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PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Fred W. Colvig. editor Walter R. Vernstrom, manager
LeRoy Mattingly, managing editor
Desk Staff This Issue
Day executive: Mildred Elackburne
Day editor: Bernadine Bowman
Assistant clay editor: Lillian Warn
Night Staff This Issue
Night editors: Assistants:
Crawford Lyle Betty Bobnenkamp
George Haley Margaret Dick
Challenge to hratermties
rJ"'IIK “deferred pledging” issue, brought fo
life bv resolution of the Oregon Dads,
lias been illuminated this week both by bull
sessions, in which it has been one of the
reigning topics, and by comments from Dean
Onthank, whose long service to the students
of Oregon puts him in a special position of
competence to advise on such matters.
It is very significant that criticism of de
ferred pledging lias been aimed entirely at
the mechanical difficulties of putting it into
effect, not at the plan itself. First blow to
the scheme was the point that its initial lean
year might “break every house on the cam
pus,” because fraternities depend upon a
large pledge class each year to balance their
budgets. A partial answer to this criticism
was given in a letter from an Oregon dad,
published yesterday, wondering if frater
nities could not fill their rosters from the
non-Greeks of the other three classes.
But no answer lias yet been offered for the
critical point scored yesterday by Dean On
thank, who pointed out that there would not
v>( sufficient suitable living aeeomadat ions for
freshmen if they were not permitted to live
in fraternities during their first year. Estab
lishment. of deferred rushing, Dean Onthank
declared, would necessitate the construction
of additional dormitories, funds for which
could not be dug up at a moment's notice.
SIGNIFICANT from another point of view,
however, is the fact that no one has sprung
to the defense of the present system.
Benefits to be gained from the postpone
ment of pledging have been advanced in an
imposing array. Placing all freshmen on the
same plane of equality, so far as fraternal
affiliation is concerned, woidil make for a
more democratic spirit on the campus. It
would give freshmen a chance to get their
feet on the ground scholastically. And it
would give fraternities and freshmen a better
opportunity to look each other over.
That deferred pledging would effect these
justices no one lias denied.
But no supporter of the present set-up has
come forward to declare that these same
benefits can be secured by improvements
within the fraternal status quo, without mak
ing the more or less radical change.
# * *
JF a searching investigation of deferred
pledging shows that the plan would be fatal
to fraternities and that other obstacles are
such as to make it unfeasible that conclusion
alone will not be a satisfactory answer to tk.*
resolution of the Oregon Dads.
The Dad’s resolution did not mean that
they were interested in deferred pledging
merely as an abstract proposition. It meant
1 hat they were deeply concerned about con
ditions that have developed in the Greek
organizations. It meant that they were alarm
ed at Greek snobbery, about the failure of
fraternal drganiations to inspire ideals of
scholarship, about the misfunctioning of a
system that allows students to become affil
iated with the “wrong” houses.
Oregon Dads won’t care how these faults
are corrected, whether by the introduction of
deferred pledging or not— just so definite
remedial steps are taken.
That resolution was a challenge to the fra
ternities of Oregon to clean house, to “bring
their program of life and activities in line
with the objectives of the modern university,”
as Dean Onthank said yesterday. •
Will Oregon fraternities take up that chal
C. E. “Tiny” Thornhill, a shining light in the
academic firmament at Palo Alto, has been show
ing off his book lamin’ by writing humorous ar
ticles on psychology for a magazine called “Col
Tiny, who also coaches football, is quite modest
about the whole nasty business. “A football coach,’
he said in the second of the series, “has to know
more about psychology than a professor of psy
Collier’s is probably parting with a lot of good
round iron men in return for the privilege of
printing Tiny's homely philosophy in ns pages.
The poor editor who signed the contract must be
living a dog’s life, what with the other boys around
the office reading paragraphs of the articles to
him and then doubling up in convulsions of fiend
ish, derisive laughter.
Tiny is a good enough psychologist to figure out
the particular mental quirk that beat his team
in each game they lost in the last three years.
“When Stanford lost to Columbia in the Rose
Bowl," says Tiny, "we were licked by Old Man
Psychology, and no one else. . . . Five times the
Satnford team had chances to score and failed.
. . . The Columbia team didn’t have much to do
with it except that when their opportunity came
they romped over the Stanford goal line for one
touchdown and won the game.” Who would ever
have dreamed that a football game could be won
that way ?
“The Alabama game," according to Tiny, “was
lost pretty much on the mental attitude also.” In
this game, Tiny says, the . nasty Alabama boys
first broke up the Stanford teamwork with long
passes. Every time Stanford scored “Howell flip
ped another pass to Hutson.” In the bat of an
eyelash they took the lead again. Our kids figured
‘The luck’s against us. What’s the use?’” Clear-:
ly, as Tiny says, a matter of psychology.
Tiny spends quite a bit of time telling of the j
gay, carefree attitude taken toward football down
on the Farm. Tiny's greatest psychological tri
umph was when lie hypnotized last year’s Stan
ford team into walloping U. S. C., .the weakest
team in the conference, by the score of 3-0.
After the game Tiny told the boys, "You can
take the night off. Have some fun, but don’t hit
the drinks, and get in at some decent hour. You
are on your own, but conduct yourselves as Stan
ford men.” Tiny should have known they couldn't
follow his direction and still conduct themselves
like Stanford men. The manly little fellows had
given up and were all in bed at 11:30.
In one of the articles, Tiny tells how he got his
start on the coast by peddling fertilizer. It is evi
dent from Collier’s that he is still in the same
business. Daily Californian.
By HOWARD KESSLER
1'ranee \wll he in the hands til
the fascists within ten months.
The Itliim cabinet will lie out ol'
office within three months.
Civil war will begin in France
within six months.
Is this a foolhardy schedule of
prophecies? Well, maybe.
Still, I'll place a small wager at
even money that tit least one of
the above predictions will be veri
fied by events.
Two stories in yesterday's pa
pers illustrate the trend.
Germany and Italy recognized
the fascist government in Spain.
Roger Salengro, minister of the
interior for France, was found
dead in a gas-filled room a sui
The former story was of more
historical importance perhaps, but
because it was expected we shall
consider it no further.
The. latter was a news hrcuU. It
came suddenly at a crucial time,
and because of the Parisian temper
it may lead to immediate riots in
which tin- right aid the left will
A few hours after Salcugro's
suicide was announced, Commun
ists were marching, fascists were
boiling under the lid. Important
consequences may follow this cab
inet member's demise.
Who M as Sul a n a n»?
And who was Monsieur Salen
gro? A noted politician, a writer
an executive? Not at all.
Although Salengro Held I tie most
powerful cabinet post In the Popu
lar Front government of Leon
Blum, his public record is not bril
Before his appointment as min
ister of the interior he was mayor
of Lille, a great industrial center
of north France. He maintained
this position after taking the fed
eral job. His short career as min
ister reads as follows:
June ti: Took office with rest
of Blum cabinet at a time when
1,000,000 workers were on strike,
300 factories closed. Potatoes cost
30 per cent more than on June 5
June ,X: An agreement was
reached with workers and employ
ers after l'i hours of parleying.
Pay was raised from 7 to 15 per
cent, and Salengro was jubilant
as he announced the results at mid
night. During the strike not one
shot had been fired, no damage
June 15: Drafted decrees aimed
at seditious organizations. Croix de
Feu, Communists, etc.
June 19: Ordered Rightist paper
seized for article declaring "France
is in danger." Defended dissolu
tion of patriotic leagues,
July 0: “The government is re
solved to fight and win against
July 21: "If the Blum govern
ment is overthrown there will be
blood running in the streets "
July 31: Carried out promise to
use force in quelling strikes at
September Id: Second textile
strike begin ■ at Lille, with 100.000
September 22: "We have done
well. There are now but 17,472
active strikers in France."
Not a bad record.
(Jturgrs, (,ountt>r-( itargi's
But the men of the right weren't
through. Somebody lomuMioit s.i-i
lcngro could be charged with de
sertion to the German army on
October (5, 1JMi». The accusation
appeared in the Rightist Gringoire.
And hrmight action.
Charge denied, charge repeated,
letter from Colonel Anauld printed
wherein Salengro's wartime com
mander confirmed the desertion
story, Salengro acquitted in public
trial, charges still hounding him,
It must have worried Monsieur
Salengro. Anyway ho blamed it
for his death.
I nfortunatcly, suicide lias never
been satisfactory as a way to clear
one's name of disrepute. So. while
Salengro may never have been
guilty of the charge, it did him no
good to Kill himself, and he’s prob
ably sorry lie did. if now.
Weakness lias been a too-evident
characteristic of the Popular Front
government, and although the par
ticular lack lias been in foreign
policy, France hasn't any fine ex
ample to offer in internal tranquil- j
Salengro's suicide will probably
be nothing more than a straw, but
when all the straws are gathered
together and released, Monsieur
Leon will be deluged, as will
French ilemoc raey.
The fascists promise it strong
central government. France needs
a strong centra! government.
GRADS WORK ON INDEX
Virginia Wentz. '33, former Ore
gana editor, is a.- isting Fd Rob
bins, ’.'hi, in editing and publishing
the Southeast Portland Index
Ruth McClain, '3,\ who was for
merly with the Southeast Portland
Index, has been writing radio con
tinuity and drama foi the Mary
Pent land advertising agency, for
the past few weeks.
Gel a shake at I \t i UK's,
Gals Go Afuedin9
By BOB POLLOCK
A week frcrr. yesterday, Thanks
giving will show up and various
and sundry citizens will hie them
selves to the various and sundry
churches of the land and profess
various and sundry gratitudes. Next
Thursday we sleep in, so we list
our gratitudes ancl blessings in ad
A. We thank thee, oh most high
and mighty guider of the destinies
of hoi polloi, that we are not re
quired to listen to the True Story
Court of Human Relations tonight
at 8:30 on KGW. In our opinion,
anyone who would live vicariously
by reading or listening to that kind
of tripe should be made to work
on a newspaper the remainder of
his natural life ... a fate worse
is. Wo open our mouths, dis
playing our tonsils which are
newly-painted by the infirmary,
and speak softly and reverently
of such programs as House of
Melody on Iil’O and Kl'l at !):3i)
tonight . . . music that would
make the gods trade ill their
harps for a dance floor and a
C. Down on our housemaid
knees we plead for a whopper of
a bolt of lightning to smack Joan
Bennett who will be interviewed
tonight at 7:45 on KEX, maybe.
The gal, whose acting we can beat
very well in the flickers, was sup
posed to be talked to last Friday
the 13th but folded on account of
she's superstitious. So we'll go in
to a black trance and put the curse
of Midhall and the Seven Blind
Bats upon her. And will she be
sorry for herself. Yah. Yah.
The tare free Carnival tonight
comes buck on KtlW at 7:30
. . . ycu'il hear: Charlie Marshall,
a western singer we'll whoop it
up for any time, and his boys:
Irving Kennedy, tenor, and Mer
edith Willson’s orchestra. Also
the Williams sisters whom we
never heard of in our ignorance.
Hon Stuart, somewhat of a com
edian, Mill tie clown on the show,
should be good, we recommend
you stay home from the bloomin’
rally and take it in.
We reduce our prices. Qriginal
y, we wanted a car, and a woman
ur women i for transportation to
Jorvallis. Now we’ll take Model
r's and Austins. Tomorrow, it
goes down to roller skates and
Patient*- in the Infirmary an:
Gayle Meyer. Helen Jones. Edna
Smith. Carleue Scott. Muriel Nich
olas, Jean Raw.son. Peggy Hay
ward. Robert Marquis. Francis
Reck. Dennis Donovan, and John
st*ial swim in Gerlinger tonight
at 7:30. Everyone welcome.
Westminster ofiett house will be
held tonight and all .students are
invited to attend. Edwin Christie
is m charge ot arrangements.
Library hours have been changed
from the regular schedule for the
Thanksgiving holidays, M. H,
Douglass, librarian,’said yesterday.
The hours from November 25 to
28 are: Wednesday, from 7:45 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Thanksgiving
day, closed; Friday, frorp 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; Saturday, from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. On Sunday regular hours
will be held in all departments.
Books may be taken out for the
holidays with special permission
from the librarians if there are
enough books in the course to
Phi Delia Kappa Plans
Open Meeting Monday
Phi Delta Kappa, men's educa
tion honorary, will hold an open
meeting in the men's lounge in Ger-1
linger hall Monday evening, Nov
ember 23, at 7:30. Dr. R. W.
Leighton, executive director of re
search, will lecture on "General
Criteria to be used in Revising the
The Passing Show
(Continued from page one)
defense of northern Suiyuan prov
ince against Japanese invasion. Re
ports said that defenders of the
border had bested the invading
Pleas for financial support of
the Suiyuan province were neport
edly met with a flood of generous
donations. Cheering crowds, with
typical soap-box speakers goading
them on. demonstrated in the
streets of the city.
With little real progress as yet
toward settlement of the maritime
strike, the situation became more
acute yesterday with the spread of
strike psychology into Oakland
and Berkeley, where dairy plants
and union milk trucks have tied up
the milk business.
Other industries were suffering I
from the effects of the maritime j
strike, meanwhile, and speculation
was abroad as to whether either
side or both were planning a long!
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"There are on. ugh good football
players in our state to keep Ore
gon and Oregon State in the upper
division of the Pacific coast con
ference each year," he said.
Dick Reed, varsity end coach,
said. "In business you can't ex
pect the big fellow to come down
to meet you. We've got to meet
the other Pacific coast teams on J
their own level, and judging from
the good material in our frosh !
squad, we will get up there.
"1 think the larger squad is bet
ter. It gives more of the fellow.- ;
a chance to play."
John Warren, freshman coach. '
said: "The crowd would be more i
satisfied with only 22 men or so '
on each football squad, because it
would mean fewer substitutions.
But the big schools still could
choose their men out of a greater
uumbei of roseives than we haw." (
SKIPS & JUMPS
By ORVAL HOPKINS
^ITTING in the library just
a-dreamin’ and a-thinkin' the
other day -one guy thought I was
a-studyin'—I chanced to glance up
and there was my love. Not twen
ty 30-inch paces away was, so I
thought, my love of loves, my life,
my all. Well my head started bob
bin’ and my heart started throb
bin’ with a was willst du haben, ein
Then at once becoming frantic,
I pursued the twist romantic, in
a manner roundabout and even
queer. For I felt a tingling dor
sal, as I gazed upon this morsel,
and a tinge, I’m sure, of red
suffused my ear. Being sadly
sorely smitten, there were vers
es to be written, still I won
dered if’t could really happen
thus said l, "Within the hour I
shall know this lovely flower," yet
I faltered, sent another in my
stead. ‘‘Seek her out but pray be
wary,” pleaded I; he countered
“Very,” and departed leaving' me
with nought but dread. There I
sat with heart strings yearning
“Is my comrade ne’er returning?”
Then he came at length and this is
what he said:
"She’s indeed a choice confec
tion, is this plum of your affec
tion, still a tale about the frail one
often hears. In the dark she’s
right indulgent and her love is e’er
effulgent, but alas, there’s some
thing lacking 'twist the ears.”
Beautiful but dumb—and there
I was. * * *
^y/HILK on the subject of wo
men l find myself behoven
to mention with distaste a prac
tice which, to say the least, was
net prevalent when I was a girl.
I am well aware that some will
say, “keep your eyes to home,
depraved one,” yet undaunted I
forge ahead, ever the champion
cf man's right to malign woman.
Waxing righteously wroth I
therefore protest as follows: Too
many of our fair and (it’s said)
warmer sex are possessed of a
mistaken idea regarding the charm
and, shall we say?, drawing pow
er of bare knees. Now I've made
a sort of hay poll on this matter
and no fewer than three campus
. leaders—big shots, no less—an
swered me tliusly: “It's the bunk.'
; "Looks like hell.” And, “Make ’em
Getting back to the ridiculousy
again, if our sweet friends, whom
we can’t do with and can’t do with
out, think it's pretty to sit around
lookin like a bunch of unmention
ables. with several inches of bare
cuticle showing, they’ve been sad
ly misled. Legs, to be blunt, such
as Dietrich's are few. and besides,
such an array of dimpleless knees
these old eyes have never seen.
More about that anon.
CTILI. another little incident
which shakes ol’ Trucsdale's
rockribbed faifti in femininity is
this: In cne of our more respect
ed magazines 1 recently ran
across an editorial caption read
ing “What makes bad boys?"
And immediately following it in
a neat feminine hand were these
terse words: “Bad girls."
Let these practices cease.
By EDGAR C. MOORE
MCDONALD: “Libeled Lady”
and “Down the Stretch.”
HEILIG: “Ride Ranger Ride”
and “Bulldog Edition.”
REX: “Poor Little Rich Girl”
and “It’s Love Again.”
MAYFLOWER : “The Big
Game” and “Yellowstone.”
STATE: “Dracula’s Daughter”
and “Custer’s Last Stand.”
* * *
“Ride Ranger Ride” starring
Gene Autry, the singing cowboy,
and “Bulldog Edition" are the at
tractions at the Heiiig today. Sat
urday brings the Major Bowes’
troupe of amateurs. A few of the
acts on the program which will be
repeated five times during the day
between the hours of 10 a.m. and
11 p.m., are: Adolphus Robinson,
the “Bill Robinson” of song; Ruth
O’Neill, lyric soprano who has
leaped from the silk mills to foot
lights; Mae McPhee, singing tap
dancer; and Windy Jack, a lad who
can make music come from a tire,
balloons, spoons, and several other
Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Jean
Harlow, and William Powell, four
of the most popular screen stars,
are featured in “Libeled Lady” at
the McDonald. This picture has
been rated highly by critics and in
most places is being held over .for
extra week showings. It is the
story of a young heiress, slandered
by a newspaper, sueing this paper
for libel and for five Aiillion dol
lars. A story of the sport of kings,
horse racing, entitled “Down the
Stretch” in which Patricia Ellis,
Mickey Rooney, and Dennis Moore
appear, is the other featured film
on the program.
Shirley Temple is featured in
another one of her singing roles
in “Poor Little Rich Girl” at the
Rex. Jessie Matthews, claimed by
the British to be their star actress,
plays the lead in “It’s Love Again.”
A singing and dancing film, it is
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.he best English made picture we
iave seen. There are several
latchy tunes in it.
The two thrillers, “Custer's Last
Stand” and “Dracuia's Daughter,”
are still playing at the State. Cus
ter’s picture is about the days of
Indian fighting in the United
States. “Dracuia's Daughter” is
another vampire picture with Glor
ia Holden, Otto Kruger, and Mar
* * #
“The Big Game" a football
movies with many of the all-Am
erican players from last year in
the cast, and “Yellowstone,” a
mystery story taking place in the
Yellowstone region, are the two
features at the Mayflower.
Gene Autry in
“RIDE, RANGER, RIDE”
with Ray Walker
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