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Oregon If Emerald
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.
Represented for national advertising by NATIONAL ADVERTISING SERVICE,
INC., College publishers’ representative, 420 Madison Avc., New York—Chicago—Boston
— Los Angeles—San Francisco—Portland and Seattle. _
LYLE M. NELSON, Editor JAMES W. FROST, Business Manager
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Hal Olncy, Helen Angcll _
Editorial Board: Roy Vernstrom, Pat Erickson, Helen Angell, Harold Olncy, Kenl
Stitzcr, Jimmie Leonard, and Professor George Turnbull, advisor.
Jimmie Leonard, Managing Editor
Kent Stitzcr, News Editor
Fred May, Advertising Manager
Bob Rogers, National Advertising Manager
UPPER NEWS STAFF
Pat Erickson, Women s
Ted Kenyon, Photo Editor
Pob Flavcllc, Co-Sports
Ken Christianson, Co-Sports
Wes .Sullivan, Ass t News
Netty Jane Biggs, Ass’t News
Ray Sehrick, Ass’t Managing
lom wrignt, ass t managing
Corrinc Wigncs, Executive
Johnnie Kahanantii, feature
“In proportion as the structure of a government gives force
to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be
enlightened.”—George Washington. This is National News
‘HIS is the week designated as “National Newspaper
X Week” and set aside for the newspapers of the nation.
It is a week in which the newspapers take a few minutes from
reporting current affairs to report themselves. It is a week in
which the American public realizes more than evef the im
portance of a free press.
Today the school of journalism will pause to pay tribute
to the newspapers and newspapermen of the nation. An all
journalism school assembly this evening will hear Arthur 1j.
JL'rookham, city editor of the Oregon Journal. Local chapters
Of Sigma Delta Chi and Theta Sigma Phi, national journalistic
societies, will honor Mr. and Mrs. Crookliam at a banquet
before the meeting.
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^THE nation and the school of journalism have every reason
to pause for a few minutes and In; thankful for the
priceless heritage of freedom of the press. As America is the
only remaining stronghold of democracy, so it is tlie last
remaining stronghold of individual expression.
Most of history reveals a constant fight between those who
seek an authoritarian rule over people and those who believe
in and are willing to fight for individual liberty. Every loss
of liberty—historians tell us—has been preceded or accom
panied by a subjugation of the press.
American newspapers—while not perfect we realize—still
best represents the ideal of freedom of expression. To them
is entrusted a large part of the burden of maintaining this
Today, this week, they take their bow.
This Week the Spotlight
A Wage-Hour Law for Oregon
A few days ago ASUO 1’rcxy Uleeson l’ayne started the
wheels moving on a plan for a minimum wage for all
University students on part time while in seliool. The mini
mum wage was to be based on the NYA standard of 3,> rents
It took little time for the idea to eateh on with the stu
dents. Only a few hours after the Emerald had cireulated
around the campus, calls and callers began telling of cases
in which students were getting less than the proposed
Chief point of contention was in the various jobs in the
dorms where the pay was reported to be only tit) cents an
hour. Dorm workers felt that they should get at least the
NYA minimum of 3.1 cents. An investigation was conducted
ad proved the charge that the students were receiving only
30 cents an hour.
* * *
rJ'\IlE course seemed rather obvious. If the ASUO group
was to get any place with a minimum wage requirement,
it had better start at home and attempt to get the wages
* raised in the dorm.
There are, however, some very good reasons why the dorm
wuge is set at 30 cents, as the Emerald later found out. In
tin' first place the 30-cent-an-hour figure was set up mainly as
a bookkeeping convenience. The wages a student earns work
ing in the dorms is applied on bis board. The dorm figures
the cost of board a day per student at 77 cents at the rate of
15 cents for breakfast. 35 cents for lunch and 30 3/3 cents
'. for dinner.
A dorm student works on an average of two and one half
hours a day. If this is applied on his board be is receiving
30.8 cents an hour, which is the way I'niversity officials
arrived at the wage the dorms are paying.
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several years the general University standard, and
one adhered to hy the employment office, is 15 hours a
day of work for alt meals. .Most students working in fra
ternities, sororities, town restaurants, etc., arc working’for
that wage. Figuring meals at Ihe dormitory rate—or even
i slightly over—the student working outside the dorm is work
ing three hours for 77 cents. This figures out to be around
; 11(5 cents an hour, obviously under the present dormitory rate.
Thus hashers and mashers in the dormitory are getting a
better deal than their fellow students working outside and
shouldn’t be disgruntled. Why then, reason dormitory heads,
should the dorms raise their pay to 35 cents an hour when
they are already paying above the general University stan
W ** a*t
'T'HE’IR argument is sound. It is based on undeniable facts,
given above, yet it obscures the issue at stake—a miui
luum wage of 35 cents an hour for students.
If Ih’cxy 1’uyue and crew are ever to see their dream of u
minimum wage established they’ll have to get to the bottom
of the whole thing and change the general University stan
dard of three hours’ work for three meals. They’ll also liau'
to start somewhere and the logical place seems to he here ou
Li'ins groups, dorm* included pa; mg le** than the pro
posed minimum still seem the natural place.
Emerald Upper News Staff
Emerald Upper Business Staff
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Publishing the Oregon Daily Emerald is a 24-hour a day job. Here are the students who make it
possible. Nows staff, top row: Lyle Nelson, editor; Helen Angell, associate editor; Hal OIney, associate
editor; •Jimmie Leonard, manuring; editor; Kent Stltzer, news editor; Pat Erickson, women’s editor.
Second row: Ted Kenyon, photo editor; Ken Christianson, co-sports editor; Bob Flavelle, co-sports
editor; Wes Sullivan, assistant news editor; Betty Jane Biggs, assistant news editor; Corrine Wignes,
executive secretary. Bottom row: Bay Schrick, assistant managing editor; Tom Wright, assistant
managing editor; Jonathan Kuhananui, feature editor; Kidgley Cummings, columnist; Bill Moxlcy,
columnist; Corine Lamon, exchange editor.
Upper business staf, top row: Jim Frost, business manager; Fred May, advertising manager; Boh
Iiogers, national advertising manager; kill Whalen, circulation manager; Alvera Maeder, classified ad
vertising manager; Janet Farnham, office manager. Bottom row: Mary K. Kiordan, Thursday advertis
ing manager; Jean Critcs, fashion editor; Stewart Hayward, Wednesday advertising manager; Dick
McCllntlc, Saturday advertising manager; Jean Adams, Friday advertising manager.
Beside the Point
Why should we "get on the boat" as everyone has advised us to do.
If everyone who missed the boat got on now, the darned thing
would sink anyway.
* * *
After hearing all summer from practically every nickelodeon in
town of the adventures of the “Man Who Comes Around,” we sug
gest that someone change the name to the "Man Who’s Been
* * *
An editor is a guy who doesn't do anything, but answers for
everything that the staff does do.
* * «!
The average University male is preparing to walk fifteen miles
(statistics prove) at open house Saturday night. Some smart shoe
merchant must be sponsoring the event.
* * *
Our idea of no ambition is to have the ambition to edit a catalog.
* * *
"You Can’t Beat the Band" says a recent Emerald edit, but from
the wails that issue from the ROTC shack at each practice, we think
John Stehn's certainly trying it.
As Europe’s latest war news flares'across American headlines, it
becomes clear that England approaches closer and closer to getting
the United States into a John Bull session.
so be it..
by bill feudal!
just as the eolm was ready to
change its name to DODO in
remembrance of the eolumenta
tions in last Saturday's paper,
in swarmed the GAMMA PHIS
ZOUNDS . . . with a few re
frigerated words the eolm was
told off in no misunderstood sen
tences . . , and Lo either admire
the spunk or think her crazy is
the current to be or not to be
question concerning PAT SUT
TON, whose temper seems to
be honed on brass . . . and, oil
boy, has she great big blue
white eyes, 'specially when see
ing red . . . see you at open
house, PAT ....
for the typical fraternity, so
be it offers up a eolm of prayer
. . . there are 12.961,001 com
binations of the GREEK alpha
bet—and just as many frater
nities. . . .
fraternity rushees are often
referred to BAIRD'S MANUAL
OF FRATERNITIES by some
missionary-like dean . . . this is
all wrong as the MANUAL has
tkf disgusting quality of mak
ing all houseo seem on an e\eu
par . . . this, of course, is er
roneous as any frat man can,
prove to you. . . .
after the rushee pledges th9
aouse with that intangible some
tiling or nothing (pick one), the
woim toins . . . skipping over a
few weeks at this point, the
pledge is finally initiated . . .
the inition is an impression with
a hangover ... he is shown the
secret grip, which has all the
movements of a piccolo solo
without the piccolo . . . the se
cret work is carried bottled on
the hip ... he hears a privy
council (with or without signifi
cance) reveal the meaning of
the various symbols . . . the
clams surrounding the head of
a bull on the pin denotes se
crecy . . . the GREEK motto
underneath the prison tower
crest is “hi, yu, sucker” . . .
when translated it reads—"hi,
yu, sucker.” . . .
so be it concludes by patting
the typical fraternity on the.
back—for truly it is the rail
road over which passes but one
train <Jf thought—pledge un.'!....
MIDNIGHT ; J'
bong, bong, bong, bong,
bong, bong, bong, bong,
bong, bong, bong, bong, . . ■
campus quip: ... ties* friendly
profs who helped you figure out
all those lovely early morning
and late afternoon classes . . .
NANCY FAYE, GAM PHI;
MARY JANE DUNN, DDD and
MILODENE GOSS, ALPHA
CHI—a tri-oomph in coed-etry.
The Oregon Emerald—Your Student Newspaper
'"JpiIE last few mornings have witnessed the
publication of the first six issues of vol
ume 46 of the Oregon Daily Emerald. During
the Emerald’s 45 years of publication thous
ands of issues have rolled from the University
presses and the Oregon student daily has risen
until it ranks among the best in the nation.
All-American honor rating has been awarded
the Emerald by the National Scholastic Dress
association every year since 1938—three con
secutive years. The coveted award had been
earned once before—in 1933. The All-Amer
ican award placed the Emerald among the
eight finest college newspapers iu the United
So in the last few years the Emerald has
come into its own. Just what has been the
reason for the Emerald's success is a little
difficult to determine. Probably a major part
of the responsibility for the achievement
should go to the school of journalism faculty,
who have trained the staff members of the
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gUT the winning of awards does not neces
sarily mean that the student daily is a
success. No paper has succeeded unless it has
wholeheartedly, honestly, and sincerely served
the best interests of its readers. No paper has
succeeded unless it has been fair and honest
in its editorial policy and has presented the
news in a lively, interesting, and informative
manner. If any paper fails in any of these
respects then the paper has failed to just that
It is because the editors and staffs of your
student newspaper have held to these ideals
and tried to live up to them that the Emerald
has gained national attention. These editors
and staff workers have tried to maintain these
ideals and serve the University students to the
best of their ability.
* # #
'■JpilROUUII the years the Emerald has
served more or less as a board of appeals
for the students. Any student who has a com
plaint of any sort may bring his grievance to
tin* attention of the student body by sending
a letter to the editor and stating his case.
This year’s editor, Lyle Nelson, has broad
ened this function of the Emerald, lie has
created a seven-man editorial board which
will grant any student the privilege of appear
ing before the board and presenting a griev
ance. The student’s case is given a fair hear
ing and if his case has merit action will be
taken on the matter. In order to maintain the
standards set by the editors whom he has
succeeded Nelson has added another job to
the already tremendous task of the Emerald
staff in an effort to make your student paper
serve you better.—TI.O.
By RIDGLEY CUMMINGS
Forthright old Hugh Johnson
started something in his column
criticising Elliott Roosevelt for
wangling an appointment as
captain in the U. S. army air
corps’ specialist reserve. Thirty
year-old Elliott, it is reported,
will get around $200 a month
for buying supplies. Johnson
intimated that there was an
odor of patronage and privilege
to the appointment and saw in
it a breaking of the Roosevelt
pledge that the conscript law
will be administered "fairly and
without fear or favor.”
Apparently a lot of youth
eligible for a year of compulsory
military service agree with the
general in smelling a rat.
I Want to Be a Captain
From Palo Alto comes a news
dispatch to the effect that a
hundred high school students
have organized a chapter of "I
Wanna Be A Captain, Too”
clubs of America. The group
promises to “do absolutely noth
ing, as does Elliott, and to be of
no use to anyone, as is he.”
The Deb Decides
By MARY KAY RIORDAN
j? The gift of the
‘week waits for
you at Millers
wnere witn any $1 purcnase you
get free a large bottle of Elmo’s
All-Weather lotion. To follow
thru with the Elmo line are 3
new lipstick shades -Pow Wow,
Indian Paint Brush, and Navajo
Corlnne Pricsker has
one of Gordon’s new jersey
shirts with the Peter Pan col
lars. It has long full sleeves,
gathered yoke, and may be worn
inside the skirt or out. Comes in
red, green, and gold.
* * *
uorauroy ana revasiun- i
coats CAN be found! Nancy
A tii e s wears one of Hadley s
heigo ones with a zipper front,
taffeta lining, and loads of
pockets even a cigarette one
on the Inside. These are pro
cessed against rain and yet are
Good news for the college
budget are the perfectly perfect
beige cashmere sweaters at Rus
sells for $8.00. The slip-on has
beautiful lines and is really long
as is the cardigan. Both are
origuial Alberic sweaters made
from 100 per ceul imported
A new beauty discovery for eai
Pearls, made to complement skin
Ivorie (ivory», Argent (silver',
bring a new beauty for the nuine
pearls are e.\ciu3i\e with lUhtiiw
® Imported kcr
* chiefs are a thing
^ of the past, but
the new nanuDiocKea prims
featured at the Broadway would
fool many an authority. They
come in all colors and patterns.
Wear a metal turban to match
your evening dresses this year.
* * *
The cutest /
green and yellow t;
ducks and duck- S
lettes at Oregon J
are at Ruth W heeler s Art
Shop. They are made of myrtle
wood. Also there is a large se
lection of novelty lapel pins,
especially little leather horses,
giraffes with character on their
painted faces. One of the lovely
blue or red leather date books
at Miss Wheeler's shop would
make your desk more attractive
and really keep your numerous
dates straight too.
* * *
. As autumn
J swines into early
winter still deep
er and richer reds of lipsticks
are the cosmetic cry. Dorothy
Gray's Firelight Red is a honey.
Siren. South American Red. and
Ripe Cherries also go on
h of you are the Powder-Blend
tones. The three lovely shades—
and Roseo (rosy) promise to
rous uses for pearls. These new
n feres. 5—. 5-'» 57.o0.
Some young men from Port
land went Palo Alto one better.
Two dozen of them invaded the
army recruiting office there yes
terday and demanded they be
made captains, “just like Eliiott
Roosevelt.” Their spokesman
said they were all of military
age, believed in conscription,
and wanted to take advantage
of President Roosevelt’s im
partiality by enlisting as cap
tains in the procurement divi
Signs of the Times
Certainly these are signs of
the times. Most youth of con
script age seem to be accepting
the new law fatalistically,
though there are plenty of die
hards who regard it as an in
fringement of their rights, an
unpleasant interference with
their plans for the future, un
democratic, a step toward
fascism, and so forth.
One thing is sure. A conscript
system with the cards stacked
in favor of wealth and privi
lege compares to an impartial
system as does rat poison to
Peace. It’s wonderful!
To Newspaper Week
Today’s Emerald is dedicated to
national newspaper week and to I
the men and women who make the
University daily possible. A pic
ture of the upper news and upper
business staffs appears on this
In addition pictures of the staff
and other “shots” taken around
the “shack” will be on display at
the library today.
The Emerald is grateful to Ken
nell-Ellis studios who supplied the
prints for the staff pictures.
Church Class Plans
To welcome all new and return
ing students to the University, a
reception will be given by the C.
O. S. class of the First Baptist
church Friday evening, October 4,
at 8 p.m.
General chairman for the eve
ning will be Lillian Kutz. Estley
Schick will act as master of cere
monies. The program theme will be
Victor Herbert’s “March of the
Though it spreads across the entire nation, the Bell
Telephone System is simple in structure. You can
think of it as a tree.
The 24 associated operating companies . . . which pro
vide telephone service in their respective territories.
The American Telephone and Telegraph Company...
which coordinates system activities, advises on tele
phone operation and searches for improved methods.
Bell Telephone Laboratories... whose functions are
scientific research and development; W? tern Electric
...manufacturer and distributor for the system; Long
Lines Department of A.T.&T.... which interconnects
the operating companies and handles Long Distance
and overseas telephone service.
* * *
NUith common policies and ideals, these Bell System
companies work as one to give you the finest, friend
liest telephone serv ice ... at lowest cost.