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International War Rules?
What a Laugh!
CRIES of ‘war atrocities” have been bandied
about since the very inception of the war in
Africa. Ethiopia asks the League of Nations to
send a commission to the African war scene to
investigate alleged violations of the "interna
tional war rules.” Ethiopia asks the League to
fix the guilt if such atrocities have actually been
Charges and counter-charges of "atrocities”
have been flung back and forth almost since the
first shot was fired. The first bombing of Red
Cross hospitals was reported a few weeks ago.
Now, the surgeon in command of a Swedish Red
Cross hospital that was bombed and literally
“wiped off the map” a while ago says that its
destruction was deliberate and without excuse.
Italian forces comes right back, charging that
wounded Italian soldiers have been seized by
African tribesmen and tortured horribly, emas
culated, drawn and quartered, their eyes burned
out with red hot irons. They, too, want "war
atrocities” investigated and the blame fixed.
It’s all so silly. War isn't a clean, sporting
game. "International war ruies” are nothing but
stupid words. You’re not supposed to have a
sporting chance in war. War is death. War is
mutilation, bloody, horrible mutilation. In war
you’re supposed to fight, not play a game. You're
supposed to kill or wound as many of your enemy
as you can before your enemy kills or wounds
you. You're supposed to fight, and deal out death
and agony as fast as your guns or bombs or
aayonets will work. War is, in itself, an atrocity.
Then, overlooking the vital element of prop
aganda intended for tho gullible American public,
ivhy all this talk of "war atrocities”? There can
not be an atrocity within an atrocity.
Basketball Tra! La!
Basketball Tra! —!
IT'S about time to whip off a line about basket
Ordinarily pre-season sports blah is blah of
Lhe unadulterated vintage. Who knows what will
happen? “’Round and 'round she goes—where
she stops nobody knows” and all that stuff. And
in basketball old lady Fate preens herself, hovers
atop the backboard, and enjoys her hey-day. The
slips that come 'twixt the flip and the hoop are
many, agnoizing, and unpredictable. But as afore
mentioned, to wit: “Ordinarily” is the catch and
the key that justifies Webfoot optimism for the
ensuing season; because there is nothing ordinary
Should the Webfoot team lose out in the cur
rent scramble for top hoop honors, it will be as
a storm spent in its own fury!
The ball players are many, big, and am
bitious. The coach is young, clever, and capable.
And one thing is certain. Any Webfoot-graced
court show will present what Hollywood wise
acres describe as being “colossal,” “stupenduous,”
"gigantic” (certainly gigantic) and, ah, the dar
ling of them all—“glamorous"!
So one may say, as he peers into the mists of
the future,—“Oh my, whence comes tht; Beaver.”
Education’s 'Ancient Regime’
Succumbs to Reason
IT is not too much to claim that a change has
taken place in the discipline of our schools
within the last few decades.
The present educational theories almost com
pletely reverse the old standards of discipline,
strict discipline, with marked emphasis upon
silence and submissiveness.
Our modern schools and colleges seek to se
cure a type of discipline that is cognizant of the
fact that the school is a real and not an artificial
community. The teachers and professors in these
institutions of learning feel that it is just as
important that a student learn to cooperate with
his classmates and respect their interests as it
is for the student's parents to learn to practice
cooperation and respect for the rights and prop
erty of others.
It is commonly agreed that the major tasks
of the adult citizen are to assist in organizing
his group, to perform his duties as a member of
the group, and bo act in such a manner as to
promote the best interests of all. The student
in school or college is faced with a similar set of
tasks, and our modern schools are emphasizing
a type of discipline that is mature and wise, not
childish and foolish, by affording a student train
ing and guidance in the art of living with his
fellow men and women.
The kind of discipline that modern-day schools
are trying to secure leads to the forming or
strengthening of habits of cooperation, courtesy,
industry and honesty. It is far superior to the
outmoded, academic discipline of silence and
strict attention. It should be encouraged .
«T»ETTER late than never” is a rather weak
^ apology for the Emerald’s failure to call
immediate attention to a deplorable remissness in
the reception of James Stephens, the Irish poet
and novelist, who was a recent visitor on the
Really it wasn’t so much a want of hospitality
on the part of the University as it was a failure
to make use of the opportunities that flowered
with his sudden visit. Poet Stephens may have
thoroughly enjoyed the evening he spent in a
discussion of literature with a group of the
faculty, but certainly the campus in general was
not availed of the chance to his his strange and
delightful poesy. The days when we can hope
to hear a man like Stephens are rare, and they
should not be allowed to slip with such an easy
fruitlessness through our grasp.
It wasn't the fault of anyone in particular.
It can be paid to the planlessness of the Univer
sity’s arrangements for receiving visitors. What
is needed is a standing reception committee com
posed of men chosen for their tact and position,
who will know how to receive a visitor pleasingly
and how, with all graciousness, to make a visitor
of use to the campus in general.
Such a committee would not have to meet all
trains and check all descending passengers with
“Who’s Who in America” or “Who’s Who in
Europe, But, surely, such a committee would
not allow a man like James Stephens to get away
from the campus without adding an informal bit
to student knowledge.
Air Y’ •>
By James Morrison
Emerald of the Air
Hobby Garrctson, ace pianist
and pride of the University music
school, will be heard over KOBE
this afternoon at 3:45, playing a
number of classical selections.
Bucky McGowan’s band sounded
very well at the Park Saturday
night, in spite of the local band
leader’s modest protest that it
“stunk." Admirable work was ex
hibited in the band's rendition of
“Sweet and Slow," and the boys
ran over the first stock arrange
ment in town of “The Music Goes
’Bound and ’Bound.”
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Tlic Air Slant
At precisely 8:30 tonight the
Casa Loma band’s familiar "Smoke
Bings” will usher in another Cam
el Caravan program. “Carry Me
Back to Old Virginny" is the open
ing number. Other highlights will
include Kenny Sargent singing
“My Heart Is Keeping Company";
Deane Janis will sing “X Built a
Dream One Day." and Pee Wee
Hunt in “I’m Gonna Sit Bight
Down and Write Myself a Letter."
The orchestra’s closing whipper
will be “Chant of the Jungle."
« • »
It has often been said that the
only man in the orchestra who
can t be classed as a musician is
the drummer. Well, here's some
thing to console him: The new ra
dio drama, “Drums,” opening to
night at 7:00 over CBS, takes its
name from the fact that, in the
opinion of Vera Oldham, its author,
"No sound holds so many varia
tions of feeling and mood as the
heat of a drum.”
* * *
More than 20 popular hits of re
cent years will be played by Mere
dith Willson's orchestra over KGO
tonight at 7. An interesting char
acteristic of the program is that
the band strikes a tempo on the
first tune and holds it throughout
the half-hour broadcast without a
* * *
Sponsors of the numerous ama
teur programs throughout the
country deserve a big hand. Hun
dreds of unheard-of singers and
entertainers of all kinds are being
brought into the public eye every
For example, Brooks Bowman.
Princeton senior who wrote the
nationally popular “Love and a
Dime” and “East of the Sun,”
made his debut to Success High
way on Fred Allen's Town Hall
amateur program only a few
i\ IH.-t.HS I'rogrums Toths?
R:30 — Lawrence Tibbett, with
Don Voorhoes' orchestra. CBS.
tKdi) Fred Waring's Pennsyl
7:00 - “Drums," a radio drama.
Music America Sings. Meredith
Willson's orchestra. KGO.
S:30 - Camel Caravan. KSL,
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Dr. Louis H. Henderson of the
University of Oregon faculty will;
lecture before the Eugene Garden
club at 7:45 Wednesday evening,
January 15, at the chamber of
commerce building. His subject
will be "Identification of Common j
Forest Trees" and will be illustra
ted with an exhibit from the Uni
versity herbarium, of which ho has i
Or. Henderson has been respon- t
sible for the identification of a <
great many northwestern plants, i
and a number of species carry the '
name "Hendersonis” in his honor.
A special invitation is extended ;
to botany and nature students and ;
to all interested in forest trees.
The Kivu Is
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seo a notable cast perform "The
Rivals." Otillie Turnbull Seybolt,
head of the drama division, who is
directing the production, will also
play the leading role of that vain
old dowager, Mrs. Malaprop. Mil
ton Pillette, who will be remem
bered for his fine work as Romeo
in last season's Shakespeare pro
duction. takes the part of the dash
ing young lover. Captain Abso
lute. who seeks the hand of the
beautiful Lydia Languish, played
by Portia Booth.
Other important roles will be1
played by Robert Henderson as Sir
Anthony Absolute; George Smith
us Faulkland; Bill Cottrell as Sir
Lucius O'Trigger; and Bud Win-1
sted as Acres. Completing the cast
are Virgil Garwood as Thomas:
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athletic fee), passage of the bill, giving the state power to
administer fees, is imperative.
In other words, for an exchange of support in the passage
of the bill placing fee administration where it rightfully be
longs—the Emerald will devote itself to the perfection and
promotion of a program whereby the wishes of needy students
and the demands of those who disagree as to the emphasis on
athletics, are considered, and will assist in impressing the
state board with the advisability of such a program.
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This is important—
Those persons who agree that an improved extra-curricular
activity program (which means adequate support for concerts,
publications, musical organizations, debate, etc.) is desirable,
and at the same time agree that the athletic fee should be
optional, are being grossly inconsistent in opposing the passage
of the bill because—
THE STATE BOARD AND THE BOARD ALONE, BUT
ONLY IF GIVEN THE EXPRESSED AUTHORITY TO DO
SO, IS THE ONLY ADMINISTRATIVE BODY THAT CAN
POSSIBLY PROVIDE FOR SUCH AN IMPROVED PRO
Consequently, the only source from which the students
may be assured of an improved extra-curricular program, of
the kind to which educators agree as be.ing educationally bene
ficial, is the State Board of Higher. Education. And should
the board be prevented from regulating the activity program,
there is no manner left open for rearrangement of a program
that will meet his demunds.
* * #
The first step toward meeting the demands of those now
in opposition to the old compulsory system, and at the same
time fulfill the needs of the schools in providing improved
extra-curricular facilities is the placing of the administration
of the activities in the hands of the board.
Therefore the bill must be passed by the combined efforts
of all those ultimately concerned in the welfare of the students.
The Emerald believes that no intelligent individual who
really understands the activity situation and has the welfare
of the University at heart can disagree violently with the
The Emerald also hopes that in such a program can be
found a common meeting ground of both proponents and
opponents to the bill. The suggested program does away with
the objectionable features of the compulsory fee and reduces
that fee materially on worthwhile activities. It also places
athletics on a self-supporting basis with only those who wish
to, participating in its support.
The Emerald believes that in the opponents’ answer to
this suggestion lies the hope for peace and progress in the
University’s program and the establishment of the opponents’
sincerity ami good faith.
Margaret Chase as Lucy; Helen
Campbell as Julia; Charles Bat
lay as David; and Ethan Now
nan as Fag.
\ ill riay in Ashland
After the campus engagement
i troupe of about fifteeu actors
ind technicians will journey to
Ashland. There "The Rivals” will
ie presented at the Southern Ore
;on normal school on Friday eve
ling, January 17. and at a matinc;
>n Saturday, January IS.
Tickets for the play go on sale
oday in the theatre box office in
lohnson hall which will be open
rom 9 a. m. until 5 p. m. All
eats will be reserved and popu
arly priced at 35 cents. Tickets
nay be obtained by either calling
it the box office or by telephoo
ng 3300, local 210.
Pi Phi and ZTA
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veil as the remaining concert
"Students should realize that by
Hiving a student body card now
hey will still be receiving more
han 32 entertainment value for
very dollar they pay," the chair
nen said. "So buy your student
Jody tickets now.'
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luncheon today at noon in the
Anchorage. All members must be
All members of the 1936 Ore
gana staff are requested to report
to the Oregana office in S. H.
Friendly hall today.
Tickets for the University
theatre production of “The
Rivals,” which will open Wednes
day, Janaury 15, ar.e now on sale
at the box office in Johnson hall.
The box office will be open today
and Wednesday from 9 a. m. until
5 p. m. All seats will be reserved
and priced at 3oc. They may be
obtained by either calling at the
box office or telephoning 3300.
All students interested in West
minster house plays are invited to
be present at Wesminster today at
■1 o’clock, it was anouneed by Mrs.
J. D. Bryant last night.
A general track turnout has
been called for 4 o'clock Wednes
day by Fill Hayward. All those
interested in track sk-cuid.attend.
Elementary psychology classes
are studying the lie detector and
its use in modern crime. This is a
device used in detecting criminals
and has had a very sensational use
in recent crime cases. Dr. Calvin
Hall says of it that “its future
should prove more important than
Other psychology classes are
busy debunking theories such as
that a man’s character can be told
by his features, skin coloring, or
shape of his head. This theory has
recently been unsuccessfully used
in determining vocational tenden-1
cies and adaptability to profes
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The Marsh of Time
By Bill Marsh
Well, what’s it to be today. Do
pou feel strong enough to stand
some Hollywood chatter? Very
* * *
First of all, honors to Ronald
Holman for his work in “A Tale of
Two Cities.” Ronnie was well on
his way to becoming another John
Hilbert. You know. A mustache,
a nice smile, a devil-may-care non
chalance, and practically nothing
else. Not since the “Masquerader”
has Colman had a chance to do
some real acting. But he got his
chance in “A, Tale of Two Cities,”
and, in my opinion, he made the
most of it. His portrait of a po
tentially great man whose great
ness withered for the lack of a
woman's love was masterful. He
actually makes you feel what he
felt, and that, after all, is the ulti
mate test of any art. Even as he
goes to Madame Guillotine, you
feel no sorrow, no fear, for the
simple reason that he feels none.
You experience, rather, a great,
peaceful calm, for you know, as
he does, that in death he will go
to a sanctuary in the heart of the
woman he loved. In the closing
moments of the picture, Colman’s
superb characterization brings to
a head all the fineness in Sydney
Carton’s life, and utterly eclipses
the laziness, the worthlessness,
the drunkeness of his normal con
A four-star picture if there ever
Herbert Marshall and Gloria
Swanson ride around in a Ford
roadster. They like it. Rabid fans
don’t recognize them that way.
* * *
Cesar Romero, the smoothie
whom you wanted to throttle in
“Show Them No Mercy,” is really
a swell sort of an egg. Rumors in
the cinema capital are flying thick
and fast, and most of them link
Romero with lovely Virginia Bruce.
Cesar is one of Hollywood's best
dancers, and Miss Bruce is no
slouch herself. Maybe that’s why
everywhere they go, they seem to
* # $
Jack Oakic and Joe Fenner were
resting between shots in the pro
duction of Paramount’s “Colle
giate.” Oakie produced a rotogra
vure section, and started to look
at the portrait of a dusky Ethio
pian lass, a young lady with a re
markably small nose.
“Y’know,” says Oakie, “in Ethio
pia, the smaller a woman’s nose is,
the prettier she’s considered.”
“N’Ya,” yammers Penner, “over
there they sa-ay, ‘No nose is good
It took three electricians and an
assistant director to pull Oakie off
* ■» *
An announcement from Metro
Goldwyn-Mayer. Freddie Barthol
omew, child star of “David Cop
perfield,” more recently seen as
Garbo’s son in “Anna Karenina,”
is to be teamed with Franchot
Tone in the film version of Kip
ling’s immortal “Captain’s Courag
eous,” story of Grand Banks fish
ing and Nova Scotia fishermen.
* * *
That's all for now.
When the first heavy snowfall of
the season covered New York City,
historic old Broadway again lived
up to its name of pre-neon days
as “The Great White Way.”
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