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Time to Oo All tin* Way
I^AHltYINU mil the agreement reached at
lost month's facility session. University
educators will convene today, to lx* eon
Fronted by I lie (|iieslion find without discus
sion to decide whether military training; is
lo remain compulsory or whether the basic
courses are to be offered in tin* future on an
While a horror-stricken world ipiakes at
Reiehfuhrcr Hitler's ullimatum of conscrip
tion for the Herman army, sanely Oregonian
intellectuals face the same question reduced
from a national aspect to one of local I'Di
Informed opinion Hit* world over decries
Informed opinion shudders at I li e
thought of throwing tin* finest of a nation's
youth into war to In* disembowelled by
shrapnel and burned to death by liquid fire
—to sav nothing of the social and financial
chaos that accompanies and follows the hell
bound steps of bated .Mars.
Informed opinion, which certainly has in
its upper strata college professors, acts for
the cause of peace.
Surely a "roup of educators the Univer
sity Faculty should Find little evidence to
uipport the cause of compulsory military
courses, which Imve doubtful educational
value, as subjects which must lie taken by
lower division men.
' fill’, tIn-* present policy of liberal rxemp
tioi» ll'ees prael ieally all eonseielit lolls oil
jecloi'N from niililary training.
Since 1 lie family has gone on record as
liberal to Ibis extent, Oregon students have
'■very right to expect that tlieir faculty this
tline will go all the way, slash the mi tape
and openly put military training on an op
Miniirsola Saves Hie Hunker
\\ntrtN sonorous voiced Dr. Malcolm >1.
McLean of the I'niversity of Minnesota
explained his pet educational reform, the
"general college." destined to solve regis
lent ion mortality, lie lottud Warm response
from educators of the University of Oregon.
I hiring the last year an Oregon facultv
committee has conducted research ou the
reason why many students who enter the
University fail to remain for four vent's.
This problem is common to virtually all 1
stale universities. It is little wonder, then.
Unit our committeemen listened intently to
an ingenious solution to a problem identical j
to out' own.
Dr. McLean's plan takes earn uf four 1
types of students who dtop out :
I. Those in the lowest decile who can't i
make the intellectual grade, and leave, dis j
grunt led, suffering from an inferiority com
plex. and bitter at t lie .school;
-• Those who can't afford to remain i
longer and are now I'otced to leave in the !
midst of technical, highly theoretical sub
jects which in their unfinished form are of
litt le benefit ;
■ >. I hose w hose courses are a repetition
ol high school studies ami eonseiptentl\ hol
ing and ineffectual :
b Those who do not want to become
specialists and are interested only m a gen
eral eilueat ion.
I'-aeli id these groups who left school be
lieved it <lid not “get any thing out of I lie
Realizing the great deficiency in an edit
eational system that lost two-thirds of its
enrollment. Dr. McLean devised his “gen
erai college.' It provides a two year cur
rienlum of ten generalized fields that would
give the student a socialized background
and an understanding of the everyday prob
buns which will soon eonft-nrtt him.
fur instance, the business course would
teach a young man the wisest way to buy Ids
automobile, or to read the stock market re
ports; the eugenics department w ould
teach a girl peart 'nil household methods
and child < ,r and on down 11n li,t
Another striking hmeuthe for tin by- 1
hr id educational plant is t lie appearance
of large numbers of these students, who
drop out prematurely, in important public
offices in later years. Dr. McLean carefully
reminded faculties throughout the country
of the iimminent danger of fascism, and the
fcusceptibilitv of these disappointed, half
baked students to the glowing phrases of a
Long or a Coughlin, lie believes it a solemn
duty of state schools to serve an educational
menu that will meet the talents and interest
ol these students who often become our
The plan is working well at .Minnesota,
and since our problems of registration are
similar, if might find equal .success at Ore
gon. I util then the thorn in our side will
continue to remind us that two-thirds of our
tiix-payers children leave college unsatis
Strike? Not at Oregon!
Hpl I HOI OIIOI T the nation plans are be
ing perfected for a strike against war
at 11 o clock Friday morning.
In this I Diversity. students, sympathetic
1o the movement against war and militarism,
are organizing for a demonstration on this
.Students are carrying on negotiations, as
t Jie\- should, with President Hover and
other Officials of the I'niversity in an effort
to seek official cooperation for a display
file mailer has been referred to a facility
committee. Today the faculty will make its
Of all places, a university should be the
last to oppose any effort made in the direc
tion ol peace for a world which is yet wal
lowing in the mire of the last war.
Some students have indicated that a
strike .will tie called il ollicial cooperation is
hoi granted by the faculty.
For this method the Fmerald holds no
brief. A university particularly the ('Diver
sity of Oregon--is no place for strikes and
fill the stigma that is associated with them.
Any demonstration Friday should be the
result ot judicious student action and fac
ulty sand ion.
Students and faculty alike are charged
Wilh framing cooperative plans so that Fri
day s activities will lie carried on with the
decorum that is ..ted of the I'niversity
The Day’s Parade
By I’red Colvig.
^"CONSIDERING the cynicism that tones the
^ undergraduate mind that sneers at any
thing older than a bi-swing coat one may not
be quite in tune if he refers to the buckskinned
genls who pioneered this country. But what those
men did and thought does have a bearing- on our
present educational problem.
Rough though they were, it is said that the
first thing they thought of after clearing an
acre of land and erecting a cabin was to set Up
a school. They realized the value to democracy of
whatever rude sort of learning.
Democracy, in its very first essence, must
have a broad popular base, lacking which it be
comes oligarchy fascism in a narrower modern
meaning. It should Vie the democratic purpose
of our educational system to diffuse such sensi
bility, tact and taste as will enable our people
to be really sovereign, over themselves and their
environment. The whole sensible level of our
people must constantly be upheld and raised to
deal with the increasing complexity of society.
Even the present age is a bustling headache
that defies the comprehension of most of us.
Shall our people give up, intellectually impotent,
and flock to the “Pied Pipers" who with blustery
prattle will leatl them into their gloomy fastness?
Something like the "general college” plan
recently outlined to the University of Oregon
faculty by I)r Malcolm S. McCIean, who directs
the general college in the University of Minne
sota, may be the way our educational system
will promote that necessary high level of sensi
bility. 1'he plan calls for general, simplified
courses in the arts and sciences, a system which
might logically progress fiom the survey courses
offered now in the University of Oregon.
It is a plan designed not to produce experts,
hut lo teach people how to live. It is a. plan not
to develop scholars in the esoteric realms of
ichthyology and early Anglo-Saxon verse, but to
raise great numbers of our people only to a
n higher level of mediocrity, it may be argued.
Iiut nevertheless to a position where they will be
ill of e able to find happiness.
I he plan doubtless would improve the lot ol
le expert as well, for too often he spends his
«lays grinding away in his narrow corner, giving
hinisell up to promote mankind, perhaps, but in
the meantime letting too much of hto go by.
The Passing Show
ON I'llK l l‘(iK VI»K
'T'lll'. sustained increase in enrollment at Ore- ^
Sou State tun increase this term of 30 per
cent ovei last spring; quarter! indicates that the
educational outlook is definitely on the up grade
We me out of the slump which seriously
threatened the academic program a short time
•<So, and the prospect, like the first fragrant
blooms of spring outside, is one of pleasant days
Hie greater enrollment, however, has not
tound an equal increase in state minis being
supplied the institution. Curtailment ot various
phases of the program which was made necessary
by the depression still severely handicap, out
college in its endeavors to provide the best of
educational opportunities for its 2300 students j
Many comsi-s have been eliminated, and several
professors have gone to other fields of endeavor
Respite its handicaps, Oregon State has main- i
tamed a program of a high type. The future is ,
tilled with glowing promises. Maintaining its
high standards, the institution has continued to
attract the best type of student However, more
tinaucial aid trout the state when conditions seem
better will do much to insure the maximum of
c-ht" it renal 'ppv*»jntt < • j* urn, ,’t: »n
—Oregon State Daily Barometer i
Now Do You Believe in Kismet?
Editor’s note: this is the first
j of two articles written by the
Emerald’s vagabond reporter
following an interview with Jay
1 Allen, former University of Ore
gon student and Emerald staff
! writer, who is now a free-lance
Writer living in Spain.)
By Howard Kessler
MADRID Truly, the Wolkings
of chance are strange.
I understand this observation
not to be entirely original with
me, but I shall insist that it is
warranted in the instance of which
One February day of last year
J your correspondent was called
| upon to pinchhit for the Emerald
j reporter who regularly covered
the journalism school. Dean Al
! len was able to present him with
| a story, in the form of a letter
j from a former Oregon student,
! who had become a noted foreign
correspondent, and who, during a
visit to the States, planned a short
call at the University. The Dean
further stated that he believed the
newspaperman would deliver a
short address to the students of
journalism. However, the noted
correspondent could not appear.
Ilitt-odtivihg Joy Alien
To make a long story longer, a
consulate clerk in Madrid intro
duced me to an Associated Press
correspondent, who introduced me
to the A.P. chief for Spain, who
gave me an introduction to a Jay
Cooke Allen now of Malaga, Spain,
who was the noted f. c.
I found him in slacks and polo
.-i-By Dick Watkins
HIGHLIGHTS The Mills Bro
thers were voted the year’s best
harmony team on radio broadcasts
. . . other “bests” include Fred
Haring, (musical program); Mary
Pickford, (radio actress); Jane
Froman, (songstress); Bing Cros
by, (male singer); Lawrence Tih
bett, (classical singer); Helen Jep
son, (outstanding new star) . . .
these ten tunes were the most
consistently plugged over the three
major radio networks during the
past week . . .
“1 Was Lucky”
“Moon Turns Green”
“Lullaby of Broadway”
“My Heart Is an Open Book”
“Lovely to Look at”
“I Believe in Miracles”
Add HI-LITES — Jack Hylton
&. his far-famed English band have
just recorded a swell medley of
Sousa’s march tunes, acclaimed by
critics the best of its kind ever
attempted . . . no mean deal for a
jazz purveying- outfit ... the re
nowned Comedie Francaise, in
Paris, subsidized by the French
Gov't is having its grimy face lift
ed, after decades of stagnation,
for the tidy sum of $280,000 . . .
Mue West’s films are barred in
Sweden, Marlene Dietrich’s in
Hungary, and that ill-assorted pix,
the “Mertace,” tossed out of Brazil
. Doug Fairbanks Jr.’s latest
flicker, is a screen version of Puc
cini’s grand opera, “I.a Boheme,”
being produced in Britain . . . Carl
Brissoh, (star of “Cocktails for
Two,” and now being seen in “All
the King's Horses,” has just .re
corded 1(1 numbers for Brunswick
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Sings in Spanish
• ^ -r-1---r- j
By George Bikmnn
Emerald Itadio Editor
Roberta Bennett of the ruddy
cheeks, auburn top, ruby lips and
golden voice will be heard in a col
orful program featuring Spanish
songs. Byrle Ramp of the ever
present smile and pleasant manner
in his classically sedate style will
accompany. That's the set up tot
the Emerald of the Air program
which will be broadcast over
KOKE at 4:43 today. Lend an ear
and you'll give a hand.
Itroadway Varieties will he pre
sented at 3:80 today over IBS
with Everett Marshall, baritone,
acting as master of ceremonies. At
l.ily I’ons will sing with Andre
Ivostelanet/' orchestra and chorus.
For MIC One Man's Family is on
at 3, -John McCormack at (i. Jim
mie Fuller's tlosslp at Itay No
ble at * :S0, and at f' Fred Allen
takes the spot.
IX'tails of the radio contest to!
be held this spring between living!
organizations for a cash prize will I
be announced soon. Meanwhile,
houses are being given a chance to
present tentative programs over
the air for the experience. Tues
day on the Emerald of the Ail
schedule is being >ct aside for that j
Titos* interested should phone Zol
u„ V(st, n i , i... * pb1.'*' number
the book he is writing about the
politics of Spain. Crumpled paper
was strewn over the floor of his
, room in a villa exquisitely sftuat
j ed at the top of cliffs overlooking
the incredibly blue waters of the
Mediterranean, and an orphanage
being constructed by the railway
On such a still, sunlit, enervat
ing afternoon, I imagine Mr. Allen
was only too glad for any excuse
with his conscience that would al
low him to abandon the labors of
his profession. At any rate he
set to talking about his days at
Oregon with apparent relish.
Meets Ruth Austin
As far back as 1920 Jay Allen
enrolled in the University and al
though he never entered the jour
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The Curious One has come out
from behind his whiskers and de
clared his identity so that a lot of
people whose friends have been li
beled may now come and try the
water-cure. Seriously, it's nice to
JOHN T. CROCKETT — a gen
tleman. born in Rush Hill; Mis
souri, March 12, 1910, is a very
interesting person to know. Pie
has a slow, almost lazy drawl
deceptive to those who do not
know he is fully capable of explod
ing when pushed too far. He is
brunette, has blue-grey eyes, a
nice smile and ordinarily a sunny
John especially enjoys moun
tain climbing. He has, as one of
his friends put it, “hit the high
spots.” Hood, Black Butte crater,
Belknap Crater, are just a few of
the difficult Northwest ascensions
he has made.
He has worked at varied occu
pations; several months were spent
in different positions with the
Oregon highway commission, the
highest rating being that of fore
man and technical expert.
For hobbies, he enjoys photogra
phy and he has a collection of
real pictures, tennis, volleyball,
ping-pong and the one in which
he indulges most is the study of
people. That, he says, is the mbst
interesting entertainment he has
found. Travel rates second and
he has taken in almost all the
states in the U. S. via everything
from mule to airplane.
His reading is mainly in the field
of personnel work and psychology.
Criminology interests him and he
jokingly remarked that he reads
every detective magazine he Can
get his hands on.
A person well worth knowing.
The cub can say little more than
that he is a staunch and loyal
The Labors of Hercules Had Nothing on This
Again I See in Fancy
.i. .i. ‘ 1—By Frederic 8. Dunn —
The Small Pox Panic
The earlier chronicles of the
University are much punctuated
with periods when epidemics raged
in the community, occasions when
academic work was suspended and
the doors closed until one could
look off to the threshing floor and
behold the angel sheathe his
sword. Those were the days when
the conquest of plague and pesti
lence Was yet to be accomplished
and when scourges were practical
ly allowed to run their course. Well
do I remember the gruesome ac
counts that came to our family cir
cle of the yellow fever in the Gulf
States, and of how we consumed
quantities of belladonna and qui
nine and calomel and “blue mass”,
and wore little cloth bags of asa
foetida about our necks.
Yes, and I recall how, as a boy,
I added to my nightly “Now I lay
me,” one after another of the
dread ailments that came to our
CAPS, GOWNS, AND
SHOULD BE ORDERED TODAY.
attention, until I had a formula
of three sets of four specific ill
nesses each, twelve in all, from
which I prayed God to save me.
And, after my mother would give
me my quota of belladonna pel
lets from underneath the pendu
lum in the mantel clock, I would
lie feverishly awake in my cot,
wriggling my toes to be sure that
I would keep alive until morning.
In the day time I would run for
blocks past houses where red flags
were displayed, trying, as I imag
ined, not to breathe in a single
germ of scarlet fever.
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