Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 17, 1927, Image 1

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    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
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
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
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
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
Classes Will Hold
Elections Today
Walter Durgan
Don McCook
Barbara Blythe
Alice Douglas
Virginia Priaulx
Pauline Stewart
Earl Raess
Homer Dixon
Class Barber—
Betty Easterday
Barbara Edmunds Tolman
Elizabeth Waara
William Eddy
Ronald Hubbs
Gordon Ridings
Joei Roberts
Madge Normile
Olive Banks
Esther Maxwell
Agnes Palmer
Burr Abner
Joe Standard
Burton McElroy
Henry Ball
Keith Hall
James Sharp
Elsie Goddard
Emery Miller
Emily Williams
Lou Ann Chase
Beryl Harrah
Amelia Kiblan
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 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
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
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
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
11-12—Marian Barnes, Fred Joy.
12-1—Julia Wilson, Marion Rich
1-2—Frances Cherry, Richard
2-3—Constance Roth, Arthur
Counting board—John Mohr, Eu
gene Gray, Richard Syring, Homer
Polls Close at Noon
Polls for the sophomore class will
not be open during the noon hour.
Those appointed on the committee
9-10—-Joe Ralston, Joe MJeKeown.
10-11—Edith Dodge, Rex Buzan.
11-12—Sarah Rorer, Bob Bying
1-2—Dorothy Baker, Bob Hynd.
2-3—Margaret Clark, Ronald Mc
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
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
‘ ‘ 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
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
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
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)
Friday, May 20—CAMPUS DAY
9:00-9:30—Painting of “O”
9:15-9:30—Girl’s Riding Acad
emy Costume Drill-—Kincaid
9:45-10:15—Tug of War—Kin
caid Field
10:30-—Burning of Frosli Lids
12:00-1:30—CAMPUS LUNCH
2:00—Tennis—Stanford vs. O. A.
2:00—Tennis—U niversity of
Washington vs. Oregon
4:00—Baseball—O. A. C. vs. Ore
8:00—Surprise Night
Saturday, May 21
10:00—Tennis—S t a n f o r d vs.
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
3:15—Track—O. A. C. and Ore
4:00—Baseball—O. A. C. vs. Ore
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
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
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
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
“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
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.
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
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.