Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 22, 1927, Image 1

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    Police Ban On Dimly
Lit Dance FI or May
‘ Bring Unwa V ted Break
Officious Meddling Frowne ' *n by Campus;
Patrons and Patrol es Say
Informal Light Ei »h
Another puff of wind to disturb the*friendly feelings that
have existed between the University and Eugene for many
years was added Saturday night when the police force of the
city threatened to stop the Sophomore Informal being held in
the Armory unless more lights were turned on.
The opening wedge to the rift was hammered in with the
enforcing of the recent “serenade law.” Student feeling ran
high against that edict, which was dubbed both “futile” and
. With the falling of the second blow much unfavorable com
ment has arisen on the campus, those present at the dance
maintaining there was' not. oven the
^ slightest suggestion of any real cause
for aetion. Lights were provided
but they were tinted to carry out
the color scheme of the decorations,
and there* was no darkness.
“Tt made me sore to have those
police interfere with the informal,”
said Herbert Roeolofsky, vice presi
dent of the student body.
Should Get Together
“A representative group of the
student body should be pickod to
meet with the Eugene Chamber of
Commerce to discuss the question.
“When the serenade law was fun
through, one of the big downtown
stores informed the A. S. U. O. that
they would stick with us in such
controversies. They expressed them
selves as being against the ‘serenade
gag rule..’ ”
Marion F. McClain, manager of
the Co-op, also stated at the time
that lie was behind the students in
their “laissez fairo” policy toward
the city’s interference.
Break Looms
A high official in the faculty who
j did not wish to be quoted, stated
that things were now on a verge
where the University would hold all
its functions on the campus instead
of in downtown buildings.
The bone of contention Saturday
night was the low lights on the
dance floor. The Eugene police
force had a plain clothes man sta
tioned upstairs. He observed the al
leged lack of lights and ordered Tom
Stoddard, chairman of the dance, to
replace the colored globes with white
ones, in compliance to a city ordin
ance which is aimed to stop “shadow
The resultant glare utterly spoiled
the effect of the otherwise splendid
ly-staged function.
Patrons Satisfied
Whether there was enough light
on the floor or not gave rise to many
comments. City police said “no.*’
Patrons and patronesses at the
dance, “yes.”
Here is what some of them say:
Professor W. F. G. Thacher: The
lights were dim, but there was no
objection on a moral groitnd. The
behavior of. the students gave no
• reason for the putting in of the
lights. .
Mrs. Nowland B. Zane: There
was plenty of light. They were not
justified in coming in and making
them put on more lights.
Mrs. C. D. Borer: The danee was
spoiled by the white lights. There
was no excuse for the complaint as
there was plenty of light on the
Mrs. Campbell Church: It was
lovely just as it was. I do not see
why the city should interfere with a
University dance when it is chap
eroned by the dean of women.
Mrs. Budolph E. Ernst: There
was plenty of light for dancing.
Sophs Sorry
Keith Hall, president of the sopho
more class, said that he was “sorry
that there should be any friction be
tween the University* and the police
With the turning on of the white
lights in the corners came the at
tendant grumbling and wondering
among the dancers. Bouge and
f powder on the feminine element, in
tended for dance floor lights, glowed
and shone in the searchlight beams.
Loren Edmiston Hurt
When Car Overturns
Loren Edmiston, a freshman mu
sic major in the University, received
scratches from broken glass Sunday
afternoon about 2:30, when the ear
in which he was riding was forced
off the highway by impact with a
speeding car which was traveling on
the wrong side of the road on a
curve, a few miles east of Spring
field, and was overturned. When
the car was righted the occupants
were able to continue on their way.
Students To Hold
Big Rally Tonight
For Webfooters
Wetzel, -Riggs, Hotlgen,
Dixon Will Fight '
Last Battle
“At 6:40 this afternoon there
will gather at the Southern Pacific
depot the Oregon football team with
an undaunted spirit. They will
board the train with a hope for one
great and final victory, using the
Washington Huskies as the delec
table meat for their hopeful Thanks
giving feast, or inversely substi
tuting their Webfoot constituency
for that of turkey in the oven of
the strong Huskies, in their con
cluding game of the year in Seattle,
on Thursday, November 24,” it was
annoruieed late yesterday by Don
MeCopk, rally chairman.
To keep the old Oregon “spirit,”
which has been proven to be alive,
a permanent part of the football
squad, and to show the players that
the students are still baek of them,
the team will be given a record
rally at the depot as they leave to
“The fellows are going to do
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Scribes Wrest
Casaba Victory
From Lawyers
Charge of Frameup Made
’ By Losing Advocates;
Suit Vanishes
No longer may the campus varris
ters inflate their chests and boast
fully proclaim to the world that they
are the uncrowned departmental
basketeers at Oregon. They are now
relegated to the mystic order of
“ex-" and the Scribes of the school
of journalism lay claim to the gon
falon by right of conquerer.
Last Saturday the journalists suc
cessfully toppled the valiant lawyers
on the maple court in McArthur
court by a decisive score, 23 to 10.
Schienbaum, star eager for the
lawyers, is their big cry for alibi,
lie was unable to appear in the
line-up due to the fact that some
journalist, early Saturday morning,
had annexed the Schienbaum uni
form from its hanger in his room.
This suit had been especially spliced
for the game. The temperamental
lawyer star refused to play without
This story is discounted by the
scribes, who in turn complain that
Mel Cohn tempted “Oregon” Jones
to break training rules the night
preceding the game by offering him
a cigarette. This is the first known
occasion that Cohn ever offered any
body a cigarette.
The lawyers put up a great battle.
In the first period they held the
scribes somewhat even. In the last
half the writers gradually increased
their lead and although Coach
Adams sent in his wrecking crew tie
defeat eould not be averted.
Any other department teams who
question the casaba supremacy of
the scribes quintet and desire to pit
a squad against it may negotiate
with Harry Dutton for games.
lineup or reams:
Scribes (23) Lawyers (10)
Milligan (7) ....g. (1) Tarshis
Foster (4) .g. (1) Adams
Horn (8) .e. (2) Denseo
Jones (2) ..!.f. (1) Gordon
Dutton (2) .£... (5) Madame X
Referee: Dave Epps.
Subs—Scribes: Field for Foster;
Lawyers: Reid, Gregg, Cohn, Oehler.
Dean Straub; “Grand Old Man of Oregon.” Honored
npHIS'is the life size portrait of John Straub, dean emeritus of men
which was unveiled with ceremonies during the Homecoming cele
bration. The picture was painted by Julian Lamar, noted artist of New
York. During itoe ceremony of unveiling, Dean Straub was described as
the “Students’ friend and counsellor for 50 years.” He has served the
University for a half-century and is still active in campus affairs and
holds a prominent position in the Greek department.
Perplexed Alpha O
i Girls Fear Bite of
New Mouse Pledge
All the beer, pretzels and other
' provisions martialed to feed the
hungry alums on Homecoming have
been .devoured, but the line must be
drawn somewhere, and'the left overs
include a little mouse in a green and
yellow cage at the Alpha O house.
Ho was captured by the house-boy
| in the flour bin, where he lived with
j his relatives, until his freedom was
! cut short when lured by the smell
! of cheese into what proved to bo
j the mouse-trap of destiny. A wire
| spring clamped down on his tail and
held him fast.
Properly groomed and with his
j whiskers trimmed, Felix, which is
j the mouse ’s name as recorded in the'
house guest book, presented a sheik
i ish appearance- before . the alums,
who commented favorably upon the
new pledge. If he 4s mannerly and
; uses his napkin to wipe off his chin
- when he -eats his cheese, Felix will
be initiated into the house next term.
So far he is as modest and shy as
any freshman co-ed and the girls
all hope that if he ever gains prom
inence on the campus, a sophisti
cated cynicism will never replace his
suffusing blushes.
But a great problem is taxing the
brains of the Alpha O girls. After
tearing up three silk party gowns to
make a flannel vest for Felix to
keep his shoulders warm during the
winter when he listens to serenades
from the sleeping porch, they are at
a loss to know how they can fit it
| on him without having their fingers
i mistaken for a piece of cheese.
J. Mueller Addresses
Social Science Club
“Psychology in Sociology?’ was
the subject of an address by John
Mueller, professor of sociology, be
fore the Social Science club at its
monthly meeting at tho Anchorage
last night.
Mr. Mueller discussed the influ
ence of psychology on sociological
thought, regarding the innate traits
of the human being that influence
his social instinct’s and behavior.
Hitherto sociology has been re
jecting the innateness of man’s so
cial instincts, Mr. Mueller said, by
the contention that social institu
tions are conditioned by social rather
, than innately psychological factors.
No Withdrawal Cards
Issued After Today
Today is the last day that one
i maty conveniently withdraw from
the University. Any homesick frosh
who thinks he might not finish the
term had better make up his mind
and do it quickly. Withdrawal cards
must be filled out and filed at the
Registrar’s office before 5 o’clock
tonight, according to Earl M. Pal
lett. After today one will have to
go through a great deal of “red
tape” to get out of school without
‘taking flunks.
Recognition Service
For Y. W. Members
Will Be Held Today
Amid tlie flickering light, of many
candles and the so’emn strains of
“Holy, Holy, Holy,” chanted by the
vesper choir, the new and old mem
bers of, the Y. W. C. A. will have
their annual recognition service in
the Bungalow at d o’clock this aft
Every girl who has ever signed
a Y membership card is invited to
be present and make her pledge or
renew it. rauline Stewart is in
charge of the candle-lighting serv
The girls of the vesper choir will
lead the ceremony, carrying a can
dle lighted from the tall candle in
the center of the room. They will
march out to the siderValk, form in
two lines, and thus make an aisle
through which the new members
may pass.
Bruce G. Gray Visits
Campus in Interest
Of Foreign Missions
Bruce-G. Gray, traveling secretary
of the student movement for for
eign missions, is now on the eamipus
and will leave this evening to* visit
other colleges in Oregon. The pur
pose of these visits is to arouse
student interest in the Detroit tenth
quadrennial convention of student
volunteers of America, which is
made up of delegates of all the col
leges and universities in America.
Dr. Francis Wei, and Dr. Henry
Hodgkins, are two of the noteworthy
speakers who are to speak at the
Convention, according to Mr. Gray.
Dr. Wei is president of the United
Christian colleges of China, and Dr:
Hodgkins is an exceptionally fine
"His understanding of what is
going on in the world today is,
probably, not surpassed by any
other,” said Gray. Other speakers
include Dr. Richard Roberts of Tor
onto, Dr. John R. Mott, Dr. Sher
wood Eddy, and Mordeeai Johnson,
the great Negro leader.
The purpose of the convention,
according to a Detroit leaflet, is,
‘‘to make available to a large group
of students as much data as possible
on the missionary situation in all
its aspects, free from any sense
of pressure of propaganda that will
make our evaluation invalid.”
‘‘The approach is antirely educa
tional and not propaganda,” said
Mr. Gray.
W. G. Beattie Attends
Jefferson Institute
Because of the paralysis scare,
the Coos county institute which was
to likve been held at Marshfield to
day and tomorrow his been can
Professor W. G. Beattie of the
extension division has gone to
Madres to attend the Jefferson
county institute. Ha will return
late Thursday evening.
Students Must Lose
Holiday Visits Home
* i
Oregon Team
Goes To Meet
Husky Horde
Players Are Determined
To Give Washington
Hard Battle
Team Leaves on Sliasla
At 6:40 Tonight
Facing almost certain defeat, the
Oregon football team will leave for
Seattle at l>:40 this evening, where
it will clash with Washington
on Thanksgiving day. The Web
foots are not confident of a victory,
bat they are determined to give the
Huskies the sort of battle that lias
been characteristic, of Iho Oregon
elevens of the past.
The Webfooters concluded active
practise last night with a spirited
workout. The team is in as good
condition as it lias boon at any
time during the season, with pos
sibly the exception of the Idaho
game. Oregon has nothing to losjc
in the Husky contest, and has every
thing t» gain. Coach McEwan has
used his passing attack very con
servatively all season, and will
probably instruct the team in a
wide-open style of play.
Husky Plays Used
If Oregon loses, it will be just
another defeat, but if Oregon wins,
it will turn a disastrous season
into a semblance of success. Even
a close game wjll bring a degree of
credit to the Webfooters. Reports
from Seattle declare that Bagsliaw’s
men are overconfident. The situa
tion is almost identical to that of
itwo years ago, when a supposedly
outclassed Webfoot team fought its
wav t.o within one point of victory,
15 to 14. Perhaps the time is ripe
for a repetition of this incident.
“Spike” Leslie, assistant eoacli,
has been scouting the Huskies all
season, and has given his informa
tion to a team picked from the frosh
squad. During the last, few nights
of practice the varsity lias been
pitted against the frosh in an at
tempt to familiarize it with the
Washington style of offensive and
four ienermen win piny unerr
last game for Oregon on Thanks
giving day. Tlie.se men, Captain
Beryl Hodgen, Victor Wetzel, Ho
mer Dixon, and John Warren, are
reluctant to leave the University
without experiencing a 1927 con
ference victory.
Williams To Go
Chuck Williams, who was injured
in scrimmage last week, will make
the trip. It is probable that he
will not play, but will be on Ihc
bench as a reserve.
The varsity roster includes:
George Burnell, Victor Wetzel,
Ted Pope, Frank Riggs, Roland Cole
man, LaSalle Coles, Homer Dixon,
Cotter Gould, Tony Greer, Harold
Hatton, Beryl Hodgen, Chester
Jamcison, Robert Keeney, Dave
Uasei, Del Monte. Everett McCut
chan, Arthur Ord, Robert Robinson,
Edgar Slauson, George Stadelman,
John Warren, Scott Warren, Tom
Weems, Charles Williams, Harry
Wood, Ira Woodie, and Merrill
The full staff of coaches will go
to Seattle:
Captain John J. McEwan, Dick
Reed, Gene Vidal, Robert Mautz,
and Earl Leslie.
Willis D. Fletcher, trainer, and
Frank German and Burr Abner,
student managers, also arc accom
panying the team.
Past Scores
The following are the scores of
the Oregon-Wushington games since
Wash. Oregon
1900 . 0 43
1903 . 0 5
1904 . 0 18
1900 . 12 12
1906 . 6 10
1907 . 0 7
190* . 10 0
1909 ... 20 6
1911 ..'.. 29
1912 . 30 14
1913 . 10 7
1914 ., 10 0
1916 . 0 0
1939 . 13 24
1920 . 0 17
1922 . 3 3
1923 . 24 7
1924 . 3 7
1920 . 10 14
1096 . 23 9
Total Washington scores, 219;
total Oregon scores, 211.
Precaution Against
Infantile Paralysis
Is Given As .Reason
Dr. Hall Asks Parent-Student Co-operation;
Social Gatherings for Week-End i
Encouraged hy Deans
, -——
No! There will bo no Thanksgiving vacation this year!
Students of the University of Oregon will not have a vaca
tion, President Hall announced last night after consultation
with state and Lane county health officers. The presence of
infantile paralysis in various parts of the state, and the possi
bility that returning students might contract the disease while
at home, was given as the reason.
So far this year not a single case of paralysis has appeared
on the campus and student health has been excellent, it is
stated by Ur. Fred N. Miller, University physician. A single
case would cause a quarantine of the University district,
with the resultant •omplieations, and it is the aim of the
Dr. Bailey Willis ^
Will Lecture in
Villard Toniglit
Authority on Earthquakes
To Reveal Secret of
Inner Eartli
Most of us know that dnncc-hatl
floors arc .made of hard-wood hut
few of us have more than the slight
est inkling about the great earth on
which man has roamed for over a
thousand centuries say campus au
thorities on geology. I)r. Bailey Wil
lis, emeritus professor of geology
at Stanford university, and o»e of
the foremost authorities in the world
on the subject of earthquakes, will
| reveal some of the earth’s secrets
, in his illustrated lecture this cven
I ing in Villard hall.
Dr. Willis will run the entire
gamut of earthquake history from
biblical times 1o the present .day,
painting his vivid depictions with
personal anecdotes gleaned from a
life of exploration and adventure
in many parts of the world. In some
j of the recent great earthquakes, Dr.
Willis was on the ground to make
personal investigations. He so close
ly predicted the Santa Barbara
earthquake, that he was in the city
of the morning of the great disaster
j ready with his instruments and
1 notebooks for compiling data.
The lecture is to be given under
the auspices of the Condon club, the
Oregon Chapter of the ' Geological
end Mining Society of America with
tho co-operation of the geology de
I partment. This is the first of a ser
ies of lectures to he sponsored by
| the club on subjects of interest to
both layman and persons of a scien
tific bent. All students and the
general public are urged to attend.
Tickets are on sale for 25 cents at
the Co-op and may also be bought
at the door. As Dr. Willis is donat
ing his services, the money taken in
on the tickets will bn used solely
to help defray expenses of the lec
Blue-Jeaned Co-Eds
Ride to Party on Hay
(By Pacific Intercollegiate PrestO
21.—“Whore are you going my
•pretty maid!”
“I’M going a llaying sir,” slio
Four great liav wagons wore used
to carry on hundred blue-joaned wo
men on the annual A. W. S. hay
ride held last week. The women
rode to the Stanford Isolation hos
pital and presented an entertain
ment there.
English Assistants
Win Poetry Honors
Walter Evans Kidd and Ernest
Krkilla, graduate assistants in the
department of English, were given
honorable mention in the Witter
Bynncr poetry contest which was
held recently. Kidd took his 15.A.
degree here in 1026, and Krkilla is
a graduate of the University of
University aufhorit tes to avoid such
a danger.
k Although tlie students will lose
flip .privilege of seeing their parents
and relatives this week, they will
actually gain four days this term,
since by holding school on Friday
the University will lie able to com
plete all examinations by Friday,
December Id. It. was originally
planned to hold examinations on
December It) and 20.
Class Attendance Required
The danger of contagion arises not
alone from students visiting their
hemes, it is pointed out, but also
| from chance contacts on trains and
1 in crowded places. Full approval of
the movement made by the Univer
, sity was given by Dr. S. M. Korron,
city and county health officer of Eu
gene and Lane county, and by state
health authorities. It is pointed out
that contagion from other diseases
will also bo avoided, and that stu
dent health will not suffer as is
usually the ease after vacations.
a Students will be required to at
tend classes on Wednesday and Fri
day and any student missing these
classes will not be allowed to take
final examinations in subjects
missed. It is also planned to have
social activities .planned for this
week-end, in order to make the
campus stay enjoyable. These in
clude a campus dance Wednesday
night, attendance at the “grid
graph” of the Oregon-Washington
game Thursday, and parties aird
dances on other nights.
Hall Asks Student Cooperation
“The University has so far been
spared in the present epidemic,”
stated Dr. Hall in making the an
nouncement. “It is our determina
tion to do everything within our
I power to protect the health of the
! sons and daughters of pareuts of
this state. Many fathers and mo
thers, as well as students, will bo
deeply disappointed in not being at
home together for Thanksgiving,
which causes mo deep regret; but I
bespeak on the part of the fathers
and mothers their earnest coopera
tion in the .present program, con
ceived and executed for the sole pur
pose of protecting the interests of
| their children in particular and the
public health in general.
| in uic smile spirit 1 lnvue inn
! eordial and sincere cooperation of
tlie students, and hope that they
may find ways and moans of mak
ing their Thanksgiving in Eugene
a happy and memorable one.”
In ease of emergency or necessity
tt leave, students may get excuses
from the dean of men and the dean
of women, but all excuses to bo
valid must be secured in advance,
it is stated.
No Paralysis Cases on Campus
Rumor has rapidly spread among
the students and townspeople about
the general situation and about tho
actuality of a case of infantile
paralysis on the University campus.
There is not a case on.the Univer
sity campus. The .precautions are
merely being taken beeauso of the
proximity of so many eases and their
generally widespread nature, and tho
| possibility of a further spread upon
the students’ return.
i As for the rules concerning Thurs
day, Saturday, and Sunday, the sup
position of the health officers and
faculty members in yesterday’s
meeting was that no definite ruling
I could be .passed, but that students
would be encouraged to remain in
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