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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1934)
Preceptor System Helps
Interfraternity Council Meets at
Chi Psi Lodge; Program
Paul Foreman, graduate stu
dent in sociology, who has made
an extensive nation-wide study of
the preceptor system for improv
i n g scholarship in fraternity
houses, talked at the meeting ot
the interfraternity council held
last night at the Chi Psi lodge.
The preceptor system provides
for a graduate student of either
the local chapter or of some other
chapter of the national fraternity
to live at the house and person
ally coach students having diffi
culty with their studies. This sys
tem is now in effect in a few col
leges, but at present no house on
the University campus is using it.
Foreman’s article on this sub
ject containing facts and figures
gathered from colleges all over
the United States appeared in the
July, 1933, edition of “Banta’s
Greek Exchange,” national fra
This meeting of the council is
the first of a series to be held
approximately every two weeks at
the various houses on the campus.
The purpose of the meetings is to
better inform the members of
what other houses are doing, and
to discuss common problems. At
each meeting, it is the plan of the
council to have at least two
speakers, one to speak on some
campus subject and the other to
talk in terms of the national sit
The next meeting will be held
at the Theta Chi house.
We feature 15 minutes of
society news with our Emily
Post of the Emerald—Mary
Louiee Edinger. Teas, parties,
dances, are covered in this
broadcast. Program originates
in the studios of KORE at 4:30.
Infirmary Has Five
Patients at the infirmary Wed
nesday were Frances Fearnley,
Jack Mulder, Ladd Sherman, Bud
Mitchell, and David Crosse.
What does archaeology
say about this tower?
* * *
In what respect was the
Tower of Babel like
modern civilization ?
CLAY E. PALMER,
Scanning the Cinemas
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Pictured in a happier day are Dorothy Mackaill, blonde screen
star, and her husband, Neil Miller, son of a Honolulu merchant. From
Hollywood comes word that they have separated, with divorce pro
ceedings likely to follow. They were married in 1931.
McDonald •— “Sitting Pretty,"
Jack Oakie, Jack Haley, Gin
ger Rogers, Gregory Ratoff.
Also Laurel and Hardy in
“Sons of the Desert.”
Colonial—“Red Head,” French
dialogue with English sub
By J. A. NEWTON
French Come Through
Yours truly entered the Colonial
to see “Red Head” with a chip
on his shoulder. In the past, for
eign productions have fallen short
in acting and technical matters,
with the exception of “Henry
VIII” of course.
“Red Head,” thank goodness,
comes across on these items.
Wherever they got a kid with such
spindly legs I don’t know, but it’s
a sure shot they couldn’t have
had a better actor. He estab
lished the varying moods of the
10-year-old boy nearly perfectly.
That’s where European kids
have it over American kids. They
don't have a lot of crazy inhibi
tions. This lad wanted to act, and
it’s likely that'other French boys
take his efforts seriously. His
work was certainly understand
able, and that’s more than can be
said of lots of grown-up actors
Story about a boy whose mother
hates him and whose father mis
understands him. The drama is
built about the growth of under
standing between father and son.
Real intense drama here. Also
some charming rural French
scenery. Apparently it was taken
in a small peasant village. A few
excellent photographic shots.
Interesting note: The actor who
portrays the father has a few
mannerisms which recall, of all
things, John Barrymore.
Customers who saw “Follow
Through’’ a couple of years ago
on the screen, will recall Jack
Haley as the boy who got the jit
ters every time he saw a girl.
Well, Haley is dividing the hon
ors with the other Jack—Oakie—
in the job of “Sitting Pretty.” It
should be an easy task because
none other than our friend Ginger
Rogers is also in the cast. And
do I like Ginger Rogers ? Yes.
Lots of be-e-e-utiful girls.
And then there’s those impos
sible slapstick fiends, Laurel and
Hardy. Here’s hoping they have
some sequences as good in “Sons
of the Desert” as that laughing
one in “The Devil’s Brother.”
Story, so we understand, of two
gay boys getting away from their
wives for a while.
Murky Outlook Is Presented
For Future Lady Journalists
“Two things are necessary to a
successful career for women in
journalism,” declared John Ander
son, managing editor of the Morn
ing News, in a talk before Theta
Sigma Phi members and a group
of women journalism majors at
the home of Dean Eric W. Allen
Tuesday evening. These requisites
are initiative, intelligence, ability,
and sportsmanship, along with
the good fortune to get into a
newspaper organization v.’here wo
men are considered capable of
writing something other than so
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ciety, clubs, churches, and advice
to the lovelorn.
A woman can not expect to
stand the gaff on a newspaper if
she tries to capitalize on her sex
and will not accept a man’s terms,
Mr. Anderson pointed out. If she
refuses to be stopped by the dif
ficulty of assignments and displays
a spirit of impersonal good sports
manship, she will prove herself to
the men reporters on the staff,
and the strict tests that have been
placed upon her ability will be re
Although he painted a rather
murky outlook for the average wo
man student in journalism and
suggested that she take up home
making on graduation, Mr. Ander
son declared that of a man and
woman, equally intelligent, who
are definitely talented in journal
isnj and not afraid of work, the
woman is likely to produce half
again as much material on her
beat, and prove more valuable to
the paper in the long run because
of a greater degree of loyalty.
A short business meeting for
Theta Sigma Phi members fol
lowed Mr. Anderson’s talk.
600 Items Exchanged
With Other Libraries
Duplicate copies of pamphlets,
reports, and other documents sent
out by the library as exchange to
other libraries totaled nearly 600
items for the month of January,
1934, stated M. H. Douglass, li
During the Christmas holidays
the library sent out mimeographed
lists of the items it had for ex
change, so that libraries wishing
any of the items might send in
their requests. These requests are
now coming in from university li
braries all over the country.
Inter-library exchange accounts
are conducted by these libraries,
so that when the University library
wishes to complete its collections
of documents, pamphlets, etc., it
can send a want list to the librar
ies which have received its contri
Back in 1908 a pitcher by tht
name of Durham hurled five dou
ble headers, winning all ten game
for the Indianapolis Indian^
To Open Year
Taxation, Public Schools
! Hale Thompson, Herbert Skalct,
Helen Harriman, Nora
Hitehman on Team
After three months of research
and investigation. University men
and women debaters will begin to
day a community symposium de
bate program, making two ap
pearances—one at the Oakridge
high school this afternoon, and a
second at 7:30 tonight before the
Westfir P. T. A.
“Taxation and Our Public
Schools" is the question that will
be discussed by a joint symposium
i team of men and women at West
fir. Hale Thompson, Herbert
j Skalet, Nora Hitehman, and Helen
j Harriman will be the participants.
A slightly different program
! will be staged at the Oakridge
i high school this afternoon. Orville
; Thompson and Harold Umar will
i feature the appearance with the
j staging of a humorous debate.
Eleroy Stromberg is slated to de
liver a reading.
I Helene Ferris and Helen Gould
of the music school will accom
pany the forensic enthusiasts to
entertain with musical numbers.
The debate squads are scheduled
to make similar appearances dur
I ing the next two months in com
| munities of Lane, Douglass, Polk,
! Coos, and Linn counties.
Asklepiads Plan Meeting
Asklepiads, local pre-medical
honorary, will hold an open meet
ing at 7:30 this evening in Deady
I at which Dr. H. M. Peery, Eugene
j specialist in X-ray therapy, will
| speak on “The X-Ray in Medi
| cine.” All pre-medical students
are invited. .
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Seeking release on habeas corpus
proceedings, Ray Becker, last of
Centralia's “Armistice Day mas
sacre'’ convicts in Walla Walla
prison, has prepared a 143-page
petition, printed by hand in pen
and ink, which will be filed by
Irving Goodman, Portland, attor
ney, in Federal Court at Spokane.
Becker spurns a parole, such as
was given others convicted after
the death of three Centralia le
gicnaires on Armistice Day,#1919,
maintaining he was innocent and
illegally convicted. Three copies
of the document, all in perfect
legal form, mark the labors of
more than a year by the convict.
Above, start of the remarkable
document and, right, Goodman
with the entire document.
Dr. Townsend Returns
From Council Session
Dr. H. G. Townsend, University
professor of philosophy, will return
to the campus Saturday from
Washington, D. C., where he has
been for the past two weeks, at
tending the annual session of the
National Council of Learned So
Dr. Townsend went to the meet
ing of the council of learned socie
ties as the representative of the
American Philosophical associa
George N. Belknap, graduate as
sistant in the department of phil
osophy, lias been meeting Town
send’s classes during his absence.
Successful Living Demands Both
Believe Members of Group
Led by Warrington
“Vital Religion Ahead” can only
come out of intense interaction of
personal thinking and social living.
This summarizes the answers giv
en by the men and women who
took part in the discussion group
led by Dr. E. W. Warrington, head
of the department of religion, last
night at the Y.W.C.A. bungalow,
when the question was asked, “Do
we want the emphasis in religion
placed on personal or social de
Through personal illustrations
of religious fanatics on column
tops and social service workers
condescendingly dispensing “char
ity,” members of thei group point
ed out the futility, even danger, of
having one aspect of individual
philosophy without the other.
Dr. Warrington described his
“perspective” as an ellipse with
two centers, one a willingness to
re-think life at every point, and
the other a regard for persons as
the largest factor in his universe.
Serious contemplation, both objec
tive and subjective, is necessary to
the fullest and most effective ex
pression of a social religion.
Another aspect of “Vital Relig
ion Ahead” will be discussed a
week from Wednesday from 9 to
10 at the bungalow. No meeting
will be held next Wednesday be
cause of the Coed Capers.
Goodding Will Speak
L. N. Goodding, government
pathologist, who is making a study
of “blister-rust,” a disease of the
white pine, will speak at 9 today
before the general botany class,
which is studying diseases of
plants. In connection with his re
search work, Mr. Goodding checks
on the disease in Oregon. His of
fice is at Oregon State college.
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Preliminary plans for a meeting
of the College Bookstore associa
tion of the west coast were dis
cussed by Paul C. Irvine of the
Oregon State College cooperative
association, and M. F. McClain,
manager of the University Co-op,
Tuesday afternoon while Irvine
was visiting in Eugene.
The College Bookstore associa
tion is composed of 22 stores on
the Pacific coast. They have
found it economical in the past to
buy many of their supplies to
gether, such as notebooks, note
book paper, and typewriter paper.
At the coming convention, which
will be held in Portland about
the middle of April, further pur
chasing arrangements will be
Irvine and McClain will be hosts
for the association this year.
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