Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 28, 1936, Page Two, Image 2

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Let's Get Down
To Brass Tacks
TUESDAY next, the interfraternity council
will meet for the umpty-umpth time to
bicker over its new constitution. ’lorn McCall
will bring the meeting to order, and, after the
first perfunctory details in the order of business
are cleared away, lie will call for a report from
the committee drafting the new orders of the
organization. Endless, tedious debate and ho
humming there will be, and finally the matter
will be brought to a vote—to be voted down for
the umpty-umpth time.
And precisely nothing will be accomplished—
unless unless the fraternity presidents there
assembled forget their ceaseless, silly squabbling
about points of no consequence whatever, and get
down to what are really the prime necessities of
any plan that is to prevent the recurrence of
those disputes that blasted interfraternity accord
last fall.
This matter of an "impartial tribunal,” which
lias been the stumbling block of the past several
sessions, is really of no consequence whatever.
Such a tribunal already exists the student advi
sary counci, the body of ultimate jurisdiction over
all student relations. It settled ttie interfraternity
dispute last fall to the satisfaction of all con
cerned, and, in doing so, chastened the tribunal
of the interfraternity council so that it is unlikely
that the latter body will In the future let itself
open to the charge of partiality.
What the counci should do at its next meeting
is to discuss, not the adjudication of “rushing”
abuses, but the deeper problem, the abuses thorn
What the council should do is to define tire
evils of freshmen week in undisputable terms:
"hot-boxing," “date-breaking," illegal “pin-plant
ing," the "knocking" of one fraternity by mem
bers of another, etc. Each of these abuses should
be taken, defined, and debated as to whether it is
susceptible to explicit regulation, or whether it
must be left to the honor of tire fraternities
Unless the council gets down to "brass tacks"
and gives close attention to plans for really
eliminating the evils of "rush week," refraining
from debate upon inconsequential issues, Tues
day’s meeting will end as fruitlessly as have those
of the past month.
All Work, No Play
Makes Us 'Disgustipated'
of the finest results to be obtained from
a college education is learning the value of
leisure both mental and physical. A hobby, some
definite outside interest, is not only a method
whereby a retired business man may spend his
money and declining years, but is a method
whereby young men and young women may get
pleasure and essential rest from routine occupa
Leisure does not mean "wasted” time. Leisure
simply means a necessary and stimulating change
from regular procedure. College students who are
wise will begin right now to arrange their study
and working hours to include some extra-curric
ular activity some sport, some active interest
from which they will continue to benefit even
after they leave college.
All work and no play make not only Jack
dull, but dulls the wit and thought of anybody
else who doesn't know better than to work all
the time.
Governor Hoffman lias apparently been
The jumbled collection of letters in the recent
Emerald-created word "socialite” pictures in our
mind a very excellent symbol of the true jumble
of the general social whirl.
The Safety Valve
Leltor* published in this column should not be construed
as expressing the editorial opinion of the Emerald. Anony
mous contributions will be disregarded. The names of ocm
municants will, however, be regarded as confidential upon
request. Contributors are asked to be 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 campuB.
Editor, the Emerald:
The radicals and liberals are striving for an
ideal it seems; the ideal that every American has
a right to be free from compulsion of -any kind
that does not accomplish a social purpose. Well,
here is another ideal to think about: the ideal of
making every U. of O. studertt a better citizen
(and a credit to the °school and country j. That
ideal is partly achieved, for instance, by com
pulsory enrollment in an elementary English,
course. This is necessary because the University
entrance requirements are low. Could such a
worthy compulsion or means to an end be sin
cerely frowned upon by you idealists? Now X
believe that the military course shouid be re
garded in the same light. Many are the youthful
students who would be better citizens after a
little training in discipline, leadership, alertness,
posture and organized efficiency. Some contend
that this fosters militarism. But any R.OTC stu
dent will tell you that he has learned all about
“cannon fodder” and that illuminating knowledge
of military subjects has set him very definitely
against war. Also it should be the duty of every
citizen to support the present national defense
• policy as long as that policy is approved by the
As for those of you who have already been
endowed with the good qualities mentioned above
and who do not wish to support the national
defense policy, why not settle your own cases in
dividually with the lenient military exemptions
committee, instead of lending strength to the
minority group whose actions may deprive others
of these opportunities. Under optional ROTC the
government would reduce the appropriations that
support the band, the rifle team, and make possi
ble the training of those who want to be officers.
The idealists who object to the present arrange
ment because of the pianciple of the thing say
that those who wanted to could still take the
military course anyway. But (I am afraid that)
in the short period of registration only a few
would learn of the merits of the course and take
this opportunity to better themselves and the
school in the support of an ideal. They would pass
it up just as they would an optional English
Since the conscientious objectors have re
course to an exemption committee that makes
“compulsory" an inappropriate word for the pres
ent arrangement, and the only remaining com
plaints seem to be of a minor nature arising from
selfish motives, such as having to wear a
"monkey suit,” I believe the present status is
wholly correct.
I hope this expresses the true opinion of the
majority which I have been waiting in vain to
hear expressed.
Norris Perkins.
Editor, the Emerald:
One more word, and the counsel for the prose
cution in the case of Aristotle vs. the University
of Oregon will leave the decision with the jury.
This morning’s Emerald contained the news
item that the committee on selection of “heads”
to adorn the library had abandoned Phidias for
tlie quite obvious reason that no adequate repre
sentation of Phidias could tie found. Yet Aristotle,
with two fine portrait busts extant, is to continue
under a disguise of fictitious conventionality.
The jury will be, let us say, a group of tourists
an the campus, 75 or 100 years from now. Look
ing up at the “heads,” one will exclaim, “There's
Shakespeare,” and another, “Thomas Jefferson,”
and another, “Michael Angelo.” “But,” a fourth
will say, “who's that guy (modern classic for
isto homo) witli the four-forked beard?” “Oh,”
some one will answer, “that's supposed to be
Aristotle.” “Supposed, you say? Did they have
no knowledge of authentic portraits?” "Oli yes,
Frederic S. Dunn.
Editor, the Emerald:
May L congratulate you on taking the first
straw vote on student body officers. This move
ment, if improved and correctly used, might
easily develop into a direct primary for Oregon
student affairs.
However, while the principle is worthy, the
actual poll lias been poorly handled. You have
failed in several cases to include in your "nomina
tions.’' men who were far more qualified for office
than those you “nominated.” An example may
explain what 1 mean. In the list of "candidates"
for sophomore class president you included the
name of Mr. McAvoy. I do not doubt that this
man is extremely well qualified for office, but
it so happens that lie is not even registered in
the University. For this same office you failed
to "nominate" Robert Hailey. Mr. Hailey was over
whelmingly elected freshman class treasurer, and
has been one of Oregon's most efficient class
officers. He certainly would have polled more
votes than some of the unknown politicians who
were included. To state the facts bluntly, the
Emerald's poll on this office is not to be trusted.
1 trust the Emerald will admit its error, and
profiting by its mistakes will continue this worth
while policy of determining campus opinion.
Hill Hall. '
Editor, the Emerald:
Your representative to the dormitory. Bill
Hall, picked a very inopportune time to have our
organization cast its votes in the straw ballot.
Consequently you will not find many votes on
the ballot from Sigma hall.
Although this vote should be as comprehensive
as possible our ballot will probably make little
difference even if it were complete.
However. 1 do not wish anyone to think that
tills ballot is representative of our organization.
1 would gladly take the ballot and get a full
vote. Also, l assure you there will be no stuffing
or monkey-business which seem to be the reasons
for the lack of efficiency in procuring the vote.
Douglas M. Felton.
President. Sigma hall.
"My what awful chiselers." Aristotle would
say if he knew that a "reproduction" of his head
vo appeal oil the new library, beardless.
The Marsh of Time
By Bill Marsh
With all this publicity that’sl
been given to “sudden death” and *
motor accidents in general, there
has come a sulisequent wave of
prevention . . . what’s to be done
to prevent highway crashes and
their ghastly toll of bloody deafhs !
. . . what can in* done to make
people drive with at least a modi
cum of foresight and common
sense . . ,
While driving through the state
of Illinois, observant travelers no
tice a little custom that might, in j
the end, prove very effective in
making people use their heads in
stead of their throttle toes.
It’s simply this. When two cars
crash oil a highway, and one or
more people are smashed to their
deaths, the auto club of Chicago
erects a monument on the side of
the road at that spot. The monu
ment consists of a clearly visible,
scarlet sign across the face of
which is a white cross. One mon
ument is put up for every death.
Strangers coming into the state
from Iowa or Indiana or Kentucky
notice these gruesome markers of
sudden death, and wonder what
they are. They usually shudder
when filling station attendants tell
them “Those red signs mark the
spots where people have died in
automobile crashes.”
The thing that gets home is the
number of them. It’s almost im
possible to drive anywhere without
running into these persistent
markers of carelessness that
snuffed out human life. Sometimes
there’ll he three or four of them in
a single mile. Drive along, and
you can practically see the devil
sitting on your radiator cap wait
ing, waiting patiently for the time
when they’ll put one of those
scarlet and white monuments up
over the dry stains which YOUR
blood has made on the side of the
Pleasant thought, isn’t it? But
by Jove it’s a smart one. Nothing
like blood and bone3 and gore to
make people use the old bean.
* * *
Things and Stuff: Ethel Mer
man, the songstress whom you
liked so well in “Anything Goes,”
has to struggle along on a weekly
stipend of $2,500.00. I don’t see
how she does it. Must be awful to
scrimp like that . . . and she never
had a singing lesson in her life
. . . says she, “Singers who took
lessons think more about their dia
phragms than they do about their
songs” . . . The ancient and honor
able game . . . Scotland’s first
printed reference to golf appeared
in 1438, a year when Columbus
was even the proverbial twinkle in
old Col umbo’s eye . . . Ex-Premier
Laval of Frunce smokes as many
as 120 cigarettes a day . . . now,
there's the man the cigarette man
ufacturers should get to pose for
their advertisements . . . The pub
lishers of “Music Goes 'Round and
’Round” are very sorrowful . . .
three days after it reached Eng
land, the King died . . . the king
may have been the only nobleman,
but I’ll bet that the legitimate
racket set up by that musical mon
strosity caused more than one
death among the commoners . . .
by by.
❖ ❖
Air Y'
❖ Listenin'?
By Jimmy Morrison
Emerald of the Air
“Among the Maestros,” ■— news
of the dance bands—an Emerald
of the Air program inaugurated
last Friday, will be on the air at
3:45 today.
Today’s Brief Biography
Presenting Kay Noble: This dis
tinguished band leader who came
to America from England with
nothing but a music library of his
own arrangements and broke into
popular music spolight here cer
tainy deserves all the success he is
now enjoying.
Born in London, Ray, who is the
| son of a noted surgeon, was grad
uated from Cambridge and trained
in classical composition, but turned
to popular music. He won three
consecutive contests for the best
music arrangement. Then he joined
the British Broadcasting' company
(BBC) and became general director
of British Victor at 26.
Although Noble never had a
band of his own until he came to
America, he made recordings with
musicians recruited from half a
dozen American bands. His orches
tra you hear on “Refreshment
Time" programs now is the real
McCoy, however.
Ray wrote “Goodnight, Sweet
heart,” “By the Fireside,” and
“Love Is the Sweetest Thing." Two
very recent Noble hits are “If You
Love Me" and “The Touch of Your
The Air Angle
Stop watches of the directors of
"Lombardo Road" were recently
drafted to time the duration of
that note Carmen Lombardo holds
so long on his saxophone in "St.
Louis Blues.” Official time was
55.5 seconds. They call it a record;
real swing musicians say it's noth
ing to brag about. They hope the
dreary Lombardo brothers go a
long way on Lombardo Road.
* * *
Larry Cotton, tenor who left
Jimmie Grier’s orchestra recently
to accept a job in the Chicago NBC
studios, will be heard on the blue
network tonight at 8:00. His selec
tions include “It's Great to Be in
Love Again,” “Lovely Lady,” and
"Here’s to Romance.” Irma Glen,
organ accompanist, will play
“When Moonbeams Softly Fall."
Si * *
The Three Cheers will give their
interpretation of popular numbers
tonight at G on the program with
A1 Pearce and His Gang. Harry
Sosnik presents his orchestra in
‘‘Breakin’ in a Pair of Shoes” and
"Saddle Your Blues to a Wild Mus
tang.” Harry Foster's tenor solo
will be "Lovely Lady” from “King
of Burlesque.”
ISBC-CBS Programs Today
3:00- Woman’s Magazine, NBC.
4:00 Totten on Sports. KPO.
5:30 Broadway Varieties. KSL,
6:00 A1 Pearce and His Gang.
KPO, KGW. Hollywood Hotel,
S:00—Larry Cotton, tenor. NBC
blue network.
9:00—Waring’s Pennsylvanians.
Small Change *
Edited by Mildred Blackburns
Leap Year_
Dance Calls
Out Etiquette
Women Draw Up Rules for
Escorting Dates to OSC
Oregon State hel<J a “leap year
limp" last Saturday and the wo
men drew up ten commandments
for the treatment of their part
The rules were: Thou shalt call
up your date at least four hours
before time to go after him. Thou
shalt arrive at his domicile at the
appointed hour and tell him he is
worth waiting for if he is late get
ting ready. Thou shalt treat him
as an invalid, opening doors and
helping him with his coat. Thou
shalt provide cigarettes of the
brand he wishes. Thou shalt let
him precede you through the re
ceiving line. Thou shalt not fum
ble among your myriad things to
find your ticket and programs to
present at the door. Thou shalt in
troduce him to all comers when
trading dances. Thou shalt let him
sit down and stand yourself if only
one chair is available. Thou shalt
take him out to eat after the ball.
Thou shalt get him home in time
for closing hours.
Lettermen Ready
For ‘Big Sirkus’
The Big Top for the fifth post
war Big “C” Sirkus at Berkeley
rose over Edwards’ field as letter
men started a last drive to perfect
all details of the quadrennial car
nival scheduled for this Saturday.
The opening event of the carni
val, the parade of floats, will be
given. Floats will be judged.
Criminal, Judicial
Statistics Released
“A System of Criminal and Ju
dicial Statistics for California” by
Ronald H. Beattie, research asso
ciate in the bureau of public ad
ministration at the University of
California, was recently released.
Beattie has figured out a sys
tem for showing more clearly the
classes of criminal and judicial
Jan Kubelik Plays
Jan Kubelik, well-known Bohe
mian violinist, gave a recital be
fore an Idaho university student
assembly. He was accompanied at
the piano by his 20-year-old son.
Oregon State Static
Backs KOAC Remote
Station for Eugene
Young Chimpanzee,
Child Have Nearly
Equal Intelligence
A three-year-old chimpanzee and
m 18-months-old child have equal
intelligence, Prof. John Todd of the
UCLA psychology department,
In a laboratory test, it was found
that the chimpanzee could scribble
with a crayon, place a pellet in a
bottle, and arrange three blocks
according to size. The chimpanzee
accomplished his feats by imita
tion, while the child responds to
spoken instruction, Professor Todd
The chimpanzee also looked for
a spoon that fell from the table.
He pounded vigorously upon the
table when told to squeeze noise
from a rubber doll.
Trojans Win
From Hawaii
The Trojan debate team won a
forensic contest from students of
the University of Hawaii. The two
schools debated on the veto power
of the supreme court as injurious
and a check on such power would
be desirable.
The Los Angeles students took
the affirmative side.
At the beginning of the program
a bowl was presented to Southern
California by a Hawaaian repre
sentative to serve in perpetuating
mutual good will between the two
institutions. The Hawaiian speak
ers present leis to the winning
team after the contest.
Washington Coeds
Honor Scholars
Washington’s AWS honored nine
women having high scholarship at
one of Seattle's hotels recently. A
scholarship plaque was awarded
for the first time. It was given to
a senior woman. Sophomore and
freshman Mortar Board plaque
winners for the past four years
were also named.
UCLA Starts Precedent
A leap year dance, the first to
be given on the UCLA campus, is
planned by the student body at
Los Angeles.
The title sounds naugnty enougn,
the actors try to make it that way,
but somehow “The Widow From
Monte Carlo" is just another show
—or should one say quickie?
There's much ado about nothing
for an hour. The plot, if you can
honestly call it that, winds itself
around a letter, a poor little inno
cent letter, concerning w h i c h
everybody goes into a dither.
If you like the Latin type, Do
lores Del Rio will be as ravishingly
beautiful as ever for you. She goes
Supreme Court Gets Fine Reception at White House
Talk of Mir AAA was a tabu subject at the white house, where most interest in the decision centered,
during the state reception for the judiciary, when four of the six l. S. supreme court justices whose
decision upset the president's agricultural reform program were among the honored guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Roosevelt. Pictured as they attended the reception in their formal evening clothes are Justice
Harlan t’iske Stone (left) who read the minority AAA decision, and Mrs. Stone; and Justice Owen J.
Roberts (right) who read the ud\erse decision, and ?lrs. Roberts.
through ner part oi me cnugiug
vine cinches trippingly. Makes a
good clothes horse. Warren Wil
liam, always the suave gentleman
popping up out of nowhere just in
time to save a lady's love life, gives
the rest of his days to making the
duches happy. Entertaining in
places, but with all its sophistica
tion takes a back seat for home
spun “Ah, Wilderness.” Plays for
the last times Saturday.
Dr. Keezer Will
Talk on Education
Dr. Dexter Keezer, president of
Reed college, will speak before the
American Association of Univer
sity Women on “Modern Trends in
Education" next Tuesday evening.
The meeting, which will be held
as a dinner meeting, is scheduled
for d o'clock at the Osburn hotel.
There will be a charge of 50 cents
a plate and the public is invited. It
is necessary, however, to make
reservations by calling either Mrs.
Alice B. Macduff at the dean of j
women's office or Mrs. O. E. Staf- I
ford. 1
Expenditure Large, But
Studio Is Considered
In the “Static” column from the
Oregon State Barometer comes the
following comment:
“Eugene students are trying
very hard to obtain a remote
KOAC studio at the University.
The plan will involve the expendi
ture of a tidy sum to be used for
the purchase of a wire line between
Corvallis and Eugene. But, as the
Emerald pointed out in an editorial
the other day, when one considers
the expense incurred in transport
ing students down here to broad
cast, the money required doesn’t
seem out of proportion.
"Such a remote studio would be
greatly to the advantage not only
of University students but also of
KOAC, itself. It would give the
station a change to present much
new talent, and would eliminate
many hours of phonograph music.
At present the station is some
times unable to find suitable cam
pus entertainment for certain
broadcasts. So it is hoped that
the powers that control the purse
strings will see fit to grant the
state-owned station this very de
sirable addition.”
Norman Thomas Lectures
Norman Thomas, socialist lead
er and author, spoke before the
students at the University of Kan
sas on “America: Liberty's Fron
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