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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 4, 1928)
Hempetead and McCroskey
Tell of Travels on
“The best part of our round-the
world debating trip was the getting
home,’’ was Jack Hempstead’s open
ing remark yesterday, when he and
Benoit McCroskey, recently return
ed debaters, addressed the assembled
students on their experiences during
4 the past year. Avery Thompson, the
third student debater, who was
scheduled to speak,' had to be absent,
and each of his colleagues divided
the explored territory between them.
Rapidly, Hempstead sketched the
westward trend of their journey.
“Hawaii, our first stop, is a melt
ing pot of the races. Nevertheless,
from their population we learned the
lesson of living together harmoni
ously.’’ At the University of Ha
waii, the three students debated
twice—one debate lost, the other
Cordial Welcome Received
After his visit to Japan, Hemp
stead voiced his disagreement with
Kipling’s “East is East and West is
West, and never the twain shall
meet’’; for in that country, as he
explains, the students gave them a
royal welcome and spoke to the de
baters in their own language. Like
wise, in the Philippines, where stu
dents waited for hours to see the
visitors. The three have come away
convinced firmly of one thing about
the latter people—they want their
freedom, and they want it urgently.
In China, Hempstead accounted
several vivid pictures of Hongkong,
including McCroskey’s arrest as a
spy, and the thorough search of all
the students’ baggage. Ship Street
— the place where sailors collect, he
described as one of the most picture
sque places in China. A second cen
ter of interest wras Canton, homo of
the late Sun Tat Sen.
xiapuuy riempsreau SKCtcnecl In
dia—according to liis interpretation
the most interesting country in the
■world. Its many million widows
who cannot remarry because of their
Hindu creed' and the Taj Mahal in
lAgra, “basking in the sunlight,
beautiful—after the manner of a
woman who has done no wrong.”
Perhaps the highlight of their visit
to this country was a visit to the
home of Mahatma Ghandi, “sitting
in muslin breech-clotli. ’ ’ The press
ing of the new world upon the old,
as the students observed it, is a fas
fmating study, and Hempstead con
ludod, “India will bear watching.”
McCroskey Humor Pleases
Benoit McCroskey, the second
speaker, was perhaps less serious in
his description than Hempstead, but
equally effective. With good humor,
he thrust jibes back at his partner,
and told in amusing tones of the
trip through the Red Sea, their ac
quaintance with some Scotch offic
ers, the difficulties of Suez Canal
dredging, and their arrival to Port
Said. Hempstead had gone down
to Palestine on a side trip, later
joining them in Cairo. Together tho
three saw the Pyramids, visited the
Is our phone line.
Call us for quick
service. We will
wash, iron and de
\ alley of the Kings—ancient site of
Thebes, and hesitated not to travel
third-class at any time. “No one
1,1 Egypt travels that way but na
tives,’’ McCroskey said soberly—
“at least no one did until we got
Mussolini Beal Dictator
Italy and its Rome were described
hurriedly; the Vatican, St. Peter’s.
‘ ‘ Mussolini's hold on that country
is not fiction,” McCroskey asserted;
and relieved the sober statement by
showing the opposition Hempstead
met in trying to get II Duee’s pic
Paris is gay, as Benoit described
Jit; and the atmosphere of their cab
, arets is created for the benefit of
j American tourists.
England, Scotland and Ireland
were each given a word of descrip
tion especially Scotland, where, af
ter a debate on prohibition, the op
position insisted on drinking a toast
to celebrate the visitors ’ victory.
And with his companion, McCros
key agreed that the* best of their
trip was the getting home.
Oregon State Knights
Judged Most Active
OREGON STATE COLLEGE, Cor
vallis, May 3.—(P.I.P.).—The Ore
gon State chapter of the Intercolle
giate Knights was judged the most
active by the national convention at
Washington State College.
The national officers were elected
by the convention. Those elected
were: Walter Norblad, University of
Oregon, president; George Starlund,
Washington State College, vice-pres
ident; and William Holden, Univer
sity of Washington, secretary and
treasurer. An official sweater with
a crew neck, in college colors and
having a narrow stripe around the
waist and neck was adopted as the
garb of the order.
Student Tour Planned
For Coming Summer
A Student Hospitality tour, in
cluding travels in Germany, Austria,
Italy, Switzerland, France, and Eng
land, has been planned for college
students for the summer of 1928 under
the leadership of Ann W. Shepard,
assistant registrar of Heed College.
The cost of the tour is reasonable
and the general itinerary includes
stops at Bremen, Berlin, Vienna, and
Borne, with excursions to Naples and
Florence, Geneva, Paris and London.
Students interested in the tour
should write to The Open Bead, Inc.,
2 West 4(ith Street, Now York City,
cr the leader, Ann Shepard, Heed
College, Portland, Oregon.
Plus Sixes *
All just in time
Young Men’s Wear
McDonald Theatre Building
To Give Dramas
Cast for the Three Plays
Chosen by Coach
, Casts for a group of throe plays
to be put on by the University High
School dramatic club in the school
auditorium on May 10, have been
chosen by the dramatic coach, Mrs.
Dena Assemheimer. Mrs. Assc' >
heimer is being assisted by Cecil
Matson of the University dramatic
department. Rehearsals of the plays
have been going on for about two
Most outstanding of the plays to
be presented is “The Valiant,” by
Holworthy Hall and Robery Midde
mass. This is a highly dramatic and
tragic play, widely used in high
school dramatics, having won some
59 prizes in high school tournaments.
The other two plays are “Grandma
Pulls the String,” a rather comical
love story by Edith Barnard Delano,
and “Thank You Doctor,” a mystery
comedy by Gilbert Emory.
The scene-for “The Valiant” is
laid in the warden’s office of a
penitentiary. The cast includes
Warden Holt, Bradford Datson;
Father Baty, Kenneth Long; a jail
er, Gene Burt; James Dyke, Kermit
Stevens; Wilson, a lieutenant,
Charles Rickabaugli; Josephine
Paris, Janet Thateher.
In the play, “Grandma Pulls the
String,” the part of Grandma Bless
ing-ton will bo played by Inez Sim
mons; Mrs. Cummings, tier daughter,
Josephine Potts; Hildogarde. Cum
mings, Emmajane Rorer; Nona Cum
mings Beaver, Rose Simmons; Wil
liam Thorton, Gifford Nash.
The comedy, “Thank You Doc
tor,” has the following cast: Denny
Cort, Foster Burnett; Mrs. Lester,
La Vern Stone; Dr. Gurney, Jack
Dunbar; Lucille Gray, Helen Gord
enier; George Houston, Charles
Students Catch Big
Story for Local Paper
The thrill of catching a big story
after pr<fc time was given to mem
bers of the reporting classes yester
day, when they were able to get the
story of Edgar B. Piper’s death into
the Guard by juggling the stories on
the first page ingeniously. Mr.
Piper was editor of the Oregonian
for many years. The news of
his death at 3:10 in the after
noon was wired to Eugene over
Western Union, and phoned to the
Guard at 3:25, as the Associated
Press operator had gone off duty
and the wire to the Guard office
was closed. The reporting classes
of the school of journalism published
the Eugene .Daily Guard yesterday
as part of their class work.
. Those of the class who had re
mained to see the paper come off
the press stopped the press imme
diately, made over the first, page,
pulling down several big stories in
cluding the Nobile dirigible flight,
to make room for an eight column
banner head on the death of the i
eminent editor. The headline was I
written and the change made in a
few minutes, and in half an hour
the made-over edition was rolling
off the press.
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Will Be Tonight
McKeown Is To Represent
Oregon in Contest
Joe McKeown, next year’s A. S.
U. O. president, will represent the
University in the state elimination
of the National Constitutional Ora
torical contest to be held tonight at
7:30 in Villard hall. The two other
schools which will enter in this con- i
test are Willamette University and j
Oregon State College.
The winner of this meet will go ;
to Santa Clara, California, to com- j
pete in the district finals May 8.
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Five contestants will enter this con
test, representing the states of
Idaho, Montana, California, Oregon,
and Utah. The national finals will
be held in Los Angeles June 8 with
the seven best orators in the United
States competing for the seven ]
prizes which range from $350 to j
$1500. Every contestant in the final |
meet will receive a prize of some
This contest was founded in 1923
for the purpose of inspiring in col
lege students a reverence for the
constitution of the United States,
and to counteract the force of a
radical movement that was taking
place at that time.
The winner of the $1500 first
in front of
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prize last year was II. J. Oberholzer
Of the North Carolina State Agri
Phi Chi Theta, women’s national
honorary' commerce fraternity, will
hold a rummage sale in the Tiffany
building, Saturday, May 5, from 8
until 5 o’clock. The proceeds will
be used for convention and other
chapter expenses. Lillian Yale,
president, and Grace Griggs are in
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