Junior Prom Decorating is Nearly Done Aztec Design for Court Calls for Extra Order Kalsomine and Cloth Girls Needed to Sew Strips for Hangings 20 Gallons of Liquid Wax To be Used on Floor WORK on the Aztec decorations for the annual Junior Prom to be held Saturday, May 21 in Me Athur court, is nearing completion and it is expected that by Thurs day the committee can begin wax ing the floor for the dance, accord ing to Stuart Ball, chairman of the decorations committee. Although most of the work is fin ished, there is still enough to keep a goodly number of juniors busy, he says in urging juniors to re port for work at the court. More ^girls are needed to help sew together the strips of white cloth which are "to be used for hangings. Because of the size of the court, a great deal of material is needed. Yesterday an order was sent to Portland for an additional supply of yellow kalsomine and white icloth. Much Gauze Used Six hundred feet of lumber has been used, as well as 1500 feet of sheeting paper, 3200 feet of hospi tal gauze, and 30 gallons of kalso mine. In preparing the floor of the court for the dancers, 15 or 20 gal lons of gasoline will be used for •cleaning it after it has been thor oughly swept. Twenty gallons of liquid wax will then be spread on and the floor will be polished in preparation for the powdered wax which will be put on last, announces Mr. Ball. The Kollege Nites jazz orchestra will furnish the music for the dance, which begins at nine o’clock. Refreshments Ordered About 35 gallons of punch and 1500 wafers have been ordered for refreshments, according to Alice Douglass, chairman of the refesh ments committee. The feature of the evening has not yet -been announced. All tickets for the dance have been distributed among the men’s houses and halls of residences. House representatives report the sales are continuing rapidly. The tickets are $1.50. According to Bill Powell, general ^ chairman of the prom, approximate ly 500 couples will attend this dance in McArthur Igloo. W. A. A. Will Serve Strawberries and Ice Cream Tonight Tonight’s the night. That is, un less it rains, which will be unfortun ate, because the campus will miss out on a lot of good eats—straw berry sundaes!—and dancing. Between 6:30 and 7:30 tonight members of W. A. A. will serve the aforementioned sundaes to all stu dents who have the necessary 20 cents, and are providing a place to dance a dance or two before the evening’s study begins. (Dances five cents each.) The place is the tennis courts by the old library, which will be roped off to form the dance floor. The Oregon Knights are going to lend the necessary musieal atmosphere. No desserts will be served tonight at the various living organizations, in order that both time and space will be left for the strawberry fes tival. Daily Features Team Of Touring Debaters Oregon’s world debate tour has received recognition in the Chris tian Science Monitor, daily news paper published in Boston, Massa chusetts. On the front page of the Tuesday, May 10th issue of the pa per is a column story describing the trip. Pictures of the three debaters, Benoit McCroskey, Jack Hempstead, and Avery Thompson, are also on the front page of the paper. Plans for the tour of all the Eng lish-speaking countries, which is be ing made, and contracts sent to the different institutions on the trip with which the Oregon boys will compete. Classes Will Hold Elections Today JUNIORS President— Walter Durgan Don McCook Vice-president— Barbara Blythe Alice Douglas Secretary— Virginia Priaulx Pauline Stewart Treasurer— Earl Raess Sergeant-at-arms— Homer Dixon Class Barber— Betty Easterday Barbara Edmunds Tolman Elizabeth Waara SOPHOMORES President— William Eddy Ronald Hubbs Gordon Ridings Joei Roberts Vice-president— Madge Normile Secretary Olive Banks Esther Maxwell Agnes Palmer Treasurer— Burr Abner Joe Standard Sergeant-at-arms— Burton McElroy FRESHMAN President— Henry Ball Keith Hall James Sharp Vice-president— Elsie Goddard Emery Miller Emily Williams Secretary— Lou Ann Chase Beryl Harrah Amelia Kiblan Treasurer— Don Church James Terry Howard Van Nice Husky Trackmen Take 77 Points To Beat Varsity Oregon Two-milers Make Clean Sweep; Relay Record Falls By HERB LUNDY By making a clean sweep in the 880 yard run and in the 220 yard low hurdles, winning the relay, and taking the majority of points in six other events, the University c " Washington track squad piled up 77 points while the Webfoot were gathering 54 in the Seattle stadium Saturday. The only record to fall was in the mile relay. The old Washing ton mark of 3:25 was lowered by the fleet Husky quartet composed of Graham Smith, Jack Torney, Ed Peltret and Jimmy Charteris to 3:24.7. A strong wind off the lake slowed the runners, so no other marks were threatened. The two mile run proved the feature race of the meet, and Ore gon cleaned up nine points. The battle for third between Cram, of the Huskies, and Jensen, who had already taken a second in the mile, was a death struggle to the finish. Cram led the sturdy Oregon dis tance man to the very tape, when Jensen sprang forward in a hurtling finish that brought him in a half a step ahead. John Niedemeyer set the pace, and he was closely followed by Clarence Hill. Their lead was never nienayed by the Huskies, and during the latter part of the race they cut down their pace. A gentle spirit of friendship seemed to exist between the two, and they trotted gently up to the tape in a dead tie for first place. Vic Wetzel threw the javelin 187 feet, 10 inches, for a first, while “Speed” Burnell took second. McCulloch, Oregon high jumper, had no trouble in clearing the bar for a first at 6 feet, while Flan agan and Crawford tied for third. After a sensational leap, unoffic ially measured all the way from 24 feet 6 inches, to 24 feet, 10 inches, which was disallowed because two spikes touched the ground on the wrong side of the take-off, Captain “Proc” Flanagan came back with a jump of 23 feet % inch, which Humes of the Huskies failed to better. Stager, sophomore weight man, heaved the discus 134 feet 10% inches to beat out Brix who had some difficulty keeping his feet in the ring. Ed Peltret, Washington’s elbow (Continued on page two) Three Classes To Vote Today For New Heads Election Counting Boards Named for Juniors And Sophomores Polls to Open at 9 a. m. In Villard, Close at 3 Returns Are Expected by 4 o’Clock Today THE freshman, sophomore, and junior classes will hold elections for their next year’s class officers today in Villard hall from 9 a. m. until 3 p. m. Roland Davis, in charge of the junior election, and Bob Foster, president of the sophomore class last night announced the names of those who will be on the election and counting boards. The officers that will be elected today will hold office for next school year. It is expected that the results of the election will be known by 4 o ’clock. Boards are Named The list of those in charge of the polls for the juniors is: 9-10—Nancy Peterson, Campbell Church, Jr. 10-11—Marian Barnes, Calder Mc Call. 11-12—Marian Barnes, Fred Joy. 12-1—Julia Wilson, Marion Rich mond. 1-2—Frances Cherry, Richard Gordon. 2-3—Constance Roth, Arthur Hamilton. Counting board—John Mohr, Eu gene Gray, Richard Syring, Homer Dixon. Polls Close at Noon Polls for the sophomore class will not be open during the noon hour. Those appointed on the committee are: 9-10—-Joe Ralston, Joe MJeKeown. 10-11—Edith Dodge, Rex Buzan. 11-12—Sarah Rorer, Bob Bying ton. 1-2—Dorothy Baker, Bob Hynd. 2-3—Margaret Clark, Ronald Mc Creight. Roy Herndon will be in charge of the two counting boards composed of: No. 1—Mae Tobin, Dorothy Black, Joe Haliday, Bruce Baker; No. 2 — Helen Webster, Frances Murphy, Carl Klippel, and Tom Montgomery. No announcement was available as to who would be in charge of the freshman polls. S. Stephenson Smith Will Speak at Unitarian Church This Afternoon "In good Queen Bess’ glorious day, ’ ’ a line from Sir W. S. Gilbert, offers the title for the talk to be given by Professor S. Stephenson Smith of the English department this afternoon at the Unitarian church. Mr. Smith will set forth the theory of how closely connected poe try and music are in that period. Melodies actually belonging to the time or that just proceeding, such as ‘Greenslevesof the time of Henry VIII, and ‘High Ho For a Husband, ’ Shakespeare’s favorite, will be used as examples. Professor Smith will deal with the capacity for expression beginning with Eliza beth and her fluent command of profanity. ‘ ‘ Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ’ ’ by Frederick Chamberlain, I.LB,, M.R.I.,F.R.Hist. S.jF.S.A.,' F.R.G.S.'. F.R.A.S., (he hires a secretary to keep ’em straight) a recent acqui sition to the library, is one of the speaker’s sources. "The Comic Opera in England,’’ beginning with John Gay’s ‘Beg gars ’ Opera, is the subject of a speech he will give Saturday in Sa lem before the A.A.U.W. He is to draw his material chiefly from the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, and he will have musicians there to demonstrate his points. He will also present some original material on Gilbert that he gleaned from the British museum. Morris Will Speak At Junction City Victor Morris, professor of eco nomics, will deliver the commence ment address at Junction City high school Thursday evening, and at .Gates high school Friday evening. Mr. Morris.’s subject both nights will be: How Do You Measure Your self? Ditch Digger, Taxi Man, Here’s Chance "Y^|7'ILL you work at manual labor this summer? Do you intend to handle the proverbial pick and shovel, to swing an ax, or to drive a taxi? If so you are qualified to compete for four prizes of 100, 50, 25, and 5 dol lars respectfully, offered annual ly by the Nation for the best article written by a college stud ent of his experiences as a la borer during the coming summer. The offer applies only to stu dents who are attending college this year and who work at least two months during the summer, according to an announcement received by Professor L. A. Wood of the economics depart ment. The purpose of the con test is to encourage students to supplement their classroom knowledge of industrial prob lems with actual experience and first-hand observations. Phi Bela Kappa To Hold Election Tomorrow p. m. New Rating Plan Placed In Use Held Answer To Criticisms Oregon chapter of Phi Beta Kap pa, national honorary scholastic fra ternity, will hold its spring election of members tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock. A new system of computing the scholastic ratings and the general desirability of the seniors consid ered for election is being put into use for the first time at the Uni versity. As the first step in the new me thod, the committee devised a scheme of weighting the scholastic average of the eligible seniors. A “coefficient of severity” was cal culated for each instructor on the basis of his point average for three terms in three different years. This point average was then divided in to the point average of the Univer sity as a whole. By the use of this ‘ ‘ coefficient of severity, ’ ’ averages of those whose courses were taken under the more severe instructors a r e weighted above the actual average, and vice versa. Twenty-nine out of 36 rec ords figured in this manner were improved. This system, as worked out by the membership committee, is thought to answer the charge often made by students that elec tion to Phi Beta Kappa is made easy by a careful selection of easy courses and instructors. In addition to scholastic rating, the comparative rank of the eligible student in standard psychological tests given recently is taken into consideration. A personnel rating was obtained by use of a questionnaire sent to instructors and students most in timately acquainted with the can didates and an average taken of the estimates submitted to indicate comparative standing in the group. The student’s composite rank among the candidates for election is obtained by averaging all ratings, the registrar’s grade average, the weighted grade average, psychologi cal rank, and personnel rating. This, (Continued on page two) JUNIOR WEEK END PROGRAM Friday, May 20—CAMPUS DAY 9:00-9:30—Painting of “O” 9:15-9:30—Girl’s Riding Acad emy Costume Drill-—Kincaid Field 9:45-10:15—Tug of War—Kin caid Field 10:30-—Burning of Frosli Lids 12:00-1:30—CAMPUS LUNCH EON 2:00—Tennis—Stanford vs. O. A. C. 2:00—Tennis—U niversity of Washington vs. Oregon 4:00—Baseball—O. A. C. vs. Ore gon 8:00—Surprise Night Saturday, May 21 10:00—Tennis—S t a n f o r d vs. Oregon 10:00—Tennis—University of Washington vs. O. A. C. 2:00—Tennis—Stanford vs. Uni versity of Washington 2:00—Tennis—O. A. C. vs. Ore gon 3:15—Track—O. A. C. and Ore gon 4:00—Baseball—O. A. C. vs. Ore gon 9:00—JUNIOR PROM I_ H. P. Rainey To Serve as College Head Franklin, Ind., Institution Tenders Presidency To U. of 0. Man Will be Most Youthful Prexy in States at 31 Led in Sports, Speaking, At Texas School HOMER P. RAINEY, professor in the school of education, has accepted the recommendation for the presidency of Franklin college, Franklin, Indiana. The offer will not be formally made until the recommendation of the committee in charge has been voted upon by the board of trustees some time this week. The acceptance by the board is only a/ formality. Dr. Rainey will leave about Au gust first, after the close of the Oregon summer session, and will as sume the presidency the first of September. He recently visited Franklin college, where he was in interviewed by the committee, which gave him two weeks to consider the position. Upon his acceptance at the end of this time, the recommenda tion was sent to the board. At Oregon Since 1924 Upon assuming his duties as pres ident, Dr. Rainey will be the young est college executive in the United States, being only 31 years old. Dr. Rainey was graduated from Austin college in Texas with a B.A. in 1919. 'He subsequently taught there for three years. Ho then at tended the University of Chicago, receiving an M.A. in 1923, and a Doctor’s degree in 1924, at the age of 28. After teaching summer school there Dr. Rainey camo to Oregon in the fall of 1924 as an associate professor in the school of education and last year was made a professor. While in college, Professor Rainey was interested in all forms of ac tivity. He played on the Austin football and baseball teams, was tennis champion of the college for two years, held the school record for the hundred yard dash for two years, was a varsity debater for the same length of time, winner of a public speaking contest, and a m’em ber of the glee club. Activities are Varied In Chicago Dr. Rainey studied voice and was a constant attendant of all activities in the music world. He took the lead in the St. Cecelia mass given by the Oregon glee clubs last fall term. After his graduation in 1919, he pitched professional baseball for the Houston Texas league and is now on its reserve list. He was win (Continued on page two) Ashland and Milton High Schools to Vie For Debate Cup Here Championship of the Oregon high school debating league will be de termined in Eugene, Thursday, May 19, when Richard and Adena Joy, twins, of Ashland, will compete with Howard Ireland and Mil dred Murray, of McLaughlin-Union high school, Milton, it has been an nounced by Dan E. Clark, secretary of the league. These two schools have success fully completed a series of district debates, which resulted in Ashland winning the west Oregon champion ship and Milton the eastern cham pionship. There are eighty-one high schools in the state that are members of the debating league. The school win ning the championship will be awarded the Decou cup. The question to be debated is: Resolved, that the severance tax is a desirable feature of the state sys tem of taxation. Two years ago the same high schools debated in Eugene for the state championship, which was won by Ashland. Students Will Take Accounting Exams Four graduate students and pro fessors in the school of business ad ministration will take the state cer tified public accountant examina tions at the Portland public library Thursday and Friday of this week. Those who will take the examina tion are L. D. Haight, Bernard C. Davis, Antonia Coberstein, and Pro fessor C. R. Ham. Co-eds Display Food, Frocks and Shoes ■pKOOF that the modern co-ed is not all fluff and that when she cares to she can produce real food and dainty frocks was presented to the public Friday afternoon when products of this year’s household arts depart ment were exhibited in the Ex tension building. There were silk gowns and linen frocks, as well as street coats and sports togs on exhibit, and fond mothers who arrived in time for the exhibit were quito surprised to see the nrtistry dis played, all of which had been prepared by members of the foods and clothing construction classes undor the supervision of Miss Lilian Tingle and Miss Margaret Daigh. “The exhibit and tea Friday was one of the most successful we have ever had,” said Miss Lilian Tingle of the household arts department. “There was a very large attendance.” Next year the department will probably stage a more elaborate exhibit along the samo line, sho declared. This is the first time that shoes and other accessories have been shown with the dresses iind coats. Groupings of furniture were also shown for the first time. Kathleen Blakely and Alice McKinnon headed the committee in charge from the sewing classes. Lueilc Brown had charge of properties, Ruth Larsen of ac cessories, and Dorothea Bushnell of flowers. Catherine Struplere, Margaret Long, and Mary McKinnon ar ranged the furniture. The cakes and tea wero made by Sadie Coe, Esther Honkanen, Delia Sher wood, and Mary Gallagher. The collection of Japanese prints, which Miss Tingle collect ed during her three visits in Japan, were hung around the walls and attracted many of the visitors. Tributes Paid Character o f Harold Mangum Faculty and Student Heads Make Statements Of Regrets The death of Harold Mangum yesterday, which brought grief to his friends among the student body and faculty of the University, aro officially acknowledged by Dean Erie W. Allen, head of the school of journalism; Capt. John J. McEvv an, football coach, and Don Beelar, student body president. “There were few undergraduates of more promise than Harold Man gum. Wo who knew him felt that the confidence recently so conspic uously shown by his fellow students in his character and his ability, was bound to be abundantly justi fied. He seemed the typo of young man sure to go through life, a strong influence among his associates, and an influence for good. His death is a great loss to all of us,’’ said Dean Allen. “Harold Mangum’s death is a very regretajblo loss, both to stud ent friends and to the University. I regret his loss very much,’’ stat ed Capt. McEwan. “The most sorrowful duties that one elected to this office is called upon to perform is in connection with the death of an Oregon stud ent. In acquainting myself with this obligation, I had earnestly hoped that such would not occur, but on the contrary it is thrust up on me at once. This tragedy, yet too much of a shock for the mind to comprehend, shows the fraility of life. Oregon has lost a leader, and the students a friend whose place cannot be refilled. I am grieved be yond expression at our loss,’’ was the statement made by Don Beelar. Oregon Cold; Stanford Tempts Psychologist Desire for a residence “in a more tropical climate’’ has led Professor Horace Wyatt of the psychology de partment to resign his position here, it was announced Saturday. He has lived for several years in India, he said, and is used to the hotter cli mates. Stanford university will be his residence next year, as Mr. Wyatt has accepted a research fellowship in that institution. His successoi has not yet been named. Editor-Elect Meets Death In Willamette Harold Mangum Drowned When Canoe Capsizes Near Portage Arden Pangborn, Also In Frail Craft, Safe River Is Dragged; Body Still Unrecovered HAKOLD W. MANGUM, editor elect of the Emerald, wu drowned in the Willamette river yesterday when his icaftoe cap sized, throwing him into the swift cur rent of the river. Arden X. Pang born, his roommate, who was in the canoe with Man gum, clung to the overturned craft and was rescued. The tragedy oc curred about 4:30 Harold Mangum o 'clock in the afternoon. The two students, neith er of whom was able to swim, pad died up the mill-race to the portage, and then crossed to the river. Op posite the crevice, torn in the mill race retaining wall by the flood last winter, the canoe was caught in the swift current rushing from the mill-race into the river, and was overturned before the men. could gain control of the craft. Loses Hold on Oanoe Both grabbed the canoe, but Man gum’s grasp was torn loose by the powerful current, and he sank im mediately. Pangborn retained his hold on the slippery canoe, and worked his way to the bank. Struggling in the water they were first seen by the small son of George P. Hitchcock, who was playing on the river bank near his home. The child at once gave the alarm, but before help could reach the scene Mangum had been swept from sight. Students to Drag River Dragging of the river continued until dark, but no trace of the body was found. Dean H. Walker, dean of men, last night began active work on organizing student search parties to start this morning. Motor boats and equipment are being gathered, and the search will continue until the body is found. Qualifications of swimming abil ity, and ability to handle boats, were points emphasized by Dean Walkor, in choosing men for the search. Tt would be both dangerous and inefficient for others to attempt to join the search party. Active on Campus Mangum who was 2.1 years old, was a junior in the University, ma joring in journalism. At the recent student body elections he was elect ed editor of the Emerald for the coming year. For the past year he had been sports editor of the Emerald, tho Oregana, and the Web foot. He was a member of Sigma Delta Chi, honorary journalism fra ternity, and president of Ye Tabard Inn of Sigma Upsilon, writers’ hon orary fraternity. He had been on the varsity foot ball squad for two years, winning I his letter in the sj>ort last fall as a lineman, under Captain John J. McEwan. While a student at Com merce high school in Portland, he was picked as all-star fullback on the Portland mythical eleven. Mangum, who resided in Portland, is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mangum, and a brother. i Board of Christian Workers Meets Tonight The final meeting of the board of United Christian Work for the year will be held tonight from 5 to 6 at the home, “Horizons,” of H. W. Davis, director of United Christian Work. The nominating committee will report, and election of officers for the coming year will be held. A lawn dinner will be given by i Mrs. Davis immediately after the ] meeting. Poetry and Plays On Reading Program The works of British poets and perhaps a one-act play will con stitute the program of Professor H. C. Howe’s weekly reading at three o’clock today in 107 Villard. Last week Professor Howe concentrated on American poets.