Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, November 15, 1935, Image 1

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    Election Day
Students vote today on two pro
posed amendments to ASl'O con
stitution and on junior finance
| officer. Sample ballot in today’s
( Emerald.
> • . -
Old time style fun is offered
campus frolickers at a free barn
dance at Gerlinger tonight. Seven
piece band will play.
of the
By Tex Thomason
Contrary to the precedent es
tablished by presidential, guber
natorial, and ward-heel nominees
this column is going to keep one
Yesterday was asked why peace
is a big-time racket. Here is the
Queen Victoria and her colleagues
the philosophy of imperialism,
which is a pedagog’s name for the
yen for expansion and the desire
for colonies, was the order of the
England, France, Germany, and
the United States were the most
successful in this laudable enter
prise. Of these four, Germany was
the well known piggie closest to
the rear of his lumbering mater.
He got the worst of the deal.
The effort to improve that deal
was one of the principal reasons
for that war which gave us Arm
istice day. When the conflict was
over it was “to the victors belong
the spoils,” and to protect their
gluttonous feast they formed that
holy of holies, the League of Na
Peaces of Pie
Peace would maintain the status
quo of the states of the world. War
would violently disrupt it. Is it
not to the interest of those who
are satisfied to keep peace ? And
the agent of that enforcement of
peace is the league.
Germany, Japan, Italy. One na
tion had her pie taken away from
her. Two didn’t have enough of it
to feel full, and though the world
was war-sick the appetite of
these three grew on apace.
Germany and Japan have quit
the league to be scavengers on the
remains of the victor’s banquet.
Italy is their comrade in fact if
not in theory. Those left in the
league are the lily-white champions
of peace. Yes, indeed, doves over
the doorway, clasped hands, jus
tice’s scales in perfect balance. All
that stuff.
Profit and Loss
England and France have every
thing to lose by war. Italy, Japan,
and Germany everything to gain
(Continued on Payc Two)
W. L. Morse Makes
Labor Settlement
Dean Wayne L. Morse returned
to the campus yesterday after
spending Wednesday in Portland
heading arbitration negotiations
for a settlement of the labor dis
pute between the Ferryboatmen’s
union of the Pacific Columbia
river division and their employers.
Dean Morse, chairman of the
arbitration board, said last night
that he would read his final award
to the two parties Saturday morn
ing. The dissension between the
union men and their employers is
over working house and labor con
Driving Examiner
Will Be in Eugene
November 21, 22, 23
Mr. Glenn Bonn, examiner of
operators and chauffers, will be
in Eugene November 21, 22 and
23, according to a recent an
nouncement released by the
secretary of state’s office.
The examinations, for those
wishing permits or drivers’
licenses, will be held at the K.
P. hall from I p. m. to 5 p. in.
Thursday, and from 8 a. m. to
5 p. m. Friday and Saturday.
Campus ❖ ■>
I ^Calendar
Social swim for both men and
women tonight in the women's
gym from 7:30 to 9 o’clock. Suits
and towels w’ill be supplied.
* * *
Westminster house ' will hold
open house tonight. Bring a nickel
for refreshments.
Goal Is Set
For Library
Room Fund
|Mrs. Gerlinger Asks
|For Furnishings
jBy Various Campus
Living Organizations
Setting; their minimum goal for
$10,000, the Friends of the Library
j organization, under the direction
I of Mrs. George T. Gerlinger, laid
definite plans for raising funds to
furnish the browsing room of the
new library.
At the committee meeting
Thursday, personal appeal was
made by Mrs. Gerlinger to living
i organizations, classes and honor
ary organizations to pledge them
selves for individual furnishings
for the recreational reading room.
Such items as chairs, lamps, tables,
davenports, rugs, andirons and
drapes were listed as necessary
furnishings, each piece to be fur
nished by some group. There is a
total of approximately 100 articles
needed to completely furnish the
Dean James H. Gilbert, faculty
library committee member, sug
gested that a definite name be
applied to the browsing room,
making it more a memorial. Until
the proper name is decided upon,
the room will be called the me
morial reading room.
The main program for raising
funds was launched by Mrs. Ger
linger, who has been active in such
campaigns on this campus before,
and who suggested that the
pledges that were made at the
time of the University gift cam
paign, ten years ago, be trans
ferred to apply on the present
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Girls Industrial
Groups to Confer
Week-end Conference
To Open November 23
The Industrial Relations group
will be hostesses November 23, 24,
to a number of members of the In
dustrial Girls Group of the Port
land YWCA who will be on the
campus for a week-end conference.
The places of trade unions, un
employment and security will be
the leading points of the discus
sions planned.
Mrs. Frances Selleck, secretary
of the Industrial Girls group of
Portland, will accompany the girls
on their trip. The conference will
give campus women an opportun
ity to share the different viewpoint
which one receives when in actual
contact with the surrounding sit
Co-chairmen for the affair are
Elaine Cornish and Ailene Donald
son. Marilyn Ebi and Erma Hus
ton are assisting in arrangements
for the conference.
Orides Chorus
To Sing at Play
The Orides chorus of 16 voices
will make its first appearance De
cember 10, tentative date set for
the opening of “Uncle Tom’s Cab
in,” at the new Very Little Thea
tre playhouse at the fairgrounds.
The girls will, sing a group of
negro spirituals, and are being
coached by Mrs. Edith Siefert,
formerly of Pomona college, Cali
fornia. Soloists will be Leota
Reetz, Louise Burneson, Carol Mc
Fall, and Clare Igoe.
The Orides ensemble consisting
of Madge Connaway, Norma Lof
flemacher, Mary Field, Theda Spi
cer, and Charlotte Plummer, will
be on the same program.
Frosh Fireside Will
Meet November 20
Freshman women are invited to
attend a Frosh Fireside which will
be held in alumni hall November
20 at 7:30 o’clock. The program
for the evening is being planned by
members of the freshman discus
sion groups.
The informal meeting will be
the last Frosh Fireside which will
be held this term. Marionbeth Wol
ifenden will lead group singing.
Versatile Charles Barclay who
will again parade before Univer
sity theater audiences tonight and
tomorrow in “The Queen’s Hus
band.” Barclay will be remembered
for prominent roles in last year’s
“Trial of Mary Dugan” and “Small
Spofford Urges
Church Action
Christians Must Bring
World Into New Order
The church must do its part in
bringing the world out of the pres
ent economic transitional period to
offset the humanitarian move
ments of those who have no regard
for God or religion, urged Rev.
William B. Spofford, executive
secretary of the Episcopal League
for Industrial Democracy, last
night at Gerlinger hall.
Behind the war rumors is the
economic system which makes it
necessary for countries small in
area to expand, and it is impera
tive that we reconstruct these con
ditions before we can establish
peace, he explained.
Capitalism Through
“Capitalism has done a swell job
in solving the problem of produc
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Lions Lall lor
Clothes and Toys
The annual call for old clothes
by the Eugene Lions club is now
being made. Each year this organ
ization gathers clothes and toys
that are to be distributed to the
needy of Lane county.
Everyone on the campus who
has anything along this line that
he would be willing to donate to
a worthy cause is asked to drop
the articles in one of the many
boxes placed on the down-town
streets. These boxes are labelled
"Annual Lion’s Club Old Clothes
.Wesley Club to Hear
Mrs. Winchell Sunday
"A Philosophy of Religion” will
be the topic of a speech by Mrs.
George P. Winchell before the
Wesley club at its regular meeting
Sunday at 6:30 p. m., in the base
ment of the First Methodist Epis
copal church. Frank Chambers will
lead worship.
The fellowship hour at 5:45 p. m.
will be conducted by Francisto
At 9:45 Sunday morning, a class
of University students will meet
under the leadership of W. P.
Walter, executive secretary of the
downtown YMCA. It will continue
a study of the “Personality of
Jesus,” by Kirby Page.
Yeomen, Independents
To Be Photographed
Today for Oregana
All Yeomen and Independent
men are to have their pictures
taken for the Oregana today at
the Kennel-BIlis studio.
The studio will be open be
tween 8:30 a. m. and 8:00 p. m.
Anyone planning to have his
picture taken in the evening is
asked to notify Mr. Ellis before
5:00 p. m.
Campus Show
Headed by
Casteel, Hull
Drama of ‘The Queen’s
Husband’ To Make
Initial Showing in
The University Theatre
The show is on!
This time-worn saying of tht
theatre will again be a reality tc
a first night audience of “Tht
Q :en's Husband,'’ when at ?
o’c’ock tonight the curtains part
on the University theatre’s opening
production of the season.
The final dress rehearsal was
held last night and the play now
awaits only that crucial test of ev
ery dramatic performance, the au<
Seybolt Is Director
The play, under the direction of
Ottilie Turnbull Seybolt and en
hanced by Horace W. Robinson’s
setting, concerns the almost cha
otic court and family life of King
Eric VIII and his guiding light,
Queen Martha. In these roles
Prof. John Casteel and Alice Hult
will go through their paces in this
evening’s show.
The theatre box office will be
open today and tomorrow from IQ
a. m. until curtain time and tick
ets may be obtained by either call
ing for them at the box office in
the administration building or by
telephoning 3300, local 216. Re
served seats are 50 cents, general
admission 35 cents.
Casting Completed
The complete cast for “The
Queen’s Husband” is as follows:
King Eric VIII, John Casteel;
Queen Martha, Alice Hult; Freder
ick Granton, Charles Barclay;
Princess Anne, Portia Booth; Gen
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Old Textbooks
To Be Purchased
Buying Agent Will
Be at Co-op Today
Any old or second hand books?
Now is the chance to unload the
bookshelves. A representative of
the College Book company, of Co
lumbus, Ohio, will be at the Uni
versity Co-op today to buy current
editions of discontinued books used
in universities and colleges.
The Columbus Book company is
owned by F. C. Long, state senator
of Ohio, who has also been con
nected with the University of Ohio.
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Portia Booth, prominent in man;
University theater presentation!
last year, again takes the stag'
before the spotlights tonight a:
the prineess in the satirieal com
edy, ‘The Queen’s Husband.”
Students Plan
Indiana Convention
Trip Scheduled
Selecting and financing delegates
to the 12th annual Student Volu
teer Quadrennial, set this year foi
December 28 through January 1
at Indianapolis, Indiana, will b<
planned by the Student Christiar
council committee appointed yes
The committee, composed of Dr
Karl Onthank, chairman, Nelson R
Bossing, Dr. Victor P. Morris, Rev
Howard A. White, Rev. C. F. Ris
tow, Rev. Bryant Wilson, Mrs. R
M. Day, Mrs. J. D. Bryant, Glenr
Griffith, Paul Plank, Arthur Stan
ley, and Eileen Donaldson, is al
lowed 18 delegates. However, dut
to the difficulty of financing sucl
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Jane Thacher Gives
California Recital
Miss Jane Thacher, daughter oi
Professor and Mrs. W. F. G
Thacher, gave a piano recital yes
terday afternoon at Santa Cruz
California. This opportunity cam«
as a result of her playing at Sar
Francisco last spring.
Miss Thacher will return to Eu
gene Monday.
Amendment Little Use
To Independents
In a meeting last night, Yeomen heads pledged support to the
constitutional amendment creating for independents a position on
the executive council. Say the Yeomen: “This is our chance to
show the campus that we really are interested and desire to take
an active part in student affairs.”
Of course the Yeomen and other independents are desirous
of "taking an active part in student affairs”! There is no argument
about that. But the acquisition of that desired state is not possible
by burying a man in the executive council.
The real reason why independent students and dormitory stu
dents have not been sufficiently active in past student body
regimes revolves about the power of these groups to help a candi
date for office attain that office. A student body card is a neces
sary requirement for voting eligibility. If at election time 300
independents hold 85 student body cards and 300 affiliated persons
possess 260 cards—then the politician goes to the group that can
do him the most good. He goes to the fraternities and to the
sororities. As regards elections, the student body card amounts to
a $5 poll tax. The president-elect is obligated to favor those who
support him—his first consideration going to his immediate sup
porters, his second going to the person or persons sufficiently
interested in the student body to buy a student ticket, and his
third thought is directed toward the independent. This is natural.
Now it is wrong to assure independent student equal represen
tation in student body affairs under the above proportions, just as
it is wrong to offer them a point blank position on the executive
council when no other group is assured by law of that representa
tion. The ideal situation would be a case where representation in
student activities is directly proportional to the student body cards
held. In other words, if the independent student held 30 per cent
of the cards, they should have 30 per cent of the jobs, taking into
consideration the importance of those jobs.
What would this do? It should serve as an added incentive for
independent students to organize, and it would relieve the feeling
that now exists that independents are excluded from activities by
the political machine of fraternities and sororities.
But even this status can never be reached until the appointing
powers be taken from the hands of the student body president,
and placed in the hands of a centralized committee made up from
these same proportions.
If President Blais and the independents will work for this
principle then they will smooth out a difficulty that will only be
accentuated by widening the political breach between affiliated
and unaffiliated persons by special legislation. The executive
position created by the coming amendment does far too little good
for the independent student and should NOT be accepted .
1936 Oregana
To Push Sales
Next Week
Cash Payment May
Be Deferred Until
Winter Term; Free
Books Are Offered
A concentrated drive to put the
yearbook subscription quota over
the top is being: made by Newton
Stearns, business manager, who
yesterday announced the observ
ance of next week, starting Tues
day morning, as "Oregana week.”
No cash down payment will be
necessary to sign for the book, stu
dents simply being asked to sign
to pay in installments at winter
and spring term registration. The
breakage fee may also be partially
applied in payment. The total cost
, of the book is $4.50. No increase
( has been made in the price of the
, annual although this year’s book is
( to eclipse past ones.
Offers Cups
To the fraternity and sorority
making the highest percentage in
the drive a silver loving cup is to
be presented, Stearns said. If sev
eral houses attain 100 per cent
membership, the first two to reach
this mark will be presented the
cup. Alpha Gamma Delta and Fi
Kappa Alpha now hold the cup for
records set last year.
Names will be engraved on the
books of all members in any living
organization which signs 95 per
cent of its membership in the
House representatives are now
being appointed by Dick Hill, cir
culation manager, to lead in the
campaign and he has announced
that a free Oregana will be given
any man or woman who signs 75
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Special Train
Goes to Portland
Band Will Stay for
Monday Pep Rally
A University of Oregon football
special will be dispatched from the
Union depot tomorrow morning at
7:30 carrying with it students, the
band and members of the Oregon
football squad for Saturday’s bat
tle with the University of Port
The University of Oregon band
will remain in Portland over the
weeke-nd for the Monday pep ral
ly and challenge meeting being
sponsored by the Portland break
fast club in connection with the
Oregon-Washington football clash,
November 23. A special train car
rying Seattlites will arrive in
Portland early Monday morning to
extend an invitation and challenge
for Portlanders to attend the
Duck-Husky game.
Members of the football team,
Graduate Manager Hugh Rosson,
and officers of the Oregon alumni
and Dads’ club will represent the
University at the breakfast meet
Students returning by train Sat
urday night or Sunday will leave
Portland on the regular schedule,
as no special is making the return
Mrs. Kathleen Shepard Kindschi
(Mrs Jean D. Kindschi) who grad
uated last June is employed as a
nurse at the Medical Dental Surg
eries at the Medical Dental build
ing, Portland. She was married in
June to Dr. Jean Kindschi who is
with the Multnomah county hos
Sigmund Spaeth's
Student Assembly
Date Is Advanced
Sigmund Spaeth, music critic
and lecturer, will address a gen
eral assembly of students and
faculty on Wednesday, Novem
ber 30, instead of Thursday, as
announced yesterday.
Spaeth will discuss the art of
enjoying music, and will illus
trate his lecture at the piano.
He is most famous as the “Tune
Detective” of radio, and traces
for his audience the origin and
development of tunes in classic
and modern music.
Yeomen Head Hails
Council Amendment
As Desirable Law
Polls will open at 9 and will
close at 3 o'clock for today’s
special election for junior fi
nance officer and voting on the
two amendments to the ASUO
Voters must bring student
body cards before they will be
given a ballot.
ASUO Vice-president.
Christmas Leave
Is Not Shortened
Vacation Will Still Be
Twelve Days in Length
Dispelling rumors that Christ
mas vacation has been cut short,
announcement was made today by
the registrar’s office that the holi
days will commence Saturday, De
cember 21, and will extend to
Thursday, January 2. This gives
students 12 days away from the
Registration for winter term
will be on Thursday, January 2.
Examinations • will begin Monday,
December 16 and will continue
through the week ending on Fri
day. December 20.
No action has been taken con
cerning an extra holiday for
Thanksgiving, which would allow
students to remain at their homes
over the weekend. Extra time may
be denied to allow for early ter
mination of spring term, so that
graduation may be held the end of
examination week when under
graduates are still on the campus.
Graduation exercises have always
been held the week following ex
Junior Symphony
To Give Concerts
The Eugene junior symphony is
presenting two concerts this year,
the first of which will be given
Sunday, December 1 in the music
building; the second, during spring
Season tickets are on sale now
for $2. Each ticket admits two
people to both the fall and spring
concerts. Phi Beta, women’s na
tional music and dramatic honor
ary, will have charge of all sales
this year. June Yates is directing
sales on the campus.
The symphony was organized
last year under the direction of
Rex Underwood, faculty member
of the school of music.
Donut Ilandhall
Champs Crowned
Handball championships of the
Oregon campus in doubles were
decided last week after a hectic
elimination tournament in which
may good players met defeat with
W. Chaney and N. Winslow being
crowned as champions.
This pair bested a sterling pair
in the finals by taking B. Johnson
and J. Holmes in a hot battle.
Manager Boyd Quits
School for Position
Sterling Boyd, senior football
manager, withdrew from the Uni
versity and left for Seattle Wed
nesday evening where he has em
He was a senior in the school of
business administration and had
been active as a football manager
for several years. He is a mem
ber of Theta Chi fraternity.
Betty Allen, who has been ac
tive in Girl Scout work in Eugene
for some time, has accepted a pos
ition with the Girl Scout head
quarters office in San Francisco.
Miss Allen recently spent some
time at Camp Chapparal, one of
the major Girl Scout training
camps. She is the daughter of
Dean Allen, of the University
school of journalism.
Paulson, Nash Vic
At Polls Today for
Vacancy, Climaxing
Uneventful Campaigns
Hailing1 the proposed amend
ments to the constitution of the
associated students of the Univer
sity as an opportunity for inde
pendent students to gain a foot
hold in campus self-representation.
Yeomen heads pledged their sup
port to the measures at an infor
mal meeting last night.
“This is our chance to show the
campus that we really are inter
ested and desire to take an active
part in student affairs,” Yeomen
President Fred Gieseke stated.
The Yeomen leaders asked that
Yeomen and Orides members and
all other campus independents go
to the polls today and make a
place for themselves in student
Also .Support Paulson
Informal action was also taken
by the leaders of the independent
men’s organization to throw the
weight of the Yeomen’s political
support into the campaign for the
position of junior officer by back
ing Kermit Paulson.
Political rumblings grew louder
today as questions arose over the
term, “living organization” in the
proposed amendments which will
create an independent office in the
executive council. The amendments
will be voted upon today along
with the contest between Frank
Nash and Kermit Paulson for
finance officer.
“Dormitory” Defined
It was revealed Thursday that
students in the dormitories believe
themselves to be members of liv
ing organizations. Virgil Earl, dean
of men, and other faculty members
confirmed this belief.
Glenn Griffith, YMCA secretary,
said yesterday: “The creation of
such a position on the executive
council will not give independents
much more power in student gov
ernment. The proposed amend
ments in my opinion should be
altered to create more definite
duties. I do not believe that an ar
rangement wherein six members
were working in one direction and
only one member in another would
operate successfully.”
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Tom Stoddard’s
Car Is Stolen
The car of N. Thomas Stoddard,
assistant graduate manager at the
University, was stolen yesterday
afternoon at about 3 o’clock from
where it had been parked on Wil
lamette street between Eighth and
and Ninth.
Stoddard reported the theft to
police immediately upon discover
ing it, but no trace of the missing
car has been found.
Floyd James Clark, ex-’38, who
sustained a broken neck and sev
ered spinal column July 17 when
he dived into Cow creek, died three
weeks later at the Josephine Gen
eral hospital in Grants Pass. Floyd
was 21 years of age and was a
sophomore in pre-medics on the
campus. He is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Gerald Richard, of
Editorials Today
How Not to Become
A Dictator
We Mortgage
For the Future
Amendment Little
Use to Independents
Featured in Today’s
Tex Thomason’s column.
•‘Stage of the World,” com
menting today on war, peace
and the League of Nations.