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Post-Bedlam (Conditions
JAMES ISInis is the president-elect of the
associated students for 1 Ik* year l!f>4 db.
The Emerald extends lo him its eon<rratnla
Mr. lUais' cimipaio'ii featured the niaiii
lenanee of the present system of appoint
menls in the hands of the president, and the
“creation of a new office in the executive
council lo he held by an independent for
1 heir best represent a lion."
!!<• has also made plain his belief that
“commit lee chairmen were offices to he
filled by capable people ami not intimate
friends of the person making the appoint
The president-elect believes sincerely ill
himself and his powers to he fair in the ad
minisl ra I ion of h is office.
The Emerald believes find Mr. tilais is i
sincere in these remarks. It commends the I
principle involved therein.
The Emerald would also like to acknowl
edge Roland Kourke, Adele Sheehy. Roberta I
Moody, Robert Prentice, and Robert i
It is of interest to note Unit of the six
\si 0 offices, three were won b.\ members
ol the Eahbe ticket, and three hv members
ot the Itlais ticket. This indicates more vig
orous thinking and discrimination on the
part of the voters than has been displayed
in past years when slruight tickets have
swept the field.
It is also significant that in the election
for sophomore offices, the candidate of
machine politics triumphed over the inde
pendent, un allied candidate by eighteen
$860,000.000 for fVace
pli( )l >1 )|'!l) on 1 >\ udminist nil ion pressure
I hut left tlie program inlael as to vessel
const met ion to l>e started in ttl.’tti, the
greatest and foulest snieHiuj> re-rular naval
appropriation lull in Id years started. Wed
nesduy, down the ways of conptvss.
It is deplorable that such a measure
should ever reach the house, where it was j
dubbed l>\ Democratic Chairman (Hover II.
t ary. ot the naval subcommittee. as a
‘‘purely defense measure" thoitj’li it calls
for an appropriation of $ MiO.OOO.OOO and
authorizes construction of 1M vessels for re
placements toward treats strength, ddd new
airplanes, and enlistment of 11.000 nioti I
men. If passed, it may constitute the death
blow to the already wavering world peace, j
The hill follows in the wake of the ill- j
ready approved +400,110(1,000 army hill to
boost the strength ol land torces and equip
The appropriations committee deserves
credit for its attempt to our in half the *2‘).
dSO.(KH) ileui asked tor the building ot new
ships, lint Dig data luiosevelt came to the
rescue and the hill takes the stand.
f.ver seeking immediate happenings, the
roving spot light has swung to Kurope to i
play on the veritable panorama of war prep- |
aratioiis and scares. Attention has drifted
away from the immediate da Hirers faeinir '
the I idled Stalls lint the volcano still ■
smolders uudimiiiisiied in the I’aeifie. War i
in that tirea is as imminent ;is e\ -r.
•Japan sutlers a new thorn in her alreaih |
testeriiifj side as the lull makes the headlines
in diipan almost on the eve of the launching
ot Anuu-iean naval demonstrations of pro |
viously unheard of proportions. The e-rcat
es| armada i-vcr to lake the i.--as will soon
parade under Japan‘s imperial nose Xearl\ i
e\eiw era 11. surface, underwater, and air in
1 he I idled >iates navy will take part. if
presi nl plans prevail, in maneuvers to cover
over i (M)(i,0<M) square miles in the I’aeifie
• ..•le.p.ia eej; ate and will continue to I
use every means within her power, as she
litis in the ptisf. to avoid war with the I’nited
States. In recent naval negotiations she of
fered to reduce her navy to any limit on a
basis of parity with the American fleet, a
plan that would have made war between
the two a veritable impossibility.
U.vmg behind til most impregnable har
riers, -Japan has no more to fear American
than the latter has to fear her the two
nations are separated by an ocean the total
area of which exceeds the area of all the
landed surface of the globe. Cruising ranges
of the most modern battleships are not great
enough to permit a fleet to cross the Pacific,
unaided by fuel ships and fortified bases,
wage an effective battle, and still retain
sufficient fuel to make the return trip.
Though war ' ween the two would be
both costly and idiotic,-Japan, if goaded J»e
voiid endurance and injured bv some deadly
affront to her national pride, can and will
give the United Slates a real cause for
This deplorable naval measure may be
the final hurdle the one which -Japan may
refuse to take.
It is not yet too late. The United States
can still turn back gracefully. Public opin
ion can still throw its full force behind the
opponents of the hill and force it to its
rightful place in the garbage can.
The Passing Show
GENERAL cultural trend has been develop
*- ing in this country for the past two years,
which is sadly regrettable to the minority of
citizenry, and highly lauded by a majority of the
so-called common people of our great democracy.
The balmiest days of the gay nineties, the
ribald witticisms and coiner saloon ditties, the
burlesque queens and their daring attire, seem
merely to have come into another cycle of popu
larity. But this time there is nothing half-wdy
about the process. America is rapidly becoming
more and more filthy minded.
Some people blame it on the depression.
Others say that at last an advanced people are
getting rid of their silence upon the subject of
sex, another clique of psychologists maintains
that inhibitions are being cast aside under the
nervous strain of present-day living conditions.
It might be a. lot more simple, and just as
truthful/ to conclude that the great. American
public is right now engulfed in a morass of sex
dramas, foul songs, beer-tavern verses, and a
period of filth that has no precedent, even in
Barbary Coast days.
In New York, Chicago, all the major cities of
the country, the sophisticated songster seated at
the piano in some smart cafe frequented by the
“best" circles, has come into prominence. In a
polished, insinuating barroom manner he sings
verse after verse of pure rot while the old
hellers forget their sagging chins and their pro
truding waistlines while they roar out approval.
The movies attemped some type of censor
ship. They succeeded in producing a few master
pieces such as “David Copperfieid,” "The House
of Rothschild,” and “Vanessa” all historical
dramas, or adapted from famous novels. But
then the censors became near-sighted, or couldn’t
understand the jokes, or something equally un
explainable. For coming out simultaneously with
these masterpieces has been a series of cinemas
that would embarrass any of the old school of
philanderers, each stamped with its “approved”
sign by the producers’ code of the industry.
In New York a nudist play makes is appear
ance a sort of half-way nudist piny, since the
butler is in shorts, and the hero is clad in under
wear only, while the heroine makes a dramatic
appearance in rolled stockings and a hair net,
or apparel to that effect.
There is only one conclusion to be drawn from
the facts. Westbrook Pegler, newspaper column
ist, has made it. He minces no words, and what
he says has tnc ring of something that many
term "old-fashioned truth."
"There is an old superstition that great na
tions before they fall get rotten in their morals.
Hid in tiie enjoyment of a freedom newly won.
to see ami hear corruption in the theater and
public restaurant only a soup-puss would take
time out to view with alarm. Take the adoles
cents to see the naked women and hear the
foul-mouthed pianist sing his songs. This is
liberality at last." Stanford Daily.
npWRNTY years have gone around the sun
-*• dial of Trinity College, Cambridge, since
Rupert Brooke died
Before he died he wrote down the belief of
his generation in the lines:
"Now Cod be thanked Who has matched
ns with His hour,
And caught out youth, and wakened us
front sleeping,
With hand made sure, clear eye, and
shat pened power,
To turn, as swimmers into cleanness leap
tllad from a world turned old and cold
anti weary."
Rupert Brooke and his generation believed
ihat the World War brought honor back to earth
again, and that "Nobleness walks in our ways
again " He went to the Dardanelles, and he died
almost at once.
Another generation of Knglishmon. studying
at Cambridge, have lost belief in the nobleness of
wat. Together with thousands of Hnglish stu
dents, they have pledged that they will not take
up arms "In defense of King and Country." They
diaw certain tenet ions to war from "All Quiet
on the Western Front," "What Price Glory?".
Sir Norman \ngell. They draw othei reactions
from the economic consequences of the last war.
\nd a few remembered ones, like Rupert Brooke,
who died
After twenty years u is dearer to American
students, likewise, whether war is "God's hour'
not. It is dearer whether war is like "swim
mers into cleanness leaping" or like the prof
ited ■ and the patrloteers; like the death of tin
frightened German boy in "Alt Quiet.'
A genera'i ?e ’ -mni" s th. u i
c w i.vtt if" '.V’t your wav ' Put N.-\>
No Pulling His Leg
-• - rr —~ By Howard Kessler —• •**
Editor's note: This is the first 01
two articles written by the Em
erald’s traveling; reporter after in
terviewing Charles Zimmy of “Be
lieve It or Not” fame.
When my eye was casually at
! traded to one of Ripley’s “Believs
; It or Not" items in September o.
■ 1931, 1 could not have dreamec
that three years iat.er I should b<
conversing in a Spanish eabafei
with the principal of that item.
Charles Zimmy holds the world'!
! swimming endurance record foi
J 100 consecutive hours in a Hono
: lulu tank, in July, 1931, and “Kip'
considered that good enough tc
come up to his standard as a fac!
inclined to be disputed by thf
average human being. For Zimmy
ha.s no legs.
The most amazing personality ]
have ever met, the energy thai
went into making this man's lowe;
legs function seems to have beer
diverted to his brain and made ol
that a human dyriamo who’s
sparks magnetize every individua
with whom it comes in contact.
The Tip That Binds
We were first drawn together by
the tie that binds all English
speaking peoples in a foreign land
I was held by the pungent wit, the
sound philosophy, the host of anec
dotes and that electrical some
thing about the man. For three
hours Charles; Zimmy riveted mj
attention, while dancing girls
swayed before us, unnoticed by
Zimmy, although Russian born
spent but one year of his colorful
life in that country. He was nine
years old, just a healthy, tough
youngster in Chicago when he
| jumped the wrong way under a
street car. The hospital released
him as a legless trunk and an ob
ject for compassion. Things must
have looked pretty black to the
boy at that time.
Thrown Into Tool
Two years later Charles Zimmy
was thrown into a pool by his
comrades and learned to swim in
the old-fashioned way. As a lad of
3 8, seeking' a suitable profession,
he saw Annette Kellerman’s act,
and his choice was made. He is
| now 42 and can look back upon
j 24 years as a public attraction
throughout the world. Twenty-two
times he has motored himself
across America by devious routes.
He has played the tank towns
l pun) and the metropoli from
Maine to California and from Sing
apore to Sevilla.
“I ain't never had much school
ing,” he said, “but I've been
around, and let me tell you, when
my kids get to be your age I’m
going to see that they do a lot of
traveling." Oh, yes, Zimmy has
been married. Twice, in fact. His
two children, a boy 16, and a girl
14 years old, live in Long Beach,
California, and see their father
possibly two weeks every year.
The Hair of a Zulu
As is usual in such circum
stances, one is prone to speculate
upon Zimmy's probable position
had he been enabled to keep his
legs, and as usual one meets a
blank wall. He has a fine, capable
head, that would look very well
behind an executive desk. Indeed,
my companion at the time we met
Zimmy, commented that with such
a head, a man could accomplish
anything he set out to do. It's a
solid, compact, prominently-boned
piece of work with a crop of
brown, fuzzy hair like a Zulu's
sticking up from the straight
broad forehead. His face is brown
and tough, the eyes are deep-set,
keen and grey and surrounded by
tiny wrinkles on the many occa
sions when he grins. He has a
staccato, easily-understood, deep
chested voice, and when he talks,
Zimmy leans toward you. grasps
a lapel or an arm and holds you
physically as well as mentally. A
big cigar glows continuously be
tween his firm lips. The chin looks
just like the rock of Gibraltar.
Onn rubucity iyrut
The "legless wonder" is his own
publicity agent and a master at
the business. His show consists of
high diving, eating and smoking
under water, various supplement
ary novelties, and where a large
tank is available, running a motion
picture- film of his stunts. His
time under water is four minutes.
17 seconds, but he doesn't know
whether that is a record or not.
Concerning his Honolulu endur
ani c feat. Zimmy is very modest.
"That ain't nothing." he affirms
"1 can break that any time. When
I do it will be only a few hours
though, t can work more publicity
out of it that way. There’s no use
going tlie limit all in one bust. see.
when 1 can get a story every time
l raise the ante."
Holds Disud
The lib cnee of legs holds its
*Ji. 111! 4 , I . • •'»! t N.ira, r,
• •
If"-!* mechanism to tire, it also
gives him ies.s chance to promote
Circulation; a duty which the arms
alone do very poorly, so that he
is apt to become more easily cold
than the normal swimmer.
His system of working can he
demonstrated by his plans for the
city of Malaga. Recently, a law
was passed here prohibiting beg
gars from soliciting in the streets.
Zimrny has got through to the
governor and is promoting a series
of charity performances, sanc
tioned by the officials of state,
with the reservation that he make
a little cash from the deal too.
“They go great for that stuff in
Japan, he says. "I give a certain
percentage to some public cause
and you should see thfe customers
flock in. For that matter, the East
is always better than Europe.
Here, they have an overflow of
attractions and it's difficult to get
the crowds.”
(To be concluded tomorrow.)
Anything Goes
j. By Dick Watkins — -
CINEMA Just how much is
in this little tax fight now going
cr. between the Hollywood studios
md the Calif, legislature, we don’t
know, but we do know that the
studios are to all intent and pur
pose, seriously considering moving
to more hospitable climes should
the cards go against them . . .
cither that, err they are doing a
darn good job of bluffing, presum
ably the latter, when one stops to
realize the enormity of the film
industry’s investments and hold
ings in and around Hollywood . . .
However, in order to make the sit
uation more tense, agents have al
ready been sent out to Florida to
look over the lay of the land there,
in the event a preliminary film
exodus is contemplated, while Long
Island and the Palisades of New
Jersey are considered very ideal
for motion picture work, being
easily accessible to the hordes of
Broadway talent . . . Well, anyhow,
, . . the fight right now is being
fought tooth and nail by both sides,
and sooner or later, some kind of
r showdown on the whole deal will
unmask the true state of affairs
(Please turn to page three)
Mae West Guest
On CBS Program
By George Bikinian
Emerald Radio Editor
Mae West, generosa, has capit
ulated to a radio sponsor. She has
accepted an offer to portray over
the Columbia chain tonight amus
ing highlights from her latest
screen play, “Goin’ to Town,” on
the Hollywood Hotel program at
G:30. Miss West has repeatedly
turned down radio and marriage
offers. She has at last exercised
the feminine prerogative, but only,
she avers, regarding one proposal.
Don C’arruth and Jim Whipple,
who entertained us the other night
at a gathering, will sing their songs
to a much larger audience today,
wo hope, when they appear on the
Emerald program at 4:45. Frank
Evanson will accompany.
Beatrice Lillie will play the lead
ing role in another of her Bea
sop's Fables, slightly inaccurate
dramatizations of famous episodes
from fact and fiction, on her pro
gram with Lee Perrin's orchestra
and the Cavaliers quartet tonight
at 6 over NBC. At 8:30 Circus
Night will feature Joe Cook and B.
A. Rolfe's music, Lucy Monroe, Phil
Duey and Peg LaCentra.
Explaining Some fo the Cheers From the Ball Park
Trt»s is ome.
Again I See in Fancy
—... By Frederic S. Dunn
The University Almost
In the Slough
Old plots of Eugene remind one
or maps of Europe before the Na
poleonic Wars or even of the Ro
man Empire,—it is so difficult to
discover modern boundary lines.
And, to reverse the puzzle, one can
scarcely locate the sites of former
days underneath the new surfac
ing of the present.
To think that steamboats were
still scrambling over gravel and
sand-bars to reach Eugene at the
time the University welcomed its
first legion of 130! And that Pearl
Street ended abruptly at where
Twelfth was subsequently discov
ered! My grandfather’s barnyard
began immediately at that point,
and beyond that was what seemed
to my childish fancy a limitless
universe. How often I have
watched the old-time threshing ma
chines operate near the present
intersection of Thirteenth and
I have wandered out into that
vast wheat field and still farther
into the dobie “bad lands" of the
Amazon, losing myself in the deep
ravines of the slough, wondering
the while if the folks were missing
me at home or if they could see
me from the top of the wind-mill.
It was out in this dismal stretch
o;; my grandfather's domain, the
original Daniel R. Christian's Do
nation Claim, that the Union Uni
versity Association decided to lo
cate the State University. The
building itself would probably have
stood somewhere in the middle of
the Amazon swamp in its old-time
unrestraint, perhaps near where
Pearl street now crosses 17th Ave.
Yet that, in spite of strenuous
opposition, was the decision when
subscriptions were first solicited.
Later discontent grew too strong
for the Association and the com
mittee was forced to consider oth
er propositions. A university in a
swamp was demonstrated as most
unsound policy, unsafe architectur
ally. And how aesthetically un
wise, when on all sides lay such in
viting knolls and hill-sides, from
which the University could look
down with benign dignity upon the
flats of mediocrity!
Our founders were wise. The
Amazon was ever and still is an
unsolved predicament, a little Mis
sissippi of our own. As early as
April 22, 1876, The Guard mentions
the discussion of a canal, “from
Eugene City by the Spencer Butte
Swale to Junction City.” And so
it has continued through the sub
sequent years. Eugene, in time of
freshets, used to assume the sem
blance of a miniature Venice,
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How queer it would have been to
find our own University in the
midst of a swirling current, with
Clyde Patterson's flotilla of skiffs
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