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

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Judge Harris
Urges Students
To Defeat Bill
Conduct of Students To
Influence Voters
Zorn-Macpherson Grab Plan Is
Raid on Taxpayers’ Money in
Every Part of State
Watch your conduct, students. It
will go far in influencing the vot
ers of the state when they cast
their ballot November 8. That was
the point stressed in Judge Law
rence T. Harris’ address to 1,500
students and faculty members at
an assembly in McArthur court
“You students,” said Judge Har
ris, “can do much to make the
defeat of the Zorn-Macpherson
bill an overwhelming one. You
can do much not only in what you
do, but in what you refrain from
Student Conduct Important
Judge Harris cited the Oregon
Oregon State football game on
November 5 as a time when pro
ponents of the school messing bill
will be stalking Oregon students
in an attempt to pin some case of
misconduct or violence upon them.
Judge Harris, a graduate in the
class of '93, gave an interesting
and accurate history of the school.
He told of the hardships and sac
rifices endured by Lane county
people in raising the money neces
sary to build Deady hall. The
state of Oregon had a contract
with the citizens of Lane county,
Judge Harris said, that the Uni
versity should be permanently lo
cated in Eugene if Lane county
people provided the first building.
The word permanent may be found
in state records, he stated.
Fallacies Pointed Out
Judge Harris continued in his
talk to point out the fallacies used
in campaigning by the backers of
Zorn-Macpherson grab bill. He
showed financial losses that would
be. realized in every section of the
state should the bill be passed.
Art Potwin, director of the stu
dent anti-merger campaign, intro
duced Judge Harris. Potwin also
explained the method to be used
by students in sending out
20,000 postcards to voters in the
state, urging them to fight the
attack on Oregon’s schools 'of
higher education.
Infirmary Not Passed
Up by the Depression
Not to be outdone by the well
known depression, the stock of the
infirmary dropped to a new low
yesterday with only one student,
Ejner Nielsen, on hand. The
nurses, not having anything bet
ter to do, are playing solitaire,
and waiting for the depression to
Dr. Fred N. Miller, of the Uni
versity health service, blames the
drop on the fine fall weather, but
intimated that with the first drop
of rain, the infirmary depression
would break—for the worse.
Football Rally at
Station Sends Off
Confident Team
A small but enthusiastic
crowd attended the rally at the
Southern Pacific station yester
day, when the football squad
entrained for its game with
Idaho Saturday. The team ap
peared in good spirits and was
confident of victory. The band
aided in giving the squad a
rousing send - off, when the
train pulled out at 4:20.
Cecil Espy, head of the rally
committee, expressed himself
as extremely dissatisfied with
the small number that attend
ed, and urged that all students
be present at future rallies as
an indication of their support
of the team.
Car Problem Will
Be Discussed at
Faculty Meeting
Automobile Retraction To
Be Interpreted at Joint
Meeting Today
Faculty automobile enforcement
boards of the University of Ore
gon and Oregon State college ^ill
meet today in a joint session. The
meeting is scheduled for 10 o’clock
this morning in Johnson hall.
The purpose of the meeting is
to interpret the recent retraction
of strict automobile prohibition by
the state board of higher educa
tion in favor of a modified con
trol, and to draw up uniform plans
of enforcement under the new rul
A similar meeting was held on
the Oregon State campus October
12, at which time mutual problems
of the two bodies were discussed.
The two boards plan to work on
a cooperative basis for the balance
of the year.
Members of the O. S. C. board
include: C. V. Ruzek, D. T. Orde
man, Bob Glenn, and U. G. Du
back, dean of men, who acts in
an advisory capacity.
Members of the Oregon board
who will attend the meeting are
Carlton E. Spencer, chairman, L.
Kenneth Shumaker, and Ralph W.
Leighton, regular members. Virgil
D. Earl, dean of men, will also at
tend the meeting of the two exe
cutive boards.
Wesley Club Sponsors
Mystery Party Tonight
The Wesley club will sponsor a
“Mystery Party’’ this evening at
8 o’clock. The affair is to take
the form of a Hallowe’en party,
with decorations, entertainment,
and refreshments all in keeping
with the Hallowe’en idea, accord
ing to Eula Loomis, who is in
As the party is to be held out
of town, all who desire to attend
are asked to be at the First Meth
odist church promptly at 8 o’clock,
Miss Loomis said. The principal
mystery concerns the place where
the party is to be held. All uni
versity students are invited to at
tend the affair.
Violet Adams, assisted by John
Crocket and Verne Adams, is in
charge of decorations.
Juliet Glen Commands Poetic
And Melodic Line at Concert
How grateful to hear a singer
who commands the poetic no less
than the melodic line! Juliet Glen,
lyric soprano, presented last night
in concert at the Music auditorium
by Mu Phi Epsilon, had a really
distinguished delivery for French
chansons and German lieder; and
she was able to blend together the
verse and the musical “line” with
out any apparent effort.
This is more than perfect dic
tion, for Miss Glen can convey
the feeling and mood of the poet
ry, at the same time controlling
her tonal volumes and bringing
forth the exact timbre of voice
suited to each mood. She showed
also a versatile command of a
wide variety of material, in which
she was admirably supported by
John Stark Evans at the piano.
Beginning with a sprightly
Schubert lied. Die Forelle, Miss
Glen developed more sustained
tones in Schumann's Der Nuss
baum. The pensive mood of
Brahms’ Feldeinsamkeit was fol
lowed by the quick dramatic lift
of the same composer’s Meine
Liebe ist Gruen. Then came four
French chansons, the third of
which, Offenbach's Chanson de
Fortunio, first gave us a hint of
the lively musical wit which Miss
1 Glen commands.—Though curious
ly enough, the inimitable Keckheit,
or delightful nimble impudence of
: her teacher, that great charmer,
! Emma Calve, came out, I thought,
more clearly when Miss Glen gave
a perfect 18th century reading of
■ Arne’s Lass with the Delicate Air.
Miss Glen showed indeed both
power and grace throughout, espe
cially perhaps in her three Grieg
numbers, where her readings were
I full of true feeling and genuine
dramatic sense. Her tones
throughout had - authority; her
lower and middle registers were
strong and sustained; while her
' high tones were rounded, full, and
brilliant. A singer who shows so
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Campus Leaders Cite Merits of Candidates
Potwin, Oliver and Reedy speak for Hoover. Roosevelt and Thomas as Emerald announces
holding of straw poll to determine University opinion; salient points of speeches set forth.
* * *
istration has been confronted
with more chaotic disturbances
and more perplexing problems
than have ever been encountered
by a peace-time president. A
gigantic business depression, ori
ginating in foreign lands, swept
over to American shores. The most
serious stock market collapse of
all time was followed by social
revolutions in 18 countries. Great
Britain and other great nations
abandoned the gold standard. The
results have been shown in un
paralleled depression in agricul
ture, industry, and in the general
economic world. These world-wide
troubles have come as a natural
after-effect of a great world war;
and are beyond the control of any
man or group of men.
* * *
President Hoover did not at
tempt to flatter his country and
his people by smoothing over the
difficulties, and attempting to os
tensibly aid the appearance of the
nation. Rather did he strike di
rectly at their source, probing
deeply into the heart of the wound
to check the onslought right
where the trouble began. Sound
in his principles of economics,
President Hoover has undertaken
the following program of recon
struction: Suspension of the Na
tional Credit association and the
Railroad Credit corporation, in
creased the capital of the Federal
Land banks and enlarged the
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• * *.
TT is generally admitted that this
4 is a “Democratic year.” Even
those who foresee the election of
Hoover at least admit that the
Democratic strength this year is
stronger than it has been at any
time since 1912. It remains for us
to examine the reasons for the
Democratic boom, and to deter
mine whether those reasons are
sufficient to persuade us to vote
Democratic. To me, they are.
The Republic election tactics
have developed into one enormous
effort to convince the country that
Hoover is a strong, silent, capable
executive who is being martyred
to the depression. Lately even
Hoover has been breaking his-si
lence to tell the country he be
lieves that, too. The picture held
up to the public gaze is that of a
desperately struggling man over
borne by forces outside of his com
mand and greater than he can
bear. The appeal is for a strong
sympathy vote. However, the ap
peal is not getting over. If we ac
cept the reasoning of the Republi
cans, the best candidate would be
a total incompetent, whose weak
ness might be even more evident
than Hoover’s. But the country
needs strength, not weakness, and
results, not alibis.
* * *
Why should Hoover be defeat
ed? There are two general rea
sons which any political scientist
must endorse. One is that the Re
publicans for three elections past
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• • •
TVTO WORD has been more
abused and misunderstood
than the word Socialist, and the
fog may better be cleared away
now than later. Let it be under
stood then that the Socialist is
not an anarchist; the two are op
posed in theory and practice. Fur
thermore, the Socialist does not
propose to destroy the family,
abolish religion, or divide up
property, nor does he seek to
establish his ideas by riot and
bloodshed. In brief, Socialism
means: —
(1) Public ownership of public
utilities and basic industries.
(2) An opportunity to work
guaranteed to every man who will,
(3) Returning to labor sufficient
in purchasing power to buy back
the goods it has produced.
Socialism is merely a scientific
plan for the organization of econ
omic relation.
* * *
Upon such a basis of under
standing then I may outline the
reasons why an intelligent voter
should support the Socialist party
and its candidate for the presi
dency, Norman Thomas.
Notwithstanding the "whistling
thru - the - graveyard" attitude of
the two major parties in this cam
paign, thinking men realize that
we are not yet out of the woods.
There is a general consciousness
that though we may blunder out
of the depths of this depression,
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Evans To Feature
Northern Music
Scandinavian music, with the
exception of an “Aria” by Bach,
will be featured on next Sunday’s
twilight organ concert, states
John Stark Evans, University or
ganist. This concert will be given
in the music auditorium at 5
o’clock Sunday, October 23.
Of special interest will be the
presentation of a group of Scan
dinavian folk tunes which were
supplied Professor Evans through
the courtesy of H. P. Markusen.
Professor Evans has improvised
an organ number using these folk
tunes as thematic material.
Also, by special request, Torge
sen’s “To the Rising Sun” will be
Endeavor To Discuss
Eighteenth Amendment
The Young People’s Christian
Endeavor society at the First
Christian church, 11th and Oak
streets, will have a discussion con
cerning the 18th amendment at
6:15 next Sunday.
Myrtle Upton will lead the dis
cussion on the subject, "What at
tempts have been made to solve
the liquor question, and with what
results?” The advantages and
disadvantages of five methods
that have been tried: open saloon,
local option, state rights, govern
ment control, and national prohi
bition, will be pointed out.
Students are invited to attend.
OSC and UO To Have
Similar Registrar Plan
E. B. Lemon, registrar of Ore
gon State college, was on the
campus yesterday working on a
standardization of the forms and
systems of the two schools.
Under the new plan, all of the
recording methods will be made
alike so as to facilitate the inter
changeability of students, execu
tives, and employees. Under the
unification system of higher edu
cation in use this year, this be
comes necessary due to the closei
connection of the two schools.
Phi Chi Theta To Give
Formal Tea Saturday
Phi Chi Theta, women’s nation
al business administration honor
ary, will entertain the business
administration faculty wives and
the women students with a formal
tea at Gerlinger hall Saturday,
October 22, from 3 to 5 o’clock.
Mrs. Harrison Val Hoyt, Mrs.
Alice B. Macduff, Mrs. John Rae,
Mrs. Alfred L. Lomax, and Mary
ellyn Bradford, president of the or
ganization, will receive. Alumnae
members will aid in the serving.
Streiff Will Speak on
Socialism at Meeting
Albert H. Streiff of Portland
will deliver a speech on "What
Socialism Is and Is Not,” Monday
afternoon at 4 o’clock in Villard
Mr. Streiff ran for governor
in 1930 on the Socialist ticket
and is now running for congress
man of the second district. His
talk will be an educational ex
planation of the Socialist plan for
economic reconstruction covering
the ultimate goal and immediate
plans of the party.
The meeting is being sponsored
by the campus "Thomas for Presi
dent” club. Both students and
Eugene people are invited to at
Scholarship Awards
Presented to Houses
The Sigma Nu scholarship
plaque, presented every fall by
Oregon alumni of Sigma Nu to the
fraternity which has maintained
the highest scholastic rating dur
ing the preceding year, was pre
sented by Major Roscius Back of
the University R. O. T. C. unit to
I the Sigma Pi Tau fraternity. Har
ry Schenk, president of the house,
accepted the award.
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority won
the Chi Omega cup for the wo
men’s organization having a simi
lar record. Anne Kistner received
the cup in behalf of Kappa Alpha
Theta, from Barbara Conly, Chi
Omega house president.
Thespians Elect
Jenkins as Prexy
Thespians, freshman women’s
honorary, elected officers at their
meeting last night. Those elected
were: president, Mary Jane Jen
kins; vice-president, Peggy Chess
man; and secretary, Eleanor Nor
blad. The Thespians are to serve
at the Dad’s day banquet, to be
held at the men’s dorm October
29, it was announced.
Dean Schwering spoke to the
girls of the various honoraries
they might look forward to mak
ing and the various activities in
which to take part. Since the
Thespians are considered leaders
among the freshman women, their
mode of behavior is looked upon
as a standard. Therefore she
urged them to be sympathetic,
courteous, and discreet at all
Marigold Hardison, last year’s
Thespian president, assured the
girls that the Thespians of last
year, though no longer active in
Thespian, would always be glad
to aid the new girls.
Dean To Give Lecture
To Freshmen Sunday
Dean Hazel Schwering’s discus
sion of "The Social Side of Col
lege” before the freshman group
at the Westminster house Sunday
morning at 9:45 is open to both
men and women, whether fresh
men or not.
Dean Schwering will consider
such problems as those arising
from the ceremonies of dating, the
financial side of dating, and the
reason freshman girls are given
such a rush.
Campus Calendar
Sigma Delta Chi will meet for
breakfast Sunday morning at 10.
Wtach for announcement of place.
Oregon Yeomen will meet in the
men's lounge in Gerlinger, 7:30
Monday evening.
Attack On Hall
By Bowerman
Creates Furor
Student Prexy Declines
To Discuss Charges
Campus Political Heads Expert
Controversy on Committee
Grubbing Accusations
Out of the extra interest
aroused in campus politics yes
terday by the charges hurled at
President Bob Hall by his vice
president, Bill Bowerman, rose
prospects that the student parlia
ment will be called into session at
an early date.
When asked yesterday for a
statement concerning the charges
of reserving the important stand
ing committee chairmanships for
himself and of not consulting his
fellow officers in other appoint
ments, Hall declined to comment.
The accusations were published in
yesterday’s Emerald.
In the meeting of several stu
dent political leaders to discuss
the charges, it was suggested that
the present would be a good time
to call the parliament together for
its first meeting of the year. It
was suggested that the A. S. U. O.
head should take the initiative.
Leaders to Belong
The naming of organization
presidents and other upperclass
men, who will be elected by each
organization, as delegates to the
parliament, received considerable
favor as the method of selecting
members. It was believed that by
having the presidents and other
upperclassmen in the body, the
outstanding political leaders of the
campus would be brought into its
The heads of the houses and
dormitory groups were recognized
as being in what is probably the
closest touch with sentiment on
campus problems. They were also
held to be one of the most re
sponsible groups on the campus.
Representation Is Same
No change in the distribution of
delegates was considered. The
plan of proportional representa
tion for living groups and some of
the special interests will undoubt
edly be continued.
That student body officers
should have positions on the floor
was also considered advisable, as
it was held desirable that they
should be in a position to present
arguments on matters of policy
affecting the student government.
The question of what power the
parliament should have came up,
but no commitment was made. It
appeared that the leaders would
favor granting the power of deter
mining major policies of the A. S.
U. O.
It is expected that the first
meeting of the steering committee
of the parliament will be called
within the next few days. A meet
ing of the representative body
probably will be held next week
to further line up students in the
fight against the Zorn-Macpher
son school-grab bill.
Employment Secretary
Has Positions To Offer
Miss Katherine Kneeland, em
ployment secretary, has in her
files hundreds of letters from
manufacturers seeking students
as salesmen for products. Anyone
with selling ability could probably
earn a good salary with some of
the more responsible companies,
according to Miss Kneeland.
The employment secretary
maintains a file of all letters for
student employment received by
the University and it is open for
inspection by anyone interested.
‘Meaning of Life’ To Be
Subject of Discussion
The Congregational student for
um will discuss Will Durant's re
cent book “On the Meaning of
Life" at its Sunday evening meet
ing at 6 o'clock.
The group will discuss Durant’s
comments on the views of life held
by Gandhi, Sinclair Lewis, Helen
Wills, G. B. Shaw, Bertrand Rus
sell, Will Rogers and other fam
ous men and women.
All students are invited to the
Fees Being Paid
Slowly; Deadline
Tomorrow Noon
An average of more than 50
students an hour must be tak
en care of at the University •
cashier’s office between this
morning and Saturday noon.
This condition was caused by
the unusually small number of
students to pay their install
ment plan and out of state fees
in advance of the deadline.
About 400 installments and
125 out of state fees were un
paid at 3 o'clock yesterday
when the office closed. Since
the office closes at noon on
Saturday, only 10 hours remain
in which students can make
payment. The office is open
from 8 to 12 in the morning
and from 1 to 3 in the after
noon today.
Dad’s Attendance
Trophy Offered
By O. Laurgaard
Tickets on Sale at Dean
Of Men’s Office in
Johnson Hall
Living organizations will have
another cup to compete for In ad
dition to the A. W. Norblad and
Paul T. Shaw Dad’s day trophies
that are given annually.
Olof Laurgaard of Portland,
formerly president of the Oregon
Dads, is offering a cup this year
which will be awarded to the liv
ing organization on the University
of Oregon campus that has the
largest proportion of "Freshman
Dads” over the Dad's day week
end, October 29 and 30.
With the new cun offered a stu
dent organization will- have an
opportunity to win two cups. The
A. W. Norblad trophy is offered
as first prize for the largest atten
dance and the Paul T. Shaw cup
is given for the second best.
The dean of men’s office stated
that students wishing to purchase
tickets for their dads may do so at
any time in Dean Virgil D. Earl’s
office in Johnson hall.
Barbara Conly, registration
chairman, will announce next
week the list of students who will
assist her with Dad’s registration
on Friday and Saturday, October
28 and 29. Four Emerald report
ers to help cover the Dad’s day
affairs will also be announced by
Ed Stanley, publicity chairman.
Amphibian Club Enters
In for Comic Contests
Bobbing for apples may seem
tame, but the members of the
Amphibian club, which met last
night, found it no easy matter
to get a bite out of the illusive
fruit in the deep end of a 60
foot tank.
The winners of this contest
chose sides for a game of keep
away. A contest in strokes for
form was followed by a game of
follow the leader, in which dives,
both comic and difficult, were
An under-water swimming
race ended the hour. Losers of
the race were appointed to lock
the pool room and plan the pro
gram for the next meeting.
Emerald Will
Sponsor Straw
Balloting Here
Paper To Be Forum for
Student Opinions
Voting To Take Flare Thursday
Noon; Everyone Is Urged
To Participate
The Oregon Daily Emerald next
week will sponsor a straw ballot
to determine campus sentiment on
the forthcoming November elec
tion for president of the United
States. This announcement was
made last night by Dick Neuberg
er. editor of the Emerald.
Three candidates will appear on
the Emerald ballot, Neuberger
said. They will be Herbert Hoo
ver, present incumbent, Republi
can; Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dem
ocrat, and Norman Thomas, So
cialist. Their names will appear
on the ballot in alphabetical order.
Emerald Non-Partisan
Neuberger also stated that the
Emerald would be strictly non
partisan in its stand and will take
no sides.
The election itself will take
place next Thursday noon. At
that lime one student will take
ballots to each living organization,
will supervise the voting at the
lunch table, and then will return
them to the Emerald office, where
they will be counted.
News Office Open
Those students not living in
houses or dormitories will be able
to cast their ballots at the Emer
ald office in the school of journal
ism building, from 12 noon until
1:30 p. m. The students who will
take charge of the voting at the
various houses will be members of
Sigma Delta Chi, national journal
ism honorary, Emerald staff mem
bers, speech department students
and others interested in the enter
From now until election the Em
erald will be a forum in which
students can express their opin
ions. Statements and remarks of
representative campus leaders will
be published each day giving their
ideas on the three candidates, and
Neuberger says the Safety Valve
will be thrown wide open to stu
dents sending in opinions on the
presidential candidates.
Participation Is Urged
Sterling Green, managing edi
tor of the Emerald, and president
of Sigma Delta Chi, says his or
ganization is eager to cooperate
in the handling of the election. So
does John Casteel of the speech
department. A. S. U. O. leaders
also approve highly of the idea.
This morning the Emerald is
running the salient points in the
speeches given for the three can
didates last night. Arthur Potwin
writes for Hoover, Robert Oliver
for Roosevelt, and Rolla Reedy for
“Remember! Thursday noon in
your living organization or at the
Emerald office! Your opinions
are solicited in the meantime,”
was the statement of Neuberger
last night in urging the students
to participate in the straw ballot
Presidential Candidates Are
Discussed at Political Forum
That the 1932 presidential cam
paign has narrowed itself from
four parties into two, on the basis
of platforms, was the general
opinion gathered by an attentive
I'-udience last night at the presi
dential forum presented by the
University speech department.
Wallace Campbell, presenting
the case for Communism and Can
didate W. Z. Foster as first speak
er, brought out this point in his
address, and it was corroborated
in greater or lesser degree by the
other speakers: Rolla Reedy,
speaking for Norman Thomas;
Robert Oliver, for Franklin D.
Roosevelt; and Art Potwin, for
Herbert Hoover.
"The Democratic and Republi
can parties have almost one voice
upon the principles of prohibition,
tax remission and bonus,” Camp
bell said. "The two minor parties,
Communist and Socialist, alike de
clare present conditions highly un
stable and call for a ‘new deal.’
"The Republican party has been
in power for 12 years,” declared
Campbell, “and these are a few of
the results: twelve millions of un-*
employed; one million in bank de
posits lost; 60,000 farmers forced
from their farms.
“The Communists demand com
plete change, abolition of the
competitive system, of private
property-holding. The value in vot
ing radically is that the old par
ties can realize the dissatisfaction
with things as they are.”
Rolls Reedy, speaking for Nor
man Thomas, Socialist, introduced
a slightly different theme.
“The Socialist party,” declared
Reedy, "has ideas, ideals, and a
workable platform. Some of its
planks are the six-hour day and
the five-day week without a re
duction of wages; Improved sys
tems of workmen’s compensation
and accident insurance; public
ownership and democratic con
trol of resources and public util
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