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VOL. XXXI—XO. Ill
EUGENE, OREGON. THURSDAY, APRIL 44. 11)30
C A R PI S EDITION
4 I* AGES PRICE FIVE CENTS
May Primary Election
► Rights Questioned.
WILL REGHECK ON CENSUS
Governor’s Race Close Is
Cause of Trouble.
ECHO OF MOVIE FIGHT
Many Registered for National
Polls in 1928, Fail to Claim
Eugene as Home Town.
A check-up on University of
Oregon students who have regis
tered here for the municipal and
state elections was started yester
day when an investigation of fed
eral census figures showed a rela
tively small number of students
giving their permanent addresses
as Eugene. At the same time,
a perusal of registration figures
showed that a large number of
these same students had registered
here giving their permanent ad
dress as Eugene.
A definite check was made in
precinct No. 22, which is bounded
by Patterson on the west and by
Broadway and 11th on the north
and south, and the city limits on
the east. There are 337 students
in this area who have registered
far voting, yet there are compara
tively few enumerated on the cen
sus role with Eugene given as
their permanent address. The Sig
ma Nu house has 34 registered
voters, yet the census shows but
1 two Eugene residents living there.
The Beta Theta Pi house has 19
voters registered for Eugene while
the census, shows but one with a
permanent Eugene address. Other
houses checked upon, according to
W. B. Dillard, county clerk, and
J. H. Koke, district census super
visor, show similar discrepancies.
Because of the closeness of the
expected ballot here at the pri
maries the students may expect
a severe challenging of their votes.
County Clerk Dillard is of the
opinion that residence is where
the voter is registered. With
sworn affidavits from the federal
census staring them in the face,
students who expect to vote are
going to have a difficult time ex
plaining two permanent resi
Figures of Orvil Lindstrom,
statistician of the registrar’s of
fice, show 461 men and 362 women
or approximately one-quarter of
the total enrollment of 3,277 stu
dents with their permanent ad
dress given as Eugene.
I HISTORY CITES TWO CASES
Church Brotherhood Made Fuss
Over Last National Poll.
A check-back on the records
shows a questioning of student
votes in 1906 when student voting
Concluded on Paj?e 4, Column 2.
CHICAGO MAN. GIVEN
ROLE IN ORATORIO
LESTER SPRING, SOLOIST,
ENGAGED BY EVANS.
Cast of Haydn’s “The Creation,”
To Be Presented on May 16,
Ineludes 150 Students.
John Stark Evans, member of
the music faculty, who is conduct
ing- the Eugene Oratorio society
in its presentation of Haydn's
“The Creation," to be given at
McArthur court on May 16, an
nounced yesterday that -Lester
in the oi
in the p
'go, has been en
! bass soloist role
ne direct to Eu
irry the solo role
ice of “The Cre
>r the Music Fes
there on May 6,
jury, dean of the
ic, and Arthur
of the voice de
ed with Spring., Boardman having
sung with him frequently in mid
dle west concerts.
“He is a splendid oratorio sing
er," Boardman said. “I am antici
pating with pleasure singing with
him as fellow soloist in ‘The Cre
ation’ next month.”
The signing of Spring completes
the list of soloists for the produc
tion next month. Arthur Board
man will sing the tenor role, and
Mis3 Ruth Somerindyke of Los
Angeles will take the soprano part.
John Stark Evans is training
the chorus for the oratorio. About
50 per cent of its personnel of 300
are University students. The Uni
versity orchestra will be used with
the chorus in the production, and
has begun rehearsals under the
tutelage of Evans and Rex Under- .
! HART GETS PEN TERM
j Dclt Imposter Sentenced To Serve
Three Years at Salem.
Pleading guilty in Judge Skip
worth's court yesterday to a
charge of taking money under
false pretenses, Allen Hart, 26
years old, was sentenced to the
state penitentiary for a maximum
ter mof three years.
Last Friday Hart posed at the
Delt house here as a “brother”
from Wisconsin. After he had
passed several worthless checks
and stolen clothing in the house
he left for Corvallis where he was
PLEDGES TO GIVE STUNT
Sigma Delta Chi Neophytes Will
Perform on Library Steps.
Before going to the nominating !
assembly this morning, drop
around to the library steps for the
• It is scheduled for 10:50, and it
' is not to be disciplining of frosh.
Eight Sigma Delta Chi pledges
have a most solemn ritual to per
form before the student body. It
is to be no light comedy and those
who dampen handkerchiefs at sad
movies are advised not to come.
The affair is strictly formal and
will incidentally be a fashion show
in the latest models of men’s eve
ning clothes. The models will be
Barney Miller, Willis Duniway,
Jack Burke, Peorge Thompson,
Phil Cogswell, Bob Allen, Merlin j
Blais, and Dave Wilson.
Jones To Compete in Oratory Contest;
Tonight's Meet Closes Forensic Season
Oregon’s forensic season closes
tonight with Charles Jones, var
sity debater, competing in Cor
vallis in the state constitution con
test, and the freshman team de
bating Linfield’s squad here.
“Teach Yputh the Constitution,”
is the subject on which Jones will
speak. The representatives of four
schools, Oregon, Oregon State,
Willamette, and Linfield, will give
their addresses in the little thea
tre auditorium of the O. S. C.’s
administration building, at 8:15.
The contest is being sponsored by
the Better America Federation of
California. The winner at Corval
PROGRAM FOR SENIOR
Kappa Koffee—3:30 to 5:30 at Kappa
Kappa Gamma house. Bring calling
Co-ed’s Revenge—8:30 to 10:30 at
Delta Gamma house. No-date affair.
Mortar Board Ball—9 at men’s dormi
tory. Formal. Kwama pledging.
Bar-room Bust—9 to 12 at Hendricks
(No picnic Saturday on account of
lis will enter a zone final and the
victor in this will vie for some of
the $5,000 prize money in the na
tional championships at Los An
geles, June 19.
This is Jones’ first year in var
sity debate competition. As a jun
ior in history, he has been interest- j
ed in literature and his perform
ance in the forensic field this year
has been remarkable.
The Oregon frosh team, com
posed of Charles Dalloff and John
King, will debate Linfield at 7:30 .
in 105 Commerce this evening, j
The frosh will uphold the affirma
tive side of the question: Resolv
ed, That the nations of the world
adopt a plan for complete dis
armament except such forces as
are necessary for police protec
W. E. Hempstead Jr., instructor
in English, said in connection with
tonight’s activities, “they are two
suitable events closing a season
successful in every respect—there
having been as large a number of
men and women, varsity and fresh
man, debates, oratory, and extem
poraneous speaking contests as
during any previous season. More
than 30 students have represent
ed Oregon officially.”
LEAP WEEK OPENS
TODAY AT DANCES
Kappa Koffee, Co-ed's
Revenge on Program.
INFORMALITY IS KEYNOTE
Crazy Calling Cards Needed
For Afternoon Affair.
ORIGIN OF CUSTOM TOLD
Event Has Been Big; Feature
Of Spring; Terms Since 1922,
University Graduate Says.
Senior women are queens of the
campus for a week-end! Today
marks the opening of Senior Leap
Week festivities with men taking
the decided background, and the
women taking the initiative in
spending the dough. Today at 4
o’clock the senior women of Kappa
Kappa Gamma will be hostesses
for the annual Kappa Koffee which
begins at 3:30 and lasts until 5:30.
Senior Leap Week has been a
prominent feature of spring term
ever since 1922. A sidelight was
thrown upon this event and how it
was started by Lyle P. Bartholo
mew, A. S. U. O. president in 1922,
who visited the campus yesterday.
According to him the story runs
Custom's Origin Related.
A group of majors were playing
horseshoes one day back of the
architecture building when they
thought of a crippled girl, a
hunchback, who was liked by
everyone, yet because of physical
deformity she had probably never
had a date. Senior Leap Week
was then begun with the condi
tion that every man must accept
the first date that he received.
Every woman’s house held some
affair, and it proved so popular
that it went on into half of the
next week and then, was stopped
only because it was thought the
faculty would put a ban on it.
Such was the beginning of this
famous week-end which has sur
vived down to the opening of
Kappa Koffee. Informality is the
keynote of this afternoon’s enter
tainment, and everyone who comes
must bring calling cards of a hu
morous variety to gain admittance,
according to Naomi Hohman, who
is in charge. No senior man will
be allowed to attend unless some
senior woman has deigned to in- >
vite him to go along with her,
“strictly a date affair,” says Miss
Co-ed’s Revenge is the lurid
Concluded on *Page 4, Column 1.
JOHN KING WINNER
IN SPEECH CONTEST
GEORGE BATEMAN SECOND;
ROY CRAFT, THIRD.
Eleven Enter the Vice-president
Extempore Meet; Nine
Named for Prizes.
John King, of Milton-Freewater,
took first place in the Vice-presi
dent freshman extempore speak
ing contest held last night. King's
subject was “Dollar Diplomacy,”
and in his talk he brought out the
exploitive policies of bo.th Great
Britain and the United States, and
he argued that this principle in
dealing with other nations, if con
tinued, would bring serious conse
quences on the imperialistic na
George Bateman, of Medford,
took second place, on the subject,
“The American Penal System."
He discussed the defects in the
present system of prisons, and
suggested constructive remedies
for these defects.
Roy Craft, of McCleary, Wash
ington, received third prize, dis
cussing “America’s Crime Situa
tion.” Charles Dolloff, of Port
land, won fourth place, speaking
on the same subject. The last
five prizes were taken by' Sterling
Green, of Portland, who spoke On
“Independence for India”; Ethan
Newman, of Eugene, on the sub
ject “Recognition of Russia”; Les
Conglutkul on Page 4. Column 1._'
MRS. WICKHAM TOPS
WINTER HONOR ROLL
STUDENT SCORES 96 POINTS
TO LEAD UNIVERSITY.
Accomplishment Is Second Time
In Succession; Thirty-four
Total More Than 89.
Honors for the highest grades
in the University went for tt\f sec
ond time in succession to Mrs.
Golda Wickham with a total of 96
points on 20 hours, according to
an announcement of spring term
grades made late last night from
the registrar's office.
Running a close second to Mrs.
Wickham was Doris Patterson,
who totaled 94 points on the same
number of hours. A third candi
date for honors was William Cutis
with 93 points.
Although the total number of
hours carried count in the compi
lation of grades for highest num
ber of points, only 19 hours are
allowed for graduation and only
the points gained from those will
be used when house averages are
computed, state officials. A Uni
versity ruling scales that a load of
19 hours is the greatest that can
be carried without petitioning for
the privileges. Occasionally ex
ceptions to the rule are made and
a student is allowed credit towar.i
graduation above the 19 hour
Students who made grade points
above 80 are as follows: David
Concluded on Pa^e4, Column 5._
He Purchases a Coat for Two Bits;
Campus Auction Provides Amusement
“Going, going, gone! What am
I offered ? Not a hole in it. Sold
to that man with a mouth full of
teeth! Who wants a good pair
of glasses ? Fifteen, who’ll say
twenty ? Twenty ? Sold for
twenty cents to the little red
headed boy. Scarfs, who wants a
scarf? Mmm, found on the lawn.
Somebody hit me for what I’m
thinking. Sold for six bits. Um
brella! Never been opened. Bet
ter than new. Sold for four bits.
That guy got stung.
“Ladles’ hats, Meadowbrook,
Knox, and Stetson, Paris, New
York, and San Francisco. What
am I offered? All three for fif
teen cents. Sold! Wait a min
ute. I gotta get a drink! Who
wants a silver compact? Going,
going, gone to Mimnaugh! Kick
“Who wants a Kappa Sig pledge
pin? Who’ll give me five cents?
They give ’em away over by the
mill race. Here’s a Theta note
book. Be exclusive with a Theta
notebook. Going, once, twice, gone1
for two bits. Step right up, don’t
be backward. Here’s a raincoat.
What am I offered ? Initials, seal,
pictures, and all for sixty-five
“Who wants a real diamond
ring? Here boys, get engaged for
two bits. Going, going, gone, to
the man with his face hanging
out! Get a top coat, New York
make. Who wants it? One dol
lar! Who'll give two? Sold to
Milligan for three. We take cash,
checks and I. O. U.’s. Who wants
a compact? Sold! And you get
stung! Any Kwama’s here? I
need some help. Where are those
Umbrellas, compacts, diamond
rings, books, slickers, gloves, a
pair of black sox, hats, berets,
scarfs, and what have you all ap
pealed to a large crowd which
hung around the Library steps and
listened to the appeal of Bill
Bill’s voice must have had some
appeal for it brought the Associ
a t e d Women Students $98.50,
which is a good deal more than
the amount cleared last year, ac
cording to officials of the lost and
found department of the Univer
The above sample of the Knox
line will be continued today from
the same libe steps from 12:30 till
1:30, when the veteran and suc
cessful auctioneer will cajole the
crowd into buying books of every
size, shape and content. According
to the officiating officer anyone
who has lost a book will have a
chance to buy it back.
We heartily recommend that
you attend today’s session. Sit up
on the stairs, close to the speiler
and you may hear some of the
cracks which we would like to
print and which we don’t, and not
because there isn’t space enough.
Go anyway, you might get a good
bargain. Lots did yesterday.
TO THE VICTOR BELONGS THE FRUITS
I'M A GOOD ,,
/NOW, TO THE ONE
WHO PROVES TO BE
THE BEST OF YOU, I
WILL GIVE THIS NICE,'
ME, MOM <
y ? LET ME' )
f l TOSS IT UP/
Class Schedules Cause
of Several Changes.
LUNCHEON INITIAL EVENT
Vodvil Acts Will Be Part of
Canoe Fete Bill.
FOOTBALL TILT SLATED
Friday Afternoon and Saturday
Morning Classes To Be
Cut, Biggs States,
The complete schedule of events
for the annual Junior Week-end
to be held May 9, 10, and 11, was
announced Wednesday afternoon
by Hal Johnson, general chairman
of the week-end directorate. Due
to the change in University class
schedules this year, the usual
times of some events have been
The activities of the week-end
will start with the campus lunch
eon, scheduled for 12:30 Friday
noon, May 9. Tennis court danc
ing will be held after the lunch
eon. Plenty of music and several
new features have been planned
for entertainment during the serv
Campus events, including the
flivver race and other new fea
tures, will be held Friday after
noon. The tug-of-war will also be
held during the afternoon.
Canoe Fete Friday.
The annual Canoe Fete will be
held on the mill race Friday eve
ning and several vodvil acts have'
been booked for the occasion. A
big stage will be constructed on
the far side of the race to enable
a complete chorus to appear at
Water carnival sports will be
held Saturday morning, and the
traditional burning of the green
lids of the frosh will follow. Canoe
races and swimming events for
both men and women will be in
cluded in the water carnival pro
The big community chest bene
fit football game and field meet,
under the direction of Coach Doc
Spears, will furnish plenty of ex
citement for Saturday afternoon.
Two picked Oregon football teams
will meet in a regulation 60-min
ute battle. Numerous special
events are also on tap and play
ers will be awarded prizes for in
dividual excellence in these.
A tea for visiting mothers will
also be given Saturday afternoon,
and the prom queen will preside
at the Junior Prom Saturday
Mother’s Day, on Sunday, will
conclude the festivities and all
houses are expected to be hosts
to the mothers.
The services of Johnny Robinson
and his revamped band of Varsity
Vagabonds have been secured for
the Canoe Fete and the Junior
Prom, according to an announce
ment /nade by Johnson. The band
to play at the other events has
_Concluded on Page 4, Column 1.
Tall girls' and men'* c’lorus for Junior
Vodvil, practice tonight ai 7:45 at the
Gerlinger building for Canoe Fete.
National Collegiate Players' meeting to
day at 5 o’clock in the drama department
office. All pledges and members requested
Meeting of Junior Prom directorate at
the Alpha Beta Chi house at 8 o'clock
this evening. All members must be pres
Kwamu members, both sophomores and
juniors, are urged to attend a meeting
tonight at 5 o'clock in Gerlinger hall.
Phi Beta will hold an important meet- |
ing today at 4:15 in Susan Campbell hall, i
Very important Amphibian meeting to- !
day at 5 o'clock in the W. A. .A. room of j
Gerlinger hall. All members must be ,
Water Carnival directorate of Junior |
Week-end will meet in room 105, Journal
ism building, at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
Annual meeting for nominations of the
Co-op board of directors will be held Mon
day at 4 o’clock in 106 Commerce.
Gamma Alpha Chi will meet in 204
Journalism at 6 o'clock today. Members
and pledges be there.
The Woman in Her Sphere group will
meet Sunday at 4 o'clock in the women’s
lounge of Gerlinger hall.
Seniors, Notice—Order commencement
announcements, caps and gowns, and
souv.-nirs at the Co-op before Saturday,
April 26. This is very important.
Christian Science Organization meets to
night at 7:30 in the Y. W. C. A. bunga
Alpha Delta Pi announces the pledging
of Edith Losstedt, of Astoria, and Nlar
garct Cook, of Portland.
Theta Omega announces the pledging
of Gladys Collins of Eugene.
ALPHA DELTA SIGMA
ADVERTISING MEN OF STATE
TO MEET HERE MAY 3.
Elaborate Program for Banquet
Will Be Presented at
New Men’s Dorm.
Preparations for the Oregon
Advertising convention, May 3 and
4, being conducted by the W. F. G.
Thacher chapter of Alpha Delta
Sigma, national honorary advertis
ing fraternity, are rapidly swing
ing under way. It is expected to be
one of the largest advertising
gatherings ever to be held in the
State of Oregon outside of Port
Appblntments have been made
of the committee to make arrange
ments for the elaborate program
at the banquet to be held at the
new men’s dorm, Saturday, May 3.
The men appointed are Anton Pe
terson, chairman; Bill Hammond,
and Harry Tonkon.
John Cuddy, managing editor of
Californians, Inc., will be the prin
cipal speaker at the banquet. Rob
ert W. Jones, of the University of
Washington, and national presi
dent of Alpha Delta Sigma, will
speak at both the banquet and the
reunion breakfast to be held Sun
Invitations have been sent to
advertising clubs and men through
out the state. Besides the banquet
and breakfast, golf and other
forms of recreations will be of
fered to the delegates.
The committee in charge of the
convention is as follows; George
Weber, chairman; Anton Peter
son, Harry Tonkon, William Ham
mond, Charles Reed, Edward Bls
sell, Jack Gregg, John Nelson,
Harold Fraundorf, Addison. Brock
man, Fletcher Udall, Dave Foster,
and Dick Horn.
20 ARE GOLF HOLD-OUTS
Rain Prevents Entrants Playing
Hold-outs in the Emerald’s
spring handicap golf tournament
still numbered 20 yesterday. Rain
has prevented many from playing
their qualifying rounds and con
sequently tourney play has been
Golfers who have not turned in
their qualifying scores are asked
to communicate with Faulkner
Short, Sigma Pi Tau, manager of
Cups and other awards will be
displayed today at the Co-op, ac
cording to Short. The tournament
will begin as soon as the weather
permits entrants to qualify.
VIOLIN CONCERT TONIGHT
Juanita Oskins, Juilllard Scholar,
To Give Senior Recital.
The second appearance of Juil
liard music scholars this week
will be made tonight at *8 o'clock
when Juanita Oskins, violinist,
will give her senior recital. Alice
Holmbach, pianist, will be her as
Miss Oskins will open her pro
gram with the D-major sonata by
Nardini. Her other two groups
will be from Cottenet, Kreisler,
Wieniawski, Bach-Kreisler and
Her program is anticipated as
one of the most interesting of stu
dent recitals this spring. She is
said to have done fine work as the
student of Rex Underwood.
ORATORS TO HOLD
FORTH AT MEETING
Nominations Slated for
Today at Gerlinger.
STODDARD WILL PRESIDE
Speakers Must Be Members
Of Student Body.
CLASSES ARE DISMISSED
Regular Business Transaction
From Floor Allowed;
Flowery and euphonious oratory
from the tongues of some of the
most persuasive speakers on the
campus will be the highlight of
the nominating assembly to be
held at 11 o’clock this morning
in Gerlinger hall, formerly known
as the Woman's building. Eleven
o’clock classes will be dismissed.
The names of all the candidates
except those to be nominated for
the embryonic office of senior ex
ecutive man have been known for
a week past, and the capacity
crowd which is expected to at
tend, will be Interested principally
in the competitive speeches to be
made by the nominators in praise
of their candidates.
Each party has a list of its
speakers drawn up, one for each
candidate on the ticket. Each
party has its supporters carefully
coached on the importance of ap
plause, and the noise which tradi
tionally follows each nomination
will be more Indicative of the ef
ficiency of the party pep organi
zation than of the rhetorical ex
cellence of the speech.
Tom Stoddard will preside at the
meeting. He has announced that
nominations may be made only by
students who have the right to
vote in the election. This ruling
excludes fifth and sixth year stu
dents and special students. The
time limit on the nominating
speeches will be as follows: presi
dent, five minutes; vice-president
and secretary, three minutes each;
other offices, two minutes.
The order in which nominations
will be called will probably be
president, vice-president and sec
retary, executive woman, execu
tive man, junior finance officer.
The new titles are those incor
porated in the proposed new con
stitution to be voted upon the
same day as new officers are
elected, and their integrity is de
pendent upon the acceptance of
At this meeting is one of the
two regular business sessions held
every year by the Associated Stu
dents, the floor will be open to
the transaction of legitimate busi
ness, Stoddard said. The proposal
of resolutions will be in order.
Procedure in regard to voting on
the proposed new constitution will
Visiting President Declares Deferred
Pledging Has Proved Unsatisfactory
Editor's Note: This is the fifth of a
series of articles giving both arguments
ror anti against deferred pledging in or
der to give some knowledge of the way
the system might work if installed at the
Univeisity of Oregon.
By RALPH DAVID
Dr. Francis W. Shepardson, na
tional president of Beta Theta Pi,
and former national vice-presi
dent of Phi Beta Kappa, was in
terviewed as to his opinions con
cerning deferred pledging when
he was on the campus this week.
Dr. Shepardson was emphatic in
saying that in 50 years as a mem
ber of a fraternity, and 25 years
as a member of the faculty at the
University of Chicago, he had
never heard an argument for de
ferred pledging that was support
ed by the actual fact of exper
In the freshman year the fra
ternity can do the most good. The
freshman needs the help of the
older student; to show him mat
ters of social etiquette, to help
him with his studies, to show him
what school spirit means, and to
paddle him when the occasion de
"Living in a dormitory can be
beneficial to the freshman only if
there are competent men in
charge who are capable of under
standing the problems of the
freshman, and who will willingly
give of their time and experience.”
Dr. Shepardson believes that a
university that installed the de
ferred pledging system would suf
fer as a result because it would
mean that fraternities would not
be so eager to get high school
men to come to that particular
school when they realized that
they would not be able to pledge
them for a year. At the present
time fraternity rushing is as much
a rushing for the school as for
There is a good deal of theory
in deferred pledging that isn't
sound, according to Dr. Shepard
son. If there are rules that pre
vent fraternities from rushing un
til a certain period, it is altogether
probable that the rushing will be
carried on by the alumni members
of fraternities who live in that
“I am in favor of deferred init
iation such as in use at the Uni
versity of Oregon at the present
time. If the scholastic standard
to be reached before initiation is
sufficiently high, freshmen will do
much better work in a fraternity
than in a dormitory,” concludes