Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 28, 1931, Image 1

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    Buy Sinkers
Today is “Donut Day.” Buy
two for a nickel from the Y. W.
C. A. girls who are selling them
on the campus.
Attend Meeting
Freshmen—Attend the class
meeting tonight at 7:30 in Villard
assembly and help decide the fate
of the Homecoming bonfire.
Committee on
Rallies Named
Mathews Slates Sixteen
For Pep Directorate
Lay Plans for Noise Parade,
{ Decoration Motifs, and
Field Features
The appointment of one of the
largest Homecoming rally commit
tees in the history of the Univer
sity of Oregon was announced last
night by Carson Mathews, rally
chairman. Composed of sixteen
people, the committee is working
feverishly toward the completion
of plans for the largest rally and
pep demonstration within memory,
the chairman stated.
The appointments are as fol
Hal Short—Assistant chairman.
Ferd Fletcher—Noise parade.
Gordon Day—Field features.
Ethan Newman—Spotlights.
Jack Wood—Fireworks.
Ray Force—Card stunts.
Bob Hall—Artillery.
Ned Kinney—Traffic.
Kelsey Slocum—Yell king.
Margaret Swafford and Marie
Myers—Co-ed section.
Sheldon Dunning—Welcoming.
Lucille Krause—Speakers.
^ Marguerite Tarbell—Awards.
Lucille Weber—Transportation.
Esther Hayden—Publicity.
Mathews States Policy
“With the members of the com
mittee working- at top speed, we
are striving to make the spirit of
this homecoming something that
people will rememTjer,” said Math
Friday night there will be a pa
jama parade, the burning “O,” the
noise parade, and plenty of rack
et, it is planned. Mathews stated
that the line of march would be
in the following order: Band, Or
der of “O,” serpentine, and the
noise parade.
Houses Paired
He announced that the pairings
of the houses for the' noise parade
entries would be made today and
that the list would be released at
an early date. The cost of the en
tries would not exceed $20 per
house, he said. “It is imperative
that each house, as soon as noti
fied, choose their noise float chair
man immediately,” he urged.
Larry Fischer, in charge of the
homecoming sign contest, an
nounced that Laraway’s jewelry
store had promised to donate a
trophy for the house producing the
winning sign.
Roger Bailey, in charge of dec
orations, announced that tentative
plans had been made to place four
arches, two in Oregon colors, and
two in Oregon state colors, across
13th street instead of the usual
single span. The merchants on
the business block of Willamette
street are installing special light
ing for the Homecomifig week-end,
he revealed. “The downtown sec
tion, as well as the campus, will be
dressed in gala garb as never be
fore for this event,” he said.
Penlhnd Speaks
John Penland, chairman, and
Roger Bailey, decorations, spoke
before the Eugene Rotary club
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Freshman Class
To Discuss Fire
At Meeting Today
SPECIAL meeting of the
freshman class to consider
Dean -John Straub's suggestion
concerning the Homeeoming
bonfire has been called for this
evening, by Howard Steib, class
Dean Straub will attend the
meeting and will present his
views on the subject. This will
be Dean Straub's first meeting
[ with the present freshman class,
the fifty-second class which he
has seen enter the University.
The meeting is scheduled for.
Villard assembly at 7:80.
“I sincerely urge every mem
ber of the freshman class to
attend this meeting to greet
Dean Straub," Steib said.
Wilson, Pfaffand
Miller Meet Many
Indian Debaters
Much good will has been pro
moted and many wrong illusions
about America have been de
stroyed, according to word re
ceived from the Pacific Basin de
baters, David Wilson, Roger Pfaff
and Robert Miller. The tour has
stressed good will, and debating
has been the means of putting it
The debaters started out with
only 62 speaking engagements for
the whole tour, but at the conclu
sion of the Indian tour they had
already reached that number. Fig
ures that they compiled at that
time reveal the following: 62
speaking engagements to approxi
mately 40,000 people (not count
ing five radio addresses); Pfaff
had delivered 18 separate lectures
and led over twenty of the speak
ing engagements; Wilson had
given three lectures and Miller
two; only four debates lost, and
those were on the controversial
subject of the League of Nations
and prejudice played a part in the
In a letter concerning the In
dian students, Pfaff said: “They
are great orators, that is they can
let off a lot of hot air but little
thought. In debate they never get
together as a team. One will say
one thing and perhaps the third
speaker may contradict him.”
U. of W. Inaugurates New
System To Fight Cheating
Definite steps have been taken
by the University of Washington
faculty and student body to fight
cheating, by establishing a judicial
council which will endeavor to
wage an effective war against it.
Faculty contact will be made
through class instructors who will
submit the names of student of
fenders to the judicial body after
examinations. Campus leaders will
act as members of the council, and
will be divided into two separate
bodies, a men's council and a wo
men’s council.
This council will take into con
sideration all information offered
it by instructors and if evidence of
cheating proves sufficient, recom
mendations for expulsions will go
through immediately.
History of Life Insurance
Told by Professor Claire
Back in about the sevententh
century, society enjoyed one free
dom that the modern world can
not boast. History tells us that
there were no life insurance sales
men. It also tells some rather
queer “believe it or not” circum
stances through which the modern
economic world has emerged.
If one was to guess as to how
the first insurance underwriter got
his start in life, it might be said
that he was a self-made man or
perhaps a good salesman.
“On the contrary, he knew how
to drink good coffee, or at least
he knew his coffee house. That
is one of the revelations of a study
( of the history of insurance,” said
Guy S. Claire, law professor, while
addressing the insurance under
writers of Lane county at a meet
ing yesterday. Mr. Claire teaches
insurance and discussed the sub
ject as “the history of insurance
as a background to its problems.”
As early as 168S seafaring men
liked to sip coffee on Tower street
in London. Lloyd’s Coffee House
and Edward Lloyd were hosts. It
became a custom for those present
to examine the circumstances of
a certain vessel going out to sea.
They passed around a slip and
each pledged himself to a certain
amount of liability for the vessel
to the insurer if they so desired.
The first underwriter thus came
into being.
Lloyd soon moved to a new dis
trict. He saw possibilities in the
shipping transactions and soon
published “Lloyd's Lists,” which
today is the most Important in
surance publication in the shipping
and commercial world, and by
which modern companies govern
their actions to a great extent.
In 1815 Massachusetts refused
to admit the legality of a life in
surance contract because it was
“repugnant to sound morals and
contrary to publjc policy, and sets
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Doughnuts Will
Reign Over Old
Oregon Today
| Buy ’Em and Dunk ’Em
Is Y.W.C.A. Cry
Tlieatre Passes To Be Given
To Women Selling Most
Sinkers During Day
“Dig up a dime and dunk a
Doughnuts at two for a nickel
will be the order of the day today
when the Y. W. C. A., under the
chairmanship of Nancy Suomela,
will put on its Oregon Dougnut
Day. Co-eds will be at booths all
day long to sell the sinkers to the
hungry students. Ample supply of
doughnuts have been ordered, ac
cording to Miss Suomela, so that
every lover of doughnuts will be
given a chance to engage in the
gentle art of dunking.
More than 250 dozen doughnuts
have already been sold to various
living organizations, and it is
planned to sell at least 250 dozen
to the University students today.
Attention is being turned to the
campus sales today, and Thursday
and Friday the sale will continue
among the living organizations
and townspeople.
Assisting Miss Suomela are Car
oline Card, promoting manager;
Dagmar Haugen, secretary; Joyce
Busenbark, campus sales; May
Masterton, town soliciting; Jean
Failing, group sales, and Helen
Shingle, finance chairman.
Tom Denton, sales publicity
manager for the Doughnut Ma
chine Corporation of America, ar
rived on the campus yesterday to
assist with the drive. Mr. Denton
intends to record the results of
the sale, and, if successful, he will
use the University of Oregon as
an example in sponsoring similar
doughnut drives in colleges
throughout the United States.
Three complimentary tickets to
the Fox McDonald are being given
to the three girls selling the most
doughnuts during the day. Three
more passes will be given to the
girls soliciting the most orders
from townspeople.
May Masterton, town soliciting
chairman, has named the follow
ing girls as solicitors: Marygolde
Hardison, Helen Nelson, Bernice
Walo, Mildred Ringc, Katherine
Coleman, Virginia Howard, Dor
othy Davis, Betty Wilson, Ger
trude Lamb, Margaret Ellen Hill,
Virginia Kibbee, Ruth McClain,
Charlotte Eldridge, and Marie Sac
Joyce Busenbark, campus sales
chairman, has added the following
girls to the list already named to
sell at booths: Lucile Chapin, Min
nie Helzer, Margaret Woodworth,
Ruth Metzler, Lucille Coate, Isa
belle Tracy, Edith Peterson, Mar
jorie Hoyt, Alice Kramer, Mildred
Coss, Eleanor Jane Ballantyne,
Louise Breuer, Gwendolyn Else
more, Louise Barclay, and Virginia
Oregon Songs Included
In New College Collection
The University of Oregon Is rep
resented in “Western College
Songs,” a book of songs from 39
colleges and universities just pub
lished by Sherman, Clay & Co., of
San Francisco, which is already
being placed on sale at local book
stores and sheet music dealers.
Every college and university of
prominence in the far west is rep
resented by one or more songs.
Many of the songs have never be
fore been published in any form.
October Issue of ‘High
School’ Just Released
The October issue of the “High
School,” a semi-monthly pamphlet
published by the school of educa
tion of the University in the inter
ests of secondary education in the
Northwest, has just coihe from the
printer, reports Robert C. Hall, su
perintendent of the University
This pamphlet, edited by Nelson
Bossing, professor of education, is
the social science number of the
series and contains various arti
cles by high school departmental
heads and teachers, and is mailed
upon request to all high school
! teachers, principals, and superin
tendents in Oregon.
Dunk and Eat 'Em
A gr°uP of “Donut Hunkers” take afternoon tea.
(center), foreign scholar, is being taught the art of
Helen Chaney (left) and Nancy Suomela (right).' Ann
ing) is waitress for the group.
Nella Roster
“dunking” by
Baum (stand
Carl Collins’ Band
Picked To Play at
Upperclass Hop
Few Tickets Still Available,
But Houses Urged To
• Make Reservations
Red-hot rhythm, slow, crooning
melodies, and entertaining special
ties will combine to charm dancers
at the first annual Junior-Senior
dance Saturday evening at Cocoa
nut Grove, was the promise last
night of Ferd Fletcher and Gordon
Day, general chairmen.
With the selection of one of the
campus’ outstanding bands—Carl
Collins and his Kampus Knights—
to play for the upperclass infor
mal, plans for the event are rap
idly nearing completion. The or
chestra, a new group of talented
student musicians, already has a
host of followers. Using arrange
ments of late hits and old favorite
dance numbers that are featured
by leading orchestras in metropoli
tan centers, Collins’ band brings
to the campus the same music that
is attracting dancers to the smart
hotels and night clubs on the
Floor space for the upperciass
dance has been measurably in
creased with the removal this
week from the Grove of the minia
ture golf course which filled the
north end of the building. Only
one row of tables will be placed
around the dance floor proper, and
the other half of the Grove will
accommodate the majority of the
grille tables.
Houses and halls are urged by
Fletcher and Day to reserve large
tables to accommodate all their
members, and the suggestion has
been made that living groups fea
ture upperciass dinners before the
dance. Table reservations for the
dance are to be made through
Cecil Espy, Sigma Chi.
A limited number of tickets is
still on sale in campus organiza
tions. Unaffiliated students may
secure tickets from John Painton,
at the Theta Chi house, or Ned
Kinney, Sigma Chi.
Linking of International
Relations Groups Talked
Linking of the six groups on the
University of Oregon campus who
are interested in international re
lations and world peace was dis
cussed by faculty members and
students at the Faculty club last
night under the leadership of Dr.
David E. Porter, national secre
tary of the student Y. M. C. A
and member of the general com
mittee of the World’s Student
Christian Federation.
Dr. Victor P. Morris, associate
professor of economics, suggested
that a general meeting of these
bodies once a term would be high
ly desirable in accomplishing the
purposes of the cooperative move
Dr. Raymond B. Culver, execu
tive secretary of the northwest stu
dent “Y,” explained the activities
of the intercollegiate conference of
the Northwest, which is held at
Seabeck, Washington, in June.
The national secretary is in the
Northwest in connection with the
faculty-student conference to be
held at Government Camp on Mt.
Hood, this week-end. He will
spend today in Corvallis, and will
meet with the northwest field
council of the Y. M. C. A. in Port
! land Friday.
New Journalism
Class Work Will
Be Daily Paper
Students To Edit Eugene
News Complete To Point
Of Sending to Press
In order to better acquaint the
students in journalism with the
practical side of daily newspaper
work and the relationships in
volve d, a regular newspaper
“shake-up” has taken place in the
school of journalism in the report
ing and copy-reading classes.
“The new system is very advan
tageous due to the fact that the
many problems confronted by the
modern newspaper man will be
encountered, and in this manner
will exercise to the point of devel
opment the judgment of news,”
said Eric W. Allen, dean of the
What is known in the newspaper
world as the “city room” is being
made from the old library in the
Journalism building. In this room
will be found all the common char
acteristics of the modern newspa
per editorial office. Complete tele
graphic reports from the A. P. and
U. P. news services will be used
through the courtesy of the Regis
ter-Guard. The local paper has
also granted the school the use of
the science and N. E. A. services.
Each afternoon there will be a
complete Eugene newspaper edited
up to the point of printing. The
various papers will be known as
the Monday Mail, Tuesday Trib
une, Wednesday World, Thursday
Times, and if the competing
groups are found large enough, the
Friday Free Press will be edited.
The deadline for the paper will
be 4 o’clock and the dummy will
be completed by 4:40. Starting at
this time there will be a daily sem
inar at which a copy of the Regis
ter-Guard and the completed dum
my will be posted for the purpose
of a 20-minute discussion and crit
icism on the length, placement and
variation of the stories.
From the copy reading class the
instructor will nominate an assist
ant managing editor, who will have
complete charge under him; head
copy man or the “man in the slot;”
exchange editors, librarians and
other positions as he sees a neces
sity for them.
He will also select from the re
porting classes a city editor, re
write men, and reporters. All of
these positions will be rotated in
order' to give students practical ex
perience in many branches of the
newspaper field.
The new system will form the
laboratory basis for the classes in
reporting, each member covering
a downtown beat from 1 to 4 in
the afternoon. The copy reading
classes will also have a three-hour
lab from 2 to 5, to edit the copy
written by the reporters.
“The object of the entire or
ganization will be to condense all
news of the day into 20 to 30
thousand words, and a complete
make-up by 4 :40,” stated the dean.
Some of the changes will be sub
mitted to the state board of high
er education for approval. Others
will go into effect immediately.
It is comparatively new in the
college field systems. A similar
system is used at the University
of Missouri, where they print one
of the local papers. The journal
ism schools at Rutgers and North
western also use similar systems.
Honors Council
In Departments
Change Is Far-Reaching,
Smith Says
Thesis Plan Remains Same;
New Scheme To Promote
Extensive Study
(Of the Honors Council)
The Honors Council have made
a far-reaching change in the
scheme for General Honors. To
begin with, they have altered the
name to Honors Centering in a
Department. But more is involved
than a change of name. Hereafter
students who enroll for Honors
Centering in, say, History, will
choose, in consultation with their
tutor in History, two other courses
in allied departments. This will
hold for both junior and senior
In effect, therefore, all Honors
will be under some one depart
ment; students will carry courses
in supporting departments, in or
der to broaden their command of
the general field in which they
are studying. By way of testing
their grasp of the whole field in
which they have carried on Hon
ors work, a comprehensive exami
nation, either written or oral, or
both, will be given sometime dur
ing the last month of the senior
year. The major department will
conduct this examination, in con
sultation with the supporting de
partments in which the student
has chosen to work.
Thesis Honors Same
It should be noted that this
change in no way affects Honors
with Thesis. The statutes of the
council remain the same on this
head, and candidates for this type
of Honors will still be expected to
present their theses to the Council
not later than May 1 of their sen
ior year, and will presumably un
dergo, at the discretion of their
major department, the same kind
of examination as they have in the
For students who wish to do
honors work, but who wish to un
dertake extensive rather than in
tensive study in a field, the Hon
ors Centering in a Department
have been instituted.
A College Within the College
What, it may be asked, are Hon
ors for? They are not merely a
fancy wrinkle or a piece of win
dow-dressing, or a mere grace
note added to the rest of the aca
demic music. They represent,
frankly, a desperate attempt on
the part of American college and
university faculties to rescue the
upper division work from the laws
of mass action which have come
close to precipitating it into a
mere chemical equation of lecture
plus quiz plus final exam equals
three hours of C; or for the fac
ulty, so many pupil hours of load
spread out over so many lectures!
Honors Work Shaping Up
What has become of the real
purpose of college teaching: the
free meeting of students’ and
teachers’ minds? The Honors sys
tem through the tutorial confer
ence is an endeavor to answer this
problem. To be sure, it is still in
the tentative stage here. As yet
it has not been possible to allow
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Mine Engineers Institute
Of Oregon To Meet Here
Mercury Deposit at Black Butte
Mill Be Visited
A meeting of the Oregon sec
tion of the American Institute of
Mining Engineers will be held Sat
urday, October 31 in Eugene. The
leading mining men of the state
from Portland, Grants Pass, Cor
vallis, and other sections will be in
There will be an excursion to the
Black Butte quicksilver mines Sat
urday morning, returning in the
.evening to a banquet at the An
corage. An informal program with
discussions of mining problems and
talks will be held at the dinner.
Geology majors as well as stu
dents of the school of mines at
Corvallis are invited to take part
in this meeting. Arrangements are
1n charge of Dr. W. D. Smith, chair
man of the corrtmittee, and Dr. E.
T. Hodge.
Shaw, Root Get
Subpoenas From
County Officers
rJ'\VO members of the Emerald
staff will appear before the
Lane eounty grand jury when
it meets at 11 o’elock this morn
ing at the county courthouse.
Subpoenas in proper legal
form, duly signed, were served
Monday upon Thornton Shaw,
managing editor, and George
Koot, a special staff writer.
While the nature of the case
was not specified in the sum
mons, it Is believed that it con
cerns an investigation made in
connection with a story by Koot
appearing in a recent issue of
the Emerald.
The session will be duly "cov
ered” by the two journalists and
chronicled in a future issue of
the Emerald.
Pre-Law Students
And Law Faculty
Discuss Courses
Objectives of Preparatory
Work Is Explained by
Dean Morse
Pre-law students at a meeting
with the faculty of the school of
law in Guild hall Monday, heard
discussions on “the definite and
important objectives” of the cours
es in preparatory work they are
recommended to take.
With this discussion by Wayne
L. Morse, dean of the school, pre
legal students have come in con
tact for the first time with the up
per division professional work.
The contact is to be continued,
with the idea of promoting an un
derstanding of the law school “in
order to decrease casualties after
the advance work has been start
Inasmuch as later accomplish
ment is selective by competition in
accordance with set standards,
“the pre-legal student should be
vitally interested in training rec
ognized by leaders of the bar,"
stated Mr. Morse.
There are preparatory “content
courses” that teach facts of human
behavior in order to understand
the functional approach to law,
which is believed necessary.
Charles G. Howard and Carlton
E. Spencer, other members of the
law faculty, presented suggestions
for the self-analysis of student
problems previous to faculty ad
vice, and a “practical device for
the budgeting of student time.”
Office advisory hours and future
gatherings will maintain the con
tact between preparatory students
and the professional school, accord
ing to Karl W. Onthank of the
personnel bureau and the faculty
who called the meeting" Monday.
George Webber, ’31, major in
business administration, is in Eu
gene visiting with his parents fol
lowing his graduaton from the
Naval Flight school at Pensacola,
Florida, on October 1. Webber will
spend the remainder of his leave
renewing old acquaintances before
reporting for active duty at San
Library Hours
Draw Protests
From Students
Opening Friday Nights
Held Desirable
Mimnaugh Takes Up Cause
For Scholars Having
Saturday Classes
Student protests to the admin
istration and library officials over
the closing of the libraries at 6
o’clock Friday
night are to be
voiced by Brian
Mimnaugh, presi
dent of the asso
ciated s t u dents,
he i indicated yes
“Students who
have classes Sat
u r d a y morning
are finding it a
decided hardship
Brian not to be able to
Mlmnaugh use the reserve
libraries on Friday night,” the stu
dent head said. "Many students
wish to do their week-end study
ing Friday night, Saturday morn
ing and Sunday night. The clos
ing of the library affects this
group as well as those who have
Saturday classes.”
Saturday Closing O. K.
President Mimnaugh said that
there has been no objections raised
to the closing of the library on
Saturday at 6 o'clock. He docs
not believe that the stacks of the
old library are desired to be kept
open, but only the reserve stacks.
It is the books on reserve that
the students have the most trouble
in obtaining for reference in con
nection with Saturday classes.
A check of the class schedule
I for this term shows that there
| are 64 Saturday classes. Of these,
22 meet also on Friday and 42 on
Thursday. There are two classes
; that meet on Saturday only.
The objection voiced most by
students is that there are other
, sections of the same courses meet
, ipg other days of the week, and
that the number of students seek
ing the reference books keeps
! them in almost constant use.
While students are quick in ad
; mitting that they could check the
books out for the night, they as
quickly answer that this restricts
the number of students who can
use the reference for that time.
Girls To Wrap Gifts for
Chinese School Children
An oriental atmosphere will per
vade at Westminster house tonight
at 9 o’clock as the Guild girls gath
er to wrap Christmas gifts for
girls in a Chinese boarding school.
To create the proper spirit for
the meeting, Lenore Lage will
sing several Chinese numbers and
Marian Clark will offer a Chinese
lullaby. Miss Helen Whitaker will
tell of several interesting incidents
that occurred during her five years’
stay at the school for which the
presents are intended. All girls are
cordially invited to attend.
Soap-Box Orator To Rhodes
Candidate Are Wally’s Roles
(This is the second of the inter
views with Oregon’s candidates for
the Rhodes scholarship.)
Last spring a more or less de
mure maiden in the Junior Week
end beauty parade; during the sum
mer an enthusiastic “soap-box”
orator haranguing swarms of un
employed; this fall one" of the four
candidates, chosen through a pre
liminary examination, to represent
Oregon at Portland in December in
the contest for this year’s Rhodes
That’s the wide range of red
headed, versatile Wallace Camp
bell’s activities within the past
few months. Wally was selected a
week ago Sunday for the Rhodes
final, and if he is chosen for the
scholarship it will “cap the cli
max” of his senior year, he says.
He is 21 years old and will grad
uate next June.
Wally graduated from Eugene
high school in 1928, and the record
of his past three years in the Uni
versity is filled with successful
speeches and debates. In his fresh
man year he took fourth place in
the all-campus Jewett public
speaking contest. Last year he
won the upper division prize in
the Barker speaking contest, con
ducted through the Congress club.
Ke also placed fourth in the state
extemporaneous speaking contest.
In April, he and Walt Evans de
bated the University of Arizona
to win on the negative side of the
question that “a further extension
of the chain store is detrimental.”
At the present time Wally is a
'member of the Congress club, Delta
Sigma Rho, forensic honorary, and
Alpha Kappa Delta, sociology
j honorary. He has just finished his
term as president of the Congress
Wally claims that his experience
last summer was “a liberal educa
tion in itself.” He and Rolla Reedy
spent two months with J. Stitt
Wilson, former mayor of Berkeley,
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