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Sports for Students
CONTRARY to the teachings of the bluenoses
who shudder and throw up their hands in ex
asperation as they tell us that college athletics are
purely on a commercial basis, there is still very def
initely “sport for sport’s sake,” namely, intramural
and all-campus sports.
There is no crowning glory attached to the win
ners in intramural contests at Oregon. There are
no engraved trophies; not even a metal badge. Win
ning Learns are seldom remembered from week to
the next. The emphasis in this type of physical edu
cation is directed to activity for the resulting bene
fits of competition, rather than the great desire to
Before the year Is completed students who are
athletically inclined will have had the opportunity
to indulge in approximately 20 various types of
sports. This comprehensive program is designed for
the average fellow who is not endowed with suf
ficient prowess to make a varsity team. The highly
commendable ideal behind the program is to have
every ablebodied student ‘playing some sort of
game for the enjoyment and benefit he may get
out of it.
It is true that there are “spoils of victory," but
in this instance the “spoils” arc evenly distributed
among all participants. It is also true that the ad
vantage of intramural sports is not confined merely
to the development of physical agility. The social
izing values of such contests have far-reaching ef
fects in these impromtu games where officials and
spectators are minimum factors. The players es
tablish friendships with a large number of fellow
players as well as opponents. Intrammural sports
also serve as a boon to the sometimes too forgotten
matter of recreation. And often, potentional varsity
men are developed through this type of activity.
The rapid st rides which this movement has made
on the University campus since its initial appear
ance is sufficient proof of its merit. Students are
coming to recognize the importance of exercise and
its relation to health and greater scholastic achieve
The Tron Horse* highis Bark
A few months ago the Union Pacific railroad
*- drove the opening wedge for a new era of
railroad transportation in the United States when
it startled an already speed mad American public
with a streamlined train capable of more than 100,
miles per hour.
ilardly had the nation formed its initial group!
reaction to the new train when the Burlington';
“Zephyr" flashed across the plains averaging 77
miles per hour, with a top speed of 112.5, for the
1000 miles between Denver and Chicago while head
lines announcing the record splashed across the
front pages of the daily press.
Opinions were forthcoming immediately. The
age of steam was doomed; at least, Insofar as rail
roads were concerned. It was the beginning of the
end for the “iron horse." The dawn of the Diesel
era was breaking.
But those who made the predictions drew their
conclusions a bit hastily. They reckoned without the
fight that steam was to make before it passed from
the scene of fast rail transportation.
Last summer one major railroad made a test
run between Chicago and Milwaukee’, using the con
ventional steam locomotive and regulation steel I
coaches and Pullman cars, to open the attack in be
half of steam. The test was unannounced and the
results were not meant for the public, it took but i
a short while, however, until word leaked out that
the experiment had been most satisfactory, and that
the railroad which made the test could at least
equal, with its present equipment, the time nude
by the new Diesel-powered train.
The most recent note sounding ihe approaching
war between steam and Di.e.jcl came last week when
the Buitiaior- Ohio road aanouuc^J that -v.ork
was practically completed on a new .streamliner
locomotive, which, if it fulfilled expectations, woulc
f prove superior to any of the new trains using Diese'
engines. All details concerning the “revolutionary’
steam creation have been guarded with utmost
secrecy and will not be divulged to the public until
final tests have been made.
But the fight is on. Time and engineering in
genuity will decide upon the future of rail trans
portation in the United States. And it is entirely
possible that the “iron horse”—rejuvenated and
I with lifted face, perhaps—but still the same old
"iron horse” will continue to play the leading role
in American railroading.
Democracy Doomed in Spain
i "\7'ESTERDAY the gag that has silenced news of
the Spanish rebellion slipped long enough to
allow the report that a thousand socialist rebels
; were killed early this month when their forces en
tered the city of Oviedo.
Everything leads one to believe that the grass is
[ dry and tindery over the whole Iberian peninsula,
| and sparks are dropping as regularly as some rash
young peasant drops his plow to answer the fancied
call of destiny. Loyal forces may for a while be
able to slap out the outland spotfires; but is is only
a matter of time before some fated man will arise
who will breathe upon the smouldering passions
with a spirit that will start a conflagration raging
from the Pyrenees to Gibraltar. The event is primed
-restless, impoverished peasantry; general resent
ment a.gainst the minority Robles group that con
trols the republican forces. All that wants is lead
ership, some wild figure with enough dash of or
ganizing genius to seize popular acclaim.
The republic was predestined a flop in Spain.
Suppose that representatives of the thirteen
American colonies in 1787, instead of setting up
a republic, had permitted aristocratic forces Lo pre
vail; that there had maintained until 1930 in this
country a dynasty descended fromm George Wash
ington; that King George IV of the United King
dom of American has been compelled by the pres
sure of economic unrest to abdicate.
Suppose that our republic had, instead of an 150
year tradition of democracy, an agelong history of
monarchy; circumstances otherwise being as they
are now, with people prone to blame governments
for their economic difficulties, with such a sanc
i tion to autocracy, how much chance would we have
of averting the dictatorship that surely is fated to
1TUROPEAN powers, it would seem, refuse to ac
cept peace or disarmament as a possibility
Mussolini is trying to “give boys a passion for
military life through frequent contacts with the
armed forces whose warlike traditions and glories
will be rc-evoked,” by means of drilling youths be
tween the ages of 8 and 18.
Hitler fires the young people of Germany with
his oratory and by this means has built an organiza
tion of drilled men far in excess of the 100,000 al
lowed by the Versailles treaty signed at the end of
the World .war.
Yugoslavia assumes that the terrorists on whom
rests responisbility for the assassination of their
King Alexander arc an Italian organization, and
troops are rushed to the border.
Bulgaria, Jugoslavia and Rumania discuss treat
ies to stand united against Mussolini.
And the latest information from the other side is
that France intends to strengthen her air defenses.
Some military experts, according to the Associated
Press, credit Gemany with a plan for an air war
fare that would send some 400 or more bombing
planes over Paris, Lyons and Marseilles, in which
cities are the principal airports and armament
plants of France.
All of these countries are afraid some other
nation is going to try something. Each thinks his
neighbor wants to grab off a chunk of his territory,
and the neighbor thinks the same of him.
Suspicion is the watchword in Europe today. The
countries are, on a larger scale, in the same situa
tion as were the Cuban troops during a recent up
rising when they began firing into a crowd of dem
onstrating civilians when an auto backfired.
As long as these countries are suspicious of
their neighbors they will be standing with nervous
fingers on triggers of bayoneted guns, and they will
have no peace.
It is only a matter of time before the backfire
The Passing Show
Academic* Freedom Jakes
A CADEMIC freedom, long vaunted as one of the
most precious prerogative of American schools
and colleges, apparently is not as soundly en
trenched as has been thought. Or it may be suc
cumbing to the current passion for regimentation,
like so many other institutions of national life.
Take the ease of Ralph E. Turner, formerly as
sociate professor of history at the University ot'
Pittsburgh. He was also chairman of the Pennsyl- i
vania Security league, which lobbied in the state
legislature ofr an old-age pension and a minimum <
wage law. Apparently well-liked and able, his con
tract was renewed at the university for one year i
last May On June 30, however, he was notified of
his dismissal from the university staff. Among the :
regents are Andrew \V. Mellon and E. T. Weir of
the Weirton Steel company. It may or may not be
significant that the University of Pittsburg has :
$ 1,000,000 of its $1, 650,000 expansion fund quota i
unfilled. It is a semi-public school.
It is apparent that our vaunted academic free- i
dom is still non-existent in many places. As a gen- i:
eral rule, grade and high school teachers arc notor
ious for their sterile and hide-bound orthodoxy, and.’
this may very often be ascribed to the attitude of!
local businessmen and the school board, which is .
ordinarily composed of such men. .
It is significant, therefore, that the last conven- -
tion of the National Educational association, the
teachers' organisation, has as its most important i
agendum the question of academic freedom and ten
ure. Also significant is the action of the American
Uivil Liberties union in issuing a pamphlet. "School :
Buildings as Public Forums." criticising the with- 1
holding ot the tight of addressing public meetings ■
iu schools ti> speakers who do not meet the approval .
of the school authorities. We need to consider the
tacts, before we lapse too far-into uatmual 'cemplal- 1
cac; —iitaec Mu'Dali;
If Shoes Could Talk By sam fort
John Straub on Infant Baptism
By FREDERIC S. DUNN
Spurious tales have been cur
rent from time to time, of the
“greenness” of the man who came
to the University as a tutor, was
thereafter elected to a full profes
sorship, and ended his half-cen
tury’s activities on the campus as
Dean Emeritus of Men. I myself
do not believe a third of these sto
ries, but their evident intent is to
illustrate the insophistication of
Dr. John Straub when he came to
Eugene so long ago, bringing with
him his beautiful little wife and
two handsome kiddies.
One legend is to the effect that
he did not know what a rake was
or what its use, and that once,
when he found himself seated in
a buggy and the reins were thrust
into his hands, he finally said to
Lhe nag, “Well,—anyway,—begin."
I well remember the arrival of
the Straubs, for they first occu
pied rooms in the Alexander home,
on the corner just below our own,
where the Fisk Flats now stand,
at Oak and Eleventh. That ivy
oovered stump was a great oak
tree then, whose branches extend
ed far out into the street. Tutor
Straub was asked to play Santa
Claus for the neighbors that first
Christmas, a role for which he was
admirably adapted by his geniality
ind jaunty air of cheerfulness. It
was this latter characteristic
which,- - so said his jealous rivals
of before and after,—made him
oreak all records as Presbyterian
Sunday school superintendent, be
cause he had the whole cradle roll
■rying for him.
Professor Straub in good humor
was a decided wit, though I do not
relieve that he excelled our worthy
:ontemporary Tim Cloran of Re
liance languages. The Webfoot of
1900 made his daughter, Leila
3 traub-St afford, say “My papa
ells jokes and teaches Greek.”
ideally, it was never quite as bad
is that, for 1 took both under him.
de may have memorized more and
nore jokes after I was graduated,
nil I remember there was much,
very much, Greek and only a
nodicum of humor.
Once, two Mormon missionaries
■ailed, whom Professor Straub en
ertained with much sobriety and
lecorum, plying them with inquir
es of all sorts, until finally, “What
ibout polygamy?” “Oh!" was the
'eply, "Vou know under the con
ititution, we are not allowed plural
mintages.” "Well, gentlemen, I
;uess I am not interested,” John
Straub abruptly cut in and curtly
lismissed the emissaries. Later he
icard from a student whom the
wo had immediately accosted, that
he Mormons were horrified to
neet with such flippancy in a uni
But a joke of national fame was
lehieved by Professor Straub when
i delegate to the Presbyterian Gen
■ral Assembly at Philadelphia. Ar
ming late, he seated himself by
•hanee among the Texas represen
atives, m the midst of a very crit
cal debate incident to the revis
on of the Westminster Articles of
Confession. A most drastic motion
vas proposed, expunging the arti
lc that had formerly made infant
laptism a requisite. Whereupon,
ip rose the sttauger and moved
that th. amsaduisut bi made r.-- j
troactive.” The assembly was
thrown into a riot of mirth, and it
was not until sometime afterwards
that the identity of the jokester
was made known.
To the astonishment of radio
fans, shortly before Dean Straub’s
death, Doctor Harry Fosdick re
ferred to this same episode, how a
Greek professor “with a sense of
humor,” had, by the suggestion of
a sweeping retroactive amendment,
absolutely dissipated any possible
logic to the contrary.
(The next issue will contain
“His Beard Could Bristle.")
By DICK WATKINS
The noted New York orchestra
leader, JACK DENNY, recently
remarked that altogether too many
dance bands play too similar to
each other and there is a crying
need for more individualism among
the country's music makers. Come
to think about it, there really are
only a scant dozen bands that can
qualify as having any kind of a dis
tinctive style setting them apart
from the rest of the trade.
A few that can be mentioned
and the arrangements they feat
ure that makes them easily rec
ognizable, include: HAL KEMP,
(muted staccato trumpet effects),
EDDIE DUCHIN, (bis own phe
nomenal piano playing plus tempo),
TED FIO-RITO, flutes, clarinets
and trap novelties). ISHAM JONES
i fine use of brass section without
being too obnoxious about it),
RAY NOBLE, (unique orchestra
tions, and sheer ability to blend
all instruments perfectly), GUY
LOMBARDO, wailing saxaphones),
GEN GRAY’S CASA LOMA,
(trumpets and rhythm), WAYNE
KING, (waltz arrangements and
good tempo), OZZIE NELSON,
(heavy brass section well used),
TOM COAKLEY, (double piano,
fine violin section and bass-saxes),
JACK DENNY, (tenor saxes and
rhythm), ANSON WEEKS, (vio
lins and steady beat), JAN GAR
BER. (ability to ape the Royal
Canadians and go them one bet
* $ *
DO YOU KNOW
That GEORGE GERSHWIN was
paid $50,000 for allowing his clas- ;
sic "Rhapsody in Blue,” to be
played in PAUL WHITEMAN'S ;
picture, “King of Jazz "?
That out of the 20 members of
FRED WAKING’S present com
pany. only three of them were part j
of his original Penn State college
—That GUS ARNHEIM is an hon- j
orary colonel on the staff of the ;
governor of Kentucky?
- That GLEN HURLBURT, the
arranger who put TOM COAKLEY
in the Palace hotel and keeps him
the most prominent orchestra on
the coast, hails from Portland and
is totally blind?
—That PHIL HARRIS has broken
up his orchestra and now broad
casts his weekly programs , with
a studio band from New York?'
—I hat DUKE EUJLNGI ON S re
! cording of “Ebony Rhapsody,” i
one of Victor's best sellers of th<
year, despite it only being out i
—That WALTER WINCH ELL'!
recent advice to musicians an(
j other professional entertainers wai
; “To get the money while you’ri
‘hot’; because you’re a long timi
I ‘cold’ ?”
of the Air
By GEORGE Y. BIKMAN
Today our star of the blues
| heavens—the husky-throated imi
| tator of the dusky Ethel Waters—
takes the air. We mean your gooc
friend and mine—Lou Parry. Lou
| is one of the few Emerald-of-the
air broadcasters who have meritec
a regular spot on the weekly
! schedule. She crawls light next tc
the mike and sends searing torch
songs and longing love lyrics intc
the eager ears of a waiting aud
ience. Yessir, Lou has had seven
phone calls to date.
At the piano there will be
seated, patiently waiting for Lou’s
plaintive wails, Buck McGowan.
We humbly submit that Buck is
fast coming to be recognized as
one of the finest disher-outers of
popular music on the University
campus. Hear him today at 4:45
and decide for pourself.
Tomorrow we give you the
broadcast feature entitled ‘This
Is News!"-—a high sounding
phrase which means that excerpts
from the campus daily are deliv
ered in a manner quite satisfying
to news - hungry students and
townspeople. A scoop is promised!
Some of This Stuff Is
By JIMMY MORRISON
TJLENTY of people were in the
social swim of open house Sat
urday night. Even the Phi Delts
were croaking “Tally-ho” in a
mild sort of way. They “just
about wrecked” the Alpha Chi
house, it is said.
“If the men will be prompt in
their arrivals and departures, it
will greatly facilitate the machin
ery of open house.”—The Emerald.
Looks like somebody threw a
wench into the machinery.
The Thetas surprised most of the
boys by coming down from their
perch and acting what might quite
easily be called human. They have
a number of quite spritely little
galS' * „ „ ’«• *.«’*
Wonder what crack Bikman
made in his radio column which
excited Janis Worley nearly to the
indiscriminate slaughter of this
humble writer? She said the lad
didn’t mention her name, but she
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5! thought an insinuating finger was
! being pointed toward her.
Professor Crumbaker pulled off
! a prize in an econ class yesterday
| morning: “Presidents (of the U.
i S. by all means) don’t have to
; prove they know anything; other
> wise they wouldn’t be elected.”
* * *
What frosh who ever entered
Oregon has not patted himself on
the back for thinking up an orig
inal pun on Deady hall which, in
i variably runs something like this;
“Oh yes inDeady, that’s where I
have my physical science.”
* * *
i While not sold on the merits of
repeal, Senator Bluenose Label ad
mits it has its pints.
I The frosh are doing it up green.
: Not only is there a lot of mud
! flung in politix, but they’re even
i changing the syle of their chosen
legwear. “Salt and pepper” pants
are the things now, according to
a spicy report.
| Emerald Chief
(Continued from Page One)
Heed Burns, Robert Lucas, Eugene
Lincoln, Margery Kissling, and
Additional writers on the reer
torial staff include Norma Smith,
Dorothy Walker, and Bob Powell.
Two new copy readers were added
to the staff. They are Florence
Dannals and Bob Powell. Ethel
Eyman and Dorothy Walker were
named to fill vacancies on the
night editor’s staff.
PORLAND FIRE CRUSHED
every piece of apparatus in the
city, Portland firemen today
crushed to the ground a water
front blaze which had enguifed
part of a $1,200,000 terminal, and
held the fire loss to an amount
believed by owners to be about
Send the Emerald to your friends.
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materially and Socialist-Democrat
Upton Sinclair in his bitterly con
tested fight for the governorship
of the Golden State. First election
promise of famed novelist-aspirant
Sinclair: to free Mooney.
Will Mooney Be Freed?
With this point in mind, then,
Mooney’s present demand may be
interpreted more as a political ges
ture for his backer and only hope,
than as an actual effort to obtain
his release through regular legal
channels, now long proved violent
ly prejudiced on the case. At any
rate, to imprisoned agitator Moo
ney, freedom appears much closer
than any time in the past 19 years.
* * *
TN the wake of the Morro Castle
A disaster comes the encouraging
news from the department of the
navy that naval officials will tigh
en the restrictions placed upon the
rechant marine in an effort to put
a stop such as the disaster last
month in which 132 people lost
their lives. Government officials
Vill now rigidly inspect privately
owned ships in an attempt to de
termine seaworthiness, while nav
al training schools plan to extend
their scope of action to embrace
the instruction of mariners in the
This action seems to indicate
that the government is at last
taking some active interest in the
supervision and protection of the
commercial and passenger fleets.
To cap this action it would be a
welcome sight to see the federal
government attack the question of
automobile fatalities, and attempt
ing to apply a national surveil
lance and approach to this alarm
ing question, rather than leave the
matter up to the often incompetent
management of the individual
Are You Willing to
The Emerald is “your paper” - - -
daily it brings you news of the
happenings on your campus
In every issue many merchants are
bringing you messages in their ads
which are worthy of your attention.
Before you buy any merchandise,
learn to patronize only Emerald ad
vertisers—they are patronizing your
THERE ARE THREE THINGS THAT WE ASK
YOU TO REMEMBER ALWAYS—
Road your Emerald.ails.
Patronize Emerald advertisers.
Tell the merchants that you saw their
ads in the Emerald.
“influencing HOOU Moderns''
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