Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 21, 1932, Image 1

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    Order of 'O’ Votes
Retention of Public
Frosh Punishment
Skull and Daggers Given
Hacking Job
r Proposed Repeal of Game
Pigging Rule Shelved
For Consideration
By a 15 to 14 ballot, the Order
of the “O” last night voted to turn
over the “library steps” hacking
sessions to the Skull and Daggers,
sophomore men’s service honorary,
who will punish tradition violators
under the supervision of the let
termen’s organization.
The majority of those who voted
against the change believed that
the Order of the “O” should retain
the present system, and a small
number favored complete abolish
ment of it. It was only after con
siderable debate and hot argument
that the organization was finally
able to come to a decision on the
The proposed repeal of the tra
ditional ruling prohibiting “pig
ging” at athletic contests was re
ferred to a committee consisting of
Don Moe, Kermit Stevens, Harri
son Kincaid, Bobby Robinson, Kel
sey Slocum, and “Hack” Miller,
who will confer with the adminis
tration and make a report at the
next meeting.
The lettermen, in the interests
of better sportsmanship between
the various schools of the confer
ence, demanded that all booing at
basketball games be prohibited.
The organization also went on rec
ord as favoring exchange dinners
between men’s houses, with the
idea of increasing fellowship
among men students on the cam
A suggestion that bronze life
membership plates be awarded to
members of the Order of the “O”
was referred to a committee head
ed by “Slug” Palmer. Such awards
would admit the lettermen to any
athletic contest in which Oregon
would participate.
International Club To
Greet Return of Member
' Party, Pageant Planned Saturday
For Welcome
To honor their former house j
manager, Arthur John Markewitz,
who will be a visitor on the cam
pus this week-end, members of the
International club are giving a
party and pageant at their house 1
Saturday at 9 p. m.
Markewitz is on his way back 1
to Portland after spending several ■'
months traveling over the country 1
on a combined pleasure and busi
ness trip.
The pageant will consist of 1
stunts which will be given by each 1
nationality or race represented in 1
the club. There will be an inter- 1
pretation of Japanese opera to be
performed by Richard Funai; Fili- c
pino music and songs under the
direction of Maximo Pulido; Chi
nese skit by Wu Tang; and a stunt
to be presented by the American
students headed by Addison M.
The patrons and patronesses will
be Professor and Mrs. Samuel H.
Jameson, Doctor and Mrs. Harold
J. Noble, and Professor and Mrs.
Harold S. TuttTe. Wu Tang, a
third-year law student from Han
kow, China, will be chairman of
the affair.
Bond To Talk at Y Hut
On Economic Organization
“The Economic Organization for
the New Civilization” is the sub
ject of a discussion to be held at
the “Y” hut from 7:30 to 8:30 to
night under the leadership of Jesse
H. Bond, professor of business ad
Mr. Bond will take up the ques
tion of control of the extractive
industries, such as wheat, cotton
and lumber; technological unem
ployment, or that caused by dis
placement of men by machines; j
the tariff, and the business cycle.
How these factors in our present
economic life may be controlled to
the best interests of everyone will
also be indicated by the speaker, j
he said.
Dial Telephones
Installed in New
Men’s Dormitory
JJIAL phones have been in
stalled in the various units
of the men’s dormitory for con
nections with other campus
phones only. They are not to
be used for calls off the campus.
The numbers are Alpha, 260;
Gamma, 270; Omega, 275; Zeta,
342; Sherry Itoss, 324; Sigma,
Curious Students •
Fill Question Box
At College Side
Curiosity killed a cat once, so
we are told, but the tragedy evi
dently hasn’t dampened the curi
osity ardor of Oregon students
from the looks of the question box
placed in the College Side Inn by
Phi Theta Upsilon, upperclass
women’s service honorary, and
Skull and Daggers, sophomore
men’s honorary.
Herein for the past week have
been pouring all kinds of questions
on campus etiquette, to which puz
zled students desire answers in the
Oregon Courtesy Book to be pub
lished spring term.
See how many of these, selected ■
as real puzzlers, you can answer. ,
1. Should a fellow ask a girl j
out at least once after he has ac- j
cepted a date for a dance given ■
by her organization?
2. Is it very bad form for a girl ;
to ask a fellow to a dance who i
has never asked her out? ]
3. When a fellow is taking a l
girl out in her own car should she j c
drive or should he ? £
4. How long before a campus t
dance should a fellow call up a c
girl to ask for a date? r
5. Is the one-stud tux shirt still i
in style or proper?
6. Is it improper to wear a dark ' e
brown or light gray suit to an in- c
formal dance? i
Dunn To Be Initiated Into 1
Lodge Research Society i
Frederic S. Dunn, chairman of I
the Latin department, leaves for I
Portland Friday where he will be' g
initiated into the Lodge of Re- £
search being fostered by the Grand £
Lodge A. F. and A. M. of Oregon. \
This lodge is one of three exist- J
ing in the United States, and mem
bers are chosen from select groups c
of jurists, students and men of i
high ranking positions. Professor I
Dunn has earned national prestige f
from many stories he has written c
on the origin of Masonry for Ma- a
sonic publications.
Fill the Steins for
Dear Old Maine
Warbles Charley
Is Knocking Prohibition
Treason or Sedition?
Fill ’em up.
Prohibition Director Wood
cock says enforcement is not
perfect. Oh, oh, Amos! You
disappointed me so.
He steals a march on the
econ profs by saying, “I’ll take
care of the supply; let educa
tion take care of control."
To which I reply; "Education
will take care of the supply; it
hasn’t got the control.”
And to bear me out here’s a
story from Los Angeles. (The
dean says don’t discuss Ore
gon.) Four Bell high school
seniors were refused displomas
on account of a wine party.
Parents claim it was only grape
But as Einstein says, it’s only
relative. Just a matter of time.
Or as the popular magazine
says, “Time bringeth all things."
Basso Profundo
..... mmxsimmmrmms,
Registrar Earl M. Pallett, who
will be one ot the soloists with
the Eugene Gleemen in their con
cert Sunday afternoon in McAr
thur court.
New Production
Uses Biggest Cast
In History of Guild
Majority of Drama Group
Actors Are Drafted
For Greek Play
What is probably the largest
cast which has ever been presented
in Guild theatre was announced
yesterday by Mrs. Ottilie Seybolt,
head of the drama department, for
"Trojan Women,” a Greek tragedy,
scheduled as the next production
of the season. Practically all the
actors in the drama division are
included in the cast, except a few
of those appearing in ‘‘Journey’s
Mrs. Seybolt, who is directing
the play, will play Hecuba, the
Trojan queen. Hose Simons will
appear as Cassandra and Inez Si
mons as Andromache. The role of
Helen of Troy will be interpreted
by Zora Beaman. Walden Boyle is
:ast as Menelaus, king of Sparta,
and Charles Shoemaker as Talthy
aius, herald of the Greeks. Bill An
lerson, Hagan Moore, Ethan New
man, and Michael Norton will ap
pear as Grecian soldiers.
Ty Smith Hartmus will be lead
;r of the chorus of 19, which ex
ceeds the usual number for a chor
ds of ancient times by four. The
>ther women, members of the class
n technique of acting, who will
make up the chorus are Betty
3uffington, Dorothy Clifford, Ber
lice Ellison, Dorothy Esch, Minnie
3elle Heral, Margaret Hunt, Beth
Jurst, Louise Marvin, Ruth Milli
;an, Ann Powell, Elizabeth
Scruggs, Helen Skipworth, Daisy
Swanton, Neva Thompson, Louise
pVebber, Gretchen Wintermeier,
rane Kanzler, and Marion Camp.
Barbara Hendricks, age two and
>ne-half will play the little Prince
Vstyanax. The prologue in which
3allas Athena seeks Poseidon’s aid
or punishing the Greeks will be
carried out by Elizabeth Scruggs
ind Jack Stipe.
Library Gets Magazine
For Outside Circu^tion
Since the announcement several
days ago that the library would be
unable to circulate several maga
zines, a few have been donated by
patrons of the library and are
available for outside circulation,
Mrs. McClain, circulation librarian,
Current numbers on hand are of
“Nation,” “Christian Century,”
I “Scribner’s,” and “The Literary
Digest.” Six-months’ subscriptions
for “Atlantic Monthly,” and
“World’s Work” have been re
Hikers Schedule Jaunt
Lp McKenzie Saturday
A snow trip up the McKenzie
this week-end awaits all co-eds
who are interested in hiking, it
was announced yesterday by W.
A. C. The party will leave at 1
o’clock Saturday afternoon, driv
ing in cars up the highway. They
will spend the night at the Obsid
ian cabin and return at 6 o’clock
on Sunday.
Girls planning to go are to sign
up at the Gerlinger hall or call
I Alice Madsen, head of hiking at
J Men of Faculty
I Slated to Sing
With Gleemen
Earl M. Pallelt Soloist
In Concert Sunday
Voices of Several Students
To Be Heard Among 75
Eugene Men
Earl M. Pallett will be one of
the soloists with the Eugene Glee
men when they appear on the A.
S. U. O. concert series next Sun
day afternoon at McArthur court
at 3 o’clock.
Pallett is not only the registrar
of the University, but has been a
, member of the Gleemen «ince the
fall of 1929, and was soloist in
the Gleemen concert of May 23,
1930, given at the Music building.
Pallett is a true basso profundo.
With ease he descends to the low
est depths of the bass register.
On Sunday’s program, he will sing
an arrangement of Stephen Fos-1
ter's negro melody, “Old Black
Joe,” which was written especially
for him by John Stark Evans, di
rector of the Gleemen and a mem
ber of the faculty of the Univer
sity school of music. The 75 Glee
men will sing an accompaniment.
Clifford L. Constance, assistant
registrar, also a member of the
Gleemen, will be singing in the
choral accompaniment to Pallett's )
solo. Constance is a bass.
E. S. Tuttle, University paymas
ter, is a second tenor in the Glee- *
Ronald Beattie, research assist
ant to President Hall, is a bari
tone, and will sing with the chorus
in Sunday's concert.
Constance has been a member
of the Gleemen for four years, and
Beattie for two years.
Many Gleemen are former Ore
gon students, most of them also
being former members of the Uni
versity Men’s Glee club. Present
students who are Gleemen are
George Bishop, Dean Beistel, Jack
Bauer, Rolf Bodding, and Don
John McMullen, for several years
president of the University Glee
club, and Dr. H. E. Allumbaugh,
for four years a member of the
University quartet, are baritones
in the Gleemen organization. Mc
Mullen was on the campus last
Wesley Group Will Discuss
Fitting Conception of God
The Wesley Foundation’s wor
ship group will meet tonight to dis
cuss “What Is an Adequate Con
ception of God for Modern Life?”
Rev. C. F. Ristow, pastor of the
First Methodist church, will be
the leader.
This is the regular bi-monthly
session to which all members of
the foundation are invited. The
meeting will be held at the home
of Dorothy Nyland, 613 Eleventh
avenue, East.
Still University President
Arnold Bennett Hall, president of the University, last night Issued
n emphatic denial in answer to rumors declaring that he was about
o resign from his position.
John Mueller To
Discuss Russia’s
Place in World
International House Not
Gerlinger Hall Will
Be Plaee of Talk
“Russia’s Place Among the Na
tions” will be the subject of a talk
by John H. Mueller, of the sociol
ogy department tonight at 8 j
o’clock at a meeting of the Inter
national Relations club.
The place of meeting has been
changed to International house,
727 East 13th, according to Mar
garet Hammerbacher, president of
the club, instead of Gerlinger hall,
as previously announced.
“Since I returned from last sum
mer’s trip to Russia,” Professor
Mueller said yesterday, “I have
given at least 50 talks on every
subject from how Russians treat
their children to how they man
age their Ford plants. Every group
1 talk to has some new angle it
wants to hear about. Russia’s in
ternational relations are especial
ly interesting, since she holds a
unique place among the nations.”
Professor Mueller’s journey took
aim to representative parts of the
country. He first went to Lenin
grad and Moscow, the cultural cen
ters. He visited the Ford plant at
Nijni Novgerod, at Kazan, and
Stalingrad on the Volga river, and
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'^^7’HAT promised to be a bombshell in Oregon traditions
turned out to be a dud when the Order of the 0 passed
the buck on to the Skull and Daggers organization in the
matter of library step paddlings. The attempt of the lead
ers of the athletic organization to make a real forward step
in student traditions by abolishing forever the library step
beatings fell short in their Wednesday night meeting, and
the issue was gracefully dodged.
For the first time in recent years the time appeared
to be at hand when the organization, feeling itself charged
with the duty of enforcement of Oregon traditions, might
make a progressive step, and discharge itself of the task
.of perpetuating what has been nothing less than a public
disgrace. The progressive step, however, proved to be re
actionary, and freshmen must still submit to humiliation
on the library steps—only from other hands.
It is discouraging to find that the University has not
yet “grown up”—and it will never “grow up” as long as
clumsy efforts are being made to enforce traditions that
have long since passed into perdition as far as general stu
dent feeling is concerned. Traditions are not changing in
number, only in character—and the traditions that are sur
viving the years are those that do not need the blow of a
paddle to c'ommand respect.
Wo can only hope that the sophomore Skull and Dag
gers organization will consider the duty relegated to it as
a dubious honor and refuse, with thanks, to comply with
the request of the gentlemen of the Order of the 0.
Pacific Debaters
Will Be Honored
At Formal Dinner
Burt Brown Barker Will Be
Toastmaster at Banquet
Next Tuesday Evening
As an expression of their appre
ciation of the work of the Pacific
Basin debaters in the interests of
international good-will, the stu
dents of International house will
give a formal banquet next Tues
day evening in honor of David Wil
son, Roger Pfaff and Robert Mil
Burt Brown Barker, vice-presi
deht of the University, will pre
side as toastmaster. Other honor
guests, besides the debaters, will
include Mrs. Barker and Mrs
Harold S. Tuttle, house mother of
International house. Covers will
be laid for about thirty people.
“All three of the debaters have
always been greatly interested in
the activities of International
house," Prof. H. S. Tuttle, sponsor
of the organization, said yester
day. “Because of whaUthey have
done as ambassadors of good-will
to other countries bordering the
Pacific, the students of the house
are taking this method of ex
pressing their gratitude.”
Westminster Thespians
To Perform at Philomath
Elaborate Preparations Are Being
Made for Program
The Westminster players will
present Zona Gale's “Neighbors”
tonight at Philomath in the com
munity hall at 8 o’clock.
The program, for which the cit
izens of Philomath are making
elaborate preparations, is a benefit
performance for the purchasing of
a piano so that it will be possible
for the townspeople to organize
an orchestra and glee club. This
service is part of the University
sxtension service offered to com
munities under Phil A. Parsons,
Jean of the school of applied sci- j
The cast of players include: Dor- I
>thy Morgan, Alice Redetzke, Elea- |
aor Lonergan, Marion Jones, Mag
Jalen Zeller, Allen Proctor, Helen I
Scruggs, and Lloyd Sutherland. ;
Dorothy Morgan is president of j
:he Westminster players and Mrs. J
Max Adams is director.
Jack Mulder and Paul Sullivan
vere released from the University
nfirmary yesterday. There are sev
in students now confined. They
ire: Louise Webber, Ruth Smith,
Robert Stevens, Donald Moore,
L.owell Mobley, Courtney Laselle,
md Vincent Russell.
Hall Denies Rumors
Here of Resignation
As University Head
Nine Days Left to
Pay Course Fees
For Winter Term
INTER term course foes
are due and may be paid
at the cashier’s office.in John
son hall any time until January
80. After this date a late pay
ment fee of $2 for the first day
and an additional 25c for each
subsequent day will lie added to
the unpaid fees.
University regulations pro
vide that accounts paid by
checks later returned N. S. F.
shall lie considered unpaid and
subject to the same penalty as
late payments. No checks will
he accepted during the rest of
the term from students having
had checks returned.
Reports from the cashier's
office show that the fees are
coming in very slowly. “Come
early and avoid the rush,” is the
plea of the cashier.
Emily Post Gives
Tips, Latest Thing
In Social English
NEW YORK— (X.P.)— Do you
say, “It's me?”
You may not get by with it in
English class—although you may
if the prof is on the side of certain
educators who are for liberaliza
tion of grammar rules—but you
are certain to get by with it in so
ciety spelled with a capital S.
Authority? None other than the
eminent Emily Post, who knows
what society does, says, eats and
drinks. «
Furthermore — Emily speaking
again—when you say "not at all,”
it is perfectly "proper” to say
"not a-tall.” But you must never,
in society, talk about “the little
woman,” or “t h e gentleman
Cast for ‘Journey’s End’
Leaves for Astoria Stage
Trip Made Possible by Owners of
Viking Theatre
The cast of “Journey’s End,” re
cently presented on the campus by
the drama department, left yes
terday afternoon for Astoria,
where they will present the play
at the New Viking theatre. Sev
eral members of the stage crew
and Mrs. Ottilie Seybolt, director,
and George Andreini, technician,
accompanied the players.
The trip was made possible
through the cooperation of the
drama division with George God
frey and W. B. McDonald, own
ers of the Colonial theatre in Eu
gene, and the New Viking in As
Arrangements have been made
for employing additional sound ef
fects to increase the realism of
he off-stage bombardment in the
Astoria presentation.
Page the Dean
Requested When
Salesmen Knock
WARNING to all fraterni
ties* and sororities that no
magazine solicitors should be
allowed within their doors with
out being approved by the ad
ministrative offices, was issued
yesterday by Mrs. Hazel 1’ruts
man Schwering, dean of women.
At present no solicitors are
allowed on the campus, and
complaints that some of the
salesmen operating among the
living organizations were not
genuine led to an investigation
and the issuance of the warning
to the students. It is suggested
that when salesmen call, the
dean of women’s office be called
for verification of their creden
Do Not Intend To Leave,
President Says
Stories Believed To Have
Started From Move To
Merge Schools
Rumors started on the cam
pus and throughout tlie city
last night that Arnold Bennett
Hall, president of the Univer
sity, had resigned his position,
or was intending to do so. were
flatly denied by l)r. Hall when
called at his home last night.
“There’s nothing to it,” Dr.
Hall said when questioned by
the Emerald. “I have not re
signed at all and don’t intend
to. I’m sticking to my job.”
The rumors are believed to
have arisen in connection with
the action of the State Board
of Higher Education Monday
in appointing a committee to
investigate the proposed unifi
cation under one head of all
higher education institutions in
the state.
It is unlikely that action on the
unification plan will be taken until
the summer session of the board,
when the committee is expected
to make its report.
Dr. Hall came to Oregon in 1920
and was inaugurated as the Uni
versity's fifth president on Octo
ber 18 of that year, during the
semi-centennial celebration of the
University. Prior to taking the
position here he held a professor
ship in political science at the Uni
versity of Wisconsin.
President Hall returned to Eu
gene yesterday from Salem, where
he has been since Monday, attend
ing sessions of the education
Westminster Players Will
Extend County Services
Two New Plays To Be Selected
For Coming Season
Extending the University rural
community service under Dean
Philip A. Parsons of the school of
applied social science into Lane,
Linn, and Douglas counties, the
Westminster players will today se
lect and cast two new plays by
Mrs. Sally Allen, wife of Dean
Eric W. Allen of the school of
During the fall and winter terms
the Westminster players have pre
sented "Neighbors,” by Zona Gale,
and "Mother Earth and Her Chil
dren” in Lane and neighboring
The committee in charge of the
selection is composed of Dorothy
Morgan, Elenor Lonergan, Allen
Proctor, and Helen Scruggs.
Tryouts will be held at West
minster Friday and Saturday of
this week. All students interested
may try out for a place on the
casts, it is announced.
Congress Club Meeting
Features Bunkum Banquet
At a meeting last night above
College Side Inn, the Congress
club held its second annual "Bun
kum Banquet.”
This banquet is held on the tra
dition of a certain representative
in congress from Buncombe coun
ty, North Carolina who made it a
habit to rise and hold the floor
until he was literally forced to
quit talking.
Wallace Campbell, senior in so
ciology and varsity debater, acted
as toastmaster. A few short, hu
morous addresses were given by
members of the club.
Classes To Make Way for
State Press Conference
On account of the meetings of
the State Press conference, classes
regularly meeting in the Journal
ism buildings on January 22 and
23 will meet as follows:
Econ. 324, Trusts and Combina
tions, 107 Commerce.
Econ 452, Economics of Public
Utilities, 1 Oregon.
Soc. 312, Matrimonial Institu
tions, 103 Villard.