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

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Oregon: Unsettled with rair.s
Thursday and Friday, snows over
mountains: moderate temperature;
fresh southwest wind off the coast.
Fashion Show
The latest thing tor the co-ed
is on display this afternoon at 4
o'clock a* the A.W.S. mass meet
ing and, fashion 3how at Gerlinger.
By Associated Press
- OCTOBER 30 -—
HONOLULU, Oct. 31.— (API
After a 30-minute test flight Sii
Charles Kingsford - Smith an
nounced late today he would take
flight for Oakland, Cal., about mid
day Thursday. Weather predictions
for Honolulu and Oakland were
He and Captain P. G. Taylor, his
co-pilot and navigator, are await
ing only good weather conditions
before resuming their 7365-mile
flight from Brisbane, Australia, to
Oakland, after halts at Suva and
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31.— (AP)
i—David Sokil, an attorney, today
delivered a request to the district
attorney’s office on stationery
headed “Law Enforcement Com
mittee of the County Central Com
fittee of the Democratic Party’’
asking a grand jury investigation
of alleged threats that studio em
ployees “would be dismissed if
they voted for Upton Sinclair.”
EL PASO, Oct. 31. — (AP) —
Two men described as veteran
smugglers and identified by offi
cers as Manuel Patino, 32, and
Tomas Popez, 34, were killed today
by border patrolmen.
An inquest found the men “died
while resisting arrest” after they
had safely crossed the Kio Grande
with contraband liquor.
(AP)—Marion Hanks, 55, city
councilman and candidate for
mayor, died late this afternoon
from a stroke suffered in a service
With Hanks dead the mayoral
ity race narrowed to three-mayors,
Fred Willis E. Mahoney, Nelson
Reed, and Fred Duke.
(AP)—A new method of making
motor oils by “washing” crude pe
troleum, with predictions of sav
ings to motorists, was announced
today by the Socony-Vacuum Oil
This is the first announcement
of one of the greatest revolutions
in the history of petroleum, which
has been under way quietly more
than a year in the laboratories of
several of the foremost American
oil companies.
LONDON, Oct. 31.—(AP)—The
British government has decided to
establish an inquiry into the pri
vate manufacture and sale of war
materials, it was stated in politi
cal quarters tonight. Official con
firmation, however, was lacking
for the present.
PORTLAND, Oct. 31.—(API —
Will the Portland police depart
ment be under a lame duck chief
during November ?
Effective tomorrow there will be
an acting chief and the chief him
Colonel B. K. Lawson, who will
retire as chief of police December
1, tonight declared he would con
tinue to give orders as he saw fit
until he was ordered out.
Tomorrow Police Captain Harry
Niles will become acting chief at
9 a. m. under an order by Mayor
Joseph Carson. However, there
was no doubt as to how much au
thority he would have. He will be
come chief December 1.
Thomas Must Receive
Float Expense Budget
By Six o'Clock Today
JJUDGETS of expenditures in
construction of Homecoming
rally parade floats must be
turned in to Don Thomas, chair
man, today before 6 o’clock.
The limit of the expenditure
is S10 for each house and $20
for the team. Penalty for not
turning in budgets today will be
disqualification in the contest.
Kerr Attacks
Proposed Tax
Limitation Bill
Chancellor Points Out
Evils of Measure
j Schools to Suffer
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Convocation of Students,
Faculty. Others Hear
Talk at Corvallis
CORVALLIS, Oct. 31.— (API —
Chancellor W. J. Kerr today called
attention to what he termed grave
dangers to education and other
governmental functions should the
20-mill tax limitation measure car
ry next week.
Following the lead of members
of the state board of higher edu
cation, Oregon’s chancellor of
higher education sounded his warn
ing at a convocation meeting of
students, faculty members and
townspeople on the Oregon State
’ college campus.
l Dr. Kerr analyzed the measure
I and declared it was entirely un
suited to conditions in the state
| and that while it may be laudable
i in purpose it is bound to be de
structive and unjust in effect.
Reason Given
Though advised by some to keep
away from this controversial sub
ject, he declared he would be dere
lict in his duty to the people of the
state if he did not speak out in
defense of education which he said
would be crippled from elementary
grades to colleges.
Economic conditions have made
many taxpayers desperate, and it
is the duty of every governmental
function including education to
adapt itself to such circumstances,
he held. The proposed measure,
however, goes beyond reason and
gives evidence of having been
drawn without adequate knowl
edge of varying necessities of the
state's tax levying units.
Figures Cited
Citing many figures throughout
j his address, Dr. Kerr showed that
the entire income allowed the state
j from property taxes under the
measure would just equal the
! the amount the state now collects
j for elementary schools.
Furthermore, he said, the entire
: taxes possible to collect throughout
i the state for public school purpos
es would fall more than a million
dollars short of the total used in
1933 for elementary schools alone.
Thus if all high schools were closed
there still would not be enough
money left to operate elementary
Many Economies Made
Referring to the situation in
higher education, Chancellor Kerr
declared the system has led the
state in making economies during
the depression, having in four
years taken a cut aggiegating
more than $3,500,000 from state
sources alone.
He pointed out that higher edu
cation salaries had been slashed
twice before the state cut went in
to effect and that the salary law
has been adhered to from top to
bottom despite some reports to the
The extent of further reductions
which would be forced in higher
education by adoption of the 20
mill tax ilmitation measure can
only be conjectured, but at best
would aggregate $750,000 yearly,
he said.
Dr. N. H. Cornish and Dr. Victor
P. Morris of the Y.M.C.A. advisory
| board are planning o finance cam
paign for the Y. Next week they
will ask the University faculty and
downtown business men for con
tributions. The Y.M.C.A. advisory
board consists of 20 faculty and
business men, of whom Dr. Nelson
Bossing is chairman.
John Stark Evans, professor of
organ at the University school of
| music, is leaving today for Coquille
where he will conduct the Eugene
Gleemen in the Golden Harvest
' celebration. The Gleemen, a local
organization, is composed of 60 or
65 members. They will sing Fri
day night, returning Saturday.
Need Any Money?
Today Final Call
For Jeivetteers
Want a chance at $25? $15? $5’
It's yours for the taking' if yot
act now.
Entries for the after dinner con
test, first of this year’s W. F. Jew
et oratorical contests, will not be
accepted after today.
All entrants will meet in room
13 of Friendly at 4:30 this after
noon to discuss plans for the con
test which will be held November
Sub-topics of the general topic,
“The American Diet,” will be
drawn at 3:00 o'colck of the day of
the contest.
The after dinner contest will be
conducted as an after dinner
speech occasion with the speeches
ranging from six to eight minutes.
Winners of this contest which
is open to all undergraduates ex
cept those who have won first
place in the same contest some
former year, will represent the
University later in state league
contests of the same type.
Information regarding the after
dinner oratorical contest may be
secured at the speech division,
room 10, Friendly.
Law School Will
Sponsor Formal
Dance at Del Rev
Governor Meier and Other
Prominent Oregon
Men Invited
Plans for the first formal law
school dance which will be held
Friday, at 9 p. m. at the Del Rey
cafe, and for which prominent Ore
gon men have been issued invita
tions, are being rapidly completed.
Governor Julius L. Meier, Mayor
J. K. Carson and Senator F\ E.
Steiwer are being sent invitations
to the dance according to George
Hibbard, chairman. Members of
the law school faculty and their
wives will act as patrons and pat
ronesses for the affair.
In regard to the dance, Arthur
Clark, president of the law school
student body says: “This dance
promises to be one of the greatest
social events of the year. It is the
first formal that the law school
has ever sponsored and is meeting
with marvelous cooperation among
the students. Everyone is turning
out and our date committee is
functioning smoothly and satisfac
“Any girl wishing a date for the
law school formal may call or
write Kenneth Linklater at the
College Side.’’
Music for the dance will be fur
nished by Bill Aetzel’s orchestra
Edward Schlesser and George Hib
bard are co-chairmen with Ken
neth Linklater, and Art Jones is
in charge of music.
Coeds Will Wear
Mums Saturday
Sales for Oregon’s yellow and
green chrysanthemums began yes
terday when freshman women ap
proached both fraternities and sor
oritie s to take orders for the
“mums” to be worn at the Home
coming game.
Since the Montana game is the
only conference game to be played j
in Eugene, Oregon co-eds and
alums will want to wear a “mum"
to show their loyalty to their foot
bal team.
Prices for the “mums” are fifty
and seventy-five cents, and are be
ing purchased thi ough the Univer
sity Florists.
Dorothy Hagge is in charge of
the sales. Committee chairmen
working with her are: Reva Herns,
salesmen; Louise Ruegnitz, all
campus con teat; Margary Kiss
ling, publicity.
Houses Must Display
Homecoming Banners
Friday, Murpliy Says
^LL living organizations must
have banners suspended in
front of their houses by Friday,
November 2, according to Jerry
Murphy, chairman of accommo
dations for Homecoming.
The banners are to convey
either the official slogan for
Homecomnig or a similar idea
welcoming dads and grads.
Candidate for (Governorship
Opposes 20-Mill Measure
^BSOLUTE academic freedom in
the institutions of learning,
the 20 mill tax limitation—NO,
power resources for the people and
not the power trust, the Sales tax
NO, a just share of the taxation
by those who can afford to pay,
! and the adoption of the Townsend
i old age pension, are some of the
j issues of Senator Peter Zimmer,
j man, independent candidate for
! the governorship of Oregon,
j stressed in an interview with the
Emerald. ^
Zimmerman, who is a staunch
j advocate of education, declared
1 himself against the proposed 20
mill tax limitation act, and brand
ed it as a vicious measure designed
to smash those very ideals and op
! portunitjes of education which
mark America as a leader, and
pioneer in a field where education
has been brought within the reach
of practically every man.
"I am opposed to the vested in
terests that are working to muf
fle higher education, an institu
tion which should stand free from
any entanglements of any such in
terests,” declared Zimmerman.
“We can never hope to attain
the lights of civilization unless we
maintain the highest possible free
dom in our institutions of learn
ing, as well as the freedom of
thought, speech, and press in the
scheme of our social order.
Senator Zimmerman believes
that higher appropriations should
be made for educational purposes
in the state of Oregon, and this
he proposes to do by “raising rev
enues from taxation from sources
who are well able to pay, by a
graduated tax on high incomes, in
heritances, and a property tax—on
property beginning with $50,000 or
$100,000 net worth, placing the
heavier proportions in the higher
brackets of net worth.
The senator declared “home own
ership” as absolutely necessary in
a democratic government, and be
lieves that the state should do ev
erything in its power to encourage,
and aid such ownership.
Zimmerman pointed out that he
is the only candidate for the office
of governor who is endorsing the
grange power bill, and stands
against the sales tax.
“The Townsend plan,” declared
Peter Zimmerman candidate for
governor of the state, who ad
dressed a group of students on the
campus last night. Zimmerman is
the third gubernatorial aspirant to
appear on the campus during the
last two weeks.
the senator, “is, in my opinion, the
best plan that has yet been de
vised to take care of our aged and
needy people, and should I be elect
ed governor of Oregon, I would
feel it my duty to urge upon con
gress the passage of a law in line
with this plan. I believe that the
people of our country who have
reached the age of sixty • years
should receive a pension suffi
cient. to take them from the field
of competitive labor, increase the
buying power of our country, and
adequately maintain and sustain
them in comfort in their own
homes, where they may enjoy
some of the luxuries of life in their
declining years.
“This plan will open new fields
of labor for our young people and
will allow additional opportunity
for others now' idle to find lucra
tive and self-sustaining labor, and
take them from the roll of charity
and forced unemployment relief.’1
One question dominates the cam
paign of Zimmerman, “Predatory
wealth or Public Welfare?” and
one slogan is ever-present, “Hu
man rights above property rights!”
Portland Models
To Present Latest
Fashions at Tea
Lecture Will Accompany
Showing; to Call Roll
By Sororities
Ungar's exclusive women’s ap
parel shop of Portland will be
featured at a fashion tea at the
first A. W. S. mass meeting this
year, which will be held in alumni
hall in Gerlinger today at 4 o’clock.
The very latest fashions will be
modeled by mannequins from Un
gar’s, and a stylist is also being
sent to introduce each style.
Chairman of the committees in
charge of the tea are: serving,
Frances Watzek; staging, Roberta
Pickard; music, Madelyn Giustina.
Members of Kwaraa, sophomore
women’s service honorary, and
prospective Thespians will .serve.
The executive A. W. S. council
from Oregon State has been ex
tended an invitation to attend the
fashion tea. They will be enter
tained by the Oregon A. W. S.
council at the Anchorage at six
Invitations have been made to
townspeople, faculty members and
all Oregon women.
Roll call at the mass meeting
will be made by houses, and every
Oregon woman is urged to attend.
Attention architecture students'
Mrs. Elsie Belknap, in charge of
the co-op bonk store, announces
the arrival of “Rame.se to Rocke
feller’’ by Charles II. Whitlcer,
president of the architectural as
sociation. She declared yesterday
that this book of an entirely new
angle of the growth of building
design is most unique in its beauty
of pictures and bindings. “Ramose
to Rockefeller" sells for $3.75.
Campus Calendar
Sigma Delta Chi will hold an im
portant business meeting of all a( t
ive and faculty members at 4
o’clock tjday in room 104 Journal
ism building.
Student Christian council meet
ing at 4 o'clock today at the West
minster house.
Phi Chi Theta meeting today at
4:00 in 106 Commerce. Very im
Yeomen will meet at the Y hut
at 7 p. m. tonight for a short busi
ness meeting. All Yeomen with,
cards must be there.
Oregon Kudieal club meeting at
Y hut tonight at o'clock. A11
members must be present.
Freshman orientation class has
been postponed from today at 4
o’clock, because of the A.W.S. mass
Meeting of the after dinner con
test entrants today in room 3 3,
Friendly hall.
Phi Mn Alpha meeting tonight
at 7:15 in the Music building.
Christian Science organization
meeting tonight at 8 o'clock in the
YWCA bungalow.
Westminster group studying the
New Testament will meet at 9 to
night. Beverly Caverhill will dis
cuss the criticism and translations
of the Gospels.
Dean Hazel Sehvvering has called
a meeting of the presidents of all
houses at 9 o’clock tonight at the
Kappa Alpha Theta house. All
presidents and no substitutes must
be there.
Dad’s day registration commit
tee will meet in the men’s lounge
of Gerlinger hall at 7:30 tonight.
Line of March
Chairman Has
Parade Details
! 5 onieconiing Comm if lf*e
Plans Positions
6 oVJock DeadluM*
Official Motto, Banners
To W (‘Ironic Visitors
To (]ani{His
Complete details and organiza
tion for the rally parade to be held
Friday night were announced last
night by Jack Granger, chairman
of the line of march committee of
All floats must be on the line of
march in their designated positions
by 5:30 Friday night. The paradte
will move promptly at 6 o’clock
Floats, requiring last minute con
struction. should be finished on the
line between 5:30 and 6 and must
not be later than 5:30 in arriving
in line.
Cars to carry women should be
on tIre line not later than 6 o’clock
Floats will line up in designated
places on Mill street between elev
enth and nineteenth streets.
Each float must have appearing
on it somewhere the official motto
of Homecoming: "Unite for Orc
g-cm Dads and Grads,’’ and the
same float must also be noise-pro
Line Positions Given
Positions in the line of march
i for tlie various teams are as fol
lows :
On Mill street, between eleventh
and twelfth, Alpha Omicron Pi and
Phi Gamma Delta; Alpha Phi and
Theta Chi; twelfth andthirteenth,
Alpha Delta Pi and Beta Theta
Pi; Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa
Sigrnma; thirteenth and fourte
enth, Alpha Gamma Delta and Phi
Sigma Kappa; Chi Omega and
Sigma; Alpha Epsilon; fourteenth
and fifteenth, Delta Delta Delta
and Alpha Tau Omega; Delta
Gamma and Phi Kappa Psi.
Fifteenth and sixteenth, Delta
Zeta and Phi Delta Theta; Gamma
Phi Beta and Sigrnma Nu; six
teenth and seventeenth, Hendricks
hall and Sigma Chi; Kappa Alpha
Theta and Delta Upsilon; seven
teenth and eighteenth, Kappa Kap
pa Gamma and Sigma hall; PI*
Mu and Alpha hall; Pi Beta Phi
and Chi Psi; eighteenth and nine
teenth, Sigma Kappa and Pi Kap
pa Alpha; Zetn Tau Alpha and
Delta Tau Delta; Susan Campbell
hall and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Banners to Be Used
A large number of banners ex
tending aeros Willamette street
and thirteenth street for several
blocks have been provided through
the cooperation of the Eugen city
council and the associated stu
dents. These banners, carrying the
official Homecoming slogan will lie
permanent Homecoming banners.
The program for the concert of
the University band to be held in
the music auditorium Sunday at
8 o'clock was anounced last night
by Peggy Chessman, chairman of
receptions, as follows:
Sons ol Australia, March Lithgou:
Attila Overture Karoly
Maritana Fant.asie Wallace
Selection form “Louise” Fulton
Morning, Noon and Night in Vi
enna, Overture . Suppe
A Warrior Bold, March .... Panella
Director, John F. Gribble, ’35
Honorary President
Halbert Violin Keeilal
Howard Halbert, violinist, and
student of Rex Underwod, will be
presented in a concert Tuesday,
November (5, by Mu Phi Epsilon,
national music honorary.
Halbert, who is now a student
at the University school of music,
has for the past year served as
soloist for the Portland symphony
orchestra, and is now concert mus
ter at the University. He will be
accompanied by Mrs. Rex Under
wood, pianist.
Proceeds from this recital will
go to the Mu Phi Epsilon scholar
ship fund, which encourages needy
students in continuing their mus
ical education.
Staff of Emerald
Gropes in Dark
As Lights Go Out
The wind came tip. the wires
went down, and Oh, what a mess.
Ye who arc reading this newspa
per. blink your eyes, take a deep
breath, and look again. The thing
was made up by candle light.
Last night during the blow-out
of Eugene's lighting system, the
Emerald news room resembled the
lodge room of “The Sons and
Daughters of 1 Will Arise” during
the sacred ritual. The reporters
peered through the flickering can
dle-light and stabbed uncertainly
at their typewriters. The tall fig
ure of Parks Hitchcock stalked
through the gloom, forming
ghoulish figures on the shack
Let him with the imagination
multiply the details of the situa
tion ten-fold and a picture of the
true romance of the newspaper
will parade before his eyes.
For a time, fear was held that
tiie Emerald would not be printed
due to lack of electricity for the
operation of the linotype machines.
This fear was dispelled, however,
when word was received that the
service would be resumed in lime
for publication.
Just at the Colonial atmosphere
was beginnjg to permeat (lie mem
bers of the stuff, the lights snap
ped on and the newsroom was once
more that of a twentieth century
The orders were given to "get
goin' ” and the candles were put
20-Mi!! Limitation
Bill Bombarded
By Zimmerman
Iiulojx'mlenl ('and idate
Talks* to Lar^ge
One of the largest gatherings of
the autummn political cammpaign
convened at the Rax theatre last
night to hear Senator Peter Zim
merman, independent progressive
candidate, flay the 20-mill tax lim
itation bill and plead for academic
freedom and liberty of thought and
expression in the state system of
higher education.
More than 750 people were pres
ent as Zimmerman flayed corpora
tion domination, urged a redistri
bution of weiilth through equitable
taxation, and scored attacks on
Oregon progressives by reaction
ary interests. He strongly advo
cated the Grange power bill and
said Eugene with its public power
plant was a shining example of
successful public ownership. Zim
merman also demanded that old
age pensions be adopted, and ad
vocated the Townsend plan and
unemployment insurance.
Others wtio spoke briefly on the
program were Kenneth Nielsen,
Eugene progressive; Charles L.
Paine, advocate of the Town end
plan; Ben T. Osborne, executive
secretary of the Oregon state fed
eration of labor; Richard L. Neu
aerger, president of the University
Timmerman - for - Gover nor club;
fern H. Haybarker, vice-president
jf the state federation of labor
md Rev. Ernest Whitesmith, pro
minent Eugene minister.
Rev. Whitesmith said Zimmer
nan was the lorre candidate quali
fied to help the common people
md the only one seeking to aid
he greatest number.
Yeomen Discuss
Smoker, Dance
Yeomen will gather in the Y hut
it 7:30 tonight to discuss plans
'or the annual fall term smoker
tnd make the preliminary arrange
ments for a dance later in the
orrn. Virgil Estet), president of the
ndependent group, urges all mem
jers who have cardts to be pres
An entertainment program has
reen arranged to follow the short
lusincss meeting.
Robert Larsen lias recently been
daeed in charge of all Yeomen
musical and dramatic activities,
md members interested in music
m dramatics will have an oppor
unity to n'eet with him tonight,
rhose men particularly interested
n participating in 'he above
lamed activities should get iu
ouch with Larsen after the meet
Council Selects
Stearns to Fill
Oregana Post
Journalism Work Aiils
Group in Choice
Plans Under Way
Renner Commends New
Business Manager
On Ability
Newton Stearns, sophomore in
journalism, was appointed yest
terday afternoon as business man
ager for the 1931 Oregana by the
executive council of the associated
students. Stearns was selected over
three other candidates for the of
fice, F r e d Fisher, advertising
manager of the Kmerald, Ralph
Schomp, and Sam Bickman.
According to Joe Renner, presi
dent of the student body, and
chairman of the executive council,
Stearns was chosen because of his
superior knowledge of the techni
cal side of the position. His out
standing work with Douglas Poli
vka in the publishing of the 1931
A.S.U.O. student handbook, was
one of the foremost considerations
in his appointment.
Plans Made for Work
“I am convinced,'' stated Stearns
last evening, “that the 1934 Orc
gana is to be one of the best ever
published, not only because of its
splendid contents, but because cf
its original make-up and unusual
features. Although we are a bit
late in starting the sales cam
paign,” he continued, “I do not
think that this will make any ma
terial difference in its success inas
much as we will demonstrate to
the students the very high quality
of the book being published.”
During his first year at Oregon,
Stearns served as a reporter, and
was advanced to the position of
executive reporter and day editor,
an unusual honor for a freshman
student.. He also served as manag
ing editor under Douglas Polivka
at the beginning of this semester.
To Meet Advertisers
Stearns has gained particular
recognition for the work of his
printing shop, which he maintains
near the campus. His work on the
handbook being used by Univer
sitp students this year has ac
quainted him not only with local
advertisers, but with many busi
ness firms in Portland whom he
will contact as busines manager of
the Oregana. His general knowl
edge of typography will also be an
asset to his understanding of the
needs of advertisers.
Renner, chairman of the council,
in commenting upon the position
of busines manager, stated, “The
job demands a man who is a hard
worker, and who is particularly
loath to lose his enthusiasm. Not
only must he work hard during his
first month in office, but during
the entire year, and endless time
and effort are required. We believe
that Ktearu’s sincerity in his work
will enable him to fulfill these
lather rigid requirements.”
Banquet, Game Tickets
Must Be Purchased at
Dean of Men's Offices
MANQUET tickets, aiul tick
ets for special seats for stu
dents and their dads at the Sat
urday football game, are now
available at the office of the
dean of men, according to an
announcement made yesterday
by the A.S.U.O. offices.
Tom Stoddard, assistant al
umni secretary, has also an
nounced that through the coop
eration of the Eugene Oregon
Trail Pageant association and
the Eugene city council, the
city's new street decorations
will be displayed for the home
coming. Centerpieces which will
be hung with the street decora
tions all along Willamette to
13th street tip to the campus
were bought by the Associated