Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 19, 1934, Image 1

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Much Activity
Awaits Men of
Press Meeting
Visitors to Have Genera
Session in Morning
Newspaper Codes Form Principa
Topic of Discussion; Dinner,
Cinema in Evening
A day full of events awaits thf
Oregon newspaper men attending
the sixteenth annual Oregon press
conference, being held in the
school of journalism.
The publishers will have to get
up this morning with the students
having S o’clocks to attend group
breakfasts at the Eugene hotel,
followed by registration in the
Journalism building.
General Session Slated
The first general session of the
conference will be held at 9:45
a. m. in room 105 Journalism
building, with Merle R. Chessman,
Astorian - Budget, president, in
charge. Committees will be ap
pointed at this time.
Speakers at this session will be
Floyd L. Sparks, San Francisco,
“Advertising Under the ‘New
Deal,’ ’’ and O. C. Harn, Chicago,
managing director Audit Bureau
of Circulations, “A. B. C. and the
Smaller Newspapers.”
Announcement Due
The Sigma Delta Chi contest
announcement will also be made.
Judges for this event are David
Foulkes, Morning Oregonian; John
Anderson, Eugene Morning News,
and Lucien P. Arant, Baker Dem
At noon the meeting will ad
journ for luncheon, to be held at
the Anchorage. The A. P. and
U. P. will meet upstairs, while a
no-host luncheon is being held in
the main dining room, R. C. Hall,
superintendent of the University]
press, presiding. Eric W. Allen, j
dean of the school of journalism, I
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Request for Grants
For Next Year Should
Be in Before Jan. 24
Faculty members intending
to apply for grants from the
general research council for
next year should send tentative
descriptions and budgeted esti
mates to their departmental
chairman or to Dr. C. V. Boyer,
Dr. H. R. Taylor, or Dr. R. R.
Huestis before Wednesday,
January 24, reports Dr. R. H.
Seashore of the psychology de
These requests will be passed
upon by the council at that
time as a basis for making
budget requests for the coming
year. Further information may
be obtained from Dr. Seashore,
phone local 348.
Art School Uses
Clay Here From
far-A way Illinois
f Did you know that the clay used
^ in pottery making at the art
school comes all the way from
Illinois? It seems that Illinois
, clay is the purest and most inex
I pensive of the good clays which
can be found for making pottery.
Oregon has its clay, but it is
not strong enough to stand the
extreme heat to which the clay is
subjected, or it may melt down
and leave holes in the finished
product. After a long and pro
found search, Illinois clay has
proved most suitable.
Eugene Gleemen
To Give Concert
In Salem Tonight
Appearance Is Second in Series
Of Goodwill Tour; 80
In Chorus
The Eugene Gleemen will make
the second of their series of good
will appearances in neighboring
cities tonight at Salem, where
they will present a concert similar
to the one given at McArthur
court December 10. Their pro
gram will be staged in the Salem
armory under the sponsorship of
Salem Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis
clubs, proceeds to be turned over
to the Boy Scouts of that city.
In addition to the usual pro
gram, the chorus will accompany
Don Eva, tenor, in his solo num
ber, "Serenade” from the opera
“Student Prince.” George Bishop,
in a special request number, will
sing “Old Man River.”
The 80 members of the chorus
will leave for the capital city at
3 o’clock this afternoon in auto
mobiles. They will be the guests
of the Salem chamber of com
merce at a dinner there preceding
their appearance.
Geology Classes
See Art Display
From Own Angle
Fidelity in Desert, Volcanic, Glacial
Topography Especially Noted
In Skinner Collection
Anyone who chanced to visit the
Skinner collection in the art build
ing yesterday afternoon, might
have been slightly puzzled by a
group of students who scrutinized
each painting minutely, while
making learned allusions to “for
mations,” “erosion,” and “strata.”
Certainly these are not terms com
monly used in criticizing this type
of artistry.
Viewing these paintings was a
regular assignment of the geology
class, which was taken on a per
sonal tour of the exhibition by C.
B. Skinner, husband of the artist,
who is himself interested in min
ing. Mrs. Skinner brought out
with remarkable fidelity the geo
logic features of the Death Valley
section of southern California
which she depicted.
The geology students will be re
quired to know and will be graded
upon their observation of three
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'Reds’ Menace? Permeates
Campus as Lawyers Arg
The “red menace” has invaded
the Oregon campus!
And it was through the medium
of ink—plain, ordinary writing ink
—that communism made its first
It all happened yesterday, at an
apparently harmless law school
student body meeting. The meet
ing had been called, supposedly, to
make plans for a dance—when sud
denly the “reds” entered the
scene, making all such minor de
tails as a dance fade into the back
“Free ink! Free ink!” The cry
rang through the room where the
students were assembled. It was
the platform of the “reds.” The
cry was taken up by others—it be
came louder and louder. "What
does it mean ?” the unknowing
ones asked each other.
Finally one of the communist
leaders arose, and amidst cheers
and hisses made known the reason
for the action which brought the
“red menace” to the campus.
It seems that law school stu
dents are continually running out
of ink while taking notes. A small
thing--but it caused a great re
sult. For it was on this fact that
the communist’s program was
“We want free ink!” cried the
“red” leader. “If everyone gives a
small sum of money, we can buy
two gallons of ink, which will be
used communistically by every,
It was indeed a grave moment
when the free ink question was
put to a vote. The very founda
; tions of the University were at
! stake—would communism win ?
| “All those in favor of free ink
please say ‘aye.’ ”
A loud chorus of “eyes.”
“All those opposed.”
An equally loud chorus.
“We’ll have a standing vote. All
in favor of free ink please stand.”
The room held its breath. Three
students rose.
The room burst into loud cheers.
Communism was downed! “I will
now appoint the committees for
the pre-legal dance”—the minor
business of the meeting had begun.
The three “reds” shank back in
their seats. But they had done the
damage—communism has- entered
this University!
iP. S.—The correctness of de
tails in this article is not guaran
teed. Law students were still too
upset to be very accurate when
interviewed yesterday afternoon.
Eight Men and a Cup
All take a prominent part in the activities of the sixteenth annual Oregon Press conference, which begun yesterday and
will continue through tomorrow. The three men in the top left group are, from top to bottom, W. Verne McKinney, past
president of the Oregon State Editorial association; Harris Ellsworth, now president of the O. S. E. A.; and Ben It. Litfin,
treasurer of the group. Below on the left is the cup presented by Sigma Delta Chi to the winner of the best weekly con
test. The middle group, from top to bottom, includes Merle It. Chessman, president of the Oregon Press conference; George
i. TurnbuH, professor of journalism and secretary of the conference; and Eric W. Allen, dean of the school of journalism.
e upper picture on the right, is that of Floyd L. Sparks of San Francisco, who will address the conference at its general
session this morning. Below is O. C. Harn of Chicago, managing director of the Audit Bureau of Circulations, who will
also speak this morning.
Decoration Plans
For Artists’ Ball
Made Tentatively
Beaux Arts Dance Will Be Staged
On February 2 in Gerlinger
Hall; Charge 75 Cents
Miriam Henderson and Ralph
Schomp are co-chairmen for the
Beaux Arts ball, which is to he
held Friday, February 2, at Ger
linger hall. All art students may
invite guests, the price being set
at 75 cents a couple.
Other committee heads appoint
ed for the dance are Norris Per
kins, tickets; Gerry McGonigle,
floor; Mary Ming, decorations;
Frank Wilke, publicity.
Tentative plans for the decora
tions are elaborate. Costumes are
required, and in the years past it
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Committees Appointed
For Law School Dance
Committees for the annual law
school dance were appointed a
meeting of the law school student
body yesterday.
Students on the committee are
Sig Seashore, Eugene Laird, Bob
Hunter, and Stan Brooks. They
will make general plans for the
dance, which will be held during
this term, although the date is not
yet settled.
Students Study Hard
Never, within the memories of
library attendants, have students
studied as intensely at the begin
ning of a term as they are doing
now. Unusually large numbers of
undergraduate as well as grad
uate students are making use of
library facilities, keeping the staff
exceedingly busy.
Winter Organ Series
Displaced by Concerts
John Stark Evans, professor of
organ, will not give the popular
Sunday afternoon organ concerts
this term as he has in the past.
The full schedule of A. S. U. O.
concerts, which are slated for sev
eral Sundays during the term, was
given as his reason for this de
cision. Evans also is recovering
from an illness contracted during
vacation, and does not feel able to
attempt the strenuous practice
which such a series would entail.
Orides Plans Meeting
Orides, independent women’s or
ganization, plans an informal so
cial meeting tor January 29. Lo
veda Mann, junior in education, is
chairman of the committee for ar
Rehearsals for
Presentation Are
Begun by Players
Nearly 25 Amateur Actors and
Actresses Prepare for Work
In Studio Group
Madame Castinelli, Peg Woffing
ton, and God have been discovered
and the studio plays are beginning
rehearsals in preparation for their
presentation early in February.
Approximately 25 amateur actors
and actresses will make their de
but at this time.
Bejamin Saltzman, Laurence
Langston, and Jo Poor are the
players in "Paste Pearls,” which is
being directed by Carl Gross.
Ida Markusen is directing "Four
Flushers” with a cast composed of
Gwynn Caverhill, Charlotte Eld
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8:00 a. m.—Group breakfasts, Eugene hotel.
9:30 a. m.—Registration, Journalism building, University campus.
9:45 a. m.—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; Lurien P. Arant, Baker Democrat-Herald,
12:00 m.—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,
Roseburg 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 he 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 Gamma Alpha Chi, women’s journalism and
advertising fraternities, at a tea in Alumni hall,
Gerlinger building, from 3:30 to 5:30 p. m.
9:45 a. m.—General session, room 105, Journalism building. Merle
R. Chessman presiding.
A nnouncements.
“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 table discussion.
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 Hood River News, best 1932
weekly newspaper—Donald Caswell, president, Sig
ma Delta Chi.
Award to Oregon’s best 1933 weekly or seml-weekly
Can You Orateon
Peace? There9s
Chance for Cash
The University's tryouts for the
right to compete in the state
Peace Oratorical contest will be
held February 1, an announcement
appearing on the speech division’s
bulletin board revealed yesterday.
The contest is sponsored
throughout the United States by
the Inter-Collegiate Peace associ
ation, through funds made avail
able by the Mesdames Louisa and
Helen Seabury of Massachusetts,
who have provided awards of $50,
$30, and $20 to winners of compe
titions in each state.
The announcement urged all
students interested in entering
tryouts for the right to represent
the University in the state con
test to communicate with the
speech division at once.
Students Launch
Investigation of
Books of ASUO
Landye Heads Committee of Ten
Conducting New Probe;
Comment Withheld
An investigation of the books of
the Associated Students was in
progress yesterday by the commit
tee of ten students headed by Jim
Landye, which recently proposed
that student body membership be
made optional.
The students on this committee
paid that part of their winter term
registration fees that is budgeted
for the A. S. U. O. under protest,
claiming that the payment should
not be compulsory.
Landye refused to make any
comment on the work of the com
mittee, other than that the books
were being examined.
Russian Theater
Will Be Featured
At Senior Dance
Stenciled Silhouettes and Brilliant
Overhanging Canopy Chosen
As Ball Motit
A Russian theater with gayly
decorated panels, stenciled sil
houettes, and brilliant overhang
ing canopy will form the back
ground for the Senior ball to be
given Saturday, January 27, in
Gerlinger hail, Frances Johnston,
chairman of decorations an
nounced yesterday.
Ralph Schomp and Harold Price
who have been engaged to do the
decorating and constructing, have
plans nearly complete and plan to
start work immediately.
Tickets will be sold at various
organizations to all but freshman
men, who are not allowed to at
tend the formal.
Demand for College
Catalogs Is Growing
Catalogs of other universities
and colleges are in much demand
now in the English reserve library,
according to Mrs. Maybelle Riet
man, librarian in that department.
Use of the catalogs, of which the
library has a large number, is
much greater at present than it
has ever been, she reports.
Large eastern colleges’ catalogs
are asked for more than any oth
ers, although a good share of the
requests are for those of small in
Oregon, O.S.C.
Vie Tonight in
Corvallis Gym
Squads Figlil for Chance
At Huskies
Gemmell May Start in Webfoots’
Opening Lineup; Regular
Group Intact
The second battle of the Ore
gon-Oregon State basketball war
will be fought tonight, when the
Webfoots meet the Beavers in the
men’s gym at Corvallis at 7:30
Both teams will be at a fever
pitch when the first whistle blows
—Oregon fighting to retain her
undisputed second place position
in the northern division and Ore
gon State battling for a tie with
the Webfoots in the conference
Coaches Bill Reinhart and Slats
Gill report their men to be in good
physical condition for the tilt.
Willard Jones, stellar sophomore
center for the Ducks, has almost
recovered from a knee injury sus
tained in practice early last week,
and will be set for a good evening.
Bob Miller, reserve center, aggra
vated an old knee injury Wednes
day, but is not seriously handi
A rumored change in the Ore
gon lineup for tonight is that Ron
Gemmell may start in the forward
position formerly played by Bill
Berg. Gemmell has been working
at Berg’s post for the greater
share of the time in practice this
week, and the side-line strategists
predict that he will get the start
ing call. The balance of the local
quintet will take the floor intact.
Guard Position Open
Who is to fill one guard posi
tion on the Orange five is still
undecided. Carl Lenchitsky, a
husky two-year letterman at that
post, is not playing up to par, and
Gill is trying out several different
players in an attempt to discover
a working combination.
Fred Hill, letterman; Jim Heart
well, reserve two years ago; and
Bob Bergstrom, sophomore, have
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Campus Calendar
Report of an assembly scheduled
for this morning at 10 o’clock is
unfounded, according to Dean Carl
W. Onthank, who attributes the
rumor to a belief that Whiting
Williams’ talk would be given to
day. Williams will address the stu
dent body at 10 o’clock, January
Free social swim for men and
women, women’s pool, 7:30 to 9
tonight. Towels and suits furnished
A combined meeting of the folk
lore and nature groups of the Phil
omelete is to be held at 4 this af
ternoon in the A. W. S. room of
Mary Spiller hall.
Orldes, independent women, will
meet Monday, at 7:30, in Women’s
lounge of Gerlinger. Dean Schwer
ing will speak on correct clothes.
Please be prompt.
fRobertson Best Basketball
Player on Coast’ Says Miller
“Spook Robertson is the best
basketball player on the coast,”
says Bob Miller (Bob is a pal of
Spook), but Spook's mind runs in
the same channel, for he adds his
little say, “I admit it.”
Spook says that L. H. Gregory,
sport editor for the Oregonian, is
also a good pal of his, hence the
“captain” publicity. Gregory calls
him Jackson Robertson although
the name is Jack to everyone else.
Baldy is Robertson’s new nick
name, bestowed upon him by his
basketball colleagues. Why? No
tice the haircut. He claims to
have fallen asleep in the barber
chair and says, “No sane man
would have a haircut like this,”
but is that any proof?
When asked what his major is,
Spook thoughtfully scratched his
head and then answered, “Eco
nomics, but I never study—too
many outside interests.” Robert
son expects to become a profes
sional athlete when he graduates
from college.
“Reinhart made me what I am
today,” said Spook, and he claims
to have never played basketball
until he entered the University of
Oregon four years ago. Robert
son, unlike his modest self, for
gets he was a star on the maple
court at Lincoln high in Portland,
where he made the city all-star
team for two years. This is his
third year on Oregon's varsity.
Robertson says that the easiest
thing he has to do is to train, and
as for women, “they are only a
necessary evil.”
The Webfoot ace was born in
Alaska and moved to Portland
when he was two years old, but
nevertheless, the blood of the
north is in his veins, for ice hockey
is his favorite game.
“I gave up a very promising fu
ture in baseball to come to col
lege,” remarked the high-point