Ubrtrj Annual Convention of Retail Merchants Association Being Held on Campus * MEMBERSHIP INCREASES Trade Groups Meet Today; Professor A. B. Stillman Will Address Gathering The formal opening of the Ore gon Betail Merchants association annual convention took place at the Osburn hotel Sunday evening. Irv ing E. Vining, president of the state chamber of commerce, ad dressed the delegates on “The American Business Man.” Because a number of the directors had not * arrived at that time, the meeting of the board of directors was post poned. The business meetings of the con vention began with the registration of the delegates in Yillard hall yes terday morning. . First year " at tendants were supplied with green freshman caps, second year with red hats and juniors with yellow. Welcome is Given Mayor Parks and Eric W. Mer rell, vice-president of the Lane County Credit association, wel comed the delegates. L. L. Thom as, president of the association, in his annual constructive develop ment of a better relationship be tween individual merchants and other institutions. “The greatest need,” Mr. Tliom ^ as said, “is wholehearted co-opera tion, constructive criticism and ! deep interest in all social legisla- ! tion and betterment.” An increase of from 360 to 1,014 in membership during the past year was announced by O. F. Tate, see - retary, in his report. A greater interest and appreciation in the services of the association signifies this increase in membership, stated Mr. Tate. Mass Meeting Held The delegates were entertained by the Boosters club last night, following the conclusion of the business of the day. Mass meetings of all the dele gates were held in Villard hall yes terday, terminating the current business details. Today the vari ous trade groups will be separated into divisions to discuss matters of interest of specialty 'business. Prof. A. B. Stillman, of the school, of business administration, % will make an address on “Turn over—the T. N. T. of Business,” in Villard hall, today. Harold E. Wendel, of Portland, and E. E. Sisson, of Salem, will speak on “Clerks’ Bonus and Commissions.” EL cntCTJLO CASTELLANO TO HOLD BUSINESS MEET El Circulo Castellano will hold a business meeting Wednesday night, at the V. W. bungalow, beginning at 7:15. The program for the next social meeting, to be held March 4, will be discussed and arranged. Oregana Printing Work to be Done By Portland Firn The printing contract of the 1925 Oregana was ,signed Satur day by J. C. Dimm, represent ing Dimm and Sons, of Portland, which firm submitted the most satisfactory bid for the work They, in conjunction with the Hicks-Ohatten company, which has the engraving contract, will commence immediately on the pictures and subject matter which have already been sent in. Section editors are advised to obtain copy paper for all printed matter which is yet to be turned in. - The special paper, sent by the printers, can >»e obtained from Augusta DeWitt, editor, or at the Oregana office. Copy should be submitted in duplicate. HAYWARD SATISFIED WITH CINDER WORI Varsity and Frosh Stage Weekly Competition The second competitive meet fo Bill Hayward’s varsity and freshmai traeksters, held Saturday, -was tin best seen this season on Haywarc field. Eleven events were run ofl with practically the entire tracl turn-out competing in the events. Some close races were staged. Tin men are getting into shape, anc soon the events will be run the ful distance. Marked improvement was shown over the meet run off on the previous Saturday. “Training is coming along fiue,’: said Bill Hayward yesterday. The work is becoming harder and more will be expected of the men. Due to conflicting dates, there will be no competition meet this week-end but one on the following Saturday February 28. The results Saturday were as fol lows: 1 1-2 mile—Keating, Tetz, Hold er and Madlung. 3-4- mole, frosh—Overstreet, Kelly and Broderson. 660 yards, varsity—Kinney, Cash, Jeffries »nd Wilbur. 60 yard high hurdles—Kelsey, Guttridge, Hall and Young. 150 yards, varsity—Holt, Flanni gan, Stonebreaker and Snyder. 150 yards, frosh—Karshner, Win slow and Becker. Javelin — Rosenburg, 172 feet; Wetzel, 166 feet; Beatty, 155 feet; and Dills, 143 feet. High jump—Kelsey, 5 feet 7 inches; Eby, 5 feet 6 inches; and Tuck, 5 feet 5 inches. Shot put—Beatty, 43 feet 9 1-2 inches; Wetzel, 40 feet 9 inches; and Moore, 40 feet 7 inches. JOHN ANDERSON VISITS EN ROUTE TO PORTLAND John Anderson, ’23, who $ince his graduation has been a reporter and city editor on the Coos Bay Times at Marshfield, Oregon, visit ed friends on the campus last night on his way to Portland, where he will take a position on the copy desk of the Portland Telegram. Mrs. Anderson, who was Kathryn Watson, ex-’25, will join her hus band later. SPALDING, RENOWNED VIOLINIST, WILL APPEAR IN RECITAL HERE On the evening of February 24, in the Methodist Episcopal church, will be heard another world-re nowned artist, Albert Spalding, violinist, who is being brought to Eugene under the auspices of the Associated Students of the Uni versity. As a violinist, Mr. Spalding exemplifies the wonderful musical development of America in the per fection of his art. He is known to interpret the masters by giving forth their messages with all the gifts of tradition, beautifully em bossed with his own genius and feeling. Mr. Spalding’s career is one of color and unusually interesting ex periences. He was selected as so loist with the New York Symphony orchestra on the first Europeon tour of any American orchestra. In recognition of his distinguished war services, he was decorated with the Cross of the Crown of Italy by the Italian government. Last summer he had the distinction of being the first American ever to sit as a judge at the examinations of the Paris Conservatoire. “Mr. Spalding has Taised him self to a place in the front rank of violinists. He is a credit to himself, to his country and to his art. In beauty of tone and cor rectness of style he commands con stant admiration.” This comment was made recently by the New York Sun. Students will gain admittance to this concert as well as all other con certs of the series by their stu dent body tickets. Townspeople are given the opportunity of pur chasing tickets at Laraway’s Mu sic store or the University Co-op for $1.50. Season tickets, which entitle the holder to reserve seats and can be used by any member of the family, can be purchased at the above stores for $5. Univer sity faculty and administration season tickets can be obtained for $4. 1 DRAMATICCLUB TO GIVE ‘KEMPf Mask and Buskin Chapter To Present Modern Comedy February 26 EIGHT STUDENTS IN CAST Production Receives Praise Of New York Critic for Humor and Clever Lines The ticket sale for “Kempy,” the sparkling modern comedy by J. O. r and Elliot Nugent, which the Mask and Buskin chapter of Associated ^ University Players is presenting on the evening of February 26 at the Heilig theatre, will begin tomorrow. • The cast of eight characters, who are all well known on the campus I for their work in Guild theatre j productions, has been rehearsing for j more than two weeks and the per ■ formance of this comedy, which ere-1 ated such a reputation for itself in j i New York two years ago, promises, [ according to the few critics who | ! have been present at rehearsals, to j ; prove one of the outstanding suc cesses of the University season. New York Critic Quoted Mr. Hornblow in the Theatre Magazine says of “Kempy:” “The play contains all the ingredients a veteran of the theatre knows so well j how to employ—surprise, humor,' clever lines, gaiety, human inter- j e#t. Added to this is a certain Bar- , rie-like quality—a play of fantasy j and whimsical imagination that makes the entire evening delightful entertainment.” Kempy, a young plumber with ambitions soaring far above his trade, goes into a house to mend a ' pipe. When he quits his job, he has left his wrench behind, but takes with him the daughter of the home, with whom he goes before a justice of the peace. He has only $11.50 yfitli which to start house keeping, and by the time lie's through with the court he has only $1.50 and his wrench. Cast of Characters Given The cast is: Ruth Bence.Elizabeth Kerr “Dad” Bence.Gordon Wilson “Ma” Bence.Helen Park Kate Bence.Jane BoDine Jane Wade.Helga McGrew Ben Wade.Bernard McPhillips Kemp James.Walter Malcolm Duke Merrill.Clifford Zehrung The business management is under the direction of James Leake with the assistance of Robert Love. Admission prices have been set for 75 cents and a dollar. Thursday the twenty-sixth will be an open night for dates to which freshmen may attend. Norvell Thompson is director of “Kempy.” MUSICAL FRATERMITY WILL GIVE PROGRAM — Each year the local chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, national musical1 sorority, gives a campus concert, ! and this week’s assembly period has been turned over to the mem- | bers for a varied program which j will' consist largely of light num- j bers. One of the features of the pro- I gram will be a ten-piece orchestra. 1 The other numbers will consist of j a double trio, in which six mem-j bers will sing, a stringed trio, a ! ' cello solo, a violin solo and prob- , ably one or two vocal numbers. This organization includes some j of the best musicians among the ! women on the campus. BOOKS ON INDIA AT LIBRARY RELATE TO HOSSAIN LECTURE A special shelf of books on In- ; dia civilization, philosophy, history and customs has been arranged at the library for those students who j want to read up on the country be- l fore the lecture which will be giv en tonight by Syud Hossain. The lecture deals with Indian and Hin du customs and religion and will be better understood and more thor oughly enjoyed if the audience has some information concerning the country. Alpha Phi Victors In Women,s Meet; Two Houses Tied | Alpha Phi won over Delta Del | ta Delta last night in the swim 1 ming meet with a score of ;!7 to 31. Margaret Vincent took first place as high point swimmer of the meet. netting 15 points. Marguerite McCabe, Delta Delta Delta, made 13. The meet tonight will be be tween Susan Campbell and Alpha Phi; Hendricks hall and Alpha Chi Omega. In the meet last Saturday, Su san Campbell and Alpha Chi Omega tied 34 to 34. Kappa Al pha Theta forfeited to Sigma Beta Phi. Elizabeth Lounsberry, Alpha Chi, and Vionn Pyritz, Susan Campbell, were the high point swimmers. FORMAL REPORT MADE BY HOLDING COMPANY Gift Campaign Donations Total $2,200,000 After two years and four months’ effort, the University of Oregon has obtained in its gift c a m p a i g n, contributions and pledges amounting to $2,200,000. This report was formally made to day to alumni and the public by the following directors of the Alum ni Holding company: Robert B. Kuykendall, Frank L. Chambers, Campbell Church, and W. K. New ell. All members were present at a special meeting with the exception of President P. L. Campbell, who is ill in Coronado, California. The directors met at the sugges tion of President Campbell to make plans for the continuation of the campaign. The original plan set the goal at $5,000,000 in five years and will be followed. Mr. Church cam» from Coronado to bring words of encouragement and congratulation to the directors. “Before summer is out, we fully jxpect to reach the half way mark, Dr $2,500,000,” said Mr. Kuyken dall, chairman of the alumni cam Daign. More than 2000 alumni and former students 1 have subscribed $480,000. The alumni quota is $1,000,000 and we (hall put on a spring campaign to complete this (Continued on page fo'ur) MM DATE SET FOR WOMEN’S DEBATE Final preparations are being nade for the women’s triangle de bate on February 19. O. A. C., Willamette and Oregon are repre sented in this meet. The question chosen for discus sion is, “Resolved: That the pres ent immigration law should be imended to admit Japanese on the ]uota basis.” The affirmative team, consisting )f Beatrice Mason and Mildred Bateman, will meet the negative Willamette team in Villard hall. Dorothy Newman and Aline Buster, vho form the negative team, will neet the O. A. C. affirmative at Jorvallis. Both teams have been doing in vasive work on their respective ar guments. They were handicapped jreviously as several members of he teams were ill as a result of vac ■inations. As the Washington-California bregon women ’g triangle meet is icheduled two weeks after the pres ‘nt one, the teams have been fore id to work on both questions simul ;anfously. Regardless of that, states die coach, a favorable showing is ixpected in the coming event. FRESHMEN REPORT The following freshmen report i at Villard hall at 5 p. m. and! ; 9 p. m. today: Glen W. Potts, Frank Powell, I Klaras V. Powell, William Y. Powell, Thomas Powers, William J. Pendergast, Arthur W. Pria uly, William W. Prudhomme, Glen C. Radebaugh, Earl J. Raess, Burton T. Randall, W. Elwood Read. Lewis D. Reavis, Francis Reeder, Harold W. , Reich stein, Arthur L. Remmen. | John F. Renshaw, Earl Richen, and Albert M. Richmond. z>~ WOMEN'S HOOP SEASON CLOSES All Star Players Compete in Close Game: Score Ends In Favor of Blacks. 23-22 TEAMS WELL MATCHED Grace Snook, Graduate of l University, Referees Tilt; Contest Nets Ten Dollars The Women's basketball season ended last night with a reverberat ing bang. A series of long range goals and swift passes marked the struggle between two evenly matched teams of the best mater ial in the University. It was fought out inch by inch and no one in the audience could predict .the winner until the game ended with a score of 22-23 in favor of the .Blacks. Wanda Plincz alternating with j Margaret Pepoon played jump cen j ter for the Blacks supported by ! Gohla Boone, side center, Char ' lotto LaTourette, Alta Knips, | guards, and Grace Sullivan and j Wilma Manly forwards. (On the I White team were Mildred Crain, I jump center, .Tanet Wood, side cen j ter, Vesta Scholl and Mildred On j slow, forwards, and Myrtle Mast, j Alberta McMonies, guards. Fast Flaying Featured The whole four quarters were very fast with no fouls. Mildred Crain stood out for some excellent passing. Golda Boone outdid her self in brilliant playing; she is a very fast player with a habit of snatching the ball' out of the air in unexpected leaps. Margaret Pe poon and Wanda Plinez as alter nating Black centers, played a dif ferent type of game but evenly I matched however in effectiveness. Vesta Scholl displayed some good work in close range shooting. Mil dred (‘Buster’) Onslow played a consistent game losing .no oppor tunity for spectacular goals from the extreme edge of the forward court. In the first two quarters Grace Sullivan did not come up to her usual form. By way of making up for it she did all the scoring for the Blacks in the third and fourth quarters. Barbara Page Umpires The game was played in six minute quarters. Miss Grace Snook, an Oregon alumnae now on the physical education staff of the Sa lem high school, refereed the game. Miss Barbara Page, 01T the faculty in the physical education depart ment of the University, umpired. The net proceeds of the game amounted to about $10. EX-OREGON STUDENTS EMPLOYED IN-HAWAII Hawaii lias claimed a number of ex-Oregon students and graduates,, according to a letter received by j John MacGregor, former student body president, from Shirley Ed wards, ’24, who is now living in Honolulu. Edwards was well known on the campus, where he majored in business administration. Among those who Edwards met were “Lefty” Baldwin, former var sity pitcher; Ruth Fowler, ’24, who is teaching at Maui; Jessie Lewis, ’23; Chi Sung Pil, ex-’25, assistant director of the Honolulu Y. M. C. A., and Ted Kurashige, '25, from the law school. HOUSE GRADE AVERAGES TO BE FINISHED THIS MONTH Work on the compilation of house ! grade averages for the fall term will be completed by the end of the month, according to an announce-") meat from the registrar’s office.) The house grades are ordinarily is sued earlier in the term, but an extra amount of work due to the! new registration system delayed the ! work at the first of this term. FORMER EMERALD EDITOR VISITS CAMPUS FRIENDS Kenneth Youel, ’23, and Alex ander Brown, ’22, both of Portland, j were on the campus over the week- : end. Mr. Youel was editor of the! Emerald during his last year and is now doing special assignments on the Oregorian. Mr. Brown also: is a reporter on the Oregonian. I j Noted Indian Editor | Is Campus Visitor i Syud Hossain ADVERTISING EXPERT TALKS TO CONVENTION Detailed Program Given of Today’s Events “Getting other pooplo to see things as you see them,’’ was the definition of advertising given by Coleman Cox, well known ad vertising manager from San Fran cisco, in an address Monday after noon on “Advertising” at the Retail Merchants association con vention. Impresions are advertising, lie said, every man advertises all the time whether he realixes it or not; the place he lives in, the style of clothes ho wears, his attitude on life are the sources of impress ions that he gives to others. “Retailing is rendering service” said Mr. Cox “and service is san itation, health promotion and fair play. ’ ’ One typo of advertising may be a distinct advantage to one business, he said, while it may bo worthless or even detrimental to another. Various, forms of ad vertising should be correlated, he explained and illustrated it in the example that a street cur ad vertising card can supplement with a picture and a few words, the idea that is told in a long newspaper advertisement. Today’s program follows: 9:30 to 12:00 Trade Division Meetings. Grocery Division; Gen eral Store Division; Furniture Di vision; Shoe Dealers Division; Druggists Division; Dry Goods Division; Hardware Division; Fuel Dealers Division, Clothier’s divi sion, Credit and Collections. 1.2:15 p. m. Luncheon, College Side Inn. 2:00 p. m. Merchandising educa tional director, Washington State Retail Merchants’ association W. J. Hindley, Seattle. 3:00 p. in. “Turnover-- The T. N. T. of Business”- Professor A. B. Stilman, University of Ore gon. “Clerk’s Bonus and Com mission,” Harold F. Wended, Lip man Wolfe and Co., Portland. B. 10. Silsson, Miller Mercantile Co., Salem. 5:00 p. m. Discussion of reports and resolutions. 0:00 p. m. Annual banquet, Os burn hotel. Dance, Chamber of Commerce rooms. MRS. TORREY, AUTHORESS, RETURNS FROM NEW YORK Mrs. Harry Beal Torrey, a writ ?r of short stories, has returned from New York where she spent the winter. She has contributed to magazines of national circula tion and is an honorary member of Pot and Quill, organization of writ ers on this campus. ‘ Mrs. Torrey is wife of Dr. Torrey, head of the '.oology department. Dr. and Mrs. Torrey are now living at <>67 E. 12th street. DISCUSSION GROUPS MEET TODAY TO OUTLINE WORK Leaders of the World Fellowship discussion groups meet today at the Anchorage during the noon hour. The purpose of the meeting is to criticise the work done by the vari ous groups this year and to make a written report for the benefit of those in charge of the work next year. TO mLK TONIGHT Dean Allen Characterizes Hossain as Effective And Forceful Lecturer SPEAKER WORLD CITIZEN Mohammedan Will Present Interpretation of India In Relation to Culture Syud Hossain, cosmopolitan, will speak tonight at Villard hall oa “From Buddha to Gandhi.” Mr. Hossain is a true citizen of the world. He was educated as a youth in India, served under the British crown, is a successful journalist, and has lectured on three transcon tinental tours. His contact with the Western peoples of many na tions has added to his suave per sonality the emotionalism of the Occident. This blend of mysticism and urbanity presents a man of per sonality, of magnetism, and of force. Criticism of Europe Given The handsome young Moham medan is characterized by Eric W. Allen, dean of the school of jour nalism, as an extremely good speak er. Dean Allen heard the lecturer in San Francisco two years ago, and remembers the careful and beautiful English which the speaker used. “Hossain cleverly and effectively criticized European nations and the I nited States for calling themselves Christians and showing so little of the spirit of Christ,” Dean Allen states in recalling Mr. Hossain's talk. Eastern Dissatisfaction Told “Mr. Hossain believed that the idea of Christianity was extremely influential in the Orient, but that the east was desperately dissatis fied with the exploiting Christian nations und the bloody religion of Christianity.” This is the first appearance of the lecturer in Eugene. Mr. Hoa sain will present tonight his inter pretation of the cultural contribu tions which India has made to the world. The lecture begins at 7:30 o’clock at Villard hall. Student tickets are 25 cents. CLASSES TO CHANGE TO NEW MEETING PLACE Classes ordinarily held in the as sembly room of Villard hall, are to be held in the vY. M. C. A. hut, during the Retail Merchant’s con vention, which will continue today and tomorrow. Classes effected by this change are Dr. Harry B. Torrey’s class in Animal Biology, which meets at 8:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday; the 9:00 and 10:00 sections in pub lic speaking, under Mr. Oscar Brown; the 9:00 an 1:00 public speaking sections under Mr. Paul Patterson; and Dr. Bertha Stewart’s class in personal hy giene, which is scheduled for 1:00 today. The latter class will meet in the Women’s gymnasium, in stead of the Y. M. C. A. hut. THREE JUDGES NAMED FOR STORY CONTEST The judges for the Edison Mar shall short story contest are Pro fessor Andrew Pish, of the history department; Alexander Hull, New berg, who has had considerable ex perience in writing; and Mrs. Clementine Hirsch of Portland. Nineteen manuscripts were enter ed for the contest, the prize for which is $50, offered yearly by Edi son Marshall, a graduate of the Uni versity. Professor W. F. G. Tliaeher, of the school of journalism, expects the final decisions to be rendered in about three weeks. CHEMICAL POSITION OPEN IN HOOD RIVER COMPANY A man with chemical training to take charge of the manufacture of oil spray is wanted by the Hood River Spray company, according to word received by O. F. Stafford, professor of chemistry. The com pany distributes the Friend Spray ers, and desire a chemist to over see the manufacturing process.