Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 07, 1932, Image 1

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AWS Approves
Macduff to Aid
Card Receives Position
Of Secretary
Drury Chosen Treasurer;
New President Outlines
Program for Year
Officers elected yesterday by
the A. W. S. for the coming'year
are: president, Louise Webber;
Ann Baum
vice president,
Betty Anne
Macduff; secre
tary, Carolyn
Card; treasurer,
Laura Drury;
sergeant - at -
arms, Elizabeth
Bendstrup; and
reporter, Ruth
McClain. „
Miss Webber
is a junior in
English and has
been a member
of the A. W. S.
executive council, chairman of the
Peter’s Lodge committee, and is a
member of Phi Theta Upsilon,
upperclass service honorary. She
was the sole nominee for president.
“I intend to continue the con
structive program initiated by Ann
Baum,” Louise Webber said.
^ “Specifically, my plans include the
complete revision of the Big Sister
movement, the building of a co
operative house for women stu
dents on the campus, and the ap
pointment of an activities chair
man whose special duty it will be
to keep an accurate check on
extra-curricular functions.
“The vocational guidance pro
gram will be maintained next year,
and a conference between repre
sentatives of A. W. S., Y. W. C. A.,
and W. A. A., will be held for
three days preceding the fall term
in order to outline completely the
work of the three organizations.”
The officers will be installed at
the Associated Women Students
garden tea to be given in honor of
Mrs. Hazel P. Schwering, dean of
women, on Thursday, April 28.
Battle Over Jurymen
Continues in Honolulu
y HONOLULU, April 6.—(AP)—
Racial cross currents flowed
through the jury box here today
with Clarence Darrow, noted crim
inal lawyer, and John O. Kelley,
blue-eyed Irish prosecutor, each
seeking to divert them to his own
advantage in choosing a jury to
try Mrs. Granville Fortescue and
three navy men accused of the Jo
seph Kahahawai lynching.
One after another, Anglo-Saxon,
Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian and
Portuguese passed in and out of
the box as Darrow and Kelley
fought a cautious battle—the pros
ecution favoring those of Oriental
extraction and the defense inclin
ing toward those of Nordic blood.
Buried Treasure?
No, Workmen Are
Repairing Drains
fTTALES of burled treasures
ran rife about the journalism
shack yesterday.
Start of the rumors was a
five-foot hole torn in the con
crete floor of Professor \V. F.
G. Thacher’s office to allow
workmen to repair a section of
drain pipe which had caused
miniature floods in the hall of
the journalism shack during
every hard rain storm. The
pipe had become clogged, and
was not large enough to carry
off the water during heavy
Mr. Thacher, professor of
short story writing, denied that
he was getting the locale and
other material for a new yarn
about the Spanish Main from
the digging going on in his of
Canoe Fete List
Has Openings for
4 Co-ed Groups
Mimnaugh To Make House
Pairings Today
At Igloo
With places for four women’s
living organizations still open,
drawings for canoe fete pairings
will be made this afternoon at 3
o’clock by Brian Mimnaugh, A. S.
U. O. president, in his office at Mc
Arthur court. Hal Short, fete
chairman; Bob Hall, junior class
president; Ned Kinney, week-end
chairman, and other officials will
be present at the drawing.
Entrants in the annual water
spectacle, which has become one
of the outstanding events of
Junior Week-end celebrations, last
night numbered 12 men’s and 8
women’s living organizations. Four
places are thus open this year to
co-ed groups wishing to compete.
Competition in the fete last year
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Journalism Group
Announces Dinner
The second Matrix Table ban
quet to be held on the campus un
der the sponsorship of Theta Sig
ma Phi, national women’s journal
ism honorary will be given Wed
nesday evening, April 27, at the
Eugene hotel.
Mrs. Cheryl Scholz, dean of wo
men at Reed college, who recently
returned from Vienna, will be the
speaker and honor guest for the
formal affair.
Prominent women in the state
and city are being extended an in
vitation to the banquet as are out
standing women on the campus
who are interested in art, litera
ture, drama, music and writing.
Those in charge are Betty Anne
Macduff, Lenore Ely, Willetta
Hartley, Thelma Nelson, Alyce
.Cook, Virginia Wentz, and Jessie
Polyphonic Choir Prepares
Special Concert for Portland
Though the University Poly
phonic choir has given many con
certs during the past three years
on the campus, its concert in
Portland, Monday, April 11, will be
it’s initial off-campus performance.
At the request of alumni and many
friends of the University who are
interested in choral music, the
choir has prepared a special pro
gram which it wall present at the
Shrine auditorium in Portland.
The Polyphonic choir was organ
ized three years ago by Arthur
Boardman, head of the voice de
partment of the school of music,
for the purpose of creating an in
terest in choral music among stu
dents. The demand for entrance
has been heavy and the entire
choir now numbers more than 200.
In order that the best work pos
sible could be accomplished the
k choir was divided into two sec
tions, the second sections being
open to anyone interested in music
who could qualify for membership,
and the first section being chosen
from those whose musicianship
and quality of voice was best. This
choir has 40 members, most of
whom have been members of the
organization for the past three
It has been the policy of the
choir to present only students as
soloists, and during the past three
years more than 20 students have
appeared with the choir. Five
singers have been selected to take
solo parts in the coming concert,
Gene Pearson, baritone, senior in
music and member of Phi Mu Al
pha, men’s music honorary, will
sing “The Serenade de Murchia,”
a Spanish folk song which has
been paraphrased by Kurt Schind
ler, accompanied by the choir.
During the excrepts from Verdi’s
“Requieum,’’ a solo quartet will be
heard composed of Nancy Thielsen,
soprano; Agnes Petzold, contralto;
Hadley Crawford, tenor; and
George Barron, bass.
The choir plans to leave for
Portland Monday morning on the
11:40 Southern Pacific train. It
will be quartered at the Heath
man hotel. Plans have been ar
ranged for an informal reception
after the concerts in honor of the
students, after which supper and
dancing at the Heathman hotel
Spring Term’s
Social Events
Listed by Dean
Girls To Treat at Many
Affairs on Calendar
Senior Leap Week, Mortar
Board Ball To Oecupy
Prominent Plaees
That the women students of the
University are living up to the tra
ditions of Leap Year is shown by
the spring term social calendar, re
leased yesterday from the dean of
women’s office. Senior leap week,
with the Mortar Board ball as its
climax, is the largest event at
which the women will be hostesses,
while the Philomelete spring dance
and the #Pan-hellenis dance also
take prominent places on the cal
Additions and corrections may
be made to the calendar. Hazel P.
Schwering, dean of women, an
nounced. The social events which
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Doctor Spears
Takes Leave of
Eugene Quietly
Quiet, unattended, and alone,
Dr. Clarence W. Spears, Oregon’s
famous football mentor, yesterday
left Eugene for greener fields and
new laurels.
His daughter, Joan, aged five,
was wide-eyed and excited at the
prospect of her journey. Janet, 10,
hated to leave her friends. Her
mouth drooped. Bobby, who is two,
maintained a sphinx-like silence.
He didn’t know what it all meant.
The various attitudes of his chil
dren seemed to be combined in the
doctor, although he, too, main
tained a sphinx-like expression.
He left Eugene at 2 o’clock,
driving to Portland. Mrs. Spears
and the children left on the 4:30
train, to be met in Portland by the
coach, thus continuing the trip
east by rail.
A small group of football play
ers and personal friends, including
Jack O’Brien and Johnny Kitzmil
ler, met at the Spears home on
Columbia street for the leave-tak
ing. There were no famous last
words, merely an exchange of good
wishes for the future.
Mob Attack Victim
Returns to Office
ST. JOHNS, N. F., April 6—
(AP)'—Sir Richard Squires, prime
minister of this island’s govern
ment, returned tonight to the of
fice in the Colonial building from
which *he fled 24 hours earlier
while a mob of 10,000 shouted
threats they would throw him in
the harbor.
Sir Richard appeared little the
worse for the rough handling to
which he was subjected by the
mob which last night stormed the
building. His right cheek was
Sir Richard made his return
shortly after war veterans and
municipal police had repulsed a
crowd which attempted to break
into the central liquor stores.
The entire city was under patrol,
with guards stationed at the vari
ous public buildings and business
houses. A total of 850 ex-service
men and civilians had been en
rolled for special police duty, and
200 more were waiting to be
Five Men Pass Exam
For Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi, national ac
counting honorary fraternity, will
initiate five men Sunday, April 17,
Ernest Alne, president, announced
last night. The neophytes, juniors
and seniors in business administra
; tion majoring irr accounting, were
1 successful in passing the examina
! tion required for admittance to the
The initiates are: George Blod
gett, Russell Morgan, John Gople
rud, Myrl Lindley, and John Pit
Initiation will be at 5 o’clock in
the men's lounge of Gerlinger hall.
A banquet at the Eugene hotel will
follow. Dean David E. Faville, of
the school of business adminlstra
1 tion, wijl be the speaker.
Bartle Lays Platform Planks
In Campaign Preparations
— *—
Reforestation of Mill Race
Urged by Candidate,
Also Free Reer
As Seattle has her Vic Meyers,
so Eugene has her Bill Bartle.
Bartle awoke yesterday morning
to find himself famous. Walter
1> UI UlttU fclllU 11
vin Vines had
filed his candi
dacy to run for
[Commit teeman
' from the tenth
| Bill B a r 11 e'a
[ program, if he is
elected and al
lowed to enact
^ it, will bring a
new era of free
dom and intellectual inspiration to
“If you elect me,” he declared
last night in his first message to
the press, “the first thing I'll do
is to declare an open season *on
professors and subject them to the
Simon-Binet tests.
“I am in favor of free beer and
pretzels at Pan-Hellenic meetings
in order to decrease tife crime
“I shall do my utmost to build
a new art museum which is to
hold busts of O'Melveny, Keck,
McKean, Jack Stipe, Art Potwin,
Ed Moeller, anti Harry McCall, so
that people can see what they look
like in the day time and also to
provide free cement mixing' jobs
for the Sigma Chis.
“Each member of the board of
higher education shall receive but
tonhole bouquets. In my opinion
it is high time that our gratitude
for their exceptional work Tie ex
pressed in a fitting manner.
“Furthermore,” Bill Bartle grew
forceful; his hair practically stood
on end, “I am in favor of capital
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Senate Debates
Tariff Measures
Of Revenue Rill
Attempt To Remove Taxes
On Coal, Oil Defeated
By Committee
A tariff dispute gripped the billion
dollar tax bill tonight as the senate
finance committee concluded its
first session of hearings.
After receiving a declaration of
administration policy from Secre
tary Mills, the committee rejected,
10 to 5, a motion that additional
import duties be excluded from the
Immediately, two Democrats,
Walsh of Massachusetts and Tyd
ings of Maryland, instituted a
movement on the floor of the sen
ate to keep further tariff levies
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Plans, Committees
For Glee Are Given
Complete plans and appoint
ments for the Frosh Glee, annual
yearling all-campus free dance,
were released yesterday by Walter
Gray, Seaside, general chairman
of the affair. Eighty-one freshmen
were named on the various com
The dance will take place on
Saturday, April 16, at McArthur
court. It will be a sports dance,
spring and informal clothes to be
the rule.
The motif will be carried out
along the spring idea, as this is the
first all-campus dance to beheld
this spring term. Anyone, male or
female, wearing formal clothes
will be treated to a bath in the
mill-race, Gray threatened.
Let Prexy Butler
Stick to Booze,
Roars Charley
“Home of the brave
and the free”
Columbia lived up to its name,
and made a brave attempt to
resurrect the spirit of '76.
But,this time Columbia was
the university—and instead of
dumping tea as in days of old,
the students tried symbolically
to gag the statue of Alma
Mater reposing on the library
All because Reed Harris, edi
tor of “The Spectator,” Colum
bia daily, talked too loud and
too long. Prexy Nicholas Mur
ray Butler, perennial presiden
tial possibility, rose in his ad
ministrative power and expelled
Butler yelps vigorously
against prohibition, expressing
disapproval of its coercive fea
ture. “Education, not legisla
tion,” he roars before Rotary
and Kiwanis clubs. But when
Fteed Harris (former football
player, himself) raps football as
professionalized and asks for a
quiz of the lunch room, Nick
throws a fit and cans him.
I dunno about the charges.
But who the devil said, “They
never get sore unless the
charges are true"?
Campus Carnival
Slated by AWS as
Fim-Fest of Year
Event Arranged on Jitney
Basis With Dancing,
Booths, Prizes
The fun-fest of the year will be
an event of Saturday evening when
the Associated Women Students
hold their first Campus Carnival
at McArthur court. The affair
promises to be something entirely
new, with everyone attending guar
anteed a good time.
Virginia Hancock, under whose
direction the Carnival will be
staged, announced Wednesday eve
ning that 28 living organizations
would be represented by conces
sion booths at the affair and that
over a thousand prizes would be
distributed during the evening.
“We will offer everything from
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Financial Survey
To Aid Law Dean
Significant facts and figures
showing costs of education to law
students are expected from the
survey questionnaires which Wayne
L. Morse, dean of the law school,
presented to pre-legal students at
a meeting yesterday. Dean morse
will use the figures gathered from
these reports in a brief to the. Ore
gon State Board of Higher Educa
tion urging that law school fees
for students not be increased, as
was suggested in the recent inves
tigation by the board.
The survey given to the students
was labeled as a "Law Student Fi
nancial Report.” It was not signed
by the individual giving the infor
mation. The query asked approxi
mate school expenses for the stu
dent over a period of one years, and
also the estimated total income for
a year.
According to Dean Morse, the
suggested raising of fees, if put
into effect, would undoubtedly
handicap numerous law students in
financing their school year, and
he hopes to prove with these sta
tistics gathered that such would
be the case.
Indian Bones Shielded
From Prying Paleface
THE DALLES^ April 6 — (AP)—■
On one of the islands near Big
Eddy, Indians of the Mid-Columbia
country today buried the bones of
their ancestors in the hope they
will be forever shielded from the
eyes of prying pale faces.
Early in the morning the Indi
ans, led by Sam Williams, 78, In
dian missionary, began collecting
the skeletons from numerous
graves in this district. The bones,
including more than 200 skulls,
were placed in two huge wooden
boxes that served as coffins.
Four Win Commissions
As Second Lieutenants
Four students were commis
sioned as second lieutenants in the
organized infantry reserves after
completing a full course of instruc
tion in the R. O. T. C. department
at the end of the winter term, re
ports Major F. A. Barker.
Those who received commissions
are Walter W. Adams, Harold D.
Blackburne, John Londahl, and
Wilbur A. Shannon.
Seniors Agree
To Recommend
Exam Changes
Group of Five To Draw
Resolution Today
Class Picnic Voted Down;
Emergency Loan Fund
Gift to University
By an overwhelming vote, the
senior class at its meeting last
night decided to recommend to the
administration committee on com
mencement changes in dates for
senior examinations, baccalaureate,
Senior Leap week, and graduation.
To draw up a resolution to
University officials asking that the
revised plan to be put in effect this
year, a committee of five, Hobart
Wilson, senior class president,
Walt Evans, Alice Redetzke, Alexis
Lyle, and Willis Duniway will meet
this afternoon at 4:30 in the Em
erald editor's office.
After submission to the commit
tee on commencement, it is thought
that the proposal will have to go
before a faculty meeting for final
The plan, which would place sen
ior examinations a week before
regular finals are given, make reg
ular examination week Senior Leap
week, and schedule commence
ment for Saturday afternoon of
that week, has won favor from
faculty members and students
No picnic will be held by the
class of 1912 this year, it was vot
ed after discussion.
The senior class gift to the Uni
versity will be the creation of a
$250 emergency loan fund, to be
available to all students under
stipulations yet to be worked out.
John McCormack
To Be Featured
In Faculty Show
Behind the picture, “Song of My
Heart,” featuring the great tenor,
John McCormack, which comes to
the Colonial this afternoon as the
first in a new series of Faculty
club pictures, are two men who
represent milestones in the pro
gress of the talking picture.
The director of “Song of My
Heart” is Frank Borzage, who
leaped into fame five years ago
with the production of “Seventh
Heaven,” one of the first pictures
to employ a theme song success
fully. The author is Tom Barry,
the man who wrote “In Old Ari
zona,” the first all-outdoor talking
Those who attend the three
showings of “Song of My Heart”
today, at 2, 3:40, and 5:10, will
see a culmination of Borzage’s
skill with musical talkies, it is said,
in an outdoor setting of the beau
tiful countryside of Old Ireland.
John McCormack sings eleven
songs in "Song of My Heart." They
include such popular ballads as
“Then You’ll Remember Me,” “Lit
tle Boy Blue,” “A Pair of Blue
Eyes,” and “I Hear You Calling
The producers of the picture
have not relied on McCormack’s
artistry a me to make it a suc
cess, say those who have reviewed
the product! n. They have given
him a strong supporting cast, in
cluding Maureen O’Sullivan, Alice
Joyce and John Garrick. J. M. Ker
rigan and Farrell Macdonald take
the comedy roles.
Arthur Boardman, head of the
music school voice department, is
enthusiastic about “Song of My
Heart" as the first moving picture
presenting a great artist in which
the singing is not forced or stilted.
“Everyone should see it,” he says,
! “both from the standpoint of good
i music and of real entertainment.”
“Song of My Heart” is the first
of a new series of four special pic
i tures brought to Eugene by the
j P’aculty club of the University.
, Season tickets at reduced rates
i will be sold at the box office this
Prose and Poetry
Group To Meet at 9
Dr. Clara Smertenko will talk
on "The Fascination of Greek
i Poetry” at the first meeting for
the term of Prose and Poetry group
! of Philomelete tonight from 9 to
10 at Susan Campbell hall.
Inga Arnsen will play the piano,
and the remainder of the hour will
[be spent in informal conversation.
Sterling Fellow
Edwin 1). flicks, graduate of the
University law school in 192!), has
just won a Sterling fellowship in
law at Yale. He will go East in
the fail to take up his studies.
New Contact With
Kidnapers Made,
Curtis Declares
Optimistic Note Pervades
Neighborhood as Agent
Returns From Trip
HOPEWELL, N. J„ April 6—
(AP) A description of a fresh
“contact” with kidnapers of the
Lindbergh baby reached here to
day as an unexplained wave of
optimism for the child’s safe re
turn enveloped the S o u rl a n d
countryside. '
Back home fro rna mysterious
four-day airplane trip, John
Hughes Curtis, one of three Nor
folk, Va., intermediaries, told
briefly of establishing the new
contact, said he had been informed
the baby was well. He said he had
seen Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
while away.
Curtis said he was not at liberty
to disclose where he had met the
colonel. Upon his return to Nor
Economy Dangers
iTo Education Told
SPOKANE, April 6. — (AP) —
Conceding that some economies
must come in educational fields as
elsewhere, Dr. Owen D. Speer, Kal
ispell,* Mont., president of the In
land Empire Education association,
demanded here today that oppor
tunities of instruction not be ham
He made his demand in an ad
dress at the opening session of the
association’s convention, which to
night had attracted about 2000
northwestern educators. The con
vention ends Saturday.
"Let us economize wherever we
can,” Dr. Speer advised, “but ever
lastingly remember and continual
ly emphasize that our obligation in
these times is to help provide more
and not less educational opportun
Several Hurt
In Strike Fight
At Columbia U.
Tear Gas Employed in,
Campus-Wide Riot
Battle for Reinstatement
Brings Blackened Eyes,
Bruised Knuckles
NEW YORK, April 6—(API
Bruised knuckles and blackened
eyes were evidence tonight of the
seriousness with which Columbia
university students went about
their efforts to obtain — and op
pose — the reinstatement of Reed
Harris, expelled editor of the
Spectator, student publication.
Several women students were
hurt slightly late in the day in a
pitched battle between striking
and non-striking students directly
beneath the window of President
Nicholas Murray Butler’s office.
Tear gas had been used earlier in
a melee on the library steps where
numerous strikers made idealistic
Harris, whose editorials charged
among other things professional
ism on the football team, was ab
sent. The campus resumed its
normal quiet after 3 p. m., follow
ing conclusion of most classes.
Strike leaders said the one-day
demonstration was 75 per cent ef
fective, as they adjourned the
mass meetings and speech-making
until Friday while preparing to
return to classes as usual tomor
Vociferous partisans of Harris
who attempted to “Gag” the largo
and gilded statue of Alma Mater
in front of the library caused a
near riot as they flaunted a 15
foot strip of black crepe before the
group they loudly dubbed “the
athletic crowd.”
A moment after Arthur Gold
schmidt solemnly proclaimed his
“sad duty to announce that we are
going to gag Alma Mater,” tha
crepe was the medium of a tug-of
war. The athletes were vastly out
numbered, but when the tussle was
over they were dragging the crepe
in the general direction of the
There were other clashes, most
ly minor.
Dean Herbert E. Hawkes, who
issued the order expelling Harris,
reiterated that the student editor
would not be reinstated.
Enrollment in Gamp
Cooking Glass Large
The camp cookery class for men
conducted by Miss Lillian Tingle
| has become too large to accommo
date all the students, so that it
has been necessary to enroll some
of the men in the women’s classes.
The men have a lecture course
Thursday at 8 a. m., and labora
tory work from to 2 to 4. The
women’s classes are scheduled for
Wednesday at 11 a. m. for a lec
ture, and on Fridays a laboratory
class from 11 to 12.
Freshman From Kentucky
Tells of Conditions at Mines
Will the students who attempted I
to enter the mining districts of I
Kentucky spring vacation finally!
win their fight to find out condi
tions in the strike zones?
“Yes,” replied Clarence (Kayo)
Mullins, freshman in English,
whose home is in Jenkins, Ken
tucky, in the county adjoining
Harlan and Bell counties, in which
are the coal fields where the newly
formed unions and current depres
sion have combined to cause trou
“They'll get in there and find
out,” Mullins said last night, “but
their finding out won’t do them—
or the miners— much good. It will
take more than a bunch of stu
dents to change things. The com
panies will hold conditions just up
to where they will serve their own
“In the first place,” he explained,
"the students from outside will
find the welfare situation very low,
down to bedrock. The miners have
only two to five days’ work a
week, and an average scale of
$3.20 a day. The company has a I
monopoly on living commodities
and charges high prices. Nine
tenths of the miners have never
drawn wages, taking their pay in
company script. Most of the min
ers have large families, and once
a man starts working in the mines
he can’t get money enough ahead
to get away.
The students, he added, will see
all the misery with the eyes of out
siders and will think things worse
than they really are.
“Mountaineer^ have never been
used to luxuries,” Mullins declared.
‘What they need is six days a week
work with no layoffs .even at a
small wage.”
Conditions in the mines have
actually improved in the last few
years, he believes.
“To sum the whole situation up,”
Mullins concluded, “I would say
that conditions are very bad and
will not be likely to change for
anything but the worse during this
depression. If these miners are to
be helped, it must be done through
a market for coal, not through the
repeal of the 18th amendment or
through student investigation.”