Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 23, 1929, Image 1

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Urged for
Defeated Team
Oregon Must Win From
Vandal Five Tonight
To Retain Title Hopes
Coast Conference Standings
Northern Section
W. L. Pet.
Washington State .... 3 0 1.000
Washington . 1 0 1.000
Idaho . 1 1 .000
Oregon State . 1 1 .500
Montana. 0 2 .000 !
Oregon . 0 2 .000 j
The Welrfoots alreailv have lost
flip maximum number of eonferonef
games to still retain a elinnee for
the chnmnionshii
Billy Reinhart
"! of flie northern
division of the
Pacific const con
foreneo. Tlie Ore
gomfeam can still
i tlie basket
liall title, Inii
there must lie
■ s o m e a psets
am on ft the other
. members of the
The problem at
_ present is not to
"'in the champion
ship, but. to rallv
a disheartened team. Tonight tho
~\\ ebfoots moot tin* University of
T'lalio at Moscow. To lose moans
to relinquish all hopes of capturing
tho leadership of tho northern sec
tion. To win means to put the
Oregonians hack into the power
they are capable of displaying, and
to give them the necessary confi
dence to win the remainder of the
games scheduled.
When a team doped ns a cham
pionship contender loses two con
ference games in succession, there
is little encouragement in playing
on foreign floors. What the Oregon
team needs tonight, before taking
the floor against the Vandals, is a
host of telegrams from Eugene re
minding them that the Oregon stu
dent body is behind them.
There are definite factors in Ore
gon ’s losses to both Washington
and Washington State. First, how
ever, the strengths of the Husky
and Cougar teams must be recog
nized, for they now, instead of Ore
gon, are tlie potential champions
for 1929.
The Webfoots experienced the
dullest pre-season training program
in years. Injuries, sickness and
lack of equal competition kept the
team from top form at the time of
the opening of the conference.
Neither Joe Hallv nor Scott Milli
gan played in the first two practice
games of the year. Bally had the
flu and Milligan was just recover
ing from an infected arm. Their
practice was delayed nearly two
weeks, and consequently the whole
first string combination is at least
ten days behind in its work.
Last fall, when the team first be
gan training, Mervvn Ch*itniii
threw his shoulder out in practice.
He was forced out for a few days
and when he returned he had to
wear a brace across his shoulders.
This noticeably hindered his effect
iveness, particularly on tho of
Chastain was about back in shape
at the time of tho Gonzaga game,
but a badly sprained ankle against
the Bulldogs has put him on the
bench probably for the entire eeason.
Then Gordon Ridings, Don Mc
Cormick, and Ray Edwards spent a
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Warner Essay
Contest Offers
$700 Awards
Three Divisions Cive All
Students C li a 11 e e for
Competition, Says Smith
5000 Word Papers/
Due Before April 1
Friendly Relation Between
East and West Desired
Loss (linn two months nml a half
remain before Oregon students, in
terested in making a study of
, American relations with the Orient
and in getting a share of the .t700
in prizes offered, mintf. have their
essays entered in the, annual Murray
Warner essay contest. Attention to
this fail, was drawn yesterday by
members of the contest, committee
"hen it was pointed out that many
students who plan to enter the con
test have not yet started work.
This fact, according to Dr. War
ren D. Smith, chairman of the com
mittee, also indicates that students
! who have not heretofore planned to
| enter the contest still have an op
j portunity to do so, without being
I handicapped by getting a late start.
Dr. Smith emphasized that any stn- I
dent in the university has an oppor- |
tunity to win one of the prizes, and |
that fear id' having “no chance”
should not keep anyone from on-,
To Promote Friendliness
The Murray Warner essay eon
tests, sponsored by Mrs. Murray
Warner, have as their purpose the
promotion of interest in friendly
relations between the Occident and
the Orient. The essays are not to
exceed 5000 words, and are due not
later than April 1. ■
In order to provide for a fair
distribution of the prizes, Iho con
test includes three divisions. The
first is for competition between
American upperclassmen, with a
first prize of $150; second of $100,
and third of $75. The second is for
Japanese, Chinese or Filipino stu
dents, and prizes of $100 will be
given for the best essays entered
by students in each of these classi
fications. The third division is for
freshman' students, with a first
prize of $50 and second of $25.
Essays to Serve as Term Papers
Contestants in division No. 1 can
write on any phase of the general
subject of relations between the
Occident: and tile Orient. Such
topics as foreign trade, religion,
social problems, and education may
be treated in these essays, with the
relationship always brought into
the discourse. Also, there arc spe
cial classes, such as the survey
course in “Man and His Environ
ment,” which may write an essay
for the contest and use it also as a
term theme in class provided it. is
on a subject gonna in to the course,
such as, iu this instance, “The ef
fect of western science on the
Orient,” nr “What has been ob
tained in the way of science from
the Orient.” History, geography,
political science, and other courses
could easily fit into such a program.
Eules to be Out Soon
The Filipino contestants should
write on American and Philippine
relations, the Japanese on America’s
relations with Japan, and the Chi
nese on America’s relations with
the Chinese. Freshmen may take
general phases of the subject.
Mimeographed copies of rules of
the contest, and other information
regarding it. will be available in a
day or two, Hr. Smith announced.
Underwoods Entertain Full House
With Recital of Melodious Rythms
To have one musician in a family
is usually considered the highest
honor of the benevolent gods, but
when you find two such gifted off
spring of separate promt families
uniting themselves under the holy
bonds of matrimony—it certainly is
a treat! T?ox Underwood, violinist,
and Aurora Potter Underwood, pian
ist, last night gave a house full of
people, tired of the humdrum, a trip
to the fairy-land of melody, rhythm,
and dance.
The recital opened with Grcig’s
Sonata in G Major (the first move
ment) by both Mr. and Mrs. I nder
wood, which was read with a clear
cut delicacy and satisfying climaxes,
displaying the excellent technique of
both artists. The second group was
given by Mrs. Underwood, who play
ed Carpenter’s “Polonaise Ameri
caine” deliberately and forcefully,
with strong and assured accents.
Liszt’s “Sonnet 12.1, de Petrarque”
was a direct contrast, moving slowly
and smoothly in legato, and working
up to a climax; and running through
it was a singing melody. The third
number of the group was similar to
the first and afforded an excellent
display of technique.
When Mr. Underwood began to
play last night, everyone knew that
they were listening to a mail who
was a lover—a lover of music and
a sweetheart to his violin. Uncon
scious of his audience, absorbed in
his art, he plays because he must.
He completely won his house with
“May-Niglit” of Palmgren-Engel.
Its poignant hushes were startlingly
descriptive of the spell and beauty
of a May night, and it wondrously
showed the delicate skill and fine
tones of which Mr. Underwood is
| master.
Mrs. Underwood chose her second
group from Chopin, the first number
i being “Nocturne—Op. 27, No. 2,”
I but it was the “Sonata—Op. 58”
! which drew the enthusiastic and in
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Co-ed’s Privilege
Meets Restriction
Material Will Be Filed
Concerning Absentees
A now system of checking girl?
signing out. for over night which
will 1)0 uniform for the whole cam
pus lias been instituted by the dean
of women’s office.
flirts who are leaving town must
sign out with their house mother,
who will make out duplicate slips,
one of which she will keep, while
the other is filed at the office of
the dean of women. Information
on the sign out slip must include
the destination, name of people the
girl is staying with, the telephone
number, how long the girl is to be
gone, her home address, and must
be signed by the house mother or
By means of this system the of
fice knows at any time exactly
where a girl is to be found, so that
they can reach her in case of an
emergency. They also use these slips
to find a correlation between ab
sences and grades, and between
absences and activities.
Six Men Chosen
In Tryouts for
Oratorical Work
New Method Planned for
‘Extemp Contest'; Only
One-hour Notiee Given
Six members of tbe oratory squad
and the two men who will repre
sent Oregon in the state wide and
E. Jachetta
tlio Pacific Por
| ensic league’s cx
| tempore contests
| were chosen vos
I t e r d a v by A.
I Holmes Baldridge,
Tlie o r a t o r'y
squad is made up
of: James B.
Sharp, junior in
law, Portland;
John W. Nelson,
senior in business
a d m ini strut,ion,
Oakland, Oalifor
ma; i.tauue 1j. iinn, junior in pre
law, La Grande; Harvey Wright,
.junior in pre-law, Eugene; Avery
Thompson, junior in economics, Sal
em; Joe MeKcKown, senior in eco
nomics, Marshfield.
Contestants who will represent
Oregon in the district meet for the
oration on the constitution, as well
as the Pacific forensic, league and
the State Old Line contests, will lie
chosen later from this group of six.
Errol B. Sloan, senior in English,
from Coquille, will represent Ore
gon in the Pacific Forensic league’s
extempore contest, and Ernest
Jachetta, senior in law, Portland,
will take part in the state-wide ex
tempore meet.
“A new method will lie used in
(he Pacific league’s ‘extemp’ con
test,” Mr. Baldridge said. “One hour
before the contest the. speakers will
he assigned a topic, on some event
of national political, social or eco
nomic interest. The reason for the
new plan is that in the past speak
ers have anticipated the subdivi
sions of the broad, general topic as
signed and have outlined or even
written and learned speeches to be
delivered as extemporaneous. The
effort is to make it a real extem
poraneous contest.”
The state wide “extemp” contest
will bo conducted on the old plan,
Mr. Baldridge said. The general
topic, is vet to be announced.
Twenty-third ‘Bust’
For Art Folk Tonight
New Features on Program;
‘Kampus Togs’ in Or<ler
The twenty-third Art Bust will ho
held in the Woman’s building from
7:1’.O to 10:]!) tonight. It will be a
regular get-together and get - ac
quainted party for all art majors.
Heads of houses are urged to have
all their art. majors attend. “It is
strictly informal a,n.d ‘ kampun
klothes’ will be in order,” says Carl
Heilborn, who is in charge of the
dance plans, “and bring ten cents.”
Kenton Hamaker is in charge of
features and he promises to disclose
some big secrets. It lias leaked out
that Jack Morrison and Bob Smith
will feature in a “bevy of banjo
agitations” but that is only one of
the numerous good features to an
The committees for the Art Bust
include: music, Carl ITeilborn; re
freshments, Hilda Wanker; features,
Carl Heilborn; clean up, Dorothy
Chapman; publicity, Glenn Gardiner.
Patrons and patronesses for the
dance are Mr. and Mrs. Nowland B.
Zane, Mr. and Mrs. Eyler Brown,
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hudson, and
John Walquist.
Student Once Fled From Russia;
Now Major in Geology at Oregon
Scion of Aristocracy Now Sorority Dish Washer;
Education Seen Merely as Family Tradition
This is t!u> story of a man who es
caped from Russia, wlio lived in
Manchuria, whoso fatlior is of the
Russian aristocracy—and who is
washing dishes in a sorority house
to put himself through college.
It is the story of a man who has
green eyes, who has a stern look and
who is going to college, not because
he is especially interested in learn
ling anything, but simply because
jit is the tradition of his family.
llis name is Andrei isotoff. He is
a senior in geology.
“Why did you flee from Russia?”
asked the reporter and then shivered
at the word flee; because Mr. Iso
toff has steady eyes, steady hands;
he looks as if if would take Heaven
and Hell to move him.
Rut he replied with the slightest
shrug of liis shoulders, “People were
being killed. Bread was running
low. My father was of the privi
leged elasses. I was too young to
join 1 >10 army, and the Bolshevies
did not favor men of the privi
leged elass,” hi> smiled slightly.
Mr. Isotoff left Manchuria be
cause there was no university there,
and because the Bolshevies would
have made him fight in their army.
Mr Isotoff, however, had no con
victions as to the right or wrong
of the revolution. Now, ho does
not know what, he will do when he
finishes his education; or, if he does
know, he will not tell. He looks
as if he never told anything, as if
he would never talk.
“If I were a man,” said the re
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Sam Grathwell
Will Lecture at
Next Assembly
Speaker Has Had Colorful
Career as a Boot-black,
Newspaper Boy, Waiter
Sam (Irathwell, who will he the
speaker at. tlio assembly in the Wo
man’s building Thursday morning at
11 o’clock, lias had a career that
reads like a popular novel.
He was horn in the tenements
and left, fatherless at seven. In
order to help support, his mother
and tlie two younger children in the
family lie sold newspapers and shin
ed shoes. Before he seriously con
sidered going to school he spent
many years as factory hand, barrel
painter, ditch digger, saloon porter,
bar-room waiter, elevator hoy and
A chance word of appreciation
started him to school. Later lie
entered the sixth grade of the night
school. While he was there he
ma<l£ a brief presentation speech
which called attention to his gift
for speaking, and led later, when lie
was 21, to entering Berea college,
Berea, Ky. He made his own way,
and nine years later received his
A. B. degree at Leland Stanford Jr.
university. Here in his senior year
ho won highest forensic honors.
irevious to ttiis, wane at the laei
fic university, lie won three state
and one inter-state oratorical con
tests. He holds membership in three
honorary debating fraternities, Delta
Sigma Rho, Pi Kappa Delta, and Phi
Alpha Tau.
Mr. Grathwell will speak on
“China—A Vision or Nightmare.”
He recently spent five months in
the Orient making a careful, first
hand study of political, soc.ihl and
economic, conditions in China, Japan,
Formosa and Korea. He was in
Shanghai when the Southern Army
was mobilizing in preparation for
the early summer offensive against
the Northern troops. While there
he met. and talked with many of
the Chinese leaders.
Rev. E. M. Whitesmith, pastor of
the Unitarian church, will deliver
the opening invocation.
Esther Saager, junior in music,
will entertain with a vocal solo pre
ceding the lecture.
Mathematicians Play at
DeCou Home Tonight
Tiddley-winks, Intellectual
Recreation on Program
The Mathematics club will hold
its annual party at the homo of
Edgar E. DeCou, head of the mathe
matics department, at 923 Hilvard
street, tonight at 8 o’clock.
“Chess, checkers, bridge, tiddley
winks, poker, and similar intellect
ual pastimes will serve to entertain
the guests,” Dob Jackson, president
of the club, says. “The crowning
event of the evening’s fun will be
a game of Kriegspiel between Pro
fessor DeCou and David Roy Davis,
of the mathematics department. For
the benefit of the uninitiates let it
be said that Kriegspiel is a cross
between three-man chess and blind
man’s buff.”
Sick List at Infirmary
Swelled by New Cases
The list of patients in the infirm
ary is now swelled to five, three of
whom, Kenneth Curry, Abner
Doper and Clair Coe, are suffering
from colds. Charles Peterson is
also confined with a case of the
mumps, and Thelma Burton has
It has now been seven days since
there has been a case of influenza
in the infirmary, clearly showing
that the epidemic is broken.
Woman’s Frolic
Scheduled for
Middle of April
Men Scorned at Annual
Affair for Rnsliees;
Preppers Are Welcomed
The “April Frolic,’’ which is »n
nniuinl affair given for the enter
tainment. of women rnsliees, is
scheduled for April 20, according to
•lane Cochrane, socinl chairman of
the Women's league.
A certain week-end is set aside
during the month of April at which
time women’s living organizations
may entertain high school students,
and the “April Frolic” is an eve
ning’s program that is put on by
members of the various classes. A
prize is awarded for the class pre
senting the best, stunt, it being won
by the freshmen last year.
Only women are allowed at the
affair, and all attend in as original
ami (Mover costumes as can bo
found. Pan-Hellenic ruling is that
rushees can bo entertained at houses
only twice a year—the April Frolic
being included as one of these times,
and a formal dance or other social
event as the other.
Committees for making plans will
bo announced, within a short time.
Jane Cochrane will act as general
Breakfast Club Hears
Talk by Coach McEwan
Hawaii Trip Related Over
Radio by Grid Mentor
How the -University of Oregon
football team enjoyed its stay in
Hawaii during the Christmas vaca
tion period was related (o tlio Port
land Breakfast club Tuesday inorn
ing by Captain John J. McEwan,
eoaeh of the Webfoot eleven.
Captain MeEwan’s remarks were
at the same time broadcast over
radio station KOW, which sends out
to radio listeners all that is said
and done at the Portland Breakfast
club, which meets every Tuesday
morning for ham and eggs in the
Portland hotel.
Humorous side remarks on the trip
to Hawaii were inserted in Captain
MeEwan’s talk from time to time
by George L. Baker, mayor of Port
land, who also had recently visited
the Islands.
Captain McEwan related how it
was necessary for the referee to hold
the ball between plays during the
first game because a 50-mile gale
was blowing at the time of the game.
Educators Discourage
Low Average Students
Students whose work in college
is decidedly below the average are
to bo discouraged from taking edu
cation courses qualifying them for
high school certificates, it was
agreed at a recent conference of
representatives from the University
of Oregon, Oregon State college and
other state colleges with C. A. How
ard, state superintendent of public
instruction in Salem, according to
Dean H. S. Sheldon, who represent
ed the university at the meeting.
Dean Faville Speaks
To Portland Buyers
Dean David E. Faville, of the
school of business administration,
spoke to the Albany Ad club yes
terday on “Modern Trends in Ite
On Saturday, February 2, Dean
Faville is scheduled to speak on
the same topic to the managers and
buyers of Lipman, Wolfe & Co., a
large Portland department store.
He expects to return from Al
bany the same day.
Juniors to Meet
This Afternoon
Discussion of Pictures in
Oregana Coming Up
Several important matters are to
tie taken up at a meeting of tiro
.junior class lliis afternoon at
in Yillanl hall, according to George
Moorail, president. A committee on
plans for junior shine day will he
heard and a dale fixed for the
A new arrangement of junior
class pictures in the Oregano is to
he taken up at the meeting, as well
as advance discussion id' junior
vodvil plans.
Parents Sponsor
New Infirmary
For University
Influenza Epidemic Brings
Request That State Help
Puy for Needed Hospital
SAT.KM, Ore., ,l!in. 22.—(Special)
—Parents of stmleiits at tlio ITni
versify of Oregon, alarmed over eon
ditions prevailing there during (lie
influenza epidemic last fall, when
young men and women were crowded
into temporary quarters, are spon
soring a bill asking for the con
struction of an infirmary at the
university, according to advices re
ceived Tiere.
Agreements of the officials of the
university and the Oregon Agricfll
tural college to request no appropria
tions for new buildings will not pre
vent the introduction of the bill,
members of the ways and means
committee have been advised.
The co-operative plan, which calls
for an appropriation of $50,000 to
build the infirmary, conditional upon
the raising of a like amount by pri
vate subscription, was furthered
greatly when it was heard that the
amount to be subscribed had already
been pledged by friends of the uni
versity and members of the “Ore
gon Pads,” a statewide organiza
tion of fathers of university stu
Members of the legislature, al
though admitting that Bueh a co
operative [dan may pass 1 ho body,
am fearful that it would not sur
vivo tho governor’s veto, in view of
his stand on capital outlays outside
of those recommended in tiie budget.
A resolution by mothers of the
students, which reached here in the
lawmakers’ mail Tuesday, states
that the investigation leading up to
tho appropriation request “lias been
made and this action taken without
the knowledge of the governing au
thorities of the University of Oregon
and wholly upon (lie volition of the
mothers of the students at the uni
The resolution further points out.
that the present infirmary is housed
in a one and one-half story building
in a bad state of repair, and that it
provides beds for only 1.1 students.
It further points out that of 3200
resident students at tho university
300 were down during the recent
flu epidemic.
“I had heard intimations for some
time that there was to be such a
bill as this,” said ]>r. Fred N. Mil
ler, head of the university health
service last night, “but had not paid
much attention to them, so 1 was
greatly surprised when I learned of
this action. I understand that most i
of the backers of the idea are Port-!
land people, but further than what |
has been heard from Salem nothing!
definite is known of the affair in '
university health circles.”
Council Says
Agreed Upon
Dance Committee To Work
ilh Herscliel Taylor
O n Recommendations
Many Improvements
Suggested at Meeting
Plans for Campa Shoppe
Repairs Cet Under Way
Hearty cooperation between tlir*
dance commit tpp of the student,
council and Herschel Taylor, man
ager of (lie Onmpa Shoppe, was
agreed to at a meeting of the com
mittee with Taylor in the office of
.Toe McKeown, president of the as
sociated students, yesterday. The
meeting brought to an end one of
the student council’s several
11 probes,” others of which have been
concerned with the' infirmary and
University Co-op.
The committer made an examina
tion of t lie ('a in pa Shoppe on Sat
urday and completed its report yes
terday. The report included eight
recommendations, which Taylor
agreed to fulfill, provided he could
count, upon the cooperation of the
committee. This, in turn, was
Three Suggestions Made
Principal among the recommenda
tions was that the entrance he re
paired, that the decorations he re
arranged in neater fashion, that a.
idoak room lie furnished and that
the shop he thoroughly cleaned and
dusted before each dance. In addi
tion to the recommendations the
committee reported three findings
as the result, of the investigation:
1. The punch served was found to
he satisfactory and the glasses were
found to lie clean and kept in a
sanitary place.
2. The floor, although in not the
best of condition, cannot be further
The warmth of the Shoppe has
been improved by the addition of
gas heaters.
Improvements Planned
<®Tn,vlor pointed out at. the meet
ing that he had already made ar
rangements for the replacement of
broken glass in the front windows
of the Campa Shoppe by painted
beaver hoard. A row of booths in
the center of the front portion of
the Shoppe will he removed imme
diately, according to plans made
some time ago, and suggested yes
terday again by the committee,
Taylor said.
Present plans for cleaning call
for the hiring of threo students to
take the responsibility of sweeping
'and dusting, so that dust at Ilia
time of each dance will be reduced
to a minimum.
The committee agreed to aid Tay
lor in any way it could in providing
the maximum of comfort at the
weekly dances.
McKeown Gives Report
Following yesterday’s meeting,
•Toe McKeown, chairman of the stu
dent council and president of the
associated students, made the fol
io wing announcement:
“The Campa Shoppe committee
on January 10, 1929, went over con
ditions with Hersehel Taylor. The
committee found Mr. Taylor willing
to cooperate with them in eliminat
ing some of the former complaints,
and work along this line had al
ready been started. The following
recommendations were made by the
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Ts Sloppiness Collegiate? Dean
Asks Questions on Sox, Necking
Pops the typical collegian have
socks hut no gaiters? Are his shirt
and collar rumpled and is his soil
habitually wrinkled? Is there any
connection between the attempt to
be “collegiate” and such problems
as drinking, “necking” and neglect
of class work?
Henry Grattan Doyle, dean of men
at George Washington university,
told the Associated Press the an
swer to the questions is “No,” but
he wants information on the sub
ject, and to that end he has sent
questionnaires to the deans of 400
leading colleges. He plans to pre
sent his survey before the annual
convention of the Association of
Deans and Advisers of Men in
Washington, April 11, 12 and 13.
Tn his letter Dean Doyle said that
he was sure college authorities had
felt concern and sometimes chagrin
“over the mental picture of the
‘collegiate’ boy and girl which the
general public has apparently cre
ated during recent years.” He de
dared that lie was sending his ques
tionnaire in an effort to contribute
something toward the correction of
what he believed an erroneous pub
lie opinion.
Among the questions asked by
Dean Doyle are:
‘‘ Is the typical 'collegiate' of the
humorous press and the vaudeville
stage the typical student of your
Is Collegian Sloppy?
“Is a slouehy appearance, as evi
denced by garterless socks, rumpled
shirt and collar, sloppy shoes and
wrinkled suits of clothing, typical
of your student body;
“Is there any connection, in your
opinion, between the attempt to be
collegiate and such problems as (a)
drinking, (b) necking, (c) neglect
of class work, (d) dishonesty in
examinations, (e) other ethical prob
“In your opinion, is the ‘collegi
ate’ type diminishing or increas