Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 29, 1936, Image 1

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    Ducks Meet
Crack UW Swimmers
; Toilay at 3
For Compulsory ROTC
Drill Passeil
of the
It seems that back in 1867 Great
Britain carried on a campaign in
Ethiopia similar to the one now
being waged by Italy. Of course it
was a "punitive" expedition. All
Great Britain says so. Or at least
they don’t say it wasn’t, and their
newspapers of the time give one
the impression that Queen Vic
toria’s were punishing King Theo
dore and his fellow Ethiopians for
some wrong.
The newspaper of that time was
the Illustrated London News. There
is a file of it in the journalism
building on the campus. In the
January 4, 1868, issue on page 21
the News carries full page pictures
of the Abysinnian expedition of
the British troops and a story of
the fine forces.
It shows the HMS Argus towing
tugs and lighters into Massaua,
now the Italian port of entrance.
It shows the encampment and the
piers and the place of landing.
Everything points to the same set
up for the British as the Italians
have now. Better troops, better
order, more men, and more supplies.
There everything looks great for
the British success. But they
didn’t succeed in their expedition,
later papers and history say.
Doesn’t that pretty accurately
portary what Italy can expect ?
Summer Schools
Made Attractive
By Varied Posters
Colleges the world over are an
nouncing their summer sessions
now through many and vari
colored posters. The bulletin board
in the basement of the old library
is covered with posters from many
states and foreign countries.
Predominantly displayed is the
poster of the University of Oregon
summer session picturing scenes of
the state and praising the benefits
of all higher educational schools
in Oregon. The Universities of
Washington, Michigan, New York,
and Duke have sent pamphlets to
the University of Oregon to attract
students to their schools for the
six weeks' periods.
Numerous posters tell students
of the advantages of going to
European schools, with one bulle
tin devoted entirely to giving in
fromation about European univer
sities. Others announce the ses
sions of the Women’s College at
Bouffemont, Madrid, the Univer
sity of Dijon in France, the Univer
sity of Geneva in Switzerland, the
University at Heidleberg, and the
Italian university at Perugia.
Posters from Harvard university
announced that the school was in
its 300th year as an organized in
Orides Election
Set for Monday
Members of Orides will meet
Monday night at 7:30 in the AWS
rooms of Gerlinger hall to elect
officers for the coming year, Theda
Spicer, retiring president, an
nounced last night.
Nominees now knowm for the of
fices include Phyllis Baldwin and
Erma Huston for president, Ruth
Orrick for vice-president, June
Haig, Bernadine Bowman, and
Margaret Reid for secretary, Muriel
Horner and Maxine Horton for
Retiring officers are: president,
Miss Spicer; vice-president, Yvonne
Kelker; secretary, Erma Huston;
and treasurer, Eileen Donaldson.
Zcta Tau Alpha Guest
Honored at Dinner
Group singing and a skit put on
by Ruth Lake, Violet Lord, and
Anita Kenny, provided the enter
tainment for a fireside given by
the members of Zeta Tau Alpha,
Thursday evening, February 27, in
honor of Mrs. Ruth Stoldt, who is
representing national headquarters
of the organization. Refreshments
were also served.
Mrs. Stoldt, who has been a
guest since Monday evening, Feb
ruary 23, plans to return to her
home today.
Group Favors
Present Setup
For Military
Committee for General
Welfare of UO Says
Compulsory Drill Best
Taking what they termed a step
for the general welfare of the Uni
versity a group of 30 campus lead
ers met yesterday afternoon and
made their first move the passage
of a resolution favoring the pres
ent system of required ROTC drill
for students.
The groyp said their purpose was
to promote the general welfare of
the University. They said it was
their wish to give the people of
the state a true picture of Univer
sity life and activity and not have
them thinking the attitude of cer
tain liberals on the campus repre
sented the majority opinion.
Willing to Consider
They expressed a willingness to
meet with leaders of the liberal
faction and talk over the situation
as regards optional drill as well as
similar questions concerning the
well-being of the University.
Those passing the resolution
said they wished to interest all stu
dents in the immediate question of
ROTC drill, upon which the faculty
votes Wednesdav and for them to
e-ive consideration to both sides.
Thev asked that evervone read the
resolution and consider its points.
Personnel Different
Personnel of the Committee for
the General Welfare of the Uni
versity was made up of a different
group than those who attended an
Fmerald called meeting Wednesday
night and appeared to have the
same objective but differed as to
the best means of carrying out the
beneficial program.
No action has yet been taken by
the steering committee of the
Wednesday night group.
A committee of John Rogers,
Reed Swenson, Lyle Baker, Frank
Bondurant, Abe Weiner, John
Claybough, and Stanley King head
ed by Ben Chandler Jr., was named
yesterday to act as a coordinating
group to carry out the purposes of
the organization which passed the
Resolution Listed
The resolution follows:
We, the undersigned students,
interested in the University, do
hereby voice our approval of the
present system of requird ROTC
training for the students of this
University, for the following rea
1. The University of Oregon, be
ing a small university with a
small enrollment and lacking heavy
endowments, for financial reasons
can not undertake the support of
optioal ROTC because of the dan
ger of losing federal support in
view of the fact that such support
is derived from the present system
of having the ROTC training re
The University of Oregon can
not under its present financial con
dition support a band, a rifle team,
(Please turn to page two)
Yeomen, Orides
Defeat Merger
At a joint meeting of the Yeo
men and Orides in Gerlinger hall
Thursday evening, the suggestion
that the two groups should merge
was defeated.
Brittain Ash, who presided at
the meeting appointed the follow
ing temporary committee to work
out some sort of a calendar so that
more cooperation could be obtained
between the groups. Richard Mc
Bee, chairman, Phoebus Kolonoff,
Erma Huston, and Edna Carlson |
were chosen on this committee, j
It was suggested at the meeting j
that more social meetings be ar
ranged between the two indepen
dent groups.
Optional ROTC Men
Get Support of Labor
Liberal groups on the campus j
now fighting for optional ROTC ‘
drill, received notice this week of
further support around the state
when the Oregon Farm-Labor as
sociation and the Portland Central
Labor council both passed resolu
tions approving the action of the
optionalists. The state Orange has
already passed such a resolution.
Poorer Trees
Are Watched9
Says Cuthhert
"Everything is being done to
assure and guard the lives of stu
dents from falling trees," said Fred
A. Cuthbert, associate professor of
landscape architecture, yesterday.
Fir trees of the variety that were
blown down near the journalism
“shack" and back of the old libe
are very treacherous, said Profes
sor Cuthbert. There was absolute
ly no indication of rot in the core
of ..either tree, yet the gale blew
them over easily, he pointed out.
“Fir trees in the forest,” com
mented Professor Cuthbert, “are
usaly deep rooted and not easily
blown over. There is a possibility
that the continual watering near
the base of the trees caused the
roots to come near the surface in
stead of seeking the lower levels,”
he continued.
“As rapidly as the poorer trees
are noted,” said Professor Cuth
bert, “they are immediately re
Seabeck Meet
Plans Underway
Conference Dates Set for
June 14 to 22; Casteel
Will Lead Talks
Plans are now well underway for
this year’s conference at Seabeck,
Washington, the summer camp
where students from schools in
Montana, Idaho, Washington, and
Oregon meet to study with expo
nents of the religious and social
The conference which is annual
affair, will meet this year from
June 4 to 22.
T. Z. Koo, Chinese international
speaker, will attend the conference
and address the students on Christ
as a social person. Dr. Koo is now
secretary of the World Student
Christian association. In speaking
of his ability Miss Stella Scurlock,
national student secretary of
YWCA, praised his brilliance and
representation of his work.
Kagawa to Attend
■ Although it was originally hoped
that Kagawa, chief exponent of
student cooperative organization,
might be there full time, word has
been received that he will be there
only one day. The committee has
said, however, that there will be
a daily class in cooperative living
organizations for those who are in
Other leaders to be at this year’s
conference are: Dr. Bruce Kurry,
professor at Union Theological
seminary in New York, Dean Al
bert Russell of Drake university,
Dr. Flora Thurston, who is a work
er for the Rockefeller foundation
for parent education, is available
as a guest teacher this year, as
she has been teaching at Oregon
State College this year.
Casteel Leads Talk
From our (this) campus there
will be Professor John Casteel of
the English department who will
lead a series of talks on the need
of art and literature in building
our lives. Also Glenn Griffith,
YMCA secretary who will be in
charge of recreation and music, as
sisted by Alberta Walker, a col
ored woman of Seattle, who has
become a Seabeck tradition with
her spirituals.
Seabeck organizers invite any
one who is interested to attend.
The purpose of the conference is
to bring together outstanding stu
dents to discuss the quality of life
and the methods of developing it.
Anyone on the University cam
pus who wishes more information
can obtain it by seeing either Bet
ty Hughes at the YW bungalow
or Glenn Griffith at the Y hut.
Club Discusses
Independents’ Unity
At the regular meeting of the
Toastmaster club Thursday eve
ning the group discussed ways and
means of centralizing the indepen
dent students on the campus.
Several plans were suggested
but the one that met with the ap
proval of the majority was that of
giving a strong social and athletic
program to knit the group togeth
Next week the members will dis
cuss the qualities of a leader under
the direction of Fred Gieseke,
Off-Campus Women
Will Meet Tuesday
Night at Gerlinger
Duo to an error in yester
day’s Emerald, the date for the
meeting of off-campus women
was announced for Wednesday
at 8:30 in alumni hall of Gerlln
ger hall. The meeting will he
held on Tuesday evening instead
at the same time and place.
The meeting is compulsory
for all women not living in so
rorities or dormitories or with
relatives in Eugene. Roll will
he taken.
‘Scruples’ Scores
With Griffin Yam
Humor Magazine to Print
Sophisticated Story by
Former Student
Scruples, Oregon's new humor
magazine, has obtained a story
from Myron Griffin to feature in
the first issue of the magazine.
Winston Allard, editor, announced
last night.
Griffin is a graduate of the Uni
versity and has sold several stories
to Esquire and other leading humor
magazines. He was featured as
Esquire’s “find of the month” in
one of last year's issues.
Griffin’s Story Sophisticated
The story Griffin has contributed
to Scruples deals with a fraternity
chapter-meeting and represents a
really sophisticated tvpe of humor,
Allard declared. While in school
Girffin was president of the cam
pus chapter of Ye Tabard Inn,
national writing fraternity, and of
Theta Chi.
Allard said last night that all
materia! is in for the first edition
of the magazine but that he is still
willing to receive contributions
from campus writers.
First Issue Junior Weekend
The first edition of this year will
be out Junior Weekend, and the
second edition will be bound into
the back of the Oregana.
Architects Hear
Harada Speech
Dr. Jiro Harada, visiting pro
fessor from Japan and lecturer in
Oriental art, spoke to the land
scape architect majors of the Uni
versity and Oregon State college
Thursday night at the home of
Mrs. O. R. Gullion, 2149 Franklin
Dr. Harada showed the group
many pictures and plans of the
Japanese imperial gardens, and
spoke of the many customs that
are in vogue in Japan. He
astounded the group by telling
them that practically no flowers
or grasses are grown in the gar
dens. Flowers are only use in the
The use of water is an impor
tant factor in a Japanese garden,
Dr. Harada pointed out* Each must
have its island, and if there is no
water available, colored sand is
used in its place.
Another unusual custom is the
putting of fresh sand on the walks
before a visitor enters the garden
—he is then the first to enter the
garden that day.
Two Students
Five Years Old
Enrolled Here
Child wonders may come and go,
but the University of Oregon can
boast that it has two students who
are celebrating their fifth birth
day today. Helen Calkins and Le
land Terry, both sophomores, claim
Febraury 29 as their birthdays, al
though it was way back in 191G
when they first saw the light.
Helen Calkins, born in Billings,
I Montana, is a journalism major
and a member of Chi Omega.
Terry, from Tillamook, is an art
major and a member of Theta Chi.
Leap year has been kind to this
five-year-old prodigy. He was a
candidate for the king of hearts at
the recent Ladies' Leap dance.
Every four years an extra day
is added to February, the shortest
month of the year, to balance the
calendar with the revolutions of
the sun.
To Leave Monday
Kessler, Bill Hall to Meet
British Columbia; Other
Group Goes South
Men’s debate squads of the Uni
versity will cover nearly 2000 miles
of the Pacific Northwest next
week, according to the schedule
announced yesterday by Prof. John
L. Casteel, director of speech.
Leaving Monday, two teams will
visit southern Oregon, Washington
and British Columbia in the most
extended debating tours of the
William O. Hall and Howard
Kessler, accompanied by Professor
Casteel, will speak Tuesday at the
University of British Columbia in
Vancouver, and on Thursday will
meet the University of Washington
debaters in Seattle. For their Brit
ish Columbia debate, the Oregon
speakers will consider the problem:
“In the Interests of Peace and Se
curity, the British Empire and
America Should Recognize Japan's
Monroe Doctrine in China.”
In Seattle, where they will be
joined by Kessler Cannon, the
squad will debate the question:
; “Can the United States Remain
Neutral?” in a return symposium
with the Washington debaters who
visited the campus last week.
On Thursday night, at 9:30, Hall
and Kessler will speak over Seat
tle radio station KJR.
The second squad which will
spend the week speaking in south
ern Oregon will consist of George
Hall, Avery Combs, Walter Esche
beck, and Freed Bales. Prof. W. A.
Dahlberg will direct these debaters
in their presentation of the ques
tion, “Does Propaganda Constitute
a Social Menace?”
The propaganda team will de
bate from March 2 to 10 at Ash
land, Medford, Glendale, Jackson
ville, Belleview, Kirby, and possi
bly other Pacific coast towns.
Influenza Attack Hits
W. P. Riddlesbarger
W. P. Riddlesbarger, assistant
professor of business administra
tion, is confined to his home with
influenza, but is expected to be
back to his classes Monday.
University’s Rare Volumes Get
Cleansing, Oil Bath
While students strolled in the '
light, and near-heat of the sun |
yesterday when students slushed
through melting snow and slid over
treacherous ice during the wintery j
season, book-oiling continued on;
its way. !
And what is book-oiling and why
is it being done? The answer is to
preserve the many rare volumes
which the University of Oregon
library hoards on its shelves, dis
tributes for occasional student
handling, and restores to the vault
and locked cages—to protect books
which could not be replaced if des
troyed now.
“Between 5,000 and 10,000 books
have been oiled in the past year
and a half,” Beverley Caverhill,
assistant in the library, said yes
terday, "and about that many more
need the same treatment."
The old, dust-filled books are
brought downstairs to the library
order-room, washed off with al
most dry soap suds, and then oiled,
the oil formula is one that is used
in the library of congress in Wash
ington, D. C.,Miss Caverhill said
The solution is made up here by
Nils Carlsen, custodian of the
chemistry store room. About six
gallons have been used so far in
the work.
The books are oiled twice. The
formula is used especially on vel
lum bound books. About nine stu
dents have been working on the
job since it started, with the aid of
NYA and FERA funds.
“This work should be done every
year, but this is the first time that
such oiling has been done by our
library," Miss Caverhill said. "We
try now to oil new leather bound
books when they first come to our
shelves, but sometimes volumes
slip by before we can catch them.
“The air is so dry here in the
building it is very hard on the
WPA Allows
Grant to UO
Modern Swimming; Pool
To Be Built in Men’s
The WPA office in Salem offic
ially approved the $25,000 grant
to the University yesterday for
changing the present men's gym;
into a natatorium, said J. O. Lind-)
strom, business manager.
Work on the building will begin
about March 5, he said. Moving of ■
lockers, office equipment, and gym !
equipment to McArthur will begin
The 27-year old building is to be
cut in two and the south half, that
facing Thirteenth street, removed.
The roof will be lowered to the
level of the eaves. Floors and rooms
above the pool will be removed,
leaving a clear area about 15 feet
high to permit diving and to im
prove ventilation.
Seals to Be Installed
Bleachers seating 500 to 600
people are to be built on the south
side of the pool, replacing the pres
ent shower room. Showers and
locker room will be under the
bleachers and below the level of the
tank. Enough lockers will be left
to accomodate regular swimming
The swimming pool will be im
proved generally. A new steriliza
tion and filtration plant will be in
If possible, the tank is to be
deepened, according to Dean Bo
vard. Deeping the pool will allow
high board as well as low board
Child Training
Fellowship Offered:
Dr. R. H. Crosland recently re
ceived a letter from the Chicago
University Cooperative Nursing
school offering a $600 fellowship
to some woman student interested
in child training.
This fellowship is offered by the
national Alpha Delta Pi sorority
to a member of that sorority or
non-sorority woman who wishes to
take advanced work at the Uni
versity of Chicago. The fellowship
is offered from October to June
with the time being divided be
tween the university and the nurs
ing school. A fairly high college
scholastic rating is also required.
Any woman student who wishes
to apply for this fellowship should
see Dr. Crosland before the end of
Gleemen Sing to
Packed House
Every available seat in the Port
land public auditorium was filled
Thursday night when the Eugene
Gleemen, under the direction of
John Stark Evans of the Univer
sity faculty, presented its fourth
annual concert for the benefit of
the Shrine hospital for crippled
A great ovation was given the
local group, which appeared under
the sponsorship of the Portland
Rotary club. The Gleemen were
presented in concert at McArthur
court recently by the Eugene Boy
Hal Young, Portland tenor, was
again soloist and brought a climax
to the performance with “Ah,
Sweet Mystery of Life.” Delbert
Moore, violinist, and Cora Moore
Frey, accompanist, were both
aclaimed by the Portland audience.
Coed Group Has
Final Meet of Term
Members of the outdoor group
of Philomelete met at the home of
Clara Nasholm Wednesday, Febru
ary 26, for a combination dinner
and meeting. Miss Nasholm is a
sponsor of the group from Phi
Theta Upsilon, junior women’s ser
vice honorary.
This meeting was the last one for !
winter term, but the group will be
continued during the spring term
if members desire to carry on their
present activities.
Members of the outdoor group
have been under the supervision of
Mollie White, president, for the
past two terms.
Hoyman’s Mermen
Meet Husky Team
Today in Gerlinger
Tex Thomason,
Schultz Second
In Jewett Contest
The story in '•'hursday morn
ing’s Emerald on the Jewett
puldie speaking: contest omitted
naming Gilbert Schullz and
William Thomason, speaking on
“Third Party Prospects” as win
ners of the $15 second prize.
Walter Eschebeck and Avery
Combs won the third prize, of
$5 with “Our Next President”
as their topic.
Oregon rAd9 Men
Visit Alpha Delta
Sigmas at OSC
The W. F. G. Thacher chapter
of Alpha Delta Sigma made a trip
to Corvallis on Thursday night to
attend the tenth anniversary of the
H. T. Vance chapter of Oregon
State college.
Mr. Thacher made a short speech
of congraulations to Professor
Vance, who thanked the Oregon
chapter for coming.
George Wisting of Portland, who
was the principal speaker of the
evening, addressed the group on
"The History of Advertising and
Other Things.”
Those who went from Eugene
were Professor Thacher, John
Brunton. Bob Wilhalm, Ralph
Schomp, Ed Hanson, Bill Schloth,
and Tom McCall, Pete Garret, Bill
Jones, Eldon Haberman, and Jack
Campbell were unable to attend
because of car trouble on the way.
The banquet was held in the
huge Memorial Union building.
Jewell Finds
Midwest Cold
Dean J. R. Jewell of the school
of education, who is attending the
annual meeting of the superinten
dence division of the National Ed
ucation association at St. Louis,
Missouri, encountered weather 59
degrees below zero, according to a
letter recently received from him
by Mrs. Lucia Leighton, secrtary
of the education department.
Both Dean Jewell and Dr. Nel
son L. Bossing, also of the school
of education, plan to return Satur
day, March 7.
Helen Emery, senior in educa
tion, and R. U. Moore, prinicpal of
University high school are in
charge of Dean Jewell’s classes
during his absence, while Dr. R.
W. Leighton is conduction those
of Dr. Bossing.
Christian Groups
Will Meet Sunday
This term’s mass meeting of all
student Christian groups on the
campus will be held Sunday at
6:15 p. m. in the First Congrega
tional church. All students are
welcome, announced the Student
Christian council, which is spon
soring the service.
“Our Share in Building a New
World” will be the topic for dis
cussion, with E. H. Bonsall, of
Philadelphia, director of young
people's work for the Pennsylvania
Sunday School association, as the
principal speaker. Reverend Bon
sall is the leader of the Older
Girls conference being held in Eu
gene this weekend. He will also be
in charge of the Christian Youth
of America conference at Lakeside,
Ohio, in June.
Glenn Griffith will direct the
choir. Ted Pursely is in charge of
ushers, and Howard Ohmart will
lead worship.
Third, Installment
Of Winter Quarter
Fees Due Monday
The third and final installment
on fees will be due Monday, March
2 and must be paid by March 10
to avoid a penalty for late pay
Payment may be made at win
dow 4 of the business office on the
second floor of Johnson.
Wei)fools Favored Over
Northerners; Mediea,
National Luminary, Is
Visitors’ Best
Oregon’s brilliant swimming
team will match its skill and speed
with the highly rated Washington
mermen in Gerlinger pool at 3
p. m. today. Students will be ad
mitted upon presentation of ASUO
A victory over the Huskies this
afternoon will establish the Web
foots as co-champions of the Pa
cific coast. The University of
Southern Colifornia swimmers are
the only other unbeaten squad. It
is likely that the Southern Cali
fornia team will lose to California
or Stanford. Should this happen, it
would place Oregon as the sole
holder of the Pacific coast title.
Huskies Feared
The Huskies, coached by Jack
Tourney, are one of the most
feared teams in the nation. Jack
Mediea, greatest free style swim
mer in the world, will compete for
Washington. Which ever events he
enters will probably result in a
first place for his team.
Mediea does not overshadow
Hurd of Oregon, however. Jim
Hurd is the toast of the coast,
after his recent record breaking
performances in the south. He is in
fine shape and will be at his best
Ducks in Shape
Mike Hoyman, Duck mentor,
stated yesterday that “all of tho
swimmers are in fine shape anti
there will be no alibis if we lose.”
Hoyman is a master of strategy
and is considered one of the best
swim coaches in the nation.
Forrest Kerby, Oregon breast
stroke ace, will be swimming his
last race for the Webfoots. He
will probably team with Chuck
Reed in that event. Gene Caddy
and Gus Erickson will offer com
petition for Reed and Kerby.
Records in Danger
Jim Reed and Len Scroggins of
Oregon will swim the backstroke
against Franz Hoskins and Bernie
Dickson, Washington speedsters.
Bob Chilton and Bert Meyers are
the spring board contestants for
the Ducks. Chilton is the present
Northwest champion.
“The records in the breaststroke,
backstroke, and free style events
are all in danger today,” said
Coach Hoyman. “With swimmers
such as the Huskies and the Web
foots have, no record is safe.”
Huskies After Revenge
The Huskies are still smarting
from the humiliating thrashing
that the Ducks handed them last
year. They have sworn to topple
the Oregonians from their envious
position, or pull a muscle in try
Only 400 seats will be available
for the meet and a capacity crowd
is expected. It will start at 3 p. m.
sharp. o
Washington swimmers making
the trip are Lucien Harvey, Franz
■Hoskins, Gene° Caddy, Pat John
ston, Bernie Dickson, Knox Mar
shall, Gus Erickson, Bill Branni
gan, Jack Medica, Horace McClure
and Larry Newlands. Stanley Co
hen, manager, accompanied Coacli
Tourney and the swimmers.
Harper’s Prints
Neuberger’s Essay
Richard L. Neuberger, editor of
the Emerald in 1932-33, is the
author of an essay in this month’s
Harper’s magazine on the Town
send plan, which is opposed in the
transactions tax detail of the revol
ving plan for the aged. Kelley Loe,
editor of Everybody’s Business and
a leading member of the State
Federation of Labor, is co-editor
of the article.
Neuberger, widely known for
liberal movements on this campus
and author of the compulsory fee
referendum, just returned to Port
land from Idaho where he was sent
to cover political news for the New
York Times.He has also contributed
to Current History, the New Re
public, Today, and other maga