Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 14, 1936, Image 1

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Campus theatre attendants will
troup this week Wednesday and
Thursday to see "The Rivals,”
which will be shown those nights
in the University theatre
Merry Bandsmen
John Stehn and his merry bands
men had the crowd whooping last
night as they broke out with
“Music Goes ’Round and ’Round.”
Requests for a repetition tonight
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* By Tex Thomason 4.
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Heroes Here
“These men . . . are actuated in
their adoption of a program of
policies by the highest motives of
patriotism and love of country.”
With this preamble the Command
er of the American Legion not so
long ago tossed on the President’s
desk the legislative demands of his
loyal Legionaries. The first of
these, payment of the Bonus “muy
pronto,” has just passed the cring
ing House of Representatives by a
whopping majority. The Vinson
Patman-McCormack bill, as it is
called, simply declares veterans’
adjusted service certificates pay
able immediately. No provision as
to method of payment is made.
That haggle will come later.
What appears to be the last step
leading to the pot of gold at the
rainbow’s end is being taken. The
road has been a long and rocky
one, beset with the obstacles
of conscientious men who dared to
defy the most powerful minority
with which this country has ever
had to contend. By the scythe of
the ballot these heroes have grad
ually been weeded out until today
only 59 brave dissenters out of a
House of 435 members are left.
This handful should also have a
bonus. They are as valiant as any
who ever bore arms or wore mili
tary spurs to keep their boots
from sliding off their highly pol
ished desks. They have literally
taken their political lives in their
hands, and in the coming elections
will be subjected to a withering
fire of Veteran vituperation.
The Deal
$1,000,000,000. That is the esti
mated amount needed to start pay
ing off the certificates which can
be cashed as soon as the formality
of Senate approval, Presidential
veto, and “over ride” have trans
pired. One-fifth of the last relief
appropriation—over which such
hue and cry was raised! And with
in three months another $1,000,
000,000 wil be vomited out of the
recesses of the Treasury for this
group of 3,500,000 men, about one
fourth of our population. Two bil
lion dollars!
Balls !
Sure, sure. I agree. What’s the
sense of getting all hot and high
behind ? In the old days the dough
went to dredge rivers and harbors.
For the midwesterners and desert
rats the slug out of the pork bar
rel took the form of surveys. At
least some of today’s group are
really deserving of everything
given them. Yesterday’s wolves
simply preyed on the taxpayer. It
is getting a little cleaner every
year. And it is all the price of
democracy. Fredom of speech, of
the press, and to use the ballot
cost plenty.
Some one said it is the woman
who pays, and pays, and pays. Not
so. It is the passive majority. It
pays the active minority. It is for
that reason I advise, but not as
the Voice of Experience, each and
every one of you to affiliate with
some energetic minority pressure
group. Yesterday Macaulay said,
“O Liberty! Liberty! How many
crimes are committed in thy
name.” Today I substitute O Pat
I riotism! Patriotism! Tomorrow it
appears you will be inserting O
Age! Old Age!
Margaret Cass
Heads Temenids
Margaret Cass, who resigned as
secretary-treasurer of Temenids,
was elected to fill the position of
president, left vacant by the res
ignation of Maude Long, at a
< luncheon hedl at the College Side
• on Thursday noon, January 9. \1
* ice Gerot was elected as ®cci’etary
The next meeting of the group
will be Thursday noon, January
16, at the Anchorage. Members
are requested to come prepared to
pay their dues.
‘The Rivals’
To be Given
Ticket Sale Today;
Costumes Luxurious;
Mrs. Seybolt and
Pillette to Play Leads
When the famous characters
from Sheridan’s classic comedy of
manners, “The Rivals,” step on
the Guild hall stage Wednesday,
for the first night of a two-day
engagement on the campus, the'r
luxurious 18th century costumes
will be greatly enhanced by Hor
ace W. Robinson’s unusual stage
Mr. Robinson, who designed the
beautiful one-unit set for the
spring production of "Romeo and
Juliet” has created a highly styl
istic background for “The Rivals”
which will facilitate the numerous]
scene changes required by the
play. The only movable scenery
will be a set of open-work screens
which will be painted in brilliant
contrast to the black blackdrop
curtains. When the troupe leaves
for Ashland Friday, the scenery
will fold up and be transported
with little trouble or expense.
Mrs. Seybolt Also Directs
University theatre patrons wiil
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Lane Students
May Get Work
Special WPA Jobs
Open to Residents
Students whose parents live in
Lane county may have an oppor
tunity to be assigned to special
WPA work under the supervision
of the University, provided the
parents are registered with the U.
S. Reemployment office in Eugene,
and were certified by the Eugene
relief office prior to November 1,
1935, as being eligible for assign
ment to regular WPA work, ac
cording to Earl M. Pallett, execu
tive secretary of the University.
The work to which a student
might be assigned would amount
to 40 hours a month, which would
make it possible for the student to
earn approximately $20 to $25 a
Mr. Pallett suggested that any
students whose parents live in
Lane county, are registered with
the U. S. Reemployment office, and
are assigned at the present time to
regular WPA work or who are
eligible to be assigned to such
work, get in touch with Miss Bog
stad at the executive secretary’s
office in Johnson hall.
Council Will Hear
Meeting Report
The Student Christian council
will meet Wednesday at 4 o’clock
at Westminster house, where it
will hear a report of the repre
sentatives to the Student Volun
teer Quadrennial at Indianapolis,
which was held during the holi
All the representatives have re
turned except John Luvaas and
Fred Gieseke who are driving
through and have been detained in
Kansas City for repairs.
Miss Scurlock to Be
Guest on Campus
Miss Stella Scurlock, regional
secretary for the student YWCA
will be a guest on the campus for
a week. She will arrive soon.
She will be a guest at the YWCA
cabinet meeting to be held Mon
day evening, and at the potluck
dinner Wednesday, also at a meet
ing of the advisory board.
Miss Scurlock is secretary for
Washington, Idaho, Montana, and
Sorority Presidents
Requested to Report
Pledges, Initiates
Sorority presidents are re
quested by the dean of women’s
office to turn in lists of all girls
being initiated this term and
pledges who did not make Iheir
grades. The office also wants
lists of pledges new this term
and girls who did not return to
Leaves Today
Dr. Hunter Will
Attend NEA Meeting
Chaneelolr Frederick M. Hunter
is leaving today to attend a session
of the National Educational asso
ciation’s policies commission which
is meeting in Chicago January 17,
18, and 19.
The policies commission received
an endowment of $250,000 to work
out a five-year program of educa
tional planning in the United
States. Chancellor Hunter will be
the representative of the North
west at the meeting.
The commission is made up of
20 people closely associated with
the development of education
throughout the United States.
Among the members are the
United States commissioner of ed
ucation, John W. Studebaker,
Agnes Samuelson, superintendent
of Iowa schools, and educators
from Minnesota, Columbia.
Georgia, and other educational
$50 Prize Offered
University Poets
Campus aspirants for literary
fame will have the opportunity to
compete for the Ted Olson Quill
prize of $50 awarded for the best
original poem submitted by an un
dergraduate in any American col
lege or university.
Poems must be at least eight
lines long, but not to exceed 100
lines for any poem or group of
poems. If a group is submitted it
must have organic unity.
This prize is offered every two
years, alternating with the Ed
win H. Hopkins Quill prize for the
best short story submitted by an
The ten poems which are judged
best will be published in the Parch
ment Quill magazine. The Ameri
can College Quill club is a writers’
organization established in Ameri
can colleges to encourage literary
effort and criticism. Any student
may submit stories or poetry to
the Parchment, however, regard
less of Quill membership.
James Blais, president of the
University of Oregon student body,
who has been working for the pas
sage of the bill.
The Emerald's Plea
Negotiated Peace
The generally conceded basis for the violent objection to
compulsory fees is explainable on three counts:
1. A resistance to the compulsory support of an athletic
program by those who are not interested in athletics as an
accoutrement of a college education, or by students who,
although interested, feel that they are financially incapable of
paying $15 yearly to the support of a program, the entire
results of which are not DIRECTLY associated with their
own general development.
2. A resistance to compulsory fees by those students who
are inspired wholly by the desire for minimizing the costs of
3. An opposition to the compulsory payment of fees on a
matter of principle which automatically produces revulsion
to anything compulsory—including the established authority
of the state hoard of higher education in determining adminis
trative and educational policies of Oregon's schools of higher
Taking the forgoing into consideration, THE THIRD
HIGHER EDUCATION? This must be kept in mind as the
determining factor in discussing the advisability of passing
the bill giving the state board the authority.
Opponents of this bill attempt justification of their opposi
tion by assuming that the future policy of the state board
with reference to activity fees will be based upon past policies
which, by the arbitrary assessment of the $5 fee, did not
satisfy the fundamental objections as indicated in the first
two counts.
Now in order that an equitable understanding be reached
as regards the passing of the bill—concessions must be
granted by both sides of the controversy.
1. Proponents of the bill:
There is absolutely no reason, should the bill pass, why the
state board could not provide for a MODERATE COMPUL
SORY fee for support of such activities as Emerald, Oregana,
student directory, canoe fete, forensics, student administration,
concerts, band, orchestra, associated women students, etc. At
the same time it would be possible to isolate the financial
support of athletics which would be subsequently financed
by an OPTIONAL fee.
The Emerald recognizes the fact that in the past, flexibility
has been lacking in the administration of compulsory fees;
that there are great possibilities for the establishment of a
moderate compulsory fee to aid some activities and an optional
fee for the support of athletics.
The Emerald, therefore, OFFERS ACTIVE SUPPORT TO
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Opponents of the bill:
Those who would deny the state board the power to
regulate fees, must realize that, in order to establish a MOD
ERATE compulsory fee for the maintenance of the very im
portant activities, (and at the same time establish an optional
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Backs Board’s Stand
Dr. Frederick Maurice Hunter, chancellor of the Oregon System
of Higher Education. The state hoard has taken a stand in favor of
the principle of a uniform activity fee, but hits declined to take an
active part in the campaign for the fee bill. The state board has made
no statement regarding the type of fee program it would establish
should the bill pass.
Oregana Proofs
Must Reach Studios
By W/ednesday Noon
All proofs for Oregana pho
tographs must be turned in at
the Kennell-Ellis studios by
Wednesday noon, George Root,
Oregana editor, announced yes
terday afternoon.
Pi Phi and ZTA
Claim Prize
ASUO Ticket Sales
Reach 53-7 Per Cent
Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Al
pha last night put in their bids
for the silver loving cup being of
fered to the first living organiza
tion to report its membership 100
per cent ASUO ticket holders,
Craig Finley and Bill Paddock, co
chairmen of the ASUO drive, re
vealed last night.
“This does not mean, however,
that the contest is over,” Finley
said last night, “because we are
going to make a careful checic
with the ASUO office and the dean
of women’s house rosters. I know
of three organizations that are
crowding close to the 100 per cent
mark, and they may yet win.”
Fifteen more student body tick
ets were sold over the weekend,
bringing the total sales up to 1455
or 59.5 per cent of the students
registered. This Is in contrast with
53.7 per cent participation of last
winter term.
Finley said last night that sales
are still being made to students
who are realizing after seeing last
night’s game that Oregon’s bas
ketball team is of championship
calibre and wish to take advan
tage of the fact that Oregon has
seven remaining home games.
ASUO ticket holders are entitled
to attend these home games as
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Miss Theda Spicer, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Spicer of Eu
gene, announced her engagement
to Howard V. Ohmart at a dessert
given last Friday evening at her
The announcement was made on
parchment scrolls attached to
sweet peas. The wedding is to be
next fall.
The guest list included Ethel
Thompson, Eloise Knox, Helen
Dodds, Margaret Rugh, Margaret
Robertson, Marjory Scobert, Char
lotte Hewitt, Dorothy Jensen, and
Mrs. Howard Ragan.
Miss Spicer is a junior in Eng
lish, and Mr. Ohmart a senior in
sociology at the University.
Paul Kelty editor of the Oregon
ian, Portland, who le opposing the
passage of the student fee bill. In
an editorial of December 11, the
Oregonian said, " . . . Nobody, so
far as observed, opposes thv activ
ities supported by students fees.
Nobody wants those eetivlties
abolished ...”
Two Teams Will
Meet Again Tonight
At McArthur Court
Box Score
Oregon (61)
Howell, f .
Liebowitz, f .
Patterson, c .
W. Jones, g ...
Rourke, g .
Silver, f .
B. Jones, f ...
Lewis, f .
Purdy, f.
Courtney, g .
Jewell, c _
Scott, f .
Dick, f .
fg ft pf tp
8 3 3 19
0 0
0 16
4 4
0 6
1 5
2 4
1 1
0 0 0 0
0 0 10
10 0 2
10 0 2
10 0 2
0 0 0 0 0
Totals .
Idaho (29)
Larson, f .
Johnson, c ...
Geraghty, g
Fisher, g .
Doll, c .
Iverson, f .
Robertson, g
Kramer, f ...
Hall, g .
17 25 11 12 61
12 1
2 0 0
3 5
2 0
2 5
1 12
4 3
2 2
1 5
0 1
0 0
110 0 2
10 0 10
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
Totals . 8 11 7 15 29
Missed free throws: Howell 2,
Liebowitz, Silver, W. Jones 3, Kat
silometes 3, Iverson, Geraghty,
Fisher, Robertson.
Field shots taken: Howell 13,
Liebowitz 18, Patterson 7, W.
Jones 10, Rourke 5, Purdy 3, Scott,
Silver 4, Lewis 5, Jewell, Courtney
3; Katsilometes 5, Larson, Johnson
5, Geraghty 15, Fisher 4, Doll 2,
Iverson 2, Hall 2, Robertson;
totals, Oregon 70, Idaho 38.
Half-time score: Oregon 24,
Idaho 18.
Officials: Jerry Buckley, referee;
Ralph Coleman, umpire.
Band Keeps Crowd
Merry as They Play
Popular ‘Music Goes
’Round and ’Round’
After booming out a 61-29 vic
tory over the Idaho Vandals last
night in their first game of the
season, Coach Hobby Hobson’s col
orful Oregon Webfoots will meet
the northern team again tonight
at 7:30. I
A victory over the Vandals, who
were trounced twice by Oregon
State last weekend, would put the
Lemon-Yellow in a tie for first in
■the conference standing with the
Crowd in Merry Mood
The fast-shooting Ducks kept
the crowd in a merry spirit
throughout the game last night as
they heaved baskets from all an
gles and bottled the Idaho offen e
so closely the visitors never threat
Husky Ward Howell led the
scoring for the victors with 19
points, with most of his counters
push-ins under the basket. Weav
ing Sam Liebowitz trailed his
team-mate closely as he tossed in
16 counters.
Band Plays Jazz
Bandmaster John Stehn and his
men cracked a fine reception When
they pulled a "Southern Metho
dist” favorite and shifted from vic
tory marches to the currently pop
ular "Music Goes ’Round and
’Round.” Students picked up the
refrain of the tune vocally, and
roundly encored the bandsmen at
the close of the piece.
A complete story of the game
will be found on the sports page.
Trees Blown
Over by Wind
75-Fool Tree Falls;
Dispensary, Shack Hit
Torn from the earth by a 35
mile-an-hour gale Sunday after
noon one of the 75-foot fir trees
between S. H. Friendly hall and
the journalism building crashed
window glass and window casings
across the third-floor chemistry
lab in the journalism building.
Damage was estimated at $100.
Several students were in the
lower floor of the building and
saw the huge tree come smashing
down towards them. The tree fell
almost exactly along the path
running to the shack and grazed
the University dispensary. Some
branches hit the dispensary roof
and did some damage.
Workmen cleared away the tree
Monday afternoon. Another tree
on Thirteenth street, across from
the business ad building was cut
down when it started to sway. It
was leaning dangerously on ad
jacent telephone and power wires.
Theta Sigma Phi to
Entertain at Tea
Newspaper women and wives of
iournalists attending the annual
Oregon state press conference will
he entertained Friday afternoon
by members of Theta Sigma Phi,
women’s journalism honorary, with
a tea at the home of Mrs. Uric W.
Allen, wife of the dean of the jour
nalism school, Henriette Horak,
committee chairman, announced
Plans for the affair are being
made by Miss Horak, Roberta
Moody, and Ann-Reed Bums. Cars
will be available to transport
guests from either the journalism
building or the Eugene hotel to
the affair.
Circulation Drop
Noted at Condon
Students assigned work at Con
don reserve library for the winter
term include Tom Guy, Lew Evans,
and Tom Turner. Bill Sutherland,
Willis Warren, and Ruth Warren,
regular full-time employees of the
library, will continue work there.
According to Miss Warren there
has been a decided drop in circu
lation at Condon library this year
as compared to last year.
Campus *
❖ {-Calendar
Tonqued council will meet at 5
today at the College Side. All
members must be present.
Charm school group of Fhilo
melete will meet this afternoon at
4 at the Alpha Phi house. Every
one is invited to attend.
Swimming party for the P. E.
club on Wednesday, January 15, at
7:30 in Gerlinger.
Meeting of the YMCA interna
tional relations committee will be
held today at 4 o’clock in the Y
All women students who are new
on the campus or have moved since
last term are asked to leave their
permanent addresses in the dean of
women’s office.
Mail Is being held at the dean of
women's office for Ruth Dewing
and Ria Barnes.
WAA pictures for ti e Oregana
will be taken today at Gerlinger
hall. All notified please report on
time dressed in civilian clothes.
Theta Sigma Phi will hold a
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