Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 01, 1933, Image 1

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ASUO Meeting
Held Illegal;
' To Try Again
Constitutional Provision
Not Observed
•Judiciary Committee Informs Hall
That All Business Is Null
And Void
All business transacted at last
Friday’s student-body meeting was
declared null and void yesterday
by the judiciary committee, which
stated that the meeting was not
called in accordance with A. S. U.
O. constitutional requirements.
Thus was Bob Hall, student body
president, informed of the current
A. S. U. O. administration’s third
l constitutional misinterpretation of
the year. Previous blunders were
the appointing of an illegal fresh
man election board last autumn
and the attempt to reduce the
Emerald from five to four issues
a week this term.
Not in Regular Form
The judiciary committee ruled
that the special meeting was not
in-regular form and that all busi
ness transacted thereat either
would have to be abandoned or
taken up at another time. This
will necessitate the holding of
another meeting to read the pro
posed constitutional amendments.
Hall announced last night that this
meeting will be held Thursday af
ternoon at the Music building at 1
o’clock. He said a quorum of 500
would be necessary to make the
session official.
The fact that Hall was ill for
several days preceding the meet
ing was set forth by the committee
as a probable reason for his failure
l. to call the session officially. The
judiciary committee—consisting of
Wayne L. Morse, dean of the law
school, who acted as chairman; j
Earl M. Pallett, executive secre
tary, and Virgil D. Earl, dean of
men—also said that the provisions
in the constitution demanding due
notice of meetings are so clear
and well-defined that a decision
other than that rendered by the
committee would be an abrogation
of the constitution.
Students Demand Facts
The opinion was requested by
the editor of the Oregon Emerald,
after he and his editorial board
had been approached by students
demanding facts on the legality of
the meeting.
The opinion of the judiciary
committee, in part, follows:
“It is our opinion that the spe
cial meeting of the Associated Stu
dents of the University of Oregon
held on February 23, 1933, was not
regular in form because it was not
called in accordance with the re
quirements of article II, section 2,
i of the A. S. U. O. constitution.
Therefore, all A. S. U. O. business
transacted at the said special
meeting is null and void and with
out binding effect.
“Article II, section 2, of the A.
S. U. O. constitution reads as fol
‘Special meetings shall be held
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Meet Beavers This Week
Jack Robertson and Capt. C'has. Roberts of the University of Ore- (
gon basketball quintet, who face Oregon State college this week-end. |
It will be the curtain call for Cap, who concludes his competition.
Rumor Has It That
Hoover D eclares
War With Japan
TV'O, President Hoover did not
declare war on Japan yes
terday. He didn’t even recom
mend war.
Telephone calls that kept
staffs of the Emerald, the Reg
ister Guard and the Eugene
Morning News busy last night
indicated that a wild rumor was
current to the effect that Her
bert Hoover had recommended
war. Careful check of all news
dispatches and telegraphic re
ports revealed no such informa
tion. A query to the Oregon
Journal proved that the rumor
was purely local, for the Jour
nal said it had received no calls
for information.
The rumor, according to
many, was started by a radio
“flash” about 0:30 yesterday
In several fraternities the im
pending “war" was the sole
topic of conversation. At one
fraternity dinner table last
night, it is reported, “The Star
Spangled Banner” instead of
the customary “Mighty Ore
gon,” was sung.
Howard Taylor Talks
Before Sorority Group
Howard R. Taylor, professor of
psychology at the University, gave
an informal talk last night at the
Zeta Tau Alpha house on the sub
ject, “Notes and Notations on the
Subject of Psychology."
Two Divisions of Band Will
Combine for Concert Sunday
This season’s concerts by the
first and second divisions of the
University concert band have both
been unusually successful, so when
they combine into a 70-piece band
Petitions To Live
Off Campus Must
Be Sent in Today
STUDENTS who plan to live
^ off of the campus next
term must file residence peti
tions with Mrs. Alice B. Mac
duff, secretary of the housing
committee today.
The procedure relative to ob
taining permission to live off of
the campus has been changed
with the reductions in charges
in dormitories. Women students
and freshman and sophomore
men students are affected by
the regulation.
The new petitions contain
blanks for the same material
used last term and in addition
requires a budget of income and
expenses and a comparison of
dormitory expenses and outside
to present a joint program at Mc
Arthur court next Sunday after
noon, they should be doubly suc
It will be for the first time in
Director John H. Stehn's regime,
that the separate concert units
have been combined for a formal
program. Accordingly, he has ar
ranged a program which he terms
“particularly suitable for perform
ance by a large band.”
The band will go into this con
cert very well prepared, since the
same program is to be given as a
good-will concert at Cottage Grove
Thursday evening.
Next Sunday’s program will
mark the half-way point in the se
ries of 12 concerts free to the pub
lic sponsored by the Associated
Students. The band concert will
be the sixth. Following it there
will be a term-end recess for all
student musicians, and the series
will not be resumed until the first
week in April. Two concerts in
April and four in May will com
plete the series, which has attract
ed unprecedented interest among
students and the Eugene public.
Sunday’s program will include
two marches, one military and one
operatic; two famous overtures,
and two groups of national dances.
League Delegate
Will Visit Campus
On Way to Japan
Yosuke Matsuoka Charges That
American Attitude Has Been
Unfair to Japan
Yosuke Matsuoka, graduate of
the University of Oregon law
school and chief of the Japanese
delegation to the League of Na
tions, was quoted yesterday in
telegraphic dispatches from Paris
as saying that he planned to re
turn to Japan by way of the Unit
ed States and would visit New
York, Washington, and the Uni
versity of Oregon.
Matsuoka announced that he
would leave on the Europa March
In completing his plans for leav
ing Geneva, Matsuoka declared
that American influence in the !
League of Nations operated
against Japan and prevented a sat- j
isfactory conclusion of the Sino-!
Japanese dispute. He charged that
the American attitude had been
"unfair” to Japan.
Matsuoka, upon whom the eyes
of the world have been directed
during the league's debates, re
ceived his LL.B. degree from the ;
University law school in 1900. He ,
has long been active in diplomatic :
and governmental work in Japan, '
and left Tokyo on October 21 with !
full power of declaring Japan's po
sition in international affairs. He
was given authority either to
withdraw the Japanese delegation
from the league or collaborate
with it. Less than a week ago he
announced Japan’s intention of
Stuurman Is Admitted
To College at Oxford:
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Don Stuurman, Rhodes scholar
ship winner, has received notice
that he has been admitted to Bal
liol college, Oxford.
Balliol college is limited to honor
students and few Rhodes scholars
are admitted.
Stuurman was one of the four
winners in the Northwest exami
nations held recently. He is work
ing on his master’s degree in phil
osophy here this year. His home is
in Lynden, Wash.
Language Department
Professors Honored
Leading universities of America
have their eyes on certain mem
bers of the University of Oregon
Romance language department.
Three professors have been in
vited to teach at other universi
1 ties during the summer session of
Dr. Ray P. Bowen, head of the
department has accepted an offer
and is to be acting professor of
French at Stanford university.
Dr. Chandler B. Beall, associate
[ professor of Romance languages,
; will teach courses in French and
Italian at Johns Hopkins univer
i sity.
j Dr. Leavitt O. Wright, head of
the Spanish department has been
invited to give courses in Spanish
at the University of Colorado, but
has found it impossible to accept.
0. Lindstrom
Remarks On
Bristol Case
Chancellor Kerr Fails Tb
'ar Ilotli Sides
Nothing Personal About Discharge
Of University Employee;
Complaints Trivial
I _
When asked to make a state
I ment concerning Alson Bristol’s
and Isaiah Domas’ action in plac-‘
ing a complaint in the hands of
Attorney Gordon S. Wells yester
day because they lost their jobs at
the multigraph department, Or
ville Lindstrom, acting University
business manager, said last night,
that “Mr. Bristol was hired by the
University on a clerical staff ten
ure and was subject to release
just like any other clerk in the
interest of economy and effici
Attorney Wells was called at his
home by the Emerald iast night,
and when asked for a statement,
he said, “I have not investigated
the matter as yet, but will be will
ing to make a statement tomor
Bristol Hired on Contract
Domas, who was substituting
for Bristol during a leave St ab
sence, claims that Bristol was
hired on contract which was good
at least till the end of this year.
He also disputes statements of
Lindstrom to the effect that in
efficiency and not political differ
ences caused the break. Bristol
was employed by the department
since 1929.
In a statement yesterday Domas
claimed Lindstrom told him at the
time of discharge that “We have
decided in the interests of economy
to eliminate at least one person"
• from the regular payroll of the
University multigraph office.
Since you have been here the
shortest time, it is only fair, it
seems to me, that preference be
given the other regular employe
in your department.
Work Satisfactory
“We have nothing against you
personally. By and large, work
has been quite satisfactory. There
was the expressed endorsement of
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U. of O. Debaters
To Meet U. of W.
Forensic Group
Espy, Atkinson and Hartfiel on
Oregon Team; Will Debate
In New Style
"Tariff and Its Relation to the
Northwest" will be the vital ques
tion of the evening when the Uni
versity of Oregon and the Univer
sity of Washington men’s debate
teams meet in a symposium debate
tonight at 7:30 in 6, Friendly.
Winfield Atkinson, Cecil Espy,
and Thomas Hartfiel will be the
campus representatives. These
three and the three speakers from
the Washington forensic group will
debate in this new, non-competi
tive style, wherein no definite de
cision is made concerning the two
sides of the question, but in which
all facts for both sides will be giv
en. Following the formal speeches,
open forum discussions will be
In this symposium type of con
j test, an impartial outline of the
entire question is given, followed
| by two speeches on the affirma-;
tive side of the question, two for
the negative, and an impartial
summary. This style has been
praised by debate leaders at many
of the larger universities and col
leges throughout the country be
cause in it there is no chance for
hiding any issues, and bringing in
any irrelevant matter. The final
decision lies in the judgment of
each individual in the audience.
Cornell Suffers Minor
Injuries in Collision
Darrell Cornell, senior at the
I University, and Miss Velma Pow
1 ell of Morrow, Oregon, suffered
minor injuries when the automo
bile in which they were riding col
1 lided with a car driven by Henry
Jones of Portland.
The accident occurred Sunday,
at East Eighty-sixth street and
Sandy boulevard outside the city
limits of Portland: the collision
was investigated by police author
ities, but no arrests were made.
Cornell has returned to the cam
pus and is attending classes.
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Ready To Try a Comeback
Here’s something of interest to German students. German roy
alists look to these Hohenzollerns, of dubious World war fame, for a
restored monarchy in the March elections. The ex-Kaiser Wilhelm
is shown in the center as the ’“woodchopper of Doom," flanked (right)
by the former crown prince and (left) by the latter’s eldest son, Prince
Wilhelm Frederick.
Skull and Dagger
Announces Date
Of Pledge Event
100 Freshmen Being Considered
For Honor; Fifteen To
Be Elected
Skull and Daggers, sophomore
men’s honorary, announced last
night that official pledging of out
standing freshmen to the organi
zation would take place early in
the spring term. Tentative plans
are being laid to confer the honor
upon those chosen at the annual
freshman all-campus dance, the
“Frosh Glee," which is scheduled
to be held at McArthur court on
Saturday, April 24th.
Walt Gray, president, announced
that all future meetings will be
closed for the purpose of selecting
the 15 most outstanding freshman
men to carry on the work of the
service honorary next year.
Election to membership in Skull
and Daggers is the greatest single
honor that can be conferred upon
a freshman in the field of campus
activities, according to interested
parties. Candidates are conquered
upon a basis including the quali
ties of scholarship, leadership, per
sonality, character, and interest in
activities on the campus and in
A.S.U.O. and class functions.
All first-year men are eligible
for selection, and more than 100
men who have shown interest and
have met the necessary qualifica
tions are being considered. Ffom
this group the 15 pledges will be
Campus Calendar
Condon club will meet tonight
at 7:30 in the women’s lounge of
Gerlinger. Each member is re
quested to bring a friend.
Alpha Delta Sigma luncheon to
day noon at College Side. Every
one please attend. Important.
Y. W. C. A. members vote at
yearly elections today, 10 to 4, at
the bungalow. Anyone may vote
who has signed a membership
card during the year.
Fraternity social chairmen will
meet in Johnson hall at 4 p. m.
Mrs. Alice B. Macduff an
nounced yesterday that household
ers would meet March 10 at 2 p.
m. in Villard assembly. The hous
ing situation for the coming term
will be discussed.
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Cosmopolitan club will have a
social at the International house
Thursday night at 10 o’clock.
A. W. S. speaker’s committee
meets today at 5 upstairs in the
College Side.
Meeting of A. S. U. O. speakers’
committee today at 5 o’clock up
stairs in the College Side.
Ulysses on the Rocks, a water
pageant, given by the senior phy
sical education majors assisted by
Amphibian club, will be presented
at 8 tonight in the women’s pool.
European Music
Used in Program
Given Last Night
A quiet, friendly stage personal
ity and a rich mellow tenor voice
characterized John Spittle’s per
formance last night. Accompanied
by Kenneth Roduner, Mr. Spittle
presented a long and difficult pro
gram in the school of music audi
torium. For his first group Mr.
Spittle sang three old Italian num
bers. In the second group of four
German selections Schubert's “Was
ist Sylvia," more popularly known
by its English translation “Who
Is Sylvia," seemed more appealing
in its original tongue.
The interpretation by this senior'
tenor added beauty to the lovely
melody of “Still Wie die Nacht" by
Bohm. From the first act of Wag
ner’s “Die Walkuere,” Mr. Spittle
sang “Siegmund’s Liebeslied” (Sig
mund’s Love song). This is un
doubtedly one of the most out
standing anil interesting of the so
los in the opera- interesting be
cause of its passion and sheer
In the last group, consisting of
English songs, the popularity of
“Blue Are Her Eyes” by Watts,
caused Mr. Spittle to include it
again as a final encore. The echo
ing softness effected by the singer
in this number was particularly
Fireside Forums Held
Yesterday at Houses
Another one of the series of
Fireside Forums was held last
night by the men’s living organi
zations on the campus. The list of
houses participating in the series,
and the schedule of speakers were
as follows:
Sigma Chi, Dean Schwering;
Sigma hall, Rev. Milton Weber;
Alpha hall, Prof. O. F. Stafford;
Phi Kappa Psi, Karl W. Onthank;
Friendly hall, Dean John Lands
bury; International house, Rev. C.
F. Ristow; S. A. E., Dean Virgil
Earl; Phi Sigma Kappa, Dean J.
R. Jewell.
WAA Activity Awards
To tie Given Friday
Awards will be given for the
Women’s Athletic association
activities at a banquet, spon
sored by the organization, to
be given Friday, March 3, at
the Anchorage.
At this time cups will be giv
en for the interhouse basketball
and swimming champions, let
ters and sweaters will talso be
Tickets are’ 50 cents each and
are being sold at all women’s
living organizations. Eleanor
Coombe is general chairman,
her committee consists of Mil
dred Widmer, Louise Beers,
Ruth Irvin, Lucile Carsons.
In Iowa They’re
Fighting for Education
“Kellogg House”
on the
J unior Shine Day
Will Be Postponed
Until Next Week
15AD weather caused the post
^ ponement of the annual
Junior Shine day, originally
scheduled for today, until next
Wednesday, March 8.
The contest in ticket sales
will continue for another week,
and announcement of the stand
ings of the sellers will be pub
lished in the Emerald through
out the week. A pass to the
Gamma Alpha Chi dance at the
opening of spring term will be
given to the woman selling the
most tickets, and the man sell
ing the most will receive a
week's pass to the Colonial.
The complete list of shiners
will be released in next Tues
day's Emerald. Campus shin
erys have agreed to cooperate
for the event by closing on
March 8, and will donate the
use of their shops, shining
cloths, and brushes if the
weather again interferes.
Lewis Sails for
London To Finish
Work on Thesis
Former Assistant Professor of
English Leaves To Complete
Research for Ph.D.
Leslie L. Lewis, former assist
ant professor of English in the
University, sailed for London
Thursday, February 23, where he
will do extensive research work
on a thesis for his Ph.D. degree.
His wife, the former Miss Dorothy
Delzell,* a secretary in the English
department here, accompanied
Lewis left the campus two years
ago to attend Cornell, where he
had been awarded a scholarship.
At Cornell he began assimilating
material on George Gissing, on
whom there had been no authorK
tative subject matter up to that
time. Lewis, however, was able, to
compile so much information that
the Cornell faculty promised him
a traveling scholarship, were he
able to pass an oral examination
in two weeks. This passed, he left
for London where he hopes to ob
tain permission from descendants
qf Gissing to read four original
letters they have. The reading of
these would furnish adequate de
tails to finish the paper.
Lewis expects to return to the
United States next June.
Oregon Publisher
For Feb. Printed
The February issue of the Ore
gon Publisher, official publication
of the Oregon State Editorial as
sociation, was released yesterday.
It contains full reports of the re
cent press conference held on the
University campus.
Announcement qf the Paul Kelty
cup award to be given in June was
made. The cup is awarded by the
local chapter of Sigma Delta Chi
to the editor who produces the
best editorial page among all Ore
gon weekly newspapers.
The 1933 convention of Oregon
editors will be held in Cor ’allis,
and the invitation was extended
by the Corvallis Gazette-Tin ns,
during the closing session of t ie
1932 convention held in Portlan I.
Jack Bellinger, senior in journ 1
ism, edited the eight-page publi a
$1.52 A Week
Is Iowa Reply
To Living Cost
University Officials Are
Sponsors of Plan
Cooperative Unit Utilizes School
Equipment for Low Cost
Boarding Project
The University *of Iowa is rec
onciling depression and education.
With administrative assistance, 23
students of that institution are
weathering the economic storm on
$2.52 a week.
Kellogg house, a cooperative
dormitory, is the keystone of the
Iowa plan. Three square meals a
day are furnished for $1.52 a week,
and residence facilities are pro
vided for a like period for $1.00.
This unit was organized through
the efforts of Robert E. Rienow,
dean of men, for the purpose of
enabling needy students to con
tinue their education. Only those
who cannot pay the regular Uni
versity board and room rates are
The Iowa figure for food closely
compares with the charge of $1.54
per week suggested in the recent
Emerald plan for reduced living
costs. Cynics on the Oregon cam
pus doubted the possibility of
boarding on $1.54, but the boys at
Iowa City seem to have gone the
Emerald two cents better.
Equipped by School
The. University of Iowa furn
ishes the building, equipment, heat,
light and water. By careful pur
chasing in wholesale quantities a
balanced diet of nutritious foods is
provided. Servings are generous,
and there is always an interesting
variety in the menus. Student res
idents frequently have guests at
dinner; occasionally faculty mem
bers are invited.
Every member of Kellogg house
does his share in caring for quar
ters. Sweeping, tending furnace,
making beds, washing windows—
all are part of the regular routine.
The project is under the supervi
sion of a graduate student, who
acts as proctor and business man
Board for Vegetables
Even barter has its place at the
Iowa city institution. Students
from rural areas are allowed to
pay their way in produce, and
meats and vegetables are “taken
in trade.” That the food is good
and plentiful is indicated by the
fact that every member of the
cooperative group has gained
Kellogg house is more than a
cheap dormitory, Dean Rienow
contends. "We want it to be
thought of more as a club in spirit,
as a group of men drawn together
by their congenial interests, those
of going to school and of supplying
their living needs as cheaply as
possible. Because the men who
live there are aware of this and
because of the success of the pro
ject, I feel sure that Kellogg house
will be retained from year to year.”
Summary on Next Page
A complete description of this
University of Iowa solution to the
problem of living costs is printed
on the editorial page today.
fBaby-face’ Watts Preferred
By Brunette Oregon Alumna
Last week-end was a great one
for James Kaighin Watts, bashful
Oregon forward. A certain bru
nette, an alumna of the University
of Oregon, preferred “Baby-face”
Watts above all other members
of the squad. And the whole team
is complaining.
, “Honestly, I just love women,
but they won’t have much to do
with me,” he said in an interview
yesterday. “I like teas but I
never get invitations.” His team
mates believe that his luck must
be changing. But when I prom
ised to write up a good story about
him in hopes that he might get a
few telephone calls. And remem
ber, girls, training season is just
about over.
“Punch-drunk” and “Skeezix”
are other nicknames which have
been given to Watts. He has a
habit during basketball practice of
becoming abstractedly interested
in the ceiling. While Reinhart ex
plains an important point of tech
nique, he will gaze expressionlessly
up, oblivious of basketball. And
so he is “Punch-drunk.”
“Skeezix” is the result of his
refusal to comb his hair. "It'i
too much trouble," he said, as he
ran his fingers through his hair,
giving what he calls a finger wave.
There are only two things that he
dislikes — combing his hair and
Oregon rain.
“I’m an all-round card man. Yes,
I play Old Maid, Steal the Pack,
Fantan, I Doubt It, and Pig
Cacena. I hold the championship
for Fantan, I think. Really, I am
always lucky at cards." “Well,”
I asked him, “don’t you play
bridge ? How about jig-saw puz
zles?” “They take too much con
contraction. I haven't the patience.
“The Oregon State players have
reached their present position by
working hard, always pulling to
gether for the team, not just for
themselves. They’re a swell bunch
of fellows. Lewis is about the best
player in the conference.
“The season has been disap
pointing to me. We played some
good ball down south, but we just
didn’t get going for conference
“The most joyful moment in my
life was when I learned that I was
going to come to Oregon.” Watts
is looking forward to California
sunshine for the holidays, though.