Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 02, 1931, Image 1

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    ON TO
Changed From
October 24 New Time
For Celebration
Oregon Frosh, OSC Rooks
To Clash in Night
Football Game
“Dad’s Day,” annual campus
celebration in honor of fathers of
University of Oregon students,
will be held on Saturday, October
24, instead of November 14, as
originally scheduled, it was an
nounced last night by student as
sociation leaders.
The change in dates was made
to avoid having the “Dad’s Day”
conflict with the annual homecom
ing when the campus will be
crowded with returning alumni for
the Oregon-Oregon State football
classic. As November 14 will also
be Oregon State’s homecoming
date, the executive association of
the Oregon Dads was given fur
ther reason for changing the time
of the event.
Frosh, Rooks To Play
Oregon freshmen and O. S. C.
Rooks will clash on Hayward field
in a night football game October
24 for the pleasure of the Dads
who will be guests of the campus.
The Oregon Dads association
first selected the homecoming
date for their celebration, it was
learned from O. Laurgaard, Port
land city engineer and president
of the Dads, because of the Web
foot-Beaver varsity game on that
day. When it was pointed out that
students here would be too busy
with homecoming preparations,
building of welcoming signs, dec
orating the campus, and planning
a noise parade, “O” bonfire on
Skinner’s butte, and rally dance to
give the Dads proper entertain
ment and welcome, the association
gladly voted the change in dates.
President Hall in Favor
“Dad’s Day is planned to give
fathers of Oregon students a
chance to see their children on the
campus under normal conditions,”
President Hall said last night.
“Homecoming would be too busy
a week-end to give the Dads the
greeting due them.”
A students Dad’s Day directo
rate is expected to be announced
New System of Physical
Education Is Planned
A closer contact with the sport
he enjoys most and of which he
knows least, is the object of the
reorganized system of physical
education inaugurated last Novem
ber by Paul R. Washke, director of
the men's gym.
According to Mr. Washke, for
mer assistant professor of physical
education and director of intra
mural sports at the University of
Michigan, the change has been
marked by unusual success. It is
now possible for all men to study
the form of recreation that is best
suited to them, while formerly
only those who passed the physical
ability tests could participate in
certain branches of athletics.
Classes to Meet
Today as Stated
Let Out Saturday
gPIKING campus rumors to
the contrary, Earl M. Pal
lett, registrar, yesterday an
nounced that all University
classes would meet today as
scheduled. With the special
student rally train 1 e a ving
downtown at 3:45 this after
noon, it was campus talk yes
terday that 3 and 4 o’clock
classes would be excused today,
but University pronouncement
says otherwise.
All Saturday classes will be
dismissed as previously an
nounced, to allow students to
attend the Oregon-Idaho game
in Portland, Mr. Pallett said.
Study by Physics
Staff to be Made
Of Rarer Earths
Research on Beryllium;
Other Little - known
Elements Stressed
With the entire physics staff co
operating in an intensive inquiry
into the nature of beryllium and
the rarer earths, the department
of physics faces what may result
in one of the most productive years
in its existence, according to Dr.
A. E. Caswell, professor of physics.
Deady hall has been rewired and
transformers with greater capaci
ties have been installed to accom
modate the electric furnaces which
are to be used in the experiment.
Although the research may ap
I pear to be a strictly departmental
project, it is in reality a number
of individual researches that over
lap each other, it was revealed
yesterday. Dr. Caswell and Dr.
Will V. Norris, associate professor
of physics and mathematics, have
for some time contemplated an in
quiry into the nature of beryllium,
a hard silver white metal, and the
rarer earths, elements about which
comparatively little is known. The
installation of the electric furnaces
will afford them this year the op
portunity to undertake their work.
H. J. Unger, teaching fellow in
physics, will continue this year the
work he started last. He plans to
concern himself chiefly with
spectrum analysis and a search
for the infra-red atomic spectrum
of zinc and cadmium. The experi
ments of Mr. Unger are being con
tinued at the suggestion of Dr. E.
D. McAlister, former professor of
physics here and now connected in
a research capacity with the
Smithsonian institute at Washing
ton, D. C. Mr. Unger conducted a
number of experiments last year
that attracted the attention of the
former Oregon faculty member.
His work on spectrum analysis
will tie up with the other research
Harry T. Drill, on years leave of
absence as instructor in physics at
the Oregon State college, plans to
take part in the beryllium re
search. He and Dr. Caswell will
work together on the electrical,
thermal, and mechanical properties
of beryllium.
Dr. Norris, formerly connected
! with the Colorado School of Mines,
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Alaska Student Travels by
Water, Sitka to Oregon
Traveling 1,700 miles in a 16
foot fisherman’s dory to attend
school at the University of Oregon
is the unique experience of Robert
Dearmond, Alaska youth. Dear
mond set out from Sitka, his home
town, last June 23 with Eugene as
his goal. In the boat with him he
carried a tent, gasoline stove, and
provisions and water to last for a
period of three weeks.
“I had good weather nearly all
1 of the way,” said Dearmond. “We
had a wonderful summer. I ran
into a few light squalls but no
bad storms. Most of the trip was
made through inside passages but
■X had about 300 miles of open
Jocean travel around Baranoff Is
land and outside of Prince of
Wales Island.”
At night Dearmond usually
pitched his tent on the beach, al
. though many times he sailed all
night if the wind was extremely
favorable. “From Sitka I went to
«• Craig, Ketchikan, then on down
to Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Bel
lingham, and then Tacoma, arriv
ing there September 10,” he said.
“At Prince Rupert I picked up an
English companion, Roger Ligh
toller, whom I had with me as far
as Vancouver.” At Tacoma, Dear
mond abandoned his faithful water
craft and made the trip to Eugene
by land.
Bob is registered at the Univer
sity as a special student, preparing
himself for a career of writing.
For the last three years he has
been engaged in various newspaper
work in Alaska. During the last
winter Dearmond edited “The
Stroller’s Weekly,” a Juneau news
paper of over 2,000 circulation.
This is Bob’s first term on the
[ Eugene campus, but he has taken
up correspondence work from the
University and has attended the
College of Alaska.
“I saw many brown bear, deer,
seals, and porcupine on my trip
(Continued on Page Three)
Trip to Orient
Warner Essay
Major Award
Journey Valued at $500
Offered Student
Contestants Have 6 Months
To Write Papers, Says
Chairman Mez
A trip to the colorful Orient,
with a chance to study the inter
esting economic, racial and social
problems there, is the experience
which next summer awaits some
student enrolled in the University.
The trip, at an estimated cost of
$500, will be the first prize in the
annual Murray Warner essay con
test on international relations, it
is announced here by Dr. John R.
Mez, professor of economics, who
is chairman of the contest com
mittee. Papers are due April 1,
New Ruling Made
Only those students will be al
lowed to compete who have taken,
or who are taking at least one
course in anthropology, art, econ
omics, history, international rela
tions, geography, or politics of the
Far East, Dr. Mez said. This is
a new ruling in the contest and is
announced at this time in order
to give entering students an op
portunity to enroll in such a
Besides the trip, which is one
of the most substantial prizes
given in any such contest in the
country, there will be a second
prize of $50 in the first division
which is for students who are
citizens of the United States.
There will be a first prize of $100,
and a second of $50 in the second
division, which is for students
from the Philippines and foreign
National Same Won
The essay contest, which is
sponsored by Mrs. Murray Warner,
director of the Oriental Art mu
seum here, for the purpose of fos
tering better relations between
the United States and the Orient,
has been carried on for a number
of years so successfully that it
has attracted national attention.
Up until last year only cash
prizes were offered, but those in
charge believe that an understand
ing between the Orient can be
better fostered by first hand con
tacts. Though the award was
made last year, the student was
unable to accept, so this year will
be the first time an Oregon stu
dent will have the opportunity of
making the journey.
Emerald Offers Houses
Trophy for Subscribers
In order to stimulate the sub
scription to the Emerald by Ore
gon parents, Cliff Lord, circula
tion manager, states that a per
manent trophy will be given to
the house that secures the largest
number of these subscriptions.
A chairman will be appointed in
each house and work will start
immediately. One trophy will be
awarded to the men’s house with
the highest number, and another
to the women’s house. These tro
phies will become permanent pos
sessions of the house, according to
The price of the Emerald is $1
a term, with a reduction of 50
cents if the paper is carried the
entire year, making the annual
subscription $2.50.
All students are urged to have
their parents subscribe to the Em
erald in order that they may be
come acquainted with Oregon cus
toms and student life.
Etchings Now at Co-op
Chosen by Coggeshall
Original etchings from Europe,
chosen by Reginald Coggeshall,
professor of journalism here last
year, who traveled on the conti
nent last summer, are being re
ceived by the University Co-op,
which has placed them on their
book balcony.
Mr. Coggeshall is an amateur
enthusiast and critic of etchings.
At Paris, Budapest, Prague, and
Munich he has cooperated with M.
F. McClain, manager of the Co
op, in securing a number of these,
together with prints of European
pictures, which the store has also
| received.
Grand Old Man Greets Frosli
From Bed During Illness
Message of Welcome Given
To Yearling Class
By Straub
For 52 years, Dean Straub,
“The Grand Old Man of Oregon,”
never failed to greet each fresh
man class at the annual welcome
assembly. A year ago, for the first
time, he was unable to talk to his
“boys and girls” because of ill
i ness. This year, again, he was
confined in his home and was un
able to greet the freshmen, but
when visited in his home yester
day, Dean Straub gave the follow
ing message to the Emerald:
“This is the second freshman
class meeting that I have missed
in 54 years. One of the things
that affects me most is this mis
I fall. Mimnaugh
Greet Frosh at
First Assembly
Yearlings Guided by Talks
On Ambition and
Active Life
McArthur court played host to
another freshman class yesterday
at 11, as Oregon extended her of
ficial welcome through talks by
President Hall and Brian Mim
naugh, student body prexy, on the
forthcoming problems of student
Conducted by John Stehn, the
University band presented several
selections, followed by the intro
duction of the speakers by Dean
Gilbert. Mimnaugh in a short,
peppy address touched upon the
relationship of the scholastic and
social ends of college life and the
necessity for keeping a proper
balance between them at all times.
^resident Jtian stressed me as
sumption of the responsibilities of
a university student and chal
lenged the incoming freshman to
attack the problems of the new
life with all the fervor and energy
of the mountain-climber or ex
plorer. He pointed out that the
three incontestable qualities of a
successful man are insatiable curi
osity, the longing *for hardships,
and divine discontent. His talk
was illustrated by a number of
amusing anecdotes from his experi
ence as a college professor and
Dean Gilbert announced that the
A. W. S. urged every woman at
tending the Idaho-Oregon . game
wear a yellow “mum,” and Mr.
Gilbert personally advised every
one who possibly could make it to
be at Portland for the game, Sat
With the singing of “Mighty
Oregon” by the student body, the
meeting was concluded.
Health Service Boasts
New Faculty This Year
Students who make use of the
University health service will be
greeted by three new faces on the
health staff this year, according
to Dr. Fred N. Miller of that de
Dr. Sante Camparoli of Portland
replaces Dr. Phy, who has gone to
Hot Lake, Oregon, to operate a
sanatorium, and Dr. Marian Hayes
has taken the place of Dr. Mildred ;
Mumby, who returned to Portland |
to continue her work as a skin \
specialist. Both Dr. Camparoli and
Dr. Hayes are graduates of the
U. of O. medical school.
The place left vacant in the in
firmary by Miss Helen Fleming, |
who went to Astoria to accept a I
nursing position was filled by Miss
Grace Robertson of Eugene.
Memorial Service Held
. For Sorority President
A memorial service was held j
this week at the Kappa Delta j
holise in honor of Marie Daly,
president of the sorority last term. !
Miss Daly died this summer in
New Orleans, Louisiana, after an
appendicitis operation.
Miss Daly was a sophomore
major in art. She was chosen by
her sorority as a delegate to the
Kappa Delta national convention
held in July in Washington, D. C.,
and it was while she was returning
from the convention by way of
New Orleans that she was at
tacked by appendicitis,
sing the freshman in my daily
travels up and down. One great
joy of my life was to meet these
boys and girls on the street and
shake hands with them and wisli
them luck for the coming year and
to offer them my services if dif
ficulties arose which they might
not be able to solve. Now this
gTeat pleasure is denied me, and
as I lie on my couch and see the
green-capped boys go by all I can
do is to offer a short prayer that
God may guide and keep them in
the right path.
“I ask every freshman boy and
girl to be sure to speak to me
when they meet me on the street
so that I will feel that I am not
entirely forgotten.
Sincerely yours,
The friend of the freshman class,
John Straub.”
Students * Solve
Buying Problem
By Cooperation
Co-op Store Does Third of
Year’s Business by
First Week
Many students are unaware of
the fact that through the student
body organization and its Co-op
store, they are solving many of
their first-week textbook and buy
ing problems.
There are many also who are
unaware that it is this store that
does one-third of its business in
one week at the opening of school,
and yet serves University students
efficiently on the cooperative basis
during the entire 52 weeks of the
Extra Help Used
we put on extra neip two
weeks prior to the opening of the
fall term," states M. F. McClain,
manager, “and when registration
and rush week begin we are ready
for the many new and returning
students. For several days 20
extra employees, all Btudents, are
on hand, and some years we have
handled as much as one-tenth of
our business during the first day
of school.
“This year the early expenses
of the students have varied some
what in distribution and they have
bought ‘on their second wind’ in
many cases, and instead of the
usual first-day rush, the store is
having continued ‘big d a y s’
throughout the first week.”
Fewer Books Added
This year fewer new titles have
been added to the store’s textbook
line than formerly, since there
were fewer changes by University
professors, states the manager.
The store purchased fully as many
secondhand books last spring as
they did previously, but it was no
ticeable, said Mr. McClain, that
they were sold much quicker than
usual this fall.
“We have an U-year record of
the number of books, both new and
secondhand, sold to students in
every course taught in the Uni
versity,” he continued.
“The store bases its purchases
on the previous year’s sale, how
ever, and it is the variation of in
dividual course registrations that
sometimes cause a shortage of
(Continued on Page Two)
Dilapidated Bench
Disposed of in
Summer Cleanup
^XOTHER of those favorite
“parking” places for stu
dents has disappeared from the
campus never to return. It was
the green bench that adorned
the south side of Thirteenth
street near the entrance to the
parking space by Johnson hail.
“It went to the fire,” was
the comment of George E. M.
York, superintendent of build
ings and grounds.
During the summer a general
cleanup of the campus was
made and the bench being
dilapidated was hauled off and
burned. The bench was a re
plica of the senior bench and
was used in a junior week-end
play several years ago. When
i. rought back from the theatre,
it was put off opposite the Tib
lary as a convenient “setting”
Open House to
Be Settled by
Student Group
Bunion Derby Question
To be Argued Tuesday
October 17 Tentative Date
For All-campus Affair;
Opinion Divided
Seeking a solution to the Open
House question, a committee of
student leaders will meet Tuesday
afternoon with Mrs. Hazel Pruts
man Schwering, dean of women,
and Virgil D. Earl, dean of men,
Mrs. Schwering announced yester
At the conference will be Brian
Mimnaugh, president of the asso
ciated students; Ann Baum, presi
dent of the A. W. S.; Janice
Hedges, president of heads of
houses; Paul Bale, Cliff Beckett,
and Con Hammond, representing
the interfraternity council; Willis
Duniway, editor of the Emerald;
Dean Schwering and Dean Earl.
Tentative Date Set
Open House, annual all-campus
get-acquainted night, during which
each fraternity, men’s dormitory
unit, and men’s club visits each
sorority and women’s dormitory,
has tentatively been scheduled on
the fall term social calendar for
Saturday night, October 17. Foot
ball games in Portland this week
end, and in Seattle the following
Saturday made an earlier date im
Campus opinion on the feasibil
ity of holding Open House is about
evenly divided, student observers
say. The interfraternity council,
made up of presidents of the 18
men’s Greek-letter living organiza
tions on the campus, has twice
voted aeainst the annual “bunion
derby.” The first negative vote
was polled at a meeting the end
of spring term, and the second
Monday of this week.
No Action by Women
Heads of houses organization,
comprising presidents of all sorori
ties on the campus, has not yet
announced action on the question.
If the picked committee of
seven students who will meet with
the deans of men and women Tues
day does not vote to hold Open
House in the traditional manner
or does not abolish it entirely, sev
eral new plans as yet unpublished
are expected to be submitted for
the affair.
Men in several fraternity houses
were reported last night to be
planning petitions to the dean of
women in favor of Open House.'
Oregon Colors Loaned
For Display in Portland
Co-op Store to Make Lemon and
Green Evident
Portland would be painted lemon
and green for the Oregon-Idaho
game Saturday if the University
Co-op had its way.
In the interest of advertising
Oregon as much as possible the
student-owned store is cooperating
with the Portland Chamber of
Commerce and city stores by loan
ing its huge stock of colorful felt
goods for decoration purposes in
the windows of Portland this
University students will feel
very much at home in view of
school pennants, bright Oregon
1 robes and ^reen and lemon pillows
that will be added to the decora
tions greeting football enthusiasts
when they witness the Idaho in
"It is very probable that the
Oregon colors will be carried to
1 Seattle October 10 in the same
manner,” said M. F. McClain yes
Student baggage will carry the
home colors also if loyal Oregon
ians take advantage of the Coop’s
offer of two Oregon stickers with
every student ticket to the Idaho
game. ,
Accountants’ Journal
Accepts Article by Kelly
Professor C. L. Kelly, of the
school of business administration
has had an article accepted by the
Journal of Accountancy. Professor
Kelley’s article is to be published
within the next month or two and
is on the subject of privileged
| communication for accountants.
Today Last Day
To Buy Tickets
For Idaho Game
fpODAY is the last chance for
students to obtain tickets
for the Oregon-Idaho game to
be played in Portland tomor
row. No student tickets will
be on sale in Portland, accord
ing to Doc Robnett, assistant
graduate manager, so those
who plan to attend the game
must get tickets here today.
The price has been reduced
this year to 50 cents, and all
holders of student body cards
may obtain them at this price
at the Co-op.
Card Announces
Coming Election
For YWCA at Tea
Nominees Are Chosen for
Frosh Commission
Election of Frosh Commission
officers will be held next Thurs
day, was announced by Carolyn
Card, president, at a tea served
to more than 200 freshman girls
at the Y. W. C. A. yesterday.
The purpose of Frosh Commis
sion and the opportunities for girls
interested in it were explained by
Miss Card. Margaret Edmunson,
new Y. W. C. A. secretary, spoke
on the relationship of Frosh Com
mission to the Y. W. C. A., and
Helen Chaney, president of the Y.
W. C. A., explained the opportuni
ties for girls in Y. W. C. A. work.
Five girls were chosen by the
Frosh Commission executive com
mittee for the nominating com
mittee for the new officers: Char
lotte Eld ridge, Louise Thomas,
Dorothy Parks, Gerry McGuilothy,
and Eleanor Wharton. These girls
will meet at the Y. W. C. A, bun
galow at 4 p. m. Mohday.
The nominees will be introduced
to all the freshman girls at a'
short business meeting next Wed
nesday which will be follQwed by
the annual Nit and Wit party.
Foreign Trade Leader
At Washington, D. C.
Authority in Field Secures
Government Position
Harry C. Hawkins, former pro
fessor of foreign trade at the Uni
versity of Oregon, is now principal
economic advisor in the depart
ment of state at Washington, D.
C. Mr. Hawkins was an outstand
ing authority in his field on the
Pacific coast and held a position
in the University for a year.
Among the outstanding achieve
ments of Mr. Hawkins while a pro
fessor at the University was the
formation of the foreign trade ad
visory board to work in coopera
tion with the University, and the
development of foreign trade
courses at the school of business
Mr. Hawkins goes to Washing
ton to work in the treaty division
of the department of state and will
have much to do with the commer
cial treaties with foreign countries.
He worked in this department pre
vious to his University work.
Football Fans
Invade Rose
City Tonight
Matthews Plans Big Pep
Rally for Friday
Noise Parade, Serpentine
To Inspire Old
Oregon Spirit
Inspired by a determination to
outdo the rally of a week ago
staged by our northern neighbors,
the Oregon rally committee, head
ed by Carson Matthews has out
lined a program of attack that
will increase the sale of ear
mufflers in Portland a hundred
per cent, and which needs only
the united cooperation of the en
tire student body to make it un
precedented in the annals of Port
land college rallies.
Committed To Handle Luggage
Beginning at the Eugene down
town Southern Pacific depot at
3:45 when the train leaves, a plan
of action has been made which
needs only lung power to make it
successful. Students will not be
burdened with baggage, in fact
they will not be allowed on the
train with any. A special com
mittee has been appointed to han
dle all luggage, which will be
taken at the depot platform and
returned to owners at the comple
tion of the rally at a destination
to be announced on board train.
To facilitate checking, students
are urged to come to the depot
Arriving at the Union depot at
around 7:30, the fans will disem
bark to be met by the Portland
J. C. of C. and students who have
journeyed up in cars. Green and
yellow flares and a noise parade
of ten floats will precede the ser
pentine rally as far as the Para
mount theatre, where an outdoor
pep program will take place. In
addition to student yells, .the Ore
gon band will play and members
of the Portland J. C. of C. will
After dispersing, luggage will
be returned, and Oregon students
can "cut. loose" on Broadway. As
rooters’ lids will be required to
gain entrance to Multnomah field,
Carson Matthews requested that
they be worn Friday night during
the rally—and that every student
“gargles well before turning out.”
Rally on Saturday
Rallying on Saturday will com
mence at 12 o’clock noon, in front
of the Imperial hotel. A serpen
tine will be led to the ticket of
fice, and will progress from there
to the stadium. Students without
rooters’ lids will not be admitted
to the field, and no students will
be admitted until everyone in the
rally has passed the gate.
Rooters will sit on the east side
of the field and will be led in
cheering by Kelsey Slocum and his
four assistants, Ed Wells, Ed
Schweiker, Freeman Young, and
Sheldon Dunning. The student
body has been requested to turn
out in full force to make this the
most colorful, spirited rally of the
Carson Matthews as head of the
rally committee for this year will
be assisted by Hal Short: Esther
(Continued on Page Three)
New Art Instructor Feels at
Home on University Campus
“Eugene anil its surroundings
are beautiful. I can most truth
fully say that never have I felt
more at home than on the Ore
gon campus,” says Mr. Lance
Hart, new instructor in the school
of architecture and allied arts. Mr.
Hart has interesting studio in the
art buildings and is most enthusi
astic about the work in the art
school here. He feels that Eugene
and its vicinity hold something of
European tranquility seldom found
in this country, where there is so
much big industry and commerce.
Though Mr. Hart reveals nothing
of a startling nature about his
childhood or no very alarmingly
early aptitude toward drawing, his
desire to paint must have been
very strong. It was by waiting on
tables, picking up pieces of com
mercial art work here and there,
and doing theatre and stage scen
ery, that he put himself through
the Chicago Art institute, where
he had his first art education. Here
he was president of the art stu
dents’ league and developed an in
terest in the decorative side of
drawing and painting. For the pur
pose of improvement in this line
of work he turned seaman and
sailed on a freight steamer from
Portland, Oregon, through the
channel to Glasgow and across
country to Stockholm, Sweden,
where he studied mural painting
for two years.
Mr. Hart is, however, a native
of the Northwest, having been
born in Grays Harbor, Washington.
He lived for some time during the
war in Kentucky with a field artil
lery group but was never sent to
France for active service. Mr. Hart
has been in Portland for some time
previous to coming oi\ the campus
and has exhibited in the arts and
crafts studio on Barnes road. He
also did the mural designing in the
new Town club in Portland.