( VOLUME XXX _' ___ UNIVERSITY OR OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY. JANUARY 25, 1929 NUMBER 63 Chinese News Is Distorted Says Speaker Sam Grathwell Tells About • Conditions in China at Thursday’s Assembly Faulty Money System Called Greatest Evil Lack of Patriotism Given As Hindrance to Nation “T propose tn present China in a realistic viewpoint,” Sam Orathwell, famous lecturer and traveller, told the University of Oregon students at the assembly in the Woman’s building Thursday morning. ‘‘Distance doesn't, lend enchant ment,” Mr. Orathwell declared, “it lends indifference.” This is the rea ^ son, he believes, that, foreigners don’t, understand the Chinese people. Much of the news of China also is distorted, he pointed out, for cables cost eighty-five cents a, word and the few words sent, to news papers are frequently changed to suit, the publications. Conditions Explained Mr. Orathwell told tlie students about some of 1be tilings that had impressed him during the five months he spent, in China and about some of the conditions he had in vestigated. “You don’t, find as much foot binding in China as you used to,” lie said. “There is very little of it practiced on the coast, although there is still a good deal in the interior.” Mr. Orathwell had very definite ideas about the Chinese people’s re gard for cleanliness. “There is no nation as dirty as the Chinese,” Mr. Orathwell de clared. “Tlie Chinese laundry is a myth—except in the United States. Thousands of the Chinese have 4k trachoma of the eyes . . . the Ameri cans have to separate themselves t.o protect, their health.” Avarice is Defect “No Chinese and Dogs Admitted Here,” the sign that the interna tional Settlement group was sup posed to have erected, was charac terized by Mr. Oratlnvell as a myth. Avarice was given by Mr. Clrntli well as the greatest defect of the Chinese people. This, lie declared was due to tiioir “rotten” currency system. The Chinese have two types of money, the speaker explained, little and big money. The various tradesmen, especially those of trans portation, take advantage of tho stranger and instead of giving him good money they give him bad. Mr. Orathwell urged his audience to face the facts as they really were. He illustrated tlie difference be tween China and the United States by comparing them to a junk and a steamship. The junks, he went on to say, are rowed by women who get only 25 cents a. day for their labor. Tn China a family can live on $T2 a year. The people sleep r on stone beds in very crowded quarters. T11 Pekin, lie added, there are a million people, but there are no sewer systems vet. Understanding Needed Some of the reasons why he be lieved that China is where she is were given by Mr. Orathwell. There should be greater efforts for nations to understand each other, in the first place, he pointed out. China thinks differently from the west ern world still, he added, and al though the Chinese have great fam ily devotion they have no national patriotism. The second reason he gave was that there was too great emphasis on ancestral worship and thirdly that, the Chinese had too low an estimation of womanhood. The women are compelled to marry, obey their mother-in-law, and the man will even sell his wife for a few pounds of rice, Mr. Orathwell stated. The Chinese need to learn the American lesson of sacrifice, the sperker declared. The last thing that holds it back is tlie idea of fearing to lose face. Tenacity Characteristic “The Chinese have great tenacity and should be able to assume strong position in the family of the world,” Mr. Grathwell stated in conclusion. “They have patience but lack the American pep. The Chinese are in dustrious.” If they had a higher es timation of womanhood, had better education, and did away with Bol shevism, the Chinese would be one of the leading nations,” Mr. Grath well believes. Rev. E. M. Whitesmith, pastor of the Uuitarian church, gave the in vocation, and Esther Saager, junior in music, sang two solos. Freshmen Nome Guests for Glee Connie Fox Announces Class Dance Patrons Patrons mu! patronesses have beer chosen for the Fresh Glee February 2, at the Igloo. Connie Fox am her committee named the following list: President and Mrs. Arnob Bennett Hall, Vice-president, am Mrs. Burt Brown Barker, Bean am Mrs. Straub, Dean Hazel M. Pruts man. Bean Hugh Biggs, Bean am Mrs. George Rebec, Mr. and 'Mrs Earl M. Pallett, Br. and Mrs. Ron aid C. R.ornig, Mrs. Prince Luciar Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Zane Mr. Edward Resell, Mr. Charles How ell. The refreshment committee will: Mildred Senniger ns chairman, i still looking for an original punch one that is not too sweet and not too sour but "just right.” Vernon McGee Awarded Prize For Best Paper Murray Warner Pamphlet Contest Won by Three Students in Journalism Vernon McGee, sophomore in the school of journalism, has been un animously awarded first prize in the Murray Warner pamphlet con test, it. was announced late yester day. Leonard Delano, junior jour nalism student, received second prize, and Carl Gregory, senior in journalism, won honorable mention. The Murray Warner pamphlet contest, is a forerunner of the Mur ray Warner essay contest. The prize pamphlet, explaining to high school students the conditions of the essay contest, is to be circu lated throughout the state. The essay contest itself has been given for several years by Mrs. Mur ray Warner in the interest of friend ly relations between the United States and the Orient. Since Mrs. Warner wished to extend the con test to high school students this year, she felt that an explicit pam phlet explaining the contest to these students was necessary, and accord ingly offered .a first and second prize for the best pamphlets to be written by members of the Adver tising and Specialized Press classes. McGee’s prize was $15, while the second prize given to Delano was $10. The prizes offered in the es say contest are: to students at large, a first prize of $150, a second of $100, and a Third of $75; three prizes of $100 each are given in special classifications, one each to Filipino, Chinese and Japanese or Korean students; two prizes, one of $50 and one of $25 are to be given to freshmen. Mrs. Warner is the donor of the Murray Warner museum of Oriental art to the University of Oregon, and she is adding constantly to this col lection. She is herself a student of international relations, has traveled extensively in the Far Enstr and is intensively interested in this coun try remaining on friendly terms with the East. Dr. Warren D. Smith and George Godfrey, judges of the pamphlet contest, expressed their highest praises of McGee’s contribution, and said there was no doubt a's to his winning the first prize, which was awarded by the unanimous consent of tho committee! All of the winners arc members of Prof. E. IT. Ford’s class in spe cialized press. Mary Steinhauser • And Jewel Ellis Taken Into Sivimming Club Mary Steinhauser and .Towel! Ellis passed the prescribed tests and have been pledged to Amphibians, an nounces lone Garbe, president, and I.ois Murfin, Mildred Gibson, Betty Shipley and Alberta Rives, pledges, have passed the final requirements and are ready for initiation. An other tryout for Amphibian mem bership will be held next Tuesday January 29, at 7:.T0 in the Woman’s building pool; Miss Garbe urges ah girls interested to come to practice The requirements are posted on the bulletin board near the tank. The swimming tests that are usee in the Oregon high school point sys tern, were practiced byr the mem bers of the swimming club. Thii test was used to find out the rea sonability of the requirements for i high school girl, pointed out Misi Garbe. Miss Garbe also announced tha the Amphibians are starting worl on the annual demonstration hel( spring term. The sophomore major in physical education are writinj papers on plans for water pageants and thev will lie used as suggestion for the’ setting of the demonstra tion. Fee Dodger Bill Passed bv State Senate Legislature to Investigate Residence of Students At State Institutions New Infirmary Asked By Oregon Mothers Hospital Accommodations Declared Insufficient SALEM, Ore., Jan. 21.—A resolu tion palling upon tho presidents of tlio Oregon Agricultural college and the University of Oregon to submit “complete lists of all resident stu dents enrolled in the respective in stitutions, showing the home ad dress, parents' address, school of preparation from which graduated, and present class rating of each stu dent,” was unanimously passed by the state senate this morning. A desire of the senate to deter mine how closely the two institu tions were following the law passed at. the last, session of the Oregon legislature, providing that out-of state students attending Oregon state institutions pay $50 a term tuition. The investigation of the two lists will serve as a basis for any action which the legislature may deem necessary regarding the university and the college. Kerr Resolution Beaten A substitute resolution, drafted by President W. J. Kerr of the Oregon Agricultural college, was submitted to the resolutions com mittee by Senator Elliott, a member of the board of regents of the col lege, but was defeated after a stormy debate between Elliot and Senator Bell. The defeated resolu tion suggested that the examinations into the records of the two institu tions be made on the campuses, in stead of through the lists to be submitted. A fervent demand for a new in firmary for the university was made before the ways and means committee last night by a commit tee of mothers of Oregon students, headed by Mrs. W. B. Crane. Mrs. Crane described the present, infirm ary of the Oregon campus as a “small frame building known as ‘the shack,’ which has room for only 1.1 students, while the popula tion of the campus is .1200.” It. was also stated that students with fev erish temperatures were compelled to walk about, the campus because of the lack of hospital accommoda tions, and that when they were ad mitted to the infirmary, their lives were menaced by fire because of the flimsy construction of the building. Agreement Scored Regarding the agreement made between President Arnold Bennett Hall and Governor I. L. Patterson that no appropriations would be asked for new buildings, Mrs. Crane said: “No two individuals have the right to make an agreement involv ing the life of a child.” The Oregon mothers are demand ing that, the legislature appropriate $50,000, to be matched by a like amount raised by private subscrip tion. This sum, it is claimed, will build a modern fireproof hospital with accommodations entirely ample i for the students of the university ! campus. Intramural Sport Managers Appointed Girls Urged to Show More Interest in Athletics Class managers for intramural basketball have been appointed by Miss Louise Hodges, eoaeh of bas ketball and instructor in the physi cal education department, and Mally Kurtz, head of the intramural bas ketball. Those selected are: seniors, Hilda Top; juniors, Edna Dunbar; sophomores, Orpha Ager; freshmen, Lucile Murphy. Miss Kurtz reports that as the season progresses, the games are becoming more interesting and com petition is becoming keener. “The girls show lots of speed and stamina, even though the season is young. I wish that all girls who are interest ed in basketball would come out and play, because there is a place for everyone on some team and enjoy ment guaranteed,” assures Mally. Betty Summers and Miss Hodges have also selected the managers for intramural lacrosse. Freshmen, Ella 1 Redkev; sophomores, Jesse Pluck i ett; juniors, Leone Swangel; and i seniors, Jeanette Hermanee. 'With , the addition of a star of the varsity i football team and his playmates, ■ says Miss Hodges, more interest has been stimulated in the game. Old and New J. W. Hamilton, (aiiove) of Rose burg, who resigned recently from his post as president of the univer sity board of regents. He has served 28 years on the board. Suc ceeding him as president is Fred Fisk (below), of Eugene. Tho va cancy left in the board will be filled by appointment by Governor Patter son. Ralph Millsap Wins Place in Poetry Contest Fourth Prize Given Honor Student in Competition Throughout Northwest Ralph Millsap, junior in journal ism and an honor student in Eng lish, 13 the winner of tho fourth prize in the northwest poetry con test sponsored by the Spokane Daily Chronicle, according to word re ceived here by Mrs. Alice Henson Ernst, instructor in versification and play-writing. Mr. Millsap is enrolled in tho versification class. The contest was open to all poets in the northwest and called “for lyrical verse, and also for verse suitable for a norm west anthem, to be set to music. Mr. Millsap sub mitted two poems, “The Green Land,” and “Thunderstorms.” “It is interesting to me to notice that students in versification are evidently approximating the stand ard set by magazines and other pub lications over the country,” Mrs. Ernst said. She went on to men tion other students of the class who have been successful in placing verse with magazines. Mary McKinney, freshman in English, has won several poetry con tests sponsored by the Spokesman Review of Spokane, Washington. Serena Madsen, junior in journal ism, lias had verse accepted by the American Poetry Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and the Troubadour, a magazine of verse published in San Diego. Margaret Ormandy, freshman in English, has a lyric, “Silver Songs,” in the January number of tlm Trou badour. .John Hcherrer, graduate siuueni in English, lias line! two poems ac cepted for publication in Iho March issue of Troubadour, which is to be an all Oregon issue, featuring poets from the state of Oregon. Walter Evans Kidd, former as sistant instructor i-> English, who is now doing creative writing in Eugene, was one of the first uni versity students at Oregon to win recognition with his verse while he was an undergraduate. The sonnet, “Ranch Mother,” which was printed by American Mercury, was written by Mr. Kidd while he was in the versification class. Since then lie has placed verse with many of the poetry jour nals in the country, including Poet ry, a magazine of verse. - Plans Made To Organize New School Religions Department May Be Established Soon, According to Sheldon Board of Faculty ami (diurcli Men Appointed Dr. Foster Is Luncheon Speaker at Meeting Looking to the realization of a movement that has been under the consideration of a group of faculty members and interested persons for two years, active steps in the direc tion of organizing a religious school here, outside the university, will likely begin in three weeks with the initial meeting of a board of ."12 in structors and church representa tives, now being appointed. Announcement of the anticipated action on the movement was made yesterday afternoon by Dean II. It. Sheldon, of the school of education, chairman of a committee that has been working on the project for about a year, following a luncheon meeting at which Pr. O. P. Poster, representing cooperating American church boards which aro advocating the religious school, was the speak er. A group of faculty members and representatives of Eugene churches attended the luncheon at. the men’s dormitory. All Faiths to Attend A religious school such ns was generally outlined at the meeting would aim to bring together stu dents of all faiths, Catholic, Protes tant and Jewish, for religious study' under instructors, qualified both as scholars and capable teachers, un der standard requirements similar to those for university instructors, Dean Sheldon explained. Such a religious school must come from outside promotion because laws provide that no tax appropriations to state universities can be used to provide religious instruction, said the dean. Iowa System Explained Pr. Poster, in his discussion at yesterday's meeting, described the systems employed in religious schools at the state University of Iowa and at the University of Cali fornia at Los Angeles, and touched more generally upon those religious schools at. universities in the Missis sippi valley regions. Under some of the systems, provisions are made for earning credits that count, in the university, explained Dean Sheldon. “.fust, what, system the proposed Oregon religious'school would adopt will not bo known until the board has met, which I am confident will be within throe weeks,” said the dean. “I expect to lx* able to an nounce the board, which will be made up of church representatives, members of the faculty and from persons from the state at large, in a week,” he went on. Movement General The committee has expressed it self as convinced that the movement is very general. “I think there is considerable demand on the campus for such training, if capable in structors are provided,” was the opinion of Dean Sheldon. “Nothing has been fully deter mined on this thing,” he added. “It is still ‘up in the air,’ but it. is get ting serious consideration and, with the organization of the board so nearly complete, is becoming in creasingly significant.” Intramural Handball Starts for Winter Term Singles and Doubles to Be Run on Elimination Plan The first, round of flic winter intramural handball tournament started yesterday, and all matches must be played before Wednesday of next week, according to Kay Jost, in charge of the tourney. T’lay will start in both the single and double matches, and the events can be run off at any time during the day. The tourney will be run on the free lance elimination plan, and the finals are to be played as soon as possible, according to Jost. It is planned to run all the matches off on schedule with as little delay as possible. The first round drawings in the singles tourney are as follows: W. Adams vs. B. Sergeant; F. Deuel vs. L. Wagner; B. Bauman vs. II. Ben son; J. Edlefson vs. A. Kiston; II. Shaw vs. H. Ncer; Long vs. C'alis tro; J. Rhine, bye. Doubles drawings arc: Peterson Davis vs. Hermance-McGee; Deuel Bauman vs. Rhine-Edlefson; Riston Calistro vs. Shaw-Sergeant; Cobb Jennings vs. Wagner-Schroeder; Mc Donald-Burke vs. Long -Neer. Bea Mason Only Girl Physics Ma jor Second Woman to Get Desiree, Says Caswell Minis Beatrice Mason, graduate stuilont in physics, is I lie only girl on the campus who is majoring in physics. Also, in flip memory of T>r. A. E. Caswell, who has hoen at the uni versity for l(i years, she is only the second girl 1n the history of the school to he graduated in physics. The other girl is Miss Helen Withy combo, who is now teaching at the Klamath Falls high school. Miss Withyeomhc received her bachelor’s degree in BUS. Miss Mason received her bache lor’s degree last spring, and plans to get. her master's degree at. the end of summer session. After that she expects to teach physics in a junior college. It is a reputed fact that men re sent having women in courses that traditionally belong to men alone, but Miss Mason says, “.Personally, 1 haven’t had any trouble like that. A purely business like altitude is the only one you can have.” Frosli to Meet Medford Team Tonight at 7:30 Spike Leslie’s Team Makes First Home Appearance Against Fast Preppers Ttie Oregon frosli basketball tram will piny Iho Medford high team at 7:.">0 o’clock this evening on the Mc Arthur court floor. This will lie the third meeting of the teams this year. The frosli won the first, game 12+ to 21. and the second 2t) to 17. Both of these games were played in Medford lust week-end. They were the first games on the frosli schedule. The Medford five, which is coached by Brink Onllisoii, one time Oregon football star, is considered one of the strongest prep teams in the state. It is made up of men who have played together since their grammar school days. Every man on their first team and the first substitutes played on Med ford’s state champion football team this year also. Winner Doubtful The freshmen beat (hem at Med ford bf making a larger percentage of their shots, and the winner to night will likely be the team that has made the most improvement siaee their last meeting. Spike Leslie, frosli eoaeli, has been working the men to correct faults evident in their first games, and the yearlings played a game with the super-varsity team Wed nesday. The yearlings have made decided progress in their team work, and now the. biggest obstacle ill their way is the condition of the men. The forwards are in the best con dition, and are getting used to working together by now. It, is practically certain that Ilonry Levoff and Billy Keenan will start Friday’s game. Both are Portland ers, Levoff coming from Lincoln high and tlio A. Z. A. team, and Keenan from the Checkerboards. Center Uncertain The center position is moro un certain. Don Bagen is the most likely to start, although Spike had not decided last night. Steve Fletcher is the other man likely to start in the tip-off position. He is a bigger man than Ragen but not as fast. Estill Phipps, who was the first choice for the last games, 1ms been laid up since with a bad eold. He reported for practice two days this week, but didn’t get in any bard •practice. He was the only member of tlio Medford team to graduate tiiis year. Kermit Stevens, ex - university high player, is sure of starting as one of the guards. He was the player that guarded A1 Melvin. Medford seoring aco and the only member of their team who is under six feet. Dolp May Play Vine Dolp is tlio other first string guard, but there is some doubt of his starting the game be cause of his poor physical condition. He and Phipps are neither in con dition to play, Spike Leslie states, but Dolp is in better condition than Phipps. In case Dolp does not play guard, either Paul Bale or Steve Fletcher will be the man. Bale is a better guard than Fletcher, but doesn’t handle the ball as well. Three men have been showing up well among the second stringers and will be included among the re serves. They are Ken Edick, for ward; John Rollwage, forward; and John Londahl, guard, i Oregon Wins 36 to 23 from Gonzaga Men Bulldogs Given Hardest Fight of Season; Boys Showed Fine Teamwork ! McCormick Finishes High Scoring Player Quintet on Way to Battle. Montana Congregation — j SPOKANE, Wash., .Tan. D-!.- Tak ing an 8 to 0 loa<l in the first few miniites of play Oregon defeated Oonzaga .!»! to 12:’. here tonight. Ore gon was playing exceptionally well and displayed the best style of ball ol any opponent the Bulldogs have met here this season. Oonzaga was not up to ordinary form and was completely’ outplayed during ttie first half. Score at half time was Oregon 2l>, Oonzaga Id. During the second half each team made lit points. Oregon played faster ball than Oonzaga and showed good team work. Oonzaga missed several tries for the basket when the ball almost balanced on edge of the hoop but circled around and rolled off for no count. Murphy, tall Bulldog center, got tip-off most of the time. Oregon took ball from the backboard time after time and by short snappy passes worked toward their goal for counts. Several personal fouls were made by both teams. Epps was removed from game in last, minute for roughness with Murphy. About 1000 attended .game. Ore gon team left here tonight for Mon tana. McCormick was high point man of game with lti and Murphy was high for Oonzaga with 7 which were all fn e throws and no field baskets. Summary lineup: Ridings .F. Smith McCormick .E. Schoenecker Milligan.C. Murphy Epps.ft. I.eveaux Bally .O. Kennedy Substitutions: Chastain for Mc Cormick, Hughes for Milligan, Ed wards for Epps; Oonzaga: O’Connor for Schoenecker, Berilln for Smith, Waller for O’Connor. Free throws: Ridings ft, McCor mick 4, Epps 1, Bally 2; Oonzaga: Murphy 7, Berilln 2, Levenux I, Kennedy 1. First Snow Witnessed By Californians in Battle at Dormitory The white mantle that covered Eugene Wednesday night may have been just another little snowfall to most university students, but to Alan Ames, Henry Dietz and Dick Stevenson, all from balmy Califor nia, it was something new and dif ferent. None of the three has ever seen a real snowfall before, according to other residents of the Sherry l?oss hall in the new men’s dormitory. But just looking at the snow wasn’t all the Californians did. They found out exactly what snowballs were, too, in a snowball battle that raged with frigid fury between Sherry Boss and Omega units and Alpha and Gamma units. According to a Sherry Boss resident the 8. Br Omega force came out on the strong end of the fight. The only casualty reported was suffered by Charles Yoshii who emerged from the con flict with a black eye. Honorary Groups to Have Pictures Taken Three honorary groups will have ,their pictures taken for the Ore gon a this morning on the library steps. Duo to a misunderstanding with the photographer, the pictures could not bo taken yesterday when they were originally scheduled. All members are asked to cooper ate by being prompt. A rumor that the pictures would not be taken to day was entirely discredited by Mar garet Clark, who is in charge of arranging for the pictures. The schedule is as follows: Y. \V. C. A. cabinet, 11:50; I’hi Beta, 11:55; Phi Theta Upsilon, 12. Condon club, which was also scheduled for Thursday, will have its group picture taken Saturday 'morning at 11:30. Dr. Parsons Leaves For Welfare Meeting Ilr. P. A. Parsons, recently ap pointed dean of the school of sociol ogy, left for Salem last night where as chairman he will represent the State Child Welfare commission at a meeting of the ways and means committee of the state legislature.