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    VOLUME XXXIII
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1931
NUMBER 36
Requirements
For Graduation
Set by Faculty
Regulation^ Expressed
In Points Now
Degree Granted Students
Wit'll C Average; 0.75
Essential for J. C.
For graduation a cumulative
grade point average of 1.0 or bet
ter will be required for 140 of the
186 term hours needed for degrees
under the new regulation passed by
the faculty in session yesterday af
ternoon in Johnson hall. All re
quirements are expressed in points
and not grades as formerly.
The new regulation goes into ef
fect this term but is not retroact
ive and will not affect credits
earned under the old grade scale, it
was explained by Earl M. Pallett,
registrar. Points earned in former
terms will be counted on the basis
of the old scale of five passing
grades and required averages.
Grade Points Decided
Grade points will be computed
on the following basis: three points
for each hour of A, two points for
each hour of B, one point for each
hour of C and minus one point for
each hour of F. No points are giv
en for D grades.
The averages set by the faculty
refer to grade points and not to
grades. Thus the 1.0 average re
quired for graduation is equiva
lent to a C grade for 140 hours.
The 0.75 needed for junior certifi- !
cate is slightly lower than a C av
erage and the 1.5 average for more
than 16 hours credit is between a
B and a C average.
J. C. Requires 0.75
The average needed by students
to receive junior certificates is
0.75 under the new ruling. Seventy
or more term hours will be required
for the upper division standing, as
formerly.
Students desiring to get credit
for more than 16 term hours must
make an average of 1.5 or better.
This ruling is based on the as
sumption that the normal sched
ule calls for 15 to 16 hours a week.
Mr. Pallett cited the following
example in way of illustrating the
method of figuring the new points:
Examples Cited
A student is a third year man
now and expects to receive his
junior certificate at the end of
this term. Credits he received in
previous years will be computed
and rated on the five grade system.
Then the credits earned this term
will be computed and rated under
the new plan. If the old and new
credits are both up to requirements
the student will receive his certifi
cate.
These are the standards required
by practically all institutions using
the ABCDF grading scale. A few
schools have slightly higher or
slightly lower requirements.
PLEDGING ANNOUNCEMENT
Sigma Pi Tau announces the
pledging of Dick Hussey, of Hal
sey.
Leads Orchestra
Hex Underwood, conductor of
the University Symphony orches
tra, which presented its first con
cert of the season last night.
Burton Talks on
Soviet Education,
School Systems
Well Known Authority on
Teaching Work Extols
Russian Plan
“The schooling system of Rus
sia,”'said Dr. William Burton, na
tionally known education author
ity, before members of Phi Delta
Kappa, men’s national education
fraternity, at the Green Lantern
Wednesday night, “is not confined
to the schools but is interwoven
with the daily work and play and
through all the educating mediums
that are known.
“The two biggest things in Rus
sia today,” continued Dr. Burton,
“are the planning organization and
the school system.”
The planning organization, con
sisting of a committee of 22 mem
bers and sub-committees with rep
resentatives from every province,
city, and village, has complete
charge of everything in the coun
try. It is the most absolute bu
reaucracy in the world today.
The school system is probably
the most completely organized and
interrelated system to be found
anywhere in the world. It is di
vided into three main divisions:
establishment of liquidation cen
ters of illiteracy everywhere in the
country, basing the education on
the needs of the country, and
adapting the education to the lan
guages found in the five different
sections of the country.
Dr. Burton illustrated his talk
with pictures taken on his trip.
He stated that since Russia is so
huge and has a large population,
any story of the country could be
true.
GRAD HAS DAUGHTER
Joseph G. Wilson, M. D., is an
interne at St. Luke’s hospital in
Spokane, Washington. He is a
graduate of 1928, receiving his M.
D. degree in 1931. On November
12 he reported the birth of his first
daughter.
'Schwimmhautfusse’ Means
Webfooters to Herr Fischer
By ELINOR HENRY
“What is the name of your foot
ball team?” Herr M. Fischer
asked yesterday at the Interna
tional Relations club luncheon at
the Anchorage. “I mean like Cou
gar, or Bear ...”
“Webfoot!” chorused the nine
student and faculty members of
the club present.
Herr Fischer looked slightly puz
zled. .
“Schwimmhautfusse,” explained
Dr. John R. Mez, of the economics
department. “It rains so much,
you know.”
The Hungarian railway man,
who is officially designated as a
mechanical engineer in the office
of the general manager of the
Hungarian state railways, smiled
broadly and began a lively discus
sion of European versus American
football.
The welfare of European rail
way workers may be Herr Fisch
er's chief interest, but football
(soccer) isn’t far behind. He was
elected vice-president of the Fed
eration Internationale football as
sociation in 1927 in Helsingfors,
Finland. He is a member of the
legion of honor in France and an
officer of the crown of Italy.
When he passed through New
York this September at the begin
ning of his speaking tour, the Unit
ed States football association pre
sented him with a gold medal
which he proudly carries with him
wherever he goes.
Herr Fischer speaks six lan
guages: German, French, Spanish,
Italian, English, and, of course,
Hungarian.
“English,” he declared, “is eas
ier to learn than any other lan
guage. Incomparably easier gram
matically than German and much
simpler than French. Pronuncia
tion is the only real difficulty.”
After the luncheon, Herr Fisch
er spent an hour discussing rail
roads with Professor Donald M.
Erb, economics department. The
Hungarian was very much inter
ested in the intricacies of holding
companies. He agreed with Pro
fessor Erb that the busses would
eventually displace trains on all
| but the longer passenger runs.
Statement by
Ex-Rally Head
Finishes Case
Mathews Avers Prexy Is
Unaware of Facts
Lack of Money Precludes
j Registration in School;
Work Is Continued
Service of Carson Mathews as
chairman of the rally committee
and on other -student committees
when he was not registered as a
student, came about through mis
understanding on the part of
Mathews and Brian Mimnaugh,
student body president, interviews
with the two yesterday disclosed.
Mathews was out of town on
Wednesday night, but when he
was reached Thursday he made
the following statement:
Mathews Makes Stand
“The rally chairmanship was
given to me during rush week.
The extenuating circumstances
brought about by pre-school games
and the necessity for a rally com
mittee caused me to appoint sub
committees before regular regis
tration.
“At that time I planned on en
tering the University. Financial
reverses made it impossible for me
to register at the regular time,
but I thought it would be possible
later. This I intended to do and
continue with my committee work.
Rally Work Far Along
“When it became apparent that
my registration would be impos
sible, the rally work was so far
along that I thought it advisable
to carry on until the program
would be completed.”
Mimnaugh was entirely unaware
that Mathews was not enrolled,
the rally chairman said. He said
that he had not told the president
anything one way or the other, as
he believed that he would register
before the time limit.
Dead-Eye Godfrey
Pots Fowl Mess
In Shotgun Orgy
George H. Godfrey, the Oregon
faculty’s most intrepid huntsman,
celebrated a recent shotgun exploit
last night with a dinner party at
his home. A flock of wild duck,
slain by the fearless journalism
professor, and deftly prepared by
Mrs. Godfrey, were the piece de re
sistance. Prior to the meal, God
frey, sometimes known as the
Davy Crockett of Lane county,
spoke loquaciously in Indian sign
talk on how he stalked the ducks
to earth.
To his hunting dinner, Godfrey
invited the following: Glen God
frey, his younger brother; Ruth
Newton, secretary of the public re
lations bureau; Bruce “Westbrook”
Hamby, Journal correspondent on
the campus; Willis Duniway, edi
tor of the Oregon Emerald; Dick
Neuberger, Oregonian correspond
ent on the campus, and the Crane
sisters, Jackie and Arlene.
Book Balcony of Co-op To
Hold Open House Today
New Writings To Be Discussed by
S. Stephenson Smith
As a part of National Book
week, the book balcony of the Co
op store, under the supervision of
Miss Nancy Roberts, is holding
open house Friday from 4 to 5:30
o’clock. S. Stephenson Smith of
the department of English will dis
cuss some late books.
Special displays in the windows
of the Co-op and on the book bal
cony and rent library have been
put up in observance of the thir
teenth National Book week, which
started originally as Children’s
Book week. "There is a great deal
of emphasis put on children’s
books yet,” Miss Roberts said. She
pointed out that this week the Na
tional Broadcasting company is
giving special programs and re
views of books in its radio pro
grams.
Since the book balcony is rather
small and will not be able to ac
commodate very many people, in
vitations have been sent to faculty
and people on the campus although
the Co-op wants students to stop
any time and look over the dis
plays.
Symphony Orchestra Plays
To Packed House at Concert
Landsbury Presents Unique
Pieces in Martial Key;
Solo Draics Applause
By JACK BAUER
At the first concert of the year'
last night the University Sym-1
phony orchestra and Dean John J. i
Landsbury filled the music audi-1
torium. Their work together in
the Mozart D minor concerto was
accepted with loud acclaim by the
audience. Rex Underwood, by
keenly discriminating interpreta
tions, and mastery over his play
ers, achieved telling effects and
well-defined attitudes in all four
numbers.
The concert opened with the
overture to “11 Guarany,” in which
martial themes and thunderous
climaxes were alternated with sev
eral distinct love themes.
“T h e Sorcerer’s Apprentice”
opened with a peaceful theme, yet
soon surrendered itself to a swag
gering, hesitant dance that was
weird, eerie, startling. The work
proved to be more than a musical
oddity. It was solidly constructed,
employing the fullest resources of
the orchestra, augmented in tym
pani and string bass, and satisfied
the audience with its fantastic
rhythms, harmonies, and dishar
monies. John Stark Evans pro
vided an undercurrent with the I
bass organ.
The Mozart concerto in D minor
displayed a high degree of team
work between the soloist and the
orchestra. Strong emphasis of the
melody in the many beautiful pas
sages for piano alone, sustained
trills, and flawless taste through
out gave the dean's work a char
acter which could not be resisted.
He treated even the simplest
phrases with extreme care, and
gave brilliance to the allegro and
rondo such as the composer
wished.
The romanza, though brief,
established as telling an effect as
did either of the other movements.
Conductor Underwood and Pianist
Landsbury, together with the large
orchestra, created temporarily a
dreamy atmosphere, a romantic
mood, that was convincing, and
therefore artistically genuine.
Fleeting voices of the various sec
tions intruded gracefully through
the piano figures of the rondo.
The strengthened string bass and
French horn sections of the or
chestra have added solidity to this
year’s organization, and their long
hours of rehearsal bore plentiful
fruit last night.
The concluding number, Haydn’s
“Symphony No. 2,” was full
blooded, though formal. Its bal
anced, symmetrical structure re
ceived interesting treatment from
Underwood, and the work was
played with fine spirit. It was
not tame, by any stretch of criti
cism.
The adagio was carried largely
by the first violins, who performed
consistently all evening. The min
uet, built on several short phases,
was dynamic, and the last move
ment was bound into a synthetic
completeness by the skill and con
fidence of the conductor. Irregu
lar patterns and varied tempo
added greatly to the audience’s in
terest in the piece.
Health Week Tea
Scheduled for 8
At Gerlinger Hall
Volleyball Games Ended;
Kappa Della, Pi Phi,
Independents Lead
Every co-ed is invited to attend
the Health Week tea, this after
noon at 4 o’clock in Gerlinger hall.
This culminates the second annual
Health week on the Oregon cam
pus. The Alden cup will be award
ed for the best sorority menu. The
winner of the two-weeks pass to
the Fox-McDonald theatre will be
announced, and the posture con
test will be held. The Thespians
are serving tea, and Dorothy Mac
Lean is in charge of the affair.
The last of the volleyball games
were held yesterday with Kappa
Delta leading, losing only one
game and winning three. Both Pi
Beta Phi and an Independent team
are undefeated but have won only
two games.
Fourteen organizations entered
(Continued on Page Three)
Y. W. C. A. Forms
Discussion Clubs
For Frosh Girls
Exchange of Experiences
As Freshmen Purpose
Of Various Groups
Ten freshman discussion groups,
each consisting of from 15 to 25
girls under the leadership of an
upperclassman, have been organ
ized at the Y. W. C. A.
The exchange of ideas and ex
periences as freshmen is the pur
pose of these groups. Many sub
jects will be discussed. “Personal
ity and How It Grow?,” “College
Traditions,” “What Shall I Wear,”
"Friendship,” and “Evaluating Ex
tra-Curricular Activities.”
Group leaders meet every Mon
day at the Y. W. C. A. for training
in group guidance. These girls are
studying Sheffield’s ' Training in
Group Leadership.”
The groups, upperclass leaders,
student representatives and time
(Continued on Page Pour)
Fischer Talks
On Conditions
Over Continent
Hungarian Railway Man
Accents Cooperation
Relations Group Sponsors
Appearance at Villard;
Many Attend Lecture
“The United States of Europe
is an idea,” Herr M. Fischer, of
Budai»cst, Hungary, said last night
in Villard hall before a large crowd
of students, faculty members, and
Eugene people interested in inter
national relations, “an idea and
an ideal.”
“My own experience has proved,”
the railway man declared, “that in
the field of railways we are better
off than we were before the war.”
The confidence shown by the var
ious countries in the international
railways shows that European na
tions are reaching a cooperation
never before attained, even though
that confidence is not so evident
in the political situation.
Freight Traffic Discussed
"More important than the inter
national passenger traffic,” he
continued, “is the international
freight traffic.” While before the
war some one would have to go
with a shipment to see that it was
not lost or destroyed in the many
handlings at the various frontiers,
now a car leaving Budapest may
be sealed and pass through many
countries untouched before it
reaches its destination.
Herr Fischer began his talk with
a brief history of Hungary, leading
up to the modern contributions of
Hungary to civililization in the
work of her authors, painters, and
composers, as well as in more ma
terial benefits.
Pictures Are Shown
The motion pictures and lantern
slides gave the audience glimpses
of the life and land of the Hun
garian. Views of historical and
modern buildings and bridges, pic
tures of champions in sports, and
many close-ups of the people in
market-place, city, viHage, and
flield, gave those present a feeling
of closer relationship with Hun
gary.
Margaret Hammerbacher, presi
dent of the International Relations
club, which sponsored Herr Fisch
er’s appearance here, opened the
meeting with a short description
of the club and its purposes and
announced the Northwest Stu
dents’ International conference to
be held at Reed college in Portland
during Thanksgiving vacation.
Professor Victor P. Morris, of
the economics department, intro
duced Herr Fischer.
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For S. F. Game at
A. S.U.O. Office
gTITDENT tickets for the St.
Mary’s-Oregon football game
to lie held in San Francisco on
Thanksgiving day are now on
tale at the Associated Student
body office in McArthur court,
according to Ronald H. Robnett,
graduate manager.
Til esc tickets may be ob
tained for $1 with the presenta
tion of a student body ticket.
Reserved tickets are selling for
$2, and these may be obtained
either from the Co-op or from
the Associated Student Body
office.
New Issue of Law
Review of Oregon
Ready Next Month
Big Publication Will Have
Contributions of Many
Students
The quarterly issue of the Ore
gon Law Review will be off the
press about December 15, it was
stated by Student Editor William
Kuykendall, who, with Professor
Charles G. Howard, editor, com
pleted editorial work yesterday.
This issue of the Review, the
official publication of the law
school and the Oregon State Bai
association, is to be unusually
large, containing the proceedings
of the latter body from its recent
Marshfield meeting.
Student contributions furnish
concrete material, worked over in
to recent cases, notes, comment,
and reviews under the direction of
Kuykendall.
Summary Speeches Printed
The December issue will contain
summary speeches of the follow
ing as part of the proceedings:
“Lawyer's Changing Responsi
bility,” Roy Raley, bar president;
"American Law Institute,” Justice
George Rossman of Oregon su
preme court; "Changing Trends in
Legal Education,” Dean Wayne L.
Morse of Oregon law school; “Re
search and the State,” Dr. Arnold
Bennett Hall; and “American and
World Problems as Viewed from
Europe,” Dr. S. B. Noble, professor
of political science at Reed col
lege.
Professors Contribute
An editorial, “Newly Organized
Conference of Bar Examiners,” by
Faculty Editor Howard, and an
other by Dean Morse will be a part
of the Review. Book reviews of
Professor John H. Mueller and
Ronald H. Beattie are also in the
table of contents.
Recent cases in this issue were
accepted from Edward Stubbs,
Kenneth Proctor, Charles Shim
anek, Sam A. Van Vactor Jr.,
Howard Green, and Eugene Laird.
Dick Neuberger
Gives Radio Fans
Grid Highlights
Dick Neuberger, freshman in
pre-law, was given a signal honor
last week when he was asked to
speak over radio KGW after the
Oregon-Oregon State football
game. For five minutes Neuberg
er discussed the scoreless encoun
ter, giving his opinion of the battle
and reviewing certain outstanding
incidents. He was introduced by
Jimmy Richardson, noted sports
announcer. Richardson introduced
Neuberger as a former sports writ
er for The Morning Oregonian and
also told that he was studying law
at the University.
Inquiry by an Emerald reporter
brought the news that radio broad
casting was old stuff to Neuberg
er. His friends from Portland said
he had interviewed baseball play
ers, football coaches, boxers, polo
players, horsemen, crew captains,
newspaper men and various oth
ers while working for The Oregon
ian.
Neuberger worked at the Ore
gonian under the direction of L. H.
Gregory, sports editor. He is the
second campus Oregonian corre
spondent to have come here after
working under Gregory’s guidance.
The first was Arden X. Pangborn,
who later became editor of the
Emerald.
At some time in the near future
Neuberger will interview Willis
Duniway, present Emerald editor,
over radio KORE on a special
Emerald of the air program.
Oregon State
Dean Brands
Reports False
Howe’s Version Untrue,
Avers Cordley
Webfoot Conference Head
Files Omissions on OSC
Eligibility Data
By BRUCE HAMBY
Professor H. C. Howe’s state
ment in the Morning Oregonian
yesterday calling attention to the
fact that Oregon State college of
ficials had never completely filled
in required eligibility lists, was
branded as “absolutely false” by
Dean A. B. Cordley, formerly Ore
gon State’s representative in the
conference. Although both the
Emerald and the Oregon State
Barometer had decided to let the
matter of the alleged ineligibility
drop, it begins to look as though
minor complications between the
schools may yet arise for an en
tirely different reason.
When questioned by the Ore
gonian yesterday on the ineligibil
ity rumors. Professor Howe stated
that, while he had not the slight
est doubt of the good faith in
which Oregon State had acted, he
had noticed in the past years cer
tain omissions in the eligibility
data provided by the O. S. C. ath
letic department.
Data Incomplete
At the beginning and end of
every athletic season every school
in the conference is required to
send to all other schools certain
information about each player.
The omission to which he referred
was the recording of the seasons
of varsity competition, both by
transfer and actual participation.
This column on the Oregon State
lists has been left blank for the
past several years, Professor Howe
stated.
Dean Cordley’s statement in de
nying the charges was as follows:
“At the close of every school
year a participation list for all
sports has been mailed to all con
ference schools. All other infor
mation on athletes required by
conference rules also is furnished.
We keep copies of all these reports
in the board of control office.”
Disputed List Mailed
Upon hearing of Dean Cordley’s
charges, Professor Howe immedi
ately mailed one of the disputed
lists to the Portland paper in
which the whole affair was
started. The list will be photo
graphed and facsimilies used, the
paper informed the Emerald last
night.
The matter concerning the eligi
bility of the four Oregon State
players, Buck Hammer, Ed Engle
stad, Reg Rust and Bill Byington,
is still at a standstill. Unless
some school formally protests the
players, nothing will be done about
it. According to Howe, the Uni
versity of Oregon will make no
protest.
Emerald Reportorial Staff
Enlarged by 4 Members
The reportorial staff of the Em
erald has been increased by the
appointment of four additional
members, it was announced by
Thornton Shaw, managing editor
of the Emerald.
Malcolm Bauer, freshman in
journalism, was named on the
sports staff, by Walt Baker, sports
editor. Marion Sheldon, freshman
in education, was named as a re
porter.
Don Caswell, sophomore in jour
nalism, and Ed Clements, sopho
more in business administration,
have been chosen by Shaw as fea
■ ture writers on the Emerald staff.
TEAM GOES “DATELESS”
BOSTON—(IP)—Boston univer
sity co-eds recently informed the
members of the varsity football
team by letter that they would not
speak to or make dates with the
gridders until they win a football
game.
At the time the team had suf
fered ten consecutive defeats, and
the girls indicated that they were
getting tired of it. The letter said
the ultimatum would be altered
only through a football victory.