VOLUME XXIX. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY MARCH 28, 1928 NUMBER 92 World News Events Takes Flood Blame Too Many Machines Ocean Flight Off --by United Press_ OS ANGELES, March 27.—AH the “human” 'blame for the failure of the St. Francis dam, which crumbled March 13,’ and caused the death of more than 300 people, was accepted today by Wil liam Mulliolland, 73-year-old chief engineer of the city water depart ment. “Fasten it on me if there lias been any error in human judgment,” Mulliolland said as ho half rose in a witness chair at the coroner’s in quest, “I was the human.” “I want to help you. I want to take my medicine like a man if there is any medicine to be taken. If there must be a human to blame for the failure of that dam then I accept full responsibility.” WASHINGTON, March 27.— Democratic criticism of un employment conditions was mot by the explanation from the Republican side in the senate today that the labor-saving machinery has been so widely introduced that thousands have been thrown out of work. This explanation was made by Senator Smoot, Utah Republican, who insisted the country "is still prosperous and unemployment is not the result of a business depression. Smoot alluded to the report of Sec retary of Labor Davis yesterday which said that while this unem ployment existed, it was less ser ious than estimated. It is estimated that there are 1,800,000 out of work. Senator Wagner, New York Demo crat, said that Davis’ report is in complete and inaccurate and that he still believes there are 4,000,000 out of work. I XlJBLIN, Ireland, March 28.—Of fleers at Baldonnel aii-domc told the United Press this morning it appeared extremely unlikely that the German plane Bremen would take off on its transatlantic flight today. There was no activity at the air dome and the plane was still in its hangar. No official word has been given out since last night, when it was announced the flight' would start at 5 a. m. Wednesday despite unfavorable weather reports. * * # Northampton, Mass., March 27.—Seemingly heartened [by her daughter’s two visits to the hos pital where she is critically ill, Mrs. Lemira Goodhue, 78, mother of Mrs Calvin Coolidge, was reported slightly improved tonight. Physi cians said her condition was “ex tremely critical,” but that she had shown slight improvement. University Drops 24; Large Decrease Over Previous Number Only 24 students of the Uni of Oregon “flunked out” y declared ineligible to ret y school on account of low s ^ ' ship, Earl M. Pallett, registra ^ announced. This is a substa q decrease from last term, when were not allowed to re-enter, the winter term last rear, a tota of 49 flunked out; This low number shows definitely that students are devoting more time to studies, since standards of scholarship have been steadily raised ] at the University. The high qual ity of work being done is reflected in the fact that 99 students won places on the honor call for earning grades of II or above in all subjects. Course Given To Secretaries Foreign Trade, Publicity, Aviation Included The eighth annual short course held by the school of business ad ministration, March 19 to 2,1, for commercial organization secretaries was attended by 35 delegates from all parts of Oregon. This was a record attendance, the enrollment last year being 22. The course was designed to in struct commercial secretaries in their work and to afford discussion of community problems. The classes be gan at 9 o’clock and continued until I o’clock. During the lunch hours, forums werg held with speakers lead big the discussions. Monday, L. K. Orainb, Bend, spoke on “The Cham ber in Politics.” Other speakers at the luncheons were Richard V. Hal ler, director of Oregonian radio sta tion K.G.W., who discussed “The Radio in Community Development,” and J. F. Bovard, dean ot the school of physical education, who talked on “Outdoor Clubs and Community De velopment.” During the dinner hours, reports of committees were heard. During Thursday’s dinner, graduation exer cises were held and degrees awarded to delegates according to the number of .years they had attended the course. The instructors included Univer sity of Oregon professors, prominent Oregon business men, and several men from out of the state. Some of the courses were: publicity, avia tion, foreign trade, community mark eting and co-operation, land settle ment, industrial development, and airport facilities. Community clinics were held at 3 o ’clock on four of the days. One Thousand Volumes Placed In Book Shop At Co-op Store “That man or woman which will look And well observe this new-made book, Shall find therein such sweet content, Which will procure much merriment. 'Twill fill your hearts with rare delights, And serve to pass away long nights; 'Twill comfort them that are full sad, 'Twill make a sorrowful man right glad; 'Twill make a pretty damsel thrive. Though almost dead, 'twill her revive. Then let it be refused by no man. Since it is good for man and woman; Buy it and read it at your leisure, Both for your profit and your pleasure.” By ARDEN X. TANGBORN Emerald Book Editor It’s a limping poem, but then it ■"'as written in 1G75 and anything that’s old has a right to limp. Be sides it fits in delightfully not only with the mood of a true book lover —even those creatures called biblio maniacs—and with this story, which is to inform the reader that there are books in the book store. One thousand volumes of the latest worthwhile fiction and au thoritative non-fiction have been added to the University of Oregon Co-op store. The step, long hoped for by M. F. McClain, manager, who has himself a sincere fondness for all printed matter—even when the bind ing is not so good and the type posi tively bad and the paper coarse and the content terrible—has at last been negotiated. The books are not texts; they’re real books. Nor does the explana tory word, "worthwhile” (used for lack of a better one; see paragraph two) mean that the fiction is un interesting. A representative list of the most recent truly literary pro ductions of America’s several hun dred English printing and publish ing houses is included in the selec tion which lines the shelves. Even Leon Feuchtwanger is there with his “Ugly Duchess” and that other popular thing he wrote, whatever it was. “Power,” wasn’t it? The little library, which was in stalled for the purpose of giving Oregon students their first real change to buy the best of modern books, occupies the balcony at the front of the Co-op. The tennis shoes which once adorned this spot have been ruthlessly shoved out. So have the empty boxes which once reposed, dusty, in one corner. In their place are a number of tables with books scattered about them in most com fortable fashion. On only one table are the books arranged in order with geometric precision. Even Dean Rebec re sisted the temptation to touch one of those; “bad psychology,” he de clared when he visited the book shop, and then he moved to another table. Chances are the books will be taken out of their geometric order before long, for students, just be coming acquainted with the fact that the books are available there, have begun dropping in to take a look at them in rapidly increasing numbers. And where there are stu-1 dents there is no order. The little balcony is a cheerful, informal and comfortable spot. Large wicker rockers are provided for lounging. Rugs add a bright touch. Ash trays are provided those who prefer to flavor their en tertainment with nicotine. Light streams in from three or four at tractive windows. One may come in, browse about, read a bit, and leave without buying—although, fair (Continued on page four) Nine Debaters On Schedule For Fortnight qsliington and Idaho ppose Oregonians % * "'hursday Night IV. i and Durgan To . ney Southward Next Friday Debates, nine of them, on sub jects ranging from foreign invest ments to mass education, in which University of Oregon speakers will find competition from the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and California, are slated for the next two weeks, J. Iv. Ilorneiy Univer sity debate coach, announced yester day. The -first of the series of forensic contests is the annual Northwest Triangular Debate between the Uni versities of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, which will take place tomor row night. John Galey and Paul | Clark will take the affirmative of the question, “Resolved, That armed intervention in Nicaragua is un justified,” against, a University of I Washington negative team at 7:.!0 o’clock in Villard hall. Both Galey and Clark will participate in their first varsity debate for Oregon at that time. Elmer L. Shirrell, dean of men, will act as chairman, but the judges haye not yet been select ed. The students in all the speech classes will be required to attend the contest, Mr. Horner said. Davis, Taylor Leave Today noon Roland Davis and Mark Taylor will leave for Moscow, where they will take the negative of the Nicaraguan question against the University of Idaho at the same time that Oregon meets Wash ington here and Idaho and Washing ton clash at Seattle. From Moscow the Oregon team will continue its journey to Missoula, where it will meet the University of Montana April 2 on the Nicaraguan question. Both Taylor and Davis are veteran debaters, having represented the University in varsity contests dur ing the past two years. The Oregon cross-examination system will be used in all the debates. A somewhat extended tour of the Southwest, which Joe McKeown and Walter Durgan were scheduled to start during spring vacation, was postponed because of the illness of McKeown at his home at Marshfield. They will leave Eugene Friday, March 30, and will meet the Uni versity of Southern California in their first contest April 2.’ Their only other debate in the south will be against Stanford University April 5. Other contests scheduled with the University of California, Los An geles, Loyola College, and the Uni versity of Arizona were cancelled because of the delay in the tour. McKeoyrn and Durgan will uphold the negative of the question, “Re solved, That the United States should refuse to protect property owned by its citizens and situated oh foreign soil.” They defeated the Utah Agriculture College on the same subject March 8. Two debates are scheduled for University of Oregon speakers Wednesday, April 4. Southwestern University of Los Angeles will send its negative team to Eugene to op pose Elvvood Plank and Ernest Jachetta, who will uphold the af firmative of the foreign investments question for'Oregon. Southwestern is reported to have a very strong team, Mr. Horner said. Last year it was the winner of the forensic championship of southern Califor nia. At the same time Eugene Laird and Ralph Geyer will journey to Portland, where they will debate the affirmative qf the same ques tion against Washington State Col lege via radio KEX'. * Women Meet in April The only women’s forensic con tests that have been scheduled are those with Washington and Idaho in the annual Northwest Triangular women’s debate. The subject to be used in the contest this year is, “Resolved, That too many people in the United States are receiving college educations.” Florence Me Nerney and Margaret Edmundson will journey to Moscow April 10, ^ where they will debate the negative of this question against the Univer sity of Idaho. April 13 the Uni versity of Washington Will send its negative team here to meet Alice Clink and Mary Klemm, who will j represent the affirmative for Oregon. Commercial Secretaries Meet at U. of O. y'XREGON chamber of commerce secretaries gathered at the University of Oregon for the eighth annual Vy short course last week From left, front row—William E. North, Baker; IT. E. Cully, Roseburg; Mrs. Charles N.Bilyeu, Dallas; Katherine Bailey, Secretary of the school of business administration; Earl C KPvnnli s Klnmntli k’ollu* T.iM.Jo.r T>t ; 4- ..... .. .. * Reynolds Klamath Falls; Louise Inabnit,' school ofbusiness administrationVaff; Helen"Weber"’OiTgo'n C lty; L. J\. Cranib, Bend; J. E, Snyder, North D—’ ” ■- ■ K Y , . r " ...f II , .H V H II HI MV I, V/IVJMJI1 Vv . ,, ,7 7 Nr ..011,1 ”e,,,L Kent Shoemaker, llood River. Second row—Carl Bro derson, Forest Grove; E. G. Harlan, Ashland; G. C.Baer, Pendleton; W. G. Ide, Portland, president of st Jltp P mm 1P1M T. A. stpvniismi Tnanmo Wool* . rn W r/. .... . . * , ,' , rn a ct a ’ " , ’ '** '•oiivi, i rmiifiuu; vv. u. Kic, I'oniana, president or st ate chamber; . A. Stevenson, Tacoma, Mash ; T. W.Zimmerman, Portland; Frankljji Folts, dean of school o f businessadministration;; A. B. Stillman, professor ofbusiness administration; C. T. Baker, Medford; C W Tillmorhns*. Sm pmrupn fn f!nl • m r m- . V . ’ ... ’ * * rn-11* \i.cs , 1 ’ Vi 1 . .uuaim-rvs «i u m m im r;i u on ; v. I. IMlKtr, lVlOUTOrU; l. VV. ^num^Myrtl^Ciweb0’ Ca’’ L' ''; s011 alul T- •LFlippin, Eugene; J. G. Eckman, McMinnville; 1. R. List of Probable 6Y’ Heads Named Alson Bristol Announced For Presidency Alson Bristol, sophomore in pre law, and an active independent worker on the campus, was named as the choice of the nominating committee of the Y. M. C. A. cabi net for president of the university men’s “Y” group for the ensu ing year, at a meeting of the cab inet held Tuesday afternoon at the hut. From the list of six nominees presented to the cabinet by the nominating committee, the four of fices of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, which com pose the major offices of the “Y” cabinet, will be filled. Bristol is a member of the Web foot club, a charter member of the International Relations club on the campus, chairman of the campus Seabeck committee, former delegate to the Seabeck convention on Pu get Sound and the Industrial sem inar of soeial work held last sum mer in Tacoma, and has been an active supporter of Christian acti vities on the campus during his two years of university work. Wayne Veateli, junior in business administration, and Claud Addison, sophomore in business administra tion, were named as the committee’s choice for the vice-president berth. The office of secretary will be filled by either Slmiler Peterson, sopho more in biology, or Lawrence Mitcli elmorc, junior in journalism, if no other name is successful in the elec tions Friday. The committee nomin ated Bob Ilynd, junior in econo mics, for the office of treasurer. The election of Y. M. C. A. cab inet officers for the year 1928-1929 will take place Friday, March 30, at the Y. hut. The polls will be open from 9 a. m. until 5 p. m. All men on the campus interested in those who are to be in active charge of “Y” activities during the com ing year will have an opportunity to vote in this election. In addition to the report of the nominating committee at the cab inet' meeting yesterday two other matters of interest were reported. A committee on hut improvement was appointed by President Schulze. Ed Johnson was named president, and Bill Clark and Wayne Veateli his assistants. They will investigate means and methods of making some much needed improvements in the hut, the center of campus “Y” act ivities. The other matter of interest dis cussed at the meeting was the re port of the Seabeek committee, headed by Alston Bristol, which has been working intensively the past few weeks enrolling university men for the annual northwest Y. M. 0. A. convention to be held at Seabeek, beautiful out-of-doors convention ground on the shore of Puget Sound, or June 9 to 1T. Fourteen men have definitely decided to attend the con vention announced Bristol, and nine of them have signed pledges. Not the least of the attractions of the Seabeek trip, which offers a delight ful vacation at a minimum of ex pense, is the opportunity for sum mer work afforded all dclegtes in the industrial seminar in one of the large factories in Tacoma, Campus Architects Guests On Portland Building Tour A tour of (ho Portland thoator, tho now Masonic temple, and the Jewish synagogue, a. vsiit to tho Skidmore fountain and two now residences, an evening banquet; this was the entertainment provided for a delegation of students and fac ulty members of the University school of architecture and allied arts, by the Oregon chapter of the American Institute of Architects, when they went to Portland, Sat urday, March 24. Carl Heilborn, president of the architecture club, told of the -gath ering which, lie said, “took place for the purpose of carrying on the connection between the student and the professional man, and to give the students an idea of what is new in architecture.” During the banquet, Professor P. P. Adams spoke from the instruc tor’s point of view on the structural angle of architecture, while Fred ' Stevens spoke for the students on the same topic. Nowland 15. Zone, professor of interior design, and Grace Coey, student in this depart ment, discussed the interior design ing end of architecture, and Profes sor W. Tt. B. Willcox and Carl Heil born spoke from an architectural de ! sign standpoint. J Burt Brown Barker, vice-president of the University of Oregon, deliv ered. a short address to the archi tects and studcntis, and Ellis F. Lawrence, dean of the school, also gave a talk. Harold Doty, Portland architect, was toastmaster. Preceding the six o’clock dinner, a number of products of tho archi tecture and interior design depart ments were, exhibited before the members of tho institute. A few pencil sketches ami charcoal com positions wore included in this group. 'Glenn Stanton and Walter Church, Portland architects and graduates of the Oregon school of architecture, and Harold Hotv were in charge of the day’s program, which began at tt o’clock in the morning. Heilborn explained: “The Portland theater, the most magnificent theater of that city, was visited first, after about thirty of us met our conductors, members of the institute, at the public li brary. Tho Portland was designed by Rapp and Rapp, Chicago theater architects, who did the Paramount theater in New York. After wo went through the Masonic temple, we saw the Jewish synagogue, where Mia Znne had charge of the inter ior coloration. The rich color ef fects were wonderful. “When we disbanded for lunch, some of the students lunched with our Portland hosts. The Skidmore fountain was our first destination after luncheon, and then we went through the Autzen residence in the Alameda district, done by C. C. Cutter, a Los Angelos architect. It is done after the English style, and the interior timber work is ex tremely interesting. The interior is beautifully furnished, in keeping with the style of architecture. “Lastly, wo visited the Green residence, done by Herman Brook man, Portland architect, and col laborator in the construction of the Jewish synagogue. Our guides pointed out the new and interesting things in each building which we visited. I can’t say enough about what a wonderful time we had.” Dr. Hall To Make Stop In San Diego on Trip This is the second week of Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall’s trip, now in progress, which will carry him “south and east.” Dr. Hall’s first stop was San Francisco, where he met with the University of Oregon alumni. At San Diego, a dinner is to lie given for him by Mr. A. T. Balen tine, one of the “dads” who could not be present in Eugene on Dad’s Day last term. To this dinner are invited all the San Diego parents of students now attending the Uni versity of Oregon. From Sun Diego, the president will go to Tucson, Arizona, to visit the state university; and from there to the University of Texas at Austin. Still in the interest of the Uni versity of Oregon, Dr. Hall will leave Austin for Chicago, where lie will remain about a week. From there he will return direct to Eu gene, arriving here about Aprjl 17. Onthank to Stanford For Work on Degree Karl W. Onthank, executive sec retary, intends to leave today for Stanford University, where he will ; do graduate work for his Ph.D. de- | gree. He will probably return about I commencement time. Dr. J. II. Gil bert, dean of the college, and Presi dent Arnold Bennett Hall will carry on Mr. Onthank’s duties w^ile he is gone. Dean and Mrs. Shirrell Return from Palo Alto Elmer L. Shirrell, dean of men, spent the vacation in*’ Palo Alto, California, with his wife and her relatives. Mrs. Shirrell has been in the southern city several months with her mother, who has been very ill, but is now slightly improved. She has returned to Eugene with Dean Shirrell for the beginning of (ho new term. Dean Esterly Spends Vacation at Mt. Hood Tobogganing, Hiring, and other winter sports were enjoyed by Vir ginia Judy Estcrly, dean of women, and her two daughters, Virginia and Josephine, at Mt. Hood during vaca tion. Mrs. Esterly and her family, with Mrs. Rebec and daughter Eliza beth, also visited at Agate Beach. Camp Cookery Group Formed in Afternoon A group in camp cookery for both men and women is being formed for Tuesday at 1 o’clock and”Thursday from 1 to .'1, according to the in structor, Miss Lilian Tingle. Those who registered for the course and had no place assigned to them should report on Thursday at .1 o ’clock.. Wet Weather Holds Oregon Nine Indoors Jack Bliss Selected To Help Coacli Reinhart With Pilchers Practice Tilts Slated for Webfoots; Conference Games Listed By HARRY DUTTON With flip exception of one day, Old Jupiter Pluvius and liis over flowing rain-can played general hoi) with tho annual spring vacation --“training camp” of the Wcbfoot diamond aspirants in K u g o n o last week. That day was Monday and it was accompan ied by such a brightly beaming sun that Coach Billy Reinhart be gan immediately making plans for J. Pluvius an ^tensive prac tice session for (lie balance of the period. On leaving the locker rooms that night, Hill was hoard to suggest wiiYi hopeful optimism that the turf on the varsity diamond would be dry enough “by tomorrow to start infield practice.” Alas and alack! When the mentor dropped this inadvertant remark he neglected to cross his fin gers and one of Jape’s couriers, lurk ing in the rafters of McArthur court, must have overheard. At any rate the next day it rained. Bliss to Help Reinhart And for all the days of the week thereafter, it rained! As a result, the varsity bat wielders were com pelled to retire to 'the inner sanctu aries, of the Igloo for their workouts. In the limited space indoors they spent most of the time mildly play ing catch. Sliding practice w,as in dulged in near the sawdust pit for a part of the periods. Batting practice consisted in gentle bunting sessions. All fence busting inclinations were necessarily curbed to protect the life and limb of the players and cut down costs for broken windows in the court. With the opening of the spring term comes the word that Jack BlisS, former star for Oregon on the grid iron and diamond, is to take over the job of assisting Coach Reinhart ir training the pitchers and catchers. This will be the second season that Jack has been assistant baseball coach and this year lie will have a much greater fund of pitching ma terial to work with than ho had last, MasDn Back in School With Bill Baker, two-year veteran and mainstay of the staff, Ilarobl Fuller and Reynold MacDonald, sophomores who give promise of be ing able seconds to Baker, and Chick Gannon, Johnny Anderson, Art Schoeni, anil others, of as yet un known qualifications, Bliss should have the nucleus for a strong crew of slab artists. Davo Mason is back in school after taking in some of the sights in tlio Orient during the winter. He turned out Monday for his first practice! David (Goliath) Epps, outfield bat bemler, is the only letterman in school who has not yet been ac counted for on the roster but he’s due to blow in soon, according to reports. No word has been received from Arnie Kiniinki, who is the only eli gible letterman not in the fold. He l as not been in school this year but it was rumored lie might be mi.hand when the baseball season swung around. Practice Games on Sked Hour regular practice games so far have been scheduled for the Oregon nine before the conference season starts. They include two games each with Columbia University on April 20 and 21, and Willamette Univer sity on April 27 and 28. All four of these games will be in Eugene. Another two-game series is ex pected with the St. Mary’s team of (Continued on page three) Dad’s Day Balance Goes to Student Fund According to-a report sent out by Karl Onthank, executive secretary of the University of Oregon, the balance of $48.2.1, left over from the checks and remittances sent in for the banquet on Dad’s Day, was presented to the general Student Loan Fund. This action was taken upon order of the local committee on entertainment.