Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 08, 1934, Image 1

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Gleemen Slated
For Program
In ASUO Series
1 Eugene Singers Replace
University Band
Request Numbers to Be Offered
At Concert, Says Director
John Stark Evans
Eugene Gleemen have offered to
sing on Sunday, February 18, as
one of the winter term free con
cert series sponsored by the asso
ciated students. The program will
take place in McArthur court.
This group, 80 strong, under the
direction of John Stark Evans, pro
fessor of music, will take the place
of the concert of the University
band, previously scheduled for this
date. The band concert will be
given on the following Sunday.
Requests to Be Sung
“The program will not be a rep
etition of our December concert,
but will be in the nature of a rath
er informal complimentary request
program for the benefit of our
many friends who have been sup
porting us in past years.’’ said
Evans. Requests for numbers to
be sung may be made in writing
by addressing John Stark Evans,
care of the school of music.
The gleemen will appear in Port
land on Friday in a Shrine benefit
program at the municipal auditor
ium. The program combines massed
chorus singing, solos, duets, and
violin numbers, and will feature a
special arrangement by Evans of
Liszt’s “Liebestraum,’’ including
piano, baritone, and tenor solos
with the chorus. George Bishop,
baritone, and Don Eva, tenor, ac
companied by Miss Cora Moore,
will be the soloists for this num
Concert Free
Unlike the concert of Roland
Hayes, which was paid for by the
associated students and presented
free of charge to students, this
concert has been donated entirely
by the gleemen and will not cost
the A. S. U. O. anything.
The Eugene gleemen is not a
University organization, but is
composed of Eugene business and
professional men. It was organized
in 1926 by a small group who en
joyed singing together and,
through several years of changing
fortunes, with changes in conduct
ors and personnel, the group has
been built up to its present high
character under the guidance of
Fritz Hesse to Be Main
Speaker at Club Meet
The Congress club will hold a
meeting tonight at 9 p. m. at the
College Side Inn where Fritz
Hesse, freshman in journalism,
will speak on “Germany Today.”
Hess maintains an intimate
knowledge of the life in Germany
through his friends, even though
he lives in this country. He will
speak from personal knowledge
and letters received from Germany.
Any man interested in debate or
public affairs is welcome.
Object of Search
Authorities of Oregon, Washing
ton, and California are engaged in
a search for George G. Wittenmy
er, treasurer of King county,
Washington, charged with theft of
$31,816.79 in funds entrusted to
his care. He was seen in San Fran
Junior President
Selects Shearer
Shine Chairman
■ - \
Shoe-Shining Shops on Campus
Will Close for Day; to
Donate Equipment
Dick Shearer, junior in pre-med
ics, was appointed chairman for
Junior Shine day yesterday by
George Birnie, president of the
junior class. Shearer has been act
ive on the campus, serving as
chairman of the frosh picnic his
first year, and working in other
important activities.
The committee for Shine day,
which will be held the latter part
of this month, will include an as
sistant chairman, construction,
publicity, and tickpt committee, all
to be appointed soon by Shearer.
Some campus shoe-shining shops
have voluntarily decided to close
their shops and donate their equip
ment on that day. Three or four
stands will be placed at strategic
points on the campus.
Birnie announced that extensive
plans are under way for a success
ful day. According to him, “Pros
pects for a bigger and better Shine
day are bright, because it has
been rumored around the campus
that numerous members of the
junior class have served as ap
prentices to professional shoe
shiners during the summer
Sigma Delta Chi
Will Meet Today
A meeting of Sigma Delta Chi
members and pledges will be held
in the Journalism building at 4
this afternoon to discuss plans for
initiation. Formal initiation of the
five new pledges, Reuben Rada
baugh, Art Derbyshire, Les Stan
ley, Guy Shadduck, and Bill Aet
zel, will be held Sunday, February
11, in Gerlinger hall.
A ceremony in honor of Hal
Hess, late secretary of state, will
be conducted following the initia
tion ceremony. Hoss was an as
sociate member of Sigma Delta
Chi. Breakfast will be held at
the Anchorage immediately fol
Lost: One Shoe, at Least Size
18, by Male CinderellaatBall
A male Cinderella, in a futile
attempt to crash the Coed Capers,
^ lost his slipper, (at least size 18)
as he madly dashed across the
campus with the irate senior cops
close at his heels. Rumors have it
the scoundrel was a Theta Chi,
but whoever it was, his slipper will
not be returned without revealing
his identity to Elizabeth Bend- j
strup, chairman of the affair.
The two lower classes carried off
the honors, first prize for the best
skit going to the sophomore class,
and honorable mention to the
A graveyard scene, in which
ghosts of the famous Oregon dead
came to life and lamented the state
of the University 50 years from
now, characterized the sophomore
stunt. Tom Tongue rose from be
neath his lofty tombstone and
called his faithful colleagues,
Micky Vail, Nancy Suomela, Jean
> Failing, and Mike Mikulak to join
Iin a lusty yell to revive again the
good old spirits of Oregon.
The freshman stunt brought
back the remembrance of torturing
hours endured while passing
through the physical exam. It was
a burlesque on that never-to-be
forgotten day when students dash
about Gerlinger from dawn till eve
ning performing all sorts of fool
ish tasks.
The junior and senior skits
were both song and dance num
Cecilia Worth and Margaret
Veness, dressed in typical Spanish
costumes, were awarded first prize
for the best costumes. The
swarthy senior, Cecilia, was scru
tinized closely by the watchful
eyes of the senior cops before she
was admitted, for in her costume
of a gay caballero her status as a
member of the fairer sex was
Two wooden soldiers, Kay Breen
and Barbara Beem, marched off
with the second prize, which they
guarded carefully with their two
toy guns.
Kept fresh in their cellophane
wrappers, the judges silently ob
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Webfoots Hope
To Climb From
Cellar Position
Vandals Will Play Here
Friday, Saturday
Idahoans Hold Third Position in
Standings; Oregon Reserves
Will Figure in Tilts
The Webfoots will try tomorrow
night and Saturday to salvage
something out of the wreckage of
the week, when the Idaho Vandals
invade Eugene for the first two
game series with Oregon.
For the first time in many
years, Reinhart's team will meet
the Vandals as the underdogs. Ida
ho rests in any easy third place po
sition, and the Ducks are lying in
the cellar of the percentage col
umn of th enorthern division.
Vandals Ahead
A look at the records reveals
the fact that both teams have
played eight games against the
same opponents. The slight dif
ference of one game in the past
performances of Oregon and Ida
ho puts the Vandals two notches
ahead of the Webfoots. Rich Fox’s
men took both games from Wash
ington State, while the best Ore
gon could do was split the Cougar
Chances for a successful series
at the expense of the Moscow vis
itors are, nevertheless, much bet
ter than they were prior to the
Washington series. Although the
facts and records offer no justifi
cation, it is not too much to pre
dict Oregon victories in both of
the comin gtilts. The Webfoots
are gathering impetus with every
game, and the uncovering of some
valuable reserve talent Tuesday
night gives a big boost to the
strength of the Oregon lineup.
Sanford Shows Well
Glen Sanford, sophomore, gave
a particularly good account of him
self in Tuesday's game and will
probably see much more action
against Idaho. Sanford was one of
the mainstays of the frosh quintet
last year, and before that was a
member of the all-state team three
years in a row. He played in the
prep league as a Salem high lum
A first-string player of two
years’ standing, a man the crowd
has been hollering for all season,
was finally given a break in the
second Husky game, and he turned
in a fine performance. We’re
speaking of Jim Watts, the boy
who, while laid up at the first of
the season with a fractured cheek
bone, had his position swiped by
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Morris Gives Opinion
On Monetary System
Dr. Victor P. Morris, professor
of economics, gave his opinion on
the present monetary system of
the United States and its effect
on the commerce of the nation
and international trade, before ap
proximately 100 persons, including
members of the Cottage Grove
chamber of commerce and its
guests, Tuesday evening.
“In any consideration of our
monetary situation, it is first well
to look at two common fallacies
generally associated with money,”
the speaker declared. "These fal
lacies are the common mistake of
identifying money with wealth,
and confusing money and pur
chasing power.”
Dr. Morris believes- that the
danger of wild inflation in this
country is not yet over and that
serious economic trouble may be
caused by the administration’s
“tinkering” with the monetary
Features Lined Up for
Yeomen Dance Friday
Mary Ann Alnutt and Wilma
Stien, a pair of Eugene tap danc
ers, will be featured along with
Sam Seal and his accordian in a
Valentine’s day informal to be held
by the Oregon Yeomen Friday
The dance will take place at the
Craftsman club, which is undergo
ing extensive decorating in hopes
of obtaining a real Valentine at
mosphere. The decoration commit
tee is headed by George Teltoft.
Tickets costing 35 cents are now
on sale. The price at the door will
also be 35 cents, contrary to pre
vious reports.
Candidate for Pivot Honors
Howard Grenier, towering renter of the Idaho quintet, which will
appear in the Igloo against Oregon tomorrow and Saturday evenings
in a two-game series, is a serious contender for northern division con
ference honors in the pivot position. He is the only two-year letter
man center in the northwest section of the conference.
Graduate Council
Groups Approve
Yearly Programs
Committee of Three Functions
For Individual Sehools
And Colloges
Considerable work has been ac
complished during the winter term
by the graduate committees of the
various schools and colleges in the
University, according to an an
nouncement made from the grad
uate division office in Johnson hall
recently. The University commit
tees in their regular meetings have
been approving the year programs
of graduate students majoring at
In the newly-organized graduate
division each school or college has
a graduate committee of three in
charge of graduate work in that
school or college.
Members of the graduate coun
cil are George Rebec, C. V. Boyer,
J. H. Gilbert, H. V. Hoyt, J. R.
Jewell, J. J. Landsbury, Eric W.
Allen, Olof Larsell, and J. F. Bo
The graduate committee mem
bers follow:
College of arts and letters: C. V.
Boyer, F. G. G. Schmidt, Leavitt
O. Wright.
School of business administra
tion: H. V. Hoyt, C. L. Kelly, O.
K. Burrell.
School of education: J. R. Jew
ell, C. L. Huffaker, F. L. Stetson.
School of fine arts: J. J. Lands
bury, E. F. Lawrence, Percy P.
School of journalism: E. W. Al
len, George Turnbull, Arne G. Rae.
School of physical education: J.
F. Bovard, E. R. Knollin, Florence
College of social science: J. H.
Gilbert, Robert Seashore, H. J.
Play Production
Class to Present
. Second Matinee
‘Wienies for Wednesday,’ ‘Drip,
Drip, Drip,’ Are Listed on
Dramatic Program
Two dramatic interludes featur
ing- campus talent will be present
ed this afternoon in Guild theater,
beginning at 4 o’clock. This is the
second in a series of matinees giv
en by the play production class to
which the public is invited. No
charge is made.
Marion Pattulo directs “Wienies
for Wednesday,” a comedy which
tells the complications in a mid
dle western family which has wien
ies for breakfast and an opera
singer as a visitor.
“Drip, Drip, Drip,” directed by
Robert Dodge, is a thrilling melo
drama with all men characters—
and those men murderers!
Included in the cast for “Wien
ies for Wednesday” are Helen
Campbell, Mrs. Foster; David
Montag, Mr. Foster; Barbara
Reed, Marion Foster; William
Rice, Jack Foster ; Alice Hult, Ma
dame Castinelli; Nan Smith,
Lawrence Fortner and Leonard
Marshall are featured in “Drip,
;Drip, Drip.”
Men’s Section of Choir
Holds Election Meeting
Officers of the men’s section of
the Polyphonic choir were elected
yesterday at a 4 o’clock meeting.'
The results were as follows:
Phii Mulder, president; Paul
Potter, junior member of the
board of directors; Jack Camp
bell, sophomore member of the
board of directors; Finest Savage,
freshman member of the board of
directors; and Farle Arrell, secre
tary and manager.
Campus Calendar
A. W. S. Carnival directorate
will meet at College Side at 4
o’clock today.
Sigma Delta Chi, members and
new pledges, will hold a brief
meeting this afternoon in room
101 at 4 o’clock. Attendance is
Der Deutsche Verein will meet
at Westminster house tonight at
j 8. The German youth will be dis
[ cussed.
Two one-act plays will be given
this afternoon in Guild theater at
4. Everybody welcome.
All students intending to enter
the W. F. Jewett extempore
speaking contest meet in room 13
Friendly at 3 o'clock this after
Theta Sigma l*hi meeting in 104
journalism at 4 today. Members
must be present.
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Student Group
To Keep Watch
On Traditions
Court Gets Right to Deal
With Offenders
Neal Bush, Boh Hunter, Dick Near,
Jean Failing, Helen Burns,.
Cosgrove LaBarrc Selected
A new and definite system of
traditional enforcement on the
campus was begun yesterday with
the creation of a court of tradi
tions. This judicial group, named
by the student relations commit
tee in its session yesterday after
noon, will interpret campus tradi
tions and will deal with offenders.
The students comprising the
court are Neal Bush, vice-presi
dent of the student body; Bob
Hunter, president of the Order of
the O; Dick Near, senior man;
Helen Burns, senior woman; Jean
Failing, president of the Associat
ed Women students; and Cosgrove
LaBarre, president of Skull and
Court Given Powers
The court, according to Tom
Tongue, president of the associat
ed students, will have the power
"to summon offender, state the of
fense, and reprimand the defend
ant as it sees fit." No provision
was made for physical punish
The action was taken by the stu
dent relations group because of the
uncertainty arising out of the re
cent discussion on freshmen wear
ing tuxedos and the ambiguities
into which reference to campus
traditions has fallen.
Guide Formulated
| As a guide to the newly formed
I court, the student relations com
mittee enumerated the traditions
which will be maintained and en
forced. They are;
1. The Oregon Seal at the north
entrance of Villard hall must not
be stepped on.
2. Every Oregon student will
■maintain the "hello" tradition
while on the campus.
3. Every Oregon student must
rise and uncover during the play
ing of the Oregon "Pledge" song.
4. No student shall smoke up
on the campus.
5. None but seniors may use the
senior bench.
6. Cords will be worn exclusive
ly by upperclassmen and graduate
students. No underclassman shall
appear in cords.
7. Only seniors will be allowed
to wear a mustache.
8. There will be no “pigging" at
athletic contests.
9. The "Oregon Spirit” will be
Freshman Fist Given
Freshmen are restricted by the
following traditions. Every fresh
man must:
1. Refrain from wearing a tux
2. Discard his high school pins,
rings, etc.
3. Attend every assembly.
4. Maintain the “O” on Skin
ner’s Butte.
A custom which the committee
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Economics Professor
To Speak at Honorary
Victor P. Morris, professor of
economics in the school of business
administration, will speak before
a meeting of Pan Xenia, foreign
trade honorary, tonight in the
men’s lounge at Gerlinger hall. His
subject will encompass all the an
gles of the question as to where
the United States is heading eco
The Pan Xenia honorary has had
several faculty members speak be
fore its meetings on various sub
jects connected with foreign trade.
Last month Eric W. Allen, dean of
the school of journalism, spoke on
the Oriental situation.
Spain Subject of Talk
Tonight at Guild Meet
Miss Anna M. Thompson of the
Romance language department will
give an informal talk on Spain and
the Spanish people tonight at 9
p. m. at the Westminster Guild
meeting to be held at the West
minster house.
Miss Thompson will show pic
tures of Spain to illustrate her
talk. She is acquainted with Span
ish customs and characteristics af
ter having taught in a girls’ school
in that country for 10 years.
Sues Governor
A. L. Wirdin, Los Angeles at
torney, whose recent kidnaping to
prevent his addressing a meeting
of lettuce, strikers at Brawley,
prompted an investigation by fed
eral authorities. He has filed suit
against California's Governor
Rolph and other state officials to
the tune of $250,000.
O. G. Vi Hard Will
Address Student
Assembly Soon
Speaker Has Had Brilliant Career
As Newspaper Man, Author,
Oswald Garrison Villard, noted
editoi arid author, who is sched
uled to address a public student
assembly in Gerlinger hall, Tues
day, March 6, gained international
recognition as owner and editor
of the Nation, considered one of
the foremost magazines of liberal
thought in America.
Villard, who vs a son of Henry
I Villard, financier and philanthro
pist for whom Villard hall was
named, and the grandson of Wil
liam Lloyd Garrison, the Aboli
tionist, has had a brilliant career
as a newspaperman and a free
thinker. Through his manage
ment the Nation assumed great
importance as an organ of current
opinion, and for 21 years before
taking over this magazine Villard
was editorial writer and president
of the New York Evening Post.
He was born at Weisbaden,
Germany, in 1872, and gained his
education at Harvard, Washington
and Lee universities, and at La
fayette college, earning the de
grees of bachelor of arts, doctor
of literature, master of arts, and
doctor of laws.
During 1896-97 Villard served as
reporter on the Philadelphia Press,
before joining the New York Eve
ning Post, where he remained un
til 1918, at which time he sold
the paper.
Besides being owner and editor
of the Nation, Villard also owned
the Nautical Gazette, of New
York, and was president of the
Fort Montgomery Iron Corpora
He is the author of a number
of books, among them, “John
Brown,” “A Biography Fifty
Years After” (1910), "Germany
Embattled” (1915), "Newspapers
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Faculty Group
Split Reported
Discussion lo Continue
This Afternoon
Three Religion Courses Approved
At Session; Bovnrd Elected
To Advisory Council
The University faculty heard its
special committee on military
training report a split decision
yesterday on the petition of 25
students that R. O. T. C. training
here be placed on a voluntary
basis. The faculty session was
adjourned until this afternoon at
4 o’clock.
The majority report of the com
mittee favored retention of the
present system of compulsory
training, with some modifications.
The minority report advocated ab
olition of the compulsory feature.
Howard Substitutes
Although the meeting was
closed to newspaper representa
tives, it was reported unofficially
that the minority report was pre
pared by Dr. Waldo Schumacher,
professor of political science, who
was in Portland teaching an ex
tension class at the time the
meeting was held. It was read by
Charles G. Howard, professor of
It was believed that the ma
jority report contained provisions
for a committee to pass on stu
dents who desired exemption from
drill, the committee to be sep
arated from the military depart
Meeting Cut Short
Discussion of the two reports
was cut short by lack of time,
since the greater part of the time
was consumed by other matters.
The faculty approved three
courses in religion, to be taught
next year. These will be entitled
"Origins of Religions,” “Great Re
ligions of the Orient,” and “The
Great Religions of Palestine and
Arabia.” These will replace pres
ent courses on religion and will be
offered as heretofore through a
non-major service department of
religion in the college of social
education Courses Approved
Two new courses in education,
entitled “Methods of Teaching
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Executive Council to
Meet This Afternoon
The executive council meeting,
which was to have been held yes
terday, was postponed until 5
o'clock today on account of its
conflict with the faculty meeting.
Several important topics will
come before the council this after
noon, including the adoption of
the minor sports schedules, and
the settlement of coaches’ sal
Infirmary Has Four
’ Don Law, Don Parks, Betty
Reade, and Jane Walker were pa
tients in the infirmary yesterday.
'Cradle Song’ To Be Offered
In Guild Hall on February 24
The second production to be giv
en at the Guild theater is a play
which has been received with great
interest in London as well as the
United States. This is Martinez
Sierra’s well known drama, “The !
Cradle Song," recently the vehicle
for Dorothea YVieek in the motion
picture of that name.
The play, to be presented Feb
ruary 24, takes place entirely with
in the walls of a convent. Its sim
ple story deals not with a particu
lar heroine, but with a group of
It is the life of the nuns as a
group rather than the story of an
individual which fills the author’s
interest. Emphasis on one of the
sisters, rather than the communi
ty as a whole, was stressed by the
moving picture in order to individ
ualize the leading actress’ part.
The University players will inter
pret the play as originally con
ceived by the author, Sister Jo
anna of the Cross standing out in
the group only because she is the
one selected by the child as the
nun which she looks upon as be
ing most nearly her mother.
The first American production
of the “Cradle Song’’ was made in
1927 by Eva LeGalliene, who is ap
pearing this week in Portland in
two of her earlier plays. It became
the public’s favorite among all the
plays offered by the Civic Reper
tory theater during that season.
New York critics received it with
delight because it differed so com
pletely from the general run cff
Broadway offerings with their
murders, bootlegging, and eternal
The following season Miss Le
Gallienne sent her company on
tour with great success. Soon af
ter this presentation, a Spanish
company produced the play in New
York under the author’s own di
rection. This also received cor
dial comment from the critics. Be
cause of its slight story many crit
ics contended that “The Cradle
Song’’ was not really a play in the
strict sense of the word, but at
the same time they agreed that it
w'as one of the most perfect bits
that had ever been brought to the
The University production will
be given for one performance only,
on the evening of February 24.