Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 02, 1938, Page Four, Image 4

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    Today's column, for no good
reason, will be nothing more or
less than odds and ends that we
have found running through
our mind (such as it is) for the
past few days, and which we
may just as well j>ut down on
paper as not.
For Instance what, if any
thing, has happened to the
Jeanette Charman - Kirk. Eld
ridge romance? . . . Betty Ham
ilton, one of the year's cutest
freshman, is now wearing the
ATO pin of Jim Wilkinson . . .
More love among the ATOs, for
Bert Myers seems to have for
gotten his Stanford interest—
for Rosemary Geneste . . . The
few days of sunny weather
brought out a crop of hand
holders that; bodes well for a
romantic spring . . . didn’t wo
tell you it might snow tomor
row . . . with exams so near,
how do so many people find
time to waste lolling about in
the campus eateries . . . why,
in heaven’s name, are the Sig
ma Chis putting up a flag pole
In their front yard. What do
they think they are — Boy
Scouts? . . . The Woody Truax
Eleanor Pitts romance seems to
be thriving nicely . . . The Alpha
C’his figured prominently in
Oregon’s feeble rally Saturday
afternoon, even to timidly
truckin’ in front of Johnson
hall . . . where was the rally
committee when the dancing
started—or tried to start? Yell
King Paul Cushing pleaded
with the kiddies to swing it a
bit, hut no impetus from the
pep boys gave the thing a start
. . . we certainly wish we could
afford some new spring clothes,
what with store windows full of
fresh and spring-like frills. But
our friend Alice Toots (if we
may borrow her from Martha
Stewart) says this spring
clothes Imying is a fad and that
if we wait until next winter
simply no one will be doing it
. . . what’s this we hear about
Rhinesmith, the campus’ arm of
the law, cultivating a Sherlock
Holmes pipe and wearing a gun.
Maybe this detective club bus
iness really has him going . . .
Where Are Oregon's
(Continued from par/c one)
Korn, graduated in English in ’27,
spent the next three years at Ox
ford, and ’34-’35 at University of
California. He is teaching at a
college in Fresno, California.
Besides Oxford, Theodore Ruch,
’27, has also studied at Stanford,
Yale, and Muich, Germany. He is
professor of psychology at Yale.
Robert Jackson’s Rhodes scho
larship was from ’31 to ’34. A
graduate in ’29 in physics, he is
professor in that field at Harvard.
David Williams was a mathematics
major in ’32, spending the next
three years at Oxford and graduat
ing from Columbia in ’30. He is in
the engineering department at
Ohio State. Robert Hayter, psy
chology, ’33, at Oxford until last
June, is working for an advanced
Most recent Oregon winner was
Don Stuurman, philosophy major
of ’33, who is now teaching philoso
phy at Reed College.
Miller, Ruch, Jackson, Williams,
and Hayter are Phi Beta Kappas.
Kirk Eldridge
(Continued from pope one)
$1 down, the balance in April and
Assistant drive chairmen Hoff
man and Tayior appointed cap
tains yesterday who will work un
der them during the drive as fol
lows: Art Hannifin, George Ro
lander, Lloyd Sullivan, Pat War
ren, Anne Fredericksen, Aida Mac
chi, and Peggy Robbins. There will
be personal representatives in ev
ery house.
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Chief Night Editor this issue :
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Assistant Chief Night Editors:
John Biggs
Assistant Night Editors:
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LLOYD TUPLtNG, Managing Editor
Associate Editors: Pjoul Deutsehmann, Clare Igoe.
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For Exhibition Purposes Only?
JG'VERY garage lins <ri show room where now
pars arc displayed; every t healer lias a
beautiful, ornate lobby; and every oily lias a
chamber of' commerce and a key 1o its various
at tractions.
Some of these organizations go to great
expense to construct, and beautify their
“show spots.” All. it, will be noted, have
something to sell and attempt thus to set it
forth in the most attractive surroundings.
A university, also, has something to sell.
As knowledge of sales methods progress they
are bound to interest institutions of higher
learning, for the battle among schools for
students and funds is one of the most bitter
competitions in the world today.
The University has apparently already
established its sales room. True, all 1he pro
perties are not yet in place but Oregon visitors
are led Irooping Ihrough it to gaze in awe
upon its wonders and 1o sigh happily at the
sight of eomfbrtably seated students rap
turously engaged in reading enlightening
books in a not crowded atmosphere.
We refer to the University of Oregon
library’s browsing room. It must have been
designed as a show room—-otherwise we can’t
find must justification, either for its existence
or the fuss that has been made over it and
its furnishings. It certainly isn't much for
# # *
rJ~'IIE University very definitely has sorno
ing to sell and the people of the state of
Oregon probably need luxation education
about as badly as the people of any state.
Perhaps the show room is the best means by
which to “make the sale” of Oregon as a uni
versity and to interest Oregonians in the
needs (and justifications for taxes to fulfill
them) of ednealion.
The facts in the case would indicate that in
the so-called browsing room Oregon has been
building wluit is primarily to be a show room.
In the first place, the casual observer and
reader of Oregon newspapers might be led
•to postulate the following definition of a
library if he had before* him only the material
disseminated about Oregon’s newest and most
impressive building. “A library is a building
in which books are kept, the main feature of
which is a browsing room.”
For the browsing room furniture, costing
$9,000, has been publicized at the expense of
the structure as a whole, although the build
ing which will house that furniture cost
around half a million dollars. The purpose of
11n* library and the browsing or show room
are vastly different, with the browsing room,
it it is to be a browsing room, a mere supple
ment. Hut in this ease the supplement seems
to have swallowed up the larger structure.
# # »
JO [(HIT now, since tin* addition of two new
pink leather chairs, tin* furnishing pro
ject seems to be stalled again. Hut since the
completion ol tin* drive* to raise the money
for furnishing the room produced the neees
*i)iry funds the actual work has often been
stalled. The conditions under which the furni
ture may be built and purchased is behind
some of this delay and it is doubtless all
legitimate. The delay lias paused, however,
reflection on the entire situation which lias
resulted in raising 1lie question in tin* minds
of some as to whet her the whole project is
If the browsing room is to he a show room
it is ideally situated in relation to the rest
of the building for its purpose. If it is to be
a browsing room it is not.
Inst.ead of spotting 1 lie room on the second
or third floor where students might conceiv
ably have an opportunity to browse with a
minimum of interruption, Ihe leisure reading
room was plunked down in the very heart of
the library, it is not cut off', even by doors,
from the hallways which hears the main
traffic of libe users. It, is the most promi
nently placed room in the while library.
^^Nl) the job of furnishing the room is being
done in hucIi a manner as 1o confirm the
suspicion that perhaps people have been
“roped in” on a sales room masquerading as
a place to read.
Every article of furniture lias been de
signed and redesigned. The room will be a
place of modernistic beauty. The height of
Ihe chairs, for example, has been twice
changed, we understand.
Rut, like the automobile show room and
the hotel lobby, it will not he a place to
Perhaps a super-show room for Ihe popu
larization of education is necessary. But the
space it takes up and the attendant required
1o maintain it seem sheer luxuries in a library
so understaffed that all of its rooms cannot
he used which would he necessary to satisfy
the needs of students who wish 1o study, not
browse. And about .j>4,000 of the money col
lected for furniture would bring 1he money
available for Ihe purchase of new hooks up
to about two-thirds what it should he were
it devoted to that purpose.
* # •»
IF the room is going to he a show room it
ought to he labeled as such in order tlint,
students who don’t have exhibition complexes
can avoid it. Right now, what with the girl
reserves trooping through opened mouth and
all, students dropping in to read or take a
nap IVcl like fish in a tank at the aquarium or
like occupants of a state institution for moral
or mental correction.
Personally, we don’t think there’s any
justification for devoting so much space to
a show room. The real purpose of the library
makes a condition where it is overshadowed
h.v a non-essential branch of doubtful value.
It has the effect of cheapening 11n* whole
structure in many eyes or at least brings to
mind the thought that someone has lost their
perspective in Ihe matter.
These facts seem plain: if any browsing
is to he doin' it can ho heller accomplished in
comparative seclusion and in ordinary com
fortable surroundings; Ihe essentials are
hooks, handily displayed in great variety, and
a leisurely atmosphere, not bustling atten
dants and expensive chairs.
Put a show room now. that's different . . .
if you want a show room.
Edited by ... .
I’ill Cummings, Campus
l’aul Deutsehmann, National
Since the Oregonian put red-baiting' Policeman
Oilnle in his place, the topic of communism lias
been rather out of style in staid and peaceful
Hut in Kansas, the land of prohibition and Alf
Iatndon, communism is quite a topic of conversa
tion. The present big beef is in regard to Kansas
university which is under fire as a spreader of
"subversive" ideas. The situation lias grown to
such an extent that the worthy legislature of
Kansas is seriously debating spending from $7,500
to $15,000 on an investigation,
* * *
The trouble started when a youth, recently of
Kansas U. and imbued with the communistic pro
paganda allegedly dealt out there, hied himself to
Spain, and got shot fighting for the supposed
communist cause. So the story goes.
It is amazing to what extent people will go to
discover something with which to frighten them
selves. Bogies are undoubtedly the most played
upon figments of man's imagination. Psychologists
could probably explain why to us it seems funny.
The most popular bogy these days, when the
devil has become more of a good fellow than a
fearful ogre, is communism. Perhaps it is neces
sary to have a bogy man, but it shouldn't be.
* * *
Some of the Kansas politicians have apparently
succumbed to the psychological urge to be fright
ened. Their aim, or at least the aim of those who
are supporting the bill for investigation, is to con
vey' their frightened attitude to the people of the
state and the students of the university.
Perhaps they might argue that they are en
deavoring to protect democracy, preserve the con
stitution, combat subversive activity, or any of a
dozen noble and patriotic aims. But the inevitable
result of these frightened men (if they succeed)
will be to frighten more people, becloud the issue
with verbalisms, and create a bogy where probably
none existed.
It is gratifying to note that the attitude of
the press of Kansas for the most part has been to
censure or ridicule. It is also pleasing to note that
in the legislature itself forces are moving to defeat
tire measure.
* * *
The problem presented by the Kansas situation
in a way typifies the experiences of many other
institutions of higher learning. Fortunately, in
most cases these situations have not been carried
as far.
But the fact still remains that colleges and
universities throughout the nation are in continual
danger of getting under fire, should some profes
sor explain communism too vividly, some student
appear unduly liberal, or speak to an organization
of "doubtful" patriotism.
The condemnation, strangely enough, comes
often from the same people who runt and rave
about the failure of universities to accomplish their
purpose in educating the youth of the land. On one
hand these bright people want America's youth
to become more educated; on the other they are
striving to keep from them one of the most signi
ficant political developments the world has soon.
♦ * *
By this we do not defend communism. But we
agree heartily with Alf Landon when he says that
the "true test of our belief in freedom of speech
comes when we listen to someone who expresses
views which we abhor, and when we are willing to
make the t'ight to permit the expression of such
A Tough Battle—But Pink Got a Draw
'VE always a great deal of respect for
the humor and influence of John Pink.
Right. now we’re a bit puzzled about Pink’s
performance of last night.
John decided to. in his usual style (in our
usual style we usually designate Pink’s efforts
as “in his inimitable manner”), whip out a
bit of a masterpiece on the University lecture
Pink had been listening, as he related in
his column, to Dr. Rudolph Ernst of the Eng
lish department describe attendance at the
lectures. Faculty and townspeople, Dr. Ernst
said, turn out in gratifying numbers 1o hear
1 lie talks. Students, he declared sadly, stay
away in large numbers.
So John took up the cudgel for the Uni
versity lecture series. We'll pack ’em hi, says
he. We'll tell them about what will happen
to them years from now up in Knappa-Sven
sen when the people all start to moving away
—they won't know what the cause is if they
don't attend this lecture. So he did.
* # #
K nm "lad to report, tlint. John go1 a
draw, or rather a three-way lie, with tlie
fa aril tv and townspeople. (Figures based on
statistics taken by an Emerald reporter.)
Of the people he could identify, thirty
three and a third per cent were students, a
similar percentage was of faculty members,
and ditto for the townspeople. That is, there
were two students, two faculty members, two
townspeople, and one unidentified person, .0
woman, who said sonufthing about making a
study in connection with work at University
The courageous lecturer, R Tf. Moore,
made In's talk 1o the audience of seven—and a
very interesting talk it was. too, according to
Now, even though he earned n draw—we
didn't count the reporter who is a student,
which just about makes up for 1he fact that
oim of the other students is writing an editing
thesis related to Dr. Moore's topic—wc were
shocked when Pink turned out only Iwo stu
Maybe lie just had an off day. After all,
it’s hard fo sway us non-intelleeluals.
Fun Round-Up
Mayflower: “Double or Noth
McDonald: “Everybody Sing”
and “Paradise for Three.”
Heilig: “Little Miss Rough
Rex: “Dead End" and “Per
fect Specimen.”
* * ©
KORE: 8:30, Emerald Rhythm
Review with Babe Binford’s or
chestra: 10:30, Emerald News
NBC: 5:30, Tommy Dorsey:
7, Hollywood Parade with Dick
Powell, Rosemary Lane; 9,
Town Hall with Fred Allen.
CBS: 6, Chesterfield program
with Lawrence Tibbett; 6:30,
Ben Bemie with Lew Lehr, Jane
Pickens; 8:30, Texaco with Ed
die Cantor, Deanna Durbin.
Dance orchestras: 9:30, CBS,
Henry King; 10:15, NBC, Nat
Brandwynne; 10:30, NBC, Jim
my Grier; 11, NBC, Eddy Du
chin. (KORE from 9:30 to 12j
“Everybody Sing” and “Paradise
for Three” are the two billings at
the Mac today. Although neither
show is outstanding, the two to
gether make a much stronger at
traction than the average run of
double features.
“Everybody Sing” features Allan
Jones in a sing show. He is a chef
during the daytime at a rich man’s
house; at night he sings in a cafe.
When Judy Garland, the rich man’s
daughter, is ejected from a girls’
school Jones gets her a part in a
musical production he is putting on
at the cafe. From there on the plot
twists and turns and gives Fanny
Brice a chance to do the film’s out
standing' bit-work.
“Paradise for Three” is with
Frank Morgan, Robert Young,
Mary Astor. Locale is a resort
hotel in the Alps with Morgan a
wealthy capitalist who has won a
10-day holiday under an assumed
name, making use of the award
and mingling with the common
herd. Another winner is Robert
Young, a poor Ph.D., dead broke.
When it is rumored that there is
a millionaire in disguise at the
hotel, Young is mistaken for the
wealthy one. Mary Astor, daugh
ter of the millionaire, appears on
the scene and the fun begins.
* * *
Dancing this afternoon in the
little gym behind Gerlinger. This
is the last ASUO afternoon dance
of the term.
# © #
Another Emerald Rhythm Re
view tonight over KORE with
Kennedy. Kaufman, and the Bin
ford Boys.
More than 1,100,000 Americans
are enrolled in WPA education
St. Louis civic organizations are
working for the establishment of a
free college in that city.
Weird Noises
From Friendly
Cause Wonder
It was on a Friday night, but
all was not still. Friendly hall
was being haunted!
Low moans, weird cries, pain
ful sighs were wafted on the
breeze out of the second floor
windows of the building. Pas
sers-by hurried to get past the
evidently bewitched district.
Such inhuman cries could not be
found outside the movies or a
ghost story.
But not so, as many of the
“fraidy-cats” were to learn later.
A few of the Emerald announc
er applicants, who. had come
away from late auditions, were
excited about getting their
voices recorded and wanted to
play their records. Finding the
rooms of the speech department
deserted, for it was long after
hours, they proceeded to find a
phonograph. As luck would have
it, they could not get the thing
going properly. It was electric
and would only run about half a
minute at a time, with an occa
sional prodding twist of the ro
tating disk.
In such a manner, speed that
the records turned was uneven.
First the voices would roar out
blatantiy, then evener and
smoothly, then slowly so that the
voice of the speaker seemed to
come from beyond the grave.
Hence, the pseudo-spooks mys
tery is explained.
ATOs Take Lead
(Continued from page two)
Yeomen gathered the cross coun
try championship in the first quar
ter, but slipped from fifth to sev
enth in the second term.
The Fijis hold the golf crown,
also gathered in the first quarter,
and placed high in basketball, to
move from seventh to sixth place.
1st 2nd
Term Term Total
ATO .373
Phi Delts .381
Sigma Chi .232
SPE .283
Betas .266
Fijis .238
Yeomen .251
Kappa Sigs .240
Gamma Hall .222
Tony Amato, second year law
student from Portland, was elected
president of the Newman club at
a breakfast meeting of the organi
zation held Sunday morning at Sey
mour's cafe. Mr. Amato succeeds
Genevieve McNiece, who recently
resigned. The Newman club is
made up of all Catholic students at
the University.
L. S. Lyons, national president
of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, visited
the local chapter, Saturday. He
comes from Washington, D. C.,
where he is head of the Brookings
There’s a Reason
why so many Oregon
students phone for their
Laundry and
Dry Cleaning
For superior work, call—
New Service Laundry
University High
Teachers to Make
Tour of Schools
Progressive schools in Califor
nia and Washington will be visited
by two members of the faculty of
University high school during
spring vacation.
J. A. Holaday, instructor in so
cial sciences, will leave Friday for
a two weeks’ trip, stopping at Chi-'
co, Sacramento, Redwood City,
Palo Alto and San .Tose high
schools, and observing their curri
cula and methods of instruction.
Student teachers will conduct his
classes during the week of his ab
sence not included in spring vaca
Stanley E. Williamson, science
instructor, will visit schools in
Washington during the week's va
cation, particularly the Seattle
Results of their survey will be
reported to faculty meetings upon
their return, and the best features
found in the various schools will
be adapted to University high
The New York City Principals
association has passed a resolution
asking that chapters of the Amer
ican Student Union be barred from
the city's schools.
Master Danre group will meet
tonight at 7:30 in the tlance stu
The Eugene Hunt club will liave
a business meeting tomorrow night
following its ride. Riding will be
at 8, and the business meeting
will follow at 0 o’clock at the fair
grounds club house.
Alpha Kappa Fsi meeting this
afternoon in room 106 Commerce
at 5 o’clock. This is the last meet
ing of the term. Several important
questions require the attention of
all members. Please be there.
A revised edition of Professor
A. E. Caswell’s book, “An Outline
of Physics,” is now in the hands of
the MacMillan company for publi
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