Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 21, 1931, Image 1

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    NUMBER 37
UCLA Appears
As Big Menace
To Duck Hopes
Last Year’s ‘Babes’ Are
Infants No Longer
Bruins To Attempt To Claw
Oregon From Seeontl
Place Berth
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20. —
(Special to the Emerald.)—With
clear, cool weather in prospect, the
U. C. L. A. Bruins and the Uni
versity of Oregon Webfoots are
set mentally for a terrific strug
gle when they face tomorrow at
Olympic stadium here.
Len Bergdahl, U. C. L. A. star
quarter, was reported late tonight
as definitely out of the game with
a broken bone in his ankle, and
Johnny Fletcher, substitute, will
start in his place.
Leighton Gee, Oregon halfback,
is suffering from strained muscles
in his right leg, and is not ex
pected to start tomorrow.
Bill Spaulding, U. C. L. A.
coach, reports his team as in bet
ter physical condition than ex
Doc Spears states that tomor
row’s game will require his team’s
best efforts.
Between 30,000-and 40,000 per
sons are expected to witness to
day’s game.
This afternoon in Los Angeles
the Bruins of U. C. L. A. will en
deavor to topple the Webfeet from
their so far secure hold on second
place in the Pacific Coast confer
ence. The University of Southern
California has won the first place
position hands down and today will
tangle with the Ramblers of Notre
Dame in a titanic struggle of two
sectional champions in South Bend,
The Uclans have been gaining
speed after a slow start in the
conference and last week reached
the climax by taking the measure
of St. Mary’s. Doc Spears is figur
ing on a tough afternoon of foot
ball today. Latest word from the
South gives out the information
that all the Webfeet are in the
best of condition and the entire
first string will^e on hand to get
into the starting lineup. Red Bai
ley’s broken nose which was fig
ured earlier in the week to keep
him out of things, is healing nice
ly and will be protected this after
noon with a specially constructed
helmet covering his face.
Spears Is Confident
Leighton Gee, halfback, Irwin
Nilsson, tackle, and Bernie Hughes,
guard, all of whom have been crip
pled up since the Oregon State
game will be in Dr. Spears’ start
ing lineup. Yesterday the team
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Station KORE To
Broadcast U of O,
UCLA Grid Game
pl>AY by play reports of the
Webfoot-Bruin football con
test in Los Angeles today will
be received over Western Un
ion leased wire and broadcast
by KORE through the courtesy
of Paul D. Green.
The broadcast begins at 1:30
with Russ Hughes, Eugene’s
colorful sports announcer, be
fore the microphone.
Mid-Term Grade
* Warnings Fewer,
States Registrar
675 Receive Slips, Though
Only 258 Must See
Their Advisers
Figures released from the Uni
versity personnel department and
the registrar’s office yesterday
show that a total of 675 mid- term
grade warnings were sent out to
students this quarter. Of these,
only 258, having received two or
more D grades or flunks, were re
quired to interview their advisers.
The other 417 received one D or
failure. Statistics show that of
the 258, 50 were women and 208
were men.
According to the personnel de
partment, these figures compare
closely with those of fall quarter
last year. Then 388 students were
reported by their instructors as
being in danger of failing at .the
end of the term, having received
two or more D’s or F’s. Of these,
93 were women and 295 were men.
The system of sending out mid
term warnings and adviser’s inter
view blanks along with mid-term
grades is now in its second year
of operation, and seems to be ful
filling its purpose, according to
Karl W. Onthank, dean of the per
sonnel department. Freshmen and
sophomores are the main persons
aided by this plan of placing ad
vice by instructors within reach.
"It assures,” Mr. Onthank said,
"that the adviser as well as the
student will not be able to find
excuses for avoiding interviews.
Indications show that students on
the whole are taking advantage of
opportunities to interview their in
structors where they are expe
riencing trouble, and are not be
ing forced to do it against their
Plans for a dance on December
4 with the drama group of Philo
melete were discussed last Tues
day by members of the charm
school of Philomelete at a meeting
held at the Phi Mu house.
Helen Evans introduced the
“Courtesy Book,” of which all
groups of Philomelete are in
Noble Believes World Peace
Menaced in Present Crisis
That at the present moment the
danger to world peace is greater
than any other time since 1919,
when the Treaty of Versailles was
signed, is the opinion expressed by
Dr. Harold J. Noble, professor of
Oriental history, when asked to
comment on the latest develop
ment of the Manchurian crisis.
“If one glances at a map of
Asia,” he said, “it can be seen that
the Japanese have advanced to the
zone of Russian interest in North
ern Manchuria where Soviet Rus
sia and China jointly own the Chi
nese Eastern railway. The Japa
nese are now in a position to cut
off maritime Russia from the rest
of the Russian territory should
they choose to do so. The Rus
sians can’t face that prospect with
out some action any more than
the United States would permit a
foreign power to threaten the
Panama canal.”
Professor Noble explained that,
although Russia is actually con
cerned in the present Sino-Japa
nese question, she is waiting for
the League of Nations and the
United States to act in such a way;
that Japan would withdraw from :
the zone of Russian interest in!
North Manchuria. If the Japanese '
will move to the south, the diplo
matic relations between Russia
and Japan may not be strained.
Even though Soviet Russia is oc-'
cupied with her Five-Year plan,
this is not enough to avert a war
if it were imperative for the Rus
sians to fight one.
“With the fall of Tsitsihar,” Dr.
Noble pointed out, “the three capi
tals of the Manchurian provinces
have been captured and now Japan
has practically complete mastery
over Manchuria. This was achieved
despite opposition of the league.
“The league is helpless unless
the United States vigorously acts
with that body and decides what
is to be done with the present
Sino-Japanese complication. Amer
ica is in a very delicate position
and every step she makes will be
done with the utmost caution. So
it remains to be seen what the
powers will do to solve the Man
churian question.’’
Dr. Noble said that Japan
knows that the threat of the
league to boycott her is a “mere
bluff.” He thinks that if the
powers were agreed that they
would enforce a boycott in case
Japan won’t withdraw from Man
churia, and if Japan were con
vinced that the threat is not a
bluff, and if at the same time the
threat were conveyed to her pri
vately in order to maintain her
prestige, she undoubtedly would
accept the dictates of the powers
without actually making use of the
Council To Set
Quality or Quantity To
Be Ba«is for Grades
House Presidents To Vote
On Standards For
Interfraternity council grade re
quirements for initiation are ex
pected to be set at a meeting of
the council to be held shortly after
the Thanksgiving vacation, it was
said yesterday by Virgil D. Earl,
dean of men and president of the
Two proposals have been pre
sented to the council. One would
put the requirements on a quan
tity basis and the other on a qual
ity basis. It is not known which
the majority of house presidents
favor, but there seems to be a
slight trend towards the quality
“Quantity” Requires 12 Points
The quantity plan would require
that a student earn 12 points. A
grade point average of 0.75 would
be required under the quality plan.
Those favoring the quality basis
point out that a student would
have to do the same grade of work
regardless of the number of term
hours he is taking. This would be
more just to the man who is work
ing outside or taking part in extra
curricular activities than would be
a system requiring him to make
as many points as one who is car
rying a larger number of term
hours and not doing any extra
Hours Carried Important
In support of this contention
it was pointed out that a student
carrying 16 hours could make a
0.75 average and meet the 12
points requirement while a student
carrying 15 hours would have to
make a 0.8 average and one carry
ing 12 hours would have to make
a 1.0 average.
The argument in favor of the
quantity plan is that it would en
courage students to carry the full
schedule of 16 hours. This is
countered by showing in the Uni
versity yearbook that 13 lower di
vision courses require only 15
A few students favor requiring
a 1. average, which is the grade
point specification for graduation.
This would be equivalent to a C
Co-op Book Store Holds
Informal Open House
S. Stephenson Smith Reviews and
Discusses Books
_ 4
Informality was the keynote of
the open house held at the Univer
sity Co-op book balcony Friday af
ternoon from 4 to 5:30 o’clock. S.
Stephenson Smith reviewed several
books and the visitors were invited
to inspect the displays.
Two of the books reviewed by
Mr. Smith were children's books.
“The Five Children,” by E. Nesbit,
and “Puck of Pook’s Hill,” by Rud
yard Kipling. Others which he
took up in his informal discussion
were: “The Story of San Michele,”
by Dr. Axel Munthe; “Jurgen,” by
James Branch Cabell; “Figures of
Earth,” by the same author; and
“Revolt in the Desert,” by T. E.
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St. Mary’s Game
Pasteboards Off,
Sale Noon Today
STUDENTS desiring tickets
for the St. Mary’s-Oregon
game must purchase them be
fore noon today, according to
Ronald H. Robkiett, assistant
graduate manager.
Student tickets are * selling
for $1 at the Associated Stu
dent body office, and reserved
seats may be obtained either
at the Co-op or the Associated
Student Body office for $2.
Seats in the Oregon rooting
section may also be had by get
ting in touch with Hugh Rosson,
graduate manager, who will be
staying at the Cliff hotel in San
U.C.L.A. Captain Kicks High
Above is Norman Duncan, who will lead the Bruins against Ore
gon this afternoon in Los Angeles. Duncan, from reports from the
South, will not start the game but undoubtedly will see service before
the final gun. .,
Health Week Tea
Draws 200 Co-eds
To Gerlingr Hall
Alpha Phi Wins Ahlen
Cup; Ollier Prizes Given;
Events Listed
In observance of National Health
week, over two hundred co-eds at
tended the tea sponsored by W. A.
A. Friday afternoon at Gerlinger
Alpha Phi was awarded the Al
den cup for the best menu during
the week. Helen Leisz was
awarded first prize in the posture
contest, with Lucile Cummings
placing second and Gertrude Nit
schke, honorable mention. Lolita
Biller won the two weeks’ pass to
the Fox McDonald theatre for the
best poster.
Two clever skits were presented,
one a pantomime on general
health fundamentals, and a series
of posture silhouettes, entitled
“Watch That Line.”
Frances Haberlach, president of
W. A. A., welcomed the guests.
She was introduced by Virginia
Grone. Virginia Hunter is gen
eral chairman for Health week.
Dorothy McLean had charge of the
tea, at which the Thespians served.
Girls wishing to reserve bicycles
for today should call Katherine
Bisbee at 688, or come to Gerlin
ger hall, where 12 “bikes” are sta
tioned. They may be rented for
10 cents an hour.
A hike will start from the Ger
linger hall at 1 o’clock this after
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Recital of Music
Students Is Slated
For Next Tuesday
Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Will Be
Presented on Sunday,
December 13
Tuesday evening’s student recit
al next week will be the last for
this term. Lois Johnson, Miriam
Stafford and Grace Burnett will
be the soloists, accompanied by
Theresa Kelly and Janet Fitch.
Miss Johnson, a pianist, will play
two groups. She is a student of
Jane Thacher. Miss Burnett is a
soprano, and a student of Arthur
Boardman. Miss Stafford, cellist,
is a student of Lora Teshner.
The next music event of major
importance this term will be the
presentation of Handel’s “Mes
siah” on Sunday afternoon, De
cember 13. The "Messiah” will be
sung by the 200-voice University
Polyphonic choir, with a quartet
of student soloists, and accompan
ied by the University orchestra.
Arthur Boardman, head of the
voice department of the school of
music, will direct the concert. So
loists will not be announced until
after Thanksgiving.
Sunday’s Organ
Program Will Be
Last One of Term
Approaching Vacation anti
Examinations Cause
The last Twilight organ recital
for the fall term will be played
Sunday afternoon at 5 p. m. in the
Music auditorium by John Stark
Evans, University organist.
The Thanksgiving holiday, final
examinations, and the long Christ
mas vacation necessitates discon
tinuance of this weekly feature.
These programs will be resumed
shortly after the first of the year,
according to word from the spon
sors of the Twilight hour, who are
prominent students, faculty mem
bers, and Eugene townspeople.
Sunday’s program will open with
the celebrated "Largo” from An
ton Dvorak’s New World Sym
phony, based on negro folk tunes.
The main theme has become popu
lar through the song, “Goin’
Improvisations on Christmas
themes, including “Silent Night,”
Adams’ "Cantinque de Noel,” and
the hymn, "Adeste Fideles,” will
Seven short numbers by Joseph
Clokey, organist at Pomona college
in California, grouped under the
general head of "Fireside Fancies,”
will close the recital program.
Last week many people had to
be turned away from the recital
because of lack of standing room.
Half an hour before the program
commenced, there were more than
100 already seated, and a total at
tendance of more than 700 was
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Southern Pacific Offers
Thanksgiving Day Rates
Cent-a-Mile Transportation Goes
Into Effect Tuesday
Timed to facilitate travel
through Oregon and other western
states in connection with observ
ance of Thanksgiving day, Novem
ber 20, Southern Pacific company
is planning a new sale of “cent-a
mile” transportation over its en
tire system, according to announce
ments today.
The new offering of round-trip
train fares will be made Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday, Novem
ber 24, 25, and 26, according to F.
G. Lewis, ticket agent for the com
pany here. On these dates round
! trips will be sold to all places on
the company’s Pacific lines on the
I basis of round-trip for three-fifths
| of the regular one-way fare. Re
1 turn limit will be midnight, Thurs
| day, December 3, giving the travel
er as much as 10 days in which to
j make his trip.
A fare of $13.50 will be pro
! vided for those who plan to go to
San Francisco to witness the Uni
versity of Oregon-St. Mary’s foot
ball game, Thanksgiving day.
Englestad Ruled
Out by Athletic
Board at O.S.C.
Participation Fund To
Have Started in 1928
Portland Paper Publishes
Photos of Football
Eligibility Sheets
Corvallis, Nov. 20.—(Special)—Ed
Englestad, substitute guard on the
weaver tootbali
team, was de
clared ineligible
for further com
petition here to
day, it was an
nounced by Prof.
Charles Johnson,
acting chairman
of the state col
lege board ofj
athletic control. !
Englestad will i
lot play in the
Oregon State-University of Utah
charity grid game in Portland De
cember 5, it was announced.
Three years of competition—
1928, 1929, and 1930—besides this
past season brought Englestad’s
removal as a player for the Ore
gon State Beavers today.
PORTLAND, Nov. 20—(Special)
—The Morning Oregonian tomor
row will publish actual photo
graphs of Oregon State college
football eligibility sheets sent to
Professor H. C. Howe, faculty
athletic representative at the Uni
versity of Oregon.
This will be done in order to
clear up a controversy between
Professor Howe and Dean A. B.
Cordley, formerly Oregon State’s
representative in the Pacific coast
conference, as to alleged omissions
on the O. S. C. athletic eligibility
lists sent to Eugene.
Latin Honorary to Initiate
Thirteen at Banquet Today
Pi Sigma To Honor Large Group
Of Language Scholars
Pi Sigma, Latin honorary, will
hold informal initiation for all new
members this evening at 5 o’clock
at Alumni hall. Thirteen students
will be initiated. They are Eliza
beth Ann McCracken, Rosalie
Commons, Margaret Boone, Joan
Cox, Lucile Coate, Mary Elizabeth
Kehoe, Barbara Leisz, Frances
Frazier, Allie Kemp, Dorothy Jean
Withers, Virginia Hancock, Lucy
Howe, and Edmund Chaney. This
is the largest group ever to be
Following the initiation, the
honorary will hold its semi-annual
banquet at the Anchorage. Thelma
Nelson, president, will preside.
Frederic S. Dunn, head of the de
partment of Latin, will give an ad
dress entitled “Divius Iulius Re
divivus” or “The Deified Julius Re
turns.” Frances Frazier will speak
on behalf of the class of initiates.
Eva Nelson is in charge of the
arrangements for the banquet. Ro
man customs and ceremonies will
be imitated as closely as possible.
Max Adams, University pastor,
who underwent an operation for
appendicitis at the Pacific Chris
tian hospital November 12, has re
covered rapidly and returned to his
home last night.
Reports Number
Of Lost Articles
J^OST or misplaced articles
that were turned in to the
University depot this week in
clude :
4 Pairs of ladies’ gloves.
3 Books.
2 Scarfs.
1 Ladies’ coat belt.
1 Fountain pen.
1 Chain necklace.
1 Slicker.
Besides these there are many
similar articles that have ac
cumulated in the past which will
l»e returned to their owners if
they will call at the depot and
Identify their property.
Oregon Given $9250
Additional in Grants
By Carnegie Group
Noble To Discuss
Japanese Crisis
At Faculty Meet
DECENT developments In the
*■ Manchurian crisis will be in
terpreted l>y I)r. Harold Noble,
professor of history, in a talk
at the Faculty club tomorrow
night at 7 o’clock. Faculty club
members and their friends have
been invited to hear Dr. Noble.
Faculty women are also invited.
Dr. Noble is a recognized au
thority on the problems of Ja
pan, China, and Manchuria, hav
ing spent several years in the
areas now experiencing heavy
fighting, and studied the prob
lems thoroughly.
Former Student
Of Oregon Dies at
Seattle Suddenly
Stephen J. Cliadwiek, ’78,
Was Ex-Just ice of
Supreme Court
Stephen J. Chadwick, former
Washington supreme court justice
and a student of the University
of Oregon in 1878, died in Seattle
yesterday after a brief illness. He
was one of the foremost members
of the Democratic party in the
state of Washington.
Chadwick attended the Univer
sity two years, coming from the
Willamette university. He was a
student under John Straub, emeri
tus dean of men, during his stu
dent career here on the campus.
At that time the University had
only one course and the subjects
Chadwick took under Dean Straub
were Greek, Latin, and algebra.
"Chadwick was a hard-working
and studious fellow, and well liked
not only through his campus ca
reer but also in his political career
in his later years,’’ said Dean
“At this early period the Uni
versity had not as yet introduced
athletics into its curricula, and the
students therefore had nothing
else to do but study,” he concluded.
Judge Chadwick served on the
supreme court for 1G years, and
during that time and since had
frequently been sought to head the
Democratic state ticket by a large
faction in the party. His father
was secretary of state of Oregon
from 1870 to 1877.
Outstanding Work Here
Given Praise
School Again To Be Center
Of Art Training Next
An additional sum of $9,250 has
been granted the University of
Oregon by the Carnegie corpora
tion and the American Institute
of Architects, for the purpose of
pursuing its work on artistic ap
preciation and the summer session
teacher training in art, according
to an announcement made yester
day by Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall,
president of the University.
The sum of $6,750 was added to
last year's grant of $10,000 for re
search in the field of artistic ap
preciation, a work already under
way, the partial completion of
which promises to bring out re
markable findings in this phase of
modern education.
Oregon, Harvard Chosen
Oregon in the West, and Har
vard university in the East were
again chosen as summer session
teacher training centers in art by
the Carnegie corporation and the
American Institute of Architects,
and Oregon’s original grant of
$5000 was increased to $7500.
“These additional grants indi
cate added recognition of the out
standing work being done by the
University of Oregon in the field
of creative art and artistic appre
ciation,” said Dr. Hall. "This sub
vention is all the more significant
in view of the fact that founda
tions are withholding any large
grants until it has been deter
mined whether or not the Univer
sity is to enjoy the confidence and
adequate support of the state.
Act Is Vote of Confidence
“The action of the Carnegie cor
poration and American Institute
of Architects is a vote of confi
dence in the University in spite of
financial difficulties here, and
though the action is unusual, it is
reassuring especially at this time.”
The summer session art grant
is to be used both for scholarships
and for providing instruction and
material. Scholarships are to be
given by the Carnegie corporation
to a large number of college in
structors in art and to others in
this field.
Changes in Policy Possible
The additional amount of the
grant will make possible changes
in policy and procedure that will
assure the University the best
summer session in this work that
it has ever had, it is pointed out.
National recognition for accom
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Blind Student Follows Family
Tradition by Making Honors
Elizabeth Hall’s great - grand
father wore his Phi Beta Kappa
key very thin in the daily winding
of his watch. Her grandfather
hung his key from a gold chain
and carried it out to Oregon in
1867. She will pin hers on firmly,
though she may never be able to
see what is written on it.
Though Miss Hall, whose elec
tion to the Senior Six of Phi Beta
Kappa was announced Thursday,
is almost totally blind, she is a
member of Pi Lambda Theta, edu
cation honorary; of Samara, bot
any honorary; of Pi Sigma, Latin
honorary; of the Women’s Ath
letic association (she hiked 140
miles last year); and of Prose and
Poetry group of Philomelete.
She can see to distinguish only
light, dark, and the size and gen
eral shape of objects. At the end
of her junior year in high school
she became ill. It was four years
before she was able to attend
school. Then she graduated from
the Washington school for the
blind in East Vancouver. Her eye
sight has been very slowly improv
ing during her three years in the
“My oculist says my vision will
entirely return sometime,’’ Miss
Hall said yesterday. “I do not
think so. But I am very grateful
for the least sign of improvement."
All her studying is done with a
reader. She takes no notes during
lectures, depending on her reader.
If the reader is not enrolled in the
course, Miss Hall uses no notes at
all, even when reviewing for ex
When term papers must be writ
ten—and in work for general hon
ors in education, psychology, and
English there are many—Miss Hall
sits down before her typewriter
and writes. Someone reads the
paper aloud to her so she can
make corrections. Then she goes
back to the typewriter and writes
from dictation the final copy of
the paper.
Lesson plans for her practice
teaching of Latin are all written
on the ancient Braille writing ma
chine used by Tom Cutsworth,
who graduated from Oregon in
1918 and received his M.A. here in
1923. Though he, too, was blind,
he was a member of Sigma Xi,
science honorary, and is now a re
search Fellow for the Science Re
search Council in Boston.
The only other blind student
known to have made Phi Beta
Kappa in the history of the Uni
versity is M. Donald Smith, a Ro
mance language major, who waa
elected to Phi Beta Kappa spring
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