Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 26, 1936, Image 1

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Managers Both Resign
Continue in Spite of
Wild Rumors
Rosson And
Stoddard Resign
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-4WS, YW Nominations Today
Miller Says Illness
Battle Succeeding;
School Not to Close
Physician Denies Report
Of Paralysis Attacks;
Forty Have Influenza,
Five Pneumonia
Dr. Fred N. Miller of the Uni
versity health service yesterday
definitely denied the rumor that
there are cases of infantile paraly
sis on the University campus.
“Among the men conditions with
regard to influenza has improved.
There are, however, more new
cases among the women.” Dr. Mil
ler said, in refuting reports which
have swept the campus.
40 to 50 Flu Cases
“In view of the fact that not all
cases present themselves to the
health service for an early diagno
sis, it is impossible to say exactly
how many cases of influenza there
are at the present time, but so
nearly as we can estimate there
are between 40 and 50 cases of it.
“There have been five cases of
pneumonia. One of these has been
severly ill.
“I should like to appeal to the
students to refrain from spreading
rumors about the health situation
on the campus, for such gossip
does a great deal of harm and
needlessly alarms many people,”
said Dr. Miller.
No More Paralysis Cases
In regard to the sickness that
has caused the greatest rumors,
infantile paralysis, Dr. Miller said,
“as was reported last week, there
has been one suspected case of in
fantile paralysis. No other student
has this disease or has been sus
pected of having it and I have
been informed by the county health
officer that no new case has been
reported in the last week and
there is only one other case in the
“In the case of the individual on
the campus, the student is at pres
ent not sick and it is expected that
she will be able to leave for her
home to convalesce in a few days.”
Emerald to Inform Campus
“If conditions get worse and
there are more cases, the students
will be informed through the Em
erald,” said Dr. Miller. “In no
event, however, will the health ser
vice attempt to dismiss any classes
or close the University, unless such
action should be taken generally
throughout the community and
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Cuthbert Speaks
On Rock Gardens
Fred A. Cuthbert, associate pro
fessor of landscape architecture,
spoke before the Eugene Garden
club last night on the various kinds
and locations of rock gardens.
Rock gardens are nice in their
place, according to Mr. Cuthbert,
but that place isn't in the average
small back yard. A true setting of
nature, which the rock garden
must have, isn't possible in such a
small space, he says. In his opinion,
rock walls are better for small
Library Receives
Two Nash Books
Two books printed by John
Henry Nash, famous Pacific coast
publisher, were received by the
University library yesterday. They
will be added to the Mrs. Pauline
Potter Homer collection.
The names of the books are
“Soriie Aspects of Horace” and
"Jessie Fremont." Both are limited
John Henry Nash endowed the
laboratory at the University press.
j ASU Meets Tonight
j In Gerlinger to
j Appoint Committee
American Student union will
meet tonight at 7:30 in the wo
men’s lounge of Gerlinger hall
to appoint a committee to in
vestigate labor conditions on
the University campus.
The new committee will co
operate with the labor investi
gation of the National Student
union, and will study phases of
student employment on the
campus. The local statistics
will not be announced until the
compilation is complete.
Members and others interest
ed in the organization are asked
to attend. Charles Paddock is
president of the local chapter.
Steps Taken
To Stir Juniors
Moves to Call Meeting Next
Week Made by Adviser,
Miss Peck
Hoping to stir the stagnant ac
tivities of the junior class into
action, Grace Peck, secretary, and
George Turnbull, faculty adviser,
yesterday took moves to call a
meeting of the third year students
early next week.
Since the ineligibility of the pres
ident and vice-president, Kenneth
BeLieu and Carmen Curry, respec
tively, the class has been groping
about for a solution to supply an
eligible leader. As a result, Junior
Weekend plans have been held up
and even if the class holds a meet
ing next week to nominate offic
ers, it will now be impossible for
it to get preparations under way
before the opening of spring term.
The action of Miss Peck and Mr.
Turnbull was taken in the interest
of the class with a view to the im
portance of getting class activities
under way. It was expected that
Roland Rourke, vice-president of
the ASUO, would be asked to take
neecssary action to call a meeting.
Leaders of the class expressed a
desire last night that the scholar
ship committee would act before
next week so the class, in the event
of a meeting, could have its action
before them.
Girls Will Hear
Mrs. Turnipseed
Mrs. Genevieve Turnipseed, di
rector of dormitories, and Frances
Frazier, who recently returned
from the Student Volunteer con
vention in Indianapolis, will speak
at the 24th annual Older Girls con
ference of the state, which will
open for a three-day meeting in
Eugene Friday, February 29. "Up
From the Crowd” is the special
conference theme under the inter
national program of “Christian
Youth Building a New World.”
Up to 400 girls from all parts of
the state are expected to attend
this interdenominational confer
ence, which will be held at the
First Baptist church. Registration
will start at 2:30 p. m. Friday.
Graduates Become Masters
Edward Kittoe and Sister Ma
tilda Mary Smith, both graduate
students, recently passed their ex
aminations for master’s degrees in
the English department.
Phi Sigs Pledge Kerby
Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity an
nounced the pledging of DeVeer
Kerby of Mapleton last night.
Coed Meeting
Set for 4:00
In Gerlinger
WAA Nominated Misses
Watzek, Mosliberger
At Meet Tuesday
University coeds will gather to
day at 4:00 in the AWS rooms in
Gerlinger hall for a general nom
inations meeting of officers of the
AWS and YWCA. Selections of
the majority of the candidates have
already been made by nominating
committees and they are listed be
The formal nominations from
the floor, however, will fill up the
remaining offices and might pos
sibly bring forth new candidates.
Nominations for the WAA group
were held yesterday at a similar
meeting with Frances Watzek and
Sue Moshberger named for the
presidential aspirants.
Election March 3
Election for all three organiza
tions will be held Tuesday, March
Although unofficial it is almost
definitely certain that the AWS
nominations today will see Martha
McCall and Virginia Endicott op
posing each other for prexy, Helen
Bartrum and Starla Parvin for
vice-president, Gayle Buchanan
and Gladys, Battleson for secre
tary, Elizabeth Ann DeBusk and
Vivian Emery for treasurer, Mar
tha Felsheim and Ann Nelson for
sergeant - at - arms and Laurene
Brockshinlc unopposed for report
Cornish, Weber Oppose
The YWCA ticket, although not
yet complete, according to Elaine
Sorenson, president during the past
year, will probably have Elaine
Cornish and Ruth Weber as oppos
ing candidates for president cam
pus leaders said last night. Also
it was almost certain that Clara
Nasholm and Edith Clark would
oppose each other for vice-presi
dent and that Margaret Carmon
would be running for secretary.
Others likely were very uncertain.
Other nominations for officers
of the WAA group yesterday
were: Olive Lewis and Gretchen
Smith, vice-president; Molly Cun
ningham, secretary; Molly White,
Betty Riesch, treasurer; Marion
Smith, custodian; and Elizabeth
Onthank, Ruth Stanley, sergeant
at arms. No nominations were
made from the floor.
The requirements for holding of
fice in the WAA were announced by
Dorothy Bergstrom, retiring presi
dent. She said that persons nomin
ated must be active in membership
in the organization and have at
least a 2 point average for last
fall term.
Election of officers will be held
Tuesday, March 3, but results of
the voting will not be announced
until March 5 when the WAA holds
its annual banquet. On the nomin
ating committee this year were:
Dorothy Bergstrom, Mary Mc
Cracken, Maxine Goetsch, and Ber
nice Scherzinger.
The retiring officers are: Dor
othy Bergstrom, president; Martha
McCall, secretary; Frances Wat
zek, vice-president; Gertrude Bran
thover, treasurer; and Sue Mosh
berger, custodian.
Jordan in Serious
Condition at Hospital
The condition of Bill Jordan,
University student who is in the
Pacific hospital with double pneu
monia, was reported by Dr. M. B.
Hesdorffer, assistant University
physician, to be serious but not
He is being administered oxygen
five minutes every hour to rest his
lungs. Thi3 is merely routine, Doc
tor Hesdorffer said, and is not a
matter for alarm.
Jordan’s parents have been in
Eugene since Saturday.
Contest Head
Director of speech division, John
Casteel, who Is in charge of the
Jewett radio contest finals which
will be “broadcast” between the
rooms of Friendly hall tonight.
Campus Speeder
Pays $25 Fine
Reckless Driving Charge of
Dean Morse Results in
Driver’s Conviction
Twenty-five dollars was the
price Curtis W. Blakely, the driver
of the coupe* bearing license num
ber 202,107, paid yesterday after
noon for recklessly speeding across
the campus last week, causing
Dean Wayne L. Morse of the law
school, and Campus Cop O. L.
Rhinesmith, to swear out a war
rant for his arrest.
The number of the Chevrolet was
obtained by Dean Morse when the
car nearly hit him when crossing
the street. Seeing the story in the
paper, Blakey appeared before Eu
gene police Monday afternoon, ad
mitting it was his car.
Police Judge Cal Bryan notified
Morse and Rhinesmith of the find
ing of the driver and the warrant
was signed later Monday afternoon.
Blakely, faced with reckless
driving and speeding, entered his
guilty plea to Judge Bryan early
Tuesday afternoon, paying his fine
later to escape being jailed.
Rose City Architect
Displays Work
Harold Doty, Portland architect,
now has on display in the little art
gallery of the school of art and
architecture sketches and photo
graphs of his work. The exhibit
was brought here at the invitation
of the architecture school and it is
planned to have similar exhibits of
the work of prominent Portland
architects each year.
Mr. Doty received his early
training in the Portland office of
Ellis F. Lawrence, dean of the
school of architecture and allied'
Photographs of several of his
houses have appeared in leading!
American architectural magazines. !
The exhibition will be up another
week. The gallery is open from 9
a. m. until 5 p. m. I
Jewett Radio
Contest Will Be
Decided Tonight
$20, $15, $5 Prizes for
Three Winning Teams
For Best Talks
Prizes of $20, $15, and $5 will be
awarded the three best teams com
peting in the Jewett radio contest
tonight at 7:30 in room 218,
Friendly hall.
Those students who won in the
preliminary contest are: Walter
Esehebeck and - Avery Combs
speaking on "The Next President
of the United States,” Paul Plank
and Zane Kemler on “The Matan
uska Experiment,” Howard Kessler
and Minoru Yasui on "American
Japanese Relations,” Gilbert
Schultz and William Thomason on
“A Third Political Party," and
Clifford Speaker and Don Serell on
"‘The Revision of the Versailles
Will Talk Over ‘Mike*
The 15-minute discussions will be
read as dialogues over the public
address apparatus of the speech
division. A studio audition is open
to all in room 212 Friendly hall.
The reception room is 218 Friendly
Judges are James Morris, acting
manager of station KOAC in Cor
vallis, R. R. Martin, instructor in
the sociology department, and
Charles M, Hulten, professor in
Entries will be judged from the
standpoint of content and value for
future radio presentation. The in
terest and informational value of
the subject will be considered along
with the effectiveness with which
the discussion is adapted to radio
The way in which the student
presents his material, the effect of
his voice, his enunciation, and
spontaneity will be considered.
Dunn Will Speak
On Christianity
Frederic S. Dunn, head of the
classics department and professor
of Latin, will talk with the West
minster ’38-’39 club members and
their friends at their meeting at
7:30 tonight.
Professor Dunn will trace the
developments of Christianity and
the church from their early begin
nings in Bethlehem, to their ac
ceptance by the Roman emperor,
Constantine, stressing the sources
of many of the beliefs and rites,
closely connected with them.
The club invites all underclass
men to attend this meeting at
Westminster house.
University High Will
Give ‘Princess Ida’
“Princess Ida," a Gilbert and
Sullivan light opera, will be pre
sented under the direction of Anne
Landsbury Beck, April 20 and 21
at the school of music auditorium
by University high school students.
This will be the first time “Prin
cess Ida” has been presented in Eu
Miss Bennett Has Cockney Role
In fOutward Bound’
Mary Bennett, Eugene actress,
will play the role of Mrs. Midget,
beloved little cockney washerwo
man of "Outward Bound" when
that play is presented by the Uni
versity theatre early in April.
With Horace W. Robinson, in
structor in dramatics who will star
as Tom Prior, the versatile Miss
Bennett wilt share some of the fin
est and most touching scenes in
the play. She has portrayed a wide
variety of roles both with the
University players and the Very
Little theatre group. Her experi
ence in all past productions will be
tested when she plays Mrs. Midget.
The part was taken by Beryl
Mercer, well-known character ac
tress, in the original New York
production. Hardened Broadway
audiences were amused by the lit
tle old lady, pitied her at times, ad
mired her and laughed at her—
but the laughter often got caught
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Both to Remain Until
June 30; Private Work
Is Given as Reason
Submit Resignations
Hugh Rosson, left, uiul N. Thomas Stoddard who both submitted
their resignations as graduate manager and assistant, respectively,
to the executive council yesterday, effective June 80. Both have held
office since 1930. No action was taken by the council In the matter.
Women Debaters
Talk This Week
Oregon, U. of W. Speakers
To Discuss Permanent
Relief Problem
Betty L. Brown, Mary Nelson,
Wilhelmina Gerot, and Beulah
Chapman will hold discussions with
four University of Washington wo
men speakers at meetings Thurs
day, Friday, and Saturday of this
“What Permanent Form of Re
lief Shall We Adopt” is the sub
ject of discussion. James A. Car
rell is directing the Oregon wo
men’s team. Karl Windisheim is
the Washington director.
At 2:30 tomorrow, the women
will speak at the Unitarian church
at a joint meeting between the Eu
gene Women’s club and the Fort
nightly club. Thursday night from
8:45 to 9:50'a symposium will be
broadcast over KOAC in Corvallis.
Saturday noon the speakers will
discuss the relief problem before
the Women’s Democrat club at the
Unitarian church in Eugene.
Dahlberg Judge
For Debate Meet
W. A. Dahlberg will judge a ser
ies of debates in a debate tourna
ment to be held at Coquille high
school, March 6 and 7.
Marshfield, Myrtle Point, North
Bend, Coquille, and Bandon high
schools have entered contestants.
Mr. Dahlberg is to give a short
critical report and pick out the
school having the best average af
firmative and negative teams.
The winner will be designated as
the Coos county champion.
Debaters Discuss
Neutrality at Creswell
"Can the United States Remain
Neutral?” was the subject of two
symposiums presented yesterday
afternoon by Scott McKeown, John
Luvaas and Howard Kessler, Uni
versity debaters, before the Cres
well high school students and
members of the Creswell civic im
provement club.
On Thursday of this week three
members of the debate squad will
speak at Cottage Grove, Prof. John
L. Casteel, director of speech, an
nounced yesterday.
Beaver-Duck Game
Reserved Tickets
On Sale at Igloo
Students may obtain tickets
for the University of Oregon
Oregon State college basketball
game, to be held In Corvallis
Saturday night, at the office of
the graduate manager for 15
cents and $1.00, All seats are
This will be the last game in
the series between the two
Gleemen to Sin"
In Portland
Rehearsals have been completed
by the Eugene Gleemen, under the
direction of John Stark Evans, for
their appearance Thursday at the
Civic auditorium in Portland. This
is their fourth annual concert to
be presented under the Portland
Rotary club. The proceeds will go
to the Shrine hospital to purchase
orthopedic needs the institution’s
funds do not provide.
In the past three years a total
sum of $5,000 has been turned over
to the hospital. The program will
be similar to the one presented in
Eugene recently. Hal Young, Port
land tenor, will sing one group of
numbers and Delbert Moore, vio
lin soloist, will also be a guest art
ist. Mrs. Cora Moore Frey is ac
companist for the group.
Dr. Johnson to Speak
At Pi Delta Phi Meeting
Dr. Carl L. Johnson of the
romance language department, will
speak to members of Pi Delta Phi,
French honorary, at their meeting
to be held Thursday evening in
Gerlinger hall.
“Longfellow et la France," will
be the title of Dr. Johnson’s speech.
❖ ❖ Calendar
American Student Union meet
ing in women’s lounge, Gerlinger
hall, at 7:30 Wednesday evening.
* * *
Heads of houses will meet in
Gerlinger today immediately fol
lowing the AWS mass meeting.
Executive Council
Will Consider 2
Resignations, to
Move Later
Formal resignations of Hugh
Rosson, graduate manager, and
N. Thomas Stoddard, manager
of athletics and assistant grad
uate manager of the associated
students of the University of
Oregon were presented to the
executive council yesterday. Their
resignations will become effective
on June 30.
The council did not act on the
Although rumors had been aired
that the change might take place
in connection with indefinite plans
for the future of the student body;
the action came as a complete sur
prise to fellow workers, students,
and faculty alike.
Reorganization Said Due
It appears necessary to reorgan
ize the ASUO to face the new
problems of financing and admin
istration under the optional system
of student body membership, both
Rosson and Stoddard pointed out
in their resignation letters.
Neither Rosson or Stoddard
stated what fields they would enter
after June 30. In view of Rosson’s
recent entrance to the Oregon bar,
it is believed that he will either
practice or teach law.
“Upon assuming duties of the
position of graduate manager of
the associated students organiza
tion in 1930 it was not my inten
tion to remain permanently in this
position,” Rosson’s letter said in
part. “It is my belief that the
problems now facing the associated
students in financing and adminis
tration of student activities must
inevitably be met by change and
reorganization of the present sys
tem. In view of the fact, therefore,
that I desire to devote my future
to other interests, I hereby tender
my resignation.”
Will not Aid in Choice
"Because of the problems exist
ing in financing and administration
of the activities ... I feel it is
necessary for that firm to undergo
a complete reorganization ... In
making plans for this change I do
not wish my services to be con
sidered in the selection of the
staff,” Stoddard wrote.
The executive council created a
tentative committee, yet to be ap
pointed by President James Blais,
made up of one alumni member,
one faculty member, two student
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Insurance Class
Has Sales Meet
Future insurance salesmen will
be given an opportunity to test
their ability today when ten mem
bers of Professor Kelly’s class in
insurance compete in a selling con
Each contestant will represent a
bona fide, nationally known insur
ance agency, procure his own pros
pect, and during the ten minutes
allotted him according to the con
test rules, will try to sell an insur
ance policy.
Those competing in the contest
are: Charles Grimes, Cecil Inman,
Edward Jacobs, Leroy James,
Frank Michek, Robert Olbekson,
Maurice Rosenfeld, William Sum
mers, Robert Thomas and John
The three contestants presenting
the best talks will go to Portland
to compete in a final contest. Some
$25 prize money will be distribut
ed among the three winners of the
final contest.