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An Independent University Daily
William E. Phipps . Acting Editor
Grant Thuemmel . Manager
Newton Stearns . Managing Editor
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THE. UNIVERSITY OE OREGON
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
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An Emergency Arises
the readers of the Emerald:
It is my sincere hope that the Associated Stu
dents of the University will bear with me during
the interim in which your official publication, the
Oregon Daily Emerald, is without its ,du 1 y appointed
In filling the breach temporarily until the pub
lications committee selects a successor who meets
with the approval of the executive council, I depend
upon your consideration in meeting the unexpected
predicament in which the Emerald finds itself. Upon
the Emerald staff, harmoniously and continuously
functioning in the true Emerald tradition, falls
the task of supplying you students and readers a
newspaper whose contents are treated from a cam
Since I was informed of my temporary duties
at the late hour of seven o'clock last evening, the
Emerald is today handicapped editorially. The
heavy task of filling this morning’s editorial col
umns with timely and pointed interpretations was
taken over handily by volunteers who met the sit
uation with ability and dispatch.
No changes in the present staff of the Emerald
will be made except those essential to meeting the
It is my earnest desire during' the short time I
am to serve you in the position of acting editor
not only to give you the news in which you are
vitally interested, but to hand over to the permanent
editor a smooth-working newspaper organization
which is the objective of every laboratory of a
William E. Phipps
I^RESHMEN come to the University with certain
preconceived ideas as to why a colege education is
valuable. Numbers of them, a major portion, per
haps, feel that a college man has a greater chance
for financial success in later life. Still others come
for no better tcason than that their.friends are
coming and that it is the correct thing to do. Most
of them are not sure of their objectives. They have
vague, half-formed ideas as to what they intend to
he. A friend has sold them on the idea that journal
ism offers the widest field, or their parents have
convinced them that business administration is the
only sure and sensible course to pursue. Few of
them have had any opportunity to really test their
own abilities and talents and discover for them
selves the caree rfor which they are best adapted.
The University administration has been wise in
adopting a liberal policy in allowing students to
change their major at any time during their college
course. Though at first glimpse such action might
seem to foster vacillation and weakness of purpose
on the part of the student, closer analysis will reveal
that even two years is short enough time for a stu
dent, not yet sure of himself and unable to cover
adequately the multitude of vocations offerd by the i
curriculum, to discover that his selected major is i
not his particular bent. Undoubtedly many students
go through their entire four years at the University !
in a course that is unsuited to them merely be
cause they feel that if they changed their major
they would lose the value of all the courses they l
took prior to the change. Such reasoning is faulty.
The first two years in most courses are designed
to give the student i ground-work in all fields pos
sible. and the knowledge gained there is equally
applicable to the scholastic superstructure of the
next two years.
Thus it would seem a wise procedure for the 1
students to pause at the completion of the first two
years and say to himself, “Is this the work 1 want
to do? Have 1 not come across some other subject
to which I am better adapted bv talent and tem
perament than the one which 1 first chose? ’ And
if the answer is in the affirmative, there is uu i
reasonable alternative but a change
Seven’s a Nice Number
WHEN 187 Portland business men can forgo;
their work for a day to journey to Seattle
and stage their annual “Challenge Day” prior to I
the Oregon-Washington game, it would seem that;
the active undergraduate student body could at
least match this spirit by attending the game.
He who fails to go to Portland without some I
very pressing reason for not doing so is not only
showing up as a pretty poor sport, but is passing up
a chance that he will later regret. Because if there
is one time in the year when the grad envies his
undergraduate brethern it is when he peers around
a post from his end-zone seat (price 52.201 at the
mass of students seated smack on the sidelines. It
is, perhaps, the sternest reality the alumni runs into.
As for the game this Saturday, it leaves almost
nothing to be desired. Oregon, with its astonishing
winning streak of six years in which Washington
has not scored, will try desperately to get past the
Washington hurdle and not only keep the slate
clean but go on to an even greater year than 1933
And Washington, with its championship aspiration,
killed in every one of the recent games, is getting
mighty tired of being stopped by Oregon.
The rally train is cheap, the game free (if you
have your cardi and the pre- and post-game fes
tivities gay. Don’s cheat yourself out of the most fun
you’ll have in college.
Benefits of Peace
pOR the first time in several years the state’s in
stitutions of higher learning are increasing their
attendance. The university and the college will have
about 2500 full time undergraduate students apiece
this year, an increase of between 25 and 30 pei
cent over last year. This splendid gain has twr
causes: Improved economic conditions and cessatioi
of the warfare between them, probably the latte
more than the former. Several years of fighting
had just about wrecked the prestige of the schools
in this state. Students who could go elsewhere pre
ferred to do so. Nearly a year of peace and quiei
has done much to restore the feeling of pride in the
schools and Oregon boys and girls now want to go
to Eugene and Corvallis instead of outside the state.
Everyone hopes this condition will continue and ap
parently there is good basis for such hopes.—Baker
The new national recovery administration should
find the work schedule of cinema actress Eileen
Ingles to its liking. Miss Ingles works but 20
minutes a day, and then never more than 30 seconds
at a time. Chief reason: She was but 4 days and 11
hours old when she made her first appearance be
fore the camera in the daily grind.
Those who are too sensitive to bear up under
the tear gas floating over strike infested sections
of this country, may find the “peace and quiet” of
sunny Spain or southern France more to their liking.
That is, if they are not bullet-shy.
De Die in Diem
A T THE opening convocation at Oregon State
college Wednesday President Peavy voiced sus
picions that have been entertained by many another
adult college man and woman. His suspicions are
directed against certain of the 35 national honorary
fraternities represented on the college campus.
"We are not convinced that the honoraries are ben
eficial,” he said. “Thousands of dollars are taken
from the campus each year for support of national
offices of the societies, and particularly for support
of high salaried secretaries.” Earlier he mentioned
the levy for “hardware,” meaning the highly deco
rative pins emblematic of membership in the hon
Dr. Peavy will probably find that he has ruffled
the feelings of some of his faculty folk but others
will cheer his stand heartily. Reaction will be simi
larly divided among alumni, depending a good deal
on whether the alumnus in question received any
benefit from his honorary.
How many national honoraries are represented
on the University campus, we do not know. The
number must certainly be as large as the college
representation. Some have made noteworthy con
tributions both to student development and to
campus life. Two such worth while organizations
that come to mind are Sigma Delta Chi. journalism,
and Mu Phi Epsilon, music. These have served ad
mirably for a long time and others have probably
done as well. However, we have in mind one or
two which have struggled for years to stir some
enthusiasm and failed utterly. Election to their
membership is welcomed each year; a few lunch
eons or dinners are held; ringing speeches are made,
and the organization's activities are remanded" to
conversations between a few zealots. Each time the
zealots meet they say, "Well, we surely must dp
something to get the organization going again.”
And there the matter ends. Such groups serve only
one worthy purpose: to spur students to greater
efforts to win membership.
The responsibility for failure of local chapters
to give real service does not ot necessity lie with
the fundamental idea of the organization or motives
of the national officers. There may never have been
any need for a few of the organizations and ii i..
possible that some national secretaries have been1
most interested in perpetuating well-paying jobs, >
However, when a local chapter grows moribund the'
fault usually lies in tile chapter itself. Students have
many interests, a good share of them pulling atten
tion away from school work. Unless the honorary V
program can be made at least as interesting as
other campus activities the local charter might
better be relinquished.
* * *
It is significant that some of the most successful,
of honorary fraternal activities on the Oregon cam
pus have been carried on by purely local organiza
tions. usually upperclass discussion groups. And
their success has varied according to the character
of faculty and students. It would seem that, except
in a few instances in which real service is rendered
by tiie national organization itself, the national
affiliation is mostly empty and expensive honor.
Dr. Peavy's task, of course, will be to determine
which nationals actually serve and he will find it
difficult to draw the line between those valuabi-'
nationals and the others which give an appeuance
>f vitality by the true vitality of the local chapter
.tsell s-Eugegc Morning New.-.
The Medicine Man By alfredo fajardo
Our Nearest Neighbors the
By FREDERIC S. DUNN
A comparison of the lithographed
drawings that used to serve as
frontispieces of early catalogs of
the University, with the highly
idealized plans of ‘the Greater Ore
gon’ now framed and hanging in
the corridors of the school of fine
arts, or the sketches mailed last
Christmas by the Manerud-Hunt
ington Co., reveals a barrenness in
the former almost pathetic. The
present student generation, many
of them the grandchildren of the
first classes to be graduated, can
scarcely comprehend how their
forebears could endure such bleak
But, always, a glance at those
stereotyped pictures shows two
structures in addition to the one
college building, or, later, to the
twin halls that were for so long i
our sole campus possessions. Not
so lonesome after all, for the sev
enties and eighties had neighbors
The original quadrangle was a
portion of the McMurray donation
claim and abutting upon it to the
east was the estate of the Chi
chesters. (The ancestral line in
England may have practiced a
clipped pronunciation of the name,
but we gave every syllable its full
time and force,—the ch as in chew
and the I like y n my.) Farther
east there was not a roof or frame
of any sort until you came to the
neighborhood of Judkins Point,—
only a great pasture, seared with
ravines anti gullies and often
swamped by rains.
So, it was a warm, homey feel
ing the early students had for the
Chichester's just across the fence.
And it was reciprocated. Old grads
tell comfortable tales cf the kindly
attitude toward them on the part
of Mr. and Mrs. Chichester. When
the great barn was stored with ap
ples, the students, not so excessive
in numbers, were occasionally in
vited to help themselves. An ex
79er once said to me, ‘I can still
sniff those Bellflowers and Win
The picturesque farm house still
stands, though considerably mod
ernize , across the street from Col
lier hall, the chancellor’s residence.
The Sheldons must feel a satisfying
pride to know that they are the
heirs of such a storied old land
mark, relic of our colonial era.
Then there was a windmill, on
great stilts, with flying tails that
whirled and sometimes creaked, to
the terror of a team of young hors
es my father was once driving
through the deep highway cut and
almost to his death.
The huge barn, covering the site
of our Extension building and post
office, was burned to the ground
one night in the late nineties. It
made a terrible glare which shone
through the windows of Villard
hall as we ran from the town side,
filling us at first with absolute
conviction that Villard was on fire.
In my dash up 11th avenue, I
passed Dr. Condon, all alone, pant
ing, exhausted .terrorized with the
fear that his priceless collection of
fossils was iost. It was a great re
lief to discover the real locale of
the fire, -but Chichester's barn,
where alums of old munched apples
between classes, was no more.
(The next issue will contain
"Binary Stars and Logarythms.")
Tramping Norway in Winter
-BY HU H VKI) NELSON PUGH
(Editor s note: Mr. Pugh is .1 U'J'1 grad
uate of ilu' University of Oregon. All pub
lication rights of this travel sketch arc
reserved In the Oregon Daily Emerald.)
Aide was surprised to find I
could not dance. She thought ev
ery one in America was jazz-mad
and danced continuously for -!8
hours at a stretch. She was equal
ly incredulous when I told tier how,
in tlie community where I was
born and raised, dancing had been
forbidden as an unholy practice.
My eagerness to learn, however,
pleased her and site showed me how
to walk a few steps.
The dance music stopped. The
radio program was over and not
one bit of advertising had marred 1
the performance. Only at certain
times of the day is advertising al-1
lowed, Jorgensen explained. The
government exercises a complete
monopoly of broadcasting, and
carefully censors all programs.
The program had interested me
in the Norwegian civilization and
culture, it brought home to me
the realization that Norway was
a country with a personality. This
growing desire prompted me next
morning to ask of my friend if he
had anything 1 could do about tIre
place for my lodging for a week I
or two just long enough to get
some idea of the construction of i
[he Norwegian language. I told
him 1 should like very much to be
ible to read one of Ibsen's dramas
in the oiigmal language.
“Sure there is plenty to be done
ibout the place. Only recently we
.■.lit a new garage and remodeled
he house There is plenty of scrap
.umber that needs sawing into fire
wood. And there are still a few
trees of apples in the orchard to
be picked," was the spontaneous
reply to my question.
So, for two weeks I lived as a
member of the family. Only my
democratic ways prevented me
from falling to the low estate of a
The first day I returned to Oslo
to purchase a grammar, a lexicon
and a copy of "Per Gynt” in Nor
wegian. I drew from the public li
brary a history of Norway, a copy
cf Per Gynt in English to crib from,
and a book of Bjornson's poems.
Fru Jorgensen had also come to
town for the day. Together we
spent the morning at the home of
her mother. The mother, like the
son-in-law, spoke English. Another
guest was an engineer who had
helped survey a railway route, the
Natron cut-off, in my native Ore
gon. He had some snapshots of the
railway construction engineers, and
among them was one of a former
University of Oregon classmate of
In company with the engineer
and Fru Jorgensen a visit to the
Bygdoy Folkmuseum was made.
Among the many interesting things
seen I recall especially the 1000
year old Viking ship, the ancient
wooden Stave church with its weird
pagan architecture, and Hendrik
Ibsen's study with its complete ab
sence of books except for the large
family Bible. The old woman who
acted as attendant mentioned with
awe how King Haakon VII comes
frequently to the museum to show
his guests about.
On our v.av home that night the I
police stopped our car. The coun- |
tryside was all agog over a rob- i
Pery that had deprived one of the
neighbors of every movable stick i
of furniture in his house. We were 1
carrying no furniture, fortunately,
and were permitted to go on.
(To be continued)
Paassnt - - -
Editor’s Note: This column will
contain materia! by nationally known
authors on matters of current campus
interest. Today's article is taken from
the booklet. ‘‘Gentlemen Preferred.”
and is published by permission of
Elizabeth Woodward and the Ladies
IT’S IP TO DATES
How well to know a girl before i
you ask her for a date ? Why hesi- i
tate ? If you like her and she j
seems to register in your favor on !
first meeting—shoot. It's quite |
correct though rather sudden to
phone the very next day. The best
way of getting around to a first
date with a girl you’ve just met
is to unearth some hobby that you
have in common. If she likes you
she’ll help you along to the extent
of confessing a deep love for your
hobby. Then you can take her mo
torboating, to play golf, tennis or
swim, or to see some new movie.
And away you go.
Blind dates have their charms
and their pitfalls. You may get a
blind who is altogether charming,
attractive, intelligent oy whatever
you like in women. On the other
hand she may be a dud. The kind
who couldn’t possibly wrangle a
date on her own. The best rule
about blinds is to be sure of your
go-betweens. If they have good
taste in women, you won’t be af
flicted with a young lady whose
only virtues are that she knows all
about Greek sarcophagi and can
finish cross-word puzzles after ev
eryone has given up. There are
ways and ways of asking for dates.
The most common is by telephone.
Therefore, there is a particular
allure about dates ardently re
quested by special delivery or
scrambled together by telegraph.
If you ask for a date well ahead of
time by word of mouth, you must
confirm it later by telephone.
And there’s an art to telephone
conversations. Start and finish
them brilliantly and abruptly. And
hang up before either of you gets
talked out. Like, “Well, I’ll be over
at eight. I love you. Good-by, dar
ling. Don’t fall out the window.”
Leave her holding the receiver,
pleased and dazzled.
(To be continued)
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dressed to The Editor, Oregon Daily
Emerald, and should not exceed 200
words in length. Letters must he
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only initials will be used. The editor
maintains the right to withhold pub
lication should he see fit.
To the Editor:
I have been informed of none of
the details of the situation, but of
course consider it distressing that
the student administration again
has seen fit to harass freedom of
editorial discussion on this cam
pus. As I have said before, I am
not aware of the facts which must
lie behind this action, but if ever
an editor were condemned without
a trial, that editor is Mr. Polivka.
He was in office for approximately
If the students of the University
want their paper to express the lib
erty of thought guaranteed in the
Bill of Rights of the constitution
of the United States, I urge them
to search thoroughly the underly
ing facts of this situation. This is
not the first time an editor has
been under fire for expressing his
sincere convictions here. But I
prophesy it will be the last time
an editor will dare to do so unless
the students investigate this con
I have an abiding conviction that
the militant newspapermen of this
state, the liberal leaders of the
commonwealth and other public
spirited citizens at least will de
mand a full airing of the facts,
whatever they may be.
RICHARD L. NEUBERGER.
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Ether Without Nausea
By HOWARD KESSLER i
Emerald Foreign Correspondent i
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, ■
Oct. 9.—Frankly, now, isn’t the
advertising you hear over the radio
a bitter pill you must take to gain !
the sweets ? How much of the
specious blah intersts and enter-;
tains you? Do you believe (hon
estly now) that if you use Mugg's
Mintergreen chewing gum you will
never suffer from flat feet?
Having gained favorable ans
wers to these questions I shall tell
you the story of the Canadian
Radio Commission, which presides
over the coast-to-coast broadcasts
in Canada and sees to it that not
a word of advertising matter en
ters into them.
For about two years now the
commission governed by a gentle
man name of Hector Charlesworth,
has arranged and sent out pro
grams from Halifax to Vancouver.
Considering that letters praising
the programs exceed by three to
one letters of criticism, it is safe
to asume that the venture has
I do not believe the United
States could adopt such a system
without a rather bloody revolution,
particularly since the radio fans
have been spoon-fed with free
lance programs of a kind they like
best, since the beginning of radio.
But the C, R. C., patterned after
the British Broadcasting company
in England, has done well. The
population of the country, its ex
tent ;and the sparsity of radio
stations (a few dozen)’ are in
favor of such a supervised pro
gram. The proximity of the United
States networks reacts against the
educational type of material which
it would be possible to present if
Canada was isolated.
However, even with competition
so great, Canada has more high
grade programs than your repub
lic—and still keeps its listeners.
Over a 12-monthly period, the
main divisions of broadcasts were:
concerts, 874; variety programs,
365; dance programs, 309; ad
dresses, 160; novelty entertain
ment, 126; distinguished artists in
recitals, 96; organ recitals, 73;
educational programs, 68; choirs
and choral groups, 53; bands, 51;
comedy, 50; children’s features, 50;
dramas, 49; symphonies, 46; old
time features, 41; events, such as
descriptions of the English derby,
Harmsworth trophy race, 35; op
eratic broadcasts, 29; chamber
musoc, 25; French operas, 17; Eng
lish operas, 17; sports, 7. Contrast
this with the records of the Na
tional Broadcasting company,
i which report 13 purely educa
tional programs during the same
period, and not nearly as much
high class music.
Oh, yes, the commission has its
faults. The necessity of announcing
half the programs in both French
and English is very unnerving to
the fam who must listen to much
which he does not understand. The
comedy programs are not comical.
But the music, which, after all, is
the piece de resistance of radio, is
Absence of advertising naturally
means absence of keen competition
on the airwaves, and by a line of
direct reasoning you can proceed
to the absence of huge-salaried
radio artists and producers. Idea
men rate from $10 to $50 for one
program “idea”; radio writers are
paid from $25 to $200 for work on
a single program; artists, $10 to
$75 for each performance; and an
nouncers receive no higher than
$100 a week. When a Canadian
radio man or woman does develop
into a box-office attraction, the
mingy rates paid here hold no lure,
and he or she is prompt to desert
to the U. S. The “March of Time”
programs are written and produced
by a Canadian; Rubinoff’s ar
ranger is also a Canuck; and sev
eral others of my fellow-country
men have found more money and
fame across the border.
Several times a week there are
exchange programs between the
N.B.C. and the C.R.C., which us
ually are dance music.
But no “Get well and keep well
with Phooey-Phooey, in either the
small or the large bottles;” no
agonizing breaks in what is other
wise fine entertainment; and no
opportunities for Canadian man
ufacturers to make fools of them
When will we get together ?
Many Books Added to
Co-op Rental Shelves
The High Hat rent and sales li
brary at the Co-op outgrew its old
borders at the front of the store
this summer and has been moved
to the back of the store where the
office was last year.
With more and more new books
coming in, there was no space at
the front of the store for them
and many had to be taken upstairs.
The new site at the back of the
store is large enough to take care
of the whole collection.
The office has been moved up
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