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The Oregon Daily Emerald, published naiiy during the college year except Sundays,
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Within the Law
rJ''HE question of membership in the ASUO was settled be
yond doubt yesterday when the judiciary committee
ruled that members of the student executive committee had
acted within the power given them by the constitution when
they voted to extend membership to “all regular undergrad
uate students registered in the University.” The question
was brought to the judiciary group in the form of a test case
to determine the constitutionality of the executive commit
tee’s action in granting membership to all students.
The decision was fair. Under the stipulations of the ASUO
constitution the executive committee is given the right to
determine what fees shall constitute the requirement for mem
bership in the ASUO. They voted that the regular fees paid
by all undergraduates should be all that were required. It
was plainly within their power to do so.
# m #
'JpiIE effect of the legislation will be great. For the first
time in many years every registered, regular, undergrad
uate student will have the right to vote in the ASUO elections.
It will take the power from a few who possess some kind of
a card and will place it in the entire student body. By giving
the right to vote to ail students, ASUO leaders hope that
many more will become interested in student government.
An increased activity program will be the result.
The action of the executive committee and the decision of
the judiciary committee is encouraging. It, is a step toward
what the Emerald has been fighting for—the right of univer
sal suffrage in the ASUO and in classes. If the new setup
in ASUO government succeeds in getting more students in
terested, if it proves a success in encouraging participation
in student activities, then the classes will undoubtedly follow
the leadership of the executive committee .
His Own Successor
rJHIE brown-thatched “man in white” who brought yell
queens to Oregon and a Webfoot twist to the UCLA
“rocker” yell received a hearty slap on the back yesterday.
For Oregon’s student body elected Earle Bussell as his
own successor to the position of yell king. They picked him
from a field of eight well-qualified applicants . . . which
means they like his policies.
But the critical observer could have told that long ago. It’s
a fairly simple matter to note whether a student body likes
a cheer leader or not by the way in which they react to his
leadership at games. And Earle had that support.
He seldom lacked wholehearted backing on new yell ar
rangements. Students listen to his directions and follow
him well. His yell sections noisily express their enthusiasm
for the between-the-half novelties and pantomines he worked
up from time to time. His introduction of Assistant Bette
Christensen was his crowning glory; the stands went rampant
the night she made her debut.
* * #
J^ING EARLE lias announced plans for his new reign that
include the addition of three peppy girls to assist on the
directing side of yell maneuvers and a series of new stunts.
What’s more, the rather quiet, bashful sophomore shows
genuine enthusiasm and pep when he gets into that white
sweater. Real interest is probably his greatest asset.
He deserves the vote of acclaim which came to him at yes
terday’s polls, for he has worked hard at a thankless job,
and has gained student support in a time when rally leaders
were the crux of student barbs and criticism. —11. A.
Anna Had a Birthday
rp'HE Emerald believes in keeping up with the times. It
has even been remarked that the editor feels a responsi
bility to have this page follow in the wake of the news, on
time. But a fairy story can laugh at time.
Anna .Sklepovieh s birthday, from the press flash point
of view, is bv now dead stuff. But in the light of our time,
in days when exciting Romautieal Things don’t happen often,
it is very much alive.
Anna s birthday, as a number of newspapers recounted the
facts, occurred on the same day as President Roosevelt's —
January BO. lie was turning ,">!• and she, 1 I. So Anna wrote
the President a happ,\ birthday letter and got a White House
thank you note. Someone, presumably a joke-minded broth
er, intercepted her note and added a p. s. asking her to come
to Washington to meet the President.
* * #
CHILLING the details of her journey, in Washington we
find Anna: removed from the White House, put in a
children s home, and flashing into the headlines. Hearing of
Anna . plight, the President himself pressed the magi'
button or waved his magic wand ami lo! Anna was Omdev
ella for a day. slm oeiupicd a royal spot in his Birthdav
celebration.- Her homecoming must have been that of the
fairytale peasant who has been smiled upon by the king and
who was ol course, a princess in disguise all tb*' while
ibis story, like all good fairytales, must have a moral. The.
moral i..: when a busy man, such a.s President Roosevelt,
hounded about by international intrigues and explosions can
take time to think of even the least of one of his fellow citi
zens, joyousness m living cannot be dead.
A fairy story can laugh at time, and a jumping jack world.
In the Editor's Mail
February 13, 1911
To the Editor:
If no girl on the Oregon cam
pus wore wooden shoes there
would still be plenty of noise
at concerts. The behavior of the
audience at Gladys Swarthout's
recent appearance here was a
disgrace. If people buy reserved
seat tickets why can’t they
come on time ? At least 50 peo
ple came traipsing up the aisle
anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes
late. Miss Swarthout had to
wait three times or more for
late-comers to be seated; once,
having started to sing she was
forced to stop because people
were being ushered to their
Also, it must be very gratify
ing to an artist who has spent
years training her voice to have
an audience clap loudly for a
student who puts down the lid
on the piano. High school stuff.
If you clap for an encore why
not wait to hear it? How
would you like to sing an en
core to the tune of departing
We suggest that all ushers be
instructed to make late-comers
wait until the first group of
songs is over at any concert. It
is only common courtesy to the
artist and those who come on
The rest of the problem: whis
pering, leaving noisily, and in
discriminate clapping is up to
the students to correct. Just
remember that if we get a rep
utation for discourtesy it will
be increasingly difficult to se
cure worthwhile artists to ap
pear on this campus.
Parade of Opinion
By Associated Collegiate Press
“It would be bad,’’ quips the Daily Texan, “if some of
these CAA boys flunked a test, especially at 10,000 feet.”
In more serious vein, there’s a deal of pro-and-conning these
days on American campuses about the merits of the federal
government’s flight training program for college students.
Some editors have voiced flat opposition, others go “all out”
in their praise.
The Tulane Hullaballoo does neither, but it raises some
pertinent questions: “Are the institutions of higher learning
serving their broad purposes in following the narrow aims
of this enterprise? Or should they protect their supporters
from such exploitation? And are they making their best
contribution to peace by becoming cogs in the program to
prepare youth for war?” Similar questions arc raised by the
Lenoir Rhynean at Lenoir Rhyne college.
Charging “they call it the CIVIL aeronautics authority,
but they mean MILITARY aeronautics authority,” The
Daily Northwestern advises undergraduates as follows: “We
neither recommend that you sign up for the program nor
that you shun it absolutely. We ask you only to recognize
that you are, in effect, signing up for training in the military
air force of the nation. Be under no delusion that this is
simply an easy and cheap way to learn to fly with no strings
attached. It isn’t.”
* * *
It would appear from an Associated Collegiate Dress sur
vey that the pros outnumber the cons. Here are typical argu
ments of the former:
Cornell Daily Sun: “Actually the CAA is not concerned
with developing military pilots. It is training thousands of
civilians who some day may want to own their own planes,
or fly just for the pleasure and convenience of it. It, is very
likely that never again will students have an opportunity
to learn to fly under such ideal conditions.”
Michigan State News: Turning out ot crack pilots may
have been the original purpose ot the CAA courses. But it
is in the sideline of arousing public interest that the program
is really going to click. Enormous strengthening of the coun
try’s aerial defense is vital. Public understanding of the aims
and realization of the needs for such a move will remove the
biggest stumbling block that defense heads might encounter.
CAA flying schools are already supplying much of that un
derstanding and realization.”
The Aquinas, University of Scranton feels “that the ben
efits are obvious. For $25 the student is given training val
ued at well over $400. Fear that students would be edged
into the army after completion of the course lias been shown
to be false by experience of the students who are now licensed
The Kentucky Kernel: ‘ CAA is perhaps the best method
available for building a sound foundation for the army’s
air arm. There certainly is no method more democratic than
that of CAA. "With aviation apparently destined to play so
large a role in the world's future, it is essential that some*
agency assume the responsibility of training youth for that
future. And since aviation necessarily demands intelligence,
and since intelligent youth are most highly concentrated
on the campuses of the nation, it seems only just that the
universities take the lead in schooling future pilots.”
From All Sides
Exchange by Mildred W ilson
Lynn Clare, student at tlie
University of Minnesota, being
without ready cash, wanted to
hitchhike to a job at Sun Val
ley resort in Idaho. To determ
ine the li+'st hitchhiking routes,
Clare wrote to a railroad for
He was very much embar
rassed a few days later when
a salesman, tickets in hand,
came to call on him. Clare ex
plained Ins lack of funds to the
salesman And not long ago he
rode, by coach to Sun Vallci -
as a guest of the Union Pacific
—The Minnesota I'aily.
Sing a song of sixpence
A penny and a mckle
The other guy had fifty cents,
Gee. but dames are fickle
—The Y New a
Something to tell the fresh
is** the c*- «f J. g.
Miller, candidate for the BA
and MA degrees in June, from
Ohio State university. Last
quarter he signed up for 29
hours while his classmates
struggled with their average
“load's" of 15 hours and
emerged with a straight A aver
In addition to his high scho
lastic record, Ohio State's “star
student" us active in a number
of extracurricular activities and
is working his way through col
lege. So time won't hang heavy
on Ins hands this, term as be
has signed up for an extra two
hour course which means he 11
l>c carrying 31 hours this term.
—The Indiana Daily Student.
■ You said a mouthful,” is my
idea of a phrase that will bum
itself into the language of the
future," says Drake University
fTofessor Paul Barms m de
By HUMBERT SEESALL,
Question no. 9,876,543: Do
you know anyone who has a
friend who has ever heard of
anyone who was polled by the
Walking into the Side Wed
nesday night, who should one
run into but that piggin’ fool,
JOHN "More space for Student
Union" CAVANAGH, debating
whether or whether not to buy
BETTY MAE LIND a coke.
Attention, girls! Grab your
Sigma Chis now. They’re going
fast! Last two victims were
GEORGE KILLMER, who lost
his brass to ROBERTA
FISCHL, and DAVE JAHN,
who really pulled a surprise on
everyone in town as he brought
his pin to rest on Alpha Chi’s
get - around - girl, LORRAINE
LEWIS. Wonder how long MD
GOSS will last.
Latest alumni group to be
formed on the campus is the
“Myll Alumnus,” — from the
Gamma Phi of the same name.
The "alums” celebrate the oc
casion with a set-to every Wed
Beta DICK DAVIS was riding
along, minding his own business
in Beta JOHNNIE MATCHER'S
car the udder day, when, swish,
MATCHEK takes a corner, the
door takes an opening, and DA
VIS takes a ride all the way
across the street on the south
end of his spinal column—he
didn’t hurt anything, and made
a beautiful save of an "article”
which he clasped in a death
clutch as he took his ride.
It appears as though WAR
KEN TREECE was born with
gold-dust in his veins—he is
blessed type one blood—•
which is worth about 50 samo
lians a pint! LOU TORGESON
doesn’t have type one—but his
type, strange as it seems, cor
responds perfectly with PHYL
DUBE’S—so he donated a cou
pla jars the other day . . . .
BUTCH THOMPSON, (whose
real name, incidentally, is Les
ter) is unhappy ’cause he’s just
plain, old type 2. In fact, the
campus seems to be bloodtypc
conscious since so many of the
men have been tested during
the past week for transfusions.
“DAPPER DICK" DRAPER,
a transfer from Silo Tech, is
working up a very consistent
date-list with Kappa HELEN
MOORE . . . Gamma Phi JANE
WARLICK decides that absence
doesn’t make the heart grow
fonder—and sends back a Mary
land Beta pin after a year of
steadyship . . . ART WIGGIN
doesn’t try out for yell leader
again, but makes a bid for
RAND (Just call me Bunny)
POTTS—Thetaki pledge who
takes such delight in embar
rassing Kappas, goes into his
shell with 94 cents left between
now and next term—so he says
. . . Canard Clubber BLAKE
HIRSCH had to go the trouble
of making an announcement in
the assembly to get a Heart
Hop date—but he got one!
Dbegdn If Emerald
Friday Advertising Staff:
Jean Adams, Fri. Adv. Mgr.
Ray Schrick, night editor
Mary Ann Campbell, assistant
Barbara Jean Vincent
Copy Desk Staff:
Wes Sullivan, city editor
Elsie Brownell, assistant
Joanne Nichols, copy reader
Betty Jane Biggs
Betty Jane Thompson
cut-day slaughter of the Eng
College English. Barrus be
lieves. will enable the student
to adapt his Speaking vocabu
lary to any level of intelligence
or type of society and slang
“pumps spice, color anil virility
into our every day English
—The Utah Chronicle.
George Grant Mason, Jr,
member of the civil aeronautics
board, received his A£ degree
frer.. Yale eu l?wh.
International Side Show
By RIDGELY CUMMINGS
Rumors held the international
spotlight last night—significant
rumors it is true, but still ru
Conjecture number 1 was that
Great Britain is
on the verge of
Just a few days
ago ties be
and many ob
servers predicted English air
attacks on Rumanian oil fields,
but nothing has happened since.
Now "reliable reports," a
more impressive way of writing
rumors, have reached Belgrade
in Yugoslavia that at least 20,
000 German troops are already
on Bulgarian soil.
A Strike at Greece
If this is true it may presage
a Nazi strike across Bulgaria
into Greece, which would nat
urally bring little Bulgaria into
the war, either on the Allied side
if she resists or on the Axis
side if she permits the free pas
sage of German soldiers.
Russia is significantly silent.
A few months ago it looked like
Russia was going to guarantee
Bulgarian neutrality, but no
body seems to know which way
the Bear is going to lumber
Speaking of Russia brings up
rumor number 2. It is to the ef
fect that trade negotiations be
tween the Soviets and the Jap
anese, now being held in Mos
cow, are taking a favorable
turn. It’s hard to say how these
stories start—perhaps a Nip
ponese delegate walked out of a
public building . . . smiling over
the good lunch he had just fin
ished (if people really can get
good lunches in Moscow), and
a reporter sensed the story.
Russia at the Helm
However, it is entirely possi
ble that the Reds and the Japs
are getting together. Some time
ago this column pointed out that
it is Russia who is really in the
driving seat as far as interna
tional politics go, and that it
was entirely possible that Stalin
would smoke the pipe of peace
with Matsuoka or the Mikado
or whoever is chief smoker for
the Japanese. As the United
States ties its destiny closer
and closer to England and Chi
na, Russia correspondingly
gains in freedom of maneuver.
I have an idea that the So
viets would be glad to let this
country go to bat for China.
Chiang Kai-Shek hasn't been
treating the communists any
too well lately.
Developments in Mexico
It may be far-fetched, but
this development brings to mind
a story that originated in Mex
ico last week and has since been
ridiculed by the Soviet press.
Written by Robert Conway, it
revealed a purported plot for
to “liquidate” the war in China
as the first step toward a Rus
sian invasion of Alaska next
I rather doubt if Russia has
territorial ambitions in North
America and so, apparently,
does our strong, silent state de
partment, which recently took
the Indian sign off Joe Stalin
and said it would be all right
for U.S. airplane manufacturers
to send aircraft to Russia AF
TER British and U.S. orders
were filled. That is a big “after”
but it was a friendly gesture
and merely strengthens my
contention that Russia is the
big gainer in this international
game of grab.
hnv School Disapproves
I didn’t have to use a single
quote yesterday and as a. re
sult Hull Phillips, law school
wastrel, said the column was
“trouty,” which is Hull’s cute
way of saying fishy.
So here’s a quote to end with:
“Will we be dragged into the
struggles of a morally and fi
nancially bankrupt Europe? . . .
The decision to fight (in 1917»
came when an invisible plutoc
racy made up its mind and
turned loose on a defenceless
public an avalanche of propa
ganda . . . These same forces
may be at work today, as invis
pin ■ a ■ ■ a a ■ ■ ■
i \ oil 1! Like It
A Formerly The Polar Bear
A 1700 Franklin Bird.
i i a ■ i s n 3 i a
ible as they were then . .
A Quote from 1936
That, my friends, was not
written yesterday or last week.
It appeared as an editorial in
“The Argonaut” on March 13,
1936. Five years ago. The Argo
naut is a weekly paper pub
lished in San Francisco and the
editorial was provoked by the
marching of German troops into
the de-militarized Rhineland.
The Nazis have done a lot of
marching since then and the
same dictators who preach hate
and the glory of war are still
at the helm. I agree that the
ideology of hate is a menace to
the world, but I can’t see why we
should adopt the same ideology
and put on uniforms and go over
and try to police Europe.
so be it..
by bill fendall
during supper hour the Camp
bell gang always sing “Happy
Birthday to You” to every girl
on her birthday . .. this song
is finished off with another dit
ty, “Stand Up, Stand Up” until
the girl with the birthday
stands . . .
Wednesday, February 12, a
group at the head of the table
commenced to sing “Happy
Birthday—” and it was taken
up by the others . . . but de
spite the “Stand Up” verse, no
body stood . . . puzzled, the
girls stopped singing and asked
just whose birthday it was . . .
came the answer from the
group who had started the song
—“ABRAHAM LINCOLN!” . . .
he is a dramatics major . . .
she-—well, it doesn't matter . . .
he called for her the other
night and to the cadence of his
extensive knowledge (self-ad
mitted) in dramatics, they
walked downtown to the MC
DONALD theater . . .
all through the showing of
the main feature he kept
abreast of the picture, telling
her all about the technique of
production, how the filming
was done, the acting—and,
when possible, just what was
going to happen in the next
scene . . .
at the end of the reel she
agreed with a slight smile that
it was a “fine picture” . . .
the previews of coming at
tractions flashed on the screen
next . . . featured was “THE
he turned to her again and said
—“that will be an excellent pic
ture, the production and all,”
and asked, “would you like to
go sec it with me next week?”
“yes,” was part of the an
swer . . . the rest went like this
-—“I'd LIKE very much to hear
you in “THE PHILADELPHIA
STORY!” . . .
this one dates back a bit, but
last fall just before a big
game one of the CUNARD boys
had a pre-game mixture in a
pint size tucked in his belt be
tween himself and shirt . . .
you know how it is—something
to balance the blood pressure
with . . .
three abreast the boys headed
out for the game over on HAY
WARD with the one prepared
for the alcoholic skirmish in the
middle . . .
but 'twas a sad day ... for
about halfway there the con
stant jostling of the contents
in the bottle (not the boy) cre
ated so much pressure that the
bottle exploded frontwards—
blew his ahirt to ribbons and
drenched everything and every
body with*n a “hello” distance.
* * *
SBI recently quoted ROB
ERT MAYNARD HUTCHINS,
president of the U of CHICA
GO, and soon after received this
quote in the mail also attribut
ed to RMH . . .
“It is not so important to be
serious as it is to be serious
about important things. The
monkey wears an expression of
seriousness which would do
credit to any. college student,
but the monkey is serious be
cause he itches” ... so be it. . .
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