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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 19, 1926)
Of Polar Land
Dr. Warren D. Smith
Land Mass Theory
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Airline May Pass Length of
Amundsen, by his recent flight;
over the north pole, has provel the j
scientists were correct, declared Dr.
"VVarren D. Smith, head of the geo-i
logy department and authority on:
Scientific men have contended
no large body of land would be
found in the polar regions and
Amundsen confirmed their belief.
Contrary to the popular idea that
an east and west line is the short-1
est distance between two points in
the same latitude, such a line on a
globe is not the shortest distance.
A “great circle” is the shortest line
that can be drawn between any two
points on a globe and through the
two point's. One can see then how
much shorter the passage is be
tween our continent and Asia when
once a line of communication is
established over this north pole
area, Dr. Smith pointed out.
Circle Shortest Line
The shortest distance between
Portland and Shanghai is the line
drawn north from Portland to Alas
ka and then south hugging the coast
fairly closely. This shortest dis
tance is on a line on the arc of the
great circle through these points.
Once an air line becomes estab
lished between the two continents
all traffic over this inter-continental
course will probably pass directly
over the northern part of the Will
amette Valley, Dr. Smith believes.
The scientists had based their
argument that there was no big
body of land in the northpolar reg
ions on the tetrahedral theory. Ex
plaining this theory, Dr. Smith
“It has Deen shown Dy ODserva
tion that opposite every continent
on the globe is a basin of water;
opposite every old high land area
or “shield” is a corresponding low
area of water. Directly opposite
on the globe from Eurasia is the
South Pacific ocean and opposite
the Canadian Shield of North Am
erican continent is the Indian ocean.
High Land Opposite Low
“According to this theory there
should be four high points or
‘coigns’ to the globe, with four low
basins directly (opposite. At the
south pole there is a body of land
ranging up to 10,000 feet in eleva
tion. Hence; the scientists have
declared there should be mostly
water found at the north pole. This
theory is now proved valid.”
The second thing Amundsen’s
flight has shown is that passage
over the north pole is possible. Per
haps the only danger encountered
in the flight was the ice crystals
and this is a difficulty easily over
come, Df: Smith asserted, by use of
a covering to the gas bag that would
resist the abrasive action of the ice
“Amundsen has made many ob-l
servations,” concluded Dr. Smith,
“which have not yet been publish
ed, but we do know that there is
no great body of land of continental
proportions in the extreme north
and that it is now possible for man
to pass over this hitherto little
known region, enormously cutting
time of travel between northern
Europe and Alaska.
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By RUTH COREY
Walter Cushman, ex ’28, is -work
ing for the Oregonian as a report
er. He was with a Walla Walla
paper after he withdrew from school
the' last part of winter term.
Doris Kindle, of Central Point,
spent the week-end at the Gamma
Phi Beta house.
Arden X. Pangborn, a member
of the Oregonian sports staff, has
been visiting on the campus for the
past few days.
Dr. L. F. Henderson, curator of
the University botanical museum,
will leave today for Silteoos lake
where he will spend about four
days collecting specimens of plant
life of the region.
Essie B. Pubphrey, of O. A. C.,
attended the banquet given at the
Osborn hotel on Saturday night to
celebrate the seventy-fifth anniver
sary of the establishment of the Al
pha Delta Pi sorority.
Ralph Henderson will leave for
Portland on Wednesday to attend
the wedding of his sister Katherine
Henderson to Victor Risley, former
football and track star.
Mary McMahon, a graduate of
the University last June, who is
teaching school near Forest Grove
this year, was a week-end guest
at the Kappa Omicron house, of
which she is a member.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Johnson have
returned from a visit in Stockton,
California, where they spent a week
visiting their son, Donald Johnson.
Mr. Johnson is comptroller of the
Carlton E. Spencer, University
registrar, left yesterday for Port
land and from there he will make
a trip under the auspices of the
Extension Division, lecturing to va
rious high schools of the state.
Nina Kitts, a member of Delta
Zeta, spent the past week-end at
North Powder to attend the For
strum and Johnston wedding.
Miss Nellie Jenkins, clerk in the
comptroller’s office, returned on
Monday morning from a month’s
visit in Stockton and Oakland, Cal
Florence Kardell, of Marshfield,
was a visitor at Hendricks hall on
Sunday. She attended school the
fall and winter terms and was a
freshman in the normal arts de
Faith Jacobs, a member of Sigma
Beta Phi, spent the week-end at her
home in Grants Pass.
Mrs. Virginia Judy Esterly has
planned to spend her entire vaca
tion at La Jolla, California. She
will take the boat from Portland
and go direct to La Jolla. She will
return to the campus the first of
Fred Gifford, of Portland, spent
the week-end at the Alpha Beta Chi
The O. A. C. and the University
chapters of Alpha Chi Omega held
their annual joint picnic last night
halfway between Corvallis and Eu
Physical ability tests have been
placed and E. V. Slauson wins first
place with 118 points, Joe Brown
second place with 88 points, and
C. Orr and Arthur Ord tied for third
place with 87 points.
Emma Lou Douglas, of Marsh
field, Vivian Hargrove, of Port
land, and Mable Brecken, of Port
land, will sail on June 19, for a trip
to Alaska. They are all members
of Pi Beta Phi sorority and were
graduated in the class of 1924.
Henry Koepke, ex-student of the
University, was a visitor on the cam
pus Sunday and Monday. He is
now running his father’s wheat
ranch near Athena, Oregon.
Sophomores to Frolic
At Seavey’s Ferry
Friday in Big Picnic
Got any old clothes, any over
alls or old sport dresses? If so put
them on and come out to the annual
sophomore picnic Friday, May 21, at
Seavey’s Ferry. Transportation is
being furnished by the class from
Villard hall at 3 and 4 o’clock.
Trucks will call at the various sor
ority houses for sophomores and
will also bring back all members
of the class who are not travelling
in campus “heaps.”
Frank Riggs, who is in charge of
amusements, has a surprise in store
and promises one of the biggest and
best picnics. Frank says the chief
attraction will be the dance, which
will be full of genuine surprise fea
tures throughout. A big special
athletic contest between single and
“married” men of the class will be
announced later. It is reported this
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event which may take place in the
water, will be one of the most ex
citing of the day.
A competent committee, with
Helen Mannary in charge, is caring
for tho refreshments.
Don McCook, general chairman of
the picnic, says the big thing to
remember is the time, Friday, May
21, the place, Seavey’s Ferry, and
the hour, 3 o ’clock. He also empha
sized the fact that this will bo a
strictly no-date affair.
Mu Phi Epsilon to Hold
Silver Tea from 4 to 6
Mu Phi Epsilon, women’s honor
ary music fraternity, will hold a
scholarship silver tea this afternoon
from 4 to 6 o ’clock, in Alumni hall
of the Woman’s building, announ
ces Adelaide Johnson, who is chair
man of the tea.
Jean Harper, president of the or
ganization, and the patronesses will
receive and Wanda Eastwood, vio
linist and Barbara Edmunds, piano,
to whom the scholarships were
awarded this year, will present a
musical program. All University
women have been invited to attend.
Catalogs Being Bound;
Missing Copies Wanted
The registrar’s office is collect
ing and having bound all University
catalogs for the last three school
They are short six copies of the
Portland Extension catalog for 1923
24, and five copies of the catalog
of the Portland School of Social
Work for 1924-25. It would be ap
preciated if persons having copies
of these issues would return them
to Miss Gertrude Stephenson at the
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At Co-Op This Friday
Mr. Campbell, proprietor of the
Campbell book store of Los An
geles, will be at the Co-op Friday,
May 21, at which time he will buy
second hand books for cash. He
was here two years ago.
Mr. Campbell’s visit is not under
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