Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 12, 1928, Image 1

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Rain Che'
Ball Practice
Tilt With Eugene Town
Team Scheduled for
This Afternoon
Oregon Opens Conference
Season With Aggies
On May 1
The greatly abused expression,
“inclement weather,” must be
dragged forth once more to ado
quately describe
the Webfoot base
b a 11 situation.
Cold wind, driz
zling rain, and a
sodden field should
be enough to cool
4 the baseball fever
which is ifsitilly
evident about this
time of year.
Oregon, how
sver, has had base
ball tennis before,
and rain and slip
Billy Reinhart
pery balls havebecome an ex
pected and almost necessary feature
of the early training period. A
Wel>foot nine, which had not worked
in the rain before the season began,
would probably have a disasterous
year, according to local exponents
of baseball superstition.
Practice Tilt Scheduled
The Oregonians were scheduled
to play the Eugene town team in
a practice game last night, but the
rain, as usual, washed away the
idea. The tilt is planned again for
tonight—weather permitting, of
Billy Reinhart’s outfit this year
is thought to be a great improve
ment over the one of last season.
This, however,, cannot be taken as
^ an indication of how strong the
Webfooters will be under conference
competition, for reports declare that
all the members of the northern di
visions have added power over 1927.
Reinhart has an experienced let
terman for every position, but hold
over reserves, last year’s freshmen,
and new material are forcing the
veterans to the limit. If competition
among the players themselves will
aid the team, then Oregon will have
a winner.
Four Catchers at Work
Ira Woodie is the letterman who
has returned to fight for his posi
tion as catcher. Woodie is fairly
consistent both behind tht bat and
at the plate, and with a whole year
cf conference experience, should
show marked improvement,. The
■other candidates for catcher are
Cecil Gabriel, former bush league*
from Portland, Don Spear, from the
yearling team, and Ick Reynolds,
who played for Whitman College
a couple of seasons ago.
Oregon for once is well fortified
with capable pitchers. Bill Baker,
two year letterman, who was first
■f string pitcher last year, is again
the best bet for the Webfeet. Cur
ley Puller and Ramsey McDonald,
who both pitched excellent ball for
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Root-a-ta-toot! and
The Soldiers Went
Forward Into Battle
Though a drizzling rain made yes
terday afternoon disagreeable, es
pecially to drilling cadets, the five
companies of the R. O. T. C. corps
turned out and went through the
first military drill of the school
With the band preceding and play
ing “Here They Come,’’ the bat
talion marched on to Kincaid field
in column of squads and formed in
line of platoons abreast for the in
spection shortly after five o’clock.
Several more martial airs wqre
played and then the cadets stood
at present arms and the band str.uck
up “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Colonel W. S. Sinclair and the offi
cer personnel of the unit reviewed
the battalion.
Cadet Captain K. E. Martin was
commander of troops and Captain
II. W. Hall, Jr., was adjutant for
the review, Company commanders
were W. Read, Marvin Cone, W. C.
Rutherford, C. Howe, and Mark
The next review which is to bo
held the following Wednesday, will
have more ceremony. Some official
visitors are expected to be present.
Follies’ Tickets
To Sell At Houses
Attempt Made To Abolish
Box Office Rush
To avoid the usual confusion and
eleventh hour rush, ticket sales for
the Dream Follies, April 27 and 28,
will be handled
from the various |
living organiza-?
tions and the I
graduate mana-S
ger’s office, ac-p
cording to an an-?
nouncement by Joe?
Roberts, business?
manager of the?
Tom Armitstead
has been appointed
to have charge of
the ticket sales.
Representatives of
all the living
groups have been
Joe Roberts
selected ana tneyare requesieu
meet this afternoon at 5 p. m. in
110 Johnson to receive order blanks
and complete instructions.
Tickets, will bo sold to students
living in houses only through the
delegate and these will be collected
Friday, April 20. Those not affili
ated with any organization can mail
checks to the Dream Follies in care
of the graduate manager’s office
with a self addressed and stamped
Students are urged to buy their
tickets before the final rush, to
give them some choice of seats. The
bcx office of the Heilig theatre will
probably bo open to the public the
Wednesday before the show and the
usual rush of the townspeople will
undoubtedly leave small chance for
any late-comers.
The night prices for seats on the
lower floor will be $1.50 and $1.25,
while the balcony seats will sell for
$1.50, $1.25, $1.00 and 75 cents. For
the Saturday afternoon matinee the
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Men’s Glee Club Shows Excellent
Training in Dramatic Program
With variety, harmony, comedy,
sentiment, Grand Opera, drama—all
thoroughly mixed with a lot of spice
and pep, the Men’s Glee Club last
night at the Heilig scored a huge
triumph. It was great!—and the
packed house didn’t fail to appre-'
ciate it, either. From the moment
that the curtain rose with the “Ore
gon Pledge Song,” until it rang
down on that thrilling climax, “The
Drinking Song,” there wasn’t a
John Stark Evans, director, has
completed a fine year of work with
his group of men. Their excellent
♦ training particularly showed itself
in “The Archer’s Marching Song”—
especially suited for bringing out
the different voices in their groups
and in chorus. Their tones have
that crisp, clear strength in unison
that is gained only with efficient
training and drill.
It is not often that so small a
group produces three such outstand
ing different voices as Don Ostran
der, baritone,—Richard Adam, tenor,
—and Ed Fisher, bass. Don Ostran
der sang “The Rose" with the
chorus’ accompaniment to an audi
ence, much impressed, and when Ed
lisher sang “How Can I Leave
Thee” in such deep and astounding
lv strong bass tones—the club com
ing in full force on the chorus—the
audience gasped—and they had not
yet heard Richard Adam’s fine
tenor in “Songs of Araby,” to which
the club gave an unique humming
The comedy skit was clever—
which word is meant literally here—
and Bill Shafer, Eugene Carr, and
Jack Dennis make admirable Old
Our praise is unlimited of the
famed guest artist,'Madame Mariea
Shazel Wolfganf von Spugvitz—we
cannot find adjectives to describe
her remarkable and faultless notes!
How fortunate we are in having
her here with us for the next three
Mr. Evans has in his quartet a
"splendid blending of male voices.
Scotty Kretzer as first tenor, Harold
Soeolofsky, second tenor, Don Os
trander, baritone, and Ed Fisher,
bass. All of their numbers were
enthusiastically received, but the
the syncopated lullaby was the best.
A piano-fight staged by George
Barron and Ray Burt was some
thing new and different in piano
performance, and its clever execu
tion put it actoss well.
The grand finale ended with that
rollicking, jazzy, “Hallelujah”—and
l lastly, “The Drinking Song” from
“The Student Prince”—leaving the
audience thrilled and madly applaud
Primary Vote
Holds Illinois
In Suspense
Lowtlen-Deneen Faction
Emerges Victors
In Big Battle
Crowe Supporters Charge
Bomb-Throwing by
Opposition Men
- •' - •
(By United Press)
CHICAGO, Ills., April 11.—The
Lcwden-Deneen faction of the re
publican party in Illinois emerged
dominant in state politics today by
virtue of a crushing defeat admin
istered to an administration coalition
in yesterday 'a primary.
Lowden - Deneen candidates
swamped Governor Lon Small
throughout the state and seriously
threatened Mayor Wm. Hale Thomp
son ’a hold on Chicago. A record
vote was cast.
Even States Attorney Kobert E.
Crowe, of Cook county, firmly en
trenched for years, could not hold
his forces in line, and only a start
ling reversal in late returns could
prevent his defeat for renomination
by Circuit Judge John A. Swanson.
In the senatorial race, Otis E.
Glenn, Lowden-Deneen candidate,
held a substantial and growing lead
ever Frank L. Smith, already elected
once to the senate and appointed
twice, but refused tliq right to take
the oath of office.
In the presidential primary, For
mer Governor Frank O. Lowden, un
opposed on the ballot, won an easy
endorsement and seemed assured of
all but perhaps a dozen of the
states 01 delegates to the national
convention. Fragmentary returns
indicated that Mayor Thompson’s
uninstructed candidates for dele
gates—entered in the race as part
cf his “draft Coolidge” campaign—
had won in only a few districts.
Governor A1 Smith of New York
seemed assured of the state’s demo
cratic delegates.
In the state campaign Louis Ein
merson defeated Governor Small by
a majority which seemed likely ear
lv today to mount to more than
Crowe and his supporters con
tended bombs were tossed recently
by Deneen supporters to create an
ti - administration prejudice, but
Deneen backers blamed Crowe and
Mayor Thompson indirectly, assert
ing that organizations of hoodlums
and gangsters allowed to thrive dur
ing the present administration^ were
to blame for the bombing and other
violence. The Deneenites also
blamed politics for the assassination
of Diamond .Joe Esposito, powerful
Deneen war leader.
The record of violence continued
until the polls closed yesterday and
even later. It was a day of kid
napings, fist fights, machine gun
display and murder.
Octavius C. Granady, a negro ex
sgrvice man, and Deneen candidate
for 20th ward committeeman, was
killed by shots from an automobile
occupied by several men armed with
revolvers and a machine gun.
Traditions Breakers
Called to Justice
To many of Oregon’s sacred tra
ditions have been broken since the
beginning of Spring term. Green
lids have been conspicuous by their
absence; lowly sophs have donned
the cords before their time; and
juniors have been noticed wearing
mustaches. These miscreants must
account for their conduct. The fol
lowing must report to Boom 3 of
the Administration building tomor
row morning at 10:45 sharp.
Ben Walling, Paul Elwell, Bill
Overstreet, Fred Amderson, Tom
Br.lentine, Monte Wolf, Max Ruben
stein, Charles Yoshi, Al Schneider,
Kenneth Dutt, Francis Hill, Howard
Makin, Leo Samuels, Bon Neer, Or
ville Linstrom, Sidney Hill, Tom
Johns, Delbert Addison, Cy West,
John Phibbs, Lyle Harrington.
Stevenson Smith Talks
At Pi Sigma Meeting
Pi Sigma, national Latin honorary
society, held a social meeting early
this week at the Y. W. C. A. bunga
low. Stevenson Smith spoke on
Tiberius Caesar, citing his admirable
qualities as a statesmen and his de
fects as a politician. Marian An
derson played several piano solos
and Beatrice Wilder gave a violin
selection, accompanied by Vera
Radeliffe. Nellie Westra, president
of the organization, presided.
Senior Girls Plan Treat for Men
SENIOR women of the Leap Year Class of *28, who have charge of arrangements for Leap Week festivities
which will begin one week from today with the opening dance at the Campa Shoppe. The committee includes,
reading from left to right: Iris Saunders, Oeorgie Davidson, Rosalie Parker, Ruth DeNeffe, Alice Douglas,
Pauline Stewart, Marian Barnes, Frances Cherry, Edith Bain.
Meow! Coming—
A Cat-astrophe
Leap Week Feature Will Be
Senior Open House
With a fanfare of feline yowls,
and perhaps a sprig of catnip for i
the wallflowers, the seniors of Al
pha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta
and Alpha Delta Pi will hold open
house for their class brothers the
afternoon of Friday, April 20th,
when “ Cat-Astrophe, ” the biggest
meow of Leap Week will take place.
Rosalie Parker announces that red
checked table-cloths are going to
form the background for the appro
priate saucers of milk which some
one suggests be the “piece de re
sistance” for the visiting Thomases.
And bull-rushes—we mean cat-tails
—will form the chief motif of dec
oration around the walls of the Al
pha Delta Pi House, from which
crazy, clever, and cunning-eyed kit
ties will peek out.
As an accompaniment to the na
tive yowls of the visiting species,
Johnny Bobinsdh’s Seven Serena
des will do their best to be heard
among the raucous throng. The ex
act duration of dance is not decided
at date of printing, but conjectures
say that it will depend on the
strength of the catnip—after the
visitors get there.
Likewise unsettled is the matter
of refreshments—though, perhaps,
the choice will rest largely with the
men's preferences, as have many
other features of Leap Week.
The last item about this party
is the fact that it shall be composed
only of those men who have attended
the open-house at the Campa Shoppe
the night before. And the polite
invitation, “May I see you home,
sir?”—on the part of the ladies, of
course, is to bo entirely optional.
In fact, every decision, for those
particular days will rest with the
women, all regrets to the contrary.
Women Lose Debate
To Idaho Speakers
Hopes that University of Oregon
women debaters had of copping the
feminine forensic title of the Pa
cific Northwest in the annual tri
angular debate, were rudely upset
Tuesday night when two Idaho co
eds won a 2-1 decision from Mar
garet Edmunson and Florence Me
Nerney. By virtue of a 3-0 win
over the University of Washington
laBt week, the Idaho women retain
the championship, which -they cap
tured last year.
Though the Oregon women may
• be definitely out of running as far
as the forensic title is concerned,
they have yet to contend with the
University of Washington, who
comes here Friday night. Mary
Klemm and Alice Clink will take
the affirmative of the question:
“Besolved, That too many people in
the United States are receiving col
lege educations.’' It was this same
question that proved disastrous to
the two Oregon women who went to
Idaho. Miss Klemm and Miss Clink
will endeavor to avenge tlio upset
at Moscow on the innocent Washing
Revolving Fund Raised
In McNary Relief Bill
(By United Press)
WASHINGTON, April 11. — An
amendment to the McNary farm re
lief bill raising the appropriation for
the revolving fund from. $200,000,
000 to $400,000,000 was adopted late
today by the senate. The vote was
42 to 30,
German Fliers Plan
Transatlantic Flight
From Irish Airport
Dublin, April 12—The plane in
which Baron von Huenofeld and
Herman Koelil plan to fly westward
across the Atlantic to Mitchell field,
New York, was wheeled out of its
hangar early today and made ready
for a take-off, expected almost mo
Koelil and Von Hun Fitzmaurice,
of the Irish Free Stato airport, su
perintended the landing of the plane.
All three were on the field and
watched the plane rolled into its
position on the long runway that
was constructed for the flight of
the Bremen.
Tuning up the plane started short
ly after the Bremen was rolled out
on the runway.
They had announced that they
would take off as soon as possible
after five a. m. today.
Dr. E. Thorstenberg
tWill Be Buried Today
Funeral services for Dr. Edward
Thorstenberg, who died at the Pa
cific Christian hospital Sunday, will
bo held today at 3 p. m. at Alumni
ball of the Wiman’s building. The
body will lie in stato today from
11 a. m. to 1 p. m. in Alumni hall.
Rev. Frank S. Beistol, pastor of
the United Lutheran church, and
Rev. Henry W. Davis, head of the
United Christian work on the cam
pus, will conduct the services. In
terment will be in the I. O. O. F.
old cemetery.
Dr. Thorstenberg was for three
years a representative of the Lu
theran gronp and was on the ad
visory board of the United Chris
tian work on the campus. Ho was
secretary of this organization at the
time of his death.
Besides his wife and four chil
dren, Dr. Thorstenberg is survived
by his mother, Mrs. Charles Thors
tenberg of Assaria, four brothers,
Oscar and Herman of Assaria, Sam
uel of Jamestown, N. Y., and Luther
of Arizona, and two sisters, Miss
Mario and Miss Anna Thorstenberg
of Pasadena, California.
Juniors To Suggest
Mortar Board Girls
Junior women will meet today at
5 o’clock in room 107 Villard to
make a check of probable candidates
for Mortar Board, senior women’s
honorary society. Mimeographed
sheets listing the names of all junior
women will be passed out to each
girl, who will vote for the fifteen,
numbered in order of their prefer
ence, whom she believes to be most
prominent in service, scholarship,
and leadership.
Tho grade average ns it now
stands is 2.9 for Mortar Board, and
service on tho campus is an impor
tant requisite for election. Gladys
Calcf, president, will explain tho
selections at the meeting today.
Other present members arc: Claudia
Fletcher, Mazio Richards, Nellie
Johns, Pauline Stewart, Constance
Roth, and Esther Hardy.
Vespers for Year
Ended With Easter
Easter Sunday marked the final
vesper service of the school term,
according to a custom of the Uni
versity. Exceptionally fine pro
grams were arranged for vespers
this year, and the large number of
faculty members and students in at
tendance testify to the popularity
land appreciation of these services.
Dr. Allyn Foster
To Speak Today
Evolution and Religion Is
Assembly Topic
Dr. Allyn K. Poster, lecturer in
the colleges nnil universities of the
United States, under the auspices
of the Baptist Board of Education,
will speak at today’s assembly on
the subject “Does Evolution Dis
pose of Religion!” Rev. Henry \V.
Davis, director of United Christian
work on the campus, is in charge
of li is visit here.
The invocation will be read by
Merton Rgse, who is substituting in
the pulpit of the First Christian
Church of Eugene during Dr. E. V.
Stiver’s visit abroad. Dean John
Straub will preside, and Mr. Davis
will introduce the speaker.
Fifty-nine students and 'faculty
members interested in Dr. Foster’s
study of science and religion at
tended tho luncheon yesterday at
the Y. M. C. A. Hut.
“Tho Scientific Approach to Re
ligion’’ was the topic of tho visi
tor ’s talk yesterday afternoon at
the ‘Y’ Ifut. Ho will speak today
fit five o’clock on tho “Scientific
Definition of Conscience” at the
Y. W. C. A. Bungalow. Thursday
at 7:.10 at tho First Baptist Church
he -will give an address on “Atone
ment and the Modern World.”
Dr. Foster holds a Master of Arts
degreo from Yalo University, re
ceived after the completion of his
work in institutions of higher
learning for tho past eight years,
but ho lias been released for a few
months for tho purpose of doing
special work on science and religion
in tho colleges and universities of
the Pacific Coast.
Previous to his visit here, Dr.
Foster spent a week at O. S. C.
From Eugene ho will go to Cali
Alton Gabriel Receives
Cornell U. Appointment
Alton Gabriel, instructor in chem
istry,. has received a graduate as
sistantship in chemistry at Cornell
University nt Ithaca, New York.
He will leavo for Cornell the latter
part of tho summer and will spend
the next two years in teaching and
studying for a Doctor of Philosophy
Round World
Tourists Win
Six Debates
Wandering Oregonians
Stage Many Tilts
In Seven States
Travelers Return Soon;
Will Give Lecture
At Assembly
Fourteen debates in seven states
in the course of a month on botl*
sides of five questions, three con
tests on different questions on suc
cessive night, one debate prepared
on onjy two hours’ notice, and yet
more than half of the tilts won—
such is the record of the University
of Oregon World Tour debaters,
Benoit McCroskev, Avery Thomp
son, and Jack Hempstead, according
to a letter received yesterday by J.
K. Horner, debate coach, from
Thompson at Omaha, Nebraska.
Six debates won, four lost, three
no-decision contests, and one still
in doubt is the result of the Ameri
can tour of the men up to April G,
when Thompson wrote. Three de
bates, Huron College, Huron, South
Dakota; University of Colorado,
Boulder, Colorado, and the Univer
sity of Denver, remain on the sched
ule before the globe trotters return
to Oregon about April 20.
After circumnavigating all of tlio
globe but the North American con
tinent and debating in nearly all
English speaking countries from Ha
waii to Croat Britain, the Oregon
men landed in the United States
and began their sehedulo on the con
tinent early in March ia Pennsyl
Dickinson Defeated
Tho colleges nml universities
against whom the wandering Ore
gonians conipeted on their trelc
from Pennsylvania and tho results
of the clashes wore as follows:
Dickinson College, Carlysle, Penn
sylvania, defeated by / Oregon by
3-0 judges’ decision. I
Wesleyan University, Delaware,
Ohio, no decision.
Dennison University, Grandville,
Ohio, won from Oregon by audience
Ohio Northern University, Ada,
Ohio, won from Oregon by decision
of critic judge.
Ohio State Normal School, Bowl
ing Green, Ohio, defeated by Ore
gon by audience decision.
Detroit University, Detroit, Mich
igan, defeated by Oregon by audi
ence decision.
Purdue University, Lafayette, In
diana, no decision.
Kelt College of Law, Chicago, Il
linois, radio debate, decision not yet
Lose to St. Viator
St. Viator College, Bourbonais,
Illinois, won from Oregon by 2-1
judges’ decision.
Illinois State College, Jacksotf
ville, Illinois, no decision.
University of Missouri, Columbia,
Missouri, defeated by Oregon by
audience decision.
St. Louis University, St. Louis,
Missouri, wron from Oregon by au
dience vote.
University of Iowa, Iowa City,
Iowa, defeated by Oregon by 2-1
judges’ decision.
University of Omaha, Omaha,
Nebraska, defeated by Oregon by
audicnco vote.
“We liavo had no record-breaking
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Emotional Undercurrent of 'R.U.R.9
Well Carried by Guild Players
The gruesome horror of ‘‘Ros
sum’s Universal Robots,” as writ
ten by Karel Capek and acted by
llie Guild Theatre Players, has lost
none of its effectiveness in the time
which has elapsed since the presen
tation earlier in the year.
Constance Roth as Helena Glory,
and Laurence Shaw as Dornin, cre
ated their roles with the samo vitali
ty and life which was apparent in
the former production of “It. U. R.”
and added to it a note of maturity
which was not present before. In
the latter part of the second act
in particular the part of Domin was
carried with an emotional under
current which swept the audience
with it. Miss Roth’s best acting
was also contributed in tho second
act with the baring of the secret
of the manufacture of Robots.
Arthur Anderson as Hr. Halle
meior, Glenn Potts as Dr. Eabry,
Ruth Stout as Nana made the most
of a difficult characterization, and
Gordon Pefley as Dr. Gall, showed
great restraint in their acting, a ro
straint which strengthened their
parts and made for perfect unity
of lines, characters and atmosphere.
Cecil Matson, playing Alquist, tho
builder, had a very difficult part
to handle and did it with subtlety
and distinction. Busman, played by
Gordon Stearns, was the perfect
mathematical machine, who lived
by numbers and thought in frac
tions. Interest was centered in his
role many times by the strength
of his characterization.
The early part of the third act
was probably tho strongest part of
the play, although it rose to a cli
max which was stupendous and
breath-taking. Tho quiet of the
five men who faced death, and tho
low, mournful notes of “Melodie”
from the music room in the distanco
created an atmosphere of such mel
ancholy and dispnir that one could
easily believe in tho truth of Cla
pek's vision of the future.
“R. U. B.” has created a mark
which it will be difficult for “The
Swan” nhd “Beyond the Horizon”
to reach.