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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.
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Pat Frizzell, sports editor.
Bernadine Bowman, exchange
Paul Deutschmann, assistant
Gladlys Battleson, society
Paul Plank, radio editor.
Lloyd Tupling, news editor
Edwin Robbins, art editor.
Clare Igoe, women’s page
Jean Weber, morgue director
Chief Night Editors:
Reporters: Parr Aplm, Poui-e Aiken, Joan Cramer, Beulah Ckap
mart, Morrison Bales, Laura Bryant, Dave Cox, Marolyn
Dudley, Stan Hobson. Myra Ilulser, Dick Litfm, Mary Hen
derson, Bill Pcngra, Kay Morrow, Ted Proudfoot. Catherine
Taylor, Alice Nelson. Rachael Platt, Doris Lindgren, Rita
Wright, Lillian Warn, Margaret Ray, Donald Seaman, Wilfred
Sports staff: Wendell Wyatt, Elbert Hawkins. John Pink, Morne
Henderson, Russ iseli, Cece Walden, Chuck Van Scoyoc.
Copyeditors: Roy Vcrnstrom, Mary Hopkins, Bill Garrett, Rclta
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Brooks. Marge Finnegan. Mignon Phipps, LaVcrn Littleton,
June Dirk, Frances McCoy, Lawrence Quinlan, A1 Branson,
Helen Ferguson, Judith Wodeage, Betty Van Dellcn, Stan
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Crawford Lyle Margaret Dick
Bob Emerson Beverly Brown
Wiggling Till Sundown
£HT Til 10 I HOAD off a snake, they say, and
it will wiggle lill sundown. Hut a snake's
headless vitality cannot compare with the
senseless persistence of those who wish to
“revive traditions” on this campus. Those
indefatigable pennant-wavers will probably
be wiggling until the sundown of cultural
advancement at Oregon. Which will be no
shorter time than forever, if the ( diversity
plots and adheres to a course of proper edu
What they don't seem to get through
their heads is the fact that traditions cannot
he drafted into existence. Traditions are the
sentimental aura which arises from tlie mater
ial situation, and, as that situation changes,'
so change traditions slowly, to he sure, hut
inevitably. And in all societies—campus so
ciety included there will he those who, fail
ing to see the material change about them,
will vainly oppose the changing of Iraditions
and try to sustain them by force, if neces
JT IS CONCEIVABLE that a false sort of
traditions could be ordered into being. As
a matter of fact, recently there was ail actual
proposal to conduct a survey of traditions on
other campuses and consider the advisability
of introducing a select number of them here.
And the fact that this proposal was given
serious entertainment—we don’t know wheth
er it has been given up even yet- shows the
inanity to which Joe College will proceed.
What could be more preposterous than
attempting to transplant the spirit of one in
stitution to another without a simultaneous
transplanting of the conditions which had
given rise to them?
Hut there are even more serious object ions
to such traditions than their mere artificial
ity. however strongly that may weigh against
* # *
|N BOOM TIMES, before 1929, there was a
feverish carnival spirit in the nation, and
the people were not above winking at a large
amount of tom-foolery among the college
youth of the land. But this is a serious day
and age. Wo have just weathered a depres
sion that almost knocked the [tins from be
neath our social and economic structure, and
today the people are not going to pay for
tomfoolery in their institutions of higher
Dean Allen, in his sketch of The. Ideal
University, written for the Emerald last week,
expressed a thought of which the spirit and
cogency is not dulled by removal from its
“The common unlearned man . . . has al
ways been willing, in societies far poorer than
ours, to acquiesce in the existence and support
of genuine institutions of learning. Today
. . . his genuine instinct for the detection of
humbug leads him to tighten up the strings
of his pocket book.’’
JJTJMBUG. TOM-FOOLERY. Thai is what
the resurrection men of traditions have
Fun and pleasure, in their proper degree,
no one will deny the collegian. Fun and
pleasure spontaneously arise from a happy,
healthy attitude toward life. But what spon
taneity can there be in a revival today of the
“frosli bible,” “green lids.’’ “mill-racing,”
and the other folderol of old-time traditions?
What the people of this state want to
hear in the way of news from their institu
tions of higher learning now is proof that
they are performing the educational services
for which they are supported—not evidence
that they are developing a bunch of coon
Quite possibly if the proper appreciation
of Oregon’s higher learning were abroad, we
would never have been faced with the strenu
ous battle for funds which we have .just gone
To the Editor: In submitting this communica
tion, I am echoing a protest 1 have heard from all
sides since last Tuesday.
How can a campus election by popular vote
suddenly become decidedly unpopular?
The answer is: When it is conducted and car
ried out in the farcical manner by which the five
candidates for MISS OREGON were elected.
As I unobtrusively pursued my way back and
forth to classes on Tuesday, 1 was collared at least
a dozen times by frenzied, indominitable coeds who
smoothly and (to most people) persuasively at
tempted to cajole me into voting for their candi
date for MISS OREGON.
One usually thinks of "log-rolling” politicians
as unpleasantly greasy and fat-faced individuals,
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but at Oregon they are turning out a more subtle
and effective type.
One of them approached me with a flattering
smile fjust for me) and murmured, "Have you
voted yet?" The first time I unthinkingly replied,
“No, not yet, I am just going to."
"I’ll come with you,” she said, and she was
not daunted in the least by my cool and uncom
prehending stare. She slipped her arm through
mine and off we marched to the polls. "Of course
you know whom to vote for,” she slyly intimated.
"Here's a pencil-” and then she thrust a piece
of paper at me and took a position of vantage
just back of my right shoulder. Staring over it
she cautiously but firmly commanded me, saying
"Put down Veree Utzee." She seemed confident
that I dare do nothing else.
Unfortunately, I have a mind of my own, so I
could not avoid making an enemy out of her.
“I’m sorry,” I said, “I am voting for someone
The look that came over her face was not
pleasant to see and she lost interest in me so
quickly that the temperature dropped ten degrees
in ten seconds.
So I departed sadder but wiser after depositing
my despicable choice in the ballot-box. I was
puzzling over the peculiarly brazen approach made
by my recent charming acquaintance when some- ]
one else nailed me.
"Have you voted yet?" the second one asked.
“Yes,” I said, and added, "Thank God!” About
eight more people tugged at my arm with the
same question before the unbelievable occasion
of the supreme “faux pas” arose.
A girl, like the rest but with even a more
plastered-on smile, came up and popped the ques
tion at me. I answered as usual, saying that I
had already voted, to which she calmly replied, 1
"Vote again! Everybody does!” Then she added
coyly, "Vote for me—I’m running!”
“Are you?” I said, "that’s fine, but I’m in a
hurry to get where I’m going and besides I’ve
already voted.” She shrugged her shoulders and
resumed her search for other prey, firmly estab
lishing her smile again.
There was a nice article in the Emerald a while
back concerning the purpose of selecting a MISS
OREGON. Certain qualifications and attributes
were mentioned as desirable. And lastly, and splen
didly enough in theory, MISS OREGON was to
represent popular campus opinion in the matter.
The choice of an individual was to count for once.
Just what will MISS OREGON represent be
sides another unpleasant phase of polluted campus
politics? J. E. H.
(Continued from page one)
changed rapidly to conform to
“The wise old men in whom we
place so much faith are not such
dieties as we make of them,” ac
cording to Professor Clark. “They
are not so infallible as the public
thinks, for they’ve made their
share of mistakes on vital issues.”
No English Court
“Tlic English people have no
court to rule on the fundamental
rights of man, but they don't seem
to have their rights endangered,”
In regard to the opposition that
the reform is receiving in Con
gress, Mr. Clark stated that, “not
one out of the sixteen Republicans
in the Senate can see the virtue of
the proposal, but what they want
is for Roosevelt to make a misstep
so he will lose out in the favor of
the people. With the liberal sena
tors who have heretofore support
ed the New Deal, it is a question
of their own pet measures not be
ing used in this case. But the
president has carefully weighed
every featuro of the issue and will
insist on his needs being fulfilled."
“It Is hard to understand why big
business will not support the
change as Roosevelt is trying to
preserve the present capitalistic
system and this is the best de
fense against any radical change
in the system.” He added that
many labor groups are backing the
change because of the labor legis
lation, such as the Wagner bill,
which is threatened under the
Webfoots in Flag
(Continued from page one)
Seattle fans are pointing to
Washington’s sweep of their last
four games, and the advantage of
facing Oregon on the Seattle
The Huskies, sparked by husky
Hank Loverich, have played
championship ball since their dis
astrous road trip which saw them
drop two games to Oregon State
and split with Oregon.
Loverich after tallying but 17
points in his first eight games, has
come back beautifully to nail sec
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