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Marge I’etsch. woman’s editor
Louise Anderson, society editor
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The Debut of the
American Student Union
LAST night in Gerlingcr hall lounge, the as yet
unofficially organized University of Oregon
chapter of the American Student Union held its
For the first time there was present at a
forum meeting of this kind representatives from
the Cooperative house, the fraternities, the soror
ities, independent, and dormitory students.
* * *
Now there is every reason to believe that this
organization is the answer to a long felt need for
a cosmopolitan discussion group of Oregon stu
dents. There is no reason why this organization
k cannot become the focal point for student opinion
- in local, national, and international affairs. And
J there is no reason why the meetings of this or
ganization. IF SUPPORTED BY THE STUDENT
• . BODY, should not furnish release and inspiration
for the spirited student discussions that are vit
. ally necessary to the morale and understanding
"of students who would establish reasoned con
victions on matters of public interest.
Hi * *
The American Student Union has a program
of five main points. There are no restrictions
placed on the local chapter, whereby it is obliged
to accept the five main points of the national
In other words there is every opportunity
for establishing an organization on the campus
whose resolutions, constitution, and rules of pro
cedure represent true campus opinion.
Much of the success of the organization de
pends on whether or not il exerts pressure on
the public for adoption of resolutions, through
direct tie-up with the national organization, or
remains an independent chapter, concurring in
part or in name only with the program of the
At any rate the organization has promise. As
it now stands with reference to the Oregon
campus, it is liberal but not radical.
# * #
The support of the entire campus may direct
it into productive channels wherein student dis
cussion is dominant. In the event the organization
is forced to retain restricted membership, em
phasis will fall on “pressure” activities.
The Emerald, however, believes that the gen
eral acceptance of the American Student Union
on this campus will be determined by the temper
and rationality of tiro group’s fundamental prin
cipals, and hopes that the organization takes
cognizance of this fact in its early stages of
A German Student's
IS! Germany IS!
Editor’s note: This is the first of a series
of articles by a student who has spent 15
years in Germany, part of which was under
the Hitler regime, on subjects dealing pri
marily with Nazi student life. These articles
will appear periodically in the Emerald.
fTMlE foreigner across the seas Is to most of
-*■ us a strange, remote person. National pride
and enthusiasm do not usually promote inter
national friendship, and, paradoxical as it may
seem, wars have given us most favorable oppor
tunities to meet and appreciate foreigners, li
took the World War to reveal to the Germans
tkk«t a 1 i cnclmmn could make jUw>t Uo good a
friend as an Englishman and it gave the Germans
the pleasure of getting acquainted with fhe
Americans. We made the discovery that Hein
rich is just as likeable a fellow as is Jacques;
and Gretchen is as sweet as little Jeanne. All
American tourists return from Germany with en
thusiastic exclamations—let us too, then, get
better acquainted with the Germans and see
what sort of people they are.
First, the young people.
The Hitler regime has created a great change
in the life of most young men and women.
Voluntarily or involuntarily, they are closely
linked up with the policies of the government.
Day and night, they are conscious of the fact
that Hitler rules; constantly they are reminded
of their duties, their ideals, their beliefs. The
government, the country, are the vital issues of
the day; everything else is secondary.
A good deal of the time of every boy is
taken up with National-Socialistic activities.
While German boys spend their spare time en
gaging in sports as we do in America; and
they do a good deal of discussing, drinking and
dancing—but by far the most time is devoted to
activities in the various more or less militaristic
The most important of these is the S. A.
(Storm Troopers), a huge organization embrac
ing almost the entire male youth. Practices are
two or three nights a week and three out of four
Sundays. Uniforms and equipment are furnished
by each member himself, and he also has the
privilege of paying monthly membership dues.
The training consists of military practice, long
marches and lessons in National-Socialism, and
the fun consists of sport activities and drinking.
The boys (from 18 to 45 years of age) leave
their homes after supper, clad in handsome uni
forms—this appeals to the boys as much as to
the girls —and report to their local commander.
There will be plenty of saluting, clicking of
heels, thunderous shouting of commands, and
plenty of rigid exercise. This generally lasts till
11 o’clock, and by this time they are usually
ready for a few steins of beer. They will rave
till one o’clock, roaring army songs, and passing
around spicy jokes. It’s a man’s life!
Other Editors’ Opinions
T OCALLY and nationally the issue of civil
liberties is at its bitterest. Citing “a danger
jus growth of fascist metho'ds by big business
patriots” the Methodist Federaton for Social Ser
vice has summarized the national situation in
their recent report. Locally the issue is being
raised in connection with violence at the local
It’s bound to be, we suppose, that strong con
victions will lead some people to resort to the
methods characteristic of fascism. Especially
likely is it when some people’s opinions include
a questioning of the entire social or the entire
The prevalent issue of the constitution and
the supreme court is also dragged in when we
seek protection for the rights of freedom.
Protection of that necessity, freedom, cannot
rest on machinery alone. The supreme court can
not be expected to deviate far from popular
opinion if that public opinion is excited and
volatile. Indeed, it has shown the same willing
ness to change with opinion as individuals do.
But it does change more slowly.
But those who have hopes that the supreme
court, through aristocratic aloofness from public
opinion, will protect civil liberties forget that
the supreme court has definite duties to protect
property too. It is in this double duty that the
greatest difficult arises.
In cases of civil liberties (or in cases of pro
gressive legislation) the court must protect both
interests, that is if they are to follow their tradi
tional interpretation of their duties. They arc
given a choice, then, and are not exercising
given a choice, then, and are not exercising a
mere technical duty in determining the rights of
men. They are a political group making a polit
As a matter of politics then, we must decide
if we want to mix this aloof, irresponsible ability
witli popular democratic govenment in the rule
of tlie country. That is the issue. Civil liberties
and progressive legislation: witli whom should
their fate rest ?—Wisconsin Cardinal.
Time’ Style Text Books?
I> V decrying the verbosity of tire average too
academic textbook and claiming that if the
volumes were boiled down and written in Time
magizine's terse, interesting style they would be
read and comprehended more thoroughly by more
Stanford students, Mr. Eisenbaeh brings up an
interesting point in Bull Session.
Mr. Eisenbaeh's assertions are painfully true.
Some of the more brilliant professors are pos
sibly over-conscious of their reputations as in
ternational authorities in their field.
This brings on a double complication they
use too many words to explain technical details
that make the topic “complete comprehensive and
largely incomprehensible"; moreover, they tend
to “shy away" from committing themselves on
matters of contemporary concern, “until they are
able to make a thorough study of the matter.”
And yet they must realize that students are
entirely ignorant of current affairs. The excuse:
by the time studies and extra-curricular activities
are disposed of. there is no further time nor
desire for critical reading of newspapers, period
icals. and other literature that might give them
an understanding of present national and inter
This excuse lias its points, but it is not com
plete justification, when it is considered that
these same students, some this year, and nearly
all of them within four years, will make their
way into the unfamiliar outside world, headed
for the "leadership of tomorrow.”
The situation is far too complicated to be
righted merely by makjpg a knowledge of con
temporary affairs compulsory, or by telling 3S00
students that they "ought to° take an interest
iu the outside.
The Marsh of Time ❖
By Bill Marsh
Nights as cold as last night was
are the only drawbacks I see to be
ing a bachelor. I had to go to bed
with a gallon full of scalding water
to keep from freezing.
And then, on the other hand, you
don’t have to support a jug of hot
water, whereas a wife ... ah yes.
It’s sex of one and half a dozen
of the other.
California may have a “Devil’s
island.” Owners of Santa Cruz is
land, 30 miles off the southern Cal
ifornia coast, are trying to dispose
of it to the state for use as a penal
colony. They declare it absolutely
Citizens of the United States own
more automobiles than citizens of
any other nation. There is one mo
tor vehicle for every five persons in
the United States. Canada is next
with one car for every eight per
Then: France, one car for every
22 persons; England, one for every
23; Germany, one vehicle for 68 pop
ulation (this doesn’t include arm
ored cars); and finally, Italy, with
one car for every 109 persons.
Benito Mussolini: “You needn’t
say I am a great man. It’s enough
to be a man. Yes, to be a man in
these days is a great thing.”
Depends on what kind of a man
you are, Moose, old boy. If you hap
pen to be a man who has to lie in a
trench and let bullets whistle past
about half an inch from the top of
your skull it might be a damn sight
retter to be a pelican on Klamath
ake or something.
t * *
Latest by Mae West: Somehow
she received a crushing embrace in
the powerful arms of Victor Mc
Laglen. Mae smoothed out the
somewhat battered curves, then
20oed, “O-o-oh. You’re no erl pain
tin’, Vic . . . but as a monster,
* * *
On the docket for coming flick
ers. Hervey Allen’s well-known sev
en-pound treatise on the growth of
a. man’s mind will be filmed with
Frederick March at the controls in
the role of Anthony. Supported by
a large cast, including dynamic lit
tle Claud Rains as the bellicose,
self-centered Don Luis.
* * *
Los Angeles: “Prince” Ucon,
member of the royal “house of Al
geria,” a traveling nobleman with
seven wives who shaves himself
with a blow-torch arrived in Los
Angeles via fast freight from Tex
as. He was unable to accept any
The “prince” was a guest in the
court of a local judge, who arranged
a formal reception for him on charg
es of vagrancy. “I’m not guilty,
your honor,” his highness pleaded,
“but if it will help any I’ll plead
guilty. You sec, I’m in a hurry to
get back to my wives.”
The “prince,” for the next 30
days, is going to be a guest of Los
Angeles county. He has taken a
suite of rooms at the Calaboose
Air Y’ ❖ ❖
By Jimmy Morrison
Emerald of the Air
Radio Editor Woody Truax will
interview Wardlow “Toar” Howell,
giant Oregon forward, and Pat
Patterson, the brown bomber, over
KORE today at 3:45 as to tlie.prob
able outcome of tonight’s game
against the Huskies.
Today's Brief Biography
Lawrence (Oscar) Wagner, ’33
Oscar Wagner is arranger for
Glen Gray’s Casa Lama orchestra,
considered by most musicians the
foremost dance organization of the
world. In addition to this work,
he also writes stock arrangements
which are played by nearly every
orchestra in the country.
After majoring in music at the
University and playing solo cornet
with the University symphony,
Wagner joined Johnny Robinson's
Varsity Vagabonds (no longer to
gether), then being formed on the
Oregon campus, and exercised nis
arranging and trumpet playing abil
ity up and down the coast for near
ly four years in that organization.
Leaving Robinson for New York
only two years ago, Oscar formed
a partnership with H. Eugene Gif
ford, Casa Luma arranger and com
poser of the famous Casa Loma
“jazz" series. When Gifford was
forced to quit as a result of a ner
vous breakdown last November
Wagner took over the position.
i no nr single
“Cling- to Me,” "Alone at a Ta
ble for Two,” and "It's Been so
Bong" are among the new numbers
to be played in the smart style of
Richard Himber's Champions to
night at 9.
* * *
Edward Arnold, noted character
actor, will preview scenes from his
forthcoming picture, " S u 11 c r’s
Gold." as Dick Powell's guest dur
ing the Hollywood hotel program
Arnold reently appeared in the ti
i tie role of the picture “Diamond
Jim Brady." Powell, as usual will
head the musical part of the pro
gram. He will be supported by
Frances Langford, Anne Jamison.
Igor Gorin, and Raymond Paige’s
# * *
\ !>(-(. US Programs Today
3:00 Woman's Magazine. KGW.
1:00 Totten on Sports. KGW.
5:30 Broadway Varieties.
| 6:00 A1 Pearce and His Gang.
NBC. Hollywood Hotel. CBS.
7:00 Campana's First-Nighter.
7:30 Amateur Show. KPO.
I 9:00 Richard Himber’s Cham
Waring'# Pennsylvanians. KGW.
Bryant to Lecture
(Continued from page one)
serious remarks. He travels rapid
ly from the seriousness of the com
munistic Russian government to
how he once subdued a wild-eyed
be-whiskered Red, who seemed in
tent upon bombing his ship.
United States, says the navy man,
cannot hope to play a lone hand in
the political affairs of the world. In
regard to the present situation with
Italy, Mr. Bryant strongly believes
that the U. S. should support sanc
tions, in order to maintain Euro
War Means Destruction
War between two important Eu
ropean countries, would mean de
struction of the European set-up
with communism as a probable re
sult. If Europe falls by the way
side, United States would be left
holding- the bag, so to speak, with
revolution or communism as a pos
sible and probable result.
The United States has plenty to
support its entire population, but a
cut-off of half its foreign trade
would produce pandemonium. The
only thing to relieve a situation like
this would be social-democracy, or
state control of the resources.
Under this control the United
States could exist alone, but Mr.
Bryant does nob believe that the
American people are capable of ac
cepting such a form of government.
The “die-hards” would attempt to
save their present form of govern
ment and in turn would lose all.
"The situation,” he explained, “is a
matter of losing some of your
money now, or your head later.”
Although Mr. Bryant has been
retired for seven years, he has the
physique of an active man. Sixteen
years of service leave him with a
bronzed complexion of the seaman,
and a trimmer figure than many
dined last night at the Delta Upsilon
fraternity. He was accompanied by
Paul S. Elliott, of Reed college, a
member of the Institute of Inter
national Relations, who is visiting
Eugene with the retired naval offi
(Continued from page one)
said Dr. Cressman when asked for
a comment upon open house.
Condon Club to Be in Charge
Members of Condon club, geol
ogy honorary, will be in charge of
all geology exhibits. These exhibits
will include a model geyser which
erupts every few minutes as well
as pieces of apparatus used for
geology field work. This will be
demonstrated throughout the day
by members who will be present
to answer any ^questions.
Motion pictures of both geology
and anthropology departments will
be shown between 3 and 5 o’clock
Friday afternoon, 7 and 9 o'clock
Friday night, and from 10 till 12
o’clock Saturday morning. If
enough interest is shown, they will
oc iun afternoon.
Edited by Mildred Blackburne
A Chinese library has been pur
chased for the University of Colo
rado library with funds furnished
by the Rockefeller foundation. The
library included 2500 volumes in
285 cases especially made in China
for library use. The books were
purchased from two book dealers
in Pieping, and the cost including
the freight and postage was
$351.38, or $1,178.44 in Pieping cur
The library includes a complete
set of 24 dynastic histories begin
ning with 100 B.C. It also includes
diplomatic correspondence with
western countries from 1836 to
School to Resume
From the University of Michigan
comes this word: That the first step
towards a resumption of football
relationships between the Univer
sity of Michigan and the Univer
sity of Notre Dame rests with the
authorities of the former school
was made clear in interviews with
the Reverend Father John H.
O’Donnell, chairman of the faculty
board in control of athletics at
Notre Dame, and Elmer F. Layden,
the school’s director of athletics.
Typical Hand Contest
Started by Annual
To determine hands “most typical
of present day college men and
women” is the purpose of the
representative hands contest to be
held this week under the sponsor
ship of the Waiilatpu, Whitman
Hands of the winners will be
featured in the year book in some
manner not yet revealed.
Student enrollment at the Uni
versity of Calorado gained 4.42 per
cent over the number of students
enrolled fall term. The assistant
registrar announced that 32X1 stu
dents were registered. Six of the
nine colleges and schools of the
University show increases over last
New President Chosen
Students of Washington State
college now have a new president.
He is Father Leo J. Robinson. The
new president has been at the Spo
kane institution for 13 years.
Garber Plays at Ball
Jan Garber and his radio, stage,
and recording orchestra was signed
to play for the 1936 junior ball on
February 11 by the University of
Deans at Whitman
Whitman editors say: The hoard
of deans has announced that all
cases of dishonesty in the coming
final exams will' be made public.
The decision of the board, together
with the penalty inflicted, will be
made known to the student body.
This measure will undoubtedly be
much more effective than the nice
sounding but rather impractical
honor system. Although cheating
will still go on, it will no longer be
the tolerated sport it is now.
Henceforth it is outlawed. The
threat of exposure to their fellow
students will make a lot of would
be cheaters hesitate before they
take the leap. Somehow there is a
world of difference between cheat
ing and having your fellow students
know that you do it, and cheating
and having it publicly announced to
the student body. We have all seen
petty instances of cheating in final
exams—a miniature pony hidden
inside a handkerchief, a few key
formulas written on the palm of
a hand, not to mention notes passed
to supposedly bright students be
seeching aid, or the very common
method of just plain looking at one’s
What gets us is not that the peo
ple who cheat get higher grades
than they deserve, but that the
practice of grading on the curve
makes those who are honest get
lower grades than they merit. It is
no wonder that people who have
never thought of cheating before,
seriously consider it after they have
seen how simple it is. After all,
cheating does not make them lose
caste with their fellow students
and there has heretofore been no
danger of publication.
Those students who cheat habit
ually in finals never seem to realize
that if they spent the time in study
ing that they spend in thinking up
bigger and better ways to cheat,
they could pass their exams with
as good or better grades than they
It looks as though cheating were
on the way out at Whitman, and we
are willing to help it on its way.
Colorado university professors
refuse to be blamed for cheating
in finals, and" have asked that stu
dents remember that the curtail
ment of cheating must be a co
Dean Van Ek of the arts and
science college there said that he
believed professors do not attend
the finals as policemen. He asked
for future student sentiment
against such action, since students
have been found to defeat every
rule devised to keep them from
Dean Elmore Petersen of the
school of business said, “Examina
tions in a course are much more
valuable when all possible memory
work is eliminated from prepara
tion of the final.”
Cooperating with state and na
tional authorities in a safety move
ment, the Daily Nebraskan ia
launching a campaign to prevent
automobile accidents and maintain
safe conditions on the highways.
Emphasizing careful driving on
the part of students who use cars
while attending school, the Nebras
kan asks drivers to sign safe-driv
ing pledges which are being pre
pared for distribution.
Students and faculty alike are
asked to cooperate in this drive
so that interest in accident pre
vention may be built up, the paper
says. Automobile windshield stick
ers will be given drives signing
The pledge includes: dive at
moderate speed on own side of
road; do not pass cars on curves
or hills; stop at stop signs and
traffic lights; be watchful for pe
destrians; give hand signals pro
perly; be fair to other drivers and
refrain from reckless driving.
To Begin in Texas
Dr. W. E. Gettys, director of the
bureau of research in the social
sciences at the University of
Texas, will begin an experiment in
the Texas prison system March 1
in handling convicts which may not
only bring rehabilitation of many
of the men behind the walls, but
also a reduction in the per capita
expense of running the system.
Washington university record3
8,953 students enrolled topping last
year's registration by 300.
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