Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 25, 1935, Image 1

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A Duty
Every ASUO member should go
to the polls today and vote. It is
a duty.
of the
Day’s News
By the Associated Press
--- APRIL 24-'
F. D. Boosts Silver Price
WASHINGTON — Responding
to leaping world silver prices,
President Roosevelt tonight boost
ed the government’s offer for new
ly mined domestic metal to 77.57
cents an ounce.
His proclamation, effective on
all silver produced from United
States deposits today and hereaf
ter, added more than six cents an
ounce to the domestic miner's in
i come over what the treasury has
been paying and world markets
The announcement, made by
Secretary Morgenthau, was re
ceived jubilantly by senators from
silver states who have forecast
that $1 silver soon would be
reached and eventually the coinage
value of $1.29 cents an ounce.
Tonight's increase in the treas
ury silver price was the second in
two weeks. From the beginning of
the coinage plan in December.
1933 until April 10, the mint price
was 64.5 cents an ounce, which
meant that for every ounce turned
in the treasury kept half as seign
iorage-- the government’s share—
and paid the miner the coinage
value of the other half.
Treaties Clear Airways
r WASHINGTON — By a series
of treaties eliminating diplomatic
complications, the state depart
ment has opened the way for the
development of trans-oceanic air
service, both American and for
A newly signed agreement with
Great Britain snipping off yards
of red tape heretofore necessary
for flights from one country to an
other w'as disclosed today as one
of a large and still growing num
Such agreements are already in
effect with Germany, Norway,
Sweden, Denmark, Italy, South
Africa and most western hemi
sphere nations. A treaty with the
Netherlands aw'aits approval there.
One is to be negotiated soon with
George V Holds Jubilee
LONDON —- Only four of the
full-fledged sovereigns who wel
comed George V into the purple
legion remain today to toast his
silver jubilee.
Twenty-five years crowded with
war, revolution and political up
heavals swept away many thrones
altogether. Death came to other
rulers, and their sons or other
heirs succeeded them.
Today there remain only Queen
Wilhelmina of Holland, King Gus
tav V of Sweden, King Haakon
VII of Norway and King Victor
Emmanuel IIT of Italy, of all the
glittering galaxy who ruled when
the present monarch ascended the
British throne on the death of his
father, King Edward VII.
Bandits Attack Judge
AUSTIN, Tex. — Associate Jus
tice William Pierson of the Texas
supreme court and Mrs. Pierson
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ROTC Students Must
Report in Uniform
For Parade Friday
All KOTO students must re
port in uniform at the ROTC
barracks at 2 p. m. Friday to
march in the baseball “booster”
It was announced that attend
ance of all ROTC students is re
quired and that absences will
constitute a regular cut. This
parade will be credited in lieu
of a regular formation.
Lucas Gets Emerald
Editorship, Stearns
Oregana Manager
Council Chooses Editor
For Daily to Take
Charge Next Year
1935-36 Posts Filled
Selection for Annual Will
Succeed Himself
Robert Lucas of Portland was
named editor of the Oregon Daily
Emerald for the school year 1935
36, yesterday, by the executive
council of the ASUO. The council
also approved the publication com
mittee’s selection of Newton
Stearns, sophomore in journalism,
to succeed himself as business
manager of the Oregana for the
coming year.
Lucas was chosen from a field of
10 aspirants for the Emerald edi
torship after deliberation and in
terviews by the committee since
April 10. He will take office next
fall succeeding William E. Phipps,
whose term expires this spring.
A member of the editorial board
at present, Lucas has served as
managing editor, and as a reporter
on the paper. He is a junior in
journalism, and a member of Sig
ma Delta Chi, national journalis
tic fraternity.
After graduating from Grant
high school in Portland, Lucas at
tended Oregon Stale college. He
later transferred to the University
in order to major in journalsm.
Stearns will continue his present
outies as Oregana business mana
ger next fall. He has been active
in journalism having worked on
both the business staff and news
staff of the Emerald.
Theta Sigma Phi
Annual Banquet
Honors Women
Matrix Table Guests Hear
Gwladys Bowen Tonight
Once a year only—does the cam
pus witness such an “elite” gath
ering- of distinguished Oregon
women, as will meet tonight at
6:30 in the Eugene hotel! The oc
casion—the Matrix table formal
banquet given by Theta Sigma
Phi, honoring accomplished women
in journalism, literature, and the
fine arts.
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Camp Position Opens
For Teacher in Crafts
A position for teaching crafts at
a camp fire camp this summer is
open to girls who are interested in
forms of craft such as handcraft,
nature work, and swimming. The
Oregon City camp fire group de
sires girls to teach at their camp
for about three weeks starting the
later part of July. There is no pay
with the position but the outing is
All girls interested in such work
are asked to call at the dean of
i women’s office immediately.
Ripley’s Classic Translation
Seems 'No Laughing Matter’
Ripley’s clone it again!
The “Believe It or Not” man
simply will not stick to facts when
it comes to the classics, and Fred
eric S. Dunn, head of the Univer
sity Latin department, has taken
up their long-standing feud and
gone to bat with him again this
The occasion was Ripley's car
toon of a few days ago picturing
Crassus—called “Agelastos," the
"Laughless One.” Crassus, the
grandfather of the man associated
with Caesar and Pompey in the
first triumvirate, was said to have
laughed but once in his whole life
—when he saw a donkey munching
thistles and another observer re
marked, "Similem habent lactucan
"The quotation is from Lucillius,
a very old Roman writer,” explains
Professor Dunn, “and Ripley trans
lates it ‘The lips are like lettuce.’
Taken that way, it really wasn’t
worth laughing at. The real trans
lation should be ‘Like lips, like
lettuce'—something like our mod
ern expression ‘Sweets to the
Professor Dunn fears that it’s
impossible for Ripley to get any
thing entirely correct concerning
the classics, since he himself has
caught him up on a large number
of errors.
"I’ve heard that Ripley offers
$10,000 to anyone who can prove
him wrong. If that’s the case I
should be able to collect quite a
sum—but he refuses to acknowl
edge the criticism, even when def
inite proof is cited. I enjoy his
feature, and I’d have no quarrel
with the man if he'd just be a cob
bler who sticks to his last.”
Editor Elect
Robert Lucas, above, was ap
pointed editor of the Oregon Daily
Emerald for the school year 1935
3G, yesterday by the executive
Keio Students
Speak Friday
On Visit Here
Japanese Tour America
As Good-Will Gesture;
Appear at Villard
Two Japanese students will visit
the University of Oregon campus
Friday as a good-will gesture from
the Keio university English Speak
ing society of Tokio, which is
sending them on a tour of leading
American campi.
The students, Mitsuo Nishimura
and Chujo Watanabe, will speak
Friday evening at 7:30 in Villard
assembly under the auspices of the
International Relations club.
In a letter the students explain
the purpose of their visit:
“We are on a good will mission,
visiting your colleges and univer
sities, to bring to you the message
ot our hearty gratitude for the
courtesy you have shown to our
Keio university on the occasion of
the celebration of the 100th birth
day of its late founder Yukichi
Fukuzawa, on November 2 last
year, and to strengthen the tie of
friendship between your universi
ties and ours.”
The students spoke at the Uni
versity of Washington Monday,
and will go from Oregon to Berke
ley and San Francisco. They will
also visit Chicago, Boston, New
York, and at Yale and Princeton.
Burt Brown Barker, vice-presi
dent of the University, says:
"The mission is entirely com
mendable and the thing to be en
couraged very fully. The charac
ter of Fukuzawa is a national per
sonality in Japan. One hears of
him constantly. He really did a
fine piece of work in helping to
modernize Japan and I am sure
that the boys have a subject which
will be very entertaining.”
One of the students is a grad
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Yeomen Nominate
Officers at Y Hut
Fred Gieseke and Don Farr were
nominated to head the two oppos
ing tickets for next year's officers
of the Oregon Yeomen, indepen
dent men’s organization, at the Y
hut last night. Elections will be
held next Wednesday night.
Running on Gieseke’s ticket are
Britain Ash, for vice-president, and
Charles Paddock for secretary.
Farr’s ticket includes Ernest Sav
age as vice-president and Ray
Kropp, secretary. Both parties are
supporting Alvin Overgard as
A greater part of the meeting
was taken up with a discussion of
■ the past year's program. It was
[ decided that the independent men
as a body could not conscientious
I iy and fairly lend their support to
either candidate in today’s student
body elections.
Juvenile Lead
Charles Barclay, freshman stu
dent, who, in the forthcoming
Guild hall production of “Small
Miracle,” plays the role of Eddie,
the coat-room attendant who is
curiously involved in the tangled
proceedings that only a “miracle”
can straighten. The amateur pre
mier of this fast moving play is
slated for May 1 and G at the Uni
versity theatre.
Student Leaders
Meet at Seabeek
June Conference
Kirby Page Speaks to YM,
YWCA Representatives
Student leaders of Oregon, Wash
ington, Idaho, and Montana will
gather at the Seabeek conference
at Seabeek, Washington from June
15 to 24 to meet outstanding per
sonalities in various fields and ob
tain new ideas and thoughts.
One of the authorities at the
conclave is Kirby Page of New
York City who recently spoke to
the students of the University on
“War and Capitalism Defying
Christianity.” Mr. Page, noted
author, lecturer, and exponent for
pacifism will discuss “The World
We Live In” at the conference.
Other lecturers are Dr. O. R.
Chambers of Oregon State, who
will speak on “Philosophy of Life
and Personality Problems”; Dean
Ralph Dennis of Northwestern uni
versity who will talk on “Filling
Life to the Brim” and Dr. Douglas
Steere of Philadelphia who will
discuss "The Art and Practice of
The conference is run by the
YMCA and the YWCA. Fees for
students attending the conference
are $11 25 for board and room and
$6 for registration.
Old Gold Offers Prize
For Largest Indulgers
A $35 prize is being offered to
the fraternity house turning in the
largest number of Old Gold cigar
ette package fronts before May 18.
Package fronts can be turned in
at ballot boxes at the College Side
Inn and the Oregon Pharmacy.
Each package front from a pack
age of 20 counts one vote and from
one of 50 cigarettes six votes.
AV/mcs of Students
W orking on Polls
Posted for Clarity
Hill Berg, vice president of
the ASlO and in charge of elec- !
tions, announced last night that
a list of names of those people j
working at the polls will be '
posted in front of the College
This will eliminate any con
tusion as to hours that each per
son is to work, Berg said. The
elections will be held from 3 to 5
in the YSICA.
Emerald’s Air
Contest Gives
Winner Prize
Best Program Receives
$50; Presentation
Starts May 1
Eleven living organizations have
entered the Emerald of the Air
contest to be held over radio sta
tion KORE, each to attempt to
present the best program for the
$50 prize being offered.
Groups to give programs, start
ing May 1 at 4:15 o'colck, include
the following in the order named,
it was stated by Woodrow' Truax,
manager of the contest, last night:
Phi Kappa Psi, May 1; Alpha Del
ta Pi, May 2: Sigma hall, May 3;
Phi Sigma Kappa, May 6; Alpha
Chi Omega, May 7; Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, May 8; Delta Gamma,
May 9; Alpha Gamma Delta, May
30; Theta Chi, May 13; Pi Beta
Phi, May 14; and Phi Gamma
Delta, May 15.
Judges for the presentations by
the different organizations will be
J. A. Carrell, instructor in English;
Naomi Harper, radio station
KORE; and Ted Charles, local
The winner of the contest is to
be presented on the stage of the
McDonald theater on Friday, May
17. The $50 award will be pre
sented from the stage at that time.
Lance Hart Talks
On Art Movement
In Last Lecture
Students, Townspeople and
Faculty Attend Meet
Movements in art, like the
growth of a style of ornament or
architecture have not, like Venus,
been born of an instant, complete,
articulate, individual, in the opin
ion of Lance W. Hart, assistant
professor of drawing and painting,
who spoke last night before stu
dents, faculty members and towns
people in Friendly hall on "Some
Reflections on Contemporary Art."
Last night’s talk was the last of
the lecture series given by the
committee on free intellectual ac
tivities this term.
“Art concerns itself with quality
and it is idle to speculate on what
might be termed absolute quality,”
explained Professor Hart. “That
which we might presume to be
‘modern’ may be as old as the cave
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Vote on Merit
APABLE anil sincere candidates have nlaced themselves on
the nolitical alter of (he ASUO for both student hody offices
and class offices.
Their fates rest In the votes of Oregon students.
The Oregon Daily Emerald has made a sincere uttampt to
eliminate inequalities of representation and patronage from ASUO
polities. The Emerald asked hath presidential nominees for con
structive plans.
In answer Edmond I.nhhe and his ticket submitted a plan
which is intended to take much of the patronage out of ASUO
In answer James Bluis and his party offered a plan designed
to insure more equitable representation on the executive council
of the ASUO.
Neither the Emerald nor the presidential candidates prediet
that all the evils of the campus political system are to be abolished
by the plans advanced.
However, both the Emerald and each of the presidential as
pirants are sincere in their beliefs that their plans. If put in effect,
will help to alleviate the present condition on the Oregon campus.
Neither plan is put before the students as a “cure-all”—both are
steps in the right direction.
The Emerald commends each party for willingly offering con
structive plans.
The Emerald asks only that students familiarize themselves
with the plans offered by both candidates, the proposed revision
of the ASUO constitution, and the merits of all those seeking
election to ASUO and class offices.
After having done so, the Emerald reiterates, as it has done
year after year, “Vote according to honest convictions:’’
ASK) Members Vote
For Administration
From 9 to 3 at Y Hut
Candidates for ASIJO and Class Offices
James Blais
Edmond Labbe
Arne Lindgren
Roland Routke
V irginia Proctor
A dele Sheeliy
Senior Woman:
Roberta Moody
Eleanor Norblad
Senior Man:
Howard Patterson
Robert Thomas
Junior Finance Officer:
Cecil Barker
Robert Prentice
Grant M. Eade
Mary L. McCracken
Ann-Reed Burns
Orton E. Goodwin
Kenneth BeLieu
Craig Finley
Peggy Carper
Carmen Curry
Marjory Kissling
Grace Peck
John Allen
David Crosse
Lyle Baker
Charles Barclay
Elizabeth Turner
Beverly Burkitt
Albert Carter
Barristers Plan
First Moot Trial
Testimony and cross-examina
tion, delivered under solemn oath
will ‘thrill’ a sensation-seeking
audience (public invited) when
Judge Orlando Hollis takes the
chair for a brief session in the first
of the annual series of moot trials
which is held tonight.
The participants, all from the
trial practice law class, are led by
Glen Hieber and Gordon Palmer,
schemeing attorneys for the plaint
iff, and Alan Goodrich and Hoy
Kilpatrick, who will present the
case for the hypothetical defend
ant. John Pennington will act as
the bailiff-notary and Elliot Cum
mins will not only be the court
reporter but will change his guise
to portary the swaggering sheriff.
Wilbur Riddlesbarger is to take
the part of clerk.
Witnesses who will take the
stand are Clifford Beckett, Corwin
Calavan, and Duane Pinkerton, all
for the plaintiff. Neal Bush, Ed
ward Ryan, and Arthur Clark are
the basis of the defense.
Phi Beta Honors
Women Saturday
The patronesses of Phi Beta, na
tional music and drama honorary,
are to be honored with a tea Sat
urday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00
by the associate members, actives
and pledges. The tea will be in
Gerlinger hall. Invitations have
been given to faculty members,
townspeople and students.
The program will consist of se
lections by the Phi Beta string
quartet composed of Mettie Low
ell. Lorna Baker, Dorothy Louise
Johnsen, Bernice Lewis, accom
panied by Edith Farr; selection by
the vocal trio composed of Floy
Young, Lorna Baker, Roberta
Bennett: selections by the Phi Beta
string trio composed of Theresa
Kelly, Vivien Malone and Roberta
Spicer Moffitt. The soloists will
be Jean Moir, Helene Robinson,
Robin LaVee and Dorothy Louise
Johnson. Roberta Bennett will give
several readings.
Campus Calendar
Amphibians meet tonight in the
women’s gymnasuim. Swimming
Girls working in the AWS car
nival food booth will meet up
stairs in the College Side at 5
o’clock today. Important.
Gamma Alpha Chi meeting at 5
today at the College Side.
The Junior Weekend directorate
will meet in the College Side at
4:15 today.
Fete Slated
For Juniors
Early Float Construction
Necessary for Plans;
Houses Paired
Shimmering- lights, romance,
humor and colorful scenes from
distant lands will be features of
the most glamorous night of Junior
Weekend—the Canoe Fete.
"The most important thing to in
sure the canoe fete’s success is
the timely construction of the
floats, and I am urging all the
houses to begin their construction
plans at once,” Bill Schloth, gen
eral chairman of the canoe fete,
stated. "The success of the fete
will depend on the cooperation of
all the living organizations enter
ing floats.”
Pairings Completed
If the present plans for filming
the floats by RKO are realized it
will be necessary to have them
completed at least a day before
May 11, members of the committee
The result of pairings for the
fete, and the song themes for each
float are as follows: Alpha Chi
Omega - Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
“Good Ship Lollypop”; Pi Beta
Phi-Sigma Chi, “A Picture Play
house in My Heart”; Delta Gam
ma-Kappa Sigma, “Blue Moon” or
"Orchids in the Moonlight”; Chi
Omega-Theta Chi, "Chinatown”;
Alpha Xi Delta-Gamma hall, “Bon
Voyage to My Ship of Dreams”;
Alpha Omicion Pi-Sigma Nu,
"Alice in Wonderland”; Kappa Al
pha Theta-Sigma Phi Epsilon,
"Winter Wonderland"; Alpha Phi
Phi Gamma Delta, "Wedding of the
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Bands, Hanging in Parade
Features of the election eve pa
rades were the over 30-piece band
of the Blaismen, and a hanging in
effigy of “Patronage” by the Lab
bemen. Both demonstrations con
tinued for well over an hour as
the paraders wound their way
around the campus to pass before
the various living organizations.
Campus political predictors were
guessing even-up on today's re
sults, with Labbe advocates claim
ing the support of stronger houses,
and Blais ticket backers contend
ing they have more houses behind
them and a majority f the inde
pendent vote.
William Berg, vice-president of
the ASUO and chairman of the
polls, reminded voters again last
night that student body cards
would be necessary as well as class
cards for all who wished to cast
their ballots for officers of the va
rious classes.
One Senior Ticket
Again this year only one ticket
has been nominated for leading
next year’s senior class although
anyone’s name can be legally writ
ten in, and in the race for next
j ear’s sophomore leaders only the
president’s position is contested
with Charles Barclay opposing
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Emerald Business
Staff Needs 4 Girls
To Do Office Work
The Kmerald business staff
needs four girls to do office
work in the afternoons between
the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 p. in*
Any girl wishing one of these
positions on the business staff
should get in touch with Eldon
Haherman, advertising manager.
These girls need work only one
afternoon a week.
Today’s Election Closes
Rally Dances, Stunts
Of Campaigners
On t c om e Unoer ta i n
Student Body, Class Cards
Needed for Balloting
By Clair Johnson .
With the din of last night’s
lengthy torchlight parades still
ringing in their ears, members of
the ASUO will storm the polls at
the Y hut today from 9 to 3 to
name their choices for administra
tive posts in the associated stu
dents, the various classes, and the
Co-op board, and to vote on the
proposed revision of the ASUO
During the demonstrations and
rally dances yesterday honey-drip
ping campaign managers edged in
their last pleas, with electioneer
ing prohibited today. Formal
broadsides ended in Wednesday
morning’s Emerald, but mud-sling
ing continued all day with Blais
supporters ribbing Labbe’s “Pat
ronage Out of Politics" promises
and Labbe backers making fun of
Blais’ “Save Student Democracy”
First Canoe Fete of Juniors
MetltsFatein Weekend Rain
By Helen Bur trim i
The queen had been elected, the
decorations for the canoes select
ed, prizes for forthcoming events
donated—and then it rained. Such
was the fate of the first canoe fete,
which had been planned for Junior
weekend in the spring of 1911.
Although rain prevented the first
canoe carnival from taking place,
the plans made that spring for
such an event paved the way for
canoe fetes in the future. The
committee for Junior weekend for
1911 had to content themselves
with the great success of ‘‘what
might have been."
Miss Ruth Gibson, who had been
elected queen by popular vote, was
to have been crowned late in the
afternoon. At dusk a regular pag
eantry of gaily decorated canoes
were scheduled to parade up and
down the mill race. Every frater
nity had planned an entry, each
striving to win the trophy for the
most attractive canoe. Every in
dividual who owned or could ob
tain a canoe was planning to put
a light on it and take part in the
Despite the fact that the junior
class of 1911 was unable to see its
plans for a canoe carnival mate
rialize that spring, nevertheless
they set a precedent that today i3
one of the most popular features
of the University activities
throughout the entire year.