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    Beal O. S. C«
It’s a Habit
Beat O. S. C.
Ifs a Habit
VOLUME XXX
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1929
NUMBER 74
Senator Would Merge
Oregon And O. S. C.
As Aid To Finances
f _
Bill Before Slat e Legislature Would
But Single President and Board of
Regents in Charge of Both Schools
Measure Aimed to End Competition and Cut Down
Expenses; University Leaders Silent on Move
Tin1 combining of (Ik1 University of Oregon and Oregon
Slato Agricultural college under one president and hoard of
regents is llie substance of a bill introduced at. the stat< legis
turo Thursday 1»v Senator .lolin 15. Bell of Eugene which will
be considered by the commilte on education and returned to
the senate probably nest week.
The bill, according to Senator Belt, is designed as an econ
omy measure and would result in the saving of some .+10.000
yearly on one president's salary and possibly some reduction of
iidmimstral'ivo sui11.
>L- As presented, the proposal would I
pronto a hoard of 1.'! logouts olootod]
l>v flip sfalo logislaluro. It was also
(losignod to roinovo compel it Ion in
propaganda and advortising of the
two institutions.
“My object is purely to art. for
the good of tlio staff. Tlio state I
tacks funds to tak^i earn, of compo-j
tit ion wliioli lias dovidopod liotwoonj
tlio. two institutions. Wlial wo now
liavd is two univorsitios instead of
a. university and an agricultural col
lege. T believe that if this bill
passes both institutions will func
tion more adequately in their in-J
tended purposes,” Senator Boll is
quoted by a downtown paper as say-j
ing. I
Tt is also thought, that there is j
considerable sentiment in 1hp senate j
in favor of the measure.
Referred to Committee
The bill, following its introdne-j
tion Thursday, was referred to the!
committee on education of which
Senator Edward F. Bailey of Junc
tion City, an alumnus of the uni-j
versify, is chairman.
The board of Id regents, ns pro
vided in the bill would be elected
j^ by the legislature in joint session.
The governor would be an ex-officio
member. For a two-year term the
bill names Charles IT. Carey and
Frank M. Warren of Portland; A.
C. Marsters of Rosoburg and E. V.
Carter of Medford. For a four
year term it names R. A. Booth of j
Eugene; B. F. Irvine of Portland;!
Mrs. Coorge Ocrlingor of Portland i
and W. IT. Strayer of Baker. For j
the six-year terms if. names Dr. Joel j
C. Bootii of Lebanon; Clause In-1
galls of Corvallis; Ralph S. Ilamll- j
ton of Bend and A. W. Norblad of.
Astoria. The regents would elect*
the president.
'I’he measure would become of-;
fective July 1, this year. Tt pro-'
vides that the expenses of the two |
institutions during the next two j
years would be paid out. of the mil
irige tax allowed them by law un
less otherwise provided by tlio leg
islature. The Dorenbecher hospital
and tlio Oregon medical college, con
ducted in Portland under the direc
tion of tlio university would be
exempt from the provision relating
to how maintenance money would
lie raised.
> Officials Are Mum
University officials, when ques
tioned relative to the measure, wore
non-eommital on the subject. Dr,
Arnold Bennett Hall could not be
reached, Burt Brown Barker de
clared that he had no opinion on
the matter as it was in tlio hands
of tlio state legislature and up to
them to decide. Karl W. Ontliank,
executive secretary, said he had as
yet had no time to'think the matter
over, but on the surface the bill
looked as though it would affect
only the regents.
Student opinion was naturally
against the proposal on first thought
and considerable comment was heard
against the merger, mainly on pat
riotic grounds which scoffed at the
idea of combining the two rival in
stitutions under one head.
.Toe McKeown, student body presi
dent, said that lie had had little
time to think over the planned mer
ger and consequently had no opin
ion for publication.
y Scribe Honoraries
Plan Meeting Sunday
A joint mooting of Sigma Delta
Chi and Theta Sigma Phi, men’s
and women’s journalism honoraries,
respectively, will be held at 2:.‘!0 on
Sunday afternoon in the lounge
room of the Woman’s building.
S. Stephenson Smith, associate
professor in the English department,
will talk to the group on the sub
ject, “We Need a Comedian.”
This is an annual get-together
meeting planned by the'two organi
zations for the purpose of promot
ing friendly cooperation and under
standing between the groups. Mem
bers may bring a guest if they wish.
Refreshments have been arranged
^ for.
Students to Seek
! Parental Aid for
Legislative Bills
‘Oregon Dails’ lo Meel in
Salem Wednesday Niglit
For Coinniittee Meeting
flans for a campus campaign in
get. students to interest llieir par
ents and friends in (lie seven ap
propriation bills that the university
is introducing this year before tlie
state legislature at. Salem were dis
cussed before a meeting of tlie
heads of houses yesterday at 4
o'clock in the Administration build
ing. .[oe MrKomvn, student body
president, explained that each stu
dent must write at least, one letter
asking his parents to use their in
fluence in getting their local repre
sentatives in (lie legislature to sup
port the university’s needs.
Extracts of the fills were distrib
uted to the house representatives
who are in turn expected to give
(hem to their members. Every stu
dent on the campus is expected tb
send one with a letter to their par
ents so that they may write legis
lative members and Governor 1. L.
Patterson of needs of the school.
V check will be made Saturday
noon by Helen Webster, student
body secretary, to see if all stu
dents have written home. By Sun
day noon, the committee hopes tlie
report may be complete.
The nature and necessity of the
bills were explained by Burt Brown
Barker, vice-president of the uni
versity. The first bill is called the
retiring annuity fund bill and calls
•for a continuing appropriation of .
$7(i,d00 a year to provide a bonus
fund for retired professors. Mr.
Barker explained the difficulty j
Oregon encounters in getting the
professors it wants because it cam
not promise them either high wages
or a bonus.
Tlie second bill calls for an np
[ proprintion of $00,000 for tlie ex
tension division. It jvill be impos
sible to carry on extension work
next year, according to Mr. Barker,
unless the university is given more
money. The money now used for
extension work will have to be used
for work in Eugene.
The hist five bills are all for re
search appropriations. The univer
sity at present lias no research fund
and in. order to compete with other
institutions, it. must have money for
this purpose. The appropriation
asked for will provide for research
on foreign trade, criminal questions,
and business problems.
The request, made by Ihe governor
that the university do not ask for
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Oregon Faces
Aggie Team In
Water Today
Ten Matches on Program
For Swimming Meet;
Special Events Listed
Staters Build Spnud
Around One Veteran
Varsity Natators Selected
By Coach Ahereromhie
Ton ovonls ni'o on 1lro program
for tlio Orogon Slnto-T'nivorsily of
Ovogon swimming moot this aflor
In ooli nt d :l!0 in
t lio W n m n n ’ s
liuililinj' p mil.
Thoy nrp tlio I'cjx
lilnlion eight jn
iorcolli'ginl o ev
ents, a medley
linnilii'iip men he
t \v o l' n t li v 0 o
frosjimi'ii find an
exhibit ion water
polo game lie
t.weeji the varsity
Abercrombie
.'mil t' r c s 1i m o n
foams.
Klcven varsity swimmers Imvc
been solootoil by Coach lOdward F.
Abororombio to roprosont Oregon*
Four of thorn will swim in throe
raoos each and tho remaining seven
will compete in only one ovenl per
m a n.
Strength Unknown
Actual strength of tho Oregon
State' squad is not known hut as
tho Staters have only one letter
man hack, they will probably ho
easy moat for tho Oregon squad,
practically tho same group that last
year won the northwest champion
ship and defeated the University
of California. Loo Hoover, captain
of the Aggie mormon, is tho vet
eran around which their team is
built. He is a distance swimmer
in the free style events.
One of the most interesting fea
tures of the afternoon should ho
the 100-yard handicap medley race
in which throe outstanding fresh
man swimmers, Tommy Blanken
burg, Frank Walton, and McGowan
Miller, will perform. In order to
fix tho handicap given for the men,
the best time of each man was com
pared with the others and the dif
ference arranged to constitute the
handicap. Blackenbnrg, in the
breast stroke, will have a 12 second
ond start over Miller, who \.vill
start at scratch in the free style.
Walton will follow Blankenburg
with a nine-seeond start.
Silverman to Swim
Tho 220 free stylo has been sub
stituted for the 440, optional in
intercollegiate meets, in order to
give Charles Silverman, holder of
the Pacific northwest short course
record, a chance to break the 220
'time. He has come within two sec
onds of the shorter time in prac
tice. In addition to this change the
varsity will set new short course
records in the 100-yard back stroke,
the. 100-yard breast stroke and the
.'100-yard msdloy relay, none exist
ing at present.
The varsity four-man relay team
lias broken the coast 160-yard mark
in practice and should sot a faster
mark in the meet today. Members
of the team, who will swim in two
other events each, are: Johnny An
derson, Chet Floyd, dim Sharp, and
Hal Hatton.
Lineup Listed
Close upon the Aggie contest to
day comes the varsity intersoction
nl meet with Northwestern univer
sity, of Chicago, next Tuesday
evening. Student tickets are to
bo 25 cents and will be sold at the
door.
The Oregon lineup is as follows:
160-yard relay —Floyd, Hatton,
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Paddling on Library Steps Wrong,
Not Traditional, Say Faculty Members
Don’t look a gift horse in the
! mouth. Don't go around and ask
certain faculty members what they
I think of library steps initiations!
I cither, unless you want to grievously
! offend your collegiate ancestors.
“The initiation on the library
steps,” said Stephenson Smith, of
| the English department, “is one of
j the worst relies of barbarism. I
refer to paddling. It is sub-human.”
Mr. Smith is not opposed to ini
tiations as initiations, but he thinks
; students should use discretion. “It
might be funnier,” he says, “if mon
keys instead of human beings were
made to perform on the steps.”
“The fact that students enjoy the
initiations on the library sjeps,”
said Howard Taylor, of the psycliol
1 ogy department, “shows that they
are not above cruelty when it is
institutionalized. And for another
thing, the fact that the performance
takes place on the library steps in
stead of somewhere else suggests to
me that the students who carry on
these activities have little knowl
edge of or respect for the real pur
poses of the library.”
Dean Goqrge Rebec, of the school
of philosophy, is not opposed to tra
ditions as he defines them, but he
does not' consider the library steps
initiations as being a tradition
at all.
“If this were an old-fashioned
country academy,” he said, “I would
still be adverse to that form of ini
tiation, because I doubt the real
fun or sportsmanship of it. If this
is supposed to be a university, the
least said to the world about the
procedure, the wiser it will be.”
“Tell them I said it’s kid stuff,”
said Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of
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Phillip J. Sinn oil
To Speak Monday
‘Syndication' Is Topic:
Movie Foot tires Affair
‘‘Syndication” will 1 »o flip topic
of a talk given .'it I p. in. M'omlnv
hy Phillip J. Sinnott, head of the
West (heist bureau of the NUA
service, whose offices are in San
HYnneiseo. The speech will he given
in Villard hall.
Mr. Kin not t will go into the de
tails* of syndication, taking up all
of the functions of syndicates in
gathering and disseminating news
feature material. 'The lecture will
he illustrated hy a one-reel movie
of the working of n telephoto, which
is a telegraphed photograph.
Sinnott was formerly in charge
of the Portland bureau of the Unit
ed Press.
The affair is sponsored hy Sigma
I'elta (’hi, national honorary jour
nalism fraternity, and the organiza
tion invites anyone who is interest
ed, especially journalism majors, to
listen to t lie talk. There will he no
clmrgo.
Shine Day Nets
$118 for Annual
Junior Benefit
Miss Edwina (.rebel Sells
Most Tickets; Radio for
Infirmary to Be Given
Another Junior Shim? tiny has
passed and judging from the money
received, n total of $ I 70, it wns
a siiccos-!. Willi
’ a siilit rnrt ion of
approximately $1S
for expense's tlie
s event earned for
| the junior class a
I total of $11 S.70.
Miss Kdwina
s C! rebel, with 1711
| tickets, won first
| prize for gelling.
1 She will get two
§ p^jses to the llei
| lig theatre, donat
oil by the nianage
Geno Laird men!. In add';
tinn to 1 his Miss G rebel "'ill bo
given the opportunity lo take a
free screen lost- for the campus'1
movie.
Murdina Medlar placed second in
(lie selling contest, winning two
passes to llio llcilig theater.
The person holding the number
.1.11505 will get- the McMorran and
Washburne leather-enclosed shoo
shining outfit. Arrangements for
securing this prize can be made
with Eugene Laird by presenting
the stub bearing the number.
Eugene Laird, head of the Junior
Shine day, believes that the event
was highly Successful in considera
tion of the disagreeable weather.
The highest number of campus
boots and shoes ever shined was
around the 1500 mark in compari
son with yesterday’s total of about
11160. Hovfover, the weather is us
ually more suitable for the occa
sion.
Managers of Junior Shine day
this year announce that, the returns
from this affair, of which students
so heartily supported and which is
so negligible an expense, wil(l go
toward the purchase of a radio for
the infirmary.
Eleven Women Tryout
For Y.W. Cabinet Work
Interview of Candidates to
Continue All M o n I li
Eleven women have had inter
views to date with Miss Dorothy
Thomas, V. W. C. A. secretary, re
garding possible appointments on
the association’s cabinet next; year.
Many new ideas have been offered
for an improvement in (lie organi/.a
(ion’s work, Miss Thomas reports.
She lias asked that women interest
ed in V. \V. work make their ap
pointments for talks with her this
week, if possible.
A series of three talks with the
secretary, in which the prospective
candidate gives her conception of
the work of the association and any
new ideas she has font a new office
on tlie cabinet or ways of improv
ing the work, complete the tryout.
With a smaller cabinet upon
which whole committees will sit as
occasion demands, the Y. \V. hopes
to function better next year, Miss
Thomas says.
Interviews with candidates will
continue until the last week in Feb
ruary, when elections will be held
for president, vice-president, who is
also membership chairman; secre
tary, who will handle publicity in
addition; and treasurer, who is fi
nance chairman as well. The new
president will choose her own cab
inet from among those trying-out.
Oregon Seeks Second
Victory Over Beavers
Religious School
May Be Formed
At Meet Friday
Directors Plan lo Convene
In Portland in Week,
Says Dean H. S. Sheldon
Stops toward organization of a
school of religious education at
Kugene, such as tins lioen proposed
by educators and interested groups
over the stale for more than two
years, will lie taken next Friday
in Portland when a board of .‘til
directors, now almost complete, will
hold its first meeting, Dean 11. D.
Sheldon, of the school of education,
who is acting chairman of the pro
ject, announced yesterday after
noon.
The dean expects to have the
complete list of I lie board ready
for announcement Monday, though
ns yet he has not had definite re
plies from a few of those invited lo
membership. lie will preside at
ttie meeting pending selection of of
ficors. The school, as it. is being
considered, will In- maintained apart
from the university but will open
lo students opportunities to study
religious subjects under instructors
wtiose requirements for teaching
compare to I hose of a regular uni
versity. The institul.io.n. will be
non-sectarian.
Order of ‘O’ Initiation
W ill Entertain Crowd
Five lo Co Through Pares
Between Halves Tonight
Five neophyte* will lie initiated
into the Order of the “O,” varsity
lettermen’s organization, between
the halves at the Oregon-O. S. 0.
game tonight.
The initiates who will participate
are: Harold Kelley, Hill I'emler
grast, Dick Schroeder, Johnny Kitz
miller,- and Wade Ncwlicgin. The
exact, nature of the entertainment,
they will provide for the crowd has
not been announced.
Between halves at the Montana
game last Tuesday night, six pledges
participated in a bicycle derby and
entertained the audience with songs
and remarks. They were all dressed
in women’s clothes of the vin
tage of DUO. Another group will
be initiated later in the year.
Oregon Sigma Xi Club
Honored by (). S. C.
The Sigma Xi club of Oregon
State college was host to members
of the Sigma Xi society of the Uni
versity' of Oregon at the joint meet
ing which was held at Corvallis
Friday evening. Dr.. H. B. Yoconi,
of the department of animal biol
ogy, of the university was the
speaker, his topic, being “Some Stu
dies on the Thyroid of Two Faces
of Feromyscus.”
Among other faculty members
from the campus attending were:
Dr. Williams, Dr. Friedman, and
Dr. Stafford, of the chemistry de
partment; I)r. Seashore and Dr.
Oroslnnd, of the psychology depart
ment ; Dr. McAlister and Dr. Cas
well, of the physics department;
Dr. Sanborn, Miss Vogel and Mr.
Henderson, of the botany depart
ment; Mr. Main, of the biology de
partment, and Dr. Packard of the
geology department.
Preceding the mending a dinner
was held in the Memorial Union
building at Corvallis.
Date for Dime
C.rawl Set for
Next Tuesday
.
i Women's League Plans Tea
For Miss Prutsmau on
Thursday, February I I
Tlio sidling of the dales of several
iniporl;mt, events characterized Itio
Women’s league council meeting
Thursday night in 1 ho Woman’s
building.
The Dime Crawl! given every
term for the benefit of Ihe foreign
scholar, is to be Tuesday night,
bast term more than two hundred
dollars was made from the dimes
that men paid to visit and dance
at different houses and halls. The
foreign student this year is buiso
U ills), from (lermany. Martha
Swafford, chairman of the Crawl,
will announce representatives some
time soon, she stated.
The second event will follow two
days later, on Thursday, when a
formal tea is to be given for Den.n
Hazel Prutsmau in Alumni hall.
This is open fo all university wom
en. Members of Kwama, sopho
more honorary organization will
serve.
Kditli Dodge, president of the
league, announced that a. mass moot
ing will be bold hero T’obruary US.
She hinted the possibility of some
very interesting speakers for the
affair.
Lou Ann Chase has been appoint
ed the chairman of a, committee
which will go to the fraternity
houses and solicit old clothes for
the rummage sale planned for the
benefit of the league fund.
Oraeia Haggerty, historian, is
compiling a history of Women’s
league, and promised that it would
be ready for the next meeting.
University Pays Last
Respects to Late Dean
Faculty Passes Resolution
Eulogizing Dean Young
A resolution concerning (lip death
of Denit I'1. Or. Young of the sellout .
of sociology was passed :if the lust
faculty meeting. It is ns follows:
Whereas the university faculty,
through the recent death of Kred-|
eric (ieorgo Young, A.I!., Lft.D., 1
dean of the school of sociology, has |
lost one of its veteran instructors
ami one of our highly esteemed col
leagues, and
Whereas Dean Young, during his
';:t years of continuous .activity as
head of social science departments,
dean of the graduate school, and
later as dean of sociology, by his
fine scholarly interests, his gentle
manly bearing, his far reaching zeal I
| for investigation, his constructive
efforts toward the upbuilding of
graduate htudy, his active promotion
of public service movements for the
| betterment of the commonwealth of
j Oregon in all its social relations,
has rendered a lifetime of service to
the cause of higher education and
social advancement.
Be it resolved, that the Univer
sity of Oregon faculty express its
recognition of his cooperation, his
counsel and his constructive efforts
while associated with us as colleague
and friend and that we, through this
resolution, convey our '"’ofound sym
pathy to the bereaved family and
the many friends formed by Dean
Young throughout a lifetime so full
of vital contacts and dominated by
the ideal of social service.
Hounds, Pioneer, Campus Cop, /!//
Imbued With New Cinema Craze
Tt’s in the nir. If yon see “Doe” j
Robnett’s pernicious little lilliputian :
])ot bound doing u Ktronghcart grin,
chalk it down that lie’s got it. If
you see the Pioneer preening his
whiskers with a suave Adolph Men
jon gesture while he executes a
Noah Beery frown, lie’s got it too.
Or if the campus cop blossoms forth
some spritely morning, registering
Milton Kill’s sternest and swinging
a billiken, lie’s fallen too.
And then you may even bump
into Clara or Gary *>r Greta or
Zasu any time, but don’t let; that
start you worrying about “where-,
the - dickens - was - I - last - night -
and - what - did - 1 - have - to -
drink.” Yon will only be seeing Joe
College or Hue Sorority, getting in
trim for this thing they call the
“ Movie.”
It's the thing that is cutting into
the usual patter at bullfests and
after-dinner conversations amj be
tneen-class chats. It’s tho thing
tliat. is making .Too ask the guy in
tho next seat, “Are you gonna gotta
screen test?” And it’s the tiling
that’s got Sue going when, just be
fore she dashes to her 8 o’clock she
stops to dab a bit of powder on her
nose and assures herself that her
nose isn’t really so puggish after
all, and anyway, lots of movie stars
have pugs.
Now that Carvel Nelson, Bea Mil
ligan, and Jim Raley have definite
ly announced that screen tests will
begin a week from today, February
1 C>, spring and the Campus Movie
days—when Oregon is going to have
all the magic and glamor of Holly
wood don’t sound so far away.
Fifteen students had preliminary
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Last Game Of
Aggie Series
Set For Igloo
Rill Reinhart Plans no
Changes in Wehfoots"
Starling Five Tonight
Varsity Came Preceded by
Fresh man Tilt at 6:30
THE LINEUPS
Oregon State Oregon
Torson F Ridings
Patterson F Milligan
Whitlock C J. Eberhart
Ballard G Horner
Wa'sclier .G. Epps
By JOE PIGNEY
Oregon’s basketball learn is on
edge tonight to defeat Oregon State
for tin* second time this season. The
w Wehfnots won the
tll'St gitlUP of till
; traditional sorias
l>y ilofoat ing I lie
Boavors, DO lo 21,
last wooU a I (’(>r
| vallis. Tonight’s
varsity contpst at
M <- A i t lmr c o n r t
will lir proi'Piloil,
by a pro I i m i na rv
bat worn tin1 frosli
anil rooks, begin
ning at 0:00,
Tlio Wobfoots’
Reinhart
sensational recov
. cry after losing
all four conference gnmos on the
northern road t rip has boosted the
team’s chances of victory to more
than par. The Webt'oots were a
disheartened lot. when they returned
from Missoula, where they were
trounced by Montana, but. the vic
tory at Corvallis put the team into
the form it was expected to show
at the first of the season.
Toam at Top Form
The win from Montana last Tues
day restored the confidence which
has been absent most of the season.
Tonight the Webt’oots should be in
better form than they have been at.
any other time this season. At the
first, Oregon was handicapped by
injuries and an epidemic of flu
among the players, but that is over
and the team is in nearly perfect
condition.
The fusion of new material with
the veterans of last year has
brought consistency both offensive
ly and defensively. Competition for
positions is more keen, and each
player must go at top form if he
is to stay in the lineup.
Hope to Repeat
What Oregon did to the Reavers
last Nainrduy, Rill Reinhart, tin'
coach, believes can be done again
tonight. In the first, game the
Webfoots went inti' the lead at the
start, and were never headed. The
two sophomores, .Jean Kberhart,
center, and Cliff Horner, guard,
speeded up the play of the team to
such an extent, that the Aggies
scarcely threatened.
The Reaver team is by no means
a weak one. Slats (Till, in his first
year as varsity coach, has organized
a team which already has won
three games. At the first of the
season, the strength of the Oregon
State team was considered only or
dinary, since then, however, the im
provement has been rapid.
Gill System Swift
Although Slats (Jill has not com
pletely thrown over the Hager
“percentage” system, according to
Reinhart, he has incorporated a
number of new features into it
which make it a much more diffi
cult system to provide a defense
(Continued on I'uge Two)
South American Status
Subject of Luncheon
—
Edward Tomlinson, lecturer and
author, was the guest of Pan Xenia,
foreign trade fraternity, at a lunch
eon held at the Anchorage immedi
ately after the assembly hour
Thursday. The South American sit
uation was informally discussed
during and after the luncheon.
Others present were: David E.
Faville, dean of the school of busi
ness administration; William Fow
ler, professor of foreign trade;
James Brown, assistant professor of
business administration; Malcolm
Epley, of the bureau of public rela
tions; Harold Guide, Ralph Geyer,
Mervyn Belinke, Glen Carter, Wayne
Veatch, Arne Rtrommer, all students.