Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 25, 1928, Page 3, Image 3

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    Dean Reports
Good Meeting
Leaders Back from Joint
Convention of Women
In Seattle
Interesting ami helpful meetings,
gracious hospitality and perfect en
tertainment combined to ipake the
western division conference of deans
a of women at Seattle, April 18-21, a
most delightful and valuable event,
Mrs. Virginia Judy Esterlv, dean
of women, and Mrs. Hazel Pruts
man, assistant dean, University dele
gates, said yesterday' on their re
turn to the campus.
This was the sixth biennial meet
ing of the conference, and was at
tended by 25 delegates representing
eleven colleges, ten universities, and
two normal schools. It met in joint
session with the Western Intercol
legiate conference of associated wo
men students, at which Esther Har
dy and Edith Dodge represented
Bertha K. Landes, mayor of Seat
tle, gave the welcoming address of
the convention. Mrs. A. S. Haggett,
dean of women at the University of
Washington, and David Thomson,
acting president of the institution,
also greeted the delegates.
The keynote address of the con
ference was “The Dean’s Besources
for Self-Benewal,” by Dr. Herbert
* H. Gowen, of the department of
Oriental Studies at Washington. Dr.
Gowan is rector of the Episcopal
church in Seattle in addition to his
faculty work.
Dean Esterly Speaks
Dean Esterly addressed the con
ference on “The-Dean’s Influence.”
She also spoke at a round table
discussion on “Echoes from the Bos
ton Meeting,” the national meet of
deans of women which she attend
ed last term.
One of the features of the .meet
ing was a talk on “International
Eolations as Furthered Through
Education,” by Mary Bollert, of the
University of British Columbia,
Dean Esterly said. - Hew theories
and methods of the work of deans
as followed in the committee sys
tems at Chicago and Michigan were
explained. At the former, sixteen
women, some of whom are salaried
and others non-salaried, administer
the work of the de&n, who has re
signed but is still on the campus
y and advises them. Four deads, all
salaried, carry on the work of the
dean of women at Michigan. Each
follows a special type of work.
Mrs. Kate W. Jameson, dean of
women at Oregon State College,
speaking on the larger relationships
of education, JJmjpliasized Hie TCt
sponsibility of the dean to the
community from which the student
comes, and the necessity of a first
hand acquaintance with the adult
women of the student ’s home town.
Social Affairs Given
A joint luncheon of the two con
ferences at the Inglewood country
club was one of the highlights of
the entertainment for the delegates.
A skit of the “gay nineties” fea
tured songs the deans sang in their
youth. The old, familiar tune
“She’s more to bo Pitied than Cen
sured,” was a point of comedy ap
preciated by both the deans and
, students.
The deans were also guests of
Mrs. M. Lyle Spencer, wife of the
president of the University of
Washington, at a luncheon at the
Sunset club. The delegates worn
f also shown points of interest on the
Seattle campus, including the mus
eum and the art gallery. A formal
dinner at the Olympic hotel was the
largest social affair of the confer
All resolutions a(V>pte(d 'at the
meeting were written in poetry.
Laramie, Wyoming, was chosen as
the scene for the next conference
which will bo held in two years.
Drapes Given School
By Eugene Merchants
A large assortment of drapes, to \
be used as backgrounds for models
in the life and portrait classes, were
given recently to the painting de
partment of the school of architec
ture and allied arts by the firm of
McMorran and Washburuc, Eugene.
Mrs. Mabel Houck, secretary of
the art school, estimated that there
were a half dozen drapes in the col
lection. They were selected by Mrs.
Karl F. Thunemann, buyer for the
McMorran and Washburne store.
The colors, Mrs. Houck explained,
are those that will bring out the
texture of the different tones- of
skin, such as purple, red, gold, soft
green, and blue. Velvet, tarleton,
and bright cottons are the principal
materials selected.
“The students are very enthusi
astic and grateful,” said Mrs.
Houck. “These drapes are just
what they have needed to give
color and tone to their work.”
Topic Announced
For Jewett Meet
First Tryout for Women
To Be Held May 10
“Woman in the' Modern World”
will be the general topic for the
woman’s section of the Jewett ex
temporaneous contest to be held this
term, according to an announcement
made yesterday. Every woman who
is attending the University is eli
gible to enter. All who wish to do
so are asked by J. K. Horner, head
of the public speaking department,
to send in their names or see him
within the next few days.
The first preliminary meet will
be held Thursday, May 10, at 3 p. m.
in Villard hall. About 14 women
from all wlio-try out will be picked
to enter the semi-final to be held
about a week later. The final con
test will bo May 17, at which seven
contestants will compete for the $50
in prizes.
The extemporaneous talks will be
limited to 10 minutes on a sub
division of the general topic. Draw
ings of the subdivisions will be made
at noon on the day of the tryouts
and final contest. The subdivisions
will be somewhat like the following
examples: Woman i^ the Home of
Today, Woman in Modern Education,
Should the Married Woman Work?
Woman’s Influence on Divorce, Wo
man ’s Influence on the Moral Stan
dards :of Today, Woman’s Contribu
tion to Culture and Achievement,
and Woman’s Greatest Opportunity
A Walk of
Three Blocks
—When you are on
the campus means lit
tle with our student
lunch'es and the serv
ice of our cozy shop
at the end.
550 E. 13th
Drive a Car
Without the worry of the upkeep!
PHONE 2185
Taylor’s Auto
Special Reduced Rates to Students
Head of Drama
Will Not Return
Florence Wilbur Plans Trip
And Study Abroad
Miss Florence E. Wilbur, director
of drama, does not plan to return to
the University next fall after she
comes back from her European tour.
On July 7 she will sail from New
York, in company with 24 other
drama directors, for England, France
and Germany.
For some time Miss Wilbur’s
health has been poor, and in order
to gain back strength and energy,
she plans to study and travel
at leisure until some time late next
This third year of her work on*
the Oregon campus has brought the
drama department forward to a
hitherto unknown position. The
Guild theatre, players have blos
somed forth, and under Miss Wil
bur ’s direction, they have staged
the first repertoire week ever given
in the West; they will have spon
sored the second annual drama
tournament (Miss Wilbur was the
instigator of the first tournament
last year), and have produced five
plays, which have attracted much
favorable comment.
Only recently Miss Wilbur has re
ceived several letters from faculty
members and outside persons who
appreciated and enjoyed the work
done during repertoire week.
Before the year is over Miss Wil
bur plans to produce the one act
play, ‘‘Shall We Join the Ladies?”
for May 4, when the Guild theatre
players entertain the high school
guests of the tournament. And be
sides the commencement play, “Mid
summer Night’» Dream” which will
be produced on the mill race, June
S, she is Working on ” Alice in Won
derland,” a play to be used in the
speaking voice class.
Following two weeks' work in
summer school, Miss Wilbur will
leave for New York where she will
meet her sister before sailing for
(Continued from page two)
senior men, 1 minute each; two sen
ior women, 1 minute each; two jun
ior men, 1 minute each; one junior
woman, 1 minute; and one sophomoro
man, 1 minute. Yell king and edi
tor of the Oregana, 1 minute each.
There have been proposed amend
ments to the A. 8. U. O. constitu
tion which will be read and arc
printed in this issue of the Emerald,
and will also be printed in tomor
row’s edition, in accordance with
nomination rules of the constitution.
Students will in this way be able to
read the amendments to be consid
ered in next Wednesday’s election.
Constitutional Changes .
The proposed changes to the A. S.
II. O. constitution are:
Article 7, finances: To amend the
constitution by substituting the fol
lowing as Section 1, Article 7: The
dues of the individual members of
this association shall be $16.50 per
year, payable $5.50 at the beginning
of each term. Upon payment of
which they shall be entitled to an
A S. U. O. membership card. This
membership card shall entitle them
tc- admission without charge to all
athletic games or contests except
those championship play-off contests
exempted by the Conference Buies:
It shall entitle them to receivo the
Oregon Daily Emerald and admission
to all concerts included on the con
cert series and to all lectures in
Today and Thursday
Matinee Thursday at 2 P. M.
—Youth revives its loves
and dreams in this
comedy romance.
Iick Stuart,
arles Pad DOCI
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At It!
The Home
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Get Ready for the Big Show
in “The Gay Defender’’
Grand Opening of McDonald
Harmonica Contest
For Championship of Lane County
JACK WALDRON, Master of Ceremonies
Fanchon and Marco’s
World’s 1’astest Tap Dancers
. _ And_
Special Preview
Last Times Tonight: “Love Me and the World Is Mine”
eluded in the lecture series and to
| all other events or entertainments
1 sponsored by the Associated Stu
j dents.
In General Fund
These fees shall be placed in a
; fund to be designated as the Gen
; oral Fund. It shall bo used to carry
on student body activities which
shall include athletics, music, foren
sics, the artists’ contfert series, lec
tures, publications, hml such other
student activities as tho Executive
Council may designate and approve.
Each activity shall have a sep
arate budget which shall be prepared
by the activity committee, approved
by the finance committee and adopt
ed by the Executive Council.
To this general fund shall also bo
added the receipts from all events
ar.d any other revenue obtained by
the Associated Students. Budgets,
lecoipts, and disbursements shall bo
handled as otherwise provided in this
constitution and by-laws. (Noto:
This is simply a revision of the pres
ent article, the only addition being
a 25c tax which will entitle all stu
dents to admission to the lecture
* » •
To amend Clauso 2, Section 4, of
Article 7, to read as follows:
The treasurer of the respective
classes shall authorize all purchases
of the class by requisition and shall
endorse all bills and approve all
claims for the payment thereof.
Duplicate requisitions and invoices
shall be turned over to the treasurer
cf tho Associated Students for pay
ment. (To modernize constitution
to sj'stem in use.)
* » *
To amend the A. S. TJ. O. Consti
tution by repealing and taking from
tho Constitution all of Article 3 of
Section 0. (Note: The Article is
to no effect since the organization
of tho Women’s League.)
To amend the A. S. U. O. Constitu
tion by adding paragraph 9 to Sec
tion 3 of Article IV.
To regulate the finances oT dances
and entertainments given by cam
pus orgaizations which are held pri
marily for A. S. U. O. members.
By-Laws Amended
Tho proposed changes to the A. S.
U. O. By-Laws are as follows: To
amend Section 1 of Articlo 2 of tho
by-laws to read as follows:
Annual dues of $16.50 per year
should bo placed on the General
Funds to be used as provided in
the constitution. (Note: Changed
to correspond with changes in Con
stitution, Article 7.)
To amend Section 2 of Article 2
to read as follows: All funds re
ceived from the student body mem
bership fees and all income from
admission to events and all other in
comes from regular student body
activities should be placed in this
General Fund for the purposo of
carrying on various student body
functions. The expenses and incomo
should bo kept in such a manner
that each activity will be set forth
separately. No activity shall re
ceive any direct Credit from the
fees collected by the treasurer under
the constitution. (Change to stan
dardize procedure.)
To amend the By-laws by substi
tuting the following for all of Arti
cle 8 of the By-laws: Awards for
all student body activities shall be
designated by a permanent resolu
tion from a joint meeting or meet
ings of the regularly provided Stu
dent Council and the Executive
Council. Provided further, that any
permanent motion of this joint com
mittee relative to awards may bo
repealed or amended by a majority
of the members present at a regular
meeting of the association.
Part Three
■ V ^ *i
—In Which Crum and Ajax Take a Short Course in Local History.
“You see,” began John, when the
four students met again around
the fireplace, “the Co-op, like every
thing else, has a history—a back
ground, as the profs like to say.
What 1 mean—it sort of grew up, to
meet certain conditions. I don’t
know the whole story, of course. But
UUUii. Ill ±VA\J LUC Ll'Al/*
book situation was
in a terrible mess.
Marion MeClain was
graduate manager at
that time, and Prexy
(that was before
President Campbell
died, you know)
came to him and
a s k e d h i m if he
w o u 1 d n’t try to
srraignien out me lexmooK muauie.
1'rexy was a hard man to say no
to, and McClain took on the job.
“There wasn’t a cent of capital—
no assets—no credit, but the Execu
tive Council of the A. S. U. 0. formed
a company under the name of ‘The
University of Oregon Co-operative
Store,’ and one of the banks was
persuaded to lend them $5,000. Then
they did the ethical thing and bought
out the stock of the man avIio was
handling the books at that time.
That took $3,000—and most of the
books were worthless. So the outfit
Started with less than nothing.
“Mr. McClain owned the corner
where the Co-op is now, and he
moved a little building onto it, fixed
it up as a store, and rented it to the
Co op for $50 a month. They ordered
the books they needed, a few general
supplies, and started doing business.
The first year they sold $30,000
worth of stuff. That was pretty good
—more than they’d expected. But
they were awfully cramped for cap
ital. So some members of the faculty
put up a few hundred dollars apiece,
and took the unsecured notes of the
Co-op. That helped a lot—and the
new business weathered through.
“It was tough going, though. The
student body was growing—and that
meant more business for the Co-op;
but it meant more capital, too. In
iacr, me wnoie His
tory of the Co-op lias
been a constant
struggle to get the
capital to enable it to
do the volume of bus
iness that was there
to be developed.
“They outgrew the
old quarters in three
... rm... jj
was moved to the back of the lot,
and the present one put it. It’s
a darned good looking building, too
—don’t you think so, Bart? You’re
an architecture major.”
‘‘I sure do. Just look at the other
old shacks around there, too.”
“What rent is the Co-op paying
now?” Crum asked.
“They’re navinsr *150 a month—
and that’s darned
cheap rent, I’m here
to tell you. Why, my
Dad pays nearly
twice that for a room
not very much larger
and in a town small-,
cr than Eugene. It’s
the location that
counts in the retail
business, you know.
.Well, to got back to my
“Of course, just as fast as possible,
the Co-op expanded—put in more
goods, and added new departments,
until uoav their stock, at its max
imum, would inventory around
$50,000. That’s quite a growth in
eight years. Last year they did over
$80,000 worth of business. That
seems like quite a lot, doesn’t it?
Hut listen: up at Washington they’ve
got .a store that did a business of
$1115,000 last year—nearly four times
what ours did. Of course, their stu
dent body is twice the size of ours—:
but their volume was nearly four
times larger.’’
“How come?’’ Ajax was the ques
tioner. “How do they get that
Avay ? ’ ’
“Well,’’ Johnny explained, “they
carry a greater variety of goods, of
course; but the students buy more,
too—each one, 1 mean. They pat
ronize the Co-op up there. It’s the
thing to do. But then, their Co-op is
twenty-eight years old, remember.
Keally, the growth of the Oregon
Co-op has been remarkable. It grew
as much in its first five years as
Washington’s did in their first fif
“But look here, Johnny,” said
Crum, who had had little say. “it
jnu i tne amount
of money they
take in that counts
so much as the
profit they make.
Do you know what*
the Co-Op cleared
last y e a r — the
Oregon Co-op, I
‘‘Got it right
iicic, uuniiii.y ciuayvuicu, x oxu*. i. lug
to liis notebook. “They netted
“Now we’re getting down to the
real beans,” Crum said. “What be
came of the money—the profit—;
that’s what I want to know.”
Next Blast in Tomorrow’s Emerald