Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 13, 1931, Image 1

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    See the Fashions
The latest in spring styles will
be modeled tonight at the Gamma
Alpha Chi all-campus dance. It
will be the first chance for stu
dents to see new fashion creations.
Junior Shine
Committee Is
Named Today
‘Shine for a Dime’ Slogan
Retained by Members
Of Directorate
Prizes to Most Successful
Ticket Salesmen Given
By Local Stores
Appointments for Junior Shine
day were completed yesterday, ac
cording to a statement last night
from John Pen
land, general
| chairman of the
| event.
I Connie Baker,
| who has charge
| o f the ticket
1 sales announced
I that she had se
I lected her help
iers, Marian
I Camp, Elizabeth
■ Strain, T r e v e
Jones, and Jack
j^uieiseu. a licoc sluuculs will aa
sist her in the distribution and sale
of tickets and a number of men
and women will be named later to
make the rounds of the living or
ganizations the evening before
Shine Day. .
Bale in Charge of Stands
Paul Bale, in charge of stands
and properties, has chofeen on his
committee Pete Hamilton, Jim
Landreth, Jack Rollwage, George
Kotchik, and Ralph Stenshoel.
This year’s shine day is the
eighth annual presentation of the
activity, and is expected to be one
of the most successful occasions
of its kind, stated Penland. “In
choosing the directorate I believe
that I have selected some of the
most competent juniors,” he said.
“They have all partaken in a
number of class and campus activ
ities and have proved themselves
most competent and efficient. Our
goal this year is set at 2,500 shines
and the directorate is confident
that it will be attained. I believe
that the committee heads have
chosen wisely in selecting their
To Use Old Slogan
“Due to the tradition which has
been built up around the slogan
‘a shine for a dime,’ we are con
tinuing its use. On the side, we
have another slogan in that ‘we
guarantee satisfaction’.”
Junior Shine day was originally,
and still is, a junior class activity
for the purpose of raising money
for charitable purposes. Last year
the proceeds of the event went to
relief work in Bulgaria. So far
this year there has been no de
cision as to what cause the money
raised will be donated. Penland
will appoint a committee sometime
in the near future to decide the
purpose to which it shall be put.
Prizes To Be Given
Due to the efforts of Ken Scales,
assistant chairman of the director
ate, prizes consisting of a $1.50
tie for the man selling the most
tickets, to be awarded by Paul D.
Green; a pair of silk hose for the
woman with the most sales, pre
sented by Densmore and Leonard,
and a prize, which will be an
nounced later, to be given to the
person who holds the lucky ticket,
have been secured.
June Graduates’
Applications Due
those students who plan
to graduate in June must
file their applications for de
grees in the registrar’s office
before spring term, according to
a statement issued by that office
yesterday. It will be impossible
for a student to graduate unless
this application is filled out be
fore the end of the term.
If the student is uncertain
whether the petition is already
filed, he may ascertain it by
calling at the registrar's win
Russian Movies
To Be Screened
At Villard Tonight
Pictures Filmed by Soviet
Show Actual Conditions,
Progress of Country
Soviet Russia as it is today
will be portrayed in the two pic
tures, "Old and New” and "The
Gates of the Caucasus,” which will
both be shown free of charge to
night and Saturday night in Vil
lard hall at 7:30 o’clock.
These pictures were filmed in
Russia under the direction of the
Soviet union in an attempt to in
form the world better as to what
the Soviet government is doing.
They were directed by Sergei M.
Eisenstein, a Russian producer who
has made himself famous with his
ability to transfer the art of real
life to the screen.
Machine Progress Shown
“Old and New” pictures the pro
gress of the machine age in the
Soviet union and its results, and
“The Gates of the Caucasus” gives
an interesting picture of the moun
tain tribes in the highlands of the
Russian country.
The Chicago Tribune gives the
former picture a four-star rating
and says, “Mr. Eisenstein’s all
seeing camera has caught living
picture after living picture. Some
of these startle you with their
beauty, others by their reality.”
Films on Two Nights
The two pictures have been ob
tained for showing at the Univer
sity through the efforts of the
committee on free intellectual ac
tivities of which Dr. Harold G.
Townsend, professor of philosophy,
is chairman. Both pictures will
be shown both nights, according
to Dr. Townsend, in order to ac
commodate those who would not
be able to attend both tonight and
Saturday. The object in doing
this, he said, is to accommodate
the greatest number of people. A
person will be able to see one pic
ture one night, and the other the
next, or both on one evening.
Dr. C. B. Beall To Publish
French Monograph Soon
“Chateaubriand and Tasso: A
study in comparative literature,”
is the title of the monograph which
Dr. C. B. Beall, assistant professor
in Romance language, is working
on. When completed the book will
probably be published in France.
This summer, Mr. Beall will
teach French and Italian at Johns
Hopkins university summer school.
This will be his sixth year on the
Summer school faculty at Johns
Required Course in Library
Use Suggested for Students
Resulting economy of time for
students and librarians was given
as the chief reason for the need
of freshman instruction in library
use by Professor D. R. Davis, as
k. sistant in the mathematics depart
ment and instructor of freshman
orientation classes, and Miss Le
nore Casford, periodical librarian,
who has assisted Professor Davis
in presenting fundamentals of li
brary use to his students.
“I have observed that not only
freshmen are ignorant of methods
of library use, but that many stu
dents remain ignorant of the im
mense facilities which our library
offers during their complete col
lege course,” Miss Casford said.
"The best students are those who
can find the most material in the
shortest period of time. This
seems to me to be sufficient rea
son for making library instruction
a required course for undergradu
ates,” Miss Casford continued, de
ploring the lack of facilities for
such an undertaking in this Uni
Considering his orientation stu
dents as fair samples of under
graduates, Professor Davis said,
“The evidence of knowledge of li
brary use which these students
bring to my class indicates that
there is a great need for library
instruction among freshmen.’’
Valuations of the orientation
courses which Professor Davis re
quires his students to write at the
end of the course contain, in al
most every case, mention of the
instruction in library methods as
one of the most valuable phases.
In regard to making library
methods a required course for
freshmen, Professor Davis said,
"The necessity for such an action
rests principally upon the require
ments which are made by the fac
ulty. If a great deal of library
(Continued on Page Threey
Library Vital
To Community,
Speaker Avers
Women Lead Profession
In This Field, Head
Librarian Says
Miss Long Outlines Work
For Girls, In Voeational
Meeting of AWS
The library is in the center of
the real activity of the community
of which it is a part, Miss Harriet
C. Long, librarian of the Oregon
state library, declared Thursday
afternoon in speaking at the
fourth meeting sponsored by the
Associated Women Students on vo
cational guidance. “We librarians
have always felt that the library
knows what the people are think
ing, what they are feeling, and
what they are planning, and with
this knowledge we can make our
contribution to the community
through books.”
Love for a genuine interest in
people as well as in library work
itself is essential to the successful
librarian, Miss Long asserted. It
is one of the professions which
has welcomed women from the be
ginning, and since the start of li
brary work in America women
have been in the majority in the
profession, she said.
Kinds of Work Outlined
The various kinds of library
work were outlined by Miss Long,
regarded as one of the outstand
ing women in her field. Under
public libraries there are the large
city libraries, in which each worker
must be a specialist in some ffeld.
In the smaller public libraries
there is generally one professional
librarian, with one or two un
trained assistants. The county li
brary work, Miss Long’s particu
lar interest, tries to establish a
library center in every village and
crossroad store, and to carry
books to people who otherwise
have no access to them.
Other libraries are those in
teachers’ colleges, federal libraries,
or state libraries. There are ref
erence libraries, from which books
are not circulated at all, but used
only at the library. Many large
cities have municipal libraries for
the exclusive use of city officials.
Business houses often have libra
ries consisting mainly of clippings
and pamphlets related to the busi
ness of their firm. A new field
in library work is that in libraries
where a librarian is often a part
of the hospital staff. She chooses
books for patients which will not
only be interesting but will con
tribute to their recovery.
Various Departments Named
The many jobs in a large city
library were outlined by Miss
Long. There are the order depart
ment, which bandies all books; the
(Continued on Page Three)
Y. W. C. A. Cabinet
Jobs Now Open
Aspirants Urged To Apply
For Positions Early
Candidates for Y. W. C. A. cab
inet positions may schedule pre
liminary interviews this week with
Dorothy Thomas, secretary. Miss
Thomas urges that the first of the
customary three interviews grant
ed the applicant be held at once,
since they are to be completed by
the end of February. Out of some
60 people who usually apply, stat
ed Miss Thomas, about 22 are us
ually granted cabinet positions.
The custom of interviewing
prospective cabinet members orig
inated three years ago; this marks
the fourth annual observance of
the present system.
“Any girl from any class in the
University may schedule an inter
view,” declared Miss Thomas,
“either to find out whether she
would be interested in a cabinet
position, or how well fitted she is
to hold a particular position, or
what particular position she might
wish to create and hold. We give
each girl three successive inter
views, in order to see the progres
sion from first to third, and to see
how she works out her own prob
lems by thinking about them.”
“Our system has proved ex
tremely effective,” she concluded.
“This year we have had an excep
tionally fine and active cabinet
Watch Out! It's Friday the
Thirteenth9 Day for III Luck
Students Advised To Shun
Walking Under Ladders,
Following Blaek Cats
Did you put both feet on the
floor at the same time this morn
ing? Did you keep your fingers
crossed until you had finished
combing your hair? Did you spit
three times after passing a blonde,
and twice, with a sneeze thrown
in, when passing a brunette ?
If so, you need not fear the spell
of the day, for it is Friday the
But don't walk under ladders or
leave any room backwards, or fol
low black cats around the block
to avoid their passing across your
path. Going through the library
doors shoulder to shoulder with a
fat man is, not only unlucky, but
downright impossible.
Fridays are lucky days for this
country, the historians relate. But
not any Friday the thirteenth.
It was on Friday the twelfth
that Columbus discovered Amer
ica. On a Friday, the oldest city
in the country, St. Augustine,
Florida, was founded. The pil
grims landed on a Friday. And
the English finally surrendered on
a Friday, at the close of the Rev
olutionary war. But
Paul Revere's horse had a sore
foot on Friday the thirteenth.
Amos and Andy were introduced
on a Friday the thirteenth. Hunt
ley Gordon, the W. S. C. center,
plays his best game on Friday the
thirteenth (or some other day),
and generally nets 13 points.
And furthermore, the first na
tional psychology test for pre
medic students was diabolically
planned for Friday the thirteenth,
today. A ghastly joke.
There will be a number of house
dances tonight. Remember the
day, and keep your eye on the
punch. It is said that arsenic can
not be detected by the unskilled
tongue, and professional arsenic
tasters are scarce this season.
However, Friday the thirteenth
has compensations. Final exams
never come on Friday, the thir
teenth of August. It is seldom
that Labor day falls on Friday the
thirteenth. And Washington’s
pirthday has never come on that
day, nor has the fourth of July.
Aside from that, all’s well.
Styles in Spring
Apparel Will Be
Modeled Tonight
Five Co-e<ls, Three Men
To Show Fashions at
All-Campus Dance
Just what the popular Univer
sity co-ed or the young-man-about
the-campus is wearing now, at
work, at play, at formal or infor
mal affairs, will be depicted graph
ically dpring the Gamma Alpha
Chi all-campus informal dance to
night at Cocoanut Grove. Danc
ing will start at 9 o’clock, and the
spring style models will appear on
the floor at 10 o’clock as an in
termission feature. All have been
outfitted by McMorran and Wash
burne department store.
Costume Changes Planned
The girls will wear sports out
fits, street costumes and semi
formal and formal dresses, and the
men will model new tweed suits,
sporty flannel jackets and tuxedos.
Samples of well-known cosmetics
will be given out to the women at
the dance.
The models are: Dorothy Cun
ningham, Dorothy Drescher, Dor
othy Harbaugh, Elizabeth Wright.
Bernice Wainscott, Leighton Gee,
Larry Jackson, and Tony Peter
Tickets on Sale
Tickets are on sale at all men’s
living organizations and reserva
tions should be phoned in to the
Cocoanut Grove at 3376.
Mr. Karl Thunemann, advertis
ing manager of McMorran and
Washburne department store, has
planned to make the evening an
unusual one in the history of fea
ture entertainment on the campus.
See Adviser Soon,
Says Department
Business Students Asked
To Co-operate
In an effort to avoid the rush
of spring term registration in the
business ad school, that depart
ment urges students enrolled in
business to consult with their ad
visers sometime during the next
two weeks, February 16 to March
7, David E. Faville, dean of the
school, announced yesterday. Stu
dents who are willing to work out
their spring term programs on this
basis will not have to wait in line
to see their advisers on registra
tion day, but will merely call at a
desk in the hall of the commerce j
building for a checking of their
cards, Dean Faville said.
There are over 600 students ma
joring in the business ad school,
and this system will attempt to
lessen the difficulties of registra
tion, in addition to making possi
ble more satisfactory consultations
between students and advisers, the
dean believes.
Appointments for each student
will be arranged in 205 Commerce,
and the school will take the re
sponsibility of getting the stu
dents’ grade books from the regis
trar’s office.
Papers in State
Will Be Judged
On Public Work
Outstanding Newspaper in
Civic Service To Be
Chosen Annually
Every newspaper in Oregon,
whether published daily, weekly or
semi-weekly, will be urged to
keep an account of its public serv
ice work and submit this record in
a competition to be held each year
to determine the outstanding pub
lications in this field, it is an
nounced here by Eric W. Allen,
dean of the school of Journalism.
Judging To Be Yearly
Judging of the newspapers will
be done each year by a committee
of highest standing, members of
which will be selected by the school
of journalism of the University of
Oregon. The contest will be open
to all papers which have displayed
meritorious public service during
the year and points to be consid
ered will be courage and imagina
tion displayed, constructiveness of
plans and skill of execution.
It is pointed out that the award
Will be made on a single meritor
ious exploit, or at other times upon
a consistent policy.
Start Made This Year
A start on the competition was
made this year, with honorable
mention being awarded two news
papers, the Roseburg News-Review
and the Hillsboro Argus. The
committee, which was composed
of R. G. Callvert, editor of The
Oregonian; Donald J. Sterling,
managing editor of the Oregon
Journal; Edgar McDaniel, publish
er of the Coos Bay Harbor; J. E.
Shelton, former publisher and now
of the state automobile associa
tion, and Robert W. Sawyer, pub
lisher of the Bend Bulletin, report
(Continued on Pape Two)
May Be Reds Here,
But Spring Greys
Still Go, Says Bill
J Feb. 12.—I understand that
a lot of talk goes on around
one of these fraternity bull
sessions. Hours of it with no
object in view hash prohibition
and every other form of present
day evil.
There's a lot of good in this
world, too. The other day an
assailant shot down a man
whose dancing was offensive.
Someone said there are nearly
one million red sympathizers in
this country, but light greys
and browns still seem to be the
most fashionable colors for
spring. To prove that the world
is advancing, the people in jail
ire a much higher type than the
old-time prisoner.
If anyone wants to dodge the
public eye now-a-days all he
has to do is to stick up a little
sign, “Stocks for Sale." Any
way, that's what Kessinger’s
Mid-West Review says.
Senior Ball To
Feature Music
And Programs
McElroy’s Spanish Band To
Make Their Premier
Appearance Here
Floor Chairman Promises
To Have Improved
With one of the best dance or
chestras in the state slated to play
the music, and programs that have
never been duplicated on the cam
pus, the Senior ball, annual for
mal, will be held tomorrow night
at Gerlinger hall, commencing at
9 o'clock.
Plans for the all-campus event
have been completed and construc
tion work for the decorative
scheme began yesterday, Bob
Bishop, general chairman, said.
McElroy’s Band Coming
Cole McElroy’s Spanish Ball
room orchestra, McElroy’s own or
ganization of nine pieces, will fur
nish music that, members of the
directorate declare, has never been
equaled on the Oregon campus.
The group will be making its pre
mier engagement here.
To complete the dancing ar
rangements a good floor has been
promised, and special steps are be
ing taken to provide a smooth sur
face instead of the sticky and im
perfectly conditioned one with
which students have had to con
tend at previous events, Sol Direc
tor, who is in charge of floor, an
Decorations To Be Pleasing
Decorations, although music and
programs are being especially fea
tured, will be in keeping with the
formalness of the dance, and a
pleasing effect will meet the eyes
of those attending, is the promise
of Wilbur Sohm, chairman of dec
orations. The John L. Stark Dec
orating company, of Portland, dec
orators for a number of campus
dances in the past, is furnishing
the plan and materials.
The ticket sale, according to Art
Rolander, finance manager, will
last all day today and up to 5
o’clock Saturday afternoon. Tick
ets in the hands of house repre
sentatives will be collected be
tween 5 and 7, every representa
tive being expected to make a fi
nal report at that time, Rolander
announced. Those who are unable
to purchase tickets by Saturday
afternoon will be allowed to get
them at the door.
Formal invitations to be sent
guests are still available at the
Co-op for holders of tickets.
Music Honorary
Will Broadcast
Phi Beta Will Play Over
KOBE Tonight at 8
The string quartet of Phi Beta,
national professional music and
dramatic honorary, will play over
radio station KORE this eve
ning'from 8 to 8:30 o'clock. The
members of the quartet are: Fran
ces Brockman, Mabel McKinney,
Estelle Johnson, and Roma Gross,
violins, assisted by Jean Aiken,
flutist, and Maude Stehn, accom
The program will be as follows:
I. (a) La Zingam .Bohm
(b) Famous Waltz .Brahms
Phi Beta quartette
II. Zampa Overture .Herold
Phi Beta quartette and Jean
Aiken, flutist
III. (a) Deucher Tanz .
. Von Ditterdorg
(bj Poupee Valsante Poldini
Phi Beta quartette
Faville Asked To Speak
At Education Conference
An invitation to speak at a con
ference on “Education for the
American Home," to be held in
Spokane on April 9, has been
extended David E. Faville, dean of
the school of business administra
tion. William J. Cooper, United
States commissioner of education,
Washington, D. C., who sent the
invitation, asks that Dean Faville
I speak on “What Economic Chang
! es Are Affecting the Home.”
The Spokane conclave will be
held under the auspices of the
United States department of edu
cation, Washington State college,
and the University of Idaho.
Talks With Bishop
Open to Students
^NY student wishing to hold n
personal conference with
Bishop Sumner while he Is visit
ing on the campus will find him
at the office of Dean Rebec, ad
ministration building. His of
fice hours for today and tomor
row will bo from 11 to 12 and
from 4 to 5.
It was first announced that
Bishop Sumner would l>e on the
campus until next Tuesday, but
owing to business calling him
hack to Portland, he will leave
Eugene Sunday afternoon. This
will mean that all students who
had planned to confer with the
bishop the first of next week
should drop into his office
either today or tomorrow, and
will not need to make uny ad
vanced appointments.
Medical Students
To Take Aptitude
Test Here Today
Quiz Used as Method for
Selecting Prospects
Fitted for Work
Aptitude teats for all students
planning to attend medical schools
during the year 1931-32 will be
given today in room 103 in Deady
hall at 3 o'clock, according to Dr.
H. B. Yocom, professor of zoology.
A charge of $1 will be assessed all
students desiring to take the test
and arrangements must be made
with Dr. Yocom before 2 o’clock
today. The tests will be given
simultaneously at all American
colleges abd universities where
pre-medical courses are a part of
the curriculum.
Selection Insisted on
Medical colleges now insist on
selecting from the thousands of
applicants only those who have
attained high standings in college.
During the last two years approx
imately 15,000 prospective stu
dents have attempted entrance to
the leading medical schools of the
United States and Canada. Of this
number about half were accom
modated. More than one out of
every five who have actually gain
ed entrance is forced to drop out
because of the rigid selection
among students. Lack of suffi
cient scholastic ability to master
the material of the medical course
is given as the primary cause for
this automatic elimination.
Test Today Only ■»*
The medical aptitude test, pre
pared by the Association of Amer
ican Medical colleges, will be given
today only, and all juniors and
seniors expecting to enroll in any
medical school during the coming
year are urged to take the test at
this time. While the University of
Oregon has not yet adopted the
test as a requirement for entrance
to its medical school, 43 of the
leading medical colleges of the
country have already done so.
The general purpose of the apti
tude test is to select fjom tho
group of prospective medical stu
dents, which is always larger than
the number admitted, those indi
viduals who will best carry on the
work expected of them in the med
ical school.
Is Subject of
Forensic Meet
Wallace Campbell Will Be
Oregon Representative
In Contest
Ten Colleges Are Entered
To Determine Best
Of Speakers
Wallace Campbell, junior in so
ciology, will represent the Univer
sity of Oregon in the Oregon State
:Aiciupuic opcaiv
ing contest, to be
held at Oregon
a o r m a 1 school,
Monmouth, to
night at 7. The
general subject
for the contest
will be “Unem
ployment In the
United States,!’
and the partici
pants will be rep
resentatives from
Linfield college, Oregon normal
school, Oregon State college, Wil
lamette university, University of
Oregon, Pacific university. South
ern Oregon normal school, Eu
gene Bible university, Pacific col
lege, and Albany college. All of
these schools are members of the
Intercollegiate Forensic associa
tion of Oregon, which sponsors
this contest every year.
To Speak Ten Minutes
The entrees will speak for ten
minutes on some phase of unem
ployment, which will be assigned
to each of them an hour before he
is to appear. This type of delivery
requires the speakers to prepare
thoroughly on all phases of the
question as they have no previous
knowledge of what special phase
they are going to be assigned. Ac
cording to the rules of the con
test, the speakers are not permit
ted to use notes and can have only
200 words of quotations. The first
prize is $25 and the second prize
is honorable mention.
Campbell Active as Debater
Campbell has been very active
in forensic activities on the cam
pus, being a varsity debater. He
is also the newly elected president
of the Congress club, a public dis
cussion group for undergraduate
The general topic for which he
has prepared, “Unemployment in
the United States,” is the subject
of much controversy throughout
this country owing to the present
economic depression.
Paul Blanshard, recent lecturer
here for the league of industrial
democracy, estimated that nine
million people are out of work at
present, and that in all the larger
cities of the United States bread
lines have been established this
winter to furnish sustenance for
the armies of unemployed men.
Last year Arthur Potwin, junior
in business administration, won
first place in the Oregon state ex
tempore speaking contest which
was held at Linfield college.
Mueller To Speak Sunday
Dr. John H. Mueller, associate
professor of sociology, will speak
before the African Methodist
church of Portland, next Sunday
evening on the topic, "The Place
of the Negro in American Life.”
Ripley of 'Believe It or Not’
Wrong, Says Professor Dunn
Ripley, the great “believe it or
not,” slipped when he delved into
ancient history the other day,
Frederic S. Dunn, head of the de
partment of Latin in the Univer
sity of Oregon, said yesterday. The
popular cartoon, released for daily
papers last Tuesday, included a
picture of Cicero, great Roman
orator of the first century, B. C.,
with the statement that the term,
“Cicero,” was a nickname, derived
from the presence of a wart on
the end of his nose. The nasal
decoration appears with fair dis
tinctness in the cartoon.
“Cicero,” Professor Dunn con
tends, “was not named after the
wart on the end of his nose, for
there was no wart there." He
will carry this message to a
luncheon meeting of the High
Twelve club of Eugene this noon in
the course of a talk entitled, “Rip
ley Indicted,” which will seek to
show that the wart in the case is
of Ripley's own creation—or, at
least, was unknown to the Cicero
“The Ripley cartoon is a draw
ing of the well-identified bust of
the famous Roman statesman, ora
tor, and prose writer,” Professor
Dunn will tell his audience, “but
t the bust from which the drawing
! was made fails to show any wart
I or other growth on the end of the
| remarkable Roman nose.”
Dunn will show a number of
: views of the bust in question. It
' is now in the Uffizi gallery, in
I Florence, Italy. He will show also
| some twenty-five other pictures of
•-ecognized and authentic busts of
i the Roman senator, none of which
show anything resembling a wart
on the top of his nose.
“Nor was his real name Marcus
Tullius. The statement that ‘Cicer*
means ‘a wart’ in Latin is a stretch
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