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Dean Eric W. Allen has been
granted a $1500 travel grant for
foreign traveling. Story on page
Beaux Arts Ball
Social whirlers this week will
blossom out in costume at the
Beaux Arts ball Saturday night.
Story on page four.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. EUGENE, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 15, 1936
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* By Tex Thomason
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Long centuries ago, 500 years
before the birth of Christ, there
lived a king of Lydia, Croesus by
name. He was possessed of enor
mous wealth, and his name has
• come to be the symbol of riches
Not long after the meteor Croe
sus had flashed across the sky of
the ancient world another comet
appeared to dazzle another king
dom. Today it is the small town
of Sparta. The king was Agesi
laus. He was lame. When Agesi
laus ascended the throne Sparta
was at the heighth of her old world
glory. When he died she was a
conquered, crushed city—a cripple
as was her ruler.
From these writings out of the
dim and distant past, those who
are prone to do so could draw a
This nation of ours now has a
silver hoard of approximately $2,
000,000,000, worth less than half
of that on world markets. Silver
is now in the ratio of $1 of silver
to $10 of gold, which would cause
the gold hoard to approximate
$20,000,000,000. Croesus, you pik
er! These figures are beyond all
In June, 1934, the Congress
passed the Silver Purchase Act.
This act declared it to be the pol
icy of the government to purchase
silver, at not more than $1.29 an
ounce, until it equaled one-fourth
, of the metallic reserve, that is one
fourth silver to three-fourths gold,
or $1 in silver to every $3 in gold.
Thousands of tons of the white
metal have been purchased, and
yet because of the unprecedented
flow of gold to our shores from
war “panicked” Europe, we are no
nearer to the one-fourth-three
fourths ratio than when the insane
policy was inaugurated. Insane
because in every detail the silver
purchase policy has done exactly
the opposite to that which its spon
sors predicted it would do. It has
prostrated China. It has harmed
foreign trade. It has produced no
domestic inflation. It has done
nothing but benefit a very small
per cent of the people in several
small, thinly-populated, silver pro
ducing states. Still we go on pil
ing up this huge, dangerous sur
This mass of metal has but one
advantage. If the world ever gets
to the point of having a much
needed international monetary sys
tem, we will be able to say to a
silver country, “Here, take a part
of our gold. Here’s some silver
for it.” And to a gold country,
“Here is some silver. Give us a bit
of your gold.” It is not unlikely
we will soon take the first step in
this direction. We appear in a po
sition to be able to do much good.
But what if other countries decide
to get along on a managed cur
rency and let their gold and silver
go? We would have larger hoards
—but having lost their value in
the international money market
they would be worthless. Just
holding the sack—of bullion! Re
S# the Croesus-like U. S. in
creases its hoard of precious met
als. And a man sits in a white
house, knowing that it has a roof
of golci and silver. Should it crash
he knows too that another Agesi
laus would be born to the world.
Due in Cashier’s Office
Friday, January 17
Non-resident fees are due Fri
day, January 17, the cashier’s
office of the University an
nounced today. Students are
requested to pay their fees be
fore that time to avoid the rush.
The fee of $40 a term may be
paid at window two on the sec
ond floor of'Johnson hall.
To Complete Book
Oil Scheduled Time
Work is officially under way on
the Oregana, George Root, editor,
announced last night.
Compiling of photographs and
copy was started this week, and
will be rushed in order to have the
year book ready on the promised
date, Junior weekend.
The associated staff has been
chosen and is as follows: associate
editor, Henriette Horak; editorial
board—Lester Miller, photos; Mar
garet Petsch, publications; Mildred
Blackburne, administration; Mary
Graham, executive secretary.
Other staff members are: Mar
garet Cass, honoraries; Miriam
Eichner, women’s activities, with
Pat Hohmann, assistant; Alfredo
Fajardo, allied arts; Wayne Har
bert, publicity; Don Casciato,
sports, with Erwin Laurance, as
sistant; Margaret Ann Morgan,
sororities; Dan Clark, fraternities;
Clara Nasholm, assistant secre
tary; Virginia Endicott, music;
James Brooke, medicine; Donald
Heisler, law; and Virginia Shaw,
Other assistants include Mar
guerite Kelly, Mary Himes, Helen
Gorrell, Donald Root, and Dorris
Special art work of outstanding
value has been done by Nels Nel
son, art student. He has created
the very modern opening section,
and also made clever drawings of
the fraternity and sorority houses,
which will be used instead of the
customary pictures. Additional
photos are being made by Kenneth
Group pictures of organizations
will be taken on the campus begin
ning next Monday.
Unofficial reports are that more
books are being made this year
and many unusual features are be
ing used. This is due to the inter
est shown by students.
YW Frosh Group
To Hold Fireside
The YWCA freshman council, a
committee of approximately 12
girls, is to play hostess to all fresh
men women on the campus at an
informal fireside in Gerlinger hall
tonight from 7:30 to 9 o’clock, to
introduce discussion groups spon
sored by the YW for the coming
winter season. Dean Karl W. On
thank will be the guest. All frosh
councillors are asked to bring their
Four groups planned for this
term include: "Study of Person
ality Development as Seen in Cur
re n t Biographies,” “Vocations
Open to College Women,” "Com
munity Service Projects” and
Group singing will be led by
Marionbeth Wolfenden. Frances
Olson is in charge of refreshments.
Programs will be distributed.
Appear in Recital
Byrle Ramp, pianist, appeared
in his senior concert at the school
of music auditorium last night. He
was assisted by Grayson Ross,
baritone, accompanied by Edythe
Beethoven’s Sonata, Op. 31 No.
2, was perhaps the best of the se
lections played. One ,of the great
est pleasures of the concert was
watching Ramp play, listeners
Grayson Ross sang “Tu Lo Sai,
Torelli, and the ever popular “Time
to Go,” Sanderson.
Return From Meeting
Herman Kehrli, executive secre
tary of the League of Oregon Cit
ies, and R. S. Bryson, field consult
ant, return today from a regional
conference held January 14, at
Medford. City problems were con
sidered at round-table discussions.
Play in The Rivals’
Margaret Chase and Bill Cottrell who play the roles of Lucy and
Sir Lucius O'Trigger in the University theatre’s revival of the classic
Sheridan comedy which opens tonight at Guild hall.
For Press Event
Program Opens Thursday With
Meeting of Directors; Registration
Begins Friday; Students Invited
Notification of intention to at
tend the eighteenth Oregon press
conference was received yesterday
from 54 newspaper notables at the
office of Eric W. Allen, dean of
the school of journalism. Confer
ence heads expect twice that num
ber for the event that will convene
January 16, 17, and 18.
Editors, publishers, journalist?
and others interested in the devel
opment of journalism will gather
at luncheons, banquets and round
table conference to discuss up-to
the-minute topics concerning ev
ery phase of newspaper produc
Registration of delegates will
start Friday morning in the jour
nalism building although the pro
gram will officially open Thursday
afternoon with a board of direc
tors meeting of the Oregon State
Editorial association in the Eu
Cards received today from Shel
don F. Sackett, Salem Oregon
Statesman; Ben Titus, United
Press; Henry Fowler and Frauk
Loggan, Bend Bulletin; L. R. Daw
lin, Western Newspaper Union;"
Robert W. Ruhl and Herb Gray,
Medford Mail Tribune; C. K. Lo
gan, Salem Capital Journal; Lyle
L. Janz, Portland Better Business
Bureau and many others connect
ed with publishing, editorial and
advertising departments of news
Several journalists will travel
from the state of Washington for
the meet, according to information
received here by Arne G. Rae,
manager of the Oregon State Edi
torial association and assistant
professor of journalism.
Many delegates are bringing
their wives and for their enter
tainment Theta Sigma Phi, na
tional women’s journalism honor
ary, will hold a tea at the home
of Mrs. Eric W. Allen on Friday
The informal conferences and
round-table sessions are open to
students interested in the prob
lems of men practicing in the field.
Students are also invited to the no
host banquet Friday night in the
Osborn hotel, and the luncheon in
the Anchorage Saturday noon
which will end the convention.
At the Friday night banquet
two weekly newspapers will be
awarded the Sigma Delta Chi lov
ing cup, and the Hal E. Hoss me
On Libe Advances
Pouring of concrete on the sec
ond floor and the much publicized
“browsing room” of the new li
brary started early yesterday
morning. When all of the concrete
is in place for the second floor
there will be a total of approxi
mately 5,000 cubic yards of ce
ment in the building.
Construction of the new east
wing that was added to the plans
after the building was begun has
caught up with the rest of the
building. This wing set the work
schedule of construction back two
weeks which has been made up.
The second floor pouring will be
finished this week when the forms
will start up for the third and last
story, with the building completed
with a flat top and special drain
New York U Offers
New York university is offering
the Ottendorfer Memorial fellow
ship to graduate students with an
ability to speak and write the Eng
lish and German languages, ac
cording to an announcement re
ceived here by Dr. F. G. G.
Schmidt, professor of German.
The fellowship stipend for the
year 1936-37 is approximately
$1400 with an additional $100 for
Essential qualifications for can
didates and further particulars
may be obtained from Prof.
Prof. Paul Petri, conductor of
the University Polyphonic choir is
hard at work whipping 128 vocal
ists into line in preparation for a
concert to be given either the lat
ter part of this term or early
The number under rehearsal is
Verdi’s "Requiem,” one of the
most famous and justly praised
choral compositions in existence.
The "Requiem” will be sung in the
original, Latin — a fact that
makes presentation doubly diffi
cult but which lends a solemnity
and authenticity to the work that
cannot be equalled in English.
To Talk to ’38-’39
Madame Rose E. McGrew, pro
fessor of voice in the school of
music, will talk informally with
members of Westminster '38-'39
club at their regular meeting to
night at 7:30.
Madame McGrew formerly lived
in Germany, where she sang in
grand opera. Underclassmen are
invited to come and bring their
friends to participate in the in
ATO Will Entertain
Members of Alpha Tau Omega
will entertain a group of their
mothers from Portland at luncheon
Thursday. The Portland mothers'
club of Alpha Tau Omega held a
tea in Portland Monday.
Clever Satire Offers
Excellent Field for
Talented Players of
By WILFRED ROADMAN
When a first night audience
greets the University theatre's
second production of the season
this evening at 8 o'clock, it will
see a nearly perfect blending of
the three essentials of any dra
matic presentation—a good, enter
taining story, a well-chosen cast
which can competently interpret
the story, and settings and cos
tumes which will heighten and en
hance the emotional effect of the
play as well as establish the mood
and manner of the entire produc
tion. Such will be “The Rivals,"
Sheridan’s 18th century comedy of
maimers, which opens tonight at
Guild hall for a two day engage
Satire, Characterization Good
Sheridan’s story is the scintilla
ting kind that has stood the test
of time without losing any of its
witty brilliance, or biting satire.
There is the “old weather-beaten
she-dragon,” Mrs. Malaprop, whose
chief joy is her “remarkable” com
mand of the English language,
which she constantly abuses by
using the wrong words.
Then Captain Absolute discovers
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Music Will Go
Round at Game
The “Music Goes ’Round and
’Round” Friday evening at the half
during the Oregon-Oregon State
basketball game, Ellsworth Huff
man, well-known campus musician
and instigator of the “popular"
music stunt with the Oregon band,
Due to numerous requests on the
part of the student body and a
howl of encores, the group is
sprouting out with a 20-piece band
Friday, going into the “Big Time”
and will preesnt again “The Music
Goes ’Round and ’Round.”
If the present wave of popularity
continues, the Oregon band may
carry a pep group with it at all
Upon the active response of the
students rests the fate of Oregon’s
High Music Honor
Dean John J. Landsbury, of the
school of music, has received one
of the highest honors available to
an academic musician. The grand
president of Phi Mu Alpha, nation
al chapter, has written requesting
that Dean Landsbury once more
take the title of Western Province
Governor of Phi Mu Alpha.
Dr. Landsbury held this post once
before but due to the pressure of
work, was forced to resign.
He announced yesterday that he
would accept the appointment and
plans to attend the province con
vention to be held at Pullman,
Washington, in May.
Dr. W. Redford Visits
School of Education
Dr. Walter Redford, president of
Southern Oregon Normal at Ash
land, was a visitor at the education
building Monday, January 13.
Dr. Redford is a member of the
committee recently appointed by
Chancellor Frederick M. Hunter,
composed of Dean J. R. Jewell, Dr.
C. L. Huffaker, Dr. Nelson L
Bossing, educators of Eugene, and
Dr. Warrington of Oregon State.
ROTC Classes Remain
In McArthur Court
Colonel E. V. D. Murphy, head
of the ROTC department, was
making preparations yesterday for
an extended stay in McArthur
court. Although worJt on moving
the barracks is scheduled to be
finished by Monday, heat and light
may not be installed In time to be
Webfoots Hold Three
Way Tie For Title
With 45-41 Victory
Howell, f .
Lieliowitz, f .
Patterson, c .
W. Jones, g-c ...
Kourke, g .
B. Jones, f .
Courtney, g .
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2 2 5 0 9
5 3 2 0 8
1 6 1 2 13
1 6 2 3 14
0 0 111
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 0
9 17 11 7 45
Katsilometes, f ..
Iverson, f .
Johnson, c .
Geraghty, g .
Fisher, g .
Larson, f .
Doll, c ..
Hohertson, g .
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3 2 0 4 4
2 5 0 2 10
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5 3 14 7
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13 18 5 20 41
inisseu iree in rows: waisuomeres 3, risner, iverson, noweu a,
B. Jones, VV. Jones, Liebowitz, Patterson 3.
Field shots taken: Howell 12, Liebowltz 15, Patterson 10,
Rourke 6, VV'. Jones 14, Courtney 1; Katsilonietes 5, Iverson 9, John
son 2, Geraghty 14, Fisher 13, Larson 3; totals, Oregon 58, Idaho 40.
Half-time score: Idaho 22, Oregon 19.
Officials: Ralph Coleman, referee; Jerry Buckley, umpire.
Theta Sigma Phi
Will Give Tea
Affair Honors Women
Members of Theta Sigma Phi,
women’s journalism honorary, met
at the Anchorage Tuesday for a
luncheon and business meeting.
The honorary will be hostesses
at a tea for all women attending
the Oregon State Editorial asso
ciation’s meeting on the campus
this week-end. The tea will be
held at the home of Mrs. Eric W.
Allen. Roberta Moody and Ann
Reed Burns are in charge of ar
At the banquet for the visiting
newspaper people Theta Sigma
Phi will give a skit as a part of
the evening’s program. Mary
Graham is chairman of the skit.
Members of the group will regis
ter the association visitors as they
arrive at the journalism meeting.
Morse to Decide
As a result of his satisfactory
decision last fall of the controversy
between the ferryboatmen's union
of the Pacific and their employers,
Wayne L. Morse, dean of the law
school, has been requested to settle
a dispute between the union and
the Harkin’s Transporation com
The present disagreement in
volves the scope of the new agree
ment of last fall particularly in
regard to the computation of
"watch time.” Both sides have al
ready submitted their briefs and
sufficient data for Dean Morse to
reach his decision without further
evidence, he said. He will go to
Portland to give his decision in
about a week.
Says Auto Victim
The most gracious of accident
lictims was the young man who
was struck by an auto near the
corner of Broadway and Willam
ette yesterday noon. This obliging
fellow ran out from between two
parked cars and was knocked
down by a car going south on
"Kxcu.se me,” the victim said,
getting to his feet, “it was all my
fault.” And without stopping long
er he went on about his business.
Francis Bell, sophomore in pre
medicine, was taken to the Pacific
hospital Monday suffering from a
nervous breakdown. Doctors who
examined him reported that the
collapse was probably due to over
He was taken to Portland for
further treatment Tuesday morn
ing. Bell has an excellent scholas
tic standing in his University
work. His home is in Eugene.
Thespians to Be
AWS Mass Meeting
In Gerlinger at 4:00
Freshman women who have been
eagerly awaiting the names of
those chosen as members of Thes
pian, freshman women’s service
honorary, are to be rewarded by
the announcement of those hon
ored at the AWS mass meeting
this afternoon at 4 o’clock in Ger
The Kwamas, sophomore wo
men’s honorary, under the super
vision of Gayle Buchanan, will
have charge of that part of the
meeting not directly concerned
with AWS business and the an
nouncement of Thespians. After
the business meeting refreshments
will be served.
Girls appointed to take care of
various phases of the entertain
ment are: Gladys Battleson, Thes
pians; Betty Bean, flowers; Isobel
Miller, invitations; Genevieve Mc
Niece and Erma Houston, refresh
ments; Betty Rosa, publicity; and
chairs, Vivian Emery.
Special guests who have been
invited are Mrs. Hazel P. Schwer
icg, Mrs. Alice B. Macduff, and
Mrs. Frederick Hunter.
Phi Delta Phi
Robert Marks, president of Phi
Delta Phi, national law honorary,
announced its new pledges yester
day. They will be initiated on
Sunday, January 26, he said. Stu
dents just pledged are:
Third year students: Day T.
Bayly, Eugene and Donald Heis
ler, Dufur, Oregon.
Second-year students: Harry
McCall, Redmond, Oregon; George
Birnie and Bill Davis, Portland,
Oregon; D. R. Dimick, Nampa,
First-year students: Willard Mc
Inturff, Ed Wheelock, Edwin
Raudsep and Charles McGirr, all
The pledges had their first meet
ing yesterday at 2 o’clock. Initia
tion plans were discussed.
“Im Reich der Fabel,” a small
and very attractive volume of Ger
man animal fables, edited with an
introduction and vocabulary, has
just been written by Dr. E. P.
Kremer, professor of Germanic lan
guages and literature.
Prof. F. G. G. Schmidt and Dr.
A. M. Williams expect to use the
book in their German classes in
the near future. Professor Schmidt
believes the book will be used as
a text in numerous universities as
it was written with that end in
Emil Rohmkopf of Leipzig, Ger
many, published the book for Dr.
Kremer. It was also he vvlio pub
lished Professor Schmidt’s trans
lation of “Faust" last year.
To Please Crowd
With Jazz Music;
Blais Gets Ride
Oregon’s green-clad Goliaths de
feated Idaho last night, 45 to 41,
to hold their place in a three-way
tie with Oregon State and Wash
ington for the northern division
Willie Jones, last year's all-con
ference center, led the Oregon
scoring with 14 points. Chuck Pat
terson rang the hoop for 13 count
ers, and Fischer scored 14 points
for the Vandals.
Oregon . 2 0
O. S. C. 2 0
Washington . 2 0
W. S. C. 0 2
Idaho . 0 4
M upiimi ifiuniv v/uvna
While Idaho led at the half, 22
to 19, John Stehn and the Oregon
band cheered the crowd by again
substituting the march for the
more popular jazz and played the
“Bugle Call Rag.” In answer to
popular demand the band again
played “Music Goes ’Round an’
A high-spirited crowd was also
amused at half time when Presi
dent James Blais was taken for a
ride through the air over the
More Jazz Coming
Not only will the conference lead
be at stake Friday when Oregon
and Oregon State clash in Mc
Arthur court but the University
band will play the popular “Casa
Sparking the oft-beaten Vandals
to the verge of victory, diminutive
Wally Geraghty received a good
hand when he was ruled off be
cause of personal fouls late in the
A box score and detailed sum
mary of the game is printed on the
S. S. Smith Has
Style Rule Order
Professor S. Stephenson Smith
has received an order from Pasa
dena junior college for 400 copies
of the style-rule which he de
signed last year. Both Pasadena
junior college and Chico state col
lege in California have adopted
the style-rule for use in English
Professor Smith said that the
style-rule is about to be put into
its third edition, the new edition
containing a few minor changes.
This style-rule is being used at
present in the freshman English
composition classes at the Univer
Alpha Delta Sigma will hold a
luncheon meeting today noon at
the College Side.
All house representatives must
have their basketball and swim
ming sign-up lists in to Frances
All freshmen women and
Kwamas are required to attend the
AWS mass meeting in Gerlinger
hall at 4 o’clock today.
YWCA dance committee meets
today at 5:00 p. m. in the College
Special Alpha Kappa Pel busi
ness meeting Wednesday, January
15, at 4:00 p. m. in 105 Commerce.
All members please be present.
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