Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 26, 1928, Image 1

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    Intra-Mural \
Track Mee \
Friday Nigi
Indoor Contest To Be He. ...
In McArthur Court
At 7 o'Clock
Bill Hayward Plans
Interesting Series
Officials Named for Rest
Of Term
At 7:00 o'clock sharp, tomorrow
night, in McArthur Court., the first
indoor intra-mural track meet ever
hold m tho history
of Oregon will
take place at
least once a week
in a round-robin
competition from
now until March
2 or I!, when the
grand final will
he run off.
The meet to
morrow night will
be between the
cinder representa- Bill Iray-ward
tivos of Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi Tau,
Peta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta anil
Phi Sigma Kappa. However, due
to the fact that these houses could
not place entries in all the events,
and to make it more interesting for
the bystanders, Hayward has re
cruited men from the roster of some
of the other fraternities to make
up the vacant places in certain
races. Unfortunately, sufficient
lumber to build some of the turns
of the now indoor cinder path was
not secured in time to cnablo the
larger circle to be built before Fri
day, and this will necessitate the
omission of the 440 and 220 runs
for this contest only.
Spectators on Balcony
Every endeavor is being made to
make these meets interesting to the
audience. The events will be run
off on the floor of McArthur, and
only the officials, and entries ac
tually participating 5n something
r •' the tinie, will be allowed on the
fund of battle. Arf spectators w T
f.it in the balcony, where a com
j rehensive view of the affair may
be secured. There is no cover
charge and everyone is cordially in
vited to come and support his fa
The meet tomorrow night will in
clude the following events and en
45 yard dash: Cogswell, Sigma
Pi Tau; Price, Delta Tau Delta;
Siegmund, Beta Theta Pi; Tuttich
Beta Theta Pi; Penrose, Sigma Nu;
Standard, Sigma Nu.
45 yard high hurdles: II. Kelly,
Beta Theta Pi; McGee, Kappa Sig
ma; Molheur, Phi Delta Theta; Wet
zel, Phi Delta Theta.
880 yard run: Hamilton, Sigma
Nu; Standard, Sigma Nu; McKit
rieh, Phi Sigma Kappa; R. Over
street, Beta Theta Pi; Rutherford,
Delta Tau Delta.
Mile run: Kuykendall, Fhi Sig
ma Kappa; Beal, Delta Tau Delta;
(Continued on page four)
What Makes Brown
Mice W hite Is Query
Puzzling Zoologists
What makes tho little mice turn
vhite? Is it the frigid "Weather
Sat Eugene is yearly besieged by,
■ do they just plain change color
ce in a while? (All ideas on the
iject are gratefully received.)
'ver in the zoology research sta- !
on University street. Dr. I?.
... Huestis, instructor of biology,
has some boxes of mice that he got
f*qm Sisters, Oregon. Originally
they were all brown, but now some
of them are getting white all over.
Possibly they are trying to com
pete with the ermines for popular
ity in the fur coat business. A true
scientific, reason for this change has
yet to bo worked out, I>r. Huestis.
explained, so an excellent chance
for all curious minded persons is
Wrestling Finals
Scheduled for
This Afternoon
Elliott, Independent. Wins
Heavyweight Honors
Of Tournament
Six big final matches in tho donut
wrestling tournament will be run
off in the wrestling room of tho
men’s gymnasium this afternoon, be
ginning at 4 o’clock sharp. Tho
tourney has narrowed down to a
fight between tho Independent Club
and Sigma Phi Epsilon for first hon
ors on the mat.
The Independent Club drew first
blood yesterday afternoon when
Ifarrv Elliot, 165-pound Sampson
took two out of three falls from
Bates, Sig Ep, who weighs some
thing over 200.
Elliot took the first fall in four
minutes by a wrist lock which flop
ped Bates in quick time. The second
round was a draw with both big
men on their feet most of the time
sparring for openings. The lalst
canto was finished in a few seconds
more than one minute. Elliot en
twined himself around Bates .and
they crashed to the mat. Beferee
Widmer slapped Elliot on the back
in token of victory and pronounced
the winning hold to bo a step over
short' arm scissors. Anyway, Bates
was down.
In tho 12S pound class Hollenbeck
took a fall from Wilkinson in three
minutes and thirty-four seconds.
This afternoon Hollenbeck takes on
Arthur Beihl, ' Independent flash.
Beihl is backed by honors galore.
In 1927 ho was Pacific Northwest
champion in 112 and 118 pound
classes. In 1926 ho took third for
all of tho United States and Canada
in his class. He was sent to Ames,
Iowa, to the big tournament, by the
Multnomah Amateur Athletic asso
ciation in 1927. The match this
afternoon will be well worth watch
The follow-ing matches are, sched
uled for 4 o’clock this afternoon:
118—Baynor vs McKay; 128—Hol
lenbeck vs Biehl; 138—Arnold vs
Ournea; 148—Kleinm- vs Horrell;
161—Hall vs Bair; 175—Breese vs
winner of Horn and Huddleston.
Watch Out Scribes! Coach Adams
Declares Acceptance of Challenge
Once more do the redoubtable law
yers accept the gauntlet flung into
their visage by their time-honored
rivals, the journalists; and once
more do both factions prepare for
a bigger and better basketball bat
William B. Adams, popular coach
of the legal hoop artists, personally
disclaimed to the interviewer the
validity of the journalists’ victory
last term. It is Adam’s assertion
that the fracas was not played in
accordance with the accepted ethics
of the sport. “Last term’s game
has been struck off the records of
the law school,” he says. “Our
slate is still clear.”
Taking this view of things he has
formally accepted the challenge of
the journalists’ quintet, to a tussle
for the intra-department basketball
championship. Here is appended a
copy of the document, as furnished
the reporter.
“Whereas, the law school refuses,
for sundry reasons, to recognize as
valid the previous encounter between
itself and the journalists, and
“Whereas, it would have been con
tent to remain silent concerning the
outcome had not the jibes of the
above mentioned journalists become
unbearable, therefore,
“Be it known, that the law school
hereby accepts the defy hurled them
by said opponents of the "writing
art, and published in a recent edi
tion of this newspaper, and
“Be it known, that we consent to
play said scribes only under con
ditions hero below.”
Next followed a lengthy code of
rules which the barristers insist
shall govern the game. Any jour
nalist may obtain a complete copy
upon application to Mr. Adams, but
owing to its weightiness and tech
nicality, we are printing only a few
of the more important and intelligi
ble conditions.
1. That no basketball lettermen
or any referees be eligible to play.
2. That the teams consist of
only five players.
3. That all practice sessions be
4. That the girl members of the
law school be allowed to peddle
candy and peanuts at the game.
5. That no time out be allowed
for smoking.
Coach Adams refused to divulge
his team, in order to prevent the
scribes from taking undue advan
tage of the knowledge. He hinted,
however, that Schienbaum, weighty
forward and accurate basket shoot
er, would probably be in the line-up.
The original copy of the above
challenge has been inscribed on
parchment and is now filed with
Harry Dutton, manager of the jour
nalists’ squad. The lawyers await
only its formal acceptance and then
representatives of both camps will
confer and set a date for the classic
battle, destined to live long in the
annals of the law school.
By Injuries
Dave Epps Out of Game
With Hurt Received
During Holidays
Ray Edwards Will Get
In Lineup at Center
Milligan Is Moved Back
To Guard
- j
When Washington, heralded ns j
the strongest team in the northern
section of tlie Pacific Coast confer
enee, invades Eu
gene next. Satur
day it will find a
weakened Oregon
basketball team.
Dave Epps, guard
on the vitrsity,
will bo unable to
play against the
Huskies owing to
an injury to his
The Welif. .ot: r,
are in a tie with Dave Epps
Washington anil O. A. C. for leader
ship of the conference, and tlie
game this coming week-end will
have a very definite bearing upon
the championship. Oregon displayed
enough power in its first two starts
to indicate that it could be consid
ered o title contender, but the loss
of Epps will undoubtedly handicap
the team seriously.
Epps Not at Practice
Epps first injured his ankle on the
barnstorming trip during tlie Christ
mas holidays. It was thought that
l.e had completely recovered, but
in the Idaho game the injury was
irritated. Bill Reinhart, Webfoot
coach, played Epps for the last three
minutes of the Washington State
game, but he was unable to over
come the disadvantage of his bad
foot. Ho did not report for prae
tice last night.
Scotty Milligan, who has been
playing center this year, will be
moved back to guard, and will have
Joe Bally as a running mate. Ray
Edwards, reserve center, will prob
ably play the regular pivot position
until Epps is able to get back into
the lineup.
Edwards at center will not in
crease the offensive power of tlio
team, but with Milligan playing his
natural position, the weakness will
be counter-balanced. After the tip
off, Edwards will probably be used
to play a defensive position.
Huskies Undefeated
, Both Oregon and Washington have
defeated the same teams in the con
ference race. The Huskies tumbled
the Cougars 29 to 13, and the Web
foots dropped them 33 to 16. Idaho
lost to Oregon 29 to 23, and then to
the Huskies 27 to 19.
Coach Reinhart and the Oregon
basketball team will have the op
portunity of seeing Washington in
action against the Aggies tomorrow
night. With the Webfooters weak
ened by the loss of Epps, the Hus
kies may go back north undisputed
leaders of the conference.
Joaquin Miller Poems
To Be Printed' Soon
By Typography Class
Dr. John Henry Nash, printer of
San Francisco, who has charge of
printing one book a year at the
University Press, sends word to
Robert C. Hall, superintendent of
the campus press, ttfat he is work
ing on a book of poems written by
Joaquin Miller and hopes to send
the necessary specifications soon.
“We hope that Mr. Nash will be
able to come to the newspaper con
ference and will then be able to
give us a definite date when he will
be able to stay till after the book
is printed,” said Mr. Hall.
The class in typography which is
taught by Mr. Hall prints the book
under Mr. Nash’s supervision.
Committee Appointed
For Drama Tournament
Due to the success of last year’s
drama tournament, the department
is planning on holding another the
first part of May, according to Miss
Florence E. Wilbur, instructor of
English. Don Beelar has appointed
a committee to plan for it.
The committee consists of Art
Anderson, chairman, Connie Roth,
Mary Duckett and Merrill Svenson.
The members of the committee were
[recommended by Miss Wilbur.
Faculty May Require
Report W'ritinf! as
Sophomore Course
Because of the atrocious gram
mar used on the qui7. papers of col
lege students, the faculty is serious
ly considering a change of report
writing from an elective course to
a sophomore requirement. Hr. C. V. 1
Boyer of the English department
said today.
In order to do this, classes for ;
about 300 more students would havo j
to be arranged. About 371 sopho- |
mores, 232 juniors, and 00 seniors
are now taking report writing.
“The purpose of the course/' Dr.
Boyer explained, “is to teach stu
dents to co-ordinate their thoughts
and organizo their sentences into
readable form so that their various
term papers, exams, and reports may
not irritate the ears of the faculty.”
For this reason, Dr. Boyer thinks
report writing should he required
of everyone early in his college
Student Council
Wants Dad’s Day
For Annual Event
Class Dance Expenses
-To Have Limit; Plans
Whereas, the Student Council,
representing the Associated Stu
dents of the University of Ore
gon, feel that Dad’s Day will af
ford an opportunity for the stu
dents’ dads to acquaint them
selves with the University;
Therefore, ho it resolved that
the Student Council go on rec
ord as being in favor of recog
nizing Saturday, January 28, 1928,
as Dad’s Day on the University
And he it further resolved that
we recommend Dad’s Day to he
an annual event at University of
Oregon. (Signed) : -
After a general discussion of plans
for Dad’s Day at the University
this week-end, the A. S. U. O. stu
dent council at its regular meeting
last night voted to draw up a per
manent resolution in favor of es
tablishing such a custom.
“Tho idea,” said Donald Beelar,
president, “is to have them get in
contact with tho University.” He
pointed out the fact that tho Uni
versity is a workshop where stu
dents arc trained and social con
tacts arc made and that the fathers
of the state should bo privileged to
see what really goes on here.
A special committee headed by
Doe Robnett read a resolution that
classes present proposod budgets of
expenses to the student council two
weeks before tho date set for a
student body dance. The matter will
be referred to the executive coun
cil before definite action is taken.
The proposal that expenses for dec
orations at such affairs be limited
was made, due to a tendency by the
classes to spend more than is thought
necessary. The other members of
the committeo are Dean E. L. Sliir
rell, Wendell Gray, and Don Mc
The matter of appointing a chair
man of the Greater Oregon com
mittee earlier in the school year in
order that he might have an oppor
tunity to becomo better acquainted
with his task and get plans laid be
fore the end of the term was dis
cussed and will bo taken up in
more detail at a later date.
CR. U. R.’ Rehearsals
Will Be Completed
Friday, Says Director
Rehearsals for the futuristic play
“R. IT. R.”, which will bo' given
by the advanced drama classes Jan
uary - will bo completed this
week, Miss Florence Wilbur, direc
tor, announces. Early next week
the cast will go through two or
three dress rehearsals. The remain
ing time will be spent ir. completing
financial arrangements for the play.
The unique drama has three acts
and an epilogue. A most unusual
twist in the climax of the play will
offer an opportunity for the effec
tive staging of a chemical labora
Work, un#r the supervision of
Mary Duckett, stage director, has
been going on for some time, so that
staging for the business office,
the setting for act one, and arrange
ments for the drawing room acts, the
third and fourth, is complete.
Now that preparation for “R. U.
R.” is nearing the finishing place,
attention in the drama department
will be turned to work on “Lady
Windemere’s Fan,” which will be
I given the latter part of February.
First Returns
Show Hoover
Leads Field
Me A do o Ahead of Smith
On Demoerat Tieket
By One Margin
Large Majority for
Change in Dry Laws
Final Voting Today, 9-12,
In Front of Library
With about 200 of tho first bal
lots counted, Herbert Hoover has j
assumed a slight \mt precarious lead '
in the current questions poll which ;
is being sponsored on the campus'
by the Emerald. Hoover has re-!
ceived 57 of the first votes, Charles i
E. Hughes, 37; and President Cool- I
idge ranlrs third with 2S.
Few votes were cast for Demo
cratic candidates. William 0. Me
Adoo leads with 14 so far but is
closely pressed by Governor A1
Smith with 13.
That prohibition has not been a
success from the student’s stand
point was evidenced by the fact
tl at the returns .showed almost a
two to one negative answer. The
vote stood almost two to one in
favor of modification of tho exist
ing Eighteenth amendment..
League Policy Favored
In regard to tho I.eaguo of Na
tions question the ' otft stood 97
to 77 in favor of our present, policy
of informal cooperation over that,
of formal membership. The returns
so far show that the opinion of 107
to 77 against tho present govern
mental policy in Nicaragua.
From 9 to 12 o’clock today will
be the, last chance far students to
cast a ballot. All students who have
net voted are uigrl to do so in or
der that tho final returns will rep
resent the general opinion of tho
campus. A bool,'i will bo placed in
front of the old library and students
will be in charge luring the three
heuro designated Those wiio have
octi, appointed !o ta.re care of the
ballots are: Leroy Draper, 9 to 1(1
o’clock; Sidney Dd.r;i, 30 to 11
odclock and Darol Bolsho, 11 to 12
o ’clock.
Final Returns Friday
Living organizations wore givoi
about 1500 ballots last night. A'
though a few Were returned the
same evening, rho majority are still
outstanding and will net bo return
ed until this morning. A complete
announcement of the returns will ap
pear in Friday’s Emerald.
As a means of contrasting the
opinions of the faculty and admin
istration with those of the students.
260 ballots were mailed out to the
former yesterday. It is hoped that
prompt action will Do taken by the
faculty and members of the admin
istration so that a general check-up
of the votes can be made at the
same time.
Knights Call Frosh,
One Junior, to Justice
The following men are requested
to be in the men’s room of the Wo
men’s building at ten-fifty (10:50)
this morning:
Woodward Archer, no lid; Bill
Overstreet, no lid; George Lowe, no
lid; Tom Balientyne, no lid; Dur
wood Helyer, no lid; John Moffat,
cocky; Harry Dankin, no lid; Hil
yard Brown, no lid; Bill Doak, no
lid; Geno Eberliart, no lid; Bill
Saeth, no lid; Cliff Ilomer, no lid;
Gy West, no lid; Sherman Lock
wood, no lid; George Varney, no
lid; Chuck Laird, president of the
class of ’31, no lid; Bill Whitcly,
cocky; Harold Blackburne, lid too
small; Alford Downs, junior with a
mustache; Max Ruhcnstcin, cocky,
no lid, wearing cords.
(Signed) PAUL HUNT, Tres.
State College Co-eds
Whistle To Call Friends
25. — (P.I.P.) — Whistling popular
tunes to call a friend has gained
wide popularity on tho campus
'among the co-eds. Each group of
girls has its particular whistle con
sidered “private property” of that
group. Some of the whistles used
by the eo-eds are the tunes, “Sweet
Child, You’re Driving Me Wild,”
“Bob White,” and "Remember the
Night.” Whistling is used to the
largest extont on tho campus or in
the halls where friends may live
the length of tho hall from each
Dip in Race Is Result
Of Rad Guess Made
On Basketball Score
Splash! Fifty men laughed ns
the icy waters of the millraco closed
over liis head. lie had committed
such a slight error in judgment it
seemed a shame. Tint —
Messrs. John-Weik, a junior and
the victim, and Raymond Huddles
ton. freshman, sat at dinner in tho
Friendly Hall dining room Saturday
Says John to Raymond, “Tonight
Oregon and Idaho play basketball,
and it is my earnest and sineero
belief that the. Vandals will over
come our boys.”
Raymond to John says, “Tt is
shameful to think that, one’s own
school will go down to defeat.”
John remarks, “Shameful it is,
and as a punishment for my dis
belief, I will submit myself to bo
thrown into the millraco should I
be in error. But, if I bo right, it
is my decreo that you, freshman
that you are, lie tossed into tho
glacial stream for disputing tho
word of an upperclassman. So bo
Immediately after the game, Mr.
Weik was escorted to tho millraco,
where all disbelief was drowned.
Hence tho splash.*
Phi Mu To Give
Program Today
For Assembly
Trumpet, Piano, ami Violin
Solos Part of Varied
Ilomer’s “Sing To Me, Sing,” a
baritone solo by Donald Ostrander,
will open the program to bo given
by tho members of Phi Mu Alpha,
men’s national music fraternity,
this morning at the assembly hour.
The entertainment is an annual af
fair enjoyed by the students and
William Sievers will present the
second number, “Souvenir,” a
trumpet solo. Tho “Staccato Etude’*,
by Itubenstcin, will bo a piano selec
tion played by George Barron.
Two violin solos, “Nobody Knows
tho Trouble I’ve Known,” by White,
and “Liebcslied,” by Kreislcr, will
bo played by Kenneth Brown. Tho
final number will consist of tenor
solos by Prof. John B. Siofcrt, head
of the voico department of the
school of music.
John Sprouse has arranged tho
program for the assembly, and
George Signor, president of Phi Mu
Alpha, is in charge of tho proper
ties and other arrangements.
The members of Mu Phi Epsilon,
women’s music honorary, will pro
sent their annual program some
time in March.
Infirmary Patients
Increase in Number
Colds of all sorts, even tlio now
and different kind are in abund
ance at present on tlio campus. Cold
in the head, sore throat, coughs, or
what have you? Each como in for
their toll of infirmed.
The infirmary has six patients
at present/ Ailsa Massey, fresh
man in music, is in the infirmary
with mumps. May Moore, sopho
more, major in physical education,
Louise Storla, junior in music, Ed
ward Johnson, senior in political
science, Maurice Kinney, freshman
in biology, and William Correll,
freshman art major, are tlio other
'Tuffy’ Chastain Le
Basketball Fron
A high school sensation in the
state meet at Salem a few years
ago, Mervyn Chastain has ably up
hold his record
since ' coming to
Oregon. He play
ed on the frosh
team here, and
tlien was unfor
tunately ineligible
for the varsity
during his sopho
more year. Turn
ing out this winter
he easily made
the first string.
Going ou; for
basketball for the Mervyn Chastain
first time during his sophomore year
at Medford high school, Mervyn
successfully made the team and
played that year under the instruc
tion of Eddie Durno, claimed to
have been one of tho greatest for
wards ever produced at Oregon.
Coach Durno left Medford that
spring, and the next two seasons
Vodvil Plans
Get Impetus;
Staff Chosen
Directorate of Rig Review
Selected hy Chairman
Billy O’Bryant
Tentative Dates Set
For April 27 and 2B
Rehearsals To Be Held
Three Times a Week
Plans for Junior Vodvil received
their initial send-off yesterday with
the appointment of a staff of as
sistants by Bitty O'Bryant, chair*
man of the event for this year.
Arthur Anderson will act as as
sistant chairman and Olive Banks
will be secretary of the staff. Oth
er appointments are: Joe Roberts,
business manager; Lawrence Ogle,
advertising manager; Louise Clark
costumes; Madge Normile and Boono
Hendricks, music; Camille Burton
and Leonard Thomson, dancing;
Grace Gardner, make-up; DoVorl
Hompy, stage manager; George Ma
son, scenery; Justin McDonald,
lighting, and Derry Douglas, prop
An advisory staff to help plan
and arrange for the vodvil is com
posed of Constance Roth, Ronald
Ifubbs and Joe McKeown to repre
sent the students, and Donald Erb
and S. Stephenson Smith of the fac
Show to Be Different
“The show this year will bo dif
ferent from anything ever tried hern
before,” according to the pre-sea
son information given out by ttio
chairman yesterday. “It will tend
more towards the revue typo of
show rather than the musical comedy
ot .last year.”
Directing the Vodvil will be taken
care of by the chairman. O’Bryant,
who is twenty years old, has the dis
tinction of being the youngest di
rector ever to have charge of the
event. However, his experience as
a member of George MoMurpliey’s
Kollego Knights and other orches
tras and also his work in connection
with the successful vodvil of last
year were factors which proved his
ability to handle flic assignment.
Big Turnout Expected
Tentative dates for Junior Vod
vil liavo been set for April 27 and
28. Throughout the rest of this
term starting next week tryouts and
rehearsals will be held every Mon
day, Wednesday and Friday from
4 to 0 in the afternoon. The plaeo
for holding these tryouts will bo
announced in the Emerald Saturday.
Due to the success of last year’s
show, it is thought that there will
be a greater number than ever try
ing out. Those possessing the tal
ents and desire to partako aro
uiged to start coming out as soon
as possible.
A meeting of jho new staff is
called by the chairman at 4 o’clock
Friday in room 105 Journalism build
President Hall To Talk
In Portland Monday
President Hall is to speak at a
dinner meeting of the Congrega
tional Men’s club, a church organ
ization, next Monday evening in
arned His First
i Former Hoop Star
were under the now famous “Prink”
Cnllison. Medford went to the state
tournament at Salem in each of the
three years that Chastain was on
the team, and in his junior year,
succeeded, largely duo to Chastain’s
uncanny long shooting, in annexing
the state title. They defeated Eu
gene High in the finals by a score
of 21 to 15. Mervyn was high point
man of his team that year, and also
■ received the cup for the most points
scored by any single player in the
tournament. Not only in basketball
did Chastain star in high scho.pl,
but he played ono season of football,
and earned threo letters eacli in
baseball and track.
Mervyn is a junior in the school
of economics, twenty-ono years old,
and a member of the Phi Delta The
ta fraternity. He holds down ono
of the forward berths on the Lemon
Yellow quintet, and the steady in
crease in his ability and scoring
since the first of the season, marks
him as one of the stars of Oregon’s
1928 basketball team.