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Chosen for Speaker
\ T today’s assembly there will be featured
two things; the speech of Colonel John
Leader, wartime oldster and romantic character,
and the nomination of a junior finance officer
of the student body.
Following a decision of the administration
that assemblies be held at irregular intervals
pending the possible student interest in a given
speaker, this assembly should be a show of great,
interest. Students will see before them on the
stage the figure of a man whose name during
the war made newspaper headlines regularly
throughout the state. His abilities to play on the
emotions of the people have been displayed on
the Portland auditorium stage when he held
people in the cup of his hand.
He will tickle the inner recesses of the sense
of humor by a dry, and easy wit. He will por
tray the gallant picture of our brother Britisher
“who doesn’t know what his country wants but
is ready to die for it!”
Compliments to the assembly committee for
the excellence of its first choice.
As to the junior finance officer, he too should
be congratulated on escaping the furor and bald
erdash accompanying the regular annual politi
cal campaign weeks.
OW that the interfraternity council is re
” solved to re-establish itself as a going
organization, details take the spotlight.
An organization with the best of intentions
and the most inspired motives is chaotic unless
there is a constant, well informed assembly for
the transaction of business. To have a council
that changes personnel many times during the
year is to have a council in which a steady, in
ductive approach to a given problem is impos
sible. The interest and work is choppy and in
consistent. This has been proven by the correla
tion between the often-changing membership of
past councils and the work that they have com
Several members of the council have sug
gested that all fraternity elections take place
simultaneously, and that at these elections the
first two men (the house voting first, second,
and third choice for president) be those who
would be official members of the interfraternity
council. The suggestion is a good one. Those
men would undoubtedly be the top choices of
the houses who are seeking adequate representa
tives and capable executives. These men would
be the most respected in the house and would
be the most effective in the management of the
personnel. It is very unlikely that both men
would leave school at the same time. Surely one
of the two members could be present at council
When the council irons out its attendance and
personnel difficulties then it will be ready to
tackle the details of the constitution and pro
A Medium to—?
TPO most of us our school years are filled with
dreams of the future. Blight, rosy dreams
they usually are but sad to say they are dreams
that will seldom be realized in their entirety.
Tlie first few years out of school are apt to be
anxious, disappointing ones. We may find that
the world is not the same as it seemed in our
fanciful expectations. Money may be harder to
earn than we thought. Our theories may fail.
Modern life is not a stable thing. Its institu
tions are forever changing and its tempo con
tinues to increase year by year. To the recent
college graduate it presents a puzzling front.
One life to live!
We all want the best from it, and it is the
best that we intend to have -when we start.
No other thought enters our minds. But, are
we starting right? How are we to know or to
There is a man a human being if you please
- everyone knows him. His appetites have be
come so jaded that he feels that the future is
not big enough for him, and that life henceforth
is to be dull and uninteresting. He has ceased
to love and be loved. He looks at a past filled
with nothing but memories of deceit and ruth
lessness, and reckless indulgence, lie has faced
disillusionment after disillusionment, and has
lived to feel the pain that he has inflicted upon
others. Now, in middle life, he seeks to hide
within himself the knowledge of the fact that he
has sought vainly for happiness through antici
pations misdirected during the formative years
of his life. May we judge by him, or cun trial
and error be our only proving rule?
There is a solution; one that is basic ia its
scope; It is ttie acceptance of education as a
medium to happiness rather than as a means to
‘■Kducatlon," said Thomas Blaisdell. "is glean
ing from men and books and laboratories; from
Bold and forest and whispering wind; but it is
more—it is learning promptness and thoughtful
ness and every form of purity; it is mastering
of mind and spirit, appetite and passion, thought,
word, and glance. It is knowing that nothing but
service brings worthy living. It is the implant
ing of good habits, the acquirements of efficiency
and the development of twenty-four carat char
By Howard Kessler
JpERNANDEZ v/ill talk to you. Fernandez, the
bull-necked, brass-voiced, booming Spanish
Amercian taxi driver will tell you what is wrong
with Spain from the observations of his twenty
years in North an 1 South America.
You are seated be:ode him in his big cab on a
street corner of Vigo, Spain. It is cold, and Fer
nandez rubs his calloused hands vigorously, pull3
his coat collar closer. He speaks.
The Spaniard (says Fernandez), he is smart
but too slow.
The Spanish have no ambition. When he
makes a little money, the Spaniard puts it in
the bank. Here, there are no financiers, what you
call “beeg shots.” Corporations from America
have all the markets.
The government too, does not do as much
for the people as in your country. They tax us
for this, they tax us for that, mi amigo, they
tax us for everything. Look what you pay for
automobiles. A new, six-cylinder car costs §2,300,
when you get the same thing in America for
§800. And tires, anywhere up to §90. And gaso
line! Ah, mi amigo, is it any wonder there are
so many ox-carts on the road. A car for every
130 people, and nobody knows how many burros.
(Here Fernandez pauses to shout, “Hola,
bonita!” and a few other remarks at a comely
senorita passing by. “Hola, bonita!” has its most
approximate English translation in “Hello, beau
tiful!” so you inquire if the young lady is a
freind. The husky taxi driver laughs loudly.)
No, no, senor, I have never seen her before
in my life. But in Spain we speak to senoritas
with no introduction. You are not in America
now. Here, the man is still the boss.
I think maybe I get married sometime. I am
getting old and want to settle down. Many
Spaniards do as I. They go to America, make
plenty money, come back to their home andd buy
a few houses. Then they live on the rents. They
don t make much, just enough for sleeping and
eating, and that’s all the Spaniard care about
anyhow. Me, I have this taxi, and do pretty good.
Once I drove the Prince of Wales. You will put
that into your paper senor? Good, I like to see
it. Maybe you send me a copy?
You should know about the banks in Spain.
Senor, they are lousy. In America you can get
a million dollars in ten minutes; here, quita alio,
you wait all day for ten pesetas.
(You are interrupted by a lad who approaches
I1 etnandez and offers him two small wrenches.
The bargaining is short and mutually agreeable,
the driver fishes in his pocket for a silver coiii
which he gives the youngster in exchange for
the tools. His explanation is succinct.)
Another Spanish racket he steals ’em and
I buy ’em cheap. Muy bien.
I tell you a little while ago, mi amigo, how
we talk to strange women. Now, don't get me
wrong. The Spanish are very strict. Here, you
never see a man and a woman together if they
ain’t married, unless they got a duenna along.
When you go to the show you will see two
women with every man. No, senor, he is not
carrying a spare. You got to have a duenna, a
chaperon, every place you go with a good girl.
The Spanish are very practical. When they see
a girl and a boy together without the old lady,
they think, if not, why not?
Other Editors’ Opinions
A Fitting Ideal
‘pUOBABLY in America more than in any other
country in the world there exist.s the ideal
of the “all around man." And it is not to be
vondeied at, for the schools, colleges and litera
ture of the country tend to inculcate in the
jouthful mind an unreasoning' disdain for "nar
Princeton can by no means be considered the
exception. Nearly every year the Senior Class
officially prefers a Phi Beta Kappa key to an
athletic letter, yet scholarship uncoupled with
extra-curricular interest is mentally recorded as
the index of a "grind." The professor whose im
mersion in his subject is so great that he forgets
niH personal appearance is “queer."
Ihe inescapable result of this powerful but
intangible pressure of social sanction, acting up
on every American student through his associates
m school, in college and in the outside world is
to develop in many undergraduates here an over
whelming ambition to be an "all-around man."
The victims of this pressure are likely to engage
themselves too heavily with an energetic extra
curricular program. Frequently the result is that
by Junior year they have so many diversified in
terests that they are unable (o do justice to atm
:>ne. Such a program if carried on after gradua
tion will place them in the danger of becoming
dilettantes who know a little about everything
a,ui nothing about anything. And yet when ex
amined in the most cursory manner, it can be
seen that the dilettante is far loss valuable to
himself and certainly to society than is die
popularly scorned “queerie." At least the special
ist has learned the secret of the happy life to
lose himself in some subject or ta dt. iu which
he is genuinely interested. And. as so ,ften
occurs, the fruits of his labors are of some bene
fit to the rest of humanity.
But there is an idea! which is higher than
tu it of either the dilettante or the ultr.i-special
ist. That is to devote oneself whole-heartedly
tovsome line of endeavor, however narrow, white
at the same time maintaining the interest of an
amateur in other subjects. This philosophy has
guided men of culture ever since Aristotle first
promulgated the "Golden Mean" and is partic
ularly applicable to the life of the scholar.'Tt is
a fitting ideal for college men. The Daily
History of Connelly Case
Editor’s Note: Campus gossip seems
to indicate that when Students read to
day that Gordon Connelly will have a
new hearing on his military objection
case they may well ask, “What’s this
all about? Wily, who. what is this.”
The Emerald here attempts to outline
and interpret the case.
Gordon Connelly is a sophomore
who took ROTC during his fresh
man year. As the end of the year
drew nearer he began to feel that
he must make a stand against
the course. Returning to school
this fall, he did not register for
the class, but presented a petition,
in the usual form, to the faculty
committee on military education.
When this objector first ap
peared before the committee he
had three bases for exemption: (1)
military training is of no benefit
to him, and has no part in his
higher education; (2) he does not
believe a course which gives only
one side of a question should be
compulsory; (3) military training
does not warrant a position as a
compulsory subject in the college
On these grounds the faculty
committee refused to exempt him.
“Mr. Connelly petitioned for some
thing which neither the faculty,
nor any committee has power to
grant. The rules of the board of
higher education provide that mil
itary training shall not he option
al. Failure to clear the military
requirement places a student in
the same position as failure to
clear any other requirement . .
These were the words of Carlton
E. Spencer, chairman of the com
Connelly, however, was firnT”m
his conviction, and has refused to
return to drill. Late last week he
again appeared before Professor
Spencer, asking for a rehearing
on the grounds that he was will
ing to substitute for the drill re
(Please turn to paijc jour)
Air Y’ ❖ •>
By James Morrison
Emerald of the Air
Apologies to Jacqueline Wong,
pianist on yesterday’s program. It
was stated in this column that
Miss Wong was to play some hot
jazz solos, but it happened that
she played some excellent classical
music instead. Nevertheless, she
can play both types equally well,
and it is hoped she will appear
Today Willie Frager will con
duct the Emerald Sportcast, inter
spersed with college songs by
Chuck French at the piano.
Duke Ellington’s new Victor re
cording of “Accent on Youth” is
a bit of all right. It's not often
that the Duke sits down with his
dusky lads and hashes out a char
acteristic arrangement on a popu
lar tune, but on this smash hit of
today he gets the smooth Elling
ton effect with all the trimmings.
Turning from the sublime to the
ridiculous, have you heard the
Dorsey Brothers’ orchestra lately
—the band that used to be so
smooth ? The boys are turning
commercial on us, like Lombardo,
only not so bad. They’re reverting
to the old Dixieland ruckety-chuck
and Boom Charlie- Charlie of days
gone by. Yet evidently plenty of
people like that style of “jazz,”
because they’re still making plenty
of records for Decca.
The Dorseys had a split-up late
ly, Tommy having quit and started
a new band.
Bob Crosby, Bing’s “little”
brother, has at last broken off his
vocal engagements with the Dor
sey Brothers and has acquired a
band of his own. His style of play
ing, however, is far from original,
and smacks considerably of Mrs.
Dorsey’s boys’ latest tactics.
Imagine dancing to the music of
Benny Goodman for only 70 cents!
That’s all it cost last summer in
the gigantic Palomar in Los An
\!iC-CBS Programs Today
6:00 p. m.—John Charles
Thomas, noted operatic baritone,
will sing “Trees,” by Rasbach, as
his opening number. Other selec
tions will be “Brown Bear” and
“I Love Life,” by Manna-Zucca;
Verdi’s “Eri Tu”; “Stuttering
Lover," by Hughes, and Harrison's
“In the Gloaming.” Frank Tours’
orchestra will accompany. KGW.
6:30—Warden Lawes in “Web of
Crime." The story of a convict who
begged to be transferred from one
prison to another to keep him
from committing another crime is
a true story taken from one of
Warden Lawes’ own experiences.
KPO. KFI, KGW.
7:00—Conrad Thibault, popular
baritone, will star again in the
Log Cabin Revue. He will offer
“Double Troub’e” and “I Live for
Love,” from the “Big Broadcast”;
“I Found a Dream,” from “Red
Heads on Parade.” He will also
lead the ensemble in “Chloe” and
“If My Love Could Talk." Harry
Salter's orchestra will play “I Get
a Kick Out of You,” a beautiful
64-measure tune from the show
“Anything Goes.” KPO, KGW,
The sale of charms is one of the
principal means of income for
Chinese priests. One of these con
sists of drawing of a horse on a
sheet of yellow paper, sold to par
ents who have sick children.
5c a dance
Dancing 7:30 - 10:30.
and his orchestra.
% What Big Bill Tildcn says about smoking
Camels is worth any smoker's attention. "I’ve
got to keep in top physical condition,” says the
42-year-old "Iron Man of Tennis.” "I smoke
Camels, the mild cigarette. They don’t get my
wind or upset my nerves. I’ve smoked Camels
for years, and I never tire of their smooth,
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Stoefen, George Lott, and Bruce Barnes...
agree with Big Bill about smoking Camels. So
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