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PUBLISHED 13Y THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Fred W. Colvig. editor Walter R. Vernstrom, manager
LeRoy Mattingly, managing editor
Wm. F. Lubersky, Assistant Business Manager
Associate editors: Clair Johnson, Virginia Endicott.
Reporters: Parr Aplin, Louise Aiken, Jean Cramer, Beulah Chap
man, Morrison Bales, Laura Bryant, Dave Cox, Marolyn
Dudley, Stan Hobson, Myra Ilulser, Dick Litfin, Mary Hen
dc son, Bill Pcngra, Kav Morrow, Ted Proud foot, Catherine
T.i\*l< 1, Alice Nelson, Raehael Platt, Doris Lindgren, Rita
Wright, Lillian Warn, Margaret Ray, Donald Seaman, Wilfred
Sports staff: Wendell Wyatt, Elbert Hawkins, John Pink, Morrie
Henderson, Russ Iseli, Cece Walden, Chuck Van Scoyoc.
Copyeditors: Roy Vernstrom, Mary Hopkins, Bill Garrett, Rclta
Lea Powell. Jarre Mirick. Tom Brady. Warren Waldorf, Then
Prescott, Lorene Marguth, Rita Wright, Jack Townsend, Wen
Brooks Marge Finnegan, Mignon Phipps, LaVern Littleton,
June Dick, Frances McCoy, Lawrence Quinlan, A1 Branson,
Helen Ferguson, Judith Wodeage, Betty Van Dellen, Stan
Hobson, George Haley, Geanne Eschle, Irvin Mann.
UPPER NEWS STAFF
I jxi r nzzcii, us sumn.
Bernadine Bowman, exchange
Paul Deutschmann, assistant
Gladlys Battlcson, society
Paul Plank, radio editor.
Edwin Robbins, art editor.
Clare Igoe, women’s page
Jean Weber, morgue director
Chief Night Editors;
Irma jean Randolph
Assistant flay editor:
Once a Noise, Now a Reality
JN TJIE JUIN of human affairs, it is only a
small millennimum, but that it is a millen
nium. a Pennine one, that his arrived no Ore
gon student can deny. At last something con
crete has been done in the way of cleaning
up campus polities.
Noised on the campus every year is the
call for a political purge—a call never more
loud and less sincere than it is in the mouths
of candidates in the spring elections. And
probably no one will be more chagrined than
tin politicians from whom this annual cam
paign slogan has been taken. Now, candidates
for the presidency arc despoiled of one o.f
their most effective weapons in building the
blocs that have traditionally controlled ASUO
polities—promises of political “gravy.” And
they will have to campaign on a platform of
ability, a plank that has all too frequently
been missing in the platforms of previous
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TyjTOKM UOIST1VK good may be expected
from ending “gravy” polities and plac
ing the administration of ASUO activities
on a merit basis than the breaking of the old
machines, although that is an important re
form. The greatest gain will come in the new
energy and spirit with 'which student body
activities will become imbued.
No longer will the campus be divided into
the “ins” and the “outs,” with one side pass
ing out all the patronage to its partisans and
the other side lying back waiting for oppor
tunities to come. That is all over.
There has been a lot of talk about the need
fora united spirit here at Oregon. Well, this
far-sighted act on the part of the executive
council is the first step in that direction.
COME TIME IM’lMNd the next work tIn*
budgel for the fund starved University
of Oregon library wiM bo oonsidorod and tbo
figure on which tlio library must operate in
its new quarters next year will be oonsidorod
Elsewhere in today's Emerald are figures
which show that the University of Oregon
ranks among the nation's leaders in books
loaned per student for tbo solum! year. Vet
in direct contrast to this high service figure,
1 ho library is forced to operate on a little
more than $20,000 yearly. True, the state
contributes most of this, but it also con
tributes less money for the library than is ex
pended on nearly any other state-owned Uni
Incomplete figures prepared by Willis
Warren, reserve librarian and cxeoutiv.
assistant, show that in forty universities
which he surveyed, on a student-use base,
thirty-eight of them have a greater sum to
spend proportionately than does Oregon,
while only one falls below the University
library's budgeted figure. The expenditure
here for new books was around 17 cents for
each book cheeked out. Duke university's
expenditures in this field are nearl\ $1
EC A l NE OF THE expense of heating and
of upkeep, the new library will not be put
into use until summer session opens. \- a
structure it is a necessary and wortln addi
tion to the University's buildings. If there
is to be little behind its impressive brick
facade, it will be a library virtually useless,
for book shelves empty fire neither induce
ment or aid to the scholar.
The library’s budget problem is not merely
one of finding funds for replacement of
books. A static collection id" volumes would
be far from satisfactory, even were it com
plete, which the University collection is far
from being. As a library goes, to a certain
extent, so goes the institution of which it is a
part. Its limits set the limit of instruction
which the institution can dispense, for the
library provides the implements which can
be placed in student hands. University work
should build forward. It should have intimate
contacts with the trend of the momfejnt, should
be an interpretative mirror for contemporary
as well as historical life. Only through the
library’s service can volumes be supplied its
students, new volumes, in order that this aim
may he accomplished.
Oregon lias a fine new library. Without
the funds to “feed” it the volumes the Uni
versity definitely needs, it is but a facade,
an empty, deteriorating husk—monument to
the knowledge which it represents but which
it lacks the facilities to supply.
(The views aired in this column are not necessarily
exprensive of Emerald policy. Communications should be
kept within a limit of 250 words. Courteous restraint should
lie observed in reference to personalities. No unsigned letters
vill be accepted.)
To the Editor or somebody: In my time, which
is no longer my own, I have seen and heard of
some glaring examples of excruciating practical
jokes—you know the kind that reduce the victims
to gibbering idiots wracked with despair.
I call your attention to one misplaced example
of humor in yesterday morning’s Emerald. On
page four appeared a facetious ad which stated
that I would do typing “Good and Cheap” for
“Two cents a neat page.” The person who wrote
it was misguided, and the Emerald encouraged
In the first place, I can’t type a line; nor do
I intend to. Secondly, I favor condemning into
obscurity an Emerald policy which permits unveri
fied and very obviously pointless advertisements to
appear in the paper. I would condemn the cute
habit of turning the advertising section into a
haven for practical jokers. I would condemn the
inefficiency which ultimately will reduce all your
advertising to absurdities and your readers to
If a theatre advertises a prominent coming at
traction or a clothing store a sensational value
in shoe trees, everyone will disregard it because
it. was probably some great big boy’s idea of a
joke—-and anybody knows the Emerald has a
budget to balance, and advertising is advertising—
or is it ?
In the meantime I'll go right ahead and sub
let my orders for typing, (yes, I have some) at
ten c ;nts a page, paying the eight, cents differ
ence myself to save the Emerald’s face. Otherwise,
some unreasonable person might get the idea that
the paper is nothing but a gag sheet, when in
reality you boys are just trying to balance the
budget in your own quiet way.
P. S. It cost me ten cents to have this typed
after I had written it.
NOT A “MARCH ON SALEM"
To the Editor: The Salem bureau of the Em
erald in reporting the attempts being made to
secure Lhi‘ passage of the Youth Act seriously mis
interpreted them. As a member of the group which
attended the preliminary hearing for the bill, I
should like to set forth what the sponsors had in
1. The correspondent criticized the size of the
delegation, which he maintained was too large. He
failed to take into account that the group was
large simply because it represented youth in most
of the schools of higher learning in the state, be
sides representatives of youth in high schools and
youth outside of schools. Smcly such breadth of
representation should have been more convincing
than one or two persons could possibly have been.
2. He refers to “the effect" as though all that
was involved was some dramatic show which would
wring the hearts of the committee to the extent
that it would open the poeketbooks of the state
to the youth of Oregon. This was untrue. The at
tempt was merely to show the need of the youth
of Oregon for the bill. It was based on hard facts.
3. Senator Walker speaking as chairman of the
Senate ways and means committee said that he
was entirely in sympathy with the purposes of the
bill but that lack of money was the issue. He said
that the chief and only objection to the bill was
the financial one.
4. He refers to a "march on Salem.” Such was
not the intent of the group. It was not a protest
or mass demonstration or intended as such. At
least one would scarcely picture the registrar of
Lmfield college participating in a march on Sa
3. It is interred that the only objective in view
is immediate passage of the bill. That is not so. It
was lelt that anything which could be done to
bring home to the legislature and the people ot
Oregon the great need for a supplement to N Y.A.
would be a step forward. Even if the measure is
not passed or is reported unfavorably out of com
mittee. the educational worth of the attempt will
have been considered valuable.
The State Youth Vet provides for an appro
priation of $230,000 to supplement N.Y.A. in til"
schools and to be used in assisting young people
not in schools to secure vocational training. It
would be administered by the State Superinten
dent of Public Instruction. Its object is to provide
financial air for larger numbers of young people
and to increase the allotments per person.
(Continued jrem pejr our)
C. Valentine Boyer, president of
the University, severely criticized
Britain fur allowing her political!
prestige to slump in many of the
world's capitals during the last IS
Her refusal to accept the chal- i
Jenges and bluffs of such forces j
as dictators lias cost her much re
spect. The world's powers will suf
fer directly from this negligence
of England's because she continues
to be such a dominant force in the
affairs of foreign nations.
"Mr. Baldwin has swapped the
British lion for a white rabbit,” he
snapped. When a nation's leader no
longer carries out the will of th"
majority, it is up to a democracy
to oust him. he implied.
Europe's future course will be
either fascism or progress, he pro- ]
phesied. and it is time for it to
Racial equality and ‘mass pro
duction's place in the modern eco
nomic system are the two funda
mental problems which arc abroad
in the world today, the reporter!
said as he continued his "head-i
The speakei took opportunity to
* EMERALD'S *
Quiz of the Week
By ELISABETH STETSON
l his week the Emerald turns its quiz loose on the field of
journalism. Either the quiz is easier than that of last week
or journalists are “up” on local affairs to a greater degree
I than other groups so far tested.
Low score was seven, while two people made perfect
scores. Emerald Editor Fred Colvig had a perfect score of
10, as did Art Editor Edwin Robbins. George Godfrey,
University publicity director, marked himself down one-half
point for negligent reading and scored eight and a half.
Mildred Blackburne, assistant managing editor, scored
half. Mildred Blackburne, assistant managing editor, scored
eight; Margaret Ray, dtfy editor, and Reinhart Knudsen,
Morning News reporter on the campus, each had seven
Answers appear elswhere in today’s Emerald. Don’t
1. Appearing on the University and ASUO assembly program this
I week, we certainly are having more of them, was Harrison Brown
a. Is one of the Boston Browns.
b. Led the band at the OSC rally assembly Thursday.
c. Spoke to the assembly Friday on “The European Question
| and the Next War.”
d. Addressed the assembly on the “Inter-Relation of Pacific
and European Problems.”
2. A recent survey of a life insurance company, made on the long
evity of college graduates, honor college graduates, and college athletes
as compared to that enigmatic figure, the average American, revealed
a. Husky athletes live longer than honor students.
b. Honor students are the most long-lived of the groups because
they lose time working so hard in college and consequently live
long to make up for it.
c. The average American has the longest expectation, of 51.9
d. Honor students live two years longer than just plain .gradu
ates and college graduates live two years longer than the average
3. The education measure which has passed both houses of the state
legislature and is now awaiting the governor’s signature would:
a. Increase the millage tax rate, giving the schools in the higher
education system of Oregon approximately $1,000,000 more per
b. Make up for a budget deficit of the schools of $28,964.17
which will enable them to finish this year.
c. Retain Chancellor Emeritus William Jasper Kerr as financial
director of the state system of higher education.
d. In the two bills, appropriate $910,000 for higher education.
4. Deciding that campus politics needed an ethical bath, the execu
tive council moved recently to:
a. Take the appointive power away from the president of the
b. Put major appointments in the hands of the executive council.
c. Accepted new by-laws for the associated students.
d. Pledge fraternities to avoid all political lineups, entangle
ments, campaign promises, and skullduggery.
5. Professor Wright of the department of romance languages has:
a. Written a treatise published in the “Romance Languages
Quarterly” on the “Romance of Linguistics.”
b. Returned from Mexico where he acted as a member of the
staff in charge of the Crowell Mexico tour.
c. Been invited to act on the staff of this tour and will leave
Eugene in June.
d. Been asked by Esquire to contribute a paper on the subject
of the influence of latin in the college curriculum.
6. Mark Swing is:
a. Late American poet.
b. Samuel L. Clemens.
c. Head of the Emerald’s Salem Bureau.
d. A national political*commentator of our times, writing for
Time, News Weekly, and the Associated Press.
7. Oregon's basketball boys dropped into second place in the con
ference standings because:
a. The game with Gonzaga was a non-conference game and did
not count in the conference standings.
b. Washington’s Huskies were twice victorious in maple engage
ments with Idaho's Vandals early this week.
e. Although Ray Jewel made 15 points, Ed Loverieh, the Huskies’
"Black Menace,” moved into the northern conference scoring lead.
d. Washington State college didn’t do its stuff and lost twice
S. me latest activity ot the Young womens Christian Association
a. A drive to break down the old campus tradition of no pigging
at athletic contests,
b. A drive for membership.
e. Election of officers, in conjunction with the AWS and WAA.
d. Sale of yarn dolls to be worn at the game and the Lemon
9. The girls' rifle team:
a. Defeated the mention, national champions although the mas
culine musketeers are.
b Are going to shoot a telegraphic match with the Washington
e. Are actually in Seattle for a shoulder-to-shoulder match,
d. Has just been organized.
10. The charm school, formed to aid Oregon coeds in the cultivation
of those little graces which make a woman a lady:
a. Held its weekly meeting last Tuesday.
b. Issued a warning to coeds, men students, and professors that
the most charming individual from each of these groups will be
chosen next term.
c Is to aid the Orega ra jury in selection of the most charming
men and women on the campus for a section in the Orcgana.
d. Is going to hold a contest soon to select the campus' most
poke fun at those men who point
to the current dizzy armament
tace between leading powers as a
guarantee to perpetual peace.
Using Austria for an example ot'
a European's attitude towards
war. Mr. Brown said he found
peasants in that nation con
siderably wrought up over the
threat of war but that they were
desirous of peace. Ooveinment of
ficials, on the other hand, are fool
ishly fatalistic regarding approach"
Complete Business Course
University Business College
Edward L. Ryan, B.S., L.L.B.,
I.O.O.F. Building. Eugene
Th* Oregon Daily Emerald, official
! student publication of the U’aiTerFity of
Oregon, Eugene, published daily during
i the college year exvept Sundays, Mon
i days, holidays, examination periods, the
I fifth day of December to January 4,
I except January 4 to 12. annd March &
to March 22, March 22 to March 30.
Entered as second-class matter at the
postoffice, Eugene, Oregon. Subscrip
tion rate, $3.00 a year.
Circulation Manager.Caroline Hand
Asst. Jean Farrens
Frances Olson.Executive Secretary
Copy Service Department
Manager .Venita Brous
Manager .Patsy Neal
....Assistant: Eleanor Anderson.
Collection Manager.Reed Swenson
Saturday advertising manager: Les For
Reserve Book Use
(Continued Jrom page one)
were purchased partially from
funds collected by library fine.s
and book rentals. After reorgan
ization of the state system of
higher education, all library reve
nue was reverted into the “reduc
tion of expense" account for the
University. This fund is now dis
persed to defray expenses of all
departments, the library now re
ceiving back a varying proportion
On the coast, Oregon ranked
higher than her sister institution,
Oregon State college, figures for
1935-36 disclose.# The average Ore
gon student took Out 126.5 books
from the reserve shelves last year,
while 36.6 books were loaned out
Ifor home use, per student for the
' year period. OSC students opened
the covers of 60.1 reserve books
and took home for study 25.6
books. Washington’s figures read
47.5 and 15.5 for reserve use and
home use respectively, while Cali
fornia, ranking first in total cir
culation and in the number of
books added yearly, had only a
reserve use of 30.8 and 21.8 books
All these figures must be com
pared with reservations, Willis
Warren, reserve librarian and exe
cutive assistant, says. Oregon has
very complete statistical records,
something which can not be said
of all the schools reporting. Then,
too, there are no uniform methods
I for calculating the use of the libr
jary. Oregon counts all reserve j
books going out for overnight use
as in the home-use class. Other in
stitutions make a distinction be
tween strictly class books and re
gular circulation books. Columbia
makes no distinction at all, and
lumps all circulation together.
California checks out books for
two-hour periods, which tends to
bring down its average.
Circulation Drop Expected
Mr. Warren predicts a statistical
drop may be shown next year in
reserve books, when the new libr
ary is in use, for there is to be
more open shelves where books
may be used, as at present in room
30, without being checked out. He
also expects, however, a big in
crease in general book use, as this
has occurred in other institutions
taking over new quarters where
books could be more efficiently
Possibly explained to some ex
tent by teaching method variations
is the fact that averages vary con
siderably from year to year, the
librarian states. A decrease in the
local use of books has been shown
since the cut in the library budget
has made is necessary to limit the
purchase of new books. Teachers
who formerly used many of the
newest books have been forced to
stick to old favorites.. This total
decrease, however, didn't prevent
Oregon’s stepping up from seventh
and second positions on home and
reserve use to sixth and first this
No hair in the Soup at Tayler’s
The key to Christian living, “The
New Commandment," will be the
topic of Rev. McAninch at the
Baptist young people’s Bible class
Sunday at 9:45.
There will be an evening service
at 6:30. Harold Barton will lead
in the discussion of “A Christian
Life; Fact or Fiction." University
Sunday morning John Caswell
will lead on the subject, “Types of
Religious Experience.” Bob Knox
will lead the worship service.
Tea will be served Sunday even
ing at 6 o'clock. Leonard Love will
lead the worship service preceding
the forum discussion lead by Rev.
Williston Wirt on the subject,
The general topic of the Wesley
club for Sunday evening will be,
“Why Will Students Strike Against
War.” The meeting will open at
6:15. Charles Paddock will speak
on “A Dress Rehearsal,” Jim Shep
ard on "Meaning of the Day of
Fasting," and Glenn Griffith will
speak on “Oxford Pledge.”
Professor Charles G. Howard
will lead the Sunday morning
study at 10 o’clock.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner Broadway and High Streets
Minister: A. J. Harms, M.A., Tli.D.
(Sunday Morning, 11 o’clock) •
“JESUS AND A GRUMBLING HOSTESS”
“I shall not pass this way again,
So let me now relieve some pain,
Remove some barrier from the road
And lighten someone’s heavy load
Then oh some day
May someone say,
Remembering a lessened pain,
'That he might pass this way again.’ ”
(Sunday Evening, 7:30 o’clock)
“THE BIBLE STORY OF A TALKING PICTURE”
This announcement provided by the Broadway Service v
Station, 210 West Broadway
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■ A 23 POINT PROGRAM
0 Nino Martini Concert.
• ASUO Voting Privileges
0 Participation in Student
• 6 Tennis Matches
• Richard Haliburton
• 8 Baseball Games
• Track Meet
• 3 Golf Matches
• Emerald Subscription
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