Ducks Meet Crack UW Swimmers ; Toilay at 3 OREGON DAILY EMERALD OREGON’S INDEPENDENT COLLEGE DAILY Resolution For Compulsory ROTC Drill Passeil VOLUME XXXVII UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1936 NUMBER 85 f + •+ + + + + + •+ + + ■+ STAGE of the WORLD *■ * * 1 + + * + + + I * *• 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 stitution. 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 treasurer. 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. 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 son: 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 quired. 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 ported.” 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 world. 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 terested. 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 er. 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 boulevard. 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 houses. 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. Debating’Jeams 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 season. 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 By MILDRED BLACKBURNE 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 books.” WPA Allows Natatorium Grant to UO Modern Swimming; Pool To Be Built in Men’s Gymnasium 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 immediately. 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 classes. The swimming pool will be im proved generally. A new steriliza tion and filtration plant will be in stalled. 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 diving. 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 March. 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 children. 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 Scouts. 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 ment. 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 By BRUCE CURRIE 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 cards. 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 today. 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 ing. 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 zines.