Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 01, 1934, Image 1

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    150 Jobs to Be
Here by CWA
Positions Dependent on
Application Grants
Total of 717 University, College
Members Throughout State
To Get Relief Work
Approximately 150 University
students will be given positions as
part of the CWA relief projects,
which are scheduled to begin to
day in higher educational institu
tions throughout the state if all
applications of the University are
A total of 717 university and col
lege students throughout the state
will be enabled to earn from $10
to $20 a month while going to
i school, according to an announce
’ ment made yesterday in Portland
by Elmer Goudy, Oregon CWA ad
The number of positions will be
allocated to the universities and
colleges of the state on the basis
of enrollment of full-time resident
students on the respective cam
puses as of October 15, 1933. Jobs
will be given to 10 per cent of the
students at each institution.
• Applications Sent
Officials of the University sent
in 196 applications for jobs to the
Portland office, headquarters of
CWA work in the state, which in
turn has forwarded these applica
tions and those of the other higher
schools in the state to Washing
ton, D. C., reports Dr. W. J. Kerr,
chancellor of the state system of
higher education.
Should all of the University’s re
lief quota of 196 be granted, ap
proximately 45 per cent of these
positions would be saved for stu
dents entering at that time, leav
ing 150 open at the present time.
This stipulation is in accordance
k. with the demand of Harry L. Hop
kins, federal relief administrator
that 25 per cent of the money must
be held until the beginning of
spring term.
Plans in Abeyance
At a late hour last night, Earl
M. Pallett, registrar of the Univer
sity notified the Emerald that ad
ministrative officers here had not
been officially notified of the grant
of CWA jobs and were withholding
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Villard Dinner Tickets
Selling Rapidly; Event
Set for Monday Night
Tickets for the Oswald Gar
rison Villard dinner to take
place Monday evening in the
John Straub Memorial building
^ are selling rapidly, according to
Tom Clapp, who is in charge of
the ticket sale.
At the present time, 20 tick
ets more than expected have
been sold. Those who have a
serious interest in current
events are urged to get their
tickets immediately.
Community Harvest Gathered
It’s harvest time at Bellflower, California, where large crops of
vegetables, grown on land set aside in a community garden program
designed to make 10,000 families self-supporting, are providing food
for families on relief rolls. Harold Kahl and Joyce Wolfe are the
Species of White
Deer Mice Rare
Find of Zoologist
Dr. Huestis Traps Rodent While
Aiding Bacteriologist
With Experiment
A white deer mouse, “Albino
Peromyscus,” a rare species in
the United States, was trapped by
Dr. R. R. Huestis, of the zoology
department, in the brush back of
Mammy’s Cabin last week. Only
two other mice of this ' species
have been reported in genetic lit
erature in the United States.
Dr. Huestis was trapping deer
mice for Dr. A. Packehanian, a
bacterialogist at Washington Uni
versity medical school, who is ex
perimenting with “Peromyscus”
for different kinds of parasites,
when he captured the “albino.”
It was the first he had ever heard
of caught in this part of the coun
W. E. Castle, professor of genet
ics at Harvard, owned an albino
deer mouse, an eastern species,
“leucopus,” which was sterile, and
he lost the strain.
The other albino deer mouse
that was recorded belonged to F
B. Sumner, professor of zoology
at the University of California. It
was of cage-bred stock, the muta
tion occurring recessively in the
grandparents, and showing domi
nantly in the third generation.
“Albino Peromyscus” is com
parable to white mice and rats.
However, it has the beady eyes
and pointed ears characteristic of
the deer mice. White mice and
rats, “Albino Mus," which are so
common in the United States for
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Want to Quit Smoking?Dean
Gilbert Might Tell You How
If all the cirgarettes smoked on
Thirteenth street curb were at the
disposal of Dean James H. Gilbert
of the college of social science, he
wouldn’t touch them, unless to
throw them away. Despite this
fact, as regularly as commence
ment time comes each year, Dean
Gilbert receives in his mail a fancy
and portly envelope enclosing awe
inspiring circulars and letter which
begins: “Dear Mr. Gilbert: Do you
really want to break yourself of
the tobacco habit?” and then pro
ceeds to tell the non-smoking dean
how, by saving the eight cents per
day he now spends on cigarettes,
he can pay for this wonderful
plus-ultra, elite, guaranteed to
bacco-cure treatment out of the
money thus saved.
Some practical joker of years
ago started the endless chain, Gil
bert believes, and though he has
never succumbed to the seductive
sales appeal of the circulars he
still receives one each year.
“Are you willing to make an
honest effort to overcome the grip
it has upon you?” is the straight
from-the-shoulder question fired
at the dean annually. “Now if
you are sincere in your desire to
quit tobacco forever we want to
help you ... we will help you . . .
we will go the limit to see that you
are successful because we know
the benefits you will enjoy in
health, happiness and wealth once
you are free from tobacco.”
Truth be said, the would-be ben
efactors of Dean Gilbert are grad
ually taking offense at his disre
gard for the new opportunities
they offer him for the paltry sum
of $10, $4 down and $6 to go. They
are puzzled at his sales-resistance
throughout the years.
“Not one chance in 100” is the
dire warning of the red-tinted cir
cular to the non-smoking dean.
“Tobacco killed him two days af
ter he was in my office," is anoth
er touching tragedy portrayed by
the treatment sponsors.
Now how, reasons the solicitous
senders, how can any man persist
in the nasty habit after such an
array of facts has been so stun
ningly presented ? Ah, if they only
If they only knew what Dean
Gilbert knows, how much postage
and fruitless worrying they could
have saved!
Brome 4 Abraham
And Isaac’ to Be
Staged Tuesday
Miracle l*lay First Presented by
Barbers’ • Guild, Later
By Bookbinders
The first melodrama in the Eng
lish language was the Brome
“Abraham and Isaac,” which is be
ing presented next Tuesday in'
Guild theater under the direction
of Ellen Galey.
The situation portrayed is in
tensely dramatic and the charac
ters of both father and son stand
out distinctly. The trusting obe
dience of Isaac is shown, as are
the conflicting feelings of Abra
ham, who is torn between love of
his favorite son and obedience to
God. A fitting climax is the blind
folding of the son and his appeal
to his father to do the act quickly.
The Brome “Abraham and
Isaac” is one of the Miracle plays,
which are So-called because of
their religious character. They
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Former Student
Dies in Portland
Gertrude Nitschke, a student at
the University for three years pre
vious to the present one, died Tues
day at a Portland sanitarium.
She had been on the road to re
covery following a breakdown re
sulting from overstudying when
she was stricken with pneumonia
three days ago.
She was 20 years old and the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Nitschke, 7504 Southwest Thirty
Second avenue. Funeral services
will be held today at Finley’s
chapel in Portland, with interment
to be at Riverview cemetery.
Graduates Have
Nursery Project
Three graduates of Oregon State
college are conducting a nursery
school in Eugene under the pro
visions of the C. W. A. The girls
are Mary Bertram, Janice Aikens
and Velma Benefield. They have
taken special child-welfare and
child psychology work.
The project began Monday and
has about 20 children enrolled.
Meals are one of the features of
the program and supervised play
and instruction.
Mary Starr to Speak
To Westminster Guild
Miss Mary E. Starr, instructor
in home economics, will speak at
Westminster house tonight at 9
o'clock to Westminster guild on
the textiles which she collected on
her trip to Europe this past sum
mer. Girls on the campus who are
interested are invited to attend.
Miss Starr's visit to Europe took
her to England, France, Belgium,
| Switzerland, Italy, and Germany.
Representative textiles from these
; countries make up the display
! which she will use to illustrate her
I talk.
Cheap Method
For Charcoal
Making Found
O. F. Stafford Discovers
Hoad of Chemistry Department
Works on Carbonization
For Several Years
Patent claims for an improved
process of making charcoal, be
lieved to be the cheapest possible
method of obtaining this product
from wood waste, have been
granted for an invention of O. F.
Stafford, head of the chemistry
department of the University.
Word that the claims had all been
allowed and that the patent is to
be issued were just received from
the government patent office in
Washington, D. C.
The improved process involves
the feeding of a stream of chipped
wood and sawdust into a rotating
cylinder, where the material is
dried and carbonized by heat pro
duced principally 'as a result of
the burning of the combustible
carbonization products of the
wood itself.
By-Products Dsiregarded
The method makes no attempt
to recover any of the other by
products Of wood waste, and was
perfected chiefly because of ex
pense involved in making charcoal
as only one of the products.
The improvement represented in
this process over other similar
ones consists in a device which
permits the carbonizing material
to be protected from furnace
gases containing hot free oxygon,
while at the same time permitting
the combustible decomposition
products of carbonization to burn
and thereby supply the heat neces
sary for the drying operation,
Professor Stafford explains.
Work Begun Long Ago
Professor Stafford began work
upon an improved method of uti
lizing wood wastes by carboniza
tion about 20 years ago at the
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Necessity Leads
To Explanation o f
Din at Art School
Lest some unknowing and un
suspecting individual think that
the architects of the art school
were building a house in the art
building, judging from the commo
tion that goes on over there on
certain afternoons, this little story
is printed to explain what causes
the racket and hammering.
It seems that Miss Maude I.
Kern’s class in design finds it nec
essary in the process of block
printing to hammer their work
with mallets, or something like
that, and it is this harmless occu
pation that causes such a terrific
The class is considerate, for all
that they can not help but be rath
er noisy. On close inspection one
finds that, in order not to disturb
the other classes with the vibra
tions from their hammering, they
have contrived a peculiar apparat
us for their work; they have put
their tables on tire cases which
have boards on top, and find that
this clever little contraption does
the trick.
J^OLLOWING is the official compilation of the results of yester
day's special student body election for the ratification of amend
ments to the A. S. U. O. constitution. Tne brief identifications are
given merely for the purpose of designating the amendment con
cerned, and do not purport to express the entire significance of the
proposal. The numbers used did not appear on the ballots, but
merely signify the order in which they appeared.
1. Class and student body elections .
2. 'Class identity ..
8. Judiciary power .
4. Fifteen per cent quorum .
5. Junior man candidate .
C. 100 signers for amendments .
7. Optional membership .
8. Quorum of 400 students .
9. A. S. U. O. presidency alternation .
10. President either junior or senior .
11. Nominations and elections change .
12. Student officials recall .
13. Independents on executive council.
14. Expenditure approval by students .
15. Open executive council meetings
10. Executive council meetings published .
17. Referendum in student government .
18. Change in judiciary committee .
19. Handbook to be published annually .
20. Reduction in student fees ..
21. Graduate students exempt from fees .
22. To make student body cards negotiable .
23. Annual audit of student body books .
24. Free Intellectual Activities Committee .
25. Nominating convention .
The following are amendments to the by-laws:
26. Change in finance committee .
27. Change in athletic committee .
28. Change in publications committee .
29. Addition to athletic committee ..
30. Change in student relations committee
31. A parallel change in the same committee.
82. Maximum of $3,500 salary for A. S. U. O.
33. Salaries to Oregana and Emerald officials
34. Removal of Emerald editor .
35. Complimentary Emerald subscriptions
36. Director of athletics .
37. Free admission to faculty
Names of Models
For Spring Style
Dance Announced
15 Girls Chosen on Basis of Poise,
Grace, Willingness to Work,
Charming Personality
With the selection yesterday of
the 15 girls who will model the
spring styles, definite preparation
for the Gamma Alpha Chi fashion
dance, scheduled for April 7, was
Models will be Elizabeth Bend
strup, Charlotte Eldridge, Betty
Graham, Cynthia Liljeqvist, Nancy
Jeffries, Elise Reed, Marion Bass,
Jean Stevenson, Ruth Byerly, Mar
garet DeYoung, Irene Conkling,
Dorothy Anne Clark, Virginia
Shultz, Margaret Ann Howland,
and Peggy Reynolds.
These girls were selected by a
group of judges after their names
had been cast in the ballot box at
the College Side. Final selections
were made by Jim Emmett, Dick
Near, Neal Bush, Ed Schweiker,
Tom Clapp, Nancy Suomela, Dor
othy Cunningham, and Peggy
The mannequins were chosen on
a basis of poise, grace, ability to
model, a charming personality that
will advertise the clothing and the
styles, and willingness to work.
They will start to practice for the
spring style show soon. Ida Mae
Nichols, Nancy Suomela, and
Charlotte Eldridge will train the
girls in the arts of modeling. Cam
pus clothes, dressy sport frocks,
afternoon dresses, dinner gowns,
informal costumes, and formal
wear will be displayed at the
The Gamma Alpha Chi fashion
dance is the first dance of each
year to which the women invite
the men. Admission this year will
be 99 cents.
Campus Clothes to Be Worn
At Dance Tomorrow Night
Just what is the classification
of the A.W.S. Masked Ball, sched
uled for tomorrow night in Gerlin
ger hall, seems uncertain.
“It’s going to be a victory
dance,” stated one member of the
committee yesterday.
“Yeah, but what if Oregon State
“Well, then it’ll be a victory for
them. But it'll still be a victory
All of which doesn’t seem to get
anywhere. However, the facts of
the dance are that it will begin
at 9 tomorrow night, with Art
Holman's orchestra.
Jack Hammond, the “Puddin’
Head Jones” of the recent Krazy
Kopy Krawl, will feature in a tap
dance. Both Ned Simpson and
Louisa Perry will sing.
As for clothes, Virginia Hartje,
general chairman, stated that ev
erything from formats to bathing
suits would be in order, since "It
is very informal.” However, on
second thought, she added that
“Perhaps sport clothes would be
the best. Everyone should just
come as he is after the basketball
The only requirement seems to
be that everyone must wear masks.
"I guess maybe that’s the reason
why the dance is to be very in
formal, since with masks on no
body is supposed to recognize any
body else anyway,” suggested one
of the committee.
Tickets for the Masked Ball are
50 cents a couple, and masks are
five cents each. Tickets and masks
are on sale in the living organiza
tions now, and may also be pur
chased at the dance.
Junior Shine Day
Owes Success to
Local Shoe Shops
II, Peterson Wins Merchandise
Order; $20 Collected
To Date
The success of Junior Shine day,
according to Fred Fisher and Jack
Mulder, is due largely to the Cam
pus shoe shop and Treetop’s syn
copated shine shop, from which the
equipment came.
The McMorran and Washburne
merchandise order was won by
Harold Peterson.
At a late hour last night $20 had
been collected from the day’s work,
and much remained to be gathered.
A pair of white shoes which
were brought in emerged half
white and half black with a tinge
of orange thrown in.
A pair of boots took the novices
half an hour to clean. They took
less time on the second paid.
And the day’s highlight came
when Ned Simpson shined Cynthia
Liljeqvist’s shoes.
Dr. Morris to Present
Speech at Anchorage
The economic effects of a war
with Japan will be the topic of an
address to be presented by Dr. Vic
tor P. Morris, professor of econom
ics, at a noon luncheon in the An
chorage today.
The luncheon is being sponsored
by Alpha Kappa Psi, national busi
ness administration fraternity,
and is in honor of the new pledges.
Dr. Morris has also given sever
al talks on the foreign trade situa
tion before the Pan Xenia, foreign
trade honorary, this term.
Students Give Program
University students, presented a
program at the Crow high school
last night, giving “Wieners for
Wednesday,” a one-act play pro
duced by the play production class
here. They were accompanied by
a group from the men’s gymna
sium, who put on tumbling stunts,
boxing, tap-dancing and wrestling.
Campus Calendar
Der Deutsche Verein meeting
tonight at 8 o’clock at Westmin
ster house. Election of officers.
Pan-Hellenic meets today at 110
Johnson at 4 o’clock. Important.
| All students who were on the
directorate for Junior Weekend
last spring term meet at Condon
today for Oregana picture, at
Tonqueda council meeting this
noon at the College Side.
Phi Mu Alpha meeting in Music
building at 7:30 tonight.
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Students Ratify Six
Changes Proposed
By Revision Group
Remaining 31 Proposals Fail to Receive
Required Majority; Ballots
•t Number 591
Six amendments, those proposed by th« constitution committee,
were ratified yesterday by students and will be included in the general
revision of the A. S. U. O. constitution this spring. The remaining
proposals, which were voted upon at yesterday’s special election,
failed to receive the required majority for passage. Ballots cast during
the hours Ihe polls at the Y. M. C. A. hut were open numbered 591,
making the election valid in every respect.
In short, the new amendments have the following significance:
1. Class and student body elections will be nela jointly, and on
the same day. (The elections this spring will be governed by this pro
2. Any student wishing to change his class identity, for the pur
poses of voting for class elections, may do so by petitioning the student
relations committee.
3. The judiciary committee, to consist of the dean of the law
-Speakers Named
To Participate in
Speaking Contest
Jewett Extempore Competition to
Be Held Tonight at 8 in
Friendly Hall
The speakers in the W. F. Jew
ett extempore speaking contest,
which is to be held tonight in
Friendly hall, room 6, at 8 o’clock,
will include Howard Ohmart, Or
val Thompson, Pauline George,
Thomas Hartfiel and J. Wilson.
Contestants will draw at 7 o’clock
for subtopics which were prepared
by Prof. Nelson Bossing of the
school of education. Judges will
be Henry Pettit, instructor in
English, Wendell Van Loan, prin
cipal of the Roosevelt junior high
school, and Prof. John L. Casteel
of the speech department.
The general subject will be
‘‘Whither American Education?”
which will include all phases of
recent developments in elemen
tary, secondary, and college edu
cation in the United States; the
effect of the depression upon the
status of education; new experi
ments and movements in this field,
and its relation to modern society.
The contest is open to all un
dergraduates, men and women,
excepting those who have won
first prize in previous extempore
speaking contests in the varsity
Prizes will be $15, $10, and $5.
The speaker who is to represent
the University in the state con
test on March 9 will be selected
from among the winners.
Valuable Papers Lost
By History Professor
Five years’ collection of notes
on the subject of “Imperialism” is
the loss suffered recently by Har
old J. Noble of the history depart
The valuable papers were con
tained in manila folders, and any
one having any information re
garding thdr whereabouts is re
quested to notify Noble.
'.school and four others, will have
supreme and final authority in the
interpretation of the A. S. U. O.
4. Fifteen per cent of the mem
bers of the A. S. U. O. shall con
stitute a quorum at any regular
or special meeting of the student
5. The candidate for executive
man need no longer be of junior
standing in the University. He
need only have completed four
terms before the election.
6. Amendments to the constitu
tion and by-laws can only be pro
posed when signed by at least 100
members of the student body.
Of these half dozen successful
proposals, that concerning the re
vised status of the candidate for
Junior man received the most
votes. Only 2S ballots were cast
against this proposal, while 552
Students voiced their approval of
the change. The other five amend
ments presented by the revision
committee received approximately
the same majority of votes. The
proposal to alter the required
quorum for student body meetings
received the largest number of
negative votes of this group, 48
students declaring their opposi
Plurality Received
Only one of the defeated amend
ments received a plurality of af
firmative votes. This proposal,
that for the optional payment of
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Polyphonic Concert Is
Postponed Indefinitely
At Request of Director
The program of the poly
phonic choir, originally sched
uled for next Sunday in the
Igloo, has been postponed In
definitely at the request of Paul
Petri, director of the choir, ac
cording to an announcement
from Tom Stoddard, assistant
graduate manager, yesterday.
The program will be given
some time during the spring
Both divisions of the Univer
sity band will appear in concert
on April 8, he said.
Paris Dream Mecca, Biggest
Lure for Students of Oregon
While 50,000,000 Frenchmen
might be wrong, it would be folly
to contend that 180 University of
Oregon students could be mistak
en, and that is the number who
expressed themselves in a survey
! conducted on the campus regard
j ing the city or location in all the
wide world they would prefer to
visit if one choice were offered.
Despite riots and the refusal of
la belle France to pay up or shut
up, 47 patriotic Americans emphat
ically selected Paris as the object
of their most fervent longings, the
mecca of their dreams, and the
second place city was too far be
hind to come within sighting dis
tance of the Eiffel tower.
Hawaii, jewel of the South seas,
beckoned to eight travelers, while
Berlin held appeal for seven stu
dents. After Venice with six votes,
the field became rather congested
with Vienna, Rome, New York, et
al coming in for honorable men
Some of the replies were really
ducky. There was, for instance.
the winsome lass who burst ebul
liantly forth with effervescent
sincerity: "Oh goodness I want to
go to Africa! What part? Oh, I
don’t know. Wherever Tarzan
lives. Don't you think he’s darling?
lie simply devastates me!’’
Other quaint samples include
such facetious remarks as: "Flit
me down for the Majorcan islands.
I hear they sell beer for 15 cents a
"Rio de Janeiro every time.
Yeah, 1 saw ’Flying Down to Rio.’
What of it ?
“I should like to visit Geneva.
Yes, I’m funny that way. As a
child I always liked to go with iriy
mother to ladies' aid meetings.
"Hollywood for me. What fort
Why, “the culture, of course.”
Henriette Horak, the lofty sen
timentalist of the Emerald staff,
expressed herself with true classic
simplicity, intriguing volubility,
genuine sensibility, and stuff. "I
desire to visit Sarajevo. It changes
only with the inevitable seasons
and then it is exquisitely beautiful;
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