Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 05, 1936, Image 1

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    » Lowry
; Asks Cooperation in
Fete Work
Goes on Sale Friday
At Luncheon
Millard Turns in Second Masterful Mound Performance as Oregon Beats Vandals to Even Series
Junior Prom
To Feature
Allen’s Band
Radio Singer Will Lead
Orchestra at Weekend
All-Campus Dance
Junior Prom dancers will find
Kenny Allen’s well-known Port
land orchestra playing in a color
ful setting when they swing into
the first selection opening the gala
Junior Weekend affair on the
night of May 8, in McArthur
Allen's orchestra has attained
coast recognition since taking over
the Multnomah hotel spot recent
ly vacated by Bart Woodyard and
his orchestra. Recent radio broad
casts over a coast wide hook-up
have increased his radio fame.
Members of Three Cheers
As a member of the famed Three
Cheers, radio song trio, Allen
started his rise to radio fame over
NBC and CBS. After the group
broke up, Allen organized his
orchestra, which has been steadily
gaining a name for itself.
According to Dave Morris, Jun
ior Prom chairman, Allen’s band
can play as smooth a dance
rhythm as any other big name
orchestra to appear on the campus
this year.
Ticket Sale Opens
An intensive ticket sale cam
paign will be inaugurated today
under the leadership of Don
Brooke, ticket chairman. Tickets
will be taken to every living or
ganization on the campus to be
sold by representatives in each
Included on the list of patrons
and patronesses, who have been in
vited to the gala high spot of the
weekend celebration are:
Governor and Mrs. Charles H.
Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Earl W.
Snell, Mr. and Mrs. Willard L.
Marks, Mrs. Gertrude Bass Warn
er, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Bond, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter M. Cook, Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Dibble, Judge and Mrs.
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New Co-op Officers
Meet With Old
Phyllis Gardner, Sleeter,
Drew Will Be Installed;
Thompson Retiring
The newly elected Co-op board
will meet jointly with the old mem
bers May 8 for their first official
meeting, at which time the new
officers of the board will be in
Phyllis Gardner, one of the four
girls who have been chosen to
serve as board members since the
beginning of the Co-op in 1920,
Richard Sleeter, and Frank Drew,
the third person ever to be re
elected to the board, compose the
new group. Hale Thompson, out
going president; Jack McGirr, vice
president, and Ed Wheelock, sec
retary, have been the officers for
the past year.
The two beside Frank Drew who
have been elected to a two-year
term following their sophomore
year on the board are Orlando Hol
lis, now professor of law, and Or
ville Thompson, senior in law
Oregon Yeomen
Meet Tonight
The Oregon Yeomen will hold
their regular meeting tonight at
the Y hut at 7:30.
The new officers will be in
stalled, and Irwin Elder, the new
president, will make his vcommit
tee appointments. The new con
stitution will receive its final vot
Awards will be given to Fred
Gieseke, Harold Drayper, Tom
Wildish, and Howard Omhart for
their services to the organization
during the past year.
Twenty of the 130 members
have given their dollar for their
pins, which have already been
ordered, but at least 15 more will
have to pay.
WSC Students
Threaten Walkout
Parade Protesting Policy of
Administration May Be
Held Today
Support for a parade today in
protest against what was des
cribed as strict administrative
policies was sought by Washing
ton State college students, and
underground threats of a walkout
were heard.
Though leaders of the movement
would not have their names pub
lished, Larry Giles, editor of the
campus daily, reported that all
men's groups but two dormitories
were represented at a meeting of
the “liberty association” today.
The president of the interfra
ternity council announced that
that group had voted unanimously
to support the association and to
participate in the parade.
Demands Named
Some of the demands made by
the students are for more student
and faculty control, new closing
hours for women's houses: 11 p. m.
on week nights and 1 -a. m. after
Friday and Saturday nights. (Pres
ent rules require coeds to be in at
10:15 week nights and midnight on
They also would abolish compul
sory class attendance, rulings from
the dean of women’s office, and
ultra-conservative dictatorial ad
ministrative policies.
Another demand is for Wednes
day night mixers and desserts be
tween men’s and women’s houses.
The parade will be held on the
hour kept open each week for stu
dent class activities.
300 Invitations
Out for May 14
Matrix Table
Misses Igoe and Bowman i
Named as Outstanding j
Campus Women
Invitations to the formal Matrix
banquet were issued last night to
more than 100 prominent campus
women by Theta Sigma Phi, wo
man’s journalism honorary, who
are sponsors of the annual event
to be held at the Eugene hotel
May 14.
Three hundred outstanding wo
men in journalism, literature and
the arts from all parts of Oregon
have been invited.
Miss Velma Farnham, alumnus
of the University, will be guest of
honor and speaker for the evening.
Miss Farnham has been active in
journalism since her graduation
from the University in 1926, and
has worked in New York and
abroad. She was a member of
Theta Sigma Phi while on the
Pledges to Be Named
One of the chief features of the
banquet this year will be the pledg
ing of new members, the names of
whom will be kept a secret until
the banquet. Outstanding fresh
man and sophomore women in
journalism at the University and
also from the two Eugene high
schools will be introduced.
Clare Igoe, Eugene, has been
chosen the most outstanding soph
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"Dinner at Eight” Cast Enters
Intensive Rehearsal
With the assigning of the only
two remaining parts in “Dinner at
Eight,” final University theater
production of the season, Horace
W. Robinson, director, has put his
actors into intensive rehearsal.
Miss Alden, efficient and know
ing assistant to Dr. Talbot, will be
played by Mary Elizabeth Webster.
Tina, blackmailing personal maid
to Kitty Packard with whom Dr.
Talbot finds himself emlbarrassing
ly involved, will be played by Phyl
lis Cory. Several actors who at
tracted special notice with their
appearances in “Outward Bound”
will be featured in leading roles.
One of the more vivid roles will be
played by Helen Campbell, Mrs.
Cliveden-Banks of “Outward
Bound,” as Carlotta Vance, flam
boyant ex-actress. William Cot
trell who played the somewhat ret
icent Henry, will be seen as Harry
Renault, a ‘‘burned out” ham actor
of the silent movies. Other “Out
ward Bound” players who will be
■seen in interesting- character parts
include Portia Booth, Bud Win
stead, Virgil Garwood, Charles
Barclay, and Dick Koken.
"Dinner at Eight” is scheduled
for a three night run May 21, 22,
and 23 at Guild theatre in the Uni
versity administration building,
Settings have been designed by
Horace W. Robinson, well known
for his many beautiful stage set
tins, and will be constructed by
the theatre workshop class under
his personal supervision.
Final Installment
Of Registration Fees
Due at Window Four
Final installment of registra
tion fees is now due and must
be paid by May 11 to avoid a
■ate-payment fee of 25 cents a
day, according to E. P. Lyon,
University cashier.
Payment may be made at
window four on the second
floor of the administration
Campus ■>
❖ ❖ Calendar
House mothers meeting at the
Alpha Chi Omega house tonight at
7 o’clock.
Skull and Dagger members and
pledges meet at 7:30 in 105
Junior Weekend directorate will
meet at the College Side at 4:30
House representatives for Junior
Shine day who have not received
their tickets are asked to meet at
11 today upstairs in the College
Phi Beta meeting for actives and
pledges at 7:15 in Gerlinger hall
The YWCA wishes to extend an
appreciative thank you to all those
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Chancellor Hunter
Leaving for East
Chancellor M. Hunter, who re
turned Monday afternoon from a
ten days’ speaking tour of south
ern and eastern Oregon, will leave
tomorrow for Chicago, New York
and Washington, D. C., on business
for the state system of higher edu
At Chicago from May 8 to 12 he
will attend a meeting of the plan
ning commission of the National
Education association. Dr. Hunter
is a member of the commission and
will assist in the discussions of the
Leaving Chicago the 12th, the
chancellor will go to New York
and later to Washington, D. C.,
on business for the state system of
higher education. His date of re
turn to the campus is uncertain,
although he will probably be back
by May 20.
Prom Committee,
Junior Weekend
Pictures Today
Every member of the Junior
weekend directorate and mem
bers of the Junior Prom com
mittee are required to be out in
front of Johnson hall at 12:35
today. The official pictures of
this group will be taken at that
time. Miss Peggy Carper, queen
for the coming celebration, is
asked to be present also.
Fred Hammond,
General Chairman.
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Matrix Speaker
Miss Velma Farnharm, promi
nent in journalism since her grad
uation from the University, who
will he the speaker at this year’s
Matrix Table banquet of Theta
Sigma Phi, women’s journalism
honorary, which is to be held at
the Eugene hotel, May 14. This
banquet honors women in journal
ism, literature, and the arts.
Junior Shine Day
Set for May 11th
Crews of Junior Men Will
Be Ready to Shine Any
Kind of Shoes
“Juniors will shine” all day
Thursday, May 11, when co-chair
men Gilbert Schultz and Jean
Favier send their crews of juniors
out to shine campus shoes on their
annual “Junior Shine day.”
Three booths, in front of the
College Side, the old library, and
between Commerce and Oregon,
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Uncollected Bank
Night Prize Grouds
For Thursday Trial
A bank night prize uncollected
because of the scarcity of gas in
a friend’s car plus a robbery on a
lonely road are the grounds on
which Grant Anderson is suing
Ralph Bailey for $1,225 at the
moot trial on Thursday at the
Lane county court house.
The attorneys for the plaintiff,
Otto Vonderheit and Edward E.
Sehlesser, will attempt to prove
that Bailey, law student, took An
derson for a ride under the condi
tion that he would get him back
in time for bank night; Bailey ran
out of gas, and, while he was ob
taining some he left Anderson to
the dangers of a lonely road where
he was robbed of $75. When finally
the couple reached town they were
five minutes late for the drawing
at which time Bailey had won
$150. The attorneys for the de
fendant are Raymond Mize and
Herman Hendershott.
Orville Wilson is to be clerk,
Donald Heisler, sheriff, and Or
lando J. Hollis, judge.
6Honey in the Horn Winner
Of1935 Pulitzer Prize; Novel
Of Early Oregon Pioneer Life
Oregonian Harold Davis"
Much-Discussed Work
Gets $1,000 Award
"Honey in the Horn," Harold L.
Davis’ much-discussed novel of
Oregon pioneer life, was awarded
the $1,000 Pulitzer prize as being
the most distinguished American
novel published during the year
1935. The award was made last
night at the annual dinner of the
alumni of the Pulitzer school of
journalism of Columbia university
by Nicholas Murray Butler, presi
Mrs. Davis, wife of the author
was the former Marion Dreka Lay,
a graduate of the Oregon journal
ism school inT923, and is a writer
of note herself.
“Honey in the Horn” has been
the subject of much controversy
among critics, and though popular
in the East, has been condemned
in the West for its picturization of
the more sordid side of pioneer life
in Oregon, and its utter failure to
idealize the conditions under which
the early settlers lived.
Davis, Oregon Man
Harold L. Davis, an Oregonian,
was born at Yoncalla, where his
father was a country school teach
er—and it is odd that despite this,
Davis received very little formal
“Honey in the Horn” was writ
ten for the Harper prize contest,
and as its winner he received
Sherwood Gets Drama Prize
Other Pulitzer prize winners
were Robert E. Sherwood's "Idiot’s
Delight” as the best drama writ
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Pendarvis Dance
Gross Near $1000
Crowd of 600 Jams Igloo
Friday for Journalism
Honorary’s Dance
Nearly $1,000 was grossed by
Sigma Delta Chi Friday night at
the Journalism Jam with more
than half the sum going to Paul
Pendarvis and his orchestra which
furnished music for the dance, Dan
Clark II, chairman, disclosed last
Nearly 600 couples danced to
Pendarvis’ music which com
menced at 8:30. At 10:30 a special
floor show was held with Keith
Barker, former vaudeville juggler,
Vernon Russell, tap dancer, and
members of the orchestra furnish
ing entertainment.
“I wish to thank all those who
helped to make this dance possi
ble,” said Clark. ‘‘If it hadn’t been
for the cooperation of various liv
ing organizations, members of the
faculty, and Sigma Delta Chi, we
wouldn't have been able to bring
Paul Pendarvis to Eugene."
New pledges to Sigma Delta Chi
were announced during the eve
ning. They are Kenneth Kirtley,
Bill Pease, LeRoy Mattingly, Gor
don Connelly, Darrell Ellis, Marvin,
Lupton, and Howard Kessler.
Junior-Senior Girls Breakfast
Successful Affair
One of the loveliest social af
fairs held in Gerlinger hall for
some time was that of the tradi
tional junior-senior breakfast set
in a frame of lavendar lilacs, pur
ple iris, and vari-colored tulips on
the sun porch of the women’s
building Sunday morning.
Reservations, the largest in sev
eral years, were made for 150 per
sons, but 170 were laid. In spite of
the extra number planned, seven
persons had to be turned away.
The YWCA, which sponsors the
breakfast annually as a gesture
honoring departing seniors by the
juniors, chose as this year’s theme,
"Significance of Expansion,” which
enclosed the two-fold meaning of
campus building projects and sen
iors going into the world and ex
panding themselves.
Elaine Cornish, YWCA president,
acted as toastmistress and wel
comed the seniors. Mary McCrack
en, senior class president, respond
ed by giving a minute sketch of
each year of a senior's life and
stressing the point of true appre
ciation of it all not coming until
spring term of senior activity, and
the realization of graduation just
around the corner.
Mrs, Virgil D. Earl and Mrs. E.
E. DeCou were the guest speakers.
Their well-chosen subjects and
splendid delivery were weell re
ceived by the audience.
Preceding the banquet, several
selections were rung by the Phi
Beta quartet, and Brandon Young
played the harp. At the banquet’s
conclusion everyone sang "As I
Sit and Dream at Evening."
Oregon's Bat Boy
Happy; Regains
'Fishul9 Position
The glummiest person on the
Webfoot bench as the nine went
down before Idaho Saturday and
the happiest person as they won
yesterday from the same team
probably wasn’t a coach or a ball
It was Willie Harbert, who says
he'll be an Oregon man in about
15 years and who now attends
Condon grammar school.
Tears in his eyes, Willie moped
on the bench for seven innings
Saturday — not particularly be
cause Oregon was losing but be
cause another lad had his job tend
ing the Duck hickory.
It was Pitcher Cece Inman who
brought the smile back to Willie’s
face. Cece asked the usually smil
ing boy to tell him his troubles.
“I've been the 'fishul bat boy all
year,” Willie said. “Today this
other kid got here first and got
my job and now he says he's going
to be 'fishul bat boy for the rest
of the year."
Inman spoke to Manager Bud
James and told Willie to come
back Monday afternoon. Following
Monday's victory, Willie was
happy indeed.
“I haven’t collected my wages
yet,” he declared, dancing up and
down in the dressing room.
What's he going to do with his
wages? He's going to save them
and buy himself a pair of base
ball cleats—at least he says so.
Scruples to Come
Out Friday; Dance,
Skit Are Wednesday
Scruples, campus humor mag
azine, will make its debut on
the University of Oregon cam
pus at the luncheon Friday
noon. Tickets will he distribut
ed Wednesday noon to the va
rious living organizations which
will entitle the holder to one
copy of the humor magazine
and to the dunce and entertain
ment to be held Wednesday eve
Skull and Dagger pledges will
present an (informal) program
Wednesday which they claim
will prove amusing to all. Ad
mission price for the complete
program will be 10c including
an evening of dancing and the
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Hopkins Scores
With Own Piece
‘Indian Trail’ Highlight of
Program for Benefit of
Browsing Room
"Indian Trail,” composition by
George Hopkins, professor of piano
in the school of music, was the
highlight of the program presented
by Mr. Hopkins in a widely appre
ciated benefit performance for the
library "browsing room” fund last
Mr. Hopkins played a varied
program. One of the most dra
matic was Chopin’s "Scherzo in
C-sharp Minor,” which was un
usually well done. Liszt’s scintilla
ting "Sixth Hungarian Rhapsody”
provided an effective climax to the
program. “Nocturne in A-flat,” the
familiar romantic Llbestraum, was
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Man-and-Coed Conversation,
Walking Less Than 6 Feet
Apart Once Out, Says Dunn
Lunch Will Open
Junior Week-end
All Plans Are Complete;
Students, Mothers Will
Dine, Rain or Shine
Four lines will be formed on the
campus Friday at noon by the
waiting mothers and students
when the first affair of Junior
Weekend begins—namely the cam
pus luncheon.
Final arrangements for the
luncheon were made by the com
mittee headed by Margilee Morse
last night. The menu has been
planned and houses are making ar
rangements to pay for individual
The bill of fare has been
changed this year and will consist
of "orange punch, two kinds of
sandwiches, potato salad, pickles,
cookies, and ice cream. Assisting
in the serving will be members of
Skull and Dagger, Kwamas, and
‘‘We have ordered 2250 plates
for the luncheon, and the students
should remember to have only one
serving,” Miss Morse said, ‘‘be
cause we must see that all of our
mothers and guests receive their
lunches, too.”
There will be no lunches served
at the houses and every student
and his or her mother will convene
on the campus for their food.
Plans have been made to have the
luncheon in Gerlinger hall with
tables on the sun porch, if it rains.
Students Must See
Mrs. Macduff for
Rooms for Mothers
Students wishing the dean of
women’s office to reserve rooms
for their mothers for junior
weekend are asked to see Mrs.
Alice Macduff as soon as possi
ble. This is necessary since
rooms are scarce and are going
Deans Were Stiff in Good
Old Days, Professor
Declares in Talk
“When I Was a Little Lad,”
scheduled title of Frederic S.
Dunn’s after-dinner talk given at
Hendricks hall, turned out to be
“Reminiscences and Oddities of
Early University of Oregon Days”
when he spoke to a group of facul
ty members and students gathered
in an informal group Sunday after
Professor Dunn took the group
back to the time when the Univer
sity was nothing but a vast acre
age dotted periodically by a farm
house here and there, and Presi
dent Johnson of the "college” went
goose hunting in what is now Fair
mount hills.
But whether bagging geese or
bagging boys, Professor Johnson
was a man to be reckoned with,
Mr. Dunn declares. Deady hall in
those days had the same doors it
has now, but one entrance was
used for girls, and one for boys.
Talking was absolutely forbidden
between the two sexes in the halls.
Caught in the Hall
When Frederic stopped to talk
with the future Mrs. Dunn one day,
who should come charging from
his office but President Johnson.
The future Mrs. Dunn scuttled
down the hall; her future husband
hid behind an overcoat, but he
couldn’t hide his feet. He was cap
tured and made to repent breaking
silence rules by sitting the remain
der of the day in the president’s of
fice, pointed out to every entering
group, because he had been so bold
as to speak to a girl in the hall.
Rules and professors must have
been very “stiff” in those days in
cluding Dr. Carson, first Oregon
dean of women, according to Pro
fessor Dunn’s stories. She issued a
proclamation that no girl was to
be seen walking down the street
with a boy unless they were six
feet apart. Mutiny ensued and a
group of students were nearly ex
pelled because they were brazen
enough to walk up the path in
front, of Deady with a six-foot pole
extended between each couple. One
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SAAC Report
Released After
2 Month’ Work
Consensus of Students
Sought; Hall States
Aim of Body
The first installment of the Stu
dent Academic Adjustment com
mittee report, which has been in
preparation during the past two
termo, appears today on the edi
torial page of the Emerald.
The remainder of the commit
tee's work will be published in suc
ceeding editions of the Emerald.
The results of research, personal
experience and interviews with
faculty members and students, the
report has been composed by eight
University students under the
chairmanship of William O. Hall,
who organized the group last Jan
Members of the committee be
side Hall are Mary McCracken,
Elaine Cornish, Adele Sheehv, Ann
Reed Burns, Frank Nash, Howard
Kessler, and Don Thomas.
The purpose of the body, as out
lined by Hall, are to crystallize
student opinion on the present edu
cational setup at Oregon, and to
suggest solutions to the academic
problems found to be most preva
lent in the University.
"We hope the report will be
made a basis for a discussion by
members of the student body and
faculty,” said Hall. "The commit
tee realizes that, with the present
situation of finances at the Univer
sity, many of the reforms suggest
ed in its report could not be car
ried out, .even should the faculty
and state board of higher educa
tion sanction them, but we hope
that the recommendations will be
considered now and acted upon
when better conditions warrant.”
The report, after appearing in
the Emerald, will probably be pub
lished in pamphlet form for gen
eral circulation, as was the report
of a student committee at the Uni
versity in 1926, which gained con
siderable attention throughout the
state and nation.
National Music
Week Opens Here
Numerous Concerts Are Set
For Coming Seven Days;
Slogan Adopted
National Music week, May 3 to
9, was officially opened on the
Oregon campus Sunday afternoon
with a recital featuring Esther
Wicks, violinist, and Aurora Pot
ter Underwood, pianist. Miss
Wicks is a graduate of the Univer
sity school of music and a former
student of Rex Underwood. Mrs.
Underwood is a professor of piano
in the music school. The concert
was sponsored by Mu Phi Epsilon,
upperclass women's national mu
sic honorary.
The slogan, “Strengthen Our
Musical Resources” has been
adopted for music week. Numer
ous concerts are scheduled for the
week to carry out the slogan.
Madge Conaway, cellist, and
Marjorie Scobert pianist, will give
a recital Thursday evening at 8
o’clock in the school of music audi
torium. Both girls are students of
the University school of nvusio.
There is no admission charge.
Martha Hennigan, violinist, anil
Phyllis Schatz, pianist, will give a
benefit concert Wednesday at 8:15
p. m. in the River Road school.
Miss Hennigan was winner of
the Charles Poole independent
scholarship in the University
school of music for 1936. Miss
Schatz was accompanist for “Req
uiem,” presented by the Polyphonic
choir last Friday night.
Old-Time Bathing
Suits for Women,
Men Are Wanted
Anyone knowing where old
fashioned bathing suits may be
obtained are asked to call Molly
Cunningham at 3200 before
Thursday. Both men’s and wo
men’s suits are wanted.