Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 26, 1930, Image 1

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    The Weather
Happy Holiday
The height of disappointment is
to be strictly held to a diet over
Thanksgiving vacation. May the
healthy ones be thankful—happy
holiday, students.
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Week Program
Is Completed
Third Annual Observance
Of Foreign Affairs
To Start Tuesday
Forum Hours, Assembly,
Banquet and Pageant
Are Scheduled
With some event scheduled for
each day in the week beginning
next Tuesday, December 2, the di
rectorate of International week
late yesterday completed plans for
the third annual observance of for
eign affairs here on the campus.
International week will begin
with a forum hour in each campus
living organization from 6:30 to
7:30 Tuesday evening, with faculty
members and townspeople a s
speakers. Wednesday morning Dr.
G. B. Noble of Reed college, Port
land, will be the featured speaker
at a general assembly at McAr
thur court. Motion pictures of the
League of Nations will be shown
in the evening at Villard hall.
Round Table To Be Held
Thursday afternoon, Mary
Klemm, assistant northwest secre
tary for the National Council for
Prevention of War, will conduct a
round table discussion at the West
minster house on international af
fairs. In the evening International
house will hold open house with
foreign consuls from Portland as
The banquet on Friday night will
have Burt Brown Barker, vice
president of the University, as
toastmaster. Foreign students on
the campus will be guests of their
friends among the student body.
The pageant on Saturday in the
Gerlinger building will bring the
v/eek’s events to a close. Two per
formances, one in the afternoon
and another in the evening will be
Students are asked to sign up
with their house representatives
for tickets to the banquet, and for
eign students will be assigned for
each one unless the purchaser has
8 friend whom he particularly
wishes to take, according to Cor
win Calavan, in charge of all ticket
On Tuesday evening the groups
of independent men and the inde
pendent women will have dinner
together at the Y. W. C. A. and
hold their discussion hour with Dr.
J. R. Wetherbee as speaker.
Speakers Chosen
Following is a list of forum-hour
speakers for the other campus
Alpha Chi Omega, N. L. Bossing;
Alpha Gamma Delta, Mrs. H.
Wheeler; Alpha Delta Pi, Mrs. G.
B. Warner; Chi Delta, Mrs. H. E.
Knott; Alpha Phi, Mrs. Madden;
Alpha Omicron Pi, R. C. Clark;
Chi Omega, L. O. Wright; Alpha
Xi Delta, S. H. Jameson; Delta
Gamma, Dr. George Rebec; Tri
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Town Girls May
Hold Dance Here
WTHETHER to give a danee or
” not during Thanksgiving
vacation will be decided at a
meeting of the Town Girls’ club
this afternoon at 4 o'clock in
room 110 Johnson
East year members of the or
ganization entertained students
staying on the campus over the
holidays with a dance at the
Craftsman’s club. A similar one
will be held this year, if the
members vote in favor of a
All town women are requested
to be present by the president,
Louise Smartt, since this is the
first business meeting of the
Men Sent Most
Warnings From
Too Low Grades
295 Males Receive Slips
As Compared Willi
93 Women
Three times as many men as
women were sent grade warnings
at mid-term, a report released
from the personnel office shows.
A total of 295 men received re
quests to interview their advisers
concerning their work, while only
93 women had grades low enough
to necessitate an interview.
Grade reports with interview
blanks, according to University
regulations, are sent to those stu
dents who are on scholastic pro
bation and have one V or one F,
and to those not on scholastic pro
bation who have received two or
more grades of V or F, or both
When informed of their grade
standing, students are supposed to
answer the questions in writing
asked on the interview form, de
signed to aid their advisers in ana
lyzing their difficulties, and then
to seek the advisers’ help.
After the conference the inter
view blanks are returned to the
office of the dean of men by men
students and to the dean of women
by the women. If the blanks are
not sent back within a week, the
dean of men or women calls in the
students and explains to them the
importance of consulting their ad
List of Advertisers Sent
To All House Managers
The list of Emerald advertisers,
designed to increase response to
advertising in the student publica
tion, will be sent out to all houses
on the campus next Monday, Jack
Gregg, advertising manager, an
nounced last night.
“It is hoped that house managers
will consult this list when making
purchases, inasmuch as the Emer
ald is a publication of the Asso
ciated Students and its advertisers
should be patronized By them,”
Gregg said.
Business Ad School Makes
Study of Lumber Industry
That cyclical fluctuations in |
short term interest rates have a
direct bearing on the Douglas fir
lumber industry is brought out in
a research report on “Forecasting
l Fluctuations in Demand for Doug
las Fir Lumber” now in process of
preparation in the school of busi
ness administration in its bureau
of business research, according to
O. K. Burrell, who is now putting
on the finishing touches.
The original draft is nearly com
pleted and will soon be in the
hands of officials in the industry
for their inspection before it is sent
to the printer for official publica
According to the report, lower
interest rates in the past have
called for movement in the Doug
las fir industry within a period of
five or six months, however, pres
ent indications point to a consider
able lengthening of this period,
r during the depression of 1930, but
the powerful stimulus of low inter
est rates will undoubtedly assert
itself to speed up building con
The report also brings out the
fact that the Douglas fir industry
in the past has been an early mov
er so far as the major turning
points in the business cycle are
concerned and that the general in
dustrial activities in the past have
been preceded by movements in
Douglas fir. It also shows that
there is a considerable degree of
relationship between fluctuations
in the residential construction and
agricultural prices and the Doug
las fir industry, but that fluctua
tions in the Douglas fir industry
precede the fluctuations in resi
dential construction and agricul
tural prices.
The report also indicates that
| there is no correlation between
fluctuations in demand for Douglas
fir and volume of new corporate
financing, stock prices or bond
Promotion of Good Will Their Duty for Week
There are six busy days ahead directly after Thanksgiving for this directorate when the third annual International week is
scheduled, December 1 to 7. A forum hour in each house, a banquet honoring foreign students, a pageant on Saturday, and a stu
dent assembly with Dr. G. B. Noble, of Reed college, as principal speaker, are highlights of the week. The members responsible for
the program and plans are, left to right: Charles Gillespie, forum hour; Minnie Helzer, German club; Cal Bryan, general chairman;
Michael Haimovitch, International club; Merlin Blais, treasurer; Elizabeth Scruggs, secretary; Kenneth Fitzgerald, publicity assistant;
Louise Webber, banquet assistant; James Landye, banquet chairman; Alexis Lyle, A. W. S.; Edna Spenker, Cosmopolitan club; Lavina
Hicks, forum hour assistant; Alice Redetzke, Westminster Guild; Isabelle Crowell, tickets; George Root, publicity chairman; Joan Cox,
publicity assistant, and Walter Meyers, adviser. Mildred McGee (not in the picture) Is program chairman and has made all arrange
ments for speakers during the week.
$1500 Fellowship
Offered to Those
Studying German
Students To Sail To Europe
August 1 To Pursue
Work in Field
A fellowship of $1,500, open to
both men and women is offered by
the directors of the Germanistic
Society of America, for an Ameri
can Student who contemplates
studying some phase of German
civilization at a German univer
sity, according to material receiv
ed from the Institute of Interna
tional Education.
In order to be eligible for this
fellowship the candidate must be
a citizen of the United States, 'a
graduate of a college of recognized
standing, he must have pursued
advanced studies in one or move
of the following aspects of German
civilization: German architecture,
art, history and government, liter
ature and language or German
The award will be made about
March 1 and an applicant who ac
cepts the award of the fellowship
will be expected to sail for Europe
on or about August 1. Payments
of the fellowship will be made in
three installments.
A fellow, unless already so pro
ficient in the language as to be
exempted from the requirement by
the secretary, will be required to
devote the first summer to the stu
dy and practice of oral German,
and shall give the secretary a cer
tificate of proficiency.
He will be required to pursue
work in the field of study desig
nated on his award, but will not
be held responsible to the direc
tors for taking any specific cours
es or achieving any specific re
The secretary of the Germanis
tic Society is Frederick W. J. Heu
ser at Columbia university, New
York City, N. Y.
Dr. Caswell Has Doubts if
‘Last Laugh’ Will Stay Up
“I have my very serious doubts
whether the “Last Laugh” will
ever fly,” said Dr. A. E. Caswell,
professor of physics, when asked
for his opinion of the air worthi
ness of the strange craft being
tried out at the local airport.
“If the inventor had really car
ried out an entirely new idea, as
i did Count Zeppelin when he de
signed dirigibles, or as the Span
ish inventor of the autogiro did.
instead of merely remodeling an
airplane body which has been con
stantly perfected by corps of men
who have spent their lives in the
study of aeronautics, there would
; be more chance of his success.
“The inventor has, obviously,
■ comparatively little knowledge of
aeronautics, and his creation vio
lates several laws of flight. Then
the very name of the thing sounds
I dubious—‘Last Laugh.’ ”
Business Brisker, Boys Buy
Black Sooty-Shaded Shirts
Some ten years ago a broad
shouldered, heavy-chested gentle
man, clad somewhat ostentatious
ly in a black shirt marched down
from the hills (or was it up from
the plains ? ) into Rome. This gen
tleman, a blacksmith of some re
pute in his home town, carried as
a weapon, a club, as a badge, the
black shirt; and when Rome awoke
next morning the papers were car
rying headlines something like
this, “Local Boy Makes Good in
Rome.” i
But all of this is beside the point.
What we are getting at is this. Af
ter ten years of comparative peace
and quiet, here some 15,000 miles
to the westward the black shirt
shirt has again made its appear
ance. First, it was noticed on the
back of a rather isignificant-look
ing sophomore and not more than
nominal comment was excited. But
hark ye! If conditions keep up we
can visualize the campus philoso
phers philosophizing, the student
affairs committee holding regular
meetings and the Emerald editor
wasting reams of paper in an ef
fort to produce an editorial to deal
adequately with the situation.
Is the campus going fascist ? Is
the “Gentleman of the Shirt” ex
erting his influence over land and
sea to the campus of the Univer
sity of Oregon? Any day now we
expect to see some enterprising in
dividual marching down 13th street
chest out, chin in, the right arm
extended above the head with the
palm to the fore—and then—the
black shirt will reign supreme.
Why even the merchants of town
are failing us in the crisis. They
advertise it, even in the Emerald.
“Buy your term shirt now, and
save on your laundry bill.”
Faculty Members
Attend Institute
Seventeen Counties Visited
By Institute Participants
Oregon faculty members partici
pated in County Teachers’ Insti
tute meetings in 17 counties of the 1
state during the months of Septem
ber, October, and November.
The counties visited were: Ba
ke?, Clackamas, Curry, Douglas,
Grant, Harney, Jackson, Jefferson,
Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln,
Marion, Polk, Union, Washington,
and Yamhill.
Professor W. G. Beattie, assist
ant director of the extension divis
ion appeared on the program in
eight different counties. H. D.
Sheldon, dean of the school of edu
cation addresses institutes in Lane,
Lincoln, Marion, and Washington
counties. F. L. Stetson, professor
of education, Harold L. Tuttle, as
sociate professor of education,
Nowland E. Zane, associate profes
sor of design, and B. W. DeBusk,
professor of education, were other
institute speakers.
Sweetser Will Give Talk
Before Audubon Society
“What’s in a name and how do
you get it?” is the subject upon
which Dr. A. Ft. Sweetser, head of
the department of plant biology,
v/ill lecture before the Audubon
society in Portland Friday evening.
Dr. Sweetser will discuss the
work of naturalists in the Pacific
Northwest and something of tue
work that these men have accom -
plished in the scientific field.
Library Open
The law library will be open dur
ing Thanksgiving vacation as
' usual, except Thursday, Novem
' ber 27, when it will be open from 2
p m. to 10 p. m. only.
Scout Leadership
Course Planned
Training Offered Oregon
Men Students on Friday
A scout leadership training
course will be offered Oregon men
students interested in boys’ work
in a series of eight lectures spon
sored by the Eugene Boy Scout of
fices, according to H. B. Sallee,
scout executive here, who is work
ing under the supervision of Vic
tor P. Morris, chairman of the
leadership training committee.
The course will open Friday at
7:45 p. m. in the chamber of com
merce building on West Broadway,
and all lectures will be held at the
same hour and place on succeeding
Fridays n December and January.
The course will end January 16
with an outdoor meeting at Camp
Lucky Boy.
Rev. Weber of Eugene will lec
ture P'riday on "The Volunteer.’’
Physical and mental nature of the
12-year-old boy, the significance of
oath and law, discussion of tender
foot tests, and importance of in
vestiture service will be other top
ics covered at the first meeting.
L. S. Cresman, professor of so
ciology, will talk on "The Gang -
Why—Danger and Advantages,"
on December 12. Other topics will
be listed later.
Men attending the leadership
training course may obtain a cer
tificate at the end of two months’
period if they so desire, according
to the scout leaders.
Faville To Confer
Dean Faville of the school of
business administration, will leave
for Portland today where he will
(confer with R. H. Kipp, manager
1 of the Columbia Valley Develop
ment association, concerning the
traffic research being carried on
by the bureau of research of thj
j school of business administration.
Debaters Chosen
In Annual Tryouts
For Varsity Team
Eighteen Men Selected by
Competitive Exam
For Squad
Eighteen men, the majority of
[ whom are sophomores, were cho
sen last night to make up the var
sity debate squad, as a result of
the tryouts held in Villard hall.
Newcomers to the squad are Neil
Sheeley, Charles Jones, Hobart
Wilson, Charles Yoshii, Charles
Dolloff, Leslie Whitehouse, John
King, Charles Roberts, Rolla Ree
dy, Marl Liles, Robert Gamer, and
Cecil Espy.
Six members of the squad who
were on last year’s team and will
continue this year are Arthur Pot
win, Walter Evans, Roger Pfaff,
Errol Sloan, Robert T. Miller, and
Wallace Campbell.
The contestants talked for six
minutes on either side of the ques
tion, “Resolved, that the United
States should gradually lower its
tariff so as to adopt a policy of
free trade in 2 years.”
Aboia in equal number of speak
ers chose each side. Those on the
affirmative maintained that free
trade would promote more of a
feeling of good will among the na
tions of the world, while the nega
tive maintained that our infant in
dustries would be destroyed and
our prosperity ruined if we adopted
a policy of free trade.
Dr. Ralph C. Hoeber, head of the
speech division, and Eugene Laird,
assistant in the department of
speech, acted as judges.
A large debate squad will be
used this year as a greater list of
home debates are scheduled. The
squad will begin work immediately
on the questions of free trade, pro
hibition, and chain stores.
Towards the latter part of Feb
ruary, two delegates will be sent
north to debate with the Univer
sity of Washington, Washington
State, University of Idaho, Univer
sity of Montana, and Whitman.
Vacation Finds Decrease
Of Students in Infirmary
With the approach of the
Thanksgiving holidays the infirm
ary has a slight decrease in the
i number of its patients. There were
six patients registered there yes
terday, and a few of these are ex
1 pected to leave tomorrow. Most
of the confinements are caused by
i colds.
The students now confined to
i the care of the University health
service are: Margaret Cummings,
Carol Johnson, Virgil LaClaire,
Lloyd Brough, Donald McClintock,
and Albert Tuch.
Alums Visit
Dorothy Thompson, '29, and Viv
ian Pesola, '28, were guests of Zeta
Tau Alpha over the week-end.
Rally Leaders Lose
Right To Participate
In Student Activities
Action Which Is Taken by Executive Council Removes
Yell King, Rally Committee Chairman
Anil Emerald Managing Editor
Exorcising authority as the supreme executive body of the
associated students of the University of Oregon, the executive
council last night suspended three students, John Creech, Hrian
Mimnaugh, and Robert Allen, from participation in all activi
ties for one term after their implication in the incitation of
a rally disrupting Friday morning classes preceding the Orogon
Oregon State football game.
Action was brought about by the executive council upon
recommendation to the student advisory committee that such
misdemeanors as may come directly under the supervision of
Willis Duniway
Managing Editor
Of Daily Emerald
Staff Member Succeeds
Allen, Removed by
Executive Council
Willis Duniway, editorial writer
on the Emerald staff, was appoint
ed by Vinton Hall, editor, last night
to succeed Robert Allen as manag
ing editor of the Emerald. Allen
was forced to vacate his position
by action of the executive council.
Duniway is a junior in the school
of journalism. He has risen rapidly
ly in the ranks of the Emerald
since his freshman year when he
started as a reporter. Throughout
all last year he held a position as
day editor, and was promoted to
the editorial staff at the end of
the spring term.
The new managing editor, who
goes by the name of “Bill” around
the Journalism shack, is from
Portland. He is a member of Sig
ma Delta Chi, professional journal
ism fraternity, and is campus cor
lespondent for the Portland News.
Mary Klcmm Is Member
War Prevention Society
Hiss Mary Klemm, U. of O., '30,
at present associate secretary of
the northwest office of the Nation
al Council for Prevention of War,
was in Eugene yesterday, speak
ing before the Eugene and Uni
versity high schools.
Miss Klemm has just recently re
turned from Washington, D. C.,
where she attended a national
conference of the organization
with which she is affiliated. She
has been traveling in Oregon,
Washington, and Idaho, address
ing schools, business and profes
sional clubs, and civic bodies. Her
headquarters are in Portland.
Miss Klemm is a member of Phi
Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, na
tional public speaking honorary,
and Theta Sigma Phi, woman’s
journalistic honorary.
.the association of students be han
dled by the supreme body of the
organization. The affair was pri
marily placed in th6 hands of the
student advisory committee, a
group composed entirely of faculty
members, which has previously
dealt with student violations.
By such suspension from activi
ties John Creech will no longer
hold his position as yell king.
Brian Mimnaugh is removed from
chairmanship of the rally commit
tee, and Bob Allen will lose privi
leges of acting as managing editor
of the Oregon Daily Emerald, ac
cording to the edict of the execu
tive council. Creech and Mim
naugh were held to be chief insti
gators of the Friday morning
rally which disturbed the regular
routine of the University educa
tional program. Allen, as manag
ing editor, unofficially tendered
his support to the rally by print
ing material in that morning’s
issue- which was said to have had
an encouraging effect upon the
rallying students.
“A gentleman’s agreemen t,”
stated George Cherry, president of
the student body, regarding the
action taken by the executive
council, “incorporated in the A. S.
U. O. constitution and exercised
only the night before, has been
violated by those acting in the
name of the association. The stu
dent relations committee and ex
ecutive council have acted for the
best interests of student govern
ment in placing the men on one
term activity probation.
“An organization,’’ he continued,
"cannot live long or accomplish its
purpose if it sets up standards and
conforms to them only at will.
Student government is not univer
sal. If we are to enjoy its bene
fits and yet, in so doing, prove
ourselves worthy of the trust
which every Oregon student prizes,
it is imperative, obviously, that
the group standards set up in the
constitution be the standards of
every individual and respected as
Incorporated in the decision
handed down by the council is a
clause that the student removed
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Caswell Gives Six Reasons
Why Saturday Classes Fail
Approximately six reasons for
the evident failure of Saturday
classes have been ascribed by Dr.
A. E. Caswell, professor of physics,
who conducted the survey last
week which indicated that they are
not achieving their object.
Natural resistance on the part
ot the students is given as one of
the chief reasons. The fact that
Saturday classes are an innovation
and consequently meet with some
disapproval is also assigned as a
cause. Quite a few students work
in local stores and, inasmuch as
Saturday is rush day for the
tradesmen, numerous students are
thus drawn away from the classes
held on this day, according to Dr.
Some of the professors like to
leave over the week-end and class
es on Saturday cause them incon
venience. Similarly it is nearly im
possible for some of the professors
who have classes in the Portland
extension school to get back on
time for their classes here, Dr.
Caswell said. Saturday is also the
most logical day for geology field
trips and the like and classes on
that day interfere, he added.
“It should be possible for a stu
dent either to get an even distri
bution of classes throughout the
week including Saturday, or to get
a schedule which does not compel
him to take classes on that day,”
he said.
"As it is, the classes are divided
into two groups, one meeting on
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fri
days, and one meeting on Tues
days, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
An avoidance of Saturday classes
causes a dropping off in the at
tendance for the other two days,
thus not only making Saturday
classes fail in their purpose but
also resulting in a piling up on the
other days, causing inconvenience.