Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 05, 1931, Image 1

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Spring weather and baseball go
hand in hand. Oregon meets
Washington State again today at
4 o’clock.
The Weather
Maximum . 72
Minimum . 40
United Student
Religious Work
Here Praised
Dr. E. W. Blakeman
f Grants Interview
Campus Visitor Is Director
Of Wesley Foundation
At California
(Editor’s note: This is the first
of a series of articles to be pub
lished in the Emerald dealing; with
united student religious work and
its relation to the Oregon campus.
These articles are especially sig
nificant at this time because of the
proposed consolidation of Eugene
churches and union of student re
ligious organizations.)
“We are not talking fiction when
we discuss united student religion.
^ For 50 years there have been unit
ed efforts in various student cen
ters. It is our immediate duty to
invent something better than de
nominational methods, draw into
the new organism the creative
spirits of our day and lead to gen
uine new organizm the creative
spirits of our day and lead to gen
uine social achievement in spirit
ual matters,” said Dr. Edward W.
Blakeman, director of the Wesley
Foundation of the University of
California, in an interview yester
Speaking of the situation on
this campus, Dr. Blakeman com
mended highly the work of the
student-faculty committee on re
ligion, which for the past two years
has been considering plans for bet
tering the religious education of
students of the University of Ore
Unifying Group Needed
The only certain way to bring
order out of chaos in any college
would seem to be the creation of
f representative local committees
which would eventually become a
definite, unifying organization
through which interested faculty
people, enthusiastic religious stu
dents, university pastors, secre
taries of Christian associations,
and others would function togeth
er for a concerted purpose, Dr.
Blakeman believes.
The University of Oregon has
such an organization in the form
of the student-faculty committee,
which has as its chairman Dr. Nel
son L. Bossing, professor of edu
cation. It has a membership of
“At California we are endeavor
ing to create such an enterprise as
you already have started here. I
am here to learn just how it is
done,”0 Dr. Blakeman said.
Work Elsewhere Told
Dr. Blakeman pointed out the
various kinds of united student
work in other colleges. At the
a University of Pennslyvania, which
* now has a million dollar hall in
which to carry on its religious
work, all of the denominations
have been under one board of con
trol for 25 years. Cornell has a
similar institution which is 12
years old. The University of Iowa
has a four-cornered combination
” conducting the school of religion
and other activities. The four
groups united are the Jews, the
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Jane Thacher Casts Magic
Spell Over Large Audience
Jane Thacher, professor of mu
sic, last night played for an en
thusiastic audience of more than
four hundred people, who paid re
-sounding tribute to her talents as
a concert pianist with thunderous
applause. The program was long,
but commendably well balanced.
There was an aura of artistry
about the recital which enabled
the pianist to move the audience
as she willed. Through the open
ing group of six seventeenth cen
tury melodies, she charmed them
with the simplicity of her read
ings. Her interpretation of the
Sgambatti “Melodie" and the Scar
latti “Pastorale” was quiet and
Into the Scarlatti “Capriccio”
she wove trivial, gay mimicry.
Tinkling runs supported by a
sonorous bass characterized the
1 Gluck-Friedman "Ballet of the
Happy Spirits.” The performer's
easy manner made more vivid the
slow Sgambatti “Laendler,” the
cumbrous gaiety of toiling people.
She gave a graceful finish and
precision to the Friedman ar
rangement of Mozart’s “Romance,”
originally written for a stringed
orchestra, which belied her me
dium. The solid form of the ar
rangement, the stately movement
of the theme, the lovely melody—
all contributed to the illusion that
she had more than a tinkling mu
sic box at her command.
The Rameau “Gavotte,” a rather
somber theme, unfolded under the
artist’s fingers into the gayest
visions. Six progressively difficult
variations brought six varying
emphases of tone and mood.
Then came the Chopin "Sonata
in B Minor.” Through the colossal
battle movement, the march, the
dream, the funeral, and the deso
late realism of the fourth and final j
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New 'Y’ Secrv
Margaret Edmundson was yes
terday named the new secretary
for the campus Y. W. C. A. She
will take over her duties in Sep
Miss Edmundson
New Secretary of
Campus YWCA
Eugene Girl To Replace
Dorothy Thomas Who
Resigns Position
Margaret Edmundson of Eugene
was yesterday named the new sec
retary of the campus Y. W. C. A.
to succeed Dorothy Thomas, who
has resigned to continue her stud
ies with an honorary fellowship at
the University of Chicago.
Miss Edmundson has been In
Champaign, 111., the past year as
associate secretary of the Y. W.
C. A. at the University of Illinois.
She will arrive in Eugene about
September 1, to take over the
work here. She is a graduate of
the University, and when here won
outstanding honors in scholarship,
debate, and oratory. She was a
member of Delta Sigma Rho, Al
pha Kappa Delta, Mortar Board,
Phi Theta Upsilon, and the debate
The new secretary was particu
larly active in Y. W. C. A. work.
She was president of the local
group in her junior year, chair
man of the Seabeck division coun
cil in her senior year, and in this
capacity attended the national stu
dent executive conference in the
Miss Thomas, who has been con
nected with the local Y. W. for
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A1 Melvin Succumbs
From Track Injuries
A1 Melvin, 22, Medford athlete
and a student at Yuba junior col
lege, died yesterday from injuries
received when he was practicing
high jumping last week. Melvin
fell on his back, severely wrench
ing his spinal column.
The Medford man visited Ore
gon last fall with the idea of en
rolling, but decided to postpone his
entrance here until next fall. He
was a teammate in high school
qf several of the Oregon athletes
from Medford.
Spring Drama
To Open May 16
On Guild Stage
Barry’s ‘Hotel Universe’
To Play 3 Nights
Production First Seen in
New York Year Ago;
Praises Won
“Hotel Universe,major produc
tion of the college year in the
drama department, will open for a
three night’s run on Saturday eve
ning, May 16, according to an an
nouncement yesterday from Mrs.
Ottilie Seybolt, director of the pro
duction. It will be played also on
the evenings of Monday, May 18.
and Wednesday, May 20, of the
week following the opening per
This play by Philip Barry has
been described as the most unique
ever undertaken by the Guild Thea
tre players. It is also the newest,
for it is being offered to the Uni
versity campus within a few days
of a year after its opening in New
Critics Welcome Play
"Hotel Universe” opened In the
eastern metropolis late in April
last year with a distinguished cast
headed by two of New York’s lead
ing actors, Glen Anders and Kath
arine Alexander. It was welcomed
at once by critics as a play of dis
tinction and extraordinary excel
lence. In this play the author,
Barry, is in a more thoughtful
mood than in his earlier plays. Like
Eugene O’Neill, he is not afraid to
depart occasionally from the hide
bound conventions of the theatre.
In “Hotel Universe” he used a
device for presenting the deeper
qualities of his character’s person
alities which might be compared to
that of Eugene O’Neill in “Strange
Interlude.” O’Neill allows his
characters to check the flow of
conversation and utter the exact
train of thought which is running
through their minds—the thoughts
that in real life never reach ut
Characters Relive Past
Barry produces a somewhat sim
ilar effect by allowing his charac
ters to relive events of the past.
These scenes serve a double pur
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Portland Lawyer
Will Hold Student
Interviews Here
Mrs. Dorothy McCulloch Lee, a
member of the Portland bar asso
ciation, who addressed Associated
Women Students last week on the
subject of the field for law for
women, will hold conferences with
men or women students interested
in the profession, in the dean of
women’s office today between the
hours of 2:30 and 4 o’clock.
Mrs. Lee will be the principal
speaker at the banquet of Pi
Lambda Theta, national women’s
education honorary this evening,
according to word received from
Katherine Frye, president of the
On Wednesday Mrs. Lee will talk
to members of Dean Eric Allen's
class in newspaper editing on the
subject of the Oregon legislature
and the way it transacts business.
Former Student Killed
In Attempted Air Leap
Verlin Darnielle, 22, of The
Dalles, former University of Ore
gon student, was fatally injured
in a fall of 2000 feet Sunday when
a parachute failed to function
after he had leaped from a plane
in an attempted parachute-jump
ing exhibition at Case airport on
the Washington side of the Colum
bia river. The plane was piloted
by Ernest Christiansen of Port
Darnielle died at a hospital in
The Dalles an hour after the fall
from internal injuries suffered in
the impact of the crash.
Darnielle was a sophomore in
the University in 1928 and was
affiliated with Sigma Phi Epsilon.
He was known in musical circles,
having been a member of the Uni
versity band. He also played with
Johnny Robinson’s Varsity Vaga
bonds at one time, it was believed.
Several members of the S. P. E.
house left for The Dalles yester
day to attend the funeral of young
AWS Dime Crawl
Spring Term Set
For Tomorrow
'J'HE spring term dime erawl
is Set for tomorrow instead
of May 13, as previously an
nounced, according to Louise
Ansley, chairman for the event.
Strictly campus clothes will
be the order of the evening at
the various women’s living or
ganizations on the campus, Miss
Ansley announced, and dancing
will begin promptly at 6:30
Proceeds from the three dime
crawls sponsored during the
year will be used for the A. W.
S. foreign scholarship fund.
University Files
Second Survey
Briefs With Board
Material in Papers Held
Up to Education Body
For Release
Believed to Include further sup
port of the federal survey of high
er education in Oregon, and plans
for effecting economies during the
next 18 months, the second set of
briefs were put in the hands of the
state board of higher education by
University officials Saturday.
Material in the briefs was not
made known to the public, Dr.
Arnold Bennett Hall, president of
the University, believing that such
a move was up to the state board.
Those who have followed the
educational issue in the state since
the federal survey was released
say that the new University briefs
stress even more cooperation with
the findings of the survey than did
the first reports to come out of
No date for the postponed April
j 29 meeting of the state board had
been set yesterday, it was learned
through the office in Portland of
C. L. Starr, chairman. The meet
ing is expected to be held within
the next ten days, and it is thought
that the content of the University’s
briefs will be released then.
Women’s Advertising ooc
Contest To Be Offered
Gamma Alpha Chi, national ad
vertising honorary for women, will
sponsor the first annual advertis
ing contest for women registered
in advertising courses to promote
a better interest in the activities
of women advertising. Prizes are
$15, $10, and $5.
The contest is to make a layout
and copy for a newspaper ad, not
to exceed five columns by fifteen
inches. The subject may be on any
ad dealing with soaps beauty,
creams, electric refrigerators,
swimming suits, cereals, fruits,
vegetables, cooking ingredients, or
railroad and steamship routes.
The contest will close Thursday,
May 21, and all women taking ad
vertising courses are urged to en
Male Beauties,
Flivver Drivers
To Report Today
i LL participants in the fliv
^ ver race and contestants in
the men’s beauty parade must
make themselves known today,
according to Bill Barendrlck,
general chairman of Campus
The flivver race, in which the
slowest campus crate will re
ceive 20 gallons of gas from the
Oregon service station, is under
the charge of Faulkner Short,
and those wishing to partici
pate must phone him at 129.
The beauty contest, which
will take place at the faculty
tennis courts immediately after
the flivver race, is under the
direction of Ivan Kafoury, at
Gamma hall, 2970. This new
feature of Campus day will
consist of one representative
from each men’s organization.
This man will be costumed ac
cording to the desire of the
committee from the women’s
organization with whom he is
paired. To eliminate another
pairing, these pairings are to
be the same as were chosen for
the canoe race.
Friendly Hall’s
Grade Ranking
Is Commended
Banquet Given Students;
Dr. Hall Pleased
Wick ami Williams Win
Praises of President
For Achievements
In recognition of its recent scho
lastic achievement, Friendly hall
was tendered a banquet last pight
at the men's new dormitory by
Mrs. Genevieve Turnipseed, direc
tor of the dormitory. For the first
time since the establishment of the
present grading system, a men's
living organization led the campus,
Friendly hall having an average
of 53,761 points.
Commenting on the event last
night, President Hall said, “I de
sire to extend to the members of
Friendly hall my most hearty con
gratulations upon this distinctive
achievement. That fact that over
50 per cent of the members of
Friendly hall are freshmen, and
that the great majority are earn
ing their way through college,
makes it all the more significant.
Hall Sponsor Praised
"It is a tribute to the unusual
quality of our freshmen and to
the increasing standards of our
younger students. I particularly
wish o °td congratulate Clarence
Wick, sponsor of Friendly hall, and
David Williams who secured 108
points, which I understand estab
lishes a new record for individual
"When banquets are given in
honor of students who have achiev
ed such scholastic standing, one
may begin to have faith in modern
youth and hope for serious univer
sity endeavor.” 4 o
Hall Men Attend
James Mullens of Sherry Ross
hall, presided at the,,dinner and
representatives of Alpha, Gamma,
Sigma, Omega, and Zeta halls ex
tended their°congratulations. Dean
Onthank, Mrs. Turnipseed, and
Dean Gilbert praised the scholas
tic accomplishments of Friendly
Clarence Wick, senior in archi
tecture and sponsor at Friendly
hall, attributed the supremacy in
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Palmer Thwarted
By City Police in
Publicity Efforts
A tale is told of a zealous ad
vertiser, one Omar “Slug” Palmer,
chairman-director of the late Jun
ior Vodvil, who, seeking publicity
for the said show, set out in the
wee small hours Saturday morn
ing not to, as is the customary
practice, “paint the town red,” but
instead to paint the city sidewalks
After having finished what he
considered an artistic job, Mr. Pal
mer retired to await what he was
sure would be profitable results.
The results were not long in com
ing, but whether profitable or not
it is left for the reader to deter
City officials, unappreciative of
enterprising Mr. Palmer’s attempt
to decorate the city, haled him
into police court, where he was
recompensed for his painting by
being assessed $10 and ordered to
remove the paint.
Strawberry Festival
Scheduled Next Week
The Strawberry Festival, an
nual spring event sponsored by the
Women's Athletic association, will
be held Wednesday, May 13, from
6:30 to 7:30, according to Edith
Jessop, general chairman of the
The festival has become an
established peculiarity on the cam
pus. It is a general campus get
together, held on the faculty ten
nis courts, where strawberry sun
daes are sold for 15 cents and jit
ney dances are held for 5 cents a
dance. The affair, as is custom
ary, will be no-date.
The committee appointed by
Edith Jessop to handle the details
of the festival is as follows: Dor
othy MacLean, finances; Frances
Haberlach, music; Bernice Wain
scott and Eva Nelson, food; Esther
Hayden, publicity, and Helen Shin
gle, courts.
Webfoots Triumphant
Over WSC Cougars 8-7
In Thrilling Ball Game
Prom Tickets
Go on Sale in
Men’s Houses
Only 450 Ducats Offered
To Campus Males
Kenu Jetle Expects Heavy
Pasteboard Demand
During Week
Tickets for the Junior Prom, to
be held May 9, will go on sale
today in all men’s living organiza
tions, it was announced last night
by Ken Jette, assistant chairman,
who is in charge of the ticket
An unusually heavy demand for
tickets is expected this year, and
inasmuch as the sale has been def
initely limited to 450 those wish
ing tickets are advised to buy
them early.
A limited number of tickets will
be placed on sale at the Co-op for
those not living in organizations,
and these will be on sale till Sat
urday afternoon.
Junior Men Called
Decorations for the dance have
arrived and a call will be issued
to all junior men to aid in con
struction within the next few
Posters advertising the dance
will be placed on the campus this
week, according to Larry Jackson,
advertising chairman for Junior
Speakers will be sent to all
men’s living organizations Thurs
day to advertise the affair. These
will be announced later.
Ticket Sellers Named
Ticket salesmen for the dance,
as announced last night by Jette,
are as follow:
Alpha Tau Omega, _ Jim Gil
baugh; Alpha Upsilon, Sam Mush
en; Beta Theta Pi, Treve Jones;
Bachelordon, Bud Travis; Chi Psi,
Bill Preble; Delta Tau Delta, Bill
Graeper; Kappa Sigma, Jack Ed
lefsen; Phi Gamma Delta, John
Penland; Phi Delta Theta, Bill
Minsinger; Phi Kappa Psi, Art
Adams, Phi Sigma Kappa, Charles
Pi Kappa Alpha, Thornton Gale;
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Thornton
Shaw; Sigma Alpha Mu, Hank
Levoff; Sigma Chi, Fletcher Pyle;
Sigma Nu, Art Larson; Sigma Phi
Epsilon, Chuck Stocklen; Sigma Pi
Tau, Bob Allen; Theta Chi, Jack
Alpha hall, Gene Patton; Omega
hall, Dick Jennings; Sherry Ross
hall, Bill Klinger; Zeta hall, Jay
Sehorn; Sigma hall, Lloyd Ruff;
Oregon Yeomen, Ted Montgomery.
Six WiJIBeVoted
On for Fositions
For Co-op Board
Newman, Johnson, Turner,
Wedemeyer, Near, ami
Perigo Named
The names of Adele Wedemeyer,
Dorothy Johnson, Ethan Newman,
Bob Near, George Turner, and Bob
Perigo will be placed on the bal
lots for the campus elections
Thursday to be voted on for po
sitions on the University Co-op
board of directors. These six can
didates were nominated at the
meeting of the Co-op association
Saturday afternoon.
One freshman is to be elected to
the board to serve his sophomore
year, while two sophomores wili
be chosen for two-year terms of
office. Dorothy Johnson and
George Turner are the freshman
The meeting was called to order
by Ted Parks, president of the
board. A report of the year’s busi
ness was made by M. F. McClain,
Co-op manager, and Parks outlined
the work of the past year accom
plished by the directors. Nomina
tions were then called into order
by the president.
Classes Excused
Friday Afternoon,
Saturday A. M.
'HERE will be no classes on
Friday afternoon and Sat
urday morning, according to a
bulletin issued by Karl W. On
tliank, dean of the personnel
bureau, yesterday.
The bulletin read as follows:
“The Junior Week-end commit
tee and the administration have
agreed with Dean Biggs on a
program for Junior Week-end
and events which call for hold
ing classes as usual Friday
morning without interruption
or excusing students and for the
dismissal of classes Friday af
ternoon and Saturday morning,
May 8 and 9.
Queen Eleanor
To Ride Rocket
Ship Down Race
Canoe Fete Coronation Not'
To Be Too Elaborate,
Say Chairmen
When the junior week-end queen
descends the millrace to the coro
nation platform at the canoe fete
Friday evening, she will be aboard
a float modelled to the appearance
of a modernistic rocket ship, it
was announced yesterday by Marie
Meyers, assistant queen chairman
and acting chairman in the absence
of Ann Baum.
Float in Modern Motif
The whole motif of the fete,
which has been named “La Fete
Moderne,” will be modernistic, and
Queen Eleanor’s float will be in
keeping with the general scheme.
Will Norman, who is designing the
craft, and Art Markewitz, who
with the International house is
handling construction, are plan
ning to launch a new type of float,
and one that will act as a fitting
opening number.
"The queen’s costuming will not
be elaborate,” Elizabeth Strain,
chairman of costuming, said last
night. “We are not going to do
anything that will detract from
the beauty of the floats entered in
the fefe. The costumes will be in
good taste, and will suit the oc
casion, however.”
Queen First To Rule
Queen Eleanor I will be the first
to rule over junior week-end. Af
ter being crowned at the canoe
fete by the president of the junior
class, she will preside over that
event and Saturday evening over
the junior prom. She will also be
specially honored at the Mothers’
tea and Mothers’ banquet.
Others among the committee
workers are: Karl Greve, corona
tion and throne, assisted by Tre
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Trio of Runs
Driven Over
In Last Inning
Teams To Continue Battle
This Afternoon
Oregon Starts Hitting Ball
In Seventh Canto; Bloom
Hurls Game
Driving in three runs with n
thrilling ninth inning rally that
topped a two-run Cougar lead, the
Oregon baseball team pulled the
opening game of the Washington
State series out of the fire yester
day afternoon by an 8-7 score.
The last-minute spurt came as a
dramatic finish after Washington
State had attained an apparently
safe margin in their own half of
the ninth.
With the score 7 to 5 for the
Cougars, Buck Bailey sent in Os
car Jones, his star fastball hurler,
to replace Fiscus, who was wob
bling decidedly after a brilliant
start. Kramer Barnes greeted
him with a crashing double to
left. After Kerm Stevens walked,
Mimnaugh brought in Barnes with
a hot single past the middle bag.
Stevens went to third and Mim
naugh to second on the throw-in.
Nobody was out. The stands
were in a frenzy. Jones zoomed
his fast one over, but Roy Shane
man was ready for it. The big
Webfoot catcher slashed the ball
! out into left field just inside the
foul line. Stevens and Mimnaugh
raced home with the ball game.
Koster Hits Single
Just previously, in Washington
State’s half of the session, Buck
Bailey pulled some strategy. First
he sent in Koster to replace Lee,
Cougar second sacker. Koster
socked the onion for a single. With
Fiscus, the pitcher, coming up,
Buck put in Oscar Jones to bat
for him. After Dave Bloom un
furled a wild pitch on which Kos
ter took second, Oscar bounced one
down the third-base line that went
through Potter, who guarded the
hot corner yesterday while Chap
pie King held down left field.
Olmo was disposed of, but the
pesky Hr. Dahlen laced the apple
to center, where Barnes failed to
stop it. While the.ball rolled to
the fenco, all hands crossed the
plate, including Dahlen himself.
Dave Bloom checked the rally
right there, getting the next two
batters easily.
Fiscus Slowballs Oregon
Buck Bailey then gave Jones or
ders to get the game over with
in a hurry. The Ducks obligingly
took up the idea with a rapid fusil
lade of bingles. Poor Oscar got
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Parties Lining up Support as
ASUO Election Draws Near
With only two days to go until
elections, the politicians are
rounding up their support in prep
aration for a last-minute bit of
campaigning. The platforms of
the two parties are swept clean
of any issues except the accusa
tion of dubious rushing tactics on
one side, and the hurling of
charges of incompetency by the
Chet Knowlton held a meeting
at the Kappa Sigma house last
night at 9:30, and the backers of
Mimnaugh postponed theirs until
tonight. The completion of the or
ganization line-up leaves only Al
pha Gamma Delta, and Pi Beta
Phi with a split vote, and with
little chance of coming off the
The political pie may be large
enough for a slice each when the
cutting festivities begin, but it's
going to take a lot of crust to di
vide it equally. What with the
sub rosa promises, and the more
open assurances that houses on
the band wagon would be taken
care of, it will take a smart man
ager to parcel the jobs around.
Even with the large number of
appointments that the student
body president can legally make,
there is going to be a lot of dis
appointment at the thin spreading
of the gravy.
The Co-op board positions of
fered to all comers in exchange
for 40 votes have finally been
filled, and the candidates will be
whooped up along with the rest
of the tickets. It was the writer’s
prediction in a previous issue that
the vote cast would not exceed
2000. It would seem now that
this was even too generous an esti
mate, and 1800 would probably be
a closer figure.
The use of student body tickets
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