VOL. XXXV » UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1934 NUMBER 71 Oregon, Idaho TeamstoStart Series Tonight Contest W ill Commence At 7:30 in Igloo WEBFOOTS HOPEFUL Reinhart to Place Regular Lineup On Floor Against Invaders; Kunkle Injured By BILL EBERHART Coach Richard A. Fox and his squad of Idaho hoopsters will ar rive in Eugene today for a two game series with Oregon, to be played in McArthur court tonight and tomorrow night. Both tilts are scheduled to start promptly at 7:30. Out of the race as far as first place honors are concerned, the Vandals are invading the Willam ette valley with their eyes peeled for a chance to cop Oregon State's second position in conference rankings. Idaho stands in third place, with three wins and five losses, only a game behind the Beavers. They’ll be fighting to keep their record as clean as pos sible for their series in Corvallis. Ducks Optimistic Optimism is rife in the Duck camp, however, and the chances of Rich Fox hauling his boys out of Eugene with a couple of vic tories under their belts is consid ered mighty slim. The first Oregon casualty re ported in several weeks was re vealed yesterday when it was learned that Ed Kunkle, tall re serve forward, sustained a pain fully sprained ankle in Wednes day’s practice session, and will be unavailable for duty for at least a week. Ed turned in a few val uable minutes in the second Wash ington game last Tuesday night. Lineup Intact Although Bill Reinhart split his first team and reserves up into many different combinations last night in practice, he reports no intended shift in the starting line up for tonight. The substitutes took advantage of their oppor tunity to shine Tuesday night and several turned in fine perform ances, causing many observers to suspect that a new face or two would be seen in the opener against the Moscow team tonight. Reinhart, however, hasn’t yet lost faith in his first five. ' Four out of the five places on the Vandals’ first team have been taken over by new men, and all of last year’s lettermen, with the exception of the huge Howard Grenier, are watching from the bench. The sophomores who have forged into the front ranks are Harold Klumb and Glen Naslund, forwards, and Merle Fisher and Wally Geraghty, guards. Grenier Outstanding The team is built around Gre nier, playing his last year of bas ketball, who is the only veteran pivot man in the northern division and an almost certain candidate for the all-northern team. The (Continued on Page Four) Meier Appoints P. J. Stadelman to Succeed Hal Hoss Appointee’s Statement Expected Today; Son Was Prominent Athlete on Campus P. I. Stadelman of The Dalles has been appointed by Governor Meier to succeed the late Hal Hoss as secretary of state. The appointee is a former mayor of The Dalles. He had released no statement on the appointment late last night, but will have one prepared some time today. His son George (Bun) Stadel man attended the University of Oregon during the years 1927 1930. He gained some prominence as a center on the Webfoot foot ball team and was a three-year letternjan. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity while on the campus. Higli-Heeled Coed Will Know Wrath Of Bush’s Justice Campus Blue-Law Enforcement In New Court’s Hands; Earrings Banned Women are to be restricted from wearing high heels or ear rings on the campus and from smoking on the streets adjacent to the campus, according to an announcement made last night by Neal Bush, vice-president of the student body, and chairman of the newly formed court of traditions. This action taken by the student relations committee revives a cus tom fallen into desuetude in the past few years. Bob Hunter, president of the Order of the O, and a member of the court, said, in commenting on the movement of the court to strengthen Oregon traditions, that the lettermen’s organization would back anything advocated by the new body. “The days of intimidation by physical punishment have passed,” he further stated. “Realizing this, we can only ask the whole-hearted support of the student body in carrying out all decisions meted out by the court to offenders. “The Order of the O has tried many times this year to establish some system of tradition enforce ment on the campus, but has al ways met with opposition. The creation of the court of traditions is a definite step in the mainte nance of Oregon’s worthwhile tra ditions.” Phi Beta to Have Petri in Recital Phi Beta, women’s music and drama honorary, will present Paul Petri, professor of voice here and at Oregon State, in a recital Feb ruary 20, at. 8 p. m. in the music building. Petri will give “Enoch Arden,” a dramatic reading, with Mrs. Petri, head of the Oregon State music department, playing the musical background, by Richard Strauss. Tickets for the recital are 25 cents. Proceeds are to go to the Phi Beta scholarship. Tough It Is, Horak Agrees, To Learn Anew One’s ABC’s I By HENRIETTE HORAK Government by Alphabet! One moment, please, this is not a sally upon the sacred premises of American democracy, nor is it the introduction of one of the “isms” of Europe into the United States, but merely an extension and a subdivision of the tradition al departments of our govern ment. The NRA, CWA. PWA, and the rest of F.D.’s pets have made their appearance because the exec utive found it imperative that the councry needed an S.O.S., and needed it P.D.Q.! The American public has been bewildered as to the meaning of the procession of new govern jL mental agencies, and utterly help less in attempting to keep the init ials of these new “upstarts' straight. In order to prevent fur ther misconceptions such as a t campus coed had, who thought that AAA meant three excellent grades, FERA a type of boa: which transports cars across a riv er, and CCC was a synonym for look, the following are a few of the most important initials in the government of the alphabet, for the alphabet, and by the alphabet; (what would Lincoln sayi howev er, there shall be no attempt made to tell what each one does: AAA—Agricultural Adjustment administration. FCA—Farm Credit administra tion. I PWA—Public Works adminis- 1 tration. FERA—Federal Emergency Re j lief administration, i RFC — Reconstruction Finance 1 corporation. 1 (Continued on Page Two) President Signs Gold Bill Pictured above is an event of world-wide importance—signing by Roosevelt of the dollar devaluation bill, which puts into effect a new monetary system in the United States. From left to right are Secre tary of the Treasury Morgenthau, Eugene Black, Prof. George Warren, George L. Harrison of the Federal Reserve system, and Prof. James Rogers. Ticket Requests For ‘Cradle Song’ Reported Large One Performance of Play Slated By Guild Theater Players On February 24 According to Robert Dodge, bus iness manager, ticket sales for “The Cradle Song,” to be presented by the University players Febru ary 24, will be conducted in a dif ferent manner than has been the custom in the past. It has been customary to give at least two performances of each play, while the forthcoming production, under the direction of Mrs. Ottilie T. Seybolt, head of the drama divi sion, will have but one perform ance. Approximately 170 tickets are available, and if the actual sale ap proaches the advance request for seats, they will all be placed with in a few days. For this reason it is urged that all who are expect ing to attend this production re serve seats now. The box office in the adminis tration building will be open to day from 3 to 5. Those people de siring tickets can call telephone 3300, local 216, or see Robert Dodge. Reserved seats are 50 cents. Speaking Contest Draws Aspirants Four students “threw their hats in the ring” to become competi tors in the W. F. Jewett extem pore speaking contest scheduled for February 22. Orval Thomp son, Howard Ohmart, Thomas Hartfiel, and Jay Wilson are the hopefuls. The four aspirants will begin study today of the general subject “Whither American Education ?” in preparation for the competition. They will not know what phase of the subject is to be their particu lar topic until an hour before the contest, when they will draw the topics from a hat. Prizes of $15 and $10 will be awarded first and second place winners. Unbecoming Conduct Gets Drastic Penalty For conduct unbecoming to Uni versity students and bringing dis credit to the University, four stu dents have been required by the student advisory committee to earn 15 additional hours to the usual amount necessary for gradu ation, and have been placed on so cial probation, according to word released from the personnel office by Dean Karl W. Onthank. The advisory board is a discip linary group composed of faculty members chosen by the president and students appointed by the ex ecutive council. Council Meeting Postponed The executive council meeting which was to have been held yes terday at 5 o'clock was postponed once more until Wednesday. Yeomen Present Dance Tonight at Craftsman’s Club Valentino Informal Will Include Varied Entertainment in Candle-Lit Tavern Amid the heart-bedecked halls of the Craftsman's club will be staged tonight the Yeomen Val entine informal dance. A candle lit tavern effect is being striven for by Lloyd Greene and Ernest Savage, co-chairmen of the affair. The dance will start at 9 o'clock to the strains of Harry, McCall’s four-piece orchestra. Features will include Sam Seal and his accordion, Mary Ann Al nutt and Wilma Stien, a pair of lively tap dancers, and Betty Wil son, who will render a piano se lection. The Craftsman's club has been decorated in elaborate fashion to carry out the spirit of the occa sion. George Teltoft has headed the decoration committee. Esther Cyrus, art major, assisted with details. Tickets may be obtained at the door for the price of 35 cents a couple. Students May Get Government Help The following item was taken from the Oregonian: "Oregonian News Bureau, Washington, D. C., Feb. 6.—Needy students will re ceive from $10 to $20 a month from federal funds for perform ing work, and waiver of fees will not be insisted on. There are cer tain fees in Oregon institutions of higher education which are statu tory, Senator Steiwer has informed Harry L. Hopkins, administrator of student funds, and unless Hop kins’ requirement for fee waiver be eliminated students will be handicapped. Hopkins advised, Steiwer today that the waiver of fees will not be insisted on.” Miss Janet Smith, secretary of the employment bureau, suggests that if there is any student in need of funds who has not put in an application for work at the em ployment office, it would be a good idea to do so in order to get in line if these funds from the gov ernment do become available at the University. Military Training; Two Opinions In the columns below are presented the minority and majority reports of the faculty committee on military training', as presented respectively by Dr. Waldo Schumacher and Dr. C’. L. Cressman yester day. It is to be noted that the regular committee report (majority) contains no argument; all debate favorable to this recommendation was presented from the floor. The minority report contains a state ment of the case against compulsory drill. Committee Report President Boyer appointed the following committee: Mr. Waldo Schumacher, Mr. Carlton Spencer, Mr. O. F. Stafford, Mr. R. H. Back, and Mr. L. S. Cressman, chairman. The function of the committee was to decide upon the petition signed by the students to change the status of the first two years of Military Science and Tactics from a required to an optional basis. It was not a question of complete elimination of military training which was before us, but a change in status of the work. The desirability of it in the college curriculum was not challenged by this petition. This should be borne in mind in considering the report of the committee. The committee held a prelimi nary meeting January 24 at 4 o'clock to decide on procedure. It was decided to ask the petition ers, (1) to subqiit a brief in sup port of their petition, and (2) to invite a committee of three, one (Continued on Paqe Two) Minority Report The .undersigned, a minority of the committee to which was re ferred the question of compulsory military training, begs leave to submit the following report, to which are attached the letter from the chairman of your committee to the chairman of the student committee, the brief presented by the student committee, and trans script of oral argument presented before your committee. 1. There are no legal, contract ual, or other obligations which would be impaired or broken if the University of Oregon made military drill optional. The faculty is absolutely a free agent in reach ing a decision on this matter as the following quotation from a statement made in 1924 by Secre-* tary of War Weeks indicates: “I am pleased to inform you that the National Defense Act does not make military training compulsory at any of the instit'utioris which receive the benefits authorized by the act. So far as the War De * (Continued on Page Two) Morris Talks.on Neo - Economics | To Pan-Xenians ! ___ ■ - • ■'. Laissez-Faire to End, Government To Retain Industrial Reins, Says Local Brain-Truster International economic agree ments on production and con sumption are absolutely necessary if foreign trade is to flourish, is the theory by Victor P. Morris, professor of economics, set forth in an address before the Pan Xenia, foreign trade honorary, last night at Gerlinger hall. “I think that we are coming nearer to the point where inter national conferences will become more and more prevalent and im portant,” declared Morris. Even if we can stabilize the dol lar, the pound and maybe the franc, our currency system will still be unable to survive the pres ent great international indebted ness, Morris opined, but was un able to say how this problem would probably be solved. The present industrial trends in the United States were discussed. Morris believes that the present policy of government control in industry will be permanent. “I believe we are working to ward an abolition of the laissez faire system," he stated. 50 Delegates Will Attend U. Meeting Oregon State Wesley foundation will send 50 delegates to the spe cial meeting of the University of Oregon chapter Sunday evening at 6 o'clock. “How Radical Should We Be in Race Relations,” is the theme of the discussion meeting. Frank Tibbon will lead the dis cussion. Social hour precedes the discussion meeting and a fireside meeting follows it. Aleta Kienzle is chairman of the fireside pro gram. All students interested in a live ly discussion of radicalism in race relations are invited to attend the three meetings. Refreshments are served at social hour and informal amusements feature the firesides. . Campus Calendar Orides will meet in dance room of Gerlinger hall, Monday, 7:30. Juniors in charge of meeting. Wesley club Friday night party is postponed. Yeomen Valentine dance to night at Craftsman's club, 9 to 12 o’clock. Nature group of Philomelete meets at the A. W. S. room, 4:30 today, for a hike. Bring a lunch and if it rains a meeting will be held in Mary Spiller hall. Free social swim tonight in the women’s gym at 7:30. Tickets for “Cradle Song” may be purchased at the Guild theater in Johnson hall today from 3 to 5 and tomorrow from 10 to 12. Prose, Poetry and Drama group of Philomelete meets today at 4 in A. W. S. room. Old Oregon Gives Praise to Higher Education Board Chancellor Kerr, Marks, Peavy, And Boyer Are Commended In Allen’s Editorial Willard L. Marks, Chancellor W. J. Kerr, Dr. C. V. Boyer, and Dr. George W. Peavy, prominent fig ures in state higher education, all received praise in Robert K. Al len’s page of editorial comment in the latest addition of Old Ore gon which came off the press yes terday. Said the Old Oregon editor: “Members of the state board of higher education, in two smooth and decorous sessions, seem to have gone a long way in proving their fitness to deal justly and de cisively with higher educational problems. The board, under the leadership of its new president, Willard L. Marks, seems to have grasped the education viewpoint of administration as compared to the political autocracy that was threatening. True enough, the schools are public tax-supported institutions, yet the administration of a university or college or educa tional system must not and cannot be run like a state department without serious sacrifice of educa tion and social values. The board is the connecting link between the public on one hand and the educa tors on the other. To Marks goes much credit for recognizing this situation, and in him the state schools have found a man thor oughly grounded in practical poli tics and yet a man who sees the need of harmonizing the demands of the public with the subtler de mands of sound educational prac tices. "All of the credit for this whole some turn toward peace and under standing cannot be showered on the board alone, however. No little credit is due Chancellor Kerr, Dr. Peavy, Dr. Boyer, the faculties, and the visiting committee of pro fessors who outlined a suggested plan of action which has now be come to a large extent actual fact." Featuring the news section of the issue is an article describing activities of two former University students which are receiving na tion wide attention. One of the stories describes the unique sculpture project being carried on in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where Gutzon Borg lum, nationally famous sculptor, assisted by Ivan Houser, a student in fine art at the University dur ing 1922-23-24, is carving out of a granite mountain the heads of four former presidents of th% Unit ed States—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Houser's job in connection with the project is known technically as “pointing up,’’ which, described in the language of the layman (Continued on I’aije Four) Committee Created To Grant Exemption In Military Courses Report of Minority for Optional Work Beaten in Close Contest; State Board to Study Matter Five votes was the margin by which the University faculty yes terday decided to retain compulsory military training' on this campus. A motion to substitute a minority report prepared by Professor Waldo Schumacher, recommending voluntary drill, in place of the ma jority report failed to carry by a vote of 31 to 36. Only about half the faculty was present at the meeting in Johnson hail. By the terms of the committee recommendation finally adopted by the faculty, a modification of the present system of exemption was established, with machinery worked out to liberalize its administra tion. The committee recommended that there be designated a standing faculty committee called the Committee on Military Education, con ‘For Women Only’ and ‘For Men’; Doctors to Talk on Married Love The third group of lectures in the series of love and mar riage speeches will be given Monday evening, February 12, when the .biological aspects of the situation will be discussed in separate lectures for men and women. Dr. Goodrich C. Schauffler will address the men in Villard hall at 8.15, and Dr. Jessie Laird Brodie will speak to the women in Gerlinger hall at the same time. Both speakers are practicing physicians in Portland. Blood and Wurst Featured in Two Play Productions Dodge, Patullo, Galley and Bond Direct Student Players In Guild Theater "Drip, Drip, Drip," the one-act play, written by Ethan Newman who is a prominent member of Guild hall players, was the first presentation of the studio players yesterday afternoon. The cast, which included two persons, was made up of Lawrence Fortner as Jim, and Leonard Marshall as Tony. It was directed by Robert Dodge, with Ellen Galey as -assist ant. "Wienies for Wednesday,” di rected by Marion Pattullo, assisted by Joann Bond, was a comedy with the following cast: Barbara Reed as Marian Foster; Alice Hult as Madame Castinelli; Helene Camp bell as Mrs. Foster; David Mon tag as Mr. Foster; William Rice as Jack Foster; and Nan Smith as A Voice. Both plays were well enacted, and give a distinct contrast, one being a tragedy and the other a domestic comedy. There are three more plays to be presented under the direction of students in the class in play production. These will be given next Tuesday at 4 o’clock in Guild theater, with Dor othy Dykeman, Carl Gross, and Ida Markusen directing. sistmg of seven members. Five members are to be appointed from the faculty at large by President C. V. Boyer, one from the student body appointed by the president of the A. S. U. O., and the profes sor of military science and tactics. All members of the investigat ing committee were agreed, it was said, that requests for exemption should be handled by a committee apart from the military depart ment. Four Sign Report The majority, or regular com mittee report, was signed by Carl ton E. Spencer, professor of law; L. S. Cressman, professor of soci ology; Major R. H. Back, associ ate professor of military science and tactics; and O. F. Stafford, professor of chemistry. The lone advocate of optional training on the committee was Dr. Schu macher, of the department of po litical science, who prepared the minority report. Dr. Cressman read the majority report, and was followed by Charles H. Howard, who read the minority report in the absence of its author, Dr. Schumacher. De bate on the merits of the two rec ommendations was brief, although the entire meeting lasted more than an hour and a half. Voting Close Voting on the motion to substi tute the minority report for the majority report was by roll call, and as the balloting progressed the positive “Yes” replies kept pace with the equally positive “No" answers. It was not until the very end of the counting that the outcome was known. The faculty's ratification of the majority committee report still has merely the force of a recom mendation, since the matter must be brought to the state board of higher education before the pro posed changes go into effect. Campbell Comments Wallace J. Campbell, leader of the committee of 25 students which opened the discussion by presenting a petition for optional military to the faculty, gave the following statement to the Emer ald, speaking for the entire com mittee : “We feel that many members of the faculty voted in the inter ests of expediency rather than conviction in this matter. It is our opinion that a matter is never settled until it is settled right.” Woman Is Only a Woman But Even a Snipe Is a Smoke9 By SIMON LEGREE Ralph Mason couldn’t under stand it. Mason is a day editor of the Emerald. He hurt his foot recent ly, ejecting Mary Louiee Edingtr, society editor, from the city room, where that provocative writer had been disrupting the morale of the headwriters, and even of that Old Master himself. Mason hopped on his left foot to the nearby dispensary where the other member was treated. “You’ll find some crutches over in the corner, my man,” said Dr. Marian Hayes sympathetically, “there were two pairs, until a Phi Delt with corns borrowed one pair last week." The day editor hobbled off on the two remaining crutches, only tc discover that one was several inches longer than the other. • Why a man would choose crutches of. unequal lengths puz zles the journalist no longer. Yes terday a friend of Mason observed a youth making his way up Wil lamette street, on crutches, a short crutch on the curb, a longer one in the gutter. _ “But why?” the lamo one was asked. "Oh, I was just looking for butts," replied the queried, “I grind 'em in the hash chopper at the house—on Sundays, when the. cook isn’t using it. Then I roil cigarettes' for the fellows.” Mason, philosophically, has pur chased himself a supply of cigar ette papers.