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The Faculty Should
Vote on Military
A LETTER, written by Professor Waldo Schu
macher, member of the faculty committee
on military education, printed elsewhere on this
page, indicates that this committee itself is not
clear on its delegated powers. For example, from
a report of the committee, made last June “it
(the committee) should not attempt at this time
to commit itself to a definition of conscientious
objection, but should decide each case upon its
merits looking primarily to the sincerity of the
The committee has reported that in view of
the fact that the faculty has voted to retain com
pulsory drill it “should not adopt general policies
which would make military education in fact
optional. However, this is not interpreted as pro
hibiting any action in individual cases which the
committee thinks is warranted by the particular
The Emerald feels that with such indefinite
power, and with issues so poorly defined it will be
impossible in the future to avoid troublesome
objections from those who desire exemption on
grounds other than those specifically delegated
Also in view of yesterday's action taken by
the Oregon senate’s committee on education rec
ommending optional drill, the faculty of the Uni
versity should restate its position as to the de
sirability of the optional or compulsory drill in
order to aid the legislative bodies of the state
in determining just what is desired or considered
prudent by educators at the University of Ore
The Emerald asks that the faculty, in its
meeting of tomorow, declare its stand again on
military education and clearly define the powers
of its committee on military education.
The Emerald also suggests that prior to the
voting on military education, a careful check of
the voting eligibility of the present faculty' mem
bers be made so that a reccurence of last year's
difficulties may be avoided.
Is Joe College
Still With Us?
rxO students contemplate ?
In attempt to find out, a survey of
University men and women was undertaken this
term. “What do you value most highly in life?"
was the question asked, and the results were not
encouraging. While not scientifically conclusive,
the answers given tended to prove that the ma
jority of students had not considered the problem
at all. They believed happiness to be their goal,
but were quite vague as to the means they pro
posed using to attain that state.
After a few minutes of concentration the
largest number of students decided health most
important in their lives. Other votes went for
security, an adequate philosophy, independence,
family, travel, and writing skill.
It was found that the coeds questioned were
inclined to react more definitely than the males,
choosing work on particular newspapers or in
fields of endeavour. There were more “career”
enthusiasts among women than the men.
American higher education has made much
progress since 1929 toward eliminating the dead- !
wood Joe College members from our universities, !
but it is still true that our students are not as j
serious-minded as those in European countries.
We no longer place a premium on sluggish men
tality, but neither have we learned the art of !
"I am entirely convinced that what is more
than anything else lacking in the life of the i
average well-intentioned man of today is the re- J
flective mood,” Arnold Bonnet has said. It would
seem the duty of the university student in partic
ular to sponsor that reflection, lie it is to whom ;
the world will turn for guidance, and it is there
fore essential to the welfare of his country anil
his own mind, that he know where lie is going !
Up The Mike
‘O be introduced in the next 'emigres.- are two
A bills dealing with the use of radio broadcast
ing stations for the expression of public opinion.
The more important of these bills provides
that each station set aside free suitable per
iods of the day and evening for uncensored dis
cussion of social, polit'eal and economic problems
and for educational purposes. Kach station is also
required to allow at least two sides of a contro
versial issue to express their opinions. Stations,
but nut speakers, would be cleared of liability for
Radio comment has heretofore been censored
quite successfully, not by any governmental
agency, bfit by profit-producing buyers of ad
vertising. Their argument is that if they sponsor
a . - * -, j - - • u and pay *or it the* . Imttid ha\, the
right to determine what is said. Consequently
certain groups have been able to steer radio’s
Newspapers have long since opened their
columns to contributions from readers with dif
fering opinions on controversial subjects. On the
whole, results have been beneficial. Radio, a
younger medium of reaching the public, is ap
parently nearing this stage.
The bill represents an attempt to break down
this censorship by allowing diversified expression
of opinion. But here it lays itself open to abuse
by the economic and political fallacies to which
America is subject. Every demagogue with some
sort of a plan would resort to the radio for a
free opportunity to get himself before the public.
Sufficient regulation and enforcement used in
the right direction however, would tend to elim
inate such instances by disproving fallacious
ideas and argumen' of such individuals, result
ing in more sound - nd crystallized public opinion.
Please Hon. Board
A Real Thanksgiving
TJERHAPS we’re al) wrong about this thing,
but for a good many years we’ve cherished
the belief that Thanksgiving is the sort of a
holiday that one spends at home. The very word
‘Thanksgiving” conjures up visions of mother
and dad mother shooing intruders out of the
sacred precinct of her kitchen dad beaming
proudly as he waves the all mighty carving knife
over the savory, golden-brown treasure of turkey.
But if the powers-that-be have their way,
mother and dad will eat a lonely feast this year,
for their sons and daughters at Eugene and Cor
vallis will be given cuts for not attending classes
on the Friday following Thanksgiving. Educators
mourn the drift of youth away from home and
fireside. But those who direct higher education
in the state of Oregon have seen fit to keep stu
dents away from their homes at one of the times
when the students want to go home worst.
Many students will take two day’s cuts and
go home anyway. But many others have classes
on Friday and Saturday that they can’t afford to
cut. Will the dismissal of classes on the two days
following Thanksgiving seriously hinder the com
pletion of any term’s work ? We don’t think so.
The proper place for young men and women
to spend Thanksgiving is at home. We hope the
board will consider this carefully.
When ex-Mayoi James j. Walker returned
from abroad he was met on his arrival at New
York by some who insisted that he could again
be elected mayor. But Mr. Walker magnanimous
ly exclaimed that he had ‘‘had his day now it is
someone else’s turn.” What insight! What con
By Howard Kessler
r I ''HR only thing honest about Marseilles is its
Chicago decries its tough reputation, Mar
seilles glories in hers.
Postcards picture a good housewife warning
her husband, "But surely you aren’t going down
to tlie docks without a pistol?" The citizen of
Marseilles replies, “Do you think I’m going to
carry my new pistol down there, when I have
just paid 100 francs for it?"
I’m still wondering why I decided to get a
haircut in this chiselling metropolis. While the
personable Gascon had me down I received a
shampoo, eau dc cologne, electric massage, and a
complete course in practical salesmanship, and
when I dazedly reached the street again it was
less two dollars.
The only thing for which you may get value
received in Marseilles would be stamps, and I’m
not sure some enterprising business men don’t
take the mucilage off them before putting them
Having read “The Count of Monte Cristo" in
Spain, 1 was ready for the Chateau d’lf, the
fortress and prison in the bay of Marseilles made
so famous by Dumas’ novel. Depending on the
price you want to pay, you will be rowed or
motored around the island in half an hour. Then,
you guide will trye to sell you some postcards,
but not of the Chateau d’lf.
France is the robber state of Europe, spoiled
by the booming post-war trade, and although The
gold no longer pours in, you would never guess
it by looking at the menus. Any meal you buy
for less than a dollar isn’t to be trusted. Hotels,
too, charge outrageously, since you may be the
only guest they have had in a week.
Attended a dull revue my evening in Mar
seilles and left at the end of the first act, to
visit a huge fair that hail spread its tents over
several acres of ground close to the city center.
It most astonishingly resembled a Barnum crea
tion, and the only reminder t had that this was
not America was the absence of hot dogs. Frit
ters took their place.
Thus far 1 had seen little of the toughness
that draws tourists to this great port, but at I
midnight I left the caliopes, side show barkers
and brazen hubbub of the fair, to wander down
toward the infamous dock district.
After the broad, lighted streets, tile maze of
foul alleyways now entered came as a sudden
plunge into a tunnel. All sound was blotted out,
lights were infrequent, and one stumbled over
great heaps of stinking garbage littered across
the narrow cobble-stoned lanes, sending massive
cats scurrying from their noeturol feasts. The
silent darkness became oppressive. Footsteps
clomped along the uneven stones, a figure loomed
ahead, came up. and passed, peering closely at
Then a broader street. More life, a few sailors
brawling, the place reeking with harlots, lurid
but ugly, who grab you roughly by the arm and \
try to pull you into their webs The hardier hags
put up a good fight, and there were some in- !
teresting tugs-of-war staged, but no spectators
could be attracted. Everyone seemed to have his
own troubles, only the sailors had lost their
chivalry and led with straight lefts when ap
prehended. That saved time.
Bari., i. a airi town too
The Marsh of Time
By Bill Mars'n
Gosh, maybe the Sigma Nus
weren’t fooling after all!
Lucas has given us a new col
umn. If this first issue turns out
bad, don’t be alarmed. We stepped
on a sheet of ice about five min
utes ago, and executed the finest
self-administered body slam of the
year. The crash would have addled
our brains, had we any brains to
be addled. Fortunately, however,
the brunt of the blow was taken
on the back of the head, resulting
in nothing more serious than a
loosened filling or two.
There is absolutely no truth to
the rumor that the College Side
has installed a fog horn on the
starboard side of the entrance
channel. Mariners will have to feel
their way in and out of the place
just as they have been doing for
* * *
The Literary Digest tells of a
wealthy father whose daughter
wanted to marry a rather impe
cunious young man. Said the fa
ther, “I'm rather interested in the
lad. He claims he can support my
daughter on $18 a week. I’ve never
been able to do it, so I think I'll
let the young devil marry her. I
want to study his method of fi
nancing. It must be revolutionary
to say the least.’’
* * *
Can this be Jack Mulhall coming,
or is it just the sun setting? It’s
Mulhall, you goof. They don't have
red sunsets like that in Oregon.
The Credit Side
Mussolini has already paid $3.20
for each Italian soldier he has
shipped through the Suez canal.
And the return fare is just the
same. You’d think II Duce would
petition for a discount on round
trips. But then, maybe he’s satis
fied with the discount he’ll get on
the soldiers who won't be coming
back. No sense in buying round
trips for those poor beggars whose
bodies will stay in Ethiopia and
rot under an African sun.
Says a merchant in a college
town: “The average college student
is too honest to steal. He’s too
proud to beg. He's too lazy to
work. And he’s too broke to pay
cash. That’s why we have to give
From the Ohio State Journal:
There is a movement under way to
get a grant of federal funds for
the relief of needy poets. Why
don’t they put them under control
of the A.A.A. and plow down every
Seriously, though, we feel that
the "Journal” has something there.
Some of the poetry we’ve been
reading lately would make mighty
No, Elmer, that isn’t the Dean
of Women’s lookout. That's the
scaffolding for the new library.
Again I See In Fancy
FREDERICK M. DUNN
V JOKE ON JOSH:
“How can he eat without any
How can he marry without any
The dignified five that composed
our First Faculty, melodiously as
they may have "sung for their
supper," yet had not the where
withal. The Class of '78 was grad
uated upon a diet provided by "2
globes. 2 large maps, 1 anatomical
chart." Our seal might justly have
read "Ruritania Oregonensis."
The Faculty maae early and elo
quent appeals for necessary appar
atus, and the Regents' Minutes are
replete with very much itemized
estimates of required equipment.
And finally, since it is said that
"the fervent, effectual prayer of
the righteous availeth much," with
heroic resolve, the Board in its
session in June of '7S appropriated
the sum of 81.000 and despatched
the Secretary. Judge Joshua J.
Walton. Jr., on special embassage
to the Atlantic seaboard to select
8 1,000! from which $119.75
were subtracted at once by Ladd
and Tilton, Bankers of Portland,
as the price of discount and ex
change on New York. And that
left only . but the Judge did
not smoke and this was two years i
after the Centennial.
day Jo.hua c .t
wrote his version of this more
modern hexateuchal jaunt, it has
suffered some furious deletions. It
is not spread upon the Minutes
that the good Judge "came, saw,
and was conquered.” No connois
seur in scientific apparatus, but
with a list in his pocket, it would
seem that, with unswerving faith
in his fellow man, he approached
two firms in Philadelphia, gave
them his memoranda, and took
what they offered, almost as we
boys used to swap knives, “sight
The apparatus arrived, was un
packed with breathless eagerness
by expert and loving hands,—the
sextant, the transit instrument,
the astronomical clock, the odo
lite. and all "to be put under glass
cases in the two south rooms on
the second floor." To be sure, ref
erence is made to some broken in
struments and the need of their
being repaired, -but what was this
curious contraption? An air pump
with bell globe to fit down over
the disk, in which to produce a
vacuum. But this alarm clock?
Joshua looked at his notes: "That,
said he, "is the latest invention
out. -to demonstrate that sound
can not travel through a vacuum."
Dr. Mark Bailey coughed, almost
strangled, abruptly left the room.
The alarm clock was never dis
played, not even when we began
to think of a museum.
i Next in t h e series HAW
lUOKNKxi l.'.N't Ll.i' I ALB;..'
Editor, the Emerald:
In reporting the decision on the
Connelly case, your news column
carried the statement that "the
faculty committee on military edu
cation refused to exempt, etc. . . .
To grant Mr. Connelly’s request
.... is not within this commit
tee’s authority. This statement
should have read, "The committe,
with a dissenting vote, refused,
It is my belief—and I so argued
and so voted—that the committee
on military education is at the
present time doing the very thing
which they claim they have not
the power to do, that is, substitute
a course in lieu of military train
ing which was the basis of the ap
At the present time, the fresh
men and sophomores who play in
the band are given military credit.
It is my opinion that this is clear
ly a substitution of courses. If
this can be done for those who
play in the band why not for those
who play in the orchestra—or for
Very truly yours,
(Continued front Page One)
the ROTC course for his second
year, following the faculty exemp
tions committee’s second denial of
his petition, which presented an
intellectual instead of a conscien
tious objection to drill.
Two years ago the faculty was
called upon to consider recom
mending voluntary drill to the
state board, but defeated the mo
tion by a comfortable margin. Last
year 500 students petitioned the
faculty for another vote, and the
count was thrown into a deadlock
and lost by the negative vote of
President C. Valentine Boyer.
In spite of agreed irregularities
in the original vote, the faculty
tabled the motion to revote.
Today the Emerald urges on the
editorial page the third annual vote
of the faculty to clear up the is
sues of definition of "conscien
tious,” discrimination between re
ligious and intellectual objections,
and substitution of other courses.
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Air Y’ •>
By James Morrison
Emerald of the Air
Yesterday afternoon Miss Patsy
Neal conducted the Emerald pre
sentation over KOBE, in lieu of
Radio Editor Woodrow Truax, who
is unfortunately in the infirmary.
Miss Neal will again hp.ve charge
today and will introduce Rose
Mary O’Donnell, who will play
seme classical piano selections.
Rubinoff’s orchestra is the most
thoroughly rehearsed concert band
in radio, according to Rubinoff. He
begins rehearsals early Friday
morning, but not with the entire
orchestra. He works first with the
string group until he is satisfied
that these instrumentalists have
mastered his own rather intricate
: arrangements. Then he works in
turn with the woodwinds, brasses,
and percussion groups. Finally he
assembles the entire band and
starts all over again.
Fannie Brice, popular comedi
enne, will be heard tonight at
10:15. Miss Brice and the Old
Maestro are expected to discuss
the personal assets and liabilities
of a certain New York columnist.
Tommy Harris, Little King of
Song, has radio's largest collec
tion of razors; he owns 25 or so
of all types; electric ones, import
ed ones, old-fashioned, straight
edge, razors that slide, roll, sharp
en themselves, and do everything
except sing . . . yet he goes to the
barber shop to be shaved.
“Life of Star in the Night,” a
number which Sigmund Romberg
composed for radio last year, will
be revived on the Swift Studio
party program tonight at 7. Two
other Romberg compositions,
“Grenadier March” and “Bachelor
Girl and' Boy” from “The Girl from
Brazil” also will be offered.
(Continued from Pape Three)
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|i It’s Our Eleventh Homecoming Anniversary.
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• Ladies' lialf-soles 49e-.tl.00
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