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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
Associate editors: Clair Johnson, Virginia Endicott.
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Pat Frizzell, sports editor.
Paul Deutschmann, news
Bernadine Bowman, exchange
Gladlys Battleson, society
Paul Plank, radio editor.
Lloyd TupTing, assistant man
Edwin Kobbins, art editor.
Clare Igoe, women’s page
Leonard Greenup, chief night
Jean Weber, morgue director
Reporter?: Parr Aplin, Louise Aik n. Jean Cramer. Beulah Chap
man. Morrison Bales, Laura Bryant, Dave Cox, Marolyn
Dudley, Stan Hobson, Myra Hulser, Dick Litfin, Mary Hen
derson, Bill Pengra, Kay Morrow, Ted Proudfoot, Catherine
Taylor, Alice Kelson Rachael Platt, Doris Lindgren, Rita
Wright, Lillian Warn, Margaret Kay, Donald Seaman, Wilfred
Sports stall. Wendell Wyatt, Elbert Hawkins, John I'ink, Morrie
Henderson, Russ iscli, Cece Walden, Chuck Van Scoyoc, Bill
Norene, Tom Cox.
Copyeditors: Roy Vernstrom, 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, Mignon Phipps, LaVern Littleton,
June Dick, Frances McCoy, Lawrence (Jtiinlan, A1 Branson,
ifelen Eergtison, Judith Wodeage, Betty Van Delicti, Stan
Hobson, George Haley, (Jeanne Eschle, Jrvin Mann.
assistant managing tuiior:
Irma jean Randolph
l)ick Lit fin
PORTLAND'S Judge Crawford says pin
ball machines are lotteries; Lane county’s
Judge Skipworth says they're not. And mean
time the city of Eugene is keeping a tight
grasp on the $21520 it has collected in licenses
on the contraptions, at least until the supreme
court gets around to passing on the matter.
But the suspense of waiting for our ven
erable judges to decide is not killing us. For
we agree with our own Judge Skipworth.
Bin-ball machines are not a lottery.
A lottery gives a guy a chance; to win a
lottery a person has merely to be lucky. But
it takes more than luck to come out ahead of
one of ‘those mechanical pick-pockets. Not
only does a person have to struggle against
almost insuperable odds with the machine it
self, but if it appears that the play is breaking
even« the proprietor will rush over and slap
an “out-of-order” sign on it.
Don’t get us wrong, now. We aren’t mor
ally opposed to gambling. Contrary to W. C.
Field’s philosophy, however, we believe that
a sucker should be given an even break. And
no one ever got an even break on a pin-ball
* # *
FEW months ago, when cities throughout
the state discovered that licensing of the
machines offered a good source of municipal
revenue and began socking on a rather neat
levy, one operator expressed his indifference.
“Hell, let them do it,” he shrugged. “Let
them take as much as they want to. I can
get it back; all 1 have to do is fix the ma
chines.” And you can bet that he did, too.
And you can likewise bet that he, put the
odds against the player high enough to assure
himself a neat rake-off. That the “take1” on
one of these machines is plenty high can be
-made a matter of simple observation for any
one who wants to fritter away an evening
watching the nickle sports get gulled.
They push the little slide down, and the
ball goes ’round and ’round. And . . . once
and a while they hit a lucky one. But, filled
with a plunging spirit and cheered on by a
lolling gallery, they put their scanty winnings
back in until the machine stops paying and
they’ve lost it all. Then they flash a silly
glance at onlookers — who meantime have
turned their attention to the next gull and
mutter some wistful inanity like, “Well, 1
could have bought a beer with that Iasi
# « «
‘Y'OF can’t w in.
Operators of the games don’t even pre
tend that you can. That little metal tag that
tlm_\ put on most machines “(.lame of skill,
to be played for amusement only”—is a frank
admission that the most you can expect in tlie
long run is the pleasure of dropping in nickles
and watching the ball roll around. Which re
minds us of a drunk we onc(? saw in a restaur
ant, who was putting nickles in a pay phono
graph, watching soipe gold fish swim around
in an aquarium on top, and waiting for a
Nope, you can’t win.
But you can’t blame the operators of the
contraptions too much; because they can
hardly afford to let you win. They have to
take a hoggish cut to meet the rapid obso
lescence of their equipment; for the machines
depend upon novelty as their main attraction,
and when competing operators devise better
nickle-traps—as they do every week or so—
people will beat a path to their door. The
life of a machine is short, and the players
have to pay for them.
But, if it’s any fun, let them go ahead
and play them.
As for us, we’ll play the horses. Like the
marbles they go ’round and ’round. But it's
more fun watching a horse any day than it is
watching a marble.
The Renaissance of PE
t^JEVERAL years ago the intramural pro
gram of this University gained nationwide
•recognition as one of the strongest student
sports participation schedules found among
western college's. The program has more than
maintained this reputation.
Participants and directors have not been
slow to take advantage of the opportunities
for expansion of the program which have
been afforded them with the completion of
Oregon’s new gymnasium. This year intra
mural, with gym class sports, is cutting into
the roll of campus davenport decorators and
turning interest toward the handball court
and basketball floor.
In the old gym the intramural board was
hard-put to work out a schedule which would
include one major sport per term. This win
ter's program includes basketball — nearing
completion with mid-term still in the offing
—volleyball, handball, and wrestling.
# # *
'Y^ITII two basketball courts, six games
engaging men of twelve organizations
can be played in one afternoon. This is double
the capacity of the old men's gym with its
A closer cheek on the extent of the in
creased interest in gymnasium sports can be
found in the record of the physical education
department. Three hundred more students
have taken out equipment, this year than last.
Increased enrollment in regular gym classes
accounts in part for this jump in equipment'
issued. That the broader intramural
schedule is iu a large measure responsible for
this increase will undoubtedly be shown when
tlu‘ figures on the number of students par
ticipating are calculated at the end of the
term. At present, this is shown to be true,
at least in a measure, by the daily count made
of towels issued.
# # #
'yy’HILE gym classes meet only every other
day, the count of towels used and laun
dered this term is daily running about 250
higher. Larger class enrollments do not en
tirely account for this because the classes
meet only every other day. This increase is
directly due to student interest in physical
education and the intramural program.
It is significant that the I’niversity's en
rollment this term is less than last but that
the gym's “basket enrollment'’ is going up.
One of the major ingredients of that nebulous
concoction, education, is physical culture. Iu
formal exercise programs Hitler and Musso
lini, in their roles as dictators of two great
nations, haw shown their recognition of this
fact. Oregon's methods of equipping students
with “sound minds in sound bodies” differs
radically from those of dictatorship. Physic
ally, the end is the same. Oregon is in the
vanguard in the renaissance of physical cul
(Continued from f'u;ic one)
Mozelle Hair, head of the corres
pondence study department of the
University, who is also a member
of the planning commission, is to
have the Willamette river straight
ened, and then to have the rail
road tracks moved alongside the
river. This move, she explained,
would eliminate all the dangerous
crossings entirely. Only one over
head railroad viaduct would be
necessary at Judkin s point.
Furthermore, the project would
concur with the present movement
throughout the state to eliminate
dangerous grade crossings, she
"I think that if the student
should be interested enough to ask
for something to be done about
the crossing dangers near the cam
pus," Miss Hair remarked., "it
would help to create public opin
ion in favor of such a project."
The city planning commission
has laid the plans before repre
sentatives of the railroad, the gov
ernment, and the state highway
department, Miss Hair explained,
and they were all interested.
"They all thought it had possi
bilities,” she said.
\\ arrrii Smith
(Continued from par/c one)
Oregon mineral industries as some
sort of program with substantial
backing is badly needed in this
Min Be Notified
"1 have been notified that I will
probably be called by the senate
committee on mining." Dr. Smith
continued, "but until I am called
before that body. I do not wish to
discuss the matter further, espec
ially as 1 am not the chairman of
the committee that prepared the
Designed for the development of
Oregon mineral policies, the bill
would bring into existence a de
partment to handle this work. It
is at present in the hands of the !
geology departments of the Uni
! versify and of Oregon State col-1
(Cenlimn'il from pain' o»ic)
"He was really very enthusiastic
a trout our University,” said Car
men. His eyes sparkled as he sat
track relaxed, and queried. ‘Wasn't
that a grand applause the students
gave me tonight ? In my estima
tion they rank along with the Uni
versity of Colorado for attentive
ness. number attending and re
According to the y. ung women.'
Admiral Byrd seemed relieved that
for the first time in days he would
be able to have a day of relaxation
on his way to San Francisco.
II MUils is iij.
I> K. Hargis, instructor in'
speech, is confined to his home be- j
cause of an attack of influenza.
pLASH . . . .
back. And it’s
going to be big
He stopped ’n
for a peek at a
in g e s t a b -
hshment the other day. Andt there
IT was in the process of making.
By now it ought to be on the way.
Again the campus shall be hon
ored. Once more all will stare with
envious gleams as Bob Knapp
walks by in A NEW GREEN BA
VARIAN HAT. Bob, friends say,
favors each mail man with antici
pating looks. He’s never been the
■same since someone stole the orig
# * * *
Nobody loves us. Nobody brings
us our meals. We don't get ex
cused from classes. We don't get
to sleep late mornings. Pretty
girls don't hold our hands and
| whisper sweet nothings. It sure
is hell to be able to stay well and
not get to go to the infirmary.
And then they make it an honor
to be sick. Get yourself all worked
up, score 102 and you belong to
i Sickma Flu honorary fraternity,
i No paddles and no fees, either. It
| just ain’t right. What's there to
And then to top it off, do the
boys ever line themselves up in
good shape. Western union yester
day hummed with messages from
temporary infirmary nurses. Play
girl and formal clothes had been
left in Portland. But not for long.
Bill Vermilion, for instance, is
squiring Nurse Pruyne to the
Theta Chi formal Sat. eve. And
Nurse Bradley has accepted a date
with Sigma Chi’s blond boy, Fay
ette Thompson. Why can't we get
* * *
jDBOTHER IGCESSO II, con
dinary, and a lover of triple
deck words, describes Kappa In
grid Eiljcqvist’s attitude as
smart - pseudo - sophistication.
Theta Cynthia, sister by blood
and not sorority, was on the oth
er hand an example of super-su
perior - sophistication. Cyn by
the way was at last reports at
tending Stanford after sonustime
spent as society editor on the
Gambling is a vice. Slot ma
chines are evil, and betting is
worse, but so what, when it’s in
teresting Thursday Doc Edwards
bet his grey jacket against Toni
Lucas' other pet, a stray cat. She
lost and gave Doc the cat.
Puckered but plucky Toni bet
again. This time on the block went
renowned pet lamb, now named
"Samantha.” Doc put up his dog. j
He lost. Like a good sport Loser
Doc went to get the pooch. Mean
while Sig Chi brothers, tired of
the dog’s inability to remember
house - breaking training, had
heaved it out. At last report Doc
was still looking for dog, anil
promising to leave it on Gamma
Phi sleeping porch in answer to
accusations about his character.
I'C'K TRACKS . . . Memories
of childhood days come bttok
when 1 s*>e the Wl’A workmen
Moot by on that kiddiccar steam
roller in use lately . . . Wert'
two Tri-Melts ever surprised
Wednesday. What they believed
fake telephone calls asking' for
dates with Admiral Byrd turned
out to be true. Free entertain
ment. a fine dinner, and a swell
time with the Admiral and his
pal was their lucky break. Byrd,
it seems, was honored receently
lit Eastern members of the so
rority. The girls? Marie and
•lean . . . AOPi’s sweet Helen
Mitchell doesn't have sparkling
eyes as some admirers contend.
Terse characterisation—the em
bodiment of a pleasant giggle
. . . Saw Mean Landsbury, usual
tv capped, with hat the other
day. Only recognizable feature
of the jazz-hating dean was his
constant cigar . . . For today’s
sparkling eyes how about Betty
Crawford? . . . For a literary
gallop through nonsensical noth
ings try Stanley Walker’s "Mrs.
Astor's Horse." . . . (pluck, thir
MRS. S('HWKKlMi TO TALK
■Dean Hazel 1’. Schwcring leaves
'he campus Monday to speak be
fore the Business and Professional
Women s club of McMinnville on
International Relations.'' She will
be back in her office Tuesday.
No man works at l.WLOK's. adv.
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102 or Bust for Dear Old Sickma Flu
102 Degrees or Bust—or What Happened to the Cough-syrup (hie!) Highballs.:—By Horatio P. Alger
uiz of the Week
In the results of the first two tests, the men seemed to
do better than the girls, so this week the test was given to
three girls and their scores will be compared with those of
three boys next week. The scores of this week are: Irma
jean Randoluh, a senior in journalism, who made high
point score of eight; Marionbeth Wolfenden, a sophomore
in social science, who answered six questions right; and
June Powell, a sophomore in physical education, who also
made a ccrrect score of six. What can you do on it, girls?
The answers are elsewhere in the paper.
1. Dr. Howard Taylor, psychologist, said recently that a maniac of
the paranoic type, they do sound dangerous, is a: a. Student who has
been flunked out of school, b. A person who believes he is a victim
of circumstances, c. A person who thinks he is being persecuted, d. A
person subject to moods.
2. The Ealdwin $100 prize is given for: a. A formula to cure bald
heads, b. An essay on Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, c. An essay
on state or local governments, d. An essay on business ethics.
3. Cameron Beck, who told us the way to success recently, is:
a. Personnel manager in the New York Stock exchange, b. A Wall
Street magnate, c. A broker in the New York Stock Exchange, d. A
4. An editorial in the Emerald, actually written by the editor,
entitled “Christianity in Practice" advocated: a. Going to church
every Sunday, b. Vesper services in the music building every Sunday,
c. Transient relief, d. Practising the Golden Rule.
5. L. F. Henderson, who rated a front page story recently, is: a. An
alumnus of Oregon, b. A member of the board of higher education,
c. Speaker on the love and marriage series, d. Curator of the herb
6. Paul Smith, who also had his name in the paper, is: a. One of the
Smith boys. b. Manufacturer of cough drops, c. San Francisco jour
nalist. d. Next speaker at University assembly.
7. An outstanding feature of the recent nationwide broadcast of
the University Symphony orchestra was: a. Don Casciato singing
"O Sole Mio." b. The University Swing band. c. Hal Young's rendi
tion of an aria from Manon. ci. A personal talk by Willem Von Hoog
8. Rear Admiral Byrd in his talk Wednesday night advocated a
peace plan. It was: a. A six months' war moratorium, b. Gratifying
Germany's desire for colonies by giving her the Antartic. c. A war
to end all wars. d. Sending Hitler and Mussolini to Antartica.
9. And since names make news, here's another one for you. Dr.
Harder, who is trying to be Otegon's most hated prof, has for a first
name: a. Oscar, b. Arthur, c. Oswald, d. Percival.
10. According to the latest campus survey, men prefer: a. Girls
who say "Oh. you wonderful man." b. No girls at all. e. Girls who are
independent, d. Girls who belong to sororities.
Girls in the infirmary today are:
Ruthatbert Wolfencfen, Miriam Gil
bert, Betty Onthank. Jerry Chess
man, Dorothy Hagge. Vfncta
Brous. Jeanne Sherrard. Virginia
Ireland, Kllcn A. dams, Barbara
Burnham. Amy Johnson. Betty
Dye Mary Jane. Piper Betty Smith
and Prudence Price,
Boys in the hospital are: Brock
Miller, Walter Wood, William;
Dougherty. Gordon Williams. Pat
Kiazzell. Vernon Buegler, Homer
Graham. Walt Bratney. Bill Zim
merman. Norman Rankin, Herbert
Khrsam. Fayette Thompson. Albert
Holzgang. Woodrow Robinson.:
Gone Wade, Edwin Stanton, Jerry
Turner, Earl Swanson, and Charles
(Continued from f>ape one)
minutes. The ‘•vanilla-flavored”
steam penetrated the tobacco.
In this way. Mr. Godfrey has
solved the problem Of how to cut
down on smoking: expenses be
cause fifty of these vanilla-cured
cigarettes cost only five cents,
whereas, by the package, fifty cost
37'; cents. Besides, he cuts down
on the number he smoke- because
of the time and effort involved in
rolling them and in the number
of them given away to well-mean
Send the Emerald to your friends.
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! Tune ’er
! By JACK TOWNSEND
TONIGHT’S BEST BETS
6:80 p. m.—KGVV—Shell Show.
7:30 p. m.—KGW—Irvin Cobb.
8:05 p. m.—KGW—C'leni McCar
9:00 p. m.—KEX—Ed Wynn.
Well, well, after yesterday's
grand column by guest writer Pol
lock we feel that we will have a
hard time living up to the eluci
dating no-notes turned out yester
day. Oh well, maybe next time we
can get together on the deal, huh,
We find that President Roosevelt
will combine with fifteen different
orchestras tonight to give an hour
program backing the many Ppresi
dent's Balls being held throughout
the country this evening.
Mr. Roosevelt will talk, and
such orchestras as Glen Gray, Guy
Lombardo, Ted Weems, Ben Ber
nie, Horace Heidt, and Leo Reis
man, will all do their part in this
nation wide broadcast over KGW
Attention Barn Dance fans! The
National Barn Dance program will,
because of the president’s program,
be shifted to 9:30 p. m. instead of
the usual 8:00 time. This Satur
Jack Benny will forsake his
western acting (thank goodness)
and see what he can do about the
musical situation with his violin
(worse yet). He declares that he
will show that guy Fred Allen that
he can really make a violin howl
(We don't doubt it).—KGW—Sun
day at 8:30.
A few- of the boys who used to
hang around the ‘‘greasy spoons"
in the tank towns and feast on
hamburgers and doughnuts and
coffee, held a meeting at the NBC
Hollywood studios the othen day.
The result was the "Tank Town
ers" organized as a club.
They eat pretty well these days,
but to keep alive touching mem
ories of those good old days (to
which you couldn't drag them back
with a twenty-mule team), they
formed this club.
There are no dues, no by-laws
<® re jjon1|jW?incral &
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except January 4 to 12, annd March 6
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By EDGAR C. MOORE
MCDONALD: “The Plains
j man” and “Dangerous Number.”
HEILIG: “Man Who Lived
j Again” and “Cavalry."
REX: “Trail Dust” and “Kel
ly the Second.”
MAYFLOWER: “Thank You
Jeeves” and “Daniel Boone.”
STATE: “Powder Smoke,”
“Walking On Air” and the Sinn
family on the stage.
Well, you unlucky people, we're
out again, and instead of being
able to give you a lot of snappy
stuff on the “Gold Diggers of
1937,” we find that they left town
two weeks ago and even “After
the Thin Man,” “Great Guy,” and
“Three Smart Girls” have gone
with the wind.
While “in” at the big house up
there on 13th at Onyx, we didn't
see the movies. But we did get
a much better show than we could
have seen elsewhre, not to men
tion the numerous “side-shows.”
We got the low-down on the
“white parade.” They were all
swell, even ^he one that came
around in the middle of the night
(it must have been at least 5:30
a.m.) and poked the little glass
lube between our teeth. She, as
did the rest of them, held our hand.
Claimed she was seeing what our
pulse was. Must be our power1
There was Sadie, Mazie, Suzie,
Hannibel, and maybe even Betty
was there. Each doing her part,
whether it was the wite pills, the
green pills, the pink ones, or when
we were exceptionally good, it was
the little red capsule they would
bring. Not being able to swallow
such obstacles, we found them
definitely NOT to IS: without taste.
They must have helped ’cause
we’re out again.
To get back to the white parade.
They're working harder for their
money than we are. One differ
ence is that they get it. All of
them are deserving girls and if it
wasn't for the fact that we are
all tied up with the ballerinas from
the Ballet Russe, we’d try to give
them some social life, but maybe
it’s a break for them that we got
out when we did 4 and before we
became very violent.
By the way, it looks like “The
Plainsman” would be a pretty good
bet for the week-end.
(or in-laws). Only memories.
You’ve probably heard of some
of the organizers.
One of them is the ever-present
Jack Benny, who used to starve
on the fiddle (and still would if it
weren't for the rest of the cast);
Walter Winchfell, who was pretty
cute as a hoofer (would you be
lieve it); Charlie Butterworth, who
earned free board reporting lunch
eon clubs and still eats hamburg
ers from habit; Fred Astaire,
whose bread and butter came from
hoof to mouth (and still does i;
and Ben Bernie, whose violin drove
Winchell out of the theatre into
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HOW TO PRAY
(Sermon at 11:00 A. M.)
“Lord, for tomorrow and its needs I do not pray;
Keep me. my God, from stain of sin
Just for today.
Help me to labor earnestly,
And duiy pray;
Let me be kind in word and deed.
(t»erMon at 7:30 P. >|.)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner Broadway and High Sts.
Minister: V. -J. Harms. M.A., Th.D.
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