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The Oregon Daily Emerald, published daily during the college year except Sundays,
Mondays, holidays, and final examination periods by the Associated Students, University of
Oregon. Subscription rates: $1.25 per term and $3.00 per year. Entered as second-class
matter at the postoffice, Eugene, Oregon. ___
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LYLE M. NELSON, Editor JAMES W. FROST, Business Manager
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Hal Olney, Helen Angcll
Editorial Board: Roy Vernstrom, Pat Erickson. Helen Angcll, Harold Olney, Kent
Stitzer, Jimmie Leonard, and Professor George Turnbull, advisor. ___
Jimmie Leonard, Managing Editor
Kent Stitzer, News Editor
Fred May, Advertising Manager
Bob Rogers, National Advertising Manager
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Fat Erickson, Women s
Ted Kenyon, Photo Editor
Bob Flavelle, Co-Sports
Ken Christianson, Co-Sports
Wes Sullivan, Ass t INcws
Betty Jane Biggs, Ass’t News
Ray Schrick, Ass’t Managing
jioni wrignr, ass i managing
Corrinc Wigncs, Executive
Johnnie Kahananni, feature
“And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to
play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injur
iously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength.
Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put
to the worse, in a free and open encounter?’’—Milton, Areo
pagitica. This is National Newspaper Week.
Do They Mean It?
nPlIK worthwhile nature of the ideal which the executive
council is striving for in its latest “Every man a potential
Homecoming chairman” program is indisputable. The pos
sibilities of the success of a plan of this nature, in which any
student may enter his application for the previously political
job, is speculative.
According to action taken by 1 lie student governors early
* this week, the usual policy of naming a weekend chairman
' only from the nominees named by the exec committee mem
• hers themselves will be put aside. Instead, anyone may apply
• to any member of the executive committee for the Home
coming job. From this list of applicants, the committee will
* choose a chairman.
; The basic nature of the plan is excellent ... it broadens
, extensively the scope of the committee's choice and lets down
political burs. But With the adoption of this method, one not
- new in theory to this campus, will come the first test of the
• power of the new student officers to act without partisanship.
* # * #
rJAHEBE is always the probability—based on past experi
ences—that the same man will be selected who would
. have been had no applications been forthcoming. On the other
hand, there is an equally good possibility that the executive
committee means what it says . . . that merit alone will deter
mine the choice of tint new mail for the next-to-biggest
political appointment of the year.
It is hoped that applications will be freely turned in; that
the campus in general will respond with enthusiasm to this
’ plan for enlarging the field fro mwliich top appointments are
made. For in so doing, students will be contributing to an
experiment . . . and experiment dealing with the capability of
these new officers to work for their professed ideals already
The whole campus will be watching . . . with not a little
Oregon’s Bewitching Hour
«B«i« are eight o’docks. There is a briskness to the
eight, o’clock in the morning air, there is a crispness to
the low rolling log.
Across the campus scurrying figures appear from some
where, hurrying, hurrying, hurrying. Each has a destination,
a mission that must be quickly fulfilled. Time is so short.
Today is not yet over, and already tomorrow is upon us.
AVe must work, wc must hurry, we must eternally prepare
lor tomorrow. Today and tomorrow, today and tomorrow, the
thought lingers in the mind, and mingles with other thoughts
until today and tomorrow are as one. There is so little time
for today, tomorrow is crowding on our heels.
The appearance of the quickly moving figures on the early
morning horizon is briel, as brief as yesterday, lit ten minutes
or so they are all vanished, and by midday the campus is
settled to complacency.
There is an excitement to the business id' the eight o'clock
hour, the brickness of the atmosphere. At the eight o'clock
hour the day is yet whole.—1\E.
Seventy Coeds Left Homeless
Jj^YKRY full along \v i111 1 lu* beginning «>1‘ the school year
comes rush week, a new flock of freshmen, ami an up
ward surge in registration figures. And every year this in
crease in registration causes the I’niversity bousing officials
more and more worry. Ths year the problem has been more
acute than ever, at least as far as the women studeuts are
Not that any coeds have been forced to pitch tents on the
campus lawn but it all boils down to a lack of sufficient room
in tlie women’s dormitories to house all the girls who wish
to live there. Crowded renditions in the women’s dormitories
have been rather common for the last couple of years but
this year it was simply impossible to crowd in all the girls
who wished to live in the University balls. At present there
is a waiting list of 70 girls who will move into the dorms at
. the earlest opportunity. How many others preferred to lne
in the dorms, but not to wait there is no way of knowing.
* * «
TJNiYjtSRi5lTY housing heads have done all they could to
obtain suitable living quarters for the coeds. They have
tried to got as many girls as possible into the dorms but when
the dorms are full—well, the donas are full. And housing
officials are not magicians these days.
Assuming that University registration will continue ou the
increase (which should he a safe assumption if M-dav doesn’t
thin the ranks of Oregon men) it is difficult to foresee any
permanent relief for the homing official’..
A new women’s dormitory would help.—H.O.
Pride Alone is Poppycock
NCE upon a time little Mary and brother Johnny were
skipping to school with little heed of time. Nearing their
hub of learning, they were caught by the tardy bell clang.
Emotionally, little Mary muttered, “Let’s stop and pray,
Johnny.” Heck no,” retorted the energetic brother, “let’s
run and pray.”
Trite as totalitarianism may this story be, but it pictures
in allegory what Chancellor Frederick M. Hunter emphasizes
in his recent monograph to President Donald M. Erb and tlie
Oregon faculty. Witli “hatred and scorn” manifested against
the ideals of democracy, with human brotherhood becoming
less a possibility, with racial bigotry and physical war ele
vated to “man’s noblest pursuit,” with all of this hellish
stench recking from the gutters of fanatical nationalism, the
Chancellor suggests a reaffirmation of our faith in democracy
so it may continue to endure.
J^UT, as the Good Book says, “Faith without works is dead.’*
A belief in the intangiles of democracy only as long as
we gain privileges is insufficient. We must give something
more than criticism and banter less on peace-time patriotism.
With that faith must be the reinforcement of social respon
sibility. We must expect to sacrifice now to maintain this
poltical structure we so love. Complacency, luxury, depend
ency, and the accompanying unemployment evils are malig
nants which must be torn like tumors from the mental body
to promise relief from a parasitic “gimme” complex that
is almost pathological.
Prescribed by the Chancellor: “If our defense is to be
truly total ... it must be done through a unified faith in
democracy, a confidence that it is worth keeping for our
selves and for the world.” We add: Pride in our existing
institution is poppycock unless we unleash with this pride a
desire not to prattle but to do.—K.N.V.
This Collegiate World
(By Associated Collegiate Press)
Sam A. Coggins of Nettleton, Mass., wanted to go to college, so
he peddled peanuts.
Sam paid his $120 fees at Mississippi State with 2,100 nickels—
the cashier counted them—earned by selling goobers.
* * *
A certain professor at Ohio State walked into the classroom 15
minutes late to find the class gone. The next day the students were
reprimanded. The professor said his hat had been on the desk, and
that had been a sign of his presence. Next day the professor again
found an empty classroom. On each desk was a hat.
* * *
Eastern New Mexico college’s public information bureau sent
out a story saying there was g large increase in number of freshman
A New Mexico newspaper carried the story under this headline:
ON ENMC CAMPUS
Freshman girls weighing under 110 pounds are considering form
ing a Society for the Encouragement of Thinner Coeds.
In the Mall
(Editor’s Note: This column of letters to the editor will hence
forth be a regular feature. Anyone is invited to contribute. All
letters must be signed for filing purposes, but signatures will be
omitted from the letter when it appears in the Emerald if the writer
Away from home, knowing
few friends and feeling out of
place in ne wsurroundings, the
Freshctte and Freshman has a
bad time of it. For a small per
centage, the fraternity men and
sorority women, this doesn't ap
ply so much since they arc
helped get acquainted socially.
The majority, however, are left
eager to make friends but just
a little too self conscious and
shy to get started.
At the reception dance “fresh
ettes” who could dance sat on
the sidelines hoping some one
would ask them. Some of them
feeling so alone and unwanted
they left before the dance was
half over. Yet freshmen who
could dance and wanted to
dance with them, stood waiting
all evening because they were
a bit shy to ask a girl they
didn't know to dance.
Sophomores Fall Down
The service honorarics, Kwa
ma and Skull and Dagger, who
were there, stood in line after
tire president and faculty shook
hands, smiled, and then proceed
ed to dance mainly with them
selves. They deserve plenty of
credit for the work they do; blit
they “missed the boat" Satur
day night when they didn't min
gle more with the frosh class and
help them get acaquainted with
one another. This could have
been done so easily and would
have caused so much happiness
and started many fine friend
To freshmen and "freshettes'’
who feel alone and perhaps a bit
homesick there is the YWCA,
YMCA, Wesley House, West
minster House and others who
are anxious to help you get ac
quainted, make friends amonj
yourselves and with other stu
dents and even some of the fac
ulty. There are no race or relig
ion boundaries, no obligations,
they merely want to help you
get acquainted and jto make
you feel at home. Their friend
liness, the friends you will make,
the pleasant atmosphere, the
good times, will help you feel at
home here and lessen that bit
of homesickness. It will make
you feel like digging into your
studies to be a credit to your
self and our University.
H.v K1DULEY tTMMINOS
Monroe Sweetland Was in
town yesterday in connection
with Vice-Presidential Candi
date Henry A. Wallace's visit
and we had a long talk with
Monroe is executive secretary
of the Oregon Commonwealth
federation and he gets around a
lot. Consequently he knows a
Some of the most interesting
things tie told us were off the
record, but he did make a. few
remarks that were not pledged
Hire? thing' m particular in
terested us. The first two had
to do with Steve Smith, former
ly professor of English on the
campus, who Swcetland said is
still going great guns with
ASCAP; and l5ick Ncuberger,
another UO product, who, pre
diets t h e commonwealther,
stands a good chance of leading
the Multnomah county demo
cratic ticket in vote-getting.
Ncuberger is running for the
The third item, however, is
more in line with this column's
purpose, for we are supposed to
discuss international events.
Sweetland said that on a re
cent swing through southern
California the has just come
back from L. A.l he noticed
numerous billboards plastered
with signs reading "Remember
The implication, as Monroe
saw it, was that the labor un
ions in France, the -10-hour
week, and other progressive
measures inaugurated by the
Blum government are held re
By BILL MOXLEY
Who is this guy Kyser?
The other day the leader of
a small campus band came up
to me and asked, “What’s Kay
Kyser got that I haven’t got?”
Of course I though this fel
low was only joshing so I came
back with, "He’s got Ginny
“Uh, huh,” he replied. “But
I’m serious. What has Kay or
any of the other big name bands
got in a musical way that hun
dreds of unknown outfits all
over the country haven’t got or
"Probably a little showman
ship and a lot of luck,” I said.
“It must be lpore than that.”
"Maybe so,” I replied, "but in
Kay Kyser’s case that’s about
what it amounted to. The fam
ous Mr. Kyser pounded up and
down this very Pacific coast for
six or seven years without mak
ing and more than a ripple in
the pool of public approval.
He Had a Fundamental Style
Kay had a slogan which, when
translated, went something like
this: "Kay Kyser, The Man
From the South With the Big
Cigar in His Mouth!” That
would be real corn coming from
the smooth Mr. Kyser of today.
But here is the point: Kay had
the same fundamental style then
that he has now. He was play
ing more or less the same way
ten years ago that he is today.
And yet nobody ever heard of
him. Then on one engagement
he clicked. The crowds thought
he was great. Maybe it was the
time of the year, the moon, or
the way he held his eyebrows.
Of such little things are suc
cesses made in the entertain
Convicts rurn composers
PRISONER SONG: A new
song called, “I’m On the Verge
of a Merge,” which is expected
to become very popular, Was
written by two convicts at San
Quentin prison, Dwight Claar
and John D. Hawkins. The'two
convicts heard about a maga
zine song writing contest and
decided to try their skill. Their
entry won a $200 cash prize,
and the number has already been
recorded by Mitchell Ayres.
Songwriter Claar will be re
leased from the penitentiary
next month, while Hawkins
comes up for parole in Septem
ber. . . . Maybe they'll write a
new tune called “I’m on the
Verge of Society Again.”
By CORINE LAMON
Since professors have long di
vided students into classes, the
Emory Wheel, newspaper of
Emory university, Atlanta, Ga.,
assumes that professors also
have their classifications. These
arc samples: •
X. The killer type. He wants
to kill off the lower third and
thinks the best way is by over
2. The card type. He is a
card, but not an ace. He's a 3x5
card, outstanding in index ap
3. The fatherly type. He is
the unexpcctant father, always
giving pop quizzes.
4. The nomad type. Like the
nomad of the desert, he loves to
wander—and what he wanders
over is as dry as the. desert.
5. The candy-between-meais
type. He whets your intellec
tual appetite. He knows a great
deal but doesn't try to make ev
erybody too conscious of the
* * *
And then there was the girl
who DIDN'T get her southern
accent by eating Dixie cups.
sponsible for France's defeat.
We don't know just what wa3
France's crucial weakness, but
we don't think it was the very
qualities which made France,
one of the greatest democracies.
At least we don't want to think
so. for the implication is that
if France fell because it was
democratic, then to save democ
racy we must turn fascist.
An unsavory answer when the
me die me is as bad as the cur<- .
Peace. It's wonderful:
By PAT TAYLOR AND SALLY MITCHELL
CAB 1'UNES: Steve Bodner,
Phi Delt, calls his new 1931
Model A “Trulove” cause it
never runs smooth . . . and
lldve England, Sigma Nu, calls
his Packard convertible “Pas
sion” cause it’s uncontrollable.
Bill Moxley tails his car “Duch
ess” because, as Bill explained,
“like another duchess, i(Ps a
smooth worker.” . . . We can’t
say the bad words that Bill Cas
sidy calls his car when it won’t
Start. Rex Applegate calls his
cdr “Mayflower” but he won’t
tell us why ....
Bill Gissbcrg, basketballer
and Beta pledge, aims to Carry
on a romance with Nancy Ames.
. . . Betty Jane Biggs, who, by
the way, is as effervescent as
bromo seltzer, has been dating
with Leonard Clark, of racket
Sigma Nu News:
Grant Alexander now has his
pin which Ann Howard used to
wear but Ellsworth Moss evened
the score by plating his pin on
Bonnie Uhl, Alpha Phi.
Latest Sigma Nu-lywed is
Don McCormick, house proxy,
who married Kay Jesse this'
week. Tige Payne is now house
president, to say nothing of
ASUO prexy and campus labor
bill fendall, clever colmist,
and an ato from osc, said he
wasn’t very well acquainted yet,
but It didn’t take him long to
meet the dean concerning a
crack in his colm. how was it
.... so be it .. . ?
Here and Hearsay:
We could say that Jack Wag
staff is back in school but Jack
doesn’t like publicity so we
won’t even mention it . . . Lulu
Pali (and we do mean LULU)
is from Hawaii and lives in
Hendricks hall. . . . The Kappa
Kappa Gammas didn’t know
about Laura Jean Maurice’s
marriage until they read about
it in th eRegister-Guard. Did
Les Ready? ... It looks like a
Boom year for Johnny Gleason,
Chi Psi, who dates - a - Theta
pledgling, Carol. . . . Betty Lee,
and Alpha Xi Delta transfer
from Kain-tuck cain tuk a bow
for her genuine southern accent.
. . . Margaret Watts, Theta,
just took Bob Reider’s SAE pin.
. . . Elbe Kent is marrying Brad
Smith in the marry month of
* * *
The new cellophane rain
jackets make all the boys look
like prize packages at first
glance . . . but we can see
POME NO. 1
Breathes there a tall girl with
soul so dead
Who never to herself has said
When seeing her blind date is
Oh, Lord, I could eat peanuts
off his head!
Wednesday Advertising Staff:
National Advertising Staff:
Tommy Wright, Night Editor
Copy Desk Staff:
Mary Ann Campbell, city editor
P. S. Sinnott
Hunter Van Sicklen
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