a school, inflicted
upon it by flaws in our social structure, which warp
this open-mindedness to skepticism or radicalism.
The Sunday War
FTER a month of ballyhoo, Portland’s two Sun
day papers came to the hands of their readers
two weeks ago in their “new and greater,” and
“bigger and better" form. With the second issues
of these two bulks of paper pulp the beginning of
this week, it appears that they are here to stay.
Last month both papers came out simultane
ously with the announcement that their Sunday
editions were being completely revised. New type
faces, new features, more comics, and a thousand
and one other novelties would be added to their al
ready “big” Sunday papers.
No one knows which paper acquired the idea
first. It is generally thought, however, that both
tried to follow the footsteps of the third Portland
daily, which recently included in one of its editions,
a moving picture weekly, at no extra cost to the
What a shock the Sunday paper reader got when
he tiptoed out on the front porch Sunday before
last, to be greeted by one or the other “great” news
paper. One’s front page had a wanted-for-murder
builetin type face employed in its headlines. It
contained page after page of the same aged Sunday
paper reading matter, but very little advertising.
The other kept its same conservative makeup, but
expanded with more Sunday feature material. It,
however, increased its advertising lineage. Both
were filled with “tripe.’’
While the Sunday war rages between the Hose
City’s two “great” newspapers, the reading public
must suffer. It musts thumb through pages and
pages of printed matter to find things worth read
ing, and at the same time pay an increased sub
scription rate to defray the costs of the Sunday
God help the people who confine their reading
to the Sunday newspaper.
We were munching a hamburger at a lunch
counter the other evening and trying to listen to
President Roosevelt’s speech, wren a waitress came
up, tried to tune the radio to some dance music, and
ihen turned the set off with the remark: “Some
guy is talkin’ on all of ’em (stations).
Oregon won the toss and kicked, Walker sending
the ball to McOhesney, who fumbled but recovered
on U.C.L.A. 26-yard line. Livesay nibbled half a
yard through the line and Key followed with a
sparkling 2-yard zip around left end to put the
ball on the 48-yard line. Bertz in the Journal.
Maybe an adding machine would help.
And one of the campus stores serving beer is
located next door to a "Purity" store.
Go to College iia Oregon
By JOE E. DUNNE
\ LL thing's being- equal, every young Oregonian
^ *■ should find the schools of Oregon best fitted
to take care of his needs. First, he will find those
Who went to the junior schools sharing with him
the privileges and companionships, and the aspira
tions and ambitions of the higher schools of learn
ing. He will not need an introduction as a stranger
coming into a new country, a foreigner as it were.
He will find entree to all the activities, find helpful
companionship in all ambitions, and a genuine west
ern friendliness that will stand him well in his prog
less through college.
But the one vital factor which stands out as the
greatest need for all young men and women is the
fact that when they complete their school life and
find themselves out in the business world, if they
have spent their school life here among their com
panions, they have friends in every corner to aid
them in business contact and make the road b'
success that much easier.
Embarking in business life after graduation is
almost like a baby learning to walk. How proud
we are to walk away with the sheep skin, but how
disillusioned we soon become when we find barriers
ind hindrances everywhere.
To overcome these barriers and to reduce them
[c a minimum, every young man and woman wtio
graduates from his or her state's institution lias
triends who may be of invaluable aid in making
nismess and social contacts.
All in all, if we think our problem through, 1
rvould say to every young man and woman about
o enter college, "Go to school in your own state 1
md live in ihe atmosphere in which you will have i
o do business when you graduate. Strengthen the
deal, of your own life through tlie social contact J
d your own people. Live in the western spirit.]
iere you will find freedom of thought and have j
ui opportunity for the realization of your ;uubi
stay in Oregon because Oregon's schools rate j
uth any in the country. Her faculties ate equal
Start to think! Your friends live in Oregon,
•our business will be in Oregon, you will soon pay
axes in Oregon.
If you want to cash in on your college life in a
>ig way, go to an Oregon school to prepare to serve |
Jregon people.—College Vogue.
By ED HANSON
The Old Twelfth Street Stile
By FREDERIC S. DUNN
Just to philosophize a bit, with
out much wisdom behind it,—the
Rail Splitter as such would he mi
nus a job today. But if that lanky
unkempt figure had been about
town in the late seventies, he could
have hired himself out to the re
gents for quite a sum in putting
up the board fence about the cam
It looked miles long,—that board
fence. Its whiteness seemed to
blend into space, it encompassed
such a vastness. And, in that im
mensity, but one brick pile, which
Matthew P. Deady, autocrat, had
consented to have named in his
honor. With few dwellings inter
vening, and Eugene's beautiful ma
ples not yet even in the seed, and
acre upon acre of farm and pas
ture on all sides, the University
was an awesome landmark for
leagues in all directions.
When great droves of sheep and
cattle and horses were driven
down the Cascade passes into the
valley and through the streets of
the town, and clouds of dust rose
up to Ihe meridian, it was then, of
course, that property owners, by
very compulsion, realized the ne
cessity of fences. The gates, too,
afforded an outlet for invention and
artistic genius, but oil! how tempt
ing to sub-freshmen on All Hal
low E'en. They were so nice to
swing up to the top of the flagpole
or the limb of a tree or the roof
of a house.
But that campus fence served as
a combination of uncontemplated
purposes. At Commencements,
when U. S. Senator John H. Mitch
ell. or .1. Ham Lewis from Seattle,
or Harvey Scott of The Oregonian,
was the speaker, all the available
space of fencing from all approach
able sides would be lined with
hacks and buggies and wagons j
from all over the country.
And then ,too, it gave one the ■
happiest sort of comfort to sit on
the slanting top board, until its
narrowness became too pinching
for amplitude of anatomy. There
was an indescribable sense of com
panionship, when six or a dozen of
us were lined up in a row, atop
the fence, waiting for the next
But the famed spot in the great
perimeter was the stile, the state
entrance at the end of Twelfth, the
one approach to Deady. Straight
down from the west door, in the
exact center of the street, (or of
the arc now formed by the curved
concrete walks), was this historic
rendezvous, where we (masc, nom.,
plu.) would bunch and ‘talk about
the weather,’—and some other top
ics, some rather miscellaneous. j
Here too was our athletic rodeo, I
.the broad jump from off the end !
of the walk, the whole- or half-ham
mond, and leap frog. There was 1
usually enough moisture in the soil
to make the landing receptive,
sometimes pretty juicy.
But,—they took down the old
board fence when a city ordinance
deflected the livestock and there
was no 'longer need to protect the
lawns. The first University day to
develop out of the older Junior Ex
hibition saw it cup into sidewalk
lengths, and now it lives only in
old lithographic cuts and in the
memory of its former habitues.
(The next issue will contain “The
Chichesters Our Nearest Neigh
Tramping Norway in Winter
_BY KItn.YKD NELSON I'LTGH
(Editor’s note: Mr. Pugh is a 1929 grad
uate of the l ui\ ei -n - of Oregon, All pub
lication rights of this travel sketch are
rescued by the- Oregon Uailj Emerald.)
From a hilltop on the northern
limit of Oslo T paused for one last
tong look upon the city. 1 felt sure
I would never sec it again.
A cold wind numbed my face and
hands. Many automobiles sped by
on the well-paved highway. To my
great joy one stopped, but not un
til 1 had signalled. Experience
had taught me that no matter how '
eager and willing the world may be
to serve in such a situation, it I
must first have knowledge of the
The driver was an interesting
personality. He spoke ^English
well, had worked, and travelled all
over America, and later returned
to Oslo and invested in a meat
and grocery business. He married, I
bought a home in the country and
begat himself two children.
With some astonishment he not
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“You will freeze in that outfit.
You can't go much farther tonight,
so why not come along and stay
with us.” The invitation received
an enthusiastic acceptance.
After a drive of 17 kilometers
we arrived at the home of my host.
Reidar Jorgensen introduced first
his wife and then his small daugh
ter, Aud. A baby boy, Jan, was
Norway is more democratic than
England, France, Germany or any
of the smaller European states I
have yet been in. Still it is not so
thoroughly democratic as the
United States, and Jorgensen's
stay of four years there had not
Americanized him sufficiently • to
permit the introduction of the
hired girl. She was kept in the
kitchen, ana made to “know her
place.” Here in Norway they pour
them into the casting ladle young,
and keep them there.
Tass, the pet Lapland pup, had
strayed from home. I and his mas
ter delayed supper long enough to
make an unsuccessful search of
the neighboring countryside. A
clay or so later he turned up on a
distant farm, and was restored in
all his animated happiness to the
After the evening meal at eight
o’clock we adjourned to the living
room. On the radio we obtained i
a program of Norwegian music.
One number “Notturne og Troll
tog” by the composer, Grieg, fell
like a spell. The pensive radiance
and wistful joy, both of this com
position and another of Grieg’s
that followed gave me an interest
in knowing more of the history of
Norwegian music. The national
anthem, “Song of Norway,” with
its music by Nordraak and words
by Bjornson impressed by its orig
There followed a short report of
news from all over the world, then
a dramatic sketch, and last some
jazz music that set Aide to danc
ing. Tali and graceful, the young
wife had the poise of a ballet danc
er as she moved through a num
ber of both charming and difficult
steps. Her husband, who could
dance but wouldn’t, made the re
mark that his wife had been born
with a “devil of dancing’’ in her
(To be continued)
The beautiful structure located at.
corner 19th and University for
merly occupied by the PHI
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NITY. Will sell or lease—aupply
to Denny J. Koupal, room 11
First Nat. Bank Bldg'. Phone
GIRLS do not need to buy any
special formal slippers. Bring
your old leather slippers and
we’ll fix them for you. Any color
you wish.—Campus Shoe Shine.
Across from Sigma Chi.
By George Y. Bikman
He met her on the stairs
And it was dark and so he kissed i
“Excuse it piease,” he slyly said,
“I thought you were my sister.” j
She said “All right,” but in the
He wished that he had missed
For when he looked at whom he’d
Great Scott! it was his sister.
Well, all that we can say is that
be there a man among you who
can tie up the above with a radio
column he is a better man than
Yesterday was our big day. Out
first broadcast. We're quite proud
of ourselves because two people
phoned while we were on the air.
The first, we were told by the stu
dio secretary, was a man who
sounded like he talked with a cigar
in his month and his feet on the
desk. He wanted to know who
wras singing. Informed that it was
the second Ethel Waters—Lou
Parry—he refused to admit that
he was a representative of a na
tionally known firm traveling in
cognito, seeking a radio star; but
Lou still has hopes.
When phone caller number two
learned that it was one Lou Pany
singing, accompanied by Maxine
McDonald, she said: “But she isn't
a local girl, is she?” Now how do
you Eugene people feel about that ?
Don’t you think we should track
down the alleged lady and invoke
due punishment? Such loyalty!
But we really do think Lou is a
nice singer. We have no complaint
to make. Except one: yesterday
during the broadcast, immediately
following Miss Perry's interpreta
tion of “I Hate Myself” we walks
up to the mike to say well done
me fair lassie or something. In the
midst of the useless by euphonious
phrases lumbering Lou manages
to trip over a studio wire and land
right smack into our arms. All of
which would not have been such an
unpleasant situation, it must be
confessed, had we not the moment
been so inopportune. For after we
had made some quaint crack about
Lou lightly tripping about the stu
dio we forgot what we were say
ing, and we had to mumble some
now forgotten nothing about a
whumpa whumpa being very
whoompa whoompa. And then we
ran for cover while the studio
hands tittered and teased . . . Well,
Lou, are your ears burning?
This short paragraph is to re
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Lamb and Freshman Marilyn Ebi
broadcast today on the Emerald
of-the-air program. Time, 4:45.
Better watch those wires, Gertie.
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