Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 03, 1937, Page Two, Image 2

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Fred W. Colvig, editor Waiter R. Vernstrom, manager
LeRoy Mattingly, managing editor
Wm. F. Lubersky, Assistant Business Manager
Associate editors: Clair Johnson, Virginia Endicott.
yat rrizzcli, sports editor.
Bernadine Bowman, exchange
Paul Drutschtnann, assistant
managing editor
Cladlys llattlC3on, society
Paul Plank, radio editor.
j,ioyn j upnng, news eaitor
Edwin Robbins, art editor.
Clare Igoe, women’s page
Jean Weber, morgue director
Chief Night Editors:
(ieorge ilalcy
Hill Davenport
Reporters: Parr Aplin, Louise Aiker, Jean Cramer, Bctilub Chap
man. Morrison Males, Laura Bryant, Dave Cox, Marolyn
Dudley’, Stan Hobson. Myra Hulster, Dick Lftfin, Mary Hen
derson, Bill Pengra, Kay Morrow, Ted Proudfoot, Catherine
Taylcr, Alice Nelson, Kaahael Platt, Doris Lindgren, Rita
Wright. Lillian Warn, Margaret Ray, Donald Seaman, Wilfred
Sports staHF: Wendell Wyatt, Libert Hawkins. John Pink, Morrte
Henderson, Russ Iscli, Cece Walden, Chuck Van Scoyoc. -
Copyeditors: Roy Yernstrom, Mary Hopkins, Bill Gdftctt, Rcl.ta
Lea Powell, Jane Mtrick. Tom Brady, Warren Waldorf, Thro
Prescott, Lorcnc Margutn, Pita Wright, Jack Townsend, Wen
Brooks, Marge Finnegan, toignon Phipps, LaVern Littleton,
Tune Dick, Frances McCoy, Lawrence Quinlan, Al Branson,
Helen Ferguson, Judith Wodeage, Betty Van Pcllcn, Stan
Hobson, George Haley, Ceanne Escklc. Irvin Mann.
Night Editors Elbert Hawkins
E wondered Jiow Oregon's trained social
scientists felt about sit-down strikes, so
we sent a reporter out to poll them. Our
reporter was a freshman girl, but shrewd and
pertinacious. Her instruction were either to
interview the men or persuade then to pencil
out fifty words or so summing up their eon
elusions and to assemble her story from this
Well, to be brief, she hardly got to first
base. She hasn’t yet seen all the men we
asked her to interview, but sin: has made
enough of the round to know that it will he
in vain. They won’t talk for publication;
that, most of them declared very flatly.
But why?
Two reasons offer themselves; they have
no thoughts on the matter worth publication,
or they are afraid to say in print frankly what
they think.
We’ve too much faith in the intellect of
the men questioned to credit the first. Then,
if the second be true—that they are afraid—
we also have too much respect for the men
to blame them.
But Not for Print
•JMIF'] sit-down strike is a hot issue, and any
man who commentk on it is on the spot.
If he favors it, he is subject to attack for
having an un-Amerieau view of tlie “sacred
rights of property.-’ If he condemns it, he is
open to tin' damnation of labor partisans, who
maintain with Dorothy Thompson that work
ingmen have a property right in their jobs.
„ Those professors, qualified by training and
intellect to take a position of leadership in
Iho determination of such great social issues
as the sit-down strike, are constrained to
silence, hut by what or by whom? liy their
own vague fears? liy direct administrative
inhibitions? A little, perhaps. Hut these are
shackles of a secondary sort. The great fetter
on academic freedom the liberty of a pro
fessor to pursue knowledge as far as he can
or will and to impart his conclusions, however
heterodox, to others—is damped on by the
people of the state, or by tbe most powerful
pressure groups among the people.
Aeademei freedom is as nebulous and uu
and undependable as those oilier freedoms of
our democracy, of speech and of the press.
Freedom of teachers, like freedom of others,
hinges on what they say or advocate. They
are free to say two plus two equals four.
Ilut further Ilian that well, it all depends.
JT seems to lie I lie l ate of |>tll)lic inst itut ions
like the l ' diversity of Oregon to lie eon
staidly under populur pressure, l’arents .semi
their progeny lieri' “to he educated,” by
whit*11 is not meiint the courageous and open
minded pursuit of knowledge. No siree, not
tluit. Wliut they want is four yours of pro
tectum from unorthodox opinion for their
“Mother, may I go out to swim?
‘ Why, yes, my darling daughter,
Hang your clothes on a hickory limit
But don’t go near the ■water?’’
Well, ■we haven’t been diving into a dry
pool exactly. Any alert person is hound to
pick tip u few ideas his ancestors never had.
But what about our professors?
If we know any thing about the drive for
knowledge and the desire to he .secure m their
pursuit of it that must affect the better <d'
them, they will be moving on to “greener
pastures”—those, at least, who are not tied
down with families and property.
The exodus has already started. Ami Ion
salaries, as we said yesterday, is not the only
thing that is driving them away.
Can’t something he done to stop it ?
Drop Five Cents, Please
HPWO years ago a casual visitor dropping
into Salt Lake, the city founded by a Mor
mon colony on waste land once almost devoid
of vegetation, would probably have been im
pressed with the width of the broad and
carefully-planned streets.
At Christmas time last year, the traveler
might have noticed that the wide streets were
still there; but it is more probable that his gaze
would have been drawn to the long line of
post-like objects which studded the curbing
at regular intervals.
Ah, parking meters—objects of interest.
A closer investigation of the meters, in
stalled after much discussion and hot debate,
would have shown that each and every raeter
kud u small strip of adhesive tape across the
slot, just below the sign which read, “Insert
Five Cents for 1 Hour’s Parking.” it was
obvious, even to the most casual traveler, that
the meters, installed with great fanfare, were
no longer in use.
“The merchants raised an awful kick,” a
patrolling policeman might, have volunteered
to the traveler. “They got tired of seeing long
lines of neat parking spaces—with no ears
parked on them — and people trading with
back-street stores where the meters were not
used. The meters relieved congestion all right,
but they practically eliminated downtown
ip*UGENE does not have Hall Lake City's
wide streets. I’crimps it was with this
fact in mind that the city council has con
sidered favorably a proposal for installation
of the meters.
The arguing point of the company which
installs 1 hem has been, “what can you lose?
We install the meters without charge.” This
argument, as middle-western eitjes can attest,
has not stood the pragmatic trial—it has not
worked out. The majority of the cities in
stalling the meters have lost, through dis
rupted dow ntown commerce and business lost
because motorists would rather walk a block
or two than insert five cents.
A man almost became president of the
United States a few years ago on a platform
of five-cent cheroots and nickel beer. This
platform had popular appeal, however, and
dropping a nickel into a parking meter takes
none of the skill or provides none of the
thrills of playing a pin-ball machine. Ex
pected to be a source of revenue, gagged [lark
ing meters are standing, worthless and adding
nothing to the beauty of the street in several
cities, mute evidence to the “City's Folly.”
(The views aired in this column are not necessarily
expressive of Emerald policy. Communications should be
kept within a limit of 250 words. Courteous restraint should
be observed iu reference to personalities. No unsigned letters
will be accepted.)
To the Editors: Being- vitally interested as law
students in seeing the rag-tag and bobtail of libera!
arts students cleared from the old libe, that this
erstwhile trysting-place for the casual pigger may
speedily be converted into a rendezvous wherein
our jealous mistress, the law, may with passionate
devotion be wooed and won we hereby submit this
plan, to wit; hereby; and to wit:
The problem of moving the books from the old
libe can best be solved by adapting the method
utilized in that time-honored American institution,
viz the "Bucket Brigade” to our present ex
The plan promulgated by the library staff has
these inherent disadvantages;
.1. Inevitable tendency to walk across the lawn
thereby entailing much wear and tear on aforesaid
2. Waste of energy and shoe leather in that for
cacti loaded trip made by a student he must make
a return trip empty-handed.
ti. The probability of loss or misappropriation
of books in the aforementioned procedure is very,
•1. The time required would be greater than that
necessary under our proposed plan.
On the other hand, the plan of forming a line
ol students from the old to the new libe, and
passing the books from hand to hand as fast as
they can be taken from the shelves will eliminate
the above indicated objections, as well as lend a
•spirit of camaraderie and esprit tie corps, as it
were to the undertaking'.
The present plan smacks not a little of work,
which we believe to be very distasteful to any
and all of the students at Oregon; while the new
plan will so camouflage the stark presence of
LABOR that the students might even get some
1 on out of tiie undertaking especially by alter
nating a boy and girl in the line, affording an op- j
portunuy for the further slinging of the usual 1
slush which characterizes the conversation of pig- !
ger and piggee at Oregon.
In conclusion, may we point out that during the
process of handling all the books in the library!
as they pass him in the line, each student will j
have an opportunity to strike up at least a casual
acquaintance with a few of them. It is our fond
idealistic hope that by the termination of his col
lege career, he might perhaps become (as a result
ot this stimulusi, like the healthy American In
dian. < well-read mail
r.S Law students, because of their already
great familiarity with bocks in general, should
be excused of all work save and except that of a
supervisory nature anything herein mentioned to
the contrary notwithstanding.
Hundreds View Ixist Services for Texas School Dead
Stricken by grief and horror, relatives and friends of the more than 425 students and teachers who
were killed in the recent explosion in the New London, Texas, school are shown above crowding about
the city’s Baptist church for a mass memorial service held for the victims. Mass burials of the mangled
bodies were held after the services.
uiz of the iWeek
It was decided to test the housemothers of several living
organizations on the quiz of the week this time. Four were
given the questions, and out of these, three scored 4 points,
and one scored 9 points, out of a possible 10.
1. Two University of Oregon professors who have recently tendered
their resignations are:
(a) Robert C. Hall and Arthur Marder;
(b) Calvin Hall and Dr. John Bovard;
(e) Wayne Morse and Dr. John Bovard.
2. Oregon's baseball hopes were given a decided boost last Friday
by the tiansfer of a Duck veteran of last year from Southern Oregon
Normal to the University and his appearance at the initial practice
session, the player was:
(a) Cliff McLean;
(b) John Thomas;
(c) Gale Smith;
(d) Bob Hardy.
3. Theta Sigma Phi, journalism honorary for women, at a meeting
this past week, announced that it would sponsor a new entertainment
feature this term:
(a) A lecture series by prominent members of the faculty;
(b) A matrix table banquet for outstanding students, faculty mem
bers, and townspeople;
(c) An all-campus dance with a journalism motif;
(d) Jimmy Dorsey and a Journalism Jam.
4. The possibility of loss of a WPA grant to help remodel the old
libe has caused library authorities to announce that:
(ai Books will be moved immediately to new headquarters, but
will not be available to students for at east three weeks;
lb) Students will be asked to volunteer their help in assisting with
the moving of the books to the new library;
(c) A decision as to whether or not to move the books will be
reached at a meeting of the library board. Monday;
(d) The new libe costs to much to run.
D. Senior class meetings have been held this past week to consider:
(a) Possible senior class gifts;
(b) Exemption from spring term final exams;
(cl Speakers and other program features for graduation exeroiscs;
(d) Doing away with caps and gowns.
l>. The convention which is bzing held on the campus this week
end is:
I a l The associated women students;
(bi The Women's Athletic association;
(cl The Athletic Federation of College Women;
(ill League of Oregon Cities meet.
7 The supreme court judge who provided a surprising right-about
face opinion on the minimum wage law for women was:
(ai Justice Roberts;
(b) Chief Justice Hughes;
(c) Justice McReynolds;
(d) Justice Brandies.
8. In an Emerald editorial this past week, students were advised
to follow Dean Wayne Morse's example and
la) Report reckless diivers on Thirteenth street to the police;
(b> Lend their support to the library's suggestion for using student
help in moving books;
(c> Attend the debate between Orlando Hollis, acting dean of the
law school and S. Stephenson Smith, professor of English;
idi Get jobs in Washington D.C.
!•. A contest sponsored by the Texas Christian university is being
held on Southwest campuses to:
ini Gain new ideas for constructive “hell" weeks;
(b) Find the ugliest man on the campuses;
(cl Determine the most popular "American girl'' coed;
(di Get ideas for a deferred pledging system.
10 The orchestra which has been signed to play
glee is:
(a) Jimmy Dorsey's;
(bi Kenny Allen's.
(c) Ellis Kimball's;
(d) Dick Litfin's,
(c> Gus Meyers'.
for the frosh
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Colonel Leader
tt on tinned from /'i7<7t' one)
A very good comparison was
drawn between games as played
m England and the United States
By the English soldier, who also
lolus the rank of senior colonel
n the Oregon Reserve officers.
The English system of no coaches
and no specialization in games
causes more of a rivalry, but not
for the solo purpose of winning.
This system of playing to enjoy
sports, rather than win. makes it
a usual thing for a man of 60 to
be active in five games.
To Leave Oregon
“1 always seem to have to leave
Eugene at the prettiest season of
Women’s Meet
(Continued, from page one)
WAA. Play days, fall picnics, teas
and informal sport parties were
1 mentioned as the best of ways to
bring new women into contact
with active, enthusiastic WAA
leaders. The strawberry festival
held yearly at the University of
Oregon was mentioned.
Dr. H. H.. House, professor of
physical education at Washington
State college addressed the dele
gates at the open mass meeting
Friday afternoon on “A Man Looks
at Women's Athletics.” Dr. House
voiced strong approval for the
work carried on by WAA and of
fered several pointers that might
help in the further development of
the groups.
Future of WAA Discussed
Miss Velda Ouncliff, director of
the women's physical education at
San Francisco college, who spoke
on the “Future of WAA,” revealed
possibilities for the organization
and compared the present groups
with those of many years ago,
showing the progress already
Canoeing was enjoyed on the
millrace later in the day, despite
the poor weather. At the formal
banquet last night held in the Eu
gene hotel, Miss Florence Alden,
physical education head at the.
University of Oregon, presided as:
toastmistress. J
Dean of Women Hazel P. Sch
wering addressed the group on
"Function of WAA from a Stand
point of a Dean.” Dean Schwer
1 ing told of the benefit the organi
zation was to any campus, how
they helped in the orientation of
freshmen, and offered to a coed a
four years’ program of physical
activity, intramural sports and
outside recreation.
Colonel Leader Speaks
Colonel John Leader, well-known
on the campus as a traveller of
wide distinction, talked shortly on
the “English Idea of Sport." Rules
of all games, the way in which
English games are handled, and
the participation of English in
sports for the sheer enjoyment of
playing' were spoken of by Colonel
The three day conference will
be brought to a close to<,lay. An
open mass meeting in the hotel
dining room will be lead by Dr.
J. B. Nash, professor of education
at New York university at 9
o’clock. Dr. Nash will speak on
“Philosophy for WAA."
The closed mass meeting will be
held following this. Hostesses for
the next conference will be decided
upon, a business report of all com
mittees will be given, and sum
marieers of the discussions will
read their reports.
A noon day luncheon will end
the conclave.
the year.'' he concluded, “it was
so when I left in 1919 after serv
ing two years on the history
faculty and in the physical educa
tion department. But my boys
want me at home, so I'll have to
leave this ideal University and
Colonel Leader was very em
phatic. in his praise of the physical
education school built up here by
Dean Eovard. and hopes to return
some day and sec it further dev
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Rev. Mr. McAnnich will lead the
9:45 Bible class Sunday morning
on the subject, “God the Creator.”
“The Christian Solution of the
War Problem’’ will be discussed
Sunday evening by the young peo
ple’s group which meets at the
church at 6:30. Glenn Griffith will
lead the discussion.
Grace Adamson will discuss
“Christians at Worship’’ Sunday
evening at 6:15. Special music will
feature the evening.
Westminster Branch
of Presbyterian
Sunday morning Mr. Jim Bryant
will lead the meeting with the dis
cussion centering around the topic,
“Hope or Despair.” Faith Eskeld
son will lead the worship service,
which will open the meeting at
Dr. Warren D. Smith will speak
Sunday evening at 6:30 on the
subject, "The Religion of a Geolo
gist.” Tea, will be served at 6
o’clock, which will precede the
worship service lead by Howard
Noon luncheon will be served
Tuesday noon for 20 cents a plate
to any students on the campus
desiring to come. Names must be
registered by Monday evening.
The 39-40 club is sponsoring a
concert Thursday evening by Miss
Norma Lyons, music student and
graduate, who will give a program
of her own compositions. All stu
dents are invited.
Following the concert will be the
study group on “Studies in the
Life of Jesus,” lead by Rev. Wil
liston Wirt, representing Mr. Nor
man K. Tully, who will lead the
group the remainder of the term.
Young people will meet Sunday
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morning at 9:45. Sunday evening
Mr. Charles M. Hulten, professor
of journalism, will lead a discus
sion on “Propaganda and Our
Civil Liberties.” The group meets
at 6:15 with Orval Etter in charge
of the worship service. Refresh
ments and a social hour will fol
The Willamette Songmcn, Wil
lamette University choir, will sing
Sunday evening at 5:15.
Friday evening the Fireside fel
lowship group meets at 8:30 at
the home of Hayes Beall.
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