Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 15, 1931, Image 1

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The Emeraldette
This is the official women’s edi
tion of the Emerald. Last night
the women rolled up their shirt
sleeves, pitched in and worked to
put out a real newspaper.
The Weather
Maximum . 73
Minimum .i. 49
Precipitation .01
Education Body
Asks Hall, Kerr
For Joint Plan
Request Comes at End
^ Of Two-Day Meet
Scheme To Settle Curricula
, Differences, Save on
Budget Wanted
PORTLAND, Ore., May 14—
(Special to the Emerald) A joint
plan which will present to the
board of higher education a
scheme to settle their differences
on curricula and open the way for
the saving of $1,180,000 during the
next biennium was ordered today
by the board from Presidents Ar
nold Bennett Hall of the Univer
sity and W. J. Kerr of the State
college. The request followed a
two-day meeting during which
briefs and proposals prepared by
> the institutions were heard and
studied. The plan was asked for
May 27, at which time the board
will meet again.
The two presidents discussed
their problems and proposals be
fore the board, and their discus
sions indicated the principal points
of disagreement between them are
the proposed re-allocation of in
struction in pure science, business
administration, architecture, and
A recent federal survey of Ore
gon’s institutions of higher educa
tion resulted in the recommenda
tion that the sciences be concen
trated at Oregon State college,
and that instruction in the arts
be centered at the University.
At the request of Governor Ju
lius L. Meier, the board is at
tempting to formulate plans for
saving $1,180,000 during the next
18 months. The presidents of the
University, State college, and the
three normal schools have submit
ted plans whereby they estimated
y a total of $576,625 could be saved.
Members of the board indicated
last night a compromise at about
$750,000 might be made. It was
apparent members of the board
would not favor cutting expenses
to the point where it would crip
ple the colleges.
When the figures were set down
here today, the board discovered
it had been seeking a greater re
duction than actually was neces
sary. The board had set out to
save $1,500,000 for the biennium,
whereas the maximum reduction
sought was $1,180,000. An error
in bookkeeping was said to explain
the discrepancy.
The board formulated a reply to
Governor Meier’s letter Wednes
day, which urged the board to
agree upon and announce a plan
of action. The reply was not made
public, but it was understood it
merely set forth that the board’s
indecision was due to the great
y amount of documentary evidence
submitted by the federal govern
ment, the University, State col
lege, and normal schools. These
(Continued on Page Two)
Business Ad
Majors To Study
Buildings of Town
Don’t shoot any stray individ
ual who may come to appraise
your dwelling place. It's only a
business ad major trying to get
ahead—we mean a survey.
In the guise of a real estate ap
praiser business ad students will
be roaming the town from the de
pot to Thirteenth street covering
two blocks on each side. Each as
piring appraiser will investigate
the building in his assigned terri
itory and report on the condition of
the building, including age and de
crepitude. Each report will rate
the buildings as to ceilings, floors,
artificial light, furniture, fixtures,
natural light provisions, heating
equipment, general outside appear
ance, and window display facili
When the survey is completed a
map will be made displaying the
concentration and distribution of
the businesses in the territory cov
ered. According to Daniel D. Gage,
Jr., associate professor of business
administration, this map will be of
value to the realty board and the
chamber of commerce, although
the primary aim of the survey is
to instruct the students in apprais
' ing.
Initiates Laud
Green Goose of
Sigma Delta Chi
“Head it in the Green Goose!”
So cried the three Sigma Deltf
Chi pledges yesterday as they pro
claimed the dirt that would be re
vealed in the journalism scanda
sheet to appear on June 5.
Dressed in silk “toppers” anc
dress coats, Rufus Kimball, Hoy
Sheedy, and Jack Bauer, aided oi
inspired by their mascot, the green
goose (really only a common, or
dinary white and grey gander with
a green cloth wrapped artistically
about him) went through the in
itiation ceremonies of the journal
ism honorary.
After the Green Goose was suf
ficiently lauded, the three young
journalists descended the steps of
the old libe—Kimball and Bauer
skating away on roller skates and
Mr. Sheedy being exclusive on a
velocipede—all puffing heavily on
unlighted cigars.
A.S.U.O. Officers
Step in Positions
After Installation
Old Administration Gets
Gifts at Assembly;
Cherry Talks
The new administration of the
A. S. U. O. got officially under
way yesterday at the assembly
held at Gerlinger hall, when
George Cherry, retiring president,
administered the oath, and pre
sented the gavel to Brian Mim
naugh, president-elect. The newly
installed officers who will head the
student government for the year
1931-32 are Brian Mimnaugh, pres
ident; Walt Evans, vice-president;
Irma Logan, secretary; Velma
Powell, executive woman; Wally
Baker, executive man; and Jim
Travis, junior finance man.
A gold key was presented to
George Cherry, out-going 'presi
dent, and an engraved fountain
pen was presented to Bill Whitely,
Harriett Kibbee, James Dezendorf,
Reba Brogdon, and Anton Peter
son for the service they have ren
dered in the administration this
Preceding- the installation,
George Cherry spoke on the ac
complishments of the administra
tion this year and the plans for the
future. “Oregon is just starting,
he said, on a ten year plan of pro
gress, which aims to increase the
scope of student activities. We
have had a successful year, have
succeeded in paying off a number
of debts, have doubled attendance
on Dads’ and Mothers’ day, and
have progressed materially in co
operation between students and
faculty.” He closed by urging the
students to cooperate with the new
Upon taking office, Brian Mim
naugh thanked the students in be
half of the new administration for
the honor they had bestowed upon
(Continued on Page Three)
Women Scribes
Refuse Male Aid
In Issue Today
Headed by Betty Ann Macduff,
editor of the Oregon Emeraldette
today, the women journalists defy
the men to even hint that the male
edition is superior to the feminine
From the big news scoop on the
front page to the latest sport dope
—not one word has been contam
inated by masculine hands or
thoughts. Yesterday threatening
signs warned the men not to cross
the sacred threshold—such things
as “Men and dogs not allowed,”
"Men beware of fiery femmes,”
and “All men out;” today’s sheet
is the result.
The upper staff working under
“Big Shot” Macduff includes Le
nore Ely, managing editor; Eleanor
Jane Ballantyne, news editor; Jes
sie Steele, day editor; Elinor Hen
ry, night editor; Lavina Hicks,
movie editor; Esther Hayden,
sports editor; and Jo Stofiel, fea
tures editor.
The men published their Emeral.d
two weeks ago, and the winner of
the two papers, to be judged by I
George Turnbull, professor of jour- j
nalism, will be treated to a party, j
Here’s to a lot of fun at the men’s j
un;son, cry the feminine members '
down at the shack.
business Staff
, ;tion Open
For Year Book
. Many Appointments To
1 ' Be Made
| Circulation Managers, Ad
Men, Office Workers
1 Wanted by Bailey
1 Positions are open for the busi
ness staff of the 1932 Oregana,
and applications should be turned
in to the Ore
gana office, said
Roger Bailey,
business man
ager of the Ore
Many appo.nt
ments are open
to students in
terested in the
business side of
the yearbook.
There are two
Roger Bailey circulation man
agers chosen to try out for the
one position, one advertising man
ager and two assistants, one in
Portland and one local, and a pub
licity director. Office managers
are needed and also organization
workers. Many other positions
are open in working for circula
tion and advertising.
Yearbook Big Job
It costs $12,000 to put out the
yearbook, which shows a huge un
dertaking. Big circulation drives
and advertising campaigns fur
nish much work for anyone inter
ested in journalism or advertising.
It is necessary that these posi
tions be given right away, and
plans will be started for the work
during 1931-32. Those showing
the best qualifications will be
All who apply for places on the
business staff will be duly consid
ered and previous experience in
some phase of advertising work
will be an aid to the business man
ager in picking his assistants. The
appointments will be announced
next week.
To Increase Circulation
No definite plans have been
made; but it is hoped to increase
circulation numbers over last
year’s mark. This year 2100
copies were printed. The same
(Continued on Page Four)
D. Eads Awarded
Honor of Plaque
For Year’s Work
Carving of Winged Pegasus
Is Prize Offered by
Latin Honorary
Dorothy Eads was awarded the
wood carving of Pegasus, the
mythical winged horse, for being
the most outstanding student in
the Latin department this year.
Miss Eads was announced winner
of the award and given the carv
ing at a Pi Sigma dinner held at
the Hotel Osburn at 6:30 last
The judges of the award were a
committee consisting of Professor
Frederic S. Dunn, Dr. Clara Smer
enko, and Mrs. Edna Landros, all
yc the Latin department. Profes
sor Dunn gave a speech at the ban
quet and presented Pegasus to
Miss Eads.
Eva Nelson was in charge of the
nanquet. The members of “Col
egium Augustale,” who were spec
al guests at the dinner, contribut
ed to the music program by sing
ng Latin hymns. Miriam Stafford
slayed the cello, accompanied by
delene Robinson.
Five new members' wej-e initiat
id into the club at 5:30. The in
tiates are: Pauline Blais, Juanita
Demmer, Mildred Fales, Beth Bow-o
:rman, and Joseph Goldsmith.
Drama, Music Group
Pledges Four Women
‘ ’
Four girls were formally pledged !
nto Phi Beta, national profession
il music and dramatic honorary,
'esterday at the home of Mrs.
rrank Carll, associate member.
Those pledged were Marguerite :
Slake and Kate Alward, freshmen, i
nto drama, and Lucille Skeie and
’irginia Hilen, freshmen, in music. ;
'he group was entertained with a '
ea and a musical program.
Prominent Women
These nine Oregon women, in the front row, were pledged by
Mortar Board, senior women’s honorary, last Friday during the campus
luncheon, as the most outstanding on the campus. They are: Janet
Osborne, Carolyn IJaberlach, Dorothy Kads, Ann Baum; i)r. Clara M.
Smertenko, professor of Greek; Helen Chaney, Alexis Lyle, Irma Lo
gan, and \ irginia Orone. Those in the buck rows are among the ac
tive, alumnae, and honorary members of the organization.
J. Stipe Appoints
Cal avail. King to
Greater Oregon
Committee Will Function
During Year Umler
New Plan
The appointment of Corwin Cal
avan and John King on the Greater
Oregon committee, was announced
last night by Jack Stipe, general
chairman. Calavan will supervise
the Portland district and King will
have charge of all other cities in
the state.
Instead of confining the work of
the committee entirely to the sum
mer months as has been done in
past, the committee will endeavor
to acquaint University students
with their own institution, in order
that they may be true representa
tives of the University, the chair
man said last night.
“We want to make the Greater
Oregon committee a group which
will direct the entire student body
in learning the facts about the
University which will prove of real
service to those people who intend
to enter the University,” Stipe
The two men just appointed to
the committee will direct the work
of the committees throughout the
state, which will include keeping
them supplied with information
about the University during the
summer and making certain that
all workers are functioning.
“I would like to emphasize that
the Greater Oregon committee is
not a highly organized and intri
cate machine secretly operating
to high-preosure students into the
University of Oregon,” Stipe ex
plained. “It is rather a means of
acquainting our entire student
body with our University so that
during the school year as well as
during the summer they may be
of some real help to those who de
sire such information.”
Allen To Speak
“Economic History of Editorial !
Influence” will be the topic of aj
talk by Dean Eric W. Allen, of the :
school of journalism, next Monday 1
night before the Social Science i
tlub at the Faculty club.
University Band
To Have Third of
Spring Concerts
Polyphonic Choir To Aid
In Program; Eight
Numbers Slated
In the third of its mill-race con
certs, to be held Sunday at 7 p. m.,
the University band, under the di
rection of John Stehn, will be as
j sisted by the second division of
; the polyphonic choir, led by Roy
Bryson. The program includes:
i Americans We March.Fillmore
Second Hungarian Rhapsody....
. Lizst
(Played by University band)
No Blade of Grass Can Flour
ish .W. F. Bach
In Thy Loving Arms.Franck
Don’t You Weep No More,
Mary .Nathaniel Dett
May Day Carol.Deems Taylor
Twenty-Eighteen .
(Sung by polyphonic choir)
Italian Waltz, “II Bacio”.Arditi
Stars and Stripes Forever.Sousa
(Played by University band)
The Liszt rhapsody, according
to Mr. Stehn, was originally a pi
ano number, but has been ar
ranged for band and orchestra.
The second division of the poly
phonic choir, formed because of
the demand for membership in the
original polyphonic choir, now
numbers 153 voices, an increase of
73 over fall term, according to Mr.
Bryson. This is its second appear
ance. j
The last of the series of band !
concerts will take place Sunday, |
May 24, and will be a joint ap
pearance of the University band
and the Eugene Municipal band,
also directed by Mr. Stehn.
Dean Faville Sings and
Speaks at Graduations
David E. Faville, dean of the
school of business administration,
delivered the chief address at the
commencement exercises of the
Port Orford high school last night, j
Tonight he will speak at the grad
uating exercises of the Gold
Beach high school. At both schools j
he will render vocal selections on
the program. Sunday night Dean j
Faville will return to the campus
Phi Mu Alpha Members Give
Program Entirely American
Last night at the music auditor
ium Phi Mu Alpha, men's music
fraternity, presented a program of
music taken entirely from Ameri
can composers.
Ralph Coie, baritone, sang two
contrasting numbers with success
—a gentle one and a fierce one.
The fierce one, “Outward Bound,”
was especially successful.
Victor Bryant, flutist, gave “A
Street of Bazaars,” a Maganini,
which was a striking oriental sort
of thing, with street calls com- j
plete. The tones and nuances were
excellent, as was the dreamy waltz (
in the middle.
A very marching sea song, “Red
Bombay,” was powerfully ren- >
dered by Bill McNabb, tenor, who
also sang “The Moon Goes Drift
ing.” Hugh Miller, combination
pianist and organist, first gave
“Juba Dance,” clever piano skit by
Dett, with masterful staccato and ,
very adequate "booms,” and then j
| became an organist for “Fireside
Fancies,” imitative sketches given
| a sensitive and humorous interpre
i tation.
The violin duets played by
George Kothik and Laurence
Fischer showed good coordination
of tones, and were good lyric °ren
derings of the familiar "At Dawn
ing,” and “To a Wild Rose.” Clif
ford Nash, baritone, gave the dra
matic “Sea,” of MacDowell, and
also Head’s “The Piper,” with its
delicate piano “pipes.”
And last came the ensemble, di
rected by George Barron, with
j George Kotchik, Laurence Fischer,
| Rod Lamont, Gifford Nash, Victor
Bryant, Dolph Siegrist, Douglas
Orme, Ralph Coie, Vernon Wiscar
son, Ray Hardman, Charles Wood
in, Norman Johnson, John Finley,
Hugh Miller, Martin Geary. It
pleyed two Indian dances, full of
I the throb of drums and the insist
j ent rhythm attending Indian bel
Declares Libby
Disarmament Meeting Is
Boon to World
Assembly Speaker Objects
To Billions of Dollars
Wasted bv Nations
“The world is spending almost
| five billion dollars in preparation
j for war. It is stupid to spend
! such vast sums in preparing for
a future conflict, but all the na
tions are afraid to stop,” said
Frederick J. Libby, executive sec
retary of the National Council for
the Prevention of War, in an ad
dress to students yesterday morn
ing in Villard hall, at 9 o'clock.
The World Disarmament confer
ence next February, Mr. Libby
continued, is the most important
thing in the world both for the
United States and for other coun
tries, The conference will prob
ably be held in Geneva, and 60 na
! tions will participate. “No nation
dares to reduce its armaments
alone, but money would be saved
and confidence increased if they
were reduced,” said Mr. Libby.
Agreement Difficult
Only three of the nations that
j met in the London conference
! reached agreement. It will be
I doubly as difficult for 60 nations
to reduce all armaments. France
will be a problem. She is afraid
of Germany and is enjoying a
prestige in Europe that she hasn’t
had since the time of Napoleon.
She has a powerful air force.
“The world is becoming a union,”
Mr. Libby stated. “There’ll be a
world conference on wheat soon.
You ask, 'Why bring in a foreigner
to talk about our wheat?’ It is
because we can’t get anywhere
without them. Once we could do
our own thinking, but it doesn’t
work any longer.
U. 8. Trade Increased
“Our foreign trade has now
grown to ten thousand million dol
lars a year, and our foreign in
vestments to 17 thousand millions.
If these foreign countries get into
war, our money goes up in smoke.
Greece wanted to invade Bulgaria,
but they only marched for one day.
(Continued on Page Two)
Evans Will Lead
Eugene Gleemen
Concert Tonight
George Hopkins, Pianist,
To Be Guest Artist
For Event
Tonight at 8 p. m. in the music
auditorium, the Eugene Gleemen
will present their annual spring
concert, under the direction of
John Stark Evans. This is one of
; two formal concerts given by the
group each year.
The Gleemen, according to Mr.
Evans, are mostly business men,
the organization being sponsored
by the Eugene Chamber of Com
merce. But there are many towns
people and faculty members among
them. The total membership, in
cluding associate or ‘‘supporting"
members, is over 200, of which 00
are to sing tonight.
The program includes numbers
by George Hopkins, pianist, as
guest artist, and solos by two of
the club members, Loren Davidson,
also a University student, and Her
bert Alford.
Oregon Professors
To Be at AAAS Meet
A national meeting of the Amer
ican Association for the Advance
ment of Science and allied organi
zations will be held June 15 to 20,
in Pasadena, California, it was an
nounced yesterday by Dr. Leo
Friedmann, professor of chemistry.
A number of people from the
campus will attend, among whom
are Dr. R. J. Williams, Dr. A. H.
Kunz, and Dr. Friedmann, of the
chemistry department; and Mr.
Gellhom, of the biology depart
ment. They will read papers at
, the meeting.
The meeting this year has tuken
on an international aspect since
several speakers have been invited
from foreign countries, Dr. Fried
[ mann said.
I __________________________
Alumni Office
Calls for Aid of
Japanese Artist
Have you a little artist in yom
home? And if so, can this little
artist translate and reproduce
Japanese characters into eithei
good readable English or respect
able Japanese?
The alumni office is looking for
just such a person. As you know,
the University has alumni of many
different races and scattered all
over the globe. When Frank Kat
suhru Shimizu was graduated in
'30, he was sent the customary
alumni information blank to be
filled out.
With all the exceeding courtesy
and promptness which character
izes the Japanese, Mr. Shimizu
obligingly filled out the sheet in
neat, legible English printing—all
except the address. In this blank,
to the great consternation of the
alumni secretary, Mr. Shimizu in
serted equally neat but absolutely
unreadable Japanese characters in
stead of English digits.
Jeannette Calkins, alumni secre
tary, is still puzzling over this for
eign address and would appreciate
any assistance proffered.
Siegfried Makes r
Appointments for
Sophomore Picnic
Larry Bay To Assist; Seven
Chairmen To Handle
Appointments of committee po
sitions for the sophomore picnic
were made last night by Bart Sieg
friend, general chairman, and Jim
Travis, class prexy. Larry Bay has
been appointed to assist Siegfried
in preparation for the event which
will be held May 23 at Swimmer's
In addition to the appointment
of Bay, seven committee chairmen
were named with their assistants.
The music and features will be
handled by Bob Goodrich, assisted
by George Vaughan. George Web
ber’s five-piece orchestra has been
secured for dancing, and musical
entertainment of other nature will
also be provided.
Rudy Cromelin will have charge
of the transportation details, head
ing a committee composed of
Chuck Dolloff, Fred Hellburg, and
Rolla Reedy. The refreshments
will be provided for by Marguerite
Tarbell, Betty Jones, Ellen Ser
sanous, and Dorothy York.
Arrangement of the grounds and
the floor will be under Scott Milne,
assisted by Fred Anderson, Bob
Needham, and Cliff Culp. There
will be several feature events in
the day which will be handled by
Harold Short, Dick Maguire, Wally
Oehler, and Bob Hall.
Esther Hayden will have charge
of all publicity for the picnic. The
patrons and patronesses will be se
cured by Corwin Calavan, Dorothy
Russell, and Adele Wedemeyer.
In naming the appointments,
Bart Siegfried and Jim Travis ex
pressed themselves as having the
utmost confidence in the capability
of the committees and their heads.
Notice concerning committee meet
ings will be posted at the first of
next week.
Oregon’s 'Grand
Old Man9 Well on
Way to Recovery
John Straub, dean emeritus of
the University, is well on the way
to convalescence after his long ill
ness, and at present spends a great
deal of time in driving about the
country sitle witii his daughter,,
Mrs. O. F, Stafford, and in bask
ing in the sunshine, getting, prob
ably as severe a case of spring
fever as the youngest co-ed.
“I miss the freshmen more than
I can say,” Dean Straub remarked,
looking keenly, yet wistfully, as
groups of students sauntered past
his door, “because until recently I
have known all of them by name.
They have even been my proteges.”
Dean Straub is interested in ev
ery one, and he is now well
enough to receive callers, all of
his old friends, his acquaintances,
and. any of the students who wish
to call. Dean Straub is known for
his interest and understanding of
people, and, as his ftiends are
many, the Emerald suggests that
they, as well as those who are
seeking ibetter acquaintance, go
Prexies Name
New Members
Of Committees
! Seven Groups Included
In Appointments
Executive Council Heads
Administration for
Coinin'; Year
Announcement of the standing
committees of the A. S. U. O. for
next year was made last night
after their selection by Brian Mim
naugh, president, and George
Cherry, past president. The va
rious committees which are head
ed by the executive council are
the finance, athletic, publication,
music, forensic, student building
fund, and student relations.
The administration for this com
ing year will consist of the fol
Executive Council Named
Executive council—Brian Mim
naugh, chairman; James H. Gil
bert, H. C. Howe, Earl M. Pallett,
Karl W. Onthank, Lynn McCready,
Logan, Wally Baker, Velma Pow
ell, Omar Palmer, Jim Travis,
Jeannette Calkins, Hugh E. Ros
son, and John F. Bovard.
Finance committee—Omar Pal
mer, chairman; Earl M. Pallett,
Lynn McCready, Paul Ager, Brian
Mimnaugh, Walt Evans, Irma Lo
gan, Jim Travis, and Hugh E. Ros
Publications committee — Brian
Mimnaugh, chairman; George God
frey, Jeannette Calkins, Bill Duni
way, Hugh Rosson, Thornton Gale,
Donald Erb, and Walt Evans.
Baker Heads Music
Music committee—Wallace Ba
ker, chairman; John Stark Evans,
R. Underwood, Irma Logan, Omar
Palmer, and Hugh Rosson.
Forensic committee—Walt Ev
ans, chairman; James H. Gilbert,
Ralph Hoeber, Neil Sheeley, Vel
ma Powell, and Hugh Rosson.
Potwln Building Fund Chairman
Building fund committee—'Art
Potwin, chairman; Paul Ager, Earl
M. Pallett, Irma Logan, Walt
Baker, and Hugh Rosson.
Student relations committee —
Brian Mimnaugh, chairman; Wally
Baker, Velma Powell, Walt Evans,
Virgil Earl, Irma Logan, and Hugh
Since there are only four fac
ulty members on the executive
council, including Dr. Hall’s repre
sentative, who this year is Earl
M. Pallett, registrar, it was also
announced that John F. Bovard,
dean of the school of physical edu
cation, is to serve in an advisory
capacity on that body. The addi
tion of the personnel director to
the Uniiersity staff since the ap
pointments of standing commit
tees last year has made this re
arrangement necessary.
Great care was taken in the se
lection of these committees which
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Active Y.W.C.A. Girls
Go to Peters Lodge
About fifteen senior girls who
have been particularly active in
Y. W. C. A. work during their
four years in college will leave at
9 o’clock tomorrow morning for
Peters lodge for a last get-to
After the luncheon these girls
will carry on an informal discus
sion on religion—what it has
meant to them in college and what
it will mean to them as they face
Mill Race New
Theta Chi Annex
For Spring Term
The mill race has been luring its
victims from the Theta Chi house
the past week. From the lowliest
frosh to the prexy himself—all, all
have been subjected to the waters
of the race.
First, the frosh doused the
sophomores who in turn gave the
juniors a ducking. This was fol
lowed by a baptism of the seniors
by the soaked juniors.
But the biggest splash of all was
that made by Weis Smith, Theta
Chi president. After a great strug
gle and not withstanding his body
guard, Norman Jesse, the prexy
was given a good bath. A thor
ough house cleaning was thus the
order of the week.