Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 18, 1934, Image 1

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Campus Beer
Is Threatened
Issuance of Licenses
May Be Restricted
Meeting Will Be Arranged When
Onthank Returns; Statements
Made by Stoddard, Large
With another campus eating es
tablishment serving beer, and all
campus stores reporting orderly
conduct by students, it became
doubtful yesterday whether the
Knox liquor bill, which has not yet
gone into effect, will permit the
sale of beer in a University zone.
Provisions of the bill give the state
licensing agency permission to re
fuse licenses to establishments in
close proximity to schools and
Issuance of state licenses may
be restricted to any dealer. The
commission may refuse to issue li
censes to any store within a defin
ite zone yet to be determined, ac
cording to George H.- McMorran,
chairman of the state liquor board.
Special Line on Blanks
A line is being provided on the
blanks, now being printed, for the
dealer to fill in information per
taining to his proximity to a school
or church.
McMorran has recommended
that a conference be arranged be
tween student body officers and
administration officials, who are
opposing the sale of beer at cam
pus stores, to reconcile their dif
ferences. The conclusions arrived
at at this meeting could be used 1
as a basis for determining the pol
icy of the state liquor board in re
gard to a University zone.
Meeting JPlanned
As Karl W. On thank, dean of
personnel, who was responsible for
the campus ruling, is out of town,
the meeting will be arranged when
he returns, probably tomorrow.
In a statement made yesterday
on the subject of the campus sale
of beer, Tom Stoddard, assistant
graduate manager, said, “I am
very pleased that beer is here and
students are not forced to leave
the campus and habitate unsavory
places where hard liquors are also
sold to indulge in a pastime that
I consider a perfectly conventional
one. I believe that from the dis
ciplinary standpoint, the thing is
self-governed. No student who de
sires to remain in the University
will become intoxicated during
class hours, if only because of the
severe University penalties on the
Mayor Elisha Large of Eugene,
said unofficially yesterday that the
city had no more jurisdiction in
the matter.
Essay Contest of $100
Sponsored by League
Announcement of the William H.
Baldwin essay contest for 1934, in
volving a cash prize of $100, was
posted yesterday on the bulletin
board in the basement of the old
The contest is sponsored by the
National Municipal league, and is
for essays written on one of the
five stated subjects concerning mu
nicipal government. Contestants
are restricted to undergraduate
students in colleges or universi
ties offering courses in municipal
May 15, 1934, is the closing date
of the contest. Further details may
be obtained from the National Mu
nicipal league.
Rossoti Gets Request
For Budget Statement
In AS GO Controversy
Yesterday's only develop
ment in the controversy over
optional student bodv member
ship, proposed by a committee
headed by Dick Neuberger and
Jim Landye, was a request re
j ceived by Hugh E. Rosson,
graduate manager, for inform
| ation concerning A. S. U. O.
budget figures for 1933 and sev
eral previous years.
Rosson told the Emerald last
night that the books of the A.
8. U. O. would be open to the
investigators when they ar
Dance for Senior
Class Scheduled
For January 27
Ball tn Be Given in Gerlinger Hall
Amidst Russian Atmosphere;
Committee Named
The annual Senior ball will be
given in Gerlinger hall Saturday
evening, January 27, it was an
nounced last night by Howard
Bobbitt, named chairman of the
yearly event by Ed Martindale,
president of the senior class.
A Russian theme and back
ground will predominate at the af
fair, with more complete plans to
be announced within a few days.
Possibility of obtaining Archie
Loveland’s band, which has been
performing in Portland, to furnish
music was declared good.
Assisting Bobbitt will be John
Casey, assistant chairman; Harold
Birkinshaw, music; Prances John
ston, decorations; Helen Burns, re
freshments; Chick Burrow, public
ityf Bernice Baynard, programs;
Marion Vinson, patrons and pa
tronesses; Stanley Haberlach, shs
tronesses; Stanley Haberlach,
cleanup; Biff Nilsson, tickets; and
Jim Ferguson, construction.
Business Student
To Go to Harvard
James Dutton, senior in the
school of business administration,
will attend the Harvard graduate
school of business next year. The
Harvard school offers a two-year
course in the most advanced meth
ods of business administration.
Several of the best students
from the University of Oregon
business school have atteended the
Harvard graduate school, among
them being Ronald Robnett, grad
uated from here in 1928, who act
ed as assistant graduate manager
up until his entrance to Harvard.
According to last word received
here, he is at the head of his class
and a member of the honor so
Prof. John M. Rae, of the school
of business administration, will in
terview any students who are de
sirous of attending Harvard. All
applications must be in by the
first of April. The enrollment is
limited, however, and selections
will be in order of application, he
Three Spanish Plays
To Be Given This Term
Three one-act plays are to be
given this term by members of the
Spanish club, Marie Saccomanno,
president, announced today.
Tryouts for the plays, which are
to be given in Spanish, will be held
next week, and practice will begin
at that time.
Names of the plays, which will
be produced during February, are
“La Broma,” “El Joven Medico In
fortunado,” and “Una Disputa.”
Dagmar Haugen9 Neal Bush
NamedMostCourteous of All
Men, doff those hats!
Women, be ready to bow!
And everyone, put on that poker
face, to conceal all traces of jeal
ousy at the news which is about
to come. For the winners of Phi
Theta Upsilon's politeness contest
have at last been selected . . .
Miss Dagmar Haugen is Ore
gon's most courteous coed; and
Neal Bush the campus Sir Walter
Both winners will be presented
with a ticket to the Gamma Alpha
Chi fashion dance, and Miss Hau
gen will receive in addition a cor
sage, donated by Lester McDonald
of the College Flower shop.
Honorable mention was given to
those students whose politeness
almost reached the height of Miss
Haugen and Bush. Women receiv
ing honorable mention are Adele
Sheehy, Bernice Baynard, Rosa
lind Gray, Jean Lewis, and Mar
gery Thayer. Men are Sterling
Green, Eddie Schweiker, Tom
Tongue, Dick Near, and Gil Wel
Miss Haugen declined to make
a statement concerning her selec
tion, showing by her actions that
she was astonished at such a deci
sion. Miss Haugen is well quali
fied for politeness, since she is
president of Charm school, one of
the Philomelete hobby groups.
Neal Bush, who was junior class
president last year, was likewise
astonished at the news; and, when
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Faculty Gives
Entire Support
To Dr. Boyer
Military Training Paper
Presented-at Meeting
Resolution of Professors Assures
New President of Hearty
The faculty of the University
yesterday pledged “to our newly
elected head full and unqualified
cooperation and support in pro
tecting and safeguarding the in
terests of the institution and in
promoting its ideals and extending
its services to the commonwealth
of Oregon,” at its regular meet
ing in Johnson hall. The resolu
tion assured Dr. C. V. Boyer,
newly elected president of the
University, of the complete sup
port of the faculty.
A petition of a group of stu
dents on the campus to make mili
tary training optional instead of
required for the University male
undergraduates, was forwarded to
a special committee of the faculty
yet to be appointed.
Colonel Barker Appears
When the petition was brought
before the faculty, Colonel Fred
erick A. Barker, professor of mili
tary science and tact, asked that
it be referred to the minor facul
ties council, which consists of the
military and home economic de
partments. Professor L. S. Cress
man's amendment to have the pe
tition sent to a special faculty
committee was carried. Dr. C. V.
Boyer will appoint the committee.
The faculty also approved the
new courses which had previously
been - presented to the academic
council, and they will be included
in this year’s catalogue.
Resolution Given
The complete text of the resolu
tion regarding the support given
Dr. Boyer read:
“Whereas, under the unified
system of higher education in
Oregon provision was made for
presidents of the two major insti
tutions; and
“Whereas, following the inves
tigation by the official committee
of the American Association of
University Professors and as a
consequence of a recommendation
that executive heads be appointed
at Eugene and Corvallis as a
means to the establishment of
confidence in the institutions and
the administration of their af
fairs, the board of higher educa
tion has designated our colleague,
Dean C. V. Boyer, as acting presi
dent of the University; and
“Whereas, the faculty of the
University have full confidence in
the sound scholarship, the integ
rity, courage, and impartiality of
Dr. Boyer,
“Be it resolved that the faculty
of the University pledge to our
newly elected head full and un
qualified cooperation and support
in protecting and safeguarding the
interests of the institution and in
promoting its ideals and extending
its services to the commonwealth
of Oregon.”
Campus Calendar
Important meeting of all girls ;
in the Sophomore stunt for Coed
Capers at the College Side at 4:30
this afternoon.
All girls in the junior stunt for
the Coed Capers meet today at 3
in room 4, Johnson.
Meeting of the Arts League to
day at 2:00 in 107, Art building.
Ded Deutsche Verein meets to
night at 8:00 in Westminster
Interfraternity council will meet
this afternoon at 4:00 in 110 John
Girls’ Guild will meet tonight at
9 at Westminster house. All girls
are invited.
Kwamas please be at the An
chorage at 12 noon for an impor
tant meeting. Bring 35 cents for
lunch, term dues, and be prompt.
W. A. A. mass meeting this af
ternoon at 4:00 in Woman’s lounge,
Gerlinger hall.
Charm school meeting at 4 in
A. W. S. room in Mary Spiller hall
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T - -
, Outspoken Review of
, Emerald Music Critic
Brings More Protests
The Emerald's music critic is
still "on the spot” fgor his out
j spoken criticism of Sunday’s
| concert of the University sym
| phony brchestra. The following
I letter was received yesterday
from a prominent student musi
j cian, who was quite willing to
j sign his name, except for the
] fact that it would inject even
; more of the personal element
into the dispute than has al
ready been injected.
Lack of space and the late
hour at which the letter was
received prevent its being pub
lished this morning. The mis
sive will be printed in its en
tirety tomorrow.
Dr. Keppel Visits *
Warner Museum
During Stay Here
President of Carnegie Corporation
Meets Research Committee
In Art Appreciation
Dr. Fred Keppel. president of the
Carnegie corporation, visited the
University campus for a short tihie
Tuesday before leaving for Seattle,
Washington. He met Professor
John J. Landsbury, R. W. Leigh
ton, R. H. Seashore, and Noland
B. Zane, who are members of the
committee for research in art ap
preciation, which is being financed
by the Carnegie corporation.
Dr. Keppel, accompanied by E.
F. Lawrence, dean of the art
school, visited the museum, where
Mrs. Gertrude B. Warner showed
him the art exhibit. He also heard
the report of the summer session
for art teachers under the auspic
es of the American Institute of
Architects, the funds of which are
supplied by the Carnegie corpora
tion. Harvard university and the
University of Oregon have been
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Students Seek
Optional Basis
In ROTC Work
Petition Given to Faculty
At Meeting
Matter Placed in Hands of Group
To Be Named by Dr. Boyer
For Investigation
A petition signed by 25 students
of the University asking that mili
tary training be made optional for
male undergraduates, was read
before the regular meeting of the
faculty yesterday, and referred on
to a special committee yet to be
appointed by Dr. C. V. Boyer, act
ing president of tne University.
The complete petition, which
was tendered by the Student Com
mittee of Compulsory Military
Training, headed by Wallace J.
Campbell, graduate student in so
ciology, reads as follows:
“To the Faculty of the University
of Oregon:
“We, the undersigned students
of the University of Oregon, do
hereby respectfully submit the
following petition for your consid
“WHEREAS: the Oregon Code,
Section 35, 4707, 1930 Edition,
Volume 2, vests in the faculty of
the University the power to pre
scribe the course of study to be
pursued in the University,
“AND WHEREAS: the federal
law provides that military train
ing be offered at all state univer
sities but that it be made com
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i'\ «. > M . , \
Student Body Finances
Yesterday the Emerald presented a review of the financial
difficulties of the Associated Students in the past eight years. It
showed that the A. S. U. O.’s credit has been seriously imperiled in
the past, but is now approaching a firm basis, despite the fact that
at the beginning of the present school year it was indebted to the
extent of about $80,000. An exceptionally successful football sea
son, such a season as may occur once in five years, will reduce that
debt considerably, and the normal income from the student building
fees will, by the end of the year, have brought tlie. indebtedness
down to approximately $30,000.
What will be the financial situation if the plan for optional
membership proposed by Dick Neuberger, Jim Landye, and eight
other students is successful? How far would the activities of the
Associated Students be curtailed? How would the credit of the A.
S. U. O. be affected by the change? How would a possible curtail
ment of the A. S. U. O.’s program of activities affect enrollment at
the University? To what extent is the cultural program of the
A. S. U. O. beneficial and worthy of continuation? How many stu
dents are financially so distressed that they would have to forego
membership in the association?
Those are the problems that must be confronted. The question
of optional membership Is not as simple a matter as the mere ex
emption of students from payment of student fees.
An analysis of present yearly expenditures of the A. S. U. O.
will give a clear idea of how much money is required to maintain
its varied activities. From this analysis may be omitted consid
eration of the athletic department, since the sports program, year
in and year out, is largely self-supporting. Deficits in any given
year may be made up in the next year.
At present the program of the A. S. U. O. is contracted to its
fullest extent. Student officials believe that the present year’s
budget, the lowest in many years, restricts too narrowly the field
of activities which may be carried on. (For instance, the Emerald
is operating on a total budget of about $9,000, only $4050 of which
comes from student fees. In recent years the Emerald’s total out
lay' has been as high as $14,000—but this was in a year w'hen stu
dent enrollment hovered at the 3300 mark.) Furthermore, it was
made up in a period of low prices—various contracts were signed at
figures which it wiii be impossible to secure again.
Although a summary of this year’s non-athletic budget ex
penses cannot be considered typical, then, the Emerald presents
them as a tentative analysis of the lowest figure obtainable at
which the activities of the A. S. U. O. can be operated on their pres
ent basis:
Emerald .$ 4050.00
Forensics . 387.67
Student administration . 694.33
A- W- S.'. 192.46
Philomelete . 60.00
"• A- A.* 172.00
Concerts . 422.50
Band . 1680.00
Orchestra . 225.00
Administration (general) .•. 3188.34
Miscellaneous . 250.00
Interest cost on indebtedness . 2080.00
Insurance . 250.00
Total .$12,152.30
To this must be added the payment from student body funds of
a deficit of some three or four hundred dollars on publication of the
Oregana; at present the loss on the year book cannot be estimated
O ° V*'0"
Some provision should be made, we feel it fair to point out,
for an upward revision of these figures in future years. Interval
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JANUARY 18, 19, AND 20, 1934
3:00 p. ni.—Executive committee meeting, Oregon State Editorial
association, Eugene hotel.
6:30 p. m.—Annual publishers' round table and dinner, Eugene ho
tel, E. B. Aldrich, Pendleton East Oregonian, pre
8:00 a. m.—Group breakfasts, Eugene hotel.
9:30 a. ni.—Registration, Journalism building. University campus.
9:45 a. ni.—General session, room 105, Journalism building. Merle
R. Chessman, Astorian-Budget, Astoria, president.
Appointment of committees.
“Advertising Under the ‘New Deal’ ”—Floyd L. Sparks,
San Francisco.
“A. B. C. and the Smaller Newspapers”—O. C. Ham,
Chicago, managing director, Audit Bureau of Circu
Sigma Delta Chi contest announcement—David Foulkes,
Morning Oregonian; John Anderson, Eugene Morn
ing News; Lucien P. Arant, Baker Democrat-Herald,
12:00 in.—Adjournment for luncheon.
A. P.—Anchorage (upstairs).
U. P.—Anchorage (upstairs).
No-host luncheon—Anchorage (main dining room), R.
C. Hall, school of journalism, presiding.
“Go West, Young Man, Go West”—Dean Eric W. Allen,
school of journalism.
1 :30 p. m.—Business meeting, Oregon State Editorial association,
room 105, Journalism building. Harris Ellsworth,
Koseburg News-Review, president.
“Newspaper Publishing and Printing Codes”—general
“What the New Codes Are Doing to Advertising’'"—W.
F. G. Thacher, school of journalism.
“Does Your Newspaper Accept Liquor Advertising?”—
roll call.
Report from every member present.
6:30 p.m.—Annual banquet, courtesy Eugene chamber of com
merce, Osburn hotel. Dean Eric W. Allen, toast
9:30 p. m.—“Golden Years of Progress”—Colonial theater, 11th and
The museum of art will be open from 3 to 5 p. m. Con
ference guests will be especially welcome.
Ladies of the conference will be guests of Theta Sigma
Phi and Gntnma Alpha Chi, women’s journalism and
advertising fraternities, at a tea in Alumni hali,
Gerlinger building, from 3:30 to 5:30 p. m.
9:45 a. m.—General session, room 105, Journalism building. Merle
R. Chessman presiding.
“Covering the State House and Legislature”—A. L.
Lindbeck, Salem. %
“Converting a Non-Advertiser"—Joe C. Brown, Red
mond Spokesman.
Weeklies’ departmental, room 105. Steen M. Johnson,
Sheridan Sun, presiding.
Round fable dWussioh.
Dailies’ departmental, room 101. Merle R. Chessman
Round table discussion.
12:00 m,—No-host luncheon, men’s dormitory, University campus.
Oregon Emerald, Sigma Delta Chi, Alpha Delta
Sigma. Sterling Green, Oregon Daily Emerald,
Reports of conference committees.
Election of officers.
Award of certificate to llood River News, best 1932
weekly newspaper—Donald Caswell, president, Sig
ma Delta Chi.
Award to Oregon’s best 1933 weekly or semi-weekly
Rehearsals Start
For Many Plays
In Guild Theater
Two Mujor Performances Slated;
‘Gods of the Mountain’
To Appear First
Two major performances are in
rehearsal under Mrs. Ottilie Sey
bolt, director of dramatics, and
eight short plays are commencing
rehearsal under the direction of as
many student directors.
The first of the two major
plays to be presented is “Gods of
the Mountain," by Lord Dunsany.
It will be given Wednesday, Jan
uary 31, and Saturday, February
3. Although the entire cast for the
play has not been assembled, the
principals are already at work.
The seven beggars who unwisely
attempt to impersonate the Gods
are played by Harry McCall, Bill
Thienes, Ed Pinney, Boyd Jackson,
Frank Arrell, Burdette Nicklaus,
Ted Karafotias, and Bill Schloth.
There are to be two performances,
with Karafotias and Schloth shar
ing honors on different evenings as
Agmar, leader of the beggars.
Agmar and his companions are
comparable to the racketeers of
today. It is upon the ancient city
of Kongros that they attempt to
exercise their wiles. The people of
this village appear in large num
bers in the story, under the guid
ance of their three chief citizens,
played on this occasion by Burt
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Tickets Available for
Oregon-Oregon State
Struggle in Corvallis
A limited number of tickets
to the Oregon State basketball
game at Corvallis tomorrow
night are on sale at the grad
uate manager’s office in McAr
thur court at 40 cents each.
Students of the University
who plan to go to the game
should buy their tickets before
they leave, on account of the
possibility of all seats being
sold in Corvallis.
ROTC Marksmen
Report to Blythe
For First Match
Twenty-two Riflemen, Including
Six Veterans, Back at
Work on Range
Six veteran marksmen from last
year’s outstanding rifle team are
back at work on the rifie range at
the ROTC barracks getting the
“ole eye’’ in shape for the first big
match, which will take place dur
ing the week ending February 10.
The total rifle squad has been
cut down to 22 men, among whom
are several expert sharpshooters.
The six men who have returned
from last year's team are E. W.
Thomson, H. E. Neely, H. E. At
terbury, John Beard, Harold Price,
and B. J. Cross. W. H. Rice, a
member of the Oregon State col
lege rifle team of last year, has
also shown up well.
Sergeant Harvey Blythe, who is
coaching the squad, is highly
pleased by the fact that there are
six freshmen who have earned
themselves places on the squad.
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Annual Press
Meeting Slated
To Open Today
Full Weekend Planned
For Guests
Recognized Authorities on Phases
Of Newspaper Work Will
Give Addresses
The sixteenth annual Oregon
Press conference, which is to be
held in the school of journalism
beginning today and continuing
through Friday and Saturday, will
draw newspaper men from the en
tire state.
A full weekend of entertainment,
business discussions, and addresses
from newspaper men presenting
various problems and new plans
for the profession, is planned.
Some of the topics to be discussed
include advertising promotion, cir
culation problems, business recov
ery programs, and NRA codes for
newspapers and printing shops.
Activities for the visitors begin
today at 3 o’clock with an execu
tive committee meeting of the Ore
gon State Editorial Association,
which will be held at the Eugene
hotel. This evening the annual
publishers’ round table and diftner
will be held at the Eugene hotel,
with E. B. Aldrich, Pendleton East
Oregonian, presiding. Weekly edi
tors and publishers have always
been invited to attend and take
part in the round table discussions,
and in previous years have turned
out in large numbers. Originally
these round table affairs, which
were held before the conference,
were planned to give daily publish
ers and executives an opportunity
to discuss their individual prob
A group of recognized authori
ties on different phases of the
newspaper work will give address
es on a wide range of topics.
Among them Floyd L. Sparks, a
recognized advertising authority of
San Francisco, will be a leading
speaker on the subject of “Adver
tising Under the New Deal.” O. C.
Harn, managing director of the
Audit Bureau of Circulations, of
Chicago, will discuss circulation
problems with daily and weekly
publishers in their department
meetings. He will also address the
general session on the topic, “A.
B. C. and the Smaller Newspa
pers.” Dean Eric W. Allen, of the
Oregon school of journalism, will
speak on the subject, "Go West,
Young Man, Go West.”
College Asks for Book
Contributions from UO
Contributions of books for a col
lege library are requested in a let
ter received at the registrar’s of
fice and referred to M. H. Doug
lass, librarian, yesterday. The
school is Rider college, of Trenton,
New Jersey. It has a student body
of 800.
The letter states that the college
is making an effort to build up a
library for the aid of its worthy
students who are receiving finan
cial assistance in obtaining their
education. Names of donors of
books for the collection are to be
enscrolled and placed upon the li
brary walls.
The library of this University
will probably donate several vol
umes of which it has duplicate
copies, such as text books and Eng
lish classics, Douglass stated yes
Fruit, Ovaltine, Philosophy,
Pie, Eggs, Aviution-Olinger
Important things are often done
up in small packages.
And here is the secret to this
smallest basketball player's great
success: "Ovaltine is my favorite
beverage,” says Captain Gilbert
Ollnger, of the Oregon basketball
team, "and I must have my cod
liver oil twice a day. I neither
smoke, drink, nor chew, although
I run around with the girls that
Deep apple pie and poached eggs
on toast are the chief form of nu
trition before games.
Gib won’t verify it, but accord
ing to his teammates he is late to
practice every night except Sun
days. The postman arrives about
4 p. m. Figure that one out! He
also refutes all rumors of being
a heart-breaker, although he con
fesses that his may not be without
a few cracks.
Many offers for coaching and
also for professional basketball
playing do not daunt our famous
player from his ambition to be
come "the most promising fruiter
(fruit distributor) of all times,”
according to Jack Robertson, Bob
Miller, and Bud VanDine, his pals.
Gib's father has a large fruit ranch
at Milton, Oregon, and when Gib
graduates he expects to settle
down to the fruit business on the
old homestead.
Aviation is Olinger's favorite
hobby, and he has only a few more
hours of flying before he will be
eligible for a pilot’s license. His
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