Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 10, 1934, Image 1

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Howard Kessler, traveling in
Canada and Europe, presents the
second of his interesting articles
on the editorial page of today's
Rooter’s lids, necessary for a
seat on the 50 yard line at the
Washington game on sale today
for 75 cents.
By Associated Press
Lyon, France—Queen Marie of
Yugoslavia, rushing aboard a spe
cial train to the death chamber of
her husband at Marseilles, was
taken ill tonight at Lons Le Saum
ier. A local physician treated her
for shock.
BELGRADE—The Yugoslavian
government is “considering meas
ures necessary in the interests of
the state and people" growing out
of the assassinaton of King Alex
ander in Marseille, said a commun
que issued tonight.
“The government is fully aware
of the difficult situation which has
arisen from the death of our great
king,” the communique stated.
Belgrade, Yugoslovia, Oct. 10—
(Wednesday (AP)—A proclama
tion announcing the accession to
the Yugoslavian throne of Crown
Prince Peter, will appear in Bel
grade’s morning newspapers.
The proclamation will state the
army and navy have taken oaths
of allegiance to the new monarch.
Madrid — Premier Lerroux
remains in power, but situa
tion remains unsettled; death
toll in revolt estimated at 500
to 1,000 persons.
Madrid — Spain's six-day red
revolt was a dangerous mass of
embers tonight, flaring into gun
fire here and there as the conser
vative government of Premier Ale
jandro Lerroux remained in power.
Tenaciously the socialist and
communist rebels held on in north
ern Spain, rallying at Oviedo, As
turias province, and barricading
themselves against attack in the
city’s labor district.
NEW YORK—Promising haste,
Governor Herbert H. Lehman
weighed tonight the request of
New Jersey to try Bruno Richard
Hauptman for the kidnap-murder
of Baby Charles Lindbergh.
Portland—While Dave Korsum
was standing in front of his gro
cery here this morning a strange
man stepped from between houses
next to the store and fired at him.
The gunman, without speaking,
disappeared. Police said Korsum
could ascribe no reason for the
Chicago — Government prosecu
tors, with a mountain of 2,500 doc
uments to choose from, opened fire
in the Insull mail fraud trial late
today with one short letter, ex
changed, they asserted, between of
ficials of Halsey Stuart and Co.,
La Salle street investment house.
Special Assistant Attorney Gen
eral Leslie E. Salter, who in fight
ing defense objections had termed
the letter “th heart of this case,”
read it to the jury as part of the
government’s description of how
Samuel Insull’s corporation securi
ties company of Chicago was
formed in October, 1929.
Moscow—Josef V. Stalin does
not think President Roosevelt can
build a planned economy success
fully in the United States on a cap
italistic basis, in spite of the presi
dent’s personality and ability.
Stalin, the Bolshevist leader, ex
pressed this view to H. G. Wells,
the British author, who interviewed
him July 23. It is recorded in the
magazine “Bolshevik which will be
circulated Oct. 13.
"Without getting rid of capital
ists and the principle of private
ownerships of the fields of produc
tion,” Stalin declared, “Planned
economy cannot be created."
Chicago — Donald R. Richberg,
director of the industrial emergen
cy committee, today charged that
the "political partisan” who advo
cated both adequate unemployment
relief and balanced budget was
“trying to make a fool out of his
“It is desirable and necessary tc
balance the federal budget at the
earliest possible moment,” Rich
berg told a Rotary club meeting
He said, however, that sweepini
demands for drastic slashing of ex
penditures and immediate balanc
ing of the budget, n the face o
relief needs, were the produc
either of gross ignorance or politi
cal demagogism.
Rally Plans for
Saturday Game
Are Announced
Large Rooting Section to
Try New Stunts
Songs Introduced
Renner, Buteli Morse, Bob
Parke to Speak; Late
Lunches Scheduled
Four hundred students were
present at a rally practice held in
McArthur court last night. Many
new ideas for songs and stunts will
be introduced this year. An or
ganized rooting section is planned
to whom seats near the fifty-yard
line will be given. In order to get
into this rooting section a student
must wear a rooting cap, white
shirt, and have his name listed with
the rally chairman in his living
Rooting caps will be on sale
Thursday for 75c apiece. Rally
chairmen for each living organiza
tion will be in charge of the sales.
With each cap purchased a ticket
will be given to the buyer which
will admit him to the reserved
rooting section near the 50-yard
Friday noon a short rally will be
held at the Southern Pacific sta
tion in Eugene before the 12:20
train leaves for Portland. Speech
es will be made by the .co-captains,
Bob Parke and Butch Morse, and
Joe Renner, president of the A. S.
U. O. Luncheons in the various
living organizations will be held
at 12:30 instead of the usual hour
so that all students may be pres
ent at the rally. Yells will be led
by Eddie Vail, yell leader.
Another rally practice will be
held Thursday evening at 7:15 in
McArthur court. All men students
are urged to be present. The prac
tice will include the rooting cap
and card stunts.
A rally train will leave Eugene
Friday at 4:15. A special rate of
$2.50 will be charged for the round
trip. This ticket will allow students
to return on any train leaving be
fore Monday evening. Bags may
be checked and later secured at
the Portland station as a special
(Please turn to pat/c 4)
Students Continue
Work on Campus
Construction work on the cam
pus, started last summer, is still
in progress. Much work has been
and is being done on the campus to
make it more convenient and beau
tiful. The old walks were taken
out on the east and south sides of
Johnson hall and concrete was put
in, making them permanent con
structions. This is part of a gen
eral scheme for campus walks.
Besides the construction work,
a general cleaning up of the cam
pus is being done with the aid of
students working on SERA pro
jects. It serves the double pur
pose of making the campus more
beautiful, and enables many stu
dents to attend school who would
not otherwise be able to. These
students work between classes and
on Saturdays among the shrubs and
| trees on the campus,
j Sam Mikkleson, University gar
| dener, is in charge of this work
I and of all the shrubbery and up
! keep of the University grounds.
Alpha Delta Sigma, men’s ad
vertising honorary, will meet at t
luncheon today noon in College
| Side to discuss plans for activities
during the year. All members are
urged to be present.
YMCA cabinet will meet at 8:0(
tonight at the Y hut.
The industrial group of the Y. W
C. A. will meet at the Bungalov
| today at 5:00.
Amphibian tryouts will be heli
at the women’s pool Thursday a
Women students who are inter
; ested in trying out for women's de
. bate should see Mr. James Carrel
| room 10, Friendly hall.
Statement of Douglas Polivka
In a statement issued late tonight Douglas W. Polivka.
deposed Kinerald editor, ehallenged the eoinmittee to give him
"an open hearing rather than a 'star eliamber session. His
answer to the charges made against him by the publication
committee follow in full :
I wish to answer in part at the present time the false accusations
upon which the publications committee base sits unwarranted dismissal
of me as editor of the Oregon Daily Emerald. At a later date I sha'l
submit for publication in the Emerald or before a boaid of arbitration
a detailed statement in my defense, which I am confident will satisfy
every fair-minded student that I, as editor of the Emearld, have acted
in good faith and in accordance with the best interests of the paper in
making certain staff changes and in adopting certain office policies.
Obviously all have not agreed with all my policies, but they
are the product of honest conviction, and have been confined within
the bounds of those editorial rights which must be preserved if the
primary element of intellectual liberty and free expression of honest
opinion are to be permitted at the state university. I grant at the
outset that I have not looked upon the Emerald as the mouthpiece
of any faculty group or administrative office and neither have I yielded
its independence to any student group. It has been my aim to publish
a paper which I thought after three years in attendance at the Uni
versity school of- journalism would reflect the teaching tenets of that
school. However, I seemed to have learned my lesson that ideals about
freedom of the press and the right and duty of ail editor to present
the truth as he sees it are classroom idols only.
In answer to the first charge that I have not the cooperation of
my staff, I wish to state that the committee called before it three
students, only two of whom have been members of the staff this year.
I can well understand their animosity, but their spirit and attitude
is reflected in the fact that they intimated to my accusers that they
planned to start a rival paper if I were not disciplined. The committee
may yield to threats, but I will not. I submit that, as editor, it was
within my power and duty to organize the staff in accordance with
what I thought the best interests of the paper.
The second charge is indicative of the committee's haste in sum
marily dismissing me. In my first editorial of the year, I outlined my
policy. Perhaps the committee feels that a policy which it doesn't
like is no policy at all. In addition to editorial commitments already
made, I, of course, have had the same policy as that of any newspaper
editor, namely to analyze editorially those events which from day to
day are of interest to intelligent free-minded men and women.
I submit that the third charge is so general that it is meaning
less. If the committee will specify and enumerate those things which I
have done which show that I lack a complete understanding of Uni
versity problems and opinions, I shall defend myself. I shall show that
perhaps in the eyes of the committee I understand too well and know
too much about the University problems and policies.
The fourth charge of the committee simply means, if it means
anything, “Polivka, we don’t like you, here is your hat. What we need
is a ‘yes man’ to run a dummy sheet, and you will not do.” I challenge
the committee to give me an open hearing rather than a star chamber
inquisition, and I shall endeavor in the presence of my fellow-students
to prove that by its action the committee is guilty of unwarranted
haste and had apparently yielded either consciously or unconsciously
to forces and principles which are subversive to freedom of the press
and to the preservation of free mind.
Douglas W. Polivka
C.S. Hall Appointed to Psychology
Staff i n Absence of Conklin; Tayl o r
W ill Be Acting Head of Department
Dr. Calvin Hall, of the Univer
sity of California, has been ap
pointed as assistant professor of
psychology in the absence of Dr.
During Dr. Conklin’s absence
Dr. Howard R. Taylor will be act
ing head of the department. The
advanced courses in genetic, ado
lescence, and abnormal psychology
will be taken over by Dr. Lester F.
Beck, a former student of Dr.
Conklin’s,, who has since special
ized in this field during his gradu
ate years at Brown university.
Dr. Hall took a portion of his
undergraduate work at the Univer
sity of Washington, later transfer
ring to California where he re
ceived his A.B. degree in 1929. At
the time of his graduation he won
the Cecil Rhodes scholarship. He
entered the graduate school after
establishing a brilliant record. He
received his doctor’s degree in
1933. Since that time he has been
research associate in psychology
and has hed extensive experience
as teacher in general and applied
psychology. During the fall of
1933, Dr. Hall substituted for Pro
fessor Stratton of the University
of California, then on leave.
The new man is a specialist in
the field of the psychology of
the learning process.
Even as an undergraduate stu
dent Dr. Hall showed unusual in
terest in research and produced a
number of important studies bear
ing upon psychological investiga
tions. As a graduate student he
still further remonstrated his ca
pacity for original research. He
has published as least six articles
in psychological journals and has
two additional papers now in pro
cess. Besides being strong in the
field of research Dr. Hall has won
an enviable reputation as a teach
er. His success in this field is at
tributed by his associates to the
fact that he has a thorough knowl
i edge of his subject, an attractive
personality, and is genuinely in
terested in students and the art
. of teaching.
’ The new appointee bring-, fine
recommendations from members
of the faculty at the University of
1 Washington, by the entire faculty
t at the University of California,
under whom he studied for five
years, and by Dr. Terman, head of
- the psychology department at
- Stanford university.
, Dr. Hall is expected to report for
duty on October 15th.
Enrollment in ROTC
Shows Big Increase
Enrollment of the local K. O.
T. C. unit is approximately 25 per
cent over last year s, according to
Col. E. V. D. Murphy, new head of
the department.
In speaking of the local unit,
Colonel Murphy praised the organ
ization very highly, saying they
were a very well trained group.
The only change in policy which
Colonel Murphy will make in the
near future is the appointing of
field officers at the beginning of
the term, rather than later in the
155 Exempted
From Military
Training Drill
Conscientious Grounds
Excuse Fourteen
Percentage Ts Same
Three Faculty Meetings
Held to Consider
At least 14 Oregon students have
been exempted from R.O.T.C. drill
this year on strictly conscientious
grounds, according to reports from
the military department and the
faculty committee on military ex
One hundred fifty five persons
in all were granted exemptions for
various reasons by the military de
partment. A large number of
these may also have been because
of conscientious objection, Colonel
E. V. D. Murphy said yesterday.
This is possible, he added, because
the attitude of many of the peti
tioners was such that they did not
reveal such objection to the mili
tary department.
The percentage of exemptions
was practically the same this year
as it was last, before any faculty
committee had been named. It in
creased less than one per cent.
Three Meetings Held
Three meetings of the faculty
committee were held, one on Friday
of freshman week when five peti
tioners were heard, another the
following Monday when two were
heard. Twelve students appeared,
of whom nine were exempted on
grounds of conscience, two because
of conflicting work and one was
refused because the committee did
not feel that he was really a con
scientious objector.
According to Carleton E. Spen
cer, chairman of the committee, it
was very difficult to determine
whether or not a petitioner actually
was a conscientious objector. Colo
nel Murphy also declared that
many students who are conscien
tious objectors do not reveal this
when they attempt to evade drill.
Earl M. Pallett, registrar, said
that no record is kept of the per
mittee’s reason for asking exemp
Eight Professors Named
Formation of the committee took
place last fall, after the faculty
narrowly avoided making drill op
tional. It voted 36 to 31 for the
retention of the compulsory phase.
At that time eight professors
were named to hear all applica
tions for exemption on conscien
tious objection grounds.
Figures from the R.O.T.C. files
show that 554 students are now
taking drill, of which 342 are
freshmen, 152 are sophomore-s, 29
are juniors, and 31 are seniors.
Songs for Rally
Bow down to Washington, Bow down to Washington,
Mighty are the men who wear the purple and gold,
And joyously welcome them when the victor’s fold,
And we wil carve her name in the hall of fame
To preserve the memory of our devotion.
Heaven help the foes of Washington,
They’re tumbling at the feet of mighty Washington
Our boys are there with bells,
Here fighting blood excells,
Its harder to push them over the line
Than to pass the Dardenells,
Victory the cry of Washington,
With leather lungs together with a Rah, Rah, Rah,
And over the land, our loyal band
Will sing to the glory of Washington for ever.
Old Oregon we pledge to thee
Our honor and fidelity
Both now and in the years to be
A never-failing loyalty.
Fair Oregon, ihy name shall be
Written high in liberty.
Now, uncovered, swear thy every son.
Our pledge to Oregon.
There is a name most dear to us,
On this far western shore,
A name now old, though, clear to us,
Shall live forevermore,
There is a college, too, we love,
And so you all shall know,
That when we sing for Oregon,
We sing for U. of O.
Douglas YV. Polivka, editor of
the Emerald, who was removed
yesterday by the executive council
[>f the associated students.
Dispensary Aids
155 Students Daily
Nearly 155 students have been
treated at the University dispen
sary since the beginning- of school,
according to Dr. F. N. Miller. Fall
term a year ago was a busy time
For the dispensary, but this year an
sven greater number of students
ire patronizing it.
Dr. Miller, who has spent the last
Four summers conducting the
health service department at Cra
ter Lake, attributes the large num
ber of patienLs daily attending the
dispensary to the increased en
rollment this year in the Univer
The majority of cases treated
thus far have not been serious ones.
Colds and sore vaccinations are
the predominating types of ail
ments. Occasional cases of strained
muscles, infected fingers, and
sprained angles have also been
Portland Alumni
Honor Founders
The University of Oregon alum
ni in Portland, together with the
parents of Oregon students and
friends of the institution w'ill hold
a meeting next Thursday evening
for the purpose of honoring the
founders of the University.
The guests of honor for the oc
casion will be William J. Scott Jr.,
the first student to enroll in the
University of Oregon. He paid his
tuition fee on October 16, 1876 and
received the No. 1 receipt, a sou
venir relic which he still has among
his possessions.
Scott is the son of William J.
Scott, early Eugene pioneer, who
spent much personal effort, time
and money in the struggle to ob
tain and maintain the University
of Oregon at Eugene. He was ap
pointed to the first board of re
gents in recognition of his services
and loyalty to the institution.
Scott’s grandfather, Captain Levi
Scott, was a signer of the consti
tution of the state of Oregon, and
for several years was in charge of
maintenance at Deady hall, the
first building on the campus.
Phi Chi Theta Awards
Key to Eileen Hickson
Phi Chi Theta, women’s com
merce honorary, hold its first meet
ing Tuesday afternoon in the Com
merce building under the direction
of the new officers, elected last
The annual award of the golden
key to the most outstanding senior
woman in business administration
was presented to Eileen Hickson
who last year served as their pres
Dorothy Dibble, president, an
nounced that plans were under way
for a tea for women majors in
business administration. Plans for
the winter’s program were dis
Besides Miss Dibble, the new of
ficers present were Elizabeth An
derson, vice-president; Nancy Lou
Cullers, secretary; Una Anderson,
historian, and Peggy Cullers, treas
Correction Announced
For Debating Tryouts
Tryouts for the annual men’s
varsity debate will be held Octo
ber 16, at 7:30 in Friendly hall,
room 13, instead of Tuesday eve
ning as announced in the Emerald
yesterday. This correction of the
time for the tryouts was made by
j W. Dahlberg, assistant professor
) of speech.
Executive Council
Removes Polivka
As Emerald Editor
Publications Committee Recommends
Move; William Phipps Appointed
Acting Head Temporarily
Douglas W. Polivka, editor of the Emerald, was removed form
office yesterday by action of the executive council of the associated
students. The council’s action was in approval of the recommenda
tion of the publications committee earlier in the day. The removal
took effect at 7 p. m. last night.
William E. Phipps was named in the resolution to act as editor
until such a time as a successor to Polivka would be named. The council
requested the publications committee to call for petitions for the
Alpha Delta Sigma
To Discuss Plans
For W inter Dance
Gilbert Wellington INamed
President of Honorary
For Coining Year
Plans for Krazy Kopy Krawl,
annual all-campus dance, will be
discussed at a meeting of Alpha
Delta Sigma, men’s advertising
honorary at noon today at the Col
lege Side. The dance will be held
the first week of winter term.
New officers of Alpha Delta
Sigma were announced last night.
William Russell was elected presi
dent; Gilbert Wellington, vice-pres
ident; William Phipps, secretary
and treasurer. These officers were
elected during the last week of
spring term.
The local chapter of the adver
tising honorary, which celebrated
its tenth anniversary on this cam
pus this year, took an active part
in the convention of the Pacific
Advertising Clubs' association last
June. William Russell, president,
states that many new ideas were
gained from the convention, which
they plan to carry out through the
local chapter this year.
New pledges of Alpha Delta Sig
ma will soon be announced.
Retiring officers of the honor
ary are Tom Clapp, president; Wil
liam Russell, vice-president; Wil
liam Meissner, secretary and treas
urer. W. F. G. Thacher, professor
of English and business adminis
tration, is adviser of the group.
Lost and Found Office
At University Station
The lost and found office of the
University is at the University de
pot. When an article is found it
should be turned in to the office
at once. Articles may sometimes
be found there if the loser goes to
inquire soon after losing it.
There are a few things that have
been turned in at the office at the
present time. Among which are
three pens, one glove, one book, a
hat, and a trench coat. There are
many other articles at the office
that were found last year.
position ot editor oi me Jt,mertiiu
as the application of candidates,
to be filed by noon Monday, Oc
tober 15, at the associated students
Reasons Given
Reasons given by the publica
tions committee for the action are
as follows:
"In the opinion of the publica
tions committee Mr. Polivka has
shown an inability to maintain that
cooperation of his staff necessary
to a successful publication.
"That Mr. Polivka has to date
by way of editorials and confer
ences with the publications com
mittee failed to show that he has
any policy whatever in regard to
the Emerald.
Removal Recommended
"That in the opinion of the com
mittee Mr. Polivka in his editorial
columns has shown complete lack
of understanding of University
problems and opinions.
"That the final judgment of the
committee is that Mr. Polivka's
shortcomings are of such serious
nature that they cannot reason
ably be expected to be remedied,
and that the best interests of the
University will be served by adop
tion of the recommendation of this
When asked for a statement con
cerning the action taken against
Polivka, Dr. C. V. Boyer, presi
dent of the University, issued the
following statement:
Boyer Statement
"No official action was taken
by the University administration.
The action was taken by the pub
lications committee of the asso
ciated students, whose recommend
ation that Mr. Polivka be removed
from the office of editor was
adopted by the executive council.
This is the same procedure by
which editors and managers of
student publications are appointed.
It is understood that Mr. Polivka
was given a fair hearing by the
publications committee. No fur
ther action is contemplated by uni
versity officials.
"I read the editorials published
on October 5 and 6 and did not
approve of them. I asked Mr.
Polivka to call on me, and in our
interview pointed out that presum
ably we were both chiefly inter
ested in the welfare of the Uni
versity. If such were the case, I
said, we ought to talk over in
advance subjects which might ser
iouly affect the University, so
that when he wrote editorials he
would be fully aware of conse
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Freshman’s Actions Display
Colossal Ignorance of Group
The freshman class from year to *
year changes very little in its
knowledge of the affairs of the
campus. Here are a few of the
true happenings that have taken
place on this campus within the
last two weeks.
One dear little soul was led to
believe that by ringing the door
bell of Susan Campbell hall and
telling the girl on duty he would
like to see Susan Campbell, she
would be paged and brought before
him. He probably thought Susan
would go out on a date with him.
Oh! these vain men!
Some of the pledges of a promi
nent fraternity thought they should
purchase tickets for open house.
It was a long walk from the Col
lege Side to the drug store, and
then back to the cook at the house,,
and after all that trouble, he had
just sold the last one. Maybe, boys,
the printer was late in getting
them out.
The librarians have heard this
one for so long that it is no longer
a funny story to them. “I can’t
remember the name or the author,
but it's a blue book about this big,”
says the green little frosh. And
when the librarian patiently in
forms him that it would he a trifle
impossible to find the book a3
there are only 250,000 hooka in the
collection, the light dawns on the
dear little face and he beams, “Oh,
I don’t think it would be hard to
find, can’t you look again?”
How would you like to be a pro
fessor or a reader and have to deal
with this sort of super-intelligence?
"Admeril Byrd is in the aunt ar
tic.” Or “So we went down to the
swimming whole.” Or the super
refined composition that ended
like this: “You could not soften her
if you pounded her to a pulp.”
Of course, we can't let all the
credit go to the class of ’38, for
one of the eminent reporters of the
Emerald was in publishing class
the day and Prof. Hall was calling
roll. As is usually the case, when
one is enrolled in a class, his name
was called and he answered, “Mr.
or Mrs.?” My, my, hadn’t any one
told the boy?
And some of the sororities on
this campus should be duly chas
tised for sending one of the boys
from California date cards for
Rush Week. In fact this boy re
ceived date cards from six of the
Greek organizations on this cam
! pus. Was he flattered?