Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 04, 1932, Page 4, Image 4

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    Thomas Condon Was Patient,
Enthusiastic, Straub Recalls
Always ready to clinch a con
versation or lecture with a good
Etory, always enthusiastic over his
Work and patient with blundering
students--these are Dean John
Straub's memories of Thomas Con
don, his friend of early University
Oregon’s dean emeritus, who
with his wife has resided in Eu
gene for 54 years, knew Professor
Condon well. He believes him to
be one of the most beloved and
best-known men of Oregon, be
cause of his kindness and the lib
eralism of his views.
“Even when he began to advo
cate evolution, Protestants and
Catholics alike still loved him,’’
Dean Straub said in an interview
Tuesday. “He was short of stature,
being not more than five feet two,
with a fine bushy crop of hair and
a long flowing beard which he
stroked as he talked.”
Few people besides Dean Straub
know that Condon was the first
member of Oregon’s faculty. With
the help of Professor Bailey, the
second member chosen, the geolo
gist persuaded J. W. Johnson to
accept the president’s chair.
“All of his pupils, young and old,
loved ‘old Professor Condon’ as
they called him,” the dean added.
“At that time all of the students,
some taking as low as sixth-grade
work, were together. There were
.no high schools then, so we had to
prepare our own students. In the
early days, of 178 students, only
50 were of college age."
* * *
Warren D. Smith, professor
geology, has for many years been
in close contact with the results
of Dr. Condon’s work. He consid
ers Condon an excellent geologist
for his time and often refers to
the pioneer’s work in his courses.
“In future years the name of
Thomas Condon will be constantly
handed on to posterity,” Dr. Smith
said. “He was entirely self-educat
ed in geology, and he opened up a
new field in the wilderness of the
Oregon country. He also fought for
an understanding of evolution and
worked to harmonize religion and
the science of geology. His great
est contribution was this fight for
evolution when believing such a
thing was next to perdition for
some people.
“I consider that an even greater
legacy than his fossil cabinet was
his example of intellectual hon
esty. Interested students should by
all means read the very interesting
story of Dr. Condon’s life, written
by his daughter, the late Mrs. El
len Condon McCornack.
Women Students Addressed
By Lobdell at Mass Meeting
Discover, Develop Talents
Systematically Is Advice
Of Personnel Head
“Use your eyes to see, your ears
to hear, and your sovereign right
to think intelligently, if your pur
pose is to succeed in business,”
was the advice of Miss Avis Lob
dell, personnel and welfare direc
tor for the Union Pacific-railway
system, who addressed a mass
meeting of the Associated Women
Students yesterday afternoon.
Miss Lobdell pointed out that in
1920 there were eight and one-half
million women engaged in busi
ness. Of the 572 businesses and
professions listed in which both
men and women were engaged,
there were only 35 in which women
workers were not found.
At that time, Miss Lobdell said,
mining engineering was the only
profession not entered by women,
and since then, there has been one
case in the United States of a wo
man in this field.
Miss Lobdell urged the college
woman to spend her first, two
years in getting a good classical
education, and said that few in
stitutions were ^superior to the
University of Oregon in this par
ticular. The latter part of her col
lege career should be devoted to
intensive specialization along the
lines of greatest interest and
“Take inventory of yourself, dis
cover what your talents really are,
and develop them systematically,”
Miss Lobdell said. She explained
that her only qualification for suc
cess at first seemed to be a good
speaking voice which led to four
years experience on the stage.
Miss Lobdell also edited the
woman's page for the Journal and
at one time was passenger agent
for the Union Pacific. As a re
sult of her 1C years experience
working for the company, Mis?
Lobdell today is the first womar
in the country to do personnel anc
welfare work for a railroad.
Informal ion on League
Is Available at Library
Students and facidty member?
are invited to make use of the ma
terial on the League of Nation?
which is available at the library ir
room 32.
Miss Pauline Walton, in charge
of the material, said that room 35
is riflbn every day except Saturday
and Sunday from 2 to 5, and that
on Saturday it is open from 9 L
12. Persons wishing to use the
references at other times should
consult the attendant in room 30
This material includes almost
the complete official publications
of the league since its origin.
World Court publications and
International Labor office publica
tions are found in the main stacks
of the library.
(Continued from, rage One)
also been gueyt. conductor for the
Hollywood bowl “Symphony Undei
the Stars.” In both of these cities
he was chosen as the most popu
lar conductor of the season, a higt
tribute when some of the greatesl
living conductors appeured in the
same season.
Many friends will greet var
Hoogstraten upon his arrival ir
Eugene as he has always been a
great favorite here. He holds hon
orary memberships in Phi Mu
Alpha, honorary music fraternity
and Phi Sigma Kappa, social fra
ternity, both awarded by Oregon
Over the Campus
and See How
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their Runstop Feature .... Lace
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Spring Shades. And best of all,
you’ll like the way they wear.
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First Polyphonic
Contestants File
For Try at Prize
Yeomen, Hemlrieks Enter
Lists of Competitors;
More Anticipated
Hendricks hail and the Oregon
Yeomen, winners of the Polyphonic
trophies in the 1931 competition,
were the first houses to sign up for
this year’s contest, which will be
held early next term.
The registration of the present
cup-holders was made yesterday,
George Barron, president of the
board of directors, said last night.
Entries in the contest are being
received by Barron at his office
in the Music building, and by Roy
Bryson, assistant director of the
Polyphonic choirs, at his studio in
the Music building.
"Several other houses have spok
en to me about handing in the
names of their singers,” Barron
continued, "and I expect to have
their registration on file tomor
"Since the men's houses do not
have to register four alternates, as
they did last year, the number of
entries in that division should be
Velma Powell, president of Hen
dricks hall, announced the names
of the hall’s representatives in the
contest. They will be:
Christine Baxter, Helen Ferris.
Velma Powell, Betty Evanson,
Elsie Eschebeck, Ruth McLain,
Minnie Bell Heral, Allison Huntley,
and Gwen Elsmore.
The personnel of the other en
tries will be given as soon as they
are filed with Bryson or Barron.
(Continued from Page One)
was regarded as merely a source of
exercise and pleasure to some of
the members.
3. That the violators were not
always found and summoned for
Mimnaugh expressed the belief
that the new scheme would elim
inate these objections and meet
with the approval of those who had
objected to the “library steps”
Court Men Named
Members of the court, as provid
ed in the plan, will be: Walter
Evans, chairman, as vice-president
of the A. S. U. O.; Wallace Baker,
as executive man; Neal Bush, as
president of Skull and Daggers;
Kermit Stevens, as president of
the Order of the O; and Robert
Hall, as chairman of the N. S. F.
A. committee.
The ten members of the senior
traditions committee, chosen by
Mimnaugh, are: James Landye,
Henry Levoff, Wells Smith, Donald
Moe, Jack Edlefsen, Robert Allen,
Arthur Potwin, Hobart Wilson,
Paul Lafferty, and Thomas Moran.
Evans will also serve as chairman
of this group.
Kenneth McKean, junior in eco
nomics, was named basketball
manager for the coming season on
recommenration of the athletic
committee. McKean has had two
years' experience in the work hav
ing served as sophomore and jun
ior manager in the sport.
Kagan Gets Appointment
Howard Ragan, junior in for
eign trade, was named as alter
nate. Junior managers, who will
assist McKean, were named earlier
in the week. Sophomore mana
gers will be chosen later.
William L. Hayward, Oregon’s
veteran track coach, will be re
warded with an O sweater with
28 stripes, representing his period
of service as coach, the council de
cided in accepting a report of the
athletic committee.
On motion of Dean Gilbert the
council decided to incorporate in
struction in traditions in the tra
ditional Pledge day assembly held
on the campus.
Athletes Must Comply
It was decided that henceforth
any student participating in any
athletic event in which the name
of the University is used must
comply with conference eligibility
A committee of three members
will lie appointed to confer with
the alumni secretary regarding the
attitude of the alumni association
on the plan of holding Homecom
ings in alternate years, when the
Oregon State game is played in
Three-year athletic lettermen
will hereafter be awarded white
sweaters in place of the conven
tional navy blue, it was decided by
the council on recommendation of
the athletic committee.
The athletic committee's recom
mendations for awards to mem-!
bers of the varsity swimming and
basketball teams were approved.
Circus Idea Used
In Water Pageant
At Women’s Pool
The annual senior women P. E.
majors’ water pageant was held
last night in the women’s pool. The
pool was decorated by strips of
colored paper extending from the
middle of the ceiling to the sides
and falling to the floor. This gave
the appearance of a bright circus
The circus idea was carried out :
by first having a ghind parade of '
animals of all sort.s, the fat lady,
the skinny man, and all that goes
to make up the company of a cir
After the parade there was an
exhibition of swimming, life-sav
ing, diving, and races. The climax
was the wedding of the fat lady
to the skinny man, which took
place in the pool.
During the show, Ella Redkey,
the clown, kept the crowd laugh
ing by her foolishness. The antics,
however, required a great deal of
real swimming ability.
Those who did not go to the per
formance missed one of the best
entertainments of the year.
Independence of
India Is Certain,
Porter Believes
YMCA Secretary Speaks on
Nationalist Movement
Last Night
That Indian independence is a
certainty was the opinion ex
pressed by R. E. Porter, secre
tary of the University Y. M. C. A.,
last night, in a talk on “The Na
tionalist Movement in India” at a
meeting of the International Re-1
lations club at International house, j
He stressed the importance of |
India’s new unity in winning her
freedom from British rule. Im
provements in transportation and
in communication, as well as the
existence of a central government
and a common language -English
have done much to bring about
a political and social awakening.
The chief danger, Porter de
clared, is that Gandhi’s non-resis
tant, non-cooperative program will
give way to an active revolution
that will give the British an ex
cuse to use military force without
facing outraged world opinion.
(Continued f rom rage One)
vice honorary, and secretary of
Audience To Judge
The Nevada representatives are
Granville Fletcher and Vincent Ca
sey, both juniors in the college of
arts and sciences of the Univer
sity of Nevada. Fletcher has had
two years’ experience in varsity
contest speaking; Casey has been
a Nevada debater for three years.
The debate is outstanding in that
it is to be judged by the audience.
Ballots will be given those attend
ing when they enter, and at the
conclusion of the speeches and re
buttals, the audience will select
the winner, basing their choice on
the manner of presentation and the
forcefulness of the points brought
out by the teams.
Midnite Sons
AGAIN you will en
- * joy t h e newest
and best music, in ar
rangements that would
rejuvenate a centena
Dancing1 9 to 12
and His
Debate Tonight
Granville Fletcher (above) and
Vincent ’Casey, debaters from the
University of Nevada, who will
meet a team of women from the
University of Oregon this evening
on the question of the Nevada di
vorce laws.
“Recent Work on (Crystallization
of Enzymes" was the topic dis
cussed by Glenn J. Woodward,
graduate student in chemistry, at
the chemistry seminar held yes
terday afternoon in McClure hall.
Rex — "The Big Gamble,” starring
Bill Boyd. Showing for the last
time today.
Heilig — "Forbidden,” featuring
Adolphe Menjou. Showing for
the last time today.
State — “Soul of the Slums,” and
vaudeville acts. Showing- till
Colonial — “Mata Hari,” with Gre
ta Garbo. Showing till Satur
McDonald — “The Passionate
Plumber,” featuring Buster Kea
ton. Showing today and Satur
Keaton at McDonald
What a plumber does not know
about love is amusingly demon
strated in “The Passionate Plumb
er,” which is showing today and
tomorrow at the McDonald with a
cast headed by such comedy ex
perts as Buster Keaton, Jimmy
“Shnozzle" Durante and Polly Mo
The plot concerns the hilarious
adventures of Keaton as a French
plumber’s assistant who gets into
all sorts of difficulties when he at
tempts to repair a lady's bathtub.
He is signed to a contract by a
lady of the house as a “volunteer
lover” and many embarrassing
mixups occur before things are
straightened out to everyone’s sat
Durante, of the gigantic nose,
who in this comedy has a part even
funnier than that of his “Get-Rich
Quick Wallingford,” does his best
to get Keaton out of his romantic
difficulties but usually succeeds in
making matters worse. This does
not prevent him, however, from
carrying on an intriguing little ro
mance of his own with the boister
ous Polly Moran.
“Miita Hari” at Colonial
Greta Garbo and Ramon Novar
ro play passionate roles in “Mata
Hari,” which is showing' at the
Colonial till Saturday. This pic
ture deals with that historic spy,
Mata Hari, who wooed good men
and strong by her exotic being and
romantic appeal during the World
war. Scenes of unusual beauty and
lavishness are abundant and cos
tumes are even breath-taking in
their design. A love scene played
in total darkness is an unusual
feature of the film. The glow of
cigarettes and their movements in
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Buster Keaton in “The Passion
ate Plumber,” which is showing
at the McDonald today and Sat
dicate wliat is happening while the
voices of Garbo and Novarro dis
close their ardor.
* * *
Vaudeville at State
Ivy Walkem, petite blonde, and
former stage headliner is mistress
of ceremonies at the State theatre
where four acts of snappy vaude
ville supplement the current at
traction, “Rampant Age.” Miss
Walkem in addition, gives some
novel tap dance numbers. Meredith
and Snoozer Jr., comedians, pre
sent a clever “cat and dog” act,
and a cowboy ventriloquist struts
his stuff and a pair of Indian maids
present a series of dance numbers
on the pleasing stage offering. The
attraction is showing till Saturday.
Eill Boyd is starring in “The Big
Gamble,” which is showing at the
Rex for the last time today. “The
Cisco Kid,” with Warner Baxter
and Edmund Lowe in the leading
roles come tomorrow only.
(Continued from rage One)
be landed in the evening at Vic
toria, British Columbia. The ship
will continue on towards the east
while the passengers will return
to Seattle tomorrow night.
Six student members of the
Oregon chapter of Pan Xenia, and
the faculty adviser, Alfred L.
Lomax, professor in business ad
ministration, and one of the lead
ing business and foreign trade ex
perts in the nation, will leave for
the conclave this afternoon.
While on board the President
Madison, the delegates will listen
| to talks to be given by officers of
the organization and authorities
in the field of exporting and im
Professor Lomax i3 among the
candidates for the world presi
dency of the honorary. Lionel
Lane will act as president of the
chapter at the conclave, as the
head of the group, Orville Garrett,
is in the East.
The Oregon delegates will re
turn Sunday.
Leap and Bound
Hear ye. Leapers! flat ready for the big leap tomor
row 11iI)t to the (lamina Alpha ( hi Fashion Danee. Of
eoiirse, you’re going and you will want something smart
to wear. Don't let the models .“outshine” you in the
eyes of your big date. A new frock, a “wave or a pair
of new sandals will make you as smart as any fashion
Here It Is March —
Whose Birthday is it this month ?
Remember that to "Say it with flowers"
is always nicest. And distance is noth
ing to stop you. The University Florist,
t on Thirteenth Street, is a member of
The Florist Telegraph Delivery Associa
tion. They’ll wire your flowers to
wherever you wish and guarantee their
delivery. University Florist is the clos
est to the campus to offer this service.
Ever Stop to Think —
How many services are offered by the Oregon Pharmacy ?
They can supply you with paper, pens, cosmetics, candies,
kodak films, typewriters, telegraph service, and numbers of
others. Remember, they’re right on the edge of th campus,
across from the College Side. Stop in on your way to and from
class. You’ll find that they can supply all your needs, what
ever they be, and their service will deserve your patronage.
Dancing Daughters
Look for the smartest in jewelry at
Laraway's Jewelry Store, on Willamette!
And tomorrow night at the Fashion Dance
you will look your best with a new pen
dant, bracelet, or pair of earrings. A
jewelled clip will freshen up your frock,
too. Choose your jewelry from Laraway’3
excellent stock. You'll find jewelry for all
types -gold filigree, jet, pearls, rhinestones,
as well as interesting combinations in color.
For a Fashion Dance —
We must be smartly clad! So follow the trend of styles and
wear sheer silken hose in the newest shades. But would you
like these hose to be durable as well as good-looking? Then
come to the Buster Biown Shoe Store, on Willamette Street.
There you'll find guaranteed non-run hose for only a dollar!
At that rate one can afford several, can't she? Their new
sandals are the latest things in smart spring footwear_you’ll
be delighted!
Lest We Forget
Easter is on its way. So select
your greeting cards before exam
week and the vacation. You will
want to send remembrances to
your friends of course, and Eugene
is the place to buy them. At the
Oriental Art Shop, in the Eugene
hotel building, “Sue” found a mar
velous assortment of cards And
select the Easter gifts for Mother and your best friend before
the holidays. The Oriental has appropriate gifts.
Evelyn Kennedy, call at the Fox McDonald Theatre box
office before Sunday night and receive two passes.