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The Ducks Fly South
/^tHEER up, little Webfeet, all is not yet lost. Our
heroes of the gridiron may have taken a super
lative shellacing from the TVojans some short (lays
ago, but St. Mary’s is a horse of another color.
Cast your bitter memories back a year. S.C. put
a gloss on us then as now, but we rose off the back
of our necks and polished off the Gaels quite hand
somely. Thirty-three to nothing merely proves that
we are awfully bad psychologists, and nothing else.
Just the same, it wasn’t so nice to take a beating
in front of all those sunburned southerners, and the
boys are going to be a little hotted up about bounc
ing St. Mary’s around. Two touchdowns, or even
one .would take a little of the sting out of the Trojan
debacle. At least the lads think so.
We will hint right now that you might bo pleas
antly surprised today if you bang around the old
loud speaker. We have a vague premonition that the
Galloping Gaels are going to be slowed down to a
Is Mars Santa Claus?
NOT infrequently, a business which does not wish
its records examined is the one which will not
stand that examination. Most people interested in
the munitions business and affairs of war, particu
larly the younger generation - the ’’first line of de
fense" feel that the munitions manufacturers are
trying to avoid investigation,
The latest news, to tlie effect that government
departments have on occasion refused information'
to the agents of the senate munitions investigation '
committee strengthens this conviction. Relocated |
people who pride themselves on their acquired level!
of civilization cannot understand what type of per-!
son will sell and take profits for machinery which
deals out so much misery. And when that person
apparently takes steps to cover up the transactions1
which he has already completed, those people are
led to the conclusion that the records would show
him shall we say off color ?
Certain governmental records are, of course, con- j
fidential. Those which were sought by the commit-1
tee’s agents may be of that nature; the press report
does not tell. But if they; are not. and the commit
tee hints strongly that they aren’t, then there is
some pressure being brought to bear.
It is of vital importance to the American people
to know whence that pressure comes. They want to
know, and need to know how machine guns can be
exported under the label “sewing machines," and to
what degree American munitions makers are re
sponsible for the rearming of Germany in defiance
of the Versailles treaty.
A Runaway IY11
\ STRIP of satirical verbosity recently appeared
in the editorial columns of the Stanford Daily,
under the reading of "Honor Again." In part, the
editorial reads as follows:
“Sympathy need not be wasted on the rank and
file members of the honor societies should dissolu
tion be their fate. They would probably peal forth
with loud hosannas and go into the world free me t
once more, relieved of the necessity of paying un
welcome dues and of attending boring meetings,
when and if such meetings are held. They would no
longer have to keep up the sham of being an hon
orable member of an honor society, an honor society
in which honor is the unknown factor or the minus
"Of course members of honor societies can prob
ably withdraw whenever they feel like it. Rut the
trouble is that they went into them under the illu
sion that they were being honored and they hate u>
admit that they have made a mistake. So they go
on year after year, yaping dues and holding the bear
by the tail, hoping that someone will come along and
turn them loose.”
The writer of such scorching criticism reminds
us sadly of the critic who became so venomous
that he died from accidentally sucking his own pen.
Now, it is likely that there is some truth wander
ing about amid the profusion of bitter remarks
quoted above. Many honor fraternities have lately
been ”on-the-pan” and justly so. Some have been
characterized by extravagance and psuedo-intellec
But again some honor fraternities are genuine
and are valuable as a stimulant to scholastic and
social excellence. And to fling these bodies into a
cualdron of boiling criticism along with those that
need, it not extern*.':, tion, purification, is not only
an error but displays a weakness on the part of the
And isn't it saci thr t truth extant in our contem- j
porary's remarks should be smothered by passion j
May we sugest that the writer of such material
look to his thoughts, lest he, "drunk with choler” \
elevate his blood pressure beyond all reasonable
limits of normalcy.
The Passing Show
A Collegian Wrote
J^ANCIS Smith, editor of the Daily Princetonian,
wrote to William Randolph Hear.st on behalf of
the Association of College Editors, asking America's
"Number One Nationalist” and foremost publisher
to answer nine complicated questions regarding in
ternationalism and disarmament.
The questions were propounded with the avowed
intention of "crystalizing undergraduate opinion on
a national basis and on a national issue,” with the
declaration in a duplicate letter to college editors
that the United States is about to plunge into an
armament race with England and Japan. The pur
pose, then, was to make "nationalism and William
Randolph Hearst an issue of vital interest” to under
graduates throughout the country.
Officers in the A.C.E., believing that they had
placed Hearst in a difficult position, sat back con
fidently awaiting a letter in reply. Clever, dumb-like
a-fox Nationalist Number One, yesterday answered
Smith’s queries, making the young student editor
appear slightly ridiculous for his efforts.
Simply stated, the noted journalist announced his
stand thus: "I personally believe in nationalism and
internationalism, each in its proper place. I believe
in benefiting all the people whenever and wherever
we can do so, without sacrificing the interests of
our own people. . .”
At this point, space does not permit a complete
discussion of the merits of questions and answers,
as presented by Smith and Hearst, Inc. The former
can feel very elated this morning, a student editor,
classified with the outstanding figure in journalism
of the present century. His questions, characterized
as an “immense catechism” by Lord Beaverbrook
(England), were answered for several milions of
readers. One other item is of greater import just
The Association of American College Editors,
that convened in September, included several editors
of small collegiate weekly papers, and but half a
dozen or so editors of the major collegiate dailies.
Not one paper on the Pacific coast was represented.
Material sent out under that misnomer (A.E.C.)
then must necessarily represent the action of com
paratively few individuals.
Those editors who have formed this group have
the right idea. Collegiate journalism, influencing
over a quarter of a million readers through the daily
papers alone, does play an important role in Ameri
can student life. To date, it never has whipped it
self into shape as a powerful, separate entity of
nearly the influence exerted by student though in
European institutions. The thing can and will be
done, no doubt. But it should be carired through cor
A convention of editors of all the college dailies
should be held at some logical spot next month, and
all action thaL reflects back upon these papers as
a body in the future should originate with that
group. Only if this is done can the college journalist
look forward, with pride, to the part he plays in
serving his readers.
Another "letter to Hearst,” as of yesterday, must
be avoided. Stanford Daily.
TpHK qucstionaire sent by the Peace Action Com
mittee to candidates for congress shows, at
least, that the interest in the munitions investigation
has not expired completely because of the pressure
of politics. But even if the investigation is continued
and completed there will still remain a difficult
question to decide. After the public has learned of
all the pernicious practices of the armament manu
facturers, what is to be done about it ?
Jumping to the most obvious conclusion, the av
erage man will advocate government ownership of
munitions plants. Informed and vigorous critics of
the arms makers, however, contend that that solu
tion is impossible. The authors of the book, ''Mer
chants of Death,” one of the most revealing studies
oi the question, reached the conclusion that it would
be impossible for any one nation to manufacture all1
its own armaments because of the variety of raw
materials needed, and because arms manufacturing
requires huge plants and costly machinery that
could not be supported without the income from
Most of the nations of the world manufacture!
i-one, or practically none of their own war materials.
In the past these countries, which are in the major
ity at peace conferences, have frantically defended]
their ancient and indispensible "right to buy" in the
world market. Their oposition makes the failure of
any effort to confine the armament business within i
national boundaries a forgone conclusion.
The above mentioned writers advance disarma
ment as tire only remedy, and disarmament is losing
supporters at the moment Kven if it were still being
vigorously pushed, disarmament would be an almost
impossible accomplishment, for it is not merely a
matter of international politics, it is a social ques
tion. It demands that civilization be changed to elim
inate those elements that are the basic causes of
The whole question of munitions is far deeper
and more vital to the continued advance of civiliza
tion than is apparent to the average newspaper
reader Daily Kansan.
By DICK WATKINS
IN TUNE WITH THE TIMES—
1 DOROTHY PAGE, singer on
JAN GARBER'S Supper Club pro
gram has been selected as “the
most beautiful girl in radio’’ in a
nation-wide poll. She got her first
break three years ago when she
won an audition conducted by Paul
Whiteman, in competition with 700
other contestants. The three-hour
“Let’s Dance" program, on a coast
to-coast network, featuring the
music of XAVIER CUGAT, KEN
MURRAY, BENNY GOODMAN
and their orchestras, is slated to
begin this Saturday over the NBC
at 9:30 p. m. (P.S.T.) Radio City
where it will originate, will be
turned into a typical gala Holly
wood opening night affair, in hon
or of the occcasion. Hit tunes from
two current Broadway stage
shows, “Continental Varitics” and
the “Riviera Revue,” will be in
cluded in the BIG TEN tonight,
plus four good ones from new pic
tures. TOM COAKLEY’S contract
at the Palace in S. F. has just been
renewed for six more months.
The CBS is preparing a "round
the-world" program, featuring the
best music and orchestras, both
dance, native or otherfise, of many
nations. JIMMY GRIER stays on
at the L. A. Efiltmore while EV
ERET HOAGLAND moves into
the Cafe de Paree. The METRO
POLITAN OPERA, the radio aud
ience’s annual music treat will
again be broadcast over the entire
NBC network, beginning late in
December, with GERALDINE
FARRAR, in the role of commen
tator, entertaining listeners be
tween acts. BING CROSBY and
the late great RUSS COLOMBO
were the best of friends at all
times, their so-called rival jealousy
being only a publicity stunt. At
COLOMBO’S funeral, CROSBY
was one of the pallbearers. The
"REVELERS,” one of radio’s first
male quartets, are still successful
enough to be pulling down $200,
000 per annum. GEORGE GERSH
WIN is busily engaged in writing
an original American opera, “Por
gy.” Both the CBS and NBC will
do the arranging for any bands us
ing their respective hook-ups. Dur
ing the war, SIGMOUND ROM
BERG, famous composer of the
“Student Prince,” “The New
Moon,” “Desert Song,” and other
smash hits, wrote operettas by day
and tracked down spies by night—
he was attached to the U. S. intel
ligence service due to his fluent
knowledge of many languages.
CARMEN LOMBARDO is the real
boss of the Royal Canadians—or
chestrates, sings, composes, and
runs the outfit in general. “It Ain’t
Going to Rain no Mo’ ” has earned
more than $50,000 for its composer,
WENDALL HALL, the same who
runs one-man show over the NBC.
GEORGE OLSON, with several
U. of O. graduates in his band, is
now playing in the College Inn of
the Sherman hotel in Chicago, one
of the best playing spots in the
Mid-west. Had RAY NOBLE been
allowed to play over here, his band
would have moved into the
STRATOSPHERE room, on the
65th floor atop Raido City. "The
Object of My Affections," written
by "PINKY” TOMLIN, of JIMMY
GRIER'S band, is fast taking the
East by storm much as it took the
coast, and is proving to be one of
the most popular tunes of the year.
(Continued fiom Page One)
program is urged to see Henriette j
Horak, general chairman of the j
event, or Professor S. Stephenson
Smith, the originator of the!
“Christmas Revels” party. Profes
sor Smith has spent several years I
in England, and his knowledge of j
English Yuletide customs promises
to make the party a truly English
A temporary executive commit-1
tee has been appointed, but addi
tional names will be added later.
Faculty members on the commit- '
tee at present are Professor Smith, i
Dean Onthank, Prof. Knollin, and
Students to Help
Students assisting are Alice
Hult. Reva Herns. Marigold Har
dison, Helen Nickachiou, Eda Hult, !
Virgil Esteb. Donald Farr, Barney
Clark. Ted Karafotias. Jimmy
Doyle, Tom Mountain. Roberta
Moody, and Ann-Reed Burns.
Kwama and Skull and Dagger,
service honoraries. and also Phi
Theta Upsilon will be enlisted to !
Admission to the Revels will be
only 15 cents. An evening of song,
and dance, stunts and features, a
glimpse of Saint Nick. English
mummers, carolers, and refresh
li'.cnt? ♦ for rod poncic
By ED HANSON
of the Air
By GEORGE Y. BIKMAN
Y/IOLIN music in tune with the
’ times—that is, in keeping with
the holiday spirit, will feature the
Emerald of the Air program this
afternoon at 5:45, one hour later
than regularly. Stan Bromberg
will play, accompanied by Milt Su
garman. Jimmy Morrison will act
as guest announcer, while yours
truly eats home grown turkey and
says hello to the home town folks.
And if anyone might care for light
hearted entertainment on Friday
the half hour program beginning
at 4:30 should furnish an abun
dance of it. Ned Gee will be fea
tured, with Chuck French assisting
on the put-outs.
The Don Cossack Russian male
chorus, the same famous singing
horsemen of the steppes we heard
in Eugene recently, will make their
radio network debut in the United
States when they come to the mi
crophone as guest artists on Rudy
Vallee’s variety hour today at 5:00.
Bert Lahr, comedian, Herwood
Broun, columnist, and Oliver Wake
field, English entertainer, will
share guest honors.
Other NBC features: Show Boat
at 6:00, Paul Whiteman at 7:00,
Standard Symphony hour at 8:15,
Big Ten at 10:15: on Friday Phil
Harris at 6:00, Intimate Revue,
Caswell concert at 9:00.
Beginning this Sunday the cof
fee people present a series of pro,
grams in which grand opera in
English will be condensed into a
full hour program. Deems Taylor
will supervise the productions.
While rehearsing in Hollywood
recently for a scene in which he
was to break a violin over the
head of a stooge, Rudy Vallee made
a mistake that nearly cost him
$3,000. After breaking three or
four prop fiddles in practice, Rudy
picked up a $3,000 fiddle belonging
to one of his band men. A flying
tackle by the fiddler saved the day.
Mary Pickford always sucks a
lemon before going on the air . . .
ARE YOU GIVEN
Then Swear no More!
Will Be Saved—
We'll Repair It!
Also stitch, dye and
Paul Mars, Manager
Opposite Montgomery Ward
Fourteen members of Andre Kos
telanetz’ orchestra used to head
their own bands, and every singer
in his ensemble is a soloist in his
or her own right . . . James Mel
ton annually throws a big blowout
for all the NBC page boys on his
yacht, “Melody.” The lads usually
consume a tub of beans, another
tub of potato salad, a quarter of
beef in steaks, and ten gallons of
coffee and lemonade.
Pledges 2 Members
Two new members were pledged
by Alpha Kappa Psi, men’s busi
ness administration fraternity, at
a meeting in the men’s lounge of
Gerlinger hall last Tuesday night.
Those pledged are Donald Carmi
chael, Eugene and Marshall Gray,
An address on “Confidence of
Business” was given by Mr. La
Verne Hawn, local dealer in securi
ties, earlier in the meeting.
Big, Bad Bruno
Puts Scare Into
Was Bruno going to town or was
Bruno going to town ?
It was Monday night. It was
raining. An innocent freshman was
wading east on eleventh avenue on
his way to the campus.
Suddenly, from out of the typical
“Oregon mist,’ right in the middle
of the sidewalk, there burst a huge
mass of canine that could not pos
sibly belong to any other domesti
cated beast except the St. Bernard
vagabond of the campus. He huffed
and he puffed, and he was one
block neared Willamette street.
Was the freshman scared?
Whew! He finally collected his wits
and convinced himself that he had
not met the big bad wolf himself,
but only old Bruno.
When You Go
ASK THE FOLKS IF THEY WOULD
NOT LIKE TO HAVE A COPY
OF THE EMERALD
sent to them each day for the rest of
the school year.
A CHRISTMAS SUGGESTION
Give your folks a subscription to the
Emerald for Christmas. They will ap
preciate nothing more than to be able to
read a copy of your paper daily - - -
Subscription rate—$1.75 two terms.
Oregon Daily Emerald
Some of this is
By JIMMY MORRISON
There s a guy on the campus
who is a member of the Friars, but
you'd never know it to see him eat.
Why it’s out of the frying pan into
the Friar . . . And speaking of pan,
one might easily be reminded that
for the first time in two years a
concert at the music school did
not get the bird, even though it
was written up for the Emerald.
The only reason for this, the mu
sic profs maintain sadly, is that
"Ipana" Newton didn't write it . . .
The Louisiana Kingfish announced
recently that he was going to make
an honorary colonel out of one of
the state’s leading football play
ers. At first thought most people
would say he was best fitted for
bestowing a kernelcy . . . Senator
Bluenose Label thinks radio sta
tions should start off the morning
broadcast with: “Who the hell left
the radio on all night?"
The little game of "in-and-out
the-window” was indulged in by
DePauw university students re
cently when the revolving door at
the library jammed and students
were forced to climb upon chairs
to enter and leave through a win
Ye Emerald Editor seems tb find
it mighty attractive up on the Mc
Beginning and ending next week:
“THE EMBRYO RACKETEER,”
or “UP FROM A YEGG.”
We lmte to get mercenary
just before clinue . . .
BUT—Its a good time to
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Have your car serviced with
Flying A gas and Cycol Mot
or Oil at Ernie Danner's As
Service With a Smile
Corner 10th and Olive
To swap: Someone's brown
polo coat for my own. Were
mixed up Sunday, Nov. 18, at
Alpha Phi house. Call 703.