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For More Traditions
“'•pRADITIONS are dead. Where is that old Ore
gon spirit?” The complaint rises again this
year, not so strong as in the past, but voiced as
always by the older student who harks back to
the dear old days when . . . And it takes its in
variable theme: why don’t we hack the frosh more
and make them wear their green lids?
It is hoped the complaint will meet with the
same chilly reception it received a year ago. Per
haps the proper strategy would be to Ignore this
moan for petty frosh-hazing traditions as was
pretty generally done last year, but the event of
Homecoming makes this rather a good time to
deal with it.
The Oregon spirit is not dead. In the Home
coming celebration of this weekend is ample evi
dence that it is not even moribund. What greater
demonstration of traditional spirit could one de
sire than the parade, the rally and the burning of
the frosh "O” last night not to mention the loyal
spirit shown by hundreds of alumni “Eack to
Honor Oregon” ?
A tradition that means something does not die.
It is something of the spirit, something in one’s
own loyalty that asserts itself, something that
cannot be proclaimed by fiat and enforced with
paddles. Valuable traditions like Homecoming will
proclaim and enforce themselves.
An unreasonable tradition that has to be nursed
and whacked along deserves to die.
Against Tax Limitation
\ LUMNI returning to the campus this weekend
form a large section of that group of the
people throughout the state who are regarded as
the strongest friends of the University and educa
tion in general.
The various campaigns carried on by the stu
dents here in the interests of Oregon education
are no doubt looked upon with importance by
grads, who are concerned with the same goal of
During the present political campaign there is
proposed one measure which students and faculty,
as well as friends of education throughout the
state are primarily concerned with, and against
which they present a united front.
This proposed measure which friends of educa
tion are opposing is the suggested amendment
limiting and reducing permissible taxes on tang
ible property, Nos. 310-311.
\ S has been indicated in several articles by
leading tax authorities, passage of this mea
sure would cut the revenues of education another
$1,000,000 by 1942. Education has already had a
cut of $1,000,000 since 1929, despite the fact that
enrollment is once again at an all-time high mark.
All departments are operating at an absolute
minimum, and need greater allotments, rather than
cuts in revenue.
Dean James H. Gilbert has led the fight of the
faculty against this measure by writing a series
of articles showing the irreparable damage passage
would do. Student leaders have united to oppose
it. Liberals and conservatives, fraternity groups
and independent groups, all have opposed the
measure. A special “man in the street” poll of
50 students showed not a single student for the
Student and faculty leaders are hopeful that
alumni returning to the campus will feel this
unanimous sentiment. They hope that word will
be carried throughout the state asking voters, in
the interest of education, to fight this proposed
measure, and vote 311 X No.
A Startling Play,
"Bury the Dead”
F'OIi the first time in recent University history
the drama department presents their fall
show to coincide with the homecoming’ of Oregon’s
grads. As fitting subject for this unusual occa
sion the department will give a unique play, Irwin
Shaw's “Bury the Dead.” This passionate, almost
frantic, outbreak against war startled and thrilled
New York audiences during the past season.
"It is alleged that certain members of an in
fantry regiment refuse to be buried," says the
newspaper editor, re-echoing the skepticism of an
unbelieving world upon hearing that six corpses
had arisen from their grave to decry war in all
its filth and horror.
The play is an emotional powerhouse, poorly
constructed in places, but ingrained with a frantic
but strong appeal for peace, now couched in satire,
now disgust, now violent sarcasm and wrapped in
an aura of horror.
The presentation may startle a few, as conven
tional language cannot carry the ardent message,
but grads and students should not miss one of the
strongest anti-war plays of recent creation.
By HOWARD KESSLER
*pO itobbceu West, •13-yoar-oU
English novelist, who like.
Proust, Slcndnhl, Turgenleff, ani
Murnsnki, we owe the title of thh
column. To Milton Plllette, Guil<
Hall romantic star, we owe the re
view of Westian "Thinking Reed.’
"A psychological study," com
ments Pillette, "propounding the
theory that man, by admitting hi;
inferiority to nature, rises nbov
nature. He is a reed in the wind
who does not break, but sways
with elemental forces. It takes tin
heroine of this novel many year
to find this philosophy. She insists
on fighting violently against vio
lence which besets her, until she
finally submits to it, and discovers
strength in her submission.
“The Thinking Reed” is for the
« * «
OHOULD you visit the Tri Delt
’ library some evening you will
be Introduced to a new departure
in house bookrooms, and all is due
to Librarian Helm Uorrell, who
servos coffee and cakes to the stu
eiious coed. An informal and cozy
atmosphere makes the Delta Delta
Delta library a haven for mind
# m *
CWEST-TEMPERED M a r t It a
Davis prefers the vivid descrip
tion in ”Hail Caesar!” by David
barrult, to the political observa
tion' Hurrah wti the Home cor
respondent for McCormick's Chi
cago Tribune, anti was expelled
from Italy by 11 Duoc on June 12.
1035, for sending dispatches re
garding Italian unrest over the
Ethiopian situation, lie write.
about it all.
“Crisp, journalistic in style, but
will not add much to history or
literature.” says Martha. “Good
light reading for students of in
ternational affairs, certainly not
prejudiced, and quite informative.”
* * *
W/E have two biographies of a
well-known dictator. The one,
“Hitler,” by Hein/. A. Ileiz, we
bought in Berlin last year; the
other, "Hitler," by limlolf Olden,
we ordered from the Co-op, after
relating it as a seven-day litre
The puzzle is, which to believe?
Head them parallel, and your mind
goes up in smoke. According to the
first, Adolf was the only son of
an honest Austrian peasant; the
other points out that his father
was an illegitimate son. and had
j one illegitimate child, two saved
from illegitimacy by two of Iris
i three marriages, and several other
1 offspring besides Per Fuehrer,
Olden insists that Adolf's fath
er's name was, until his fortieth
year, Schucklbrugor, when he
changed it to Hitler. He even sug
gests that, had the name remained
I Schucklbruger. Adolpf would nev
er have become dictator.
Can you image 100,000 Ger mans
shouting in unison, “Heil Schuckl
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^ ’LASSICALLY profiled \ irgitriu
I Son iI it- was di appoin i at hi
“End of Summer,” a play by F. N.
"It is a problem play about a
family with too much money. They
have no difficulty adjusting' them
selves to a world wherein money
isn't as important as it once was.
“I don't think it would stage
exceptionally well, although there
is a grand character bit of an old
lady, and Denis, the friend of the
hero, is a portrait of what one
imagines a campus radical is like.
The average student, unless he is
an omnivorous reader of play \
should not seek it out."
«* $ *
rjpHE Rise of Liberalism,” by Har
old latski, is rather a pon
derous history of English and
world socialistic trends since feu
dal days, according to energetic
Bett> Brown. As such, it will hard
ly find favor with students-about
“The working of economic forc
es in history, using the theory that
concepts of freedom wore planned
by the business classes, is the basis
of I.aski's scholarly work"
\\ S( 1 (diini1
f! e>,j ,'i:> /v ,v i.-i.vl
In Guild theater at 7:30 p ut.
University player; will present
"Bury the Dead,” redout Broadway
suecr.-s by Irwin Shaw. Other per
formances will b<? given next week
The Don Cossack Russian male
chorus will open the University
j convert series with a ne\V program
of Rusi.ian songs, at :> o'clock Sun
| day in McArthur court.
New University buildings w ill be
toured h\ aluuuii in the morning
Visits in Eugene
Buyer and seller of old and new
books and periodicals, W. A. Swets,
representative of the Swets and
Zeitlinger firm of Amsterdam,
Holland, stopped in Eugene Wed
nesday for a few hours to see M. H.
Mr. Swets, who landed in Van
couver, B. C., a week ago, expects
to visit about 50 universities and
| colleges in this country before he
j returns to Holland within two
Although Mr. Swet's firm has a
world-wide market, in the United
States the business is mostly con
fined to universities and colleges.
High School Teachers
Hear Boiishey Speak
Earl E. Bouehey, assitant pro
fessor of physical education, spoke
on “Physical Education in the High
School Curriculum” at a teacher's
institute in Baker yesterday.
Teachers from five eastern Ore
gon counties attended to discuss
problems of education at a group
Guild Theater Play
(Continued jrom payc one)
Tuesday, and Wednesday nights
Assuring patrons that the per
formance tonight will be over in
time for the homecoming dance. It
plays approximately 80 minutes.
There are no curtains, intermis
sions, acts or waits for scene shift
ing. The action moves swiftly, us
ing lights and blackouts. The cast
of which there are neat ly forty, are
mostly men. The play contains no
loading roles. The story centers
around six dead soldiers who rise
from their graves refusing to be
buried because they have lived so
Patsy Neal, cast in the role of
Julia Blake, wife of one of the six
deed men, is ill in the infirmary
and her role has been taken by Ro
berta Bennett Humphreys, who
will play her part tonight.
Mrs. Scyholt Directs
Ottilie Turnbull Sevbolt, head of
the drama division, is directing
"Bury the Dead,” with setting and
lighting devised by Horace W. Rob
inson. instructor in dramatics.
Tickets are on sale at the box
office in the administration build
ing. Seats are priced at 35 and 50
cents. Reservations may be se
cured by telephoning the box of
fice from 10 until curtain time each
day of the play. Call 3300, local
Religious Sects, Topics
Of Westminster Group
Westminster organization is
scheduling a series of lectures on,
“My Faith’s Approach to God.”
During the remainder of the term,
authorities on the various religions
will speak, and discuss with the
group the beliefs and doctrines
of Quaker, Mormon, Catholic, and
Rev. Perry C. Hopper, pastor of
the Westminster Presbyterian
church of Portland, and president
og the Oregon Westminster foun
dation, will open the series when he
speaks at 9 o’clock Monday night
at Westminster house, 1414 Kin
Rev. Hopper toured Europe this
summer, and he will present the
Presbyterian angle as he sees it,
according to John Caswell, chair
man of the lecture series.
Group Voice Lessons
Offered at Lower Cost
Hal Young, professor of voice,
announced today that those stu
dents who are interested in music
but feel that they have not the
means to take a full course in voice
culture are permitted to enroll in
groups of four or more. The cost
will be less than half that of an
individual student. Two full hour
credits will be given for two one
hour lessons a week.
Graduate Ends Visit;
Will Move to Spokane
Mrs. Eric J. Forsta (Elizabeth
Thacher) who, with her infant son,
has been visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. G. Thacher, has
loft to join her husband in Spo
kane, where they will make their
Both Mr. and Mrs. Forsta are
graduates of the University.
(Continued from page one)
nature, for the remaining' ten days
Campaigning continuously from
next Monday until the “decisive
date," the president will conclude
his arduous schedule with a 15
minute address to a nation-wide
radio audience on election eve.
1 Million to Americans
The Nineteenth Irish Hospital
Sweepstakes yesterday enriched
lucky ticket holders in the United
States to the tune of $1,250,000.
the largest sum ever to be won by
Americans in the famous sweep
(Jet a shake at T.VYLOK’S. adv.
GOLF! GOLF! GOLF!
• EIGHTEEN HOLES
e WATERED FAIRWAYS
* ROLLING GREENS
• EUGENE, ORE.
Debate Team Chooses
Topics for Discussion
Constitutional change and the
supreme court and a discusssion of
existing governments were the two
topic chosen for use this year by
the men’s debate team.
The squad will be divided into
two groups at its next meeting,
Wednesday, October 28. Each
group will take one of the ques
tions and work it up for a sym
Howard Kessler, a member of
last year’s team, has been added to
the squad since it was listed in the
Independents Will Hold
Weekly Dancing Class
Oregon independent men and
women who wish to learn how to
dance or how to improve their
present dancing technique will have
an opportunity to do so in the
series of “practice dances” which
the Yeomen and Orides will begin
Monday evening at 8 in the AWS
rooms in Gerlinger hall.
The dances will be held every
Monday from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p. m.,
according to Harry Hodes, social
chairman for the Yeomen. Hodes
will instruct the group, having
done similar work at Reed college.
Send the Emerald to your friends.
BILLIARDS — FOOL
Across from the “Rex"
Kehrli Back from
Herman Kehrli, director of the
bureau of municipal research, re
turned Thursday from Chicago,
where he attended the convention
of the American Municipal associa
Duscission of tax limitation re
sulted in the adoption of a resolu
tion condemning such limitations.
Mr. Kehrli said that he thought
that more stress was being put on
research in regard to municipal
affairs than has been in the past.
Hang Traditional Crepe
Frosh class members forgot their
eight hours’ sleep Thursday night
that they might complete the deco
ration of the campus in the school
colors, lemon and green. Hundreds
of yards of crepe paper were used
to change telephone poles and
building fronts into the color
Downtown shop windows bore
the traditional duck and a “Wel
come Grads” sign. Business men
of Eugene completed their stream
ing of banners across the streets
Decoration of the campus and
supervision of posting of house
signs was under the direction of
Nancy McAnulty and Gilbert
'(Confirmed from page one)
ing football. He is majoring in
physical education at Pullman. In
cideqtly, he is a Sigma Chi.
How does he like the Oregon
“Fine,” he replied. “I’ve been
here several times before, playing
baseball, you know. We don’t have
the trees and the green grass that
you have here.”
This Cougar ace is from Escon
dido, California. In high school he
went out for baseball, basketball,
and track as well as football. For
three years he made the all-con
ference high school team in San
Asked for his opinion as to what
makes a good football player, God
dard replied that the athlete must
not only be able to play his part
to perfection, but he must have the
proper mental attitude toward the
game and the training it requires.
His number is 28. If he plays
today, watch him, and pray that
Oregon will stop him!
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By BOB POLLOCK
"The friends and the foes of the
Were touting the good and the bad;
While all over the paper like meas
Were sprouting political ads."—A
little poetry so early in the morn
ing is good for the soul . . . even
if it isn't good poetry.
Bing Crosby, he of the dreamy
eyes, quavering vocal cords, and
slipping hirsute decoration, is first
choice of the Marquette university
football players as their favorite
radio star, if a recent poll can be
trusted through a press agent's
hands . . . close on his heels were
Rudy Vallee and Morton Downey
. . . with Tarzan and the guy that
plays Popeye not even among the
also runs . . . '
Old Alonzo Stagg will break out
a fresh bottle of liniment and tot
ter up to be interviewed by Ed
ward Everett Horton on Shell Cha
teau this eve . . . the spot is on
KGW from 6:30 to 7:30 . . . in ad
dition, the oil company paid for a
pretty good orchestra, V i c t o 1
Young's. Should be worth rushing
through dinner a little early for—•
although you’re lucky if you don’t
have to eat in a beanery and sleep
in an alley, this being homecom
A lyll limy program wmcn is
really good, the national barn
dance, goes on a mythical tour ot
the world tonight . . . mentioning
Swedish stomach aches, and the
acid condition of the South" Seas
head-hunters in their plugs, no
doubt. Anyway, it Comes on right
after the Hit Parade—which we
still say is nauseating—and it’s on
All week hardly a gripe. So now
we get the venom out of our souls.
It concerns radio announcers who
read poetry over the air. Like
corpeclians who play Hamlet, only
about one in a hundred of ’em can
do it . . . yet they get some yokel
who has had a couple of lessons to
pound the studio's squeaky organ
and, against a background of its
sobs and sighs, proceed to unload
the agony that is in their souls.
Shoot ’em, we say!
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Your 1937 informal Oregana in
pictures! No longer will the Ore
gana cling to the old stereotyped
form which gave formal pictures
of the seniors, a page to the living
organizations, a few campus shots
and a bit of dry humor.
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away with tlte formal pic
tures found in previous year
books. and attempting to
captuVe tlie informal note
which is the basic interest of
a good yearbook.
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