Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 23, 1938, Page Four, Image 4

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    The Oregon Daily Emerald, official studrnt publication of Hie University of
Oregon, published daily flaring the college year except. Sundays, Mondays, holidays
and final examination periods. Subscription rates: SI.25 per term ami $.1.00 per year.
Entered as. second-class mater at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon.
Editorial offices, Journalism building 2, (>, 10. Phone Local 35-1, 333.
Easiness Offices, Journalism building 5. Phone Local 334.
Represented for national advertising by NATIONAL ADVERTISING SER
VICE, JNC., college publishers representative, 420 Madison Avc., N< w York X. Y. -
Chicago—Eoston—ixis Angeles - San Francisco.
BILL PENGRA, Managing Editor
Lloyd Tupling, associate editor
End Jermain, news editor
Lyle Nelson, assistant managing editor
Charles Green, chief night editor
Elbert Hawkins, sports editor
Glenn ITasselrooth, literary editor
Eet nadine Eowman, women’s editor
Wally Patterson, photographer
Euthcllen Merchant, executive secretary
Helen Angel l
Corriene Antrim
Nisma Paula
Ami Jlrown
John Cavanngh
Kidgely C'mnniings
Janet Collier
Hope Dnndcrs
Client^ Ilasselrnnth
3?ette Hayden
JVIargarct (lirvin
T'lizabetlr Ann Jones
Wayne Kelly
Alvira Klies
Iiliy Wreis
Loris l.indgretl
Iris Li in liters
Priscilla Marsh
Petty Jane Metcalf
Roy Met Her
Sadie Mitchell
Lois Noble
TV.is Nordling
llamM Olney
I Parker
Wally Patterson
I rma Semler
I jarbara Stallcnp
Kleanor Teeters
Hetty f. Thompson
Jerry Walker
Atney Wilson
Hetty Workman
Tuesday Desk Stall
Hilliard Kuokka
Kleanor Teeters
Alvira Klicsa
Alice Joy Frizzell
Lucille Finck
Tuesday Night Staff
Krros 1’cnlaml
M iriam ] fale
Clayton Kllis, circulation manager
Jean Farrens, national advertising manager
J)ick Litfin, classified manager
ftutli Mary Scovell, executive secretary
Jlctty J’lankinton, executive secretary
Maxine Glad
Jean Stinetfe
Thanks'—giving for What?
J^OVEMIJEE is ii month set aside for observing two equally
futile events — Armisliee day and Thanksgiving. The.
must of years has covered, more or less, just what Thanks
giving day means. No one quite remembers whether it was
to observe the first plowing under of a surplus turkey crop
or a day marking the end of the Puritans’ football season.
Provincial though we may seem, to ns it means vacation.
And not bin" more.
Like a governor taking off for a summer cruise with an.
empty brief ease we point anxiously from the first day of
fall term to Thanksgiving day whence we depart for the
haunts of family ties and ’mince pies. But, Ibis, sadly, is
secondary. Tin; primary significance is that we shall sur
render the world of theses and dull lectures for a good long
weekend of late-morning arising and stuffed stomachs. One
tenth of one per cent of us will pause to reflect, and in reflect
ing we shall be disillusioned.
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JN Europe we have seen the brazen theft of sovereignty
of a tiny nation too weak to protect itself alone, the weak
kneed diplomacy of democratic “justice,” and (lie official
sanctioning of twentieth-century inhumanity .Jewish perse
cution. In Asia, the despoiling of a nation just getting
organized for the first time in generations by a militaristic
minority government is front-page news. In the Holy Land
we see the destruction and desolation brought by racial segre
gation and neighborly butchering between two peoples for the
cause of what '!
In those, our United States, we see.doily attempts to
foment revolution with organization.'^ formed hv foreign
sympathizers, and the impotence of the labor class made more
impotent by their inability to behave in orderly manner. Wo
nowhere approach perfection, but we are, not alone. Tim
scythe cuts bad grain along with tin* good.
# # >» #
^"yUT of the unruly mess we give thanks. Thanks for what?
That we are civilized 1 We aren’t. That we abide, mil ion
ally, internationally, and personally by the precepts of the
Golden Rule? We don’t. That we live in a world of peace?
We don’t . . .
Thanks for a vacation.—V.G.
And then there’s the follow who is asking people what,
student affairs committee passed on lies 1 larger, the fire-stick
artist, as drum major.
Oh Well, In Five Years ...
Univorsity’s private ‘‘highway" connecting Elev
enth and I’niversity streets has again come into the
attention of students. It has come into rather forceful atten
tion, as any one who cares to may discover, if lie will take
his life in his hands and ride over this ‘‘road."
Authoritative statements from the city hall indicate that
tlii> city will do no more than grade the road, taking out the
chuck holes temporarily. They did just 1 hat about a month
ago. and in two weeks the condition of the “thoroughfare"
was even worse than it was before.
Sometime this week, if possible, the city grader will
smooth out the holes again. P>v the time students return from
Thanksgiving vacation and a few good rains have fallen the
“road" will again be full of holes.
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TTNI\ KliSITY officials decry conditions of the road, ad
mitting it is on school property, but pointing out lack
o! funds, and proposer! plans for the new highway which
would make this “road" unnecessary. In the meantime the
road1 which is not a road continues as an eyesore, a bother
and a hazard.
The campus must continue going bumpty, bumpty, bump
along until at some future time when the highway commis
sion approves a new highway into Eugene. .After approval
by the commission the bumps probably won’t jolt so hard,
because everybody will know that in a year or two the new
road will be •completed.
Every time we drive over the “road" we think of how
when we return tor Homecoming in about five years ii will
all be fixed up.
At this time of the season there is always the fellow who
laid four hits on Oregon to win hv two touelnlowns right
after the I'OI;A game. And then there is also the Oregon
Stale man who laid a buck on the Heavers after the Stan
ford game.
3’jjuet alcl Header: I urkey and dressing and erunberries
and stuff tomorrow. “Civil war" battle with Oregon State
Saturday. Parties and celebrations before and alter the game.
School Monday. We hope you surviveIf^)’’" •
Round yn About
Whoops! Today’s the last day
of classes for another week and
am I crying? Well, not so’s
you’d notice. Fact is, I feel
rather good though I’m sure
that fact makes not one whit of
difference to the world at large.
Anyway, this morning I feel an
urge to tell a little story about
a columnist who graced ... or
disgraced, he that as it may . . .
the columns of the daily gem
some years ago.
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Thi° gab-gatherer had an un
canny faculty for poking his
nose into things that did not al
ways give off the healthiest of
odors. Perhaps that’s why he
usually “aired” his findings in
the paper. At any rate, one
balmy winter day he came out
in his column with a little item
about a certain girl who was
going steady with a certain
member of the beef-trust but
was secretly wearing another
fellow’s pin all the while. This
little item provoked the foot
ball player. It did more than
provoke him. It made him mad!
It was a lie!
* * *
Well, for several weeks the
columnist found it healthier to
walk down dark alleys and in
general stay out of the light.
In due course of time every
thing calmed down and the col
umnist I bought all was forgiv
en, if not ,-y dually forgotten.
But Wliat’s this? An invita
tion to dine at a certain frater
nity. The columnist is over
come. Thoughts of a free meal
usually overcome an embryo
journalist and we find the
would-be Winchell accepting
with alacrity ... in other words
... in a hurry.
* * *
Came the night of the dinner
and the columnist is enjoying
a sumptuous repast at the fra
ternity house. Now all the food
has been done away with and
the president of the tong is ris
ing, clearing his throat, “We
will now have a little entertain
ment for our . . . a . . . distin
guished guest.”
The gentleman in question
smelled a rodent ... but too
late! And he was being escort
ed by most popular request to
the banks of the rmll-race
where the usual ceremonies fol
The journalist went down,
came up spluttering, “Help! I
can’t swim!” And the fellows
all laughed. The writer went
down again, came up a second
time . . . still spluttering . . .
and down again. The third
time! Fellows exchanged an
xious glances ... do you sup
pose? And three boys dived
into the race, retrieved one
half-drowned columnist.
To the Editor:
A new intercollegiate sport is
growing into near major emi
nence this year. The embryonic
boxing and wrestling team is
coming into its own. However
there is a noticeable weakness in
the featherweight (129-pound)
and lighter divisions due to lack
of competition. As a matter of
fact there are only two men in
the featherweight division and
none in the bantam division
(119-pound). This applies spe
cifically to the boxing team. I
prefer to let the wrestlers speak
for themselves. I wish to sug
gest that a mob of hopefuls in
these weights would be welcome.
Don't let this turn away anyone
in other weights. They might
do well to speak to Gale Ferris
or Smokey Whitfield as to box
ing,, or to Dale Peterson for
At present there is only one
featherweight boxer who will be
eligible next year. We enter
stiff competition this year and
hope to make an impressive
showing. If you have a sound
heart and are too small for foot
ball why not try your hand?
You don't have to be Celtic you
A Leatherpusher,
W. B. Hughes.
Coeds are outnumbered by men
in the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, freshman class by a
ratio of 164 to 1.
Well, (he gossip-disher was
taken hack to the fraternity
house, warmed up . . . by a fire
this time . . . and given some
dry clothes. After he was thor
oughly himself again the fel
lows escorted him home. The
columnist never did tell his res
cuers how he had passed a life
saving test in high school, was
an expert swimmer!
In closing, sometime ago I
gave a little dissertation on
FLY. In view of current events
I think my subject might bet
ter have been stated, HOW TO
Circumstances sure place
some people in uncomfortable
positions. And I don’t envy
them at all.
Wie geht’s
“Pardon me,” said Tom Moon
ey when told he was eligible
for parole.
With the '‘$30 Every Thurs
day" bill being defeated in Cali
fornia we look forward to an
anti-Santa Claus drive.
Several newspapermen turned
down the job of state treasurer,
we read. Maybe itrs because
they have never had anything to
do with money.
As yet we haven’t heard
whether Pearson’s and Allen’s
new book, "America’s Loneliest
Man,” is a story of Roosevelt or
Charley McCarthy.
Now the men say if you give
a woman enough rope s|e’il
make a freak hat out of it.
Breen Tells Fresh
Of Social Sciences
Explains Purpose
And Methods of
Departing from the usual plat
form style of speaking Dr. Quir
inus Breen, assistant professor of
history, appeared before the fresh
man men as a “regular Joe’’ last
night when he explained the pur
pose and method of studying social
science in a meeting sponsored by
the frosh commission of the YMCA.
Dr. Breen divided the purposes
of study of the course into four
main points: the orientation of the
sciences; the producing of a unity
among the sciences, without plac
ing emphasis on any one; scientific
method in regard to sciences and
how to apply them; and the con
nection of the problems of social
science in relation to everyday life.
To make the course more inter
esting Dr. Breen and his assistants
have been considering presenting
the students with problems in so
next term will be put on correla
cial science to be solved. Emphasis
tion between the lectures and the
reading requirements.
Outlines of Dr. Breen’s lectures
will be handed out to his classes
before the final exams in De
Dr. Breen’s speech was the first
of a series of talks to be presented
by the commission, Foster said.
Bob Hill was in charge of the
Washke, Boushey
Head South Today
Paul R. Washke, professor of
physical education, and Earl E.
Boushey, assistant professor of
physical education, will leave Eu
gene today to attend the sixth an
nual convention of the Pacific
coast section of the American Stu
dent Health council at Stockton,
The convention is for the pur
pose of considering student health
problems, Professor Boushey said.
Place your order for the Emer
ald now!
Orides - Yeomen dance will be
held tonight in the AWS room in
Gerlinger hall at 8 o’clock. Mem
bers will be admitted free, non
members will be charged 10 cents.
Library Handbook
Released for Sale
A new handbook to provide Uni
versity students with information
concerning their library is now off
the press and on sale in the check
ing room of the library for 10 cents
per copy, it was announced last
week by Head Librarian M. H.
The pamphlets will be a required
auxiliary textbook in several fresh
man English courses, in which li
brary work is involved.
When the new handbook, giving
a summary of University library
rules and privileges, was first sent
to press, it was hoped that it might
be issued free of charge to all stu
dents, but publishing costs were
so high that free issuance was im
, possible, Mr. Douglass said.
Dr. Clark Elected
To English Society
Dr. R. C. Clark, head of the his
tory department, has been elected
to the Hudson Bay record society
in Londdn, it was learned last
The society is under the general
management of the Hudson Bay
company. It was established for
the purpose of publishing ^the rec
ords and archives of the govern
ment and company of adventurers
of England, trading into Hudson’s
Dr. Clark spent the summer of
1936 working among the company
records, taking notes on those per
taining to the Oregon country, he
The gymnasium and men’s pool
will not be open over the Thanks
giving vacation, according to the
announcement of Dr. Leighton,
dean of the school of physical edu
will be an event at Sey
mour’s Cafe. We have
searched the markets far
and wide for unusual
foods to make a grand
Thanksgiving d i n n e r.
Roast turkey, goose, duck,
and steak are offered for
your choice, besides many
other entrees. Make up a
party and come to Sey
mour’s. Wo have large
tables for groups. Dinners
60c and 75c.
at Keith Fennel's University
Drug Store. Reduced from
$18.75 to $12.50.
• Picture Framing
PICTURE FRAMING for all kinds
pictures and certificates. Orien
tal Art Shop, 122 E. Eroadway.
* Laundry
Mrs. Seals, 1600 Moss. Shirts
10c. AGENT, Red Anderson,
Omega hall. Ph. 3300, ext. 275.
• Student Service
FELLOWS . . . Bring your car to
Jim Smith’s Richfield Station at
13th and Willamette for A-l
* Lost
PAIR OF GOLD-rimmed glasses
Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 16,
between library and 20th and
Potter. Reward. Call Emerald
or Erros Penland. 1946-W.
* Wanted
PASSENGERS to share expenses
to Bend and Burns for Thanks
giving. Phone Hayden 2612-J.
Try our famous Hot
Hogs on your next
trip north.
697 N. Capital St.
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