Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 24, 1928, Page 5, Image 5

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    Jesse Kellems
To Be Speaker at
Well Known Evangelist Is
Oregon Graduate of
Class of ’14
Dr. Jesse Kellems, noted evange
list and minister and a graduate of
the University in 1914, will be the
speaker for the commencement, day
exercises of the University of Ore
gon, June 11, according to an
piouiieemcnf by Karl W. Onthank,
executive secretary of the Univer
Dr. Kellems entered religious
work after lid graduated from the
University, and ho has made a bril
liant record as an evangelist of the
Christian church in various coun
tries abroad, including Australia,
British Isles, and South Africa.
He won a master of science degree
following his graduation at Oregon
by attending summer sessions and
by outside study. He then spent
considerable time abroad during
which ho studied at the University
of Edinburgh. He was awarded a
doctor of philosophy degree here,
one of the highest honors given by
this institution.
Dr. Kellems has traveled exten
sively since graduation, and has had
many interesting and unusual ex
periences. lie lived in Africa for
a while and there became noted as
a big game hunter.
Dr. Kellems is a close friend of !
wean Straub, who knew him during j
his undergraduate days.
Hoover Takes Stand
For Volstead’s Act;
To Tell Flood Plans i
(By United Press)
WASHINGTON, Fob; 23.—Secro
tary of Commerce Hoover, Reubliean
presidential condiilate, took a posi
tion upholding prohibition today and
'prepared to outline his flood control
policy to the Senate commerce com
mittee tomorrow.
Hoover’s first definite statement
of his attitude on the prohibition
question was made in a letter to
Senator Borah who is sending a
series of letters to Republican pres
idential condidates.
The Secretary of Commerce wrote
Senator Borah that he did not favor
repeal of the 18th amendment and
stood for vigorous -enforcement on
the laws enacted under this amend
ment. He referred to prohibition as
tho “great social and economic ex
periment; noble in motive and far
reaching in purpose.”
U. S. C., Los Angeles, Feb. 23.—
(P.I.P.)—Held scoreless for the
first time in his life, Capt. Jack
Bruner, center on Leo Calland’s
Univarsity of Southern California
basketball team, maintained his
position as leading scorer on the
Pacific coast with a mark of 193. i
Bruner, so ill with tonsilitis that he
could hardly stand, only played
seven minutes of the U. C. L. A.
game, which was won by Southern
California, 4o-3o.
We Don’t
So we make it our
business to wash
. 2
31-Year Sleep of Horned-Toad
Is rrHoax”, Professors Here Think
“Don't Believe It!’ Is Answered by Biologists and
Geologists; Minister Swears It’s True
From the town of Eastland, Texas,
there has come recently, via the
United Press and the Associated
Press, several installments in the
saga of a toad.
The toad, who, if a Texas popu
larity poll were taken today, would
easily outdistance any competitor,
is no ordinary toad. He is the
famed horned-toad of the desert,
hailed in legend and story as hav
ing the remarkable ability to live
without air, food or water for 100
years. The newspaper tale is that
ill years ago this now-famous toad
was imprisoned, along with a bible,
coins and other articles, in the cor
nerstone of a new courthouse in
Eastland to test the truth of the
legend. Last week the courthouse,
having outworn its usefulness, was
A crowd of 1000 curious persons
was on hand to celebrate the “resur
rection,” if such it proved to be.
The Rev. E. E. Singleton, reports
say, officiated at the re-birth. His
account follows:
“I knew my business and I was
not interested in anything else
taken from the cornerstone,” he
said. “When some of the articles
were removed I looked into the box
and saw the frog. I took it in my
hand. Suddenly it wriggled its
hind leg. I cried out, ‘It’s alive,’
and held it up for the crowd to see.
I am positive there was no hoax
In addition to the dramatic ac
count given out to the press by the
Rev. Mr. Singleton, three persons
have been found who swear to hav
ing been present at the entombing
ceremony in July, 1897. Then, to the
aid of Eastland residents who are
fighting to uphold the honor of their
toad against skeptics who saw that
the long hibernation is an impbs
i sibilitVj comes the statement from
H. M. Law, geology instructor at
Southern Methodist University. “It
could have happened,” said Law.
So far the evidence is mostly on
the side of the toad, which, reports
say, has been unable to stand the
fast living of this modern age, and
has lapsed again into its somnolent
state. But biologists and geologists
on the Oregon campus arc ready to
i declare that they think there are
the elements of a mistake some
“I don’t believe it!” cried Ur.
R. R. Iluestis, associate professor of
biology, when confronted with the
clippings yesterday. He added that
it would be very easy for someone
to slip in an extra toad on the
gaping amt credulous crowd. The
fact that the chief witness was a
minister does not, he feels, alter the
case in the slightest. His disbelief
“I doubt it,” said Dr. Edwin T.
Hodge, professor of geology, whose
extensive experience with rock for
mations and reptile life has never
brought before him a similar case.
“Although a species of toad does
burrow into the mud for the winter,
and although these forms of lower
life can exist for some months with
very little air, and no food or water,
nevertheless—31 years-”
“I can’t say it isn’t true, but I
can say I don’t believe it,” said Dr.
Harry B. Yocum, professor of ani
mal biology. In his opinion the
long sleep of the much-feted horned
toad is quite beyond credulence.
In the meantime, while the good
citizens of Eastland stand forth en
masse to shove the sleepy hero into
nationwide fame, the controversy
rages. Could it, or could it not,
sleep for 31 years, and resume a life
of fly-catching where it was broken
oft' by the hands of its jailers ?
President Hall Speaks
To Alumni in Portland
Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall, presi
dent of the University, will speak
before alumni of the University of
Oregon and Reed College at the
Woman’s club in Portland today.
The role of the church in civic train
ing will be the topic of his address.
This talk will be one of a lecture
series arranged by alumni groups of
Oregon and Reed.
Violet Grek Is Visitor
On Corvallis Campus
Violet' Grek, freshman in music
and a pledge of Sigma Beta Phi,
was a visitor in Corvallis Wednes
day, where she sang at a tea given
by the members of Sigma Kappa,
LEGE, Feb. • 23. — (P.I.P.) — Wash
ington State will make its final
desperate effort to break into the
win column of the Pacific Coast
Sunday Dinner
at the An corage
YES, IT’S TRUE—with the com
ing of Spring, and the Mill
Race running full again, THE
ANCHORAGE more than ever be
comes the accepted place for Sunday
evening dates.
With this in mind we will serve
a special Sunday dinner at 50 cents
—maintaining our usual standard of
quality and service. With its three
cozy fireplaces, and the mill race
flooded with dancing colored lights
—THE ANCHORAGE is an ideal
place to enjoy Sunday evening.
fj And then too—at 4:15, you will
hear your favorite popular tunes
dispensed by that delightful trio—
Ray Hurt, Oley Frigaard and Kermit
Ragan. Have a table reserved by
the race or by the fireplace.
We will serve a 50c dinner
each week night. Try it
conference standings Friday night
when the Cougars clash with Oregon
State in the last conference tilt of
the season. To date the Cougars
have lost every one of the nine con
ference starts.
For half a game the revised Wash
ington State lineup looked promising
against the University of Oregon
Monday night, but the Cougars fell
before the slashing attack of the
Webfootrrs in the second, the score
ending 42-18.
Miss Hair Will Speak
Before Women’s Club
Miss Moselle Hair of the exten
sion department is in Oregon City
today to speak before the Business
and Professional Women’s elub at
a banquet that is being given by
them this evening. The affair is
! called an ‘‘employers’ banquet” and
Certain quality, assured service and exquisite ap
pearance—such hosiery & a source of great satis
Cadet Hosiery in the newest and most desired
shades assure you of this satisfaction.
Ul Cj O ci M H !z{ O ca
tho members of the club are invit
ing their employers to be their
guests for the evening.
Over the week-end Miss Hair will
bo in Marshfield where she will
speak before the local group of the
Business and Professional Women’s
We have just received the smartest new types of Spring
Hats. In tlu' collection are hats for morning, afternoon
ami dinner wear. All the favored spring colors in the
Leone Jenkins
879 Willamette
li is dimutive
partner in laughs
at 8:50
and his melodious
with vocal trio
A Melodious Pot Pound
of Popular Melody and Mirth
Come A Running! It’s
I he Fun Show Of Years!
“If it’s at the McDonald—it must be good!
It' it’s good—it must be at the McDonald!”