Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, December 02, 1932, Image 1

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Political Ideas
Of Universities
Claim Attention
Students’ Views Hard To
Zorn Bill and Emerald's Stand
Attract Interest in
National Survey
NEW YORK, Dec. 1—(CPS) —
Now that it’s all over, college stu
dents in all parts of the country
are wondering just what they got
out of the election.
“Valuable experience, principal
ly,” say many observers, who
watched with interest the nation
wide straw vote conducted under
the auspices of the Daily Prince
tonian at Princeton university.
Returns from this poll showed
that a large majority of students
did not get the candidate they pre
ferred, but the number of ballots
cast in the straw vote, it is said,
indicate a new and healthy inter
est in national political affairs
that augurs well for the future.
Hoover Won This, At Least
Returns from 64 colleges showed
President Hoover far in the lead,
with a total of 33,024 straw votes,
as compared to 19,978 for Roose
velt and 11,089 for Thomas. Only
colleges and universities in the
South gave Roosevelt a heavy
majority vote.
Since the total returns, however,
failed to reflect the official vote
cast by the people on election day,
many explanations are being off
ered — most of them unsatisfac
Democrats are inclined to main
tain that the student vote simply
expressed a profound admiration
and respect for a man under fire,
but failed to recognize issues and
to analyze the principles at stake.
G. O. P. Claims Brains
On the other hand, Republicans
point to the heavy college vote for
Hoover as an indication of a more
intelligent and careful analysis of
the administration’s policies and a
clearer recognition of the sound- <
ness of these policies than that
reflected by the popular vote. Be
cause college students stopped to
think, because they were not
swayed by emotional appeals, Re
publican leaders contend, they
voted for the president, instead
of Roosevelt.
Without attempting to reconcile
these two widely divergent views,
the University of Southern Cali
fornia Daily Trojan remarks: “Is
the- collegiate face red?”—and
“When the results of the col
legiate poll were announced, many
critics claimed that the vote mere
ly proved that college students are
ultra - conservative, reactionary,
and opposed to change .... that
the students form a sheltered,
cloistered group, largely support
ed by parents.
“In contrast to the college stu
dents, the American people were
drawn to the Democratic candi
date to a great extent because of j
his promise of ‘a new deal.’ ”
N. Y. U. Comes Forth
A few days before the election,
the New York University Daily
News also attempted to analyze
the results of the collegiate poll.
Commenting on the fact that
southern colleges were practically
the only apparent Roosevelt sup
porters, the News stated:
“These results indicate that the
college student is not independent
—in a class by himself. He is a
product of his environment, just as
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Little Theatre Play Opens
Tonight For Tivo Day Run
The time is 8 o'clock tonight,
the place the Very Little Theatre's
studio down the avenue next to
Gosser’s, the event that rarity
among rarities, a sparkling com
edy done in sparkling style, Som
erset Maugham’s “Lady Fred
I know all this, for I attended
a dress rehearsal last night and
enjoyed myself thoroughly. (I’m
writing this now in a desperate
rush to catch the press). The
Little Theatre group, with some
notable successes under its belt,
has assembled a competent cast
for this comedy—I'm not averse
to praising it, and right now.
Gerda Brown, in the title role,
is everything she should be, it
seems to me—assured, poised,
staccato, charming. Maugham
wrote his play for Pauline Fred
erick—-we’ve seen her combine the
qualities that made Mrs. Brown
the hit of last evening. Her epi
grammatic and scintillating com
panion, homme du monde to her
femme, Guy Wernham, was equal
ly successful in his part. Between
them they carried the brunt of the
heavy work and discharged their
duties like troupers.
Ed Buchanan did not disappoint
us; he never has. As the crusty
old admiral, he hadn’t the part the
first mentioned had, but was cen
ter stage when he was on. And
one more in our limited space.
Dorothy Parks, as the testy, deep
bosomed dress-maker, did a bit of
fine finesse work.
All in alin’d say it was a most
successful play. Seems the Little
Theatre must begin casting about
for a bigger barn. This one, all
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Old Barney in New Surroundings
— .....—
The gentleman in the above picture is none other than Walter
Johnson, ex-Idaho collegian, and one of the greatest baseball pitchers
of all time. He is surrounded by a bevy of chorus girls, employed by
the cabaret in which Johnson is working in New York city. The great
pitcher was released recently as manager of the Washington Senators.
Luncheon Charge
Query Answered
By ASUO Prexy
No Provisions Made for
Financing Affair
In Fees
The question recently brought
up in an Emerald safety valve as
to the reasons for there being no
homecoming luncheon this year as
in previous years, was answered
last night by Bob Hall, president
of the associated students.
The statement in the safety
valve in which the correspondent
asserted that to his knowledge a
charge had been made for the
luncheon at the time of registra
tion, was completely discredited by
Hall when he said:
“In previous years a charge of
50 cents has been added to student
course fees each fall term to fi
nance the luncheon, but this year
course fees have been entirely
eliminated and there was no pro
vision made for financing the
luncheon in the regular registra
tion fee.”
If the luncheon is to be made a
regular feature of homecoming in
future y^rs as in the past, a spe
cial assessment will have to be
made to cover cost, as there is no
provision for financing the lunch
eon under present conditions, Hall
pointed out.
Jewell Receives
New Appointment
Word has recently been “re
ceived of the appointment of J.
R. Jewell, dean of the school of
education, to a place on the legis
lative committee of the National
Association of Vocational Educa
tion in America.
Dean Jewell will represent all
districts west of the Rocky moun
tains. This association has as its
function the habilitating of an in
dividual to his natural inclinations.
Through special study of individ
uals, their weaknesses are diag
nosed and attempts at remedy are
made. Efforts are also made to
readjust people who have made a
wrong start in their work.
Mr. Jewell has had experience in
this kind of work through an ex
periment of this nature which was
tried at Oregon State college
when he was an instructor there.
Deadline For Jam
Will Be 9 o'Clock
Tomorrow Night
The deadline for the annual all
campus Journalism Jam is set for
9 p. m. tomorrow evening at the
Campa Shoppe. “Jam before you
Cram" will be the dominating at
mosphere scented at this dance,
which will be the last big dance
before final examinations.
Novel decorations will include
silhouetted journalists on all the
lamp shades, yards and yards of
overhanging newspapers from the
ceiling, walls, and posts. The or
chestra stand will be banked with
stereotype cylinders, and Abbie
Green and his 8-piece band will be
dressed in printers and newsboy
costumes. Tables will be decked
with stereotype mats, and the en
tire surrounding will place the at
tendants in an atmosphere of
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Singing Contest
Selections Made
Selection of the houses to com
pete in the finals of the interfra
tertiity-intersorority singing con
test was completed last evening
with the choice of the last of five
men’s organizations and five wo
men’s groups.
The men’s houses which will go
into the finals together are: Phi
Gamma Delta, Theta Chi, Kappa
Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and
Sigma Chi. The women’s organi
zations will be: Delta Delta Delta,
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Chi
Omega, Kalppa Alpha Theta, and
Alpha Phi.
These groups will meet to de
termine the winners of the tro
phies soon after the beginning of
winter term, according to Don
Eva, general chairman of the con
test. They will be judged by a
faculty committee consisting of
Professor John Stark Evans, Mrs.
Doris H. Calkins, and Associate
Professor John H. Mueller, who
will visit each of the ten houses.
Committee To Report
On Saturday Morning
James H. Gilbert, dean of the
college of social science, and chair
man of the committee appointed
by the legislature to investigate
the assessment of city-owned pub
lic utilities, has completed the re
port of the findings of the com
The final report will be read at
a meeting of the committee in
Portland at 10 o’clock Saturday
morning, at which time it will be
subjected to such amendments as
are deemed necessary. The report
will affect the assessment and reg
ulation of both municipally owned
and privately owned utility com
Parsons To Stop Here
On Way to Conference
Dr. P. A. Parsons, head of the
sociology department, will be here
Sunday, en route to attend the
last conference on the proposed
bureau of public service to be es
tablished on the campus, which
will be held at the University of
Washington, in Seattle on Tues
day, December 6.
Dean Ftichard G. Taylor, of the
college of technology, of the Uni
versity of Washington, will be in
charge of arrangements of a
breakfast to honor Dr. Parsons,
preceding the opening session.
Men’s Chorus
In Process Of
Bryson To Have Charge
Of Group
Application Made to State Board j
To Give University Credit
For Participation
The University of Oregon will
have a men’s chorus next term, if
plans now on foot at the musics
building are consummated. The
need for such a choral organiza
tion has been generally felt since
the suspension of the men's glee
club a year and a half ago.
Roy Bryson would have charge
of the proposed chorus, which1
would probably be limited to about
forty select voices. Preliminary
organization is in charge of Ken
neth Roduner ,who would be stu
dent director of the organization,
and of Edward Bolds, president of
the polyphonic chorus.
Bryson to Hold Tryouts
Tryouts are to be held in Mr.
Bryson’s studio on Tuesday and
Thursday of next week at 5
o’clock. All men who are inter
ested are urged to make an ap
pointment with Mr. Bryson for
these hours.
If an application which has been
made to the state board of higher
education is approved, participa
tion in the chorus will carry one
term-hour of credit. Rehearsals
would be maintained on a schedule
of two hours a week.
Music for the new chorus will be
selected from the library of the
Harvard Glee club, which is in
ternationally known as one of the
finest organizations of its type.
Name Not Chosen
“We hope to choose some name
other than ‘Glee Club’ for the
chorus,” said Roduner, “in order
to avoid the connotations usually
associated with that name in west
ern universities. We will follow
the lead of the Harvard chorus in
maintaining the highest musical
traditions, avoiding the musical
clowning which is supposed to be
a part of the usual glee club's
Roduner and Bolds are contact
ing every fraternity and men’s
hall for personal interviews with
interested ' men. If their plans
Succeed, work will start the first
week of winter term.
Campus Heads To
Hold Seal Sale
The 26th annual Christmas seal
sale has been started on the cam
pus by the distribution of quanti
ties of the seals at all living or
Seals have been placed for sale
with the various heads of houses,
according to the number of stu
dents in each organization, and
average about 10 cents worth per
student. The drive is being con
ducted locally by the Lane Coun
ty Public Health association, af
filiated with the Oregon Tubercu
losis association, and is a unit of
the nation-wide campaign con
ducted each Christmas to stamp
out tuberculosis.
Ninety-five cents out of every
dollar received from the sale of
the seals goes for health work in
Oregon. The remaining five cents
is retained by the National Tuber
culosis association for the carry
ing out of research and adminis
tration of the work.
Since the work was first organ
ized 25 years ago, tuberculosis has
been reduced two-thirds, taking
three times as many as die from
automobile accidents, and causing
one-fifth of the total number of
deaths in the United States.
Proceeds from the sale of the
seals on the campus must be
turned in by the house and dormi- j
tory representatives by December'
6, at the dean of women’s office. I
Campus Calendar
Temonids will be guests of Blue!
River chapter of the Order of
Eastern Star on DecemBer 9 and
Evangeline chapter.^O. E. S., De
cember 16. •
Alpha Delta Sigma meeting to
day in Mr. Thacher’s office at 4
o’clock. All members be there.
The members of the Frosh cabi
net of the Y. W. C. A. will meet at
I the Anchorage for dinner tonight
at 6 o’clock. They will hold a busi
ness meeting immediately after
Social swim will be held from
7:30 to 9 p. m. tonight at the
women’s pool as usual. The same
hours will hold for next Friday
also. All come.
Masque and Buskin chapter of
National Collegiate Players will
meet at 4 o’clock in Mrs. Seybolt's
ofice. Very important.
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Dr. John Henry Nash, internationally famous San Franciscan,
printer, and lecturer in typography at the University, with a specially
printed copy of “The Psalms of the Singer David,” which he presented
as a gift to the Ilabhi Stephen S. Wise at commencement exercises
last spring. In Rabbi Wise’s absence, the volume was accepted by
Rabbi Henry J. Bcrkowitz of Portland, who delivered the book to Rabbi
Wise at a later date. Dr. Nash is the donor of several beautiful vol
umes, given the University.
Mueller Speaks On Russia
At International Club Meet
Recognition of Russia is not to
be confused with endorsement of
the Soviet government, Dr. John
H. Mueller, associate professor of
sociology, said last night before
the campus International Rela
tions club at International house.
“In diplomatic relations, the in
ternal form of government is not
considered. It is only with inter
national relations that diplomacy
is concerned.”
Russia is attempting to force the
United States to recognize her by
using her monopolistic control of
orders for foreign exports to shut
us practically out of her huge
He outlined briefly the history
of Russia’s foreign- relations sinch
Being recognized by "capitalis
tic countries” was the last thing
that Trotsky wanted early in his
regime. But after four or five
years, Trotsky and Lenin found
reason to change that attitude.
In the first place, agricultural
Russia's industrial support fell
away early, with Finland, Latvia,
Esthonia, and Poland declaring
their independence. Capital also
was withdrawn, and famine
spread. Internal wars, and, Rus
sia claims, the intervention of
foreign troops at the end of the
great war, left her lying prostrate,
defeated, and starving.
So it was that an alliance witn
industrial Germany was formed,
possibly because "misery loves
company” and Germany and Rus
sia were the two most miserable
nations in the world in 1922.
Two years later England and
Italy made trade treaties with
Russia, beginning the '‘parade of
nations,” which left the United
States the only important power
which has not yet recognized
the Soviets diplomatically. Even
France, which was hardest hit by
the refusal of the Russians to
acknowledge debts of the czarist
and Kerensky regimes, realized the
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Huffaker To Address
County Teachers Club
Professor C. A. Huffaker of the
school of education will address a
meeting of the Coos County
Schoolmasters club and county
school boards tonight at Coquille,
This meeting is of special sig
nificance as it will be composed
of all of the men teachers in the
county as well as the members of
the various school boards. Mr.
Huffaker will address the group
on a popular subject of the present
school systems, “School Finance.”
Professor Huffaker delivered a
similar address over KOAC in
Corvallis a short time ago.
Westminster Will
Honor Wesley Club
The Westminster organizations
will entertain the members of the
Wesley club at the weekly open
house meeting tonight at the
Westminster house.
Beginning at 8 o’clock, as every
Friday, the doors are open to all
who care to come. Guests may en
joy themselves according to their
individual tastes: dance, play
cards, or manipulate a yo yo. Re
freshments will follow.
Sheldon To Talk
On ‘Christianity’
Dr. Henry D. Sheldon, chairman
of social science, will conclude the
series of talks on "World Reli
gions” that he has been giving
this term for the Wesley founda
tion at the Sunday morning meet
ing of that group, beginning at
9:45. His topic will be “Christian
In the series, Dr. Sheldon has
each Sunday considered one of the
major religions. Included in the
group of meetings have been such
topics as "Primitive Religions,”
“The Religions of the Greeks,”
“ Zoroastrianism,” “ Buddhism,”
“ Brahamanism,” “ Mohammedan
; ism,” and “Confuscionism.”
Rev. Cecil F. Ristow, pastor of
; the First Methodist Episcopal
j church, will talk on “My Philoso
phy of Life” at the 6:30 meeting
of the Methodist students’ group,
j following the presentation of the
“St. Cecilia Mass” given in the
church under the direction of John
Stark Evans. Mr. Rlstow’s talk is
j one in the Wesley club’s series on
j “Seeking a Philosophy of Life,”
the group's theme for the year. A
social half-hour will precede the
meeting, beginning at 6 o’clock.
Lawrence Brown New
Asklepiad Vice-Prexy
Lawrence Brown, junior in pre
I medics, was selected vlce-presi
i dent of Asklepiads, pre-medic hon
orary, at a meeting of the group
last night.
The large attendance at "Spiral
Anesthesia,” the motion picture
shown on the campus by this or
ganization last year, has induced
the club to secure a film on the
famous Roentgen X-ray. This
showing, the date and place of
which will be announced later this
term, will be open to all Univer
sity of Oregon students.
KO AC Presents j
Barron, Ayers,
Oregon Soloist
Presenting George Barron, bas
so. and Harold Ayres, pianist, the
weekly ITniversity program over
KOAC last night began with Flei
ger's “Le Cor" and "Thrinodia," by
Holmes, sung by Mr. Barron. The
former expresses love of the hunt;
the latter, a song of a Grecian
Two numbers by Franz, both in
adante tempo, “Aus Meinen Gros
sen Schmerzen” and "Fur Music"
displayed the extreme ranges of
the singer's voice. Possessing the
plaintive quality of negro music,
"Deep River" arranged by H. T.
Burleigh and Amy Woodforde-Fin
den’s "Kashmiri Love Song" hint
ing of "the orient, concluded Mr.
Barron's portion of the program.
Sgambati's “Laendler,” played
by Mr. Ayres is characterized by
a dainty melody in the treble clef,
while the left hand maintains a
definite three-beat. Other piano
selections were "Prelude in E
minor" by Mendelssohn, a grace
ful, flowing melody, and “Waltz of
the Flowers" by Tschaikowsky.
Luxurious chords and smooth ar
peggios add to the beauty of the
latter number, the most glowing
movement of the "Nutcracker
Explorations Are
Topic of Burg at
Matrix Banquet
Pictures of Travels Shown
By Noted Scientist To
Illustrate Talk
In a talk punctuated with an
uproar of laughter and applause,
Amost Burg, noted scientist and
explorer, spoke about his travels
to the 113 people who attended the
annual Matrix Table dinner, given
at the Eugene hotel last night by
the women’s journalism honorary,
Theta Sigma Phi, in honor of those
women who are outstanding in
writing, music, drama, and the
Mr. Burg's talk was accompan
ied by three reels of pictures,
showing his travels and explora
tions. The films showed scenes
from all parts of the world, from
the uncivilized country where the
“Indians never sweep up their
garbage, but just kick it around
until it gets lost” to a collision
between British boats, in which,
according to Mr. Burg, a friend of
his swallowed his tobacco for the
first time in his life.
Pictures Shown
Part of Mr. Burg's pictures
showed scenes of the Columbia
river. He has explored it quite
thoroughly, for, as he says, “riv
ers are very similar to oceans with
the exceptions of a few tons of
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I lipspians 1 o Name
Outstanding Women
Plans for an honor roll in which
the 10 most outstanding freshman
women will be chosen spring term
of each year are being worked out
by Thespian, freshman women's
At a meeting last night a com
mittee consisting of Adele Sheehy,
Ruth May Chilcote, Nora Hitch
man, and Peggy Chessman out
lined the system whereby the club
would choose 10 on the basis of
scholarship and activities, points
being given for each.
According to the present tenta
tive plans, to be eligible one must
have a B average, for which 65
points will be awarded. Activity
points have been divided into sub
divisions, and the remaining 35
points will be arranged among
Senior Class
To SubsHize
1933 Oregana
Year Book Budget Will
Be Raised to $6000
Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman
Classes May Be Asked To
Aid Annual
Meeting Summary
SUMMARY of the inerting: 1.
k The senior class will guar
antee $500 to the Oregana in
ease a defieit is realized on the
yearbook. 2. Recommendation
will lie made to the executive
committee th:#t the Oregana
budget be raised from $5,500 to
$0,000. 3. senior class loan
fund still exists. 4. Junior,
sophomore, and freshman classes
may be approached with the
suggestion that they aid in sub
sidizing the yearbook.
Seventeen members of the sen
ior class harangued for 45 minutes
last night in an effort to decide
whether the class should subsidize
the Oregana to the amount of
$500, providing that deficit should
show up on the books at the close
of business next spring.
Result: By a vote of 13 to 3, the
motion, made by Jim Travis, to the
effect that the senior class recom
mend to the executive committee
that a budget of $6,000 be made,
the senior class standing the loss
in case one occurs, was carried.
The Oregana at present is budget
ed to the amount of $5,500.
Cecil Espy, president of the
senior class, emphasized that the
17 members present at the meet
ing were not gullible and hence
not guilty of railroading the mo
tion through. The action was
taken merely as a necessity to as
sure the publishing of an Ore
gana that will be on an equal with
those of past years.
Bob Hall, A. S. U. O. president,
suggested that the senior class
recommend to the executive com
mittee that they budget the year
book at $6,000 and if a loas is
realized the senior class guarantee
$500. This action would main
tain the quality of the book, he
pointed out.
A counter proposal was made by
John King to the effect that the
money be left in the loan fund
and that the quality of the Ore
gana be cut if a need arose for a
reduction in cost of production.
This plan found no second.
After many sulphurous state
ments by advocates for and
against Hall’s suggestion, Jim Tra
vis moved that the suggestion be
adopted but that the money re
main in the loan fund, to be re
moved only in case of a deficit.
This motion carried.
Possibility that the other classes
may be approached in regard to
aiding the subsidization became
apparent when Jim Travis sug
gested such. Possible plan would
call for the juniors guaranteeing
$100 and the sophomores and
freshmen $50 each.
W. A. A. Holds Meeting
Members of the Women’s Ath
letic association met Wednesday
afternoon from 4 to 5 at West
minster house for the regular mass
meeting held every term. A read
ing by Mary Vincent was the main
feature of the program. Games
were played and refreshments
were served.
Phi Bete Lewis Fendrich
Hails As True Oregonian
A true Oregonian is Lewis Fend
rich, Phi Bete-elect. He was born
in Portland, September 14, 1910,
and hasn’t been out of the state
but once in his life and that only
to Vancouver, Washington. And
just once he went a mile out on
the ocean. He says he didn’t par
ticularly care whether he got back
or not, he was so sick, but he did
get back, and he hasn't seen the
ocean since.
"I’d like to travel, but I’ve never
had a chance," he told the inter
viewer. Other things he’d like to
do if he had the time are to read,
I to swim, and to wrestle. Last
| year he wrestled and played hand
ball with Art Cannon, another one
of the Senior Six. “Once in six
months I read a detective story.”
Most of his time is spent on his
research project in physics, which
[ is his major. He is also very in
| teersted in chemistry and mathe
matics, and is a member if Phi
1 Mu Epsilon, national mathematics
“The theoretical part of my
work interests me more than the
physical. I haven't started on the
I experimental part of my major
] project at all. It is on the deter
mination of distribution of electric
I charge on a rotating sphere. It
might help to explain the distri
bution of electricity on the earth,
but we don’t know yet. It hasn't
been tried before."
He didn't say that all in one
paragraph, of course He speaks
very briefly and to the point. In
fact, he observed, “Intelligence
consists of how well you can keep
the other person from seeing how
dumb you are. If a person is silent
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