Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 29, 1935, Image 1

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“Romeo :tm! Juliet” starts its
six day run in the Terrace theater
tonight, with experienced campus
players, under the direction of Mrs.
Ottilie Seybolt, handling the parts.
Emerald workers for 1984-35.
contribute their final work of the
school year in this issue as they bidj
readers goodbye until publication
starts again next fall.
Student Union Plans
Will Be Forniulated
f In Committee Today
Boyer Announces Group
To Organize Action
For Building
Filipps. Chairman
Planners Will Cooperate
With Faculty
Iwong-awaited stops to secure the
construction of -a student union
building- at the University of Ore
gon will be taken this afternoon
when a representative committee
of students will meet to discuss
student opinion concerning the
. need for such a building. The com
rmittee, named by President C. V.
Boyer for the purpose of coordin
ating student action on the propo
sal of a new or remodelled student
activity center consists of William
Phipps, James Blais, Robert Lucas,
Malcolm Bauer, Margaret Ann
Smith, Peggy Chessman, Reva
Herns, Cosgrove LaBarre, Budd
Jones, William Hall, Charles Pad
dock, Henriette Horak, Roberta
Moody, and Don Thomas.
This committee of fourteen, with
Phipps acting as temporary chair
man, will meet in room 104 jour
nalism building at 3:30 p. m. to
Emerald Assists
This action comes as a culmination
of the Emerald's campaign for se
rious consideration of the possibil
ities of a student union for the
University, which has been carried
on during the spring term.
Following preliminary organiza
tion this committee will meet with
President Boyer and a faculty com
mittee, which has already had the
student union proposal under con
sideration. This group will then
scrutinize all available information
concerning the need for and the
possibilities of constructing a stu
dent union building at the Univer
sity in the near future.
Business Group
To Hold Initiation
Beta Gamma Sigma, national
business honorary, initiation will
be held at 5:30 this evening in Ger
linger hall and will be followed by
a banquet at the Cafe Del Ray at
G :30.
The new pledges to be initiated
from the senior class are: Ray Nel
son and Wayne Tyrol 1. The two
juniors selected ade Ruth May
. Chilcote and Harvey Hawley.
* A. B. Stillman will be the toast
master at the banquet.
Banquet preparations are in
charge of Beth Beal, Norman
Swanson, and Robert Crouter.
Campus Calendar
Ph! Theta T’psilon will meet"June
6. It will not meet this week.
Heads of houses will meet this
afternoon at 4:30 in the women’s
lounge at Gerlinger hall.
Alpha Delta Sigma will meet in
Mr. Thacher’s office at 11:50.
Independent women interested in
becoming frosh counselors please
sign up in the dean of women’s
office today.
Pally men must return sweaters
to the ASUO office by Friday or
they must pay a $2 fine.
All girls who have not filled out
activity sheets in the dean of wom
en’s office should come in as soon
as possible.
Band members going to Lebanon
Friday must report at 4 p. m. to
day at the band room.
Tonqueds are urged by their
president to sign up for froSh
counselor work at the dean of
womene’s office today.
Alpha Omicrun Pi announces the
pledging of Grace Campbell of
Westminster ’37-’S8 invites all
“Fir-ends” to a covered dish hack
of the butte Sunday at 6.
Starts Action
President C-. V. Boyer was in
the news again today with his
appointment of a committee to
start action on the proposed stu
dent union building.
Course Variety
Set for Summer
School Session
Evening Forums to Oust
Morning Assemblies
Offering a variety of courses in
all departments, the Universty of
Oregon summer session will open
here June 24, closing August 2 af
ter a six weeks term. A post ses
sion of three w'eeks will follow
from August 5 to 30.
Registration for the six weeks
is $20.00, and fr the post session
$10.00. There will be no additional
out-of-state fee for either term.
The men’s dormitory will be avail
able, with both dining room and
lodging for men and women, dur
ing both sessions. Board and room
will be $7.00 w'hen two persons
occupy a room, $8.00 for a single
Plans are being made for a se
ries of evening forums, instead of
the usual morning assemblies for
the summer session. Visiting pro
fessors and prominent faculty
members will be speakers.
All summer session courses will
meet daily and carry three term
hours of credit, with a few excep
tions. Nine term hours of credit
may be earned during the regular
session, and six credits in the post
Band to Take Part
In Lebanon Fete
‘ It's the berries,” Lebanon's fav
orite slogan during the annual
strawberry festival, will ring in
the ears of 33 University band
members who are leaving the cam
pus Friday for the strawberry city.
The largest strawberry short
cake in the world is scheduled to
be driven through the city’s streets
during the parade. And wrapped in
ceilaphane too!
A special invitation was sent to
the University band by the Chamb
er of Commerce of that city, ask
ing the band members to play for
the festival which is being held
May 31 and June 1.
'Romeo and Juliet’
Admission Prices
Stand Corrected
Following is a correction of
the prices for tickets to “Romeo
and Juliet” which appeared in
the Tuesday’s issue of the Em
First two rows, 73 cents; next
four rows, 50 cents; next four
rows, 35 cents; bleachers, 25
Tickets are on sale at the box
office in the administration
Events Listed
As Graduation
Plans Finished
Coinmenc e in e n t E n il s
Big Weekend
June 17
Four-Tea Schedule Opens
With Tea, Contest
Ten major events including the
Alumni day activities of Saturday
and the Baccalaureate and Com
mencement exerciser on Sunday
and Monday, June 1 and 17, will
make up the completed program
for Oregon's 193.1 Commencement
weekend, it was announced last
night by Robert K. Allen, alumni
secretary, who is in charge of pro- ;
gram arrangements.
The four-day schedule is to be
opened on the afternoon of June
14 with a tea sponsored by the
State Association of University of
Oregon Women for the benefit of
the Pauline Potter Homer collec
tion of fine books in the University
library. The tea, first held last
year, is to be an annual affair
planned to make possible the buy
ing of additional books for the col
Speech Contest Set
At 8 p. m. Friday evening the
annual Failing-Beekman oratorical
contest for graduating seniors will
be held in the music school audito
rium. Two prizes, cash awards of
$150 and $100, are to be awarded
to the winning orators.
A full schedule on Saturday,
June 15, begins with the annual
meeting and breakfast of tne S. A,
U. of O. W. at 8:30 a. m. in the.
Osburn hotel to which all senior
women are invited. At 10:30 is the
semi-annual meeting of the Oregon
Alumni association in Guild hall
where Merle R. Chessman, presi
dent of the association, will pre
Luncheon Planned
The annual University luncheon
for seniors and graduates is sched
uled for noon at the Straub Me
(Conthuicd on Pai/c Six)
6 Oregon Seniors
Receive Honors
Upon Graduation
28 Get Advanced Degrees
At Commencement
Out of ft total of 500 seniors who
will be graduated from the Uni
versity this June, six will graduate
with honors and 28 will receive ad
vanced degrees.
The honor candidates for the
academic year of 1934-35 include:
Polly Povey Thompson, Portland;
Helen Abel and Josephine Waffle,
both from Astoria; Valborg An
derson, Colton; Helen Grubbe, Dal
las; G. P. Hitchcock, Eugene.
Thirteen different states are rep
resented by this graduating class
and include: Texas, Minnesota,
Wisconsin, North Dakota, Wash
ington, Idaho, Montana, Connec
ticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New
York, California, and Oregon.
There are two seniors from the
Philippine Islands, one from Bom
bay, India, one from Juneau, Alas
ka, and another from Vancouver,
B. C., Canada.
Paul Ewing, ’34,
Paul Ewing, graduate of the
school of journalism in 1934 has
returned to the campus. He will
attend Prof. George Turnbull’s re
porting class this morning at 11
and sit in on an informal discussion
of newspaper work.
Ewing has had experience in
newspaper work since his gradua
tion. He has been employed during
the last year on California news
Elizabeth Barto Gets
Position in Michigan
Miss Elizabeth Barto, instructor
in zoology, was this week appoint
ed secretary of the Cranbrook In
stitute of Science at Bloomfield
Hills, Michigan. The Cranbrook In
stitute teaches botany, zoology, as
tronomy, mammalogy, and other
specialized subjects
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.Milton Pillette, Boyd Jackson, anil Ted Kurafotias who appear in
“Romeo and Juliet” which will he presented by the University players.
The Shakespearean romance opens tonight at 8:30 in the Terrace (out
door) Theatre.
Tale of Love, Hate
Will Open Tonight
Tickets Priced From 23 to
75 Cents
By Wayne Harbert
A large capable cast, a unique
outdoor stage setting, colorful cos
tumes, and excellent direction will
characterize the opening perform
ance of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and
Juliet,” immortal drama of love
and family feud, tonight at the
Terrace theater behind the old li
The curtain is to rise at 8:30
o'clock on the first of six successive
presentations of the spectacle.
Officials in charge of the ticket
sale stated yesterday evening that,
although tickets were going fast
for tonight's performance, good
seats could still be secured at the
box office in Johnson hall. Prices
range from 25 to 75 cents, and all
are reserved scats.
Heading the cast, which has been
directed in rehearsal since the
opening of spring term by Ottilie
Turnbull Seybolt, is Milton Pillette
as Romeo and Elenore Gullion and
Virginia Mikulak who will alter
nate in the title rple of Juliet. The
former is to play the feminine lead
Thursday, Saturday, and Monday
nights, while the latter is to fill
the role tonight, Friday, and Sun
day nights.
Ted Karafotias is cast in the
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Stephenson Smith
To Speak at Reed
S. Stephenson Smith, professor
of English, will speak at the Reed
college commencement in Portland,
June 13, on the twentieth anniver
sary of the first graduating class,
to which Professor Smith belonged.
The commencement address is en
titled, “The College and Iits Leg
Professor Smith will begin in
struction at the University of Mon
tana summer session next week
and wall return from there to de
liver the address in Portland
Thursday evening.
Medal for Best Essay
To Be Annual Award
A Sigma Delta Pi high school
medal will be awarded annually by
the local Gamma chapter of the
national Spanish honorary to the
high school student of Spanish
writing the best essay on a Span
ish literary topic, it was announced
yesterday by President Antone
Yturri of the Gamma chapter. The
essay must be about 3000 words in
length and must be accompanie 1
by a summary of approximately
300 words in good Spanish. The
first award will be made in the
spring of 1936.
Student FERA W'ork
For Month Must Be
Completed June 15
The committee of federal re
lief for students announced that
all students‘employed on FERA
work during the month of June
must work their allotment of
hours between June 1 and June
All-Cammis Picnic
To Be Held Today
At Skinner’s Butte
YMCA, YWCA to Sponsor
Outdoor Supper
Food and fun in abundance will
be in evidence this afternoon as
the YWCA and YMCA combine to
hold one of the largest all-campus
picnics of the spring term.
This year’s picnic is scheduled
for Skinner’s Butte Memorial park.
Cars to carry students to the park
have been arranged for and will
leave the Y hut and YWCA bunga
low from 5 to 5:15. The picnic
supper is scheduled to start, at (5
Previous to the supper, a ball
game in which both students and
faculty may take part will take
place on the park playground.
Swimming, games, and other
amusements have also been ar
ranged for by the prograiA com
Following the supper, songs that
have been used at. former Seabeck
conventions will be sung, led by
Eugene Stromberg YMCA secre
tary. Short talks telling of the life
and activities at Seabeck and fur
ther explaining this years’ co-edu
cational arrangement will be de
livered by various members of the
Arrangement for the picnic are
being arranged by committees
headed by Ruth Weber and Rein
hart Knudsen, co-chairmen. The
YWCA girls will furnish the larger
part of the food for the supper,
and all boys should bring 15c to
defray their share of the expenses.
Order of ‘O’ Men
Plan Installation
Installation of officers of the
Order of the "O” will be held this
noon at the Kappa Sigma house
followed by an important business
meeting concluding the business of
the year.
The new members to be installed
include: Harry McCall, president;
Joe Gordon, vice-president; Mau
rice Van Vliet, treasurer; and
George Scharpf, secretary. Retir
ing officers include: Bob Park,
president; Ladd Sherman, secre
tary-treasurer; and Bob Miller,
Phi Chi Theta Group
Initiation Saturday
Initiation of new members of
Phi Chi Theta, women's business
administration honorary, will be
hold at 4:45 Saturday afternoon
at the Eugene hotel followed by a
New initiates include: Elaine
Cornish, Virginia Hackney, Pearl
Johansen, Ina Kirley, Marjorie
Kissling, Violet Runte, Margaret
Shively, Jo Skene, Jeanette Thomp
son, and Helen Viers.
Jean Failing to Teach
In Washington School
Jean Failing, ’34, has received a
teaching position at the junior col
lege in Centralia, Washington. She
! is to teach social science and be
! the girls’ adviser.
I She has been doing graduate
work on the campus this year and
| is to receive her master's degree in
I June.
Hunter Visits Campus
In State Tour; Kerr
Successor Not Named
Educator Conies Sunday
In Response to State
Hoard Invitation
Kerr Set to Retire
Oregon Dad’s (dub Willing
To Withdraw Petition
Ry Charles Paddock
Oregon was still without a new
chancellor today with Dr. P. M.
Hunter, regarded as a likely se
lection for the position, following
his tour of the educational institu
tions of the state yesterday. The
Denver educator, as far as is
known, is the only person now be
ing seriously considered as head of
Oregon's higher educational sys
Dr. Hunter came to Oregon in
response to an invitation from the
state board of higher education. E.
C. Sammons is chairman of the
chancellor selection committee
composed of Willard Marks, B. P.
Irvine, Leif Finseth and himself.
Meeting Held Monday
The education board meyt with
Dr. Hunter Monday in Portland.
Earle Wellington, representing the
Oregon Dads' club, declared at the
meeting that had his group been
previously informed of the visitor’s
arrival it was probable the petition
seeking to abolish the office would
not have been presented and he
agreed to withdraw it should pure
sciences be returned to the Uni
A new chancellor has been
sought by the education board for
over a year. William J. Kerr, pres
ent chancellor, in April, 1934, an
nounced his desire to retire when
a suitable successor was found.
Emerald Banquet
Set for June 5
At Del Rey Cafe
Awards Will Bp Presented
For Outstanding Work
Journalists, faculty members,
and invited guests will gather at
the Del Rey cafe, June 5 when the
annual Emerald banquet will be
held. Awards for outstanding jour
nalistic work for the past year will
be made. Donald Sterling, manag
ing editor of the Oregon Daily
Journal, has been secured as guest
Among the awards to be pre
sented are the Turnbull - Hall
Plaque, certificate of merit, and
Order of the Emerald “O" pins.
The certificates are u sually given
to freshmen, while the pins are
awarded to sophomores and upper
The Turnbull-Hall Plaque orig
inated in 1931 when Vinton Hall
was editor of the Emerald. It Is
awarded to the senior who for four
years in school has proven himself
to be of the most inspiration to his
fellow workers.
Seniors who have received it in
previous years are: Joseph Sas
lav.-ky, 1934; Oscar Mungar, 1933;
Merlin Blais, 1932; and Rex Tus
sing, 1931. By coincident, two of
the number who receive*! the
plaque, Blais and Tussing, are now
working on the Grants Pass Cour
Course Withdrawal
Petitions May Be
Filed by Saturday
The deadline for withdrawal
from classes has been set at
Saturday noon, June 8, an
nounced the registrar’s office.
If a student is failing in a course
and wishes to withdraw, he must
petition. Petition blanks may be
secured on second floor of John
son hall. All petitions should be
In as soon Ik*fore the end of the
term as possible so they can be
acted upon.
Seniors must pay their gradu
ation fees by Saturday noon<
June 8.
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Kerr Successor?
Dr. F. M. Hunter visit oil the
campus yesterday in a tour of the
state, as lie inspected the Oregon
system of higher education. To
date he appears to be the only man
considered by the state hoard us a
successor to present Chancellor YV.
J. Kerr.
Prospective Head
Of School System
Has Long Career
Hunter’s Record Shows 7
Years at Denver
Dr. Frederick Maurice Hunter,
chancellor of the University of
Denver, who visited the campus
yesterday viewing the educational
setup in Oregon as a prospective
successor to Chancellor W. J. Kerr,
has had a wide and varied educa
tional career.
He has held the chancellorship
of the University of Denver since
1928. He has long been prominent
in educational affairs, particularly
in committee work and preparation
of educational papers.
Missouri Native State
Dr. Hunter was born in Savan
nah, Missouri, March 24, 1879. He
was graduated from Blue Rapids,
Kan., high school in 1895 and re
ceived his A.B. degree at the Uni
versity of Nebraska in 1905.
He received his A.M. degree at
Columbia university in 1919 and
his Ed.D. at the University of Cal
ifornia in 1925.
From 1905 to 1911 he served as
superintendent of town schools. In
1911 and 1912 he was a professor
in the University of Nebaska
school of agriculture.
Dr. Hunter became superintend
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Sewing Classes Will
Model Dresses, Suits
Sewing students in the home
economics department will model
dresses, coats and suits which they
have made in a class fashion show
next week. According to Miss
Mary Starr, class instructor, the
dresses are a ten hour project.
They may be of any type or mate
rial but must have been made in
ten hours.
The foods classes under the di
rection of Miss Mabel Wood, head
of the home economics department,
are planning a camp supper by the
mill race next week.
Huestis Receives $200
For Work in Genetics
A $200 grant was received this
week by Professor R. R. Huestis,
professor of zoology, from the Na
tional Research council for techni
cal assistance in work in genetics.
The grant is specifically allocated
for research in the breeding of
Oregon mammals.
Visitor Regarded Likely
Candidate for Oregon
No Action Is Taken
‘Enthused Consideration’
Would Greet Offer
By Clair Johnson
Declaring he would “enthusias
tically consider" the post of chan
cellor of the Oregon system of
higher education should he he
asked, Dr. F. M. Hunter chancellor
of the University of Denver, visited
the campus yesterday afternoon for
about two hours as part of his
survey of the entire state system.
Dr. Hunter, answering questions
"on the run" as he prepared to
return to Denver after his short
visit in the state at Portland, the
normal school at Monmouth, and
Oregon State college, and here, ap
peared completely at ease and
“scored at hit” with Eugene re
porters with his pleasing, jovial
Setup Challenging
Terming the setup of the Oregon
system a pleasantly challenging
one, Dr. Hunter said that it was
being watched with interest by
other states, and that if the united
system should be carried through
to a successful confirmation it
woidd offer a fine model for other
states confronting the same emerg
ency Oregon did.
A former football star of his
college days at Nebraska, the
husky educator said in his booming
but chuckling voice that he en
joyed the “workout" the presidents
of the schools gave him yesterday
as he made the hurried inspections
of the campi.
Campus Praised
Dr. Hunter likes the Oregon
campus. He said it , was very
beautiful and compared it with
that of the University of California,
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Cosmopolitans to
Choose Officers
New officers for the Cosmopoli
tan club are to be elected this eve
ning at a meeting In the YWCA
bungalow beginning at 9 o’clock.
The nominating committee has
placed the following names on the
ballot, although additional nomina
tions may be made from the floor
tonight: Minoru Yasui, president;
Harriet Thompson, Margaret
Turner, vice-president: Lily an
Krantz, secretary: Franklin Evan
sen, Raymond Hiroshige, treasurer.
Misses Baker, Rice
Are Temenitl Officers
Temenids, student organization
of the Eastern Star, met in grand
session at Corvallis Friday, electing
new officers, two of which were
from the University campus.
Bernice Rice, Oregon coed, was
named grand president. Ruth Baker
was elected secretary and treasur
Other officers, both from Ore
gon State, were Esther Mae Ab
bott, grand vice-president, and
Mary Hall, historian.
Gymnasiums Open
Memorial Day From
8 to 5, Says Washke
Both the men’s gymnasium
and women’s gymnasium will be
open Thursday, Memorial day,
from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m., Paul B.
Washke, director of the men's
gym announced last Inght.
It had previously been an
nounced that the gyms would be
closed, but the change of decision
was made for the benefit of those
who may want to use their