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Eighty-Eight’s Two Great Days
By FREDERIC S. DUNN
rpHE as yet unrevised calendar
of Commencement week left
Wednesday and Thursday of ’S8’s
graduation extremely busy days,
even though the series of events
had begun with Sunday. Wednes
day’s program began and ended
with formal addresses, one of
which is enough to exhaust our
diminished capacities of today. The
former of these was at the behest
of the two literary societies, whose
sober, dignified mien admirably re
flected the temper of the college
life of the time. The address un
der their auspices at 10 a. m. was
by George H. Burnett, a brilliant
orator of Salem, whose early prom
ise was fulfilled in later life by his
elevation to most distinguished
At 2 p. m., '88 planted its class
tree, a European larch. Its own
native talent supplied both orator
and poet, the former Hazen Brat
tain of Paisley, the latter Arthur
J. Collier. When, some years later,
Art and I were rooming together
in Cambridge, we had both forgot
ten he had ever essayed being a
From the class tree planting,
the people immediately filed into
Villard hall to attend the annual
alumni exercises. . The one item
that might have relieved the intel
lectual tension of the day was
missing, the Annalist, Dan Bass,
who for some reason was detained.
Just to see and know Dan himself
was to laugh with the pure joy of
living. So the gravity of the oc
casion was divided between the ad
dress of welcome by the president
of the association, Henry F. Mc
Clure of Seattle, and an exegesis
of Browning’s poetry by Clayborne
A. Woody, editor of the Pacific
The evening’s assemblage had
for its tour de force the event for
mally scheduled as the address be
for the University, a feature now
relegated to commencement day
itself since the abrogation of ora
tions by the individual members
of the class. This particular occa
sion was somewhat vibrant with
apprehension and nervousness, for
the speaker was Oregon’s iron
man, the internationally famed ed
itor of The Oregonian, Harvey W.
Scott. Not only was he an intel
lectual jin, and the University was
anxious to evidence its ability to
appreciate him, but he was avowed
ly an opponent of higher education.
His editorials, while reeking with
echoes of his own classical train
ing, were in refutation of state
support for the schools. Everyone
was aware that The Oregonian’s
influence was one of the most po
tent handicaps to the University’s
growth and expansion. But I guess
we both got through the ordeal
very well. At least we hoped that
Mr. Scott left us with kindlier dis
But you should see the published
“librette” for Thursday's graduat
ing exercises,—an offset of the
Eugene Guard's press, a pink fold
er whose front page is illumined
with the device of a horse-shoe,
hanging by its arc over a nail and
its promise of good luck upon the
participants indicated by a hang
ing basket of fern. Although the
class numbered but six anil a time
limit would have made it possible
to garner the entire group into a
single session, the indispensible
“frills and furbellows” of com
mencement compelled a segrega
tion into two programs. The class
was distinguished as having among
its members two sons of the orig
inal faculty, Mark J. Bailry, Jr.,
and Arthur J. Collier, the former
the valedictorian, an honorary dis
tinction awarded to the highest
ranking scholarship. Both men
were later graduates of Harvard
and holders of long lists of pro
fessorial positions, Mark being now
professor of Greek and Latin in
Kalamazoo college and Arthur in
the U. S. Bureau of Geological Sur
vey at the national capital. A
third member of the class, Leathe
McCornack-Wells, was one of a
family noted for its contribution to
the roster of the University’s al
umni. Hazen A. Brattain too was
one of three brothers to receive (
U. of O. degrees. John R. Patti- :
son, afterward to attend the Uni- j
versity's opened school of law in
Portland, still lives in the neigh
borhood of Eugene. Etta E. Moore,
one of Oregon’s rare women to hold
the Ph D., which she received from i
Columbia, was for long on our
own faculty as associate professor
of English in the Portland center.
There was a seventh member of
the class, but his story demands a
Appropriately, the chorus sang,
“The Day Hath Spun Its Busy
Round,” though the alumni ban
quet was yet to round off a char
acteristic baccalaureate “debauch”
of the eighties.
(The next issue will contain
"Oregon’s One Honorary B. A.)
AWS Mass Meeting
To Feature Tea,
Eugene Women, Delegates
From O.S.C. Invited
The first A. W. S. mass meet
ing of the year to be held Thurs
day, November 1, at 4 o’clock will
feature a fashion tea, held in al
umni hall in Gerlinger.
Ungar’s exclusive women’s ap
parel shop in Portland is featuring
the latest styles which will be
modeled by fashion models from
their own store. They are also
sending a stylist who will introduce
Committee chairmen in charge
of the tea are: serving, Frances
Watzek; staging, Roberta Pickard;
entertainment, Madelyn Giustina.
Members of Kwama, sophomore
women's honorary, and prospective
Thespians will serve.
Invitations have been extended
to townspeople, faculty members,
houses and the A. W. S. executive
council from Oregon State. The
A.W.S. council on the Oregon cam
pus will entertain the Oregon State
A. W. S. council at dinner at the
Anchorage at 6 o’clock.
At' the mass meeting the roll
call will be made by houses, and
every Oregon woman is urged to
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English play but her role included
many Frenech lines.
CONVERSATION PIECE cannot
compare in brilliancy of wit or in
amusing situations with some of his
other popular comedies, especially
DESIGN FOR LIVING and PRI
VATE LIVES. Its popularity lies
in the innovation of a strong mu
sical element that closely resem
bles the musical comedy. To ex
plain: Whenever an actor enters
the stage the orchestra greets his
arrival with a burst of melody
suited to his individual character.
The music continues throughout
the play adding considerably to
the comic situations.
This play was presented in Lon
don in February of this year for
the first time by Charles Coch
ran at His Majesty's Theater and
was received enthusiastically. It
was presented with the idea of
bringing out the decorative qual
ity of the setting. The colorful cos
tumes together with the unusual
musical background made a suc
cess out of a play which alone
would have fallen flat in compari
son with Coward’s other romantic
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To Student Group
Independent Candidate to.
Be on Eugene Campus
Students, faculty and towns
people will have an opportunity *o
see Senator Peter Zimmerman, in
dependent candidate for governor,
when he visits Eugene and the,
University campus this evening.
Senator Zimmerman is the third
of the gubernatorial candidates to ■
visit the campus during the past |
fortnight, General Charles Martin, 1
democrat, and Joe E. Dunn, repub- j
lican, both having appeared be
fore student groups recently.
The University Zimmerman-for
govemor club will tender a ban
quet in honor of the senator at the
Del Rey cafe at 7:00 o’clock this
evening. Henriette Horak, vice
president of the club, is taking res
ervations at local 252
At 8 o’clock this evening Sena
tor Zimmerman will speak to a
gathering of University people and
townfolk at the Rex theatre on
Willamette street. He will discuss
the vital issues of the campaign,
presenting his views on state own
ership of transmission lines from
Bonneville Dam, revision of the S
tax structure, utility regulation,
old age pensions and the problems
of unemployment relief. It is ex
pected that he will also state his
opinion on the proposed 20 mill
tax amendment and present his
ideas on academic freedom at the
The first Eugene address of
Senator Zimmerman will be made
over station KORE at 6 o’clock
tonight. His subject will be gen
eral in nature, and he will review
the principal issues confronting
the gubernatorial candidates.
McDonald Wins in
D. McDonald won a thousand
cigarettes in the Philip Morris con
test last week when he accurately
forecast scores for both the Ore
gon vs. Utah game and the O. S. C.
vs. W. S. C. game. John Engstrom,
predicting one score correctly, won
two hundred cigarettes.
The games for score forecasts
in the Philip Morris contest next
Saturday are the Oregon-Montana
game and the Oregon State-Wash
Write your guesses on a wrap
per from a package of Philip Mor
ris cigarettes and drop them in
one of the ballot boxes located at
the College Side, Oregon Barber
shop, Falcon, and Oregon Pharm
Beta Plans Winter
Reeital at Conference
Two meetings of Phi Beta, wo
men’s music honorary, were held
Tuesday evening, October 30, at
Gerlinger, one for the old members
to discuss business, another of the
pledges to complete organization.
A short musical program was pre
sented by Frances Mackin, pianist,
June Yates, vocal soloist, and Met
tie Lowell, violinist.
Plans were made for a recital
which is tentatively set for No
vember 10 at the Music building.
Complete details will be revealed
soon, it was stated.
The best “mums"
three blocks west
of the campus.
F or your
we are displaying
a few samples
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HOMECOMING AND DAD’S DAY
November 2, 3, and 4
Registration starts: Dads, Johnson hall; Alumni,
Rally, Broadway and Willamette streets.
Dads Executive Committee breakfast, John Straub
Annual Alumni Meeting, Faculty room, Friendly hall.
Oregon Dads Mass Meeting, Guild hall. Speaker: Presi
dent C. V. Boyer.
Luncheons in living organizations honoring Dads and
Football game, Oregon vs. Montana.
Dad’s Day Banquet (Alumni specially invited); Speak
er: Victor P. Morris.
Homecoming Dance, McArthur court.
Concert, U. of O. Band, Music Auditorium
What Price Tax Reduction
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of sixty per cent in the operating budget of the state, would para
lyze higher education at a time when enrollments are increasing
and the demand upon the schools for a wide variety of social and
public services is becoming more insistent. Extension activities of
both University and College would be endangered and the thousands
now reached and served would be deprived of services. Higher edu
cation if it is to lead in the development of the state must have as
sured sources of income.
Public Works and Relief Would Suffer
By cutting revenues of state, counties and cities far below sums
needed for operating expense it would make it impossible to secure
loans and grants from Federal Public Works Administration
sources. It is the clear intent of the P.W.A. to shun states with
drastic tax limitation laws. If P.W.A. is to be continued, and paid
for by federal taxation, Oregon should get its share. The same is true
for matched federal relief funds upon which thousands are depend
Would Foster Chaos and Disorder and Arrest Development
The twenty mill limitation, if it passes, will foster chaos and
disorder, will check migration to the state and arrest development
through organized governmental agencies. It will seriously delay
and make many times more difficult the recovery from depression
and the return to normal business conditions in Oregon.
A Destructive Measure—Without a Constructive Thought
No one will deny that Oregon’s tax system needs revision an!
equalization. But the proposed 20-mill limitation measure makes no
provision for substitute measures to protect even the most essential
functions of government. It has been argued that this measure will
force a more equitable system ot taxation, but by the very provi
sions of the bill, the destructive influences would bring chaos and
disorder before substitute measures could be adopted. Though only
a majority is needed to pass the amendment, a two-thirds vote would
be required to repeal or even modify it.
Rally Event Bills
Fan Dancers on j
Pre-Game Dance at Igloo
Scheduled to Follow
A fan dance that will put Salty
Rand, World's Fair dancer, to
shame is promised by the rally
committee to ail loyal Oregon stu
dents who attend the pre-game
dance at 9:30 o’clock next Friday,
according to Doug Ward, publicity
chairman. The dance will start at
McArthur court after the down
town rally disperses.
Several new features have been
prepared by the committee for
.making the dance entertaining,
states Ward. “Among these the
fan dance, to be staged by three
Oregon students, should prove
very popular. The other acts arc
deep, dark secrets that will be
known only by the committee until
they are introduced at the dance
Twenty-five cents per couple
will be charged for the affair.
In charge of arrangements for
the affair are Ralph Schomp, gen ■
eral chairman, and Doug Ward,
Rally committee members working
on the project are Fred Lieuallen,
Jack Campbell, and Jack Mulhall.
Standard ensembles of white
shirts and no ties will be worn
Set of Magazines Now
Completed at Library
Completion of a series of mag
azines, “Commercial and Financial
Records” for over a century has
made the University library the
only one in this part of the world
where these invaluable references
are available, according to library
Last spring, upon the request of
Assistant Professor O. K. Burrell
of the school of business adminis
tration, most of the missing cop
ies of “Commercial and Financial
Records” were purchased. These
periodicals cover the period from
1865 to the present. The Nile Reg
ister, a weekly, of which most cop
ies are obtainable, covers the years
from 1811 to 1849.
McDonald — “Barretts of
Wimpole Street,” with Norma
Shearer, Fredric March, and
COLONIAL — ‘‘Oliver Twist”
with Dickie Moore.
By R. KNUD SEN
How much feal news is there in
our motion picture news reels ? If
the dweller on this planet a thou
sand years from now were to run
off all our miles of canned celluloid
in hopes of gaining information
concerning the great historical
events of this day and age, what
would they find ?
An interesting comment on this
subject has been made by Robert
Littel in a recent article appear
ing in the “American Mercury.”
He classifies newsreels into the
1. Shots of animal acts.
2. Kute kiddies.
3. Sports and daredevils.
5. Midgets, bearded ladies and
6. Personalities and events of
7. Parades, processions, occa
sions, junkets, field days, ceremon
8. Girls—usually in bathing suits
or rompers on roller skates or bi
cycles, there is always the camera
shot of shapely legs. The omission
of these legs from one week's
newsreel would probably be fol
lowed by a sharp decline in box
9. Battleships, navy propaganda
perhaps, or more likely just a fill
What might be anywhere near
real news is in the group called
personalities and events of the
day. However, even these, are
nothing more than poorly edited
speaking bureaus. Such personali
ties as Roosevelt and Frances Per
kins usually deliver simple pre
pared lectures from written sheets
of paper into the mike.
If movies had been invented
thousands of years ago, what would
we like to see? A shot of Wash
ington crossing the Delaware, Col
Limbus landing in America, or Na
poleon at Waterloo, but as it is
we must content ourselves with
mere written accounts of the great
So it will be with future gener
ations. The important events will
have to be described in history
books because the newsreel re
porters did not feel that they had
sufficient box office attraction to
merit their filming.
Maybe after all the big things
at the present time are marbles,
champions, prepared statements,
parades, puns, and girls in bathing
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Mass will be held for Catholic
students in St. Mary’s church, 11th
and Charnelton, Thursday, Novem
ber 1, at 6:30, 8, and 9 in the
Y. M. C. A. Cabinet meets at 8
p. m. tonight at the “Y” hut. Af
ter a short business meeting, Or
ton Goodwin will conduct a dis
cussion concerning his trip to Ja
pan, where he attended the Jap
anese-American student conference
last summer. Anyone interested is
Master Dance will meet tonight
at 7:30 p. m. in the dance studio, )
World Fellowship group of the
Y. W. C. A. will meet today at 4
o’clock at Westminster house. All
girls interested are cordially in
vited to attend.
The Spicer - Y’ates discussion
groups will meet at the Y at 3
Volleyball representatives of all
women’s living organizations are
asked to meet today at 4 p. m. at
the College Side. Bring the house
social calendar for the term.
Send the Emerald to your friends.
Subscription rates $2.50 a year.
ROBERT FEDDERN ’35. He says. "I'm in
terested in every phase of flying—majoring in
aeronautics. It takes a lot of mental concentra
tion. Three or four hours of intense study is
enough to tire anyone. 1 light up a Camel fre
quently. Camels always give me a 'lift’ that
quickly chases away any tired feeling. And what
a flavor Camels have—so rich and mild!"
Here's the way to get back your energy quickly when you feel
glum and weary! Thousands of smokers have adopted the way
of combating low energy and low spirits mentioned by Feddern.
When their energy sags down they smoke a Camel and get a
delightful "lift!” It’s healthful—delightful—enjoyable. Smoke
Camels as often as you want them. Their finer, MORE EXPEN
SIVE TOBACCOS never get on the nerves!
TUNE IN! CAMEL CARAVAN with Glen Gray’s Casa Loma
Orchestra, Walter O'Keefe, Annette Hanshaw, and other
Headliners — over WABC-Columbia Network.
TUESDAY . . 10 p.m. E.S.T.
9 p.m. C.S.T.—8 p.m. M.S.T.
7 p.m. P.S.T.
THURSDAY . . 9 p.m. E.S.T.
8 p.m. C.S.T.—9:30 p.m. M.S.T.
8:30 p.m. P.S.T.
AIR HOSTESS. Says Miss Marian
McMichael, R.N., of the American
Airlines: "When the run is over
and I'm off duty, my first move is
to light a Camel. A Camel quickly
relieves any feeling of tiredness —
and how good it tastes. Camels are
so delightfully mild I"
ANIMAL COLLECTOR. Frank
Buck says: "It takes healthy nerves
to bring 'em back alive. It’s a job
packed with thrills, excitement and
real danger. 1 am a heavy smoker.
I like to smoke Camels, for 1 can
safely smoke all I want without
upsetting ray nerves.”
“ Camels are made from
finer. More Expensive
Domestic —than any
other popular brand. “
&. J. Reynolds Tcb&cco