Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 19, 1930, Page 3, Image 3

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    Fund Bankruptcy, Tie-Up
Checks Constitution Move
Old Agreement Limits Changes Possible in New
Document; $150,000 Debt Underlaid by .
Sound Basic Financial Condition
T'vEBT of approximately $150,000, tie-up of the building fund, bank
ruptey of the general fund, and yet a fundamentally sound under
lying condition of student finances; all was proved linked with the pro
posed new constitution when yesterday Burt Brown Barker, University
vice-president, brought back the report of corporation lawyers on the
new document.
In a four-hour meeting of the whole revision committee it was
learned that agreements made at the time of the McArthur court
bonding specified that no changes in the student constitution or by
laws of financial nature could be made without the consent of the
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60-Cent Debts Unpaid
The present condition of the
general fund, in which there is no
money for the payment of coaches’
salaries, expenses of the baseball
teams, nor even of 60-cent debts
in down-town stores, makes im
perative a new financial arrange
ment. That arrangement Vice
president Barker yesterday be
lieved he had secured with the
possibility of a new bond issue to
be paid from building fund sources.
In a period of too hasty expan
sion, the students voted the future
income from the $5 fee which each
student pays each term in addi
tion to his dues, now set at $5.25.
When the building fund proved 1
inadequate, money was borrowed j
from the general fund, to which
go the $5.25 dues.
Credit Weakened
In course of time the general I
fund was depleted, the building'
fund was still reserved for the |
payment of outstanding bonds,
and the student credit was not
backed by any money in the treas
To untangle the situation Vice
president Barker has planned the
new bond issue, with which the
present McArthur court bonds will
be retired. Then the unincum
bered building fund will provide
security for the new issue.
The remainder of the $150,000
will be used to pay the debts out
standing in the general fund and
to provide capital until fall, when
the term's registration will bring
more money into the treasury.
Several thousand more will need
to be borrowed until that time. j
Central Control Needed
To secure underwriting of the
bonds it will be necessary, Barker
stated, that the control of expend
itures and incomes be centered in
one responsible group. The pres
ent wording of the new constitu
tion, after examination, has proved
satisfactory, and he urged its
adoption in order to extricate the
students from the bankruptcy
which they face.
1-Ie attributed the present con
dition to the borrowing for the
building fund large sums from the
general fund. Unable to carry the
burden of costs for which it was
not intended, the sum for regular
expenses was gradually exhausted.
The increased amount in the build
ing fund led the student body at
that time to spend it all—none
was left, and the building money
was tied up for several years.
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neutrals when election day dawns.
It was not thus last year. That
was a "tight” campaign, with
nearly every group forced into one
party or the other.
What is the significance of the
change ?
Leaving considerations of Cal
Bryan’s chances to be elected
aside, it is apparent that his doc
trine of "individual politics” is
winning a large body of converts.
"I'm out to break the party ma
chines,” Bryan said Friday night.
It will be hard to break them,
but Bryan may succeed in bending
them more than a few degrees
out of alignment. The eternal
wrangling over houses won or lost
is becoming less interesting to the
student body, and the personal
clement—the clash of the individ
ualities of the candidates promises
to play a leading role during the
closing two weeks of the cam
“Faithful” May Vote Straight
The “Old Faithfuls,” those
houses who form the backbone of
each party, will in all probability
vote straight. But it is becoming
increasingly obvious that a large
body of students will vote as they
please on election day, regardless
of tickets.
Last year Tom Stoddard's tick
et was elected 'straight with the
exception of the comparatively mi
nor office of yell-leader. But ht
would be rash indeed who w out
lay any bets at this stage of this
i year's campaign that either on<
' ticket or the other will be elect
National Head of
‘Phi Bete’ Billed
To Visit Campus
Shepardson Also Leader
Of Bela Theta Pi;
Here Tuesday
Dr. Francis W. Shepardson, na
tional president of Phi Beta Kap
pa, will visit the University of
Oregon early next week on a na
tional tour of inspection, accord
ing to announcement by Hugh L.
Biggs, assistant dean of men.
Dr. Shepardson is also national
president of Beta Theta Pi, and a
member of the National Interfra
ternity conference.
He is scheduled to arrive on the
campus Tuesday morning, for a
stay of about 24 hours. Tuesday
noon he is to address present and
past presidents of all men’s houses
on the campus, at a special
luncheon meeting of the Interfra
ternity council. His topic will be
“Fraternity Ideals and Problems.”
Doctor Shepardson will be the
overnight guest of Beta Theta Pi.
and a formal banquet will be held
at the chapter house Tuesday eve
ning in his honor. Wednesday he
will leave for Corvallis, in order
to carry on his work at Oregon
State college.
A resident of Chicago, Doctor
Shepardson was formerly a mem
ber of the faculty at Chicago uni
versity. At present he is engaged
in literary work. He took his Ph.
D. .degree at Yale university in
Evelyn Shaner, Editor
McDonald—“Montana Moon.”
Rex—“Hell's Heroes.”
State—“The Wagon Master.”
Colonial—“The Great Divide.”
Heilig—“The Hottentot.”
Movies a la Carte
Even the Easter rabbit would
chuckle at Edward Everett Hor
ton’s antics in “The Hottentot.”
And then the poor bunny would
become so interested seeing “Mon
tana Moon,” he’d wish he were a
man instead of a rabbit so he
could wear chaps and a cowboy
hat as well as Johnny Mack
Brown. And by the time he got
through seeing “Hell’s Heroes,”
“The Wagon Master,” and the
“Great Divide,” he’d be so dreamy
and romantic we bet he’d forget
all about those Easter eggs he'd
promise to color.
Drama Director
Names Cast for
‘Yellow Jacket"
Chinese Plav To Be Given
May 17; Property
Staff Selected
Burst of Music Precedes
Each Player's Entry
Results of tryouts for the fan
tastic play, “The Yellow Jacket,”
which will be presented Saturday
night. May 17, at the Heilig thea
tre, have just been announced by
Mrs. Ottilie Turnbull Seybolt, di
rector of the play, as follows:
Ling Won, the spirit of the
hero’s ancestors—Vinton Hall.
Chorus—William Cutts.
Git Hok Gar—Eugene Laird.
Kom Loi, the spider, who is one
of the worst of the many villains
—Charles Jones.
Property Men Important
First assistant property man—
Jack Stipe.
Second assistant property man
—Harvey Welsh.
Third assistant property man—
Ethan Newman.
First attendant— Neil Sheeley.
Second attendant Edwin Cruik
These assistant property men
and attendants form an integral
part in the color and artistic ar
rangement of the play, because as
each of the main characters en
ters, he is followed by a proces
sion of them. They are all clad in
striking, colorful costumes.
Play Based on Opera
The play itself, as all Chinese
plays are, is based on an idea of
rudimentary opera, for as each
one of the main characters enters,
he is preceded by a burst of mu
sic peculiarly his own and adapt
ed to his part. This music is play
ed by an orchestra which is seated
on the stage.
The entire cast for "The Yellow
Jacket,” which has already gone
into rehearsal, will be announced
Annual Costume Party
For Women to Be
Held Tonight
April Frolic, the one event of
Oregon social life, sponsored by
and for women only, will be held
tonight at Gerlinger hall. The par
ty, which is a costume affair, will
be featured by stunts put on by
each of the four classes. Joan Pat
terson is chairman of April Frolic.
Patronesses for the occasion
are: Mrs. Virginia Judy Esterly,
Mrs. Arnold Bennett Hall, Mrs.
Rudloph Ernst, Mrs. Eric W. Al
len, Dr. Wilmoth Osborne, Miss
Fannie McCaramant, Mrs. Ottilu)
Seybolt, and Miss Maude Kerns.
Phi Beta Entertains at
Afternoon Tea
Phi Beta, national professional
music and dramatic honorary, en
tertained Thursday afternoon with
a tea held at the Delta Delta Delta
house. Miss Irma Logan and Miss
Teresa Kelly acted as hostesses.
Miss Roma Gross had charge of
of the musical program for the af
ternoon. Miss Blanche Hoyt and
Mrs. John J. Rogers poured.
Book Translated
I Definite proof of the value of
Dr. Philip A. Parsons' book, “An
Introduction to Modern Social
Problems,” was given when word
was received of its translation and
publication in the Japanese lan
guage. Dr. Parsons is dean of the
school of applied social science on
the campus.
Install Officers
Of Panhellenic
Smartt President
New Rushing Rules To Be
Consitlereti for Use
On Loeal Campus
Officers for the coming year
were installed yesterday at a
meeting of local Panhellenic.
Those who will serve in the execu
lutive positions of the organization
are: Louise Smartt, president; La
vina Hicks, secretary; and Dorene
Larimer, treasurer.
The report of the committee for
revision of present local rushing
rules was postponed until a later
meeting, as the committee feels
that it wishes to make further in
vestigations before advocating
any definite changes in the rules.
The main problem under eon
I sideration at present is breaking
of dates by rushees during rush
week in the fall.
Many Panhellenic rules in col
leges and universities throughout
I the country forbid any breaking
of dates. If Oregon Panhellenic
should adopt this policy, it would
be necessary to limit the number
of dates allowed with each rushee
to two or three for the week.
The report of the revision com
mittee will probably be passed on
at the next meeting of Panhel
lenic. Those working on the com
mittee are Mary Frances Dilday,
chairman; Chloethel Woodard,
Louise Smartt, Margaret Clark,
and Lavina Hicks. Miss Margaret
Daigh is the faculty adviser.
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Deferred Pledging Helps Freshman
Orient Self to School, Many Aver
Fraternities Assist Man
In Conquering of His
Troubles, Say Others
Editor's note: This is the third
of a series of articles giving the
principal arguments for and
against the deferred pledging
system to mirror the degree of
success it has reached at uni
versities where it is now in use.
While it has been generally
agreed that deferred pledging pre
vents mistakes on both the part
of the pledge and the fraternity, j
there is not nearly such a consen
sus of opinion that it also enables
freshmen better to orient them
selves in university life, or im
prove their scholastic standing.
Questionnaires received by the
interfraternity council in its sur
vey last year, from 13 universities i
where the deferred pledging sys- '
tern is in use, showed that the opin
ion is decidedly that the system
DOES enable freshmen to adapt
themselves better to university life
than when they spend their first
year in a fratarnity. BUT, ques
tionnaires received from 47 schools
where deferred pledging is not in
use showed that a majority were
of the opinion that the fraternity
is a necessary part in the orienta
tion of the freshmen.
FrKts Argue Aid
It is certainly true that fraterni
ties holding out for promiscuous
pledging advance the argument
that the best work of the frater
nity consists in helping the fresh
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man with his problems, and thus
giving him a better start in his
college work. But it is significant
that where the deferred pledging
system has actually been tried the
opinion is almost unanimous that
the freshman finds orientation
comes more easily.
As to scholarship, the propo
nents of the promiscuous type of
pledging are even more emphatic
in their opinion that living in a
fraternity encourages the fresh
men to attain a high grade aver
age. And, at the same time, the
advocates of deferred pledging are
not so sure that their system is
conducive to high scholastic stand
ing. In tlie interfraternity coun
cil survey only one opinion favor
able to deferred pledging as help
ing scholarship was returned. This
was from George B. Culver, dean
of men*, Stanford university, who
said that “the plan makes pos
sible more personal friendships,
lias materially helped scholarship,
and has also certain beneficial re
sults as to physical well being.”
Since Stanford has used the de
ferred pledging system for some
time, this opinion merits careful
Frats Aiil lo Grades
Donald R. Sharretts, president
of the interfraternity board at
Johns Hopkins university, ex
pressed the belief that although
in every other respect deferred
pledging is desirable “membership
in a social fraternity helps the
scholastic standing of the fresh
men. Most of the houses keep
well-organized examination files
and they also have the benefit of
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the upperclassmen's experience in
preparing for their class work and
examinations. When not in a fra
ternity freshmen, more or less left
to themselves, must pick their own
There appears to be one way in
which the freshman under the de
ferred pledging system may be in
duced to reach a good grade aver
age. If all freshmen are required
to make a 3 or 2.7 average before
they are eligible to be pledged,
there will be an added incentive
for the man who wishes to make
a fraternity to attain a high scho
lastic standing. If there is no
such requirement it is possible
that the grades of the freshmen!
will suffer without the stimulus I
furnished in fraternity life.
Because Northwestern fraterni- i
ties entertained women without
the presence of chaperone, the
men's houses at Wisconsin peti
tioned the Dean of Men for simi
lar privileges. He refused saying,
"Ladies don't do such things.”
Phi Tlieta Upsilon
Pledges Fifteen
Girls’ Service Honorary
Honors Leaders
Phi Theta Upsilon, upperclass
women's service honorary, last
night formally pledged 15 women
at a meeting held at Westminster
house, according to Diana Deinin
ger, honorary president of the so
ciety, and Evelyn Kjosness, active
Those honored are Helen Chan
ey, Helen Evans, Caryl Hollings
worth, Helen Parish, Elizabeth
Parker, Dorothy Kirk, Mildred
Dobbins, Lillie Strom, Alice Win
gate, Alice Recletzke, Ann Baum,
Dorothy Eads, Janet Osborne,
Frances Richard, and Ella Red
Chi Delta announces the pledg
ing of Opal Barklow of Eugene.
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