UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. EUGENE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1932 NUMBER 79 Frontier Frolic, Colonial Party To Color Rout K am pus Knights Will Furnish Music - r Reels, Jigs an<l Skirmish Will Feature Campus Affair Tonight Date or no date. Twenty-five cents admission. Costumes optional. Dancing begins at 8:30. Grand march at 9:00. Kampus Knights orchestra, Students and faculty members of the University will dance to the music of the Kampus KnighLs orchestra at the Colonial Rout to night at 8:30 in Gerlinger hall. Carl Collins’ Kampus Knights were selected to play at tonight's dance because of their popularity at the Christmas Revels, predeces sor of the Colo nial Rout, and Ethan Newman other campus dances, according to Ethan New ^ man, orchestra chairman. The floor of Gerlinger hall has been completely renovated and will be in excellent shape for dancing, Newman said. The party will combine the in formality of a frontier frolic and the formality of a Colonial ball, with an informality emphasized, says Myrtle McDaniels, general chairman. Jazz Classics Slated On the informal side of the party there will be reels, jigs, and jazz dancing, to the best jazz classics; a burlesque frontier skir mish, with a lusty tavern celebra tion to usher in the cider and corn pone refreshments. The Strolling Singers, directed by George Barron, will sing ballads i and dance songs as they were : sung in Virginia in Washington’s i A group of University girls, dressed as New Orleans creoles, '■ v will dance to “Golden Slippers,”— * and wear them. i The starchier Federalist note 1 will emerge in a reception on the 1 stage, held by George Washing- : ton, impersonated by Marion Mc Clain, manager of the Co-op store. ] The Master of Ceremonies, David '• E. Faville, dean of the business 1 administration school, will present « the various famous Revolutionary 1 characters in turn, Hamilton, Jef- 1 ferson, Franklin, Madison, Jay, 1 Citizen Genet, von Steuben, La ' Fayette, Burr, and others. < Orchestra to Play Dance suites will be played by ] a chamber music ensemble under the direction of Rex Underwood, of the school of music; Agnes Petzold will sing English ballads, accompanied on the harp by f Doris Helen Patterson; and a ( Mozart Minuet will be played, ( sung, and danced. Music by the University band 1 will include “Washingto n's ' ^ (Continued on Page Three) Musical Amateurs To Hold 1 Prize Contest at Colonial ) Of interest to campus musicians is the amateur musicians’ contest announced for next week at the Colonial. The contest, which will comprise a full week, starts Sun day and will be open to all college students who play any kind of a musical instrument. $30 in cash prizes, $15 for first, $10 for sec ond and $5 for third place, will re ward the musicians, with silver loving cups and $50 in musical and other merchandise to be dis- j tributed among the winning con- 1 testants. The winners will be selected by three mediums, audience popular ity counting one-third, the decis ion of three competent musican judges and the opinion of Rush Hughes, master of ceremonies, comprising the other two-thirds vote. • Campus musicians wishing to enter need but to register, by phone or in person, at the Colon ial. j Band Leader John H. Stehn, who will direct the University hand at the Colonial Rout tonight and in con cert at 3 o’clock Sunday in the music auditorium. Classes Monday To Be Dismissed During Assembly All Students, Faculty Urged To Attend Washington Celebration All 10 and 11 o'clock classes will be dismissed next Monday morning to allow students and faculty to attend the George Washington bi-centennial assembly which is to begin at 10:30. This announcement was made yesterday in a special faculty bul letin, which also emphatically urged that students and instruc tors attend the gathering at Mc Arthur court, honoring the 200th birthday of Washington. After a half-hour of music by :he University concert band under ;he direction of John Stehn, Hugh 3. Rosson will represent the Uni versity, host to the citizens and :ivic organizations of Eugene, for he joint convocation. Rosson will ntroduce S. M. Calkins, city attor ley, who in a few words will pre ;ent tsurt urown Barker, vice jresident of the University. After making inquiries and studying the life of Washington, /ice-president Barker intends to ievelop his address with particu ar emphasis on an analogy with jroblems of life today, both for ;tudents and parents. McArthur court is being put in ■eadiness with a platform for :peakers and band, together with oud speaking equipment. Skull md Daggers, underclass men’s lonorary, will act as ushers for he large crowd of townspeople hat are expected to attend, stated Carlton E. Spencer, chairman of he committee in charge. 5faff Addresses Rotary Clubs in Southern Oregon Roger Pfaff, representing the peech division of the University f Oregon, has gone to southern )regon, where he will address the totary clubs of Grants Pass, Med ord, Ashland, and Klamath Falls n Rotary relations in the Orient. Pfaff’s knowledge of the sub ect was gained when he went, with Robert T. Miller and David Vilson, on the Pacific Basin good will debate tour in which eight *acific countries were visited in even months. Oregana Is Edfct more chance! Any student who didn’t sign for a 1932 Oregana last term may do so any time be fore next Thursday, the 25th, by leaving his or her name and $2.50 (check, currency, or cash equally acceptable) at the A. S. U. O. office, announced Roger Bailey, business mana ger, last night. The other S2.50 wi 1 be put on the spring term ic-'js. This year’s Oregana is using a “Nautical” theme. Decora tions and the snapshot pages . will help carry out the idea. OneMore Chance | Too Many High Grades Given For Fall Term Surplus of A’s and B's Due to New System Boiler Knowledge of Grade \ aloes To Bring About Normal Conditions Too many high grades were giv en for fall term by practically all faculty members in the University, according to communications sent by the registrar’s office to deans and heads of departments. There was a corresponding deficiency in the number of D's and failures. The surplus of A’s and B’s was due primarily to the change in the grading system instituted at the beginning of this year and not to any laxity on the part of the fac ulty, it is believed. A correction to normal conditions is expected to take place this term, not through any tightening of the grading system but through a better understanding of the grade values. More A’s Given The percentages o f grades awarded throughout the University last term are: A, 14.8; B, 29.6; C, 36.9 D, 14.7; F, 4.0. This is con j siderably higher than the norma] distribution though not much above the usual distribution. Normal distribution of grades would call for 7 per cent A’s and F’s, 24 per cent B’s and D’s and 38 per cent C’s. The usual distri bution in practically all institu tions in the country is slightly higher than this. Under this distribution the av erage grade of the class of univer (Continued on Page Four) Gilbert Owner of i Automobile After Long Abstinence After being a member of the I University faculty for some 25 years without enjoying the doubt- ! Dean Gilbert tui pleasure or owning a “gas buggy.” James H. Gilbert, dean of the college of literature, sci ence and the arts and head of the economics d e - : partment, has : finally acquired an automobile for the family use, reports from au thentic sources indicate. It is reported that as yet none : of the family has acquired suf ficient skill in the art of mani- ' pulating the conveyance to enjoy its pleasures to the fullest extent. Mrs. Gilbert and the daughter 1 of the family. Madeleine, are, nevertheless, said to be learning rapidly and are expected to reach a high degree of proficiency in the 1 near future. The dean, however, refuses to be initiated into the mysteries of 1 automobile driving, it is reported by those close to him, asserting that he “would be unable to mani pulate the numerous controls.” Hollis Named To Faculty * Of Summer Law Session Law Professor To Fill Vacancy Left by Claire Orlando J. Hollis, professor of law, has been named to the fac ulty of the University summer school session in law, according to an announcement from the law school yesterday. Professor Hollis is to take the position previously announced as being filled by Guy S. Claire, also of the faculty, who will spend the entire summer preparing a case book in criminal law. The book is the second by this Oregon faculty member, the first now in the hands of publishers. The summer session in law which is the first ever held here gives promise of a satisfactory en rollment, the school announced, basing its forecast on the number of inquiries received since the final arrangements were authorized by the administration several weeks ago. Roy Bryson Pleases in First Recital in Two Year Period Baritone Displays Ability In Terms of Many Moods, Tem pos By DAVE WILSON Abundant, well-modulated voice power and the ability to sing deli ■ cate songs delicately and dramatic songs dramatically were major impressions carried away from the music auditorium last evening by the audience which heard Roy Bryson's song recital. Aided and abetted by Louis Artau's capable accompaniment, the baritone presented a varied progratn that was well-chosen and equally well sung. Outstand ingly excellent were his interpre tations of Schumann's “Two Gren adiers ' and Fevrier's modern at-] mospheric song, “L’lntruse.” The singer carefully avoided the temptation to which many artists! fall in singing "The Two Grena-I » diets" too fast. He devoted him self to bringing out the emotional qualities of Heine’s verses anti never got on the rhythm of the ballad and rode. In “L'Intruse” he brought out the moody expectancy which the composer wrote into the song in a thoroughly masterful way. In the first number of the con cert, Arne's “Water-Parted,” Bry son showed what he could do with pure, straight melody of wide ranges. He followed with a Handel arioso which was an excel lent vehicle for his smoothly sus tained tones and rich volume. Wagner’s wistful "Traume,” written for “Tristan and Isolde”; Wolf's broodingly passionate "Ver borgenheit" and Griffes’ “By a Lonely Forest Pathway” were given in the fullness of their lyric beauty. They contrasted pleasing ly with the spirited tempo of a (Continued on Vage Two) Dr. Mez Speaks At Sixth Meeting Of Series in Y Hut Nationalism in Civilization Discussed by Associate Economics Professor “Economic nationalism as shown by the universal slogan, ‘Buy at Home,’ draws on the resources of a country, and the person who ad vocates that policy cuts his own throat,’’ said Dr. John R. Mez, as sociate professor of economics and political science, last night at the Y hut when he spoke on “Nation alism in the New Civilization ’’ “All countries try to export their products and keep out imports, which economically is all wrong, since a country cannot continually sell to other countries if it does not buy from them.’’ A govern ment which buys home products merely because they are produced at home increases the expense of government, if the same products :ould be bought more cheaply else where. However, the administra :ion would be regarded as unpa :riotic' if it refused to use the do mestic product. Dr. Mez gave these illustrations o show the effects of the strong sense of nationalism that has sprung up in all countries in recent /ears. Nationalism is developed ’rom childhood in all nations by songs, oaths to the flag, misinter pretation of history, customs, and various instincts—gregarious, ego-I Jstic, self-preservation, and possi-1 ply submissiveness, he explained. | “Excitement about lives of citi- j sens lost in other countries is ab-1 surd,” Dr. Mez declared. Nations I show little brotherliness, all the smphasis ’ is on selfish interests. ‘Perhaps in the future we will give more allegiance to the world and lumanity as a whole, rather than i :o particular groups of people re-1 siding within certain boundaries.” ] The seventh meeting of the Y. M. 3. A. “New Civilization” series will )e held next Thursday, when Dr. <arl W. Onthank will talk on "The ■’amily and Morality.” Charley Praises Japan for Her Sense of Humor In Good Company Far north in the Arctic wastes a maddened trapper has gone down to death in a last battle. But he is not alone in his fol ly. Maddened nations the world over are slow to learn that war isn’t a paying proposition. Like the trapper they are battling to the death in a vain effort to extend their power. But I like to see a nation with a sense of humor. Japan “organized” a new Manchurian Mongolihn state and called it “Ankuo,” which freely translat ed means “Land of Peace.” And with true oriental dig nity Japan refuses to be hur ried. “We will not recognize the new state until it has all * the attributes of an independ ent nation,” she says. And a loud guffaw was heard in the distance. Amusedly, WEBFOOT CHARLEY. Planes of Future May Speed 1000 Miles Per Hour — Aeronautioian of California Speaks Here on Topic Of New Aviation That it is not impossible but quite probable for airships to be so developed as to attain a speed of 1000 miles an hour is the belief of J. O. Becker, as expressed in his talk yesterday morning at Vil lard hall. Becker represents the Boeing Aeronautical school at' Oak land, California. At the present time an individ ual may go from a San Francisco hotel to Los Angeles in the aston ishingly short time of 2 hours and 25 minutes, Becker pointed out. The transcontinental trip from San Francisco to New York takes ap proximately 28 hours. However, this trip will soon be reduced to daylight time, Becker said, verify ing his statement with the fact that the Boeing manufacturers are now working on a plane yvhich will have a cruising speed of 200 miles per hour. To make possible the 1000 mile per hour mark, aeronautical ex perts arc now working on reducing the take-off and landing speeds in proportion with the flying speed. The autogyro was mentioned as an entry in the field with the capacity of low take-off and landing speeds, but it has at its present develop ment failed to prove itself a very great success. Already the speed of 500 miles an hour has been reached at the (Continued on 1’afie Two) Suggestions for Costume To Wear at Rout Offered Last minute hints for those “fin ishing touches” to the costume be fore the Colonial Rout tonight are enumerated by Miss Maude Kerns, assistant professor in normal art. For the co-ed attending the ball, she reveals the secret of the co lonial coiffeur. The hair should be worn in a high pompadour, puffed in back, and a curl on the left side. Corn starch or talcum powder brushed into the hair gives the sil ver-white effect of the 18th cen tury lady’s hair dress. The “pancake” hat ornamented with bows or flowers was popular with the Revolutionary day miss, who tipped it provokingly over one eye much in the styie of the latest spring hats. A velvet ribbon about the throat, a black “patch" on the cheek, and lace mitts complete a charming costume. Legality of Chain Stores Taxes Up for Discussion One of the important cases which will be discussed and exam ined by the students in trusts and combinations under Dr. Calvin Crumbaker of the economics de partment, will be the case of the state of Indiana concerning the chain stores. The class is consider ing the case now and report on it will be made next Tuesday. Recently the chain stores in In diana brought suit against the state to the U. S. supreme court regarding the legality of taxing the stores and the court upheld the tax laws. Campus To Be Host of Oregon Cities’ League President Hall and Two Professors To Speak Five Hundred City Of f ieials To Gather Here Next Week-End The campus will play host to five or six hundred city officials of the state next week-end, when the League of Oregon Cities is to hold its convention in Gerlinger hall. President Arnold Bennett Hall and two professors will repre sent the University on the speak ing program. “'Co-operation Between the Uni versity and the League,” is Dr. Hall's topic. Dr. Guy S. Claire, of the law school, is to speak Fri day afternoon on "Municipal Franchises and Comparative Rev enues Therefrom.” Dr. James D. Barnett, professor of political sci ence, will open the second day's meeting with a talk on “Liability of Cities.” William M. Briggs, city attorney of Ashland, is president of the league. William J. Locks, secre tary-manager of the League of California Municipalities, will be the out-of-state speaker. His topic is "I-Iow the League Can Help Your City." President Briggs’ opening re marks will be followed by a wel come by Elisha Large, mayor of Eugene, and aspects of city man agement will be discussed by many speakers. Luncheons and the banquet for the city officials will take place at the men's dormitory. BA School to Hold Pre-Registration For Spring Term The school of business adminis tration will hold a pre-registration period for the spring term from February 19 to 27. All business ad ministration students will be given an opportunity to avoid the rush of spring term registration and see their advisers during the next ten days. The students who hold their consultations now will mere ly have to have their schedules checked on the regular registra tion day at the beginning of the spring term. Since there are 500 students ma joring in business administration, this system of pre-registration will Lend to lessen the difficulties of registration week and make con sultations between advisers and students more satisfactory. Appointments for students will be arranged in 205 Commerce. La Corrida de Toda Will Meet at Coburg Tuesday Skit, Songs Will Furnish Variety In Spanish Program La Corrida de Todos, Spanish club, will meet with the Spanish classes of Coburg high school at Coburg next Tuesday night at 8 o’clock, it was announced yester day. . “El Criado Astuto,” a skit pre sented at a previous meeting of the club, will be given. Members of the cast are Bob Wilson, Doris Stamps, and Drew Moshberger. Other numbers on the program will be two songs by Marie Sac comanno, a talk on Pancho Villa by Anita Knotts, and a talk on Ceorge Washington, a hero of Spanish America by Professor Leavitt O. Wright. Those who wish to attend may call Bob Wilson at 2474-J after 6 p. m. to arrange for transporta tion. Campbell, Reedy To Speak Before Country Churches Wallace Campbell and Rolla Reedy, University debaters, will speak to the Methodist churches of Westfir and Oakridge, near Eugene, next Sunday morning. The lecture at Oakridge, to take place at 10 o'clock, will be on the subject of “Christian Economics.” That at Westfir, at noon, will be on “The Economic Mourning Bench.” - Bans 'Red’ Talk I)r. Lyle M. Spencer, president of the University of Washington, whose action in forbidding “Red" speeches on the Washington cam pus, has been the cause of con siderable comment at that insti tution. The action came as a re sult of a recent talk at the univer sity by Sherwood Eddy, famous traveler and author. President’s Act Arouses Feeling On IJ. W. Campus IJltiiiiuliim Regarding Retl Speakers Deploretl by Students, Faculty SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 18.— (Special) — The University of yVashington is in the midst of a heated discussion which has raged for the past week following Presi dent M. Lyle Spencer's ultimatum that "no speaker will be allowed to speak on the campus at an open assembly if he intends to attack the state or national government, specific individuals, or the univer sity itself. "The university emphatically does not want so-called ‘red’ speeches on the campus," the pres ident daid. Dr. Spencer’s action came as a result of a recent lecture on the campus by Sherwood Eddy, world famous author and lecturer, in which he challenged certain prac tices of the national government and criticized Samuel Insull, power magnate, and Senator Hiram Bing ham of Connecticut. Eddy at tacked capitalism and praised some features of the Russian com munistic system, but did not advo cate its adoption. It was deplored by some that Eddy exceeded the limits set down for his talk which was on "The In dustrial Situation in Russia,” but they expressed the belief that it was not more than “slightly pink.” Student leaders indicated that the talk was interesting but not too radical for an intelligent audi ence. They expressed themselves as heartily opposed to curtailment of freedom of speech on the cam pus. Morris To Speak Tuesday Before Hardware Dealers Professor Victor P. Morris of the economics department will ad dress the associated dealers of the Marshall Wells Hardware com pany of Portland, at their annual meeting- which will be held there this coming Tuesday, February 23. Professor Morris will talk on “Problems of the Present Business Situation.” The Marshall Wells Hardware company is a gigantic hardware concern, Professor Morris stated, and it has a large number of deal ers throughout the Pacific North west who are associated with the firm at Portland. Tickets Available For Tomorrow's Game at Corvallis ^ LIMITED number of tickets for the Oregon-Oregon State basketball game at Corvallis to morrow night are available at the graduate manager’s office here, Doe Kohnctt, assistant graduate manager, announced yesterday. The tickets are for reserved seats, and sell for 75 cents. Ducklings Mix With Rook Five In Final Tilts Yearlings Resume Feud At McArthur Court Frosli Are Favored To Win Third Encounter With Hoop Rivals By MALCOLM BAUER While Oregon and O. S. C. var sity hoop squads are fighting it out this week-end, the freshman noopseers oi me two schools will \ tangle in their » last encounters of the season. The Beaver year lings will come to Eugene tonight where they meet the frosh at the ^Igloo at 7:30. To morrow,' after Prink CaTlison noon at Corvallis the freshman squads meet in the final tilt of their annual four-game series. The ducklings are favored in to night’s scrap by virtue of their two previous victories over the rooks this season. The scores of the first two encounters in the “little civil war” favored the frosh 40-20, 32-30. Frosh Squad Strong Callison has a strong squad to face the invaders. With Campf back in a forward position and the rest of the regulars working smoothly the frosh have put last Saturday's defeat at the hands of Medford high school out of their minds. Terjeson will undoubtedly start as the other forward. “Terdy” is big and fast and has been playing heads-up basketball all season. Bob Mgler will get the call at center. In the guard berths will be Ro land Rourke and Bill Berg. These two have worked steadily most of the season, and are a hard pair to score on. Chuck Clay, Arne Lindgren, J. B. McClain, Lyle Reeder, Bud Thom as, and Wilson Siegmund make up a strong reserve list for the Ore gon yearlings. Hibbard Stars for Rooks Led by Captain George Hibbard, the rooks will make a determined effort to wrest from the frosh the glories gained in the firt two meet ings. Th6 Oregon babes have looked better than usual during the past week’s practice sessions, and will present a formidable starting line-up to stop the Ore gon team. Hibbard, who has been the shin ing star of the rooks’ attack all season, will start at guard. The frosh will not readily forget the 13 points he chalked up for his team in the second game at Cor (Continued on Page Two) Assistantship Application Sent in by French Student The graduate department re ceived a letter for a graduate as slstantship from the Fondation des Etats-Unis, University of Paris, France. It is the only application received from Europe so far this year, according to Mrs. Clara L. Fitch, secretary of the department. The application wants to finish his work for a Ph.D. in English here. A graduate of Harvard and Rutgers, he has spent the last nine months studying at the British museum in London and at the Sor bonne in Paris. The Fondation des Etats-Unis, Mrs. Fitch explained, is the newly built dormitory for American students at the Univer sity of Paris. Professors To Speak on Washington Bi-Centennial In connection with the bi-cen tennial anniversary of Washing ton’s birthday, three talks will be given over KORE next week from 6:15 to 6:30. On Monday Dr. War ren D. Smith, professor of geology and geography will talk on Geog raphy in Washington's Time. Dr. Leavitt O. Wright, professor of Romance languages will speak Tuesday on Washington’s Influ ence on Hispanic America. Major F. A. Barker, professor of military science and tactics, will talk on Friday on Washington as a mili tary leader.