Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 21, 1936, Image 1

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Athletic Aid Asked Of Fraternities
Juniors Face
Probable Vote
On Office Issue
Eligibility of Grace Peck
Awaiting Decision of
ASUO Judiciary
Three opinions, two of them
negative and the other a recom
mendation', were handed out
yesterday afternoon by the
ASI’O judiciary committee up
on as many issues concerning
the filling of two vacant offices
of the junior class:
1. The secretary of the junior
class does not succeed to the
presidency upon the vacating of
office of president and vice
president. This eliminates the
possibility of Secretary Grace
Peck becoming president.
2. The executive council does
not have the power to pass a
by-law to provide for the suc
cession of class officers in case
of vacancy.
3. A recommendation was
made that, in order to save time,
the vice-president of the ASUO
should proceed without delay to
call a special meeting of the
The only development which
would obviate the holding of a
special election would be the favor
able passage of a petition to the
scholarship committee of the as
sociated student by Carmen Curry,
ineligible vice-president of the
class, whereby she would be made
eligible to hold office. Such a peti
tion was being formulated yester
day, it was learned, although
James H. Gilbert, chairman of the
scholarship group, said that he had
not yet received such a petition.
Must Go to Dean
The petition would have to be
approved by the dean of women,
Mrs. Hazel P. Schwering, before it
could go to the scholarship com
mittee, Dean Gilbert said. Mrs.
Schwering was in Portland last
night, and the assistant dean, Mrs.
Alice Macduff, could not be
reached to ascertain whether the
petition had been submitted to her.
Two possibilities were seen last
night upon the probable attitude
which the scholarship committee
would take, in event of the receipt
of the ineligible vice-president’s
petition: first, it will maintain
that, like the other officers of the
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Work Resumed
After Cold Period
Work on the new library was re
sumed yesterday after a three-day
layoff because of the weather.
Workmen chipped away the re
maining ice in preparation for
pouring cement on the third floor
walls and columns.
First floor columns and walls of
the new infirmary will probably
be ready for pouring tomorrow, ac
cording to construction officials.
The basement of the new physi
cal education building is still be
ing excavated. Digging on the
eastern section has been complet
Although delayed by the water
and ice, work on the tunnel con
struction is gradually being pushed
forward towards Fourteenth street.
Campus ❖
•> Calendar
No social swim tonight because
of ban on all social events.
* * *
Open house at Westminster
house from 8 to 11:30 tonight. Ev
erybody welcome.
* * *
Stephenson Smith will meet his
classes today.
* * •
WAA members are urged to read
the revised constitution now post
ed in Condon and Gerlinger halls,
so that they may vote on it today
before the Health week tea.
WAA^Health Week Directorate
In charge of health week activities, which will end today with the
tea in Gerlinger hall and the selection of the University’s healthiest
coed, are (from left to right) Frances YVat/.ek, Phyllis Adams, Chair
man Helen liar! rum, lane Bogne, and Irene Schaupp.
Dean Morse Orders
Arrest of Speeder
Asks Police Chief for Aid in Tracing
Reckless Driver Past Law School;
Violator Will Be Prosecuted
Seeing need of notion on tho part of tho citizens of the state
in eliminalin" traffic hazards, and bein" narrowly missed by a
speeding motorist yesterday. Dean Wayne L. Morse of the law
school has ordered ihe arrest of the driver of an automobile
with Oregon license 202,107.
Speed Over 50 Miles Per Hour
The driver of the car sped by the law school at 0:20 o’clock
yesterday afternoon at an estimated rate of between 50 and f>0
miles per hour, whipping by the
dean, who was crossing the street,
and passing another car. At least
four persons were said to have seen
the incident.
Chief of Police Carl Bergman
was asked by Dean Morse to trace
the owner of the car so as to make
it possible to apprehend the driver,
supposedly a University student.
Chief Bergman telegraphed the
license department at Salem later
in the afternoon.
Morse Announces Intention
It was said by the near victim
that he would, upon learning the
identity of the driver, swear out a
warrant for his or her arrest.
“I feel that we have done suffic
ient talking about dangerous traf
fic conditions on Thirteenth street,"
Dean Morse said. “The appalling
loss of life due to reckless driving
apparently cannot be stopped until
individual citizens make up their
minds to cooperate with the of
ficers of the law in enforcing the
“It is in such a spirit that I pro
pose to make an example of whom
ever the party was who endangered
life under circumstances which
should have led any reasonable
man to realize the probable con
sequences of such a reckless act.”
Varsity ‘O’ Ball
•Set for March 27
Tickets for the Varsity “O” ball,
which was postponed following the
University’s ban on all social
events because of prevalent sick
ness and danger of spreading dis
ease, will be good when the dance
is held early next term, Harry Mc
Call, president of the Order of the
“O,” announced last night.
The new date for the ball is
March 27, the first Friday after
spring term starts. McCall ex
pressed his regrets that those who
have purchased tickets will not be
able to use them until then but
said the postponement could not
be helped in view of the Univer
sity ruling.
Cutlibert to Speak
For Garden Club
Fred A. Cuthbert, associate pro
fessor of landscape architecture,
did not speak before the Eugene
Garden club last night as he was
scheduled. The speech will be giv
en next Wednesday instead.
Paddock Elected
ASU President
Chapter Affiliates With
National Organization:
27 Sign Charter
Charles A. Paddock, formerly
temporary chairman of the Oregon
chapter of the American Student
Union, was elected president of
the organization at the second
meeting held last night in Gerling
er hall.
The group officially completed
their affiliation with the national
organization by sending in their
charter applications. Twenty-seven
of the members signed the charter.
According to Paddock there are
about 35 members.
Other officers elected by the pro
gressive students were Muriel
Nicholas, vice-president; Elaine
Ellmaker, secretary - treasurer;
Gordon Connelly, publications man
ager; and Mary Bailey, member-at
Connelly will manage the distri
bution of the Student Advocate,
official publication of the national
organization. Plans were made for
sale of the monthly magazine on
the campus.
The problem of conducting a sur
vey of student labor conditions was
suggested in a letter from the na
tional body. No action was taken
at last night’s meeting, but a com
i mittee will probably be appointed
at the next meeting. It is sched
uled for Wednesday evening at
7:30 in Gerlinger hall.
Professors Lead
Fireside Forum
To bring about a better under
standing between faculty members
and students, a series of fireside
forms were held last night. Virgil
D. Earl, dean of men, Prof. O. F.
Stafford, head of the chemistry de
partment, and J. H. Bond, profes
sor of business administration, ad
dressed the members of Phi Sigma
Kappa, Kappa Sigma, and Theta j
! Chi fraternities respectively.'
j Next Tuesday Pi Kappa Alpha
J will head Dr. Warren D. Smith, of
the geology department, and Zeta
J hall will hear Howard R. Taylor,
Coed to Be
Named Today
Selection to Be Made
At Gerlinger Tea at 4;
Health Week Ends
The healthiest girl on the cam
pus will be chosen at a large tea
today from 4 :00 to 5:30 at Gerling
er hall which will end the WAA
Health week. Students, faculty
members and townspeople are in
vited to the tea.
The program will consist of an
opening song by the Senior Pep
Patrol cops followed by a vocal
solo by Betty Brogan, accompanied
by Helen Jones. The three Hyde
girls will entertain with acrobatic
stunts, and Helen Jones will play
a piano solo.
Irene Schaupp, chairman of the
tea, has been assisted by Genevieve
McNiece, refreshment; Dorothy
Magnuson, clean-up; Melba Rio
pelle, program; Caroline Hand, in
vitations; and Lilian Warn, floor
and decorations. Thespians will as
sist in serving.
To Choose Healthiest Girl
The healthiest girl will be
chosen from the candidates repre
senting the living organizations,
who will be presented at the tea.
Posture and general physical ap
pearance will be the basis for the
Girls representing the different
houses are: Fredrira Merrill, Delta
Delta Delta: Marion Beth Wolfen
den, Alpha Phi; Martha McCall, Pi
Beta Phi, Gaylle Meyer, Hendricks
hall; Jewell Bowman, Alpha Omic
ron Pi; Jean Paulsen, Chi Omega;
Ruth Lake, Zeta Tau Alpha; Nann
Brownlie, Kappa Alpha Theta;
Elaine Goodell, Kappa Kappa Gam
ma; Faye Buchanan, Alpha Chi
Omega; Alice Rogers, Alpha Gam
ma Delta; Jane Brewster, Gamma
Phi Beta; Jean Beard, Alpha Delta
Pi; Hazel McBrian, Delta Gamma;
Lillian England, Alpha Xi Delta;
Dorothy Elsonsohn, Phi Mu; Lor
raine Hunt, Sigma Kappa.
Helen Bartrum, chairman of the
week, has been assisted by Jane
Bogue, Frances Watzek, Regan
McCoy, Irene Schaupp, Phyllis
Adams, and Marge Petsch.
Biggs Thrills
CO Music-Lovers
With Concert
Over 300 University music lov
ers crowded the music auditorium
last night to hear the brilliant and
powerful organ concert by E.
Powrer Biggs, English-American
The program last night repre
sented a summary of different pe
riods of organ composition begin
ning with 18th century masters,
Bach and Handel included, nine
teenth century romanticists, such
as Liszt, and ending with the mod
ern French compositions of the
twentieth century.
Mr. Biggs showed vast under
standing of the instrument. Al
though all the compositions were
heavy, except the chorale, he
showed keen distribution of power
Of the artist’s ability John Stark
Evans, University organist and
professor of music, declared, "Per
fectly wonderful work. One of the
best of the youngest organists, and
he is amply proving it tonight.”
Villard Donates
Two Books
Oswald Garrison Villard, former
editor of The Nation, recently do
nated two books on modern Euro
pean affairs to the University of
Oregon. The .titles of the books
are: “The roretgn Policy of the
Powers," by“ Jules Cambon and
others; and “The Political Hand
book of the World,” a publication
of the Council of Foreign P*ela
tions. • n
M. H. Douglass, librarian, said
that Mr. Villard had promised to
make future presentations to the
University library.
Russes Will Leave
Villard for SP Depot
On Sunday Morning
Winter sportsters will be
picked up busses and taken to
tile Southern Pacific, depot,
Sunday morning, instead of
hoarding the train at the sid
ing near Villard hall, according
to announcements yesterday.
Busses will leave Villard hall
at 5:30 in time to reach the de
pot for departure at 0 o’clock.
The regular bus fare of seven
cents will be charged.
To Perform
Here Sunday
Willem van Hoogstraten
Will Conduct Portland
Group’s Concert
One of the world’s most famous
conductors, Willem van Hoogstrat
en, will wield the baton in McAr
thur court next Sunday when the
Portland Symphony orchestra pre
sents its fourth concert on the
University campus.
Van Hoogstraten has won world
recognition as an orchestra con
ductor during the past two dec
ades, and has been honored as
guest conductor by some of the
leading musical organizations of
this country and Europe. Dr. van
Hoogstraton has been one of the
few conductors chosen to lead the
great New York and Philadelphia
symphony concerts. For many
years he has devoted from one to
four weeks every summer to this
Conducts at San Diego
He has also been guest conduc
tor for the Hollywood bowl “Sym
phony Under the Stars.” In all
these cities he was acclaimed the
most popular director of the sea
son. Last summer he took his en
tire Portland group to the San Di
ego fair, where he added to his al
ready nation-wide fame through
national radio broadcasts.
Many friends will be present to
greet the famous conductor on his
arrival to the campus. He has
made many lasting acquaintances
on his three previous visits to the
campus. He was awarded the de
gree of doctor of music by the
University for his outstanding
achievements in that field.
The conductor holds honorary
memberships in Phi Mu Alpha,
honorary music fraternity, and Phi
Sigma Kappa, social fraternity
Both were awarded on the cam
On recent trips to Europe Dr.
van Hoogstraten has directed some
of the leading symphonic groups
and has studied there in many
well-known schools.
Slight Damage
Done to Shrubs
Some damage has been done to
the shrubs, but not as much as
might have been expected from the
icy conditions, it was revealed yes
terday by the head gardener.
“A few of the flowering vari
eties have been set back, and it
will be necessary to cut them back
considerably,” he said. "But on the
whole they will come out of it all
Many calls came in about icy
sidewalks and steps, and advice
was given as to how to combat
this condition. Men are working on
the roofs of several buildings
clearing the ice away from the
downspouts in order to release the
free water that has gathered there.
Fajardo’s Injuries
Found Not Serious
Alfredo Fajardo, senior in jour
nalism, is quickly recovering in the
Pacific hospital from his fall yes
terday. An examination proved
that he received no injuries. He
will leave the hospital in a few
AWS Political
Begin to Roar
Committee Will Not Tell
Offieial Slate Before
Wednesday, Though
With the associated women stu
dents nominating assembly slated
for next Wednesday, political
rumblings among University coeds
have started to take form. Elec
tions of AWS officers for next year
will take place on the Tuesday fol
lowing the Wednesday nominating
Margaret Ann Smith, present
AWS prexy, when called last night
said the nominating committee had
already made its selections but
that the constitution for the group
forbade any announcement of can
didates until the general assembly.
Endicott, McCall, Cornish I^end
Based on activity, service, and
scholastic records, however, likely
candidates for the presidential
nomination would be selected from
Elaine Cornish, Martha McCall, or
Virginia Endicott, campus political
leaders said last night. Other girls
mentioned as possible choices for
the leading position or for the vice
presidentcy included Helen Bar
trum, Starla Parvin, Margilee
Morse, Prances W a t z e k , and
Phyllis Adams.
Misses McCall and Endicott
when called last night had nothing
to say, and the Emerald was un
able to reach Miss Cornish.
Others Named
The secretary, treasurer, and re
porter for the AWS is usually
chosen from the sophomore class
members and here it appears that
Gayle Buchanan, Gladys Battleson,
Elizabeth Ann DeBusk, Vivian
Emery, Hallie Dudrey, Marjorie
Gearhart, Toni Lucas, and Laurene
Brockshink are regarded as out
standing candidates.
Campus talk would have Miss
Buchanan opposing Miss Battleson
for secretary and Miss DeBusk and
Miss Emery opposing candidates for
treasurer, but again no official
confirmation could be obtained.
With sergeant at arms chosen
from the freshman class Martha
Felsheim and Ann Nelson have
been mentioned as most likely can
didates with Ingred Liljequist,
Lucy Ann Houghton, and Mariam
Pouch standing out politically in a
rather large group of prominent
girls in this class
Alumni Groups
To Raise Funds
M. H. Douglass, librarian, said
the Portland alumni groups have
organized to investigate ways and
means of raising funds for furni
ture and books to be used in the
new library browsing room.
At the meeting held Wednesday
in Portland committees were ap
pointed from men’s and women’s
fraternity groups to work out de
tails for raising funds. Between
$10,000 and $15,000 is expected to
be collected.
No definite plans were made for
raising the money, but a series of
teas was suggested by the com
mittee of women. They will inves
tigate the possibility of having
such functions within the next two
weeks. At this time the alumni
committee will meet again and get
definitely underway in their work,
Mr. Douglass said.
Sigma Alpha Mu Field
Secretary Pays Visit
The national field executive sec
retary of Sigma Almpha Mu fra
ternity. James Hammerstein, is
visiting the local chapter. A ban
quet was held in his honor Wed
nesday evening with several prom
inent deans and professors of the
University attending. Mr. Ham
merstein is to leave sometime Fri
The national headquarters are
located in New York City, and the
Mr. Hammerstein is on hie first
western tour. Stanley Bromberg
is president of the local Sigma
Tau chapter.
1936 Football Slate
To Take More Men,
Additional Money
Council’s Epoch
Making Action
The council heard:
James Blais make an appeal
in behalf of the commonwealth
scholarship fund supervised by
N. Thomas Stoddard, assistant
graduate manager, for aid in
the subsidatlon of Oregon uth
letics. Blais proposed that
each house support one athlete.
I’lii Sigma Kappa's plan for
revising rushing rules which
would install a sealed bid sys
tem and limit the number of
rushing engagements.
The council voted down:
The revised council constitu
tion and discussed changes for
It; heard Ed Fenwick criticize
the proposed judiciary as prob
ably unable to maintain an Im
partial attitude.
Morse Is Named
On Law Group
Governor Appoints Dean
Member of Committee
On Legal Reform
Dean Wayne L. Morse of the law
school was appointed Wednesday
by Governor Charles H. Martin to
membership on the committee to
propose legal procedure reform in
The appointment of the commit
tee is in rompliancc with the 1935
legislative act which provides for
the continuance of a standing com
mittee for judicial reform. Its
first meeting will be held in Port
land, February 29. Justice George
Rossman is chairman of the group.
Proposals for legislative reform
which will be placed before the
committee on legal procedure are
the establishment of a drafting
bureau for the preparation of leg
islative measures, elimination of
much clerical help, strict deadlines
for introduction of bills, and a lim
itation of floor privileges, that is,
refusing to allow any except ac
credited persons on the senate or
house floors.
New Facts Aired
On Hall Robbery
Paul Grace, ex-Stanford student,
who was tried and acquitted on a
robbery charge in circuit court
here last fall, may be cleared be
yond any doubt if James A. Far
ley, who is under arrest in Los
Angeles, is telling a true story.
Farley was arrested in the Cali
fornia city a few days ago and told
police there that he had stolen
some diamond rings and two fur
coast in Eugene. He said also that
he had been chased across the
campus by students after he had
committed the theft.
Grace was tried here for robbing
the E. H. Hall residence. The de
tails of Farley’s statement coincide
with those of the robbery at the
Hall home, local officers said.
Theummel Is Made
Production Manager
Grant Theummel, business man
ager of the Emerald last year, has
been made production manager of
the Gerber-Crossley Advertising
agency in Portland.
Kenneth Wood III
In Pacific Hospital
Kenneth Wood, graduate assist
ant in accounting, who graduated
from the business administration
school last year, is confined to the
Pacific hospital with influenza.
Phi Sigs Present Rushing
Plan; Constitution
Aeceptanee Motion
Fails to Pass
Tli p University's common
wealth scholarship fund main
tained hv eontrihntions from
private firms and individuals of
1 lie state for proselyting and
paving part of the expenses of
athletes must be supplemented by
provisions from other sources if
Oregon’s athletic teams are to re
mnin in the Pacific coast confer
ence, President James Blais said
yesterday in a plea for assistance
made to the Inter-fraternity coun
In suggesting to the council a
plan under which each fraternity
would pledge and provide room and
board for one athlete, Blais said
that the plea was the last resort
in the effort to maintain Oregon
athletics on a par with larger
schools on the coast.
Bier Schedule Forces Move
The increased number of big
games on the football schedule for
next year, making necessary an
addition of 15 to 20 athletes to
the usual quota, forced N. Thomas
Stoddard, assistant graduate man
ager and supervisor of the scholar
ship fund, to request the appeal to
the fraternities, Blais said.
The practice of houses sharing
in the expenses of athletics in this
manner is wide-spread, the ASUO
president stated.
Possibilities for voluntary con
tributions to the scholarship fund
have been thoroughly exhausted by
Stoddard in a state-wide canvass,
Blais declared. "We will be playing
Linfield and Willamette unless aid
develops from some source," he
told the fraternity presidents.
System Used at OSO
Houses would select their own
man under the plan, Blais said.
Washington State and OSC now
use this system, he stated.
At present, but two athletes re
ceive anything in addition to room
and board, the president revealed.
Basketball players who are receiv
ing assistance through the com
monwealth fund number 19, ac
cording to Blais.
Hushing Plan Offered
Drastic revision of rushing rules
was suggested to the council by
Bill Corman, Phi Sigma Kappa
president, in a detailed plan.
Under the Phi Sigma Kappa
plan, sealed bid would be presented
by house presidents to the dean of
men's office at 1 o’clock Saturday
afternoon. These would be distrib
uted to rushees in McArthur court
between the hours of 2 and 4.
Rushing would stop Saturday at 12
Each rushee would be required
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PE Instructors
Go to Portland
Many University physical educa
tion instructors have gone to Port
land to attend the first Portland
convention of the American Physi
cal Education association being
held Eebraury 21 22.
Dean John F. Bovard, Paul R.
Washke, Miss Warinne Eastburn,
Miss Florence Alden, and Miss
Helen Fabricus left yesterday for
Portland, it was reported.
Among those who left this mor
ning were Earl E. Boushey, R. K.
Cutler, E. R. Knollin, Mrs. Faye
Knox, Miss Janet Woodruff, Miss
Augusta Heiberg, Miss Anna M.
Thompson, and Miss Elizabeth
A group of four University stu
dent, in conjunction with a group
from Oregon State, will give a
demonstration of the modern
dance. Mrs. Knox will explain the
dance. The students are Maxine
Goetsch, Jill Madsen, Josephine
Overturf, and Ethel Johnson.