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■* By TexThomason £
You Name It
A nasty object has just come out
of the sewer of human life. It is
the story of Loeb in Joliet Peni
Nearly twelve years ago Nathan
Leopold and Richard Loeb, brilliant
possessors of distorted minds, grew
tired of the monotony of “unevent
ful” life. To relieve their boredom
they killed a child, little Bobby
Franks- just to amuse themselves.
The sadistic story turned the stom
ach of the world. But Clarence Dar
row, the “friend of the underdog”
gallantly came to their rescue, and
kept them from the hot-seat they
so justly deserved.
Why ’a dearie me—
That is the fading past. But only
a few days ago Loeb’s name again
made news. He was murdered—
murdered by Enee Day, a fellow
convict. His slaying would proba
bly have caused little comment had
not Day’s story leaked out to pro
voke a flood of newspaper copy.
Loeb was “queer.” At the sound of
this word the prison authorities set
up an awful clamor. “Why, how
could this have been going on? And
right under our very noses, too.”
They needn’t have been shocked.
That has been going on for years.
But they had to feign horror be
cause the public WAS shocked.
Naive ? Those authorities are
the very essence of naivete. They
could not possibly have known what
was going on in their little rock hut.
No, of course not. They just leave
the shower-rooms open for all the
older boys who are foxy enough to
snatch the gravy jobs in the prison
library. And might there have been
a whisper down the prison grape
vine long ago that Loeb was a per
vert ? Yes, and there probably was,
but of course they're only officials
and wouldn’t hear anything like
Night and Day
Day’s story is to be taken with a
grain of salt. He didn’t go into that
shower holding any cherubic belief ,
that the idea was to “play house.” |
He wasn’t that stupid. And that he |
was the oppressor rather than the '
oppressed is far from improbable.
In any event it is a sordid recital.
Tear off your veils of the “shush
shush, mustn't hear” days, and look
at your penal system. The techni
calities of it I do not know, but that
many prisons throw non-addicts in
with hop-heads, novices with hard
ened criminals, and untainted boys
with crazed homos, is known. It is
Almost anything done could im
prove this situation, but no cure-all
is being suggested. Not even a rem
edy. Let us just say this is pulling
back the blankets from some dirty
Low Scores Prevail
(Continued from page three)
Theta Pi romped to a decisive 28 to
6 triumph over the Phi Kappa Psi
Although he postponed his bas
ket sinking until the final half,
Kenneth Kirtley of Beta Theta Pi
snatched the scoring laurels for the
fray by chalking up four field shots
in the last period. The summary:
Kappa “B" (131
Cougill, 6 . F..
Corman, 2 .
C. Bailey ...
Jordan, 3 ...
Bauer, 2 ..
Beta Theta .
Allen. 6 ...
. Law, 2
. Shaw, 1
J. Bailey. 2
F. Goodwin ;
Bit tel .
Estimates show that 1221 Amer
ican soldiers died of gas poisoning
in hospitals during the World War,
while an additional 12000 died on
the battlefield as a result of poison
Named Fleet Chief
New commander-in-chef of the
U. S. fleet, to assume his duties
in June, will be Vice Admiral
Arthur J. Hepburn, above, now
commanding the scounting force.
Inmates of Prison
(Continued from page one)
ment on the part of inmates of Ore
gon state penitentiary. During the
last year the prisoners at Salem
who wish to continue their educa
tion have been carrying on corre
spondence courses with the general
extension division of the Univer
About 40 or 50 men are enrolled
in these courses. Many are taking
entrance English, while quite a
number have gone on with the reg
ular college courses. “No one de
siring to teach could ask for stu
dents any more earnest or more
appreciative than the group that
I have met in the prison,” said Mr.
Quigley, who has charge of the
correspondence work done by the
Ranging in age from 17 to 58
years, these men are serving sen
tences which differ, some being a
few months long while others are
life terms. Compared to the 1000
inmates of the penitentiary, these
40 men are but a handful, yet they
represent the most ambitious and
most intellectual group of the
Oiie man, who was 38 years old
when he entered the prison nine j
months ago, did work which was
entirely incoherent. He had left
school when he was in the sixth
grade and until last year had re
ceived no further schooling. Re
cently he sent Mr. Quigley a type
written letter which was perfectly
constructed in grammatical form
and in meaning.
Another man, who has been re-1
ceiving A grades for nearly a year !
wrote on the margin of his last pa
per, “These lessons have come to
mean a great deal to me, as they ■
are the only educational work to ;
be found in the prison. I look for
ward expectantly for each new as
signment and for your comments
on the lesson that is returned.”
In speaking of his work with the
prisoners. Mr. Quigley said, “I was
at the prison the other day, and I
met all the men who are taking
correspondence courses.” He
stopped and then continued enthu
siastically, “One can individualize
more here than in any other work
I have encountered in the educa
“What is your greatest difficulty
in writing?” was recently asked in
the English course. A novel reply
from one of the prisoners showed
that he knew more than he would
admit about writing. "My great
est difficulty in writing is not
knowing how to write. I am weak
in vocabulary, sentence construc
tion, capitalization, and punctua
tion, and I know very little of the
meaning of the word ‘diction.’ Yes,
too, spelling is another thing. In
such words as ‘rabbit.’ I never
know whether to put in two ‘b’s’
or one ‘t’ or vice versa, without
going to Webster's. My New Year's
resolution is to overcome some of j
It was in prison that O’Henry ;
learned to write, and his release j
was finally secured because of the
excellence of his work. Who knows
what O’Henry may be developing |
in Oregon state prison at Salem ? !
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"The proof of the
pudding is in the
We prove it.
East 13th Street
Told by Dean
Mrs Cheryl Seholz
Of Ability to Learn
By Past Experience
By VIRGINIA ENDICOTT
The person who learns by ex
perience will make a better mate
than the person who must be re
formed or taught, Mrs. Cheryl
Scholtz, dean of women at Reed
college, stressed last night in the
opening lecture on the fifth love
and marriage lecture series in Vil
Love for the opposite sex is the
dominating aspect of life, and is
necessary and normal, Dean Seholz
said in her discussion of the prac
tical and social aspects of love and
marriage. It is fundamental, she
said, in developing character and
With the present changing social
and economic orders, Dean Seholz
said that the attitude toward mar
riage is changing and becoming
more tolerant. Evolutionary mar
riage customs and folkways de
Homemaking Said Important
‘'Homemaking is a very impor
tant part of marriage, but there
is a tendency today for women to
desire financial independence,”
Dean Seholz added. Formal educa
tion, religious authority, and unity
of work within the family are
rapidly disappearing from the
home, leaving love, maintenance
of the family, and reproduction as
the evolutionary change.
The perfect mating is of the per
son who loves you and the person
you love. A successful marriage is
based on sincerity, love, and judg
ment. First loves rarely make suc
cessful marriages, Dean Seholz
She added that several love af
fairs weathered successfully are
essential in the development of the
person. She lauded coeducational
schools as giving good opportunity
to students in acquainting them
selves with different types of stu
dents of the opposite sex.
Dean Scholz said that infantilism
is prolonged too long in modern
youth. Young people are dependent
on their parents too long, and do
not accept the responsibility of
taking care of themselves, she
She laid the blame for late mar
riages on this and the economic
situation. She was confident that
some solution will be made by
nature for this problem.
(Continued from pane one)
amendments, additions, and ap
proval next Tuesday. Paul Plank
will act as chairman of the commit
Hall was appointed a “steering"
committee of Fred Gieseke, S. Eu
gene Allen, and Jack Riley. They
will arrange notice and place of
Faculty Members Approve
Several faculty members, S. Ste
phenson Smith, Waldo Schumacher,
Samuel Haig Jameson, and Wayne
P. Morse, sent letters of commenda
tion of the idea which were read at
the beginning of the meeting. All
of the letters expressed the need of
a group similar to the ASU and ex
pressed hopes that it would be suc
Glen Griffith, secretary of the
YMCA, and Arthur Stanley, presi
dent of the Student Christian coun
cil, also sent letters, expressing
their approval and support of the
Are Perfect Food
Oysters form one of our most
perfect foods. They contain
200 times as much iodine as
milk, eggs or beefsteak —
they are nearlv a perfect
balanced food. They are rich
in vitamins, containing vita
mins. A, B, C, D, and G.
Oysters are more easily
digested than meat and many
other foods. An excellent re
ducing food, being low in
caloric value. Valuable in
prevention and treatment of
anemia because of the copper
and manganese content.
One pound of oysters will
furnish 750- of the energy a
man needs daily—28 G of the
protein—35 G of the calcium
—53 G of the phosphorous
and 136 G of the iron. Fortify
health with oysters.
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Dr. Charles E. Hunt .president of
the Eugene Gleemen, who will offer
their tenth jubilee concert in Mc
Arthur court February 4.
Program to Be Given
In Me Arthur Court
Several numbers have been an
nounced for the Eugene Gleemen’s
tenth jubilee concert which will be
given February 4 at McArthur
court. The proceeds of the concert
will be turned over to the Boy
Scouts for the permanent improve
ment fund for their summer camp.
One of the most popular of their
numbers is an “Alleluia,” featuring
a double quartet singing from the
balcony in response to the other on
the stage. The Gleemen have pre
sented this before and it has been
included in the program to comply
with many requests. Members of
the antiphonal double quartet are
Leland Robe, Wilfred Cook, T. G.
Kaarhus, Dean Beistel, Dale Cooley,
Perry A. Thompson, Percy W.
Brown and Clifford Constance.
Other songs to be included in the
program are "Valse Triste,” and
numbers from the “Bohemian Girl”
and “Naughty Marietta.”
The Gleemen presented a pro
gram last night in Corvallis. Ad
missions for the concert will be 40
cents for reserved seat, 25 cents for
general, admission. All holders of
student body tickets will be admit
(Continued from page one)
employment Insurance Act”; arti
cles on pensions for the blind, Ore
gon’s 1935 tax legislation, and coun
ty consolidation were also published.
Others Write Articles
Walter R. Dry, superintendent of
the Oregon state school for the
blind, Willis C. Warren, on the Uni
versity staff, and Merlin Blais, of
the Old Oregon staff, wrote articles
in this issue.
Assisting Dr.] Parsons as asso
ciate editors are James D. Barnett,
Calvin Crumbaker, D. R. French,
and Herman Kehrli. George God
frey is assistant editor, and L. S.
Cressman edits the book reviews.
The magazine is issued bi-monthly
with schools of business adminis
tration, education, journalism, law,
and physical education collaborat
ing with the college of social sci
ence. • ]
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Pi Delta Phi
Takes Eight Members
A surprise in the form of a huge
birthday cake for the faculty ad
viser, Dr. Ray P. Bowen, climaxed
the initiation banquet of Pi Delta
Phi, French honorary, last night
at the Anchorage from 6 until 9
Eight new members were init
iated preceeding the banquet in the
formal atmosphere of Gerlinger
hall, two honorary, two special,
and four underclassmen. Honorary
members included: Dr. Soloman
Katz and Dr. Carl Johnson; Mrs.
Buford Roach and Mrs. Hugh Mil
ler, special members; Margaret
Ann Smith, Katherine Coney,
Helen Roberts, and William Bar
The group adjourned to the
Anchorage where dinner and
French conversation joined hand
Birthday Cake Served
Following the serving of dessert,
the entire company burst into song
with a French translation of
“Happy Birthday to You,” and the
surprise birthday cake with the
inscription “Joyeux fete” was set
before Dr. Bowen.
June Sanders, president, pre
sided. After a welcoming speech
and the business of passing upon
several articles of a new national
constitution had been presented to
the group, Miss Sanders introduced
Mr. William T. Starr, who wel-!
corned the initiates. Mrs. Hugh
Miller responded for the pledges.
Golden daffodils and blue Iris
with the French insignia of a gold
Fleur-de-lis by each plate carried
out the decoration motif.
Committees for the affair were;
June Sanders, initiation chairman;
Leland Thielman and Margaret
Bickford, invitations; Lillian Warn,
Alice Olmstead, and Saxon Brooks,
(Continued from pac/c one)
and down into third place. Now the
Grenadiers have an opportunity to
turn the tables and drop the Hus
kies into third.
Sight of Hec Edmundson’s color
ful teams booming up the floor is
always a thrill to spectators every
where and when they play on the ]
same court with Hobson’s equally- ■
colorful giants a real treat is in
store for fans. Fifteen thousand
saw the two-game series at Seattle
and tonight’s crowd at the Igloo is
expected to parallel that at the Ore
gon State battle two weeks ago.
Leading scoring threats for
Washington are Chuck Wagner,
howitzer artist, and Ralph Bishop,
For Formal Wear
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Bobby Galer of 193G. Bishop ran up
19 points against the Webfoots last
Saturday. For Oregon Ward How
ell. Sam Liebowitz, and Chuck Pat
terson are point collecting experts.
(Continued from page one)
Optional Setup Holds
Optional setup was enforced this
past fall term, and with the election
called for January 31 the past (
month in particular has seen a,
statewide struggle on the merits of |
the bill, as well as those of the other ;
three proposed measures.
An Emerald proposal for a com- i
promise in the matter and a split
fee was termed too late by opposing
forces to the bill, and prevailing
opinion seems to be that the ref- j
erendum will be successful.
(Continued from page one)
of the story gather for a neighborly
gossip and discussion of highly im
portant problems of the day—-then
too, is one way to get relief from
New York’s intense summer heat.
Mr. Robinson designed the set
especially to suit the limitations of
the Guild hall stage and has plotted
the action around it. His past artis
tic designs for the University thea
tre plays have aroused much ad
miration. The theatre workshop
class is assisting in the construc
tion of the set.
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May We Suggest
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to get that ride to Port
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871 East 13th Street
1935 Report Shows
There were 50.914 gross sales
made at the University of Oregon's
cooperative store in 1935 compared
to 43,766 in 1934, according to the
Co-op board's annual report re
leased Thursday, January 30, at a
luncheon meeting in the College
The annual report, prepared by
Spencer Collins, C.P.A., and read by
Manager M. F. McClain, showed
that the students’ store book-list
prices are the same as books in
eastern schools, although the added
expense of freight charges bringing
the books across the continent must
be met here.
For winter term of this year, re
ported sales are 25 per cent ahead
of winter term last year. The in
crease, says Thompson is due to
the increased outgo of student ac
cessories such as note—books, etc.
Sixty-five per cent of all sales were
text-books, and amounted to ap
proximately rS29,000 for 1935.
Rent, which amounts to $150.00.
claims 3.5 of the sales each
month. During rush seasons ap
proximately fifteen students are
employed, while ordinarily there
are four regular clerks and two
part-time employees, not counting
the janitor, and a boy who strings
rackets part-time during tennis
season, winter and spring terms.
Each of the selling staff is either a
student or alumnae.
Those attending the monthly
meeting were: Jack McGirr, Frank
Drew, Dean James H. Gilbert. Dean
John F. Bovard, Hale Thompson.
Edward Wheelock, and Manager
M. F. McClain.
821 13th Street
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