Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 30, 1930, Image 1

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Emerald Idea
Is Feature for
Alpha Xi Deltas Compete
For New Majestic Radio
„ And Other Honors
Group Plans to Present
Potpourri Program
“Breakfast at the Alpha Xi
Delta house,” accompanied by an
imaginary early-morning perusal
of the Oregon Daily Emerald, fea
tured a varied menu of musical
and comedy nuiftbers last night in
the sixth program of the Emerald
KOEE radio contest series.
Billie Gardiner and Jean Wil
liams, co-authors and announcers
1 of the presentation, worked the
vocal and instrumental selections
into the ensemble as if suggested
by the various departments and
columns of the campus daily.
Chi Psi Withdraws
Tonight Phi Sigma Kappa will
go on the air at 8:30 with a “Pot
pourri Idea” planned and directed
by Lawrence Wagner. Chi Psi,
which was listed to present the
other half of tonight’s bill, has
requested that it be dropped from
the schedule, owing to the illness
of two of its star performers.
Fred Norton, contest director,
requests that contestants pay spe
cial attention to the new address
of the broadcasting studio, which
is at 733 Willamette street, over
the Imperial Lunch. Several
groups of student performers have
arrived late for their programs by
going to the old studio in the
Minef building.
Keep Script
Norton also requests that all the
houses keep a complete copy of
the script of their program, so
that it can he used in the event
that a final elimination is neces
sary to decide the winner of the
The complete program for the
“Oregon Emerald Idea” follows:
Piano duet—Frances Jordan and
Dorothy Cooper; “Pettin’ the
Keys,” and "My Fate Is in Your
Vocal solo—Virginia Baker;
“Chant of the Jungle.”
Alpha Xi Delta trio — Cecile
Coss, Lucy Norton, Dorothy Coop
er; "Memories of Oregon,” and
“Mellow Moon.”
Vocal solo—Lucy Norton; “Rio
Rita” and “You’re Always in My
Musical reading—Jean Williams,
Original song by Alpha Xi Delta
Monologue — Billie Gardiner;
“The Wedding.”
Vocal solo — Virginia Baker;
“What Do I Care?”
Violin duet—Roma Gross and
Estelle Johnson; “Maybe, Who
Knows” and “Love.”
Moi)iiicj Finger
Just who will decide whether
a publication by University stu
dents can be regulated by the
student government, and to what
extent, will probably be cleared up
in the rewriting of the constitu
tion. Among the permanent reso
lutions of the executive council is
a ruling prohibiting the publica
tion of any other than authorized
publications, but whether it can
enforce its ruling only upon sub
sidiary organizations or up 11
students may be questioned
* * *
But even so, the matter n c
first come up before the p C
cations committee. Its funt O
is to select editors and mana §
for all student publications
it is conceivable that to ask q
sanction of the council woulc -9
to lose control of the publicat C
* * *
There must be some definite
provision as to the authority of
the council in such cases. The ju
diciary is not competent to handle
the matter, if there is to be a ju
dicial body, unless it has a ruling
to work with. The judges are not
expected to formulate new princi
ples, but to interpret the meaning
of the new phraseology. They
may also be a fact-finding body.
* * *
But that does not alter the
main problem, a problem which
will probably cause more trou
ble than any other one to be
How much power is the execu
tive council to be given? Is
the student administration not
only competent, but will it have
the authority to regulate the
individual actions of its mem
bers? Every student who reg
isters must pay his student tax
es. Thus every student must
become a member of the asso
* * *
And the price of loss of individ
ual freedom required for entrance
in the University will be in some
degree measured by the vote of
the students upon the new consti
tution. They cannot change the
University control, but it behooves
them to study the proposals be
fore entrusting a greater amount
of authority to one body.
C. L. Huffaker Plans
Trips for February
A number of trips has been
planned by Carl L. Huffaker, pro
fessor in education, for the month
of February. On February 6 he
plans to conduct a testing pro
gram at the high school in Cot
tage Grove. The following week
be will be engaged in a building
survey at Woodburn.
Although plans have not yet
been definitely formed, he will
probably discuss the junior high
schools at Milwaukie the latter
part of the month.
Planting Pins Is Jail Offense,
Says Law; Co-eds Criminals
Would you like to send a co-ed
to jail for a year?
Or cause her to be fined $1,000?
Then all you need to do is plant
your fraternity pin on her and
the deed will be done—if the Ore
gon code of laws were rigidly en
Listen to this: “Section 2202.
Wearing of Fraternal Society
Badge By Person not a Member—
It is unlawful for any person not
a member thereof to wear or dis
play any badge, button, insignia,
rosette, or other emblem of any
order, society or organization.”
Says Section 2202-8: “Any per
son violating the provisions of this
act shall be deemed guilty »of a
misdemeanor and upon conviction
thereof shall be punished by im
prisonment for a term not to ex
ceed one year in the county jail
or a fine not to exceed one thou
sand dollars ($1,000) or by both
such fine and imprisonment.”
That's what the Oregon code
says, so it seems that college stu
dents commit more crimes per
week than three Chicago gangs
and a flock of rum-runners.
Should the state suddenly de
cide to enforce this rule not even
a junior certificate would save the
co-eds from jail life. Bill Adams,
who graduated from law school
last year, ran across the law the
other day and with his heart filled
with forebodings for the campus
pin-collectors he cabled the Em
erald the details.
Not even on Sunday would a
co-ed be safe from the clutches of
justice for the Oregon Laws say
that a magistrate may order the
arrest of a person for a misde
meanor on that saintly day when
college students do their week-end
This neWs is not expected to
bring many fraternity pins back
to papa's vest, but should the state
decide that college women were
guilty of a fraud when they wear
a man’s pin, let it not be said that
the Emerald did not warn them
Order of "O'"
To Initiate 35
First Group of Athletes
To Get Emblems at
Basketball Game
Organization Frowns on
‘Booing’ at Games;
Seeks New Lids
The Order of the O will initiate
approximately 35 new members
into the organization beginning
next Saturday night at the basket
ball game between the University
of Oregon and the Oregon State
hoopers, it was decided last night
at a meeting of the organization
held at the Kappa Sigma frater
nity. The neophytes will be di
vided into two groups and Oregon
students will be entertained with
their antics on two different oc
The second group of athletics
will be awarded the emblem at the
return basketball game with the
Staters. The class was broken up
because so many men have earned
the coveted award, Bradshaw Har
rison, president or the Order of
the O, stated.
Study Game Seating
A committee consisting of John
ny Anderson, Marshall Shields,
and Wally Shearer was appointed
to work up a system of seat dis
tribution at football games to be
held in Eugene in the future. Word
had been sent to the organization
that alumni and former students
of Oregon had been given poor
seats at recent football contests.
The committee will write letters
to several schools on the coast
asking them how this situation is
worked out. The committee has
on hand a detailed report of the
way the matter was handled at
Yale several seasons ago.
One advantage of a system is
the satisfaction of alumni, it was
pointed out by Harrison. Under
the present system those who ar
rive first at the ticket window
receive the seats on the 50-yard
line. Then the alumni who are un
able to make arrangements due
to distance from Eugene are forced
to take seats in the end zone dur
ing the gridiron contests.
To Stop “Booing”
A resolution was passed by the
organization in which ‘'booing"
at the University of Oregon bas
ketball games will be put in the
same classification as "pigging"
at the games. More paddles will
I Continued on Page Three)
Membership Week I
Set for February
10-15, Says Adams
Annual Affair Conducted
By University Y.M.C.A.
The annual membership week
conducted by the University Y. M.
C. A. will be held this year during
the week of February 10-15, it
was announced yesterday by Max
Adams, executive secretary of the
“Every man will have an oppor
tunity during this week to join our
reorganized association,” said Mr.
Adams. He pointed out that it
was not only a cnance to sign a
pledge card, but to indicate inter
ests, whether in study or discus
sion groups or in service projects.
A special “interest blank" is be
ing drawn up by the committee,
headed by Wayne Robinson, and
will be issued to all men wishing
to join the “Y.”
During the three days from Feb
ruary 12 to 14 two prominent men
will be on the campus to assist in
the drive, Mr. Adams announces.
They are David A. Porter, nation
al executive secretary of the Stu
dent Christian Movement, and Dr.
Raymond B. Culver, secretary of
the student Y. M. C. A.’s of the
The Tri-Delts and Kappa Sigs
at the University of Minnesota
had a snowball fight. One of the
co-eds got hit, fell down, and
broke both legs. Cold weather
hits other camp!, too.
Super-Official Committees Picked
To Manage Affairs for Celebrated
Class Dances; Notables Play Part
Plans fop the class dances to be given by seniors and fresh
men tomorrow night rounded into some semblance of order yes
terday with announcements front Chairman Harold Kelley and
Chairman Harvey Welch of final arrangements.
The senior shin-dig will be a “kid party,” and will be held at
the Campa Shoppe from 9 till 12. The Varsity Vagabonds will
play. During the same hours the freshmen will dance at Ger
llnger hall to George Weber’s music.
Chairman Hal “Lone-Wolf” Kelley has announced a distin
guished list of committee appointments to assist him in prepara
tions for the senior “kid party.” They are as follows:
All-day sucker committee—Paul “Hustle and Bustle” Hunt,
chairman; Helen “Doc” Peters, and Kirby “Two-Ton" Kittoe.
Clean-up committee—Tom “Prexy" Stoddard, chairman; Keith
“Andy Gump” Hall.
Go-and-get-the-girls-ln-huses-so-t h a t-they-won’t-have-to-ap
pear-on-the-streets-in-lheir-kid-costumes committee: Phillip
“Smooth” Smith, chairman; Walter “Guv’ner” Norblad, Richard
“Trader” Horn.
Prize committee—Kenton Hamaker, chairman; Day “Ineligi
ble" Foster, and Murdina “I-Wood-if-he-Wood” Medler.
Romper committee—Ros Atkinson, chairman; Marjorie Ches
ter, and Margaret Earlene Clark.
Athletic Questions
Will Come Before
Presidents’ Meet
Bringing of Lecturers on
Exchange Basis Also up
For Discussion
Dr. Hall To Leave Eugene
Today for Conclave
Athletic scholarships, boxing as
an intercollegiate sport, faculty
positions as coaches, faculty rela
tions with intercollegiate athlet
ics, intersectional games and sum
mer coaching schools will be im
portant topics to be discussed at
a meeting of college and univer
sity presidents to be held Satur
day, February 1 at the Clift hotel
in San Francisco, it is announced
by Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall, pres
ident of the University, who is
leaving Eugene at noon today for
the session.
Spencer Calls Meet
The meeting, which has been
called by President Herbert Lyle
Spencer of the University of
Washington, will take up several
other important topics besides
athletics, it is stated. Methods of
bringing noted lecturers and
scholars out from other parts of
the country on an exchange basis,
standing of transfers from junior
colleges and a number of other
common problems will be brought
up and discussed.
Session Informal
The session will be entirely in
formal and merely for the pur
pose of exchanging views, Dr. Hall
points out. While athletics will
figure prominently in the discus
sions, the meeting is not called
primarily for this purpose, but for
other academic matters as well.
It is not expected that any poli
cies will be adopted as result of
the conference.
While in the south President
Hall will also meet with the new
ly formed Pacific Coast regional
committee of the Social Science
Research council, of which he has
just been made head. He will al
so spend some time visiting at
Berkeley and Stanford universi
ties before returning to Eugene.
Library Has Exhibit
For Conference Here
As a result of the interest in
the , 12th Annual Oregon Press
conference which will be held on
the campus next week-end, the
main library has placed an ex
hibit of books on printing and
book collecting, on reserve.
Interesting volumes from the
collection include books by Dr.
Rosenbrach, Edward Newton, a
facsimile copy of the first edition
of Macbeth, and facsimile copies of
sixteenth century Italian and
French books.
Phi Delta Phi Honors
Pledges With Banquet
Phi Delta Phi, international le
gal fraternity, will meet tonight
for a banquet in honor of the
pledges, at the Eugene hotel at
6 p. m.
Hugh E. Rosson, of the law
school faculty, will be the speak
er, and Clifford Powers, president
of the fraternity, urges that all
members be present.
Lettermen Start
Campaign Against
Erring Yearlings
Today Sees Frosli Hacking
Revived; Order of O
To Punish Sixteen
Tom Stoddard To Deliver
Short Message
At a recent meeting of the Or
der of the O a reign of terror
campaign was launched against
violators of campus traditions.
“For no reason at all,” declared
Brad Harrison, president of the
organization, “a vast number of
freshmen have been parading
around the campus without wear
ing their green lids. This shows
utter disregard of a tradition that
has been enforced on this campus
for many years. The large num
ber of names appearing on the
list of candidates for the ‘libe
steps’ bears this statement out.
“The purpose of punishing these
men is not for the amusement of
those concerned, but to make the
violators realize that the few re
maining traditions on the campus
must be rigidly adhered to.”
Tom Stoddard, president of the
student body, will be on hand at
the steps today. Before the pun
ishment is wrought, Stoddard will
give a short talk to these 16 men,
explaining again the traditions
they have violated and try to im
press them to be real Oregon stu
dents and obey such traditions as
have been set by classes ahead of
Warning has been given that
anyone whose name appears on
this list who is absent when the
roll is called at 12:40 will be se
verely dealt with.
At the meeting of the Y. W.
Cabinet held last night at 7:30
in the Y. W. bungalow, the visit
of Miss Winifred Wygal, national
executive secretary of the student
movement, who will be here this
week-end, was announced to the
group by Eldress Judd, president.
Plans for her entertainment were
made, and it was decided that the
cabinet members should give a tea
in her honor Monday afternoon,
February 3, from 3:30 until 5:30,
in the bungalow. Faculty mem
bers and former Y. W. C. A. mem
bers will also be invited. Barbara
Mann was appointed in charge of
the tea.
The “retreat” at the bungalow
on Sunday from 2:30 until 6 will
include cabinet members and all
girls who are planning to have
interviews with Dorothy Thomas,
Y. W. secretary, for next year’s
Eleven Students Are
Confined to Infirmary
Eleven students are now con
fined in the infirmary, and ten of
these are afflicted with colds.
Those on this list are: George
Branstator, Gerald Jensen, Lillian
Terrell, Marguerite Looney, Rich
ard Schroeder, Robert Everts, Vel
ma Powell, Margaret Ramsey,
Donald McCall, and James Raley.
Marian Musgrove is there be
cause of a broken leg.
Squad Meets
Pacific Team
Disarmament Is Question
Argued Last Night
By Teams
Sloan and Miller Uphold
Affirmative; Oliver,
Ladd Negative
Sparkling with Scotch humor
and numerous analogies, the Pa
cific university debate team met
the University of Oregon team last
night in the Commerce building,
in a no-decision contest. The
question was: “Resolved, that the
nationss should adopt a plan of
complete disarmament, excepting
such forces as are necessary for
police protection.” The visiting
team presented the negative, and
the University men the affirma
Errol Sloan, junior, and Robert
Miller, sophomore, comprised the
Oregon team; and William Ladd,
senior, and Robert Oliver, sopho
more, represented the Forest
Grove school. W. E. Hempstead
Jr., of the English department,
acted as chairman.
Show Armaments Costly
Showing the high cost of arma
ments, and their futility in pre
venting war and providing secur
ity for the nations, the affirma
tive argued for complete disarma
ment. They advocated an asso
ciation of nations to provide for
international police protection.
The negative declared that in
recent years, armaments have
come to mean not only the actual
armies and navies of the nrftions,
but also all resources and forces
that made for potential arma
Comprise Potential armaments
Research laboratories, newspa
pers, aviation, chemical plants, all
comprise potential armaments,
hence to destroy all armaments
would mean the destruction of the
industrial life of the nations. As
well abolish education, the nega
tive argued; in medieval times
education could be abolished with
the destruction of the monaster
ies, but not so now.
The contest was the first on the
Oregon schedule, but was a prac
tice debate. The first decision
versity of Hawaii, in Eugene, Feb
ruary 7, on the same question,
with Oregon upholding the nega
tive. The teams will be comprised
of three men each.
Caswell Heralds
Science Meeting
As Epochal Event
Pacific Northwest Is Scene
Of Conference Once
Each Five Years
The coming meeting of the
American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science, to be held
at Eugene this June, is the Pa
cific coast's biggest scientific
event in five years, according to
Dr. A. E. Caswell, of the physics
Dr. Caswell, who attended the
last meeting of the association,
held a year ago last summer at
Reno, conferred with the commit
tee which decided that the Pacific
Northwest was to be the scene of
a meeting only every five years,
and that most of these were to
be in California, where there are
more educational institutions and
consequently more scientists than
in Oregon.
The last meeting to take place
in the Pacific Northwest was the
one at Reed college in 1924. In
1920 there was a meeting at Se
attle. O. F. Stafford, head of the
chemistry department, is a mem
ber of the executive committee of
the association, which represents
most of the important institutions
on the coast.
Student Called Home
By Death of Father
Ethel M. Conway, sophomore in
business administration, was
called to her home in Ontario yes
terday by the death of her father.
Miss Conway is a member of Al
pha Gamma Delta and is on the
l staff of the main library.
‘Socks From Socrates’
To Continue to Live is
Committee’s Report
‘Pay Those Lab Fees
And Avoid Disaster’
Is Cry of Cashiers
Only 1,686 students, or
slightly more than half the to
tal enrollment of the Univer
sity had up until last night ap
peared at the cashier’s desk to
pay their laboratory and course
fees, it is reported by E. P. Ly
on, University cashier. Those
who have not yet paid their
fees have until Saturday noon
to do so.
‘‘Further delay will not only
work a hardship on the cashier’s
staff,” said Mr. Lyon, ‘‘but will
result in great crowds at the
cashier’s window, which will
greatly inconvenience the stu
dents as well.”
Officials Praise
Stoddard’s Work
At Recent Meet
Webfoot President Very
Aetive in National
Student Group
Congratulations Are Sent
To Student Body
Praise for the work of Oregon's
student body president, Tom
Stoddard, in the National Stu
dent Federation of America came
to the desk of Arthur Schoeni,
editor of the Emerald yesterday
in a letter addressed to him by
Miss Lynn Jack Rountree, vice
president of the University of
California student body, who is
representative of the far west on
the executive council of the N. S.
F.# A.
Miss Rountree’s letter follows:
“Dear Mr. Schoeni:
The University of Oregon is
to be congratulated upon the
selection of its delegate to the
National Student Federation of
America convention which was
held at Stanford university,
January 1, 1930.
“The new executive commit
tee elected your representative,
Mr. Thomas Stoddard, as one of
the two delegates at large to
the executive committee for next
year. He was one of the out
standing men of the conven
tion. He showed an ardent in
terest and wonderful analysis
of self-government and because
of that he was unanimously
elected one of the two represen
tatives at large for the entire
United States. Mr. Stoddard
led a discussion group on publi
cations and showed an intelli
gent analysis of the question.
“I believe that the federation
is extremely fortunate in secur
ing the services and interests of
Mr. Stoddard for the coming
year. His work was certainly a
credit to the University of Ore
gon and should be appreciated.”
Of Sheet Said
Council’s Decision Causes
Invalidation of Rule
Forbidding Such
Must Not Contain Paid Ads,
States Stoddard
Interference on the part of the
associated students with the pub
lication of “Socks from Socrates,”
lished by an
anonymous group
of students, the
first issue of
which appeared
on the campus
last week, would
be in direct vio
lation with the
clause in the
United States
which guar an
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the press, and the student body
will take no steps to prevent con
tinued publication.
This was the decision made by
the executive council at its regu
lar bi-weekly meeting yesterday
afternoon. Tom Stoddard, presi
dent of the student body, was in
terviewed following the meeting,
and* said that he had obtained
opinions on the validity of the
student body forbidding continued
publication of “Socks from Socra
tes’’ from several prominent Eu
gene barristers, who were unani
mously of the opinion that the
student government was without
legal power to suspend publica
Resolution Invalidated
This decision on the part of the
council invalidates a permanent
resolution passed by the same body
in February of 1922, which forbade
the issuance of any student pub
lication without the sanction of
the council.
"However,” said Stoddard, in
commenting on the stand of the
council, “ ‘Socks from Socrates’
can continue without sanction only
as long as it contains no paid ad
vertisements and is distributed
free of charge.
“Any publication edited by stu
dents which contains advertise
ments or sells subscriptions is
benefiting by the University or
ganization and the prestige of the
student body and is subject to con
trol of the student government.”
The same code of American law
which guarantees the sponsors of
“Socks from Socrates” freedom of
the press also empowers the stu
dent body or the University ad
ministration to bring suit against
the publishers if their periodical
'Continued on Pagt Two
Bloodshed Features Yarns
Spun by Captain Herbert
Executions, tortures, murders,
starvation and other things of
equal horror were described by
Capt. George F. Herbert of the
military department, in telling of
his experiences while stationed
with the army in China for about
three years.
"The cheapest thing in fchina,”
said the captain, "is a human life.
I witnessed the execution of four
men. They were brought to the
scene in a cart and were tied hand
and foot. They laughed and
smiled in such an unconcerned
manner, that I believe they must
have been doped for the occasion.
Thousands of the townspeople
gathered to witness this choice bit
of entertainment, and excitement
was at a high pitch when the burly
executioner lined the four victims
up and prepared for action.
"He was a big man, well over
six feet, and heavily built. He
had a long knife that was about
six inches wide and tapered from
about the thickness of a thumb
on top to a razor edge. It must
have weighed fully 20 pounds. The
prisoners were made to kneel
down about ten feet apart, their
heads erect. The executioner
walked to the end of the line and
began to warm up as a batter
Swish, and off went the first
head, and the blood spurted high
in the air, eliciting cheers and
screams of delight from the
heathen spectators. The second
and third followed in quick order.
Before dispatching the fourth
man, the giant head chopper
swaggered back and forth to bask
in the eyes of the admiring spec*
tators. Then he stepped up and
swung on the kneeling prisoner.
As he struck he gave his sword
a twist which sent the head fly
ing straight up into the air, twirl
ing as it went. ‘‘At this feat,”
(Continued on Page Two)