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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1933
VOLUME XXXV .
In Hour Dispute
/ State Labor Head Gels
Cad for Advice
“Far-reaching Problem/' States
University, in Announcing
Course of Action
The University administration
yesterday took its first s^ep in
the modification of the 9’4-hour
labor schedule imposed upon mem
bers of the janitorial staff at the
beginning of this year.
The action taken was to refer
the question to C. H. Gram, state
commissioner of labor. The only
comment obtainable from admin
istrative officers was a prepared
“statement for the press” handed
f out to an Emerald reporter yes
terday afternoon: "The entire
matter of janitorial service at the
University, due to the fact that it
•is a far-reaching problem affect
ing not only the University of Ore
gon but all state institutions, pub
lic schools and municipalities, has
been referred to the state labor
commissioner for advice.”
No Comment By University
Aside from this, the administra
tion preserved the same close
mouthed policy which it has main
tained ever since the Emerald in
an editorial last Wednesday called
attention to the fact that the jan
itors have been working from 6
in the morning until 6 at night,
with a 2-hour “lunch” period
from 11 a. m. to 1:30, in apparent
violation of the 8-hour maximum
law for state employees.
D. L. Lewis, superintendent of
grounds and buildings, when asked
if he or the administration planned
to call a meeting of the janitors
to arbitrate the dispute, declined
to comment. Such a conference
f between administration and jani
tors was suggested yesterday by
a member of the janitorial force.
On the campus the situation re
mained very much as on the day
before, although a steadily rising
tide of indignation swelled as de
tails of the case and of the jani
tors’ outspoken plea for fairer
hours became more widely known.
The question was raised Wed
nesday when the Emerald edito
rially demanded an investigation
into the working hours of the jani
tors, which, it was pointed out,
were in violation of Section 49
704, Oregon code 1930, as amended
by Chapter 330, Oregon laws 1931.
This law declares that no state
employee shall be required or per
mitted to labor more than eight
hours in any one day or 48 hours
in any one .week.
No Change Announced
The administration’s only reply,
up until it referred the matter
to the state labor commissioner
yesterday afternoon, was a state
ment by Earl M. Pallett, execu
tive secretary, announcing that
for the last 20 years members of
the janitorial service had been
working 10 hours a day.
Apparently no attempt was be
ing made by the administration
yesterday to rearrange the work
ing hours of the janitors to a more
humane schedule, and it was as
sumed that the janitors will con
tinue to work from 6 a. m. until
6 p. m., less the 2V2-hour lunch
period, until the matter is re
viewed and acted upon by the
state labor commissioner.
French Study Course
Organized by Alumna
Word was received Friday by
the extension division of a group
study course in French which was
organized in Bend by Mrs. Clara
Simerville. Mrs. Simerville is
known on the campus as Clara
Jasper. Miss Mozelle Hair, direc
tor of the extension division re
marked that here was one gradu
ate who remembered her school in
a profitable manner.
The discussion group will meet
Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to
2:30. The class is organized under
the regular group study plan of
correspondence work which is a
new feature in the extension di
vision this year.
Stafford Attending Meeting
Professor O. F. Stafford of the
University chemistry department
left for Tacoma, Washington,
where he will attend the meeting
of the technical association of the
pulp and paper industry.
Dad’s Day Smoker Program
*Time: 2 o’clock.
Place: Men's gym, 13th and
Charge: None: Dads are
Program: boxing: Battling
\ Kelley, 170 vs. "Two Punch"
| Ross, 170; Plendrickson, 170, vs.
! Swanton, 170; "Gentleman"
i Bradshaw vs. unknown; “Half
i Pint” Poney, 135, vs. unknown;
! Joe Renner vs. Ed Kendall in
Wrestling: Fred Mountain,
150, vs. Ray Clapp, 145; Tom
Mountain, 1G0, vs. Chuck John
Free for All: 12 freshmen and
3 2 sophomores.
Tumbling: Mickey Vail and
Announcer: Mahr Reymers.
Referee: Bill Goodwin.
Physics Class Makes
Experiments With Ice
An interesting demonstration
performed yesterday in Dr. Will
Norris’ physics classes was that
of cutting in two a block of ice
that was still in one piece when
the cutting was over.
As the heavy wire which did the
cutting was forced through the
ice, the pressure caused the ice
directly beneath to melt, but as
the remainder of the block stayed
at a freezing temperature the ice
above the wire immediately froze
together again. Although this
demonstration has been given be
fore at the University, this was
the first time it had been done re
Oregana Drive to End
This Afternoon at 5:00
Students who wish to purchase
copies of the Oregana and give
their living organizations credit
in the annual competition, must do
so before 5 this afternoon, Ed
Cross, manager, stated last night.
House representatives must have
receipt books checked in at the
Oregana office by 5:30, he said.
| Results of the drive will be com
puted by the end of next week.
Houses receiving award cups will
be presented with these this after
Supscription to the yearbook will
be taken at the Co-op and at the
A. S. U. O. offices until next Wed
nesday, the dead-line, Cross an
Hermian Club Officer
Tells of Student Camp
Miss Ruth Bloomer, presiding at
the Hermian club seminar held
Thursday night at 9 p. m. in the
social room of Gerlinger hall,
stressed the close relationship
which exists between students and
faculty and brought about through
the New York Graduate camp held
at Sloatsberg, New York.
This camp is an essential part
of the university and dancing class
es, and is attended by students
who are teachers in universities
from every state of the Union.
Miss Bloomer attended the camp
this summer and was a student un
der Miss Martha Hill, former
teacher here at the University of
I As to Contract
Price Cut Demand Faces
* Salem Conference
| IMPORTS UNLAWFUL
University Ultimatum Threatening
Use of Portland Product
Met by Ordinance
Yesterday brought two develop
ments in the milk controversy be
tween the University and Eugene
distributors. The first was that
representatives of distributors will
confer with the state purchasing
i agent next Wednesday. The sec
ond was that the University might
not be able legally to ship milk in
! from Portland for use in the dorm
itory in case the demand for a
price reduction is not met.
Representatives of the agricul
tural committee of the chamber
of commerce, on which the milk
distributors and producers are rep
resented, will see William Einzig,
state purchasing agent, in an ef
fort to reach an understanding as
to the contract entered into early
in September setting the price for
delivery of milk to the dormitories.
The contract was signed by Mrs.
! Genevieve Turnipseed, director of
dormitories, and now, in her ab
sence from the campus, an effort
is being made to break it, the Em
erald was told.
Out-of-City Milk Illegal
Wednesday J. O. Lindstrom, bus
iness manager of the University,
delivered to the distributors an ul
! timatum from the purchasing
j agent’s department that if the
price was not lowered within 24
I hours, milk would be shipped in
! from Portland. Yesterday it was
! pointed out that the Eugene milk
■ ordinance provides that to be sold
in the city, pasteurized milk must
have been processed in plants
within the city. It was held that
this provision might take the
teeth out of the ultimatum.
A further development was a.
statement issued to the press by
Lindstrom. It follows:
“Previous to September 11, 1933,
the University paid 26 1-2 cents
per .gallon for milk. On Septem
ber 11, 1933, the price was raised
to 32 cents (although the frater
nities and sororities are charged
only 28 cents per gallon) with the
understanding that a rebate would
be made if final price determined
was less than 32 cents per gallon.
Over a month has passed and no
further information in regard to a
definite price is available. All pur
chases must be approved by the
state purchasing department, and
they consider the 32-cent price too
high because it is 5 to 7 gents'per
gallon higher than other state in
stitutions pay. How long the Uni
versity will be required to pay the
32-cent price is a question. The
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Dark-Eyed All-American Girl
Candidate Is From Missouri
By HENRIETTE HORAK
When Betty Graham, charming
candidate for the all-American
girl says she is from Missouri, 3he
is not fooling, fellow students of
the higher education system; she
really was born there, a few years
BRNRA and R (before Roosevelt.
National Recovery Act and Re
Like all wise people, however,
she moved from Missouri to Cali
fornia in time to retain her self
espect, and this year she has come
to Oregon to see for herself wheth
er all this ‘‘Oregon, God’s chosen
country" advertising is really so
and so and so.
Miss Graham was chosen at the
Varsity ball as one of the five
girls for the all-American girl
contest, sponsored by the Order
of the O in conjunction with the
She is a freshman, majoring in
art. She presented a charming pic
ture when interviewed at the Del
ta Gamma “den" yesterday. She
was “all curled up” in a very deep
comfortable chair, which was so
deep that it held her five feet, four
and a half inches, and there was
lots of room to spare. She wore
one of those smart new plaids, in
yellow and brown, and the accen
tuated shoulders added to its style
Her dark eyes took on a decided
ly mysterious look when she con
fessed her one great weakness.
“Yes, I am very superstitious,"
she said solemnly. “There is a
story about white cats, and, oh
yes, black cats! Every time I see
a black cat I never tail to cross j
my fingers and sp—, oh garden
me, expectorate. Rabbits feet also
hold my fancy, but I have none in
my possession, and every time I
get in a pinch, I wire my girl
friend to send me hers special de
livery! I never, never walk under I
Another weakness — Miss;
Graham cannot remember names!
and faces. She wishes to make it
known that if someone is spoken
to on the campus, and the some
one knows not who the speaker is,
it is probably she, because she
speaks to everyone in order not tc
slight any of her acquaintances.
She is very fond of football, and
thinks Oregon has a “swell’’ team.
“What do I think of the janitor
question? Oh, shorter hours, of
course," she replied emphatically.
Miss Graham finished high
school in Berkeley, California, and
came to the University because she
heard so much in its favor. Her
life's ambition is to get a job when
she finishes college.
Dad’s Day Directorate
These Oregon students are in charge of the seven hi annual Dad’s
day, whirh gets under way this morning. From left to right, they
are Janet McMicken, secretary; Tom Clapp, advertising; Marshall
Wright, general chairman; Marygolde Hardiscn, registration; Gail
McCredie, banquet chairman; and Doug Polivka, publicity. (Journal
Campbell Names Sub-Committees
To Further Investigate
The University of Oregon stu
dent committee against compul
sory military training enlarged the
scope of its organization yesterday
through Wallace Campbell, chair
man, by the appointment of sub
committees which are to further
investigate the group’s case. The
organization aims to make the ba
sic military course optional, rath
er than compulsory.
The committee appointed to in
vestigate the legal status of com
pulsory R.O.T.C. courses includes
John Caswell, Verne Adams, and
The committee to * cotact tliU
campus military officials is head
ed by Elizabeth Allen; assisting
her will be John Caswell and Les
ter Van Lydegraf.
Members of the enrollment in
vestigation committee are: Verne
Adams, Elizabeth Scruggs, and
A committee has also been ap
pointed to draw up a question
naire that will be distributed on
the campus to find student opinion
on the subject. The members are:
Richard Boling, Violet Adams, and
The correspondence committee
includes Gottfried Hesse, Eliza
beth Hentley, and Eda Hult; and
the educational committee, John
Caswell, Helen Binford, and Hen
In spite of the American peace
and war abolition movements, says
the student group, there are in the
United States today 106 civil edu
cation institutions, predominantly
state universities and agricultural
colleges, where compulsory mili
tary training is a requirement; and
68,610 American students this year
are required to take war depart
ment military training, they state.
j Campus Calendar
A house mothers’ meeting will
be held Monday afternoon at 1
in Johnson hall, room 4.
Amphibian tryouts will be held
again Tuesday at 4 p. m. in the
women’s swimming pool.
Westminster Guild will meet
Monday evening at 8 o’clock.
Sigma Delta Chi will meet in
104 Journalism, Sunday morning
at 10. All members are urged to
Alpha Kappa Fsi, national com
merce honorary, will meet at 106
Commerce, Monday afternoon at
4:30, to decide which new mem
bers are to be initiated. President
Heinz P. Huebner asks that all of
ficers be present.
Will Offer Special
Westminster Plans Informal Tea
For Visiting’ Parents
Along with other plans made for
the Dad’s day program, are the
services and music that have been
specially arranged by the local
| churches on Sunday morning. Min
' isters from out of town have been
| invited to speak, and a variety of
j sermon topics are offered. Stu
j dents are urged by the different
churches at this time to bring
j their parents. •
Westminster house is giving an
; informal tea at 5 o’clock for vis
| iting parents and the students.
Rev. E. M. Whitesmith of the
Unitarian church will deliver a
sermon, at 11 o’clock, "The Ethics
of Acquisition and possession.”
The Baptist church has invited
Dr. O. C. Wright of Portland to
deliver the sermon, "The Living
Church,” to be presented at 11
E. R. Childers, minister of the
Christian church, who has recent
ly returned from the conference of
international churches which was
held at Pittsburgh, will speak
about his trip at 11 o’clock.
Dr. Louis Magin of Salem has
been invited to be the guest speak
er at the Methodist church and he
will deliver a talk on "Dad’s Day,”
which will begin at 11 o’clock.
Rev. Clay F. Palmer of the Con
gregational church will preach a
sermon at 11 o’clock entitled "Hu
man Nature Re-examined.”
At the United Lutheran church,
a special Dad’s day sermon has
been arranged at 11 o’clock by
Rev. F. S. Beistel whose topic will
be “Honor Thy Father and Thy
Rev. Eugene Schremm of Eu
gene is the guest speaker at the
Grace Lutheran church and the
subject of his sermon will be de
livered at 11 o’clock.
The specially arranged program
at the Presbyterian church will be
the sermon to be delivered at 11
o’clock by Rev. M. Weber entitled
"Men Like Cathedrals.” There will
also be music by the junior and
The Church of Christ, Scientist,
will have as the lesson sermon,
"Probation After Death,” at 11
For Girls Pledges Six
Six girls successfully passed the
requirement tests for Amphibian,
swimming honorary, which were
held Thursday night at 7:30 p. m.
in the women’s swimming pool.
The girls pledged to Amphibian
are: Nancy Jeffreys, Martha Me
Call, Margaret Daggett, Dorothy
Reinhart, Maluta Read, and Jean
Program for Oregon Dads
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
8:30 a. in.—Executive committee breakfast, regents room, John
Straub Memorial building.
10:30 a. m.—Mass meeting of Dads, Guild theater.
12 noon—Luncheon with son or daughter.
2:00 p. m.—Smoker for Dads, men’s gym.
6:00 p. m.—Banquet, John Straub Memorial building.
8:30 p. m.—An evening with dad.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
11:00 a. m.—Special Dad's day services at churches.
1:30 p. m.—Dinner at living organizations.
3:00 p. m.—Concert, University of Oregon band, Music audito
Johnson to Be Scene of
Banquet to Have Noted Speakers;
Smoker in Men’s Gym
The seventh annual Dad's day
will officially swing- into action to
day with the breakfast of the Ore
Dad's executive committee in the
regents room of the John Straub
Registration will continue today
from 9 a. m. until noon and from
1 p. m. to 4. Only those dads who
are registered by 4 this afternoon
will be credited to living organiza
tions for purposes of attendance
cup competition. These prizes will
be awarded tonight at the dads'
banquet in the John Straub Me
New officers for the coming
year will be elected at a mass
meeting of all dads in the Guild
theater of Johnson hall at 10 a. m.
At noon, the campus visitors will
lunch at the respective living or
ganizations of their sons and
The feature of the Dad's day
program is slated this afternoon
at 2 o’clock in the men's gym,
where dads will be entertained at
a smoker. Rough-and-tumble ex
hibitions of boxing, wrestling,
free-for-alls, and tie-ups will make
up the event.
The annual Dad’s day banquet
will take place tonight at 6 in the
John Straub Memorial dining
room. W. Lair Thompson, presi
dent of the father’s group, will
preside as toastmaster. Dean
vVayne L. Morse of the University
law school, will deliver the princi
pal address. The Rev. Milton S.
Weber, pastor of the First Presby
terian church in Eugene, will deliv
er the invocation.
Mrs. Walter M. Pierce will speak
in behalf of the Oregon state board
of higher education. Oregon Moth
ers will be represented by Mrs. A.
M. Dibble, and the alumni by Rob
ert K. Allen. Thomas T. Tongue,
president of the Associated Stu
dents, will represent the Oregon
students. New officers of the Ore
gon Dad’s association will be in
troduced at the dinner.
Special church services in hon
or of Dad’s day have been ar
ranged for 11 a. m. tomorrow.
Campus living organizations are
planning special dinners at 1:30
p. m. tomorrow. The concluding
event of the Dad’s day program is
scheduled for 3 p. m., when the
University band, under John Stehn,
will offer a concert in the auditor
ium of the music building. This
program was originally arranged
(Contimini on Cane Three)
Ducks Take Second
Conference V ictory
By Downing Idaho
Oregon Eleven Defeats Idaho by Score
Of 19 to 0; Temple, Mikulak,
Bobbitt Score Touchdowns
, By MALCOLM BAUER
A confident Oregon football team kept in its winning stride last
night with a 19-to-0 victory over Leo CaHand's University of Idaho
eleven. The Webfoots scored in the first, second, and fourth quarters
to turn back the scrappy, but outclassed, Vandals.
The Moscow eleven was kept on the defensive the entire game,
and at no time was within striking distance of the Duck goal line.
A wide spread formation, with the two ends on the opposite side lines,
and a continual aerial attack failed to work the northerners into a
scoring position at any time during the game.
An offside penalty on Idaho put the Webfoots in position for their
first touchdown early in the initial quarter. With the ball on the
i Vandals’ 25-yard stripe, Gee cut through to the 3-yard line before
To Give Concert.
In Honor of Dads
Playing to Begin at Three o’clock
Tomorrow in Auditorium
Of Music Building
Climaxing the week-end's en
tertainments in honor of the Ore
gon Dads, the first division of the
University band under the direc
tion of John Stehn will present its
first concert of the year tomor
row afternoon in the auditorium of
the music building.
The concert will begin at 3
o’clock, not at 5 as it was previous
ly announced in the Dad’s day pro
In order to make it possible for
the students to show their fathers
a royal week-end to the last fea
ture, Director John Stehn has chos
en pieces which the Dac^ will en
joy. The program is made up of
popular classics. The program fol
Pasadena Day March, Vessella.
Bridal Rose overture, Lavallee.
Sections from Mademoiselle Mo
diste, Victor Herbert.
Ballete Egyptian, Luigini.
i Since this is the first A.S.U.O.
concert, a special invitation is ex
tended to the dads, students, and
townspeople. Admission is free.
More Voices Needed
For Operetta Chorus
More men are needed for the
chorus of "The Sudsy Prima Don
na,” a comic operetta to be pre
sented late in fall term by West
minster association under the di
rection of Victor Bryant, senior in
music. A few more feminine voic
es could be used also for work in
Jack Spittle and Frances Barn
ett have been selected for the leads
In the two-act operetta.
Fathers Gather From Near
And Far; Old Friends Meet
By ELINOR HENRY
Astoria, Portland, Pendleton,
Klamath Falls, Hillsboro, Eugene,
Crescent City, Grants Pass, Canby.
No, this isn't a geography. Tt.’s
just a list of the places from which
early registered Oregon Dads came
to visit their sons and daughters
at the University of Oregon.
“It’s just like a second Home
coming,'' remarked Merle Chess
man, editor of the Astorian-Budget
and father of Peggy Chessman. He
had just met, for the first time in
years, a classmate of ’09, D. L.
Lewis, superintendent of buildings
and grounds at the University and
doubly and Oregon Dad, as he has
a son, Donald, and a daughter,
Jean, in school. Last year, Chess
man said, seven or eight sorority
sisters of Peggy had fathers who
graduated in his class.
With Chessman, who is a mem
ber of the executive council of the
Oregon Dads, came John T. Allen,
father of John T. Allen Jr., and
Johh E. Wicks, Ebba Wicks’ fath
er. This year will make Wicks’
eighth year as an Oregon Dad,
Ebba being the third daughter who
has attended the University.
Another automobile load from
Astoria included Ex-governor A.
W. Norblad, Eleanor Norblad'sj
dad; G. A. Hellberg, father of
Fred Hellberg; Kaarle Koskela, |
father of Elmer Koskela; and Axel
Backlund, Howard Backlund’s fa
ther. A dad down for the first
time is D. H. Miller, whose son is
Robert S. Miller. A. J. Thompson,
Jeanette Thompson's father, also
came from Astoria.
J. J. Bauer and R. M. Cromme
lin drove from Pendleton to Eugene
for Dad’s day. Rather than be sep
arated by the width of Hayward
field from his son, Malcolm, Em
erald sports editor, Bauer obtained
a seat in the press box. Crommelin
is Elizabeth Crommelin’s father.
Hillsboro's lone representative
last night was an important one—
Thomas H. Tongue,' father of the
father of the associated students.
Grants Pass was represented by
K. M. C. Neill, father of M. E.
Neill. I. R. Vinyard, Gwendolyn
Vinyard’s dad, came from Canby.
From Klamath Falls came G. W.
Ford, who has been with Glen Hie
ber for four Dad’s days and the
dad of Kenneth Thomas, Charles
Thomas From over the border to
the south came John R. Breen of
Crescent City, California, to be
with his daughter, Kathleen.
Portland, of course, had the
largest number of Oregon Dads
registered and one Oregon Moth
er, Mrs. A. R. Bohoskey. M. R.
Cory is mixing the pleasure of at
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being downed. On the next play
Mark Temple scored off tackle.
The try for point was wide.
The big green team did not give
the Vandals any opportunity to
launch an offensive drive, and be
fore many more minute's had
passed, “Butch” Morse, Oregon
end, blocked McCue’s kick on the
Idaho 3-yard line. Temple recov
ered for the Webfoots. With Ore
gon's heavy line opening a wide
hole, Mikulak carried the ball over
cn the next play for the Webfoots’
second score. Again the try for
point was no good, and the half
ended with the Ducks on the long
end of a 12-to-0 score.
Second Half Listless
The second half was a listless
affair with the Idaho backs
launching a futile passing attack,
only to be pushed backward by
the giant Webfoots. Howard Bob
bitt, who replaced Mikulak at full
back, scored the third touchdown
from the Vandal 18-yard line with
a fine burst of open field running.
At this point, Milligan, who had
replaced Temple at half, sent the
pigskin through the uprights for
the first successful conversion of
“Wee Willie” Smith, Idaho’s all
coast candidate, did not have
much chance to break into the
open. The big Oregon forwards
broke through the featherweight
Idaho line, time and time again,
to stop him for a loss. Late in
the fourth period he returned to
the game, after being out for a
quarter, and single-handed fought
his way to Idaho’s one first down
from scrimmage. His performance
was an epic of midget resistance
against the towering Webfoot
Temple, Mikulak Star
Mark Temple and “Iron Mike”
Mikulak led the way for the win
ners. Temple played a sparkling
game in the first half with one
eye concealed by a bandage. Lohg
gains by Temple and his running
mate. Leighton Gee, put the ball
in position for the first two Ore
gon touchdowns. Mikulak was at
his best on the defense. Parke
showed class in the ball carrying
Bernie Hughes played 55 min
utes of first class ball at the cen
ter position, as did Gardner Frye
at tackle, and Butch Morse at end.
Morse and Frye were the big fac
tors in the fast charging Webfoot
line which broke through on every
play to hurry the visitors' passes
Idaho made but one first down
from scrimmage, that coming in
the third quarter. They scored
two first downs from passes. Ore
gon amassed a total of 16 first
downs from scrimmage.
The passing of both teams was
weak. McCue was forced to hurry
his throws because of the light
ness of the Idaho line, while Tem
ple and Van Vliet could never find
The lineups: •
Morse .LE. Fowlea
Eagle .LT. Klumb
Cuppoletti .LG. Nutting
Hughes .C. Swann
Clark .RG. Berg
Frye .. RT. McCue
Pozzo .RE. Garst
Parke ..... Q. W. Smith
Temple .LH. Jacoby
Gee .RH. Norby
Mikulak .F. Cordon
Officials: referee, Jack Friel,
Pullman; umpire, Wade Williams,
Portland; head linesman, Ralph
Coleman, Corvallis; field judge,
Eldon Jenne, Portland.