Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 17, 1934, Image 1

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The Day’s
The Morrow Castle
Hungry Holiday
Insirtl and Hoover
A SORT time ago 132 people
lost their lives in a transpor
tation accident. Annually over
29,000 people lose their lives in the
United States in automobile acci
dents alone.
Five for the Morrow
For the Morro Castle disaster
investigators still hold forth. Five
officers of the ill-fated excursion
steamer are indicted on charges of
Britain’s Treatment
No investigation, no indictments,
are pending on America’s annual
automobile death rate. In Great I
Britain active traffic ministers
provide national regulations, na
tional traffic ordinances and na
tional legislation for the curbing
of traffic casualties.
In the United States every state
and every bailiwick provides varied
and confused regulations and
methods of registration.
The Steamboat Board
In New York on October 29,
members of the United States
Steamboat commission will meet
to determine to what degree Chief
Officer Warms and his colleagues
were responsible for the loss of 132
lives. In each of the many hours
they will confer, discuss, ponder,
between three and four people will
die as unheeded victims to the
greatest uncontrolled juggernaut
of distruction in modern civiliza
* * *
^TRIKES in the United States
^ have often been accompanied
by minor acts of sabotage and a
great deal of brick throwing, but
never has the temper of the strike
of desperation been so clearly dis
played as in the hunger walkout
adjusted yesterday in the little
coal mining community of Pecs, in
An Augury
The general tenor of the strike
has been well sounded by sympa
thetic news dispatches, but sym
pathy or no sympathy, if 1200 men
prefer death by rapid starvation to
death by a slightly slower yet
equally sure starvation, there is
something wrong. This astound
ing conclusion may well be made
by leaders in the American capi
talistic world. Although safely
guarded against an immediate cri
sis by the comparative luxurious
conditions prevalent in this coun
try, national leaders may well dis
like the smell of the wind of popu
lar sentiment.
* * *
CAMUEL INSULL has made the
front page of more newspapers
in the United States than any oth
er person during the last year by
his tours about Europe in an effort
to stay out of court. Now, claims
Mr. Insull, he was merely trying
to help Herbert Hoover in his re
covery program.
Eager Mr. Insull?
The fact that Insull has used
every available means in his power
to evade extradition papers belies
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Jewett Contest
Topics tobeOn
American Diet
Series Begins Thursday,
November 15
Etiqutte Is Talked
Prizes Totalling $45 Will
Be Awarded to
The after dinner contest, first
of a series in the W. F. Jewett
contests, will be conducted as an
after-dinner speech occasion on
Thursday, November 15, the def
inite time and place to be an
nounced later.
The contest is open to all under
graduates, both men and women,
except to those who have won
first place in the same contest in
previous years.
The general speech topic is "The
American Diet.” Under this will
be from 12 to 15 sub-topics cover
ing all phases of habits, manners,
menus, tastes, of the eating of
American people. The speeches,
which should be free from six to
eight minutes in length, may be in
praise or criticism of the customs
or may compare them with those
of some ether country.
All entries must be in by Novem
ber 1. The contestants will draw
for the order of speaking and sub
topics at 3:00 o’clock on the af
ternoon of the contest.
The prizes are $25 for first; $15,
second; and $5, third. The third
prize will be given only if eight
or more speak in the contest.
The winners of the W. F. Jew
ett contests, also including the ora
torical contest, the extempore con
test, and the women’s after dinner
contest, will represent the Univer
sity later in the state league con
tests of the same type, the dates
of which will be announced later.
The intersectional contest, also
sponsored by the W. F. Jewett
fund given by Mrs. Wilson F. Jew
ett, will be held at the end of each
term between representatives from
the sections of the extempore
speech courses. The prizes for
these contests are $15 and $10.
More information regarding the
Jewett contests may be obtained
through the speech division, room
10, Friendly hall.
Students Have Colds;
Infirmary Kept Busy
Despite the tendency of the
weather to become slightly warm
er, colds are still predominant on
Lhe campus. There are now seven
patients in the infirmary, although
none of them are suffering from
anything more than colds. The pa
tients are: Jean Rasmussen, Mau
rice Van Vliet, Stewart Stockton,
Frank Tubban, Harold Myers, and
Elma Giles.
Those dismissed today were Vin
cent Walker, Howard Lee, Victor
Dallaire, and Frances Wilson.
University Faculty Members
To Aid in Teachers’Institute
Many members of the faculty of
the University of Oregon are tak
ing an active part in this year’s
program of the Lane county an
nual teachers' institute which will
be held October 18 and 19 in the
Woodrow Wilson junior high
James H. Gilbert, dean of the
college of social science, will be
one of the assembly speakers.
“Methods of Group Discussion” is
the subject on which John L. Cas
teel, director of speech, will speak
before English teachers on Thurs
day morning.
Others on the Thursday program
are: Harriet W. Thomson, profes
sor of physical education: Anne L.
Beck, head of public school of mu
sic: Mrs. Ottilie T. Seybolt, asso
ciate professor of English and di-;
rector of dramatics: E. E. Bou
shey, assistant professor of physi
cal education; R. K. Cutler, in
structor of physical education; O.
F. Stafford, professor of chemis
try; Hazel P. Schwering, dean of
women; James R. Jewell, dean of
the school of education; Florence
D. Alden, professor of physical ed
ucation for women; William J.
Reinhart, basketball coach and in
structor in physical education; Le
nore E. Casford, periodical librar
ian; Wendell Van Loan, principal
of Roosevelt junior high school;
and Paul R. Washke, professor of
physical education.
Faculty members of the Univer
sity who will participate in the
Friday schedule are: James A.
Carrell who will speak on “Signifi
cance of Speech Defects in Educa
tion; John T. Ganoe, associate pro
fessor of history; Joseph A. Hola
day, instructor in education; H. W.
Robinson, instructor in dramatics;
Victor P. Morris, professor of eco
nomics; and James H. Gilbert,
dean of the college of social sci
Emerald Editor Appointment
Still In Hands Of Committee
Dim ghosts on the dismal sea
of time are wandering about the
journalism building, in the form of
five prospective editors of the Em
erald who are still being held in
suspense by the publications com
mittee. Interviews were held yes
terday by the committee, at which
time a barrage of questions was
shot before each candidate for the
Late yesterday afternoon when
the committee adjourned, until
this afternoon, absolutely no con
dolences or encouragement was of
fered to any of the five students
who have petitioned for the editor
ship. Wan and pale after their
grilling afternoon, each is on the
verge of nervous prostration, and
the decision of the committee to
maintain absolute secrecy is not in
the least satisfying.
Starting at the very basis of the
! editorship, the c ommittee ques
j tioned the candidates as to their
attitude toward the Emerald,
whether or not they considered
themselves competent to control a
large staff of reporters and sub
editors, what their editorial policy
would be, whether they felt ade
quate for the responsibility en
tailed in the position, and numer
ous other questions concerning the
In that all preliminary work has
been accomplished by the commit
tee, it is to be expected with cer
tainty that tomorrow afternoon
will be the appointed hour for the
announcement of the editorship.
Should the decision be detained
any longer, it is a possibility that
tragedy may lurk somewhere
along the mill-race or under a city
desk in the Emerald shack. Five
men are biting finger-nails and
otherwise disgracing their other
wise dignified exteriors.
’34 Debate Squad
Selections Made
Public Last Night
First Regular Meeting of
Team Will Be Held
October 23
Selected for the men’s debate
squad for this year from the par
ticipants in the tryout which was
held in Friendly hall last night
Glenn Holladay, Jr.; Ed Whee
lock, Jr.; Daniel Jordon, Soph.;
Frank Levings, Jr.; Kessler Can
non, Fr.; W. F. Lubusky, Fr.; Lee
A. Ellmaker, Soph.; Walter Esche
beck, Soph.; Norman Kavanaugli,
Soph.; Fred Hammond, Soph.;
Walter Mason, Soph.; Ted Thom
son, Jr.; Barton Clark, Jr.; Paul
Plank, Fr.; Bill Mclnturff, Soph.;
and Kenneth Be Lieu, Soph.
The first regular meeting of the
squad will be held at 7:30 p. m.
October 23, in room 13 of Friendly
hall. It is important that everyone
in the squad should attend this
Others who wish to tryout for
the debate team this year and who
were not present last night may
do so by first contacting W. A.
Dahlberg .room 10, Friendly hall,
Emerald - of - Air
To Present Play
Tonight for the first time this
year on the Emerald of the air a
play will be presented. This is the
first in a series of plays to be
given every week during fall term.
“The Gallows Gate,” by Mar
jory Stoneman Douglas, is the play
to be given this week. All the plays
will be directed by Miss Mary Ben
nett. Those participating in the
play are: Roberta Bennett, Hank
Roberts, John Daly, Harold
Strawn, and Bill Barrett.
Students who wish to submit
original plays for radio production
should see George Bikman, radio
The program will be at 8:30 to
night over radio station KORE.
Petitions for Fall Term
Social Events Must Be
In Before End of Week
All house petitions for social
events for fall term must be in
the dean of women’s office this
week in order to be placed on
the campus calendar. These
petitions must be signed by the
president; social chairman,
housemother or faculty adviser
before they can be placed on
the calendar.
An official list of chaperons
is being made in the office of
the dean of women, which may
be consulted for suggestions.
Aside from members of the per
sonnel department, who at all
times are to be considered
guests, there must be three
couples to serve as patrons. It
is customary for two couples
to be of University connection
and at least one couple must
stay all evening. The patrons
must have accepted before the
petition is submitted.
Roy Bryson Will
Appear in Recital
Roy Bryson, baritone and mem
ber of the University music fac
ulty will appear in the first of a
series of three recitals this Thurs
day at 8:15 in the school of mu
sic auditorium. Early in January
he plans to offer a recital tracing
music from the time of Gilbert
and Sullivan into the modern. Still
later he will give a recital of Eng
lish ballads.
Thursday’s recital, however, is a
standard concert program such as
any musician would give, appear
ing in a single recital. The pro
gram is varied, including num
bers by Brahms and other past
composers as well as modern clas
i 4- .Jr-;
Mr. Bryson is well known as a
concert musician having appeared
as soloist with the Portland Sym
phony orchestra, the Eugene Glee
men, and the University Symphony
Students, faculty, and townspeo
ple are cordially invited. The pro
gram will last a little more than
an hour and there is no admission
New Social Plan
Outlined by Bond
A plan to retain a price level by
refunding money if the price is 5
per cent below standard and tax
ing the purchaser if prices rise to
5 per cent above standard was out
lined by Dr. Jesse H. Bond of the
school of commerce, who was the
principal speaker at the monthly
meeting of the Social Science club
on Monday, October 15, at the Fac
ulty club.
The present methods, the defla
tion of the gold in the dollar, lim
iting production, increasing pub
lic debt to give unemployment re
lief have all been, to a great ex
tent, failures. The rate of con
sumer buying must be fitted to the
rate of production to be a success.
“The total number of dollars
currently offered by consumer for
the new finished goods will be au
tomatically adjusted to take the
entire suitable output of industry
at a standard price level," stated
Dr. Bond, secretary of the group,
announced that a paper on “Edu
cation for the New Deal” will be
given by Prof. Fred L. Stetson of
the school of education at the next
meeting on November 19.
Serge Jaroff, leader of the Don
Cossack Russian male chorus
which will appear in a concert
sponsored by the A. S. IT. O. Fri
day, October 26. The concert will
be held in McArthur court.
Campaign Begins
Next Monday for
4Y’ Membership
Two Departments Will Be
Combined for
This Year
The annual Y. W. C. A. mem
bership drive will begin Monday
of next week. The general pro
gram has been changed; this year
membership and finance will be
combined. In order to avoid con
fusion membership and dues for one
year will be concentrated upon
during this one week.
The members of Purpose and
Contact directorate will make up
the directorate in charge of the
drive in the various living organi
zations. They are: Alpha Chi Ome
ga, Marjory Will; Alpha Delta Pi,
Margery Kissling; Alpha Gamma
Delta, Ruth Heiberg; Alpha Omi
cron Pi, Lee Chapman; Alpha Phi,
Margaret Shively; Alpha Xi Delta,
Lucille Williamson; Delta Zeta,
Naomi Hornschuch; Chi Omega,
Grace Peck; Delta Gamma, Ruth
Ford; Delta Delta Delta, La Nelle
Mathews; Gamma Phi Beta, Cyn
thia Cornell; Hendricks hall, Mar
garet Turner; Susan Campbell
hall, to be appointed; Kappa Alpha
Theta, Muriel Gabriel; Kappa Kap
pa Gamma, Eleanor Aldrich; Phi
Mu, Rose Gore; Pi Beta Phi, Mar
garet Daggett; Sigma Kappa,
Charlotte Olitt; Zeta Tau Alpha,
Loy Reeder; town girls, Theda Spi
cer and Maxine Vaughn; Orides,
Margaret Robertson; Tonqueds,
Virginia Endicott.
Fletcher Wins Prizes
On Football Outcomes
Winning for the third consecu
tive time, Aubrey Fletcher collect
ed the first prize of 1000 Philip
Morris cigarettes for the correct
scores on two of the football games
that were held over the past week
end. Since there were no correct
guesses in the 200 class, no prizes
were awarded.
The games that Fletcher pre
dicted were the Washington-Gon
zaga game, and the O.S.C.-Colum
bia college game. On two previous
week-ends he has placed in the two
hundred class.
The Philip Morris cigarette com
pany has been awarding’ prizes for
the correct scores. The ballot boxes
are located in the College Side,
Taylors, and the Falcon.
Rally committee meeting today
at 4 :30 p. m. at Phi Gamma Delta
house. All members must be pre
sent, and must bring caps and tic
kets used at the rally in Portland
last Friday night.
Last year’s Kwamas to have
luncheon at Anchorage today.
A meeting of the Emerald busi
ness staff at McArthur court at
2:30 today. Very important. All
members be there.
Amphibian tryouts Thursday
7:30 at the women's pool.
V.M.C.A. cabinet will meet this
evening at 8 o’clock in the Y hut.
Important that all members of the
cabinet be present.
P. E. Club meeting today in the
social room of Gerlinger hall at
The discussion groups of Theda
Spicer and June Yates will meet
at 3 at the Y.W.C.A. today.
Master dance tryouts will be
held at 7:30 this evening at the
dance studio. * \
There will be an intramural hoc
key practice for all women on Ger
linger field from 4 to 5.
Date for Appearance
Of Don Cossack Male
Chorus Is Explained
Many readers of the Emerald
have apparently misunderstood
the ambiguous meaning of
"next Friday night" which was
used in connection with the ap
pearance of the world-famous
Don Cossack chorus in Eugene
on the evening of October 26.
The chorus is to be heard in
McArthur court a week from
the coming Friday evening.
Should any doubt or confusion
still remain in the mind of some,
actual information as to the
date may be had by telephoning
the Emerald office.
Broadcasts Over
KOAC Sponsored
By School of Law
Initial Program Features
Speeeh by Prof. C.
G. Howard
In the first of a series of broad
casts being sponsored by the Uni
versity of Oregon law school in
conjunction with the Public Re
lations committee of the Oregon
State Bar association, Professor
Charles G. Howard of the Oregon
law school spoke on “Nature and
Source of Law" last Thursday,
October 11. The series are broad
cast every Thursday evening from
8:15 to 8:30 from KOAC.
Professor Howard defined law
as “Those rules of conduct con
trolling the relations between men
and between men and organized
society, enforced by the courts.”
He continued in saying that peo
ple now believe that we have too
many laws but they are necessary
due to the increased centers of
population and the human weak
nesses which result in disputes.
Explanation as to the beginning
of law, and the different divisions
of law such as statutory law, com
mon law, Anglo-American law and
equity were discussed. Merchants’
courts, common law and adminis
trative law were also touched up
In regard to Professor Howard’s
broadcast, Dean Wayne Morse
said: “Many favorable reactions
to Professor Howard’s address
which opened the series convinces
me that the plan of having such a
series of lectures will be very
worth while.”
Kwamas Make Plans
For ‘Get Wise’ Party
At the first Kwama meeting of
the year, plans were started for
the annual "Get Wise” party for
all freshman women and trans
fers. Although a definite date has
not been set as yet, the party will
take place in a short time.
Committees appointed by the
president, Martha McCall, were:
food, Mildred Blackburne; enter
tainment, Dorothy Hagge; public
ity and contact, Margery Kissling.
Officers of Kwama who were
elected last spring term are: presi
dent, Martha McCall; vice-presi
dent, Margery Kissling; secretary
treasurer, Marion Johnson.
Delta Upsilon Planning
Centennial Celebration
Word has been received on the
campus of nation-wide plans to
celebrate the centennial of Delta
Upsilon. November 4, the birthday
of that fraternity will be observed
with special ceremonies by the va
rious chapters throughout the
ASUO Drive Committee
Heads to Meet Today
In 110 Johnson at 4
Heads of all committees con
nected with the A.S.U.O. mem
bership drive will meet with
Marshall Harrison today in
room 110 of Johnson hall at 4
p. m. Committee members are
also asked to be present.
Kay Mize and Ed Schlesser
will be in charge of the group
contacting fraternities; Bob
Thorton will conduct the drive
for independent men; Mary
golde Hardison and Adele Shee
hy head the campaign for in
dependent women members of
the associated students.
Seniors Launch
Initial Program
At First Meeting
Keith Powers Is Selected
To Fill Position of
A small, business-like senior
class went to work in earnest last
night and, in the space of ten min
utes, launched its program for the
coming year. Business included the
election of a new treasurer, the ap
pointment of a committee to de
cide upon the nature of the annual
senior gift, and the naming of a
group to begin work on a novel
scheme for the 1935 graduation
Keith Powers, senior in business
administration, was selected to fill
the position of class treasurer, left
open when George Schenk failed
to return to school this term.
Ed Meserve, class president,
named Bill Russell chairman of the
committee which will consider the
gift to be presented the University
by the graduating class. Aiding
Russell will be Jim Ringrose, Doro
thy Dibble, Grant Theummei, and
Norris Perkins.
Two members of the class, Dag
mar Haugen and George Birnie,
will work with Meserve in formu
lating plans for the spring gradua
The annual Junior-Senior dance
will be held this year on the night
of December 8, it was announced.
Co-chairmen for the affair will be
announced later.
Faculty to Make Plans
For Horseback Riding
According to Dean Wayne
Morse, chairman of the faculty
committee on horsemanship, there
will be a meeting of all members
of the faculty interested in riding,
Thursday at 4 p. m., in room 4
Johnson hall.
Dr. A. T. Atwood, proprietor of
the riding academy at the fair
grounds, will be present at the
meeting to discuss any questions
that may arise. If enough inter
est is aroused a special class will
be offered for the faculty at the
rate of $20.00 a term or at 65 cents
an hour.
Plans are being made to have
evening rides. However, members
may ride at any time whch is con
venient for them. A covered rid
ing ring has been built at the fair
grounds and the University of Ore
gon physical education department
is giving instruction.
Dean Hazel Sshwering will be
one of the principle speakers at the
Lane county Teachers' Institute
Thursday morning at Woodrow
Wilson junior high school here in
Mrs. Schwering is addressing the
deans of girls department on "Girls
Miss Clare Maertens, '33, has
obtained a position as director of
physical education at Punahou
school, an exclusive private school
in Honolulu. She is affiliated with
Alpha Xi Delta.
Training Meet
For Teachers
Now in Session
Conclaves Being Held in
Friendly Hall
FERA Allots Fund
Representatives Are Here
From West-Central
Part of State
Training conference for teachers
under the educational relief pro
gram began yesterday morning in
the faculty room in Friendly hall
and will continue today and tomor
The training session held here
is for the west central Oregon
counties, Benton, Crook, Deschu
tes, Lane, Lincoln, and Linn. Jef
ferson county was originally in
cluded but its prospective teachers
were sent to the conference held
at Salem, similar training con
ferences being held there and at
Ashland, La Grande, and Portland
during the 16th, 17th, and 18th.
Beach Expected
Roben J. Maaske, director of
educational relief, was here yester
day, but is going back to Salem to
day. Kenneth Beach, supervisor of
adult education, will be here to
day. Mr. Maaske is expected to
return tomorrow.
Through funds provided by the
FERA each county was allowed a
certain number of teachers and
they each sent their allotment plus
one half that number to the train
ing session. From those sent sel
ections will be made by each city
school superintendent for classes
organized in that city school dis
trict and by each county school
superintendent ffor those classes
outside of the city in that county.
The purpose of the training ses
sion held is to stimmulate interest
in adult education and to give the
prospective teachers a thorough
understanding of its procedures.
During the three-day conference,
everyone will lead discussions, this
giving them actual experience with
a group of adults.
Program for Today
The training conference program
for today is: 9:00 to 9:45, use of
libraries in the educational relief
program, Harriet C. Long; 9:45 to
10:30, aims and objectives of adult
education, Dr. Dan E. Clark; 10:30
to 11:50, significant outcomes in
adult educational programs, also
by Dr. Clark. The speaker for the
luncheon will be Dr. Victor P. Mor
ris, professor of economics.
The afternoon and evening pro
gram will include: 1:30 to 2:00,
E. W. Warrington, professor of re
ligion; 2:00 to 4:15, sectional meet
ings, practice of adult education
methods, Kenneth Beach; 7:30 to
9:15, voluntary meeting, practice
of adult education methods; 9:15
to 9:30, summary of section meet
ings, Kenneth Beach.
Husky Young Men of Oregon
Force Sorority Doors Soon
What’s in the air? Oxygen you
say. You’re right! But something
else, too. Ah. It’s that hush—that
cold stillness—that lull before the
The sororities and halls of the
University of Oregon will throw
open their doors to the healthy
young males of the campus, who
are “just dying to get acquaint
ed,” Saturday night, October 20.
In regimented fashion, the men's
groups will pay successive calls on
the sororities and halls. A sched
ule is being worked out by Jo Waf
fle, chairman of the heads of the
women’s houses, and will be an
nounced along with further de
tails in the Saturday morning Em
To those who are unfamiliar
with the procedure, it is merely to
“giggle, gabble, jig, and git.” Some
of the more alert women of the
campus have been soaking their
feet in alum since the Gonzaga
game. But then, not to be outdone,
some of the men have worked in
the woods all summer.
Fraternities, sororities, and dor
mitories everywhere are assuming
the atmosphere of the training
camp. The inmates have become
lean and jittery as the fine edge of
physical perfection is approached.
Tempers are easily tripped, and in
one of the prominent sororities,
nine brawls were reported between
the dinner and the toothpicks. In
many of the houses, the dining
room has been transformed into a
massage room, and the members
are found eating off the mantel. Of
course this is nothing new to the
freshmen, but the upperclassmen
find it hard on the gums.
A universal training program
practiced by the groups usually
read like this: to< bed early, about
1:30, setting the alarm for 6:00
o’clock. Of course^ don't turn the
confounded thing on, but set it
anyway. Bounce but of bed at
9:30 and -. By way of con
juncture, those sleeping in the top
bunk find it more pleasant to
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