Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 21, 1927, Image 1

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    VOLUME xxvn
Junior Prom
Visions Aztec
- Palace of Old
Feature of Dance to Be
Secret From Crowd
Until Tonight
Igloo Transformed
By Decorative Scheme
Drapes to Remain Placed
For Acoustics Tests
SO real in detail and color are
the decorations of the Junior
Prom, that should an Aztec chief
tain gaze into Mc
Arthur Court to
night he would
believe himself to
he in one of the
palaces of Monte
zuma in the gol
den days of the
Aztec dynasty.
D i m! 1 y illumi
nated by lights
like torches, the
bright color ef
rects or the de- Ball
signs will present a fanciful and
imaginative impression. Doorways
will be rimmed with the fangs of
animal gods with glowing scarlet
eyes; the walls of the huge igloo
are trimmed in the primitive mosa
ics, replicas of actual designs from
Aztec palaces and temples of the
early Mexican races.
Decorations Authentic
So consistent and authentic is the
decoartive scheme evolved by Kath
erine Mutzig that, should the same
______ chieftain continue
I to gaze while the
I seductive synco
pation of the or
chestra throbs and
the dancers sway
in the shadowy
dimness of the
wail lights, and
the occasional
S sweeping orbit of
"the vari-eolored
Peterson spotlight, he
would toe certain that the whole vis
ion was anachronistic.
above the refresh
ment booths in
the corners of the
ball room,, are
the mural designs
of the Aztec gods
of joy, gaiety, or
their ancient con
ception of Baech-j
The feature, like
a rite ot the An
auhac temples, is Mutzig
guarded with secrecy, and will come
as a complete surprise to the danc
Conunittes Co-operate
Bill Powell made the statement
that if the enthusiasm shown by
the class workers is revealed at the
dance, the Prom will be a huge suc
cess. Stuart Ball, chairman of the
decorations, and Nancy Peterson, as
sistant, have devoted attention and
effort, and with the co-operation of
the elass transformed the McAr
thur ’s court into a vast Aztee tem
ple. Both Eugene Gray and Marion
Barnes deserve credit for their
share of the work.
Curtains to Remain
Although the dance will end just
at midnight the decorations will re
main intact for a week. James H.
Gilbert, acting dean of the college
of literature, arts and sciences, has
made the request that the white
drapes from eeiling to the floor be
left in place, so that acoustic ex
periments may be made upon the
court with these in place. The cheese
cloth curtains may serve a double
purpose both towards decorations
and revolutionizing the uses of the
It is rumored that some time dur
ing the dance there will be a flash
picture taken for next year’s Ore
Margaret Vincent, ’26,
Is Visitor on Campus
Margaret Vincent, ’26, arrived on
the campus yesterday afternoon to
spend Junior Week-end. She is now
•with the advertising department of
Berg’s in Portland. While on the
campus she was a member of the
Emerald staff and of Theta Sigma
Phi, women’s national journalistic
fraternity. She is staying at the
Alpha Phi house of which she is a
Friars announce the election
Vic Wetzel,
Don Beelar, , I
Bill Powell,
Fred West,
Herbert Socolofsky,
Harold Mangum.
Billy Reinhart Favors
Action of Committee
Against Dribble Rule
“I’m certainly glad they made
the change,’’ commented Billy
Beinliart, basketball mentor, refer
ring to the revoking of the action
made recently to limit the dribble
in the hoop game. The proposed
change was abolished Thursday by
action of the basketball rules com
The suggested change, when made
on April 9, was greeted by almost
unanimous protest on the part of
hoop eoaehes throughout the coun
try. The rule was drastic, allowing
a player to bounce the ball only
once, while no limit had been set
While the new rule is not entire
ly shelved, it was deferred until the
next meeting of the committee to
be held next April. The present ac
tion was the result of a vote taken
by L. E. St. John, chairman of the
committee. Thus, the extended time
will allow coaches to evolve new I
ideas on the matter before the next j
“Because the dribble is one of
the most spectacular angles of the
hoop game, I’m in favor of it, ’ ’
concluded Reinhart. “It has brought
the game to public interest more
than any other phase.’’
W. A. A. to Hold
Picnic and Give
Sports Awards
Nominations for Officers
Made; Membership
Drive Begins
. - i
The last meeting of the W. A. A. i
was held Thursday, at which time I
it was decided to have a picnic Fri
day afternoon, June 3, among the
cherry trees in front of the Wom
an’s building, between 5:30 and
7:30 o’clock. Marjorie Landru
has been appointed chairman. Tfre
new officers will be installed at
this time and awards for sports
will be made.
Nomination? were made for heads
of sports for next year, with the
following girls up:
Volley ball, Genera Zimmer, Dor
othy Lensch; basketball, Marjorie
Horton, Mae Hileman; soccer, Elea
nor Marvin, Vida Buehler; swim
ming, May Moore, Lela Horton,
Olive Banks; tennis, Buth Scott,
Jane Cochran; baseball, Eleanor
Glass, Mildred McAlister, Berniece
Basor; track, Virginia Lounsbury,
Mahalah Kurtz, Libby Swengal;
hockey, Margaret Hurley, Jo Bal
ston; riding, Frances Simmons, El
eanor Poorman; archery, Helen Holt,
Marjorie Condit, Buth Jaynes; rifle
ry, Anona Hildenbrand; hiking, lone
Garbe; custodian, Genevieve Thomp
son, Maxine Bradbury, Mollie
Nobes; canoeing, Eunice Daniels,
Florence Hurley.
Elections will be held a week j
from Tuesday. The exact time aud !
place will be announced later.
The W. A. A. membership drive
is on, and all girls who are not in
the association, and who wish to
retain their points this year, are
urged to co-operate with the man
agers. Dues for the remainder of
this year will be fifty cents. Girls
not in organizations may pay their
dues to Vida Buehler at the old
library on Tuesday from 12:45 to
4:00 p. m.
Peanuts, Dixies and
Frosh Have Picnic
Lots of peanuts, Dixies, and frosh !
filled the Midway terpsichorean j
temple Thursday afternoon and eve- j
Flying Dutchman, Paul Jones and
all the old favorites came back for
the evening’s fun. George McMur
phey’s orchestra furnished the mu
sic, and Ed Cheney, soft shoe ex
pert of “Creole Moon” fame, sup
plied several of the features.
Busses every 15 minutes took the j
crowd out and back. Cafetaria style !
dinner of fruit salad, sandwiches, !
coffee, and ice cream, was served
about 6 o’clock. Dancing lasted
from 7:30 to 11:30.
Neckties were abandoned, and
sophs and upperelassmen were suf^
fered to depart in the usual man
INash, Bergh
Compete For
Emerald Post
Spirited Race Is Forecast
In Special Election
Both Candidates Have
Busy Campus Record
Two Held Varied Views
On ‘Gag Rule’ Issue
By M. M. H.
^pWO candidates have entered as
contestants for the editorship
of the Emerald, to fill the post made
vacant by the death of Harold
Mangum. They are Ray Nash, jun
ior in journalism and present
aging editor of the daily, and Phil
Bergh, senior in business adminis
tration. Bergh, so far as is known,
is the only non-journalism student
or non-member of the Emerald staff
who has ever aspired to the posi
Opposed Committee Control
Nominations were made by peti
tion. The election will be held next
Wednesday, from 9 to 3, in Villard
Nash has held various positions
. on the Emerald staff, of which he
has been a member for three years.
Starting on the news staff he pro
gressively advanced through other
positions until this yea7- when he
became managing editor of the
paper. He is president of Sigma
Delta Chi, national professional
journalism fraternity. Besides his
activities on the Emerald he has
been a contributor to the Webfoot.
During the recent elections, Nash
was generally understood as being
opposed to publications committee
control of the Emerald.
Bergh, although a senior, lacks
one term’s credits which he plans
; to make up next year. He has been
j prominent in activities and now
| holds membership in Alpha Kappa
i Psi, commerce fraternity; Pan
| Xenia, foreign trade organization;
j Phi Beta Kappa, and Friers. He
j was chairman of the Junior Prom,
j last year, and was chairman of
j Homecoming, this year. He is treas
urer of the senior class.
Favored Emerald Amendment
Bergh’s writing experience has
been in contesting for the Murray
Warner prizes. He won first place
this year and third place last year.
He was art editor of the Oregana
in 1924, and is a member of Ham
mer and Coffin by virtue of his art
During the amendment contro
versy, Bergh was one of the chief
supporters of the measure designed
to control the Emerald, having been
author of most of the campaign ma
terial used by the student adminis
trative group. It is understood that
he has the backing of incoming and
outgoing student officials, while
Nash probably is generally conced
ed the solid support of the Emerald
Bergh has at po time been on the
Emerald staff or' engaged in the
writing department of campus jour
nalistic activities but he has had
a wide range of interest in other
Two Added to Staff
Of Business School
Hugh M. Pier, a senior in Yank
ton college, Yankton, South Dakota,
and Mabel S. Foote, a senior in the
University of Utah, have been se
lected as graduate assistants in the
school of business administration
by Dean E. C. Robbins.
Junior Men Needed
To Help Wax Floor
MORE junior men are needed
to help wax and polish the
floor of McArthur Court for the
prom this evening. Eugene Gray,
cliairmaiKof the floor and clean
up committee, is issuing a last
minute call for additional help
It will take six men working
practically all day to satisfac
torily complete the work, if the
promise of a “high polish’’ made
to the dancers is to be fulfilled,
lie says.
Cleaning, sweeping, waxing
and polishing 16,000 square jieet
of floor is no easy task, especial
ly when the work is to be done
thoroughly, and the men will stop
short of nothing less than the
completion of an expert job, evi
denced by a “slick and glossy’’
surface, says Eugene.
All other preparations for the
danc? are completed, so, juniors,
come to the court this morning
and this afternoon and help fin
ish the job up right!
Amphibian Club
To Hold Carnival
Tuesday Night
Atlantic City, 1870 Bathing
Costumes and Racing
Stunts to Feature
Variety will be the keynote of
the swimming demonstration to be
put on by the Amphibian club next
Tuesday, May 24, at 8:00 o’clock,
at the Woman’s building tank.
Everything from stunt races to
dress parades will be on the pro
formed into Atlantic City for the
water carnival. A style show, feat
uring bathing suits from 1870 down
to the present day, is to be one of
the principal events. Looking into
the future, the girls will give life
saving methods now and in 1990.
The stunts include lighted candle,
fan and crew races. In the first,
the main idea is to keep the candle
from going out, while in the sec
ond the girl must use her fan indus
triously out of the water all the
way. Crew racing leaves only the
girl’s arms free with which to
paddle herself along.
Formations will conclude the pre
sentation, with the “A” of the Am
phibians, stars and other geometric
figures being designed by the mem
Tickets are on sale at the office
of the Woman's building for twen
ty-five cents.
‘The Webfoot Club’
Chosen as Name for
Independent Society
“The Webfoot Club” was the
name adopted by the independent
men for their organization at a
meetng held at the Y. M. C. A. hut
last night. A constitution was read
and adopted, but due to the short
notice of the meeting, the election
of officers was postponed until next
Plans were made for a meeting to
be held Wednesday, May 25, at the
“Y” hut, at which election of of
ficers for the coming year will be
held. All independent men are
asked to have in mind prospective
candidates for the various offices.
The following will be elected:
president, vice-president, secretary
treasurer, social manager, athletic
manager, and publicity manager.
| Neil is Chosen
j As Associate
To Manager
Milton George Selects
Business Workers
For Emerald
Ruth Street to Hold
Advertising Position
Manning Gets Specialty
Job on Daily Force
i TOE Xl'IL,, junior, of Ashland,
** was named associate business
manager for next year’s Emerald
by Milton
George, business
manager for
1927-28, w h o
chose his staff
yesterday. Neil
worked this year
in the position
o f advertising
manager. He has
had two years
of experience on
the Emerald and
is considered by
George as one of
the best sales
men on the staff.
Ruth Street, of Mtlton Gteorge
Portland, was selected as advertis
ing manager for the coming year.
As far back as memory reaches, it
cannot be recalled when the Emer
ald has ever had a feminine ad
chief. Miss Street is just complet
ing her second year selling adver
tising for the paper.
Bissell Circulation Manager
Ed Bissell, Portland, was boosted
from assistant circulation manager
to the head of that department, suc
ceeding Francis McKenna, who was
circulation manager this year.
Wilbur Shannon, of Helix, received
an appointment as assistant circula
tion manager following his service
this year as circulation assistant.
Larry Thielen, of Portland, was
re-appointed foreign advertising
manager and is to have an assistant
to aid Jam next year as foreign ad
vertising is expected to help con
siderably toward the success of the
six-page paper.
Alice McGrath, alias “Carol the
Co-ed,” will !hold <dor\fn her old
place caring for specialty advertis
ing and will dole out information
for co-eds with money to spend.
The advertising salesmen, or “leg
men,” appointed by George to
solicit the advertisements f«om local
merchants are: Bill Hammond, Glad
stone; Oliver Brown, Portland;
Mauri ne Lombard, Springfield;
Charles Reed, Oregon City; Roder
ick LaFollette, Portland; and Rob
ert Moore, of Newberg. All have
gained experienced on this year’s
sheet and show promise to fill the
Emerald from cover to cover with
live ads for next year.
Lucielle George, of Portland, was
named on the office administration
(Continued on vage three)
Thirteen Are Elected
To Phi Lambda Theta
Thirteen womt?^ elected to Phi
Lambda Theta, women’s national
honorary education fraternity, will
be initiated Sunday afternoon at 5
o’clock in the Woman’s building.
A dinner at the Anchorage will fol
Officers of the group are: presL
dent, Helen Shinn; vice-president,
Hazel Johnson; secretary, Grace Mc
Dermott; treasurer, Gladys Buehler;
keeper of records, Lois Inman.
Yowling Tom-cats, Yowling Males Are Big Bother
Around Hendricks Hall, Night Cop Tells Reporter
Punk Serenades by Both
Irk Slumberers
“No I’ve never had any trouble
and I don’t want any,’’ said Miss
Shearer, the night watch at Hen
dricks hall, when questioned on “her
work. “I’ve had several interesting
experiences though.”
“One time, about three in the
morning, I decided to wash my hair.
When I had everything ready, I
heard the bell ring. I went to the
door but hesitated at first to open
it, for I felt sure none of the girls
was coming in at that hour. How
ever, finally I did, but no one was
there. I imagine some one was look
ing in the window and accidently
hit the bell. Then, frightened by the
noise, whoever it was ran away.”
“An amusing thing occurred dur
| ing this last election,” said Miss
Shearer with a laugh. “It was also
about three in the morning. I heard
some one fumbling with the door
knob, so I opened the door and saw
the fleeing form of a boy. I felt
something fall at my feet and as I
looked down I saw about a hundred
posters of that ‘‘Hoyt Barnett for
Senior Man” propaganda.
‘‘My only trouble,” she smiling
ly continued, ‘‘is with tom-cats. I
can chase boys out easily, but the
tom-cats are not a bit afraid of me.
‘‘One night a group of boys came
up for a serenade. I went to waken
some of the girls, who had asked
i me to do so. When I returned I
heard the awfullest yowling you
( could imagine. I ran to the window,
1 and found the boys chasing tom
‘Peeping Tom’ Flees Door
In 3 a. m. Visit
eats for all they were worth. The
exercise seemed to have worn them
out for they soon got into their car
and rode away without giving the
serenade. '
“Sometimes the serenades are
very poor. The boys act silly and
can’t sing. Then I get so mad at
them for disturbing the girls. If I
had a hose, I would turn it on them.
I guess that would drive them away.
“No,” repeated the night watch,
“I haven’t had any trouble, and I
don’t expect any. Who would want
to bother with a girl’s dormitory?
They know*they would have a bunch
of screeching maniacs on them
should they attempt anything so
| ra3h.’’
Mortar Board announces the
election of:
Mrs. George T. Gerlinger, hon
Claudia Fletcher,
''Constance Both,
Maizie Richards,
Pauline Stewart,
Esther Hardy,
Gladys Calef,
Nellie Johns.
Green Lids Victors
Over Sophs in War
Of Water and Rope
To the enthusiastic chant of “To
Hell with ’29,” the members of the
class of 1930, yesterday morning
fought their way to victory in the
annual sophomore-frosh tug-of-war,
It is the first time in the recorded
history of the classes that such a
victory has occurred for the “green
lid society”; and who is to say that
it was not deserved?
Even the telephone pole that
might have saved yo sophomores
shook angrily at the suggestion, and
refused to do its trusted part to
wards bringing only the frosli under
the fire hose attached to the
water hydrant in front of Westmin
ster house.
Maybe the frosli did get wet, but
that was no sign of defeat. When
they felt that the men handling the
hose were prejudiced and giving un
fair advantage to the left wing,
they broke loose from the rope,
grabbed the hose, and set about to
thoroughly soak their elders whom
they far outnumbered even from
the start. And the audience was not
totally overlooked, either.
At the burning of the green, the
nineteen-thirtiers” wero landed
squarely and without (preference,
but that was to be expected.
And to the hearty yoll of “Bah,
Rah, ’29,” the members of the class
of 1930, without malice, closed their
year of freshman duties and discip
line. This is the first time in the his
tory of the University that the
freshmen have proved superior to
the sophs.
Students’ Canoe
Wrecked While
Patroling River
Clinton Davison and Ralph
Owens Meet Disaster
On Body Hunt
While engaged in the hunt for
the body of Harold Mangum, Clin
ton Davison and Ralph Owens, Uni
versity students, met disaster seven
miles below Eugene when their
canoe crashed into a snag in the
swift current of the Willamette and
capsized yesterday afternoon. The
students were in convoy with Prince
Helfrich and John Bean, geology
majors, who were following 50 feet
behind them in another canoe.
As the canoe struck, Davison was
thrown clear of the craft and
washed on a snag where he awaited
rescue. Owens was swept under a
log drift with the canoe, but soon
reappeared 20 feet downstream
where he also sought refuge on top
of a snag.
Bean rescued Davison with a pole
from shore while Helfrich, who had
iSlfely negotiated the snag-clioked
channel, held the canoe in mid
stream below the scene of the dis
(aster for emergency. Owen was
later pulled ashore on a line which
he tied around his waist.
The men who were aiding in the
search for Harold Mangum under
Dean Walker’s suJperviS(ion, were
skirting both banks of the river
and had traversed seven of the nine
miles scheduled for them to run
when the violent current and num
erous snags in the side-channel ren
dered the one canoe unmanageable.
It was demolished. Several hours
were eotnsumed in salvaging the
No new developments took place
in the river search. The motor boats
are still in operation with their drag
nets and have combed the river bot
tom so thoroughly that there is
little doubt but that the body has
been carried down stream. It is
for this reason the canoes were
sent on their 9-mile search today.
Monday Rehearsals
To be Discontinued
There will bo nd more Monday
afternoon student rehearsals at the
music building this term, accord
ing to an announcement made by
Louis P. Artau^ instructor in music
and manager or the programs. Music
students, heretofore, have been giv
en the opportunity to present their
work at 5. o ’clock rehearsals, which
have been held throughout the term.
Track Team
Prepares For
Aggies Today
Visitors to Bring Fine
Flock of Milers and
Weight-liea vers
Affair to Be Closest
Of Season Is Dope
Officials to Report at 2
On Hayward Field
\ S the Climax of the Junior
Week-end program*the Univer
sity of Oregon varsity track "team
will meet the Oregon Aggies on Hay
ward field today at 2:15. This
will be one of the closest, meets the
two schools have ever staged, and
the result will probably depend upon
the relay.
The Oregon men have at last
rounded intc^fair condition despite
the bad weather and will be ready
to do their best. Hard luck has hit
the team in two places, as Joe Price
is suffering from a bad leg and Mc
Gee, a hurdler, is in the hospital. It
is hoped and expected that both
will be able to run.
Oregon Edge In Sprints
As in past years, Oregon looks
to have the advantage in the sprints,
while O. A. C. will have the edge
in the distance races. Several events
are in doubt, however, such as the
two-mile, the 440, the high hurdles,
and several of the weight events.
There is also a great possibility
of several meet records being brok
en at this time. One that is sure
to fall is the shot, us Dixon has con
sistently been getting over forty
seven feet. Another is the 440, with
either Sisson of the Aggies or Stan
dard of Oregon capable of doing it.
Whitlock in the javelin is the pride
of the Aggie squad, but he will be
given a close run by Wetzel and
All tho accommodations and the
preparations have been completed
and everything is set to run the
meet off in record time. The offic
ials are the best that can be pro
cured, and all that is necessary is
a good day and a large crowd.
All participants will meet at the
McArthur court at :l o’clock Fri
day afternoon, stated Hayward.
Aggie Team Listed
Oregon Aggie entries: mile run—
Clayton, Wolfte, Darlington, Knifto;
100-yard das h—Striff, Measing,
Fleetwood; 440-yard run—Earn
heart, Joos, Peterson, Sisson, Rit
ter, Oglesby, Douglas, Light; 120
yard high hurdles—Twitchell, Feh
ren; two-mile run—Bell, Powell,
Timm, Clayton, Blinkhorn; half
mile run—Sisson, Knifton, Martin,
Black, Clayton; 220-vard dash—
Finch, Oglesby, Bitter, Joos, Man
ville; 220-yard low hurdles—Twit
qliell, Fehren; mile relay—Joos,
Clayton, Sisson, Earnheart; pole
vault—Butler, Messing, Smith,
Mosher; shot put—Dixon, Luee;
high jump—Wilcox, Hansen; dis
cus—Dixon, Luce, Whitlock; broad
jump—Striff, Shytze, Messing; jav
(Continued on page four)
McKnight, Baritone,
To Give Senior Recital
Here Monday Evening
The program has been announced
for the senior recital of Robert Mc
Knight, baritone, which will be held
Monday evening, May 23, at 8
o ’clock in the school of music audi
torium. Edytli Hopkins, soprano,
and Edward Best, violinist, will as
sist Mr. McKniglit.
The program as announced fol
Hear Me, Ye Winds and Waves
. Handel
Mr. McKnight
Sketches of Paris .*. Manning
(a) River Boats
(b) The Lamp-Lighter
9 (e) Ode
Mrs. Hopkins
Negro Songs
(a) Didn’t It Rain . Burleigh
(b) Were You There, Burleigh
(c) Eanjo Song . Homer
Mr. McKnight
Salut d’Amour . Elgar
Meditation from Thais .... Massenet
Mr. Best
Songs of the South Seas
(a) You Will Forget .... Stickels
(b) Shadows of Evening.
. Erima Maewa Kaihau
(c) Ka Mate (Maori War Song)
. Te Rangi Hikiroa
Mr. McKnight
For Mr. McKnight, Frances Pierce
For Mrs. Hopkins, Eliot Wright
For Mr. Best, Barbara Edmunds.