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Day Editor, this issue.
Assistant Day Editor, this isuc.
Night Editors, this issue.
Paul Frederick, Howard Kessler
Compulsory or Optional?
A Problem for the Board
ON January 31 people of the state will go to
the polls in a special election to vote on,
among other things, whether or not the payment
of a $5 fee should be placed in the hands of the
state board of higher education. The bill, placed
on the ballot by a referendum of students the
latter part of last spring term, if passed, will
give the board authority to make the fees op
tional or compulsory but not to exceed $5.
It should be understood that this bill provides
a different setup than the old type of "compul
sory” fee regulation as in effect prior to the
attorney general’s opinion which ruled out the
former system. The difference in thd liproposed
setup from the former traditional one lies in
the control of the money IF and when collected.
Previously the money was merely collected by
the board, at the voted request of the students,
for their activity program. The bill appearing
on the ballot January 31 would place the activity
program under direct supervision of the state
board of higher education where, under the bill’s
implied theory, activities are in the main educa
tional, the supervision rightfully belongs.
If the people of the state are willing to en
trust the state board of higher education with
responsibility of administering an educational
program of millions of dollars, they should be
willing to give the board authority to supervise
and regulate an educational activity program.
The Emerald feels that those students who
have objected to the administration of student
fees by an organization not under the direct
supervision of a duly constituted state authority,
have perhaps had some justification for their
complaints on that principle. However, should
they object to the proposed law, they are unduly
condemning the state board of higher education
as being unqualified as to its functions of ad
ministering educational affairs.
The implications of the bill as regards the
ASUO setup are complicated. Next term the Em
erald will attempt an analysis of the situation in
ASUO administration that will probably be en
lightening and encouraging to those students who
object to the payment of a compulsory fee. The
Emerald is certain that should the state board
decide on a compulsory collection of the fee that
it will take into consideration students to whom
the burden of paying $15 yearly is unbearable.
Cooperation extended by the ASUO staff to
the Emerald and the supporters of the bill is
necessary and will be an indication of a willing
ness to iron out a situation that has caused
needless strife on the Oregon campus.
Students going to their homes over the holi
days should make every effort to explain the j
necessity for the passage of the bill.
I The Safety Valve |
Letters published in thi.s column should not he construed
as expressing the editorial opinion of the Emerald. Anony
mous contributions will be disregarded. The names of ocm
municants will, however, he regarded as confidential upon
request. Contributors arc asked to he brief, the editors reserv
ing the right to condense all letters of over 300 words and to
accept or reject letters upon the criteria of general editorial
importance and interest to the campus.
To the Editor:
For some few years I have been wondering
just how a highly trained, competent, news exec
utive of the “big” type might attack the Russian
Mr. Smith's discourse on present Russian con
ditions seems to fill the bill.
It was beautifully done, the inferences were so
adroitly patterned and shaded that a group of
economically conscious individuals might not
have appreciated the unholy subtleness of the
speech much less a spoiled, luxury-loving mess
of potage, such as Dr. de Villiers claims we are.
Even the unthinking man might inquire,
cocoanuts or brass rings ? Why does it matter
how much the relative income of the worker is
IF he is obtaining life’s essentials ? Money doen't
seem to count with these Russian people, as the
person who does the work actually reaps the
resultant cultural benefits as typified by the
opera and the theatre, or food and housing—a
pitiful state of affairs!
On the other hand we have one large building,
seemingly congested by sheltering 13 families
where formerly one one family resided. Would
it be boorish if one were to ask where the other
12 families had been living in the past— no chance
of the gutter or some rural hovel, I hope?
Then we have these poor workmen who had
been of some previous economic consequence. One
wonders what the exact living conditions of their
hirelings had been previous to the revolution—all
cake and truffles, I suppose.
As for the single mode of individual life, I
wonder how any man can justify poverty, sordid
crime and mental torture of a number of people
in order to develop one rugged, highly individ
ualized play boy.
To the Editor:
We’ve heard a lot lately about the glamor of
war and how false it is. Some of us even enter
tained the fond idea that University of Oregon
students were ready to call a spade a spade, and
chuck this “rah, rah, we want a fight’’ stuff out
the window. In fact the whole state has begun to
take it for granted that Oregon really is a liberal
school, and that the student body no longer al
lows itself to be fooled by such shallow stuff as
the super-patriots are wont to peddle.
Evidently it is beginning to be true. Maybe
that’s why somebody got scared and decided that
students were sizing up KOTO for what it really
is? So scared, in fact, that he pulled the army's
old, old ace in the hole to rally the boys around —
sex appeal. The Little Colonel, I believe, is the
catch phrase around whiqh we are asked to throw
our war dance fetish.
Of course we are opposed to war, we question
the KOTC as part of the war machine, but oh
boy, you can't see around a curve, and most
figures have curves, and who wants to think
about the horror and uselessness of war when he
can be feasting his various emotions on the dear
little co-ed officer?
We had to swallow our pride as an enlightened
school when we resorted to using our women to
make hell itself inviting. We can thank Scabbard
and Blade and its brain trust for the fine leader
ship in the move. There is but one consolation.
Somebody IS scared! It's been a long time since
our campus war lords have felt constrained to
resort to SA as their means of insulting our
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there isn’t any reason to expect
that the Soviet government will
not last a long while,” he main
Soviets Fear Foreign War
A foreign war is the constant
dread of Russia, its leaders fear
ing a coalition of capitalistic pow
ers to destroy the whole commu
nistic order. Such a peril, the
speaker averred, would probably
prove disastrous to the country.
“It is a curse in all Russia to
have much money ... a person is
apt to be very unhappy ... he is
very apt to land in jail,” he said in
telling of the self-submergence of
the old aristocratic class of czar
ist days. In Moscow, families have
destroyed all signs of pre-revolu
tionary days so as not to appear
as people of means. Living condi
tions there are bad, quarters be
ing cramped, families reduced to
circumstances with which they
can barely get along.
Former Aristocrats Satisfied
These adverse social conditions
do not seem to bother the younger
generation, probably, he ventured,
because they never knew better.
Smith told of a tailor and a furni
ture man who each owned, during
the days of the Kotuanoff;, lead
ing stores in Moscow. Today both
are reduced to the laboring class,
but content because they have a
job and enough to eat.
Unemployment in Russia is un
known, the lecturer admitted, but
the average monthly wage of a
Moscow worker is 05 paper rubles
about $1.50. The necessities of
life are correspondingly low, how
ever. Americans on relief would
be unhappy with the meager wag
es of the Russian laborer, Smith
Tourists tiet Wrong \ iew
A summer tfiur of Russia of
ten gives visitors the impression
life there would be ideal, but the
former newspaper man said such
is not tin1 case, the winters, with
long, cold, miserable nights being
a bitter contrast to warm summer
Wittily, Smith told of the larger
Russian alphabet, making it pos
sible for government officials
there to name more organizations
with letters, sly poking fun at the
Films in the Soviet are too heav
ily loaded with propaganda to be
much amusement. Smith charged,
the Russians themselves express
ing little interest in them. Opera
and plays are much more popular
with the people, although Lenin
allows few of the working class
Sta*j;t‘ of lilt* World
(Continued from Page One)
tlunal commerce is being; closed
up. Oil, metals, minerals, coal,
and munitions are in tliat torrent.
Could Italy conduct further war
without these things, which she
can’t, there is always the step of
naval blockade, by the greatest
navies in the world, left to be tak
en. Blockades shut off food, too,
and nii'n don’t see their women and
children go hungry very long be
cause a visionary dictator would
like for them to. They quit. The
Yes, 11 Duce is doomed, and his
people will suffer mightily. Even
without the British, the French,
and the League in the fracas, it is
questionable that Ethiopia can
be defeated. If she is. she must
be before the rainy season starts.
That is due in about six months.
Tanks, airplanes and Italians
I have great confidence in this
augury. But a better conclusion
about the whole affair would be
tlie words Shakespeare put into
the mouth of Puck. “Lord, what
fools these mortals be.’’
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The Marsh of Time
By Bill Marsh
Comes it now from Portland,
the only graveyard in the world
with electric lights, an amusing
little squib. It seems that it's pos
sible to buy liquor in Portland and
get it delivered, merely by calling
up the state warehouse at the east
end of the Burnside bridge, speci
fying the poison required *nd giv
ing the permit number.
So-o-o-o, rings the telephone,
anil the attendant takes a man’s
order for expensive grogs to be
delivered to a room in a smallish
hotel in a none-too-genteel district.
The permit number was duly re
corded and the beverages sent on
Seconds later, rings the tele
phone again. This time it's a lady,
a lady with a cultured accent. She
ordered liquors to be sent to a
highly respectable home in a high
ly respectable residential district.
And then she gave the SAME per
mit number as had the gentleman
a few seconds previously.
The attendant stalled, some
what bewildered. The lady, sens
ing the hesitation, proceeded to
explain. “It’s my husband’s per
mit,” she said, "hut I’m using it.
He was called to San Francisco on
Bubonic plague, scourge of Ori
ental countries, is carried by rats.
So the far-seeing British colonial
government has taken simple steps
to keep the plague at a minimum.
In Hongkong it is absolutely com
pulsory for a cat to be kept in
every single Englishman’s house
hold. In the larger homes, the
law requires that three cats be
Hail, then, to the modest kitty,
guardian of health in the white
homes of Britain's Asiatic empire.
:Js $ •«!
From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:
The size of the American woman's
hand has increased more than a
full glove size in the last 20 years.
Shucks, digging for gold makes
anybody’s hands get bigger.
Air Y’ •>
By James Morrison
Emerald of the Air
The Three Swing Boys— Buck
McGowan, Chuck Sandifur, and
this writer, will entertain on the
final Emerald broadcast of this
term over KOBE this afternoon
The Air Slant
J. Isadore McGillicuddy, whose
grand entrances into the “O'Keefe
Sketches” on the Camel Caravan
are pronounced with a comic Jew
ish accent, is known away from
the studio as Louis Sorin. He re
cently turned down a handsome
offer to teach his accent over long
The Second Symphony of Bee
thoven will be presented by the
78-piece University of California
symphony orchestra in a program
Sunday night at 9 o'clock.
Next Tuesday evening the Casa
Loma band will play “At the
Jazz Band Ball” and “Hallelujah.”
Deane Jams will sing “Every Now
and Then,” Pee Wee Hunt featur
ing “If I Had Rhythm in My Nur
sery Rhymes,” and' Kenny Sargent
will sing “Why Shouldn't I?”
Rubinoff will play “Stringin’
Along,” an original composition,
as his principal' solo during the
Chevrolet program this evening at
6:00. He will also solo on “I
Wished on the Moon.” Other se
lections include "Indian Love
Call;” “I've Got a Feelin’ You’re
Foolin’,” “Truckin’,” “Top Hat,
White Tie and Tails,” and “Treas
* * *
Gala ceremonies at the opening
of NEC's new studios in Holly
wood will be on the air for 90 min
Warner Prize Contest
Again Open to Students
For the tenth consecutive year
the Warner prize contest is open
to students interested in the Far
East. Two hundred dollars in priz
es will be awarded by the commit
tee. Dr. Harold J. Noble, chairman,
for the best essays on Eastern
Asia and its problems. First prize
will be $100.00, second prize $50.00,
third prize $25.00, and fourth prize
$25.00. The essays will be about
5000 words long- and must be sub
mitted on or before March 6. 1936.
To be eligible a student must have
taken a course in Far Eastern his
tory, Asiatic geography or one
dealing with the economic and po
litical problems of the Orient
whether on this campus or at some
other university. History 491-2-3.
Geography 428. or Economics
446. 147 fills the requirements’ lo
Ihe e-mys may deal with Uw>
history, economic or political or
social problems of the countries of
Eastern Asia, their mutual rela
tions, or their relations with the
Occident. Those interested in art
may participate in a similar con
test directed by Mr. Jiro Harada.
Interested students should con
sult with Dr. Morris. Dr. Jameson,
or Dr. Noble, who comprise the
The contest is sponsored by
Mrs. Gertrude Bass Warner with
the expectation that through the
studies and thought involved will
come a greater understanding of
I the peoples of Asia, and in the
: hope that a greater interest in the
Orient may be stimulated on th's
Princeton students can now cut
as much as they like, so long as
their standing remains unimpaired.
utes tonight, starting at 7:30 and
featuring many of the outstanding
stars of films and radio.
The lengthy list of stars tenta
tively scheduled to appear include
Jack Benny and company, with
Mary Livingstone and Kenny Ba
ker; A1 Jolson, Gladys Swartout,
Marion Talley, Wallace Beery,
Anne Jamison, Ginger Rogers,
Nelson Eddy, Edgar A. Guest, Phil
Regan, Irvin S. Cobb, Bing Crosby,
Joe Penner, San Laurel and Oliver
Hardy, and George Jessel.
Benny Goodman’s trio—Benny
Goodman, clarinet; Teddy Wilson,
piano; and Gene Krupa, drums—
has just run off another “swing
classic’’ of “Who” and “Someday
Sweetheart” for Victor. These are
tunes the local boys will sit around
and listen to over and over, be
cause each man is tops on his in
NBC-CBS Programs Today
1:45 — Football; Santa Clara
2:15 — U. S. C.-Washington.
5:00 — Your Hit Parade. KGW.
6:00 — Rubinoff and His Violin.
Andre Kostelanetz’ orchestra.
6:30 — Shell Chateau. Wallace
Beery. KPO, KFI, KGW.
9:00 — Carefree Carnival. KGO,
By BARNEY CLARK
With a hiss of burned-out bear
ings another term jolts to a close,
and the Bystander rises to his feet
with three rousing goodies and a
Not that we're a sorehead or
anything like that; but enough is
enough if not too much.
It’s our nerve that has carried
us through. Only a will of iron has
kept the campus from rising some
morning to be horrified by head
MASS MURDER OF 70
LAID TO COLUMNIST
and all because these goops keep
whinnying about why don't we
write some “good dirt." some “real
We’re tired. Life is too much
with us, late and soon, and we
don't CARE what Jack Mwlhall did
with his pin in Seattle, or what
teeth-gnashing it induced in the
Dimpled Darling. Mulhall’s sex life
is perfectly safe with us.
Arul if all the women who come
to us with torrid tales of what the
other houses’ females are doing
were laid end to end, we wouldn't
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
DURHAM, X. C.
Four terms of eleven weeks are
given each year. These may be
taken consecutively (graduation in
three years! or three terms may be
taken each year (graduation in
four years). The entrance require
ments are intelligence, character
and at least two years of college
work, including the subjects speci
fied for tirade A Medical Schools.
Catalogues and application forms
may la- obtained from the Dean.
be surprised. We'd feel gloomily
But the people who really burn
:a»r soul like a blow-torch are the
:ranks and Christers up in Port
land who foam at the mouth all
•>ver V. Earl whenever we happen
to mention that a college man has
taken a drink. What do they think
we run up here—a corral for
camels ? Prohibition has been re
pealed, Gabriel, and incidently, one
swallow does NOT equal the
Johnstown flood. \
Where anybody ever got the idea
that this is a “country club school"
we don't know, unless it was from
Corvallis’ cagey propaganda push
Our population is made up of the
sons and daughters of middle
class families in the majority, and
any attempt to lead them into
riotous living (much less put an
original idea in their heads) is
foredoomed to failure.
And yet Oregon is supposed to be
a hot-bed of radicalism! Ye Gods!
Celeste Straclc is allowed to talk
on the campus, and immediately
this tepid matrimonial bureau be
comes a sea of red banners in the
steam-heated skulls of reactionary
editors. Nuts! It fair makes us sick
to our tummy.
We're glad we can quit for a
(Continued from Page One)
Thomason's national column also
ran around 30 per cent.
An interesting reaction was the
good reception accorded the week
ly Emerald Magazine section with
Henriette Horak's Chit Chat rat
ing 50 per cent drawing power,
and Bill Barker’s short short story
about 40 per cent. Clark’s Hell on
Wheels drew about 50 per cent.
On the sport page the football
story ran about 60 per cent, the
basketball and intramural stories
about 50 per cent, and the others
a little over 30. McCall’s Sport
Quacks batted about a 50 per cent
Jimmy Morrison’s Air Y’ Listen
in’ cracked a 35 per cent reaction,
while another editorial page fea
ture, the Safety Valve, counted
only 20 per cent.
Short stories and columns brok
en up drew better averages than
long solid mass-of-type stories.
The directive principle of educa
tion should be directed toward a
more efficient parenthood, says Dr.
William A. Shimer, secretary of the
United chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
To Hold Meet
To Open January 23
Plans for the eighteenth annual
conference of the Oregon Press as
sociation were furthered at a meet
ing of the faculty of the school of
journalism yesterday and the date
for the occasion changed from
January 23, 24, and 25 to January
16, 17, and 18. This change wid
enable delegates to be present on
the campus at the time of the
Oregon-Oregon State basketball
This conference, which will be
made up of newspaper men from
all parts of the state, will be spon
sored by the school of journalism
in cooperation with Sigma Delta
Chi, and Theta Sigma Phi, men's
and v/omen's journalism honorar
ies. Dean Eric W. Allen, journal
ism head, is in charge of arrange
Meetings of the Oregon Editor
ial association, and the Oregon Ad
vertising Manager’s association
will be held in conjunction with
the conference and special sessions
will be given over to these organi
Robert W. Ruhl, editor of the
Medford Mail-Tribune will preside
at the conference. Ruhl gained na
tional recognition last year by
winning the William Pulitzer prize
given for conspicuous newspaper
According to tentative arrange
ments, Sigma Delta Chi and The
ta Sigma Phi will sponsor one of
the luncheons and will assist with
the program at the banquet which
climaxes the conference. The Eu
gene Gleemen, local musical or
ganization, under the direction of
John Stark Evans, will contribute
to the entertainment of the eve
ning. This group has proved pop
ular at former banquets of the
press conference delegation.
Official program plans will be
formulated at a meeting of the
executive committee of the state
editorial association in Portland
Saturday. Dean .Allen and Profes
sor Arne Rae, state field man xor
the organization, plan to be pres
ent at the meeting.
Attendance at Williams College
chapel has fallen to 100 daily. The
service is no longer compulsory.
mwiiii min i ————
ON SALE DEC. 12 TO JAN. 1
For ;i quick, comfortable, safe trip home, take the
train. Low roumltrip fares in effect—l)otli coach
tourist and first-class between all stations in the
Equally low fares to other points. These fares good
in coaches on our fastest trains; also tourist sleeping
* cai's, ulus small berth charge. FARES GOOD IN
STANDARD PULLMANS, plus berth, ALSO
New Train “Santa Special”
Daily from Dec. 16 to 24, inclusive, we will operate
a new train from Portland to San Francisco, leaving
Eugene at 7:15 P. M., arriving San Francisco 1:32
P. M. next day. Coaches, tourist and Standard Pull
mans, dining and observation cars.
Phone 2200 for all travel information.
Return limit, Jan. 14
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