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VOLUME XXXJ o . UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1930
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THE WEATHER
Oregon: Generally fair today.
No change In temperature.
Minimum ..-.-21
| Maximum .. 27
| Stage of river ...8 foot
j Precipitation ...-.07
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NUMBER 63
Skits Talked
As Successor
ToOldVodvil
Juniors Plan Show Made
Up of Short Feature
Acts and Songs
DEANS' OKEHS NEEDED
New Program Modeled on
Similar Lines to
Former Revues
A series of skits which will take
the place of the Junior Vodvil was
the suggestion made yesterday af
ternoon at a meeting in 110 John
son hall by Kenneth Curry, chair
man of the committee for the re
vision of the vodvil.
Curry proposed a plan of having
a general chairman in charge of
the entire production with a direc
tor of the skits and a business
manager under him. The “skit”
director will also have five co-di
rectors to work with him, and have
entire charge of one of each of
the five stunts which are planned.
This will thus relieve the di
rector of much of the responsibil
ity which the work requires, and
will divide it more evenly, accord
ing to Curry.
The business manager will have
charge of the arrangements for
the theater, the advertising, tick
ets, scenery, and finance, but he
will also be relieved by assistants
in each phase of the work.
The skits will include such
themes as singing, dancing, com
edy acts, clogging, etc., and it
was Curry’s idea to carry out such
a plan as was shown in “Singing
in the Rain”—a theme in a recent
show.
Virginia Moore suggested that
there be one person in charge of
some original music, and the danc
ing for the vodvil. She also pro
posed a single mixed chorus of 24
to act throughout the perform
ance.
The suggestions as they have
been planned are yet subject to
the approval of the dean of wo
men and the student affairs com
mittee before they can be voted
upon by the entire junior class.
MILITARY BALL
PLANS NEAR END
With nearly all plans complete,
the annual military ball, which
has been scheduled for tonight,
promises to be one of the most
successful in history, according to
those who are in charge.
All members of the upper divi
sion of the military department
are eligible to attend, state offi
cials, but sophomores will attend
by invitation.
Dr. Osborne To Talk
On Health at Meeting
The first of the “Personality”
discussion groups will meet Mon
day at 4 o’clock in the Y. W. bun
galow, according to Dorothy
Thomas, head of the Y. W. work
on the campus. Dr. Wilmoth Os
borne, medical advisor to women,
will lead the discussion for this
week, the subject being “Person
ality and Health.”
All girls interested may attend,
even if they have not already
signed up at the bungalow.
Edwin Hicks
Oregon graduate, who is youn
est district attorney in state. 1
is a lawyer at Canyon City.
Mystery Burglar
Steals Overcoat
From Libe Room
‘Dicky-tlie-Dip’ Busy on
Campus; Many Pieces
Of Apparel Taken
Robber Beaten at His Own
Game by Student
The cloakroom at the entrance
of the old libe is the rendezvous
of light-fingered gentry, it was
declared yesterday by A. B. Del
finado, senior in sociology, who
was the victim of one of these
“playful sneaks."
For the last few weeks, gloves,
mufflers, and cigarettes have dis
appeared during classes, and stu
dents are protesting strenuously,
according to Delfinado. Definite
check of the losses has not been
recorded, nor have the thefts been
traced.
Beating the "robber" at his own
game was practiced the other day
in the Commerce building, when,
having lost his coat from the
racks in the hall, one boy main
tained a watch of several days. He
found his coat on an obscure hook,
finally, and without a word,
"swiped” it from the unfortunate
person who had taken it in the
first place.
"The men ought to get wise like
the girls and not leave their
things outside when they entar a
class-room,” co-eds affirm. "Then
there would indeed be some cessa
tion of the campus thievery.”
BOYER TO READ
PAPER AT MEET
Dr. C. V. Boyer, head of the
English department, will read a
paper at the meeting of the Social
Science club which will be held
Monday night at the Anchorage.
The subject of the paper is “Lit
erature of the Industrial Age,"
and in it Dr. Boyer covers the
work of the first 40 years of the
nineteenth century. He points out
the triumph of industrialism, and
the representation of industrial
conditions in the novels of that
time, as shown in the works of
Carlyle, Dickens, and such auth
ors.
The club will meet for dinner,
and the paper will be given dur
ing the meeting which will follow.
OPERA CLASS SHOWS TALENT
IN PRESENTATION OF FAUST
T OOKING like a demure Dres
den china doll, singing beau
tifully and acting with such ability
that one wondered whether there
might be a professional future in
store for her, Cecile Coss distin
guished herself as Margarita, in
Gounod’s “Faust,” as it was pre
sented by Madame Rose McGrew’s
opera class last night at the school
of music auditorium before an ap
preciative audience.
A glimpse into the colorful
world of grand opera was afford
ed the listeners who heard uni
versity students undertake operat
ic roles seldom sung by youthful
performers.
Smoothly presented, rich in fine
music, and delightful for its dra
matic work, the scene had true
l operatic spirit in it.
Singing the dramatic “jewel"
aria Miss Coss displayed a voice
of power as well as sweetness. Her
acting was particularly com
mendable in the jewel episode.
But Miss Coss is not the only
University student who won plau
dits for her work Thursday night.
Kenneth Roduner made an excel
lent “Faust.” His finest work
was undoubtedly his interpreta
tion of the famous “cayatina”
aria in which he sang hight “C.”
Mr. Roduner’s voice blended beau
tifully with Miss Coss’ in their
duets.
Quite a magnificent Mephistoph
eles was created by Herbert Pate.
Resplendent in his red costume,
his bold, swaggering stage appear
ances added verve to the scene.
The ominous incantation solo was
his most important contribution.
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LESS SLIPPING, MORE SLUSH
SOON, PREDICTS WEATHERMAN
^FTER two weeks of pussy-foot
ing around on icy walks and
referring to the campus as "the
Arctic Wastes.” the weatherman
is at last giving the long-suffer
ing students hopes for milder
weather. He predicts for today
“generally fair without much
change in temperature” from the
somewhat warmer degree of yes
terday afternoon.
People on the campus who have
escaped from being victims of the
storm” are few and far between.
One hears everywhere such re
marks as these: “Had your fall
today?” and "Oh. yes, I wanted
to be this way all summer.”
leveral living organizations
■e been deluged with water in
§ r living rooms and dining
< ns due to leaking roofs and
s § 3n water pipes. Friendly hall,
;; r. ’a Delta, Kappa Kappa Gam
ma, and Alpha Xi Delta are
among the sufferers.
Even cars are not exempt. The
“campus crates” slide around, up
and down, and bump into each
other. There have been many
complaints of the streets from
both students and townspeople.
A. P. McKinzey, superintendent
of grounds and buildings, is look
ing forward to a busy time should
Eugene have a sudden Chinook
wind and thaw.
At the present time practically
all the eaves-troughs are frozen
solid and the outlets refuse to let
out the water.
In such a case, he said, the wa
ter can do one of two things, either
back up or flow over. If it flows
over, there is very little harm
done. But if it backs up, the wa
ter is apt to get under the roofing
and flow down inside. In many
cases it is practically impossible
to remove the obstructions formed
by the ice.
I -I nous Organist
l * > Perform Here
Juesday Evening
Lynwood Farnam Is Said
To Give Interesting
Concert Programs
Evans Is Enthusiastic Over
Coming Recital
University students will have
opportunity to hear one of the
most noted organists of the day
Tuesday evening when Lynwood
Farnam, of New York, will give a
concert at the school of music
auditorium.
According to John Stark Evans,
associate dean of the school of
music and organist of note him
self, through whose efforts the
nationally known artist has ar
ranged to play here, Mr. Farnam
is recognized as one of the few
line organist's with the art of mak
ing his"program truly interesting
to the average audience.
! “Mr. Farnam, Palmer Christian,
of. Ann Arbor, and Warren D. Al
ien, of Stanford, are known as
the three who are capable of giv
ing programs of high type and at
the same time understandable to
the lay listener," declared Mr.
Evans.
Mr. Farnam will play at the
First Presbyterian church in Port
land on Sunday, giving one of the
winter series at that organ. Others
who have played in that series in
cluded DuPres, of Paris, Allen, of
Stanford, and Mr. Evans.
At present Mr. Farnam is or
ganist at the Church of the Holy
Communion, New York. He has
previously been with the Emanuel
church, Boston, and churches in
Montreal. He has played nearly
700 public recitals in the United
States.
All tickets will be reserved.
They may be obtained at the
school of music. Reservations can
be made by telephone.
Snow Halts Work
On Campbell Memorial
Work on the Campbell Memo
rial building has been seriously
delayed by the present cold wave
and snow storm, according to O.
A. Herheim, foreman of construc
tion for the Ross B. Hammond,
Inc., contractors who are con
structing the new building.
"Everything is frozen up,” said
Mr. Herheim. The roofing men
are unable to lay the composition
roof; frost makes it impossible to
strip the forms from the concrete
work, and the ground is frozen so
solid that no work can be done
on the memorial court.
A number of men have been
laid off, and should the tempera
ture continue to fall, work will
come to almost a complete stand
still. Steam fitters are hard at
work, however, as at present their
work is all indoors.
Lucile Walker Breaks
Bone in Foot Thursday
Lucile A. Walker, of Fall Creek,
broke a bone in her foot in danc
ing class Thursday. She is a
sophomore in business administra
tion and a member of Kappa
Delta.
Esther Wicks To
Play at Vespers on
Sunday Afternoon
Bach’s Air for G String
Will Be Given by
Violinist
Frances Pierce, Organist,
Also on Program
Violin music by Esther Wicks,
University of Oregon student who
has been recognized by noted art
ists as a pupil of much ability and
promise, is to be heard at the ves
pers program Sunday afternoon at
4 o’clock, according to announce
ment made yesterday. Frances
Pierce, organist, whose work is
well known here, will also play at
the short services.
Miss Wicks will play the fam
ous “Air for the G String,” of
Bach, which she gave last Sunday
with the accompaniment of the
string section of the University
Symphonic orchestra. So impress
ed was the audience with her per
formance of the famous air that
many requests have been made at
the school of music to have the
campus violinist repeat it at ves
pers. The air, which has been
classed as an example of the most
pure music ever written, is taken
from Bach’s Suite in D which the
Portland Symphonic orchestra
played Monday.
Miss Wicks, who is the pupil of
Rex Underwood, head of the vio
lin department, is one of the six
University students chosen foi
Juilliard scholars on the campus
this fall. Among those to recog
nize her ability was Paul Kochan
ski, Polish virtuoso who appeared
here in December. He was enthu
siastic about her work and encour
aged her highly. During his last
visit to the campus, January 20
Willem van Hookstraten, conduc
tor of the Portland Symphonic or
chestra, heard Miss Wicks and ex
pressed his delight with her play
ing. Helene Robinson will accom
pany her.
Miss Pierce who is a University
graduate and is associated with
the department of public schoo
music, under Anne Landsbury
Beck, is well known in Eugene foi
her work.
The Rev. S. E. Childers, of th<
First Christian church, will read
The vespers programs now be
gin regularly at 4 o’clock.
Movies Taken
As Three Swim
In Frozen Race
W/HEN It’s even too cold to
dash to a 1 o’clock with
out putting on a big bundle of
clothes, when It’s almost tor
ture to even think of turning
on the cold shower, and when
everyone moves his bed in off
the sleeping porch, it’s almost
impossible to imagine that any
one would want to go swim
ming in the mill race.
Well, they did. Art Hanson,
! A1 Edwards, and Paul Lafferty
posed for the movie camera
yesterday among floating
blocks of ice. After the pic
tures were taken the three fin
ished their swim and returned
to the sunshine.
Doctor Casey
Accepts Post
At Minnesota
Will Hoad the Journalism
Department in Mi<l>
Wrest School
TO FINISH YEAR HERE
IIa9 Served at Oregon as
Professor Since
I 1922
By RUFUS KIMBALL
Dr. Ralph D. Casey, for the past
’ eight years a professor in the
school of journalism at the Uni
versity of Oregon, received a tel
egram yesterday from the Univer
sity of Minnesota, stating that the
board of regents has approved his
appointment as chairman of the
university's journalism depart
ment. He had previously accepted
the offer of President L. D. Coff
man, and it only remained for the
board to confirm the president’s
action.
Dr. Casey will continue his work
here until the end of spring term,
he stated last night, and will take
up his new position next fall.
Visits Minneapolis
It was while he was in Minne
apolis last month, during Christ
mas vacation, that most of the
negotiations with the University
of Minnesota officials were carried
on. President Coffman first asked
him last August to become the
new department head, but at this
time he refused the offer, and a
temporary chairman was chosen
to fill the position.
Dr. Casey will succeed Prof. E.
Marion Johnson, who resigned last
June, as the permanent executive.
Three professors and two part
time teachers will be working un
der him. One of these is Edwin
H. Ford, who was a professor of
journalism at the University of
Oregon last year.
School Has Future
“The department at Minnesota
has unusual possibilities for
growth and development,” Dr.
Casey believes. "It has a fully
developed curriculum and offers
work in the various fields of met
ropolitan and community journal
ism and newspaper advertising.
The department is generously en
dowed, and has the united sup
port of the Minneapolis Editorial
association and the state news
papers.”
“Mrs. Casey and I shall leave
Oregon regretfully,” he said. “I
hate to leave the Oregon school
of journalism, which is outstand
ing among such institutions, and
my faculty associates and student
friends in the school here.”
President Arnold Bennett Hall
and Dean Eric W. Allen both ex
pressed how deeply they feel the
loss of such a valuable man from
the Oregon faculty.
Allen Makes Statement
“Casey has been my boy for 25
years or more,” said Eric W. Al
len, dean of the school of journal
ism, last night, when asked for a
statement regarding Dr. Casey’s
resignation. “I read his first copy,
when he was a student correspond
ent for the Seattle Post-Intelli
gencer and I was assistant city
editor; and ever since then we
have been closely associated.
“I am very sorry to see him go,
but very glad to have this honor
| and promotion come to him'. Dr.
Casey is one of the best qualified
teachers of journalism in the
country, both by reason of prac
tical experience and sound aca
demic training. The University ol
Minnesota has made a wise
I choice.”
STUDENT DONATES
BOOKS TO LIBRARY
Six Braille system books, the
contribution of Donald Smith, a
blind student of the University
were received at the main library
yesterday, according to M. H
Douglass, librarian. The collec
tion consisted of “Cicero's Ora
tions,” and five books in Germar
by Schiller and Heine.
The library, through contribu
tion and purchase, is starting a
special department of books foi
the blind. "The books especially
wanted,” said Mr. Douglass, “ar<
books relating to classwork, par
ticularly in English classics anc
foreign language texts.”
Huskies Win Thriller;
\
Frosh Smother Rooks
Start Rally .
To Win With
Score of‘31-21
Sluggishness Is Feature of
First Period; Freshmen
Drop Passes
Yearlings Appear Faster
Than O. S. C. Squad
By RALPH YERGEN
CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 24.—
(Special)—Gaining momentum in
the second half of the initial
Rook-Frosh battle, the Frosh
quintet ran up a 31 to 21 victory
here tonight from a slim one-point
lead at half time.
The first period was draggy and
slow. The Frosh were erratic,
dropping passes frequently, but
the Rooks couldn’t seem to wake
up either.
However, after absorbing Prink
Callison talk during the time out,
the Oregon five came out ready
to smash through the Rook de
fense. With Don Siegmund and
Clarence James, speedy forwards,
eluding the checking of the Rooks,
the Frosh soon had a substantial
lead built up.
Cap Roberts, Oregon center,
started the rally with a long one.
James, Bill Morgan, and Roberts
again connected with the hoop.
With the score 21 to 13 against
them, the Rooks came out of it
with Mason and Lowe starring in
the rally which was stopped when
the Rooks had totalled an even
score of points.
Another spurt was put on by
the Frosh and by the time the
gun ended the fray, the score
stood 31 to 21. O. S. C. added
another point on a free throw
from a foul incurred just before
the bell.
The Oregon yearlings looked
much faster than the Rooks,
breaking quicker and taking ad
vantage of opportunities to ad
vance the ball down the court.
Ed Lewis, much heralded Rook
center, was used by Roy Lamb,
Rook Coach, as a defensive man.
Lewis hung around near his own
basket to snare the Frosh passes
with his uncannily long arms.
The lineup:
Frosh Pos. . Rooks
James .F. Mason
Siegmund .F. Rust
Roberts .C. Lewis
Morgan ..G. McDonald
Garnett .G. Rowe
Substitutions:
Frosh — Beechler, Shaneman,
Bowerman, Stahl, Evans, Near,
Robertson.
Referee—Stritmater.
HOUSE-MANAGERS
NOT GREEDY GUYS
House managers are not the
greedy, money-grabbing individ
uals the members of their fra
ternities and sororities give them
credit with being, if an announce
ment made yesterday by Day Fos
ter, chairman of the recent high
school conference, is any indica
tion.
Foster reports that very few of
the house managers have turned
in the cards to collect a dollar a
day for housing and feeding the
delegates to the conference. He
asks that these be turned in to
Eleanor Flanagan at the Kappa
Alpha Theta house by January 30.
Those who have no cards to show
should call Miss Flanagan any
way, he says.
Smith To Give Series
Of Lectures on Tennis
Beginning spring term, S. Ste
phenson Smith, professor of Eng
lish, will give a series of lectures
on “Tennis Strokes and Tactics.”
The course of talks will be very
informal, and will be open to any
one interested in the game. It
will not be given for University
credit, and the time and place for
the meetings has not been decid
ed, as yet.
K
i
Sliding Studes9
Skins Saved by
Scattered Sand
CAM MI K KELSON, head
^ gardener of the University,
has the traction Interests of
the students and faculty at
heart. As a result he has three
crews of men scattering sand
and gravel over the walk-ways
of the campus.
“I believe today sets all rec
ords for people taking head
ers,” he said In explanation of
his humanitarian efforts when
he was Interviewed yesterday.
“You should have seen them
this morning. We simply had
to do something about It.” And
he let loose another shovelful
of non-sl^id.
Winning Program
May Be Given at
Broadway Theater
Stage Performing Quality
Of Emerald-KORE Group
To Fix Decision
Act at McDonald Theater
To Follow Contest
Living groups which are pre
paring programs for the Emerald
KORE radio contest, now about
to enter its second week of com
petition, were given another prize
to work for yesterday, when Rus
sell Brown, advertising manager
of the Fox theaters in Eugene,
announced that there was a pos
sibility that the winning program
would be given a week’s engage
ment at the Broadway theater in
Portland, in addition to a four
day showing at the McDonald
theater in Eugene.
According to Brown, the Port
land engagement depends upon the
way in which the act is received
at the McDonald theater. "If the
entertainment is of a type suited
for stage presentation, and is of
sufficient merit, the Broadway
management has indicated a will
ingness to give it a place on the
bill along with the regular vaude
ville acts," Brown continued.
"The McDonald guarantees pay
ment of at least $50 for the local
engagement, which will come on
the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday nights directly fol
lowing the announcement of the
grand prize winner. More will be
paid for the act in proportion as
it is suited for stage presenta
tion."
C. G. Howard Confined
Account of Illness
Illness for the past three days
has kept Charles G. Howard, in
structor in the law school, con
fined to his home. At present he
is reported improving and will
probably be able to take care of
his classes Monday.
Rough Game
Featured by
Manv Fouls
Washington Wins Easily
With Final Tally
37-23
Hal McClary Gains High
Scoring Honors
By JACK D. BURKE
In the roughest game played on
McArthur court this season, the
Washington Husky five last night
handed Oregon a decisive 37 to 23
licking.
Thirty-two personal fouls were
called by A1 French, referee, dur
ing the game, evenly divided be
tween the two teams. Oregon
was only able to capitalize on sev
en of the free throws resulting
from these fouls while Washing
ton got 10 points as a result of
their chances.
Oregon Scores First
Oregon started the scoring,
Jean Eberhart getting his first
and only jump on the lanky Hal
McClary on the first tip-off,
Hughes scored the first two points
and made the score three to noth
ing by sinking a-free throw. With
the score at six to nothing
against them the Purple and
Gold got off to a rather late but
none the less effective start and
had run the score up to 23 to 12
at half-time.
Substitutions were many and
frequent throughout the game,
every man on the Washington
squad and most of the Oregon
men getting in at one stage of
the game or another.
Dickson Plays Well
With the starting lineup in the
game Oregon seemed to have the
| best combination for scoring but
after the Seattle team got start
I ed the Webfoots became rattled
1 and went around the floor bump
i ing into each other as if they had
never played together before. Ho
mer Dickson, who replaced Jean
Eberhart at center played a goo.1
, defensive game and made a great
I hit with the crowd, with his rath
er strenuous style of playing He
was removed from the game late
in the last half for having exceed
ed his quota of fouls. He had just
replaced Eberhart who was re
moved for the same reason and
was replaced in turn by Steve
Fletcher who started the gamq at
guard.
Washington lost three men by
the foul route, Hal McClary, Virg
Perry, and Swede Peterson being
those removed. In spite of the
fact that he did not play the
whole game, Hal McClary made
frequent use of his long arms and
six feet four inches of height to
score 14 points, for high point
honors.
Huskies Cinch Place
Bill Keenan was high point man
for the Lemon and Green with six
points and lost plenty of chances
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MERIT OF JOURNALISM SCHOOL
PRAISED BY VISITING SPEAKER
npHE University of Oregon has
"*■ one of the finei schools of
journalism in the country and is
nationally recognized for its
standard of work, according to
Edyth Tozier Weathered, of Cham
poeg Park, who was one of the
first promoters of the school of
journalism idea over 30 years ago.
Mrs. Weathered, who spoke be
fore Dean Allen's editing class
Friday morning on her experienc
es in journalistic work, was in
Eugene this week-end at the in
vitation of the Eugene Daughters
of the American Revolution, to
whom she spoke Friday afternoon
on early Oregon and Lane county
history.
It was in New Orleans that Mrs.
Weathered delivered an address
three decades ago which started
many people on the idea of a
school of journalism in the col
leges. “I was laughed at, made
fun of editorially by the newspa
pers of the country,” said Mrs.
Weathered to the students, “But
I have lived to see its realization.”
One can scarcely imagine any
one laughing at Mrs. Weathered,
although her hearers frequently
laugh with her. Although a pio
neer of Oregon, having been born
in Portland 60 years ago, she does
not feel old. “If I catch any of
you saying ‘that old woman’
about me if you see me falling
down on your slippery walks, I
don’t know what I’ll do with
you,” she told the students.
Mrs. Weathered is a sister of
Albert Tozier, well-known histor
ian, now of Champoeg, and who is
the last survivor of the organizers
of the National Editorial associa
tion, founded 48 years ago. Thera
have been only three presidents
of the organization who were Pa
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