Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 14, 1936, Page Four, Image 4

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    Waleviteh Concert of Russian
Folk Songs Wins Approval
Of University Music Lovers
Saveli Waleviteh, assisted by his wife, presented a concert in the
school of music auditorium last night which was one of the finest ever
offered at the University of Oregon and your critic isn’t barring
Heifetz or Roland Hayes.
Despite the fact that the audience was forced to sit for an hour
awaiting the arrival of the entertainers because they were delayed by
flood conditions along the Pacific highway; in spite of the fact that it
was a nasty wet night and the audience’s temper was on a hair-edge
when he arrived, Waleviteh managed to swing them with him and
produce a musical thrill which has seldom if ever been excelled.
Y\ire Accompanies Him
How much of the effect is due to
introductions and clever transla
tions presented by his wife and
how much was due to his voice is
impossible to say. The combined
result was a beautiful, stirring
Walevitch's only accompaniment
was a seven-stringed Russian lute
guitar, similar to our Hawaiian
guitar, yet subtly different in its
intonations and general effect.
Space and the ignorance of your
critic regarding Russian music,
make it impossible to run a com
plete analysis of all the selections
rendered in fact, many of them
had no particular titles but sprang
from the fathomless emotional
depths of the world’s largest na
tion Russia.
Sings “Volga Boatman”
The “Volga Boatman” Walevitch
sang two ways: first, in the man
ner of the western world and then,
with the fire, the hopless longings,
the heartbreaking emotional quali
ties of the real boatman as he
plods wearily along the Volga, his
hempen halter a part of him until
he drops, exhausted and worn out
and another takes his place. The
crowd went wild (an expression
which your critic realizes belongs
in the world of sport but which is
the only thing to express the feel
ings of the crowd which filled the
Probably the best received of the
selections was a song which Wale
vitch heard and remembered from
the days of his childhood in Odes
sa, his home. The prisoners bound
for Siberia would sit on the decks
of their steamers and sing, accom
panying themselves with clanging
chains brought down on the deck.
To attempt description is futil.
A Cossack lullaby ended the con
cert on a note that was a mixture
of hope and despair flame and
ice—love and hatred, predominated
by the tenderest emotions of a
mother anticipating the day when
her small child would have to go
into service on the border.
Signia Nil Case
Hearing Delayed
Judgment in the case of the
interfraternity council versus the
Sigma Nu fraternity was post
poned by the student advisory
council todny when several council
members were called out of town.
The postponed hearing will be held
Thursday afternoon at 4.
The dispute began when the in
terfraternity council imposed a
fine of $45 on Sigma Nu for al
leged dirty rushing. Several other
houses were also fined smaller
Sigma Nu through President Ed
Fenwick, refused to pay the fine
and tendered its resignation to the
The council tabled the resigna
tion without considering it and re
ferred the case to the members of
the advisory council in whose
hands it now rests.
Hall Will Resume
Duties in March
Robert C. Hall, associate pro
fessor of journalism and superin
tendent of the University press,
who was operated on Saturday fot
removal of gall stones, is recover
ing rapidly hut will not resume
his duties for five or six weeks.
Dean Erie \V. Allen of the
school of journalism and Clinton
P. Haight Jr., sophomore in jour
nalism. are assuming his class
Infirmary Treats
Capacity of Patients
With a total of nine patients in
the University infirmary was
nearly full yesterday.
Three new inmates are Martin
Mulligan, Donald CourtnrJ', and
William Dalton.
Marjorie Fay, Helen Hoskins.
Arthur Hill, Wayne Harbert. Te 1
Rodman, and Al Carter have all j
been in for a day or longer.
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Seabeck Plans
Discussed by Y’s
Juno 13 to 23 Sot
As Conforonce Dutos
The student body council of the
YMCA and the YWCA met in
Portland over the weekend to dis
cuss plans for the annual confer
ence at Seabeck, to be held June
13 to 23.
Mary Nelson, field chairman for
the international relations com
mittee, Ruth Weber, editor of the
Seabeck circulating newspaper,
Betty Hughes, local secretary for
the YWCA, Dr. Nelson L. Bossing,
W. P. Walter, Charles Paddock,
and Glenn Griffith were the rep
resentatives from the University.
The council hopes to have Dr.
Toyohiko Kagawa, advocator of
the cooperative movement in Ja
pan, as one of the leaders for the
conference. Other possible leaders
will be Edmund Chaffee, a politi
cal commentator, Dr. W. O. Men
denbal, professor of philosophy
and religion, Professor John Cas
teel of the Oregon campus, Miss
Flora Thurston, who is interested
in personal and family relation
ships, and Wally Campbell, grad
uate of the University, who will
lead discussions on the coopera
tive movement.
Military Ball
Well Attended
Belly Pownall Rules
As ‘Lillie Colonel’
'‘With over 300 couples in at
tendance, the military ball was a
great success,” said Captain Tom
Aughinbaugh, of Scabbard and
Blade, honorary ROTC fraternity.
Miss Betty Pownall, member of
Pi Beta Phi, ruled over the ball as
“Little Colonel." Miss Pownall
won the right to her position by
gaining the largest number of
votes in a popular election held on
the campus last week, when stu
dents voted on the seven girls who
had been nominated last term.
The music of Pan Flood was
deemed excellent by everyone from
any freshman coed to Colonel
Murphy, head of the University
ROTC, who said that “the music
seemed very good to him even
though he didn't dance." Clever
arrangements, especially one of
“The Music Goes 'Round and
'Round,” were applauded by the
Part of the proceeds of the dance
will be used to buy medals to pre
sent to the outstanding students
in the freshman basic military
classes, Captain Aughinbaugh
said. Decision on what to do with
the remainder will be made at a
special meeting next Thursday,
Hannah Crossley
Will Lead Group
Clmrni school group of rhilo
melete, which has had members
numbering up to 60 for the past
term, will again be under the lead
ership of Hannah Crossley.
The program for this term for
the group includes several interest
ing speakers, among whom will be
Mrs. Hazel P. Schwering, dean of
women. The topics upon which the
addresses will be given will be
based upon various phases of
charm and culture.
According to Miss Crossley,
meetings will be held on alternate
Tuesdays, The first meetnig of the
term will be held this afternoon
at 4 o’clock.
Co-op to ('lost*
Early on Saturdays
Because “things are rather
quiet," the Co-op store has deckl
ed to close its doors at 4 o’clock
on Saturday afternoon during win
ter term. Other opening and clos
ing hours will remain the same—
7:45 a. m. and 5:45 p. m.
Tree Crashes Into Journalism Shack
•Journalism students Monday morning found a “storm story” ready made, right at their own building.
Sunday afternoon a 15 foot fir toppled over on ths structure, breaking out a window. Above: Roberta
Moody shows Dan E. Clark II and Ed Hanson how not to swing an axe. Below are, left to right: Venita
Brouse, George Callus, Barney Clark, Burke Mathews, Kay Buck, Charlotte Olitt, Thelma Garretson,
and Kathleen Salisbury. (Cut courtesy Eugene Register-Guard.)
Mrs. Siefert to Improve
Gerlinger for Women
Mrs. Edith Siefert has recently
taken over her duties as hostess
and caretaker of Gerlinger hall, re
placing Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson who
acted in that capacity from the
time the building was opened in
1920 until ill health forced her to
resign this fall.
"I have known Mrs. Siefert for
years," said Dean Karl Onthank.
chairman of the Gerlinger hall
committee which appointed her.
“She is exceptionally well fitted
for that type of work, having been
director of the prep school dormi
tories at Antioch college and as
sistant to her sister, Mrs. Edna
Davis, the present director of the
j girls’ dormitories at Pomona col
lege, California.”
Mrs. Siefert, a graduate of 1910,
has spent much of her life on the
Oregon campus, her mother, Mrs.
Elizabeth Prescott, having been
manager of Friendly hall when it
was the men’s dormitory.
A few changes in the rules re
garding the use of the building
have been made with the purpose
of making Gerlinger hall the cen
i ter of women’s activities, particu
larly those of the independent
, women who have not had adequate
facilities for many of their social
' events.
The building will be open from
8:4,r> until 6:00 and from 7:00 on in
the evenings, instead of from 7:30
a. m. until 10:30 p. m. as formerly.
With the removal of the museum
library from the third floor to the
Murray Warner museum, the en
Students Interested
In Sports Writing
Will Meet Tonight
Sports writers, whether on
the ^Emerald stuff or wanting
such a position, will meet in
the sports room of the journal
ism shack tonight at 9:15, just
after the close of the Oregon
Idaho game.
The staff has not yet been
permanently organized and po
sitions are open to capable
writers, says Charles Paddock,
sports editor. No experience is
necessary, only willingness to
work and learn.
tire third floor has been returned
to the AWS for use during meet
ings and informal social affairs.
“We are trying to make the
women students feel at home here,
to regard the building as a place
to be used and not as a show’ place
only,” said Mrs. Siefert. “The sun
porch and the second floor kitchen
are to be turned over to the girls
who bring their lunches because
it is more convenient than the YW
bungalow where most of them eat
In addition to her duties as host
ess, Mrs. Siefert will act as “house
mother" for the Orides, several of
whom she is training as a choral
group for the Very Little Theatre’s
forthcoming producation of “Uncle
Tom's Cabin."
Speech Teams
Schedule Trips
Men’s Group to Talk
At Oakridge Friday
“Can the United States Remain
Neutral?” is the subject to be dis
cussed by the men's speech team
under the direction of John L. Cas
teel at Oakridge high school on
Friday afternoon and at the Par
ent-Teacher association in West
fir Friday night, January 17.
On February 8, 9, 10, the men's
discussion group will speak on
"Propaganda as a Social Influ
ence” at the First Congregational
church in Portland. From there
they will go to Gresham, Oregon
City, and Woodburn.
The women's group will talk at
Sweet Home on February 6, on
what form of permanent relief
should be adopted.
On March 5 and 6, men speech
students will go to Kerby, Grants
Pass, and Medford. They will dis
cuss in open forum style, “Propa
ganda as a Social Influence.”
An engagement at Forest Grove,
! April 13, has been arranged for
the men’s group to speak on Amer
ican neutrality.
During the week-end of Febru
ary 22, arrangements have tenta
tively been made for a series of
discussions with the men's speech
group of the University of Wash
John L. Casteel announces that
the University of British Colum
bia discussion group may come to
this campus during the first part
of May.
Torn Buildings in Wake
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Li'uving: a $3,000,000 trail of destruction, the Bahama hurricane lashed southern Florida and roared
into the Gulf of Mexico at a ISO-miles-an-hour clip. The havoc wrought is evident in this scene at Miami
Beach, where store fronts were (down in and roofs stripped from iuan> buildings.
Paper’s Business
Staff Announced
Vernsiroin, Lucas Head
Circulation Department
Eldon Haberman, business man
ager of the Emerald, today an
nounced the upper business staff
for winter term.
The policy inaugurated list term
of having day advertising mana
gers responsible for the advert-s
ir.g solicitation of each day will
remain in force. Thursday will
continue to be the women’s edi
tion, and the business staff will
be in charge of women for that
Circulation of the Emerald has
been boosted this term to include
some 350 Eugene families, giving
quality advertising coverage. Wal
ter Vernstrom, assisted by Marion
Lucas wij) have charge of this en
larged circulation department.
Dick Sleight has been named
promotion manager, and Eetty
Wagner will take over national
advertising, assisted by Jane Slat
ky. Day advertising managers will
be Reinhart Knudsen, Stanley
Bromberg, Don Chapman, Patsy
Neal, and Howard Overback. Act
ing as their assistants will be Tom
Allen, Charles Stevens, 1 .eed Swen
son, Jane Lagasse, Dorothy Mag
nuson, and Kathleen Duffy. Caro
line Hand will be the executive
secretary for this term.
‘Rat Shack’
Location Changed
New Quarters in
Old Geology Building
The biological research depart
ment, more commonly called the
"rat shack,” is being moved back
of the carpenter school, located
near Emerald and Eleventh streets.
It will be situated next to old
Quartz hall, a former geology
building. Better accommodations
are to be provided, and the loca
tion of the two buildings is more
convenient, according to Prof. R.
R. Huestis, who is the research
The former “rat shack” has been
sold to the contractors for the in
firmary, who have rebuilt it into
construction offices.
In preparing Quartz hall for re
search purposes, workers unearthed
a 1917 poster which pleaded
"Your Country Needs You,” and
] contained a picture of a pretty
| war nurse. The hall has been
j used for storage for several years.
The building containing the
handball courts, formerly situated
directly east of the men’s gym,
has been moved across Emerald
street, and will be used for general
The research animals are rats
and mice, and are used in experi
ments by both Calvin B. Hall, ani
mal behavior psychologist, and R.
R. Huestis, geneticist.
Howell, Liebowitz
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players, pushed a rebound into the
hoop, and it was 32 to 18 with only
three minutes of the half gone.
Liebowitz Holes Pass
Liebowitz laid in a pass from
Rourke on a tip-off play; Willie
Jones caged a shot on a technical
foul; Howell laid in Willie’s re
bound; and Liebowitz and Howell
bucketed charity tosses before the
Vandals at last counted on Kat
silomete’s free throw.
Howell and Liebowitz, apparent
ly riled by this single Idaho point,
were instantly at it again and they
rapidly raced the tally to 47 to 19
before Idaho's first field basket of
the half.
Gallant little Geraghty plunked
in three in a row from the keyhole
while the Webfoots were adding
only two points on a field goal by
Howell, but soon the Oregonians
were off to the races aagin and
there was no stopping them.
Reserves Finish Slaughter
Reserves played most of the
closing ten minutes for Oregon and
it was the second-stringers who
put the finishing touches on the
banner evening. Dave Silver, Bill
Courtney, Ken Purdy, and the rest
of the subs took the torch from
Howell and Liebowitz and con
tinued the onslaught. Ray Jewel!
grabbed a pas from Johnny Lewis
and flipped in the final field goal
to make it 61, highest Webfoot
score since nobody knows when.
The first half was a donney
brook, with the Vandals close on
the heels of the Webfoots all the
way, and it looked like a hard
battle. Those first five minutes of
the final period took all the van
dalism out of the Vandals, how
ever, and showed just what a re
lentless machine Oregon has this.
Two Suitors? And a Lady!
Milton Pillette and Portia Booth, who have leading roles in Sheri
dan’s rollicking comedy, “The Rivals.” As Captain Absolute, Pillette
will be his own rival for the love of Lydia Languish played by Miss
Booth, when the play opens Wednesday at Guild theatre for a two
day run.
winter. Proofs of the complete
superiority of the Ducks is the fact
that they broke away for the ap
palling- total of 70 shots from the
floor. The Vandals cast off only
38 times and many of those heaves
were “hope" tosses. 1
Geraghty Paces Idaho
Geraghty, a bundle of inspiration
despite all the long arms of his
giant opponents, led Idaho scorers
with 12 points. At times the fracas
degenerated into a brawl, with one
foul being called after another.
Chuck Patterson tipped in two
field goals for Oregon in the first
minute of play, but before the
opening half was over he was
banished on fouls. Fisher of Idaho
took a premature journey to the
locker room for the same reason.
In early stages of the engage
ment Idaho led the Ducks once at
7 to 6 and had ties at 11-all and
13-all. Three field goals in a minute
by Liebowitz, Howell, and Willie
Jones were an ominous handwrit
ing on the wall for the Vandals at
that juncture, and never agaid did
the visitors from Moscow threaten!
Book Presented
To Libe by Sliawn
A beautifully illustrated, and
much praised book: “Shawn the
Dancer,” bearing the inscription:
“To the library of the University
of Oregon, January 9, 1936,” and
signed “Ted Shawn,” was left by
the dancer and his troupe as a gift
to be added to the library’s collec
tion of autographed volumes.
The book, written by Katherine
S. Dreier, is for the purpose of
bringing before the public “the
great contribution of Ted Shawn
to the art of the dance.”
It tells the story of his life, re
lating many of his personal expe
riences in gathering material from
all parts of the world for his out
standing numbers. The volume is
profusely illustrated, and contains
many ideas on the- technique of
the dance in relation to Ted Shawn.
Send the Emerald to your friends.
Subscription rates $2.50 a year.
Lost and Found
Office Well Filled
There are a lot of cold hands
on the campus if the number of
gloves turned in to the lost aid
found department at the Univer
sity depot is any indication.
There are gloves of every size,
shape, and description, brown
gloves, black gloves, wool gloves,
and leather gloves.
Among the other lost and found
items of interest are four glasses
cases, two black notebooks, three
umbrellas, and a regular galaxy
of fountain pens and evershap
A note of color is added to this
rather drab mess by the addition
of two or three brightly hued
scarfs. And not to be forgotten
is a man’s gray top hat which ap
peared quite mysteriously. Per
haps the unhappy young man will
come and claim his chapeau.
Former Students
Enjoy Success
Success of three former Univer
sity jounrnalism students who
have entered the writing field has
been established, according to
information recently received by
W. F. G. Thacher, professor of
advertising and English.
Victor Kaufman, former major
in advertising, has left the Robert
Smith advertising company after
continued success in the short
story field. Robert Ormand Case,
who has been a professional writer
for a number of years, recently
had a story accepted by the
American Magazine and a series
by the Country Gentleman. He has
also been a contributor to numer
ous pulp magazines.
Rev. Orval D. Petersen, Lewis
ton, Idaho, a student some years
ago, has had considerable success
with fiction writing for Western
Stories, Thacher reports.
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