Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 03, 1933, Image 1

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    NUMBER 63
Schmidt Says
Hitler Regime
Aid Doubtful
German Premier Is Not
Seen as Savior
Views of Situation Are Given in
Address Last Night at
International House
Possibility that the new Hitler
f regime will aid the present situa
tion in Germany is very remote,
in the opinion of Dr. F. G. G.
Schmidt, head of the German de
partment, expressed in a talk last
night before members of the cam
pus International Relations club
at International house.
“I do not believe that Hitler
will be the saviour of his country
in spite of his four-year policy by
which he plans the salvation of
the farmers and workers through
compulsory labor service and the
establishment of farm colonies,”
Dr. Schmidt declared. “He is an
extremely eloquent man, but he
lacks the ability and the backing
to become a successful dictator,
which is his ambition. Pressure
was placed upon Hindenburg to
appoint Hitler as chancellor. This
may be a piece of fine strategy
to enable the people to judge for
themselves whether or not Hitler
ism is sound. The March elections
will show how Hitler stands with
. the people.”
| Can’t Outlaw Communists
Predictions in last night’s papers
that Hitler might attempt to out
law communists are unfounded,
Schmidt said. Under the consti
tution, everyone over 20 years of
age can vote in any party he
wishes, and everyone over 25 can
hold office. Communists could be
outlawed only if they actually
started a revolution.
Hitler no doubt will do his level
best to remain on friendly terms
with the United States. He has
agreed to pay all external debts,
but not political debts such as the
one to France, because she feels
that she owes nothing. German
newspapers claim, and Keynz, a
noted English economist, upholds
that claim, that Germany has al
ready paid over a billion dollars
more than was demanded in the
Versailles treaty. Germany is
grieved because she was never
paid for lands taken away from
her during the war. This is the
cause of her attitude toward poli
tical debts. Thirteen per cent of
her domai^and ten million inhabi
tants were given to other nations.
On this score Hitler is steadfast
and is daily gaining partisans.
Fights Bolshevism
“It has been said that as long
as Hitler’s party is predominant
there will be no bolshevism,” Dr.
Schmidt continued. “This, I be
lieve, is the only redeeming fea
ture in Hitlerism. His attitude to
ward the Jews is not only unfair
but positively silly. The Nazis
assert that Jews can not be patri
otic, that they are too interna
tionally inclined and side with the
socialists because Jews with
money can influence them. The
outcome of the Jewish questiou
will be of interest to everyone.
“While most other political par
tie* have adopted the parliamen
tary system in which quantity and
not quality is predominating, Hit
ler has raised the hierarchic sys
tem as his aim and leading prin
I ciple. He selects his own staff,
who in turn appoint their sub
(Continucd on Page Three)
Campus Calendar
Important Pan Xenia meeting
this afternoon at 4 o’clock in room
107, Commerce hall.
* * *
Phi Lambda Theta will have its
picture taken for the Oregana to
day at 12:30 in front of Condon.
* * *
There will be a social swim for
men and women tonight from 7:30
to 9 in the women's pool. Towels
and suits furnished.
* * *
Dial meeting Monday, February
6, 8 p. m., at the home of Mrs. A.
R. Moore. Ruth Jackson will speak
on Proletarian Literary Criticism.
Cars -will meet in front of the
Main library at 7:45 p. m.
Hits the Icy Deep
This younff mermaid likes it. plenty cold. She is snapped just lie
fore she dove into the millracc opposite the Gamma Phi Beta house a
few weeks ago. It’s Roberta Moody, daring freshman, and women’s
sports editor of the Emerald. (.Journal cut.)
College Students
May Enter Essay
History Contest
Prizes To Be Offered for Best
Paper on Southern History;
Competition Limited
, Word has recently been received
by the history department of an
essay contest sponsored by the
United Daughters of the Confed
eracy of West Virginia, open to
all college students.
This contest will be held for the
purpose of encouraging research
in the history of the South, par
ticularly the Confederate period.
The prize of $1000 which is the
Mrs. Simon Baruch university
award will be offered in biennial
installments of $500 each.
The prize will be awarded for
an unpublished monograph or es
say of high merit in the field of
southern and Confederate history.
Any phase of life or policy may
be treated.
The competition is limited to un
dergraduate and graduate stu
dents of universities and standard
colleges in the United States, and
those who shall have been stu
dents in such institutions within
the preceding three calendar years.
Motion Pictures Shown
Four reels of motion pictures on
the production of rubber, spon
sored by Pan Xenia, international
professional foreign trade frater
nity, were Shown to students of
foreign trade last night in the
men's lounge of Gerlinger hall.
Second Payment
On Registration
Fee Due Saturday
An average of more than 30
students an hour must call at
the cashier's window in John
son hall and pay the second in
stallment of the registration
fee if the students who have
yet to pay this installment
avoid a late payment penalty.
Nearly 400 students have yet
to pay this installment, E. P.
Lyon, cashier, said yesterday.
Only today and Saturday morn
ing remain before the payment
becomes due. Yesterday 82 stu
dents made this payment. Non
resident fees must also be paid
by Saturday noon.
W. L. Ackers Speaker
At Fraternity Meeting
At a recent meeting of Alpha
Kappa Psi, national professional
commerce and business fraternity,
Wayne L. Ackers of the First Na
tional bank, spoke on “Pitfalls of
business as Seen by a Banker.”
Ackers stressed the desirability
of maintaining good credit position
for a business firm, since most
bankruptcies are caused by faul
ty credit policies. Approximately
15 members and guests attended
the meeting.
The fraternity plans to hold an
other meeting some time next
week, at which time new members
will be elected to the organization.
Rhodes Scholar Presents
Highlights of Oxford Life
Imagine, instead of being able to
walk into your fraternity house
with a clear conscience at any
hour of the night, having to scale
a 12-foot wall, with barbed wire
at the top, if by any chance you
happened to come in after about
10 o'clock. What would happen to
this University if that were the
But, believe it or not, that is
the case at Oxford university, ac
cording to Robert Jackson, Rhodes
scholar, who gave some interest
ing highlights of life in Oxford
during a talk on “Mathematics and
Science in Oxford” at an open
meeting of Pi Mu Epsilon Wed
nesday night.
There are 20 separate colleges in
1 Oxford university—each one sur
' rounded by the 12-foot wall, prob
! ably a left-over from the 13th cen
tury (several of the colleges were
j founded then > when the purpose
was to keep marauders out, rather
than erring students in. The wall
is extremely hard to climb, too.
says Mr. Jackson—climbing, how
ever, being the only way to get in
after the gates are locked, without
paying a very high fine.
However, there are only 24
weeks during which climbing is
necessary—for during the entire
year Oxford is in actual session
only 24 weeks. The rest of the
time consists of vacations (at
least they call it vacations) dur
ing which the students study from
10 to 12 hours a day, reporting to
a tutor once a week, and going
over the work studied.
As for exams—well, there are
no midterms. But, don’t rejoice
yet, students—at the end of the
year there is a four-day written
exam over all the work covered.
It is, states Mr. Jackson, very
: “stiff."
Petition Seeks
No Further Cut
In Faculty Pay
Statements Are Taken
To Salem
Students Get COO Petitions Signed
In 40 Minutes at Campus
Living Organizations
| A petition bearing the signa
i tures of more than 600 University
of Oregon students was taken to
Salem yesterday by a student
committee. The petitions request
that the legislature, in its effort
to cut the state budget make no
further cuts in the salaries of fac
ulty members in state institutions
of higher learning.
The committee is composed of
Dick Neuberger, editor of the
Emerald, Stephen B. Kahn, and
Raymond (Butch i Morse, football
Work Is Hurried
The petition was t'ne result of
a hurried decision and hasty work
on the part of a corps of student.
I workers. The signatures were ob
' tained in 40 minutes of circulation
j at campus living groups. It is not
| intended as a complete coverage
of the campus, but as being indi
cative of general campus opinion
(Continued on Page Three)
YWCA Budget Cut
Brings Revision
In Local Council
Secretary From O. S. C. Coming
To Campus; Seabeck May
Be Affected
A severe cut in the national
budget of the Y. W. C. A. recently
authorized by the financial depart
ment of the organization, will ne
cessitate the reorganization of the
J National Student council, student
| administrative branch of the body,
; in all district divisions soon.
Marcia Selber, national execu
I tive secretary of the branch for
1 the northwestern division, will be
in Eugene today conferring with
members of the local Y. W. C. A.
and a number of the University
{ faculty on proposed plans for re
j organization. Mary Pittman, sec
, ! retary at Oregon State college,
1 will also be on the campus.
No definite changes in adminis
I tration will be made by the na
tional budget .committee until re
ports from all student organiza
■ tions have been turned in. Margar
: et Norton, Oregon secretary,
stated yesterday that any changes
r in the national organization will
, ; not affect the Y. W. here, although
£ ! the northwestern division, Seabeck,
will probably feel the effects of a
f cut.
1 Miss Seiber will also confer with
members of the Oregon Y. W. al
- umnae while on the campus, in
t eluding Eldress Judd, president,
3 who is expected from Roseburg,
, and Mary Klemm and Gertrude
Skow of Eugene. Miss Judd is
bringing a report from the Port
land group, stating that a week
end retreat is being planned at
Rock Creek by Ann Baum and El
► sie Tucker, February 12.
Oregon League Plans
1 Inter-School Debates
! Plans are being formulated for
t the 1932-33 state-wide interschol
astic debate contest sponsored by
j the Oregon High School Debating
5 league.
» The state is divided into eleven
i districts, and the districts into
e two sections. The two winners
t from the respective sections will
- meet next May in Eugene for the
l finals. The winner will receive
a the “Oregon cup” given by Prof.
% E. E. DeCou and Elizabeth Fox
DeCou. The cup is presented an
e nually to the state champions and
e will become the permanent prop
e erty of the school winning it three
n times. It has been won by the
[. following: Hermiston, 1928-29, Mc
y Loughlin (Milton i, 1929-30, Med
ford, 1930-31, Albany, 1931-32.
A Plea for
Higher Education
Within 40 minutes yesterday, more than 600 signatures were
obtained for the following statement of student opinion on the Uni
versity campus relative to proposed enormous cuts in the budget
for higher education now before the state legislature. The signa
tures were taken to Salem yesterday afternoon. The petition
February 2, 1933
We, the students of the University of Oregon, hereby’ respect
fully petition the House of Representatives of the State of Oregon
to give consideration to the following expression of student opinion
in the formulation of any legislation that will affect the state sys
tem of higher education:
1. That the intellectual development of our youth, the citizenry
and leaders of tomorrow, is a sacred function of the state that
will have a lasting and significant effect on the future of Ore
gon. and that it is the duty of the state to provide material and
spiritual encouragement to the highest possible point compat
ible with human endeavor and the economic resources of the
> state.
2. That the students of the University of Oregon are willing and
anxious that higher education should shoulder its just and
equitable burden of retrenchment in the present financial
crisis that confronts the state; that, further, it must be ob
served that higher education has made the least contribution
to the mounting tax burden despite the increased enrollment
of the several institutions, and this should be borne in mind in
dividing the burden among the various functions of the state.
3. That the maintenance of the high standards of our educational
institutions is primarily dependent on the preservation of the
economic independence of the members of the faculties; that
they have already suffered drastic reduction in their incomes;
and that every effort should’ be made to effect economies in
other directions rather than in the further reduction of exist
ing professorial salaries.
What? Hitchcock
Cousin to State
Solon Woodward?
4 T LAST — the whole trutn
about Parks Hitchcock,
and his distinguished relatives!
Last term it was revealed
that Parks is a cousin, or sec
ond cousin, or maybe third, of
Tommy Hitchcock, noted polo
player. A little later it was
learned that Parks is a cousin,
more or less remote, of the late
Calvin Coolidge.
And then, right in the middle
of a stubborn legislative battle
at Salem, with State Senator
William F. Woodward making
himself unpopular on every
campus in the state with his
zealous support of a proposal
that would cut higher educa
tion’s budget $1,000,000 — the
ghastly truth came to light.
Parks Hitchcock is also a
cousin of William F. Wood
! Frosh Will Dance
At Campa Shoppe
On Saturday Night
Freshmen will not sit at home
twiddling their thumbs while the
upperclassmen parade at the Sen
ior Ball tomorrow night. The frosh
get-together dance, to be held at
the Campa Shoppe Saturday eve
ning, promises to attract a large
number of first-year students, as
well as others who are not attend
ing the ball.
The frosh dance is sponsored by
the men’s Frosh Commission as
the initial event in a program of
social events for freshmen. Tick
ets at 50 cents a couple are on
sale at all houses, and independent
freshmen may get tickets from
Hale Thompson at the YMCA hut.
F'atrons will include Mr. and
Mrs. R. K. Cutler, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Dahlberg, Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Washke, Mr. and Mrs. Ken
neth Shumaker, and Mr. William
Extension Department
To Give New Courses
A good side of the depression
has been found. There are so
many students in and about
Hood River, Oregon, that a com
mittee of citizens from this
town waited on Chancellor Kerr
asking that extension courses
be taught to their youthful cit
; izens that could not afford to
j go away to school this year.
In response to this request
French, history, and sociology
are being taught this term, with
an enrollment of around 50 pu
| Pils
“P. E.’s” Will Frolic
Majors in physical education and
their instructors will frolic in the
snow near McKenzie pass this
Sunday when this group will go on
their annual outing. Members
I meet at Gerlinger hall with
' lunches before starting on the
1 trip.
Freshmen Meet
To Boost Danee
At Campa Slioppc
Treasurer Keports That $577.50
Has Been Spent on Activities
So Far This Year
Seventy freshmen attended a
class meeting last night which was
uneventful except that Stew Milli
gan, frosh basketball and football
player, accidentally slid down the
Villard balcony spiral staircase.
The purpose of the meeting was
to boost the frosh dance, which
will be held the same night as the
senior ball, Saturday, at 9 p. m.
in the Campa Shoppe.
Frank Levings, treasurer of the
class, reported that the class had
spent $577.50 in activities already
carried out and had $106.50 left.
He reported that of the $100 bud
geted for the bonfire, $80.45 was
President Wall said that Bill
Bowerman, A. S. U. O. vice-presi
dent, threatened a revival of the
traditions court unless the frosh
men ceased wearing cords limited
to upperclassmen and the sopho
more moleskins. "We have our
own pants, and we should wear
them,” said Wall.
Announcement was made of two
more freshman events, the frosh
glee on April 29 and the frosh pic
nic on May 20, weather permitting.
Ex-Oregon Student To
Return From Mexico
Catherine M. Poppleton, 193C
graduate of the University plans
to return to the United States in
July after a three-year stay ir
She has been teaching English
and physical education in a mis
sion school in Guadalajara for twc
years, and at present is teaching
in a school in Mazatlan.
While at the University Miss
Poppleton majored in English and
will be remembered for her ardent
and expert horsemanship.
Teac >’ Pay Will
ProDauly Take Cuts
As Result Of Action
—- ■ —-f
At Geneva
Wilkie Nelson Collins, shown
above, Is a former University
faculty member who is now at
Geneva as chief adviser to Ambas
sador Quo, Chinese representative
to England.
Senior Ball Ducal
Sale To Continue
Tickets for the Senior ball, an
nual event which will be staged
by the graduating class Saturday
night, February 4, in Gerlinger,
are still on sale in the men's liv
ing organizations and the Co-op
and may be purchased at the door
Saturday night, according to
Charles Stryker, general chairman
for the dance.
Programs must be obtained
when tickets are purchased from
house representatives or the Co
op. Extra programs may be se
cured for 50 cents at the dance.
The dance promises to be a very
lovely affair—a modernistic fan
tasy in black, purple, and silver.
A black canopy, puiple drapes,
and spotlights will carry out the
color combinations, with mirrors
reflecting the still life set-ups.
The "Rhythm Club." 10-piece
orchestra which has been playing
at the Campa Shoppe, will fur
nish music, featuring Billy Siev
ers and Wilbur Thibault.
D. Clark Ih Re-elected
To Board of Education
Dan E. Clark of the University
extension division has just re
ceived word of his re-election to
the board of education of the
Pacific Historical Review.
The election took place last
month, but word was not sent out
until a few days ago. Dr. Donald
Barns, former member of the Uni
versity history department and
now at the University of Washing
ton, is also a member of the
L.K. Shumaker Alleviates’
Reputation as Low Grader
There’s a motive behind his
madness! The grades that L.
Kenneth Shumaker handed out,
the ones that placed his name at
the bottom of the grade average
of all professors, were perfectly
justifiable, in his estimation.
Says Mr. Shumaker, “In defense
of myself, aher being charged
with giving the lowest grades on
the campus, let me offer a few
choice selections taken from some
of the early stages of the dicta
tion exercises used in my pet
course (English Kj.”
The following are the words Mr.
Shumaker a^ked the members of
his classes to use in sentences, and
the results he gained:
“We have to write abstractions
each week for physical science."
“The abstractions in the room
caused him to fail.”
“His dogma caused his unsuc
cessful reign."
“May I alleviate you for a few
moments while you get a drink?’
"One of Lincoln’s accomplish
ments was to alleviate the slaves.’
“A new stadium should be built
in Portland to alleviate the large
crowds at the football games."
“He would alleviate the task toe
"He let the time elipse by fast.’1
"The idea will ellipse in youi
: mind."
"There is an ellps of words in
the sentence.”
"His egoism is admiral.
“He was obsolete from the rest
of the sick people."
“My mother forgot to turn ofl
the stitch in the electric iron.”
"Now,” says Mr. Shumaker
"what am I to do? Even the new
monograph of the National Coun
cil of Teachers of English is not
broadminded enough to call these
usages current English!"
Petition From Students
Is Presented
No Funds for Infirmary Benefit
Here Within Next Two Years;
Student Opinion Told
STATE HOUSE, Salem, Feb. 2—
(Special)—Higher education had
$508,918 slashed from its budget
for the next biennium by the
joint ways and means committee
this evening. After listening to
Dick Neuberger, editor of ■ the
Oregon Daily Emerald, present a
petition from the University stu
dents pleading for equitable treat
ment of higher education and
protesting further reduction of
faculty salaries, the committee ac
cepted the recommendation, which
also reduced experiment station
funds $66,342 >. An original re
duction of one million dollars had
been demanded.
While faculty salaries will prob
ably be reduced in line with the
general cuts recommended by
I state officials, opportunity will be
1 given the state board to alter sal
aries of individual members and
allocate the reductions to activi
ties best suited.
Infirmary Loses
A motion to recommend repeal
of the 1929 act providing $50,000
for an infirmary at the Univer
sity was defeated, a bill being sub
stituted which specified that no
funds would be used for that pur
pose during the coming biennium.
For nearly ten minutes Neuber
ger addressed this major commit
tee of the house and senate,
sketching student opinion con
demning crippling the system of
higher education through annihi
lated budgets. Pleading for a fair
deal for higher education, Neu
berger pointed out that the Uni
versity was dependent on its fac
ulty for any degree of success in
its primary function.
Teachers May Leave
"Our University is made of
flesh and bones, not sticks and
stones," he declared. “We don’t
mind so much studying in gloomy
buildings erected back in the
eighties. All we want is to main
tain our faculty men. Up at the
University they say, ‘All good men
go East.’ I ask you members of
the senate and house to help us
keep our good men in Oregon.”
The student editor recalled the
departure of Dr. Hall, Dr. C. W.
Spears, Dean Faville, and various
other outstanding faculty mem
bers. He asked the members of
the committee to pause a moment
before crippling a faculty that had
been gathered at the University
through the six years’ effort of
Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall.
Oregon vs. Tennessee
Turning to figures, Neuberger
mentioned that the 9 to 27 per
cent cut of faculty salaries re
cently enacted placed Oregon 31st
among 34 American state univer
"Further reduction,” he said,
(Continued on Paae Three)
The Weather
Old Mr. Groundhog, traditional
weather prophet of many years
standing, stealthily emerged from
his winter hiding yesterday,
blinked his eyes three times,
caught a perfect view of his sha
dow, and quickly scurried to his
hideout for another six weeks.
The warmest and sunniest day
since January 10, unfortunately,
was the very day on which he
chose to pay his yearly visit, so
six weeks more winter must fol
low, according to the best legen
dary superstition.
However, a more modern
weather forecaster offers a more
hopeful outlook.
I^ocal Forecast: Fair today but
with some valley fog; no change
in temperature, gently change
able winds offshore.
Local Statistics: Minimum tem
perature yesterday 33 degrees.
Willamette river, 2.8 feet. Wind
from southwest.