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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 22, 1929)
t Foster Gets
Stoddard Lays Stress on
Convention Scheduled for
January 10 and 11
Announcement of the appoint
ment of Day Foster, of Portland,
to the general chairmanship of
the high school
conference to be
held on the cam
pus January 10
and 11 was made
y e s t e r day by
president of the ,
Foster, who is 1
a senior in jour- j
nalism, has been ,
active in student j
atrairs, now serving his third
year on the Co-op board, of which
he is president for the current '
year. He has been a member of
the Emerald business staff for the ,
past three years.
“This is one of the most import
ant appointments of the year,”
said Stoddard in announcing his i
selection. “The annual high j
school conference is a very im- |
portant part of the goodwill pro- J
y gram of the university, and a
I great deal depends upon its suc
Foster Begins Plans
‘‘I believe that Day Foster is
j well qualified to direct the con
ference, and feel sure that it will
be highly successful under his
Foster expressed himself as
gratified with the appointment,
and without losing any time be
gan to plan his preliminary exec
utive organization. He stated
that he would have the members
of the conference directorate
ready for announcement by next
"This is a big job," he said, "and
we have none too much time to
perfect our plans. A high stand
ard of excellence has been set by
the conference of past years, and
I hope to be able to make this
year's equally successful."
The conference will be • divided
into several sections. High cchool
journalists, student body execu
tives, women’s league officers,
and deans of men and women will
meet separately to discuss their
To Discuss Albania
Geography, customs, language,
society, and history of Albania
will be the topic of the Cosmopoli
tan club meeting Tuesday at 7:45
in the Y hut.
Alexander Elbasani, a senior in
geology, whose home is in Albania,
will be the speaker of the evening.
Special music and dances will be
provided by members of the club.
VETERAN GRID COACH QUITS OREGON
By Arnold Bennett Hall
(Continued -from, Vatje One)
entitled to know my situation definitely before starting; East, Novem
ber 26tli. The whole of my personal affairs Is pending on this request.
If convenient and possible a reply to this letter before Friday, No
vember 22nd, would be deeply appreciated.”
He came to my office again at noon today, November 21, and
insisted again that I give him an immediate answer. My reply to
all of these requests has been the same, namely, that the season was
not yet over, that I had not been able to consult with the members
of the athletic committee to whom belongs the authority to initiate
recommendations, nor with the other officials of the University whose
advice and counsel it would be necessary for me to have in order to
come to an intelligent decision. Moreover, I have not had an oppor
tunity to discuss the matter with the Oregon State Board of Higher
Education. 1 had not supposed that I would be pressed for a decision
over a year before the decision would be effective. 1 did inform
Captain McEwan that I would attempt to canvass the whole situation,
discuss it "with the State Board, with the athletic committee and the
executive council, and attempt to reach a decision early in the winter,
so that in case a decision was reached not to re-employ him he would
not be unduly' handicapned in seeking empioy'ment elsewhere.
Moreover, I have not had the opportunity to canvass the coaching
, situation generally to determine what men are available. Obviously,
" it is my duty to recommend the best man that is available at the
limited sums we have to offer.
Finally, as I suggested to Captain McEwan today, we are giving
very serious consideration to changing the status of our coaching staff
from that of contract to a professorial status on indefinite tenure
with possible reduction in salary. No decision yet has been reached
upon this important question of policy and none can be reached until
adequate opportunities h.'ivc been afforded to canvass this whole situ
ation with all those interested in the University administration and
with the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. I assured Captain
McEwan that as soon as a decision could be reached he would at once
A final decision in the matter cannot lie reached until the season
is over and a careful survey has been made of the results of the last
four years of work, and we can inform ourselves as to the possibili
ties in the coaching* world and until all of this evidence can be
canvassed with the State Board of Higher Education, the Executive
Council, and the athletic committee and other members and depart
ments and the administration who are concerned. As soon as this
situation can be canvassed and a decision reached, which will probably
be sometime in the winter, definite announcement will be made.
VARSITY GRID COACH QUITS OREGON
By John J. McEwan
(Continued from Tagc One)
employed, because other opportunities can be taken advantage of onjy
if it is known that a football coach is available. •
( I feel that I am entitled to know my situation definitely before
starting east, November 26. The whole of my personal affairs is
pending on this request.
If convenient and possible a reply to this letter before Friday,
November 22, would be deeply appreciated.
John J. McEwan, Head Coach of Football,
University of Oregon.
I thought the letter a fair one and still think so. He discussed
the whole question with me for an hour and ten minutes. In the
interview in? clearly indicated that he had no intention of retaining
me as coach.
I re-visited him in his office at noon November 21 to discuss cer
tain vital matters in connection with the trip of the Oregon football
team to Florida. After a discussion of these matters I asked him
again if he would come to a decision concerning my status as footlKtll
coach. His reply was that he had not and would not until after the
first of the year, along in the winter. He outlined for me his ideal
of what a football coach should he. ft was so far at variance with
my conception of what a football couch should be that I asked him if
lie contemplated making a change. He told me that lie was planning
on changing the type of head coach. In his statement he says, “We
are giving very serious consideration to changing the coaching staff
from contract to a professorial status on indefinite tenure with a
^ possible reduction of salary.”
I told him that this type of football coach had never been success
ful in the history of American football; that it was impossible for a
football coach to retain his position if his team did not win. He
agreed with me. He told me a football coach on the purely profes
sorial status was the only type of coach he would tolerate.
I asked him again if he desired to retain me. I made no mention
of salary or terms of contract. I asked him if he would object to my
making public the announcement ot my resignation. He told me,,he
had no objection whatever. On this matter I first went to the director
of athletics, which is the proper procedure under our athletic organi
zation. I was told that the whole matter of athletic coaches and
their contracts was in the hands ot the president.
My whole purpose in all this alfair was merely to get an expres
sion as to the intent of the administration as to my future in the
University of Oregon. No football coach can be successful who has
not a three-year outlook toward the future. *U. whole experience
with the football squad, student body, my immediate suiariors, the
jieoplc of Eugene and the State ot Oregon has lieen a very happy
one and I made the decision to announce my resignation only when
it became absolutely necessary.
Phyllis Van Kimmell, Editor
League Has Tea
The Women's league held its
regular bi-monthly tea yesterday
afternoon in Gerlinger hall. Love
ly fall leaves and flowers decor
ated the attractive room. About
a hundred university girls called
between 3 and 5 o’clock.
* * *
Phi Beta Receives
The associate and active mem
bers of Phi Beta received at tea
at the Alpha Gamma Delta sor
ority house yesterday afternoon.
Patronesses of the group were the
guests of honor at the affair.
* * •
An interesting engagement an
nounced that of Miss Sarah Lil
lian Maslan, daughter of Mr. and !
Mrs. Maslan of Seattle, to Sol
Greenberg, son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. Greenberg of Portland. Mr.
Greenberg is a graduate of the
University of Oregon law school.
Dinner Dance Given
By Oregon Club
Girls’ Oregon club entertained
a group of 65 at a dinner dance
at the new men's dormitory Wed
nesday evening. Mrs. John Hersh
ner was hostess. Patrons and pa- i
tronesses were Mr. and Mrs. Ken
neth Shumaker, Miss Ernestine
Troemel, and Dean Faville. As a
special feature, Patti Doherty,
eight-year-old blues singer, sang
four jazz numbers.
Alum First To Enter
School Song Contest
G. E. Finnerty, superintendent
of schools at Albany, Oregon, is
the first alumnus to submit an en
try in the school song contest. Mr.
Finnerty’s poem, which is entitled
“Old Oregon,” was received yes
terday by Miss Jeannette Calk
ins in the alumni office. Mr. Fin
nerty was a delegate to the recent
alumni convention held during the
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Mez Will Speak
To Graduate Club
Students Holding Informal
Dinner Meetings in
Dr. John R. Mez, assistant pro
fessor of economics and political
science, will be the principal
speaker at the informal dinner
meeting of the Graduate club
in Portland this evening at 6
o'clock at the Congress hotel, ac
cording to Dean George Rebec of
the graduate school. Dr. Mez will
speak on the subject, ‘‘Recent Cul
tural and Educational Movements
The dinner meeting is one of a
series to be held during the year
according to Dean Rebec. All in
terested graduates of the univer
sity as well as the graduate stu
dents are invited to attend, he
The Graduate club, according to
Dean Rebec, is an informal organ
ization of graduate students in
Portland who use the club as a
medium for getting together and
working out their problems. Since
the graduate students there have
no campus, and since they seldom
meet in classes devoted to grad
uate students only, they are more
or less isolated and have no
grounds for acquaintance other
than the club.
Then Come on Out to
2 Miles Out North on
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Blouses for Men
Here is an exceptional gar
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FOODS OF SPAIN
TO BE FED CLASS
Hot tamales, enchilladas, chili
con came, con frijoles, chili pep
per anil lettuce salad, boiled pears,
coffee or chocolate, and perhaps a
slight dash of tequila con limon.
will be served Monday for lunch
'at the Anchorage to the epicurean
delight of the second year Span
ish class under Carl Furr.
I Those lucky enough to be in Mr.
j Furr's class are invited to partake
of this feast of Spanish and Mex
' ican foods at 1 o'clock Monday.
Besides the members of the sec
ond-year Spanish class Dr. Ray P.
Bowen, head of the romance lan
guage department, and members
of the Spanish staff will be guests
of Mr. Furr.
AFTER THAT SUNDAY
NIGHT TEA DATE—
M o d i es
Evelyn Shaner, Editor
at the McDonald—
"Fast Company” at the McDon
ald has speedy curves, a home run
plot and a high batting average.
Ring Lardner wrote it. Jack Oakie,
Evelyn Brent and "Skeets" Gal
lagher act in it; so there you have
AT THE REX—
Laugh, "Oh Yeah” certainly
turns loose the old chuckles and
snorts at the Rex this week. If
you read the Post story, "No
Brakes” you will get what we
mean and if you didn't, well, just
jump into your brogues and sec
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ial today. He is a giant orang
outang as large as a man, with an
arm spread of eight feet. The
picture also contains close scenes
of other jungle animals and native
AT THE STATE—
“The Flying Marine" comes to
the State today with handsome
Een Lyon in the featured role. All
sorts of daring air tricks will hold
even the most blase interested.
AT THE NEW HEIL.IG—
“Nothing but the Truth” is a
good motto for dumb mutes but
rather hard for a good looking
young man with amorous ambi
tions. Imagine having a date and
telling Nothing But The Truth.
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