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For the Weekend Directorate
That was the verdict of the hundreds of
people who saw the presentation of “Stardust,”
this year’s version of Oregon's annual canoe fete.
A beautiful theme, excellent continuity, and Kenny
Allen's sweet music made “Stardust” as fine a
millrace extravaganza as ever has been staged.
Dave Lowry, Helen Jones and the dozens of stu
dents who worked with them may take a bow.
It was a conspiracy, that's what it was, with
the weather and the Junior Weekend plotting to
make the celebration perfect. Kain clouds miracu
lously disappeared, the sun shone benevolently,
the breeze breezed just enough, Miss Carper was
as beautiful a queen as her campaign supporters
maintained, we lost an exciting track meet, we
split two top-notch ball games with the Huskies,
the race was cold enough to provoke the tradi
tional squawk from the martyrs who swam down
x with the floats, the potato salad at the campus
luncheon wasn’t pasty all these reflections will
rise pleasantly again to memory when school days
Serving on the Junior Weekend directorate
calls for more work than any other committee
assignment in the year,and it must be a pleasure
when it turns out to be such a grand success as
the event was this spring.
What Is It?
WHAT is Americanism? The pressure groups
that so smugly fly its banners have as yet
failed to offer any intelligible definition. Yet the
word is continually flung in the teeth of opposi
tion by every nationalistic organization of today.
It is usually the fact that I he organizations
so liberal in the use of Americanism prate loudly
of the sacrednes sof the United States' constitution
and condemn those who would tamper with it.
Surely those who base their stand on the constitu
tion cannot support themselves with the staff of
Americanism for it is no secret that the constitu
tion was built upon a framework of prevailing
foreign political philosophies of that day.
Can it mean that those who demand more and
better Americanism are indicting lax patriotism
on the part of American citizens ? No, for the
groups advocating this selfsame Americanism are
the first to assert that American patriotism is a
What I hen can it be? The logical conclusion
is inevitable. To those groups taking refuge behind
a barrage of Americanisms it is merely a vague
nothing and as such lias escaped definition and
But if it means nothing at present surely
that state of affairs should not be allowed to
continue for there is a great need for a word to
describe accurately the attitude of mind that all
Americans should desire. If Americanism can
come to mean a greater interest tin national and
international affairs, a sane and healthily scepti
cal attitude toward politics, a desire to right and
better present conditions and an interest in co
operative effort then it will have served a fine
purpose worthy of its name and will have deprived
selfish political interests of a jingoistic refuge
O AID Benito Mussolini, well-known dictator, to
^ worshipping thousands of Italians in Koine last
Saturday, on the occasion of Ethiopia’s changing
ownership: "If the league continues hostilities in
stead of being a league of peace, the Geneva body
will become an institution of revenge and its con
tinuance will be problematical."
All of which no doubt sounds very impressive
in Italian, bellowed from the lips of 11 Puce.
Those who can impartially examine such utter
ances, sav "Ha! ha! ha!” And then burst into
tears, or perhaps just swear violently and lilt
their eyes to heaven.
Beneficent Benito’s benevolent league of na
tions would indeed he a strange anomaly. Picture
the delegates to Us marble halls strutting about
with silver doves on their lapels.
Voice from the gallery: "Who nr \ u'."'
“Why, we are the delegates to the League of
“What is your purpose?”
“To keep peace in the world, of course.”
"How do you do it?”
“Well, we talk about it.”
* “Is that all?”
“Oh, we ask people to be good, and pray for
peace every night.”
“Is that all?”
“Well, what more could you ask?”
“Don't you take steps to punish a nation that
“Mercy me, no! That would break the peace!”
When a league of nations becomes at all potent
in preserving peace, as must inevitably come to
pass, it will function in crises as any other polic
ing force in this world, as do our city, our state
and our federal law enforcement bodies, to punish
individuals who have been declared criminals. To
imagine a league without power to discipline, is
to imagine a police force in the same predicament.
A burly bull might as well be expected to waggle
a remonstrating finger before a murderer and
say, “Now, Charley you really shouldn’t have killed
Olu Man Goop. Naughty! Naughty!”
Being Stuff From Heuli anil Theah
THE DEAN RESIGNS
A NOTHER boy is going up to the major league.
-**■ Harold Shepherd will quit in June as dean
of the law school to become a professor at the
University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati is a piddling
school that never has sent a football team to the
Rose Bowl or won a rowing title at Poughkeepsie.
Last year another outstanding scholar, Prof. Don
ald G. Barnes of the history department, left to
accept a better-paid position at Western Reserve
university. There the football team also takes ter
rific beatings and no one ever has dreamed of
sending their basketball team to Berlin.
It seems that schools like Cincinnati and West
ern Reserve don’t consider such things very im
Instead of spending large sums on athletic
plants, beautiful Gothic buildings, and 10,000 regis
tration blanks a quarter, they invest in intelli
gence. They want only brilliant men in their
faculties, and they are willing to pay for them.
That is why Dr. Shepherd will receive more salary
as a professor at Cincinnati than he does as a
dean at Washington.
Long ago The Powers at Cincinnati and West
ern Reserve learned that a college's worth depends
not upon the number of students it enrolls, but
upon the men who instruct them. And The Powers
realize that every noted teacher they hire increases
the school's prestige and makes a position on its
faculty more desirable to other good men. An
atmosphere of scholarship not only breeds scholars,
but attracts them.
This philosophy has not yet penetrated Olympia.
As a result the University of Washington is
becoming just another club in the educational bush
league. This school serves as a “farm" for young
would-be educators. If they develop into brilliant
professors, they usually go up to the majors where
pay is higher and positions more secure. If they
prove to be permanent bush-leaguers, they remain
, . . indefinitely. University of Washington Daily.
The Safety Valve
bettors published in this column should not he construed
ns expressing the editorial opinion oi the Emerald.* Anony
mous contributions will he disregarded. The names of ocm
municauts will, however, he regarded as confidential upon
request. Contributors are asked to lie 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.
Editor, the Emerald:
First, may we congratulate the editor of the
Oregana on the very fine yearbook he produced,
ft is as a whole, a highly commendable piece of
We can find fault with but one thing. On page
73 is a picture of the Co-op membership seated
about the dinner table, and above, the following
caption: "The Oregon Co-op men dine while dis
cussing what to Mown' in their next political fuss.”
We realise that this brainchild of the journal
istic mind might he called clever. But it is also
grossly unfair, and borders on libel. THERE ARE
ONLY FIVE MEMBERS WHO PARTICIPATE
IN ANY POLITICAL ACTIVITY WHATSOEVER,
out of a total membership of 22. Those five are
at present interested in the optional military ques
tion because they sincerely believe this course
should be on an optional basis. They are not
affiliated with any "radical” organization.
The rest of the members are anything but
"downers." Several are taking military or have
taken it in their underclass days. One member
lias served as junior officer in the ROTC unit.
The interests of the Co-op men are probably
parallel to a cross section of the University men
in general. They are in pre-mod, journalism, social
science, pro-legal, business ad, education and
It might be well to note that the GPA of the
house was above the all-men's average last term,
and the term before the grades were higher than
those of any fraternity on the campus.
In view of these facts and in order that Mr.
Root's misguided conception of the Oregon Co-op
might be corrected, he is herebly invited to dine
at the Cooperative house at 0:00 on the evening
of Wednesday, May 13.
We trust that his viewing the Cooperative
house thru a red magnifying glass will be altered.
(Continued from patjc one)
Krosh counsellors will have a
meeting today at 5 o'clock in the
AWS room of Gerlinger hall. AH
counsellors must be there and
bring four copies of form letters.
Scabbard and Made will meet
Tuesday at 7:15 in the military
building. Kveryoue is to wear full
Sigma lAltu Chi meets at the
College Side this aftornoou at
•1:30. All member.-. ajtd pledges be
Master Du nee will hold a spei iul
meeting tonight set 7:110. It is im
portant that all members be there.
I’lii Heta meeting tonight at 7:1b
in Gerliuger hall lor .actives and
Mr. frank Ward, superintendent
ol' Olds. Wortman, and King Co.,
Portland department store, will
talk to 1-rot. Couuoh o macuauni.- ,
ing class today at 2 p. m. in 105
Commerce. All interested people
invited to attend.
Ucta (■.union Signm, profession
al business honorary.‘will meet at
•t p. m. in Commerce ball today.
I’lil IM Theta, women's profes
sional business honorary, will
meet today at 1 p. m. in 10t> Com
The t inted States used more
than half of all the rubber con
sumed m tm world last year.
By Bill Marsh
Well, kiddies, old Jupe Plu
vius laid off of us for a change
and gave ns a chance to see the
sun over junior weekend.
* * *
Wc have already told you a
tory about a practical joke that
we thought was pretty good.
But the untimely death of Eng
land's greatest practical joker,
William H. D. Cole, forcibly re
minds us that the little pranks
that are pulled around here are
really small-time stuff after all.
T h e aforementioned Cole
chappie was really a hoaxer. He
"as famous throughout Europe
for the excellence of his practi
cal jokes. If I had time, I could
fill this column every day, from
now till the end of school with
stories of his exploits.
Here are some of his more
spectacular fasties: Posing as a
native Indian prince, Cole com
pletely and utterly deluded the
dignified officials of Cambridge
university into according him
an official welcome as “His
highness, the Sultan of Zanzi
bar.” So good was the gag that
high ranking officers of the
British navy were fooled also,
and “The Sultan of Zanzibar”
was greeted with a 19-gun sa
lute as he, and a party of Brit
ish upper-strata, officially in
spected a British battleship.
Bui Cole was a very deino
oralic lad. He didn't always as
sume the poses of phoney noble
men. Not a bit of it. Once he
domed the garb of a roadwork
er, and played his part so well
Hint he was assisted, rather
than halted, by a group of effi
eient “hobbies” while he roped
off a large section of Piccadilly
circus and threw the densest
automobile traffic in London
into an uproarious welter of
hopeless confusion, w hile he dug
up several square yards of pav
Nor were Cole's pranks al
ways carefully planned and pre
meditated. One day he chanced
to notice a prominent member
of Parliament running madly in
pursuit of a tram. Faster than
the thought almost, Cole took
off after the galloping baronet,
shouting at the top of his voice,
"Stop thief, stop thief!”
In a trice the bobbies had the
unfortunate, fuming, sputtering
M.P, in custody. Nor would
they have any of his explana
tions. Cole, of course, had
gracefully disappeared by this
time, but the police took the
outraged baronet to the clink
anyway, where he cooled his
heels until he could establish
The only thing wrong with
the world today is the fact that
w oh e got too damn many dic
tators anil politicians, and not
enough jesters. For that reason,
then, the death of a really great
prankster is a worst blow than
would in1 the death of most any
statesman, diplomat, army com
mander or what have you.
# * #
One of the world's strangest
treasure hunts is going to be
started soon in the vicinity of
Ike treasure hunters are nut,
Report of the SAAC
(Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment of the report of
the Student Academic Adjustment committee, the four preceding
installments of which were published last week. The three remaining
parts of this significant work will be published'this week.)
Part Two: Curriculum Organization
There is a vital relationship between the problems of vocational
guidance, academic adjustment, and course and curriculum struc
ture in the University. Thus, while the efficiency of the advisory
system may be increased by changes in its make-up, the greatest
academic effectiveness can be derived only from a correlation of
the advisory and course systems.
The Student Academic Adjustment committee, in studying the
present course structure at the University of Oregon, and student
attitudes toward it, based its recommendations on several assump
tions. In brief, these premises were:
That the University, as a state instiution, is committed to the
policy of allowing the entrance of every individual who measures
up to certain minimum standards of academic preparation. This
situation results in a student body widely divergent in native
abilities and preparedness for higher education. The University is
dependent, in the main upon revenue from taxes levied within the
state of Oregon, and thus is limited in revenue, and is made answer
able to the citizens of the state for the effectiveness of its program
in contributing to the welfare of the community.
The University is dependent also upon the fees paid by students
enrolled in the state institutions of higher education, and is answer-*
able to its students and their guardians for the effectiveness of
From these premises, the committee deduced certain functions
of the educational system. These functions are well outlined in
the recommndalions of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advance
ment of Teaching, to the governor of California, for the educational
system in that state.
‘‘The fundamental functions of the state educational system
are to educate the people to greater and greater competency in
“First, the general social obligations of citizenship or member
ship in American civilization required of all men and women, and,
“Second, the particular or specialized services to society allotted
to different occupational groups, membership in any one of which
is a matter of individual choice and fitness.
“These educational functions correspond with the two types
of requirement which modern social life lays upon every citizen.
Every person has social, political, or other responsibilities which he
should bear in common with other persons, as in his membership
in the family, the neghborhood, the local community, the state, the
nation, and humanity at large. On the other hand, every person has,
under our economic system of subdivision of work or services, a
particular obligation which he meets, usually by the services he
renders through his special remunerative occupation."
The committee also feels that the University is definitely
responsible to the individual. He has a right to be recognized as
differing from other men in his interests and capabilities. The
University must offer work which will engage and make profitable
thq activity of all the members of a diversified student body. The
University has a duty to furnish work of scholarly character to
the intellectually-inclined student, as well as to furnish training
in the vocations to the student who may be more practically-minded.
To both, the University owes training that will enable them to
understand the operation of a complex social, economic, and politi
cal system, and to effectively cooperate in the operation and im
provement of that system.
The University at present attempts to perform the functions
through two divisions: the lower, designed to give backgrounds of
knowledge on which to base the more specialized study of junior
and senior years; and the upper, which offers professional and
academic training in the arts, social sciences, journalism, litera
tures, law, business administration, etc.
There is, however, no clear distinction between the two divi
sions. In many fields, specialization and professional courses are
entered during the first two years. There are at present six or
seven courses intended as surveys of knowledge freshmen and
sophomores. In addition, there are over 100 other courses of a
more or less specialized character, which are open for lower division
registration. The difficulties of advising students adequately
through such a maze of competing courses has been outlined in
the first part of this report.
With this brief survey of the plan of the University, the com
mittee proceeds to a digest of the opinions of the students in
regard to the adequacy of this method. Indications in both the
lower and upper divisions were found, which reflect the attitudes
of the majority of students on the campus. These criticisms are
summarized in the paragraphs which follow.
I To Be Continued)
however, searching for gold and
jewels in this ease. They will l>e
seeking several 0hundred rusks
of Seoteh whiskey, dumped in
the swampy lakes of Fenwiek
Moor seventy years ago by
smugglers who found them
selves a little too hotly pursued
by revenue men. To aid the
search, the hunters are going t*>
use a deep-sea diver.
Can you imagine what a price
that whiskey will bring when it
is recovered? A treasure in
deed. Seventy years aged in
❖ Europe Firsthand ❖
By Howard Kessler
Dadd Senior accompanied me to the docks a few miles below
London, and promptly at 1 p. m. I was waving goodbye to him
from the slowly-moving “Highland Princess.'' My last glimpse of
the “island jewel” came at 6, when we passed the lights of Dover.
The Princess is small, smaller by 6000 tons than the Scythia,
which was only 20,000. The 20 second class passengers are situated
in the stern, where we get it coming up and down. Deck space is
practically non-existant and there is no place for games; the cabins
are bare, with no hot water and no heat; but there is a fine bath
room, which, after all, is where I shall probably be spending a
goodly portion of my stay aboard, as we cross the heaving Bay of
In third class there are 125 Polish emigrants, bound for Rio de
Janeiro, and at night, when the seas are calm, we can hear singing
from their part of the deck, which is roped off from ours.
At Boulogne last night we picked up a flock of Frenchmen,
mostly clergy, and when the smoke blew away I was waving my
arms at three of them who moved in on me, two priests and
another, none civilized. But it gives me an opportunity to use
my hideous French, as in the morning I awake with a gay “Bon
matin!*’ and add “Je parle la francais tres bien, n'est-ce pas?”
which seems to be too abstruse for them, judging by the blank
looks on their faces. One of them was seized with an inspiration,
and, his eyes alight, beamed, “Deutsch?’
We have an interesting passenger list, including a child prodigy
of the cello who is on a concert tour to Portugal and Spain; a
north of England coal miner with round jaws and Yorkshire dialect
who, after' a year on the dole, has grasped the opportunity to
supervise the operations of a gold mine in the hinterland of Brazil;
a young English-born Argentine citizen returning home to serve
his two years’ conscription in the army; and a convalescent English
officer on leave to the Canary islands to rest up from a seige of
Tonight the wind and the waves gave a symphony, and the
boat swayed to fhe music. The Polish emigrants, due no doubt to
crowded accomodations and poor food, suffered severely. A delega
tion of four, headed by a hunchbacked dwarf, crossed the barrier
dividing the second from the third class passengers, and approached
two of the black-gowned priests. Soon all six were chattering and
gesticulating wildly, but nobody understood anything anybody else
said. Anxious to lend assistance, Englishmen, Germans, Dutchmen,
and Spaniards soon joined the excited group, while the wind whined
in the rigging overhead, and the waves dashed spray over the rails.
. I judged some Polish woman was ill, possibly unto death, and
wanted benefit of clergy. A stewardess and ship’s officer put an
end to the incident by accompanying the delegation back to their
Consider my embarrassment. I have just learned that my
religious friends are from Amsterdam, Holland, and that my un
frocked room-mate is of good German stock. Small wonder that
my attempts at communication in what I fondly believed to be
their native tongue, proved so unsuccessful.
I first glimpsed Spain, and the port of Vigo lightly shrouded
in early morning mist. The white-washed houses weVe clambering
up the steep hillsides that enclose this largest natural harbor in the
world, capable of anchoring the combined fleets of the world simul
taneously in its broad, deep waters.
No one save I was to embark, so I called a small motorboat,
and in a few minutes was puttering gayly away from the side of
the steamer, out of a maze of tiny sailboats, which carried figs,
dates, wine, market produce and souvenirs, and brown-faced Span
iards shouting their wares to the passengers.
(Continued from page one)
kaehiou, Shirley Bennett, Nancy
Billings, Helen Payne, Josephine
Lumm, and Katherine Holman.
Juniors majoring in physical ed
ucation, the intermediate dance
class, and the men’s rhythm class
will also appear on the program.
Persons in charge of the recital
are Mary Frances Robinson, pro
grams; Helen Payne, Carney Bur
den, costume; Marion Smith, Mary
van Hoomissen, lights; Sue Mosh
berger, Doris Gettmann, stage;
Grace Rose, Peggy Hayward,
makeup; and Takako Nakajima,
Katherine Holman, music, Mrs.
Faye Knox is sponsor of the group.
(Continued from page one)
names on petitions seeking option
al military training, when the Ore
gon Committee for Peace and
Freedom meets tonight at 7:30 at
the YMCA. A sparkling program,
topped off with refreshments, is
billed, according to the committee
Two additions to the gold star
corps were announced yesterday.
Betty Brown and Muriel Nicholas
joined the pledgers who will go
after individual totals of 1,000
names before the July 1 deadline.
They, along with several other
students, plan to barnstorm the
state after school is out, probably
spending most of the remaining
time in Portland, which is expected
to furnish on-third of the neces
sary 16.371 names.
(Continued from page one)
18 and extend through May 25.
Each house will be allowed 15
minutes on the air. Houses have
been asked to confine their pro
grams to original skits or musical
programs. Wednesday is the dead
line for entering the contest.
Students who have been ap
pointed in charge of programs for
the different living groups are—
A Ipha Chi Omega, Margilee
Morse; Alpha Delta Pi, Marjory
Kissling; Alpha Gamma Delta,
Eleanor Stewart; Alpha Omicron
Pi, Gladys Battleson; Alpha Phi,
Mary McCracken; Alpha Xi Delta,
Helen Row; Chi Omega, Jean
Nagle; Delta Delta Delta. Helen
Jones; Delta Gamma, Virginia
Proctor; Gamma Phi Beta, Portia
a hall. Kt\ a Hcrao
Kappa Alpha Theta, Betty Jane
Barr; Kappa Kappa Gamma, Jane
Lagasse; Phi Mu, Dorothy Elson
sohn; Pi Beta Phi, Caroline Hand;
Sigma Kappa, Marjorie McNeice;
Susan Campbell, Dorothy Berg
strom; _ Zeta Tau Alpha, Alice
Gerot; Alpha Tau Omega, Lyle
Barker; Alpha hall, Avery Combs;
Beta Theta Pi, Dave Morse; Chi
Psi, Ben Chandler; Delta Tau
Delta, Reed Swenson; Delta Up
silon, Dan Clark.
Kappa Sigma, Grant Eade;
Omega hall, Arvin Robb; Phi Delta
Theta, Ed Pinney; Phi Gamma
Delta, Larry Crane; Phi Kapap
Psi, Berkeley Mathews; Phi Sig
ma Kappa, Jimmy Morrison; Pi
Kappa Alpha, Stan King; Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, Ed Hanson; Sig
ma Alpha Mu, Stan Bromberg;
Sigma Chi, Wynn Jenks; Sigma
hall, Barney Hall; Sigma Nu, Kel
man Keagy; Sigma Phi Epsilon,
Rex Cooper; Theta Chi, Henry
Minger; Students Living associa
tion, George Bikman; Yeomen,
(Continued from page one)
members of the audience as sub
jects. The experimenter will sug
gest falling, suggest that the sub
ject’s hands are clasped and can
not be released, and that his arms
are rigid. More details of com
plete hypnotism can be gained
through the close-up moving pic
tures of the subject than could be
if it were done on the stage.
Fantastic, and current beliefs,
such as Sax Rohmer's tales of Fu
Manchu’s hypnotic powers will be
torn down in the factual discussion
of the program. False concepts
such as a person being hypnotized
against his will, the victim being
at the complete mercy of the ex
perimenter. that hypnosis weak
ens the will, and many others will
be explained during the lecture.
\\ indow displays are to be found
in the Co-op and Fennell's drug
(Continued jrom page one)
The directorate for the festival
includes: Irene Sehaupp, chairman:
Dorothy Van Valkenberg, secre
tary: Vivian Emery, food and serv
ing: Constance Kletzer. floor and
orchestra: Marjorie Gearhart, en
tertainment: Helen Ferguson, pu'o
ticity: Betty Riesch. finance: and
I ear., tc >ncan-up.