Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 27, 1931, Image 1

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    Straub Appeals
To Frosh For
Bonfire Taboo
Homecoming Tradition
May Be Broken
Wood To Be Distributed to
Unemployed Families
Of Eugene
An appeal to the freshman class
to forego the building of the tra
ditional Homecoming bonefire on
Skinner's butte this year and to
use the wood collected for distri
bution among the poor families of
Eugene was issued yesterday by
Dr. John H. Straub, dean emeritus
of men, and for many years adviser
to each entering freshman class.
Letter Is Given
Dean Straub’s letter is as fol
"My Dear Young Friends:
This is going to be a hard
year for the poor jobless of the
land. Many a house will lack
food for the kiddies, and clothes
to keep their thin little bodies
warm. Their homes will be cold
for lack of fuel, and their suf
ferings will be intense. Now,
this is where my appeal to you
comes in. When the time for
the big bonfire comes on, col
lect all the wood you can, as
usual, and put it on a lot along
the edge of the town. Then 1
think we can get all those hav
ing wood saws to donate a day
or two in cutting this into stove
size, and then turn it over to
the Salvation Army for distri
bution to the poor and thus make
many poor cheerless homes com
fortable and happy.
Act of Unselfishness
“It will be an act of great un
selfishness and sacrifice on your
part to do this, I know, Frosh,
but don't you think it worth
while? You can still have the
‘noise fest’ and the fireworks
and the marching. Won’t you
please think this over? If I
were strong enough, I would like
to talk to the class and I know
I could talk a full half hour and
give you a hundred reasons why
you should do this. Such an act
will be broadcast all over the
land and bring honor to the class
and to the University. I have
seen bonfires on the campus, 75
to .100 feet high, containing not
less than 40 to 50 cords of wood
I am not strong enough
to help much, but I will gladly
cooperate with you to the limit
of my strength.
"Sincerely your friend,
Howard Steib, freshman class
president, said yesterday a meet
ing of the class would be called
soon to consider Dean Straub’s ap
Time Budget Discussed
By Westminster Frosh
“How Shall We Budget Our
Time?” was the topic discussed by
the freshman group at Westmin
ster House last Sunday morning.
The discussion, which was led by
Bill Gearhart, treasurer of the
group, developed many debatable
points, and a continuation of the
same general topic will be the
^ subject for next Sunday.
The group's plans for this year
include disarmament canvassing,
deputation work, and numerous
social events.
A Few Shots From Annual Dads Day
(1) The annual Dad’s Day banquet. (2) Ths president of the Oregon Daus, W. Lair Thompson
(center), and two former presidents, O. Laurgaard (left) and Paul T. Shaw (right), all of Portland.
(8) A few of the Dads who could be persuaded to have their pictures taken. (4) The executive com
mittee and officers of the Oregon Dads for the coming year. From left to right, they are: Sam H.
Baker, Grants Pass; Allan F. Hunt, Burlingame, California; Carl Haberlach, Tillamook; Dr. George A.
Massey, Klamath Falls; Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall, president of the University; Charles Hall, Portland;
Mrs. Marian Phy Ager, executive secretary of the Oregon Dads; C. C. Hall, Portland; O. Laurgaard,
Portland; J. C. Stevens, Portland; W. Lair Thompson, Portland, president; Wilson H. Jewett, Eugene,
secretary; Paul T. Shaw, Portland; W. C. Reugnitz, Portland. (5) A scene from the smoker Saturday
afternoon. (See back page for writeups of events.)
Recital Tonight
To Open Series
Of Fall Concerts
Piano and Violin Numbers
To Be Given by Local
Students of Music
Frances Brockman and Elaine
Moore, both Eugene students in
the school of music, will open the
student recital series for the fall
term tonight at 8 p. m. at the
Music building with a program of
classical and romantic numbers.
Miss Brockman is, in the words
of Dean Landsbury, “one of the
most talented young violinists in
the Pacific Northwest.” Miss Moore
is an advanced piano student of
Aurora Potter Underwood.
The program will open with Mo
zart's “Sonata in D-Major” for
piano and violin, played by Miss 1
Brockman and Miss Moore.
Next will be a group of violin |
numbers including Drigo’s familiar j
“Waltz Bluette,” arranged by1
Mischa Auer, famous violin virtu- |
oso of the present day, Beetho
ven’s “Romance in F,” Lubin’s “Ca
price,” for violin alone, and Sara
sate’s “Spanish Dance No. 8.”
Miss Moore’s piano group will
contain two numbers by the Amer
ican composer MacDowell, “Song,
Op. 55, No. 5,” and “To the Sea,”
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Architecture Graduate Gets
Apprenticeship ivith W right
Honors and recognition of his
ability in architecture came thick
and fast this week for Glen N.
Gardiner, of Helix, graduate of the
school of architecture and allied
arts, who completed his work for
a degree at the University of Ore
gon this summer.
An apprenticeship in the office
of Lloyd Wright, Hollywood, Cali
fornia, is probably the' most val
uable recognition of all. Mr. Wright
' is the son of the world-famousar
architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and
association with his firm is the
ambition of aspiring young men in
this field the country over. Gardi
ner will leave soon to take up his
new position.
An article entitled, ‘‘Why not
pay for city planning by the land
value it creates,” written and il
lustrated by Gardiner, was accept
ed by the American City magazine,
and published in September. It
aroused wide comment, and was
deemed so well thought out that
Gardiner has been asked to make
it a chapter of a volume "City
Growth Essentials,” a textbook
[prepared by Stanley L. McMichael.
This book, which is a revision of
an earlier edition, is a standard
textbook used in leading universi
ties and colleges throughout the
! United States.
Gardiner has also received and
1 accepted an invitation to speak be
fore the national convention of the
(Continued on Page Three)
Large Attendance
Marks Second of
Evans9 Recitals
The Music building was filled
to capacity for the second of John
Stark Evans’ twilight organ re
citals Sunday.
Opening with two numbers by
Guilmant, Mr. Evans contrasted
the dreamy Lamentation with the
stirring Marche Religeuse. The
second consisted of .contrapuntal
variations on a theme by Handel,
which reached an interesting
height in the latter part where
the voices intercrossed, and the
pedal carried the thunderous mel
Clair de Lune, by Ebussy, the
familiar piano composition, be
came entirely different when
played on the organ; it had a much
greater diversity of tone, and
more range of expression, but it
seemed to lose a little of its liquid
Yon’s the Primitive Organ
amused the audience with a sort
of sophisticated mockery of naiv
ete, and the careful wicked false
note at the end provoked a wave
of laughter.
The program ended with Cesar
Franck’s Piece Heroique, which
had all the strangeness and huge
ness of a Gothic cathedral, even
to the almost grotesque harmony
reminiscent of gargoyles that peer
over cornices.
Upperclass Commission
Meets Tonight at YWCA
Officers Will Be Introduced; Helen
Binford To Talk
An important meeting of the Y.
W. C. A. Upperclass commission
will be held at 6:45 tonight in the
bungalow at which time the new
officers will be introduced.
The results of yesterday’s elec
tions are as follows: president, Vir
ginia Hartje; vice-president, Mar
garet Hunt; secretary, Jean Fail
ing; treasurer, Evelyn Kennedy.
The new president will announce
the members of her cabinet later in
the week.
Tonight Helen Binford, who is
very much interested in this newly
formed group will entertain the
members by an account of her
travels abroad this summer.
Alumni Committee
Starts Organizing
For Homecoming
Portland Publicity To Be
Handled by Group Named
By Homer D. Angell
The first meeting of the local
alumni committee on Homecoming
was held in the Miner building last
night in the office of the chair
man, Edward F. Bailey, ’13.
The alumni committee, accord
ing to Jeannette Calkins, alumni
secretary, was appointed by
Homer D. Angell, ’00, president of
the alumni association, for the
purpose of working out plans for
the alumni convention and other
details of Homecoming having to
do primarily with the alumni. All
student entertaining is under the
direction of the Homecoming di
Members of Mr. Bailey’s com
mittee include the following Eu
gene alumni: Roy Booth, Mrs. F.
L. Chambers, Mrs. R. S. Bryson,
Mrs. Lawrence T. Harris, Dr.
Gavin C. Dyott, Charlotte Win
nard, Frances Elizabeth Baker, Dr.
Victor P. Morris, Mrs. F. K. Davis,
James K. King, Anne Whiteaker,
Mrs. A. K. Quackenbush, Karl W.
Onthank, James Baker, Lynn S.
McCready, Jeannette Calkins, Dr.
Del Stannard, and Edward F.
Bailey, chairman.
The committee plans to take up
matters connected with the alumni
convention and with an alumni
luncheon at this first meeting.
A second committee in Port
land, headed by Lamar Tooze, is
handling publicity in that city for
these events. Other members of
the Portland committee are Clar
ence Bishop, Edgar E. Smith, Har
old Young, Mrs. Alfred Krolm, and
Mrs. Waldemar Spliid. They were
appointed by Homer D. Angell,
president of the alumni associa
According to Miss Calkins, they
are expecting a larger number of
alumni back for this Homecoming
than ever before.
President Arnold Bennett Hall
left Monday morning for Walla
Walla, Washington, where he will
speak before the Washington State
Teachers’ Institute. He will return
to the campus Wednesday.
Luncheon With
O.S.C. Planned
Special Trains To Bring
Beaver Supporters
Fischer To Have Charge
Of Sign Competition;
Committee Named
Tentative arrangements for a
huge joint Homecoming luncheon
of Oregon and Oregon State grads
and promotion of a new era of
good will between the two schools
were the results of a conference
at Corvallis last Saturday between
the Oregon and Oregon State
Homecoming committee heads.
John Penland, Barney Miller and
Roger Bailey, of the Homecoming
directorate, composed the Oregon
delegation, while Oregon State was
represented by Milton Leishman,
student president, and Martin Red
ding, chairman of Homecoming
Special trains are planned to run
from Corvallis and arrive at Vil
lard station in Eugene, from which
point the visiting Oregon State
contingent will proceed en masse
to the Igloo for the box luncheon
which will be served by a commit
tee in charge of Alexis Lyle.
This luncheon promises to be
the biggest of its kind ever held,
with the entire crowd of support
ers of both teams mingling to
gether in a mammoth social event
before the classic battle. Dancing
will be the order of the day in ad
dition to the lunch. The O. S. C.
student body as well as the alumni
will participate in the big get
Intense enthusiasm on the Ore
gon State campus is reported by
the Oregon visitors as being con
ducive to a successful day. The
Homecoming directorate is also in
high spirits as a result of the un
precedented interest in the affair
on this campus and in the whole
of Eugene.
George Kotchik has announced
the appointment of Larry Fischer
to take care of the Homecoming
sign contest. “Houses will submit
their ideas to the committee for
approval before the contest takes
place,’’ said Fischer yesterday,
“and any attempt to ‘razz’ Oregon
State will be given absolutely no
consideration.’’ The judges for
the signs will be announced later
by the chairman.
Fischer has for assistants on his
committee: Kathryn Felter, Port
land; Ruth Hubbs, Silverton, and
Leo Baker, Pendleton.
Penland has called a meeting of
the directorate for 7:30 this eve
ning in 105 Journalism.
Reedy Speaks Before
Wesley Group Sunday
Address Is First of Series on
Economic Problems
The first of a series of meetings
which will consider the present
economic situation, took place Sun
day evening at the Wesley club,
when Rolla Reedy, president of the
campus Y. M. C. A., spoke on
“Christ's Answer to the Economic
Reedy, together with Wallace
Campbell, one of the University’s
candidates for the Rhodes scholar
ship, spent the summer in a speak
ing tour of California, under the
leadership of J. Statt Wilson, not
ed economist. Campbell will have
charge of the discussion next Sun
day evenling, when another phase
of the economic situation will be
John L. Casteel, director of the
speech division of the University,
read four poems dealing with the
laboring men’s side of life.
Dr. John H. Mueller, professor of
sociology, will addresso the Wesley
club for the third meeting of the
series. Mr. Mueller spent the sum
mer in Russia, and will talk on the
economic situation there.
Five Patients Confined to
Infirmary; One Leaves
There are five patients in the
infirmary now: Arleen Dyer, Bob
Setters, Francis Humphrey, Wil
berta Wilson, and Carlisle Smith.
Bob Chilton, who was hurt in the
Frosh-Rook game Saturday night,
left Monday morning.
Sinkers To Sell
Tivo For Nickel
At Y.W.C.A.Sale
Dunkers by Dozen To Dip
Doughnuts Daily Till
Demand Is Done
Plans arc progressing rapidly to
Jood the campus with doughnuts
omorrow, when the Y. W. C. A.
vill sponsor its Oregon Doughnut
Day under the chairmanship of
Mancy Suomela.
Already 115 dozen doughnuts
rave been ordered by various liv
ng organizations, according to
Miss Suomela, but tomorrow at
:ention is being centered on cam
jus sales with the idea of appeas
ing the appetites of the hungry
The sinkers will be sold two for
i nickle at booths to be placed in
front of the College Side, Oregon
tia.ll. and the Old Library. Prep
arations are being made to sell
1000 dozen in the next three days,
romorrow will be Oregon Dough
nut Day, and on Thursday and
Friday the Y. W. C. A. will con
centrate on selling to living or
ganizations and townspeople.
Joyce Busenbark, campus sales
chairman, has named the follow
ing girls to sell at booths:
College Side-^Edith Korhonen,
Josephine Waffle, Alma Tye, Ber
nice Walo, Helen Nelson, Margaret
Jamie, Annabelle Tullock, Caroline
Card, Evelyn Kennedy, Elizabeth
Benstrap, Dorothy Steeple, Peg
Gullion, Marian Sheldon, Dorothy
Dodds, Virginia Hancock, Aileen
Kelley, Roberta Wilson, and Louise
Oregon hall Virginia Horton,
Gail McCredie, Dorothy Folson,
Helen Scruggs, Virginia Kibbee,
Marygold Gardison, Jean Failing,
Nancy Suomela, Teresa Nelson,
Bobbie Bequeath, Betty Goodman,
Myra Helen Gaylord, Clara Mary
Fuson, Jean Starr, Harriet Smith,
Mildred Kissling, Patty Geiser, and
Mary Stewart.
Old Library—Eleanor Wharton,
Edwina Anderson, Frances Haber
lach, Janet Simonen, Kate Coch
ran, Louise Stein, Teresa Dressier,
Mary Teresi, Mildred Carson, Lucy
Ann Wendell, Virginia Howard,
Peg Nebergal, Gladys Burns, Vir
ginia Grone, Mary Owensby, Kath
ryn Taylor, Althea Peterson, and
Angela Bruce.
Military Group
To Hear Clark
At Lunch Today
Members Will Celebrate
Scabbard and Blade
Day Here
R. C. Clark who was closely con
nected with the original chapter of
Scabbard and Blade, national mili
tary science honorary, shortly af
ter its formation at the Univer
sity of Wisconsin in 1904-1905 has
been selected to speak before
members of the local organization
at a lunch to be given today noon
at the Anchorage, according to
John Painton who is in charge.
Mr. Clark will speak on the early
days of the fraternity and its
Today, which is national Scab
bard and Blade day, 78 chapters in
46 different states will gather at
similar luncheons to celebrate the
founding of the society.
The purpose of the organization
is to unite in closer relationship
the military departments of Amer
ican colleges and universities, to
preserve and develop the essential
qualities of efficient officers, and
to spread intelligent information
concerning the military require
ments of our country.
All members are expected to at
tend in uniform and any alumni
who happen to be in or around Eu
gene are also urged to come.
University Depot Collects
Campus Strayed Articles
Lost or misplaced books, hats,
gloves, beads, etc., are now pour
ing into the U. of O. depot, accord
ing to reports of that department.
Many of these articles are never
claimed by their owners because
the students come once, and of the
lost property is not on hand they
fail to return at a later date. The
missing article is often turned in a
day or so after the owner has
called, it is declared, and if stu
dents would make two or three
calls at the depot they would re
gain much of their lost property.
Magazine Article
On Conditions Here
Fails To Tell Truth
All College Girls
Asked To Attend
Tonqued Dances
Entertainment Plans Made
For Students Remaining
During Vacations
Coffee and dancing will feature
the first social function of the term
for Tonqueds, Eugene girls’ organ
ization, tonight at the Westminster
All college girls living in Eugene
are invited to come from 7:30 to
8:30 and get acquainted. Big Sis
ters are especially urged by the
president, Marian Chapfnan, to
bring their Little Sisters.
Helen Garrison is in charge of
arrangements. Assisting her are
Bernice Ingalls, Dorothy Parks,
and Mary Garrison.
This is the first of a series of
affairs planned by the group for
the year. Mass meetings are sched
uled for the fourth Tuesday of ev
ery month with a council meeting
on every second Tuesday.
Tonqueds is an organization of
all town women, including those
who are affiliated with sororities
and those who are not. Its purpose
is to furnish hostesses for the Uni
versity during the summer sessions
and during vacations. Elaborate
plans are being made to sponsor
the annual Thanksgiving vacation
dance for students remaining on
the campus and a Christmas ball.
AWS To Auction
All Lost Articles
On Library Steps
Proceeds for Traditional
Sale To Go to Foreign
Scholar Fund
All articles turned into the lost
and found depot on the campus are
to be auctioned on the Library
steps all day Friday by the Asso
ciated Women Students, it was an
nounced last night by Margaret
Hunt, chairman for the event.
The five men who will be In
charge of the auctioneering are
Ferd Fletcher, chairman; George
Vaughan, Ed Schweiker, A1 Mc
Kelligan, and Ned Kinney.
Sale proceeds will go to the for
eign scholar fund which is main
tained by the A. W. S. to bring
outstanding women students from
other countries to the University
campus for a year’s study. The
foreign scholar this year is Miss
Nella Roster from Florence, Italy.
“Everything from textbooks and
fountain pens to coats, gloves, and
jewelry, will be offered for sale
Friday,” said Margaret Hunt. “The
sale will give students an oppor
tunity to recover their own arti
cles as well as acquire new ones.”
she commented.
“The auction sale is a traditional
part of A. W. S. activities and
should be of a great deal of in
terest to all students on the cam
pus,” according to Ann Baum,
president of the association.
Miller Brands Charges
As Unsupportable
Well Known Periodical
Publishes Tale of Poor
Work in Colleges
Charges hurled against the Uni- ;
yersity of Oregon health service by
Dr. Barbara Beattie, in an article
in the November issue of Good
Housekeeping, failed to arouse any
great outburst here. First of all,
the “investigator” dropped in here j
about two and one-half years ago.
had a meal on the campus, inform
ally discussed health problems with j
Dr. Wilmoth Osborn, University
physician, and then skipped on,
stopping for a few hours at Oregon
State college at Corvallis.
The most serious charge made
against the University is: The
most sensational and inexplicable
thing that I found was six cases
of small pox at the University of
Oregon.” The good doctor did hap
pen to arrive just the time two
years ago, when there were a few
cases of small pox here. Previous
to this time, in the memory of Dr.
Fred N. Miller, University physi
cian, there had been but one light •
case of this disease and it had nev
er been a problem. When the mild
epidemic hit here, however, author
ities immediately went to the state
board of education, and a rule was
passed making vaccination com
pulsory. Not a single case of small
pox has developed on the campus
in the past two years, a fact that
the author completely overlooked.
Poor Fond Hinted
The only other charge made was
an indirect reference to the health
giving qualities of food served here.
Dr. Beattie lunched here on “mac
aroni, dried beans, cabbage salad,
bread, tea and cookies.” Just what
was wrong with this, she did not
state. However, students at the
University, whether they eat at
the dormitory, in fraternity or sor
ority houses, do get a wider va
riety of food than this, and no gen
eral complaint has been heard.
University doctors regularly In
spect the menus of all organiza
tions, and a look at the students
themselves would probably be the
best indication of whether the stu
dents are suffering from malnu
Dietitian Employed
A University dietitian is em
ployed to see that menus are nour
ishing and properly balanced.
Breakfast menus always contain
fruit of some kind, both prepared
and cooked cereals, toast, all kinds
of beverages, jam and often sau
sages or bacon. A typical lunch
eon menu is as follows: cream of
celery soup, scrambled eggs, ba
con, browned potatoes, cottage
cheese and pear salad, bread, but
ter, beverages including milk, pud
ding and wafers. For dinner is
served such a menu as this: sal
mon steak, lemon, browned pota
toes, gravy, scalloped tomatoes,
cabbage, green pepper salad, bread,
butter and beverages. Sunday din
ners are more elaborate.
“Dr. Beattie, a doctor of whom
no one of my acquaintance has
ever heard, started out with a
prejudice that health conditions
were not all they should be in col
leges," Dr. Miller says. “She ap
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League of Nations Embargo
Offers China-Japan Solution
Economic pressure in the form |
of an embargo on the part of the
members of the League of Nations
and the United States to bring
about cessation of hostilities be
tween China and Japan is seen by
Dr. Victor P. Morris, professor of
"Agreement of the league to
back up its efforts to get Japan
and China to arbitrate with an em
bargo, would certainly have effect
on the powers of both countries,”
Dr. Morris said. “There is consid
erable support on the part of stu
dents of political economy for such
a movement.”
While the economic pressure
would not have much effect on
China because of the comparative
self-sufficiency of that nation, it
would have appreciable effect on
Japan, Dr. Morris believes. Japan
is largely dependent on other coun
tries for raw materials and sends
a vast amount of exports to the
United States and would conse
quently feel the effects of an em
bargo to a much greater extent.
"The kick-back in relations be
tween nations would not be as bad
in the invocation of economic pres
sure as in that of armed pressure,’’
it was commented by Dr. Morris.
“While there would be hard feel
ings and resentment for a time, it
would not be as universal in the
people of Japan for the passions
would not be aroused to the extent
they are in case of war."