V VOLUME XXVII UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1927. NUMBER 93 1 DonutCarnival Track Meet to Varsity to Compete With Freshmen Saturday Afternoon Scott Warren “Find” In Shot Put Event Loving Cups for Whinners Of Coming Races THE University of Oregon var sity track men are working hard trying to get in condition for Be 16 Bill Hayward Inc VV lisillllgiun Relay Carnival Ajpril 30 at Se attle. In order to get a line on the best available ma terial Coach Bill Hayward has ar ranged an intra fraternity relay meet for April 16. At that time cups will be giv en the winning teams in each event. The cup for the 440-yard relay, in which each man runs 110 yards has been offered by Dave Graham of the Graham shoe store. For the 880-yard affair, wherein each man sprints 220 yards, the cup will be given by Obak’s cigar store. The winner of the mile relay will receive a cup from the Johnston Motor Car company. In this race each man on the team runs ;i40 yards. A large cup will be present ed to the winning team of the sprint medley by the College Side Inn. In this event the first two men sprint 110 yards, the third runs the 220 and the fourth covers 440. Medley to Feature The feature race of this meet will be thei distance medley, and the cup which is to be presented by Eav Babb to the winner is the biggest one of Jhe group, according to Bill Hayward. The first two men in this race sprint 220 yards with the third going 440 yards and the fourth running a half mile. The main purpose of this meet is to get a greater number of men in terested in track, but the value of this competition for getting the best material lined up for future meets must not be ignored, accord ing to the coach. Inter Squad Meet Tomorrow There is to be an inter-squad track meet on Hayward field Sat urday afternoon. In this competi tion eight events will be staged but the freshman athletes will compete with the varsity athletes. The events Scheduled are: 220 vard dash, 440-yard dash, 880-yard run, mile, high jump, pole vault, shot put and discus. The races will be run over the full distance in stead of the shorter courses as was the custom last term. New Light Found The javelin and broad jump have been omitted from the program be cause the weather has been so damp and cold that it is not practical to run the risk of pulling a tendon in these events. A new shot putter has been dis covered by Coach Hayward in Scott Warren, who has had only two days’ experience. Warren seems to have a natural adaptability in this event as well as strong arms, and may hurry the regulars. Margaret Clark Takes Place of Miss Shank Margaret Clark, a sophomore in journalism, has been appointed society editor of the Emerald by Ray Nash, managing editor. She succeeds Helen Shank, who is not attending the University this term. Miss Shank, who was also a sopho more in journalism, is now employed as head usher at the Bagdad The ater in Portland. She expects to continue her work at the University in the future. Last Vesper Services Of Year to Be April 3 Sunday will mark the last vespers of the year in which John Stark Evans will participate as organist playing several selections. Mrs. Marvel Skeels Oberteuffer, soloist for the Methodist Episcopal church and a former student at the Uni versity, will give the vocal composi tion of Sehubert’s “Ave Maria.” Reverend Frederick G. Jennings will conduct the service. Chinese Republic, Founded in 1812 ~ ^4s Far From Reality Today as Then “Tuchuns,” Military Provincial Governors, Help Bandits by Keeping Arms From People (Editor’s note: The character of the Northern Chinese forces and the source of their strength is the subject of this article, the third of a series prepared by a committee representing Chinese stu dents of New York in an effort to pre sent the Chinese viewpoint to American students. The next and concluding article will deal with solutions of the present dif ficulties. ) (New Student Service) In 1911 a revolution broke out in South China, a revolution which had as its main purpose the establish ment of a progressive republic in place of the hopelessly inefficient Manchu dynasty. In 1912 a Chinese Republic was established. Foreign ers not in touch with the situation immediately concluded that the goal of t)ie revolutionists was achieved; consequently they have had scant sympathy with the domes tic. conflicts which have kept China in a turmoil ever since. Actually the republic which the revolutionists set out to establish is almost as far from a reality today as it was in the days of the Man clius. The revolution started in the South, where the rapidly progress ing industrialization of China had created a new native merchant, in dustrial and manufacturing class who were the backbone of the movement. This class aimed at the development of a modern industrial ized nation, with a republican form of government under Chinese con trol. But the South was too weak to achieve its goal unaided. Yuan Shili-kai, powerful Northern leader, an anti-republican at heart, had to be placated with the post of presi dent before the Manchus could be deposed and a republic (which could only be nominated with such a head) established. Yuan soon alienated his Southern partners by attempting to make himself a hereditary monarch and by encouraging the attempts of foreign capitalists to secure addi tional concessions infringing on China’s sovereignity. A seeoud revolution, consequent ly, broke out in 1913. It failed, but the South broke away soon after and formed its own government. Yuan died in 1916, and with the re moval of his strong hand, there re sulted in the North an era of in ternal warfare among the “tuchuns” or military provincial governors, who had been his henchmen. Since then war among these tu chuns has been practically contin uous. The Southern government has (Continued on page two) Churches Plan Party to be Held Tonight at 7:30 One Act Play, Games, Eats, Will be Featured On Program The psyelio-analysis hounds of the University of Oregon are expected to tm'n out in full force for the inter-church party scheduled to open at 7:30 tonight at the Con gregational church. They will miss something if they don’t, for one of the features of the party is the one act play, “Suppressed Desires.” Any students possessing a sup pressed desire to know the truth about psycho-analysis and inciden tally enjoy other stints, games, and eats, are invited to attend, says Pauline Winched, chairman of the program committee. A unique and unusual reception is promised those who will gather at the Congregational church. Immed iately following these opening cere monies, which have been shrouded in mystery, the party will div.de, half going to the Methodist church, and half remaining at the Congre gational. Besides the games and stunts led by V. Edwin Johnson, it is at the Methodist church that the play, “Suppressed Desires,” will be presented. Wendell Balsiger, Eve lyn Schenck, and Viola Storer of the Wesley club of the Methodist church compose the cast. Musical [ numbers will be provided by the i Westminster house group. The program at the Congregation- j al church includes readings hv Jean Spencer and Lois Tuttle, and a solo by Lyle Bolton. The two groups will trade places at 8:45, and at 10:00 will meet at the Christian church, where refreshments will be served. The program will end with several musical numbers. Grace Trawin and Lois Tuttle are assisting Pauline Winchell on the program committee. Edna Dunbar and Helen Holt have charge of pre paring the refreshments. Psychologists to Give Sophomore Retests In addition to the tests given to the entering freshmen, the psychol- J oy department will give retests to a number of sophomores. The re tests will be used to determine the stability of the tests as measures of student ability and to indicate the ; degree of progress made since tak ing the entrance test, according to Howard R. Taylor, assistant profes sor of psychology. Retests will be given on Tuesday, April 5, at 9 a. m. and 1 p. m.; Wednesday, April 6, 1 p. m.; Thurs- | day, April 7, 9 a m. and 1 p. m., ! and Saturday, April 9, at 9 a. m. The freshman tests for those just entering the University will be at j 9 a. m., Saturday, April 9 in room 301, Condon hall. All who are to take the tests will be notified by mail. Freshmen may take the tests at any of the times listed for earlier in the week if they wish to do so. J. Duncan Spaeth Points Out Value Of Read ng Books Unrealized Ideals Trans lated in Literature Enrich Life Snapshots from Spaeth. IT ISN’T hell that is paved with good intentions; it’s the road to hell. I’d rather be a backward-look ing man moving forward than a forward-looking man moving backward. Some of these pieople back into hell. - the tinlizzification of the world. * * * Imagination without life is empty; life without imagination is deadly. Some believe it is better to have gone (to the University) and failed than never to have gone at all. Speaking before the assembly yes terday on “Books and Experience,” Dr. J. Duncan Spaeth, professor of English at Princeton, this year ex change professor at Beed College, pointed out the value of literature in education and life. In interest ing phrases, full of wit he cham pioned the cause of literature over materialism. I“lf one hasn’t Ex perienced a book he can’t say that he knows himself. True literature explains the right meaning of things,” according to Dr. Spaeth. “Ideals that we can’t realize are translated in art and literature. Ideals are really thoughts that en able us to come back to life with sense and reason. Ever since man became conscious he has enriched his mind from experiences of others. Man is an animal that looks before and after and carries what he learns into his own life,” the doctor said. “There are two kinds of books. Books made out of other books; and books out of which other books are made,” the speaker said. He introduced humor into his talk at this time by starting to read Words worth and concluding it with a reference to “smelt in the Sandy.” Doctor Spaeth said that books he (Continued on page two) Four Students Leave To Compete in Contest Four majors in the school of bus iness administration will go to Port land today to compete in the finals of the life insurance selling contest being conducted by several life in surance companies. The Oregon men who survived the tryohts held here are Fred Wilcox, C. M. Broderson, Don J. McCook, and C. L. McKenna. The finals will be held in the Elks’ Club at Portland today at 12 o’clock. Sorority Will Be Installed Into Plii IMu Kappa Omieron Joining National Body as Eta Gamma Mrs. Keller, Executive Scribe, Is Officiating Affiliation Brings Local Nationals to 16 KAPPA 0MICRON, local soror ity, will be installed ns the Eta Gamma chapter of Phi Mu, during the next three days. This will bring the total of national sororities on the campus up to sixteen. The installation ceremonies will begin today, with Mrs. Z. W. Kel ler, national executive secretary, acting as installing officer. She ar rived yesterday and will remain throughout the installation. Twenty five Mu Phi members from the Eta Beta chapter at the University of Washington, and the Tau chapter at Whitman college will also be pres ent. They will remain until Sunday noon. .Reception Tomorrow There will be a reception Satur day afternoon at the Woman’s building, to which three hundred and fifty members of the faculty and townspeople have been invited. This will be followed by a formal Phi Mu banquet at the Eugene, hotel, and a formal dance, also at the Eugene hotel. The local chapter was founded May 23, 1923, with seven charter members, several of whom will be here during the installing cere monies. Phi Mu had its beginning at Wesleyan College at Macon, Geor gia, in 1852. The Oregon chapter will bring the total number of chap ters up to forty-nine. Active members of Kappa Omi cron are Bertha Bodine, Buth El lison, Flossie Badabaugh, Kate Buchanan, Annie Meade Watkins, Dorothy Gay, Virginia Priaulx, Lil lian Bramliall, Leola Ball, Vernita Winzenried, Marie Palo, Lova Bu chanan, Amedia Kiblan, Agda Palo. Pledges are Betty Summers, Betty llagen, May McFadgen, Lucile Gray, Marjorie Allen, and Pauline Guthrie. Six Alumni Members There are six alumni members of the sorority, including Mary Mc Mahon, Margaret Kressman, Helen Kiblan, Kee Buchanan, Arlene Lar imer, and La Verne Bich. The following are members which are not now active, but which have not graduated from the University: Katherine Kressman, Eunice Park er, Dorothy Foil, Monica Michels, Margaret Michels, Constance Cole, and Katherine Compton. House officers are Virginia Priaulx, president; Bertha Bodine, treasurer; Buth Ellison, secretary; Vernita Winzenried, corresponding secretary. Jack Hempstead Has News Article Printed In Sunday Oregonian •Jack Hempstead, a junior in the school of journalism, had an article published in the Sunday edition of the Oregonian. The article deals with the building of stadiums at the Universities on the Pacific coast. Hempstead shows in what manner the students helped in carrying out the building programs, which amounted to several millions of dol lars. Accompanying the article was a series of cuts, one of the new half million dollar memorial Union build ing which is to be built at Oregon ' Agricultural College next spring, one of an interior view of Mc Arthur court and another of the million dollar football stadium at the University of California which seats 79,000 spectators. Hempstead has had another ar ticle accepted by the National Re tail Clothier, describing the Pacific coast collegiate spring styles, which will appear in print soon. Ben Chan Will Attend Photo Engraving School Benjamin Chan, who left the school of journalism at the end of the fall term and went to Chicago to study press-work, is now attend ing the night school of the Chicago School of Printing, and will soon go to the School of Photo engraving at Effingham, Illinois, it was report ed in a letter received by Mrs. Don nelly recently. Oregon Loses Decisions in Debate Meet Vote Results 3-1 U, of W.; 2-1 for University of Idaho Score Political Democracy, a Failure Was Discussed Freese and Berber Uphold Negative Side of Issue "DOTH Oregon teams entered in -U the annual tri-state triangular debate meet with the University of Washington and the University of Idaho were defeated, last night, on the question, Resolved: that polit ical democracy is a failure. Ore gon’s affirmative team, Benoit Mc Croskev and Ronald McCreight, was defeated 3 to 0 at Seattle, while the negative team, Mark Taylor and Avery Thompson, lost to Idaho, 2 to 1. In his constructive speech for the negative, George Freese of the Ida ho team contended that democracy is successful because it has per formed the five fundamental prin ciples of government: first, protec tion of the community from attack from without; second, protection of the community from rebellion with in; third, determination of justice between man and man; fourth, management of public utilities; fifth, assistance of the individual in providing business which will not check his individual capacity. democracy successiul Democracy has further proved to be a successful government in the United States, he contended, be cause representatives in the nation al government perform their best service or are recalled by vote of j the people. State representatives, ! likewise elected by popular vote, strive to make government function for the best interests; and local ad ministration is carried on by direct election of the people. Avery Thompson, who presented the affirmative case, first stated that democracy is a failure because it depends on the ability of the people to get at the facts, and that, since the average of American in telligence is that of a child of thirteen years, intelligence molded by a press controlled by special in terests, public opinion, because it does not got at the facts, is a haz ardous thing on which to base de mocracy. Failure of Governments The primary purpose of democ racy, Thompson explained, is to do away vt'ith the old defects of gov ernment. Democracy has failed to fulfill its purpose, a fact which is evidenced by election of officials by corrupt methods. Finally, he contended, democracy has ffailed in crises, when the tendency is away from democracy. Washington, Lin coln, and Wilson all assumed dic tatorial powers. After the world war, when Italy faced an economic crisis democracy and parliamentary government was in power, the black shirt army of Mussolini built on the fallen democracy the successful government of Italy today. Tyran ny is bad, he argued, but in crisis is better than democracy. In cross-questioning Thompson, the affirmative speaker, Becher, cited as an instance Czeclio-Slo vakia, which became a democracy after the war. Thompson replied that the country is now under a (Continued on page two) Zero Hour Nears For Women's Frolic HPHE hour of the much antici pated April Frolic nears and the stunts of the classes are also nearing perfection. Rumor has it that the elaborate productions are mote clever than ever this year, and the position of first place will be dearly won. Chinese m aide n s, tramps, e 1 o w n s, far-eastern beauties, dolls, will stream into the Wo man's building tomorrow night, and the atmosphere of enchant ment, joy and excitement that occurs only once a year will in vade the scene. The entertain ment will be original, new and different, and the costumes are expected to excell all others in beauty and originality. April Frolic, the event that intrigues freshman women, will roign su preme Saturday night. Men are again warned to be ware of attempting to invade the “No Man’s Land” of April Frolic this year. Special forces will guard the portals to the Woman’s building, and freshman, sophomore, junior and senior cops will make life miserable for any poor male trying to enter. All that the male sex will be able to glimpse of this entertaining evening ,will be the various fan tastic arrangements of t h o gowns of the fairer sex as they enter the door. Vigilant cops will protect and safeguard the merri ment of the costumed women, and joy will be unconfined. Tickets are on sale at Lara way’s and the Co-Op for 35c for upstairs seats and 15c for down stairs seats. No seats will be re served. More Try-outs For Revue to Be This Afternoon Chorus and Comedy Roles To be Chosen* for Cast of Show Character try-outs will be held this afternoon for the Junior Revue from 2 to 5 in Villard hall. In con nection with the character contest additional chorus try-outs for wom en will also talce place for those who were unable to appear yester day afternoon. The revue this year will require a fairly large cast of characters. There are several good comedy parts in addition to the more serious roles. The committee in charge an nounced, yesterday that everyone that participates in the chorus try outs this afternoon will have just as much chance as those who tried out yesterday as the eliminations will not be made until the Friday try-outs have been judged. The list of those selected for the second chorus try-Outs on Saturday after noon from 2 to 5 will appear in the Emerald that morning. A big turnout for the men’s chorus is being anticipated. Those tryouts will bo held from 9 to 12 on Saturday morning in Guild hall. “The committee is jubilant over the way the campus is becoming in terested into the revue,” states George Eisman, assistant director of the show. “It was a remarkable turnout on Thursday afternoon and every bit of the talent that com peted for the revue was of splendid quality. The committee will have a hard task in carrying out the necessary eliminations.” " The} Torch bearers ’ on First Night [Proves to Be Effective Production By T. J. “The Torch Bearers,” a three act comedy, was presented by the Uni versity Players in Guild hall last night. The play, a satire on ama teur theatricals, was almost a pure slapstick, effective not only in it self as such, but also effective in its presentation. It elicited more response from its audience than any other play given during the year, perhaps not only because it was comedy, but also because the spirit and the finesse with which it was acted were so felicitous. Mrs. J. Duro Pampinelli, that prodigious and resonant manager of amateur drama and tuft-hunter of dramatic talent, was played by Altheat Dwyer. Miss Dwyer carried honors in her terrible sweep of garments. She was rarely amusing and had the curious knack of telling gesture, and those irresistable nasal inflec tions. Her acting was subtle and sustained; it held in it a happy variety of moods. She could be both ridiculous, and, singularly, a little pathetic. Miss Dwyer’s work demands perhaps the most praise, for the reason that it was by far the most difficult of the roles to be played. William Forbis as the distracted husband (Frederick Ritter) of the also distracted, and would-be actress wife, was appealing. He individ ualized a typical part, perhaps more than such a part deserved. He was the least farcical of all the char acters in the farce. Etha Jeanne Clark, as the wife, and Kitty Sar tain, as Miss Florence McCrickett, played the high-voiced aspirers after dramatic fame with under standing. Constance Roth as Mrs. Nelly Fell, a bad promptress and a successful widow, was vivid and vo ciferous. The part of Mr. Huxley Ilossefross was taken by Cecil Mat (Continued on page two) Men’s Smoker To Be Given Saturday Nite Food, Stunts, Music, and Fights Fill Program; Champs to Tilt Five Piece Orchestra To Play All Evening McArthur Court Chosen For Affair TJLANS for (.jle men >s smoker, scheduled for McArthur Court tomorrow night starting at 7:30, are practically, complete, accord-; ing to Lauren | Conley, general; chairman. The'; line-up for the ;; inter - fraternity competition is i complete and the j vaudeville stunts | are ready to go at j a minutes ’ notice. * me eveningMaurice Collings will start with the service of food to every iman who enters the Igloo doors. It will not stop there, howev er, because arrangements have been made whereby every man can call for refills as often as he wishes. Squawk Heard To date there has been but one squawk heard and that comes from the present holders of the free-for all championship who will not get a chance to compete under the same conditions that prevailed last year. At that time each organization en tered a two man team, but this year five strange men are going to be turned loose in the Ting together and the survivor will be declared champion of the University. Rather than go without a fight Carl Kippel and Tony Greer, pres ent title holders, have issued a chal lenge to any two men on the cam pus. This seems to be nearly as good as winning over again because no two have picked up the gauntlet. Entries Many For the rooster fighting and the horse and rider tilts, five leagues have been formled with each loop to carry on a private elimination tournament to decide the champion of the circuit. The second round will bo between the five league champions to decide the University of Oregon title holders. The organizations which have en tered the first league are Alpha Beta Chi, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, and Phi Psi. The second loop consists of Psi Kappa, Theta Chi, Sigma Pi Tau, and the Oregon club. Number threo is composed of Sigma Nu, Friendly hall, Delta Tau Delta, and Phi Sigma Kappa. The fourth league consists of Sigma Al pha Epsilon, Fiji, Chi Psi, and Sig ma Pi Epsilon. The fifth circuit contains teams from Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, Kappa Sigma, and the Independents. Heavies on Deck Entries for the heavyweight divi sion of the free-for-all are Keeney, Shields, Jackson, I.angworthy, and Wood. In the 150 pound weight Hal derman, Jost, Shannon, and Konig shoffer liavo signed to battle. In the l.'iO pound division Deule, Davis, Hubbs, and Harris will don the mitts. bix snappy vaudeville acta have been booked for the evening’s per formance. They were selected with the idea of giving the fans quality instead of mere quantity, and the committee believes that it has se cured the services of the snappiest entertainers on the Oregon campus. West to Banjo Freddie West, musical athlete, will give a ten minute demonstra tion on the banjo. This will be fol lowed by the act of Mason and Kel ley, who specialize in getting har mony from the combined devices of banjo and cazoot. Collins Elkins is scheduled for a monologue and will be followed by an acrobatic and tumbling act by Richmond, Gower, and Wetzel. An other banjo act will be staged by Hurd and Jones, and Bill Lake will finish this part of the program with a “What Have You.” The boxing bouts for the smoker are being arranged by Maurice Col lings, and will be annoquced this af ternoon. The services of a five piece orchestra has been secured for the entire evening. This group of syn eopators will contain somo of the best musical talent that can be ob tained on the Oregon campus, Pro moter Conley announced yesterday.