Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 04, 1935, Image 1

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    Appropriate Color
The Emerald goes green for a ;
day because the Frosh have taken
it over. Read Amos Burg’s Inter- j
view on page 1, it’s exclusive the
Frosh Emerald.
of the
Day’s News
By the Associated Pres*
Court Gets l\RA Case
WASHINGTON -— The supreme
test of NRA’s constitutionality
rested tonight with nine some
times-questioning justices of the
supreme court, while, through oth
er channels, the administration
fought to prolong the blue eagle's
The conclusion or arguments be
fore the high court—marked by
sharp questions from the bench,
and once by laughter—coincided
with the building by Roosevelt
forces of a backfire against the
senate move to shorten NRA’s life
and clip its wings.
Little could be guessed from out
ward appearances as to what de
cision the nine high justices will
hand down weeks hence, but the
administration effort to• win from
congress a two year extension of
the recovery law was plain.
Lumber Men Strike
PORTLAND—Law enforcement
facilities were being mobilized
swiftly here tonight as a safeguard
against any violence that might
develop from a lumber strike which
already has resulted in the walkout
of more than 5,000 men in the Pa
camp workers left their jobs in
cific Northwest.
Today about 725 more mill and
Portland because employers would
not listen to their demands of 75
cents an hour, a 30-hour week, un
ion recognition and other conces
sions. In Oregon approximately
1,825 men have quit the camps and
sawmills. The workers, who have
enlisted in the recently organized
timber and sawmill workers’ un
ion, affiliated with the American
Federation of Labor, have been
getting a minimum of 42 y2 cents
an hour and have been working 40
hours a week.
Work Program Starts
WASHINGTON — Signalling a
start on the business of dealing
out money and jobs, President
Roosevelt today called for a list of
projects to be submitted next Tues
day for consideration under his
four billion dollar works program.
At that time, he said, he would
assemble his works allotment board
for its first meeting to consider
the wide range of projects that
have been presented. No indica
tion was given, however, of the
kind of work that might start first,
nor in which of the relief areas
it would be located.
The president said the applica
tions division, headed by Frank C.
Walker, already had received nu
merous requests for funds and was
acting informally upon them. The
division, however, has not yet been
given legal status through the is
suance of an executive order set
ting it up officially.
Revolt Leaders Held
MANILA, (Saturday)—The ar
rest of several leaders directing' the
seizure of weapons from six Amer
ican sailors to help the rebel cause
apparently broke the backbone of
the bloody Sakdalista revolt to
Constabulary troops, however,
kept watchful eyes on several hun
dred of the defeated extremists re
ported assembling in a savage mood
at Calamba, just south of here.
The casualty list stood at 59
dead and 64 wounded but there
were unconfirmed reports that still
more lives had been lest outside
the main areas of conflict. Two
constabulary men were included in
the dead. Ten troopers were among
the wounded.
Jury Hears Kidnap Case
TUCSON, Ariz. — Four asserted
“surprise witnesses,” among them
a man previously reported by in
vestigators as missing, appeared
suddenly today as the federal
grand jury presumably was near
ing its investigation of the June
Robles kidnaping case.
The so-called missing witness
was Barbie Hughes, described by
officers as a cousin of Oscar H.
Robson, who for months has been
under arrest on charges of writing
the $15,000 ransom notes in the
famous mystery.
They did, however, say they had
learned the identity of the persons
who held the little girl in the
grave-like - desert hideout for 19
days last spring. One investigator
also said the actual kidnaper was
•not dead, as previously had been
Foreman Passes Exams
Paul Foreman, graduate student
in sociology, completed his exam
inations Tuesday afternoon for his
master of science degree. He will
be awarded his M.S. degree in
June, receiving it with honors.
Student Cast
To Open Final
‘Run’ Tonight
‘Small Miracle,’ Recent
Broadway Success
To Be Given
Nation’s Amateur Premier
Held in Guild Hall
The curtain will rise tonight at
8 o’clock on the nation’s amateur
premier production of a recent
Broadway success, “Small Mira
cle’’ with a cast of 25 student ac
tors, the last play to be presented
in Guild hall this term.
The plot of the production in
volves the entanglements of the
lives of many persons, all of whom
meet in the lobby of the New York
theater while a musical show is
progressing within.
There are lovers who make the
lobby their trysting place, a killer
who seeks revenge on a squealer,”
a timid young man who is seeing
the show while his wife is expect
ing the birth of.a child in the hos
pital, an uproarious comedy team,
a designing usherette who at
tempts to fleece the hat-check boy
and all the other types of charac
ters necessary to make an out
standing play.
Robinson Directs
Horace W. Robinson is directing
the play and has also superintend
ed the construction of the setting
which represents the interior of a
Lester Miller play3 the role of
Tony Mako, a convicted criminal.
William Cottrell is cast as Carl
Earrett Jr., gigolo; Portia Booth as
Sylvia Temple, young society wo
man who becomes involved in an
affair with Barrett; George Root
as Joe Taft, a detective; Leone Ba
ker as Helen, a young filing clerk;
Charles Barclay as the hat-check
boy, Eddie; Alice Hult as the head
usherette; James Wasson as the
ticket-taker; Bud Winstead as the
expectant father; Alan Wiesner as
Anderson, a “squealer”; and Henry
Robert as Captain Seaver.
Members of the supporting cast
include: Margaret Chase, Virgil
Garwood, Richard Koken, Leland
Terry, Adrian Martin, Margaret
Veness, Jerry Smith, William Ire
land, Wayne Harbert, Signe Ras
mussen, Dorris Holmes, Elma Giles,
Marietta Conklin, Mary Elizabeth
Webster, and Laura Reichen.
All Seats Reserved
All the seats are being placed on
reserve and are priced at 35 cents
each. Reservations are now being
made at the box office of the Guild
theater and advance reports indi
cate that a capacity crowd will at
tend tonight’s performance.
Members of the stage crew who
work behind the scenes to insure
the success of the show are as fol
lows: Jane Lee, stage manager;
Janet Hall, assistant stage mana
ger; Iris Jorgensen and Leonard
Love, electricians; Vivian Callison,
properties, and Portia Booth, as
sistant properties.
In 'Small Miracle9
Charles Barclay, freshman, who
makes his second major appear
ance in a Guild hall production
tonight, playing the role of Eddie,
a hat check boy in a Broadway
theater. The curtain rises at 8
Awards Offered
By Portland Bank
For Best Essays
Subject Will Be Economic
Problem of Northwest
In the hope of stimulating a
careful and persistent study of
the economic problems of the Pa
cific Northwest, and with a desire
to increase the educational oppor
tunities of students, the First Na
tional Bank of Portland, Oregon,
is announcing a series of prizes to
be awarded to contestants whose
essays are considered meritorious
on the subject of economic prob
lems of the Pacific Northwest.
This contest is limited to under
graduates in institutions of higher
learning in Oregon, Washington,
and Idaho. Seven topics have been
suggested, but the contestant may
write on any chosen subject per
taining to this material if the sub
ject is accepted by the essay com
The first prize is $750.00 and the
second prize is $250.00. The under
graduate contest awards for the
first prize are $400.00 scholarship
or $200.00 cash, and second prize
$200.00 scholarship or $100.00
Application cards may be se
cured at Dean Gilbert's office.
Phi Chi Theta Honors
Sophomores at Party
Phi Chi Theta, business adminis
tration honorary for women, held
rangement and quality of work to
at the Alpha Omicron Pi chapter
house for sophomore women in the
business administration field who
had high scholastic rating. Official,
formal pledging of new members
will take place next Tuesday eve
Latest Type Miniature Films
Are Provided in New Library
By Slgne Rasmussen
Imagine putting the whole file
of the New York Times for the
five-year war period in a collar
box! Hallucination? No. The Uni
versity’s new library is to be pre
pared to take advantage of the
latest miniature film by which stor
age of printed matter reproduc
tions is to require an infintinesimal
fraction of the space at present
Space has been provided in the
library plans for installation of a
Recordak machine for reading
diminutive film reproductions, M.
H. Douglass, University librarian,
said today. The library will also
be equipped with a special camera
for reproducing the contents of
books on these tiny films although
the developing process will prob
ably be left to a photographer, he
Not only money - saving but
economy of space as well is of
fered a library by this, as yet, com
paratively undeveloped field.
“The only solution of our book
storage problem is to invent some
way of publishing books on motion
picture films," said a visionary
librarian some years ago. It has
been done and it has very material
ly increased available materials for
research, at the same time reduc
ing expenditures and simplifying
the storage problem.
The introduction of the minia
ture film, reproductions of books,
newspapers to complete files, and
rare manuscripts which will thus be
made available to the public, is a
real epoch in library history—and
our new library will be one of the
first in this movement.
The 35-millimeter film is pro
duced on a wide ratio range. To
put the filmed manuscripts to
practical use, a Recordak machine
is used. It projects the pages from
the film in natural size onto a
table at a convenient angle for the
New films can be made from old
ones, and the films themselves
have a 30 per cent longer preserva
tion period than the best rag paper
made; a film for a 400-page book
can be made for only 65 cents; il
lustrations can also be reproduced
with great accuracy.
That some new program of this
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Desire for Adventure Beckons
Burg to Travels in Distant
Corners of Continental Lands
By LeRoy Mattingly
The fulfillment of a boyhood am
bition—this is the theme of the
story of the adventures of Amos
Burg, Oregon explorer.
"The call of adventure was
stronger than the call of school,”
and it led Mr. Burg to leave high
school at the age of 14 to ship on
a freighter for Australia with
the avowed purpose of “starting an
ostrich farm,” he explained in an
informal talk yesterday.
Although he has enjoyed good
fortune in the course of his later
experiences, Mr. Burg admitted
that his first venture was not a
vsuccess, “After paying $35 for a
uniform, and working at a salary
of $20 a month during the voyage,
I arrived in Australia with $5. I
decided that $5 was insufficient to
start an ostrich farm, so I re
turned home.”
Responds to Wanderlust
Having eaten of the fruit of ad
venture and finding it to his liking,
Mr. Burg soon responded once
more to the wanderlust and six
months after his return was serv
ing in the French transport serv
ice in the Orient and the Mediter
ranean regions. He was honorably
discharged at the end of the war
in Marseilles, France.
The belief that he needed a bet
ter background led him to aban
don temporarily his chosen field
of adventure for more prosaic
studies. He entered high school
and completed the three, remaining
years of his course in two years.
In 1924 he entered Oregon State
College, transferred his work to
this campus in 1926.
“Newspapermen occupy a ring
side seat in life. T wanted to have
a ringside seat," Mr. Burg related.
While majoring in journalism,
which brought him under the tu
telage of Dean Eric W. Allen, he
became interested in newsreel pho
tography, working for the Inter
national Newsreel company.
International assigned Mr. Burg
and his camera to photograph the
caribou migration in the Yukon,
and once again he turned to a ca
reer of travel which has carried
him to many of the world’s far
Most Thrilling Adventure
A thousand mile voyage from the
Straits of Magellan to Horn Is
land, his last adventure, was his
most thrilling. “Through the ‘tail’
of the hemisphere' in his 20-foot
reconstructed life boat, Mr. Burg
and one companion sailed, taking
the first motion pictures and col
ored films of the Yahgans—the
most southerly inhabitants of the
earth, and storm-beseiged country.
The boat which Mr. Burg used on
this expedition was shipped over
land 8,000 miles to the end of all
continental lands. With the Cape
of Good Hope, 1000 miles north of
them, and 2,300 miles below Asia,
he braved thirteen major storms
to take the pictures which he will
present here today.
Beans, bacon, dried apples,
prunes and hard tack made up the
bulk of the provisions which the
two explorers carried. Their work
was done under strenuous condi
tions, and they were often forced
to await favorable weather. “Wes
terly gales blow in this region
about 80 per cent of the time,
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Gleeman Concert
Finishes Season
Under the direction of John
Stark Evans, the Eugene Gleemen
and the Junior Gleemen, an organ
ization of young men of the city
who are interested in singing,
made their last formal appearance
of the season before the public in
the University school of music
auditorium last night.
Featured as soloists in the num
bers sung by the younger group,
were two Oregon students, William
Sutherland, and Thomas Miles,
both baritones. Robert Mack, Eu
gene high school, also sang a solo
George Bishop, baritone, who for
the past few years has appeared
with the Gleemen in all parts of
the state, made his last appearance
as a soloist with the group before
his departure for Chicago where
he will continue his studies.
De Cou, Bond Will
Judge Debaters
Edgar E. DeCou, professor of
mathematics, and Jessie H. Bond,
professor of business administra
tion, will go to Corvallis tonight
for the final debate of the Oregon
high school debating contest to be
broadcast over KOAC. Professor
DeCou will award a cup to the
winning team, and Professor Bond
will act as judge.
Professor DeCou is known as the
"father” of the high school debate
contests for it was he who organ
ized the first contest in 1907 and
remained as head of the contest
for three years.. Professor DeCou
will present the winner of the de
bate between Chiloquin, eastern
Oregon champions, and Beaverton,
western Oregon champions, with
a new cup which he is donating.
The cup, one of a series given by
DeCou, will be known as the Uni
versity cup. The cup remains in
the possession of the winner for
one year and becomes the perman
ent property of any team winning
it three times.
Campus Calendar
There will be a house mother’s
meeting Tuesday at 1 o’clock in
the art building. Miss Brownell
Frasier will give a talk.
Wesley club will hold guest
night Sunday at 6:30 at the First
Methodist church. All members
are urged to bring their friends.
Jewell Receives
Annoimc ement
Of Inauguration
Many Notables Will Attend
Educational Convention
An invitation to attend the for
mal inauguration of Dr. Dexter M.
Keezer as president of Reed col
lege in Portland, May 15, 16, and
17, has been received by James R
Jewell, dean of the school of edu
Other national figures in the
field of education to participate in
the conference are Dr. Ben G.
Wood, director of the American
Council of Education from Wash
ington, D. C.; Dr. William R. Wil
son, director of administrative re
search at the University of Wash
ington; Dr. Stacy May, assistant
director of the Rockefeller Foun
dation of New York; Dr. William
F. Ogburn, head of the department
of sociology at the University of
Chicago; and Dr. Grace K. Willett,
personnel director of Antioch col
lege in Ohio.
The topic of the first day of the
meeting, in which Dean Jewell will
participate, will be “How Can and
Shall Reed College Proceed to Im
prove Its Knowledge of Individual
Background, Interests, Aptitudes,
and Capabilities of Its Students?”
Dr. Wood appeared on the Uni
versity of Oregon campus in the
spring of 1931, participating in a
federal conference on education.
Kehrli Will Attend
Cities Convention
Herman Kehrli, director of the
municipal research bureau of the
University, v/ill be speaker next
Thursday morning at the annual
convention of the association of
Washington cities, held in Cer.
tralia, Washington. He will discuss
the numerous phases of the work
of the research bureau in Oregon
and their purposes.
The principal speaker at the con
vention will be Walter H. Blucher.
director of the American society
of planning officials, planning con
sultant to the nation resources
board, and housing consultant of
the PWA.
Elinor Henry Sell* Story
Miss Elinor Henry, former mem
ber of the Emerald staff, and a
graduate from the school of jour
nalism last year, has recently sold
an article to a large, eastern mag
azine company, and it is expected
to be published shortly.
Heads Committee
John Clabaugh, general chair
man for all Junior weekend events
scheduled to begin next Friday
and continue Saturday and Sunday.
Outstanding events will be the Jun
ior Prom, the Water Carnival, the
Freshman-Sophomore tug of war,
the “Melody of Spring” canoe fete,
the all-campus luncheon, and the
various affairs planned for moth
ers of students who plan to visit
the campus.
Mystery Covers
Identity of Canoe
Fete Ringleader
Who will be the master of cere
monies for the canoe fete? Much
mystery is surrounding the revela
tion of whom this luck or unlucky
man will be.
Each house is constructing a
float in accompaniment with a
popular song carrying out the
“Spring Melody” idea. The theme
using the popular song has created
so much favor over the state of
Oregon that many letters of in
quiry have been received by the
committee as to the detailed plans.
The floats will be pushed down
the mill race by swimmers, and will
be commented on before the
queen's platform by the master of
Rules for the judging of the
floats are as follows:
1. Conception 20%. The origin
and adaptation of the idea.
2. Presentation 30%-. This takes
m account all the material, and
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SAE’s and Pi Phis
Win AWS Awards
Sigma Alpha Epsilon again
placed with the winners at the
AWS carnival. They and Pi Beta
Phi won the loving cup trophies
which are presented annually to
the best decorated, most original
and most popular carnival booths.
Susan Campbell hall and Sigma
Chi received honorable mention.
Last year the cups were won by
Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Al
pha Epsilon.
Judges of the booths were Dean
Hazel P. Schwering, Mrs. Alice B.
Macduff, Kenneth Shumaker, Pro
fessor N. B. Zane, and Ralph
Schomp. Mr. Schomp presented
the awards.
George Root Names
1936Oregana Staff;
Actual W ork Begu n
Tickets for Annual
Canoe Fete Placed
On Sale by Juniors
Ticket sales opened yesterday
for the annual canoe feie, one
of the most outstanding features
of Junior weekend, at the Co-op
and at the office of the gradu
ate manager in McArthur court.
The event being held under the
auspices of the junior class, stu
dent body tickets will not he
honored for free admission.
Officials of the fete anticipate
a capacity crowd to attend the
“Melody in Spring" idea. Many
of the seats on the bank of the
race were destroyed recently in
the widening of the highway at
that point, which will result in a
fewer number of people being
uble to witness the event.
College Teaching
Group Publishes
Education Volume
Leighton anti Seashore
Contribute Studies
Dr. R. W. Leighton, executive
secretary of research, announced
Thursday that an important vol
ume, covering two fields in teach
ing in institutions of higher educa
tion, has just been published under
the auspices of the University of
Oregon committee on college
Two subjects entitled “Studies of
Laboratory Methods of Teaching,"
by Dr. Leighton, and "Qualitative
Aspects of the Improvement of
Science Teaching” by Dr. Robert
H. Seashore, professor of psychol
ogy here, are covered in the vol
ume. The section by Leighton is
a summary of study at the Uni
versity which sought an evaluation
cf efficiency of current methods of
teaching used in lower division sci
ence laboratories. The study was
financed by the Carnegie Founda
tion for the advancement of teach
Seashore’s section includes such
subjects as determination of course
objective, objective of general psy
chology, classification of scientific
attitudes, methods of presentation
from the standpoint of science
teachers, and the testing achieve
ments of a course. Educators, par
ticularly those concerned with lab
oratory methods of teaching, and j
those who teach science are ex
pected to obtain great value from
these studies.
Parsons Visits Coast
Philip A. Parsons, professor of
sociology, left yesterday for the
beach to spend a few days. Before
returning to the campus Wednes
day, he will speak in St. Helens at
a planning meeting of Columbia
county on organizing planning
commissions in the counties.
Boys, Here’s Your Chance
To Avoid a Grand Bounce
By Ilallie Dudrey
And how is your slang today?
Did it irritate you greatly when
a 5H man took your chief Itch and
rub to the egg harbor ce soir
merely because he could make
your language sound like that of
a hayslinger? Do not remain a
wart; beware of becoming a skull
dragger; . . . improve your slang;
freshen your conversation with
bits of witticisms.
Do you realize that a girl is no
longer termed as such ? In the best
of circles she is called a wren,
twilly, squaw, smelt, skirt, pash,
number, jane, hairpin, guinea,
haggy moll, frail, bag, sack, cat
tle, beetle, and dragout; and in
more endearing tone, clinging vine,
hot house plant, fever frau and
choice bit of calico, with the very
object of your affections termed
as your chief itch and rub. Then
of course there is the chaperone
or fire extinguisher; an old woman
who is a wrinkle, and then as all
ways the wrens who do not date,
or the cellar gang.
And If you accompany a well
assembled piece of girl to a dance,
excuse men, a shinslap, shuffle,
struggle, toddle, trot, workout,
wrestle, hog wrastle, or egg har
bor, do you think yourself the
B.M.O.C. (big man on the campus)
or a 5H man (heck, how he hates
himself) because more than likely
you will get the G.B. (grand
bounce) especially if she catches
you Janlng (flirting with other
women). The best way to avoid a
G.B. is to keep up on your slang.
Do a bit of skull dragging
(studying), see your squirrel (psy
chologist) and instead of drooping
through a sleeper (lecture course)
become a D.A.R. (damned aver
age raiser). Then and only then
will you have the ability to assim
ilate the knowledge of the Thomas
Y. Crowell Publishing company’s
book, “A Dictionary of American
Slang” written by Maurice H.
Henrietle Horak to Act
As Associate Editor
Of Publication
Theme Is Indefinite
Studies of Classroom and
Campus Scenes Planned
Actual work and organization
for the 1936 Oregana is ready to
begin, following the announcement
of the complete staff by George
Root, editor, yesterday afternoon.
Spring term events are now being
covered by members of the staff,
preparatory to the continuance of
work in September.
Henriette Horak, who has been
very active in the iournalism field
since entering the University, is to
act as associate editor of the pub
lication, Root announced. She was
chairman of last year’s Christmas
Revels, is a member of Theta Sig
ma Phi, women’s journalism hon
orary, Kwama and Phi Theta Up
silon honoraries, president of the
Orides, assistant in the University
news bureau, writes society for
both the Journal and the Oregon
ian, was co-chairman of the Matrix
Table banquet held last week, one
of 16 Oregon students chosen to
be included in the Who’s Who of
American College students, and
publicity director for the coming
Junior weekend.
Many on Staff
Photography in the publication
will be superintended by Stivers
Vernon, the student government
section by Roberta Moody, the
sports section by Ned Simpson,
dances by Peggy Chessman, and
classes by Wayne Harbert.
The art editor is to be Nels Nel
son, the administration editor, Mil
dred Blackburne, and the drama
section will be edited by Alice
Others chosen are as follows:
music, Virginia Endicott; art, Al
fredo Fajardo; fraternities, Dan
Clark Jr.; sororities, Margaret Ann
Morgan; women's activities, Mir
iam Eichner; forensics, George
B i k m a n ; honoraries, Margaret
Petsch; snapshots, Lester Miller;
medicine, James Brooks; and law,
Don Heisler.
Velma McIntyre is to be the gen
eral secretary and on the copy
staff are Clara Nasholm, Dorris
Holmes, Mary Graham, and Pat
The theme of the annual is to
be announced at a later date, Rpot
declared. Campus scenes will be
more informal in the publication,
featuring studies of students on the
campus and in their classrooms.
Raymond Wheeler
To Visit Campus
Dr. Raymond H. Wheeler, for
mer professor of psychology in the
University of Oregon, will be on
the campus greeting friends on or
about June 15.
He is now head of the psychol
ogy department of the University
of Kansas. Dr. Wheeler has writ
ten extensively on the subject of
Gestalt psychology and has lec
tured in both this country and
Europe on phases of the same sub
ject. Recently he lectured before
the meeting of the British psy
chologists. Under the editorship of
Francis Aveling of the University
of London his book on the “Laws
of Human Nature” was published
in the Contemporary Library of
Psychology. During the summer
session Dr. Wheeler will lecture at
Stanford university.
Noon Deadline for
Payment on Fees;
Daily Tardy Fines
Today noon is the last time
to make second Installment pay
ments on registration and out
of state fees. Starting Monday,
May 6, there will be a penalty
of 25 cents for each day that
fees are not paid. Fees should be
paid at window 4 on the second
floor of Johnson hall.