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PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Fred W. Colvig, editor Walter R. Vernstrom, manager
LcRoy Mattingly, managing editor
Associate editors: Clair Johnson. Virginia Endicott.
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Pat Frizzell, sports editor.
Paul Deutschmann, news
Bcrnadine Bowman, exchange
Gladlys Battleson, society
Paul Plank, radio editor.
L.\oya iupnng, assistant man
Edwin Robbins, art editor.
Clare Igoe, women’s page
Leonard Greenup, chief night
Jean Weber, morgue director
Reporters: Parr Aplin, Louise Aiken. Jean Cramer, Beulah Chap
man. Morrison Bales, Laura Bryant. Dave Cox. Marolyn
Dudley, Stan Hobson, Myra Hulser, Dick Litftn, Mary Hen
derson, Bill Pengra, Kay Morrow. Ted Proudfoot, Catherine
Taylcr, Alice Nelson, Rachael Platt. Doris Lindgren. Rita
Wright, Lillian Warn, Margaret Ray, Donald Seaman, Wilfred
Sports staff: Wendell Wyatt, Elbert Hawkins, John Pink, Morris
Henderson. Russ fseli, Ccce Walden, Chuck Van Scoyoc, Bill
Norene, Tom Cox.
Copyeditors: Roy Yerrv-trom, Mary Hopkins, Bill Garrett, Relta
Lea Powell, jane Mirick. Tom Brady, Warren Waldorf. Theo
Prescott, Lorene Marguth, Rita Wright, Jack Townsend. Wen
Brooks. Marge Finnegan. Mianon Phipps. LaVern Littleton, %
Tunc Dick. Frances McCoy. J.awrence Quinlan, A1 Branson,
Helen Ferguson. Judith Wodeage, Betty Van Dellen, Stan
Hobson, George Haley, Geanne Eschle, Irvin Mann.
Assistant managing editor: Day editor:
Darrel Ellis Hob Emerson
Assistant day editors:
Night Editors: Assistants:
John Yalleau Betty Bohnenkamp
Bill Davenport _Mary Notos_
'Hell on Wheels’
AT LAST, the blaring sound wagon that
V wheels through tlie campus mornings and
afternoons, irreverently blasting its mercen
ary interjections into the most learned lec
ture halls, may be no more. And a good
riddance it will be, too, of the Eugene city
council follows Dr. Boyer's request and bans
the blatant contraptions forever from the
Far be it from us, a newspaper, to favor
the strangulation of public expression; but
we think that the first principle of that ex
pression should be the readers’—or, in this
ease, the listeners’—election of whether or
not lie wants to lend his attention to such
The sound wagon does not admit of such
an election; for, where a person might turn
off a lousy radio program or pass over a
worthless piece of writing, he is compelled to
hearken to the mobile amplifier’s tinny out
Perhaps an explicit ordinance will not be
necessary. Prohibition of such vehicles, it
seems, would be possible under the already
existent anti-noise edict. Action of some sort,
however, is certainly called for.
Dr. Boyer, in his complaint, expresses the
vexation of the whole campus and likely that
of the entire city.
‘The Big Broadcast'
rJ''IIAT an auditorium should accomodate uu
audience is not unusual. That an audi
torium should be employed at an hour when
it is normally unlikely to secure ail audience
is an unusual situation.
But Unit is the condition faced by the
University symphony orchestra, Hal Young,
and Dorothy .Johnson in their appearance at
1 he music school auditorium tomorrow night
at six o’clock. For at that hour when colle
gians are ordinarily sitting down It) their
evening meal these artists will be pouring
their music out over the air waves in the
first nation-wide broadcast that the school of
music has ever undertaken.
And they’re worried, deeply worried—be
cause playing in an empty auditorium is like
singing into a rain barrel. The aeeoustics of
such a hall presuppose an audience. Other
wise the music will echo hollowly front the
walls, a chord will aspire only to he mangled
and distorted in the reverhrations that bounee
back from 11n* end of the room. Unless . . .
Unless students rally loyally and fill the
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J^TOW that's a devil of a plea, isn't it •
putting attendance of a fine musical
event on a basis of loyalty to the old alma
mater, when there really is so much enjoy
ment in it for the audience itself. Hut that
is about what it amounts to in this instance;
for at six o'clock in the evening hungry stu
dents are more concerned with the animal
than with the aesthete in themselves.
Meals can be postponed, however, and the
broadcast can t. Hence the Emerald joins in
the music school’s plea that campus living
organizations arrange their evening meals
so that their members may attend the con
cert and insure the success of the University's
Yep, It’s Gonna Be Tough
IT >S tiOINU to be like the passing of an old
triend. Yes sir. it's going to touch many a
heart when \\e students have to give up the
Saying goodbye to the old- dingy building
with its walls lined with musty and over
sized books which haven’t been opened (or
dusted) in a couple of decades almost makes
one philosophical. It will kind of bring out
the best sentiment there is in a fellow and
make him think back to all the wasted oppor
tunities which surround Ids college career.
It brings back all the hours of sleep w hich
rl ” Uliiim-U ill uu- Jiiy’. ' (urr -Jiuu' m.i
ing in and out scraped their chairs and
dragged their feet and because of the way
he lias of being conscientious and trying to
study instead of giving himself up to sleep.
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rJ'IIK LIGHTS are fair and never too bright.!
They don't, shine in your eyes and keep
you awake. No sir. tin- old 1 ibe might very
well be made a monument to drowsy hours—
in the form of a sanitarium for insomniacs.
The air in the old libe is the sort of air
that inspires students who come to college
to get an education. It has in it the romance
of history. It was breathed by scholars who
made records for themselves clear back in
B. II. (before halitosis). Opening a window,
even on the part of that sacred keeper, the
janitor, would be sacrilege.
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pOIi SLEEPING purposes such atmosphere
is ideal. It is kept very warm, about 115
degrees, and drafts, of course, never strike j
the sleeping student.
Down in Van Buren they use buildings
which have a tendency to remain very, very ;
warm as incubators. Perhaps instead of bur-!
dening the dear old building with law tomes
the University could use it to raise baby
chicks. It has always been too warm and
stuffy to hatch out knowledge there, perhaps
the heat would work better on eggs.
The new libe will probably be put in use
for summer session. When students come back
next fall, they’ll find their books housed in |
an air-conditioned building with good lights
and windows which can be opened if need be.
It sure is going to be tough to leave the old
Of course, book circulation at the reserves
will probably fall off. In the new libe an
assignment will be completed in one hour and
at one sitting, while now a student has to
come back and check the book out twice be
cause it's necessary to get in that other hour’s
Yes sir, it’s going to be tough to move
out of the old libe. Nneeyaaaa-.
Men and Nations
By HOWARD KE3SLER
Hottest dog story of the week could be told
by Mickey, a pensive little daschhund now safe
in the custody of his master, Jay Cooke Allen, at
Woodburn, Oregon. *
Mickey arrived in Woodburn last week, after
safely escaping from bomb - wrecked Malaga,
.Spain. The brown pup with the low wheelbase
was the only property belonging to Allen, war
correspondent on a holiday, that has been returned
to his hands. The only substantial possession he
took with him on leaving Malaga was a pair of
tennis trousers, without which quo vadis Gallia.
When I first visited Jay Allen at his villa Mar
Y Sol in Torre Molinos, with an introduction from
Kex Smith, AP chief for Spain, Mickey lay stretch
ed full length on bis master’s bed, quite indifferent
to the sheets of paper which crackled under him
as he rolled over lazily.
Lost, One Biography
Today, those sheets, and a few hundred like
them represent by far the greatest loss suffered
by the foreign correspondent who speko last Sat
urday at the Oregon Press Conference. They are
the manuscript for his biography of Godoy. which
he was working on when I saw him in February
of 1935, and which he had nearly completed when
the morning of July 17 last brought Dante's In
ferno to town for a record run.
Godoy, you probably will not remember, was
the Spanish diplomat and wlh politician who be
came premier at 25, or in 1792, through his court
ing of Charles IV and Maria Luisa. Allen, in 1935.
had a letter from Alfred Knopf offering to publish
Speaking of covering the war in Spain for the
Chicago Tribune, in his talk last week Jay Allen
vowed that he was a peace-loving man, and that
war corresponding was definitely not to his liking.
Nevertheless, I vividly recollect a story the big
jovvled writer told me two years ago. At the time
1 wrote it thus:
“Three guurdlu civiles stepped him at 11 o’
clock one morning and demanded his passport,
settling down to a painstaking examination there
of. day was in a hurry, since Kuth. his wife, was
with him, and he sensed that the poiiee were only
tired of the monotony of pacing back and forth
along hot and dusty streets. They refused to
return the passport, however, so, in exasperation,
he cried In Spanish, ’If you don’t let me go I'll
bop you one!’.
The I iglit Begins
“Whereupon the olive-uniformed men said,
‘Hah, he eensult us, the mighty arm of the law!’
and grabbed him by the arm. Now, Jay figured
that if he was going to be hauled in. it might just
as well be for resisting arrest, anti that way he
could at least get some satisfaction for his money.
“So he squared off, and began to bust any face
that came his way, which made ttie Spanish gen
darmes very indignant. 'Who cos thees Vmericano
who come to thees countree and start popping
our polees?' they asked themselves hotly, and
with three more civil guards who had rushed up.
pushed in to the attack
“Six big bulls with enough death-dealing weap
on.- to fill au armory, certainly seem to have a
slight advantage over one big American with a
couple of good fists, but then it easier to hit
six burly policemen all in a bunch than one Am
erican who is here one second and not here the
next, finally they did manage to back him into
a corner and clamp a big pair of manacles on his
"When they figured the devil ot an \mcrieano
was non-combatant, their courage ooreil li U. On
wicked-eyed officer drew his sabre anil struck day
Better Fish for a Date!
w«M«.c *»*«. at th$l
Sc AUK AMTS HALL J
across the face with the flat of it. Irish blood boils.
Rivers of Blood
“'So you want to play7’ muttered the Ameri
can, and when his fun-loving companion turned
his back, Jay brought down the heavy steel
shackles with all the force he could manage on
the Spanierd’s head, laying it wide open. Seeing
the blood spurting, the Spanish guards didn’t feel
positive they would ever return to their wives
and children until they had Jay behind good thick
“A few hours later he was free.
“When told that his Yankee had attacked the
gtiardia eivilis, the American consul smiled. 'One
sane man doesn’t assault a half-dozen soldiers,’
“ ‘But thees man was drunk!’ and to that the
consul said, ‘Men do not get drunk at 11 o'clock
of a hot summer day.’ ”
That was not Jay Allen's only experience with
the Spanish tombs. Three times he was thrown
into their gloomy cells, the second time for creat
ing a disturbance, and the third for being sus
pected of Socialist tendencies in the revolution of
Peace-loving? There are things he loves more.
When Jay Allen returns to the campus next
week I want to mention that possibility to him.
By JACK TOWNSEND
TONIGHT’S BEST BETS
6:00 p.m. — KGW—Ben Bernie.
6:30 p.m. — KGW Fred Astaire,
8:15 p.m. —KGW — Sidewalk
8:30 p.m. — KEX—Jackie Coo
Jackie Coogan, the former kid
screen star, now grown up. will ap
pear in a series of dramatizations
of the life of a noted western out
law. Tonight will be Coogan's
first appearance on this weekly
program. KEX - 8:30.
Another wild and woolly play
will be on the air tonight, when the
Old Hanger describes his Death
Valley days story in another hair
raising episode. This weeks’ chap
ter is named “The Arizona Kid"
and if it's anything like the old
film of the same name it ought tc
be pretty good.—KGW—9:00.
“W ho Am 1'.”’, which is gradu
ally going from bad to worse,
puts tlie finger on a well known
columnist tonight. Wonder if
it’ll be a guy by the name of
Jack Oakie, a darn good man in
both radio and on the screen, will
ait- his “Jack Oakie’s College"
again tonight over the CBS net
work. We heard him the othet
week anu lie had a program tiiat
will go places and do things, if we
are any judge of programs.
Another oldtimer with a good
program will be the rejuvenated
”A1 Pearce and His Gang” in a half
hour entitled “Watch the Fun Go
By.” Welcome back to the aii
lanes, Al. and here’s hoping that
your new program will be as good
as the old “Happy Go Ducky"
hour. KOIN 9:00.
Well, wp finally gol hold of a
little CBS dope and so now may
be we can really go to town
Yes sir. we say thanks to that
grand comedian Eddie Cantor. Not
only does he put on a darn gooc
half hour on Sunday nights, but il
was Eddie who introduced Deanns
Durbin to the air lane^s. If yoi
have heard her over the air vot
get a mighty good impression ol
her. but when you get a glimpse ol
her on the screen, this capricious
vivacious, delectable, delightful
little songbird instantly wins youi
heart. We saw her in “Three
Smart Girls" the other night am
o-o-oh boy ! . . .
(CV’iftiiurJ from fage ear)
haven of plenty for those who will
not v,. rk. but it insists upon a
chance for everyone, regardless of
his or her mistakes in the past."
Pay With Labor
To restore the self-respect to the
unfortunates, they are being asked
to repay their benefactors with
labor. One man, found to be an
able mechanic, has been working
on the pick-up cars; two others
roofed a house in the country for
a needy family; and several have
put in hours at the living organiza
tions, doing any odd jobs the
house requests. These requests
are made by phone to the office in
the University Y hut.
Efforts are being made to find
room on some newspaper payroll
for Joe Winski, a resident of the
jungle at the north end of Kincaid
street, who has received education
at Marquette Normal school and
the Chicago Art institute. He is a
close friend of his fellow cartoon
ist, Chester Gould, creator of
"Dick Tracy,” helped build the
Italian and Spanish villages in the
Century of Progress exhibition.
; and was regularly employed by the
Hess syndicate, serving about 400
The Student Social project de
clares that there are also other
men of high intelligence and ex
tensive education living in shack
town, whose labor would be bene
ficial to society once their self
respect was restored.
Students Organize Aid
Elle conceived a general plan
of redemption which was put into
practical use after he conferred
with Mrs. Fannie Blanton, cook
for Chi Psi lodge, who suggested
the emergency feeding plan. The
project was organized by six stu
dents from the University and the
Northwest Christian college. Now
there are 25 students in the group.
Attempts are being made to in
terest a city organization to com
plement the project with a larger
downtown collection and distribu
tion office to provide for needy
families, which the students can
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shoulder for a serape. A special
convenience is to be found in the
serape as it is carried folded and
thrown over the shoulder and in
cold weather it is wrapped about
the body and over the nose and
Mary Stuart in days gone by cre
ated a fashion mode in Europe
that has been carried down to the
present day. Be a type! Square
your shoulders and cinch your belt
for a waspish waist. Bury that
pert and impertinent chin of yours
in the frothiness of a white ruff.
Girls in the hospital today are:
Margaret Johnson. Polly Lou Todd,
Betty Dye, Helen Wooden. Mar
garet Patterson, Jean Beard, Helen
Murphy, Amy Johnson, Anne Her
renkohl, Dorothy Bates, Patsy
Taylor, Louise Plummer, Eva
Klink, Jean Silliman, Barbara
Burnham, Mary Hinish, Ellen
Adams, California Scott. Virginia
Ireland, and Muriel Nicholas.
Boys in the emergency hospital
are: Cecil Curl. William Fomas,
William Dougherty. Rollin Boles,
John Peterson, Melvin Shevack,
Gordon Williams, Robert Forbes,
Clifford Thomas, Donald Ander
son, Dale Lasselle, Demosthenes
Chrones, G. Lanthrop, John Keyes,
Vernon Bugler, Douglas Pelton,
Gales Smith, Bill Vermillion, Clay
ton Pierson, Howard Eagle, Pat
Frizzell, Wayne Harbert, James
Dirnit, Verlin Wolfe, Brock Miller,
and Joe McPhee.
Members of sororities and inde
pendent women's organizations,
who play brass or wind instru
ments, interested in organizing a
dance orchestra, are requested to
meet at the YWCA Wednesday,
January 27, at 7:30.
Phi Beta meeting for pledges
only at 7:15 tonight in the wo
men’s lounge of Gerlinger hall.
Mrs. Turnipseed’s YWCA group
will meet tonight at 9:00 in
Friendly hall annex.
John J. Landsbury, dean of the
school of music, is ill, and will be
unable to meet his appreciation of
music class at 9 a. m.
Scabbard and Blade will n'.eet
Wednesday at 12 o'clock in the
College Side. All members are
urged to be present.
“Scribblers,” creative writing
hobby group of the YWCA will
meet at the hut at 4:00. Tea is to
be served and an invitation extend
to any one interested. Mrs. George
Turnbull will take charge of the
Skull and Dagger will meet
Thursday at 7:30 in the College
Side. All members are urged to
The bodice of the blouse must be
tight fitted and pointed and have
high shouldered full sleeves. The
sleeve tops may look like closed
umbrellas but they must look full.
Would you like to come as Fu
Manchu and little “sing - song
girls?” In China, both sexes wear
long loose jackets or robes that fit
closely around the neck and have
wide sleeves and wide short trou
sers. Women have elaborate head
ornaments, decking their hair with
artificial flowers, butterflies, gold
pins, and pearls. Close fitting hats
are worn by the men. Both men
and women wear pearl necklaces
which ought to simplify your wor
ries when you glance at the Chin
ese custom observed by the women
of this campus.
YW Brownie Sale
(Continued from page one)
landscape Wednesday when the an
President und First Lady 'Smiling Through*
Despite pouring rain a-, the> left the White House for the inauguration January -i0, President and
Mrs. Franklin D. Roose\elt refused umbrellas and rain eoat>, scorned closed cars. They are shown
iabove, smiling despite 'he downpour. This picture was sent <o San Francisco by Acme Telephoto,
rushed to Fugene on the Cascade limited and was ready for use less than 30 hours after the event
The Oregon Daily Emerald, official
student publication of the University of
Oregon, Eugene, published daily during
the college year exvept Sundays, Mon
days, holidays, examination period*, the
fifth day of December to January 4,
except January 4 to 12, annd March B
to March 22, March 22 to March 30.
Entered as second-claBs matter at the
postoffice, Eugene, Oregon. Subscrip
tion rate, $3.00 a year.
Circulation Manager.Caroline Hand
Franees Olson.Executive Secretary
Copy Service Department
Manager .Venita Brous
Manager ..Patsy Neal
. Assistant: Eleanor Anderson.
Collection Manager.Reed Swenson
nual winter brownie sale of the
YWCA gets under way.
Brownies will be on sale in front
of the old libe, between Commerce
and the law school, in front of the
art school, the education building,
and thd College Side from the
hours of 9 to 4 for the convenience
Members of the YWCA who are
endeavoring to further their own
activities and the organization will
release to anyone forfeiting a five
cent piece that rings a true tone,
two of these tasty squares.
Committee women promise that
the wares will be wrapped in oiled
paper and put in paper sacks, to be
put on the shelf or left for that
(Continued from page two)
Home for the Friendless, an insti
tution outside of Vancouver, Brit
ish Columbia. Conditions were pa
thetic; three women questioned,
spending an average of 30 years in
the home, knew nothing of the out
side world, officers said.
Bus Plunge Kills
A bus load of tourists traveling
below Miami plunged into a canal,
drowning 17 of 30 passengers.
The driver, who escaped with a
few scratches, believed the steering
gear broke. The passengers,
trapped in their seats, sank into
the canal that runs parallel to the
road where Seminoles hunt for al
Strike Break Sidetracked
A possible break toward the end
of the Pacific maritime strike was
licked yesterday w'hen proposals by
members of the clerks and check
ers division of the longshoremen's
union were marked ‘‘not accept
able" by the shipowners.
Story of Spanish
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been driven into that ring and ma
“The so-called ‘reds’ who are be
ing killed are nothing more than
the doctors, lawyers, teachers, ma
sons, and everyone who had an
ideal for a democratic Spain.’’
He told what he thought would
be the outcome:
“There will be a massacre. The
republicans will go through and
make a clean sweep of fascists and
landowners and then settle down
to some sort of a left-wing democ
He called this uprising the first
of a series of international civil
wars between classes.
Next Great War
“It looks to me like the prelude
of the next great war.”
Answering questions after the
luncheon, Mr. Allen said that
American neutrality legislation
was designed for the last war and
not for those ahead.
He thinks military training is a
fine thing in a democracy if in the
hands of the right people, people
who really know the principles of
"It was a wonderful thing for
the ignorant peasant boys in Spain.
It taught them something about
hygiene and the government of
Too Bloody for Women
He commented on Spanish wo
itnen fighting. “They made wonder
: ful soldiers because of their cour
age and spirit, until the war turned
to such a bloody conflict.”
Mr. Allen, what do you consider
your narrowest escape?” in his
I speech Jay Allen had told of being
reassured by an aide of general
Franco s that nothing would ever
happen to an American correspon
dent in Spain—except an accident.
"My narrowest escape wasn't at
La Linea where I was attacked by
a mob, but in Gibraltar where two
young Spaniards had plotted to
bump me off. I didn't find out
about it until some time after
wards, and you can imagine my
feeling.” They hadn't liked his in
terviews with Franco.
Mr. Allen said that if he went
[back to Spain at all it would be
with a different organization.
Father Says “No”
His father. Jay C. Allen. Sr. of
Seattle, who accompanied him Sat
urday, when asked about his son’s
plans, said, “If he goes over there
again it won t be with my consent.
I m afraid he’ll have an accident,
as he calls it.”
Get a shake at TAILOR'S.—adv.