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By CLARE IGOE
It's great to be back.
Much as I hate the nauseous,
•'there are no days like college
days,” pseudo sentiment, I must
admit to a thrill of satisfaction at
walking through the campus again,
at seeing old friends—at the feel
ing of "belonging” I get when I
walk into the familiar buildings.
It’s good to hear the rattle of
busy typewriters at the shack—
to sit and drink a coke in the
smoke-hazed atmosphere of the
Side. Even the “Hiyah, Chum" of
a bumptious freshman is music to
Football games, rallies, the color
and zest, the noise and eager life
of fa.ll term, the first, fine careless
exuberance of the entering fresh
man, is upon us. The campus
wakens again, from its somnolent
summer drowsiness, to the running
footsteps of a student dashing to
an eight o'clock, to the murmur
and strident calls of voices in the
"between-class” rush. And old as
it Is, it becomes young again, in
response to the youth it shelters.
* * *
T>UT in the middle of all this
life, this intensity and move
ment, there broods a ghost. Dark
windowed and sullen it stands, its
insides horribly torn and desecrat
ed. The steps where student feet
once trod are guarded by a grim
“Danger, no trespassing” sign.
Where once volumes filled with
great knowledge were stored there
is now only emptiness or perhaps
the lunch box of a WPA worker.
Forgotten and desolate, the old
' libe stands, waiting for its rebirth
as a law library, its old and lova
ble idiosyncrasies lost in wonder
ing admiration of the modern glor
ies of the new structure.
I walked by there the other
night, and I felt somehow saddened,
I thought—a freshman wouldn’t
feel this way, but I do, because
I’m a senior—I’ve been here three
years, and this one is my last. And
for a moment I felt as lonely, as
old and replaced as the old lihe
must feel. I thought, next year
this will all happen again, but I
won’t Im‘ here to see it, and this
part of my life, which has been so
happy, will be closed forever.
Perhaps it’s maudlin, or I’m in
my dotage or something but I
guess I’m rather fond of the old
New Heating Plant
To Eliminate Soot,
Says Dr. W. Norris
Recent completion of a $65,000
remodeling project gives the Uni
versity of Oregon one of the best
heating plants in this section of the
country, according to Will V. Nor
ris, professor of physics in charge
of the alterations.
Installation of one new 550-horse
power boiler and remodeling of the
old boilers and other heating plant
equipment was included in the pro
A former irritation which the
new equipment is expected to elim
inate is that of flying cinders. A
system of induced drafts has been
introduced to do away with the
spreading of cinders and other such
particles by the heating plant.
LEROY MATTINGLY, Editor WALTER R. VERNSTROM, Manager
LLOYD TUPLING, Managing Editor
Board's 'New Face' Plans New Face for Igl
Y\nn:x Kenneth E. Shumaker suddenly de
cided late tliis summer to accept a year’s
fellowship at Stanford, the Oregon campus
lost, for that period, more than an educator.
Mr. Shumaker’s main contribution has. of
course, been in educational fields. Mis classes
have had that elusive somethin" which induces
students to acquire a maximum of information
without losing interest, but perhaps his most
important work was done as supervisor of the
bureau of English, and in giving student
English and intelligence tests. He will receive
his doctor’s degree at Stanford. It would not
be surprising if the faculty or personnel divis
ion of that institution did not claim him to
handle work with such tests.
* # *
’VTO OTHER, faculty man on flic campus
' ever look a deeper interest in student life
or student affairs. This interest, which kept
him in closer touch with undergraduate life
on tin- campus than are most staff members,
along with firmly-held opinions produced from
a cool and logical mind, made him a strong
member of the educational activities board of
The loss of such a man from the educa
tional board just before the opening of fall
term necessitated some rapid and efficient ap
pointing on the part of University President
C. V. Hover. Since the adoption of optional
fees. I >r. Hover has made it his policy to extend
administrative control over the actions and
activities of the student corporation. Power
has been concentrated in the hands of the two
boards, the educational activities board and
the athletic activities board, until the duties
and decisions of their members have become
’ # * *
IN SUril an appointment, amounting al
* most to an emergency measure, the great
est advantage of strongly centralized control
was operative. I)r. Boyer’s choice was quickly
made. The new hoard member is Horace W.
Robinson, assistant professor of drama.
Through his work with University theater
stage sets and productions, Mr. Robinson also
has been thrown into contact with students.
He brings to the board knowledge and tech
nical ability of the stage which the ASU(T in
its new position seems to need.
Since the balmy days of compulsory fees
have passed, the associated students have
busied themselves with the presentation of an
activity and edueational program designed to
he too good for the student to miss. President
Boyer has concentrated student corporation
affairs in the hands of his two hoards. As a
consequence, these hoards, and especially the
edueational activities hoard and its manager,
have been placed in the positions of extensive
hookers, producers, and organizers of a tre
mendous concert schedule and general activi
CINCE the AST'O is definitely in the show
^ business and attempting to please a skep
tical and difficult college audience, the talents
of a master showman like Mr. Robinson seem
of great value.
His value to the hoard is already apparent.
At its request, lie has submitted teutative plans
for the permanent decoration of McArthur
court. Through the use of indirect lighting
and carefully planned and colorful hangings,
Mr. Robinson has devised a scheme whereby
the Igloo could he beautifully and inexpensive
ly decorated for almost any sort of occasion—
concert, commencement, or dance. The beauty
of his plan lies in the ease with which the
decorations would he erected and removed, a
three-man crew doing the job in forty-five
minutes, in their inexpensiveness, and in the
fact that varied decorative schemes are pos
11 Id appointment of Mr. Rojtinson rounds
out a strong, well-chosen hoard. Earl M.
Pallette, executive secretary and registrar,
makes a careful and campus-wise chairman.
Non-voting Secretary -I. O. Linstrom, I Diver
sity business manager, saves the hoard much
time with his finger-tip knowledge of costs
and collections. Dr. Dan E. Clark, professor
of history, Kai'l "NY. Onthank, dean of per
sonnel and administration, and Orlando -T.
Hollis, professor of law, representing vast
fields of campus, legal, and business informa
lion, give added strength to the hoard.
This year two student members, the presi
dent of the A\YS and the editor of The Em
erald, have been added to the undergraduate !
members on tin* board, the president and
secretary of the AST70. Strong, as it was be- I
fore the loss of Professor Shumaker, it cannot
help but be better equipped to face its prob
lems with the aid of a professional producer.
Edited by ....
Paul Drutsrhmann, National
Bill Cummings, Campus
President RiV>seveIt’s trip to Oregon is
over and in liis wake we find a chastened but
smiling group ol politicians. Notable among
these is our own (iov. ('ha lies II. Mart ill, whose
recent efforts in conjunction with the anti
Ross league were dealt a decided blow by the
president’s affirmative declaration in regard
to the “widest possible use” of Bonneville
Aside from the “widest possible use”
phrase the president’s speech was a marvel
of middle-of-the-fence generalities, or at least
that is what one would gather from the con
tented statements issued by Oregon politicos
Thursday morning. Everybody from Gover
nor Martin to Monroe Sweetland, Oregon
Commonwealth head, found something in the
Bonneville address that proved he was right.
.lust what happens at Bonneville will most
probably depend upon who gets the much
debated administrator’s post. The outstand
ing candidate, as far as we can determine, is
,! I). 1 voss of Seat tfe, who has made an enviable
record as head of that city’s municipal power
plan*'. From all indications Mr. Ross ■will be a
square shooter, and the “little man” ought
to get a good deal of the “widest possible use ’
it' Mr. Ross lakes over.
However, before this dream of cheap power
for every fanner and small community in the
Columbia basin can be realized, there are a
vast number of political, industrial, and me
chanical hurdles to be jumped. The Portland
chamber of commerce will not easily give up
its vision of industry in Oregon, nor will Gov
ernor Martin and his league give up without
a murmur. Then too, transmission costs might
seriously impede progress toward the “blank
et rate ’ ’ which cheap power enthusiasts main
tain was inferred in the address.
One reassuring item about the Bonneville
address is that FDR lias not entirely lost his
political touch, in spite of the recent supreme
court fiasco, which he plans to continue, and
the Black Klan scandal. At least, we are grati
fied to find, he is able to hand Oregon’s home
town minded politicians a stiff blow and leave
them all smiles and acquiesences.
Make that Oregon Student
section appear "big league"
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Sigma Nil was host to Kappa
Kappa Gamma at its first ex
change dessert of the season last
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There will be a meeting of the
homecoming committee today at
four o’clock at the College Side.
* * *
The Wesley Foundation cabinet
.will be installed during the special
student service Sunday morning at
the First Methodist Episcopal
church. Dr. B. Earle Parker, pas
tor, will install the officers. Offi
cers for the year are: Victor Goff,
president; Dorothy Rowland, vice
president; Hazel Lyle, secretary;
and Jay Putnam, treasurer.
» * *
Charles G. Howard, professor of
law, w'ill speak to the Wesley foun
dation Sunday evening at 7:30. His
topic is “The Student and the
Church.” A social hour will follow
Earl M. Pallett, executive secre
tary and registrar, has been con
fined to his bed since Tuesday with
a severe cold. He is expected to
be up by the end of the week.
A social swim for all University
of Oregon men and women has
been scheduled for Friday night
from 7:30 to 9 o’clock in the Ger
* * *
Infirmary patients today include
Cliff Morris and Marvin Helon.
Orides, the independent girls’ or
ganization on the campus, will
meet in the AWS room in Gerlinger
hall Monday at 7:30 p.m. All old
and new members should be there.
There will he a picnic at West
minster house Friday. Meet there
at 6 p. m. rain or shine.
Former ASUO Prexy
Made Institute Head
Claude E. Robinson, class of '24,
and former ASUO president has
accepted the post of associate di
rector of the American Institute
of Public Opinion, according to
word received by Dr. George Re
bec, dean of the graduate division.
Robinson was a candidate for a
Rhodes scholarship upon his gradu
ation and subsequently taught and
worked in the research division of
Columbia university, where he was
awarded a master's degree in 1926.
In 1936 he received his Ph.D. at
Columbia. Robinson's work has
been in the economics field of so
British Traveling Text
Display Shown at Libe
Thirty-five British text books,
of interest primarily to educators,
are now on display in the main de
livery room of the University li
They have been shown in the
public libraries in Portland and
San Francisco and in the libraries
of the Universities of Washington
and Stanford, as well as in various
cities in the East.
The books are sent here by the
British consul at Seattle.
Ey STAX HOBSON
Justice Question l p
An uproarious meeting of the
national bar association, revolving
around the Justice Black question,
was climaxed yesterday by a drive
for a resolution condemning judi
cial membership in a secret order.
At the same time people all over
the nation were awaiting Black's
radio speech, in which it was be
lieved he would attempt to clear
up charges that he is a member
of the Ku Klux Klan,
Mantaroneck, IS. Y.
Twenty-six years of age and
married seven times! That is the
record established by Lillian Mon
der, Springfield, Massachusetts,
woman. However, her plans for
additional marriages were dealt a
severe blow when New York po
lice took her back into custody for
In April she broke out of a Mas
sachusetts reformatory where she
had been confined for marrying
four men in two months. A few
hours after her escape she cap
tured her seventh husband. Whatt
IS etc York
Coming through for the second
time in as many years, the New
York Giants clinched first place
yesterday in the National league
when they split a double-header
with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Next Wednesday the Giants face
ther arch-rivals, the Yanks, in the
opening game of the world series.
Phi Beta Awards
U of O Students
Dorothy Louise Johnson, violin
ist, Barbara Barnell, pianist, Char
lotte Cherry, cellist, and vocalist
Barbara Ward were winners of the
Phi Beta scholarship award, given
annually by the Eugene chapter of
Phi Beta, national women’s music
and drama honorary.
Executive Secretary of
Pi Kappa Alpha Here
Robert M. McFarland Jr., execu
tive secretary of Pi Kappa Alpha
fraternity, was guest of honor at
a banquet held at the house Tues
day evening. Faculty and alumni
This is Mr. McFarland’s first
visit to the local chapter. He ar
rived Monday morning from Los
Angeles where final arrangements
were made for the 1938 Pi Kappa
Alpha convention. He left late
Wednesday afternoon for Portland
where he will meet with the alumni
Before returning to his home in
Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. McFarland
will visit nearly half of the fra
Rally ! !
Rally ! ! !
featuring Babe Binford
and his All-Star Eleven
Friday Nite, 9 o’clock
October 1, 1937
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Former Player Makes Sensational
Accusations Against the
Charges Gridiron Ruins Men's
Minds and Bodies
Why do half-hacks become half-wits?
What is the scientific explanation for stumble-bums and
What startling thing happened to 7 members of a great
championship team, including a famous All-American
Why do so many former players contract tuberculosis?
Find the answers in an amazing Liberty article:
Does Football Make Players Stupid?”
by Frank Scully
Scully knows football as a sports writer and a player. But
today lie is sorry that he was the man who restored football
to Columbia after the war. In his startling article he cites
numerous case histories to prove his damaging charges
against football. Every player- every fan —MUST read
1 ‘Stumble-backs” in the current issue of
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