Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 08, 1932, Image 1

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Platt Gets Job
As Prom Head
For Week-End
Journalism Major Plans
To Reduce Price
Dance To Be Held Friday;
Other Members To Be
y Named Later
Workmen will transform McAr
thur court into a dance dreamland,
and laboring third-year students
will polish hardwood floors into
gleaming surfaces for the Junior
Prom this year under the direction I
of Sanford Platt, junior in jour
nalism, last night named general
chairman for the dance by Ned
Kinney, Junior Week-end head.
Already Platt has formulated
plans which diverge widely from
the accustomed trend of Junior
Prom arrangements, he declared,
among them being a marked
lowering of admission price. More
full information on this and other
innovations will be announced
early next week, when Platt will
also name the remainder of the
Prom directorate.
Platt, whose home is in Long
view, Washington, has taken a
leading part in campus dramatic
work, acted as chairman of the
Dad’s Day smoker last fall, and
has made his name well known in
other activities.
[ Commenting on the fact that
the dance will be held on Friday
instead of Saturday, Platt said:
“The date was changed at the re
quest of the committee in charge
of the Pioneer Mother celebration,
who are planning a huge banquet
Saturday night, May 7. McArthur
court was considered the only
building large enough for the af
fair, so we consented to yield the
Saturday night date to them.”
Teach College Students
! To Read, Says Educator
SPOKANE, Wash., April 7.—
(AP)—New fangled educational
methods, Dr. Ernest Horn of the
University of Iowa told the In
land Empire Education association
today, should be forgotten until all
students learn to read.
Dr. Horn, head of the college of
education at Iowa, was one of the
speakers to address the general
session of the convention today.
V Dr. Horn charged “it is beyond
the ability of the ordinary student
to get the meaning out of the or
dinary textbook. Reading or fail
ure to read or to be able to read is
one of the drawbacks in modern
education, even in the colleges.”
American Marine Slain
In Nicaraguan Uprising
BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua, April
7.—(AP)—Sergeant Charles J. Le
vonki, United States marine corps,
of New York, a lieutenant in the
Guardia Nacionale of Nicaragua,
was killed early yesterday in a
mutiny led by discontented native
sergeants at Kisalaya, a guardia
outpost at which he was in com
His lieutenant, Carlos Reyes, a
Nicaraguan, was wounded.
The remoteness of the outpost
is believed to have inspired the na
tives to start the mutiny. Kisalaya
is located on the Wanks river.
y Twenty-five men were stationed
there with the officers.
Deb Now Prefers
To Smoke a Pipe;
Males 'Get Bird9
NEW YORK, April 7.—-(AP) —
Pipe-smoking, which some foolish
men thought no woman would dare
take up, is the fad of the moment
among many of Park avenue’s de
butantes and society matrons.
Full credit for the vogue was
claimed today by Archibald Charles
Montague Brabazon Acheson, fifth
earl of Gosford, Knight on Grace
on the Order of St. John of Jeru
salem in England, grandson of the
duke of Manchester, and son of
the Lady of the Bedchamber to
Her Majesty the Queen of England.
Lord Gosford sat in a plush
carpeted suite overlooking Central
park puffing on a miniature pipe—
a three-inch, one-ounce briar. It’s
his own idea. He designed it for
himself. He never intended, he
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Four Sororities
Still Lacking in
Canoe Pairings
JJOUSE pairings for the
Canoe Fete were postponed
yesterday when officials of the
junior class and Junior Week
end met and found that four
women’s organizations were
still lacking to equalize the.
houses for the event.
Confidence was expressed by
Hal Short, Canoe Fete chair
man, that the required number
of houses would soon be made
“Several women's houses
have expressed interest,” Short
said, “but will require special
house meetings to decide. 1 ex
pect to have the drawings made
within the next two or three
days. We have decided that it
would be better to postpone the'
drawings rather than leave four
men’s houses left out, because
we do not wish to enter fewer
than 12 floats.”
Sterling Green
Named Head of
Sigma Della Chi
Kimball, Munger,Bell inger,
Goodnough Are Also
Elected Officers
Sterling- Green, sophomore in
tournalism, was last night elected
president of Sigma Delta Chi, na
tional profession
al journalism fra
ternity, at a din
ner meeting of
the chapter over
i the College Side.
Green succeeds
Ralph David in
the executive
; position.
Other officers
named by the
organization are
Rufus Kimball,
Sterling Green vice - president;
Oscar Hunger, secretary; Edgar
Goodnough, treasurer; and Jack
Bellinger, scribe. This group will
take office immediately and carry
on the executive work of the chap
ter for the coming year.
The new president is now tele
graph editor of the Emerald, law
section editor of the Oregana, and
edited a community newspaper in
Portland last year.
A committee consisting of Bob
Allen, Jay Sehorn and the new
treasurer was named to consider
finances, gnd spring term pledging
was discussed.
The retiring officers, besides
David, are Phil Cogswell, vice
president; Merlin Blais, secretary:
Roy Sheedy, treasurer; and Ted
Montgomery, scribe.
Campbell Will Be
In Oratory Event
Oregon’s representative at the
State Peace oratory contest to be
held at Albany college tonight will
be Wallace J. Campbell, senior in
sociology. His subject will be “Up
The contest is being sponsored
by the Intercollegiate Forensic as
sociation of Oregon.
Walter E. Hempstead Jr., in
structor in English, who is facul
ty advisor for speaking contests,
plans to attend as Oregon’s judge.
John L. Casteel, director of the
speech division will also be pres
Campbell won the position as
Oregon’s representative after a lo
cal elimination contest.
Greek Poetry Influence
Discussed at Meeting
The influence of Greek poetry
on modern poets was one of the
points stressed by Dr. Clara Smer
tenko of the Greek department in
a talk on “The Fascination of
Greek Poetry” before the Prose
and Poetry group of Philomelete
last night at Sunsan Campbell hall.
Though the Greeks invented the
epic, lyric, and dramatic forms,
their poetry differed in a number
of ways from our own, Dr. Smer
tenko said. Time rhythm, as in
music, was used instead of sylla
ble stresses, and the accent was of
pitch rather than intensity.
Inga Arnsen entertained with a
piano number, and tea was served
i after the discussion.
Applicants for
Editorial Posts
Emerald, Oregana Heads
Will Be Chosen
Publication Body To Pick
Next Year’s Paper,
Yearbook Chiefs
Declarations of candidacy for ed
itor and business manager of the
Emerald and Oregana during the
coming school year must be filed
with the A. S. U. O. publications
committee by Monday noon, Ron
ald H. Robnett, secretary, said yes
The committee will meet daily
beginning Monday afternoon, and
continue their deliberations until
all four positions are filled for rec
ommendation to the executive
Petitions Are Due
Before the change of the A. S.
U. O. constitution last year, staff
meetings were called by the edi
tors of the yearbook and newspa
per to nominate not more than
four students to fill the posts for
the following year. According to
the present stipulation each candi
date for editor and business mana
ger of each publication must sub
mit to the publications committee
on or before April 10 a written pe
tition, stating his qualification in
With this group of candidates,
the committee holds a series of
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Cops Interrupt
Stroller Attired
In Shoe and Hat
PORTLAND, Ore., April 7 —
(AP)—James McCue learned to
day that even though a $15 bet is
at stake he must wear more than
his shoes and his hat when walk
ing about the streets of Portland.
McCue wagered $15 with a
friend, police said, that he could
walk from Twentieth and Morri
son streets to his home at Four
teenth and Montgomery streets
with nothing on but his hat and
shoes. Then he put on his shoes,
cocked his hat over one ear and
set out, the rest of his clothes car
ried nonchalantly over one arm.
The money was practically his I
when he arrived safely within a
few blocks of home. Then Traf
fic Patrolman Ragan saw him.
McCue explained about the bet.
“You lose,”< said Ragan, hauling
McCue off to jail on a charge of
being drunk and disorderly.
“You lose double,” said Muni
cipal Judge Stadter later. “Pay
the $15 to your friend and leave
$10 with the clerk of the court on
your way out.”
Oregon Man One of Six
Chosen for Scholarship
NEW YORK, April 7.— (AP)
Fellowships for study in Belgium
during the coming years were
awarded to six Americans by the
Commission for Relief in Belgium.
They were Prof. Eyler Brown of
the University of Oregon, Prof.
Paul A. Clement of William and I
Mary college, Walter J. Marse of
University of Washington, Henry
V. McNeil of New York, Norma
Le Vegue of the University of Col
orado, and Constant J. Mvan De '
Wal of New York.
Seagoing Stork Stvells
Boatload of Bovines
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7.— :
Returning today from Hawaii, of
ficers of the freighter Manulani j
said their ship arrived at the Ha
waiian city with more freight than
it had when it left San Francisco. |
The cargo included 32 live cows, j
When it arrived it had 32 cows and
12 calves. Members of the crew
played milkmen and stored the
surplus milk in the ship's refriger
Phi Delta Kappa, honorary edu
cation fraternity, will hold a meet
ing this afternoon at 4 p. m. I
in the Education building, it was
announced yesterday. This will be
a regular business' meeting and is
^eld for election of new members^
‘Whiskerino Shuffle’ To Put
End to Sophomore’s TT ait in g
April 15 Date for Judging
Of Beards, Awarding
Of Prises
Van Buren, full, broken stubble,
stray straw, light, and all of the
rest of the sophomore beards will
be represented at the “Whiskerino
Shuffle," which will serve as the
climax to weeks of patient endur
ance, as the case may be.
The all-sophomore dance will be
held at the Cocoanut Grove, Fri
day, April 15 with Abbie Green
ing the bewhiskered nnd their
ing the bewhiskered and heir
Contrary to previous statements
the admission for the dance will
be r>0 cents, Brute Stauffer said
yesterday, Stauffer and John
A d a m a are co-chairmen o f
the dance. Only sophomores and
their guests will bt admitted to
the brawl. Stauffer continued.
The feature of the shuffle will
be the judging of the facial herb
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Possible Savings
For Government
To Be Considered
Bi-Partisan Group To Meet
Tomorrow To Effort
Economy Changes
—The bi-partisan economy com
mittee set up by the Democratic
house and President Hoover will
meet at the White House Satur
day in the first definite cooperative
move to effect savings through
governmental reorganization.
Chairman McDuffie today ac
cepted an invitation from the chief
executive that came in answer to
the committee’s request for spe
cific recommendations on abolish
ing various agencies to aid in cut
ting the budget about $250,000,000
for next year.
The contact followed Mr. Hoo
ver’s request to congress Tuesday
for a senate-house-executive de
partment committee to effect econ
Meanwhile house Democratic
leaders suffered a setback when
the expenditures committee tabled
12 to 8 the Byrns bill to consoli
date the army and navy into a de
partment of national defense, ex
pected by them to save $100,000,
000 annually. Five Dempcrats
joined seven Republicans in this
vote, while only one Republican
voted with seven Democrats.
Senior Plan Goes
Before Committee
The “Senior Plan,” advocating
changes in dates for commence
ment, senior examinations, bacca
laureate, and senior leap week,
was placed in the hands of the
faculty committee on commence
ment yesterday. The class of ’32
voted for the proposal by a sub
stantial majority at its meeting
Wednesday night.
Upon receipt of the senior class
resolutions, Dean James H. Gil
bert, acting chairman of the com
mittee on commencement, called a
meeting of the body for next Wed
nesday afternoon, June 13.
On the committee which will
consider the senior class plea are:
Dean Gilbert, Karl W. Onthank,
Hugh E. Rosson, John Stark
Evans, Frederic S. Dunn, John F.
Bovard, Earl M. Pallett, and
Maude I. Kerns.
From Salem Pen,
Reports Charley
The Idle Rich
We’re getting tired of feed
ing criminals.
A gangster “rubs out” one
of his competitors and dear old
John Public has to support him
the rest of his life. Cunning
business men and slick labor
eaders have raised a howl about
prison-made goods every time
we’ve tried to put the inmates
to work.
Oregon may run a power
plant in the state penetentiary
to light the capital buildings.
Tune your ears to the clamor
that will come from “public
spirited” citizens of the power
Out in Minnesota they make
the prisoners work—and even
pay 'em. The jails don’t cost
the state a cent. But here in
Oregon we shell out $800,000 a
year for the penitentiary, and
slice $800,000 a year from high
er education.
I think I'll switch to Oregon
State—er, that is Oregon State
No Income
Depression Kates
To Be Featured at
Campus Carnival
Yooinrii Volunteer To Help
In Construction Work
Starling Today
One of the newest ideas in cam
pus entertainment will be present
ed tomorrow night when the first
all-campus carnival is given by
the Associated Women Students
under the general chairmanship of
Virginia Hancock.
The carnival, which is catering
to the depression and presenting
everything for five cents, will dis
pense over a thousand prizes dur
ing the evening. Margaret Hunt
working at the head of the prize
committee has secured 22 dona
tions from down-town merchants
which will be given away during
the evening.
The work of transforming the
interior of McArthur court into a
true carnival, will start this after
noon. The Oregon Yeomen > have
volunteered to help throughout
with all construction. Each house
however, will be required to aid
with its own booth.
Construction of the booths must
be completed by 6 o’clock tomor
row afternoon in order to be eli
gible to compete for the two cups
which have been offered by Sigma
Alpha Mu and the Heads of Hous
es to serve as perpetual awards.
Booths will be judged upon origin
ality, beauty, serviceability, and
appropriateness to merchandise.
In addition to the sale of food
and carnival prizes, there will be
jitney dancing and features. Char
lotte Eldridge, feature chairman,
has secured a number of features,
among which are tap dancers, gym
exhibitions, and orchestra novel
Onthank To Lead
Personality Talks
i Dean Karl W. Onthank, head of
the personnel department of the
University, will lead a group of
freshman men and women during
the spring term at Westminster
house in a study of “Building a
The group will meet each Sun
day morning from 9:45 to 10:45.
All the elements that contribute
to the development of strong per
sonality will be considered.
The officers of the group are
Charles Martin, president; Laura
Goldsmith, vice-president; Jean
Lewis, secretary; and Bill Gear
hart, treasurer.
During winter term the fresh
men of the Westminster associa
tion heard a number of selected
faculty members speak on the
theme: “What I Think Are the
Most Important Things in Life.”
The program this term will be a
more informal group discussion
under the leadership of Dean On
! thank.
Jurists for Honolulu
Trial Finally Accepted
HONOLULU, April 7.—(AP)—
1 A jury representing a cross sec
j tion of the melting pot citizenship
| of Hawaii was completed here to
I day after four days of maneuver
| ing between Clarence Darrow, de
| fense attorney, and John C. Kelley,
public prosecutor, to try Mrs. Gran
ville Fortescue and three navy
men accused of lynching Joseph
i Kahahawai.
The see-saw tactics of Darrow,
I who had sought Caucasians and
discarded Orientals, and of Kelley,
who had striven to keep Orientals
or Hawaiians in the box, ended
when both sides accepted six men
of American descent, three Chi
j nese, one Portuguese, one German
and one Hawaiian.
Civil Uprising
As Possibility
Peace Negotiations Still
In Deadlock
Communists, Northern War
Lords Said Plotting
Against Nanking
( Associiiteil 1'ivss Staff ( orTf'Spondent)
SHANGHAI, April 8 (Friday)
— (AP) While Sino - Japanese
peace negotiations simmered in
deadlock 'today, two threats of
civil war against the Nanking gov
ernment appeared, one from the
Communists in the west, and the
other from a group of northern
war lords.
Attention centered on a coalition
of Yellow river war lords, the most
powerful of whom appeared to be
General Han Fu Chu, who within
the year has gained control of
Shantung province with 70,000
well-armed and thoroughly trained
Little attention had been paid
to him until today when rumors
began to circulate that he would
band with other war lords in
Hupei, Shensi and Shansi pro
vinces to overthrow China's fore
most generalissimo, Chiang Kai
War Lords Displeased
The.se war lords have been in
dependent and in control of the
Yellow river area northward to
the great wall for some time, but
are reported increasingly dis
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Men May Enjoy
Dates This Month
Without Expense
College men may tuck their flat
tened purses into the depths of
their pockets, cast aside monetary
worries, and still enjoy "dating"
privileges this spring.
The secret to success lies in
three week-end dates which will
feature “leap” affairs, and eleven
sorority dances, so revealeth the
social calendar. The first break
in favor of financially-embarrassed
males is Friday, April 8, when
members of Philomelete hobby
groups will play hostesses at a
dance. A Pan-Hellenic hop fol
lows on the next Friday.
Last but not least will be senior
Leap Week, when the senior men
for three glorious days will have
an opportunity to obtain a return
on their past "investments,"
joined by all their collegiate
brothers on the last night at the
Mortar Board ball.
So take heed, men! Do your
“Don Juaning” early, for he who
casts the brightest smile about
the campus receives in return the
"cash-saving” invites!
Nazi Mobilization
At Polls Is Threat
MUNICH, Germany, April 7—
(AP) - Adolf Hitler’s National
Socialists and the authority of
the Bavarian state came into di
rect conflict today when Ernest
Roehm, commander of the Nazi
storm troops, announced he would
mobilize his Hitlerite battalions
for the election next Sunday and
the Bavarian government decreed
no such mobilization might be
When news of this decision
reached the Bavarian ministry of
interior, an order was issued for
bidding any concentration of poli
tical organizations from Saturday
to Monday. Police were instructed
to enforce the regulation vigilant
Charges that the Nazis had per
fected a comprehensive system of
espionage were denied by Com
mander Roehm, who asserted that
some of the documents seized
from Nazi headquarters by Prus
sian authorities in a series of
raids shortly after the March elec
tion had been forged. The charges
were based on documents confis
cated in the raids.
I Mrs. Anne L. Beck, professor of
public school music in the school
of music here, is on her way to
j Cleveland, Ohio, where she plans
i to attend the National Supervisors’
| conference.
Speaker Today
Dean Janies H. Gilbert, who will
be the main speaker at the first
assembly of the term, at 10 o’clock
this morning in Gerllnger hail.
Dean Gilbert will explain the ef
fects of the reorganization of Ore
gon’s system of higher education.
Trio Awaits Call
To Make Contact
With Abductors
Mon Are Ready To Leave
For Unknown Destination
In Search for Baby
NORFOLK, Va„ April 7—(AP)
—A call which might send one or
more of them on a trip to a desti
nation known only to themselves
was awaited tonight by three Nor
folk men seeking to bring about
the return of Charles Augustus
Lipdbergh Jr.
Yesterday John Hughes Curtis,
one of the trio, returned after a
four day adsence and reported he
had made a contact ancl received
an assurance that the kidnaped
baby was well.
Today Rear Admiral Guy H.
Barrage, making the only addi
tional statement for Mr. Curtis,
The Very Rev. Dean H. Dobson
Peacock and himself, added
Colonel Lindbergh had requested
the negotiators here to continue
their efforts.
HOPEWELL, N. J„ April 7—
(AP) Col. Charles A. Lindbergh
and police greeted with silence to
day the announcement of three
Norfolk (Va.) intermediaries that
the colonel had asked them to con
tinue their efforts to recover his
kidnaped son.
Colonel H. Norman Schwarz
kopf, state police head, disclosed
the nationwide hunt for Harry
Fleischer, a known kidnaper, hail
been intensified by reports he had
been seen several times under sus
picious circumstances since the
Lindbergh baby was stolen from
his crib.
Pan-Hellenic To Have
Informal Dance Soon
Pan-H e 1 1 e n i c representatives
will sponsor an informal dance at
the Chi Ornega house Friday, April
15, exclusively for past and pres
ent house presidents and past and
present Pan-Hellenic representa
tives. Helen Raitanen is general
chairman for the dance.
Committees appointed by Miss
Raitanen to assist her are: decora
tions, Barbara Conly; patrons and
patronesses, Florence King; re
freshments, Dulcie Lytsell; public
ity, Virginia Howard.
Two Men To Debate on
Head of House Problem
Howard Ohmart and Orval
Thompson will debate on “Re
solved: That the father is no
longer the head of the house” as a
humorous entertainment at the
Waterloo community meeting at
Waterloo, Oregon, this evening.
Rolla Reedy will give a 15-min
ute address on “Economic Prob
lems,” and Prof. John L. Casteel,
assistant professor and director of
the speech division, has planned to
include some readings on the pro
This is one of the community
programs which Dean Philip A.
Parsons of the school of applied
social science has arranged.
10 o’Clocks Out
This Morning
For Assembly
Dean Gilbert To Explain
Course Changes
Varsity Basketball, Swim
Letters To Be Given
At Gerlinger
Ten o'clock classes will be ex
cused this morning for the first
student assembly of the term in
Gerlinger hall. Dr. James H. Gil
bert, dean of the college of litera
ture, science, and the arts, will be
the main speaker.
Effects on the University of the
iecent reorganization of Oregon's
system of higher education will be
the subject of the dean's talk. It
should carry special interest to
all students who are wondering
what courses of study will be
available to them on the campus
next year, Brian Mimnaugh, A. S.
U. O. president, said last night.
"Dean Gilbert will have many
surprises for Oregon students in
the matter of course changes,” he
Prince G. Callison, newly-chosen
head football coach, will be for
mally introduced to the student
body and will make a short talk.
A new plan of student forums,
proposed by the N. S. F. A. com
mittee headed by Bob Hall, will
be outlined by Mimnaugh.
Awarding of varsity basketball
and swimming letters will also be
a feature of the assembly. Those
who will receive swimming letters
are: Bob Needham, Sam Nigh,
Ladd Sherman, Francis Oglesby,
Jimmy Brooke, Ferd Fletcher, and
Wally Hug. Those who will re
ceive basketball letters are: Henry
Levoff, Captain Winsor Calkins,
Charles Roberts, Jack Robertson,
Jim Watts, Cliff Potter, and Gil
bert Olinger.
The University band, directed
by John Stehn, will play.
Hoover’s Writing Needs
Wife’s Translation
—Mrs. Herbert Hoover was called
upon to decipher her husband's
handwriting at a luncheon given
today by the League of Republican
Mrs. Frank Mondell, president
of the league, reading a greeting
from President Hoover to the 800
women assembled at the Willard
hotel, suddenly halted, then said
helplessly: “I can't read his writ
Mrs. Hoover, seated at her right,
quickly came to her rescue, then
followed the reading of the mes
sage with a greeting of her own.
Japanese Consul To Tell
Form of Foreign Policy
Hirosi Acino, the Japanese con
sul at Portland, will be in Eugene
Tuesday and will lead a discussion
group at the Guild theatre in
Johnson hall at 11 a. m.
The subject of the discussion
will be “Various Currents Under
lying Japan’s Recent Foreign
He is appearing under the
auspices of the International
house. All are welcome.
Clocks, Haircuts
To Be Offered at
A,W.S. Carnival
It makes no difference whether
you are interested in electric clocks
or are in crying need of a hair-cut,
for the A. W. S. Carnival display
in the Co-op window includes rem
edies for both and a number of oth
er things.
Silk hose, cigarette cases, passes
I to local theatres, meal tickets,
: neckties, and even an order at a
I local barber shop are among the
prizes to be given away at the A.
W. S. Carnival at McArthur court
on the evening of April 16.
The well-known and highly
abused sweet-tooth has been care
i fully considered, for a local bakery
has promised to donate a cake as
a prize to some hungry collegian.
Two silver cups are also of par
ticular interest, for they will be
awarded to the men’s house and to
the women's house having the best
decorated booths at the carnival.