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L. S.U. Expert
Son of Prof. O. C. Howe
To Start Enterprise
I.ad Stubs Toe While Swimming
In Stream and Discovers
(Editor’s note: The Dr. Howe
mentioned in the following As
sociated Press dispatch is a son
of Professor Herbert Crombie
Howe of the University of Ore
gon, his attainments, therefore,
being of particular interest to
By QUINCY EWING
BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 15.
— (API-—The boy who stubbed a
toe while swimming in a Louisi
ana stream has given geologists
what they regard as first definite
proof that prehistoric behemoths
roamed the state as recently as
5000 to 100,000 years ago.
Dr. H. V. Howe, head of the
Louisiana State university geology
department, is preparing to exca
vate with assistance of university
students a deposit of fossilized
animal bones on a bank of Bayou
Manchac, near Baton Rouge.
The deposit, Dr. Howe says, is
rich in possibility, but true ap
praisal of the deposit awaits pos
sibly months of careful digging in
the marl, or sub-capillary clay in
which the skeleton remains have
been imbedded for centuries.
Molar Teeth Unearthed
Molar teeth and other bone rem
nants assertedly of mastodons
have been found already and the
clay may also yield the bones of
such animals as saber-tooth tigers,
giant elephants distinct from the
mammoth or mastodon, ground
sloths, and horses and wolves of
huge type extinct long before the
advent of North American civili
Should human bones be discov
ered, Dr. Howe asserted, the de
posit would be of particularly ex
traordinary importance, establish
ing a contemporaneous historical
link in the Louisiana coastal re
gion between the human race and
the animals mentioned.
Ponderous teeth, pronounced!
mastodonic, were found recently
by Justin Cooper, 12-year-old Ba
ton Rouge boy, when he stubbed!
a toe against one of the great
three-pound molars while swim
Other Fossils Found
The L. S. U. geology head said j
they washed down from the bank, \
under which a little scraping re
vealed other bones extending over
a hundred-foot area.
Dr Howe ventures the hypoth
esis that the area may have been
a fresh water lake where masto
dons and perhaps other animals
came to drink.
The geologist attributes the
splendid preservation of the bones
despite wetness of soil and climate
to the type of clay in which they
were imbedded. The clay is full
of lime, and its fine grain pre
vented circulation of moisture and
resultant dissolution of the bones.
Call a Dentist!
The teeth that Dr. Howe said
once belonged to mastodons are
serrated, from 6 to 8 inches long,
and weigh from three to four
Discovery of mastodon remains
was reported in Louisiana near St.
Francisville some time ago, but i
Dr. Howe said the Manchac de
posit was of widely different type.
The St. Francisville pit, he said,
dated back possibly 600.000 years.
Social Swims Will Be
Every Friday Evening
Open hour swimming in the wo- |
men’s pool, Gerlinger building, has ;
been revived. For years it has
been the custom to throw the pool
open once a week for the use of
both men and women. Last year,
however, for the first time the de
mand fell off so heavily that the j
privilege was withdrawn.
This year requests have been so
numerous that it was found ad
visable to revive the custom and
it will be continued indefinitely if
the turnout warrants keeping the
Social swims will be held every
Friday evening from 7:30 to 9
DEPRESSION OFF WELL
(Continued from Page One)
ity’s biggest single item of ex
“In most cases the, men who!
hold mortgages or own houses I
have had the sense to see that their
only hope of protecting their in- j
terests under present conditions is
to make it possible for the fra
ternities to lower their house bills
and thus prevent the chapter from 1
breaking up. In some college •
towns there is considerable talk
of declaring moratorium on princi- .
pal payments on houses until con
A reliable index of a national
fraternity's prosperity is the num- -
ber of initiations during the year,
according to Cook.
“Sigma Phi Epsilon initiations
are now running about 12 per cent
higher than a year ago.” he said,
' and I believe that other nationals
are enjoying a similar increase. ’
~f ~ "
’ Many Houses
The sophomores of Alpha Ph
entertained the pledges with i
masquerade dance last Saturday
evening. The idea carried out wa:
i Mardi Gras, and balloons, serpen
tines, palms and flood lights dec
orated the rooms. The guests were
all in costumes. Carol Cunningham
and Margaret Anne Howland were
j in charge of the dance.
Patrons and patronesses for the
1 affair were Dr. and Mrs. C. L.
' Schwering, Mr. and Mrs. George
Hopkins, Mrs. A. L. Wall, Mr. and
Mrs. James Harding, and Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. G. Thacher.
* * *
Pink ejephants, teddy bears, lit
I tie Bo-Peep and other nursery
1 characters decorated the rooms of
| Alpha Tau Omega at their pledge
j dance Saturday evening at the
chapter house. John Reynolds
! was in charge of the dance, which
! was informal.
Those acting as patrons and pa
■ tronesses were Mr. and Mrs. Lance
Hart, Mr. and Mrs. George Hop
kins, Mr. and Mrs. Art Bushman,
and Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Hoyman.
• * *
Members of Kappa Alpha Theta
entertained their pledges with a
formal grille dance Saturday
night. Eleanor Skelley was in
charge of decorations.
Patrons and patronesses were:
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Herman, Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh E. Rosson, and
Mrs. Grace Russell.
Book Week With
In observance of National Book
week, the Co-op store is featuring
a window display of limited edi
tions, loaned by J. Ed Turnbull,
of Shelton-Turnbull-Fuller com
The books come from all over
the world, and are printed by the
most famous of printing compan
ies. Outstanding in the group is
Franklin’s “Autobiography,” print
ed by John Henry Nash, of San
Walt Whitman's “Leaves of
Grass” was designed by Frederic
Warde, and printed by William
Edward Rudge, on the Mt. Vernon
press. “Rip Van Winkle” was de
signed by Frederick W. Goudy
and composed by Bertha M. Goudy.
Henry Fielding’s “Tom Jones”
was designed by George Macy and
printed by E. L. Hildreth. Victor
Hugo’s “Notre Dame” was de
signedand printed in Paris.
Of peculiar interest is “Kwai
dan” by Lafcadio Hearn, and
printed in English in Tokyo, Ja
pan. Carlyle’s “Sartor Resartus”
was printed in London by the Cor
In short, nearly every country
in the world is included in the
printing of the books on display.
Books are shown which were print
ed in Czechoslovakia, in Sweden,
Holland, Switzerland, Germany,
Japan, Italy, France, and England.
E T Y - ■
Many Sorority Teas
Given During Week
Pi Beta Phi will honor thei
i ! housemother, Mrs. Betty J. Croud
i and their province president, Mrs
Joseph A. Russell, with a forma
tea to be given at the chapte
house Wednesday afternoon fron
3 until 5 o'clock.
In the receiving line will be, be
sides Mrs. Crouch and Mrs. Rus
sell, Beatrice Milligan, Bernici
Spencer, and Zulieme Tibbets,
Mrs. L. P. Hubbs, Mrs. Austir
Dodds, and Mrs. Mary Margaret
Griffith will pour.
Barbara Tucker is in charge ol
the arrangements for the tea, and
the tea table will have for a cen
terpiece a large pumpkin filled
with fruit with a light shining
from the inside on fruit around the
* * *
Kappa Delta honored their
pledges at an informal dance Sat
urday evening. Palms and flood
lights decorated the rooms. Fre
da Stadter was in charge.
Patrons and patronesses were
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shumaker,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Van Loan, and
Mrs. Albert Powell.
* * *
Pledges of Sigma Kappa were
honored Saturday evening at a
dance given at the chapter house.
The house was transformed to
represent scenes at a rodeo. Sad
dles, chaps, harnesses, whips, bales
of hay, and Indian teepees deco
rated the rooms.
A more cosmopolitan group than
the Limited Editions club would
be hard to imagine, it is said.
Only 1500 copies are made of
these books, and they go only to
members of the club. Membership
cost is $120 a year, and 12 copies
are sent to each member each year.
Mr. Turnbull has one of the fin
est private libraries in the city,
and is known as an incessant read
er, and a frequent visitor at the
Working in Japan
Climbing Fujiyama and seeing
the Diamond mountains of Korea
and the Nine Dragon falls were
some of last summer’s experiences
of Margaret E. Cuddeback, gradu
ate of the University of Oregon
school of journalism in 1931.
Miss Cuddeback is now teaching
English in the Baptist Training
school at Osaka, Japan.
“Sliding Down Fujiyama I had
heard was fun,” Miss Cuddeback
writes in a letter to George Turn
bull, professor of journalism, “and
I guess it was, with lava rock half
way up to your knees, your shoes
full of sharp cinders, and we had
an extra dose of fun for it rained
all the way down.”
“The police met us in Tsurga,”
she went on to say, “as they do
all of the boats and when they
saw me they wondered what the
‘Russian’ was planning to do and
having neglected to get a police
permit to re-enter the country,
they had a right to wonder. Light
hair is not a blessing in a country
that dislikes communism.”
For the Christmas vacation Miss
Cuddeback plans to visit Taiwan.
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adapted to your individuality by our
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Everyth i n g
Meal i ickets
;! Crowd Friday
1 The annual Junior-Senior danc<
■ was the center of attraction or
I the campus last Friday evening
. The dance was held at the Campt
Shoppe with Abbie Green's orcheS'
tra furnishing the music.
Decorations were carried oui
with the battlefied motif. Chud
Gillespie and Louis Vannice were
chairman of the dance.
Patrons and patronesses wen
Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Schwering
Dean and Mrs. Virgil D. Earl, Mrs
Alice B. Macduff, Dean and Mrs
Karl W. Onthank, Dean and Mrs
Wayne L. Morse, and Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald H. Robnett.
* * *
Mrs. Lou Beck, province direc
tor of Gamma Phi Beta was enter
tained at a formal dinner Tuesday
evening by the local chapter.
Guests included Chancellor and
Mrs. W. J. Kerr, Dr. and Mrs. C.
L. Schwering, Mrs. Alice B. Mac
duff, Dean and Mrs. Virgil D. Earl,
Mrs. Bruce Bogart, and Dr. and
Mrs. Orville Waller.
* * #
A “Depression Drag” idea fea
tured the dance given by Delta
Zeta in honor of the pledges Sat
urday night. Lovelle Shirley was
in charge with Lois Margaret Hunt
and Thelma Nelson assisting.
Patrons and patronesses were
Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Schwering, Mr.
and Mrs. George Hopkins, Dr. and
Mrs. A. F. Sether, Mrs. C. A. Bur
I den, and Mrs. Lillian Eldridge.
Will Be Out Soon
The Oregon Law Review for De
cember has been sent to press, it
was announced by Professor
Charles G. Howard, editor-in-chief
of the publication.
Contents of the Review include:
"Approved Forms of Pleading,” by
George Ropsman, associate justice
of the Oregon supreme court; “The
Legal Profession and the Incorpor
ate Bar,” by Charles H. Paul, for
merly justice of the supreme court
of Washington, now president of
the Washington State Bar associa
tion; and “Washington as a Man,”
by Wallace S. McCamant, member
of the Multnomah county bar, for
merly justice of the supreme court
Notes and Comments have been
written by Ernest Burrows and
Carl Coad. Recent case notes were
collected by Charles L. Edwards
and James Landye.
Council To Hear
Issue of Taxing
M. H. McGuire Is Chairman
Of Committee To Meet
Conflicting views on the ques
tion of taxing city-owned utilitie;
and on the problems of regulatior
as applied to private and public
plants will be given free expressior
at a hearing to be held Thursday
in the council chamber of the city
hall in Portland, according tc
James H. Gilbert, secretary of the
Interim committee on Taxation ol
The committee, appointed by
president of the senate, speaker ot
the house and Governor Meier
consists of six members with M
H. McGuire, manager of city utili
ties in McMinnville, as chairman.
An extensive study has been
made bearing on the prevailing
practice of taxing utilities in other
states, on the extent of municipal
ly owned properties in Oregon,
and the financial condition of mu.
nicipally owned plants throughout
the state. The arguments pro arid
con on the taxation of city-owned
plants have been fully analyzed. The
state law on regulation of private
utilities has been carefully studied
with a view to suggesting improve
ment. A tentative draft of the re
port has been drawn up by the
secretary. Before the report is put
into final form the committee
wishes to give an opportunity for
the expression of various points of
view. Invitation to attend the
hearing have been sent to repre
sentatives of the private utilities,
to city officers and managers, well
known advocates of public owner
ship, and to officials of the state
After the public hearing the
committee will formulate its own
recommendations and prepare the
report in the final form. It is ex
pected that the report in printed
form will be available for distri
bution before the legislature con
venes in January.
Nine Pledged to
Pi Lambda Theta
Nine women interested in the
field of education were pledged to
Pirn Lambda Theta, national wo
men's education honorary, at a
meeting of the group last week.
Those selected by the honorary
are Helen Raitenan, senior in edu
cation; Elma Havemann, senior in
Romance languages; Doris Payne,
senior in physical education; Kath
leen Hughes, senior in music;
Maurine Lombard, graduate in
education; Virginia Hancock, sen
ior in Latin; Beulah Gore, senior
in music; Alice Henshaw, and
Mrs. Victor Morris.
Initiation will be held Thursday
Mars Takes a Rap in Brazil
The war is over. Above, center, is Gen. Bcrtholdo Klipger, head
of the constitutionalist army of Sao Paulo, arriving at Kio lie Janeiro
with his stuff officers after all had been placed under arrest; The
civil war had torn Brazil for nearly a year la-fore the insurgent forces
were finally defeated.
! Movie Notes
Colonial- Freaks, Murders in
the Rue Morgue.
McDonald Night After Night.
State Woman from Monte
Rex—Old Dark House.
Thrills! To quote verbatim:
Thrill Seekers! Come get your
fill—(this is not a paid ad). With
the motliest collection ever to
grimace before a camera, the first
offering on the Colonial double
bill. “Freaks,” presents the queer
est of all queer movies. Every
atrocity ever committed by a mad
heredity is here, armless, headless
(practically), legless, everything
less, and not a bad story, either.
Second half position goes to
“Murders in the Rue Morgue,"
an adaption of Edgar Allen Poe’s
at which time Mrs. Genevieve
Knight Bixler, national president
of Pi Lambda Theta, who will be
here on a two-day visit, will ad
dress the group.
A special meeting to practice in
itiation song was held last night
at the Chi Omega house.
“super-special shocker.” Petite
Sidney Fox plays the sweet young
thing who arouses your sympathy;
Bela Lugosi (Dracula, Zombie)
plays another menace. Who bet
ter? No raise in prices, says
Joe is a devil with the women,
but all the trouble had to be when
a lady kissed him. When he got
the run-around Joe told her off
in no uncertain terms. You ought
to see George Raft being master
ful and masculine. Five feet ten
inches of ex-prizefighter with his
hair slicked down in the most un
derworld fashion — and there's
more than one way to consolidate
a chain of speak-easies.
George Raft makes his debut as
a full-fledged star in “Night After
Night.” We’ve wanted him to
ever since Scarface. Now he
wears silk shirts, gardenias, sleeps
between silk sheets, as the big
shot of Broadway vendors. Con
stance Cummings does her Ijest,
and as for Wynne Gibson, she’s
right up Joe’s alley, but what
would a movie be without a tri
Elver since Clark Gable, the he- j
men have held the center of the !
stage so meet the latest. George !
Calling a cigarette mild doesn’t
make it mild. Chesterfield starts
at the beginning, by using the
right kind of mild, ripe tobaccos
. . . Then Chesterfield ages and
cures its tobacco just right. And
scientific research has perfected
a unique method of "Cross
Blending” that makes Chester
field consistently milder and
© 1932. Liggett & Myees Tobacco Co.
| Three Contests
To Be Sponsored
For Health Week
I , —7 . i
Alden Cup Will Be Given
For Best Menu; Posture
To Be Judged
W. A. A. is sponsoring threa
main contests in connection with
health week this year. They ara
; the menu contest for all houses,
| the poster contest for all students,
and the posture contest with one
j entrant selected by each house.
The houses entering the menu
! contest must have the list of their
! menus for this week turned in to
Mae Mastcrton at the Kappa
Delta house by this noon. Judges
have not yet been selected but
Miss Florence Alden will present
the Alden cup to the winning
house. It will be the third year
the cup has been presented. It
was won last year by Alpha Phi.
Entries in the poster contest
must be turned in to Edith Clem
ent at Alpha Omicron Pi by
Thursday noon. The prize has not
|: yet been decided but last year it
was a two weeks’ pass to the Co
lonial theater and may possibly be
the same this year.
The girls entered in the posture
contest will be judged at the W.
A. A. tea i' riday afternoon.
[hey George;) fast '
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ME? I EAT
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BIG game hunters fuel them
selves up regularly with that
famous energy-and-courage food,
Shredded Wheat. No namby
pamby foods for them! So start
your day with Shredded Wheat,
and see what the evening brings!
It’s 100% whole wheat, you
know i ; . and that’s Nature’s
own energy food! Nothing lost,
and nothing added. Shredded
Wheat is energy food, but it
knows how to taste good, tooj
Slide yourself up to your favor
ite eating place. Ask Joe for a
brace of those hearty biscuits^
Float them in a bowl of cream or
milk. Keep up the good work for
a week, and then tell the campus
to watch out!
When you see Niagara Falls on the package;
you KNOW you have Shredded Wheat
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