Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 30, 1934, Image 1

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State Board Rejects Optional ASUO Membership
Special Group
Votes Against
Bid of Students
Oral Flareups Feature
Morning Session
Action on Callison Bonus Delayed
During Negotiation for
Coaching Contracts
PORTLAND, Jan. 29.—(Special
to the Emerald)—A proposal to
make membership in the Associ
ated Students of the University
of Oregon optional rather than
compulsory, advocated, by a com
mittee of 10 students, was. re
jected today by the state board
of higher education, upon recom
mendation of a special student
welfare committee of the board.
The case for and against op
tional membership was argued at
a morning session of the welfare
committee, with Tom Tongue,
president of the A. S. U. O., and
Hugh Rosson, graduate manager,
presenting figures to show that
optional membership is not feas
ible at present, and Jim Landye
and Dick Neuberger arguing for
the adoption of the optional plan.
Disallowance Recommended
The committee, consisting of E.
C. Sammons, C. A. Brand, and F.
E. Callister, recommended that,
the petition be disallowed, and the
recommendation was approved
unanimously by the board in its
afternoon session.
Action on a resolution of the
University executive council vot
ing Prince G. Callison, football
coach, a $1000 bonus for the cur
rent athletic season was post
poned, pending the outcome of ne
gotiations now in progress con
cerning new salary contracts for
Callison and Alonzo A. Stiner,
coach at Oregon State college.
Verbal Warfare Flares
The discussion of optional mem
bership in committee was marked
by some verbal flareups, in one
of which was mentioned the fact
that a constitutional amendment
proposing optional payment was
defeated at the last A. S. U. O.
Neuberger reminded the A. S.
U. O. representative that the de
feat had largely been caused by
the action of a “Committee of 50”
which illegally entered the Uni
versity Press and inserted hand
bills in the Oregon Daily Emerald.
Although Tongue was a member
of the Committee of 50, he denied
having any part in or previous
knowledge of the entry into the
Students Represented
Although only Landye and Neu
berger sjpoke, several students
visited the meeting in behalf of
optional membership, including
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New Course May
Be Inaugurated
If Profs Survive
Although not registered in the
catalog, a brand new course has
been added to the curriculum.
Qualifications will be a flivver, a
non-breakable frame, and a lot of
nerve. Professors will be those
members of the Phi Delt clan who
are still intact by the time the
course gets under way.
Last Saturday the professors
and students who abide at Condon
formed a wildly cheering gallery
for the preliminary tryout, pre
sumably to decide what Phi Delt
brother should be considered dean
of the new course. A wild race
between two flivvers was held be
tween the education building and
Condon hall. The center of the
track was a pile of dirt from a
hole being dug there. The track
itself was the fresh green carpet
of the campus.
The whole frat crowded the side
walk and cheered the jouncing rac
ers, as a man with a flag started
them off. Around and around they
went, three times, and each time
around the starter lowered the
flag and indicated the laps yet to
The name of the winner may
soon be divulged.
New Publication
Issued for First
Time Yesterday
Division of Educational System
Puts Out Extension Star for
State-Wide Circulation
A new publication, the Exten
sion Star, representing the exten
sion division of Oregon higher
education, made its first appear
ance yesterday. The policy of the
Star is to link “the various activi
ties of the extension work to
gether so a well rounded and com
pleted picture of what is being
done in the field of adult educa
tion and betterment can be ob
The class in journalistic writing
of the Portland extension center
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Sigma Delta Chi
Will Initiate Five
Perhaps you have wondered
what those small linotype slugs
were in the lapels of our leading
campus journalists. You deserve
to be enlightened—they are the
pledge pins of Sigma Delta Chi,
national professional journalism
fraternity. Five men will be wear
ing them today: Guy Shadduck,
Leslie Stanley, Art Derbyshire,
Bill Aetzel, and Reuben Rada
The steps of the old library will
be the scene of pre-initiation ten
minutes before noon on Friday,
February 2. Neophytes will appear
in formal attire in keeping with
the solemnity of the occasion, and
an “intellectual discussion” will be
held between members and pledg
es. Formal initiation will be held
Sunday, February 11 in Gerlinger
Loss of Plaster Wall Drapes
Would-Be Lawyers in Gloom
The law school library is
shrouded in black, mourning for
one of the plaster walls, long a
favorite gazing spot of worried
students—but now, extinct.
The accident happened to the
wall yesterday noon. The plaster
had been cracked for some time,
due to the daily opening and shut
ting of the fire door, which was
placed in the late, lamented wall.
So yesterday some workmen
were trying to fix the plaster,
when—crash!—the tragedy oc
curred! With a hair-raising
screech and a loud cracking
groan, the whole plaster wall
crashed to the floor!
Bits of plaster were scattered
to the four winds—every move of
the law students who were there
at the time could be traced,
through the trail of plaster be
hind them. And a thick white
dust thoroughly covered the
shelves of books which the CWA
workers had just finished clean
ing. . . .
So now a new wall is being put
up—and although it will no doubt
be very beautiful, it can never re
place in the hearts of true law
students the former “Old Faith
And, accordingly, the shelves
facing the fallen wall are covered
with heavy black p a p e r—as
mourning for the lost wall—and,
incidentally, as protection for
those few books which have not
already been thoroughly redusted
by the thick white flakes.
Williams Says
Russians Fail
To Stir Worker
U. S., Soviet, German
Trends Described
Speaker Opposes Emergency Acts
As Permanent Measures for
American Recovery
Emphasizing the transitory
character of the NRA and other
reforms instituted by the present
American government, Whiting
Williams, author, lecturer and in
dustrial consultant of note, in a
speech before a public assembly
of students in Gerlinger hall yes
terday morning, forwarded his
idea that the United States should
base its philosophy on the average
American life over a long period
of years.
“The defeatist state of mind
which we are laboring under at
present is a bad thing for the
country. We need someone who,
like Hitler, can raise the people
in their own estimation by telling
them how wonderful they are,”
wa3 the opinion of Williams,
whose subject was “New Deals in
Russia, Germany and America.”
Anecdotes Given
The speaker, who lightened his
talk with many personal anec
dotes of his experiences as a com
mon laborer in Europe and Amer
ica, explained present economic
conditions among the workers of
Russia, Germany and the United
He expressed his disappoint
ment in Hitler as an orator, but
said that the German dictator
knew the psychology of the people
he ruled and gave them what they
wanted, which was prestige in
their own eyes. However, he
doubted if Hitler could remain in
power long enough to equip the
German people for war unless he
first fulfills his economic prom
Hitler’s Power Uncertain
“Hitler’s power in the future
depends upon this fulfillment of
promises. If he fails, 75 per cent
of the people will be opposed to
his remaining in office. If he suc
ceeds, 75 per cent will support
"Hermann Goering, H i 11 e r’s
right-hand man, may soon stage a
coup d’etat,” was the estimation
of Williams. “He is the man, it
is generally believed, whom Hitler
must watch.”
Going on to the conditions in
Russia, Williams said that he was
much impressed in 1928 with the
improvements made over the old
institutions, but that on his recent
visit he saw that many conces
sions must be made, if the new
government is to be a success.
Trouble in Lack of Interest
‘‘The chief trouble in Russia is
the failure of interesting the
worker in his work,” stated Wil
liams. “Since 1928 the value of
the ruble has suffered greatly.
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Saturday is Deadline
For Second Payment
Of Registration Fees
Second payments on winter
term fees are due before Satur
day, February 3, students are
reminded by the University
business office. After that date
a daily fine of 25 cents will be
charged for each delinquent,
and after February 10 students
are subject to disqualification
for non-payment,
February 3 is also the dead
line for payment of the non
resident fee of $50 per term for
students who reside outside the
state of Oregon.
Figures from the business of
fice reveal that there are more
students than usual delaying
payment of fees this term.
Look to Love’s
Future, Warns
Sex Attraction Unsound.
Marital Basis
Conklin Tells Students ‘Marriage
Is Partnership in Art of
Living’ at Lecture
In facing problems involving
love or marriage, think not in
terms of the immediate future or
momentary happiness, but in
terms of a lifetime or future hap
piness, suggested Dr. E. S. Conk
lin, head of the University psychol
ogy department, in the second of
the series of lectures on love and
marriage, sponsored by the stu
dent body annually for the past
three years.
“Love changes in intensity,” he
explained. “It cannot remain for
ever on ethereal heights, so it is
important that those entering
marriage—a partnership in the art
of living—consider the matter
from a standpoint of a lifetime de
True, Conditions Given
Love, he warned, must not be
mistaken with sex-attraction, a
situation that involves none of the
elements of true affection. These
conditions, %he enumerated as the
conditioning- of one’s happiness to
the happiness of another, devotion,
trust, reliance, dependence, re
spect, and a sex attraction that is
worthless when unaccompanied by
the other factors.
True love, he continued, is will
ing to sacrifice, is devoted, and
shows respect. It is in these re
spects that it is fundamentally dif
ferent from a purely sex attrac
Examples Used
Through a series of examples
gained during his experience as a
professor of psychology and an
enthusiastic observer of human ac
tions, Dr. Conklin presented every
day problems and those of a rarer
nature, all dealing with love and
marriage, and through the explan
ation of these he based his lec
A question asked him more of
ten than any others, he said, is
the one “How can I be attractive
to the other sex?’’ Numerous lists
have been published, he continued,
that mention the necessary attri
butes and charms that appeal to
the opposite sex, some of them
more or less trivial.
Essentials Emphasized
As essential characteristics Dr.
Conklin stressed health, a moder
ately low, controlled voice, with
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Duties Defined at Meeting
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Dr. C. V. Boyer (left), acting president of the University, and
Dr. G. W. Peavy, acting chief at Oregon State college, were told yes
terday of their new duties and functions at the Portland meeting of
the state board of higher education. They were appointed two weeks
ago to their positions by the state board.
Purs ley Is Newly
Elected Head for !
Young Democrats
(Edward F. Bailey, Lane County
Party Chairman, Talks on
Democratic History
The Young Democratic league
of Lane county last night elected
Ted Pursley, first year law stu
dent, to fill the office vacated
three weeks ago when Thomas
Stoddard, assistant graduate man
ager of the University, resigned
as president of the organization.
More than 50 members and
friends heard a brief talk on the
history of the democratic party,
given by Edward F. Bailey, chair
man of the Lane county demo
cratic central committee.
He had figures to prove that
democrats had been in the presi
dency of the United States 10
more years than republicans in
the last 134 years.
Figures oil Graduate
Enrollment Increase
Graduate enrollment figures for
the University at Eugene for the
winter term reveal an increase of
10 students over last term. There
are 135 taking graduate work now
on the campus as compared to 125
last fall.
Total graduate enrollment for
all higher education divisions last
term was 312, and it is expected
there will be a larger registration
for the winter term.
Campus Calendar
Sophomore class will meet to
night at 7:30 in Villard. Plans for
the annual Whiskerino Shuffle will
be announced.
Theta Sigma Phi open meeting
for all women journalism majors
will be held tonight at 7:30 at the
home of Dean Allen, 2239 Birch
Lane. John Anderson, managing
editor of the Morning News will
Dr. Victor P. Morris will address
members of the International Re
lations club at the Craftsman's
club tonight at 7:30.
Oregon Yeomen executive coun
cil will meet at Yeomen office
Wednesday at 12:30. Very impor
Pi Sigma will hold a special
meeting today at 4 p. m. in room
107 Oregon. All members be pres
YWCA frosh commission will
not meet as planned.
Pan-Hellenic and heads of wo
men’s houses will have Oregana
picture taken in front of Condon
today at 11 :40 a. m.
Phi Beta will have Oregana pic
ture taken in the patio of the art
building today at 12:45 p. m.
Pan Xenia will have Oregana
picture taken in the patio of the
art building today at 12:40 p. m.
All nfen Interested in varsity
wrestling report in class room ad
joining office at men’s gymnasium,
4:30 p. m. today.
Swimming squad members, both
varsity and freshman, are to meet
at 3:45 p. m. today at the men’s
gym for Oregana picture.
Senior stunt for Coed Capers
practice at Gerlinger hall today at
1 p. m.
Rehearsal for sophomore stunt
for Coed Capers today at 4 in the
j College Side.
Students to Join
In Celebration of
President’s Ball
Sherwood Burr’s Band and Other
Campus Entertainers Will
Play on Program
University of Oregon students
will join with their Eugene and
Lane county neighbors in paying
tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt
at the President’s Birthday Ball
in the armory this evening.
The program is to start at 8:15
o’clock with dancing at 9:15.
Sherwood Burr's 10-piece band
will furnish the music and several
campus entertainers are to be
featured on the program.
Funds derived from the dance
will be turned over to the Warm
Springs Foundation for the cure
of infantile paralysis, an institu
tion founded by President Roose
velt. Thousands of dances are be
ing held in the United States to
night for the same purpose and
it is expected millions of dollars
will be raised for the fund.
Both NBC chains and the Co
lumbia chain will be cleared at
8:15 for a one-hour national radio
broadcast tonight and it will be
picked up at the armory on equip
ment installed especially for the
A crew of men has been work
ing for several days to put the
armory floor in perfect shape for
the dance. An admission charge
of 50 cents will be made for men
and 25 cents for ladies.
International Relations
Club Will Hear Morris
Dr. Victor P. Morris will speak
at a meeting of the International
Relations club tonight at 7:30 in
the Craftsmen’s club. His sub
ject. will be “The Gift Toward Na
tional Economic Self Sufficiency."
It is the second of a series of
talks by campus speakers, spon
sored by the International Rela
tions club. The first speaker was
Dean Eric W. Allen of the jour
nalism school.
The speech should be of partic
ular interest to economic majors,
foreign trade students and all
those who follow international
events. Dr. Morris is an adviser
of the International Relations
Beaux Art* Ball Plans
Shrouded in Myslery
Final plans for the Beaux Arts
ball, to be held Friday night at
Gerlinger hall, will be completed
this afternoon. Frank Wilke, in
charge of the dance, announced
yesterday that tickets are 75 cents,
and are on sale at all fraternity
and sorority houses.
State Board Defines
Functions of Heads
In 12-Point Program
Duties of Chancellor Kerr Transferred
To Acting Presidents; Work of
Deans Is Realigned
PORTLAND, Jan. 29.—(Special to the Emerald)—Acting Presi
dents C. V. Boyer and George W. Peavy at the University of Oregon,
and Oregon State college were vested with full executive powers in
their respective schools, at a short session of the state board of higher
education today.
High points of a 12-point program setting forth the functions of
each new president were the granting of the privilege of sitting with
the board at every session, meeting on invitation with committees of
the board, approving and submitting to the chancellor all recommen
dations over personnel, curricula, and budgets for his institution, and
reviewing all institutional reports before release.
Thus many of the duties formerly vested exclusively in Chancel
lor W. J. Kerr were transferred in full or in part to the new
Guild Theater’s
Setting for New
Play Is Beautiful
Horace W. Robinson Designer of
Scenes for Production '‘Gods
Of the Mountain’
Not since the days of Fred Orin
Harris, as scene designer three
years ago, has Guild theater of
fered so beautiful a setting as the
one now standing ready for this
week’s production of Dunsany's
“The Gods of the Mountain.” Due
to the CCC sketches last term, the
new designer, Horace W. Robin
son, had no opportunity to under
take the settings for any substan
tial play.
“Gods of the Mountain” is one
of the most fascinating plays in
English for the designer. It offers
endless opportunity for imagina
tive treatment. Its demands are
similar to those of "Hotel Uni
verse,” for which Harris did one
of his finest settings, in that it
requires the creation of a very
distinct mood.
The scenes for “Gods of the
Mountain” are dependent for their
effectiveness upon a feeling of
weirdness and foreboding, and a
sense of oncoming doom, use the
same principle, but in just the op
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Journalism Honorary
To Have Open Meeting
Women journalism majors will
be the guests of Theta Sigma Phi,
national journalism honorary, at
an open meeting tonight at the
home of Dean Allen, 2239 Birch
Lane. The meeting is scheduled
for 7:30.
John Anderson, managing edi
tor of the Morning News, will
spealc on the opportunities for
women in the field of journalism.
An Important business meeting
for Theta Sigma Phi members will
follow the open gathering. Plans
for the Matrix Table banquet will
be formulated at that time. Mar
garet Brown is chairman of the
open meeting and Janis Worley is
in charge of refreshments.
executives named at the January
chancellor submitted the recom
mendations after two weeks of
conferences with Dr. Boyer and
Dr. Peavy, and declared that there
existed “complete agreement”
among the three.
Relationships Complicated
More difficult of composition, it
was declared, were the relation
ships between the new acting pres
idents and interinstitutional deans,
whose work involves executive du
ties upon both campuses.
Broadly speaking, it was agreed
that the cross-campus deans-di
| rectots^ axe responsible directly to
the chancellor for all of their
functions that are essentially in
terinstitutional in character, and
to their respective presidents for
that part of their work which con
stitutes an essential part of the
work of either institution.
Powers Set l<orth
Full powers and duties of the
president were set forth as fol
1. Subject to review and ap
proval by the chancellor and
board, the president exercises
leadership in the intellectual and
educational program of his insti
tution, taking the initiative in
shaping and maintaining its edu
cational policy.
2. He is responsible for the co
ordination of the various divisions
of the institution, for the develop
ment and maintenance of esprit
de corps in the staff, for the pro
motion of faculty and student co
operation, and for keeping the
program of state supported high
er education.
3. The president is responsible
to the chancellor for the adminis
tration of his institution. *
4. As chief executive of his in
stitution, he is a member of the
chancellor’s executive staff and is
an adviser to the chancellor in
matters of interinstitutional ad
5. With the chancellor he at
tends meetings of the state board
of higher education. On invitation
of a board committee, transmitted
through the chancellor, he attends
board committee meetings that
are concerned with problems vital
to his institution.
6. He confers with the faculty
through the committees or other
administrative units provided in
his institution for promoting mu
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Several Phases of Musical
Ability Heard During Recital
Miss Helene Ferris, a piano stu-1
dent of Mrs. Jane Thacher, snapped
off the last note of her last num
ber Monday night as though she
were displeased with her presenta
tion. Yet her variety of expres
sion and ability to bring forth
good solid tones when necessary
should be most encouraging to her.
She played the fourth group on
the program, Enrique Soro’s “Ded
ication,” a peculiar modernistic
number which had a way of get
ting into strange harmonic mix
ups and always coming out in a
logical manner, began the group.
Her second selection, “Drifting,"
by Gardner Eyres, was full of
question marks, none of which
Miss Ferris missed. Her interpre
tation was not only understanding,
but “understandable.” The third
selection was "The Snake Charm
er” by Powell, which gave the im
pression that the snake charmer
was a dancer of some vitality.
Marjorie Scobert, who appeared
first and last on the program, pro
vided the technical show of the
evening. This phase was not so
much demonstrated in her first
number, Mozart’s Sonata in F ma
jor, because of the nature of tha
music, although the final move
ment was rapid and called for
much exactness in scale work.
MacDoweli's “Preludium’' and
"Naiads” by Juon were the num
bers in which Miss Scobert’s tech
nical ability came to light. The
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