Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 19, 1938, Page Four, Image 4

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By THE BOYS
Mayfeft Justice is omnipresent.
But wL ether or not Justice always prevails, it has within the
last week sA epped into the lives of two ace campus pranksters.
A few s’l-rt days ago, long-delayed Justice came to the key
woman in OTv°,?on’3 most active team of humorists. With the
simplest properties, the lid to an ice cream container and some
chocolate syrup", the Kappa kitchen staff turned the tables on
demure Betty Hi welL
For once, as \ ’as related by Commentator Clare Igoe, Betty was
on the wrong end of the joke. She was, as it is said, the butt—
and a fuming one »he made, too.
But Justice did l lot stop there. Showing the same tenacity to a
cause which marks the present pre-election labor purge, Justice
stalked on. And yest today she overtook the ftecond member of that
infamous fun corporat ton—Ingrid Liljequist.
Justice’s battle to sq'.uare the score with Miss Liljequist has been
an uphill one. For three weeks the above mentioned daily columnist
has been resisting the heated insistence of a Beta brother of one
Nugget Burogyne, recent victim of one of the Oregon Humor Team’s
most publicized pranks, Unit a rumored retribution be publicized.
Nugget, it seems, has Been helping Justice, reportedly by lead
ing a scalping party—ohje ‘.five, Miss Liljequist’s inpudent foreloek.
Miss Igoe, battling for the honor of her sex, stalled. Perhaps she’s
just doing her hair in the Fittest style, said she, anil fun is lull hut
after all a woman’s hair is hvr crowning glory.
At any rate the rumor w: is not investigated and the fun-loving
public which waits eagerly f<>* public recognition of Howell-I.ilje
quist, Inc., pranks was not informed of a real or fancied shearing.
Justice was foiled.
But whether Miss Liljequist enmbs her hair in the present man
ner for style or from necessity, the grim specter with the torch
yesterday engulfed her and Miss i Jljequist became that saddest of
all figures, the practical joker trap* <?d by one of her own kind.
Not long ago, in company with1 more than a third of the rest
of tile campus, Miss Liljequist took t n audition.
As she scurried away from the A81TO shack tightly clutching
her recording, there must have lurked in her mind a suspicion that
as an announcer she was pretty good. Cast among the odd assort
ment of records which time lias gathered about the Kappa phono
graph, her was not unimpressive. ,
Perhaps last week, even though in the midst of an anti-Rhine
smith campaign, she occasionally let her thoughts wander to that
$40 a month, for such are often the meattderings of a gentle, pro
ductive mind.
Yesterday some unknown took to the telephone, an instrument
perfected by Mr. Bell but often used by Ho'well-Liljequist, Inc., to
further dastardly ends. Miss Liljequist was orrly one of his numerous
victims but she was a bit less gullible ttian the rest. Yesterday
afternoon calls began coming into the ASUO shack and patient
Secretary Mary Graham was forced to explain that the auditions
were not officially over and that inquirers had been misinformed
about their being “one of the three finalists.”
But Ingrid would not stoop to using Mr. Bell’s invention for such
a legitimate purpose. She made the long trek to the “studio and
presented her request for further information in person.
It’s probably a gag, she said, but T just couldn’t lake a chance.
Is it true that I’m one of the contestants the judges want to hear
speak again ?
Then Justice, untempered by mercy, took a hand.
It wasn’t true- and the fun-loving Kappa’s radio future tumbled
about her there in the dim, crowded confines of the old infirmary.
What did Ingrid do?
Wedunno—but we don’t think she lit a Murad.
Yesterday’s other prime prank was only partially successful. But
as far as it went, it was humorous—and the incident had plenty of
potentialities.
Briefly:
Unknown calls Chi Omega house.
Tells anxious sisters three men have been prowling around their
mansion for almost an hour and that they’d better call the police.
Unknown hangs up.
Unknown calls Phi Gamma Delta house. ^
Tells Fijis this is Chi O house and three men are prowling around
and will Fijis come up and help catch them.
Chi Os, perhaps remembering Incident with police of last spring,
do not call the upholders of law and order.
Four Fijis circle house and beat around for marauders.
Chi Os see Fijis from behind drawn blinds and are very seared
indeed.
Fijis prowl for a while, find nothing, go home.
Fijis call Chi O house.
Hoax is exposed, Chi Os feel great relief.
Hut what might have happened if the Chi Os had called the
officers?
Net Chances
(Continual from page /wo)
of the oustanding racquet wielders
in the league.
The lanky southpaw turned In a
brilliant season last year in both
singles and doubles, winning with
comparative ease the greater part
of his matches.
The second two year letternmn
favored to place again on the first
utring is Charlie Eaton, No. 3
singles man last year and one of
the steadiest men on the team.
Eaton team with Eeonomus as No.
2 doubles team in the 1937 season.
Bill Zimmerman, another two
year veteran, is expected to return
to action with Crane as the first
string doubles team this season.
Zimmerman and Crane paved the
way to Oregon's upset victory over
the Washington Huskies last
spring when the duet dropped the
No. 1 Husky doubles team in |
straight sets.
Crawford '36 Man
Jack Crawford, who played regu
lar on the 1930 squad will be back
this year seeking his old position
on the team.
Rex Applegate, reserve letter
man last year will be out to fill the
shoes of A1 Finite, No. 0 on last
year’s squad, or to surpass that
mark. Applegate was bothered
with a sore arm during most of
the 1937 season.
Up from the sunny south in Cali
fornia are four junior college trans
fers, seeking berths on Washke’s
squad for the coming season. A1
Stanich and Ellsworth Ellis, San
Mateo stars, Bill Cardinal, San
Francisco J. C., and Dick Williams,
bos Angeles J. C., will make up
the California invasion.
Frosti Move Up
Numeral winners on the froshl
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term who are seeking to break into
the varsity lineup are Karl Mann,
Dick Hagopian, Les Werschkul,
Don Good, Ben Claybaugh, and
Gerald Olsen.
The 16 listed by Washke are
scheduled to start action imme
diately after the opening' of spring
term, when they will engage in
an elimination- tournament to
determine team positions.
Sweethearts Edge
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and Nicholson were particularly
outstanding.
Summary:
ATOs, 28 18, Phi Delts
Hays, 9.F 5, Nicholson
Karstens, 4 .F 6, Riordan
Anderson, 2. C. ... 4, Schweiger
Graybeal, 4 . G Devers
Mitchell, 4 G Milligan
Wyman, 5 . S.3, Watson
Peake, 2.S .... Hannegan
Crawford. S. McMenemain
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LtfROY MATTTNOLY, Editor WALTER R. VERNSTROM, Manager
LLOYD TUPLINO, Managing Editor
Associate Editors: Pan! Deutschmann, Clat* lgc+.
The Whole Picture—of Educational Methods
^^MERTPA is still 1 lir* land nf democratic
principles and llie right of free criticism.
American edneators liave long made nse of
Ilia! right and, especially in recent years, have
been caustic in their remarks about, the “Am
erican” system of education.
Oregon educators enjoy the same rights
and their comments, along with those of other
persons interested in state education, often
have been caustic also.
All in all, there has been much said about
the American system and about the Oregon
system. After running across a particularly
bitter lirade recently, we began to wonder
if anyone was really looking at the education
system critically. There have been so many
blasts and so little said in favor of the status
<|uo that it seems strange educators would
he moving along in such an unenlightened
manner.
^^FTEli"taking stock, it seemed that there’s
much to he said for the present educa
tional setup in our nation and in this state,
even if it isn't being said. Frankly, we were
forced to conclude that The Emerald has
oflen failed to see the situation from the true
critical position. Theories applied elsewhere
often seem alluring, and there’s always so
much that can he done. But speaking always
in terms of shortcomings baits a trap for the
would he critic—lie soon can see only short
comings and his comments become more brisk
than wise. He loses his perspective.
Take first 1 lie American system as a whole.
It’s been criticized as being guilty of over
specialization on the one hand. And some have
found fault with it, conversely, as not pre
paring students to steji into trades and spe
cialized positions upon graduation.
Critics have blasted modern methods be
cause the classic studies arc not, in their
opinions, stressed heavily enough; and others
think modern schools of art and literature
are slighted.
rjpilE American system has been condemned
as an “examination system,” as con
trasted with the continental method of teach
ing with its optional attendance at lectures,
its long vacations for reading, and its single
comprehensive final examination augmented
by little-emphasized “checking-up” quizzes.
These are hut a few of the charges made.
Educators have not hesitated to roll out their
big guns and tear into the system evolved in
this country.
Analyzing this criticism, it in many cases
seems to lack the abstractions (from personal
prejudices) which most educators would like
to affect. Too much of it advances pet systems
or personal theory—or is influenced by the
school in which the critics were trained.
It is true, probably, that America has been
too much influenced by the technical school.
The emphasis on developing the student’s
ability to make money, as rapidly and as much
of it as possible, is unfortunate, but it seems
to he passing.
* * *
'fOO many critics, despite their line hack
grounds, lack the realization of the actual
situation education is facing in the United
States. Many of them lament the lack of
interest in the classics. They would have us
turn hack to the Greeks without realizing
that Greek culture was evolved to fit the needs
ot its period and is often, though sometimes
it is remarkably applicable, archaic if applied
in the America of today.
‘‘When in Rome would be a good slogan
for this type of critic. American education
faces far different problems than did the old
Greek scholars and philosophers—and one
of those problems is the broadened field re
suiting from tlm evolution of the democratic
ideal.
Tliis same criticism also holds good of
those critics who advocate an immediate re
versal of method in favor of the English or
French systems. Those systems are adapted
to their peculiar types of culture—they are all
right in their place hut they might not prove
satisfactory in the Ainereia of today. And,
incidentally, they too must inert new changes
and they too went through developmental
periods. * * »
P'OR one thing, the American system is a
typical example of the American’s desire
“to know just where he stands.” The con
tinental method undoubtedly produces a great
many rounded, sound students hut it alSo pro
duces a great many learned fools—men who
spend years preparing for 1heir finals, only
to discover themselves completely unsuited
for their chosen fields. If a student, isn’t
doing well in America, it doesn’t take him
long to find it out.
English colleges are broken up into units
—small sub-colleges which are linked only
through a loose central administration. Tt is
impossible to speak of Oxford in tin* same
sense as one speaks of Oregon or even of
much-scattered College of the City of New
York, for they are essentially very different.
American education has, undoubtedly,
much to learn from the older methods of older
nations. Bui American education, just as is
American culture, is evolving to fit American
needs. It may well be, eventually, a step in
higher training 'beyond the continental. At
the least, it will be American.
# # #
DUCAT TON in Oregon is also far better off
than a survey of 1 lie views of its critics
might make it appear.
The institutions of the state will never be
able to draw any lines which will exclude
inferior students unless some comparable
institution, destined to aid such students, can
be made available. Even if this becomes
possible, no student can be denied, legally,
th(> right to attend the state’s university or
college if they so desired.
This condition undeniably works a hard
ship on the superior student. It is strictly
an American and democratic method and the
elimination process used is fairly effective.
An inferior student can go to school forever,
almost, but he must fulfill the necessary re
quirements before he can obtain a diploma—
or even a junior certificate.
S for the plight of Oregon, a reasoned
1 V analysis might well lead to the conclusion
that the school is in pretty good shape. If
Oregon stands pat on enrollment (as it has
done, more or less, in the last couple of years)
there is reason to believe that it will develop,
in the long run, into a stronger institution for
having done so.
One thing noticeable in the most intelli
gent criticism is the desire to get away from
“mass production” of graduates. The Oregon
campus has at present just about the number
of students it can comfortably handle. Efforts
to increase the number with indiscriminate
drives will naturally bring in a greater per
centage of poorly fitted men and women who
will, over a period of years, reduce the reputa
tion and the prestige of the University. Every
effort should be made, however, to attract
capable students to this institution and to
make education available for worthy, though
needy, students.
American education viewed roundly isn’t
so bad off as some educators would have us
think. It may not be “classic” and it isn’t
“European”—- but it is American. And after
all. it’s Americans America is trying to edu
cate.
An Enviable Record
| n ii .w u 111iuiium Aimnu' nuu ir;im iu‘
feated Oregon in a dual swimming meet.
Last Saturday afternoon the Oregon swim
mers lest another meet (to OSC). but it was
the first defeat since that one in Portland
five years ago.
In those intervening five years swimming
has been resurrected at Oregon. From a for
gotten sport, practiced by only a few of the
water loving students, in an inadequate tank
without student body support, it has grown
into one of the most important athletic activi
ties. Oregon teams have won conference titles,
dual meets, and individual records by the
score. And this year the team reached two
more victories with the announcement of the
ASFO decision which made swimming a ma
jor sport and the $30,000 remodeling of the
old swimming pool into a modern natatorium.
» * * *
"DF11INO most of this advancement stands
a man who ha* compiled one of the most
enviable records in swimming fields on the
Pacific coast, lie is Alike lloyman, quiet,
affable, Phi Pete coach of the “Aqnadueks”
w iio is largely responsible lor t no advance
ment of the watery sport at Oregon.
Finally after his long winning streak, the
law of averages has apparently caught up
with Mike. Rut he won't be held down for
long, for reports of the prowess of his frosli
swimmers indieate that he will be in with the
best next year.
* * *
'yiCTORlKS come to Mike for many rea
sons. First of all he is a good coach.
Secondly, he knows how to draw good ma
terial. And third, he is an able field general.
He can battle his opponents with psychology
as well as speed, lie has overcome lack of
men with smart strategy many a time to beat
out squads twice the size of Oregon’s.
Maybe Mike has fianlly lost a meet, and
maybe for the first time he won’t win the
Northwest conference title. Rut we are still
behind him. for a good job done and because
of complete confidence that many more Ore
gon "Aquaduek” squads will swim to glory.
—P.1):
MYSTERY
HISTORY
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By
GLENN HASSELROOTH
Since Vincent Sliecan startled
the world with his “Personal
History,” .. autobiographies .. of
journalists have been the
vogue. A rapid succession of
memoirs of adventurous news
papermen followed, and the
public could not get enough of
them.
Think back over the past two
or three years. Walter Durante
wrote “I Write as I Please,”
Webb Miller wrote “I Found No
Peace,” Linton Wells wrote
“Blood on the Moon.” There
were dozens of others just as
good. High school kids all over
the country read them and im
mediately decided that they
were going to take journalism
in college. Fine and dandy.
Can't you just see the high
school senior as he avidly de
vours such material ? Was there
anything more exciting? Inter
views with the President and
Mrs. R., whispered conversa
tions with dictators behind
closed doors, airplane flights to
Palestine to cover a rebellion,
a glimpse of Gandhi going
through a fasting strike, send
ing secret news bulletins to the
A.P. or U.P. from censored war
zones. It all adds up to excite
ment with a capital E.
Of course, the young hope
fuls could see that most foreign
correspondents had poor begin
nings. But with a university
course in journalism to start
them out on the right foot, they
might go still farther! The dis
tasteful experiences that men
like Miller and Wells occasion
ally had tot go through only
added to the illusion of gran
deur. You have to take a little
of the bitter if you want a lot
of the sweet. . . .
The success stories of the
newspaper game keep coming.
They are highly recommended
in elementary Journalism class
es, along with the less palatable
textbooks. But not once in a
blue moon is there a book about
a reporter who did not make a
success of newspaper work, who
did not shoot in a very short
time from cub reporter to city
editor and thence to publisher,
or better still, to foreign corre
spondent for some press asso
ciation. Perhaps the “unsuccess
ful” men have been too busy
. . . earning a living.
Why doesn’t one of these for
gotten newshawks tell about his
graduation from a university
with high honors in journalism,
when he had to take the first
job offered him, and was stuck
back in the hills covering a
lumber camp ? He could tell
how he put out a country week
ly (after writing half the news
himself) and had to take pay
for subscriptions in potatoes or
cords of wood or canned fruit.
He might tell how he had al
ways intended to get back to
civilization when the right
chance came along, how he had
waited and tried for years to
get a break on some city paper,
how he finally gave up trying
and returned to his small cor
ner to hold down his stool and
do his bit to advance American
journalism.
Sounds like sob stuff, doesn’t
it? Autobiographies of this
kind are not what the public
wants. They have turned
thumbs down on similar tales
several times. After all, there is
nothing exciting or romantic
about a guy who never went
anywhere, never met anybody,
and never did anything to get
himself on the front page. Let
that kind write the textbooks
for the journalism students,
and make them be required
/ reading.
Then who will be pulling
whose leg?
* * *
Upton Close, who spoke at
the Thursday assembly, has an
article, “Our Japanese Jitters,”
in the March issue of the Com
mentator. Mr. Close believes
that the United States is the
chief stumbling block in the
path of Japan's attempt at ex
pansion. A clash with the
United States, he declares ir
reconcilable, if Japan is to get
China tightly under her thumb.
Japan, he says, to put her em
pire on a paying .basis, is try
ing to widen the cleft between
the United States and Great
Britain. — - - -
* * *
For girls who like to know all
about the latest styles, there
will shortly be a book to please
them, “Fashion in Spinach” by
Elizabeth Hawes. The author
has been an outstanding dress
Campus
Calendar
Yeomen-Orldes dessert, dance, 8
o’clock tonight in Gerlinger hall.
Alpha Kappa Psi special meet
ing, 1:30, men’s lounge, Gerlinger,
to meet with Mr. E. E. Davidson,
district deputy counsellor.
The Oregon ski team will meet
Oregon State Sunday at White
Branch. Persons with car, or
wishing transportation, sign on the
bulletin board at the Co-op.
designer in this country for
some time. Now she makes an
expose of the business of cater
ing to feminine foibles. Al
though it will appeal primarily
to those interested in dress de
signing, any woman should en
joy it.
Library in Need_
(Continued from page one)
With the staff budgeted down to
the minimum number, the library,
even at that, is running eleven
desks, compared to nine in the old
building.
The immediate reason for exten
sion of hours on Sunday is due to
the fact, the librarian points out,
that when doors are opened at 2:30
there is generally a crowd of peo
ple waiting to be served, and it is
difficult to handle them with the
help on hand.
“Graduate students are one im
portant group who wish to make
use of library facilities including
use of the stacks on Friday and
Sunday evenings,” says Mr. Doug
lass in stating the need for more
funds.
“We have a large investment in
our new building and its contents
and it seems unfortunate that
these are not utilized to a more
nearly normal extent,” says Libra
rian Douglass.
Hot Corner
(Continued from page two)
his home town in Gary, where Bel
ko comes from.
Now a few years of amateur or
semi-pro ball, whatever he played,
certainly wouldn’t tend to give a
hooper an idealistic attitude toward
basketball.
Not when you know that he
pulled the hairs out of Kosich’s
leg until Johnny swung from the
floor. Likewise, Belko is also an
“aggressive” ball player.
When a few such facts are taken
into consideration, Gale’s low scor
ing record becomes amazingly
clarified.
Beginning today at the Mae is
“Mannequin” with Joan Crawford
and Spencer Tracy. “Love Is a
Headache" completes the. double
billing.
Joan Crawford rises from the
tenements to marry Alan Curtis.
Curtis turns out to be a cheap
crook and she has to support him.
Then Spencer Tracy, a rough but
wholesome steamship owner, falls
in love with Joan. From here the
plot continues in true Crawford
style.
The picture is directed by Frank
Borzage of "Farewell to Arms”
and “Big City" fame. Alan Curtis,
a total newcomer to Hollywood,
does a commendable job as Joan
Crawford’s husband. He was one
of the most famous photographic
models when Miss Crawford saw
one of his screen tests and had
him signed up for the film.
On Sunday at the Mayflower is
“A Day at the Races.” This mad
cap race comedy starring the Marx
brothers is a riot—even if you've
seen it before. The running time
is nearly two hours, but if you
appreciate the Marxes, the time
never slows down to a run.
Starting Monday the Emerald
News Broadcast will be handled
by Oregon student announcers^
Time will be the same.
LOST—Black Sheaffer pen with
name Harold Strawn engraved
on it. Call 1799-W. Reward.
Fun Round-Up
Mayflower: “She’s No Lady”
and “Paid to Dance.” Starts
Sunday: "Day at the Races.”
McDonald: Starts today:
"Mannequin” and “Love Is a
Headache.”
Heilig: “Telephone Operator”
and “Range Defenders.” Starts
Sunday: “Penitentiary.”
Rex: “Varsity Show” and
"Heidi.” Starts Sunday: “Bor
dertown” and "Lives of a Ben
gal Lancer.”
Saturday’s Radio
KORE: 1:45, University Radio
class.
NBC: 7, Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Arturo Toscanini:
9, Robert L. Ripley; 9:30, Jack
Haley's Log Cabin with Wendy
Barrie, Ted Fio-Rito’s orchestra.
CBS: 12:30, Lincoln Birthday
program; 7, Lucky Strike Hit
Parade; 8:30, Johnny Presents.
Dance orchestras: 9:30, NBC,
Eddy Duchin; 10, NBC, Louis
Panico; 10:30, NBC, Art Kas
sel; 10:45, CBS, Phil Harris;
11, NBC, Archie Loveland.
KORE from 9:30 to 12.
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